This Week in Food & Beverage News


 

 

 

 

This Week in Food & Beverage NewsThe Celebrity Chef Dinner Series, benefiting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, continues with a remarkable list of renowned chefs this week. Other events featured in this week’s Food & Beverage News include dinners, an ice cream social, a kid’s cooking class and more!

 

EVENTS

 

Tuesday, June 2

Morgan Murphy Meet-and-Greet: In celebration of his newly released book On the Road Again, food critic Morgan Murphy will be taking a seat at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen for an evening of chatter, cocktails and small bites. For $75, indulge in some of Morgan’s favorite Sissy’s specialties, including kolaches from Village Baking Co. Plus, take home a signed copy of his book. 5-7 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Celebrity Chef Dinner Series: During this series, Chef John Tesar collaborates with renowned chefs from around the country to cook five consecutive fundraising dinners, benefiting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES. Tuesday’s dinner at Knife Dallas features Chef Alex Stratta, who has made appearances on “Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef Masters.” Dinner kicks off at 7 p.m. For tickets and reservations, click here. To view the remaining chefs performing Wednesday – Thursday, click here.

 

Wednesday, June 3

Goats and Grapes Dinner: Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood and Windy Hill Farm in Comanche are pairing up for a five-course dinner at CBD Provisions. The dinner will feature artisan wine, meats, cheeses, and a style of goat in every dish. $65/person. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Call 214-261-4500 for reservations.

 

Sommelier for a Day: III Forks in Dallas is offering a Sommelier for a Day opportunity the first Wednesday of each month. This opportunity allows guests to help select feature wines for the coming month. In addition, guests will sample six wines, paired with specialty hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Chris Vogeli. 5-7 p.m. For reservations, click here.

 

Thursday, June 4

Evening in the Shed: Occurring every Thursday evening in the month of June, Dallas Farmer’s Market will host an Evening in the Shed. Guests will get to shop the market for everything local, including arts and crafts, fresh produce and artisan food. Beer, wine and live music will also be in attendance. Visit the calendar to get the scoop on who’s performing every Thursday. 4-9 p.m

 

Pups on the Patio: Lone Star Rescue will be hosting a benefit at Cane Rosso in Fairview, featuring raffles, pizza specials and more. All proceeds will benefit Lone Star Rescue. 6-9 p.m.

 

Friday, June 5

Picnic on the Patio: Kick off summer with a “Picnic” on the Patio at Grace in Fort Worth. The menu features a selection of picnic-style bites, such as ribs, potato salad, corn and more! $95/person. The picnic begins at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call 817-877-3388.

 

Saturday, June 6

Kid’s Cooking Class: Maggiano’s Little Italy at NorthPark is hosting a cooking class for kids! Participants will have the chance to create some of Maggiano’s favorite dishes to take home. All funds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. $30/child; parents are free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

 

Ice Cream Social: Dallas Farmer’s Market plays host to the 9th annual Mama Ida’s Ice Cream Social. Local vendors will provide condiments for Dallas County Youth Village culinary students to conjure up a variety of ice cream, gelato and sorbet creations. Purchase a tasting spoon for $5 and sample the sweet stuff, then vote for your favorite! 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

NEWS

 

Dallas’ Off-Site Kitchen is closing its original location this week. The beloved burger joint near the Design District is relocating to Trinity Groves, close to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The last day to grab your favorite burger before the one-week pause is this Saturday, June 6. The new location is slated to open June 16.

 

Jefferson Tower in Oak Cliff now houses Carnival Barker’s Ice Cream Factory, a small company that will serve several rotating flavors of ice cream and a variety of ice cream sandwiches 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Texas Tapas, a brand new tapas restaurant, is now open in Deep Ellum. The menu features American-style share plates with a Texas twist, including chicken and waffles and fried ribeye with gravy and eggs.

 

 

Photo courtesy of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

Tastings are the name of the game this weekend. Take a bus tour with a brewery and go on sampling walks through Deep Ellum, Trinity Groves, and Bishop Arts plus much more.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 17:

Henry’s Majestic for Lunch: The bar on McKinney Ave. begins lunch service today. The menu includes al pastor tacos, a chicken salad, a beer-braised corned beef ruben, a pork belly salad and more.

 

Tequila Appreciation Society Social: Casa Herradura’s global tequila ambassador Ruben Aceves will be at 3015 at Trinity Groves sharing his love for and knowledge of Herradura tequila from 6 to 8pm. Stop by for tastings of Herradura and food by 3015. Proceeds benefit Cafe Momentum.

 

ZaLat: Owner Khanh Nguyen of DaLat, the Vietnamese comfort food restaurant on Fitzhugh, is opening a late night pizza spot right next door today at 5pm.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 18:

Women and Wine: Grace invites ladies to “Tour of Spain” with Brian Smith, Fine Wine Specialist with Republic National Distributing Company. It includes three wines paired with three light bites from Chef Blain Staniford.

 

Thursday, Feb. 19:

Deep Ellum Wine Walk: It’s the third Thursday of the month again. 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 each destination on the tour will feature wine samplings.

 

Wine Dinner at Grace: Chef Blaine Staniford and Grace present the Old and New World Small Production Wine Dinner beginning at 6:30pm. The menu indues Dungeness crab, saffron risotto, lacquered duck and egg, ribeye cap, and brioche pain perdu paired with new and old world small production wines.

 

Saturday, Feb. 21:

Community Beer Co. Goes on Tour: The craft brew company is loading up a bus to visit Cold Beer Company, Nickel & Rye, Scotch & Sausage, and Rodeo Goat– all of which serve Community libations. Each stop includes a beer sampling and a food pairing. A $45 ticket also includes a t-shirt and a commemorative glass.

 

Discovering the Beauty of Washington Wines: Join the Dallas Chapter of the International Wine and Food Society as they taste and discuss five expertly selected fine wines from Washington. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres to accompany the tasting and live jazz music will follow the event.

 

Taste of Trinity Groves Walking Tour: Taste your way through one of the hottest food spots in Dallas. From 11:30am to 3:15pm, get a group together to try samples from Chino Chinatown, Four Corners Brewery, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Luck, and Souk.

 

Sunday, Feb. 22:

Sunday Supper with Urban Acres Farmstead: Urban Acres begins a monthly series of casual Sunday Night Suppers. Join them for a hearty meal of local, organic, sustainable cuisine served family style. This month’s menu features a turkey and sweet potato pot pie.

 

Taste of Bishop Arts Walking Tour: The tasting continues through another of the up-and-coming neighborhoods in the Dallas area from 1 to 4:30pm. Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Eno’s, Lockhart Smokehouse, and Veracruz invite you to sample their creations.

 

News:

Kin Kin Urban Thai: The Thai restaurant plans to open three DFW locations, on W. 7th in Fort Worth and on Oak Lawn and Preston/Forest in Dallas. The Fort Worth branch is set to open on February 27. The Dallas locations are expected to open in April and the summer, respectively.

 

The Mitchell: A new cocktail lounge in downtown Dallas had its soft opening last Thursday. The menu includes oysters, caviar, charcuterie, fried duck rilletes, a cheeseburger and more.

 

Spice in the City: Downtown Dallas has a new option for healthy Indian takeout and delivery.

 

Tiff’s Treats Fort Worth: Your favorite warm cookie delivery shop will open a Fort Worth location in April located on W. 7th.

This Week in Food & Beverage News


This Week in Food & Beverage News

Get the lowdown on the newest restaurants, new menu items, and the best ways to experience food and drink in DFW on this week’s edition of Food & Beverage news.

 

Events:

Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where you can find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week in Dallas.

 

Chill Bar Craft Beer Dinner: Grapevine Craft Brewey and Chill Sports Bar are teaming up on Wednesday, August 20, to bring you live music, beer, and a menu that includes craft beer brisket sliders, steak stuffed with sausage, and a Sir William Brown Ale float.

 

Dames Dinner Club: Every Wednesday at Standard Pour in Uptown in ladies night. This week’s menu includes watermelon gazpacho, shrimp enchiladas, and a chocolate hazelnut tart.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Tours: Every Thursday and Saturday, head to one of Dallas’  favorite craft beer spots for a tour, signature glass, beer tasting, and live music.

 

Samson’s Hotdog Creation Competition: Friday, August 22, “come out with $5 and a smile to Samson’s and try your hand at Weeniology. Build the perfect Wiener, take it’s picture, and qualify it to be named the next big weenie on the menu!” The “Big Wiener” will also get one free hotdog a month for a year.

 

National Wine Release Dinner at III Forks: Friday night, III Forks presents an exclusive National Wine Release Dinner featuring Agustin Francisco Huneeus, the proprietor of Quintessa. The menu includes scallops, rabbit confit pot pie, a USDA Prime strip loin, and a dessert called “Death By Chocolate”.

 

2nd Annual Sausage Fest: Saturday, August 23, 105.3 The Fan is hosting it’s second annual day of grilled sausages, adult beverages, and live music at Main Street Garden Park.

 

Pop-Up Pastry Bake Sale: Saturday’s event at Empire Baking Company will see 100% of proceeds go to support Duck Team 6, a local dog rescue. The pastry chef showcase features Laurel Wimberg and gives the community an opportunity to meet the person behind the desserts at Fort Worth’s AF+B. Food will be served from 10am-2pm, or until sold out, and will include black walnut pie, blueberry almond buckle, and bacon cheddar scones.

 

 

News:

“Mother Effer” Challenge: Zoli’s Pizza has implemented a challenge in honor of one of its newest menu items. The Mother Effer includes four slices of New-York style slices (soppressata, Luscher’s sausage, white pie and daily feature), one slice of Grandma pie, two slices of Sicilian (cheese and soppressata), three garlic knots, three soppressata knots and a “mountain” of zucchini fries with a side of housemade jalapeno ranch and marinara sauce. If you can down it all by yourself you get the $35 platter for free.

 

Blind Butcher: The new staple on Greenville Ave. has introduced pork pies to its menu. Think hot meat, flakey crust, and nutmeg.

 

Cheezie’s Frisco: Who’s a fan of gourmet mac ‘n cheese and grilled cheese? Maybe the better question is, who isn’t? Frisco now has a brand new family-owned restaurant that specializes in both. Like their motto says, it’s perfect “for the kid in all of us.”

 

Ashwood Bar & Kitchen: In one of the quickest turn arounds ever, this American-style restaurant replaced Bonchon and it’s Korean chicken wings in Upper Greenville on August 14.

 

Kate Weiser Chocolate: Open as of today, Tuesday, August 19, in Trinity Groves, this gourmet chocolate shop offers classic chocolate bars, truffles, ice cream, and hot and cold chocolate drinks.

 

Pegaso Mexican Dinner: Fort Worth’s newest “Mex and Tex” joint opens tonight on Bluebonnet Circle. The concept comes to us via the former owners of Monica’s Nueva Cocina and BEE Enchiladeria. The new spot specializes in handmade enchiladas and complete customization with enchiladas, burritos, tortas, and tacos made right in front of their customers.

 

Gas Monkey Live: The grand opening of Richard Rawling’s newest venture is set for October 11. This 38,000 square foot live music venue will also feature a game room with vintage pinball machines and pool tables.

 

The Bohemian: The former Ali Baba location on Greenville Ave. will be filled by this Texas-and-Czech-style restaurant on October 14. The main focus will be kolaches, but you can also pick up a great hotdog or burger.

 

State Fair Food: Here are the fabulous fried food nominees for this year’s Big Tex Choice Awards: Chicken-Fried Loaded Baked Potato, Deep-Fried Breakfast for Dinner, Deep-Fried Texas Blue Bonnet, Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil, Fried Sriracha Balls, Fried Sweet Texas, Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale, and Twisted Texas Tacos. Click here for full descriptions.

 

Image via Samson’s Facebook

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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.

 

Events:

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.

 

 

News:

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 Food & Beverage News


Food & Beverage News: Donut Kitchen

This edition of Food & Beverage news is loaded with exciting new openings, menu expansions, and chef change ups. We’re also filling you in on some incredible dinner opportunities and craft beer events that you won’t want to miss!

 

Events:

Community Beer 1st Wednesdays: Tonight, as with the first Wednesday of every month, Community Beer Co. is holding an open house & tour. There will be local vendors, outdoor games, food trucks, and live music. The event is family and dog friendly.

 

Summer Vegetable Dinner: Chef Blaine of Grace in Fort Worth has prepared an astounding eight-course menu featuring summer produce. The menu is completely vegetarian and can be prepared for vegan diners as well. Dinner is Thursday, August 7 and begins with passed canapés at 6:30.

 

German Riesling, Sausage, and Kraftwerk Event: Friday, August 8, celebrate Germany’s World Cup win with a 4 wine German Riesling Vertical tasting, Kuby’s sausage, & music by Kraftwerk all night at Wine Poste.

 

Summer Harvest Dinner: This Friday is the last night to take part in Asador’s Summer Harvest Dinner Series. The final menu will be  paired with cocktails and begins at 6:30.

 

Ramen Night at Windmill Lounge: Chef Justin Holt will prepare $5 bowls of everyone’s favorite noodle Saturday, August 9 for midnight ramen madness.

 

Beer Camp at Meddlesome Moth: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Beer Camp will commence this Saturday at noon. Stop by for 12 craft beers presented by Sierra Nevada, Cigar City, Oskar Blues, Asheville Brewers, and many more.

 

Chefs at The Market: Saturday is the last day to learn first-hand from local chefs. This week’s guest is Chef T. J. Lengnick of Shinsei Restaurant. He’ll be schooling you on asian-inspired summer cuisine.

 

So & So’s: After a great start on McKinney Ave., this bar and dinner hangout will begin serving brunch this Sunday, August 10. Menu items include biscuits and gravy, blueberry pancakes, a fried egg BLT, their ever-popular pizza, and more.

 

News:

Houndstooth Coffee: Henderson Ave. will have a new coffee shop beginning August 14 in the space previously occupied by Pearl Cup. Houndstooth Coffee, which originates in Austin, will have a to-go window right off the sidewalk.

 

Start: After much success at their first location on Greenville Ave, the “real fast food” restaurant and drive thru is set to open a second location on Lemmon Ave. this Fall.

 

Oddfellows: The Oak Cliff hot spot for brunch and coffee was recently named one of 10 restaurants in the U.S. that is worth “long lines” by Yahoo.

 

Big Tex Choice Awards: This year, fans have the chance to get a front row seat to the 10th annual Big Tex Choice Awards, the event that determines the fair’s food finalists.

 

Mattito’s: All four locations of this popular Tex-Mex spot have added a vegetarian-centric menu. Items include potato flautas, three-cheese enchiladas, mushroom enchiladas, grilled portabello fajitas, and a three-cheese chile relleno. The flautas, mushroom enchiladas, and portabello fajitas can also be prepared vegan.

 

Ziziki’s: After 20 years serving up great Greek food, the owners of Ziziki’s have added two new partners in an effort to expand and improve. The first change will come with the addition of a brunch menu that will be introduced next week. Old favorites, like the Greek gods platter, will also make a return.

 

Brick House Tavern + Tap: The craft-beer-serving, seasonal-meal-making tavern has opened its second D-FW area location in Fort Worth. Complete with hand-crafted cocktails ands 30 flat-screen TV’s, this is no ordinary sports bar. You can also visit the Plano location for the same great experience.

 

C-Señor: Bishop Arts is finally seeing movement in the old El Padrino location thanks to a new Cuban restaurant/Taco stand. Expect an authentic experience with menu items like the classic Cuban sandwich and fried plantains.

 

Chef news: Greenville Avenue favorite, Sundown at Granda, and Chef Patrick Stark have parted ways after six years. Stampede 66‘s Chef John Thompson has resigned to teach culinary arts at an inner city south Dallas high school. Souk, the Moroccan restaurant in Trinity Groves, is the new home of Standard Pour‘s Peja Kristic. Taking her place will be Casa Rubia Chef Cody Sharp.

 

The Donut Kitchen: The gourmet donut craze is spreading to McKinney. This family-owned gourmet donut, breakfast sandwich, and kolach shop has daily donut features like M&M, Carmel Macchiato, and Mango Habanero.

 

Restaurant Week: Don’t forget to get your reservations for Restaurant Week, which begins next Monday, August 11.

 

Image via The Donut Kitchen

An Event to Fill Your Heart & Stomach


Dude, Sweet Chocolate Benefit

 

If you feel like eating some great food and giving to a great cause this coming weekend, we’ve got a great event for you! Sunday, March 9, head to 3015 at Trinity Grove for the Sunday Chef Mix for great food and a great benefit.

 

For the price of a $50 plus a bottle of wine of your choosing, you’ll enjoy a night of fine food- from BBQ by the owners of SMOKE, to items from the grill of Nick & Sam’s, and, of course, decadent chocolate from Dude, Sweet Chocolate. (See the full array of choices above)

 

You’ll also enjoy music and you can participate in a silent auction that will benefit Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s sous chef, Ulysses Galvan, who is battling leukemia and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

 

If you love the fabulous food that these North Texas chefs have to offer, just check out that amazing list above, and you want to help out a neighbor in need, this event will fill your stomach and your heart with joy!