Strawberries. Who doesn't love the bright red fruit that pairs well with champagne, can be used to make a milkshake, and goes great with almost any breakfast dish? You'd have to be mad not to love the strawberry.Or allergic.
Arcodoro & Pomodoro agrees with us because they are hosting their annual Festa Delle Fragole (that would be a strawberry festival) starting this Wednesday, June 9, and running until next Saturday, June 19, to celebrate the peak of strawberry abbondanza. The restaurant will have a strawberry-themed menu featuring arugula salad, risotto con mascarpone and fragole, and pan-roasted Alaskan halibut filet with a mango, strawberry, olive oil, and lemon relish. For dessert they will serve strawberry salad tossed with Mirto liqueur and topped with lemon sorbet, plus much more.
Yep, you'd be completely bonkers to turn down that menu.
Also going on this week....
Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar will be holding a preview this Thursday night, June 10, of the upcoming Great Gatsby Get Your Flap On event on September 26. The free mixer will be a glimpse of the Roaring Twenties-themed event that will benefit the AIDS Interfaith Network, which provides spiritual and emotional support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit www.nagathai.com or www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org.
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Lone Star Park will be having a Mexican fiesta this Saturday, June 12, at the Courtyard of Champions. Executive chef Jake Duplantis is pairing up with Ruth's Tamale House and offering guests taco salads for $5.25, nachos grande for $7.50, and a plate of tamales for $4.50. They will also have the Crossroads Band playing from 12-4 p.m. For more info, visit www.lonestarpark.com.
RA Sushi is holding a Sake and Sushi Social next Monday, June 14, at 6:30 p.m. For $30, guests will learn sushi rolling and enjoy four courses of appetizers and sushi paired with sake. You can call 469-467-7400 to make a reservation. If you can't make this one, then RA will be putting on another July 12.
City of Ate received a tip over the weekend that another Victory Park restaurant closed its doors. The Boardroom, which opened in September of 2008, is no longer serving martinis to patrons while they watch sports due to an alleged violation of their lease terms and conditions. We made a call to the property management company to confirm the closing, and yes, it's true though the property manager wouldn't go into details. Stay tuned for more news on The Boardroom as we learn them.
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