Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Isaac Rousso, the frying genius behind Big Tex Choice Award finalists deep fried salsa (2011) and deep fried pop tarts (2010), hopes to win this year’s 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards with his gorgeous little food finalist: the deep fried pork wings. “I’ve been a bridesmaid two years, so I’m hoping to actually win this one,” he says. In Rousso’s test kitchen in the back of his Addison office, the Cuban-American man who owns the concessions stand, Taste of Cuba, fries me up some pork wings in two seconds flat, lathers them with a zesty BBQ sauce, and places them on a plate with freshly fried potato chips.
“Whatddya think?” he asks. “Is that money or what?”
Between mouthfuls of fried pork wing, I’m thinking, “HolymotherofStateFair, I can’t stop eating this,” “I’m about to bust out of my pants,” and “If I unbutton the top loop of my jeans, will Rousso notice?”
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I just checked in with Brian Marsters, the Director of Operations of Matt’s Rancho Martinez. Marsters didn’t go into too many details but said the long-awaited opening of the restaurant in Lakewood is now scheduled for “September 11thish.” Matt’s has certainly had a wretched six months filled with delays from permits, parking, neighborhood associations, and landlords.
The recent delay was caused by the back up of fire inspections due to the upcoming holiday weekend. They still have to pour part of the sidewalk and the patio wall but are eagerly waiting to get chiles rellenos to the tables on September 11thish. I love that.
6.5 hours left until it’s officially Labor Day Weekend. Thank you, Matthew Maguire or Peter McGuire for proposing this holiday. I love you guys more than dark chocolate-covered pretzels, more than deep fried funnel cake fries, and more than hot soy milk in the mornings.
Consider this your last chance to dine out for KRLD’s Restaurant Week. Sixty restaurants are sticking to their prix fixe menus up until September 2. Look here to see which restaurants are still participating.
Today is the first day that Cedars Food Park is starting service on Fridays (6-10 p.m.). The Belgian Waffle Company, Ruthie’s, Slush Works, etc. will all be there for Alfresco Friday. Franconia is providing the beer, and The Sicklies are pounding out some mountain music.
I swear I had a dream about The Loft Restaurant & Lounge at NYLO Plano last night, even though I’ve never been there. Maybe it’s because I was unconsciously reminding myself that the new weekend brunch starts this Saturday, and the menu is offering everything from migas to chicken and waffles. My brain likes to work overtime.
There are sixty, 60, SIX.TY restaurants still offering deals for KRLD Restaurant Week. HOwever, those sixty, 60, SIX.TY will go back to regular menus and full prices after Sunday night. This is your final call to make reservations for KRLD Restaurant Week. This post will remain open. Operators are standing by waiting for your comments.
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