The Sauce was captivated with Greater Dallas Restaurant Association President (and i Fratelli Brother) David Cole as he delivered his “2012 State of the Association” address. Dallas Mayor Rawlings followed with his vision of making Dallas “The Best Customer Service City in the Nation.”
The Sauce celebrated to-the-max at Samar by Stephan Pyles. Wow! Casual, urban, with small plates for sharing. Start with the spicy, kicky Chaitini. The menu is inspired by Spain, India, and the Eastern Mediterranean, but TS fell in love with peasant food… Potatoes and Chorizo with fried egg… it was the addition of foie gras that made it fit for a king. Try the Short Ribs in Ginger-Garam Masala with Saffron Rice matched with spinach-goat cheese naan.
TS and i Fratelli are family, so enjoying a meze of tapas “family style” is how we roll.
“The Prisoner” was paroled and “released” into the custody of guests enjoying the Thursday Weekly wine tasting event last week at i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar. It was an adoring crowd. Orin Swift Cellars scored with this blend of Zin, Cab, Syrah, Petit Syrah, and Charbono (you say Charbono…I say Bonarda). Soooo good with the grilled lamb chop. MacArthur HS class of ‘79 and ’81 grads gathered and swapped stories. We invite all Old School pals to do the same.
While searching for new i Fratelli Pizza locations, TS has developed an in-car-addiction to the SweetJack song. TS and i Fratelli are known to love the canine and would love to host this clever puppy on any Wednesday in April when we start our Spring version of Smooch Your Pooch.
TS caught a rare “unplugged” set by Hello Lover at SWIG Gin Mill… Hello Lover is upbeat power pop punk rock…. danceable, sexy, & fun for all notes i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar manager John Hardy. Johnny and his bro Joe supply the riffs. “Like” them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hello-Lover/108340453574.
Catch Hello Lover at La Grange on Christmas night, and Club Dada on New Year’s Eve!
Egypt will always have the Nile River, The Sphinx, and The Pyramids at Giza, but how many tourists will abandon an adventure to Egypt if by Sharia law they eliminate booze, bikinis, and co-ed bedrooms?