The preview weekend for KRLD Restaurant Week 2012 is August 10-12. However the most important day for this week-turned-month-long event (August 13-Sept.2) is July 16. That’s the first day you can make reservations from the list of over 125 restaurants that participate. Each restaurant offers a three-course dinner for $35 per person. If you make a purchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, you receive a certificate redeemable for a free fourth course valid at participating restaurants. For each prix fixe dinner purchased, the participating restaurants donate $7 to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.
This year’s restaurants won’t be announced until next week, but we’re been scouring the internet and checking restaurant websites to help you prep your choices. Here are some of the menus participating restaurants will be serving. Restaurants, feel free to send yours our way.
One to One in Frisco
All three Truluck’s locations. (BTW, they won the AIWF Wine and Food Pairing contest last year.)
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Both Christophers, Zielke and Jeffers, of Bolsa Mercado confirm the shop opening up in Arlington has nothing to do with Bolsa Mercado in Bishop Arts. So, there you have it. Call anyway and ask them if it is true: 214-367-9367.
Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 10PM, 18 local food trucks will form a modern-day circling of the wagons at Dallas Heritage Village. (Formerly Old City Park.) For five hours you can pretend to be a 19th century pioneer while eating 21st century food. Grab a taco and stroll the Victorian homes and 38 historic buildings that are spread across the tree-shaded 20-acre setting of Dallas Heritage Village. Admission is free. Food prices range from $2.00-$9.00, with a portion of the proceeds going to Dallas Heritage Village. More info here. Featured trucks below. Continue reading "Grand Opening Bash: Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village"7 Comments »
Oh, we love it when we’re right: hot dogs are the new hamburger. Today comes word that husband and wife team, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman (Oak restaurant co-owners) and John Paul Valverde (Campo restaurant co-owner), have joined forces to create Bowery, a new concept opening next week at 3407 McKinney. The core of their cuisine is the “fresh perspective on fast-casual dining.” It takes the quintessential American favorite, dignifies the ingredients, modernizes the presentation and brings forth innovative and exciting renditions of the hot dog.” In other words, elevated global and traditional hot dogs.
The sausages hare handmade, grass fed and organic. Buns baked daily. Continuing the Champagne sensibility of Dallas, the drink menu includes Champagne and beer cocktails such as Blueberry Foam, Pale Ginger, and Champagne Sangria. Oh, and milk shakes.
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Wednesdays are usually a drag, which is why I looked forward to visiting the Dallas Eco Co-Op’s second Pop-Up Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday. 14 vendors gathered inside the Eco-Op’s building inside 10137A Shoreview, bumping elbows with each other as the community bought cucumbers from Paul Quinn Farm, the best pimiento cheese from We Me Dallas, and tasted cherry lemonade cookies by Paul Wackym. Recycle Revolution even had a booth outside in case you wanted to get rid of your old computer parts.
The market is tiny and you can cover the entire ground in five minutes if you’re rushed, but market organizers Chad Julka, Trish Percy, and Susie Marshall of the Dallas Eco-Op hope that the market will expand and outgrow the Eco-Op building one day.
Celebration Farmers Market: I have good news and bad news from Celebration this week. There were some inquiries as to whether Holleman Farms made it last week at all, or would ever make it with the Red Wattle pork. The good news is that they did make it out with the pork last week and it was extremely popular, so it will return. The bad news is that if you loved it, and want more, you’ll have to wait. They’ve left town on vacation and won’t be at the market at all. They’ll be back next weekend with the Red Wattle pork, and all the farm fresh chicken and eggs that they usually have. Do not despair. Jerry from Joy Farms will have all his usual produce and herbs, including pepinex seedless cucumbers, fresh basil, tomatoes, fireball peppers, and squash. Mozzarella Company will have fresh and pecan smoked mozzarella cheese to soothe your porkless soul.
4515 W. Lovers Ln.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Frisco Farmers Market: Mary B Cakes will be out with her fantastically moist loaf breads including my beloved bread pudding loaf – available for a limited time. After having tried nearly all of them (and then running five miles to stave off the guilt), I came to realize that what I like about her loaf breads is that with the exception of the chocolate flavor, they’re not too sweet to have for breakfast. Even the Madagascar vanilla makes a nice compliment to a bowl of fresh fruit which can be easily obtained from D-Bar farms. Strawberries are still in and melons are plentiful enough to cause concern that one might roll over on their table and squash squash. Buy a melon and save a squash, or just buy squash, slice them, and toss them into a skillet with some butter over medium heat until the middles are translucent and the edges are slightly brown. Dust lightly with sea salt and enjoy as a side item with dinner. Not only is that the easiest side item you’ll ever make, it’s a much better fate for a squash.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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After doing some produce shopping yesterday, I realized that not only had I not taken advantage of a, so far, plentiful crop of Hill Country peaches, but that the deadline for this post was looming. I didn’t want the SideDish editors to break my kneecaps, so I bought some peaches and got down to work.
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