This week, the schedule returns to a bit more normal. Many of the food trucks are cutting back their schedules because of the extreme heat. On Wednesday, the competing pop-up food truck events return at Sigel’s/Greenville and behind the Crate & Barrel on Knox Street. The Sigel’s event gives you more options, but the Crate & Barrel location provides a bit of shade and less Greenville Ave.-related fumes.
Thursday brings the Addison “Bite Nights” and the monthly pop-up food truck event at Sunflower Market.
Lots of the food trucks can be found at Taste of Dallas with what they are calling “Taste Curbside“. A few of those showing up include: Nammi, Gandolfo’s, Jack’s Chowhound, Crazy Fish, The Butcher’s Son, Tin Star Taxi, Good Karma Kitchen, Four Seasons, and CoolHaus.
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Just when you think you know a little bit about wine you travel to Greece and you realize there is so much more to learn. I recently returned from Greece, attending the 3rd annual New Wines of Greece Symposium and traveling throughout the country and the Aegean Islands as a guest of New Wines of Greece, traveling with All About Greek Wines founder Sofia Perpera and her husband George Athanas. The duo started their wine and spirit consulting company almost 10 years ago to help promote the wines of Greece to the international market, partnering with some of the best wineries in the country, many of whom follow the classic traditions handed down for generations while embracing modern techniques and operations.
I wanted you to be the first to get the good news. I know how much you love beer, especially those crafted in Bean Town, but pretty soon you’ll be able to get a taste of Texas beer, more specifically beer made right here in Dallas. Next week two dudes from Deep Ellum Brewing Company (DEBC, yo) will deliver da goods (Deep Ellum IPA, Farmhouse Wit, Double Brown Stout, Rye Pils) to two spots you probably already frequent: Deep Ellum, a bar in Allston rated by Draft Magazine as one of the top beer bars in America and Ale House in Amesbury. Hope all is well. Loved Ted, hate seeing the Sox at .500 (it’s a long season, bro), and tell Paul to send me that dessert recipe from Alma Nove. Y’all need to serve it at Wahlburgers. Hingham rocks!
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D is hosting a fancy schmancy party with Bombay Sapphire called the World Bazaar on Tuesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Executive Chef Tre Wilcox from Marquee Grill Village Marquee – Texas Grill & Bar is preparing international dishes and cocktails for this festive food pairing event. Do you want to go? Would you like to see Mr. Wilcox in person instead of through photographs all the time? (Update: Wilcox will be in Italy. You’ll have to cross the Atlantic to see him.) It’s your lucky day, amigos y amigas. We’re giving away five tickets (each ticket includes a guest pass) to the World Bazaar. Since it’s a bazaar, all you have to do is write a nice comment down below on the most bizarre thing you’ve ever seen in order to be in the running. (Keep it clean! And use a real email address if you want to win.) We’ll pick random winners on Wednesday, July 11, at 3 p.m. and send you an email with instructions if you’re one of the lucky five.
As we predicted in May, hot dogs are the new hamburger. Anybody tried the new Bite the Weenie in North Richland Hills? How about Hofmann’s hot dogs? Currently they are available at Albertson’s and Eatzi’s, but pretty soon Phil Romano will roll out hot dog shops featuring the iconic upstate New York sausage across the country. First shop scheduled to open at Trinity Groves this fall.
Next dog up: Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs, a small SoCal chain, has been granted a certificate for occupancy at 6340 Gaston Ave. Here’s the menu. Waiting on the details. How long before some Dallas chef serves a sous vide dog?2 Comments »
Whoa. What’s this? Is Chuck E. Cheese finally updating its look? Are those skinny jeans the mouse is wearing? No? Boot-cut, then. Definitely.2 Comments »
Sayonara, Marquee Grill & Bar. Apparently it is no more. People were getting the restaurant in Highland Park Village confused with another restaurant in a different state with a similar name, so Twomey Concepts, the owner, decided to change the name to Village Marquee – Texas Grill & Bar. Now that the name is altered, the owner decided to take the opportunity to make changes to the menu and the overall restaurant concept as well. Read on for the rest of the press release if you want to hear the details. Continue reading "Marquee Grill & Bar Has a New Name: Village Marquee – Texas Grill & Bar"
East Dallas is going to get pretty crowded with grocery shoppers now that Green Grocer has announced its partnership with Artizone.com, an online shopping community that features a wide selection of local artisanal shops and food businesses. Cassie Green and Gary Stephens founded the first Green Grocer in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago (2008), and now they’re opening a second location in Dallas by September 2012 on 3614 Greenville Ave. with 4,000 square feet of retail space. Green Grocer will be a “one stop shop to pick up every day grocery items, lunch to go, ingredients for a fresh and delicious dinner or a gift basket for a friend” and will feature “organically grown, locally produced food and specialty items.”
But Sunflower Market (soon to be Sprouts now that the two chains have emerged) already dominates the corner of Lewis and North Henderson, while Trader Joe’s is set to open on 2001 Greenville Ave. – just 1.2 miles away from Green Grocer – by the first quarter of 2013. Oh, and remember me telling you how Wal-Mart is opening its own Neighborhood Market store in the old Whole Foods space on 2218 Greenville? That’s happening this September as well. By next year, at the very latest, one-two-three-FOUR grocery stores will be fighting the good grocery fight within a two-mile radius.
What’s that idiom again? Two is company, three’s a crowd… so what’s four? Four might be produce-shopping overkill. With the advent of Green Grocer, at least this means that those of you who’ve been pining for a neighborhood market that supports small, local vendors as opposed to large retail chains are finally getting exactly what you want, even if we’ll all be playing bumper cars with our grocery carts along Greenville and Henderson. Hip hip hooray!6 Comments »