Let it not be said that brewing is without its drama – it’s marriages, its breakups, it’s longing glances. Oh, who am I kidding. Even at its most scandalous, craft brewing drama is pretty tame. Take the on-again/off-again collegiality of Homebrew Headquarters owner & chief brewing educator Kelly Harris and his former employee and student Ben Motley, the current beer curator at Central Market. The two, who co-taught Sunday afternoon’s Homebrewing Workshop (the final scheduled event in the store’s Brewtopia extravaganza), have a history as colleagues, pseudo-competitors, and now conspirators.1 Comment »
Love the Fair but end up steering clear of the Midway on vegan principle? Your reunion with Frito Pie is in the offing. The first State of Texas Veggie Fair on Oct.16 (sponsored by DallasVegan.com) combines cruelty-free vegan food (think veggie corny dogs, Frito pie, and funnel cakes) with carnival games, fried food, and fire dancers.
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For those of you who like your philanthropy with a side of potation, the Deep Ellum Pup Crawl and Poker Run (to benefit the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas) was designed with you in mind. From noon-7 p.m. on Oct. 16, booze-hounds of the two- and four-legged variety will pay $25 to spend the afternoon crawling through Deep Ellum watering holes, receiving a playing card at each stop. At the final destination, prizes will be awarded to the highest hands.
jump here for the schedule… Continue reading "A Deep Ellum Pub Crawl That’s Gone to the Dogs"
Johannes is staying in Puck’s company but is relocating to California to be execuchef at “the group’s flagship regime.” Patton “Pat” Robertson, the executive sous since the restaurant opened in 2009, will be promoted. Chef Roberston is from Marble Falls, Texas.10 Comments »
I can’t think of worse city to visit, but this gal is not only going, she wants to eat. Help her just in case she manages to find her way out of the airport.
Hi! I have never been to Miami and my two best friends and I are going to be there for five days! Can you ask your readers to suggest places for us to eat and dance? We have a car and will be at the Grand Beach Hotel on Miami Beach! Thanks!
I’m clueless.13 Comments »
The tacos at Urban Taco are pricier ( $2.75+) than the usual walk-up taqueria. (Paraiso, in the pre-Restoration District on Jefferson, will sell you 20 average tasting tacos for $15). However, Urban Taco is not all about tacos. It’s not about “urban” either, in any established sense. Urban Taco is a complete concept and an example of the upscale taco boom going on across the country right now. Meredith Stein already reported on the recent media dinner at the new uptown location and, as her article makes clear, we didn’t get to eat a taco until the fourth course of our six-course feast.
I thought it might be helpful to summarize some of the differences between Urban Taco and a conventional taqueria. Jump with me, please.