Easy Slider Truck and Double Wide Team Up For A Late Brunch, and Method Cooks Up A Coffee Dinner.
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.
It's probably safe to say that Sunday is Dallas' favorite day of the week.
Proof of this fact can be found in the plethora of brunch options already offered all over town each week. And now, just about anywhere you look, even more restaurants are adding their version of the early midday meal to their menus.
Just one problem: If you've done Saturday night well, you might run the risk of missing out on the earlier brunch offerings the city boasts.
Enter the always incredible Easy Slider Truck, which plans to extend brunch options in town by a few hours through a new partnership with the Double Wide. Together, these entities are teaming up to host a new Sunday concept called “Late Brunch,” starting April 12.
“It's exciting because we had our first food truck service ever at Double Wide back in 2011,” says Easy Slider co-owner Miley Holmes about the partnership. “We make a good team — birds of a feather and all that. And it's Late Brunch — from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — because no one who had a good Saturday can leave the house before then.”
The plan for the event also includes a new brunch menu from Easy Slider. Naturally, all the items are sliders, but diners can still look forward to classic brunch dishes with unique twists, such as breakfast sandwiches, a smoked salmon bagel slider, patty melts and a still-in-concept item incorporating doughnuts. Inside the bar, there will also be drink specials like the “Papa Mosa,” which mixes High Life and Tang for $3, or the “Mama Mosa,” which substitutes beer with champagne for an extra dollar.
Speaking of breakfast items served at non-breakfast hours: Method Coffee is teaming up with Spirited Cooking for a five-course coffee dinner on Friday, March 27. The menu is currently under wraps, but there are whispers of coffee cocktails, espresso-rubbed meats and Austin's Cuvée Coffee being the featured roaster. Tickets are on sale here until noon on Thursday.
Out in Oak Cliff, new Bolsa chef Joel Harrington (Charlie Palmer at The Joule, Stephan Pyles) is surprising diners with a newly revamped menu. New items include chicken liver macarons and goat cheese brownies, all of which still maintain this spot's focus on farm-to-table and local sources.
Over in Uptown, a new farmer's market starts this weekend, giving the neighborhood another shot at walkable market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
On Lower Greenville, meanwhile, Fort Worth's Yucatan Taco Stand is opening its first Dallas location in about two weeks. The restaurant will join Dallas' growing list of fast-casual eateries and will feature a full bar, including a couple offerings served up in giant fishbowls.
Elsewhere, it seems as if the city's love of burgers has gone international, as a Swedish restaurant called Dallas Burger! pays homage to our fair city's love of red meat. But the closing of Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar might suggest that the burger craze's end could be in sight, as the chain's Uptown location is set to close after this Saturday's dinner service. As of now, it looks like Lincoln's Plano location will remain open.
In craft beer news: Tickets are still on sale for Community Beer Co.'s inaugural artisan cheese and craft beer pairing on Thursday, March 26. The event will offer a sneak peak of the brewery's summer seasonal IPA, Sundial, as well as tastings of other small-batch brews. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.
Also? Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is hosting a crawfish boil in addition to its regular brewery tour on Saturday, March 28, at noon.
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