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Driftwood’s “bar bites” menu is a good under-$20 way to pair Omar Flores’ cooking with Michael Martensen’s cocktails

I may be late to the party, but did you know Driftwood, Omar Flores’ and John Badoin’s seafood restaurant in the BAD, serves little bar bites to pair with Michael Martensen’s cocktails? The bar bites menu changes weekly. The items have recently ranged from Salt Pond oysters with yuzu kosho and mizuna for $1 each Continue reading → ...

Hopdoddy gets in the Olympic Games mode with two new menu items: Boris and Natasha

  “What better way to celebrate the Sochi Winter Olympics than with a Hopdoddy twist on a White Russian,” suggests a Hopdoddy spokesperson. Well, I can think of a few better ways, but then Hopdoddy threw out Boris and Natasha, and that was all I needed to bite. Two new items — a ice cream Continue reading → ...

Chef Stephan Pyles to open San Salvaje, a “modern Latin” restaurant, in former Samar space in downtown Dallas

Chef Stephan Pyles will open San Salvaje (pronounced sah-vah-hey), a “modern Latin” restaurant in the downtown Arts District space formerly occupied by Samar, Pyles reluctantly confirmed today. San Salvaje, Spanish for “wild Saint,” is a play on Latin America’s long history of blending pagan and religious beliefs into a cohesive, beautiful dance, says Pyles. Pyles Continue reading → ...

American F+B, Fireside Pies, Le Bilboquet expanding to Houston, Atlanta

A couple of Dallas restaurants are in expansion mode, taking their concepts on the road this year to Houston and Atlanta. First, Consilient Hospitality is expanding their reach well beyond Henderson Avenue to open American F+B and 13 Pies, a rechristened version of Fireside Pies. Both will take spaces in Houston’s new River Oaks District Continue reading → ...

Hot Date: Duckhorn wine dinner at Shinsei on Tuesday, January 21

Shinsei and chef TJ Lengnick are hosting a Duckhorn wine dinner on Tuesday, January 21. Nantucket Bay scallops, crispy sweetbreads, quail pho and elk loin are on the menu. TJ’s pretty talented, so this could be one not to miss. $125 ++. Starts at 6:30 p.m.. Reservations: 214-352-0005. Duckhorn’s traditional line-up (sauv blanc, migration chard, Continue reading → ...

Hot Date: Abacus to host Red Mare wine dinner on Friday, January 23

Kent Rathbun and his staff at Abacus are hosting a Red Mare wine dinner on Friday, January 23. The four-course pairing includes the debut of the California winery’s 2012 chardonnay. Jim Striegel of Red Mare will be there, leading a tasting of the winery’s cab, chard, sauv and rose. 6:30 p.m., $130 ++ Here’s the Continue reading → ...

Hot Date: Tap a keg at the Londoner in Dallas with Paulaner’s president Wednesday, January 25

It may be 248 days until Munich christens Oktoberfest, but the folks in Addison are already celebrating. A VIP team from Paulaner — including Jeff Coleman, Paulaner USA’s president, will be at the Londoner on Wednesday, January 25, to meet, greet and tap a keg. Go by and share a pint with them. 5-7 p.m.. The Londoner Pub Addison, 14930 Midway Continue reading → ...