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Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge 2nd Anniversary

January 28, 2011
Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge,  5301 Alpha Road #80 | Dallas, Texas 75240 | 972.233.5656

Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge celebrates its two-year anniversary with great dining deals for you. Starting on Saturday, January 29th, you hit the Jackpot with Maximo’s Daily Double. You’ll get $20 off your dining bill of $40 or more.

$2.oo Deals on Sunday & Monday

On Sunday, January 30th, you can enjoy $2.oo Gourmet Mexico City Street Tacos from 4:00 to 9:00 PM and an  all night happy hour in the Margarita Lounge. Then on Monday, January 31st you can have $2.00 Shrimp Cerviche or Guacamole with you entrée.

More Dining Deals

Tuesday’s special dining deal is Half-Price Maximo Heat or Max-a-Ritas. Wednesday you can enjoy a delicious 3-course meal for two for just $22 per person. You will share an appetizer, choose two of Chef Amador Mora‘s special entrée creations and finish your meal with a special dessert.

Make your reservation for Maximo Cocina Mexicana & Margarita Lounge

Dining Out For Thanksgiving Dinner

November 20, 2010

The holiday season is almost upon us. Which means shopping, decorating and preparing holiday meals for your friends and family.  The staff of My Personal Valet can help you with the shopping… even the decorating. But what about the time-consuming hard work of cooking a holiday feast?

The chopping, cooking and baking for Thanksgiving dinner can be a lot of work. Then there is the clean up. Enjoying Thanksgiving’s dinner at a restaurant is a wonderful way to celebrate ‘Turkey Day‘ without stress. Several restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are offering fabulous feasts to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

Contact  Paula at  My Personal Valet for help with your holiday event planning. Let us handle all the details for you, leaving you free to enjoy a stress free holiday with your family and friends.

Victory Tavern

Bring the whole family to Victory Tavern on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25, 2010), from Noon to 9:00 PM to indulge yourself on a specially prepared three-course menu created by Executive Chef Jim Oetting. Chef Jim displays his originality with bold flavors and seasonally inspired dishes, gently infusing creative approaches to comfort food classics.

View the Thanksgiving Menu

You can choose from a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner, such as Maple Brined Turkey Breast or Niman Ranch Boneless Pork Chop or try some of Chef Jim’s more distinctive main courses like Herb Crusted Alaskan Halibut or Grilled Niman Ranch Flatiron Steak. For dessert you can have your choice of Classic Pumpkin Pie and Double Chocolate Bread Pudding or  Warm Apple Streusel Crumble. The cost is $32.50 per person, half off for children under 12

Victory Tavern is located  at 2501 N. Houston St., Dallas Call for reservations: 214-432-1900


Thanksgiving dinner at  Craft | Dallas will start with Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Crème Fraîche & Pumpkin Seed and Frisée Salad with Apple Wood Bacon, Chestnuts and  Black Truffle. For the main course, you have your choice of Organic Free Range Turkey, Prime Rib of Beef or Roasted Scottish Salmon. Side dishes will be served family style, including: Sweet Potato Purée, Roasted Autumn Vegetables, Sausage Raisin Fennel Stuffing, Sautéed Assorted Mushrooms and Cranberry Sauce. Finish off your meal with Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, Pear and Cranberry Turnover or Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie for dessert. Thanksgiving dinner at Craft | Dallas will be served from 11:00 am to  8:00 pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Craft | Dallas is $85.00 per person or $45.00 for children, plus tax, gratuity and charges for additional beverages. Call to make your reservation:  214-397-4111.

Charlie Palmer at The Joule

The incredibly wonderful Charlie Palmer’s at The Joule Dallas is serving Thanksgiving Brunch from  11:00 am to 3:00 pm, featuring Toad in a Hole, Grilled Fig Salad, Carmelized Texas Turkey Breast, Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pies, Eggs Benedict, Peanut Butter Banana French Toast, Shiner Bock Glazed Ham and Grilled Pork Loin.

Thanksgiving dinner at Charlie Palmer’s features a progressive American Thanksgiving menu  served from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. With the warm and comfortable atmosphere and refined service at Charlie Palmer’s,  you will feel right at home. The meal features Carmelized Texas Turkey Breast, Dry-Aged Sirloin, Green Bean Casserole, Shiner Bock Glazed Ham, Grilled Crab Apples, Cornbread and Sweet Sausage Stuffing, Wild Mushroom Ragout and ends sweetly with Dark Chocolate Pumpkin with Salted Carmel Ice Cream, Crabapple Cranberry Fried Pie and a selection of Ruben’s Tarts.

Make your reservation for Thanksgiving dinner at Charlie Palmer’s , call (214) 261-4600.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends & family at Maggiano’s Little Italy. They will  be serving a special Thanksgiving Day Menu that includes Traditional Roast Turkey, Country-Style Baked Ham, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Salads, Pastas, Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake and more.

Make your reservation for Thanksgiving dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy, call (972) 781-0776


Nana Chef Anthony Bombaci is preparing a fantastic 4-course Thanksgivings Day Brunch, from 11:00 am to  2:00. Start off with Grilled Quail with Black Mission Figs, Seared Maine Lobster, Ricotta-Lemon Silver Dollar Pancakes with Raspberries and Lemon Curd. Then continue with entrees like Grilled Turkey Breast with Cranberry Compote, Sausage-Sage Stuffing, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Sweet Potato Trinxat, Seared Scottish Salmon, and Fried Organic Eggs. A special 3-course children’s brunch menu is also available.

Make your reservation for Thanksgiving brunch at Nana, call (214) 761-7470

The Big Red at The Joule Dallas

November 5, 2010

The Joule Dallas is hosting a spectacular event this weekend called The Big Red. From Friday, November 5th to Sunday, November 7th, 2010, wine lovers can participate in culinary and wine tasting events benefiting the North Texas Food Bank.

Celebrity Chefs, Sommeliers and food and wine enthusiasts from across the country will come together to celebrate Texas wines and culinary delights in this one-of-a-kind epicurean weekend. The Big Red event will include a cooking competition between Charlie Palmer and Dean Fearing against Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, a wine tasting competition against area sommeliers, a food competition amongst the top chefs in Dallas, and a gala on Saturday evening.

Taste of The Big Red

Friday, November 5th 7:30-10:30pm
$125  per person

The Big Red kicks off with wine lovers sampling wines from 20 Texas wineries. The wine tastings are served with dishes Charlie Palmer at The Joule Dallas and local restaurants including; York Street, Fearing’s, Craft, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Abacus, Stephan Pyles, Bonnell’s, Salum and Top Chef Brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio. Live music will be performed by Somebody’s Darling, Boys Named Sue, and Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos.

Texas Tournament Cook-off

Saturday, November 6th
$75 per person

Chef Palmer will team up with local celebrity chef, Dean Fearing, against chef Scott Romano and Bryan Voltaggio of Top Chef fame for a Texas culinary challenge.

Texas Red Hoe-Down

Saturday, November 6th
$50  per person

Don’t miss The Big Red Hoe-Down. Each Sommelier enters the room with three of his favorite Texas red wines. The Sommeliers will have to sell you on their wine choices and dish it out in a head-to-head pitch contest followed by a tasting where you decide by ‘popular vote’.

The Big Red Gala

Saturday, November 6th
$250  per person

Savor a sumptuous 5-course dinner paired with wines of Texas at this exclusive dine around featuring signature dishes from Charlie Palmer, Scott Romano, and Ruben Torano and guest chef’s Bryan Voltaggio and Dean Fearing. The winner of The Big Red will be revealed during Saturday night’s Gala.

The Big Red Late Night is a late evening celebration following the gala with after-dinner drinks from Texas’ own Tito’s vodka and dessert in the Joule’s Penthouse.

Sunday Brunch at Charlie Palmer

Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 11:30am

Stay the Weekend at the Joule Dallas


  • Two tickets to Taste of The Big Red
  • And, a 1-night stay starting from $409
  • Valid for arrivals Friday, November 5th


  • Two tickets to Taste of The Big Red
  • Two tickets to two Seminars of your choice
  • And, a 2-night stay starting from $778
  • Valid for stays Friday, November 5th to Sunday, November 7th


  • Two tickets to Taste of The Big Red
  • Two tickets to a Seminar of your choice
  • Two tickets to The Big Red Gala Dinner and Late Night
  • Brunch for two at Charlie Palmer at The Joule
  • And, a 2-night stay starting from $1,078
  • Valid for stays Friday, November 5th to Sunday, November 7th
Click here for ‘Taste of Texas’ reservations. Please contact 214.261.4503 to reserve the ‘Texas Two-Step‘ and ‘The Pursuit of Taste‘ hotel package for The Big Red weekend.

In Search of the Best Brunch in DFW

October 29, 2010
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Last week, during a luncheon with other Dallas Concierges, we were discussing our favorite restaurants for breakfast and brunch in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ‘Who has the best bacon…where do they serve the best Mimosa…who makes the best pancakes‘?It occurred to me, the best brunch I’ve eaten was at a little cafe in Albuquerque, NM. That  is when I decided to go on a search for the best brunch in DFW.

What Makes a Good Brunch?

Brunch is the delightful combination of breakfast and lunch. It will often include all of your breakfast favorites like bacon, pancakes, omelets and waffles; but also have a variety of other items like quiche, steak, seafood and vegetables. Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis are other factors that make brunch so popular with many people. Brunch is generally served later in the morning, with most Sunday brunches starting at 10:00 AM and going until 3:00 PM.

These are a few of the suggestions I have received so far. Over the next few weeks, I will give you the details of each of these restaurants as I embark on the search for the ‘Best Brunch in DFW‘.

  1. Horne & Dekker’s

  2. Cafe Toulouse

  3. Craft Dallas

  4. The Grape

  5. Screen Door

  6. Dream Cafe

  7. Kuby’s

Tell me your favorite places for breakfast or brunch in DFW and tell me why you like it. I would love to try it.

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