Restaurant Buzz

Dallas Dining News for December 2012

Lacy Ball
December 01, 2012

Restaurateur Russell Hayward brews java by day and pours wine at night at the Design District’s newest hot spot, Ascension Coffee at 1621 Oak Lawn ... Nothing says lovin’ like something from Village Baking Co.’s ovens. The new storefront on University Boulevard is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday … Leave your holiday meals to the chefs at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, now taking reservations for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day brunch and New Year’s Eve … Encourage your children’s creativity — and your own — via gingerbread classes offered for adults and kids at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel. Reserve your spot at 214.871.3260 … Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty now serves Saturday brunch 11 am to 3 pm. Sip a Texan Mary (beef jerky, black pepper-celery salt) while enjoying the view ... There’s a new top dawg in Lakewood. His tags read Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs, and he’s bringing his infamous Cleveland Dog (sauerkraut, Cleveland Stadium mustard, celery salt and white onions) to your table … Check out Nick & Sam’s Grill’s new Park Cities location at 8111 Preston Road … Bowl & Barrel breaks ground in The Shops at Park Lane as the first bowling boutique catering to foodies. Chef Sharon Hage has created upscale tavern-style bites such as fresh oysters with malt vinegar mignonette and house-made crackers … Stay in the game at Mockingbird Station’s only full-service and sports bar, Mockingbird TaproomRuthie’s Rolling Creperie has hit the streets with sweet treats such as Connie’s Simply Cinnamon and Caramel Candy Apple ... Private Social celebrates one year with a revamped menu created by chef Tiffany Derry and barman Rocco Milano. We can’t wait to try the sweet and spicy pickled cucumbers … The newly opened Bread Winners Café & Bakery and Seasons 52 are ready to revive holiday shoppers at NorthPark Center … Morton’s The Steakhouse has completed its modern makeover with a fresh interior and updated menu … Del Frisco’s Grille executive chef Aaron Henschen introduces new offerings that include locally sourced ingredients, meats and cheeses from Snider Plaza’s Kuby’s Sausage House.