The big event this week for multiple food truck service is the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on Saturday, March 3. Six food trucks will be part of the entertainment, including Nammi,The Butcher’s Son, Gandolfo’s, Ruthies, Jack’s Chowhound, and Trailercakes.
The Arts District location is temporarily moving. The Arts District’s Veletta Lill tells us that because of some construction:
Starting Monday (February 27), and for the next month, the Dallas Arts District food truck court will be moved to the south side of Flora, between Crockett and Leonard (across the street from the Meyerson Symphony Center and the Winspear Opera House.
The Wednesday evening “Food Truckin’ Experience” continues, but several food trucks warned us to be sure to check Facebook and Twitter as they are not yet positive if it will be held at Sigel’s Greenville or a nearby location.
The number of food trucks in Dallas/Fort Worth is exploding like the dandelions in my back yard. Planning on rolling in DFW includes Potato Potahto, Nacho Nachos, an unnamed burgers and grilled sandwiches truck, Three Lions, Burrito Baron, and both Café Con Leche and Sky’s Tacos from the most recent season of the Great Good Truck Race. More on these as we get more information.
Update: Cup Cakin’ Machine and Zombie’s sent their schedule in a bit late, but we are still going to add it.
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I was living in Fort Worth when Reata moved to Sundance Square in 2002, taking over the old Caravan of Dreams space. Not long in Texas, I experienced every day as a Lone Star adventure, and in Fort Worth those adventures were often accompanied by cattle and cowboys, boots and a biker boyfriend. Things aren’t like that for me anymore. I live in Dallas now. I haven’t seen a cow up close in years. I still wear my boots, but that biker boyfriend is only a cherished memory. Time passes. Things change.
But I was excited to revisit Reata. My first meal there, shortly after that opening nearly 10 years ago included the restaurant’s famed tenderloin tamale. I’ve never forgotten that day, the afternoon sun streamed through the windows as I sat across from a woman whom I thought would become a friend (she didn’t) and sank my teeth into my first bite of seasoned beef wrapped in masa and topped with pecan mash. It was heaven in a corn husk.
On Saturday last, I and a fellow ballet lover arrived at Reata at 4:35, after seeing Dracula at Bass Hall. The restaurant wasn’t seating yet, but the hostess gave us a buzzer with a jazzy picture of a horse on it and told us to wait. To pass the time, we browsed the little gift shop, running our hands over rhinestone bracelets, turquoise necklaces, and belts made of both. We tried on studded handbags for size and discussed whether fringe is just a Texas thing or a nationwide trend for spring. We left the spurs for someone else and got a drink at the handsome bar, which I like to fantasize fills with rugged working men later in the night. (I’ve been told it does not.)
Here is what we think. Let us know your thoughts.
Stackhouse Randy Kienast is a successful home builder. One of his best friends is Ben Spies, a world-class MotoGP rider. You’d think the twosome would be happy to spend their spare time knocking back a few beers and talking about guy stuff like crashing a motorcycle at 190 mph (which Spies has done) or installing a new shower pan. But that would be too easy. So Kienast found a rickety one-story house built in 1925, and together they turned it into Stackhouse, a gourmet-ish burger bar on Gaston, near Baylor Hospital. Thankfully they had the sense to hire someone who knows something about cooking meat, James Rose, the former chef at Bob’s Steak & Chop House on Lemmon Avenue.
Dallas is wine central in the next two weeks, starting today:
MONDAY, FEB. 27
Burgundy 2009 Tasting, Sigel’s-Elite on Fitzhugh
5-7 p.m., Free.
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Guest winemaker: Jean-Nicolas Meo of Meo-Camuzet in Burgundy
Co-starring: Jean Marie Dechamps (importer)
To be tasted:
Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Rouge 07
Meo-Camuzet Gevrey Chambertin 09
Meo-Camuzet Vosne Romanee 09
Tremblay Chablis Fourchaume 09
Guy Amiot Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 09
Paul Pernot Bourgogne Blanc 09
Genot-Boulanger Volnay Ronceret 09
The meaning: Prominent Burgundy winemaker based in the hallowed village of Vosne-Romanée presents some of his wines, but not his Grands Crus or Premiers Crus (domage massive). However, the price is right. Not to be missed.
Here’s a request you don’t see everyday. Hear her plea:
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Nancy, I have a constant craving for garlic rolls. I’m am six months pregnant and I think about garlic bread all of the time. I would like to know your favorite places but what I am really looking for is a recipe so I can make my own. Neither my husband or I are very good at cooking but how hard can garlic bread be if we don’t make the bread. Maybe you’re readers can help.
Eater Dallas and Park Cities People may have talked about this already, but in case you’ve been hiding in a cave: Marquee Grill Execuchef and “Top Chef Allstar” Tre Wilcox is auctioning himself off for charity. You heard that right, ladies. It’s time to start bidding on Charitybuzz. Winner gets to spend two days in the kitchen (a weekend of their choice) with the hunky chef and enjoy a Chef’s Tasting on Saturday night. All the proceeds go to the Bridge Breast Network, and the bidding ends on February 29 at 1:22 PM CST.
Whoever wins the auction has my permission to post a minute-by-minute, play-by-play blog of the entire experience on Sidedish… maybe.
After Borders went bankrupt, we all began to speculate what would happen with the empty Uptown storefront on 3600 McKinney. Now that 4,200 square ft. space will serve fried chicken and Kobe beef burgers at Max’s Wine Dive, a restaurant with locations in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Owner Jerry Lasco has spent a good three years looking for the right spot in Dallas, and apparently this is the one. Was it love at first sight? Continue reading "Uptown Borders is Turning into Max’s Wine Dive"12 Comments »