Brian and Christi Rudolph, owners of the Holy Grail Pub, are opening a new Texas comfort food restaurant in Irving. The press release states: “FM Smoke House will feature many smoked dishes such as bacon-injected brisket, beer can chicken, beef short ribs, beef tenderloin and house made hot dogs. Other menu items include Texas favorites such as chicken fried steak, fried turkey breast, chili, and frito pie. Special smoked meats and seafood will be available on a rotating basis in season.”
FM Smoke House will have a full bar, family-style platters, and take-out and catering options.
660 Walnut Ridge Road; operating hours will be 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. daily.3 Comments »
Businesses are still feeling sleepy after New Year’s, so not too many events going on this weekend. Let’s hope some of these will keep you guys occupied. Check ‘em out.
Smoky-voiced, local artist Goga is performing live at The Renaissance Hotel at 7 p.m. tonight. This charming man can sing everything from jazz to alternative, and Asador is offering food and drink specials all night to guests.
Sea Breeze Fish Market and Grill is celebrating with whole belly clams two ways this weekend. Get them on a New England clam roll ($16.99) or a whole belly fried clam plate ($24.99) up until Sunday.
Dishers, happy Friday! Where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.2 Comments »
Remember when Teresa Gubbins broke the story on CultureMap about Lower Greenville’s new food truck park? Chef Jason Boso of Twisted Root is in charge of turning the vacant lot sitting across the street from a future Trader Joe’s into a buzzing new hotspot for truck foods. Not only is he opening his own Philly cheesesteak restaurant inside the lot, but he also invited Aaron Barker and Sarah Miller of Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams to open a tiny, tiny little store right next to it.
Carnival Barker, a two-person operation that started almost exactly a year ago, sells its dreamy flavors (like Munchies, a peanut butter-based ice cream with chocolate-covered potato chips) inside stores like Bolsa Mercado for five to six dollars per pint. It’s finally getting its own space in Lower Greenville late May 2013. Halle-ice-cream-lujah! Barker says that the store will be similar to the way Amy’s Ice Cream on South Congress (in Austin) is run. ”I think we’re going to have a space there with a walk up, but you can’t sit inside and eat.”
(Unlike South Congress Amy’s, families will have a place to eat outside. Plenty of picnic tables inside the food truck park will be there for maximum ice cream enjoyment.)
I’m pretty excited. Barker and Miller are working on ice cream sandwiches as we speak. A nutella cookie filled with nutella ice cream is in the works, and it should be ready for post-winter feasting. Barker told me to “eat in moderation,” but there’s no way I’m listening. I have four pints of Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams sitting in my freezer, and I fully intend to finish them off by the end of this week.2 Comments »