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Brews News: More Oktoberfest (and Plain Old October) Beer News & Schtuff

Here’s a bare-bones rundown of what’s on the chalkboards for October: Old Monk Wednesday September 21—Oktoberfest kickoff at The Old Monk. Keg tapping at 7.30 pm. Dennis from Franconia will bring a 200 year old wooden keg of his Oktoberfest which we will tap at 7:30. Keg tapper this year will be our very own […]

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New Downtown Cocktail Bar: Michael Martensen and Eddie “Lucky” Campbell Apply for Liquor Permit

So the permit sign in the window at 1404 Main Street reads “The Garden Bar,” but that’s not the real name. However, the address is the site of the soon-to-open bar manned by mixologists Michael Martensen and Eddie “Lucky” Campbell. The dynamic duo have held the space vacated by Dr. Bell’s BBQ for some time, […]

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What to Drink Now: Chalk Hill and a Visit with Winemaker Lisa Bishop Forbes

The early morning sun shines on vineyard covered hillsides of Sonoma County, California at Chalk Hill Estate.  Winemaker Lisa Bishop Forbes is with Mark Lingenfelder, EVP of Vineyard Operations, walking amongst the vines early, checking the grapes to see how they are ripening on this day in late August. It has been a cooler than […]

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Sneak Peek: Nick Badovinus’ New Off-Site Kitchen in Dallas

I was tooling down Irving Blvd. yesterday after a run to the camera store and I spotted a couple of cars and a motorcycle in front of the soon-to-open Off-Site Kitchen. I opened the door to find owner/chef Nick Badovinus and chef Dan Riley trying out a few items for the menu. Besides getting a […]

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Sassicaia Wine Dinner at NOSH

Contributor Brooklynne Peters fills us in on what it was like to be a guest at NOSH’s Sassicaia wine dinner last night: It was an evening of origins at NOSH Euro Bistro last night. The popular Oak Lawn restaurant hosted an exclusive five-course wine dinner, featuring Italian Sassicaia wines. Third-generation Italian family members were on […]

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Graham Dodds, Formerly of Bolsa, Announces New Plans

The other day we announced the big switcheroo in the kitchen at Bolsa. Chefs Jeff Harris and Matt Balke, the Starsky and Hutch of the Dallas dining scene, joined the team at Bolsa to open Bolsa Mercado in November. A press release informed us that the chef-from-the-beginning-of Bolsa, Graham Dodds, “announced last week that he […]

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