Belly & Trumpet Will Begin Sunday Brunch this Weekend

Posted by    |    April 5th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

You’ve probably noticed the elaborately scripted sign for Belly & Trumpet on the quaint little Uptown house that used to house The Bowery. Speaking of which - The Bowery… not so good. Belly & Trumpet… really, really good. But as most new restaurants tend to do, it was only open for dinner when it opened in mid-February. Thankfully, Executive Chef Brian Zenner’s (Chef de Cuisine, Oak) perfectly-balanced and innovative sharable plates will be available for brunch-philes starting this Sunday, April 7, and from the looks of it, it’s going to be really, really good.

“We are striving to extend beyond the ordinary in everything we do.  We are challenging ourselves to be inventive and thoughtful, often taking a classic favorite and adding an exciting twist.  Regardless, our primary goal is for our food to be consistently soulful and delicious, “ explains Zenner.

Enjoy the following drool-worthy photos.


Mutts – a Modern Day Roadside Burger Stand & Dog Park in Uptown

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2013 at 2:15 pm

mutts uptown dallas

For anyone who’s ever felt the aching guilt of enjoying a cold beer, burger, or frozen custard with friends while their four-legged companion sits in solitude at home, all that is about to change when Mutts comes to Uptown in late May.

Located on the former Hank Haney Golf Course land, the modern day “roadside” burger stand by Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan of Freerange Concepts (Bowl & Barrel, Sunset Lounge, The Rustic) will serve burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer and wine for lunch and dinner as well as breakfast tacos, bagels and coffee for breakfast.


Wine Wednesday Dinners at DISH Starting March 27

Posted by    |    March 12th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Dish Interior

We’re big fans of DISH at YouPlus. We feel infinitely cooler every time we step foot in there.  We’re also big fans of Wine Wednesday. Combine the two, and you’ve got a match made in *Hump Day Heaven.

DISH Executive Chef Garreth Dickey is beginning a series of wine dinners that will take place on the last Wednesday of each month for the rest of the year. The first dinner will take place Wednesday, March 27; see the mouthwatering menu below. It will be a celebration of eclectic finds hosted by Travis James of Favorite Brands.


Scooter Boogie Makes Your Wildest Delivery Dreams Come True

Posted by    |    February 20th, 2013 at 11:28 am

Thank goodness somebody finally thought of this. After being taken out of Jimmy John’s delivery zone where I work and where I live (by 1 mile), I didn’t know how or if I would survive. The allure of the Lean Cuisine can’t last.

scooter boogie

the only thing that would make Scooter Boogie better

Not only does Scooter Boogie, a moped delivery service, deliver food from pretty much any restaurant in Dallas to Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and some of Bishop Arts, they will also deliver alcohol from Lucky-Liquor on Henderson starting March 1.


Belly & Trumpet to Replace Uptown’s Bowery

Posted by    |    February 6th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

zenner and mendoza belly & trumpet

Zenner and Mendoza

Dallas wasn’t prepared for the Bowery’s gourmet hot dogs, but the replacement could be magical. It’s the same type of elevated concept, with a new interior design, new chefs, and sharable plates instead of hot dogs. With Dallas favorites like Victor Tango’s boasting pricy plates to split, Dallas should be able to handle this one, especially with the resumes of Chef Brian Zenner, Chef de Cuisine at Oak, and sous chef Rudy Mendoza, who worked with Zenner at Mansion on Turtle Creek.

“With Belly & Trumpet, we are striving to extend beyond the ordinary in everything we do.  We are challenging ourselves to be inventive and thoughtful, often taking a classic favorite and adding an exciting twist.  Regardless, our primary goal is for our food to be consistently soulful and delicious,” said Zenner.


The Rustic Will Bring Live Music to Uptown’s West Village

Posted by    |    January 22nd, 2013 at 12:42 pm

What do you get when you combine the boys behind Bowl & Barrel, celebrated chef Sharon Hage, Dallas businessman Brian Manion, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Pat Green, and Uptown’s hip West Village? Something amazing obviously; but more specifically, The Rustic, a full service restaurant and bar with a “backyard” feel and live music. West Village has been in desperate need of a live music venue, and who better to fill the gap than this talented crew?

The Rustic owners

Pat Green, Kyle Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Brian Manion

Full Press Release Below


JoJo Eating House & Bar Opens for Dinner Tonight

Posted by    |    November 19th, 2012 at 10:30 am

JoJo Eating House and BarThe updated Euro eatery, JoJo Eating House & Bar opens Monday, November 19 with chef/owner Laurent Poupart at the helm. If a menu that includes lobster, oysters, tuna tartare, artisan pizzas and a salad with truffle dressing and deviled eggs doesn’t immediately grab your attention, Poupart’s resume certainly will.

The Strasbourg native began working at age 14 at Le Crocodile, a three star Michelin restaurant in his hometown. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of Strasbourg, Poupart served in the army as a private chef for the General of the French Force. The young chef went on to work at several Michelin restaurants under such Master Chefs as Gilles Goujon and Jean-Marie Gautier.

His first American venture was at Les Celebrites, a restaurant awarded the AAA Five Diamond award and “Best Restaurant Overall” in New York City by Zagat . Clientele included stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Jane Fonda and Tina Turner.  Since 2005,  Poupart has been working as a private chef for clients such as Mike Moreno (his partner in JoJo), Gerald Ford, Kevin Costner, Cindy Crawford, Kenny G, and Hollywood Producer Joel Silver.

JoJo Eating House & Bar

You’d think the Big D is just lucky to add such an accomplished chef to its list of culinary masters, but for Poupart, opening a restaurant in Dallas is a dream come true.

“I have traveled a lot in my life, but when I came to Dallas 3 ½ years ago for the first time, I knew it was the city for me,” said Poupart.

Designed by the well-known restaurant design firm Plan B Group, the same group that just did East Hampton Sandwich Company, JoJo Eating House & Bar was designed using simple, sophisticated and clean lines in order to create a residential feel.

JoJo Eating House & Bar will open tonight for dinner only, with lunch service beginning mid-December. Brunch service and pizza delivery will begin January 2013.  JoJo Eating House & Bar is located at 2626 Howell Street, Dallas, Texas 75204.


Dallas Beer Week is Upon Us

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

craft beerI remember my first beer. I actually really do. But it wasn’t until I went abroad that I was introduced to some of the most amazing craft beers and realized that there’s a whole wide world of beer opportunity out there and that I wouldn’t always have to drink natty light or Keystone.

That’s why Dallas Beer Week is so great. Starting tomorrow, November 10, DWB is striving to introduce more Texans to the world of craft beer. If more people demand it, we’ll have more of it. DWB also focuses on supporting the local establishments who support craft breweries and raising money for charities like Pints for Prostrates and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at various events throughout the week.


Taste Addison: 20 Years of “Let’s Eat Until It’s Time to Eat”

Posted by    |    May 4th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Taste Addison is one of those events that you have to go to if you consider yourself a Dallasite.  It’s hot, it’s fun, it’s good old fashioned face-stuffing at it’s finest.  Where else can you explore the city’s best restaurants all in one place all weekend long?  In case you’re worried about parking or crowds, don’t be.  The second you taste the food, you’ll forget about anything else.  Don’t believe me? Check out this.

I mean, really.  A food festival offers up this kind of cuisine?  You bet your pajama jeans it does.

In fact, I am here to give personal testimony that this food is the bees knees, because I was invited to a media sneak peek of 20 participating restaurants and tasted their wares one fabulous afternoon.  Not only did I sample delish dishes from places like Chamberlain’s, Sherlock’s, Genghis Grill, Manny’s Uptown, Flippin’ Out Crepes and Coffee, and May Dragon, but I got to choose my favs in a friendly little competition. (more…)

Bread Winners Debuts a new Summer Salad Menu

Posted by    |    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Bread Winners debuts a NEW Summer Salad Menu TODAY. Once the heat arrives there is nothing better than a cool, crisp salad, especially when it is packed with flavor. Swimsuit season is just around the corner so looking trim and staying healthy is a MUST! Choose from items like the Hawaiian Sesame Crusted Shrimp Salad or the Fresh Berry Salad! Who knew eating healthy could taste so good!?

Summer Salads 2012
Entree size $10.99 | Lunch (small) size $ 8.49

Monday: Fresh Berry Salad*
spring mix, assorted fresh berries, grilled chicken breast, red onion, feta cheese, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette

Tuesday: Hawaiian Sesame Crusted Shrimp Salad*
greens, grilled sesame shrimp, pineapple, mandarin oranges, toasted coconut, tomato, red onions, almonds, poppy seed dressing

Wednesday: Roasted Artichoke and Mozzarella Salad*
greens, fresh mozzarella, roasted artichokes, red onion, tomato, kalamata olives, herb vinaigrette

Thursday: Mesa Chicken Salad
crispy tortilla shell, greens, grilled chicken, red onion, tomato, bell pepers, avocado, salsa ranch

Friday: Fresh Fruit Club and Chicken Salad
Banana bread with cream cheese with strawberries, apricots and raspberries triple stacked sandwich. Served with a scoop of our Herb Chicken Salad and sliced tomatoes.

*Small sizes and combo sizes (when you order the 1/2-sandwich and soup or salad combo) are available only Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.