Lisa Garza and chef Jeffery Hobbs have been working their tail feathers off. Ms. Garza’s new restaurant, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, is scheduled to open in mid-February. She has taken over the space formerly known as Hector’s on Henderson and turned it into a “fun place that feels like home in the South with great food, awesome drinks and friendly service.”
Expect: Sissy’s fried chicken: a choice of white or dark meat prepared in house-blended brine and soaked in buttermilk and Southern staples such as corn fritters with whipped honey butter, whole fried okra, chili fried oysters and rémoulade, shrimp and white cheddar-green onion grits, Low Country gumbo, chicken and waffles topped with black strap molasses, and slow-cooked beef short ribs.
The bar program will feature old-school Southern cocktails and a vodka “tea bar.” Huh, you ask? Imagine crystal urns filled with signature tea-infused punches. Got it.
The interior sounds sassy. “Designed by award-winning firm Kuzuu Design, it has been completely reinvented to exude the feeling of a Modern Southern Colonial home.The 100-seat dining room is lined with tufted taupe banquettes; Art Nouveau fixtures by renowned blacksmith Henry Potter—salvaged from Neiman Marcus after the 1914 fire—illuminate the creamy white marble and rich walnut bar that runs the length of the space; and brown and white Spode Delamere China paired with mix-and-match silver give the feel of a treasured family collection.”
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Veteran chef Joel Harloff has landed at/on The Second Floor. You know Joel. He’s been in the kitchens of Green Room, Dali Wine Bar, Mi Piaci, and Nana Grill to name a few.
Today Scott Gottliech, chef/partner of Second Floor and Bijoux, announced Harloff will work in tandem with Gottlich to “further establish The Second Floor as a local restaurant that just happens to be in a hotel.” Harloff replaces J. Chastain who left to become the as chef de cuisine at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, working with Bruno Davaillon.
Another day, another taco joint in the news. Hark, this one has a hip, cool twist. You check out their menu, which changes daily, place your order online, and one of the three groovy dudes at Moto Taco jumps on his motorcycle and delivers them. They offer breakfast and lunch tacos and pickup tamales from La Popular.
Here’s their pitch:
We’ve spent many long hours wishing for food we didn’t have, settling for scraps at the office canteen, rushing out to hit a crappy drive-through or waiting hungry for a cold, expensive, and late delivery.We figured there were quite a few other poor bastards stuck in cubicles, feeling the same pain so we decided to do something about it.
Brilliant! We placed an order for today and will report our findings.
So far, I have only received one notice of a special Chinese New Year celebration dinner: Five Sixy by Wolfgang Puck is doing a prix fixe menu for $125 per person. Wolfie will be in town for the dinner on February 1. All the details are below.
Anybody else out there have info an specific celebrations taking place? Continue reading "Somebody Help Us All: Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2012 in Dallas!"