There’s not always enough time in the day to skim a lengthy, re-worded press release that’s been stamped with “breaking” or “exclusive.” And some stories don’t warrant an entire page of prose. Each week we’ll gather the most important tidbits of Dallas food news and post them here, on SideDish. Because sometimes all you need is the scoop.
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. offers gourmet dog treats: The popular Oak Cliff grilled cheese restaurant is now catering to four-legged foodies. According to the release: “[The treats] are house-made by one of our partners, Diana Ezzell (who’s an Oak Cliff native and huge dog lover (her dogs were our taste-testers)), using 100% natural, human-grade ingredients— whole wheat flour, low sodium organic chicken broth, creamy organic peanut butter, oatmeal, bacon and sprinkled with a tiny bit of finely grated cheddar cheese— then dehydrated. (Yes, you could eat them if you wanted to.)” Well, there you have it.
Chef Samir Dhurandhar to be a guest chef at James Beard House: Samir Dhurandhar, who is executive chef at Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse, has been invited to be a guest chef at the world-renowned James Beard House in New York on March 12. Menu highlights for the evening include surf and turf crudo with Allen Brothers prime filet mignon, bluefin toro with truffles, caviar, and fresno chiles; Chilean sea bass tikka masala with crab brandade and mustard greens; and gingersnap cappuccino with candied pecans, cappuccino foam, and chocolate brûlée. Tickets are $170 and can be purchased here.
Cook Hall now offers lunch box special: The restaurant in the W Hotel is now offering a fun, quick lunch box special. The mix-and-match menu features popcorn shrimp with ranch dressing, kale caesar salad, and (of course) a burger. The special is available daily starting at 11 a.m. The meal costs $12 for two courses, $16 for three courses, and $20 for four courses. Guest can dine at the restaurant or take the special to go.
Filament is now serving lunch and brunch: According to their Facebook page, the popular new restaurant is now offering lunch. Brunch kicks off this weekend, too. Both lunch and brunch are available at 11 a.m.
Dallas Beer Kitchen re-opens: News broke a couple of weeks ago that the Lower Greenville restaurant and pub was closing for good. Turns out they’re getting a second chance. According to their Facebook page:
Piada Italian Street Food to open in Fort Worth: Fast-casual restaurant, Piada Italian Street Food, will open a second North Dallas location at the Alliance Town Center in North Fort Worth on April 1. According to the release: “The Alliance Town Center location will feature light filled interiors and modern, European-inspired décor with design elements including warm-stained concrete floors, crisp LED lighting and handmade white oak furniture, plus Carrara marble, brushed aluminum, painted brick and subway tile accents. Located at I-35 West and Heritage Trace Parkway, Piada’s new location will be easily accessible for all members of the North Fort Worth community…In addition the namesake Piada – a thin crust, handmade dough, which is baked on a stone grill, filled with specialty items and then rolled as guests watch the entire process – core entrees also include Pasta Bowls and Chopped Salads.”
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