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 …
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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.
It’s summer, y’all! That means it’s time to travel. Resorts are among my favorite getaways, because of the multitude of great things you can partake of without even leaving the property: spa visits, pool time, great dining and all manner of events and activities onsite and in surrounding areas. If you’re looking for all of the above a quick flight from Dallas, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Colorado has got you covered!
Welcome to the first post in what I hope becomes a very useful series for my chickadees out there in the dating pool: the Diva’s Dallas Dinner Dates!
As you may have observed from following me, I dine and drink around town A LOT, and in my excursions, I run into a ton of great local spots that’d make terrific settings for a date. I also get daily notices of great dining and drinking events that would be an ideal date for foodie couples. And now I’m happy to share all this fabulous info with you! Read on to find out more about my first-ever foodie date recommendation!
Recently, I went to Austin for a visit, and, let me say, I fell in love with our neighbor down I-35 all over again! It’d been about four years since I’d really torn up the town, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy to report that the city is as fun, vibrant and quirky as I lovingly remembered.
There’s hot new stuff popping up all over town; I could hardly keep up! But here’s a rundown of what I DID get into; voila, my travel recap of my eats and drinks in Austin.