The day to day weather is still somewhat questionable, so the food trucks are still slow and some are still hibernating. The two best events in Dallas are both at Sigel’s/Greenville on Wednesday and Friday evening. This coming Friday and Saturday, you can find a pop-up event in conjunction with the Fashion Industry Gallery Finale Market at 1807 Ross Ave in Dallas. Cajun Tailgators, Easy Slider and Rockstar Bakeshop will be there Friday. Tutta’s Pizza and Bombay Chopstix will be there Saturday.
Enticed told us that they are starting to book events, so perhaps this is a more reliable indicator of Spring than Punxatawney Phil.
Here’s your schedule for the week. Check Facebook and Twitter before going out. Jump. Continue reading "February 4 Food Truck News and Schedule for Dallas and Ft. Worth"
What the heck is a permanent pop-up restaurant one might wonder? According the news release I just received it is a “restaurant, rotating up-and-coming chefs and design talent every quarter.” Like seasonal chefs.
Kitchen LTO, a concept created by Casie Caldwell founder and owner of Greenz Salads, will open sometime in May. Here’s a brief rundown on how it works:
Chefs and interior designer apply for its “permanent pop-up” restaurant. A screening committee will review applicants and post finalists each quarter. The public will have final vote via Kitchen LTO’s website and social media channels.
Chefs must have at least five years of kitchen experience and be highly organized, possess strong leadership skills, and have a solid grasp of food costing. Chef applicants must also be creative, able to handle pressure and ready for center stage. Culinary training is a must.
Up and coming designers, independent or with a design firm, that are detail oriented, energetic, professional. Must be able to apply design style to match a culinary concept. Design degree preferred, although current design students encouraged to apply.
“Essentially, it’s a limited time offer (“LTO”), where a new restaurant is born every quarter,” Caldwell says. “I designed the restaurant for food lovers like myself who are always exploring new trends and searching for the next best culinary adventure. I can’t think of a better way to do that while fostering the great culinary talent available on a local, regional and national level.”
Good luck, Casie. It sounds like a lot of work to me.
Full press release below. Continue reading "Permanent Pop-Up Restaurant Kitchen LTO to Open in Trinity Groves"6 Comments »
Hedda Dowd, owner of Rise No 1, just informed me that their beloved chef Richard Bertschi passed away suddenly yesterday. The staff posted this message on Facebook.
Today we are all shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Richard Bertschi… Richard, who worked with and for Cherif since he was seventeen. He was honest, loyal and extremely organized. These are character traits that we all strive for and are to be respected, revered and admired. Richard always had the utmost concern for rise n°1, and he was particularly caring to make sure “his crew” always had a variety of food to cook and eat! He will always be remembered for his colorful costumes – he loved Halloween and carved amazing pumpkins. He always did his work with the utmost…Merci pour tout que tu a fait pour nous.
Dowd says the information for viewing and service will be on Rise No 1’s website soon.
UPDATE: There will be a viewing this Wednesday from 6-8pm at Restland Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held Thursday at 10am in Wildwood Chapel at Restland.5 Comments »
Today our third audition tape comes from Meika Johnson. You may have seen Meika on TV before. She recently appeared on the Dallas edition of Bobby Flay’s new show Bobby’s Dinner Battle.
Let’s here it for Meika:
4 Comments »
I am super excited about the development of D-TV and even more excited for the opportunity to be a part of it. I am a true foodie. I love cooking, sharing recipes and taking pictures of foods. I put together this quick one minute video to show you my show idea. I’d love to share more with you, so please feel free to contact me if your are interested. I hope you like it.
The official dates for the 16th annual KRLD Restaurant Week presented by Central Market are August 12-18, 2013. Of course, HAH!, that doesn’t include the pre-events and the post-weeks that many restaurants served the popular three-course prix fixe dinners for only $35 per person and lunches (at select spots) for only $25 a person.
Last year the event raised more than $760,000 for supported partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope Home, a 9 percent increase over 2011.
Below you will find the restaurants recognized as KRLD Restaurant Week 2012 Star Restaurants. They donated the most money to the charity partners. Continue reading "Save the Dates: 2013 KRLD Restaurant Week Presented by Central Market Dates Announced"
J. Pepes on Greenville is closed for renovations. A loyal SideDisher and J. Pepes fan writes in:
J Pepes is closing for “renovations” after Sunday (2/3). Don’t know anything else about what they’re doing, when they’re reopening, etc., but the many regulars are despondent at the loss of their local.
Eater National calls Pizza Hut’s new pizza sliders a “monstrosity.” I call them fancy bagel bites.
Winning the “Grossest Super Bowl Foods” category, these chicken wings cupcakes from a New York bakery are truly, deeply nasty. ABC News says that “the cupcake itself is made of cornbread then topped with blue cheese frosting and accented by an actual chicken wing on top.”
Bonus: It’s National Pancake Day at IHOP tomorrow (Feb. 5). FREE pancakes, my friends. Free pancakes.