Bolsa – Dallas’ pioneer of the city’s farm-to-table food and craft cocktail movement marks the occasion of its 10th anniversary with a party that welcomes back former chefs and bartenders on Sunday, September 23 at 6pm to “when the booze run out”.
Looking back through the Crave Wayback Machine we have written dozens of articles on Bolsa through the years. Our Editor Steven Doyle even worked with then barman “Lucky” Eddie Campbell and Jason Kosmas for an entire day, walking through the process of setting up the bar, purchasing special ingredients which required driving across half the city, and even visited with a young Matt McCallister to learn how to make molecular pearls that would garnish the cocktails for that evening. We even recall Mr. Doyle wearing the signature Lucky hat and vest.
To commemorate this very special milestone, current executive chef Matt Balke will be joined in the kitchen by former chefs Graham Dodds, Jeffrey Harris, Andrew Bell, Eric Wolf, Joel Harrington and “Chuy” (long-time line cook who worked with every Bolsa exec chef) to create the evening’s food. Behind the bar, previous head bartenders Jason Kosmas, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, “Dub” Davis, Kyle Hilla, Jones and Spencer Shelton will craft a collection of special cocktails. Continue reading
Located in Deep Ellum’s historic Boyd Hotel, LOCAL shines bright offering Dallas diners Chef/Owner Tracy Miller’s modern American cuisine for the past 15 years. Opening its doors in February 2003, the restaurant has become known for its culinary approach that embraces a menu welcoming the simplest, most honest ingredients available. In honor of LOCAL’s 15-year anniversary, Tracy is celebrating with a month full of special anniversary offerings, and a way to give back to those in need.
Guests dining at LOCAL in the month of February can toast to the restaurant’s decade and a half of success with a complimentary champagne cocktail, available to anyone who dines at LOCAL between February 1st and February 28th. Continue reading
Since 1972, The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s favorite classic bistros as well as an East Dallas dining destination. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney mark the 45th anniversary of The Grape with special events throughout October.
Former Grape chefs Sarah Chastain and Danyele McPherson join Chef Brian in the kitchen on October 5th to kick off the celebratory month with a “Blast from the Past” wine dinner. Each chef will showcase a course paired with wines hand-selected by Brandon Kelley of Southern Glazers. Cost is $75 per person and festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading
For small local restaurants, reaching major milestones such as ten years in business is unusual. Fishmonger and owner of Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill Rick Oruch feels especially gratified as his seafood restaurant celebrates ten years with two weeks of special offers and an in-house party on Monday, April 17. Continue reading
The Grape Restaurant on Greenville Avenue has flourished as one of the city’s most beloved eateries as well as an East Dallas neighborhood staple. Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher and wife Courtney celebrate and honor the anniversary October 24-29 with a week of special events.
Monday kicks-off the celebratory week with Burger Night. Enjoy the much lauded Grape cheeseburger along with “Happy Mondays” happy hour until 8pm. Continue reading
In honor of Desperados Mexican Restaurant’s 40th Anniversary, the restaurant is hosting a 40th anniversary bash on Thursday, October 6th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at their Greenville location. The family-owned Mexican restaurant has been a Dallas favorite for four decades and has cemented itself as a city landmark on Greenville Avenue since it opened.
“Staying in business 40 years is a testament to the hard work that my family puts in to the restaurant day in and day out,” says Jorge Levy, founder and owner of Desperados Mexican Restaurant. “Desperados is all about family, and when our guests visit our restaurants we want to make them feel as if they are visiting our home. It’s been an incredible experience to see generations of customers returning to Desperados over the past 40 years, ingraining our tradition into their own families and coming back to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers and baptisms with us. We are incredibly grateful to the Dallas community for supporting us and allowing my family to do what we love for 40 years.” Continue reading
El Fenix is celebrating its 97th anniversary by giving back to its guests and to a global charity.
The highlight of the North Texas institution’s month-long celebration occurs on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when the flagship El Fenix location in downtown Dallas serves up 97-cent Cheese Enchilada Plates – two cheese enchiladas topped with chili con carne and served with rice and beans – all day long. Don’t be surprised if you see guests lined up around the block in anticipation of this extraordinary deal. (Dine-in 9/15 only. Limit one per guest at this price. No substitutions. Offer valid at El Fenix Downtown Dallas only.) Continue reading