Time is running short and I want to get you the schedule before the day is up. Before you jump though, note that CoolHaus DFW is now out and about on a regular schedule. Watch for it at Thanksgiving Square or Crate & Barrel parking lot on Wednesday evening.
Tuesday Update: City Street Grille added Wednesday lunch in the Arts District and a Friday lunch at Robbins Jewelers on the North Dallas Tollway. Also, added Zombie’s Food Truck.
Friday Update: Added Enticed and TX Delizioso stops for Saturday.
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My taco buddy José Ralat-Maldonado (aka Taco Trail) is crazy about Rock and Roll Tacos, and he reports that owner James Quiñonez is taking over LaGrange’s kitchen and revamping the restaurant to become more serious about its tacos. José writes:
For one, he’s installing the bed of a 1954 Chevy pickup truck converted into a salsa bar with 15 varieties of the America’s leading condiment, working taillights and an exhaust pipe connected to a smoke machine, two-inch white walls and red pin-striping. A wall will be lined with vinyl LPs.
Menus additions will include elote shooters, shrimp cocktails, house-made mole poblano, mac n cheese with shaved habanero, serrano and Anaheim chilies, chocoflan, what James Quiñonez calls, “the works, man.”
And then there is the expanded taco program, now with fajitas, chicken chipotle, steak and Mexican gravy tacos, a fried-to-order hard shell job brisket, Baja-style beer batter-fried fish and shrimp tacos, as well as something James Quiñonez says he ate when he visited Mexico: bacon-wrapped shrimp with bell peppers, onions and jack cheese.
They’ll be joined by two vegetarian options. One with black bean, rice, avocado and queso fresco in a hard shell another with purple potatoes, mushrooms, caramelized onions and cotija cheese.
You are probably wondering how this has anything to do with you. Well, José is feeling mighty generous today. On Wednesday, May 16, from 5-8 p.m. there will be a soft opening for family and friends at LaGrange. (The official opening goes down on May 31.) He has one pass (I lied in the headline) that is good for two people.
If you’d like to go to this exclusive event, tell me in the comments section where you get your tacos in Dallas. I’ll enter all the names in one pot and pick a random winner tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15) at 3:00 p.m. Whoever wins will receive an email from me with instructions on how to claim your pass.28 Comments »
I sit very close to ShopTalk’s Raya Ramsey, so I know how good she smells. Even her desk smells like flowers and rainbows. Anyways, that bit of randomness has nothing to do with the fact that Raya will be at DISH this Wednesday for a little cocktail competition as a “guest bartender.” Try the drink she’s representing, Jasmin Garden, then vote for your favorite. RSVP to rsvp@dish-dallas before tomorrow.
One of our new summer interns, Teo Soares, loves beer, so we sent him off on his first assignment to the 2nd Annual North Texas Beer Festival. Looks like he survived.
“We’ll compete for shelf space, we’ll compete for tap handles, but in the end we’re all friends,” said Kendra Harrell, a sales manager for Saint Arnold Brewing Company. “We’re not going to rumble.” She paused. “Although, you know, maybe I will.”
Saint Arnold was one of fifty breweries at last Saturday’s North Texas Beer Festival, which drew about 4,500 visitors to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Jim Campbell from Andrews Distributing Company opened the Festival by presenting a $5,000 check to Honor Flight DFW, a local nonprofit that sponsors all-expense paid trips for veterans of World War II to the conflict’s memorial in Washington D.C. Before leaving the stage, Campbell reminded visitors to bid on a silent auction (which would eventually raise an additional $5,000 for the organization) and told us to drink.1 Comment »
Our spring intern Becca Brooks attended a delightful Central Market lunch as an invited guest on Friday. She files this report.
I had lunch in Paris today. I couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower or smell fresh macarons from the boulangerie, but Central Market gave me the French fix I’ve been longing for.
If you haven’t stopped at Central Market this month, you are truly missing out. They’ve turned the entire place into a Parisian market. From now until May 22, Central Market is themed “Passport France.” The only thing cheesy about it is the fromagerie, which is now home to hundreds of authentic French cheeses. The employees wear French berets and welcome you with a warm “Bonjour!’
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D Magazine intern Michelle Saunders is moving on to bigger and better opportunities, so this will be her last recipe… for now. Last week she brought you these (un)healthy Mexican chocolate cupcakes, and this week she conquers breakfast.
I made this for Mother’s Day brunch, and my non-vegetarian mother enjoyed it immensely. Using bananas as an egg substitute is a trusty vegan trick that works surprisingly well to help leaven baked goods. This simple blueberry sauce makes a stack of ordinary pancakes feel like a gourmet treat and it only takes minutes to make. Serve with freshly squeezed orange juice mimosas for maximum breakfast pleasure!3 Comments »
Carol spent many hours compiling a list of restaurants that offered Mother’s Day specials. I passed a few of them yesterday and noticed some huge crowds on patios and valet parking stands. I take it a few (a lot!) of you took your mother(s) out for a meal. We’d like to hear about your experience.10 Comments »