The French get a lot of razzing from Americans, but fact is if it weren’t for the French we might all still be speaking with a nasty English accent and have very bad teeth. The French were vital for the Americans to win the Revolutionary War. But to be fair we did give them Jerry Lewis.
This weekend we will celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison which was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation.
There will be several Bastille celebrations in Dallas and we want to share ways you might want to party and enjoy the day. Continue reading →
I personally enjoy a good neighborhood bar. Some are more divey than others, but the elements are all straight: relaxed and unpretentious, cheap drinks and a loud crowd. Throw in a world class juke box and you have described Nirvana to me. This weekend just such a bar is celebrating its 48th year in business, you can help cheer them on for another 48 by checking out Inwood Tavern’s bash Friday, June 1, 2012 starting at 7:30. Continue reading →
I would like to pronounce this Julian Barsotti Day and suggest hitting up both of his locations in Dallas today.
First, Nonna is the acclaimed restaurant in Highland Park located off Lemmon Avenue and Loma Alto in Dallas. The man takes great strides in making superb, fresh Italian cuisine and is never open for lunch — except for Fridays. I might suggest taking a few pals and grabbing his white clam pizza or one of the fresh pasta dishes. Continue reading →
We have been following the knowledgeable and entertaining sommelier Jennifer Jaco since she arrived back in Dallas from schooling and working in New York. We learned this week that Jaco, who was formerly at Bailey’s Prime Plus, has accepted the sommelier position at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.
We sat down with Jaco on her second day on the job where she was busy planning events for the steakhouse. Monday Jaco has already scheduled an exciting tasting that is mainly geared toward the hospitality trade, but anyone may stop in for the tasting. The tasting on Monday will feature approximately 65 wines from the Ribera del Duero region of Spain and an important seminar with Vega Sicilia Winery, which is one of the most important wineries potentially in all of Spain. Continue reading →
Today is certainly a Good Friday. Many of you are off from work and enjoying this beautiful day, spending time with family and friends. I am personally invigorated by the freshness of Spring, and have the perfect spot for you to celebrate today. Last night I was given a sneak preview to the Bolsa new menu and it is nothing short of breath taking.
Chef Jeff Harris has really shined on this new menu, taking advantage of all the new Spring vegetables provided him by our local farmers like Tom Spicer and Eden Creek Farms. We are actually planning a full on report for Monday morning, but we managed a few snapshots last night and wanted to give you fuel to run out to the Oak Cliff restaurant. If you have managed to avoid the place this long, perhaps it is time to check out Bolsa and what chef Harris is creating along with his exec-sous Matt Balke. Continue reading →