Truck Yard Par-tay. Ready? Truck Yard has been selected by Thrillist as one of America’s Best Banquet Bars. Huh? “As one of twenty “Best Banquet Bar” locations nationwide, Truck Yard shows a unique devotion to remain unchanged and a honorable stubbornness; just like Coors Banquet.” Huh? Who cares, they’re throwing a free happy hour tonight from 4-9PM. You must RSVP and be over 21. 5624 Sears St., 469-500-0139.
Top Pot Doughnuts. Open now at Hillcrest and Northwest Highway. The cake and yeast-risen doughnuts are hand-forged and the coffee, like my friend Sharon, is fresh, hot, and from Seattle. 8611 Hillcrest, Suite 105. 469-232-9911.
Cute Kids Who Bake. Food Network is casting for a competition kids show. Do you have a cute kid between the ages of 8-13 who can bake? You child could win fame and fortune on The Kids’ Baking Challenge. Parents, send an email with your name, your child’s name, phone number, and email address. Include a photo of you and your child and a couple photos of some of their most impressive baked goods. It wouldn’t hurt to do a hard sell on why your kid needs to be on that show. [email protected].
LYFE Kitchen. Soon you can Love – Your – Food – Everyday! (Hmm. Grammarians, need a ruling on every day.) LYFE Kitchen is opening three “new properties” (Plano, WestVillage, and Preston Center) during June and July.” LYFE Kitchen is committed to the idea that great-tasting food can also be affordable and convenient. With choices to please anyone, from flexitarian to vegetarian, omnivore to vegan, their celebrated chefs including Art Smith, Jeremy Bringardner, and vegan consulting chef Tal Ronnen have developed a menu that is as delicious as it is inspiring.” Oprah likes it. And they are hiring 100 LYFE ambassadors, kids.
Eat Nekid at The Grape. Dare you to show up at The Grape’s Come-As-You-Are wine dinner on Thursday, May 29. The wines are from SonomaValley winemakers Banshee Wines. Chef de cuisine Jed Demler will feature an “intimate” 3-course bistro menu. The monthly event encourages guests to dine at their own pace, “allowing for a more festive one-on-one format with the wine experts.” I’m looking at you Courtney Luscher. Reservations. Details 214-828-1981.