After a Kid ‘n Play listening party at my uncle’s garage apartment, we discovered our appetites soon overpowered our dancing needs. The Yellow Belly food truck sat just down the street waiting to finish us off with some hearty food goodness. We ordered in the cold and waited inside an old phone booth for our food to get itself ready. When the Flying Swine (pork wings served on local greens tossed in their signature vinaigrette with blue cheese crumbles) came out, it screamed authenticity. The meat was tense at the bite, and then it fell tenderly and cleanly from the bone. It was a savory little basket, and the vinaigrette covered the local greens with ease and brightness.
Though you just may have had the most romantic evening and meal of your life last night, there are still many opportunities to taste with your sweetie in the upcoming weeks. Here are few that top the list through February.
TJ’s Seafood Market has created a great draw for wine loving, fish eating fans, and next Tuesday they highlight this with a French inspired dinner featuring their gorgeous seafood paired with everything from Sancerre to Chablis to Red Burgundy paired with Bouillabaise, Mussels, Tuna, Salmon and more, $130 for dinner and pairings. Reservations required - 214-219-3474.
If you and your sweetie are whiskey fans stop by Sigel’s on Wednesday from 6pm-8pm at their Addison location for their Scotch Whiskey festival with tastes of everything from Laphroaig 18yr, Glenfiddich 21yr, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or, Dalmore 18 yr and dozens more…plus, everything is on sale.
Thursday, February 21, Domaine Wine Company celebrates Wine, Women and Art featuring the artwork by Jeanette Korab with a portion of any art sales donated to The Dallas Woman’s Forum. The evening will include champagne and wine tastings paired with bites from Scardello.
Wednesday, February 27 The Grape takes a trip to Spain for their monthly Come-As-You-Are wine dinner focused on Spain with Chef de Cuisine
Danyele McPherson creating a three-course meal paired with a variety of Spanish wines to make you feel like you are walking through the Bouqeria in Barcelona. As with all of The Grape’s Come-As- You-Are, join them anytime between 5:30 and 9pm for this special menu, and enjoy at your own pace.
She’s a lawyer and asks that we don’t hold that against her. Here is the swing and the pitch:
I love food- plain and simple. From discovering new places in Dallas to trying new recipes in my own kitchen, my passion is food. Additionally, I love encouraging people to order outside of the box. While many people in Dallas consider themselves foodies, I believe there are an equal number who are intimidated by some of the items on restaurant menus. Food is an adventure- and I want to help others discover how great the journey can be! On Dallas Dish we would explore all that the DFW food scene has to offer, while also making seemingly unapproachable choices less intimidating. I want Dallas Dish to be a place for the inner foodie in everyone!
When I was little, my dad once told me that he always tried something different when he went to a restaurant. Since then, that has been my eating philosophy. My Mamaw is German, so my childhood afternoons were spent eating liverwurst sandwiches, schnitzel, spaetzle, and sausages- opening my palate to a new world. I grew up in northwest Louisiana, but have travelled to Ireland, England, Italy, Greece, France, and Mexico. I love fine dining at its best, but nothing beats an amazing hamburger or a dressed hot dog!
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I hate it when this happens: You have a fond food memory and attempt to find it. This guy has a scent; he needs to find the trail.
I’ve been trying to locate a restaurant. The best cannelloni and chocolate mousse I’ve had in Dallas are at stake. A few years back, a restaurateur named Carlos (never knew or can’t remember his last name) operated a restaurant called Rigatoni on Skillman just south of LBJ. Not much to look at, but the food … Mmmmmmmmm. Mmm. Especially the items just mentioned. Recession and dwindling crowds (our part of Lake Highlands can’t seem to keep restaurants going) gradually brought a good thing to a close. We know he opened a restaurant in Richardson (staff told us on our last visit before Rigatoni closed), but have no idea what the name of it is or where it’s located (except they said it was on Campbell). I know it’s a long shot, but thought some of this might ring a bell.
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Dishers, happy Friday! Where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.4 Comments »