Twisted Root Gets Charitable and National IPA Day Is Upon Us.
Welcome to The Spread, our weekly feature that aims to share all the area restaurant, food and beverage industry news that's fit to print. Except, this is the Internet, so space isn't a concern. Also: Good thing, because this is Dallas and this town always has breaking restaurant news going down like whoa.
As many of you may have heard by now, Dallas lost one of its most influential radio personalities just last week: David “Kidd” Kraddick passed away in New Orleans while participating in a golf tournament, supporting his charity, Kidd's Kids.
In honor of the legendary DJ, Twisted Root Burger Company will be donating $1 from every milkshake sold through August 6 to his charity. As if we needed another reason to love TRBC, now we can add “all-around decent humans” to the list of flattering phrases we have stored up for the burger aficionados.
In other food related news: free pizza and beer tasting event this Friday, August 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The bar and grill is looking for first-hand feedback on their growing menu and will have over 20 different types of pizza to choose from, plus several delicious brews to taste — while supplies last, of course.
But Denton is quite the drive, so instead maybe check out our Cheap Eats Cheat Sheet to get schooled on where to eat in Dallas on a budget. Because cooking is hard. And half-priced appetizers at Bryan Street Tavern sounds amazing.
Speaking of cheap eats: Capriottiâ€™s Sandwich Shop is set to officially open the doors at its Luther Lane location on August 5. While Capriotti's will surely satisfy your sandwich craving, the folks behind the downtown beer and wine retailers Urban Vineyard will be hosting their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 2, from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will include a free liquor tasting hosted by Belvedere Vodka. The store will also offer local craft brews and fresh food bites for attendees.
While the folks behind Urban Vineyards and Capriotti's are ready to celebrate their latest ventures, the masterminds behind the So-Cal Taco Food Truck are setting their sights on expansion. The long-favored Dallas food truck will be moving out of the confines of four wheels and into the world of the sit-down restaurant business. After a lengthy period of legalities, the taco slingers are finally slated to open up a spot out in Grapevine later this summer.
Also, if you've been in Deep Ellum in the past day or so, then you might have noticed a giant doughnut sign being put up just across the street from Trees. The people behind Glazed Donut Works have been taunting — at least in our humble opinion — their Facebook followers with photos of their mouth-watering baked treats without the satisfaction of knowing when one can purchase them in mass quantities. An official open date has yet to be announced — we're hearing early- to mid-August, for the record — but as far as we can tell from the comments, Dallas is more than ready for the new spot.
Sadly, though, with every restaurant opening, it seems as if there's news of closings, too. According to Culture Map, Townhouse Kitchen + Bar at the Galleria,Catina Laredo in Lakewood and Jack's Southern Food out on Greenville have all shut down recently.
At least we can mourn the loss of these restaurants with a beer in one hand while celebrating National IPA Day, because it isa real thing that happens tomorrow, but will be celebrated all weekend long — by us, at least.
Speaking of beer: Deep Ellum Brewing Company is hosting the one-year anniversary of its Dallas Blonde brew this weekend, too. The party kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Katy Trail Ice House on August 2.
Meanwhile, Lakewood Brewing Co. will also be celebrating a one-year anniversary on Sunday. Join the Lakewood brew masters at Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, which hosted the brewery's launch party last year, for a night of bourbon-aged specialty brews and their tried and true Dallas favorites, Rock Ryder and Hopp Trapp. Not familiar with Lakewood Brewing Co.? You should be.
Finally, one last beer note before we let you go: Community Beer Company has just released a new beer called Texas Pils. According to Community, the pilsner has a rich smooth taste with a higher alcohol content, coming in at six percent. The Texas Pils will be available to purchase at the brewery's Tap Room on Fridays or during one of its tours, which take place each Saturday.
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