This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

Beer, BBQ, and business expansions are the highlight of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Of course, you’ll also find other things like wine-paired dinners, raw bars, and where to partake in a spicy donut eating contest.

 

Events:

Rahr & Sons Pint Night: There are two pint nights planned for tonight, August 26, featuring Rahr & Sons craft beer. Grapevine residents can join in at Tobert’s and those in Weatherford and partake at Big John’s Burgers & Beer.

 

“The Argentine Way” Dinner: The monthly Wine & Food Dinner at Sevy’s Grill is tonight. Featuring wines from Argentina, the menu includes sea bass, lamb with summer vegetables, whole roasted ribeye, and a dulce de leche panqueque.

 

Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where you can find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.

 

Hopped up Cinema: Tonight, Alamo Drafthouse and Deep Ellum Brewing Company are teaming up to introduce the brewery’s newest IPA while you watch a screening of Army of Darkness.

 

Proof + Pantry: Wednesday, August 27 marks the opening of a new restaurant in One Arts Plaza. It’s the newest venture from the partners behind Driftwood and has been described as a “multi-faceted American restaurant and bar featuring progressive, yet approachable American fare along with a diverse and original bar program.”

 

Rahr & Sons Plates & Pints: Del Friscos Fort Worth is hosting a dinner on Thursday, August 28, featuring a special selection of Rahr & Sons beer. The menu includes scallops, grouper tacos, lamp chops, and Nutella and peanut butter bread pudding.

 

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival: Three days of barbecue competitions and blues music begins on Friday, August 29. Local chefs and blues bands will have you eating and dancing your way through Labor Day weekend.

 

Hypnotic Donut Eating Contest: Saturday, August 30, the Dallas location of Hypnotic Donuts is holding a “Beat the Heat- World’s Spiciest Donut Eating Contest.” Yes, we said the Dallas location, because they will open a second location in Denton on September 3!

 

Labor Day Lobster Boil: Driftwood is hosting a day of seafood and live music on Sunday, August 31 to celebrate the holiday. There will be a raw bar, Maine lobster, New England-style corn and potatoes, and a live DJ to keep the party going.

 

 

News:

Canne Rosso Fairview: The local favorite opened its fourth pizza location in DFW on Friday, August 22 in the Village at Allen/Village at Fairview shopping center.

 

Dallas Chocolate Festival: It’s time to buy tickets for the 5th Annual Dallas Chocolate Festival. It will take place Saturday, September 13 at the Addison Conference Center. There will also be some workshops to attend the next day in Trinity Groves.

 

Dee Lincoln: The restaurateur is set to open a new spin on Dee Lincoln Steak Bar in the Shops of Highland Park in the location formerly occupied by La Duni. It’s expected to open in the first quarter of 2015 and there are plans for a patio and lots of wine. You’ll also find more burgers, pizza, and there will be Sunday brunch.

 

Ketchup Burger Bar: The Uptown burger and fries joint is getting revamped with a new name. Now called The Sir, the restaurant will stick to burgers and fried food, including wings and a new cocktail menu.

 

Pakpao New Locations: The second and third locations of the restaurant are set to open in 2015. One will be located in the new development, Preston Hollow Village, and the other will pop up in Plano.

 

Rusty Taco: Since the passing of founder Rusty Fenton just over a year ago, the beloved taco shop that got its start on Greenville Ave. has only continued to prosper. Yesterday, we found out Buffalo Wild Wings made a majority investment in the company, which currently has nine locations in Dallas, Denver, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. Stay tuned for what will happen next. 

 

Social House in Fort Worth: The restaurant, which already has locations in Uptown and Addison, is set to open it’s third location in Fort Worth in late September or early October. It will occupy the space formerly used by Brownstone on the West 7th District.

Image via Driftwood Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

Get the lowdown on the newest restaurants, new menu items, and the best ways to experience food and drink in DFW on this week’s edition of Food & Beverage news.

 

Events:

Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where you can find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.

 

Chill Bar Craft Beer Dinner: Grapevine Craft Brewey and Chill Sports Bar are teaming up on Wednesday, August 20, to bring you live music, beer, and a menu that includes craft beer brisket sliders, steak stuffed with sausage, and a Sir William Brown Ale float.

 

Dames Dinner Club: Every Wednesday at Standard Pour in Uptown in ladies night. This week’s menu includes watermelon gazpacho, shrimp enchiladas, and a chocolate hazelnut tart.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Tours: Every Thursday and Saturday, head to one of Dallas’  favorite craft beer spots for a tour, signature glass, beer tasting, and live music.

 

Samson’s Hotdog Creation Competition: Friday, August 22, “come out with $5 and a smile to Samson’s and try your hand at Weeniology. Build the perfect Wiener, take it’s picture, and qualify it to be named the next big weenie on the menu!” The “Big Wiener” will also get one free hotdog a month for a year.

 

National Wine Release Dinner at III Forks: Friday night, III Forks presents an exclusive National Wine Release Dinner featuring Agustin Francisco Huneeus, the proprietor of Quintessa. The menu includes scallops, rabbit confit pot pie, a USDA Prime strip loin, and a dessert called “Death By Chocolate”.

 

2nd Annual Sausage Fest: Saturday, August 23, 105.3 The Fan is hosting it’s second annual day of grilled sausages, adult beverages, and live music at Main Street Garden Park.

 

Pop-Up Pastry Bake Sale: Saturday’s event at Empire Baking Company will see 100% of proceeds go to support Duck Team 6, a local dog rescue. The pastry chef showcase features Laurel Wimberg and gives the community an opportunity to meet the person behind the desserts at Fort Worth’s AF+B. Food will be served from 10am-2pm, or until sold out, and will include black walnut pie, blueberry almond buckle, and bacon cheddar scones.

 

 

News:

“Mother Effer” Challenge: Zoli’s Pizza has implemented a challenge in honor of one of its newest menu items. The Mother Effer includes four slices of New-York style slices (soppressata, Luscher’s sausage, white pie and daily feature), one slice of Grandma pie, two slices of Sicilian (cheese and soppressata), three garlic knots, three soppressata knots and a “mountain” of zucchini fries with a side of housemade jalapeno ranch and marinara sauce. If you can down it all by yourself you get the $35 platter for free.

 

Blind Butcher: The new staple on Greenville Ave. has introduced pork pies to its menu. Think hot meat, flakey crust, and nutmeg.

 

Cheezie’s Frisco: Who’s a fan of gourmet mac ‘n cheese and grilled cheese? Maybe the better question is, who isn’t? Frisco now has a brand new family-owned restaurant that specializes in both. Like their motto says, it’s perfect “for the kid in all of us.”

 

Ashwood Bar & Kitchen: In one of the quickest turn arounds ever, this American-style restaurant replaced Bonchon and it’s Korean chicken wings in Upper Greenville on August 14.

 

Kate Weiser Chocolate: Open as of today, Tuesday, August 19, in Trinity Groves, this gourmet chocolate shop offers classic chocolate bars, truffles, ice cream, and hot and cold chocolate drinks.

 

Pegaso Mexican Dinner: Fort Worth’s newest “Mex and Tex” joint opens tonight on Bluebonnet Circle. The concept comes to us via the former owners of Monica’s Nueva Cocina and BEE Enchiladeria. The new spot specializes in handmade enchiladas and complete customization with enchiladas, burritos, tortas, and tacos made right in front of their customers.

 

Gas Monkey Live: The grand opening of Richard Rawling’s newest venture is set for October 11. This 38,000 square foot live music venue will also feature a game room with vintage pinball machines and pool tables.

 

The Bohemian: The former Ali Baba location on Greenville Ave. will be filled by this Texas-and-Czech-style restaurant on October 14. The main focus will be kolaches, but you can also pick up a great hotdog or burger.

 

State Fair Food: Here are the fabulous fried food nominees for this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards: Chicken-Fried Loaded Baked Potato, Deep-Fried Breakfast for Dinner, Deep-Fried Texas Blue Bonnet, Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil, Fried Sriracha Balls, Fried Sweet Texas, Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale, and Twisted Texas Tacos. Click here for full descriptions.

 

Image via Samson’s Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News: Houndstooth Coffee Opening

Coffee, canines, and craft beer are the major highlights of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Plus, read up on recent openings, closings, and all the relevant news you need to know.

 

Events:

Joyce & Gigi’s: They’re not participating in the official Restaurant Week, but Joyce & Gigi’s is featuring a special three-course menu this week through August 23 for just $25, with wine parings for an additional $10.

 

Fisher Wine Dinner: Gemma is hosting a five-course dinner paired with Fisher wines tonight, August 12, with special guest Cameron Fisher.

 

Backpacks for Brews: United Way and Family Compass invite you to 3015 at Trinity Groves tonight to do some good. In return for a new backpack to fill with school supplies for abused and neglected children you’ll get yummy food and craft beer courtesy of Four Corners Brewing Co.

 

Houndstooth Coffee: We told you recently that Henderson Ave. was getting a new coffee spot to replace Pearl Cup. Well, Thursday, August 14 is opening day! Featuring beans from North Carolina and California, the coffee house will be open from 6:30am-7pm on weekdays and from 7-7 on the weekends.

 

Haute Dogs in the City: Grab your favorite four-legged pal and join Modern Luxury Dallas at the iLume Park Lifestyle Community for a garden party celebrating man’s best friend Thursday night. There will be cold drinks, “haute dogs” with a twist, and all proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness.

 

New Zealand Wine Dinner: Driftwood and it’s new chef, Chef Kyle McClelland, are featuring a five-course dinner paired with Kim Crawford Wines on Thursday. Dinner begins at 6:30pm and includes Thai-style oysters, roasted duck, and whole red mullet.

 

Chefs for Farmers: Sunday, August 17 marks the kick off of the 2014-2015 charitable season during which the organization will pair up with local chefs and businesses to support local food and farmers. You’ll find the “localvores” at Pecan Lodge dining on local food and sipping wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Café Momentum (see more on them below).

 

Del Frisco’s Prime Pair Sundays: Every Sunday for a limited time, you can indulge in a summer prix fixe menu of an 8oz. filet, your choice of crab cake, scallops or shrimp, a salad, and a side for just $49.

 

Green Grocer Happy Hour: Every Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm is you can get $2.50 of any juice or smoothie.

 

$1 Craft Beer Mondays: Throughout the month of August, R Bar & Grill will sell craft beers for just $1 from 5pm until closing. Additionally, each week, Executive Chef Michael West will recreate a menu item with a craft beer of his choice.

 

Bird Cafe Beer Dinner: Next Monday, August 18, Bird Cafe and Community Beer Co. are teaming up for a six-beer, five-course dinner.

 

Brew Night at The Rustic: Meet the team from Lone Star Beer and learn a thing or two from 5-7pm on Monday, August 18. All schooners of Lonestar brews are just $4 until closing.

 

 

News:

Herrera’s Closing: After an attempt to relocate fell though, Herrera’s on Maple will close August 18. They’ve asked customers to follow them on Facebook for information on future openings and news.

 

LUCK Stout Beer Float: The people at LUCK are taking the classic root beer float and kicking it up a notch with their new Stout Beer Float. It consists of a house-made beer ice cream floating in craft beer.

 

Restaurant Week: The time is now! Make your reservation and get out there and try something new and delicious.

 

Ramen Hakata: If you haven’t heard, Addison now has it’s very own ramen restaurant. This isn’t your dorm room microwave meal, their traditional pork-based ramen broth takes at least 12 hours to make.

 

Public School 214: A new gastropub will open this winter when the 3500M Development in West Village is completed. This full-service restaurant and bar also has three locations in California, all of which are named according to their respective area codes. Also known as PS214, the concept is “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.”

 

Café Momentum: Since 2011 the organization teaching juvenile delinquents to work in Dallas restaurants has been hopping from spot to spot while hunting for a permanent address. Executive Director Chad Houser has finally found “the tangible reality of a longtime dream” in Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas. Beginning in December, young men will develop kitchen skills and spend time in a classroom all in the same location.

 

Midnight Rambler: The Joule’s basement bar is set to open this fall with a “craft cocktail salon” theme.

 

World Tasting Tour Stops in Dallas: The owners of El Celler de Can Roca, the restaurant consistently voted the best and second best restaurant in the world, have locked their doors. On a mission to share their love for food, wine, conversation, and culture, they are traveling the world demonstrating their techniques and technology. After putting on an amazing eight-course dinner the brothers ate only one meal while they were in Dallas- lunch at Mot Hai Ba.

 

Image via Houndstooth Coffee Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Food & Beverage News: Donut Kitchen

This edition of Food & Beverage news is loaded with exciting new openings, menu expansions, and chef change ups. We’re also filling you in on some incredible dinner opportunities and craft beer events that you won’t want to miss!

 

Events:

Community Beer 1st Wednesdays: Tonight, as with the first Wednesday of every month, Community Beer Co. is holding an open house & tour. There will be local vendors, outdoor games, food trucks, and live music. The event is family and dog friendly.

 

Summer Vegetable Dinner: Chef Blaine of Grace in Fort Worth has prepared an astounding eight-course menu featuring summer produce. The menu is completely vegetarian and can be prepared for vegan diners as well. Dinner is Thursday, August 7 and begins with passed canapés at 6:30.

 

German Riesling, Sausage, and Kraftwerk Event: Friday, August 8, celebrate Germany’s World Cup win with a 4 wine German Riesling Vertical tasting, Kuby’s sausage, & music by Kraftwerk all night at Wine Poste.

 

Summer Harvest Dinner: This Friday is the last night to take part in Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner Series. The final menu will be  paired with cocktails and begins at 6:30.

 

Ramen Night at Windmill Lounge: Chef Justin Holt will prepare $5 bowls of everyone’s favorite noodle Saturday, August 9 for midnight ramen madness.

 

Beer Camp at Meddlesome Moth: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer Camp will commence this Saturday at noon. Stop by for 12 craft beers presented by Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Asheville Brewers, and many more.

 

Chefs at The Market: Saturday is the last day to learn first-hand from local chefs. This week’s guest is Chef T. J. Lengnick of Shinsei Restaurant. He’ll be schooling you on asian-inspired summer cuisine.

 

So & So’s: After a great start on McKinney Ave., this bar and dinner hangout will begin serving brunch this Sunday, August 10. Menu items include biscuits and gravy, blueberry pancakes, a fried egg BLT, their ever-popular pizza, and more.

 

News:

Houndstooth Coffee: Henderson Ave. will have a new coffee shop beginning August 14 in the space previously occupied by Pearl Cup. Houndstooth Coffee, which originates in Austin, will have a to-go window right off the sidewalk.

 

Start: After much success at their first location on Greenville Ave, the “real fast food” restaurant and drive thru is set to open a second location on Lemmon Ave. this Fall.

 

Oddfellows: The Oak Cliff hot spot for brunch and coffee was recently named one of 10 restaurants in the U.S. that is worth “long lines” by Yahoo.

 

Big Tex Choice Awards: This year, fans have the chance to get a front row seat to the 10th annual Big Tex Choice Awards, the event that determines the fair’s food finalists.

 

Mattito’s: All four locations of this popular Tex-Mex spot have added a vegetarian-centric menu. Items include potato flautas, three-cheese enchiladas, mushroom enchiladas, grilled portabello fajitas, and a three-cheese chile relleno. The flautas, mushroom enchiladas, and portabello fajitas can also be prepared vegan.

 

Ziziki’s: After 20 years serving up great Greek food, the owners of Ziziki’s have added two new partners in an effort to expand and improve. The first change will come with the addition of a brunch menu that will be introduced next week. Old favorites, like the Greek gods platter, will also make a return.

 

Brick House Tavern + Tap: The craft-beer-serving, seasonal-meal-making tavern has opened its second D-FW area location in Fort Worth. Complete with hand-crafted cocktails ands 30 flat-screen TV’s, this is no ordinary sports bar. You can also visit the Plano location for the same great experience.

 

C-Señor: Bishop Arts is finally seeing movement in the old El Padrino location thanks to a new Cuban restaurant/Taco stand. Expect an authentic experience with menu items like the classic Cuban sandwich and fried plantains.

 

Chef news: Greenville Avenue favorite, Sundown at Granda, and Chef Patrick Stark have parted ways after six years. Stampede 66‘s Chef John Thompson has resigned to teach culinary arts at an inner city south Dallas high school. Souk, the Moroccan restaurant in Trinity Groves, is the new home of Standard Pour‘s Peja Kristic. Taking her place will be Casa Rubia Chef Cody Sharp.

 

The Donut Kitchen: The gourmet donut craze is spreading to McKinney. This family-owned gourmet donut, breakfast sandwich, and kolach shop has daily donut features like M&M, Carmel Macchiato, and Mango Habanero.

 

Restaurant Week: Don’t forget to get your reservations for Restaurant Week, which begins next Monday, August 11.

 

Image via The Donut Kitchen

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News: Stonedeck Pizza Pub

If you’re a fan of rosé, local beer, or tequila, we’ve got wonderful paired dinners for you to try this week! Plus, a get your tickets for TEXSOM, join LYFE Kitchen at its three grand openings, and check out Deep Ellum’s newest pizza place.

 

Events: 

Keep-The-Pint Night: In the first of their two events this week, Rabbit Hole Brewing is joining up with Luck tonight, Tuesday, July 29, for a pint night, tap takeover, and live music.

 

Keep the Growler Night: Wednesday, July 30, Rabbit Hole Brewing and Craft and Growler are running a deal on Rabbit Hole growlers. Fill a special Rabbit Hole growler and keep it for a new low price.

 

LYFE Kitchen: We reported a few months ago that this gluten-free restaurant, “Love Your Food Everyday,” would open three locations this summer. Well, Wednesday night marks the grand opening of all three- Plano Park, Preston Center, and West Village. There will be complimentary food and drinks starting at 7pm.

 

Rosé Wine Dinner at Abacus: A four-course meal prepared by Chef Kent Rathbun and paired glasses of rosé from Spain, France, and California will be featured this Thursday, July 31. Guest Todd Ruback, the Regional Manager for Vineyard Brands, will lead table discussions and give insight on each pairing.

 

Tequila Dinner at Komali: A five-course tasting menu of Mexican food by Executive Chef Julio Peraza paired with tequila cocktails prepared by mixologist Leann Berry will be served up beginning at 7pm.

 

Lexus Supper Club: Dine at Komali or Salum between now and August 1, show them your Lexus key, and receive a complimentary chef’s hors d’oeuvre. You’ll also be entered to win a seat at the VIP dinner, which takes place on August 7.

 

Chefs at the Market: The second-to-last cooking class at the Dallas Farmers Market is this Saturday, August 2. This week Chef Michael West will present an Introduction to R Bar & Grill, a theme based on his restaurant at the Hilton Arlington.

 

Food Truck Schedule: See where favorite meals-on-wheels will be this week.

 

TEXSOM: Buy tickets now for the 10th annual Grand Tasting and Awards Reception, which will take place August 9-11. This is the only conference in the world co-presented by the four major education/certification organizations for wine. There will be 23 seminars, 39 Master Sommeliers, 10 Certified Wine Educators, 6 Masters of Wine, and more than 200 wines up for evaluation.

 

Restaurant Week: Don’t forget to get your reservations for Restaurant Week, which begins Monday, August 11. 

 

News: 

Fat Rabbit: After the closing of Sfuzzi in Uptown months ago, there has finally been progress on a new concept. The new restaurant will be called Fat Rabbit and will open in October of this year. The theme? “An upscale American Tavern sourcing local Dallas produce, hand-crafted cocktails, and top-of-the-line service.”

 

Stonedeck Pizza Pub: The newest pizza joint is open now in Deep Ellum. They’re open daily from 11am-midnight and on Thurs.-Sat. they’re open late until 2am. You can enjoy crispy, thin-crust pizza as well as more than 80 varieties of beer and 20 varieties of moonshine.

 

Lauren Festa: FT33‘s head bartender served her last drink at the location last Saturday. Beginning August 4, she will join Danny Caffall at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.

 

Image via Stonedeck Pizza Pub

 

The Best of Big D 2014


The Best of Big D 2014

Last week, D Magazine officially released the annual The Best Of Big D list. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook exploded with humbled posts from and congratulatory posts to winners. (Don’t worry, we joined in on the “humble brag” a few weeks ago when more than 125 of our associates were named to D Mag’s list of Best Real Estate Agents and Top Producers for 2014!)

 

Anyways, whether you give weight to their choices or not, the annual list is always a great reference point for trying all kinds of new things in D-FW. One of our favorite parts? They also list reader’s choices for many of the categories. For example, the magazine chose Monkey King Noodle Company as the Best Chinese, but readers chose Royal China. In our minds this just means we have to go back to each of them and compare for ourselves.

 

Consider this your invitation to break from your normal routine and explore new horizons. From the Best Tex-Mex to the Best Place to Get a Massage, you’ll be hard-pressed to run out of new experiences if you let this list lead you.

Image via D Magazine

D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/24-7/27)


It’s going to be another hot weekend in D-FW! While there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of summertime, allow us to suggest a few that you should do while you can!

 

Matthew Sontheimer: The Talley Dunn Gallery is featuring works by Sontheimer, which include collages of text, drawing, sketches, and photographs. They will be on display until August 27.

 

National Tequila Day: Today’s the day, everyone. Get your limes and salt ready because restaurants all over DFW are offering specials. Blue Mesa GrillEl Fenix, On The Border, Cantina Loredo, Urban Taco, and Wild Salsa are all getting in on the fun.

 

Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe: The famous bunny installation on the road to Marfa has been relocated to the Dallas Contemporary along with an indoor exhibit of Phillips’ pop culture inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed media work. This will all be on display through August 10.

 

Milk & Honey Girl’s Night Out: This beloved Dallas boutique is throwing a ladies night Thursday, July 24 with champagne, tutorials, and a 20% off discount.

 

CultureMap Summer Social: Celebrate the weekend a night early with the brains behind CultureMap Dallas. Thursday, head to Winston’s Supperclub in Uptown for tequila tastings, good from Urban Taco, live music by DJ Adam Cleland and more. Take an Uber there and get 20% off your ride using a special promo code.

 

Decks in the Park: Every fourth Thursday of the month head to Klyde Warren Park for live music, food trucks, and dancing. This week you’ll hear Red Eye, Rob Vaughan, DJ Love, EZ Eddie D, and Zach Witness.

 

Rangers vs. Oakland A’s: Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, our Rangers will take on the Athletics at Globe Life Park.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launch Party: Celebrate the launch of this local brewery’s newest beer, Weizenbock, at The Rustic on Friday with musical guest Shane Smith & The Saints.

 

Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.

 

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, this tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. Catch the show Friday and Saturday at American Airlines Center.

 

The Best Movie Fest Ever: The Cinemark in West Plano presents three classic films on Saturday, July 26. “Hello Dolly!” plays at 11:15am, “Moulin Rouge” at 2:20pm, and “Oklahoma!” at 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch three great films for one great price.

 

Cooking Classes at the Dallas Farmer’s Market: The third installation of Saturday chef demonstrations is hosted by Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolf Gang Puck (the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower). This week’s theme is Korean Style Summer Grilling.

 

National Dance Day: Get your boogie on in celebration of National Dance Day at Klyde Warren Park. The fun begins Saturday with African Dance at 1:30pm.

 

Alpha Rev: Saturday night, this Austin-based band will play at the Granada Theater following the Rocketboys, Dovetail, and Levi Weaver. If you’re a fan of Coldplay and/or Imagine Dragons you should check out the show. Doors open at 7pm.

 

Austin Mahone: Named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, this 18-year-old San Antonio native is climbing his way up the music charts. Austin Mahone has opened for Taylor Swift in the past and now he’ll headline a concert on Sunday, July 27, that will also include The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes.

 

WWE Live: WWE returns to Dallas with a special Sunday afternoon matinee at American Airlines Center.

 

Find Your Excuse: If you’re just looking to get out and try a Dallas favorite, check out this list of great places and reasons to celebrate in Dallas.

 

Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Exciting openings, boozy dinners, and a big birthday take over this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. See where to have the best wine and beer paired dinners in D-FW and get the scoop on all the new restaurants coming town. Plus, you could win a year’s worth of entrees for free!

 

Events:

Texan Restaurant Round Up: The 7th Annual event benefitting Texas food banks runs from tonight, July 22, through Sunday, July 27. More than 60 restaurants across D-FW are participating by offering special menu items that are made from Texas products!

 

Belgian Beer Dinner: The chefs at Mot Hai Ba are teaming up with Barley’s Angels for a five-course dinner in honor of Belgian Beer Week and Belgian Independence Day, which is Wednesday, July 23. The event is ladies only, since the focus of Barley’s Angels is the advancement of education for female beer drinkers.

 

Wine Dinner at The Grape: A three-course, wine-paired dinner featuring Chef Jed Delmer and wines from the Piedmont region of Italy will be offered at The Grape on Thursday, July 24.

 

Celebrity Wine Dinner: Friday, July 25, TV-star and Master Chef Tiffany Derry is cooking up a five-course, wine-paired meal at Wine Poste.

 

Beer School at Community Beer Co.: Have a desire to learn more about craft beer? Join head brewer Jamie Fulton to learn about ingredients, the brewing process, tasting tips and more on Saturday, July 26. You’ll also get entry to the open house from 2-5pm, which includes food trucks, live music, and a tour of the brewery.

 

 

 

News:

Bread Winners 20th Anniversary Giveaway: You could be one of four lucky patrons to win 52 free entrees from Bread Winners as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. During the following weeks, each location will give out a free cake ball to each diner that could hold within it a winning gold coin. Plano location: Week of July 21; NorthPark location: Week of July 28; Inwood location: Week of August 4; Uptown location: Week of August 11.

 

Modmarket: This Colorado-based restaurant chain is making its first move outside the state and planning to open four D-FW locations over the next eight months. It’s all about food that “tastes great, is made from scratch using simple, farm fresh, whole ingredients, is fairly quick, isn’t too expensive, and can be eaten everyday.” Look for locations in Flower Mound, Southlake, Preston & 121, and the new Preston Hollow Village complex.

 

Harvest: A new seasonal kitchen is coming to McKinney Square in September. Dallas native chef Andrea Schakelford and the owners of Rick’s Chophouse intend to bring the best of farm-to-table, local, and seasonal ingredients to the restaurant’s menu.

 

Rapscallion: The minds behind Boulevardier and Veritas Wine Room are planning a new Southern-style bistro that will open some time in the first half of 2015. The concept is “neighborhood-friendly” and will be situated on Greenville Ave. between Trader Joe’s and The Libertine.

 

Remedy: Chef Danyele McPherson, formerly of The Grape, is joining the HG Sply Co. team in a new venture called Remedy, which will open later this summer. Owner Elias Pope and his crew are remaining tight lipped on what the menu will offer, but he’s hinted that it will have a soda shop feel. Remedy will go in the old Public House space on Greenville Ave.

 

Trinity Groves: Didi’s Tamale Diner, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Off-Site Kitchen, Sushi Bayashi, and St. Rocco’s are all coming-soon to Dallas’ hippest foodie area.

 

Image via breadwinners.com

D-FW Weekend Round Up


If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a hundred times, there’s never a shortage of new fun things to do in D-FW. This weekend, get your dose of live music, fashion, art, salsa classes and more! If you’re looking for food & beverage related events to fill your time, click here.

 

Lady Gaga: Tonight, July 17, Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters will take over American Airlines Center for the night during Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball. Opening acts include Lady Starlight and Crayon Pop.

 

Asian Film Festival: Today is the last night to catch the Asian Film Festival at the Angelika Dallas. Shows begin at noon and go until midnight, but the closing night film, As The Lights Go Out, a firefighter flick, plays at 7:30p.m.

 

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Friday, July 18, Dallas-Fort Worth’s Swan Song will fill the Granda Theater with the best of Led Zeppelin.

 

’till Midnight presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center: Friday, be serenaded by Fort Worth’s blues and rock band Foxtrot Uniform before seeing a screening of Bringing Up Baby, starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Plus, if you join or renew your Nasher membership, you’ll be able to enjoy a craft beer tasting featuring 903 Brewers.

 

Improv: Friday is the last night in the improv series to get your share of laughs at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum.

 

Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.

 

The Mavericks: Catch this Nashville-based country/americana band and the Granda Theater Saturday, July 19.

 

Poolside Fashion Show: Dallas Red Foundation, a nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, is hosting its 2nd annual poolside fashion show at the Ilume Cedar Springs Apartments. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar, live entertainment, and food from Mi Cocina with their ticket purchase.

 

Moon Day: Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing a day early at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Saturday, you’ll experience a full day of family-friendly space exploration, exhibits, and classes.

 

CADD Bus Tour: Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas hosts bus tours that allow participants to gain access to studios, galleries, private collections, and art installations. This Saturday, the itinerary includes Circuit 12 Contemporary. Deadbolt Studios, Galleri Urbane, and more.

 

Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style: Fashion fans will love the newest exhibit beginning Sunday, July 20 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Through October 5, attendees can gaze upon the memorable clothes made for first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Reagan by one of fashion’s biggest names.

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This week in DFW food & beverage news

Looking for the latest events and gossip surrounding the D-FW restaurant scene? Look no further. This week enjoy art, outdoor celebrations, and welcome new restaurant hires and locations. Plus, a Fort Worth chef will be hosting an all-new reality TV series.

 

Events:

Komali Food & Art: Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served Wednesday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the first in a series of art exhibits displayed at Komali.

 

Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner: The second of three dinners in this series takes place this Friday, July 11. Dinner starts at 6:30 pm. and will include five courses served family-style with wine and cocktails.

 

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park: This weekend, Fri. July 11 to Sun. July 13, dine on some of the best food that Dallas-area restaurants have to offer. There will be more than 70 restaurants represented, with 20 of them set up inside so you can beat the heat. There will also be live music, food trucks, and dancing.

 

Grace Clam Bake: The Fort Worth restaurant will host its first-ever clam bake featuring Chef Blain’s all-seafood summer menu on Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tei-An Rooftop Celebration: Celebrate Asahi Brewery’s Gold Award in the 2014 World Beer Cup with brews, hors d’oeuvres, a live DJ, and a view of Downtown Dallas from the rooftop on Saturday, July 2, from 9 to 11 p.m.

 

Weekly Food Truck Schedule: See where you favorite mobile bites will be every day this week.

 

News:

New Pastry Chef at LARK on the Park: Ann Parravano has taken a new job recreating the dessert menu at the popular restaurant near Klyde Warren Park after three years with Stephan Pyles and Stampede 66. New dishes include her signature Avocado White Chocolate Bavarian as well as the Sweet Corn Ice Cream Cake, Valrhona Dark Chocolate Frozen Soufflé (pictured above), and Butterscotch Blondie Coup.

 

New Alamo Drafthouse Location: This time next year Downtown Dallas will have its very own, two-story movie theater on the southwest corner of Cadiz St. and S. Lamar St. Get ready to enjoy great beer, great food, and great movies on eight screens in the heart of Dallas.

 

Fort Worth Chef on Reality TV: Chef and restaurant operator Tim Love has landed a hosting position on the new show “Restaurant Startup,” a reality series that pairs restaurant innovators with investors. Pitches will be made, test restaurants will be opened, and, hopefully, all of someone’s dream will come true starting tonight, July 8 at 9 p.m.

 

US Open Beer Championship: Last week, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Peticolas Brewing, and Lakewood Brewing were named to the list of Top 10 Breweries in 2014. These three D-FW breweries, along with Community Beer Company, also took home various other awards for their Texas-made creations.

 

Photo via LARK on the Park Facebook