Chef Jeffery Hobbs will be the executive chef at American F+B, the new comfort restaurant in Fort Worth opening in 2013. Teresa Gubbins is all over it. She says that Hobbs will not be opening his own restaurant, like he promised us after he left Sissy’s back in September. My dreams of a potential restaurant called Hobbity Hobbs, to open in conjunction with the premier of The Hobbit, are now dashed. Sad day.
Babb Bros BBQ and Blues opens this Thursday on November 29 at Trinity Groves. Nancy said it would open in early November, but you know how restaurant timelines work. There’s always some kind of delay. The important thing is that Midwestern-style barbecue has found a home in Dallas at the Babb Bros. And once the TABC license arrives, according to Thrillist, there’ll be plenty of drinking to be done in West Dallas.
Heinz has a new jalapeno ketchup. I don’t know how I feel about this. It feels like a betrayal on the original.
Most restaurants run on tight margins. They take a chance every time they place an order for supplies. Today comes word from Jeff Frankel, owner of Mattito’s. The city has basically shut down Routh St. between Cedar Springs and Carlisle, leaving Mattito’s customers wondering how they get to his restaurant. They have place a “road closed” and “no outlet” sign at Carlisle. Yesterday, the first day of the closure, his sales were cut in half. Frankel is headed to City Hall to ask for relief. Meanwhile, Mattito’s is open and the parking lot is easily accessible via Carlisle. Go. Eat. Report.
The Nutcracker has landed at the Ritz-Carlton. Dallas’ 2nd annual Brunch of the Sugar Plum Fairy, scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 1, will feature a buffet with gifts for all children and a performance by dancers from the Texas Ballet Theater School. Cookie-decorating stations with candles, sprinkles and tubes of icing will probably put your kids into sugar overdrive, but at least the hearty scrambled eggs from ‘Rudolph’s Farm’ and Santa’s breakfast potatoes will balance the nutrition content out. Hopefully.
Dress your kids in their holiday best, and don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy, book, or stuffed animal to donate to the Children’s Medical Center.
Tickets are $70 for both adults and children of all ages. (Pricing includes complimentary valet parking as well as tax and gratuity.) To reserve your spot, go here.
This holiday season we would like to support our local food businesses. Carol and I are compiling a Local Food Gift Guide for SideDish. The post will be dedicated to spotlighting those who make food-related items one can purchase for gifts or serve at a gathering. If you make jelly, jam, chocolate, aprons, coffee cake, ham, table linen, turkey, casseroles, wine openers, olive oil, brownies or any other groovy food item, send Carol an email (email@example.com) with your information and a picture if you have one. Only products made in the DFW area or close by.1 Comment »
In June, 2010, I wrote a blog post called Remembering Dallas Restaurants: How Far Back Do You Go. There were over 100 comments and reading them is a real trip down memory lane for those of us who have been around here for a long (really long) time. This morning comes an email from a reader. She’s jonsing for Jamie’s. Remember Jamie’s Gourmet Burgers on Lemon Avenue. One reader swears it was on Inwood but I remember it being behind Esquire Theater on Oak Lawn. They served stuffed burgers, curly fries, and baked beans. THE BEST thing about Jamie’s? The centerpiece was a flag and you raised it when you wanted a server. I can’t believe nobody else has ever done that. It’s brilliant. Anyway, back to my original point. Reader asks all you geezers out there to stretch your brains back to mid-70s.
Nancy, Years ago there was a Jaimie’s (Jamie’s sp.?) restaurant on Lemon Ave. They were known for their stuffed burgers. One was with walnuts. Is there any way I can find this recipe? Or anything you know of that ?
Anybody else got a recipe request or story to tell?20 Comments »