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Exclusive Interview with Michael Peticolas and Chuck Silva About Their Beer Collaboration

Buckle your beer goggles ladies and gents, there’s a new IPA hitting taps today. Renowned brewer Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing Company came into town to collaborate with one of our very own, Michael Peticolas (of Peticolas Brewery), on an American Style IPA. I don’t really need to tell you how awesome this is, but I’m going to anyway. This is awesome. I met up with the two at the Peticolas Brewery to talk about what’s coming. Enjoy.

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The Five Best Coffee Shop Breakfasts in Dallas

Breakfast food is as essential as concrete and sports in a man’s life. For all sexes, the equivalent necessity is coffee. When the two are combined, something cosmic breaks open one’s spirit animal and everything begins to make sense. Dallas has no shortage of coffee shops. But for this particular experiment, I decided to dip a little deeper into our coffee scene and find some awesome food coming out of their kitchens. First of all, they must possess a kitchen, and the aforementioned food must come out of it. The food we’re going for here is relegated to the breakfast world.

That being said, here are some tasty plates from around town to order alongside that cup of joe.

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First Take: Pinstack in Plano

With 50,000 square feet of playground for adults, children, and pretty much any form of human being, Pinstack is equipped for fun. What is Pinstack, you ask? It’s a behemoth, playground facility that houses more than 20 lanes for bowling, a restaurant, two bars, an arcade, laser tag, bumper cars, and a damn ropes course that’s actually above the arcade. It’s literally on top of it. You will push your rope-grappling body to the test within 10 feet of young and old men making records on the Transformers game (it’s the only one in existence). This is only the beginning.

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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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