Oak Lawn Loses Its Sausages, Gains Some Wieners.
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Entering into its fifth round, rotating Trinity Groves concept Kitchen LTO has appointed Anastacia Quinones (Alma, Komali) as its new executive chef. Diners can look forward to seeing a return of Quinone's take on Mexican cuisine, as the proposed menu of modern Mexican will feature items like coconut flan, pork cheek carnitas, fish tacos and more.
“The whole LTO experience has proven to me that I'm not done with cooking,” says Quinones. “Dallas has been very good to me, and I want to thank the people who got me here. I am really excited to get into the kitchen again.”
The next round starts with dinner service on Tuesday, June 2, and will run throughout the rest of the year according to SideDish.
Speaking of changes: After less than a year on the market, Oak Lawn has said goodbye to Scotch and Sausage, as the space has reopened as Le Taco Cantina. Meat lovers mourning over the loss of whisky and sausage options will instead be able to enjoy things like torta burgers, fusion tacos and chorizo Scotch eggs, as well as tequila and agave options.
Meanwhile, Tallywackers, that neighborhood's new alternative to the breastaurant, has since posted its menu. Naturally, there are plenty of options for hot dogs, including the one-pound Tallywacker itself, plus shrimp and mini corn dog options. The restaurant is set to open May 30, according to Tallywackers' Facebook.
Another playfully named food comes courtesy of Glazed Donut Works, as the spot rolls out its new — wait for it — cupped balls. The treats come six to an order, and are available in red velvet or salted chocolate. Finally, some decent chocolate salty balls to suck on.
In other opening news, HG Sply Co. is expanding to Fort Worth. The second location of the paleo-influenced concept is slated to hit the University District in late 2015. Also, University Park taqueria Digg's Tacos recently opened up a second location at the Arboretum Village shopping center near the corner of Gaston and Grand.
Meanwhile, in Fort Worth, that city will host its first Food Truck Festival on May 30 and 31, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Another event on the horizon comes from Dallas Chop House, which will host its first DCH Cookout on Thursday, May 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free, with benefits going to the North Texas Food Bank.
If, on the other hand, you decide in the near future to throw your own event, you might consider calling on Victor Tangos, as the Henderson Avenue spot has launched a new cocktail catering service. The service provides everything needed for the bar, and is available in a variety of customizable packages and signature cocktails.
Just down the street, The Gin Mill has been temporarily closed due to issues with city codes.
In craft beer news: The BrewRiot Homebrew Beer Competition takes place this Sunday, May 17, in the Bishop Arts District. The event goes from 4 to 8 p.m.
That same day, up in Denton, Audacity Brew House is hosting its Lil' d Series Release Party on Sunday, May 17. The event introduces the series of seasonal rotating brews, beginning with a Mesquite Smoked Chili Ale, served with barbecue from Bet The House BBQ. Admission costs will cover a brisket dinner, commemorative glassware and the beer tasting.
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