Veletta Lill, the Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District, shows her excitement about late night and weekend events in the DAD. She tells me this Friday’s events, scheduled from 6PM to 12PM, will include a slew of events at The Dallas Museum of Art which will appeal to toddlers and wannabe clothing designers exploring hat making and urban armor wear. Then there is the Crow Collection which will feature a Year of the Dragon Preview Party.
Food trucks Nammi, Ssahm BBQ, Green House Truck, Gandolfo’s, City Street Grille, Easy Sliders, and Ruthie’s Rolling Café will be on site from 6PM to midnight.
Here is your January 16th food truck schedule. As always, food trucks do move and change schedules. Check their Facebook and Twitter feeds.3 Comments »
Quinones says owner/chef Abraham Salum wants to change up the menu a bit. “We want to do three different sections on the menu,” Quinones says. “We are going to do some contemporary dishes, some more familiar dishes but not Tex-Mex, and we’re going some rustic hard core authentic dishes.” I asked her to explain what she meant by contemporary. “I like to do some pretty crazy things,” she said. “My guests at Alma really loved it when I went crazy.” Look for menu changes in “the next few weeks.”
Hmm. Perhaps authentic regional Mexican food isn’t selling as well as we thought. Just curious.
I keep reading articles and seeing stories on the power of juicing…the healthful, detoxing, rejuvenating, refreshing blends of high quality, raw fruits, vegetables and herbs juiced and blended into tasty concoctions, especially during this awards season as A-Lister’s forgo solid food to fit into couture gowns, and the rest of us try to get over an indulgent holiday season.
The word is that Starbucks is considering entering the juice world, but not before our own Central Market gets into the act. From apple, carrot and ginger juice, to red beet, strawberry and rhubarb juice – the flavor combinations and options are endless, and the healthful benefits are amazing.8 Comments »
It has only been a month Deep Ellum Brewing Company released their first beer so they must have been knocked for six on Saturday when at least 500 people turned up for the party celebrating the release of their Deep Ellum IPA. They pouredthe IPA along with several other beers including the Backslider Blonde which reminded me of a girl I once dated. She was certainly that hoppy. The Double Brown Stout had a distinctive chocolate note which no doubt came from the chocolate malt used in the brew. It could also be called a Baltic porter or a Baltic oatmeal porter. The Darkest Hour represents DEBC’s tête de cuvée of dark beers. It’s a full 9% ABV (alcohol by volume) and made from rye and barley. It is the most intense beer that I have tasted for some time. However, the flavors that brew master Drew Huerter imparts in his beers are clean and well-defined. I would drink both of these stouts with foods such as cheese with some rough textured farmhouse bread. Aaron Baxter, who along with Tait Lifto, is a ‘Brand Ninja’ at DEBC suggested I pair the brew with spicy Tex-Mex or Mexican food as an alternative.
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Saw this note on Main Street Garden’s Lily Pad’s Facebook page:
Lily Pad will be open for happy hour from 5-7 this warm evening serving alcohol only. Pete Townsend will be there to explain upcoming changes and answer any questions you may have about the future of our little baby named Lily Pad. This will be our last time to be open until sometime in March when good weather is here to stay. Come out for one last Dales, Brooklyn, wine, or whatever your poison may be. Thanks to everyone who has supported us.
This notice frightened me. It sounded a bit ominous. So I called Mattie over at Beyond the Box and asked her what was going on. She said that the winter is a very slow time for them, so they’re working on reconcepting the Lily Pad. She promises they’ll be up and running by March. But if you need a fix before then, go to tonight’s happy hour.
In August 2008, I traveled to Savannah, Georgia where I dined at Paula Deen’s restaurant Lady & Sons. We ran a post titled “Paula Deen Wants to Kill You.” I wrote:
I can still smell the rancid butter that hit us in the face when we walked in the door. I’ve got to find the pictures I took of the food I ate–everything was dripping in butter. I remember the chicken pot pie was big enough for four and almost everything was fried. OK, she admits she’s “not your cardiologist,” but she really is contributing to the delinquency of dieters. The night we went, at least 75 per cent of the diners were beyond overweight–they were obese. It was sad–like people watching at the slots in Vegas–everyone was gambling with their lives.
Last week Paula Deen confirmed the rumor: she has Type 2 diabetes. I wonder how many of her dedicated fans also suffer from Type 2? This really chaps my sass because two members of my family didn’t have a choice: they both were diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when they were young. They have to continually monitor their diet and control their blood sugar. However, Ms. Deen, and other people who put on blinders and continue to fill their body with fat and sugar, had an option. Like not eating a burger made with Krispy Kreme donuts. It’s now rumored that Deen may become the spokesperson for Novartis, a company with a drug designed to treat diabetes. If she personally profits from developing Type 2 diabetes (Hey yáll, I’m your endocrinologist!), I’m going to go berserk. I can already see the talk show circuit lighting up. It makes me sick.81 Comments »
Once a month writer Moira Muldoon walks into a bar and lives to write about it. This month she explores Goodfriend Beer Garden in East Dallas.
A couple of guys in their late 30s chatted with me over a tree stump stool at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, the new East Dallas pub. They live down the road, were hanging out. My friend Susan arrived, ignored the big TV, and slid onto the couch next to me. Her hair and coat smelled crisp like winter. The guys left, and we stretched out our legs a bit.
Susan murmured something about how she’d forgotten that people go out at 9 on a Thursday night. Though she was once a hipster and still has the style to show for it, she now has a year-old daughter and a lot more Thursday nights at home. She lives down the road from Goodfriend, so the trip to the bar was easy, and, in fact, she and her family are big fans of Good 2 Go Taco next door.3 Comments »
One of the most loyal Dishers in Dallas is heading to Paris, Texas tomorrow. She wants to know every place she can eat along the way or in town. Won’t you help her find some valuable calories?2 Comments »