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Bolsa Blows Out Special 10th Anniversary Fete

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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

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Bolsa Celebrates This Historic Day

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In honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, Bolsa is renaming it’s frozen cocktail to #loveislove. They will be selling #loveislove for $5 today. Bolsa will also buy dinner for anyone who gets married today. Just bring in your proof of marriage.   Continue reading

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Joel Harrington Knocking Out Home Runs At Bolsa

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This week we checked in at Bolsa to visit with the new executive chef Joel Harrington who just returned from a three year gig as kitchen director at Red Rooster in New York. You may recall Harrington from his Dallas past where he served as chef de cuisine at Fearing’s, and exec chef at Stephan Pyles and Charlie Palmer’s. Bringing Harrington back from New York was a major coup for Bolsa as the chef has some major skills as evidenced by his new menu at the Oak Cliff restaurant.   Continue reading

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Bolsa Paired A Beautiful Dinner With Diplomatico Rum

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A new program that Bolsa has created is what looks like will be a once a month dinner with a fab cocktail pairing. This past week we checked out the dinner which was paired with a variety of Diplomatico Rum cocktails, all cleverly mixed and delicious. Unlike most cocktail or even wine dinners, Bolsa started precisely on time which made the evening flow without any noticeable hesitation. This is particularly good when it is a school night, allowing guests to comfortably dine without a rush, instead flowing at a fantastic pace.   Continue reading

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Ketel One Crafts A Fun Evening At House of MacGregor

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Earlier this week we were invited guests of a special event with Ketel One Vodka, and we had a chance to chat with their brand ambassador, Brookelynn Rossman who set up the program which took place at Bolsa and their neighbor just above the restaurant, the House of MacGregor. The event, which was mostly attended by local bartenders, was to drive home the fact that Ketel One is a specially crafted vodka.

This particular Ketel One event had the bartenders creating their own hats at the House of MacGregor, the absolute best millinery in North Texas. In fact, most of the chapeaus you find adorned on your favorite barmen typically come from Cassie MacGregor’s shop in Oak Cliff.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

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Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Bolsa’s Baby Artichoke & Goat Cheese Gnocchi

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It is almost that time of year when we all think of bikini’s, beach and sun. The weather is starting to be a more consistent breeze with a splash fun, and many are turning to lighter fare. Most restaurants now have at least a vegetarian option, and almost all can do a vegan plate of some sort. The truly interesting restaurants can make either of these options a delight even for the most committed omnivore. Bolsa succeeds at the latter.

Look no further than the Baby Artichoke & Goat Cheese Gnocchi which is served with heirloom tomatoes, spinach and a  tomato-mint sauce. This dish is amazingly light and refreshing – and addictive. Pair this with one of their wonderful signature cocktails, and you will have a meal that transcends nature itself.    Continue reading

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