by Jennifer Thomas photos by Robert Bostick
Some of Dallas’ finest lady bartenders will be mixing drinks at Shake for Second Base on Sunday January 13th to raise money for breast cancer research. Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, at 2929 N Henderson, Dallas will host the event from 6pm-10pm so come early for drinks and bites. The showcase of strong females in the Service Industry not only places women at the forefront of the burgeoning cocktail culture in Dallas but also, raises money for an issue that will affect one out of eight American women in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
The Gin Mill on Henderson is attracting a new top of the week crowd with their all day Monday and Tuesday specials that includes an all-day happy hour with discounted drinks on into the evening and half price signature or “build your own” flatbread pizzas and appetizers including the popular Mad Mussels, Vodka Shrimp, Jimmy’s Meatballs and Chinese Steamed Buns until kitchen close at 11:00pm.
The bar hosts a good amount of local brews such as Franconia, Deep Ellum, Peticolas and Lakewood on tap, serving 80 beers in all.
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
Our roving contributing photographer, Joey Stewart has been busier than ever hitting up the area’s finest sushi digs in Dallas. Today we visit Tei Tei Robata Bar on Henderson which is definitely one of our favorites.
Tei Tei was opened in 1998 by Teiichi Sakurai who is also the owner of Tei-An. Both are highly praised by local critics as Teiichi is the best at his craft. Teeich sold Tei Tei more recently to his chef, Katsutoshi Sakamoto, but you can spot the former owner sitting at the robata bar on any given night. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Yesterday Dee Pisarro, owner of Vspot Café located on Henderson Avenue, sold the business to Bill Vance. Pisarro has made headway to open another Vspot in Houston and it will feature much of the same fare which consists of vegan and raw foods, along with a juice bar. In addition, the Houston version of Vspot will offer vegetarian cuisine and a coffee bar. The recipes will be all new. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Recently the owner of Bliss Raw Café & Elixer Bar sold off the assets to the restaurant along with furnishings and recipes to Paula Sepulvado. The previous owner, Dee Pisarro still owns Vspot Cafe and retained all the rights to her recipes at Bliss and plans to add those items to her menu at the Henderson location starting tomorrow, July 20, 2012.
In addition to the East Dallas location of Vspot, Pisarro has slated additional locations of the vegan friendly restaurant in Fort Worth and Houston and has signed a letter of intent in Aspen, Colorado. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Sometimes when you are out dining you simply want a snack. Small plates is actually my favorite way to dine, you get so many different flavors packed into one meal. If variety is the spice of life then Snack Global Kitchen and Bar is a whole lot of living.
As we had mentioned in our first look at Snack, it is a global kitchen, which basically means the kitchen staff can create anything they wish and be as imaginative as possible. This is genius.
We stopped into Snack late Sunday evening just before closing and the staff was winding down from a busy day. Sous chef Cody Sharp was at the helm and we are always pleased to see this firecracker of a chef. After graduating from Cordon Bleu Sharp took his first line position at Rockwall’s Restaurant Ava and simultaneously started working part time for Katherine Clapner at Dude, Sweet Chocolate in Bishop Arts. Continue reading