On Monday, thanks to Sunnyland Patio Furniture (7879 Spring Valley at Coit), Monday Night Foodball is back from 5-8 PM.
North Dallas gets more food truck action on Wednesday at Prestonwood Baptist Church‘s Fall Festival. Food trucks include Cajun Tailgator, Easy Slider, Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Ruthie’s Cheesesteaks, Rockstar Bakeshop, Tin Star Taxi, and Bombay Street Food.
“The Parking Lot at Sprouts” is back on Thursday evening at 1800 Henderson Ave.
On Sunday, several of the best food trucks in Dallas will be at the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas’ Buddy Walk at Victory Plaza to raise funds and awareness. The food trucks will be there starting at 11am. It is an open event with no admission. Food trucks include Easy Slider, Enticed, Nammi, Trailercakes, Good Karma Kitchen, Ruthie’s, Gandolfo’s, and The Butcher’s Son.
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Somehow the suits up at Taco Bueno headquarters got wind of the fact that Anthony Bourdain has never eaten Taco Bueno before, which he admitted in an interview with us last week. The Bueno guys are being very generous today. I have in my possession 12 cards worth $10 each that you can use on November 5 and 6. Taco Bueno is doing this thing called “Guac the Vote” all day on November 6. Anyone who goes in and says they’ve voted gets free guac and chips. This means if you go to Taco Bueno on November 6 and show them one of these little cards, you can get free lunch and guac and chips. What a deal. Nay, what a steal!
Okay, here’s how to play the game and win one of these 12 cards: Create a TV show starring Anthony Bourdain. In 150 words or less, tell us what you’d have him do. Eat Taco Bueno? Brave the weather in the Arctic? It’s up to you. We’ll pick twelve winners by tomorrow (Tuesday) at the end of the day (5:00 p.m.). Winners can either pick up the gift cards up from our office or have them mailed directly.9 Comments »
Dallas’ top chefs were cooking up a storm last Thursday at the annual March of Dimes Auction at the Omni Hotel. Lead chef Kent Rathbun of Abacus, who has worked on this project for 15 years, led a team of over 20 top local chefs who each brought their own signature dish to the table. Guests could stroll around the ballroom to sample dishes, refill on wine, and ponder which auction items to bid on.
The Signature Chefs Auction of Dallas has raised over $7 million since 1995 for healthy babies and moms. It also has cranked out some awesome dishes.
Jump for the lowdown.
Over the weekend, Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta in Richardson shuttered down. A quick phone call to the owner and general manager, Luis Delafuente, explained why. Kind of. “I’m really disappointed that we had to close down. It was just not a good location from the very beginning. We just regret that we had to close. We’re looking for another location. Somewhere else in the metroplex that’s best for Scalini’s.”
My source tells me that’s not the only reason why, but Luis did not care to elaborate.
Our gal on the street with a sharp eye for detail snapped this picture while driving. Si Lom Thai Asian Fusion is in the subterranean space formerly known as d’Carlo and, before that, Daniele Osteria. The address is 3300 Oak Lawn next door to Goody Goody. They are open.5 Comments »
Last week I heard there was trouble brewing at Acme F & B. My insider, Garganta Profunda de una Vaca, relayed intel: The four owners were in disagreement over the “meat allocation program and front of the house service system.” GPDUV said Acme F&B c0-owners (Team Barcadia), Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson, bought out co-owners Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson, (Team Good 2 Go Taco, Goodfriend).
I emailed Jeana Johnson last Monday and asked if the buyout scenario was true. She replied, “This is not true.” I pushed, “Are you still owners.” Johnson typed, “Yes we are.” I smelled a lawyer. I went on to bigger and better things.
Last Friday, at 6:56PM, Johnson sent me an update: “Ok NOW we are no longer owners of Acme.” (Attorney aroma again.)
Perhaps it’s as simple as the too-many-cooks syndrome. But since the restaurant opened on June 1, there have been confusing signals. Our First Look, written by Carol Shih, painted this picture:
Each table also has a front wait who brings the food to your table, and a captain who guides you through the menu. He or she is the one who explains to new guests why ACME F&B changes its menu daily, stressing the importance of what the Good To Go and Barcadia women are trying to implement: better treatment of farmers while keeping the quality of food top-notch.
A little less than four months later another picture emerged: Norm Grimm was named executive chef. Grimm’s appointment was somewhat surprising since most of us assumed O’Hare and Johnson, the names most closely associated with the food program, were in the kitchen. We called, we asked, and we were assured this was a natural progression of their business plan.
Mierda happens. It certainly has at Acme F& B. Humphries, Larson, and Grimm, all eyes are on you. Bring us your best game.
(Side note: Humphries and Larson are opening a third Barcadia location in New Orleans.)7 Comments »