We have some huge announcements for the future of restaurants in 2015, but while you wait, check out a few awesome food and drink-centric events going on this week.
Tuesday, Jan. 6:
Kitchen LTO: Chef Blythe Beck is back by popular demand. After major backing from social media fans, the chef will remain at her executive position at Kitchen LTO for another four months. Stop by and see what all the hype is about today when she debuts new lunch and dinner menus including mini beer-battered corn dogs, champagne brie bisque, garlic shrimp with jalapeño bacon cheddar grits, chicken fried quail and waffles and more.
Rahr & Son’s Pint Night: The Gingerman Fort Worth and Southlake will host pint nights on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Both will feature Rahr’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer and you’ll get a limited edition BBAWW tulip glass.
Wednesday, Jan. 7:
Lakewood Brewing Tapping at Bottle Shop: The brewery’s newest additions, the 2014 Bourbon Barrel Temptress and Sin Mint, both imperial milk stouts, will be on tap at Greenville Ave’s WBC Bottle Shop. Join in the celebration and get a free glass.
Thursday, Jan. 8:
Henderson Avenue Country Club Grand Opening: At the beginning of December, we reported that this honky-tonk joint would open in January and now the time is upon us. Celebrate with brisket, catfish, smoked quail, habanero cheddar grits and more, plus craft cocktails, beer, and music by Texas artists.
Saturday, Jan. 10:
3rd-Annual Chocolate Momentum Tour: Does it get better than eating chocolate for a good cause? Taste treats from Kate Weiser Chocolate, Village Baking Company, Isabelly’s Sweet Treats and others during this event brought to you by Dallas Bites Food Tours. You get all of this, including transportation, a tour guide, and food and beverage samples for just $39. A portion of each ticket benefits Cafe Momentum and its dedication to at-risk youth.
Sunday, Jan. 11:
Taste of the Championship: Local top chefs are getting in on the celebration of the first College Football National Championship, which comes to North Texas January 12. 18 chefs and 10 former NFL and college legends, including Tim Brown, Larry Brown, Tony Dorsett, Randy White and more, will be at the Irving Convention Center. Proceeds benefit the College Football Playoff Foundation and North Texas Food Bank.
Ida Claire: The restaurant group Fork It Over- think Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake and Mexican Sugar- are planning to open a “Southern gastropub” in Addison early next summer. Expect twists on southern classics, beautiful cocktails, and Southern hospitality with a rebellious side.
Grip Mediterranean Grill & Ali Baba: The Preston Center Mediterranean restaurant has closed its doors. This coincided with the closing of its sibling restaurant Ali Baba in Lakewood.
Remedy: Greenville Ave’s newest restaurant opened last Friday, Jan. 2nd. We’ve been waiting for this one for a while and we’ve heard great things! Head over for a fish sandwich, homemade pimento cheese and buttermilk biscuits, hushpuppies, “The Bob Sundae” with dark chocolate ice cream, caramel, potato chips and salt, and more.
Smoke Plano: The guys behind the popular barbecue spot in Oak Cliff plan to open a second location in West Plano by the end of 2015.
Snap Kitchen Addison: Yesterday, Jan. 5, Addison became Snap’s fifth Dallas location. Snap Kitchen is dedicated to healthy grab-and-go options and also offers healthy pre-packaged meals.
Snuffer’s Addison: The iconic burger and cheese-fry restaurant hopes to open doors at an Addison location in spring 2015.
Spoon: John Tesar will close the restaurant and move it to a new location to open in January 2016. After experiencing extraordinary success recently, Tesar plans to form his own company and open Spoon in a hotel setting. He’s also planning to open an Italian restaurant named Fork in spring 2015.
Taqueria La Ventana: The owner of Mesa Maya and El Fenix is planning a “casual taco” concept to open by late spring 2015.