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.



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.




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 D-FW Food & Beverage News

This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

In D-FW there’s always an excuse to get out and try new things. This week, fill your calendar by checking out Pecan Lodge’s new location in Deep Ellum, multi-course wine dinners, 1/2-price champagne, local produce and more.


Pecan Lodge: The well-known barbecue joint has officially opened its restaurant in Deep Ellum. Now you can get the fabulous flavors you love at the corner of Main and Pryor as well as listen to live music on their new back porch. Read more about this family’s incredible story here.


Calais Winery: The inability to secure a permit has this establishment moving out of Deep Ellum and relocating to Hye, Texas in the Hill Country. See more about the move here.


Food Truck Schedule: Looking to enjoy some food truck food this week? Here’s the schedule of where and when you can find your favorites.


Banshee Wine Dinner at The Grape: Thursday, May 29, enjoy a three-course bistro meal prepared by Jed Demler paired with various Sonoma Valley wines for just $48 per person.


Fresh Foods at South Side on Lamar: Also on Thursday, shop for fresh, local, organic produce during this collaboration with the Dallas Farmers Market. Admission is free and there will be music and “crafty local libations.”


Wine Dinner at Wine Poste: Chow down on a six-course dinner prepared by chef Justin Box while sipping on wine pairings. The event is $80 per person and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29.


Cru Champagne Thursdays: Celebrate the weekend one day early with Cru Wine Bar’s 1/2-off champagne on Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to closing.


Four Corners Brewery Co. Beer Dinner: The local craft beer brewery is hosting a four-course dinner with beer pairings at Whole Foods Highland Park on Friday, May 30. The event will cost you $25 per person and dinner, which includes ground beef topped with cheddar, bacon, and grilled jalapeño with Cajun-duested fries, with will run from 7 to 9 p.m.


Sip ‘n’ Slide into Summer with Henderson Tap House: You’re invited to wear your sundress and boardshorts to a grill out on Sunday, May 31, to kick off summer with signature cocktails and live music.


J Black’s: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the Henderson Ave. bar hosts a trivia night with prizes and drink specials. Every Thursday is Throwback Thursday, which includes “the music you love, the drink you remember, and the prices you miss.”


Photo via Pecan Lodge

D-FW Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up- Pecan Lodge & Wine


Who doesn’t love a weekend filled with jazz, timeless theater, and brisket? How about one with a music festival and our Mavs in the playoffs? Welcome to Dallas-Fort Worth, where you can experience all of these things in a few short days. See all the great events going on during the beautiful weekend ahead.


Sweeney Todd: From tonight, April 24, to Saturday, April 26, you can enjoy four presentations of Stephen Sondheim’s famed play at Dallas City Performance Hall. More than 150 actors and singers will bring the spectacle to life!


Charlotte’s Web: Kids and adults alike will love this rendition of the classic story. The play is presented by Dallas Children’s Theater on Friday, April 25.


Pecan Lodge Brisket & Rhone Varietal Wines: On Friday, April 25, $30 will get you a half pound of brisket and 6 delicious Rhone Varietal Wines samples. From 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., “Brisket + Wine = Good Time.”


Denton Arts & Jazz Festival: This year’s festival, which is free, will take place Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27, in Quakertown Park. More than 2,000 musicians will preform on six different stages, with a heavy emphasis on jazz. You’ll also get a good dose of art, of course.


Sherlock Holmes: Various takes on this infamous character have been done on the big screen and TV for years. This Friday, April 25, see a play in which Holmes goes up against his nemesis, Moriarty, in a case surrounded by blackmail. Presented by the Dallas Theater Center, you can catch the show until May 25 at Wyly Theater.


Canines and Cadillacs: You read that right! If you’re a fan of pooches and parties, Saturday’s event is the one for you! It supports Duck Team 6, which is a 100% volunteer organization that has rescued over 400 dogs. It’s black-tie optional and there will be hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, cocktails, and live and silent auctions from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Mavs Game: Cheer on our Mavs as they take on the San Antonio Spurs in round one, game three of the playoffs! The game is this Saturday, April 26, at home at 3:30 p.m. Get tickets here.


Edgefest 2014: Presented by 102.1 FM KDGE, this year’s Edgefest will showcase big names like Beck, The Avett Brothers, and Bastille. These three, and many others, will rock the festival, which takes place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.


Spring Gallery Walks: Feel going on a walk in this weekend’s nice weather and seeing some art while you’re at it? Head to Deep Ellum for the Spring Gallery Walk that showcases 17 different galleries in the area on Saturday, April 26. The Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk will also hold open galleries from the Design District to Denton, and there’s a Bike Swarm that begins at Oak Cliff Cultural Center.


Fort Worth AIA Home Tour: The Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting it’s 3rd annual home tour on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m. The tour will showcase outstanding residential properties in the area.


History with a Twist: Travel back in time this weekend as Dallas Heritage Village presents classic cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a performance by the Singapore Slingers. Attendees are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing vintage early 20th century attire.


Local Farmer’s Markets: Take advantage of the beautiful weather and support our local vendors by checking out one of the many farmer’s markets all over D-FW.


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