UPTOWN – Shake up your holiday routine at Stampede 66 next Monday, December 21, with the less-conventional, equally-delicious holiday pairing of Champagne and fried chicken. The three-course dinner will feature Stampede 66’s honey-fried chicken, paired with a selection of bubbles from Perrier-Jouet. For your entertainment pleasure, a Champagne sabering will kick off the event. You can make your reservation by calling the restaurant, and each seat will run you $80. [EaterWire]
LOWER GREENVILLE – The departure of Carnival Barker left an ice cream cone-shaped void at Truck Yard that has officially been filled. This sister shop to Fort Worth’s Melt Ice Creams opened their doors last week, and is serving up ice cream cones, sundaes, and shakes to complement your cheesesteak. Try the Amelia Earhart, soft serve in a "tricked-up" ice cream dipped in Nutella shell and covered with crushed pretzels and crushed peanuts. Motor Sisters Ice Cream is open from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m, Monday through Thursday, and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the weekends. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN – An outpost of Italian pizza and wine bistro Coal Vines has opened Downtown at the Omni Dallas. The rapidly-growing mini-chain from Joe Palladino, which has already opened locations in Southlake, Uptown, and Plano, joins three additional restaurant and bar concepts at the Omni. Downtown residents can look forward to oven-fired pizzas, a solid wine list, and a most-excellent happy hour at the location starting today.