Monday nights, from 6–10pPM, Cane Rosso will host a Celebrity Chef Pizzaiolo who will make a special pie to sell for $16. So far the completion is scheduled through Dec. 19. The celebrity pizzaiolo who sells the most pies on their night will win the coveted Cane Rosso Golden Peel and Trophy. Portion of the proceeds from the pie benefit Deep Ellum Urban Gardens. Food and drink specials for industry staff.
Schedule thus far (with more to be announced)….
11/7 – Brian Luscher from the Grape
11/14 – Chad Houser and Janice Provost from Parigi
11/21 – Randall Copeland from Restaurant Ava and soon to open, Left Bank
11/28 – Jack Perkins from Maple & Motor
12/5 – John Tesar from The Commissary
12/12 – Dean Fearing from Fearing’s
12/19 – Daniel Vaughn from Full Custom Gospel BBQ
12/20- Nancy Nichols and Leslie Brenner
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Monday, Nov. 7
First Mondays at Screen Door. Decide between buffalo quail wings wings with blue cheese slaw, Brunswick stew pot pie, or an end of summer berry trifle.
Wine and Pizza at Canary by Gorji.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Wine and Cheese Pairing Class. Your evening begins with a tour of the Mozzarella Company’s digs, followed by a wine and cheese pairing with a minimum of five wines, not to mention plenty of delicious cheese.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Holiday Tea at the Dallas Arboretum. It’s beginning to look a lot like something. The Dallas Arboretum’s holiday tradition kicks off with an array of soups, sandwiches, festive desserts, and of course lots of tea. There are two seatings, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11
Fondue Night. You can’t spell “fondue” without “fond.” That’s a true fact. Fondue night is back at Scardello. Here’s what that means for you: an amuse-bouche; three-cheese foundue with salami, bread, and fruit; and locally made chocolate truffles, all washed down with a glass of sparkling wine.
As written about here and there, this coming Saturday’s schedule changed when Sigel’s and the City of Dallas couldn’t see eye-to-eye on the logistics for Sigel’s Winter Food Truck Festival. Several of the trucks already have new stops scheduled and several are going to be in the Arts District that Saturday night. Currently, there are 6 planned, including The Butcher’s Son, Gandolfo’s, Nammi, Ssahm, Rockstar Bakery and Jack’s Chowhound. However, we expect at least 2 of these to have to roll elsewhere, as the Arts District is limited to 4 trucks.
City Street Grille is out of the public eye this week and only working on private events. Ruthie’s will be tailgating for the undefeated Highland Park Scots in Murphy, Texas on Friday night.
Jump for the schedule. Trucks move, trucks break, cooks find other gigs. Always check Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading "Week of November 7 Food Truck Schedule in Dallas"2 Comments »
Yes, it’s true. Stephan Pyles is developing a new restaurant in the 17Seventeen McKinney office tower. “I’m doing a “Modern Texas” concept,” Pyles said. “I’m not doing another Star Canyon, but it will have a little of that feeling.” The opening of the almost 7,500 square foot restaurant is set for Spring 2012. So far Pyles has not settled on a name! Let’s make it a game! Name Stephan’s new restaurant! I’m going with Suburban Cowboy. Or maybe, Dallas by Stephan Pyles.
UPPITY DATE: From Stephan Pyles: “I wanted to offer dinner for 4 for the person who names it.” BONUS!68 Comments »
Subtitle: Four Men and a Restaurant. Here they are: Bradley Anderson, Randall Copeland, Nathan Tate, and Brooks Anderson are opening Left Bank in the beautiful Bishop Arts District. It will be “American Bistro with a soft French accent.” Pouvoir j’ai un pamplemousse s’il vous plaît.
Left Bank will focus on simple yet classic technique and execution while sourcing the freshest local ingredients available. Left Bank’s menu will highlight the “deliciousness of simplicity” infused with the creative talents of Chef Nate and Chef Randall (Restaurant Ava). Left Bank will offer an affordable, eclectic wine list selected by Brooks and Bradley (Veritas) that will focus on offerings from France and the American West Coast, without neglecting selections from the other major wine regions of the world.
They are taking over the space formerly known as Decanter at 408 N. Bishop, Suite 108 and plan to open late February or early March. I hope they make a nice chocolate mousse. I love a good chocolate mousse.3 Comments »
Sorry to cut and paste but my day job calls. (BTW, they are still waiting for the liquor license.)
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Campo Modern Country Bistro is now open in Oak Cliff for dinner service nightly at 6pm. Coevál Studio and Campo proprietors Miguel Vicéns and John Paul Valverde developed the concept and recruited local talents to enrich the Campo experience from menu design and cocktail program to tableside coffee service.
Chef Matt McCallister consults on the Campo menu which focuses on European influences including French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish reminiscent of the Mendoza Province near Buenos Aires. House-made charcuterie, preserves and pickles as well as locally sourced cheeses, produce and proteins are highlighted on the menu which includes carefully crafted entrees such as Hay Smoked Scallops, Cinnamon Short Ribs, seasonal fish and more. Continue reading "Campo Modern Country Bistro Open in Oak Cliff"
Dust off your vintage steins (oh, come on, you know you have them) and start warming up your arm for Dallas Beer Week (November 12-19), a veritable beer-nanza of dinners, hard-to-come-by craft beer tastings, and rare keg tappings. The ubiquity of Oskar Blues beers alone—at The Common Table, The Bottle Shop, and Kegs and Barrels—is enough to get us out the door.
Can’t-miss events are scheduled at restaurants and bars all over town from the kick-off party at Franconia Brewing in McKinney, to the Deep Ellum Beer Brunch at The Common Table, to the Left Hand Brewery Growler Day at The Bottle Shop, to the 200-year-old Firkin Tapping at Amsterdam Bar. Don’t miss the wrap up on Saturday when craft brewers from around the U.S. will converge at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion for tastings and general merriment. Click here for the full schedule
There is also a notable list of unaffiliated events going on all over town. Here are a few worth noting:
Jump for a list of UNAFFILIATED EVENTS at The Media Grill and Meddlesome Moth… Continue reading "Dallas Craft Beer Week: Official & Unofficial Events Converge"
Feeling like you need a lead-up to the Nov. 24 Turkey bonanza? Twisted Root yearns to fill the void. Behold the Thanksgiving Burger, a pile-up of ground turkey, sweet potato chips, and cranberry sauce marginally contained by a wheat bun. Jason Boso lets us know that Twisted Root will be slinging the Thanksgiving Burger at all of their locations (Deep Ellum, on SMU Blvd, Richardson, Roanoke, Fairview, Shops at Legacy, and Arlington) throughout the month of November for only $6.99. Get ‘em while the getting’s good; come December, they’re gone.
Yow. Zah. Café Momentum, the pop-up restaurant founded by Parigi owners and chefs Janice Provost and Chad Houser, is really starting to roll toward the reality of their goal. The series of dinners is raising money to assist the programs at theYouth Village Resources of Dallas with hopes of opening a full-time culinary training facility. Last night’s dinner at Hibicus, cheffed by Matt McCallister, was highlighted by an anonymous donation of $50,000. Jennifer Chininis, former managing editor of D, is Café Momentum’s volunteer PR rep. She sends word:
Last night’s Café Momentum pop-up dinner at Hibiscus, the sixth in the series, was the largest to date—and it was also the biggest fundraiser, thanks to a $50,000 donation received from one generous guest. His only request before handing over the check: keep his wine glass filled. Whit Meyers of Virtuoso Selections, who donated the wine for the evening, happily obliged.
That $50,000 check effectively doubled the money that Café Momentum has raised to date, proving that the community has confidence in the concept. As they should, because we know it works. The young men from the Youth Village are finding employment. Three graduates returned to help with last night’s dinner—and one of them was hired by Jack Perkins of Maple & Motor, who volunteered in the kitchen with guest chef Matt McCallister.
She’s got more.
UPPITY DATE: According to the Facebook page of McCallister’s wife, Iris, Campo Modern Bistro, the restaurant with a menu designed by Matt, is opening this week in Oak Cliff. Continue reading "Café Momentum Scores a $50,000 Donation"
This just in from the folks at The Cedars Social: veteran East Coast Chef Kyle McClelland is relocating to Dallas to take over the kitchen. Here’s the deal:
Chef McClelland, a Massachusetts native, recently relocated to Dallas from New York City, and is excited about his new position. “I’m thrilled to be in Dallas and for this new adventure at The Cedars Social,” Chef McClelland says. “I loved working with Michael Martensen on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. I am excited to work with the local suppliers, redevelop the menu and build on what Brian Williams and Michael have done thus far at The Cedars Social.”
Each month Moira Muldoon walks into a bar and lives to write about it. Here is her analysis of the Anvil Pub. Spoiler alert: she’s a softy for punks.
The first time we went into the Anvil Pub, in Deep Ellum, the server’s short, purple-tinted mohawk was on display. The second time, she was wearing a pirate hat. Neither time did we order the Russian Roulette pizza, with “bullet” slices spiked with cayenne pepper, but both times we laughed about it.
My husband and I found the year-old bar by accident, in a drive-by search for a pub on a Saturday night. I wanted someplace we could sit and talk and maybe snack. The Anvil just looked right. The chalkboard street sign, the guys smoking and taking IDs at the door, an open parking space down the street. The pub is airy and has a bike on the ceiling and a helluva beer selection (Pabst Blue Ribbon to Three Philosophers). Plus, the kitchen is environmentally friendly (no frying), and there are multiple vegan options. It’s local, mindful, bicycle friendly, and offers some good specials. On Wednesdays, all Texas pints (Franconia, Shiner, Fireman’s #4, and Rahr) are $2, and Texas vodkas are $4. The Anvil looks like what it is, a good pub, with a punk rock pizza I haven’t dared to order.