Had lunch there today and was told by our waitress that they are closing on Sunday.
Is the Dallas revolution in Mexican cuisine flatlining?
Vroom, vroom. Stackhouse Burgers, is now open for business. All of you MotoGP racing and Ben Spies fans head over.Ben is one of the owners of the new burger joint over by Baylor. Here’s a little background info. And here is chef James Rose’s menu. Mention SideDish and see if it gets you anything.
She’s young and wants to party. It’s her birthday. I’m sure y’all have a great idea for here. She whispers:
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Wanted to ask your advice on something. I enter the mid-20s in a couple of weeks and would like to celebrate my day of birth with several (maybe 15) friends in Dallas. See, I live in Arlington and don’t know Dallas very well. I’m looking at Knox-Henderson, Uptown, downtown — don’t really care where I go as long as it’s nice! And not too expensive: like mid-price range (15 bucks or a little more for an entrée and drinks that are no more than 10 bucks).
This morning, Two Sisters Catering announced they will feature a daily special which you can have delivered to your door. That is if your door (home or office and between 4-6PM) is within a 7-mile radius of Monticello and 75. If so, a different price fixed menu will be created by Chef Jonathan Stirnweis (dinner for four: $34.99; dinner for 2: $24.99). The menu—wait for it—will be created “with the freshest local ingredients.” Do it for yourself or a sick friend. Or both. Details below. Continue reading "Two Sisters Delivers Dinner for Two or Four to your Door"1 Comment »
Thanksgiving Day at the inlaws’ is not without its charms and challenges. You down a chardonnay in the shower to fortify your nerves, slip a few chestnuts into your mother-in-law’s Stovetop when she’s out of the room, and try your best to look not horrified compassionate when this year’s surprise guest (a kindly widower from down the block) floods you with stories of how every single one of his pets has died. (Spoiler alert: two of them drowned.)
Tired just thinking about it? Me too. So this is me officially giving you permission, if only for this year, to take a break the holiday shenanigans. Here are some places where you can do exactly that. Behold, the 2011 Thanksgiving menu roundup, Version 1.0.
jump for the menus… Continue reading "Thanksgiving Dinner 2011 (Minus the Misery)"8 Comments »
Last week I was fortunate to get a last-minute invitation to Sigel’s Fête du Bordeaux Dinner in the ballroom at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Nearly 100 wine lovers showed up for a sampling of Dallas’ initiation to the 2009 vintage wines from Bordeaux, year called “magical” by Robert Parker. Special guests from the Bordeaux region included Jean-Charles Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages and Château Les Ormes-de-Pez; Anthony Barton of Château Léoville-Barton and Château Langoa-Barton; and Melissa Bouygues of Château Montrose and Château Tronquoy-Lalande. Nicolas Glumineau, winemaker of Château Montrose (and aspiring singer of Carmen), also attended. Guests enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by the Mansion chefs, under the direction of executive chef Bruno Davaillon, while they tasted wines from the 2009 vintage and, for comparison purposes, the same wines from older vintages.2 Comments »
Hey, East Dallas. You are really getting your game on. Today comes word that James St. Peter, Mr. Hypnotic Donuts, has quit his day job to be a full time donut dude. His exotic concoctions will be available in January 2012 at his new digs at 9007 Garland Rd. Listen:
Hyppies, as patrons are known as, will enjoy a casual in-store experience with seating at the donut and coffee bar, or lounging on the sofas and living room chairs. Standard chairs and tables will be placed throughout the space as well. In following St. Peter’s Hyppie mantra, Hypnotic Donuts will upcycle/recycle as much as possible, expect to see reclaimed furniture and décor from local vintage, resale, thrift and charity stores. To further utilize local talent, local artist have been commissioned to paint a mural of well-known hippies throughout history giving customers the joy of sharing a Hypnotic experience with their favorite hippies. Also, coffee will be supplied by locally owned and award winning Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and will be brewed by the French press method.
Yo, groovy secret-keeping dudes in The OC. Watch your back. East Dallas is moving up.4 Comments »
Tuesday (Nov. 1)
Beer and cheese pairing class at MozzCo. There’s nothing not to like about this.
BrewsDay Tuesday at the Common Table.
Wednesday (Nov. 2)
Dia de la Dulce Vida Dallas at Wild Salsa. The last time I drank an agave-based spirit, it was Cinco de Mayo two years ago and it did not end well for me. But if there’s any reason to advocate for shots of liquid crazy (or, you know, margaritas), it’s the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund. Dulce Vida Tequila, based in Austin, will donate the proceeds from sales at Wild Salsa to helping people rebuild their lives.
Thursday (Nov. 3)
FrontRow Live. Support our arts blog, FrontRow, at this free event at the Dallas Contemporary. There will be beer, coffee from Pearl Cup, and many, many food trucks.
Friday (Nov. 4)
Friday Night Flight. On the first Friday of every month, Nana puts forth a steal: a trio of small plates with wine pairings for 20 bucks.
First Friday at the Modern. I have a friend who’s convinced that Cafe Modern does some of the best brunch around. They don’t usually stay open for dinner, so this is one chance to eat there late. And also, check out the cool new Richard Diebenkorn exhibit.
Saturday (Nov. 5)
Dallas Wine Trail. The folks at Calais Winery, Fuqua Winery, Times Ten Cellars, and Inwood Estates and Vineyard are opening their doors for wine tastings, snacks, and meet and greets with the local people behind these establishments. Participants also get a bottle of wine, a souvenir wine glass, and a map of the trail.
Winefest. Dionysus, the god of wine, is eagerly anticipating the ninth annual Winefest from his humble abode on Mount Olympus. Join in for a selection of wines from Texas and the 49 other states, plus bites from area restaurants like Buttons, Chow Thai, Clay Pit, Blue Mesa, and more.