Happy 4th of July week…if you’re getting ready for outdoor grilling and fireworks consider one of these festive drinks to top off the holiday with a bang.
Skyy Vodka just introduced a limited edition Lone Star bottle for the summer to cities throughout the state to celebrate and honor our Texas vets by teaming with the Boot Campaign, an organization that allows Texans to give back to the troops by purchasing, and wearing, original Army combat boots. Or, through this partnership, by buying a bottle of Lone Star Skyy Vodka, available starting today through the beginning of October at local spirit retailers.
Mix up a Lone Star-ita or a Dusty Boot and toast our troops on this holiday.
SKYY Vodka Lone Star-ita
(Made for a pitcher)
2 parts SKYY Vodka
1 part Lime Juice
1/ 2 part Agave Nectar
Directions – Mix ingredients in pitcher and add cucumber slices. Let it sit for approximately 15-20 minutes, add ice and serve. If you don’t have time to let it steep then give the cucumbers a little “muddle,” add ice and serve in salt-rimmed martini glass.
2 oz SKYY Infusions® Coconut Vodka
2 oz SKYY Vodka
½ oz Olive juice
Directions – Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive. Continue reading "What To Drink Now: 4th of July Cocktails"
Independence Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dust off that grill for the big barbecue party you’re having out in the backyard. If you’re not going to be satisfied with just grilling hot dogs and hamburger patties this year, check out some of these recipes in our recipe directory to fancy it up. Or perhaps you’re still looking for a good picnic spot or place to watch fireworks? Head over to Liz Johnstone’s roundup for places to go on July 4. Don’t worry, guys. We’ve got you covered. You’ll have the best fourth of July yet, guaranteed.
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We’re back. It’s hot as blazes out there. Brad, Kelleen, Michael, special out-of-town guest Eric, and I drank a bunch of summer beers to help you class up your next pool party, because we all know what Negra Modelo tastes like.
What we did: I asked Michael repeatedly which beers I should buy. His response was the equivalent of an internet shrug. So I walked into Las Colinas Beverages and Whole Foods and walked out with a random selection of beers that had the word “summer” on the label. That was seriously the only requirement. Also, I didn’t bring gummi bears, and Michael baked a blueberry-bourbon galette and brought two whole chickens from Pollo Regio. I’ve never seen Brad so focused on anything, ever.26 Comments »
Taqueria El Infiernito is a bright red building with an awning over several outside stools and an eating counter that provides a good place to eat if you’re not in a hurry after fueling up. The tacos are excellent if you’re a fan of a greasier taco shell wrapping around a beef fajita, pastor, chorizo, carnitas, chicken, lengua, or barbacoa topping.
I went with the beef fajita, pastor, chorizo and carnitas tacos all on corn tortillas with chopped cilantro and onions. My order included a charred jalapeño, grilled onions, a couple lemon wedges, and three different salsas.
The tortillas are a dark corn that taste like they’ve been soaked in oil all morning, a good thing in this case. They remind me of another personal favorite, La Paisanita Taqueria Deli. The carnitas tasted amazing when combined with the double-ply corn tortillas and a few drops of the salsa roja. The pork is lean and moist – the exact way you’d want pulled pork to taste like – as if it fell cleanly off the bone with no effort by human hands. Continue reading "Gas Station Tacos: El Infiernito at Webb Chapel Road"1 Comment »
Glenn Hunter has some interesting news over on Frontburner:
Ever since it opened in the mid-1980s, Uptown’s swanky Rosewood Crescent Hotel has used Dallas-based Jack Boles Services for its valet parking needs. But starting next month, the venerable Boles company will be booted from its contract parking vehicles for the Crescent hotel as well as for the spa, club and Crescent office tower in favor of Dallas’ Parking Company of America.
Here’s the rest. The juicy bits are in the comments.