I learned this via a friend of the paper, who saw this image — of a note taped to the front door — on his Facebook newsfeed. I called the listed number for the Purple Cow, and it just rang. Also, the restaurant’s website is down as I type this.
I then called the property manager for Preston Royal Village as well as the shopping center’s marketing agency, but the people to whom I needed to speak weren’t available. So I called a couple of businesses on either side of the restaurant, and they confirmed the news of its demise.
Culture Map Dallas reported last November that the two other Purple Cow locations in Collin County had gone belly up.
The Mooyah burger joint on Northwest Highway will donate a portion of its proceeds on Thursday evening to the Interact Club at Hillcrest High School, so two of the club’s members can participate in a Rotary service trip to Nicaragua during spring break. The portion will be 15 to 25 percent, depending on how many people show up to down some burgers. This promotion applies to sales between 5 and 9 p.m.
While perusing the agenda for Thursday’s City Plan Commission meeting, I noticed that Preston Hollow resident Erin McKool plans to open a second Start restaurant on Lemmon Avenue, between Throckmorton and Knight streets. This was news to me, but a short web search showed me that Nancy Nichols was way ahead of me on SideDish.
McKool’s application for a specific-use permit is on the commission’s consent agenda, so she should have little trouble getting approval.
McKool opened the original Start on Upper Greenville Avenue in the summer of 2012.
I was at the courthouse this morning, ready to cover the scheduled hearing in the Snuffer’s vs. Snuffer lawsuit. But the clerks there told me the hearing had been called off by Judge Marty Lowy, after he’d conferred with lawyers for both sides.
On my way out of the building, I emailed the publicists for Snuffer’s founder Pat Snuffer and Snuffer’s owner Mike Karns. Each of them promised me a statement would be forthcoming. I’m still waiting on those statements, but while I’ve been patiently waiting, Robert Wilonsky has been scooping my complacent butt.
City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates saved a choking man at the Mercury on Monday night. Someone, somewhere, is going to try to say that Roger Staubach should get all the credit for this. Well, he should get at least half the credit. Without him — and Jennifer’s mom, Marianne — the councilwoman wouldn’t have been there to perform CPR.
Pecan Lodge BBQ is legendary for its lines. That’s why the “Dinner and a Show” deal at W.T. White High School on Friday night is so noteworthy. For $15, plus a $1.74 processing fee, you get a Pecan Lodge plate and a ticket to see the school’s gender-bent version of The Odd Couple. If you just want to see the show, there will be a dinnerless version on Thursday.
There’s a new restaurant in town, and it’s looking for a team of people to make it run like clockwork. True Food Kitchen will open in The Plaza at Preston Center next month, but until then, they’re building a team of about 100 people.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, head to the Hilton Park Cities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Positions available are: host; server; back server; bartender; line cook; wok cook; prep cook; dishwasher; and pizza cook.
Looking to apply? Come prepared. Interviews will be held on the spot.
If you’re interest is in eating at the restaurant rather than working, circle your calendar for Nov. 19, because you won’t want to miss this. The menu includes everything from kale salads to panang curry, a tantalizing tea selection, deserts such as almond olive oil cake, and a creative cocktail menu. I can’t wait to try the “watermelon rose.”
If you’re the brunching type (like me), they’ve got that covered as well. From goji berry granola to quinoa Johnny cakes, you’re good to go. For younger patrons, there are alternatives on favorites such as “Turkey Sloppy Joe.”
So, like I said, mark your calendars, because I will be arm-wrestling you for a table.
Nothing’s better than chowing down on a burger while watching the Cowboys play. (Well, maybe watching the God’s team win, but we won’t get into that.)
At DIFFA’s Burgers & Burgundy I had the chance to do both, all while listening to the smooth crooning of the Hunter Sullivan band. The event, held in the backyard of Preston Hollow residents Karen and Bill Seanor, featured seven chefs who were creating their burger masterpieces on site. The crowd was ridiculously stylish, and there were quite a few perfectly-tailored suits I couldn’t stop gawking at. All of the money raised went to DIFFA, serving those who are affected by HIV and AIDs in the DFW area.
Pictured above is one my favorite “burgers” from the evening, brought to you by John Tesar, the chef at Spoon. He gets creativity points for his spicy catfish sloppy joe. I may be a wimp, but I’d like to emphasize that it was spicy. The crunchy little pickle on top made this dish perfect to the last finger-licking bite.
Calling all residents of the Briarwood neighborhood — this is a National Night Out you won’t want to miss.
Themed “A Taste of Lovers,” the event will be hosted in one of the neighborhood backyards that just happens to be a vineyard, and feature food by Celebration, Eatzi’s, Empire Bakery, Campisi’s, and Rex’s Seafood. Mayor Mike Rawlings, City Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates, Police Chief David Pues, and McGruff the Crime Dog will all be there, chowing down and hanging out.
The event is open tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m., and you’ll be able to enter the vineyard on the 8200 block of Menier Street.
If you don’t live in Briarwood and are hosting a National Night Out event, give us a heads up in the comments.
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