Oak’s winter menu is definitely way smarter than I am. Loads of questions popped up when I took a peek at the current menu. What, exactly, is gastrique? Farro? Harissa? For those who didn’t, or don’t, have a clue, but couldn’t bring themselves to admit their lack of gastro-knowledge, that’s why we’re here. Let’s get started.Full Story
The California-based chain opened its first Dallas store near the In-N-Out in September 2012. It announced that it would be the first of many. So far, that was the only Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop in Dallas, and now it has shut down.Full Story
Last night Sigel’s Fine Wine and Spirits hosted one of their benchmark tasting events at Park Cities Club, this time featuring great (and I mean great) Pinot Noir wines from around the world.Full Story
Dear Lakewood area residents,
You now have a growler filling station. It opened last Saturday, March 8, at 6448 East Mockingbird. Please behave and drink heavily. Here are some tidbits of info about the new spot.Full Story
In restaurants, we believe the customer is always right. Unless, of course, they’re not.
Sauce. Protein. Starch. Vegetable. All of these elements are seasoned and cooked in a way to make a delicious, harmonious dish. During menu development, chefs mix flavors and textures that (hopefully) rock a diner’s world. They consider the season, the area, and what food trends are sweeping the fine dining world. Blood, sweat, and tears are part of this exhaustive process, which is why it makes the kitchen sad when diners ask for modifications before even tasting a dish. Case in point: Sally Albright in When Harry Meets Sally. Try not to be like her.Full Story
The luckiest day of the year is right around the corner, thanks to the Irish, of course. Bagpipers, red heads, beer, corned beef, and cabbage may be stereotypical of St. Patrick’s Day, but never under-appreciated in Dallas. Check out these 12 beautiful ways to celebrate St. Patty’s with some food and drink.Full Story
On Friday, March 14, the city will shut down Flora Street and Harwood Street for a downtown Arts District Spring Break Party: Crow Collection of Asian Art, Nasher, DMA. The party starts at 6pm with some of Dallas’ better food trucks, including Easy Slider, Guava Tree, Jack’s Chowhound, Pompeii DFW, Ruthie’s, Rock’n'Rick’s, Nammi, What’s da Scoop, bobaddition, Bombay Street Food, and others.Full Story
While all you guys were busy stuffing croissant-donuts in your face, cronut creator Dominique Ansel was busy experimenting with a new invention. And this time, the New York pastry chef has done the weird-possible. His newest creation, chocolate chip cookie shots, combines America’s favorite dessert-dunking habit into one little edible cup party.Full Story
Mico Rodriguez has his life back in order and is rolling out a new concept Mesero in Inwood Village.Full Story
She’s been around Dallas for years, but claims she doesn’t get out much anymore. Tomorrow’s weather coupled with a special occasion creates a need for information. Can you suggest a quiet restaurant patio?Full Story
Black-eyed peas are a humble yet well-loved legume famous for dotting New Years celebration tables. Known primarily for the good luck and fortune they bring to those who consume them, a satisfying bowl is all some can think about during the winter season. Their presence doesn’t stop there; I see them continually popping up as a hearty salad option and favorite dip on party tables throughout the year.Full Story
Dallas’ Economic Development Committee met this morning at Dallas City Hall, and Trinity Groves was on the agenda, specifically TIF (tax increment financing) reimbursements related to Phase II of the Trinity Groves project.
“They’ll be widening sidewalks and redeveloping two of the vacant buildings,” explained Karl Zavitkovsky, Director of Office of Economic Development for the City of Dallas.Full Story
Our dining critic, Nancy Nichols, is going to be a guest chef for a Cafe Momentum pop-up dinner. Check out Uncle Nancy’s Tongue in Cheek Cafe dinner.Full Story
It’s Food Feedback Friday on SideDish. Tell us where you spent your calories this week.Full Story
From a night of bohemian madness to a beer and music festival, you are bound to find something to occupy this (hopefully) gorgeous weekend.Full Story
Dan Koller over on People Newspapers has photographic evidence that the Purple Cow is dead. There will be no more blue cheese burgers and purple milkshakes at Preston Royal Village, my friends. You’ll have to use your imagination from now on.Full Story
On Friday, February 28, Gianpiero Lorenzo and Dave Pedack were merely setting up chairs outside of their new cafe for a Facebook photo, when a flood of people stopped by and started enjoying the first fruits of their labor. Lorenzo, from Naples, and Pedack intended to open their brand-new sidewalk street cafe at 1520 Elm Street, aptly named Cafe Strada, quietly. But clearly that didn’t happen.
“We completely sold out of gelato!” Lorenzo tells me. On the very first day, the Euro-style cafe ran out of 20 gallons of house-made gelato. The pistachio, black cherry, and hazelnut mocha—all gone. Only a little bit of mango sorbet was left.Full Story
Chef Eddy Thretipthuangisin recently left PakPao for BITE, an upscale American restaurant, in Fort Worth. The restaurant is slated to open March 20, and it will begin taking reservations on Monday, March 10.Full Story
One of my best friends in college was a guy named Oshri. As the beekeeper of the Duke Gardens, he had it something bad for those pointy little bugs.
During one of his honey-collecting trips, I suited up in a white space suit outfit and helped him bottle raw honey into a hundred plastic containers. Some containers had dead, crystallized ants in them. Others didn’t. I remember taking home a bottle with one of the dead bugs and feeling proud of it.
Raw, unfiltered honey is one of the best things we can enjoy. It helps with allergies, it has changed the economy of Sierra Leone, and it makes our world a better place. All the honeys we taste-tested this week were so different from each other, it’s kind of incredible.Full Story
Hey Dallas. Somebody needs to do this! An anonymous person compiled a handbook with photos and personal details about the dining critics in Washington D.C. and distributed it to restaurants all over the city. It’s smart and well done. Talk about uniting the restaurant community!Full Story