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Meddlesome Moth Hosts Author and Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver

North Texas Beer Week is well under way and to celebrate the awesomeness, The Meddlesome Moth hosted Garrett Oliver for a Pairdine event on Tuesday night. Let’s face it, they were really just showing off. I actually touched Garrett and I woke up the next morning with x-ray vision and super human strength. Why I am not using these powers to save lives and secure my financial future is for another time. I am here to tell you about the evening prior to my metamorphosis.

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VNA Luncheon with Uchi Chef and Owner Tyson Cole

Chef Tyson Cole is fantasy material. And now for Dallas, the fantasy is blossoming into a very tangible reality. The chef and owner of celebrated Austin restaurant, Uchi, is poised to open his Japanese wonder-house of culinary magic, right here in Dallas. You already know this. Nancy told you all about it in May, and she continued to tease your Uchi sensation in September by telling you all about a celebrity Chef luncheon held by the fine people at VNA. VNA runs Meals on Wheels and hospice care, and this was the fifth year they hosted this particular event. During the luncheon, Chef Tyson Cole demonstrated his skills, answered questions about how his seafood is better than yours, and told us why there will be no lunch at the new location in Dallas.

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Photos from Last Night’s DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party

Last night, DFW Restaurant Week kicked off with a party at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. If you haven’t started making reservations at local restaurants, do so! $35 or $45 three-course meals are being offered at some of the best restaurants in town starting Monday and going as long as August 31, and proceeds benefit […]

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New Menu at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Needs Recasting

Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson has a unique presence. They show quality films of nostalgic fervor as well as first run features while housing an excellent rotation of mostly local craft beer. In addition to watching such awesome films as Big Trouble in Little China, you can order food and drinks from your theater seat. Thumbs down to the new menu.

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Revolver’s Blood & Honey vs. Armadillo’s Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale

You’ve read our ranking of the best beers in Dallas. Now we want to know what you think. This is the second of four head-to-head match-ups we’re posing. Last week Peticolas Golden Opportunity soundly defeated Franconia Koelsch, 64 percent to 36 percent.

This time around it’s Revolver’s Blood & Honey vs Armadillo Ale Works’ Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale. The vibrant sweetness of that crowd pleasing, yet devilishly complex American Wheat from Revolver is up against the newish bros on the block just to the north, Armadillo. Blood and Honey came in 20th in our blind test, just a few steps behind the Greenbelt at 17th, but maybe you all disagree. Which of these summer friendly wheat beers will keep your jets cooled and poised for excellence?

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Lakewood Brewing Co.’s Mole Temptress is a Sexy Cinco de Mayo Beer

Lakewood Brewery’s Seduction Series is quite elusive. Even when we give you a heads-up as to where you can find these sexy, limited releases, they usually get dranked up before you can get your hands on them. Well, some of you must be getting them because I sure haven’t had any luck. And now, just in time for Cinco De Mayo, Lakewood Brewery is unleashing the Latin-lover in all of us with the latest Mole Temptress.

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Sneak Peek: John Tesar Shows Us a Glimpse of Knife

Chef John Tesar is back at it again. His much celebrated restaurant, Spoon, is no longer an only child. He is coming at this ravenous city with something almost unheard of in Dallas: steak. I jest, but this particular fine dining steakhouse, which opens May 15 in Central 214’s old spot, will set itself apart not only with the wild Chef’s personal flair for madcap exuberance, but by its selection of rare and alternative prime cuts. As Tesar told the crowd of media that attended a preview of Knife’s facility last night, “Where Spoon is more intimate, Knife is social.” Here are the essentials you need to know.

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To Detect and Serve: The Wild Detectives Brews Excellent Coffee

Now that Matthew McConaughey’s taut, sinewy body is done brain-screwing us with his apathetic, brooding intensity, it’s time to turn our affections to the new detectives in town. The Wild Detectives opened last month inside a small house just east of the Bishop Arts District at 314 West Eighth Street. It’s snuggled in between neighboring houses, and there’s a little Chihuahua next door with a surly attitude towards visitors. He keeps his distance, though.

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Mokah in Deep Ellum

Today I will let the pictures do the talking, but there a few things you need to know: Mokah Coffee, housed inside the Life in Deep Ellum Cultural Center, is awesome. In Dallas, there is no shortage of quality coffee shops. You’re never more than a Frisbee toss away from fresh beans, steamed milk, and sweet pastries. For those of you more in touch than myself—which seems to be everyone—Mokah Coffee is nothing new. It’s been here for years. Even before all the so-hip-it-hurts coffee labs starting springing into action over the last two years, Mokah was already well-established.

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Lakewood Brewing Co. Releases Raspberry Temptress for Valentine’s Day

Well, since this is the sexiest week of the year, Lakewood Brewing Co. decided to strip the pantyhose and don this dark Temptress beauty with some yacht-level lingerie. They added a raspberry puree to the finishing process. This Raspberry Temptress is a mouth-watering Imperial Milk Stout. It’s sophisticated, sweet, dense and oh-so-sexy on the palate.

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Everything You Need to Know About Rabbit Hole Brewing

I have incredible news. Walter White has cleaned himself up and moved to Texas. He now brews beer and goes by the rather fantastic name of Matt. Seriously, look at that guy. He’s all the right kind of nerd-evil-engineer-mad-scientist. All jokes aside, Matt Morriss of Rabbit Hole Brewing, alongside his companion, brewmaster Tom Anderson, has acquired some serious accolades in the home-brewing arena. Those skills are now outfitted with top-dollar equipment and the beer does the rest of the talking. Sometimes, it talks dirty, and I like that.

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Work Bar & Grill in Deep Ellum

As much as it may confuse you, I suggest you go to Work Bar & Grill at 2618 Elm Street after you finish work today. As insufficiently humorous as that opener may be, it’s all I have today after the meat mountain I climbed and fell from last night. My ankles are swollen, my thighs are bursting through my spanks, and I don’t know which Power Ranger I want to be anymore. The existential angst is killing me. Work opened in Deep Ellum last May, so I have to ask… Why didn’t anyone tell me about this place sooner? The space is a rustic, industrial warehouse with lots of room to get weird. The working-class, brick appeal exudes a gritty, sports-bar-cool with plenty of seating and flat screens. There are a few arcade games, a stretch-limo-length bar to cozy up to, and a jukebox that hates me. I only say that because when left to its own decisions, that mother-lover played a horrendous line-up of junk-pop and honky-tonk filth. A few decent tracks were peppered in, but it’s best to take over and control it if you can. Off the box we go.

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