Tuesday’s “Food Truck Rally” at The Village Apartments come back, with Rockstar Bakeshop, Gepetto’s Pizza, Rock & Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Nammi, Ssahm, Cajun Tailgators, Little Vessel Grill, Three Lions, and Four Seasons from 6pm to 9pm.
Wednesday continues to have dueling truck popup parks. One at Sigel’s/Greenville and another at the Knox Henderson Crate &Barrel. From my point of view, these two popup food truck parks are so much better than a massive all day food truck rally. You’ll never be more than 2nd or 3rd in line or wait more than 5 minutes for your food. And between these two options, you’ve got all of the best food trucks that Dallas has to offer.
Tuesday morning update: The Wednesday event at Sigel’s/Greenville is cancelled this week because of Sigel’s Vodka Fest.
Thursday brings another popup event at The Savoye in Addison from 6pm to 9pm.
Truck Stock at 1818 Sylvan comes back again on Saturday from 3pm to 10pm.
Jumping a little ahead to next Monday, the Memorial Day holiday, you’ll find a food truck event at Lone Star Park with Crazy Fish, Easy Slider, Gandolfo’s, Jack’s Chowhound, Nammi, Ruthie’s, Ssahm, So-Cal Tacos, The Butcher’s Son, Trailercakes, Coolhaus, and Rockstar Bakeshop.
Besides the previously announced Crazy Sisters, now Rollin’ Diner (Fort Worth) has announced the sale of their food truck.
Jump for your weekly schedule. Remember, trucks break down and they change schedule as the weather changes or a better opportunity presents itself. We don’t always get the updates.
A few announcements have hit my email for wine dinners in the next few weeks that look intriguing. Here are a few opportunities to taste around town.
May is Oregon wine month…who knew? Celebrate one of the best as Grace Restaurant hosts Domaine Serene on May 24th for the unveiling of the new Domaine Serene Grand Cheval. From what I understand it is a blend of their stunning Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with Syrah, a beef and potatoes wine with complexity and character. Domaine Serene Southeast Sales Manager, Ginger Dollins, will be on hand to walk guests through the tasting of Domaine Serene’s beautiful wines paired with a succulent menu prepared by Chef Blaine Staniford. More information and reservations available at 817-877-3388. Full menu and pairings here. Continue reading "Upcoming Opportunities to Taste"
He’s got a hot date and needs to cool off by a pool. Hear his plea:
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I wanted to see if you or any of your wise followers could lead me in the right direction. A woman which whom I have recently started dating is coming in town this Memorial Day weekend and I wanted to spend some time at the pool. I live in the M-Streets and my house is “pool challenged”. Could you help me find a Hotel Pool that allows day-passes to the pool that also has a bar/ restaurant attached so we can enjoy the warm weather this weekend? Thanks to you and your followers in advance.
The DMN reports that Trader Joe’s is planning to open a second location in Dallas on the corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane. It’s set to open next year in a 14,000-square-foot store once construction begins late this year or early 2013. This means that in a year (if all goes well), I will be able to buy my precious Trader Joe’s Cat Cookies (the ginger flavor is the snappiest) at not one, but two locations in Dallas. Those cookies are extremely addicting, and a tub always disappears quickly when it’s around me because I snarf them down without even realizing.
Liz Johnstone is just as gleefully excited, since she has a thing for Gummy Tummies – these little penguin characters with fruit juice that bursts from their belly pouches. Talking about Trader Joe’s snacks makes me want to pick up a construction tool and start working on that building myself so it’ll be ready sooner.
Who else has a particular Trader Joe’s food they dearly love? Share your wealth of knowledge below. Let’s plan our grocery list before the Plano store opens later this summer.21 Comments »
Matt Shelley, the guy who tends to save my computer from utter destruction, is also a closet beer nerd. I have even paid him in beer before. Yesterday, he attended this year’s Brew Riot celebrating homebrewing in the Bishop Arts District between 7th and 9th street. Here’s what he has to say. It reads like a prose poem, so don’t judge him for the lack of rhyming.
Lots of homemade artisan beers.
Very crowded, but never without a beer.
Hundreds of different beers to taste: Stouts, Ambers, Wits, IPAs, ciders, Ales, Lagers, Pilsners, Doubles, tripels, Dunkels, California Commons, etc.
Dowdy Studio made t shirts just for the event at a sale price of $15. They ran out of larges, so I’ll have to live with just being medium.
$20 dollars gets you a small cup and unlimited tastings. A bit dangerous when coupled with the heat.
There was a great energy, as is usually the case with beer people. Best event I’ve been to for beer.
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In America today, it’s time for honesty!
It’s time to bring people together!
It’s time to mix things up!
It’s time for Maker’s Mark and the Cocktail Party!
Maker’s Mark Bourbon has indeed “made its mark” on the 2012 elections and political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin are official supporters! A tongue-in-cheek campaign, The Cocktail Party is a platform designed to encourage Americans to put their political differences aside and rally for a round of Maker’s Mark Bourbon.
Mr. Carville and Ms. Matalin, long-time friends of the Samuels family and devoted Maker’s Mark Bourbon brand fans, make appearances in several of the satirical videos, along with Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels Jr.
Mr. Carville asserts that, “What this country needs now is an end to the petty squabbling. And, since it doesn’t look like either party is going to provide any of that for the next four years, maybe we should all just kick back, relax and have a cocktail.” Says Ms. Matalin, “For once, I agree with James. It’s time to bring the masses together and enjoy some Maker’s Mark®.”
Please check out one of the Super-PAC-free messages, featuring James and Mary, by visiting http://www.youtube.com/makersmark.
Supporters can formally join The Cocktail Party, by “liking” it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MakersMark.
Dan Redman is lucky salesman. He sells Damilano wine from the Piedmont region of Italy. His biggest problem is not selling wine. The biggest bump in his job is that he never has enough wine to sell. Last week Dan’s Mosaic Wine Group brought Brand Manager, Barbara Levi Cavaglione, to Dallas to showcase the wines. It was the last stop of her 7- day 6-city tour. I was an invited guest at the tasting, which took place at the Dallas epicenter of Italian wine: Jimmy’s Food Store.4 Comments »