Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 2-4

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy petting zoos. You’ll have a better understanding why I do as you continue reading. Point is, I’m going to Grand Prairie tomorrow because of a petting zoo. Have I already talked about these before? Sorry, I love animals. Enough about that, continue reading to find out […]

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Texas Fest at Sigel’s Tonight

Over the past several years the entrepreneurial spirit has grasped many spirit loving individuals throughout our state, taking hold in a variety of forms from wine to craft beer to quality spirits, even mead.  Tonight from 6-8pm Sigel’s will welcome many to their Fitzhugh location for a celebration of all things Texas, including Post Oak […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Hofmann Hots in Trinity Groves Just Opened Today

I rolled my smokes up into my sleeve, polished up with some nice pomade (Dapper Dan’s to be exact), and hustled my way over to the media event for Hofmann Hots on Wednesday night. I love any chance I get to cross the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and this night was just swell with good […]

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Megan “The Hofmann Hots Hottie” Lucas is The Woman Behind Zaccanelli Lawsuit

Timmy has  an update on the story we reported yesterday: Phil Romano is suing Hofmann Hots CEO Frank Zaccanelli for misuse of funds. . Apparently, Zaccanelli was supporting Megan Lucas, a former hostess at Nick & Sam’s. The first Hofmann Hots, at 340 Singleton Blvd.,will open in ten minutes. Should be a bobby dazzler. UPDATE: Timmy is […]

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Phil Romano sues Hofmann Hots CEO Frank Zaccanelli For Misuse of Funds

Really?  Holy cow.  I just flipped over to EaterDallas and saw the headline: Hofmann’s CEO Gets Sued for Using Company Money as His Personal Slush Fund. Frank, I know you’re a tough guy but, dude, you don’t ever want to piss off Phil Romano. (Right Dotty?) Especially on his home court of Trinity Groves. Allegedly, Zaccanelli […]

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Hofmann Hots in Trinity Groves Heats Up for Soft Opening

A little weenie in the Hofmann Hots organization in Trinity Groves just told me the first “store” is getting ready for a soft opening on February 8.They will feature smoked kielbasa quarter pound or natural lamb casing German franks on housemade buns. Expect to see a Fajita Dog (grilled red and green bell peppers, grilled sweet onion, […]

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The Bowery Tavern Closes. Relocation is Possible.

A hot dog-loving Disher sent me a note. He tried to go to The Bowery Tavern on McKinney but the valet told him they were closed. Said hot dog-loving Disher went home and checked their Facebook Page. It says: Bowery is relocating! Please stay tuned for further details on our new spot and opening date. […]

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Hot Dogs are Haute: Bowery Tavern in Dallas

Anybody been to Bowery for a hot dog? Todd Johnson has eaten most of them and he files this report.  It looks like gourmet burgers have moved aside to make room for hot dogs as the next comfort food to get its trendy haute cuisine moment in Dallas, as evidenced by a number of planned […]

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Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs on Gaston Avenue Opens This Weekend

Over the summer, Nancy reported that Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs was opening at 6340 Gaston Ave. sometime in the fall. Jerry’s is a small California chain restaurant expanding into Dallas, and its first Texas location should be open by this weekend, according to Joe Corcoran, one of the owners. He says they’re shooting for Friday. If […]

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Sharon Hage Develops Seasonal Menus for Boutique Bowling Alley, Bowl & Barrel, at The Shops at Park Lane

No, I did not make that headline up. The first boutique bowling alley in Dallas, Bowl & Barrel, is scheduled to open at The Shops at Park Lane near the end of November. What is a boutique bowling alley? According to owners Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, founders of FreeRange Concepts, it’s a “classic bowling […]

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Takeru Kobayashi Stuffs Down 60 Hot Dogs in Less Than Three Minutes at the State Fair

By the time Friday afternoon rolled around, I was prepared to watch a lot of sick hot dog action going on at the State Fair of Texas. Takeru Kobayashi, as you all know, is the world champion eater who recently signed on with Hoffmann Hot Dogs as the brand ambassador, and he’s been judging and […]

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The Stand on McKinney Avenue is Closed

Tip of the hat to Disher JM: Walked by [The Stand] tonight, they appear to have abruptly closed. A note on the door says they are “going back to their roots” and opening a food truck soon.It’s kind of surprising, their food was good and they always seemed busy. Voicemail at brick and mortar says the restaurant […]

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Eat This Now: Bowery’s Croque Madame Hot Dog

As seen in our October issue. Bun: Local bakery La Francaise bakes the bun. Wiener: The all-angus beef hot dog is from Patuxent Farms. Toppings: The wiener is wrapped with a slice of Black Forest ham and seared on a flat-top grill, which brings out the meat’s natural smokiness. The hot dog is then topped with […]

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Update on Trinity Groves: Restaurateurs are Lining Up. Potential Reality TV Show About Project Revealed

Last February, I took my first tour of Trinity Groves, the 13-acre restaurant-retail-artist-and-entertainment development at the base of the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Developers Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts, and Larry “Butch” McGregor expect Trinity Groves to be a hotbed for entrepreneurial thinking. They compare the multi-use development filled with restaurants, shops, […]

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Bishop Arts Gets Two More Restaurants

Holy crow, where will all the parking spaces go! Rob Shearer updates the situation going on with the Oak Cliff Mercantile space leased by Sarah Lombardi earlier this summer. Shearer reports Lombardi (yes of that Lombardi Family Concepts) is also taking over the space next door and adding Dog House, an “eatery, taproom & commons.”

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Takeru Kobayashi is Participating in a Hot Dog Eating Contest at the Texas State Fair

Skinny little guy Takeru Kobayashi is a beast. The world champion eater recently signed on with Hofmann hot dogs as the new brand ambassador and business partner, and proved his loyalty to the brand by stuffing 110 of its dogs (bunless) down his throat in 10 minutes at the New York State Fair on Sunday […]

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Cedars Food Park At Dallas Heritage Village Begins Regular Thursday Night Service

FOOD.FUN.FIDO. begins Thursday, August 16 at Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas’ first food truck venue in a park setting. The “ultra-pet friendly” setting will also include “chill tunes from EZ Eddie D.” Free admission. Free parking. Free love. Expensive details below.

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The Stand on McKinney Will Deliver Beer and Cigarettes With Your Order

Vices! Getcha vices! Vices all with one call! The Stand, the upscale concession style restaurant on McKinney Avenue is now offering cigarettes and beer with your delivery order. They claim: “Date night just got more convenient and safer.” I’m asking: “How long do I have to wait for a Mac Daddy Dog, carton of Camels, […]

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