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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10 Best Patios & Outdoor Spots in Dallas

Yesterday we told you about a new restaurant trend we’d spotted, highly specialized restaurants popping up all over D-FW. Well, it turns out CultureMap Dallas has spotted a trend of their own and it’s come just in time for spring and warmer weather. They published an article yesterday titled “The 10 best patios in Dallas to Drink and Dine outdoors.” Even though it’s supposed to rain tomorrow, this week was filled with the kind of gorgeous weather that’s perfect for taking advantage of spots just like these. Here’s the breakdown of their 10 favorite spots. Click here to see the full article.


Belly & Trumpet: Located on McKinney Ave. in Uptown, just a block from West Village, they have a wraparound patio and serve an assortment of small plates and wine. The environment is perfect for couples and “grown-ups” looking for a relaxing spot and great food.


Boxwood Tap + Grill: Located in the old TABC in State Thomas, the patio features a wall of green boxwood sprigs, a great drink selection, and plenty of picnic-style tables for mingling.


Canne Rosso White Rock: This family-freidnly spot near the lake offers fabulous pizza and a sprawling, spacious patio perfect for taking in the spring sun.


Le Bilboquet: With a patio described as a place to see-and-be-seen, this Knox-Henderson restaurant’s menu takes hints from it’s original New York location that has a hint of French elegance.


The Lot: Located near White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, The Lot is perfect for a cold beer after a day at either landmark. It even has a sandbox so parents can take a break to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.


Mutts Cantina: If you have a dog or you live in the Uptown area, there’s no doubt you’ve seen Mutts. Studded with picnic tables, hot dogs, and cold beer, you can take in the outdoors while watching your favorite four-legged friend play with the neighborhood dogs.


Nora Restaurant and Bar: The brand new rooftop is the main attraction here. You’ll get a great view of Greenville Ave. and you can cool off under Miami-style shades or warm up on a cool night by the fire pit.


The Rustic: Picnic tables, fire pits, a grassy hill, and live music have made The Rustic a hot-spot for all ages in Uptown. It has a great stage for any day, because it opens to guests both outside and inside, and having Pat Green as a co-founder only helps make this place a great one for sunny Saturdays.


Truck Yard: Back on Greenville Ave., just around the corner from Nora, Truck Yard has become a hit largely because of it’s rotating food trucks, eclectic decor, and beer selection. It has a patio, picnic tables, and you can even grab a seat in a refurbished truck bed.


Savor: Savor has become a fixture of Klyde Warren Park with it’s glass walls and inviting ambiance. The patio is great for taking in the activities of the park and has a great view of downtown- and the tasty food doesn’t hurt.


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