October is National Seafood Month, and Dish is celebrating with a selection that includes bay scallops, halibut, gulf shrimp, day boar rockfish, west coast oysters and wild striped bass, served with seasonable vegetables. Visit Dish-Dallas.com for make a reservation.
The Dallas Farmers Market has announced that four restaurants and a coffee shop will be anchors in the permanent space called The Market (formerly Shed 2), set to open in spring 2015.
Among them: Stocks & Bondy, the triumphant return to central Dallas of former Ciudad chef Joanne Bondy, pictured, who spent a long stint working in Grapevine at the Gaylord’s Old Hickory steakhouse. Stocks & Bondy will focus on soups and sandwiches, along with a retail component offering classic stocks and sauces.
Speaking of the Farmers Market, on Oct. 26 it will be the site of Chefs for Farmers’ inaugural Oyster Bash. Some top-notch chefs (John Tesar, Matt McCallister and others) will be among those coming up with inventive ways to create fabulous dishes involving the delicious shellfish. I’m actually one of the hosts of the event, so come say hi!
The Grape, Dallas’ pre-eminent wine bistro and Readers Voice Award winner for most romantic restaurant, celebrates 42 years along Lower Greenville Avenue Oct. 21–25 with a schedule of events including a wine and cheese chat (Oct. 21), a wine dinner featuring old-world wines (Oct. 23) and a special four-course dinner prepared to mark four-plus decades (Oct. 24–25). Visit TheGrapeRestaurant.com for details and to make a reservation.
Danyele McPherson, former chef de cuisine at The Grape, will be the exec chef at Remedy, a new concept set to open in December along Lower Greenville. It’s the follow-up to creator Elias Pope’s excellent H&G Sply Co. … also a neighbor.
Zen Sushi in the Bishop Arts District is launching a trial run of a home delivery service. Delivery times are 6–9 p.m. nightly, and there’s a $5 fee (but no minimum) during the trial. Call 214-946-9699 for reservations.
We’re in Texas, so of course we need to mark with appropriate solemnity Chicken Fried Steak Day (Oct. 26). Hey, it’s officially a Texas holiday (since 2011)!
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 17, 2014.