by Andrew Chalk
So said Archimedes, apparently while in the bath, although it is not generally considered to be an anatomical reference. In the modern context, Eureka! is a new eatery, open only about a month, in the new Uptown development 3700M (so named because of its address on McKinney Avenue).
It occupies the highly visible slanted corner facing busy Blackburn and McKinney so we expected it to be discovered quickly. Shrewdly, our media event had been planned for what turned out to be the coldest night thus far in 2015, 28℉, which made concurrent temperatures in Stockholm (37℉) look OK and London, at 52℉, positively balmy. Plus, it was a Wednesday, so we figured we would have our pick of plum tables. Fat chance! The place was packed, and there was even a line. Twenty and thirty somethings had braved the cold to down the food that we were about to discover. Additional customers appeared every few minutes to pick up takeout orders (a bravery award to the bearded guy in the blue t-shirt). Continue reading
Eureka! opens its doors in West Village in Dallas, Texas. The All-American restaurant offers guests a unique dining experience complete with 40 American craft beers on tap, 36 small-batch whiskeys, in a modern rustic atmosphere. A special off-menu selection features various hard-to-get and strictly allocated whiskeys like Pappy Van Winkle and offerings from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection available to the most discerning whiskey drinkers. Eureka! West Village provides the Uptown area with a trendy casual place to dine, drink, and socialize while enjoying weekly events, like Steal The Glass, live music, and daily “Hoppy” Hour.
Menu highlights include the Golden Ale Mussels featuring jalapeño bacon stock, crispy pancetta, petit herbs and Golden Opportunity Golden Ale by Peticolas Brewing Company; Cowboy Burger with shoestring onion rings, bacon, cheddar, housemade beer barbeque sauce using Blood and Honey by Revolver Brewing; Watermelon Salad featuring quinoa, diced cucumber, tomato and zucchini, chopped walnuts, dried cranberry, red bell pepper julienne, carrots, drizzled with balsamic lemon dressing, garnished with feta cheese, and watermelon cubes; and Butterscotch Rum Pudding served with homemade whipping cream, caramel sauce, sprinkled with sea salt for a savory and sweet finish. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Wednesday, November 5, Malai Kitchen will host a special “Thai Me Up” dinner as part of North Texas Beer Week. The evening will highlight Malai’s portfolio of house-brewed, Asian-style beers inspired by owners Braden and Yasmin Wages’ travels through Southeast Asia. Chef Paul Singhapong of CrushCraft Thai will join Wages to create a six-course dinner with beer pairings. This is actually what has been an annual event, and the most authentic Thai-inspired meal you can have in Dallas. Continue reading
Public School 214 is not the kind of public school you might be thinking of; it is a full-service restaurant and bar that delivers “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.” With the help of Jennifer Frank, Principal at Segovia Retail Group, Restaurateur Bob Spivak of Grill Concepts, Inc. is calling class into session this winter at the new 3500M Development in the West Village. Spivak is looking to bring his passion for quality gastropub fare and craft beer to Dallas. Spivak believes “Dallas is a great culinary city and perfect for what Public School has to offer.”
PS214 will open at Forest City’s new luxury residential development, 3700M in Dallas’ West Village. The 5,000 square foot PS214 was designed by Grill Concepts Vice President of Architecture and Design, Mike Weinstock, alongside Kelly Architects. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
This summer in Uptown’s West Village will see the grand opening of two socially conscious concepts, Buda Juice will open up shop July 3rd with LYFE Kitchen following on July 25, 2014. As the juicing phenomenon starts infiltrating the Dallas market, Buda Juice offers health-conscious customers a hand-squeezed juice experience that will leave you wanting more. LYFE, or “Love Your Food Everyday”, includes a menu in which everything is 600 calories or less and boasts a fast-casual concept with prompt 10-minute serving time.
by Steven Doyle
Stop by Cork Wine Bar tonight in West Village for a unique wine and cheese pairing, grilled cheese that is. Cork is teaming up with Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese tonight for five in interesting wine and grilled cheese pairings from 7- 9pm.
The line up includes a Lone Birch Gewurtztraminer or Swallow Pinot Noir paired with “The Classic”, Alias Chardonnay or Boxhead Shiraz paired with “The Turkey Trot”, Birichino rosé or Domaine Pierre Guindon Cabernet Franc paired with “Italian Hippie”, Bucci Verdicchio or Ca’ del Baio Nebbiolo paired with “Pizza Please”, and Amizetta Sauvignon Blanc or Manos Negras Carmenere paired with “Reuben the Great”. This all sounds like plenty of fun, and very tongue in cheek. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Most likely you have had their burger. They landed on our mega burger list we ran last year, and have multiple locations across the city. Village Burger Bar makes a quality burger, along with some of the better fries around. Now owners Mike and Susan Matta are announcing their fourth location will open Tuesday, October 22nd in North Dallas. The new location is across the street from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – at 12300 Inwood Road.
Co-owner, Mike Matta says, “ We sought to create a neighborhood burger-centered concept that’s offerings, environment, staff and price point made it appeal to a larger audience. Our panini sandwiches, salads and starters were not an afterthought. When we opened in The West Village, we knew that many of the tenants and center employees would be visiting multiple times per week. With that in mind we were careful to craft a menu that allowed them to enjoy a unique experience each visit. We have guests that come in multiple times per week because of the variety of menu items we offer.” Continue reading