Fewer pop-up events this week, with lots of the food trucks catering private events. We include private events in our schedule, by the way, so that if you have a hankerin’ for a particular truck that day, you’ll more readily see it’s availability.
Monday Night Foodball at Preston/Frankford will no longer happen, apparently due to local unhappy bricks ‘n’ mortar restaurants. They various food trucks are trying to find another large parking lots in the same area.
Wednesday has the usual pop-up event for dinner behind Crate & Barrel on Knox Ave. The “Food Truck Experience” continues at Sigel’s on Greenville. Addison’s “Bite Nights” at the Savoye continues on Thursday.
Frisco has a small event “Art in the Park” at the Gaylord on Thursday night. And look for several of Dallas’ best food trucks at the Santa Fe 5K on Thursday, including Easy Slider, Nammi, The Butcher’s Son, Gandolfo’s, and Ruthie’s Cheesesteaks.
Cedars Park will no longer operate on Thursday, so your primary event will be on Friday night.
AT&T Food Truck Fridays benefiting the United Way of Dallas will have 5 food trucks October 12th and 19th with part of the proceeds foing to United Way. The event will take place from 11am to 2pm in the public plaza adjacent to the AT&T building at 208 S Akard St. Food Trucks featured include: Nammi, Ssahm BBQ, Gandolfo’s Deli, The Butcher’s Son, Rock & Roll Tacos (12th only), and Rockstar Bakeshop (19th only).
Sigel’s Greenville has a new pop-up truck event on Friday night called “Payday Block Party“. Typically, this will include Tutta’s Pizza, Gastro Bomber, My Cupcake Garden, Si Tapas’ Food Truck, and Taco Party.
Two food trucks have recently stopped rolling: Free Wheel’n and Food Traveler. I’m especially disappointed in Food Traveler. They had one of the more interesting menus of all of the food trucks. Owners John and Kendall Bilbow are working to bring their menu to a local (Fort Worth) restaurant.
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The last time we showed you food from The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner, Graham Dodds was acting as interim chef. Now Dodds can give Central 214 his full attention again, because The Lumen has announced that Nick Amoriello is filling the executive chef position at The Front Room. Amoriello has been top executive dog at places like Meddlesome Moth, the Loft at NYLO Plano, and Potager, so he brings with him a plate full of experience. New menus for the modern American restaurant should be coming out soon for the fall.
If you missed yesterday’s 6th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana, I feel sorry for your taste buds. The chilly temperatures couldn’t keep the crowd from the daylong event of children’s workshops, live music, cultural dances, and, you guessed it, food.
Anne Marie Weiss, president of DFW Community Alliance, helped organize the event and knew food would be a main attraction.
“Food is a language,” she said as she directed me to the tents. “”It brings people together and opens doors.”
This language brought me under a tent in which 95 percent of those present barely reached my knees. I felt a little out of place but was determined to learn how to make tortillas at La Tortilleria. This event was definitely in the children’s tent for a reason. Volunteers had already prepared the dough (with an instant mixture of masa and water) so there wasn’t much left to do. Continue reading "Fiesta Latinoamericana Brings a Taste of Latin America to Downtown Dallas"
On a recent romp through the State Fair, I’ve discovered that it is possible to eat healthy foods there, contrary to popular belief. You just have to know where to find them between the stalls of endless fried-to-death junk.
Most people who avoid contracting fried fooditis go for the usual suspects: turkey legs, pickles, hot dogs and hamburgers. These are all safe options. They’re not exactly low on calories (except for pickles), but they work. At least they’re edible, right?
Lucky for all you healthy eaters out here, 2012 will be known as the year the State Fair of Texas actually has tasty non-fried options. This year, for instance, Good Karma Kitchen and SlushWorks teamed up to create an anti-fried food menu inside the Food & Fiber Pavilion that features a gluten-free cheddar cornbread cake on top of sweet baked beans.
The Food Court also has the highest concentration of healthy food options. Inside this building, there’s Greek salad, blackeyed pea soup, savory and sweet crepes, and rotisserie chicken for less than 20 coupons each.
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Where would we be without Christopher Columbus, so in honor of him and his day, here are some suggestions fitting to toast the adventurous Italian who, thanks to the Spanish monarchy, was finally able in 1492 to sail the wide ocean blue.
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In honor of Columbus, Drink Italian wine -
The easy to drink Tuscan Rosato from Santa Christina will help anyone feel Italian. Made from a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, creating a wine with ripe strawberry, raspberry and cranberry with an approachable style that can be enjoyed with anything from light salads to pasta with a light tomato sauce. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: Columbus Day"
Today, chef Chad Kelley begins his new job: executive chef at the 32-year old Café Pacific in Highland Park Village. Kelley was at the helm years at The Oceanaire Seafood Room at the Galleria for six years before leaving in November 2009 to open the kitchen for Meddlesome Moth. He left that post in December 2011 and has been very busy: he is a new father to his just-born daughter, Everleigh.
Kelley takes over an established kitchen with a new menu developed by Gang of Five chef/consultant Anne Greer McCann and CP’s former chef Bill Trevino, who departed for Austin. Kelley’s got the seafood touch, but we’ll have wait and see how he fits with the Texas twists, including steaks, on the new menu.
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