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.



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. 



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.


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This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Y’all, get ready to swoon over the food and beverage events being served up with week in D-FW. From Texas BBQ Week and cooking classes, to a bar crawl and a wine tasting, there’s something for everyone to get excited about on this edition of Food & Beverage News.


Flying Saucer BeerFeast 2014: Tickets go on sale today, Wednesday, July 16, for the 9th annual Flying Saucer BeerFeast, which will kick off in Fort Worth on October 11. The event will feature more than 40 brewers and 60 craft beers, live music, and food.


Food Truck Schedule: Click to find where your favorite meals on wheels will be all week long.


Tap Takeover at Goodfriend: Rabbit Hole Brewing is doing a tap takeover of the Lakewood beer and burger joint on Thursday, July 17. Special menu items and beer cocktails will also be available.


Wine 101 at Cork: Thursday from 7 to 9pm, get a lesson in the basics of wine including how to identify smells and tastes, how to pair wine with meals, how to read a wine label, and how to spot defects. Wine and cheese from Molto Formaggio are provided with you ticket purchase.


Food Truck Frenzy: Friday, July 18, you can find 8 of your favorite food trucks, including Gandolfo’s Deli, Little Greek Food Truck, What’s Da Scoop?, and Flatlanders Taco Company, at Esplanade at Fair Park from 11am to 2pm. Admission and parking are free, plus there will be live music.


Camp Bowie Neighborhood Bar Crawl: From 5 to 9pm on Friday you can hit some of the best neighborhood bars in Fort Worth’s Camp Bowie District. Stops include Showdown Saloon, Sarah’s Place, and Mule Pub. Rahr & Sons will provide beer along the way and Lee’s Grilled Cheese and Sauzy’s food trucks will serve up fresh food.


Dallas Farmer’s Market Cooking Classes: Learn from the chefs of the market every Saturday through August 9 from 11:30am to 1pm. This weekend’s demonstration will be held by Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jasper’s Restaurant and will cover summer grilling.


Bishop Cider Company Grand Opening: If you’re a fan of hard cider you’ll want to be a part of the inaugural keg tapping of Dallas’ newest cider company on Saturday. For the price of admission, just $22, you’ll get a branded growler, a sample flight, a slice of Zoli’s pizza, and live music.


Texas BBQ Week 2014: Texas Monthly and Shiner Beers are teaming up to celebrate fabulous barbecue state-wide, with 54 restaurants joining this year’s movement. You can enjoy some of the best that D-FW has to offer at special prices at the following locations until this Saturday: Cousin’s Bar-B-QHutchins BBQLockhart SmokehousePecan LodgePeggy Sue BBQ, and Smoke.


Phil’s Philly Grill Opening: After 10 years of serving up delicious cheesesteaks and chicken phillies in malls across DFW, San Antonio, and Austin, the first standalone location is set to open in Prestonwood Town Center by the end of this month.


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This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

This week in D-FW food & beverage news

Looking for the inside scoop on the latest openings, closings, expansions, and menu changes? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what’s new:


Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.: After receiving numerous international awards, including a Bronze Medal in the World Beer Cup and five medals at the Annual Denver International Beer Competition, this Fort Worth brewery is hosting a celebratory tour and tasting Saturday, May 17. This week you can enjoy a mid-week tasting on Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. that also be the break out of the first batch of Summertime Wheat.


Rose Tasting: If you’re a fan of French Rose wines, head to Sigel’s on Greenville on Thursday, May 8, for a tasting of a dozen different samples from 5 to 7 p.m.


Table 13: Addison will get a new restaurant this weekend as Table 13 has its soft opening from Thursday, May 8, to Saturday, May 10. The atmosphere is said to be swanky, Vegas-style, and filled with live music.


Dallas Wine Trail Tour: Take a tour of the areas four original wineries, Calais Winery, FUQUA Winery, Inwood Estates, and Times Ten Cellars on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $49.95 and include three tastes and food at each stop, a free bottle of wine from one winery, and a crystal glass.


Vagabond: One of Greenville Ave.’s most recent additions is now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Menu offerings include $2 mimosas and a bacon sourdough grilled cheese benedict with smoked tomato hollandaise (go ahead and read that twice, we sure did).


Spoon Bar & Kitchen: Every Sunday night, beginning this Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11, the seafood restaurant will host Lobster Sundays. This tempting and mouth-watering day will offer a 1.5-lb. lobster, steamer clams, creamed potatoes, and more. The meal will set you back $55 a person, but wine bottles are half-off.


Scardello: New products are here just in time for spring including lamb bacon and a new variety of goat cheese. French butter is also back in stock as well as Prairie Ale’s latest brew, Bible Belt.


Kenny’s Burger Joint: This Frisco-original will open a second spot in Plano’s Lakeside Market in August.


Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar: April 25 marked the opening of a second location of this favorite in Plano. The menu has also seen some additions, including lobster tacos, lobster mac & cheese, and adult milkshakes. For now, it’s open Monday through Saturday for dinner, with lunch hours expected in the future.


Encore Highland Park: The latest concept to adopt the Marque Bar space has opened. It features snacks and drinks at happy-hour prices Tuesdays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Club Schmitz: After 68 years, this burger joint is closing its doors with no plans to reopen.


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Of The Day: Your Favorite Restaurants With New Locations


It’s no secret, D-FW is a treasure trove of amazing restaurants. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who lives in the area, even a born-and-raised native, who doesn’t have a bucket list of restaurants they want to try. It seems as though there is a constant flow of delicious spots popping up everywhere, causing this list to grow each day. These new restaurants don’t always make it, but those that do tend to become household names. And, when we’re really lucky, these mouth-watering places open new locations, spreading the restaurant wealth throughout the D-FW area. On today’s OTD, check out these great restaurants that are planning, or have recently opened, new locations.




Hopdoddy’s: The ever-present line outside the Preston Center location is a testament to the delicious food that waits within. Now, there is one planned to go in Uptown at the corner of Hall and McKinney, as well as one in Addison at Village on the Parkway.



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Del Frisco’s Grille: Always an Uptown and Fort Worth favorite, Del Frisco’s Grille’s newest location just opened up in Southlake Town Square.



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Kitchen LTO: Though it’s not opening a new branch, it is changing it’s chef. This pop-up restaurant’s concept centers around rotating chefs, the second of which will begin serving up fine dishes at the Trinity Grove location on February 5.




velvet taco




Velvet Taco: Currently a Knox/Henderson staple for divine tacos and sides, a second location just opened in Fort Worth on West 7th St.





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Three Sheets: The second location of this Ross Ave. favorite for pizza, burgers, and strong drinks is coming this month to McKinney Ave. in the heart of Uptown.