It’s time for diners to prepare their palates for North Texas’ hottest summer food and wine event, the 16th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market. Back with a new name and pricing options to spotlight the stellar lineup of participating restaurants throughout the Metroplex, DFW Restaurant Week will once again be supporting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home.
A new restaurant is in the works in Preston Center very near Pei Wei. The permit claims it will be Larry D’s Seafood Market and Grille. This photo was sent in by a loverly reader, so I stopped by the weekend for a look-see. Not much more information as of yet, so we will have more info to follow.
In preparation for this weekend’s closing of Nana located in the Hilton Anatole, guests were invited for a mixer hosted by the hotel and restaurant staff to reminisce and celebrate the many years of service. Present were a handful of Nana’s past executive chefs who peppered conversation with interesting and historic anecdotes.
Thomas Welther, the hotel’s executive chef, was excited for the future of the space and explained that retooling to the Sēr concept was actually a positive move for the hotel restaurant. At first glance the thought of the beautiful and venerable Nana morphing into a steakhouse seems undignified. But as the chef explained, the staff and tools wouldn’t change all that much. Many of the techniques currently used will carry over to Sēr. In other words, it will not just be about the beef. Continue reading →
Hidden just south of the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas is the beautiful, historic Stoneleigh Hotel. With a facade dating back to the 1920s and a modern interior, this is a perfect little spot to drop in for a drink after work or a romantic weekend getaway. Settled in the corner of the first floor of the hotel is Bolla, a 3 year-old restaurant I had never heard of until I saw their menu on Restaurant Week. Time to go see what Bolla was all about.
Restaurant Week has a special place in my heart. For many of us, this is our opportunity to experience some of the finer establishments in DFW and support great causes in both the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home. It was through Restaurant Week that I discovered Pappa Bros. Steak House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill, places I had wanted to go to but did not ever get around to going to. This year, my wife and I decided to focus on places we have not been to yet but thought might be worth a visit, hence a quick drive over to Southlake to try out Trulucks.
Walking in, you are immediately greeted with dark wood and white tablecloths. On the left was the wine cellar, a clear glass room with wine stacked high, and on the center and right were the main tables for the restaurant. We were quickly seated along a window overlooking the Southlake Town Center and with a clear view of the other guests, some of whom were more cozy than I would have preferred (seriously, making out between courses is for 16 year olds, not 30 somethings!). We asked for the Restaurant Week menu with wine pairings and away we go. Continue reading →