What’s better than the fact that it’s Friday? A list telling you what to do over the weekend, that’s what. While y’all get to partake in some of these fun activities I have listed down below, I get to help my friend move out from her Southlake apartment in this hot, hot weather. Remind me to stop making friends.
The Deep Ellum Brewing Co. guys are launching the Dallas Blonde, their latest and greatest beer, tonight at the Katy Trail Ice House from 6 to 10 p.m. Only 300 glasses will be available, so first come, first serve.
First Friday at the Modern is apparently one of the best ways you can spend your Friday nights, according to Liz. There’s a 20-minute tour of the galleries followed by dinner at Cafe Modern, then an evening performance.
The Mecca Restaurant is known for its bigger-than-your-face cinnamon rolls and home-cooking style, and now it’s about to take all of that to its new location at 5815 Live Oak Street. After 44 years at its Harry Hines location, owner Michael Sealy says it’s time to move. The lease is up, the building requires a great deal of care, and most importantly, he says, “Since DART bought up Denton Drive behind us, our sales are half of what it used to be. And we can’t increase our sales because there’s no market for dinner.”
After nine months of scouting for a new location, Sealy settled on the Lakewood location that used to be the old space for Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub. Before that, in the 30s, 40s, and 50s (according to Sealy), Volk’s Department Store occupied that space, and people would buy their blue jeans there. Now the space right next to an exercise center called CrossFit White Rock will be used to serve three-egg omelettes and homemade pancakes to keep up Mecca’s 74 years of breakfast tradition.
Sealy plans to add dinner service once Mecca makes its move, starting August 17 at the soft opening. The Harry Hines location will close on August 12.
There are lots of good wine tastings in Dallas, but it is rare to have a true legend of the wine industry in town. That was the case on Thursday night when I was honored to be among the guests at a dinner at Village Marquee – Texas Grill and Bar in Highland Park for Georges DuBoeuf, the man who invented nouvelle Beaujolais and pretty much deserves the credit for putting the Beaujolais region on the modern wine map. We were there to taste his wines from the excellent 2011 vintage, which will appear in most Dallas liquor stores this fall.
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Lovers of BBQ, Dean Fearing, and TV personalities can hit the mother lode at Fearing’s Restaurant on August 19 for a lovely evening of all three. Barbecue extraordinaire Chris Lilly, the chef and partner at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, will be there to help design the menu. This dinner is just the first in a series of four; Fearing will also be hosting Michael Chiarello (9/17), Hubert Keller (10/4), and Robert Del Grande (10/19) as part of his fifth anniversary celebration.
Roll the press release and read the last paragraph especially carefully. I wish I had! This is certainly a sellout.
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