Yesterday, we learned that Trader Joe’s will be moving into the Knox area, where Taverna and La Fiorentina (two Lombardi restaurants) are both located. A press release just hit my inbox. Yes, Trader Joe’s is going in, and now Lombardi’s two babies are moving out. Taverna will be moving right next to Toulouse (Knox/Henderson area), adjacent to the Katy Trail, at the end of 2013.
The fate of La Fiorentina, on the other hand, remains unknown. Here’s the latest word: “Beginning in January and continuing through late February, La Fiorentina will be available only for special events and private parties until a new site is selected. Mr. Lombardi is currently reviewing options for La Fiorentina’s new home.”
Every year on SideDish, we like to devote our energy to supporting small local food businesses here in DFW. For twelve days, we’ve been highlighting jams, jellies, pies, classes, wines, coffees, teas, and basically any food product made locally on Dallas (or close to it) soil. Today is Juice Cleanse Day. For more gift ideas, take a look through our last eleven days at the bottom of this post.
Back in October, ShopTalk editor Raya Ramsey did a 5-day cleanse with Roots Juices, the company that packages fruits and vegetables into neat containers for a healthy, nutritious experience. Well, she loved it. Raya is currently sitting right next to me and and raving about the almond milk, which she says is creamy and nutty tasting.
Roots has several kinds of kits: the Detox & Cleanse (very popular), Hangover Recovery, Cocktail Mixers, and The 6 Pack. Any of these would be perfect for that health-conscious friend or relative who’s always wanted to do a juice cleanse, but never knew how to go about doing it. And since Brent Rodgers, the man behind Roots Juices, is feeling very generous this holiday season and knows exactly what you need, he’s offering a free Hangover Recovery kit to one very lucky SideDish reader. Here’s how to win: The third person to tweet out a link to this post (please include @DSideDish) will earn this $30-value prize. Got that? So easy, right? Look, here’s all the stuff you could win:3 Comments »
Steak: Cut from the heart of a rib-eye loin, the eye of rib is seasoned with salt and grilled over mesquite. The beef comes from Masami Cattle Ranch in California.
Sauce: Sugar is cooked dry until it dissolves and then deglazed with soy, orange juice, orange zest, and mirin.
Shallots: Shallots are sliced: dredged in a mixture of flour, paprika, cayenne, cumin, and salt; and then fried in canola oil.
Garnish: An edible garnish of red ribbon sorrel is used.1 Comment »
I’ve dined at Rosemont four or five times and it has never been crowded. I’d love to see this restaurant, and more like it, succeed in Deep Ellum. Go. Eat. Report.
Chef/owner Tracy Miller has spent the last nine years creating refined and stylish American food at Local, her dinner-only restaurant in the BoydHotel. At Rosemont, she offers the same sensibility for breakfast and lunch. If you hit the sophisticated white-on-white dining room early on a sunny morning, keep your sunglasses on, and order a strong cappuccino topped with frothy steamed milk and flecks of cinnamon as you take a seat because it could take awhile for a menu to arrive. The service at both breakfast and lunch is disorganized. Our dainty plate with a small (but filling) oatmeal waffle with mascarpone cream and figs arrived almost hot, but scrambled eggs topped with wilted spinach and cherry tomato sauce were hard and barely warm. The two gentlemen in expensive suits across from us were living it up.5 Comments »