We still have a relatively slow week with food truck events. We have the usual Wednesday and Friday pop-up events at Sigel’s/Greenville, as well as the Wednesday Crate & Barrel/Knox Ave. pop-up.
On Thursday, in North Dallas, we have Gourmet Eatz at 15105 Preston at Belt Line. The truck line-up includes Eat Jo Dawgs, Tutta’s Pizza, Bombay ChopStix, and My Cupcake Garden.
On Friday, from about 4:30pm to 8:30pm, several of the best food trucks will be celebrating the holiday season in Colleyville at Holly Colley Holiday at Main St. at Colleyville Blvd.
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A very bright Disher with a mind for springing questions asks for your opinion. Seems he frequents three bars, the names of which I have removed, where independent food vendors enter the establishment and sell barbecue sandwiches, burritos, tamales, and other items. The bartenders don’t seem to mind because they don’t serve food. My first thought is that the selling of food in a public establishment without a catering license is illegal. Here is his initial question.
I’ve noticed a trend in bars that don’t serve food which I’d like to get your opinion on. It’s very common now to see different food vendors walking through places like the XXX, XXX, and XXX selling barbecue, tamales, burritos, etc. On a given night, these vendors will make several passes through these bars and I’ve seen them sell as much as $35 on a single pass. What’s the protocol on this? The bar owners get nothing out of this, the bartenders pay full price for their food and let’s face it, customers who eat more drink less.
Anyone seen this? Dealt with it in your establishment? Love to hear from you.13 Comments »
For some reason, Thanksgiving food always tastes better after Thanksgiving Day. It just does. Every year, I look forward to the turkey rice noodle soup we make after my family completely shreds the poor bird. My mom makes turkey stock from the bones in a ginormous pot, and after it cooks long enough, we add rice noodles and zha cai (Chinese pickled vegetables) to the floating pieces of shredded turkey. I swear on my dog’s grave that this easy-to-make soup is the best dish in the world. (Plus, it requires few ingredients and little muscle work.) Christmas season just isn’t the same unless it starts off with a bowl of honest turkey noodle soup.
If you’re looking for ways to get rid of your extra homemade cranberry sauce, I’ve recently discovered that it pairs amazingly well with multigrain pancakes. Try it. There’s no need for maple syrup, either.
For more quick ways to get rid of leftovers, visit this New York Times article. They call it a “radical rethinking.” I call it a way of life. For those of you with creative Thanksgiving leftover recipes, post them down below. Sharing is caring, right?2 Comments »
The empress of chocolate, Katherine Clapner, extends her Dude, Sweet Chocolate across the lands of North Texas. A shop at 8304 Preston Center Plaza Drive and another at 2925 Crockett St. in Fort Worth will open “the first week in December.” Check your calendar: that is NEXT WEEK. To get you in the mood: Food porn starring Katherine Clapner.
Twelve months ago, only a few hard-core diners were aware of chef Jason Maddy’s culinary capabilities. Back then, he was just the former chef de cuisine at The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Now he is nationally recognized as a trend-bending genius. In August, Oak was named one of the 50 finalists for Bon Appetit’s list of the 10 best new restaurants in the country.
What a banner year for new, creative restaurant concepts in North Texas. Octopus emerged as the “it” dish from the sea. Fried chicken replaced gourmet burgers, and fancy hot dogs pushed gringo tacos back to the street. Champagne and locally brewed craft beer now quench our thirst. As we went to press, fine dining was sneaking back into the scene. Three high-profile chefs—Matt McCallister, Stephan Pyles, John Tesar—were still working on their hyper-focused restaurants. In the meantime, grab a shot of Fernet Branca and open wide for a marrow luge.
The top ten are Oak, Off-Site Kitchen, Boulevardier, Driftwood, Mr. Mesero, Urban Rio, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen, Woodshed, Mi Dia, and the long shot, Zio Cecio. I left some mighty fine restaurants on the cutting room floor. It was a great year. Looking forward to an even better 2013. Here’s the story. Read it and eat.3 Comments »
Happy Back-To-Work Day for all of you! To alleviate your sadness, we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the 29th annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival on November 30, which takes place inside the Irving Convention Center at 7 p.m. It’s a festival celebrating French and American vintages with cancans, caricatures, French music, and mimes. Eat (small bites from places like Boulevardier and Cadot, just to name a few). Drink (wines from Bourdeaux and Rhone Valley). And make merry on a Friday night, like all you vinos know how to do.
To enter this giveaway, tell us your favorite French wine in the comments below. We’ll pick a winner on Wednesday at noon, and that lucky person’s name will be placed at will call.
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