Which Wich Enters The Record Books, And Boozy Snow Cones Hit Cedar Springs.
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.
This morning, North Texas joined the Guinness Book of World Records, after Which Wich in Grapevine made over 39,000 PB&Js in over an hour. As GuideLive reports, Which Wich employees and volunteers made sandwiches for 14 local charities, as each of the sandwiches had to be consumed in order to set the record. The total number of sandwiches made — 39,303 — beat the prior recording-holding number of 37,558 PB&Js, held by a school in South Africa.
Also cool: Downtown will soon be home to a new late-night noodle option. Sapa House will feature primarily Vietnamese cuisine with a Japanese influence, courtesy of owners of Fort Worth’s Pho District. The signature dish will be big bone soups, a specialty of the namesake town of Sapa. The venture will take shape in the former Pho Colonial space. An opening is slated for July.
Out in Fort Worth, Vivo 53 has unexpectedly shuttered its doors. The popular pizza and sundae destination closed due to staffing issues, per GuideLive. It is the second restaurant in its neighborhood to close this week, following Market + Table this past Monday.
In sweeter news, New Orleans-style shaved ice is headed to East Dallas, as Ruby’s Sno-Balls opens its brick and mortar location. The popular sno-ball cart is setting up shop behind La Victoria Mexican Restaurant from now throughout the end of October. The shop will be open Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. A soft opening is projected in time for the 4th of July.
On the boozier side of the same subject, Cedar Grove (formerly DISH Cedar Springs) is now serving adult snow cones. The revamped casual neighborhood venture features the frozen treats in flavors like lemon drop, made with Deep Eddy Lemon, as well as a variety of other frozen alcoholic drinks and punch bowls.
Lastly, a trio of craft beer events: This Sunday, June 26, Martin House Brewing Co. is hosting the Toadies‘ Hell Below/Stars Above beer launch. The event features the debut of the breweries recent collaborations with Toadies, the Hell Below strong black ale and the Stars Above sour ale brewed with raspberries — as well as a concert by the band. Tickets are still on sale for the event, with doors opening at 4 p.m.
Also, the second-annual Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival is coming back to Dallas on Friday, July 1. Proceeds from the event will benefit the statewide network of Feeding Texas food banks, with a ticket price of $10 per person. The event takes place at The Bomb Factory, with doors opening at 7 p.m.
And finally, BrainDead Brewing is hosting a Cantillon Beer Dinner on Wednesday, July 20. The dinner will feature a collaboration with Collective Brewing Project and Jester King, alongside house Texas Wild Ales and food from special guest chef Danyele McPherson (Remedy). Tickets are currently on sale on PreKindle for the 21+ event.
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