Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.20 Comments »
We sent editorial intern James Williford to attend the Tate Lecture Series with Michael Pollan, the best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Here’s what he learned from the Pollanator:
Last night, after toting bagfuls of Tom Thumb groceries onstage at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium, Michael Pollan opened this year’s Oncor Lecture with a familiar pronouncement: Americans have a disastrous relationship with food. Aside from an apple, the locally-bought foodstuffs—which, one after another, he pulled out of the bags and joked wryly about—were over-processed junk with appallingly misleading label copy. Holding up an almost neon-yellow tube, he said: “No one has ever confused Pringles with health food, right? But now you can get Pringles Multigrain. ‘Cheesy Cheddar,’ artificially flavored, but multigrain. So that’s a real winner. You put ‘multigrain’ on everything, because we’ve read that it’s good for you.” The audience laughed.
Pollan has his shtick down, but his message is serious and not quite as uncontroversial as it might at first seem. It’s not just the quality of the food that we eat, he says, but the way that we think about food in general that, over the last 30 years or so, has swelled our guts, impoverished our culinary culture, and left us increasingly susceptible to coronary disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. And how do we think about food? As nutrition.4 Comments »
Friday, Mar. 2
Saturday, Mar. 3
Bridge-o-Rama. The name of this event really kills me. Regardless, dining options include the usual suspects (Meddlesome Moth, Smoke) and well as some restaurants popping up for the special occasion. Don’t miss the Relatives, West Dallas’ own musical legends, live on the World Music Stage.
Campo Modern Country Bistro is officially open for brunch (Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 am-2 pm.)
Faith, Hope, and Charity Gala at the Hilton Southlake. I mention this not only because it’s a fancy dinner, but because it benefits the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. These lovable retired race dogs need all the help they can get.
Barbecue and Beer at the Texas Theatre. This documentary double feature is all about meat (Barbecue: A Texas Love Story) and beer (Something’s Brewin’ In Shiner). Plus, ice-cold $3 Shiners.2 Comments »
You like brunch, I like brunch, we all like brunch.
CampO Modern Country Bistro is now offering brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm with European and Latin American-inspired dishes like the Torta Rustica (puff pastry layered crust with egg, kale and goat cheese) and sweet corn griddle cakes (whipped cream, smoked maple, and candied bacon) pictured above. No idea what the Torta Española, Croque Monsieur 1910, and Croque Madame with fried egg looks like, but their names sound good enough to try.
Those with hangovers need not worry; helper cocktails include the North Bloody Mary (oyster, shrimp and house pickled celery), Michelada, Hot Tin Roof (bay leaf infused cachaca, cane sugar, lime, ginger) and the signature CampO Pisco. For reservations, call 214-946-1308.