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
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by Andrew Chalk
Marshall Prichard stokes the firebox of one of the three smokers he fuels to barbecue the brisket and pork ribs he serves at his Sammy’s Texas Barbecue in Uptown. The brisket smokes for 10-12 hours at around 225⁰F on mesquite.
It is the day of the Texas OU game and he is expecting a crowd in to watch the game on the screens set up around the walls. I attend as part of a media event. As well as the main indoor area, Sammy’s has two patios. A covered one adjoins the restaurant and has a door to the large back parking lot. On the other side of the restaurant a patio offers a grass covered surface and is a favorite with dog owners (Prichard is a big dog lover himself). That patio also has an outdoor smoker which is brought into use at special events. Believe it or not, Sammy’s does over 100 wedding rehearsal dinners a year, reflecting the desire of local families to offer something decidedly Texan to their out-of-state guests. 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
by Andrew Chalk
Crave readers who enjoy French wine and steak will want to look into a wine dinner this Sunday evening at many Ruth Chris’ restaurants nationally (including Dallas and Fort Worth).
Per the press release….
–Ruth’s Chris Steak House will offer guests a chance to explore the flavors of France with “Bubbles to Bordeaux,” a five-course pairing dinner on Sunday, October 19 at 95 participating restaurants nationwide. Continue reading