Posted: 27 Jan 2015 11:12 AM PST

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about beer, but if you like burritos, Girl Scout cookies, and Russian festivals we have some options for those, too! Don’t forget to check up on the latest openings and closings as well.

Tuesday, Jan. 27:

Buy Sofritas, Get a Free Chipotle Burrito: Head to your nearest Chipotle where a purchase of sofritas will get you a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos on your next visit through Feb. 28.

Vertskebap: The Austin-based kebap restaurant opened in Addison in October of 2014 and the Preston Hollow Village location opens today. Stop by for authentic kebaps, which are similar to panini sandwiches with meats, vegetables, and yogurt-based sauces. The Grand Opening will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 and will feature one free entreé per guest.

Wednesday, Jan. 28:

Community Beer Company Pint Night: Head to Greenville Bar & Grill for a pint night featuring the Community Mosaic IPA. Keep the glass when you buy the pint!

Lakewood Sin Mint and Girl Scout Cookie Pint Night at Luck: Get a taste of Lakewood Brewing Company’s latest creation, Sin Mint, at Luck in Trinity Groves. A special Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing Flight will also be available.

Friday, Jan. 30:

Russian Winter Festival: The annual celebration runs from Friday to Saturday but begins Friday at 7pm in an ice pavilion at Hotel St. Germain. Offerings include an ice bar and a multi-course Russian and Eastern European-inspired dinner paired with vodka. Contact Hotel St. Germain for reservations.

Wine Dinner at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse: The owner of Napa Valley’s Keenan Wine will be at the steakhouse for a three-course, wine-paired dinner. Offerings include various red and white wines paired with pan-seared swordfish, dry-aged lamp chops, a Strip Loin tasting with roasted vegetables and a potato puree, and a mocha parfait for dessert.

Saturday, Jan. 31:

Community Beer Company Beer School: Head Brewer Jamie Fulton will guide you through all you need to know about beer on the last Saturday of the month. This month’s curriculum includes a history of beer, beer styles & samples, tasting techniques, brewing process, private tour and more!

Cooking Classes at Dallas Farmers Market: The Winter Session of classes continues Saturday with chef Hugh Steward of Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill. The theme is “Texas Kobe Beef.”

Saturday Brewery Tour at Deep Ellum Brewery: Every Saturday from noon to 3pm, pay just $15 at the door for a DEBC pint glass, three beers, and a live music. There are always food trucks onsite as well.

Sunday, Feb. 1:

It’s Super Bowl Sunday!! Just about any sports-loving spot with TV’s will be showing the game and most are running specials on wings, beer, and other game day treats.


Bijoux: The Inwood Village restaurant will close on February 28 after eight and a half years of service.

Kin Kin Urban Thai: A fresh take on traditional Thai will be available in the former location of Cyclone Anaya’s on Oak Lawn in March or April. A Fort Worth location in West 7th is set to open in February and one at Preston Forest is expected to open this summer.

Oak: The restaurant’s chef, Brian Zenner, will leave the restaurant and will be replaced by John Tesar, of Knife and formerly of Spoon, in February. The menu is expected to be a union of Tesar’s creations at Rosewood Mansion and Spoon.

Pints & Quarts: A new burger joint will be opened by Midsmith owner Brooke Humphries on the corner of Ross & Greenville Ave. in April. It will have a “vintage gas station vibe” and sell quality fast casual burgers and flat top dogs all under $10.

Quesa: A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Cedar Springs at the beginning of February in the old Nuvo location. Expect authentic street food a la Mexico City and a full bar.

Time Out Tavern: The sports tavern on Lovers, lovingly called The TOT, has been sold by original owner Kevin McCormack to Aaron Saginaw. Saginaw has worked at The TOT for nearly ten years.

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Robin Roberts Appearance Postponed

Posted: 27 Jan 2015 10:55 AM PST

Robin Roberts Appearance Postponed

Tonight’s Tate Lecture Series Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture featuring Robin Roberts has been postponed due to Winter Storm Juno. Roberts was unable to leave New York City prior to the cancellation of flights resulting from the historic storm.

Roberts, the popular co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America, a cancer survivor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something,” is just one of the intellectual and entertaining voices the Tate Lecture Series brings to Dallas. This season alone, the series has featured such luminaries as former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks, world-renowned photographer Platon, and Pulitzer prize-winning author and presidential biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.

The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be in the second year of a four-year sponsorship of the series. A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students. To learn more, click here.