Last Summer, Dallas’ first legitimate food truck event brought well over 2000 people out in sweltering 108 degree temperature. They’re now pretty much old hat, with every event roping in 5+ food trucks to feed the expected masses. There are the charitable events as well, with the food truck owners often contributing in some form.
In general, the gatherings of 5+ food trucks works terrifically well when you have lots of people in your group. For example, last Wednesday, my family of 5 stopped at the “Food Truck Experience” at Sigel’s/Greenville. For 5 different people, we were easily able to get sliders, grilled cheese sandwich, and nachos for the kids from 3 different food trucks, and more upscale food from yet a different truck for the adults. We fed our family of five for under $40 for multiple options and much higher quality than we would ever find from fast food or “fast casual”.
There are lots of special events coming up soon, as well as weekly events where you can try out this new food segment in Dallas and Fort Worth. We don’t want to inundate you with an announcement of every single event coming up. We will include them in our Monday weekly “food truck schedule” as well as independently highlight those that serve an important cause in the Metroplex.
For now though, there are a couple of recurring events and some special events coming up to tell you about. Jump for more. Continue reading "Food Truck Events Sprouting Up All Over"3 Comments »
An artsy-fartsy reader wants to know where to go to eat oysters. I can’t help him. Hear his plea:
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Just got Rob Walsh’s new book, Texas Eats, and I have a hankering for oysters. Who does them well in town? I’m just looking for a place that we know sources them from the Texas gulf (unless everyone does). Heck, maybe even if anyone does barbecue oysters or something interesting.
I know, I know, I know. I’ve been harping on you guys about voting for the Dallas’ best Food and Drinks for the past two weeks. I’m sure you’re tired of hearing me talk about it. Do me a favor and go vote right now because it’s the last day that our survey will be open. It’s Friday anyways, and we know you need a relaxing brain exercise to transition you into the weekend.
Tell us whose burger you most adore. Is it Jack Perkins’ fatty half-pounders or John Tesar’s Farmer burger with a fried duck egg and white Vermont cheese? Maybe you’re a sucker for Stackhouse’s double-loaded burger? Then vote here today. I promise I’ll stop bugging you about it starting…. now.
I have maintained several times that we are at an inflexion point in the reputation and prestige of Texas wines. This is not out of boosterism: I have driven out to about 50 Texas wineries in the past year and reported on only five (Duchman, Inwood Estates, Perissos, Sandstone Cellars and The Vineyard at Florence). Those five were the ones that were ‘aspirational,’ in that they both tried to make the best wine they could and showed significant progress. Extrapolating to the 200 wineries in the state, the aspirational category consists of about 20 wineries. Undoubtedly, those wineries are on their strongest ground when they use the grape varieties most suited to the Texas soil and climate. For white wine, there is something of a consensus now that that grape is Viognier.10 Comments »
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Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.10 Comments »
I attended the Café Momentum dinner at Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room and Bubble Bar on Sunday night. From one perspective it was just like many other charity fund raisers that I have attended. Great chef – Juliard Ishizuka. Great wine – Oak Cliff Cellars. Great Hostess – Dee Lincoln. Great service, and great guests. Dig a little deeper, however, and you find that the beneficiaries of the Café Momentum program are actually working at the benefit in an occasion that is, for them, part of their training. Those beneficiaries are the young men in the Youth Village Resources of Dallas (YVRD), a juvenile residential facility with the goal of rehabilitating young offenders by providing them with the tools
to gain employment when they have completed their programs.