Josephine’s Italian Wine Bistro, the cozy spot in Frisco, is closed. John Wilen writes:
We are writing to inform you that Josephine’s Italian Bistro has closed. While most of you have already redeemed your Groupons, we know that some have not, and we want to get your money back to you as soon as possible.
That’s what I call closing with class. You can reach Wilen at 972-731-8300.
Events around food trucks and trailers are slowing down as the temperature drops. Hopefully, the food trucks have been storing their nuts, as they should expect their revenue to drop 50% to 75% with the colder temps.
The Wednesday and Friday pop-up events at Sigels/Greenville will continue to take place.
The Thursday Gourmet Eatz at Preston/Beltline is dead after complaints from nearby bricks’n'mortar operations.
Saturday evening, several trucks will be in Frisco for a “Christmas in the Square” event. Several food trucks will be at Addison’s Vitruvian Square.
One of Denton’s long time food trucks, The Angry Friar, reported on it’s Facebook page that it is shutting up operations.
Here is your schedule for the week. Especially with risk of ice, always check Facebook and Twitter feeds. Jump for it. Continue reading "December 10 Food Truck News and Schedule in Dallas/Ft. Worth"
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For the twelve days, we’ll be highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Cooking Class Day. If you’ve got a product that you want included, send me an email with your information and a picture. This list will often be updated, so don’t fret about deadlines. We’re here to serve you guys.
The cooking classes at Central Market never fail to impress. Book a cooking class for your special someone, then reap all the benefits when that person learns a thing or two in the kitchen and brings those skills back home.
New Years Dinner for Two (Lovers Lane location)
Monday, December 31, 12 p.m.
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If staying at home by the fire and enjoying a meal you’ve made is your idea of a perfect way to greet the new year, join us in this morning’s class. We’ll offer directions and you’ll make a dinner for two to take with you to enjoy this evening. A list of suggested wines will be included in the class packet. Menu includes:
- Individual Shrimp Cocktail, Two Ways;
- Pan Seared Beef Filets with Port Cherry Reduction;
- Roasted Winter Vegetables;
- Potato Gratin with Blue Cheese; and
- Individual Crème Brûlée with a Raspberry Coulis.
$120 (One person cooks and you take-home dinner for two)
Last week, at a come-and-go tasting lunch hosted by the recently launched Gina’s Organic Kitchen, I fell head-over-heels in love with this raspberry chia mousse. One bite and I was a goner. Gina Villalobos, the Organic Health Queen, whipped together this dessert made from chia seeds, coconut milk, raspberries, and dark agave nectar. It’s dairy-free, amazingly light and airy, and satisfies that sweet tooth without being too sugary. I told Gina that I could eat her raspberry chia mousse every day, and I mean it. I would do anything to get my hands on one right now…
Gina sells each raspberry chia mousse for $6.95. You can either visit Gina’s commissary kitchen for eat-in or pick-up, or order for delivery from the food truck. If you want some of this ch-ch-ch-chia mousse, pick up your phone and dial 214-702-5685.2 Comments »
Good news. Remember the old Luna Tortilla Factory building downtown? About a block from the Perot Museum? Mike Karns, who also owns the El Fenix chain, has moved into the Factory at 1611 McKinney Ave. and turned it into the second location of Meso Maya. He’s kept the original floors and archways, but the place looks shiny and new, and the patio is still the biggest highlight. Nancy wasn’t the biggest fan of Meso Maya’s Tex-Mex food-disguised-as-authentic-Mexican, but I do hear there will be chicharonnes (pork cracklings) at this new location. Wahoo.
Here’s a bonus bit of good news: Mike Karns is also opening a tacqueria one block away from Klyde Warren Park on Caroline Street. La Ventana will serve everyday Mexican food (so, basically, tacos with homemade white tortillas) at this spot where you can quench your thirst with margaritas, Mexican beers, and Mexican sodas.
So, what does this mean? In summary: