Many of the food truck owner/operators are recovering from this long weekend’s Taste Curbside at the Taste of Dallas. Two of the trucks tell us that they did well over 1,000 services.
Wednesday and Thursday pop-up food truck parks are the same at Sigel’s/Greenville (Wednesday), Crate & Barrel on Knox Street (Wednesday), and Vitruvian Park in Addison (Thursday).
The pop-up food truck park is back at The Village Apartments on Tuesday evening.
This next weekend, Friday through Sunday, many trucks, including those typically in Fort Worth will be at a new, monthly event called “Midtown Food Truck Fest“. Midtown is the new name for the mall formerly known as Valley View. While there will be a number of food trucks there, be aware before you go that there will be a state-fair-style ticket system for food purchase. Also, the food trucks may come and go. Just because they are there (for example) Friday night and Saturday night doesn’t mean that they will be there Saturday afternoon.
On the same Saturday evening, July 21, Vitruvian Park in Addison will host “Beach Party Blowout” with 5-6 of the mainly Dallas area-based food trucks.
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Last Friday, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Dallas held the latest in their monthly wine tasting series. This one was themed All-American Wines,which consisted of wines from across the country and included some of the states that you don’t normally think of as wine producers. As a result, there were wines from Connecticut, Virginia, and Arizona as well as California, Washington, and Texas.
Missing from the pictures is the 2011 Duchman Family Winery Dolcetto, Texas. Continue reading "Chalk Talk: Pappas Bros Hosts All American Wines Tasting"
On Saturday, July 14, people in Oak Cliff gathered together to celebrate Bastille Day at Bastille on Bishop Street Festival. The event, organized by Go Oak Cliff and the Alliance Francaise de Dallas, featured wine, crepe stands, vespas, mussel tastings, petanque courts, mimes, accordions, french maid relays, dancing and more. It ran from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
“This is the Bastille Day festival,” Officer Gunter, who monitored the event, said. “We are celebrating the French Revolution, or Independence Day. These festivals are just a testament to the spirit of the people of Oak Cliff – choosing to come out here, choosing to be safe. It’s a great area. Where else but Oak Cliff can neighbors come together, have a good time in a nice, worldly fashion with nothing bad happening?”
The party was maintained through volunteers. According to Gunter, most (if not all) of the activities were by locals.
Resident seamstress and Salvage House–boutique owner, Tracy Popken, ran the French maid race. The game pitted artists against French maids – the contestants had to go through a hopscotch gauntlet to get baguettes. The winners received water balloons, which were left to their own designs. She has hosted the French maid race every year.
I’m a whole day late to the National Ice Cream Day scene because I ran away to Austin this past weekend and ate an elephant’s weight worth in food. Still, on National Ice Cream Day, I managed to snarf down an entire cake cone with three scoops at Lick, an artisan ice cream shop, before I finally headed back to Dallas and daydreamed about my icy treat all the way home.3 Comments »
This event isn’t until September 29, but tickets have just gone on sale. You get one or two or a few right here.
We told you what’s in store a couple months ago, but the day long fest at the Addison Conference Centre includes tastings and classes taught by experts. At least 15 different chocolatiers and chocolate makers (think Nib Chocolates, CocoAndré, and Oh Brownie) are scheduled to appear. For more information, go to DallasChocolate.org.
Angelo Sosa – quite possibly the best-looking contestant on Top Chef, ever – spent two days in Dallas last week touring for his book, Flavor Exposed: 100 Global Recipes from Sweet to Salty, Earthy to Spicy. Also, he cooked at Private | Social with fellow Top Chef contestant and friend Tiffany Derry. Before Top Chef, Sosa spent the majority of his career working in New York with famed chef Jean-Georges. Later he traveled and ate his way through all of Asia and Europe, where his eating adventures have now influenced his cooking.
Where are you from?
Connecticut. A small town in Connecticut called Durham. Very much like a farm town – corn fields, similar to some towns in Texas.
When did you start cooking?
Cooking has definitely been part of my family. Half-Dominican, half-Italian. I come from a very big family – there’s nine of us. I have five sisters – five girls, two boys. My father was always about sustaining and improvising for the home, so I was always my father’s little helper.
Do your brothers and sisters cook?
They do. Definitely not as much as me. They’re lawyers, doctors. Definitely was somewhat of the black sheep – I embraced cooking.
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Fair Park was a sensory overload this weekend with the tastes and smells of more than sixty restaurants and food trucks. Out of the hundreds of food options, these are plates that stuck in my taste bud memory.
1. Jerk Chicken from The Island Spot
This was no contest. The combination of spicy, complex jerk seasoning and perhaps the crispiest chicken skin I’ve ever seen, made The Island Spot’s Jerk Chicken the absolute best thing I ate at Taste of Dallas. I could eat my weight of this chicken, as long as I had enough cold beer to wash down the spice.
Okay you knuckleheads, today is the day. “Reservation Day” for KRLD Restaurant Week to be more precise. Over 125 regional dining establishments are opening up tables and accepting reservations (some are even offering a lunch menu). For every $35 or $25 prix fixe meal purchased, participating restaurants will donate a portion ($7.00 from every dinner and $5.00 from each lunch) to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. The fundraising goal for this year’s event is $750,000 dollars, aiming to raise $50,000 over the record amount generated by diners in 2011 in support of our community.
Central Market is the presenting sponsor and offers a fourth free course with a purchase.
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