Restaurateurs, craft breweries, distilleries, and food artisans showcased their most savory treats to Fort Worth Food and Wine festival-goers this past weekend, bringing flavors of both Fort Worth and Dallas to the masses. I was lucky enough to attend two of the many events the festival had to offer, including the Grand Tasting and Sip & Savor events at the Renaissance Worthington. With enough food and drinks to go around, I can tell you I will not be eating for another week. But I will probably be hitting up one of the restaurants I sampled at the festival.Full Story
It’s a serious weekend with some serious brunch options. How can you pass up chicken and waffles or pancakes with bananas and caramel on a Friday morning?You can’t.Full Story
You won’t have any excuses this weekend to buy your produce from the local grocery store. Each of these farmers markets are stocked full of the freshest of vegetables, fruit, and goods. This sporadic weather isn’t getting in the way of any shopping this weekend.Full Story
The James Beard Foundation hosted a press brunch at The Publican in Chicago. They announced the finalists for the 2014 James Beard Awards. Dallas chefs and restaurants did not make it through to the finals.Full Story
Chefs in Dallas are known for their ability to make Disney magic using simple ingredients, but we wanted to know what, exactly, makes them tick. What sandwich could they eat over and over again? We asked them to make a sandwich and give us the recipe for it. Here, chef and owner of Malai, Braden Wages, shares a banh mi recipe that makes us wish we could be in our kitchen right now. Check out his submission.Full Story
It’s Food Feedback Friday! Tell us which restaurants you tried this week.Full Story
Here he comes again. Nick Badovinus will open Town Hearth, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant in the Dallas Design District dedicated to “open-hearth cooking with a heavy seafood influence and steaks with a generous spirit of cut and flavor and a commitment to community with a simple, straightforward approach to eating.” Got that? There’s more.
Town Heart is the largest project in Badovinus’ burgeoning portfolio. Currently his company, Flavor Hook, operates two locationsFull Story
This series is a semi-irregular feature with Glenn and Carol, two friends/co-workers raised in very different eras. For every post, Glenn picks a food from his childhood, and Carol investigates it. Hesitantly.Full Story
Last night, I was invited to an event at the Community Brewing Company to sample Two Trucks’ newest addition to its food truck family, Texas Burrito Company. Texas Burrito Company serves burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, which all scream Mexican with a little bit of Texan on the side. I ordered the Rio Grande, a flour tortilla stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, brown or white rice, black beans, sweet barbacoa pork, topped with a green chile sauce. Oh man, was this not your average Chipotle burrito. The sweet barbacoa pork paired with the spicy green chile sauce made for the perfect combination of pure burrito goodness. My friend ordered the Amarillo By Morning burrito, which comes with a four tortilla, queso fresco, brown or white rice, black beans, green chili chicken and roasted garlic with tomatillo sauce and a sour cream drizzle. If you’re into the plain-jane chicken burrito thing, then this is the burrito for you. It’s nothing crazy-adventurous yet still delicious.Full Story
So many things to do, so little time. There’s a treasure hunt dinner, an Oscar viewing party, and a couple of ways you can celebrate Texas Independence Day this weekend.Full Story
La Perla d’Italia, Pho House, Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine, and Maximo invited me as a guest on Wednesday for a food tour at the Village on the Green. I was given a tasting at each restaurant (the opposite of little Costco-sized samples), all thankfully within walking distance of each other. Four restaurants and way too much food later, I think it’s safe to say I was stuffed. If you didn’t think it was possible to have Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, and Mexican food all in one night, it’s definitely do-able, as long as you exercise portion control.
For a fun night, try taking your own food tour at the Village on the Green with family and friends. Order one or two dishes at each place, and experience four different ethnic cuisines at its best. Follow my lead or forge your own path. Either way, you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied.Full Story
This week means business when it comes to wining and dining. Enjoy yourselves, folks, but sip with caution.Full Story
I’ve been on a Tei-An kick lately. As the weather keeps getting colder/crazier, it makes sense to pop in and drink a hot, steaming bowl of soup layered with handmade soba. Just thinking about it makes my stomach feel all warm and fuzzy. I can feel my sinuses clearing.
Tei-An’s fine dining, Zen-of-an-atmosphere can give off a I’m-too-expensive-for-you attitude. Matt Shelley never walked into Tei-An until three weeks ago, thinking it was out of his price range. He’s been working in the Arts District for the last five years, too. After he discovered the $10 bowl of tonkotsu ramen, he’s been hooked ever since. That man has had Tei-An three times already.
Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai’s noodle heaven is amazingly affordable, contrary to popular belief. It’s easy to go in, order a dish for less than $10, and leave wallet-happy. It’s true. I’ve scrutizined the menu, backwards and forwards. Here are four dishes to prove it.Full Story
CapRock Services, a Dallas-based financial services company which provides working capital and business solutions to hospitality clients across the United States, has signed a binding Letter of Intent to sell Spoon Bar and Kitchen in Dallas, Texas, to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.Full Story
Dallas Observer columnist, mother, wife, and carnivore, Alice Laussade, and her husband, Mike, hosted their first version of Meatfight several years ago in their backyard. Sunday, their third installment of the event that pits teams of chefs against each other in a quest to smoke, grill, or braise the best brisket, ribs, sausage, or salmon, […]Full Story
Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. is hosting an anniversary party this Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the brewery in Fort Worth, and they are offering over 30 of their beers on tap for anyone ready to pony up either $10 for general admission or $20 for […]Full Story
Eater National just tweeted the news: legendary Chicago chef Charlie Trotter has died. He was found unconscious in his Chicago home this morning. Details to follow.Full Story
Here is a cry for help that comes every year with the change of the season. The temperature drops, leaves turn a little, it drizzles on and off all day and people think chili. Here’s the first call: Hi Nancy! I am looking for some great chili. I searched your site and found an old […]Full Story
Ever since Alice Laussade, the Dallas Observer’s Cheap Bastard, painted the town with glitter, Meat Fight became one of the most Twittered-about events all year. All her signs were done in glitter last year, and I’ll bet you anything she’s got something new up her sleeve for this one. Maybe animal stickers. Anyway, Meat Fight […]Full Story
Someone’s been tinkering with classic Tex-Mex. No need to panic, though; it’s the Cuellars. After all, their role in defining the cuisine began when a young couple named Macario and Adelaida Cuellar emigrated to the cotton farms of North Texas from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1893. The couple had 12 children and—after opening a few cafes […]Full Story