In it’s 5th year Okrapalooza continues to bring East Dallas a unique okra cook-off with live music, beer, and specialty okra dishes. Celebrity chefs and Home-Cooks come together in the Dallas Fort Worth area to present their best okra dishes to compete for the title of Okrapalooza champion of the world. Hosted at The LOT on September 14th, tickets include okra dish tastings + sides, free local beer, and live music. All proceeds benefit the Promise of Peace Community Garden. Continue reading
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Eddy Thretipthuangsin will be opening a new Thai restaurant in Fort Worth;’s Art District, and is scheduled to begin service before the end of 2014. No word on a name just yet. This is the same chef-owner that has BITE City Grill in Fort Worth. Chef Eddy just returned from a month long cooking sabbatical in Thailand and is said to have a briefcase full of fresh ideas.
For now, check out BITE City Grill located at 2600 West 7th in Fort Worth. We will follow up when we have the name and exact location.
The Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier will present its annual Raiser Grazer, this year themed “A Fresh Approach”, on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Shed in the Dallas Farmers Market, located at 1010 South Pearl Expressway at Pearl Street in downtown Dallas. “A Fresh Approach to the Raiser Grazer” features chefs from the organization’s chapter partnering with local farmers whose produce is available in the Dallas Market to create the menus for the event.
This will be one of the first events at The Shed, formerly known as Shed 1, in the historic market, which is undergoing major renovations featuring new amenities for farmers and artisanal producers and will include restaurants, residential and retail space. Presenting sponsors of “A Fresh Approach” are Lone Star AG Credit and Whole Foods Market. The Grande Dame of the organization’s Dallas Chapter is Caroline Rose Hunt. Continue reading
Ramesh and Sumathi Sundaram opened their Indian cuisine restaurant on Lower Greenville this past weekend. Check out Shiva’s Bar and Grill to get your tikka masala fix with a happy side of naan. What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood.
The restaurant is located at 1907 Greenville Avenue, and will offer cuisine from the Tamil region of India, according to Ramesh, which is southern India and has a heavy vegetable influence but also have northern Indian food for those who enjoy that fare. He also added that they lived in Singapore for some years and are offering some Malaysian cuisine as well.
On September 2, Hibiscus is co-hosting a wine dinner with Mi Sueño Winery at 6:30pm at the restaurant for $85.00 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Mi Sueño Winery is a boutique, Mexican-owned upscale winery in Napa Valley owned and operated by Rolando Herrera. Mi Sueño produces a variety of wines from both Napa and Sonoma Valley, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening will be co-hosted by Mi Sueño Winery’s Jaime Orozco.
The menu prepared by Chef Graham Dodds is as follows: Continue reading
Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from eight finalists. Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, created by Justin Martinez, won Most Creative, and the Best Tasting food item was awarded to Issac Russo for his creation, the Fried Cuban Roll.
A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of prestigious judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative: Continue reading