This news comes from Paula Sepulvado and John Vandelicht, the two raw foodists opening Be Raw Food and Juice Bar. “We have much work to do in the coming weeks while we re-vamp the restaurant and menus,” Sepulvado says. ”Follow our rawvolution!” They expect to be open on July 10. Juice is the word.3 Comments »
Looking for a few good bottles to enjoy this weekend? Consider one of these from an assortment recently sent for editorial consideration.
Moscato is the hot beverage of the summer. Everyone from ladies who lunch to rap stars are sipping the low alcohol, slightly sweet wine from morning to night. Though many wineries in many countries are making a Moscato these days, going straight to the Italian source is best. I recently traveled to the Piedmont region of Italy, the land of Moscato, as a guest of Ricossa Winery. Their Moscato D’ Asti created in the traditional frizzante method, or with just a slight effervescence instead of the full on bubbly, known as spumante, is the ideal wine to enjoy on a hot summer day. Only 5.5% alcohol and filled with floral honeysuckle and peach blossom with just a touch of citrus to keep the wine fresh and balanced, this is a wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with anything from fruit based desserts to cheese courses. Ricossa is sold exclusively through Centennial throughout Dallas. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: Wine for the Weekend"
Last year I rode the train for 1.5 hours to the Taste of Dallas at Fair Park – sweating my glands out – only to eat froyo from Yogurtland (my mother’s idea), which is only a five-minute drive from my house in Carrollton. So, this is all just to say: Don’t do what I did. Eat other stuff.
Since there’ll be over 60 Dallas restaurants reppin’ their food at Taste of Dallas from July 13-15, I’m sure you’ll find plenty else to fill your stomachs. Make your money worth your while by attending one of the chef demonstrations. The new execuchef of Sēr (the steakhouse that’s replacing Nana’s), Anthony Van Camp, is showing you how to make short ribs at 7 p.m. on July 13. I wonder if that’ll be on the Sēr’s menu?
Anyways, I digress. Here’s what’s new this year: The Taste Tavern is the beer and wine tasting section where more than 30 breweries are gathering inside a 40,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned space. There’s also going to be a brunch thingamajig at Taste of the Town, which is hosted by the Observer‘s City of Ate. (Yo, Scott Reitz, does this mean you’ll be there to sign autographs?) Tickets for sampling dishes from 15 different restaurants are going to cost you $20.
But, if you decide to skip all that, tickets are only $8 to get in the door. Children 12 and under are free if they’re with an accompanying parent or adult. There’s also a special Kids’ Taste Town area for the little ones to enjoy bounce houses, giant slides, a petting zoo, and more. Parking costs a whopping $12 at Fair Park unless you go green and ride the DART. That is all.
Each month Moira Muldoon walks into a bar and writes about it. Here Muldoon paints a picture of The Dubliner.
Some Irish bars are a bit twee. The brass fixtures and paper shamrocks feel Disney-lightweight, as if constructed by pixies and Riverdancers rather than regular people. It’s a shame, really, because a good Irish bar should be a place for regulars, a place to hang out.
Which is why I like The Dubliner. The Dubliner’s a little place, wider than it is long. The polished wooden bar top is scored and marked through use, and the wooden stools have comfy places to rest your feet. It’s dark and there’s not much brass, but there are darts and Guinness posters framed and hung. The whiskey list (including Scotch) is good and long, and food is of the sandwich and cheese plate variety. The bar emanates an easy homeyness that makes you think good stories have been told there and good stories have begun there.
The Dubliner sits on Greenville Avenue and hosts bikers (Sundays are for bringing your scooter or motorcycle), as well as see-and-be-seeners settling in for a low-key evening. Peter Kenny, the Dubliner who owns the Dubliner, is something of a fixture on Lower Greenville and in Uptown; he worked at the original Knox Street Pub and also owns the Capitol Pub and The Gin Mill, both on Henderson.
Saturday, July 7
This weekend is kind of light. Everybody is all July Fourth-ed out. In that case, you should think solidly about waking up early this Saturday to attend one of these farmers markets, and buying some of the best peaches and watermelons this season has to offer. Make this boozy watermelon rosemary lemonade once you have your hands on a fat one, then invite me over. Thanks!
Red White and Blue Times Two. Maybe not everyone is done with July 4. The Mansion is still celebrating our independence along with Bastille Day with a menu that includes peach cobber and French Riviera Boullabaise.
Independence Day Smokeout at the Grail. If you haven’t gotten enough barbecue yet, The Holy Grail is offering short ribs, “bacon-injected brisket,” house-made hot dogs, beer can chicken, summer seasonal beer, and vodka-fruit infusions.
Deep Ellum Brewery Tour. A beer tour? Who can say ‘no’ to a beer tour? For $10 you get free beer, a look-see, and a glass to take home.
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.14 Comments »