You eat with a bowl. I eat with a bowl. In fact, I just finished eating blueberries from my bowl.
On March 1, you can go home with a new handcrafted dish and help a hungry Dallas brother out. The North Texas Food Bank is hosting its yearly Empty Bowls luncheon at the Meyerson Symphony Center for a mere $35 in advance ($45 at the door). The Youth Strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will play, you will eat, and then you will take a bowl home. If you don’t want one, you only have to pay $25 for lunch. All proceeds will benefit the work that the Food Bank is doing to feed some of our struggling individuals and families in the area. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.
Friday, March 1, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201 (Click here for parking map)
Garage parking is available – price depends on specific garage. Valet parking is available for $25.
Tickets can be purchased online and at the door. Go here for more information.
Blame it on Paula Deen. She popularized the donut burger trend (meat patty squashed between two donuts), and now Twisted Root is taking it a step further. For the month of February, TR is featuring the “If This is Wrong… I Don’t Want to be Right” burger for $9.99. It’s a cheddar burger with a fried egg and two strips of bacon snuggled up inside two donuts.
If you’ve given up desserts for Lent (like me), this may be the perfect way to get around it…
…but then that would defeat the purpose of Lent. Crud.
Tim “Pied Piper of Peavy” Rogers lives in East Dallas. He loves East Dallas. He is a frequent customer at Goodfriend. In this month’s D Magazine, Timmy writes a nice piece on Marc Cassel and the special camaraderie that exists between the chefs, cooks, beer folks, and restaurateurs of East Dallas. Some of the history goes way back to the dark ages of Deep Ellum. Let’s here it for Timmy.
One night several weeks before the January opening of their East Dallas restaurant, 20 Feet Seafood Joint, Marc Cassel and his wife, Suzan Fries, tested their new fryer for the first time. Fries wore a blue apron and a short haircut suited to kitchen work. She squeezed a pastry bag, producing a series of chocolate “20”s on parchment paper, while Cassel, in matching apron, his long white goatee giving him the appearance of a birthday party magician, gingerly laid a piece of battered cod into hot oil. First he tried a yeast batter, then tempura. Brined fish, then unbrined. Much experimentation lay ahead as the couple worked toward a menu.
Fun Friday Fact Time: On Wednesday, some crazy winemakers dropped four cases of 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into Charleston Harbor. No big deal. They’re just trying to replicate the taste of wine that’s been found from shipwrecks.
Ramen, ramen, ramen! After I read about these pop-up ramen shops on craveDFW, my instinct was to hide this bit of news from you guys. I wanted all the ramen to myself. Alas, the web editor told me that this is my job. I must do it. So here I am. Justin Holt (Lucia) will be at the Tradewinds Social Club on Friday and Ten Bells Tavern on Saturday, after midnight, with $5 bowls of ramen.
Since it’s National Margarita Day, Central 214 is doing a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ just for y’all. Bartender Amber West is making $9 Avaritas (tarragon, thai chili, infused el Jimador, Mathilde XO), and you can get a chicken confit quesadilla + mini Avarita for $12.
NOSH on Oak Lawn is having a Middle Eastern cooking class at 10 a.m. It’s $85 for the class, lunch, and wine pairings. Call 214.528.9400 to reserve a spot.
Chef David Anthony Temple is back with another weird, but interesting email. He’s hosting a pre-Oscar night celebration at 7:30 p.m. in Deep Ellum, where he’ll be featuring clips and short films to go with his Django Unchained soul food gumbo, Les Mis salad, and wild boar and smoked boudin for Beasts of the Southern Wild. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading "Pop-Up Ramen Shops, Oscar-Watching Parties, and Other Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, Feb. 22-24"2 Comments »
Dishers, happy Friday! Where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.10 Comments »