Foodies across the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex rejoiced August 11 as the 17th Annual DFW Restaurant Week officially kicked-off. A unique opportunity for diners to enjoy three or four-course meals at more than 130 restaurants in Tarrant, Dallas and Colin Counties, the event is also a fundraiser with a portion of each fixed price meal purchased going to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Close to home, three Southlake restaurants are participating in DFW Restaurant Week and have created special menus for the occasion.
An upscale dining staple of Southlake Town Square, Truluck’s offers fresh-catch seafood, juicy steaks and hand-selected wines. The restaurant boasts numerous awards from Zagat, Fort Worth Magazine, and Southlake Style. Truluck’s is offering three course meals for $45 per person through Sunday, August 17. Guests may enjoy their choice of salad, followed by a main course and dessert. Optional enhancements are available for an additional fee, including fresh crab claws, jumbo lump crab cakes, and salt and pepper calamari. Wine suggestions are offered for each course. Let the thought of sipping a citrusy Napa chardonnay while enjoying an almond-crusted trout in a rich lemon-caper butter sauce whet your appetite.
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse in Southlake is a sister restaurant to the historic Dallas location and offers the same top-quality aged beef, fresh seafood and fabulous desserts. In addition to being rated as the #1 Traditional American Restaurant in DFW by Zagat, the restaurant also offers a trendy atmosphere, boasting a jazz lounge that features live music on the weekends. Diners may enjoy their choice of appetizers, entrées and desserts for $35.00 per person through Kirby’s extended date, August 31. Guests may begin their meal with the optional first course of grilled fresh water prawns, or jump straight into beef tenderloin spring rolls, grilled Angus New York strip, and a dark chocolate orange tart, to name a few delicious choices.
Known for offering customers southern Italian cuisine, il Calabrese Restaurant and Bar (formerly Patrizio’s Osteria) in Southlake is now under new ownership and has a new name,. Restaurant owner, Oscar Renda, purchased all of the interest of the former majority owner and partner, and the restaurant no longer has ties to the four other Patrizio’s locations. Although the name may have changed, guests may still expect to dine in a chic setting and will only notice minor changes to the menu. If there is a dish from the old menu that you would like to order, Chef Luciano Salvadore will do his best to accommodate any requests. A few items on the special four-course DFW Restaurant Week menu include calamari fritti, mozzarella, orecchiette alla calabrese, and limoncello tiramisu.
Make dinner plans tonight to enjoy some of our community’s finest dining while also supporting worthy causes. DFW Restaurant Week only offers the opportunity once a year!
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Arts Council Northeast will present Taste of Northeast, an annual charity event, with proceeds benefiting Arts Council Northeast and its community arts programs. Taste of Northeast will be held at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Parking is free.
Bring your appetite and your holiday shopping list! There will be food from area restaurants, gift vendors, live entertainment, a raffle, wine pull and a silent auction. Taste of Northeast offers a great opportunity to shop for the holidays. Our many vendors will be offering specialty gift items that are sure to delight. We’ll tempt you with beautiful and unique jewelry, art, and clothing, along with gift certificates for pampering your favorite people. Shop while eating, drinking, and enjoying live music by Time Warp and BluPrint!
Tickets can be purchased online and are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door. Arts Council Northeast members and Press Pass holders get a $5.00 discount off advance tickets. For a $5.00 discount at the door, bring three non-perishable food items for donation to the GRACE food pantry (discounts cannot be combined).
For more information, visit www.TasteOfNortheast.com or call (817) 283-3406.
The Shopping & Dining Guide is intended to serve as a directory of retail and restaurant establishments, with nearly 400 business listings. In total, 36 new retail businesses and restaurants opened in Southlake over the past year and have been added to the updated Shopping and Dining Guide.
Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager and Interim Economic Development Director stated, “The many new businesses demonstrate Southlake’s growing economy. The City has more to offer than ever before, and the guides are an excellent resource for current residents and new visitors, which will increase awareness of local businesses.”
The Visitor Guide is intended to serve as a resource for educating tourists about elements that contribute to Southlake being a premier travel destination, including events, retail venues, restaurants, accommodations, and entertainment. Additionally, the Visitor Guide includes a map of the greater Southlake area, highlighting points of interest. Together, both the Shopping & Dining Guide and the Visitor Guide provide valuable information to both residents and tourists in a straightforward, easily accessible form.
The guides are available in print at several area businesses and inside Southlake Town Hall, suite 300. The guides may be viewed online at www.VisitSouthlakeTexas.com.