Last week, I got the chance to — at last! — check out Filament, the new Dallas restaurant from beloved local restaurateur Matt McCallister. The Deep Ellum spot is housed in a former machine shop and specializes in fresh, season-dependent takes on regional Southern cuisine from a kitchen led by executive chef Cody Sharp (above). What does that taste like? Click through for some foodporn-laden taste tour …
New Year’s Eve in Dallas is fast approaching, and that means it’s PARTY TIME! Here’s my curated list of the best and hottest New Year’s events in Dallas — parties, dinners and even New Year’s Day brunches — going down this week. Note that the vast majority of these events are at some of Dallas’ best bars and restaurants: Snag your reservations ASAP to have exactly the New Year’s Eve experience you’re looking for. Trust me, from beer lovers to luxury party seekers, there’s something for everyone!
This month, most of us will hit the malls or online retailers to find just the perfect present for our friends and loved ones (or ourselves!) – after all, this is the season of giving. But what if you could turbo-charge your giving this year, helping hospitalized kids and their families, all while enjoying incredible cocktails from dozens of the area’s best bartenders? Then I’d say you’re just the person who needs to check out Trigger’s Toys Fantasy Bar Draft, the annual pop-up bar fundraiser going down at Henry’s Majestic on Sunday, Dec. 13. Click through to learn more …
Earlier this week, I was invited to preview The Theodore, the much-anticipated restaurant with the delicious pedigree that’s soon to open at Northpark Center. A collaboration among Christopher Jeffers, Bolsa owner Chris Zielke and Smoke owner-chef Tim Byres, The Theodore clearly aims to transform mall dining in the mind of local visitors. Click through to read my thoughts from the preview …
Photo: Danny Campbell
Last night I enjoyed catching an exclusive advanced screening of “Spectre,” the latest chapter in the James Bond movies, and today I get this fantastic news: Dallas gastro-tavern Henry’s Majestic has a Bond-themed dinner on the books. 007 fans, rejoice!
Each dish of chef Roe DiLeo’s four-course meal, happening Wednesday, Nov. 18, is inspired by a different Bond film and paired with a cocktail from the mind of beverage director Alex Fletcher. So you can look forward to a braised oxtail paired with a Vesper cocktail, an homage to “Casino Royale,” and a caviar-topped beet salad inspired by “To Russia With Love” among other tasty themed entrees. Curiously, a shaken-not-stirred martini is not among the offerings … too obvious?
The dinner with cocktail pairings is $75 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (469) 893-9400.
In a land of tacos and the people who are rabid about them comes a new taco festival joining the lineup of signature events from the Dallas Observer. Tacolandia arrives in Dallas for its inaugural run on Oct. 17, bringing tastes of all manner of tacos to Dallas City Hall Plaza. In addition to showcasing eats ranging from authentic street tacos to contemporary tacos, Tacolandia will host live music acts, offer cash bars selling beer and cocktails, and give out awards to the best tacos of the event.