by Alex Gonzalez
This past Sunday, some of Dallas’s most well known bartenders and mixologists gathered at DEC on Dragon to showcase the best cocktails in town. Attendees of the Chefs for Farmers Mix Off were each allotted two pig-shaped tokens to be used to vote for the best cocktail and food dish of the evening. Below is a list of winners of the night. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This week is all about the burger, and Dallas certainly has no shortage of the delicacy. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and freshness of the bun, and toppings. A burger should develop a nice sear to trap all the juices inside. Pressing a burger releases all of its flavor and makes the burger dry and ends up crumbling. The toppings are just as important as the cooking process. Using fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions help bring a crisp texture and flavor depth that makes your burger scream fresh. To add more depth a spread or sauce needs to compliment the other toppings without making the burger too messy or all you have is a excessive use of napkins. Innovative burger toppings just makes the flavor depth more interesting you just need to keep them in check because there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing.” Continue reading
The Joule Hotel will host the tenth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Mohammad Jaber, is joined by Brian Loving and Southwest Funding LP, long-time supporters and co-hosts of the event. “I am looking forward to celebrating Burgers & Burgundy’s 10th annual event by creating a memorable top-notch culinary experience which our guests have grown accustomed to from DIFFA,” says Jaber of DIFFA/Dallas. Continue reading
Cotton Patch Cafe celebrates its Southern roots as it embarks on its annual Chicken Fried Road Trip through Oct. 26, featuring daily specials of hand-breaded, deep-fried country classics and new Southern delights. Continue reading
photos by Kathy Tran
Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, founders of the popular, East Hampton Sandwich Co, have partnered with M Crowd Restaurant Group (Mi Cocina, The Mercury) to open a second North Texas location of their East Coast inspired neighborhood restaurant Hudson House on Tuesday, September 25.
Located in Addison at 4933 Beltline Road in the former Taco Diner space Pond says, “the homey yet sophisticated restaurant is our take on the ‘swanky’ neighborhood joints of the West Village in New York City.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Today is National Cheeseburger Day and we have been planning for this day since January dining on over 125 burgers in anticipation of today’s list. So many burgers were consumed that we decided to break the list apart in two categories. This list will have burger restaurants, and a second list will involved restaurants that have burgers but not as their main offering.
This said, let us begin in no particular order, except for the first burger which we consider our favorite in the Dallas area.
Gelato’s biggest international celebration is back in America, and stopping at the Dallas Farmers Market, September 29-30. Gelato Festival America will spread awareness of real Italian artisanal gelato through a contest in which gelato artisans and chefs will compete with original gelato flavors they have created for the event. The vibrant Italian community in Texas will feel right at home amidst the rich creamy dessert sure to please adults and child alike.