Super Bowl, James Beard Foundation Dinner, and Other Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, Feb. 1-3

Sriracha chicken wings (photo by Travis Awalt)

Still need a place to crash on Sunday? Raya has a list of her six favorite Super Bowl watch parties in Dallas. Travis Awalt also has an amazing recipe for Sriracha buffalo wings, so you should be all set for good football watching (unless you don’t enjoy chicken wings like Nancy). If you still need a place to cater all your appetizer and entree needs, take the jump below and find a list of willing restaurants.


Nosh has fresh black winter truffles from Perigod, France this weekend. They come in apps, main courses, and other tasting menu selections. Won-deer-ful.

At  7 p.m., Ser is hosting a Masami kobe beef dinner with five courses and wine pairings. The event is priced at $150 per person, and you get to try some fantastic slices of Wagyu beef prepared by chef Anthony Van Camp.  all 214-761-7470 to make a reservation.


Lorenzo Polegri is a James Beard award-winning chef. Lorenzo Polegri comes from Italy. Lorenzo Polegri will also be in Dallas this weekend, serving really delicious food at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Dinner at My Private Chef (2901 Elm Street). Imagine seven courses of Estrucan dishes paired with Umbrian wines, and you’ve got yourself a good deal for $125 per person. (The cost also includes a copy of Polegri’s newest cookbook, The Etruscan Chef.) To reserve your spot, make reservations via email [email protected] or via text 469.441.9394. Hurry! You can only get seats at 5:30 p.m.

The 2013 James Beard Foundation Dinner Menu

by Chef Lorenzo Polegri

Chestnut and raisins bread crostini with spicy cow milk “caciotta” and arugula mousse
Pan fried “Polentine” topped with mushrooms and red pepper cream
“Lumachelle” bread with pancetta and aged Grana cheese
“Supplì” with Castelluccio’s lentils and tomato puttanesca veloutè
Umbrian pecorino cheese, chestnut honey jelly and Tuscia’s hazelnuts
Beef and chicory “Polpettine” with a white truffle bechamel
Warm Farro “sformatino” with cherry tomatoes, capers, black olives, and mozzarella, served on arugula and yogurt velvet sauce
Red cabbage soup, traditionally served with crispy “guanciale”, shaved Parmigiano,  white grapes and new extra virgin olive oil from his farm in Baschi!
Umbrian lasagna with duck white ragout, sweet turnips and black truffles, served on pumpkin fondue and toasted, crunchy almonds
Lamb shoulder roulade stuffed with prunes, fresh garlic, sage and leeks, brazed with Alkermes and shallots, puree of cauliflower and nettle
Monte Bianco”  of candied chestnuts, meringue, mascarpone and cream mousse, served on a bitter chocolate sauce with pink pepper flakes
Hazelnut biscotti


Aw Shucks and Big Shucks are doing New Orleans-style crawfish ($7.99/lb) and buffalo chicken wings ($12 for 20) for dining-in and takeout.

Del Frisco’s Grille has eight big screen TVs and $7 select appetizers, $4 draft beers,$5 Honey Badger shots, $5 select wines, and $7 martinis. You can also to-go appetizers and entrees if you’re wishing to host your own party.

Woodfire Kirby’s is going to have half-priced drinks and a Bloody Mary bar all day. Private rooms (up to 48 people) are available.