Mike McRae: Profile in Addison Magazine

Catch our very own Mike McRae on page 59 of The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Addison Magazine.

“WHEN COMING UP with the concept for Table 13, Mike McRae, President/Owner asked himself, “What do I want? What would I like in an upscale restaurant? What would make me happy?” Setting out to open a new restaurant with this type of vision is quite a risk. Some people might say it’s a crazy idea. Ignoring the trends, following your heart and creating something that pleases you instead of worrying if it’s going to be popular with other people? That takes some major guts. But as Joey on the show Friends once said, “If you want something enough and your heart is pure, wondrous things can happen!” Table 13 has become exactly that and more. It has accomplished what McRae wanted. Not just an upscale white tablecloth restaurant with excellent food and service but also a place where guests get to experience the sounds and atmosphere of the early 1960s.”

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Days of Wine & Roses at Table 13

Dinner guests enjoy bottomless pours with VIP Wine Pass

Table 13 in Addison presents the return of Days of Wine and Roses, inviting dinner guests to enjoy bottomless glasses of fine wine selections with the purchase of a $28 VIP Wine Pass.

This special offer is available Monday through Thursday, through October 25 only, for patrons who purchase a dinner entrée. The Wine Pass entitles our Very Important Patrons to endless pours of ‘14 Cast Winery “Grey Palm Vineyard” Dry Creek Zinfandel, ‘16 Eugene Wine Cellars B2 Pinot Noir, ‘15 Secret Vines Heritage Red Blend, ‘14 Cloisone Russian River Chardonnay, ‘17 Cast Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and ‘17 Secret Vines Rose de Provence.

Conveniently located on the southeast corner of Belt Line and Inwood Road, Table 13 is Addison’s award-winning fine dining and live music venue, offering vintage-inspired food, cocktails, and service in a distinctive, upscale atmosphere reminiscent of the early 1960′s. Be sure to check our website, www.Table13Addison.com, for our full entertainment line-up.

Reservations are strongly recommended; call 972-789-9558 or reserve online at table13addison.com. Please note that our Days of Wine and Roses promotion is not available during lunch service. VIP wine parties should be limited to no more than six people.

Table 13 Wine Dinner to feature Cast Wines

Reservations are being accepted now for the return of Table 13’s Wine Dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18. This exclusive event offers four chef-prepared, vintage-inspired courses paired with a selection of fine wines from Cast Vineyards.

Cast Wines grows and crafts wines in limited quantities highlighting the best grape sources of Sonoma County. Wine steward Samuel Rickords with Redoux will present an unforgettable food and wine experience in Table 13’s distinctive, upscale atmosphere reminiscent of early 1960s.  Guests will also be treated to live, classic, showroom-style entertainment while dining.

The evening will begin with Amuse-bouche, chicken and basil lollipops with aged balsamic syrup. The first course will be grilled figs with prosciutto de Parma and lemon mascarpone flourish, paired with 2017 Cast Russian River Sauvignon Blanc.

The second course will feature charred lamb loin with truffle demi and blistered tomato over polenta with foret mushroom, paired with 2014 Cast Grey Palm Vineyard Zinfandel.

Braised beef short ribs with root vegetables and red wine jus with cauliflower risotto will be the third course offering, paired with 2013 Cast Grey Palm Vineyard Petite Sirach.

The fourth course will be dolce gorgonzola cheesecakes with port wine berry sauce, paired with 2015 Cast Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir.

The cost is $89/person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited; reserve your table now by calling 972-789-9558 or email info@table13addison.com. *Due to the exclusivity of this event, no online or Open Table reservations will be accepted.

Days of Wine & Roses at Table 13

Dinner guests may enjoy bottomless glasses of wine with the purchase of a VIP Wine Pass

Table 13 in Addison is keeping the magic of Frank Sinatra alive with Days of Wine and Roses, inviting dinner guests to enjoy bottomless glasses of our newest wine selections with the purchase of a $28 VIP Wine Pass.

This special offer is available Monday through Friday May 25 through July 28 only, for patrons who also purchase a dinner entrée. The Wine Pass entitles our Very Important Patrons to endless pours of our most recently acquired wines, which include: Louis Martini Cabernet (Sonoma, CA), Viamora (Friuli, Italy),Mohua Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand), Wente Chardonnay (Livermore, CA), Orin Swift Locations “F” Blend (Bordeaux, France), Parducci, Pinot Noir (Mendocino, CA).

Conveniently located on the southeast corner of Belt Line and Inwood Road, Table 13 is Addison’s award-winning fine dining and live music venue, offering vintage-inspired food, cocktails, and service in a distinctive, upscale atmosphere reminiscent of the early 1960′s.  Be sure to check our website, www.Table13Addison.com, for our full entertainment line-up.

Reservations are strongly recommended; call 972-789-9558 or reserve online at table13addison.com. Please note that our Days of Wine and Roses promotion is not available during lunch service. VIP wine parties should be limited to no more than six people.

Table 13 accepting reservations for DFW Restaurant Week

Reservations are open for the 19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week – and Table 13, one of Addison’s most unique fine dining and entertainment venues, is among the participants.

Located at Belt Line and Inwood Road, Table 13 offers vintage-inspired food, beverage, and service in a distinctive, upscale atmosphere reminiscent of the early 1960s. Voted “Favorite Place To Be Seen,” “Favorite Happy Hour,” “Best Place to See Live Music,” “Best Martini,” and “Favorite Place for a First Date” in Addison Magazine’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Table 13 is home to some of Dallas’ most notable, showroom-style 8oz filetperformers, including Hunter Sullivan, Goga Denisov, Henry Munoz, and Marc Toussaint.

During Restaurant Week, Aug. 15-21and extending all the way through Sept. 4 – Table 13 will offer a special three course prix fixe dinner menu for $45, as well as the popular Cadillac Lunch Experience, featuring two-course lunch options for $20 (tax and gratuity separate). Table 13 is also one of a few select restaurants participating in “Preview Weekend” Aug. 12-14. Twenty percent of every meal will go to support the North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area and Lena Pope in Tarrant County, helping local children and families in need. That’s $5 for every Table 13 Restaurant Week lunch, and $7 Beef Wellington Burgerfor every Table 13 Restaurant Week dinner!

“This is our third year to participate in DFW Restaurant Week, and we’re excited to see so much interest from our regular patrons as well as folks who want to experience Table 13 for the first time,” said Mike McRae, who co-owns Table 13 along with longtime business partner Gabe Nicolella. “Due to popular demand, we’re even opening on Sundays when the restaurant is usually closed, to accommodate our Restaurant Week diners. It’s a terrific way to enjoy an exceptional dining experience while giving back to our community.”

Dinner guests may start with a Table 13 House Salad, Caesar Salad, Tomato Soup, or kahlua cakeLobster Bisque. Second course selections include an 8-oz. Filet with Maitre D’ Butter, Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus; Herb and Potato Flake Crusted Sea Bass with Leek Fondue; a 28-oz. Double Bone Hand Cut Pork Chop, cured in-house and served with Braised Red Cabbage and House Made Applesauce; or Lemon Caper Chicken, pan-seared with sautéed Heirloom Tomatoes and Artichokes, Mashed Potatoes and Lemon Caper Butter. For dessert, enjoy a delicious duo of Kahlua Cake and Mocha Mousse.

Lunch guests will begin with a Petite Table 13 House Salad, Petite Caesar Salad, or Tomato Soup.  Second course options include the Wellington Burger with Cut Fries; Shrimp Scampi; Lemon Caper Chicken; Salmon Meuniere; or a 14-oz. Bone-in Pork IMG_2031 Mike McRae and Jody Dean and the Morning Crew SMChop.

As if that’s not enough to tempt your taste buds, Table 13 is also offering a FREE additional dinner course if you spend $25 at a local Central Market and request a “Central Market Fourth Course Certificate. “ Fourth course options include Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Horseradish Cream sauce, or Chili-Dusted Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Bleu Cheese.

View the entire Table 13 DFW Restaurant Week menu at: table13addison.com/restaurant-week-2016/.

Make your reservations today at Table13.com or call 972-789-9558. Be sure to mention that your reservation is for DFW Restaurant Week.

DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Your MetroplexCadillac Dealers, is a CBS RADIO DFW event. It is also proudly sponsored by Texas Beef Council, Central Market, Oak Farms Dairy, OpenTable, Sysco, FreshPoint, American Institute of Wine & Food, D Magazine, and The Star-Telegram.

For more information on DFW Restaurant Week 2016, visit DFWRestaurantWeek.com or the new website, www.DFWRW365.com. Follow DFW Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #DFWRW #DFWRW365

Girls on Food visits Table 13

Dawn Fisher, part of Girls on Food, recently dined at Table 13 and shared her experience. Thanks Girls on Food for the kind words!

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Enter the doors of Table 13 and you enter another era. In the style of early 1960s Vegas, it is elegant. It is classy. It is upscale. Totally Rat Pack and Sinatra. We were greeted by a Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and many, many more celebrities…well, their framed black and white photos anyway.

The decor is spot on. Sleek tufted black leather booths with silver buttons. Tables dressed in white starched tablecloths. Clean white and black decor punctuated with industrial brick and pops of color here and there. Oh, and the pin-ups! Tastefully framed pinups with seductive quotes like the one over the bar, “I really do appreciate the new negligee, darling, but I know that later you’ll just try to talk me out of it.” Nice touch!

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No detail is left to chance. Check out the black and white painting of old blue-eyes himself with the blue accents. I swear he watched me all night.

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First up was cocktails….a margarita and a cosmopolitan. Both tasty with little mermaid hanging off the sides of the glasses. Again with the special touches.

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For appetizers, we chose the calamari. The calamari was just as good. At first glance, I thought they had forgotten the dipping sauce. These babies did not need sauce. The calamari was not alone. The chef added artichokes, cherry peppers, tomato and fried pickles. All of this in a herb butter. Scrumptious.

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For a salad, we picked the classic wedge salad. It did not disappoint. The iceberg lettuce was crisp and topped with a Roquefort dressing. The dressing had a hint of smokiness. The salad was topped with pancetta, egg, blue cheese, tomato and pickled red onions. Prepare for an extreme close up!

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On to the main event. How about a little surf and turf? Of course. It was enough for an army. Perfectly cooked, rare steak served on fluffy, garlic mashed potatoes and a buttery, tender lobster tail. Decadent.

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The sea bass was coated with seasoned potato flakes and served on leek fondue. The creamy fondue was a buttery compliment to the sea bass. The sea bass was flaky and moist.

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The Salmon Meunier was impeccable. The rustic sauce of brown butter and lemon was added a nice acidity to the richness of the fish. It was served over green beans amandine. The beans were crisp and fresh.

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Table 13 has live music every night. We were serenaded with swingin’ tunes like “The Girl From Ipanema”, “Luck Be a Lady” and “The Best is Yet to Come”. The service was attentive but not pushy. No rush to turn a table here.

I’ve got “high hopes” Table 13 is here to stay!”

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Marc Toussaint: For the Love of Music

If you’ve had the chance to visit Table 13 in Addison for dinner, you have been privileged to listen to some great local performers. Table 13’s late 60s feel is the perfect setting to enjoy a great meal and listen to some great music. There’s a baby grand on stage and live music every night. The music of that era is well represented with some of the city’s best talent playing jazz, swing and standards.

One of Table 13’s regulars is Marc Toussaint. A Dallas native, Toussaint discovered jazz at the age of ten while digging through a storage building sale. It was there that he bought some records, “Mostly because of their cool jacket photos.” In that first purchase, there were some great albums by Mel Tormé, Cannonball Adderly, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Gary Puckett; but thanks to those “cool jacket photos,” he was hooked.

Growing up, music was part of his family. He recalls being a hyper kid and getting into trouble at home a lot and consequently getting a time out quite a bit. “When I would get put in time out my mom would constantly play Perry Como records while I was in those time outs, I think that’s how the music got stuck in my psyche,” explains Toussaint.

Toussaint says he never dreamed that all these years later he would be leading his own band and getting to work with so many amazing musicians, not just locally but from around the country.

Talking about Table 13 and how he became a regular there, he told the story of how he and Owner Mike McRae first met. “I’ve known Mike McRae for a long time, and one of my first gigs was at one of his restaurants about 20 years ago. It was an interesting gig, but we became friends. And when he opened Table 13, he contacted me about playing there, and now we play there every Saturday.”

Marc currently has five albums and is working on a new live big band album that he hopes to release soon.

As we wrapped up our conversation, Marc said something that was very inspirational. “Music has been the one thing that has gotten me through the ups and downs of my life. I play for the love of music.” For a lot of us in the music business, those words ring true because it’s not an easy business, but when you do it because you love the music and you love to see how happy people are when they listen to good music, it makes it all worth it.

For more information on Marc, his band, schedule and music visit his website. We wish Marc continued success!

By Oscar Camacho for Addison Magazine

Photo courtesy of Marc Toussaint.

Table 13 recognized as DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant for Charity Contributions

19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week unveils new look, new dates

RestaurantWeek_LOGO blank(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, March 7, 2016) DFW Restaurant Week is launching its 19th year with a fresh new logo and celebration of nearly $740,000 in 2015 donations to charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope.

Known as “summer’s hottest dining event,” DFW Restaurant Week will return with the feature dates of August 15-21, 2016, with most restaurants offering dining extensions through August 28 or September 4.

The campaign is also announcing the DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015, awarded for top charity contributions and other honors. During last year’s campaign, more than 130 DFW Restaurant Week participating restaurants served nearly 100,000 meals. Twenty (20) percent of the cost of each prix fixe lunch or dinner was donated to the North Texas Food Bank (Dallas area restaurants) and Lena Pope (Tarrant County restaurants.)

“We are incredibly grateful to the restaurants, diners and sponsors who ‘dine out and do good’ in support of the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope each August,” said Jan Pruitt, NTFB president and CEO. “DFW Restaurant Week is our organization’s largest fundraising event and the money raised goes a long way in support of our work to put food on tables for hungry North Texans.”

Todd Landry, executive director of Lena Pope, added, “Over the years DFW Restaurant Week has contributed millions of dollars in support of our community. It’s a true partnership that not only backs our organization’s mission to create hope, happiness and success for children and families, but also supports local restaurant business all across the area. We’re challenging diners to help us make the 2016 campaign an even bigger success.”

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015

The following restaurants are recognized as DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015, presented in order of greatest donations to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope:

Dallas Area – Supporting NTFB
1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
2. Al Biernat’s
3. Abacus
4. The Capital Grille – Plano
5. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
6. III Forks Dallas
7. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – Dallas
8. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
9. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
10. Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House
11. The Capital Grille – Dallas
12. The Mansion at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
13. Jasper’s
14. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
15. Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
16. Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
17. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Uptown
18. Del Frisco’s Grille – Plano
19. Table 13
20. Café Pacific

Tarrant County – Supporting Lena Pope
1. The Capital Grille – Fort Worth
2. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
3. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
– Fort Worth
4. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
5. Del Frisco’s Grille – Fort Worth
6. Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse
7. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
8. Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake
9. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
10. Silver Fox – Fort Worth

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant: Bigger Portion Award 2015

The top three restaurants recognized for showing the greatest percentage increase in DFW Restaurant Week charitable
contributions from 2014 to 2015 are:

Dallas Area – Supporting NTFB
1. Dallas Chop House
2. Silver Fox – Frisco
3. Truluck’s

Tarrant County – Supporting Lena Pope
1. Clay Pigeon
2. Il Calabrese Restorante
3. The Capital Grille – Fort Worth

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant: Newbie of the Year Award 2015

These first-time restaurants demonstrating extraordinary enthusiasm and support were chosen by DFW Restaurant Week
for its Newbie of the Year award:
Dallas Area – DISH Preston Hollow
Tarrant County – The Classic at Roanoke

DFW Restaurant Week Sponsors

DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market recognizes its 2015 sponsors for their tremendous support: Central
Market, CBS RADIO DFW, Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, AIWF, D Magazine, Texas Beef Council, Oak Farms Dairy, OpenTable,
Sysco, FreshPoint and 360 West Magazine.

19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week

Reservations for the 2016 campaign will open in July on DFW Restaurant Week “Reservation Day” (date to be announced), when the official list of 2016 participating restaurants will be unveiled. For more information and details on exciting promotions offered with DFW Restaurant Week and its partners, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

About DFW Restaurant Week

Celebrating 19 successful years in 2016, DFW Restaurant Week is known as North Texas’ hottest summer dining event.

The much-anticipated annual campaign features more than 125 featured restaurants serving approximately 100,000 delicious lunches and dinners each August – with 20 percent of each meal cost donated to charity partners the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope. Since its creation as KRLD Restaurant Week in August 1997, the campaign continues to grow in popularity, having served over a million meals and raising millions of dollars for charity.

About North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and the largest North Texas charity. Each day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 262 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2015, NTFB provided access to 63.4 million meals, but much work remains to be done. To meet the current need for food assistance, NTFB has announced a ten-year plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annual by 2025 and eliminating the hunger gap in its 13-county
service area. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.

About Lena Pope

More than 85 years ago, Lena Pope began providing hope for North Texas children. Since its founding in 1930, the programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Lena Pope provides counseling and education services that are designed to wrap around the entire family. From play therapy for young
children to substance abuse treatment, Lena Pope is there to help meet the mental health needs of Tarrant county and the surrounding areas. Lena Pope operates Chapel Hill Academy, an open-enrollment public charter school for more than 500 elementary students in South Fort Worth. Lena Pope also has an Early Learning Center that provides quality early learning opportunities for 115 children ages six weeks to five years. With the support of the community, Lena Pope will continue to help children and families thrive.