This week looks to a be a bit slower as many of the food trucks slow down their operations in this intense heat. Besides the same Wednesday night competing events at Sigel’s/Greenville and behind the Knox St. Crate & Barrel, plus the Thursday night Addison “Bite Nights”, the biggest event is the opening of Dallas’ first food truck park, Cedars Park at Dallas Heritage Village this coming weekend.
In the meantime, here is your schedule for the week. Remember to check Twitter and Facebook feeds, as trucks do have mechanical failures and locations do change. Continue reading "Dallas/Ft. Worth Food Truck News and Schedule for the Week of July 23"2 Comments »
This just in: Ziziki’s Restaurants owners, Costa and Mary Arabatzis, are opening Meze Small Plates and Wine Bar in the space formerly known as The Commissary. Instead of gourmet burgers, expect to find Greek-style food. Opening is set for September.
For weeks and weeks, you voted your hearts out to make sure your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant or burger joint landed a coveted spot in our August issue. Well, ladies and gents, give me a drum roll because the results are finally in.
A big round of applause should go to award newcomers like Old Town Creamery (Editors’ Pick for Best Ice Cream/Gelato) and A Wok (Editors’ Pick for Best Chinese) who are gracing the pages of D Magazine for the first time. Sundown at the Granada earned Best Vegetarian-Friendly for its never-ending selection of vegan and vegetarian plates. And, of course, Twisted Root Burger Co. won Readers’ Choice for Best Burger the second year in a row, while the editors’ pick, Liberty Burger, may surprise some of you by beating out some tough competitors, like Maple & Motor.
For all the rest of the Best of Big D winners for Culture, Nightlife, Shopping, Family, Services, etc., go here.
If you want to freak people out by showing them a bigger, whole-page photo of Jason Maddy and that octopus on top of the ice cream, go buy the print version. It’s out on newsstands.
A few weeks ago, my husband announced that he was going to have his wisdom teeth removed the following morning. Like most of the normal population, I had my wisdom teeth removed the summer after my senior year of high school, but my husband was about a decade late getting the memo. Anyone who’s gotten his or her wisdom teeth removed knows it’s not a fun process to look like a chipmunk with balloon cheeks. And it’s even more miserable when you can’t eat your favorite summertime solids – like BBQ chicken wings and zucchini straight from the grill – for a week or two.
Post-wisdom teeth operation doesn’t mean your life is confined to cans of Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. Being the kind wife that I am, I scrambled to prepare some suitable post-op food for my husband. One of the first treats I made is this peach and bourbon ice cream, since the first two or three days post-op call for foods that can essentially melt in their mouth. Cold foods score bonus points since they act as an ice pack for oral wounds. There’s no way anyone stuck at home with a swollen face could ever say no to this frozen treat.
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Dan the Man Koller of People Newspapers showed me this sketch of his family this morning. He forgot to mention that he’s the big bald head in the middle, but this is what he’d like to share with the world for some good Monday morning cheer:
“This was drawn Saturday morning at the Cafe Brazil on Central Expressway in Richardson. The artist, whose name appears to be Geoffrey Williams based on his signature, is there every weekend, according to the waitstaff. He asks for tips only, but I had no cash on me. So he gave me the drawing and left, with no apparent hard feelings.
In case you care, that’s my father-in-law, Jerry Harbaugh, between me and my sons. Pretty good likeness of him too. My wife, Jessica, is enduring Aunt Jemima jokes on Facebook because Williams happened to draw us on a day she opted for a do-rag.”
So says a customer who was there last night. According to said customer: “The show is over. Sunday was the last service. The space is leased to a local restaurateur.” Calling chef David McMillan.
Also heard Rhost on Greenville has been sold to The Londoner Pub.
UPPITY DATE: Incoming intel. Ziziki’s is going into Commissary space.
Lots of freebies today. On Friday, I mentioned that The Stand in Uptown is giving away 100 free hot dogs starting at 11 a.m. Now I’m happy to inform you guys that, because it’s still National Ice Cream Month, Norma’s Cafe is also serving up free Blue Bell vanilla ice cream in three oz. cups for all its guests (until supplies last).