The boutique bowling alley, Bowl & Barrel, that we’ve been speculating about for months and months is finally open today. It’s right across from Park Tavern inside The Shops at Park Lane. Now you don’t have to eat crappy pizza at Main Event if you want to have a good bowling time, because the lovely Sharon Hage has designed the menu for Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz’s new dig. “Chef Hage’s menu includes house baked pretzels, a fresh oyster program, artisan hot dogs and sandwiches, and features a mix of seasonal and local ingredients,” says the press release.
15 bowling lanes and a full-service restaurant. I think I’m in love.
CBS is looking for amateur bakers with great whipping abilities (in the kitchen). Its new baking series (no name yet) “follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors – young, old, from every background and every corner of the United States – as they attempt to prove their baking prowess.” The producers tell me that the CBS version is based on a popular show in the UK called The Great British Bake Off. Sounds tasty. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next best amateur baker, apply here and attend the open casting call at DUO: All Things Culinary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.
The first five people to reply down below with a line that goes something along the lines of “YES, I AM TOTALLY GOING TO THIS CASTING CALL TO BECOME A FAMOUS BAKER AND I HAVE ALREADY PRE-REGISTERED” will get a front-of-the-line pass, c/o of the nice CBS producer. Good night, and good luck. May you bake with fury.13 Comments »
Before Lucky Peach, a food quarterly by Momofuku’s David Chang, exploded into our consciousness with its first issue – one wholly dedicated to ramen – most food enthusiasts on the east and west coasts were already keenly aware of the growing noodle situation happening in the United States. But somewhere between our immigration patterns and our rooted Southern culture, the ramen movement didn’t make it down south. At least, not yet. There isn’t a single outstanding restaurant dedicated solely to ramen art in Dallas, and there wasn’t a single one in Austin, either, until Ramen Tatsu-Ya (owned by Tatsu Aikawa and Takuya Matsumoto) opened at the end of August this year. Then the ramen scene in Texas changed.
Jump for the love of noodles.5 Comments »