It is the Queen of Chocolate’s birthday today. Katherine Clapner will most likely be celebrating with chocolate in true Dude, Sweet fashion, but we have a few ways not to celebrate her birthday. With bad chocolate. Below we provide a list of the worst chocolaty treats you could possibly imagine. Some do not even truly qualify as chocolate. For a real celebration we suggest checking out one of three Dude, Sweet Chocolate stores in DFW, including the new location on Greenville Avenue.
Tag Archives: Bishop Arts
by Jennifer Thomas
Celebrity trainer, Jillian Michaels, recently said Dallas should stop drinking so many margaritas. She might as well tell us to stop breathing.
Originally just tequila and lime juice, the margarita dates back to 1924 and didn’t make its way to the United States until Cointreau introduced it in 1962. Dallasites have been making up for lost time ever since. Whether it’s the tried and true margarita, or a newly concocted variation, we’re inviting the best margaritologists to compete to find the best margarita in Dallas at the fourth annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown. Continue reading
Recently I was an invited guest at a special dinner hosted by Knob Creek that was held at Boulevardier in Bishop Arts. Boulevardier is already one of my favorite Dallas restaurants, but this was a special menu that included two whole hogs, one which was actually broken down in front of the gathering by one chef Nathan Tate. Tate is a bounty of a man that easily and deftly handles the hog with precision accuracy. He used each part of the swine to create a splendid dinner that had diners chatting about it for days. Here is why.
The evening started with a flurry of passed appetizers and Knob Creek laced cocktails. Eddie Eakin had a full complement of bartenders staffed and ready to make the cocktails fly at a moments notice. Although we thoroughly enjoyed sipping the whiskey straight, it was particularly enjoyed in each of the four cocktails presented that evening. We started with a Brown Bomber which is made up of Cocchi Americano, Suze, and Five Spice Bitters. I am sure Eakin can recreate this cocktail for you should you ask. He is currently undertaking a 150 cocktail bible that will be enacted soon at the restaurant. Continue reading
The sous chef at Boulevardier won the great Chefs for Farmers competition last weekend and now the restaurant wants to celebrate. Tonight, and through Saturday, GMO Tristan will be serving the winning dish as a small plate.
The dish is a Moroccan glazed lamb loin on a bed of roasted carrot hummus, with a North African salad of fried garbanzo beans, cumin almonds, preserved lemons, drunken raisins, and peas drizzled with lemon confit. Continue reading
The Margarita Meltdown has become one of the most anticipated festivals in Dallas during the Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 3,000 thirsty people descended upon Dallas’ Bishop Arts District on Sunday for the 3rd annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown, presented by Milagro Tequila. Thousands of drinks were mixed, poured and served, but only one margarita could be voted as the best. Continue reading
The Robb Report is a luxury lifestyle magazine that reports on ultra-exclusive timepieces, yachts, hidden destinations to the stars and on occasion haught gastronomy. The latter is something we could definitely wrap our minds around (and bellies). Well, we do enjoy the finer Swiss watches as well, but our dining habits take up the bulk of our expendable income. Last week we caught wind that a local restaurant is featured in the latest issue. It is a spot we recommended many times, so we are in good company. Continue reading