If you’re one of the people that haven’t ventured across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lately, then this is what you’re missing!
Trinity Groves is quickly becoming the hot destination for foodies and those always seeking to try something new. Phil Romano and his investing team picked the cream of the crop of hundreds that applied to open a concept restaurant for this incubator. Find an interview about this new venture here.
One of my favorites among the bunch is Kitchen LTO. It’s a permanent pop-up kitchen that operates for a limited time only and changes on a quarterly basis. Not only do they have a different chef every quarter, but they also completely change the design of the restaurant, giving young up and coming chefs and interior design talent a great opportunity to showcase their skills!
Sunday I had the honor of sitting at the judge’s table joining many exceptional members of Dallas’ restaurant society at the 2nd Round Chef Tasting Day One at Kitchen LTO. Each chef still in the running presented a dish that represented a premier selection on the menu that they would build, if chosen, and answered questions from the panel.
I can’t give you much information about the candidates (or I’d have to kill you…never a good option) but I can assure you that we’re in for a treat! I will tell you that my favorite dish of the day was an oyster pot pie that was packed full of seafood. Delish!
Thank you, owner and hostess extraordinaire, Casie Caldwell, for choosing me to join you guys on Sunday! I’m looking forward to hearing the announcement of the next chef and visiting soon for delicious bites!!
There’s just nothing better than sharing a latte with your besties and when you get a talented barista that makes your latte a sip-able work of art, it’s even more special!
Please allow me to brag and tell you that I’ve mastered the ability to stir and sip my latte while keeping the foamy design in tact throughout the entire drinking experience…*curtsy*… so perhaps I’ll share my technique via video soon!
My favorite local spot to grab a latte is Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District. This laid-back restaurant has all of the things that make brunch a favorite part of my weekend…a patio, exceptional lattes, migas, asiago cheese grits and plenty of hipsters and dogs to keep your view interesting. Grab your sunnies and join in the fun!
I’ve recently heard about a barista in Fort Worth that makes fun latte art and I’m ready to make a special trip to try it! These designs are done by Coffee Katie at Caffe di Angeli. It’s interesting that they don’t have anything on their website or FB page about these artistic lattes, but Coffee Katie has quiet a gallery here of her work at the cafe.
How much fun is this grumpy cat?! Coffee Katie, I’m heading west to check out your brew soon!
Where is your favorite place to grab a latte? What would you want to see on your latte? Have you mastered the stir and sip without destroying the design?
I’m so excited that this luncheon will feature my precious friend, Carley Seale, owner of The Gypsy Wagon in Dallas. You’ll love her story about how she grew-up going on adventures to Round Top with her beloved mom and how it influenced her life today. I adore Carley and you will too!
This event will be the third Round Top blogging event and it just keeps getting better! We always look forward to Bud Royer‘s delicious fare with the highlight being Bud’s world-renowned piece of decadent pie for dessert!
I knew when we walked in the door and Richard started speaking Japanese to the waitstaff that we were in for a treat! We enjoyed a 3.5 hour tasting menu that was visually stimulating and full of taste and texture combinations. Simply splendid! A night to remember, for sure!
This year’s conference kicked off at HD Buttercup, LA’s brick and mortar emporium full of goodies from around the globe…both modern and classic…all displayed in the old Helm’sBakery building. As wonderful as HD Buttercup’s collections are, we were all distracted by reuniting with friends that we had met at past DBC gatherings or were meeting for the first time, yet virtually visit daily on their blogs. Imagine the chatter!
Look what happened for two days during the conference on Twitter! #DBC2013 trended No. 1! Very cool, no?
I’ll never forget the words that flowed from Barbara Barry , one of my favorite speaker, as we all sat mesmerized by her melodious voice and inspiring thoughts on beauty. There’s no doubt that she has us all viewing the world in a different way…
Amy and I had lunch at The Ivy after the conference was over and Barbara’s influence had me finding beauty in the seeds and grain of the roll on my plate…
…and finding much more vibrance in the roses on the table… Thank you Barbara!
Another highlight was having the privilege to meet Grammy winner, Patti Austin. I have such fond memories of listening to her music as a teenager and young adult. She has one of those voices that causes rememberance to resurface and sends chills down your spine.
I was delighted to find that her gorgeous voice is second to her warm spirit and generous heart as I learned of her non-profit, Over My Shoulder Foundation. Founded by Patti and Dawn Carroll, lyricist and Executive Director of OMSF, their mission is to promote mentoring and “mentorology” (the art and science of mentoring) through music and design. Find out more about this non-profit here and see the video she shared of a 2011 performance of Dawn’s song performed at a Martin Luther King Celebration in Boston. Warning: Could induce goosebumps!
It was a trip to remember. New friendships formed…reunions happened…and inspiration flourished…
I now have a new soul-sister…Irene Turner. What a delight to give her a physical hug instead of communicating online!