We’re a day late with this week’s schedule (I was traveling), but fortunately, it gives us the opportunity to highlight Cajun Tailgators, a food truck highlighting Cajun food and LSU football. They were trying hard to make it out before Mardi Gras. Today, Fat Tuesday, they’ll be at the Walgreens at 5742 E. Mockingbird. Owners Ann and Jason Keady are huge LSU football fans and promise to keep the LSU tailgating tradition alive in DFW.
The Wednesday Food Truck Experience at Sigel’s on Greenville has had a great turnout. This week; however, Sigel’s has a special event pre-empting the food truck court. The Food Truck Experience will be back next Wednesday.
Food Truckin’ Tuesdays continues with Little Vessel Grill, The Bacon Wagon, Rock and Roll Tacos, and Eden Cafe Gone Mobile, supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Every Tuesday at lunch, these trucks are at Panavision: 8000 Jetstar Drive in Irving.
This Saturday, from 2pm in the afternoon until 7pm, you can find several of the best food trucks in town cooperating with The Ginger Man. Food trucks attending include: Easy Slider, 3 Men and a Taco, Nammi, Jack’s Chowhound, Gandolfo’s, and The Butcher’s Son.
Here is your schedule for the week. We’ve removed Monday for obvious reasons. Remember, trucks move, they break down, they get a better offer to move locations. Jump for the schedule. Continue reading "Fat Food Truck Tuesday, Plus Other Events and Your February 21 Weekly Schedule"1 Comment »
[Editor's Note: My bad. I changed the title of this blog post to reflect my newfound attitude. Nancy wants to add her take: "This is actually a great showing for Dallas. Flavor Hook is the name of Nick Badovinus' company which operates four restaurants in Dallas. He is very low key and has never used a publicist or PR agency, and it is a big deal that he was nominated. Same for Bruno."]
We’re proud that Texas has a strong showing in this year’s semifinals, but we’re not at all surprised by the results. Stephan Pyles is competing in the “Outstanding Chef” category, while Nick Badovinius of Flavor Hook is rockin’ “Outstanding Restauranteur.” The Best Chefs, SW could possibly be Dallas hotshots Teiichi Sakurai or Bruno Davaillon, depending on where those James Beardists like to get their seafood.
I added the tallies, and it’s a bit disappointing that we’re behind Houston, that sprawling mess of a city. See? Houston: 6, Dallas: 5, Austin: 3, Irving: 1
The final nominations will be announced on March 19. Cross your fingers, Dallas.11 Comments »
Teresa Gubbins reported this morning that 303 Bar & Grill’s old chef, Adam Bazaldua, has moved on to bigger and better things (aka Stephan Pyles’ kitchen) after announcing his departure via Facebook. After all the drama that happened between Bazaldua and bar mogul Frankie Carabetta, we’re wishing Adam the best of luck on his new job. It also looks like the new guy, Chef Chad Starling, is already revamping 303′s menu.
After further investigation (read: Facebook stalkage), I found this donut with the caption: “Our very own Gay bar.”
I woke up this morning craving two things: donuts and a Big Breakfast from McDonald’s (don’t ask me why). The universe must really love me, because I walked into work this morning only to discover a big box of donuts sitting on my desk. It came with a mysterious note from Rinny & Joaquin Lewis: “Mark suggested we bring these by. Thank you [insert smiley face].”
Er, thanks for the donuts, guys, but… who are you?? Have we met before? And what did I do to deserve these fatty donuts? Three weeks ago, I gave a random man my extra DART ticket, but that was the latest act of kindness I can remember…10 Comments »
Happy Fat Tuesday! Traditionally, this is a day to eat heartily, drink heavily and celebrate on this last day of Carnival before the start of Lent, or 40 days of fasting, which for many means giving up meat (“carne vale” or farewell to meat), giving up drinking or some other wonderful indulgence.
So, to enjoy this last day of festivities fully, great cocktails are required, and what is better than the most traditional flavors from the land of Mardi Gras in the US, New Orleans, as well as Brazil, Peru, even Mexico? Mix one up and raise your glass high to toast this Fat Tuesday.
Pat O’Brien’s is perhaps the most well-known bar in New Orleans, famous for its hurricane. It has been a staple of the community since the early 1940′s when Pat O’Brien was trying to use up a large supply of rum he had bought and then created what has become the very famous hurricane.
2 oz light rum, like Ron Brugal Blanco
2 oz dark rum, like Ron Abuelo Anejo
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
juice of a half a lime
1 Tbsp simple syrup
1 Tbsp grenadine
orange slice and cherry for garnish
Directions: Squeeze juice from half a lime into shaker over ice. Pour the remaining ingredients into the cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a hurricane glass. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: Happy Fat Tuesday!"
Thai-rrific was a North Dallas favorite until it moved to Oak Lawn last year. And since I live around there, I am sure glad it did.
Despite the Cedar Springs address, the restaurant fronts Throckmorton Street. Big windows provide a view of the well-lit dining room and its diners: concrete floor, tables topped with white paper over white clothes and black banquettes, two-tops and four-tops of boys from the hood drinking bottles of wine they brought in themselves.
We were seated at a half banquette/half table set up in a cozy corner and proceeded to fill our bellies.
We started with the pik gai yut, or stuffed wings. Our waitress said it was the house specialty. Essentially it was two large chicken sausages shaped like wings. What I mean by that is that ground chicken was mixed with cilantro, onions, rice, and lemongrass and kind of formed into wing shapes before being roasted and sliced and presented in a brown sauce. Lip-smacking good.