It’s That Time Again: DFW Restaurant Week 2016


DFW Restaurant Week will be back in action in less than a month. From Monday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 21 (many restaurants will extend through Aug. 28 or Sept. 4), more than 100 North Texas restaurants will feature special menus, some including paired drinks, for a darn-good deal (and cause).

 

As in years past, you’ll be able to delight in a three-course, prix fixe dinner for $35 or $45 at one of the participating DFW restaurants. A number of restaurants will also offer a $20 lunch option.

 

It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new spot, save on a meal that would normally be a splurge and indulge in some of the best food that local chefs and restaurants have to offer.

 

Click here to view the full list of participating restaurants, their menus, prices, and instructions on how to make a reservation.

 

DFW Restaurant Week supports the North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area and Lena Pope in Tarrant County, with proceeds from each meal benefiting the charities’ work to help local children and families in need.

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

With the holidays upon us, food and drink-centric events are dwindling but there are still a few very exciting opportunities for fun this week. Check them out as well as our latest update on openings and closings in DFW.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 16:

Francophile Wine Dinner at Bolsa: Enjoy four French wines paired with four courses. The menu includes a brussel leaves salad with pork belly, little neck clams, truffled potatoes, a poudine chameour and more.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17:

Sparkling Wine Class at Whole Foods: The Preston Center Whole Foods is hosting a Break Out the Bubbly tasting of the market’s finest sparking wines. This free class will teach you how to perfectly pair your popped bottles at your upcoming holiday parties.

 

Thursday, Dec. 18:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: The Deep Ellum Community Association and local merchants invite you for a night of wine, shopping and fun. You’ll take a Sip & Shop tour through the neighborhood and have the opportunity to win several grand prizes. Each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.

 

Saturday, Dec. 20:

Sandwiches for SoupMobile:Bring at least one loaf of bread, a package of sliced cheese, and a package of bologna along with food prep gloves, baggies and mustard and spend your morning making some sandwiches for the hungry. This wonderful cause takes place every third Saturday of every month at 10am in Deep Ellum at 2803 Taylor Street.

 

Treats of Christmas at NorthPark: The ultimate holiday bake sale, presented by the Texas Chefs Association, will be held from 10am to 7pm. Local chefs will present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies for sale benefitting the North Texas Food Bank‘s Cooking Matters.

 

News:

Al’s Italian Beef: In January 2015, this Chicago restaurant known for their delicious sandwiches will open its first Texas location in Addison, with at least 5 more expected to open throughout the year.

 

Balls Hamburgers: The second and final location of Balls Hamburgers at Northwest Highway has closed after losing its lease.

 

Driftwood: The Oak Cliff restaurant has officially closed its doors.

 

Messina Hof Winery: One of the first full wineries on tap in Texas opened Friday, Dec. 12 in Grapevine.

 

Paul Martin’s American Grill: The Turtle Creek neighborhood will get Texas’ first location of Paul Fleming’s restaurant at the corner of Oak Lawn and Blackburn. The menu features a rotation of American classics based solely on peak-of-season ingredients. You can also expect an extensive wine selection when the location opens in 2015.

 

Image via NorthPark website

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

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

It’s About That Time Again: Restaurant Week 2014


D-FW Restaurant Week will be back in action again in less than month. From Monday, August 11 to Sunday, August 17, more than 100 restaurants in North Texas will feature special menus, some including paired drinks, for one week only.

 

It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new spot, save on a meal that would normally be a splurge, and indulge in some of the best that local chefs and restaurants have to offer.

 

New this year is the First Course Kick Off Party, which takes place Thursday, August 7 at Fair Park. There will be live music, circus performers, chef demos, and food and drink tastings.

 

If you haven’t participated in the event before, do yourself a favor and try it out. Be swift though, reservations will go fast! Click here for the full list of restaurants, reservations, and prices.

 

Image via dfw.cbslocal.com