Just received this Facebook message from Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier: “Todd – alert the community. Cane Rosso is now open for Brunch on Saturdays AND Sundays…beginning this week. 11am – 3pm! Bring the dogs!!” And as you should know from our current cover story, Jerrier serves one of the best brunches in town. So, there you have it.
A.J. McClellan, the sommelier at Grailey’s Fine Wine, has some good news for those of you who love Pomerol.
“We just went back and tasted the 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan yesterday and wow! After a good two-hour decant the bottle was showing great rustic black and red berries with blooming floral notes and classic Bordeaux earth. I have always been a fan of this great Pomerol producer and I think the 2007 vintage is a stunning effort.”
Pomerol makes me weak in the knees. So does this: The $125.00 price tag on the 2007 Vieux Chateau Certan is now $79.99.
I’ve done a decent amount of travel around Dallas as part of my own personal taco crusade. But unfortunately, my taco radar is pretty much dark across the taco dense region just east of Harry Hines and north of Northwest Highway. A few establishments have crossed my path in this area, but one experience in particular which involved a tiny, no-name roadside taqueria, lack of electricity and refrigeration and a putrid, spoiled pork barbacoa taco, has left such a sour taste in my mouth that I rarely adventure there these days.
Luckily, I was redirected back to the area by the highly respected taco tycoon, Jose Ralat-Maldonado of Taco Trail fame. When this dude tells you to make a trip somewhere, it’s best not to question his authority. This particular outing brought me to a previously unheard of joint called La Nueva Fresh and Hot. I am a sucker for fresh, I’m a sucker for hot, I’m even a sucker for neuva. How could I go wrong? I couldn’t.
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See those goodies in the picture? If you live in Southlake and Grapevine they are only an online order a way from being delivered to your door. Artizone, the growing online and food shopping community that features a wide selection of local artisanal shops and food businesses, has just expanded their delivery service to the ‘burbs. “We will continue to expand our reach which already includes Dallas, Oak Cliff, Richardson, Plano, Addison, Carrollton, Las Colinas, Farmers Branch, Irving, Coppell, Allen, McKinney and Frisco as well as grow our selection of artisanal shops and local businesses,” said Amber Dietrich, Associate Vice-President of Market Operations. Artizone recently added Gio’s NY Deli, Three Happy Cows, Texas Honeybee Guild, Texas Olive Ranch, and Luscombe Farms Specialty Foods.
If I had to choose one event to hit during Savor Dallas next weekend, I would pick Wine, Women and Lunch. Why, because I like wine and women and the good work done by the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier. This elite group includes female chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, cookbook writers, artisan food producers, and other heavy hitters in the food biz. Lunch with them on Saturday, March 31 from 11:30AM until 1:30PM at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center. The menu for the luncheon, which benefits the group, will feature recipes from the “Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier,” which features recipes from Julia Child, Lidia Bastianich, Gale Gand, Marcella Hazan, Alice Waters, and many more.”The $99 price includes a copy of the book. To reserve your tickets, click here.2 Comments »
Everyone in Los Cabos (and even those who aren’t) will tell you that you must try Manuel’s Creative Cuisine, a restaurant located along the Sea of Cortez. Now chef and owner Manuel Arrendondo uses his 30 years of experience in the kitchen to open his first location in Dallas along Cedar Springs Road. These windows don’t look out to calming sea waters, but the minimalistic style and gastronomic experience at his Dallas location is much the same.
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Yes, it’s a slow news day but that doesn’t mean we can’t make some up. We spend a lot of time talking pros and cons of the cuisines available in Dallas so let’s put some effort into daydreaming about new ideas. If you could move one restaurant here, which one would it be? If you could bolster the profile of one cuisine, what would it be? I don’t know if you consider hot dogs a cuisine, but I’d love to see, for lack of a better term, gourmet hot dog and sausage restaurants with great beer lists and inventive side dishes and salads. Also, soup! Hot or cold. Okay, your turn. Go.58 Comments »