“Hallelujah!” scream both adults and kids alike. It’s Spring. Winter is over. No more risk of snow, broken trees, downed power lines, and miserable wintery days. How do we know?? To heck with the little rat in Pennsylvania that everyone fawns over.
We know because, YES, the Enticed Shaved Ice truck is back!!! They are poking their radiator out for just a couple of brief outings in the Arts District, so check the schedule and keep your eyes peeled. We first fell in love with Enticed last August.
And yet more signs of Spring: Veletta Lill, the Executive Director of the Arts District, reports that the relocated food trucks have done so well that she plans on adding more food trucks for lunch service. They reportedly managed to get over 600 office workers out of their cages cubicles and on the streets.
City Street Grille is showing up in more public places as well. First, EDEN‘s chef Karen Kahn will be using the City Street Grille food truck for EDEN’s foray into mobile cooking. CSG itself will be in the Arts District on Wednesday and Thursday.
I asked all of the food truck owner/operators what food truck was their most recent favorite. Consistent answers: So-Cal Tacos, Easy Slider, Nammi, and new truck on the block Cajun Tailgators.
Finally, almost all of our food trucks tell us that they need to hire people: Ruthie’s, Cajun Tailgators, City Street Grille, and The Butcher’s Son. If you want to learn the business, go talk to the onboard owner/operators.
Tuesday Update: Added Easy Slider, So-Cal, Zombies, Little Vessel Grill, Tin Star Taxi.
And with those tidbits of weekly news, we give you your weekly food truck schedule. Always check Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. Trucks do roll. Jump.1 Comment »
There is a reason that the international organization Les Dames d’Escoffier is one of the most prestigious organizations for women in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries to be a part of: the women included are some of the very best in their field. With a mission of education, advocacy and philanthropy, the invitational organization includes members such as Lidia Bastianich, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Mary Sue Milliken, Kathryn Hall, Carolyn Wente and hundreds of other influential women who have taken food, wine and hospitality to a new level of inspired creativity and artistic influence. Continue reading "The Dames of Les Dames d’Escoffier Did Dallas Proud Last Night"3 Comments »
Food & Wine Magazine just nominated Tim Byres of Smoke and Tre Wilcox of Marquee Grill & Bar for “The People’s Best New Chef” award in the Southwest category. Every year, the mag names ten new up-and-coming chefs from all across America. Voting starts today and ends on Sunday, March 11.
I bid thee, Dallas, to go vote for thy favorite chefs whose first names start with a T.
Desiree Espada documents the food world through her lenses and writes this report:
Let me introduce you to Kate Nelson, an energetic and engaging twenty-something year old entrepreneur who is wise beyond her years. Kate is the owner and sole chef of Piecurious, a freelance pie company that caters to Meridian Room and individual clients. Kate is also the Kitchen Manager and designs donuts for the delicious new breakfast fad that is Hypnotic Donuts in east Dallas.
Jump for some amazing pie.
That’s right, Keller. While it may be known as a nice bedroom community to Dallas and Fort Worth commuters, and the home of a million chain restaurants and some average BBQ, Keller has not, hitherto, been a fine dining destination. That could all change. The Milk & Honey Co. is an offbeat lunch spot, tea room, fine dining restaurant and supper club based in an old clapboard house in the original 40 acre deed for the town. At lunch, it serves straightforward soups and sandwiches. In the afternoon it becomes a refined tea room. In the evening, the owner’s son Joshua Harmon takes over the kitchen and that is when the sparks begin to fly.25 Comments »
We could all use a little more whoopie in our lives. This Friday, Dallas will see the launch of its first whoopie pie truck brought to us by the fine people at Rockstar Bakeshop. Of course, Rockstar is not new to Dallas by any means, as they have been camping out behind a whoopie-strewn table now for months in conjunction with some other trucks around town. Rockstar, which specializes in rock-themed whoopie pies, have finally put the finishing touches on their new digs and will be cruising the streets starting this week. And to kick it all off, they are throwing a party this Friday, March 9 from 5-8 PM at Dowdy Studio (located just behind Good 2 Go Taco). Rockstar has decided to christen their sweet new ride “Layla,” after the legendary Clapton tune. (Apparently “Cocaine” was not quite sending the right message.)2 Comments »