Jon Alexis, the shameless self-promoter of TJs Seafood Market, is standing behind my desk holding a jumbo-sized stone crab claw to my head. ‘”Listen to me,” he says. “We now that we have two stores, we have serious buying power.” He pokes the claw deep into the back of my neck. “Now I’m able to leap over a vendor and get them FedExed directly from the boats. Now put that up on SideDish.” Jeezy Pete, this guy is turning into the mahi-mahi mafia.1 Comment »
Spirits have come a long way in recent years, moving beyond the traditional brands to more artisanal products created with innovation, passion and determination in mind, and always keeping high quality and great taste in mind. Here are a few new spirit brands available in Dallas that embrace these ideas. A few selections were sent for editorial consideration. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: New Spirits"4 Comments »
In my twenties I lived with a young vampire east of Italy, Texas. In some of the most heated battles over our lovesick differences, we came to the conclusion that a riddling philosophical rift beset our passion. The vampire believed his people’s origins were born out of medieval blood barons kidnapping Wiccans and sacrificing them to their own gods, and out of revenge, the Wicca gods made them vampires to suffer in eternity. Sure. The reality is that they are spawned from attorneys. Well, this battle often led to me getting bit and Mahon, as was his name, going underground to sleep for several days. Fidelity waned but we could always find our common ground with food. Yes, vampires can eat, and for some reason Mahon always loved this little spot in Lakewood called Legal Grounds. I shall now impart upon you a small preview into the fantastic enchantments spawned from this charming little café.
Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins filed a report yesterday on CultureMap. In the post, she shines a bright light on Mi Cocina, the powerful Tex-Mex restaurant that will probably be the first chain restaurant to open a kiosk in the White House. (That is pure speculation on my part. But, I wouldn’t rule it out if the GOP takes control.) Mi Cocina, the behemoth, filed a lawsuit on September 7 in the Texas Northern District Court against Martin E. Solis-Martinez, owner of Mi Cocina Hondurena in Garland, for trademark infringement. (The same company also prohibited Mi Cocina founder Mico Rodriquez from using his name, which MCrowd also owns, on or in his new restaurant, Mr. Mesero. And though that seems petty, Mico admits he screwed that up.)
Oh, it gets better.
This weekend is busy. Let’s hop to it.
Burgers and Burgundy, hosted by Anne and Steve Stodghill, is surprisingly not sold out yet, but they are very close to full capacity. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m., John Tesar and other Dallas chefs will be serving their best burger sliders and pairing them with a burgundy of choice. This whole event is to support DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS), and you buy buy tickets for $75 per person here.
Every Friday, the Village Marquee has a guest DJ between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. in the bar area. So while you’re sipping on cocktails, you can also listen to tunes. Who said multitasking had to be difficult?
Dishers, happy Friday! Where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.5 Comments »