- March 24, 2010
For the moment, forget about fitting into those Vilebrequin shorts and Missoni bikinis. Instead, focus on this three-prong burger buzz. First, Denver-based Smashburger splashes into town, with plans to open 30 locales. Closest to us? The 100 percent Angus beef indulgences are at 4980 Belt Line Road in Addison. Info smashburger.com. Second, Deep Ellum’s beloved Twisted Root Burger Co. just opened a new outpost in Richardson (730 E. Campbell Road) and will fire up its grills this month at The Shelby apartment residences at 5609 SMU Boulevard. Third, Jeff Sinelli (Which Wich) has opened a second Burguesa Burger, downtown. Seek out his Mexican-inspired mouthwaterers there, plus new breakfast tacos, all in the dining digs beneath Renaissance Tower at 1201 Elm Street … Save the date for these two outdoor foodie fests. The White Rock Local Market is Saturday, April 10 (and the second Saturday of every month after that), and boasts an organic farmer’s market plus booths of jewelry, antiques and art (whiterocklocalmarket.com). Then, on Sunday, April 18, One Arts Plaza hosts its first-ever Spring Block Party, with gourmet cooking demos by the chefs at Screen Door, Tei An, Jorge’s and Fedora, plus a farmer’s market featuring Tom Spicer, Homestead Grist Mill, Village Baking Company and more … We’re already big fans of Whole Foods’ spacious new digs at the Park Lane development, across Central Expressway from NorthPark Center. Must-sees at the 64,000-square-foot grocery landmark? Bars of all types (breakfast, wine, cheese, fro-yo, fresh juice, more) and a touchscreen computer that creates recipe and shopping lists based on the ingredients of your choosing (8190 Park Lane; 214.342.4850) … Add “guerrilla dining” to your gourmet vocab. We have two definitions: Il Cane Rosso has taken its Neapolitan pizza on the road, with an Italian wood-burning oven on wheels. On Wednesday nights, the mobile pizzeria stops at Lakewood’s Times Ten Cellars, then on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the truck parks at Chocolate Angel Too. We’re there. (214.577.6747; ilcanerosso.com). Then we have 48 Nights from Chris Jeffers, Chris Zielke and Tim Byres, the boys behind Smoke. Their new pop-up restaurant opens Monday and Tuesday nights for six months only, ending July 27, in Oak Cliff’s Sylvan Thirty development. The impromptu eatery includes a rotating schedule of 24 big-name local chefs (Marc Cassel, Stephan Pyles, Graham Dodds, et al), seating for 30 and an always changing prix-fixe menu. Even better? It’s all to benefit the multi-charity Mass Care Task Force. You’ll need tickets to dine, so click to 48nights.com for details.