We dispatched Brad Murano, or The Brad as everyone calls him, to cover this year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. The Brad also has a blog. While you suckers are toughing out the Texas heat, I’m all up in the Aspen Food & Wine Classic – dispatched by Nancy to report on the Texas… Continue reading
A sign announcing the opening of Waldron Lodge appeared overnight at 408 W. Seventh St., just around the corner from Bishop Street Market. Over the past few weeks, workers have been making quite a transformation to the 1930′s-era converted residence, restoring the porch to a rustic beauty fit for summertime people-watching. But it wasn’t my… Continue reading →
Meet Marvin. He is my undercover snitch. Marvin knows a lot about the Dallas restaurant business. He’s socially awkward and therefore people feel comfortable feeding him information. They trust him with their secrets. Marvin has two qualities I love: he has a big mouth and my phone number. Marvin, who resembles a Black-footed Albatross, called… Continue reading →
Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, June 14 Among the numerous brunches, lunches, and dinners for dads this weekend (check out our list of places to take your pops if you haven’t already), here’s a bunch of other activities your dad might enjoy. Treat him to something nice; after… Continue reading →
Happy Friday, SideDishers! What tasty foods did you eat and where did you dine this week? Tell us the good, bad, and the ugly. Here’s what you wrote last week.
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It’s June, which means it’s peach season. Usually we can pick them ourselves at orchards surrounding Dallas to completely craft our cobblers, pies, and juices. Unfortunately, this year Mother Nature had other plans. Because of the freezes that occurred in March, some farms aren’t bearing any peaches this season. A few places, though, have a… Continue reading →
Taste Test Thursday is a new series that we’re starting here on D Magazine’s web team island. If you have other foods/drinks/non-humans you’d like to see tested out, send us a note. We’ll give it our best bite. (Last week, we did kombucha.) All of you, by now, are probably sick and tired of hearing me talk… Continue reading →
A few markets have events specific for dads this weekend in celebration of Father’s Day (which I hope you didn’t forget!). And there’s a new market in Uptown that popped up last week. Peaches are back in season so get them while you can. Celebration Farmers Market: The market will welcome a new vendor: Merlin’s… Continue reading →
Dallas mixologist Jason Kosmas appeared on D: The Broadcast. I post this because he shows you how to make a drink that is perfect for this weekend. I’ve put the recipe below.
Christina O’Donoghue, culinary graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Austin, has succeeded in taking on the pastry and cupcake world. At 21, she has become the youngest competitor on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. (The episode airs Sunday at 7 p.m. CST). O’Donoghue, a server at Whiskey Cake Bar & Kitchen and pastry chef at Velvet Bake Shop,… Continue reading →
Ever since developers cleaned up the lot with a boarded-up gas station at Davis Street and Madison Avenue — just right across from 303 Bar and Grill — a few of my friends have put the tiny structure at the top of their wish list. “I wish I could turn it into a cottage.” “Wouldn’t… Continue reading →
I’m not sure what is in the water at the Trinity Groves headquarters, but I want some. The brains behind the 13-acre restaurant-retail-artist-and-entertainment development at the base of the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge are working overtime. This morning comes word they company is going to organize a competition between the businesses… Continue reading →
I’m not in the pizza business, so any email with “VPN certification” makes me think of computer networks and IP addresses. Not “Verace Pizza Napoletana certification.” You’re probably wondering: What the thingamajig is a VPN certification? Well, it could just be (like this Serious Eats guy says) a marketing tool. According to owner Jay Jerrier, it’s… Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago, I had dinner at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila on Beltline. For kicks and potential good copy, I ordered a Sol-A-Rita, a gimmicky goblet of a frozen margarita with a mini-bottle of Sol beer inverted in the slush. The drink was a pleasant surprise. The lime juice is freshly squeezed,… Continue reading →
A delivery driver for a local food company called the police and claimed he was physically assaulted by Jack Perkins, the owner of The Slow Bone barbecue restaurant on Irving Boulevard. Perkins also owns Maple & Motor Burgers & Beer. The driver says he ordered a chopped beef sandwich at the counter and was asked… Continue reading →
First things, first. Co-owner Laurent Lesort wants everyone to know: “We [Le Bilboquet] are not a franchise. We are not a big company.” The reason he’s saying this, in case you’re not familiar with Le Bilboquet history, is because there’s another French bistro in New York City with the exact same name and similar white-table-cloth… Continue reading →
Earlier today, I received an email from an anonymous source. The person is obviously on the inside of Ed Bailey’s business at Patrizo. He/she writes: “As I am sure you are aware, the Fort Worth location has officially closed. On Thursday late night; Cristy Rather, Ryan Carbery and others emptied the store of any and all objects… Continue reading →
Dad loves the traditional tie, grill accessories, Home Depot gift card or simply enjoying a home cooked meal with his kids, however….a nice bottle of wine or great bottle of scotch could also make dad a very happy man on his special day. Show him you love him with one of these ideas, many just… Continue reading →
Nancy will be on KERA’s ” Think” tomorrow from 1-2PM. Tune in (90.1) and listen as host Krys Boyd and Nancy talk about the D Magazine‘s cover story ” The 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas.” If you have a question for Nancy, you can leave it below or call in tomorrow.