Story and Photos by Chris Roclevitch, Contributor
Happiest Hour embodies everything that is Dallas: music, cocktails, views. With the addition of every Dallasite’s favorite weekend pastime, it might just be the most well rounded venue in the thriving new Harwood District just south of Uptown. I got the chance to preview the new brunch items before they were released to the masses. But lucky you, they are now available on the weekends starting now. It’s all up to you to throw on your big boy/girl pants and get ready to brunch hard at Happiest Hour.
Here’s a sample of some of the items you will find on their brunch menu. Happiest Hour has recommended wine pairings to help you wash down your meal and — of course — get your turned up for the rest of the weekend!
As I recently announced, I just moved to Asia – and I’m loving it! While I haven’t had a ton of chances yet to explore my countryside town and nearby attractions, as a foodie, one thing I’m keen on getting in on are the night markets, which are popular in Korea and even more so in Taiwan.
What’s a night market? It’s usually several streets blocked off and packed to the curbs with clothes and souvenir vendors and street-food purveyors with savory and sweet smells emanating from their tents. The most popular street food scene closest to me is Myeongdong, known for its incredible array of classic Korean snacks. (When I eventually get to this street market, Seoul betta watch out!)
What’s all this got to do with Chefs for Farmers, Dallas’ biggest and tastiest culinary event?
Most weekends I’m seeking out a nice brunch outing, I lean toward American breakfast faves — the Benedicts, the French toast, the pancakes. But sometimes a fine international brunch can turn my head, too — and, no, I don’t msean IHOP!
Recently, I was invited for brunch at Pakpao Preston Hollow to try the brunch menu jam-packed with Thai/pan-Asian influences. I couldn’t wait!
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I get a lot of notices about the traditional holiday feast: a buffet with all the usual suspects like seafood bar, carving station(s) and a huge spread of hot and cold mains and sides. Bo. Ring. (There happens to be one single solitary exception … you’ll see!) If you have a foodie mom – the bar’s way higher for you.
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Treat her – really treat her – this Saturday and/or Sunday to a meal at some of the best restaurants in the city. Pick any one of these, and you’ll do well. Just call ahead to make sure there’s still availability!
This weekend, that epitome of Dallas food festivals, Savor Dallas, returns to take over town with four days of deliciousness for you, me and every local foodie and drinkie.
Since being bought from its founding owners a couple years ago, the festival has undergone changes each go-round, and this year is no exception. Click on through for a taste of the new deliciousness being added alongside the main-event Grand Tasting this year!
When was the last time you dined at California Pizza Kitchen? Be honest! For me, it’s been ages — maybe six years or so. I liked the menu fine, it just didn’t have a ton that drew me in repeatedly. Recently, however, the restaurant chain invited me in to sample their “Next Chapter” menu, featuring “elevated” menu offerings.
They certainly piqued my curiosity … click through to find out what my experience was like!