This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Good luck choosing between all of the awesome food & drink events this week, because the calendar is packed! From a dinner served by a Cowboys running back to free guacamole to a bourbon and brisket festival, there’s an event to satisfy every craving. Plus, don’t miss out on the latest restaurant openings, closings, and change ups.


Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where to find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week.


Tuesdays at The Mansion: Tonight, Tuesday, September 16, the Mansion’s weekly event will feature Legacy whiskey and live music by the Phil Pritchett Duo.


Mexican Independence Day Celebrations: Komali is celebrating tonight with a tequila tasting and authentic Mexican street food cooked outside the restaurant by chef Julio Peraza. San Salvaje and chef Stephan Pyles are celebrating with a special menu that includes pozole rojo stew with pork chicharrones among other speciality dishes and tequila cocktails.


Free Guacamole at Iron Cactus: In celebration of National Guacamole Day, Iron Cactus will have free tableside guacamole tonight when you show a picture of guacamole from their Facebook page (link). Limit 1 per table at all locations during lunch and dinner.


Wine Chat with Michael Flynn: The former Wine Director at the Mansion and three-time nominee for the James Beard Foundation will host one of his famous Wine Chats tonight at Veritas.


Addison Oktoberfest: From tonight to Sunday, Sept. 21, you can go all out German at Addison Circle Park. For four days, there will be German entertainers, yodeling, sausage, sauerkraut, and beer to fulfill all your Oktoberfest dreams. Thursday and Friday, the festival begins at 6pm, but on Saturday and Sunday you can start the fun at noon.


Cheese 101: Scardello is hosting a basics class on Wednesday, Sept. 17, that will teach you everything you need to know. From how it’s made to distinguishing between different flavors, you’ll leave the event with a new found appreciation for cheese.


Dallas Salsa Fest: Saturday, Sept. 20, join in the celebration of “one of Texas’ greatest contributions to the world of food: chips and salsa.” Deep Ellum Outdoor Market will be filled with live music, local beer, and local vendors as you taste your way through and vote for your favorite salsa in Dallas.


2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon, and Brisket Festival: If that’s not a triple threat, we don’t know what is. Head to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on Saturday for tasty food, and drink alongside live music.


The Great Texas Food Truck Rally: Sunday, Reverchon Park will host all of Dallas’ most delicious food trucks for a day of local food, live music, and a beer garden with all proceeds going to Executives in Action.


Pop Up Pork Dinner: Sunday, Lucia sous chefs Justin Holt and Mike Gibson will host their second pork-centric dinner at Oak Cliff Social Club. $20 gets you roasted whole Ossabaw hog and fresh sausage with sides and beer.


Dinner at Home with Phil Romano: For $500 you can join select guests for hors d’oeuvres and a six-course meal at Phil Romano’s home on Sunday. The meal will be prepared by the chefs at Nick and Sam’s and 3015 @ Trinity Groves, Samir Dhurandhar and Sharon Van Meter.


Celebrity Waiter Night: If you love the Cowboys and great food, head to Ocean Prime on Monday, Sept. 22 and have your food served to you by Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray and his teammates. This is the second annual event presented by Albertsons and includes a three course dinner, wine, and a live auction. Proceeds will benefit the DeMarco Murray Foundation, which supports Dallas children in need.



Cake Bar: 16 kinds of cake, quick breads, cookies, and ice cream will be available at Trinity Grove’s newest desert bar and retail shop, which opens on Thursday, Sept. 18. The business is owned an operated by Tracy German, a home cook whose decadent creations caught on like wildfire and could no longer be contained to her kitchen.


East Hampton Sandwich Co. in Fort Worth: After two years in Dallas, the popular sandwich shop is celebrating by opening its newest location in Fort Worth today. After success in the Park Cities and Plano, the third location will be at 1605 S. University Drive.


Eater’s 38 Essential Dallas Restaurant Recommendations: The quarterly recommendations are in.


Kitchen LTO Winners: Blythe Beck will be the next chef to take over at Kitchen LTO come October. She’s made a career for herself at the Mansion and as an apprentice to Dean Fearing. Artist Salma Gottfried will change up the restaurants interior with her abstract architectural visual interpretations.


Park Tavern Closing: Yesterday, the restaurant located in the Shops at Park Lane closed.


Viet Bites: Last week the second location of this Vietnamese favorite opened in Denton. Their unique menu includes chicken and pork dishes shaved right off their vertical rotisserie broilers.


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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!



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.





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.


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