The new Monday Night Foodball location didn’t work out so well, so the event is cancelled until next Spring.
On Tuesday, the Sprouts North location at Forest and Marsh gets its own “Parking Lot” event. Running from 6pm to 9pm, the event includes The Gastro Bomber, Bombay Street Food, Rock’n'Roll Tacos, Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider, Rockstar Bakeshop, and Ssahm Korean BBQ.
Wednesday brings us the continuing “Food Truck Experience” at Sigels/Greenville with a relatively new line-up, including Rock’n'Roll Tacos, Jack’s Chowhound, Crazy Fish, Lab of the Streets, Trailercakes, and Ssahm Korean BBQ.
Several trucks, including both Ruthies, Gandolfos, and The Butcher’s Son will be at the Walgreens at 18207 Midway Road.
Several of the Dallas food trucks will be prepping and heading down to San Antonio to participate with other food trucks in a fund raising event: Conquering Chiari.
On Saturday and Sunday, look for lots of food trucks at the White Rock Lake Tunes and trucks Festival.
With that, here is your schedule for the week. Remember to always check Twitter and Facebook feeds. Continue reading "November 5th Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas/Ft. Worth"4 Comments »
The premiere of Top Chef’s tenth season airs Wednesday night on Bravo at 9PM. Dallas has three (out of 21) contestants on the show: Danyele McPherson (The Grape), John Tesar (Spoon), and Joshua Valentine (FT 33).
I’ve asked all three chefs to send me photos of their refrigerators and answer a questionnaire about their food-storing habits. I don’t know if they will all participate in this challenge, but Danyele McPherson sent her stuff in this morning.
So, I’d like to introduce you to Danyele McPherson, chef de cuisine at The Grape. She is also an anthropologist. She drinks beer, wastes produce, and eats Smart Ones.
Jump for the cold hard facts. Continue reading "The Refrigerator Challenge: Top Chef Season 10 Contestant Danyele McPherson"
Alice Laussade woke up this morning still covered with glitter. Normally, that would indicate the previous night’s activities included a lap dance. Not so in this case. Laussade, aka The Cheap Bastard, and her husband Mike put on Meat Fight yesterday at Sons of Hermann Hall. All the signage — the Meat Fight sign hanging above the judges’ table, the signs for the various meat stations — was done in glitter. Though it occurs to me now, as I type this, that I didn’t think to ask Laussade today whether she got a lap dance yesterday. So that possibility can’t yet be ruled out yet.
The fighters yesterday included: Jack Perkins (Maple & Motor), Chad Houser (Cafe Momentum), Tiffany Derry (Private Social), Matt McCallister (FT33), Cody Sharp (The Front Room), Jeffery Hobbs, Jeana Johnson (
Acme F&B Good 2 Go Taco), Jeff Bekavac (Neighborhood Services), Eric Hansen (Il Cane Rosso), Randall Copeland (Restaurant AVA), Omar Flores (Driftwood), and Brian Luscher (The Grape).
The latter spent a sleepless night at the Grape, tending his fire. And it paid off. Luscher captained the winning team, whose name was Meatallica. In the individual categories, Bekavac won best sausage, Flores won best pulled pork, Derry won best pork belly, and Perkins won best Brisket. That was the determination of the judges: Daniel Vaughn (aka the BBQ Snob), Will Fleischman (Lockhart Smokehouse), Tim Byres (Smoke), Justin Fourton (Pecan Lodge), Stephen Joseph (Riverport BBQ), Nick Pencis (Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ), and Aaron Franklin (aka the Jesus of barbecue from Franklin Barbecue).3 Comments »
Every year, the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show blows by at the Dallas Convention Center, bringing you a taste of foreign and exotic places to visit. It’s probably one of the most torturous expos for people with very few vacation days left in 2012, but fun for those who have time to spare. Last year, I watched a Fiery Foods Challenge and the winner of a cooking competition earn two tickets for a Yucatan vacation. Dang. Friends, this could be your chance to get away. I bet you’re already eyeing that two-night stay at Pearl South Padre Resort, which the Travel & Adventure Show is giving away as a door prize this year. The whole shebang runs from November 10-11 at the Dallas Convention Center.
To win a free pair of tickets, just follow the simple instructions down below. I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday, 11/7, at noon.
Jump to view the schedule for chefs who’ll be there this weekend.
Thank the restaurant gods: Avner Samuel and his partner Jon Stevens will not be reopening the Snack space as another concept. Samuel’s wife, Celeste says, “ We’ve closed Snack with no plans to reopen another restaurant. Focusing on NOSH!”2 Comments »
Though many white wines try to take the top spot as favorite each year in Texas, we still love our Chardonnay. Crisp, fresh, tart and intensely mineral or rich, creamy, toasty and nutty, Chardonnay spans enough styles from Old World to New that one is sure to fit any palate. The richer, creamier styles are particularly good white wines to enjoy when the weather turns a bit cooler and menus feature whole roasted chickens, Nantucket bay scallops and roasted winter squash. Here are a few to consider whether you prefer to enjoy an unoaked or very malolactic Chardonnay. Some selections were sent for editorial consideration.
The other evening I finally made my way down to Boulevardier to enjoy a delicious dinner with dozens of other happy eaters, including some of the most impressive restaurateurs and chefs in town. Over Bay of Fundy Gravlox with celery root remoulade and Lemley tomatoes with Burrata I enjoyed a mineral rich Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils Chablis. I love a Chablis. I find the Chardonnay grape maintains a clean, steely and elegant style when made into wine in Chablis, with this one made from completely hand harvested grapes which are then gently pressed, fermented and aged on the lees for 10 months in stainless steel tanks. Light, luscious and lively, filled with mineral notes with stone fruit and spice, a delicious wine with food or on its own. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: Cool Weather Chardonnay"1 Comment »
A little birdy (cough, Desiree Espada) has spotted a new sushi restaurant, Hypnotic Sushi, at 3211 Oak Lawn, Ste. A. What’s interesting about this spot is its partnership with The Public Trust, a contemporary Dallas art gallery. Owner Harlan Hill commissioned owner/director of The Public Trust, Brian Gibb, to redesign the interior. Gibbs has overseen the installment of a Taro-kun large scale mural and several other works by Brent Ozaeta from two of his series.5 Comments »
I’m not sure what the difference between a wine bar and a wine dive is, but I do know one thing: this minichain with the “Fried chicken andChampagne?! Why the hell not?” slogan whipped up a howling tornado of pre-opening publicity. When they opened the doors, the 50-foot bar and 175-seat dining room and 85-seat patio filled to capacity. The left side of the menu, Max’s Classics, is the same in all locations (Houston,Austin, andSan Antonio). The right side is determined by the local chef. InDallas’ case, it’s Patrick Russell, a former sous chef at Craft Dallas. The classics include deliciously crisp deep-fried chicken battered in jalapeño buttermilk. It pairs perfectly with a bottle of Henri Billiot Brut Rose Champagne.
[Max's former GM, Paul Pinnell, has, once again, disappeared from Dallas.]