I dropped by Dali last night before attending a DSO concert. (Query: Is there such a thing as conductor’s elbow? Because that Van Zweden guy was brandishing that baton like he was going to kill the entire strings section.) Anyway, One Arts Plaza was hopping. Live music on Fedora’s patio. Dali was doing brisk service. Lots of liquored up revelers having a great time. It was the place to be. Now, I know why. One Arts is offering all types of happy hour specials with free valet service until 6 p.m. Want the complete list? Might as well jump.3 Comments »
The Lemmon/Inwood location of Sigel’s has to shut its doors at the end of April (lost the lease) and everything in the store is 30 percent off. If you find yourself drinking heavily due to our crumbling economy, now’s the time to sink your money into something that really pays off: cheap quality liquor.1 Comment »
If you’re looking for a restaurant on date night and your lady likes to eat (like me), take her to The Grill on the Alley for a petite Prime filet, half-pound of Alaska king crab legs, and a loaded baked potato for $29.95 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights after 4 pm. If prime rib is more your thang, the Slow-Roasted SundayPrime Rib Dinner is now available on Saturday, too, for $29.95.2 Comments »
My taxes are definitely causing me problems. I hope I’m not alone here. But even lucky people who are getting refunds and not paying the government thousands of dollars they don’t have will appreciate this offer from Whole Foods. On Wednesday, April 15, all the Whole Foods locations will pay your sales tax for you. Yep, you won’t pay sales tax all day on ANYTHING. Food, clothes, Tom’s shoes, beer, wine, whatever. Very nice.
With that, we’re out. We have a half day today. Happy Easter, everyone, and happy eating.6 Comments »
Then Single Gourmet may be the way for you to play. Deets from Single Gourmet’s head swingle, Ed Bamberger:
Single Gourmet DFW, a social club for single professionals, is hosting a four-course Merryvale wine dinner at Sevy’s Grill in Dallas on Wed. Apr. 15. Merryvale is a Napa Valley winery given international acclaim for wines of outstanding quality, and both the winemaker and vintner will be present to talk to us and answer our questions. This event is open to nonmembers ages 30 (THROUGH…NOT “TO” 60s). Reservation required; deadline Mon. Apr. 13. Cost $89 and includes five wines (one with each course plus one at the reception), tax & gratuity, iced tea and coffee. Open to nonmembers, single professionals 30s THROUGH (NOT “to”) 60s. Click here to reserve.
I’m so happy to still be a “to” and not a “through.”4 Comments »
Here’s a deal perfect for springtime. Throughout April, enjoy half priced drink specials every Wednesday 6pm to closing on The Mansion‘s terrace. DJ Face will spin tunes as well.
Francois Chandou sends the good word that La Cave Warehouse is offering 20 percent off select whites, rosés, and reds perfect for springtime sipping. The special offer is good through April 21. Check out the list of wines for sale and go stimulate that economy.1 Comment »
Because SideDishers can’t just hunt everyday grocery store eggs for Easter, Flavors From Afar is taking orders for all-pastel, all-Araucana eggs from Fruth Farms in East Texas. (By the way, Araucana is a breed of Chilean chicken that lays blue eggs. Yes, I had to look it up.) Anyway, FFA owner Nancy Krabill boasts that these fancy eggs are “eggier” tasting with bright orange yolks and after one taste, you’ll be hooked. For $5.50 per dozen, they best be tasty. Order now because apparently they go fast.
I’ve just added a bunch of restaurants to the Easter dining guide. Check it out and check it ofter.2 Comments »
Chef/owner Doug Brown’s new Tex-Mex joint in his old Amuse spot in the Cedars is pretty cool and the appetizers are mighty tasty. (Queso with chorizo and crispy, juicy taquitos = OMG get those in my mouth now) But what won my table over last night were Sala’s margarita flights. Much like wine and tequila flights (which the restaurant does as well), you can do a vertical tasting of three different frozen libations. We opted for the swirl flight and sipped on blood orange, passion fruit, and cactus pear versions. Best of all, flights are half price on Thursdays. It’s such a great idea, I have to wonder: Does anyone else in town offer margarita flights? And, if so, why aren’t I drinking there?
Okay, Dishers, I am going to start a thread here for Easter dining options. Check back often. Restaurateurs, post your specials below or click on my e-mail below and send me the details. (I can’t find a credit to run with the cartoon to the left, but I couldn’t resist posting it.)2 Comments »
PARTY. March 20th from 9 – 11 p.m! BlackFinn’s in Arlington Highlands. Where is that? Here. Continue reading "BlackFinn’s Now Open In Arlington Highlands"
From the Beer-Is-The-New-Wine Department: Victory Tavern execuchef Jim Oetting, is teaming up with the folks at Stone Brewery and hosting a three-course beer dinner for only $50 per person. 214-432-1900.
Miss Amy Severson, a former SideDish contributor, now has her own blog, The Dallas Cook Book. Glad for her; sad for us. However, today she sends a message:
The economy won’t stop us from offering you the best in food and service, so we at Sevy’s are introducing our “Sunday Value Menu”. Every Sunday evening (5:00 – 9:00) we will feature an additional menu; with three courses available you can choose the two items you prefer for $24.95 per person. Entree choices include: Sevy’s Smoke House Beef Tenderloin Filet, Stuffed Pork Rib Chop, Fresh Antlantic Salmon Fillet, Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp, and our Rosemary Free Range Chicken.
You want bargains; you get bargains.
We say “free,” but the fine folks from Rosewood refer to their 2009 Culinary series as “complimentary.” Either way, each month team Rosewood CC will host a cooking demonstration by a member of their culinary team. Jump for joy and the details.
Just back from lunch, and this girl asked a questions I’ve been wondering myself:
Where can I find some authentic King Cake in Dallas?! I want one that has a trinket inside (usually the Baby Jesus)!! Please help! I know La Madeleine has some but I’ve never tried theirs!! Is it good?
Yes Dishers, she likes exclamation points, but to me, it just shows a sweet enthusiasm for Fat Tuesday. Can we help her? I’ve tried Whole Food’s King Cake, and it was delish. Not sure about the baby Jesus though.16 Comments »
I’m not Catholic. I don’t participate in Lent. But if I did, I would probably be one of those people who gives up pears, or something else I don’t normally eat.
But! If you are participating, TJ’s wants to make it easy on you. During Lent (Feb 25–April 11), they’re going to have all kinds of fish already prepared and ready to go out the door. Salmon, trout, orange roughy, etc., with extra orders made on Fridays.
TJ’s also has a King Creole Cajun Feast for Mardi Gras revelers. Crawfish etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, salad, bread and butter for $19.95 per person. I am so hungry.
Jump for the full menu and details.
I stopped to grab a coffee at Einstein’s Bros. Bagels at Mockingbird and Abrams on my way in to work (their Winter Blend is one of my favorite drip coffees of all time, but moving on). I pulled up and there was a tent of sorts outside the store, which I thought might be an efficiency measure for people picking up bagels by the dozen. Nope. The store is undergoing remodeling through Wednesday, and until then they’re giving away bagels, schmears, muffins, and coffee. I really just wanted a coffee (no Winter Blend, however they had my second favorite, Vanilla Hazelnut, on tap), but the kindly bageler insisted I take some food, too. I asked for one cinnamon raisin bagel (my son’s favorite), and when I got in my car, found that he had put in two. Go getcha some.2 Comments »