Tracy German was not the first to say “let them eat cake”, but she certainly hopes you will. German’s newly opened pastry shop in Trinity Groves opens today and is not only selling cake, as the shop’s name might suggest, but also a wide variety of baked goods such as bread pudding, cupcakes, brownies and cookies, along with ice cream and assorted coffee drinks. Continue reading
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For reasons that nobody explained to me, it has been a week of tasting outstanding Malbecs. All of these came from Argentina, and some ranged over $100 for a bottle. However, for our Wine of the Week we generally look for something less than $20 and with Argentine Malbec the field is target rich.
Our recommendation this week is 2011 Amancaya Gran Reserva Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It is actually a 70% Malbec-30% Cabernet Sauvignon blend from a winery called Bodegas Caro, which is a joint venture between the branch of the Rothschild family that owns Château Lafite in France’s Bordeaux region and pioneering Argentine winemaker Nicolas Catena. Continue reading
Primo Brothers Pizza owner Luan Vraniqi has a history with pizza. In the late ‘60s his father and two uncles, who originated from Albania, worked for several pizza parlors, in nearly every capacity, before they opened their own place in the mid ‘70s. Here they became known for their New York style pizza and sub sandwiches. As a boy, this is where Luan, a Brooklyn native, began to consume the pizza business and when early notions of his own restaurant burgeoned.
In the 80’s the same family brought their own special version of the New York-style pizza to Dallas and soon gained a huge following with Brother’s Pizza. Dough made fresh daily with fresh ingredients drove the restaurant to stand out. Other Italian favorites including subs, pasta and salads were also popular. Continue reading
Radio host and outspoken vegan Robin Quivers will kick-off this year’s 2014 Texas Veggie Fair Presented by Earth Day Texas with a special pre-fair kick-off event on Saturday, October 18 from 3PM – 5PM at the McKinney Ave Contemporary. A first for the fair, Quivers will host a discussion and book signing. The pre-event is FREE and includes an advanced paperback copy of The Vegucation of Robin, but tickets are limited and must be reserved. Tickets can be reserved here.
Quivers is best known for her role as Howard Stern’s sidekick on the wildly popular radio show, The Howard Stern Show. Since joining the show in 1981, she has presented her perspective on current events and topics, affording viewers with well-rounded and balanced dialogue. Continue reading
Boxwood Tap + Grill resides in the revitalized 2901 Thomas Avenue building within the State Thomas neighborhood on the east side of Uptown. The 80-year-old historic building which formerly housed Thomas Avenue Beverage Company (T.A.B.C.) has been restored to its original craftsmanship with exposed natural brick, soft lighting, tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The spacious patio is a beautiful oasis with ample seating and its own bar, providing patrons a very comfortable environment to enjoy the upcoming lovely fall weather while partaking in many great food and drink items. Continue reading
The SoupMobile was founded in 2003 by David Timothy, whose mission in life is to bring dignity to the over 10,000 homeless in the Dallas area. Timothy, also known as the SoupMan, 200,000 hot meals per year from his mobile kitchen. Each day at noon he serves about 600 hot meals to the city’s homeless. Continue reading
Park Tavern, one of the last of the Restaurant America restaurants in Dallas, closed yesterday from what we are told is non-payment of rent. Located at 8166 Park Lane in the Shops of Park Lane, the restaurant offered some unusual takes on typical bar fare, including the “animal tots” which was an early version of Dallas poutine. More recently Central Standard shuttered. Continue reading