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.
Enjoy Texas-sized tastings from 18 of the best bbq joints from across the Lonestar State at this year’s Smoked Dallas which takes place in one week, September 22nd.
by Steven Doyle
Years ago, I will not admit how many, I read a book that contained recipes from several local chefs including Richard Chamberlain of his eponymous steakhouse in Addison, and Steven Pyles of the then wildly popular Routh Street Cafe. Both were young sprites with many years of success ahead of them. The book was called Great Chefs, Great Cities of the Southwest. I was enamoured.
Fords Gin is a collaborative endeavor between those with a history of serving drinks and those with a history of making drinks. The gin is a flavorsome affair whose sippable nature belies its 45% ABV.
Simon Ford formerly of Pernod Ricard and Jason Kosmas of New York’s Employees Only a bar the stuff of legends, and Speakeasy Cocktails, an excellent book on Cocktails, are some of the players in this new venture. Rather than become brand ambassadors for someone else’s product the moved out on their own to bring us the best products they can find. Their portfolio includes Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Caña Brava Rum, Tequila Cabeza, and this the Fords Gin.
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen, a refined, fast-casual restaurant with a focus on wraps, salads and fresh seasonal items, will open its fourth North Texas location to the public on Wednesday, September 19.
Located in the Park Cities’ historic neighborhood shopping center at 6632 Snider Plaza, the newest Unleavened Fresh Kitchen will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It joins other locations in Lakewood, Southlake and Lake Highlands. Continue reading
by Trey Moran
Call it Crockett Row, call it West 7th, call it what you will. With the constant changes around this area of Fort Worth it’s nice to find something that has remained pretty much the same for four decades. Fred’s Texas Cafe has been at the same location on Currie Street for 40 years. Just a little holdout shack squeezed in among the glitz and noise of bars and restaurants geared towards the younger set, Fred’s caters to everyone. Young, old, city and country everyone comes to Fred’s for good food, good music and their “cold ass beer”. Continue reading