Tasting Notes: Food Issue Edition

Posted on 20 Aug 2015 at 10:42am

Screen shot 2015-08-18 at 12.21.22 PMOur Food Issue is out tomorrow, and the print edition just doesn’t have enough space to list all the varied food-centric events going on in Dallas for the rest of the month. So here’s our rundown of things to look out for.

Steel Restaurant and Lounge at the Centrum has a new executive chef in the kitchen (for Shinsei chef T.J. Lengnick) as well as a special sushi making class on Aug. 22 from 4–6 p.m. And you get to eat what you make! $45.

Todd Fiscus, co-owner of the Tillman’s Roadhouse concepts, will be rebranding the Fort Worth location as Market + Table, a combination restaurant and fine grocery. This Saturday is the last day for Tillman’s in the West 7th Development; the new concept will open in October. Tillman’s in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts will go on.

The Grape will host its latest come-as-you-are wine dinners on Aug. 27. Sous chef Scott Girling will prepare a “Sampling of Italy” three-course tasting with wine pairings. $52.

Cook Hall at the W is hosting an Irish whiskey dinner featuring four whiskeys —one with each course, including dessert — on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. $75. Also at the W, the Living Room has launched a new craft cocktail menu, with each artisanal mix at $14.

Proof + Pantry in the Arts District just launched its Wine Down Sundays special, with select bottles of wine (up to $100) 50 percent off every Sunday from 5 p.m. to close. That’s in addition to the daily happy hour already offered 4–7 p.m.

DemisCinnamonRoll_HDNow through Aug. 30, Hopdoddy Burger Bar on McKinney and in Preston Center are offering a “breakfast shake” of Demi’s Cinnamon Roll ($6, pictured).

Souk at Trinity Groves and Baboush in the West Village are both offering a summer cooldown refresher: The Casablanca Mint Tea Cocktail, a vodka drink mixed with Moroccan mint tea, lemon juice, simple syrup and orange blossom, for $12.

I bet you didn’t know Aug. 24 was National Waffle Day, but Del Frisco’s Grille does, and so will be celebrating all day with red velvet waffles. And on Aug. 27, the Uptown location will also host a “beer social” featuring local craft brews. $44.

Paul Martin’s American Grill, the big newcomer to Oak Lawn, is now open for lunch with $12 items. Brunch will begin later this month.

The same trio of restaurateurs are opening two Uptown locations. The first, TBD on Hall Street, in the old Republic location, is conceived as a bar-and-bites hangout that’s part club, part restaurant, part way station. And the bartenders are all models. Seriously. The same group will then open Uptown Pawn next month. That concept, in the old Belly & Trumpet space across McKinney from TBD, is described as a combo pawn shop and bar.

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