Adam Gertler, host of Kid in a Candy Store, dropped by Sissy’s last night to pay his fellow season four contestant of The Next Food Network Star, Lisa Garza, a visit. Garza officially opened Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar with Chef Jeffery Hobbs on Monday, serving Southern comfort food. Looks like this big kid enjoyed the fried chicken, red fish, squash puppies, pork ribs, and cookies and milk that he sampled. A loyal source says he LOVED Sissy’s hot sauce (the same one that I mentioned in yesterday’s post) and thinks Garza’s place will really take off.
Eater Dallas and Park Cities People may have talked about this already, but in case you’ve been hiding in a cave: Marquee Grill Execuchef and “Top Chef Allstar” Tre Wilcox is auctioning himself off for charity. You heard that right, ladies. It’s time to start bidding on Charitybuzz. Winner gets to spend two days in the kitchen (a weekend of their choice) with the hunky chef and enjoy a Chef’s Tasting on Saturday night. All the proceeds go to the Bridge Breast Network, and the bidding ends on February 29 at 1:22 PM CST.
Whoever wins the auction has my permission to post a minute-by-minute, play-by-play blog of the entire experience on Sidedish… maybe.
I’ve heard the new pitcher for the Rangers, Yu “Tall Drink of Water” Darvish, has dined at Del Frisco’s in Fort Worth and Truluck’s in Dallas (McKinney Ave.). I’ve tried to get through to the Rangers front office to find out what kind of pie Yu would like us to deliver to him on National Pie Day, but so far nobody is returning my calls. SHOCKER. So I did some research: Japanese food culture is not big on pie. In fact, the video below shows the only use they have for pie. I like it.
Martha Stewart, the quintessential homemaker, will be gracing Dallas with her presence tomorrow. She’ll be signing copies of her new book, Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark at 1 pm. This coffee table tome might weigh as much as a small child, but the inspiring photography and 100 pages of enticing recipes make the weight (and price tag—$75) well worth it. Give it as a gift this holiday season, or keep it for your own entertaining endeavors. It’s a “good thing.” Get more details about the event here. – Bailey Powell2 Comments »
Holy Anchovy! The AIWF Caesar Salad Competition may be an annual event in its 20th year but the organizers behind the event have no intention of letting the format get stale. So this year, the organization that brought you the competition that often leads to a winner who wins for an ingredient that is far removed from any ingredient in the traditional Caesar salad is mixing it up. The competitors will all be previous winners of the competition. The winner will a kind of Grand Fromage of Dallas Caesar Salad Competitions.
Of the 19, 12 are still in town and this week the AIWF introduced them at the Westin Galleria Hotel, which is where the competition will be held. Without further delay, the role of honor.. Continue reading "AIWF Launches the Mother of All Caesar Salad Competitions"
On August 8, Tei-An is throwing a bash to celebrate their 3rd year at One Arts Plaza. According to tradition, that means you must bring a gift made of leather. (Oh boy, this guy will have a field day!)
But seriously, the party will feature food, drinks, and Hunter Sullivan’s three- piece band.
Tweeter up, Dishers! Tomorrow is the MLB All-Star Game. Don’t give a twit about the game? Me either! But Evan Grant, the Dallas Morning News Rangers beat writer and The Ticket contributor, and I are going to auction a special dinner for two to raise money for the family of Shannon Stone, the Ranger fan who died tragically on Thursday night. You will have a chance to bid on having dinner with Evan and me which is funnier and more interesting than any reality TV show.
Besides Happy Hour prices all night, there will be trivia games and prizes. Rangers swag and baseball tickets, and FREE garlic fries…Check it out. It’s all happening at Gordon Biersch in the Shops at Park Lane. Hope to see you there. Deets.
In-N-Out in Dallas is open for business. 7940 N. Central Expressway.
Jump to meet super-hero, Mr. Carl Van Fleet. Continue reading "Good Morning Dallas: How About a Double-Double Animal Style! In-N-Out is Open in Dallas"11 Comments »
Here’s what you need to know about Dee Lincoln’s second Tasting Room & Bubble Bar:
Two levels, Cedar Springs, yummy flatbread, pillows that feel like silky lamb’s fur, loads of reflective surfaces, excellent bubble-themed chandeliers, many many Park Cities babes in booty accentuating get-ups, wine dispensaries, valet, outdoor patio.
jump to check out some pics… Continue reading "Dee Lincoln’s Cedar Springs Bubble Bar Preview Party. An Evening in Pictures."2 Comments »
When Woodson played for the Oakland Raiders he developed a love for wine and wine country and after partnering with Rick Ruiz, formerly with Mondavi, he created Twentyfour by Charles Woodson. 24 was his number when he played for Oakland. The wine, created in the heart of Napa from fruit grown just outside of Calistoga, is “of pure enjoyment, gratitude, giving back and paying forward.” As noted by Woodson, and evident in his work as $10 of every bottle purchased is donated to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, a part of his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
Woodson will be at the Central Market on Lover’s and Greenville from 4-5 tomorrow, with the line forming at 3pm. He will only be signing bottles of his wine, no memorabilia. You can purchase the wine to hold a spot in line starting at noon.
I loves me some Tony Montana, so I’m extra bummed that I wasn’t at Nobu on Tuesday night to lock eyes with Al Pacino, in town to appear at the Brinker International Forum.
Just in case you were wondering, he of the discomfiting stare was seen dining on yellowtail jalapeno, rock shrimp tempura, and salmon karashi sumiso, all of which are Nobu originals (like the man himself) created by Chef Matt Raso.