by Steven Doyle
It’s that time of year when John Tesar (Knife, Spoon) gathers his chef buddies for a cause. Burgers & Burgundy is a fun event filled with, well, both burgers and plenty of wine.
Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’s mission of serving those who are affected by AIDS and HIV across North Texas. This year’s event co-chairs are Noel Rodriguez and Lee Borchert and Terri Provencal will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair. Provencal says: “In this 6th annual event, John’s concept for Burgers & Burgundy continues to elevate the fine art of the burger. That the burgers are crafted by the best chefs in DFW who give up their time to heighten awareness and raise funds through DIFFA for organizations that fight HIV/AIDS makes them the most important burgers served up this year.”
“I’m thrilled to bring my fellow chefs together for what has become an annual event for DIFFA/Dallas,” comments Chef Tesar. “I have had the honor to work with DIFFA for six years to put on this event. The best and most rewarding part, though, is that it’s for a great cause.” Continue reading
Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar located at 2101 Cedar Springs Road in Uptown Dallas, will transition from a restaurant/lounge space to a full-time special events venue effective October 15th.
Owner Dee Lincoln explains, “ Ever since we opened in 2011, the space has been a very unique destination for private parties, with the second floor proving extremely popular. We have continued to book the space for private parties and the demand has increased exponentially over the past year. It made sense to turn it into a private event venue only, rather than try to continue regular dinner and bar service during the high demand for buy-outs.” In addition, off-site catering has become a growing demand for all of her concepts. Lincoln continues, “We have hired a full-time events manager to assist in the ever growing business and are thrilled about our current success and look forward to future opportunities.” Continue reading
Parigi, the chic little Oak Lawn bistro with heart of Paris and the soul of New York, is celebrating 30 years of charming Dallas. With an effervescent spirit and relaxed style it will be forever young as it continues to charm guests with a cosmopolitan menu.
Located in the trendy and historic Oak Lawn neighborhood, Parigi bistro opened in 1984 by founder Andree Falls and continues to exude the essence of continental bistros and the heart of Big D hospitality. “Whatever It Takes” is the staff motto emblazoned on the tee shirts of managers and servers alike.
Current executive chef-owner, Janice Provost has big plans for Parigi’s 30th anniversary year, which kicks off Sunday, Oct. 5, at Parigi with a birthday fete called “A Celebration of Friends of Parigi.” Ticket prices are $84 in homage to Parigi’s founding in 1984. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you’re in the mood for a pizza quickie, look no further than Project Pie, which debuted its first Dallas-area location September 29. Project Pie, known for everyday artisan pizza custom-built by you, will offer a build-your-own-pizza experience with the newest restaurant located at 6030 Luther Lane in Dallas.
Project Pie does the pizza quickie well – every custom-built pizza is cooked in two minutes in a high-temperature, stone-hearth oven and served to guests in less than five minutes from the time of their order. Step inside Project Pie and guests will find a wide variety of toppings to build their own pizza. Each creation is the same price, whether it includes two toppings or 26. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Genaro Silva’s namesake restaurant Genaro’s closed yesterday. The restaurateur delivered pretty terrific food dating back to the 1980’s with such restaurants as Genaro’s Tropical, Moctezuma’s and Garmo’s . His latest restaurant served up insanely delicious seafood and Tex Mex with a bent on Yucatan-style food. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I recently had some beautiful dishes at Lazaranda in Addison, including a Sea Bass Ajillo, which is a seared Sea Bass with garlic and gaujillo peppers along with a dash of orange juice and tomato sauce. A true stand out. You may have heard about the small group of restaurants from Mexico, with its single location in the States in the food capital of Addison, Texas Continue reading
If you like smoked meats and smokin’ tunes, get ready for Smoked Dallas. This is the first of what is promised to be an annual event for Dallas which will feature “deliciously curated music and BBQ festival” and will take place on October 4, 2014 at Main St. Gardens in downtown Dallas, TX.
“More than meats the eye,” Smoked Dallas is “a unique barbeque and music festival,” says event coordinator Tami Thomsen. “It’s meant to take the best of traditional BBQ fests but add a twist, the inclusion of celebrated area chefs and restaurants doing their take on BBQ in the heart of downtown Dallas.”
Smoked’s edible offerings will be prepared by 15 traditional pitmasters and celebrated chefs doing their take on barbeque. Among the participating BBQ joints are Lockhart’s Smokehouse (Dallas,TX,) Black’s Barbecue (Lockhart, TX), Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth, TX), Hutchins BBQ (McKinney, TX), Schmidt Family Barbecue (Bee Cave, TX), and Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q (Tyler, TX). If that list reads like a who’s who among Texas barbeque joints, it’s because it is – the above mentioned pitmasters are all ranked barbecue champions. Continue reading