Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’

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.


Dallas Restaurants Welcome Tillamook Cheese

Posted by    |    March 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am

To honor one of the most loved American dishes –the cheeseburger – Tillamook Cheese’s Loaf Love Tour has partnered with five Dallas restaurants for Tillamook Burger Week. During Burger Week, which runs from March 17 – March 24, each spot will offer a unique burger special featuring award-winning Tillamook Cheese.

Starting today, fans who snap a picture of themselves enjoying their favorite cheeseburger and post to Tillamook’s Facebook page or tweet @TillamookCheese with the hashtag #BurgerWeek, will be entered to win a $25 gift card to one of the participating restaurants. Submit your entry before midnight on Saturday, March 24 to win.

Participating Restaurants:

Twisted Root Burger Company – Deep Ellum and SMU locations
Winner of the 2011 Dallas Observer and D Magazine Reader’s Choice for Best Burger, chefs Jason Boso and Quincy Hart introduce the Tillamook Horseradish Pimiento Burger. Made with Twisted Root Horseradish Mustard, Cayenne Pepper and Tillamook Sharp Cheddar. ($7.99)

Photo by Twisted Root


Stephan Pyles to Host Fundraiser to Support Chefs Move to Schools

Posted by    |    February 24th, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Lunch Break for Schools” is coming to Dallas on February 28 & 29!  Stephan Pyles will be hosting a Lunch Break for Schools fundraiser to raise money to support the Chefs Move to Schools program’s efforts to encourage healthier eating by kids – including eating more vegetables. Inspired by the recent news of the updated White House recommended school lunch menu and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the fundraising event will raise funds to promote healthy eating habits and proper nutrition amongst children.

The lunchtime fundraiser will be hosted in his restaurant on February 28 & 29 and will be open to the public. Chef has prepared a special prix fixe lunch to help support nutrition education in schools.

Celery Root Bisque with Barbecued Pork Belly & Minted Green Apple
Smoked Chicken Tostada with Ranch Dressing & Cranberry Mojo
Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Marasca Cherries & Lemon Empanada


KRLD Restaurant Week Begins

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

The ultimate foodie event of the year is upon us! KRLD’s Restaurant Week begins today. This is a great time to have a try restaurants that’s prices may have intimated you. Also, many restaurants have items on their menu that are only offered during Restaurant Week, such as Chamberlain’s Duck Confit Spring Rolls. You have to try this!

It’s a perfect time to book summer dining deals at 130 regional hot spots opening up tables, and currently accepting reservations for this special giveback opportunity supporting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home the week of August 15-21, 2011. The event continues through September 4, 2011.

The event showcases North Texas’ thriving culinary scene, offers tasty three-course prix fixe dinner priced at only $35/person (tax, tip and drinks billed separately). The icing on the cake is that you help support local fine dining establishments and two great charities – making a $7 donation to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Last year they raised over $600,000 for these great organizations.

BONUS TIP: Make a purchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, to receive a certificate redeemable for a FREE fourth course valid at participating restaurants.

Where will you be dining? Enjoy & make your reservations at the participating restaurants here!

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Soba noodles & high-tech bathrooms: the Tei An experience

Posted by    |    March 2nd, 2011 at 11:41 am

Photo by Natalie Blankenship

From the moment you step into Tei An to the second you try your first bite, you feel as if you traveled all the way to Japan.
With the traditional rice paddy outfits the wait staff wears to the gorgeous larger-than-life décor, this exotic Japanese eatery is more than just dinner. It’s an experience.
The service is usually pretty good, and with tables situated in little nooks of the restaurant, the noise never seems to be a problem.
Located in One Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas, Tei An highlights their special: soba noodles. Not only are their soba noodles delicious, but they’re healthy as well. Made with buckwheat flour, soba noodles are thin Japanese noodles that can be served hot in a broth, or cold with a dipping sauce.
Although the menu is a bit hard to understand, the waiters are always helpful and happy to help. With soba noodles come many decisions—what length, cold or hot, what meat, what broth, etc. If you’re not into soba noodles, there’s also udon noodles, or thick wheat Japanese noodles.

Hey, Big Tex!

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I can’t believe it’s almost time for fried on fried, on fried, goodness at the 2010 State Fair of Texas!

We only have 14 days, 21 hours and 49 minutes separating us from the always original, and always suprisingly tasty,  Big Tex Choice Award creations. This year’s top pick? Texas Fried Frito Pie.

If  you’re as ready as I am to get my ticket to the Fair on opening day, join Downtown Dallas Inc., and other anxious folks who have been saving up their calories, September 24th for Taste of the Fair. This opening day parade march begins at noon in Pegasus Plaza (Main at Akard). There will be food (of course), and also live music from Jackie Don Loe.

Any chance we might be burning our Deep Fried S’mores Pop•Tarts on way to the Fair? Who cares anyway?! It’s State Fair time!  I’m grabbing my Best Fried Food Friend, and heading Downtown.