by Steven Doyle
Earlier this week we were invited guests of a special event with Ketel One Vodka, and we had a chance to chat with their brand ambassador, Brookelynn Rossman who set up the program which took place at Bolsa and their neighbor just above the restaurant, the House of MacGregor. The event, which was mostly attended by local bartenders, was to drive home the fact that Ketel One is a specially crafted vodka.
This particular Ketel One event had the bartenders creating their own hats at the House of MacGregor, the absolute best millinery in North Texas. In fact, most of the chapeaus you find adorned on your favorite barmen typically come from Cassie MacGregor’s shop in Oak Cliff. Continue reading
Do local Texas craft beers match up to or even surpass the classic beer styles of the world? Guests will have the opportunity to answer this question on the evening of Friday, October 24 at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse during the “Texas vs. the World” Beer Dinner as they sample local favorites and compare them to national and international brews. Special guest Melissa Monosoff, Beer expert and Master Sommelier, will guide guests through this epic showdown between the Lone Star State and the rest of the world. Continue reading
Music lovers are invited to attend a two-day Grand Opening of Spinster Records on Friday, October 17th, and Saturday, October 18th, featuring live music and DJ sets from a riveting list of entertainers, including Birds of Night, Dustin Cavazos, Exit 380, DJ Sober, and more. A full schedule is on the attached artwork, and details on each day’s programming can be found on the Facebook event invitation (Friday is available here. Saturday is available here.)
Nestled in the heart of North Oak Cliff, Spinster will be a destination for music and culture-savvy tourists and residents alike. The retail storefront offers a selection of new and vintage vinyl records, approachable and high-end audio equipment, as well as a collection of clothing and accessory items selected especially for Spinster by LA-based celebrity stylist Caroline Rothwell. Continue reading
West Dallas and Oak Cliff residents will soon be able to experience authentic French crepes, thanks to Frenchman Julien Eelsen’s newest venture: Whisk Crêpes Café, an upscale fast-casual restaurant that’s expected to open in early 2015.
The 20-seat, 645-square foot creperie, located next door to Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, will serve sweet and savory crepes, as well as sides, wine, beer and cider.
“Since moving to the United States from Paris six years ago, I’ve wanted to bring the traditional French crepe experience to my new hometown. After touring Sylvan | Thirty, I knew that my concept would be a great addition to the development,” said Eelsen, who was raised in Paris and has a family history of hotels and restaurants in the Normandy region. Continue reading
Brewery Ommegang brings its national food and beer pairing competition – HopChef – for the first time to Dallas on November 3rd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at 3015 at Trinity Groves. HopChef competitions, which have been wildly popular in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC. for the last several years, is part of the Ommegang’s Great Beer Deserves Great Food program – a national initiative dedicated to the idea that fine beer deserves its rightful place at the table with fine foods.
HopChef Dallas, the kick-off event for 2014 North Texas Beer Week, will bring together Dallas’s top beer-forward chefs under one roof to pair dishes with a variety of Ommegang’s ales and compete for the title of HopChef Dallas 2014. Six beer-forward restaurants and their chefs were selected to participate: Blind Butcher (Oliver Sitrin), Common Table (Rodman Shields), Libertine (Ashley Yancey), Meddlesome Moth (David McMillan), FM Smokehouse (Rick Stewart) and Whiskey Cake (Stan Rodrigues). Continue reading
Seasonal ingredients are bittersweet for owners Russell and Jessica Aldredge and the staff at Origin Kitchen + Bar. The melancholy of saying good-bye to summer’s sweet berries and lightly citrus flavorings are met with enthusiasm and exploration of autumn’s hearty meats and vegetables. Origin Kitchen + Bar, featuring eclectic American cuisine with a focus on fiercely fresh, expertly-sourced, seasonal ingredients for both its food and drink offerings, recently launched a fall/winter menu.
The adventurous creativity and spirit of Executive Chef Scott Tobey, formally of Stephan Pyles, shines in his modern approach to cooking. With only a short walk to a small refrigerator housing his ingredients – no large walk-in can be found at the restaurant – Chef Tobey and his talented team produce stellar seasonal dishes daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continue reading