Dallas Restaurants Open Up Dining Rooms

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As of May 1, 2020, some Dallas restaurants opened their patios and dining rooms for dine-in guests. Restaurants may reopen their dining rooms at 25% capacity and patios, courtyards, and other outdoor dining spaces open at full capacity, within social distancing guidelines.

Many restaurants are also offering ‘grab and go‘ pantry and meal kits. Fireside Pies has a wonderful pizza meal kit that the whole family will love. It includes everything you need to prepare a fresh, hot delicious pizza. The Rustic restaurant sells ready-to-cook “Quarantine & Chill” kits for fajitas and brunch, packed with meat, potatoes, butter, eggs, and ingredients for mixed drinks. And Plano’s Whiskey Cake offers quarantine survival kits stocked with meat, chicken, eggs, pasta, butter, milk, and toilet paper.

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The Great American Takeout: Dinner and a Movie

For those who don’t feel comfortable dining out yet, there are still plenty of great options for takeout and delivery. Here is a list of some of our favorite local restaurants offering takeout and delivery, instead of opening up on May 1st.

  • Cane Rosso — Offering the full lunch and dinner menus plus family-sized pasta entrees to reheat and eat for $60. Order online: canerosso.com for to-go, curbside pickup, or delivery or use Uber Eats.
  • The Charles — Lunch is available Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wine Specials include half-priced bottles of wine under $250.
  • Sevy’s Grill — Order from the full menu online, and pick up online.
  • Good Citizen (formerly known as Goodfriend Beer & Burger House) — A special menu of takeout and delivery options is available at low prices (nothing over $9). Order at socialdistancingnow.com.
  • Pecan Lodge — Home delivery and drive-thru pick up are available at the commissary kitchen. Delicious BBQ options include 3-pound packages of brisket, sausage, and pulled pork, along with sides like green beans and mac and cheese. Order online: Pecan Lodge website.
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Join The Great American Takeout and Pepsi in supporting local restaurants with dinner and a movie!

This Friday, May 15, 202 at 8 pm ET, order takeout from your favorite restaurant and stream a free showing of A Fine Line—a powerful new documentary exploring why fewer than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women.

Pepsi is making the award-winning film available for free on YouTube, followed by a Q&A with the director and some of the world’s most renowned female chefs. Join us for an inspiring celebration of perseverance, family, and food! Watch the virtual screening on YouTube.  

Don’t forget to share your dinner & a movie on social media and tag #thegreatamericantakeout!

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Stay Safe & Stay Healthy!

The Great American Takeout

Due to the Coronavirus Lockdown, Dallas, Tarrant, and other North Texas counties have placed a ban on public gatherings. This includes not only sporting events, cultural, and performing arts event, it also means that the dining rooms of restaurants, bars, and pubs are closed s to dine-in service are closed.

#TheGreatAmericanTakeout is encouraging you to support your local restaurants by ordering your favorite meals from DFW restaurants. With many local restaurants offering takeout and curbside pick up menus, you can have then delivered by UberEats, Favor, and other delivery apps.

Restaurants Offering Curbside Pickup, Take Out or Delivery 

As always, all six stores Eatzi’s will be open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., for meals with an assortment of sandwiches, soups, salads, sushi and hearty entrees for takeout. The Grill at Eatzi’s also serves hot breakfast, lunch, and dinner and yummy desserts.

Al Biernat’s  is offering curbside pickup and free delivery within a 3-1/2-mile radius of both Oak Lawn (214-209-2201) and North (972-239-3400) locations. Lunch order minimum of $75 order, dinner order’ minimum at least two entrees. Hours: 11:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. daily, and Saturdays 5–8:30 p.m.

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Liberty Burger has to-go options for all of their specialty burgers, with protein options, including beef, bison, chicken, lamb, turkey, ahi tuna, veggie, and Impossible meat. They also offer a variety of salads, sides and a kids’ menu. Online orders can be placed for curbside pickup through a variety of delivery apps, such as ChowNow,   GrubhubFavorPostmates, and others.

Both the West Village and Plano locations of Crú Food and Wine Bar offer curbside pickup. The to-go menu features wines by the bottle are 40 % off. Call 214-526-9463 to order from West Village; call 972-312-9463 to order from Plano.

Dallas Farmers Market

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The Dallas Farmers Market will be open this weekend. They will employ extra sanitation measures for your safety. So, be sure to stock up on plenty of fresh produce and eggs and check out the food vendors and merchants for carryout and curbside delivery. Visit the DFM website for offerings, deals, and delivery options

For more information on restaurant delivery and curbside pickup options, Uptown Dallas Restaurants  and other local restaurants
Follow Concierge Connection on Twitter  and share your teakeout meal photos on social media #thegreatamericantakeout  

Stay healthy!

Dallas Chocolate Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Story of Chocolate

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On Saturday, August 17, two iconic fixtures of Dallas converge for one spectacular dinner. The Dallas Chocolate Festival and The Fairmont Hotel Dallas present a special 10th Anniversary Dinner to commemorate DallasChocolate.org’s premier event 10 years ago. The celebratory dinner will be held in the newly renovated Venetian Ballroom at The Fairmont. The Fairmont itself recently celebrated a milestone fiftieth anniversary. 

Chocolate Lover’s Dream Dinner at The Fairmont Hotel Dallas

The Dallas Chocolate Festival’s 10th Anniversary Dinner will feature a five-course dinner created by Fairmont Dallas Executive Chef Jared Harms and Pastry Chef Cristal Gonzalez, with each dish incorporating fine artisanal chocolate. Cocktails from Balcones Distilling, wines from California-based O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, and ports from Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca will also be enjoyed. 

The Dallas Chocolate Festival’s 10th Anniversary Dinner
Saturday, August 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Venetian Ballroom at The Fairmont Hotel
(1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201).
Tickets are $150 per person (21+ only Tax and gratuity included)
For more information and to purchase tickets,
visit Dallas Chocolate Festival – Eventbrite.

With this year’s theme is The Story of Chocolate, DallasChocolate.org has invited five stars of the American chocolate movement – Art Pollard of Amano Artisan Chocolate, Greg D’Alesandre of Dandelion Chocolate, Jael Rattigan of French Broad Chocolate, and Shannon Neffendorf and Jessica Young of Five Mile Chocolate – to attend and share their stories of chocolate.

The exquisite $150 dinner, limited to 100 people, will be presented at long tables, elegantly decorated, to accent the opulence and grandeur of the historic Venetian Room. 

Dallas Chocolate Festival Anniversary Dinner Menu

First Course
Jeff’s Summer Salad | Local Summer Greens and Herbs | Pickled Gooseberry | English Peas | White Chocolate & Elderflower Vinaigrette

Second Course
Slow Roasted Cartermere Chicken | Grilled Corn | Black Bean Mousse
5 Mile Chocolate & Foie Gras Mole

Third Course
Cocoa Crusted Axis Venison | Dandelion Greens | Fennel Cream | Black Currant and Esmeralda’s Dark Chocolate Jus

Fourth Course – Cheese Course
Local Chèvre & Dark Chocolate Ganache | Apricot

Fifth Course – Desserts
70% Amano Chocolate Bourbon Brulee Tart
Chocolate Shortbread Crust Cocoa Nib Tulie
65% Dandelion Dark Chocolate Ganache Bar
Passion Fruit Curd | Hibiscus Meringue
50% Guittard Flourless Chocolate Cake | Cherry Compote
Pistachio Mousse | Dark Chocolate Mirror Glaze
44% French Broad Malted Milk Mousse Dome | Banana Jam | Banana Cake
5 Mile Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich
5 Mile Ganache | Salted Caramel

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Festival guests who would like to extend the special experiences to a weekend getaway, the hotel is offering the Fairmont Gold experience room package, in honor of its 50th anniversary. The Fairmont Gold experience allows access to the exclusive Gold Lounge on the 18th floor and special privileges such as a healthy continental breakfast, honor bar, complimentary cocktail canapés, and much more.
To learn more visit www.fairmont.com

About The Dallas Chocolate Festival

The Dallas Chocolate Festival began ten years ago when founder Sander Wolf hosted a dinner that featured two bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Since then, the event has grown each year and changed to encompass more people, chocolate makers, and experiences. Partnering with Emily Mantooth in 2014, the Festival has continued to grow and innovate, ensuring the best experience possible for exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and everyone in between. Today, the Dallas Chocolate Festival is globally renowned and attended by thousands of chocolate lovers over the course of several days. 

About The Fairmont Hotel Dallas

The Festival’s partnership with the Fairmont Hotel Dallas also celebrates the hotel’s 50th anniversary. For a half-century, The Fairmont Hotel Dallas has been the backdrop of countless memories from its grand opening where a parade of elephants led the presentation of the dessert course to its list of prominent hotel guests. The legendary Venetian Room, the “gem” of the hotel, was once Dallas’ best-known cabaret club hosting beloved celebrities from around the world including Marlene Dietrich, Sonny and Cher, Ella Fitzgerald, Ike & Tina Turner, and Jerry Lewis, just to name a few. 


For more information and to purchase tickets,
visit Dallas Chocolate Festival – Eventbrite