Last month, I reviewed Campo, just as the restaurant was swapping out executive chefs. The new exec chef, Michael Ehlert, has taken over and tweaked the menu. Yes, the chorizo fritters are still there, and the ravioli is now stuffed with lamb instead of duck, but a lot looks new, including a duo of beef, pan-roasted chicken and a tomato-leek compote, pictured. (Hmmmm … maybe I should go back.)
Tiffany Derry, the fan-favorite Dallas-based Top Chef All-Star who opened her own resto, Private | Social, in Uptown last fall, is teaming up again with some of her Top Chef compadres. Each month this summer, Derry will team with a fellow cheftestant for a 4- to 5-course meal. The celebrity series starts June 19 with Kevin Sbraga, then Angelo Sosa cooks on July 10 and Carla Hall comes by for two nights, Aug. 9 and 10. The cost is $125 per person. RSVP at 214-0754-4744.
Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson, the couple who started the delish Good 2 Go Tacos in Lakewood, are moving closer to the gayborhood with their new venture. ACME F&B offers an upscale dining experience with American cuisine. It opened earlier this month at Monticello and McKinney.
Craft Cocktails Texas, an inaugural festival of the mixed drink, gets underway starting Thursday with a weekend of boozy events. The schedule is jam-packed, starting with a VIP kickoff party at the Stoneleigh Hotel Thursday night, and continuing with seminars on Friday (with names like “Concentrated Evil” and “It’s Not How Big Your Wood Is, It’s What You Do With It”) to tasting rooms and a competition featuring top mixologists. Each event is individually priced (and some are limited space), but a $275 pass will get you into everything through Sunday. You can dry out at work next Monday.
Grimaldi’s Pizza, which serves hand-tossed pies at several locations, including the West Village, is expanding with a new pizzeria in Grapevine, set to open by the end of the month.
The Landmark Restaurant inside the Warwick Melrose is offering lunch deals all week, just in case dad would prefer to play golf on Father’s Day this Sunday. Through Friday, get a 3-course (app, entree, dessert) lunch for just $16! And the champagne brunch on Sunday runs just $30 for adults.
Sushi Axiom on Henderson has rolled out a new menu as a new management team takes over. … Bread Winners is turning Thursdays in classic summer picnics, with a special barbecue dinner offered after 5 p.m. until Labor Day. For $15, you get a chicken dinner complete with potato salad, corn on the cob and even peach pie a la mode.
And a brief obit: Nana at the top of the Hilton Anatole served its last meal on Friday, as the 28-year-old restaurant closed its doors. Word is it will reopen as a steakhouse. But whatever happens, it’s sad to be gone. For a while, it had been one of my favorite places.
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