Andrew Lostetter, bartender at The Marquee, and formerly of Neighborhood Services Tavern and Fireside Pies, was injured in a ski accident in Breckenridge, Colorado last month. A skier lost control, struck Andrew, and propelled him into a tree. His extensive injuries included a fractured pelvis (four places), two fractured vertebrae, and a dislocated sacrum, the triangular bone at the end of the spine. Lostetter’s friends are rallying support to help off set his medical bills and lost wages.
On Sunday, April 29 The Dram will also host an event from 7-12 pm. There will be a huge raffle, which will include pieces by local artists, bar tabs around the city, dinners from your favorite hot spots, and wine and spirits goodies. There will be a band, DJs, and a food truck.
The Gene & Julie Show took it upon themselves to retell the story of Lucky’s takedown at The Chesterfield noir-style. Click on the link to hear these guys’ spin on yesterday’s drama.3 Comments »
Looks like there’s a new food trend spreading around town. Kenny’s Burger Joint has just announced that it’s also serving up some 24 inch. hot dogs that weigh at least 1 lb. These all-natural, all-beef monsters are made by Nolan Ryan, and the 20” bun comes locally from La Spiga.
Either you can custom order your own dog, get it with mustard, relish, and onions for $16.99, or add mountainloads of chili for $19.99.
Long gone are the days of regular-sized hot dogs, I guess. It’s time to make room in your stomachs for these bigger beasts.
Well, it looks like everyone involved in the battle for power at The Chesterfield has lawyered up and are not returning phone calls. This just in from Ed Bailey’s management company.
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“We are working hard to resolve an internal issue with management that is a private matter,” said Gary Van Gundy, President, Edward C. Bailey Enterprises. “Eddie Campbell’s status as minority owner in The Chesterfield has not changed. We are open for business as usual.”
It’s spring, which means that it is time for seasonal restaurants to change their menus. The latest to hold a media introduction is Central 214 at The Hotel Palomar at Central and Mockingbird in Dallas. The takeaway from the event is that chef Graham Dodds is showing why he is one of the best chefs in Dallas. Continue reading "Graham Dodds Reveals New Spring Menu at Central 214"
Tuesday’s Residents Day at Driftwood was so popular they are doing it again. Here’s the deal:
Tuesday’s for the month on May ONLY. Offer good for Patio and Bar ONLY. ALL food is discounted 25%. We will have a featured bottle of white and red wine for $25. Good for ALL Oak Cliff residents (just bring in any proof). No reservations, first come – first serve (seating is limited). For ALL non-Oak Cliff “Like Us” on FaceBook and get the same royal treatment
Huh? What? We can all become groovy OC residents just by clicking Facebook!? It’s a Christmas miracle!1 Comment »
In a partnership with DFW Metroplex Cadillac, the Dallas Arts District is launching a new mobile website on June 1. The “Dining in the District” site will feature monthly spotlights on chefs, new dishes, and a few surprises at the restaurants in and around the District. Whether you’re in town for a business lunch, a pre-show dinner and drink, or visiting family from out of town, the new Dine in the District mobile site will showcase all your nearby options. Users of the site will have the opportunity to learn more about what the Dallas Arts District has to offer and even be able benefit from some special deals.
Thank goodness it’s Friday. In two days, Oak is starting its brunch service on Sunday. Brunching hours are between 10 AM and 2 PM, and I’m guessing you’ll need reservations if you want a table. Some of the sample menu items include: baguette french toast, chorizo biscuits with saffron gravy, and an orange pecan sticky bun. Gosh, these photos by Desiree are so beautiful. I’ll stop talking and just let y’all see for yourselves.
West Dallas is about to become the culinary epicenter of Dallas. Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts, and Larry “Butch” McGregor are hard at work on Trinity Groves, the 13-acre restaurant-retail-artist-and-entertainment development at the base of the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Just around the corner is Sylvan| Thirty, a project geared to attract local food artisans and restaurants. Both developments have a culinary incubator in their plans. Romano & Co. have already announced his first successful operator: Mike Babb is scheduled to open Babb Brothers Barbeque this summer.
Sylvan | Thirty is busy fielding applications from interested tenants and is currently working with a select group which includes a baker, confectioner, a fishmonger, and a yoga studio. There are also three restaurant concepts in the works as well. Sylvan| Thirty hopes to be 75 percent leased before they start construction. So far they have announced Cox Farms Market, The Pearl Cup, Matador Meat & Wine and the culinary incubator with Culinary Curator Sharon Hage.
This morning comes an update: “We’re now on track to break ground early summer, which means you’ll be seeing construction activity by late July.” Sylvan| Thirty plans to open in Spring 2013.
Hi. Remember me? I wrote this thing about Tillman’s and got all choked up about tater tots. When Carol asked me last week to write something about beer, I said, “Oh. Well, I like beer.” And then she showed me a photo of the beers Bolsa Mercado has just gotten in stock. I said, “I recognize most of these. They can’t be THAT interesting.” But I’m no aficionado. The only reason I recognized some of the labels is thanks to my good friend Michael (yes, the one who says that not liking seafood is akin to not liking sandwiches). He really likes beer, in an intelligent sort of way, and he knows a lot about it.
Thus, I have dubbed this thing “Beers With Friends,” in which I gather Michael and two other friendly persons with distinguished palates, PCP’s Bradford Pearson and his fiancée Kelleen, to drink hoppy stuff and talk about it like humans with a limited budget for booze-buying. We will strive for equal parts real opinion and total BS (like when I say something ridiculous like “I definitely think this tastes like beer.”) Hopefully, you have fun and learn something new, which is how last Thursday night went down for us.5 Comments »
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.9 Comments »
Um, I don’t know about you, but I’m having serious Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms. For example, I can’t seem to spell ‘downtown’ correctly anymore. My fingers keep wanting to type ‘downton.’ Anyways, while we’re all waiting for September to roll around with the third series, we have this video to hold us over ’til then.