Where to Watch the Final Four Play in Dallas

Even if you’re not among the lucky few who scored tickets, there are still ample opportunities to get in on the action. Superfans should check out Bracket Town, a meet-up for anyone bitten by the March Madness bug. And even if you couldn’t care less about the sport, there’s a free music festival for you, Friday through Sunday. If you’re only interested in the proceedings for bragging rights in your office tournament and as an excuse for the few extra drinks you’re allowing yourself this week, here’s where you should watch your teams.

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A Very Vegan 4th of July

If you’re the type who whines about vegetarian foods mimicking meaty dishes, skip on to the next post. This is not for you. But if you’re interested in some simple, kid-friendly, all-American-inspired vegan dishes to serve for July 4th, read on. Don’t worry, we’re not talking faux “chicken” nuggets or anything, but a Buffalo wing replacement […]

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Where to Party for Halloween in Dallas

The opportunities to show off your oh-so-clever DIY costume or seduce the crowd with your garbage-man-gone-sexy uniform are endless. It seems every bar in town is hosting a Halloween bash. Here’s a list of everything we know so far. Updates are constant. If you’re leaving your Sexy ________ costume in the closet and skipping the […]

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Where to Watch This Weekend’s Red River Rivalry Between Texas and Oklahoma in Dallas

You might watch the Red River Rivalry (née Shootout) match between Texas and O.U. on Saturday because you bleed crimson (or burnt orange). Or because you’re an alumnus or alumna, and it just feels like the right thing to tune in. Then again, perhaps you’re only in it for the excuse to get rowdy during the day. No matter your […]

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Cinco De Mayo in Dallas: Where to Down Those Tequila Shots and Don Those Sombreros

It’s that time of year again. Time to load up your amigos and head to the local Mexican watering holes for mariachi music, discount drinks, and too much tequila. Check out our list of 10 best bets for getting in the spirit of the annual fiesta. CHUY’S 11 am to 11 pm Drink This: All […]

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Where to Drink for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas: A Neighborhood Guide

First, a few St. Patrick’s Day fun facts: St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. Almost 37 million Americans claim Irish ancestry. (The rest just pretend on March 17.) Nearly 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. There are four towns in the United States named “Shamrock.” Texas has one of them. My sister […]

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Where to Watch Super Bowl XLVI in Dallas: Here Are Your 10 Best Bets

Does it really matter if you’re rooting for New England or New York? A Super Bowl watch party is just about having more fun than you’re supposed to on a Sunday. (And winning any bets you may have placed.) Here are 10 hot spots that guarantee a good time whether or not the Giants wipe […]

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First-Take Bar Review: Sundown at Granada

The Concept: Sundown at Granada is the Granada Theater‘s neighboring restaurant and bar with a long list of draft beers and hand-crafted cocktails. Although I’m sure you can grab a bite pre-show, I would be filled with panic watching a line get longer next door while shoveling down the last forkfulls of food and chugging […]

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First-Take Bar Review: Tate’s Craft Cocktails

The Concept: Another place for bartenders to have love affairs with their carefully crafted cocktails. Classics inspire the menu. (A gimlet, the Aviation, and a “Beautiful Cigar Girl” grace the drink lineup.) Who’s There: What appeared to be young business professionals (early 30s) packed the place to let loose on the bar’s second night of […]

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16 Dallas Holiday Cocktails You Must Try Now

I spent the last week researching bars serving up holiday cocktails in Big D. Then photographer Matthew Shelley and I made our way around town to give them a look and a taste. Here’s our toast to our new favorite holiday-inspired cocktails. Cheers.

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Meet Martha Stewart Tomorrow at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark

Martha Stewart, the quintessential homemaker, will be gracing Dallas with her presence tomorrow. She’ll be signing copies of her new book, Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations at Williams-Sonoma NorthPark at 1 pm. This coffee table tome might weigh as much as a small child, but the inspiring photography and 100 pages of enticing recipes […]

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Where to Watch the 2011 World Series in Dallas

Some people watch the World Series to celebrate (or, sadly, mourn) their team’s success (or lack of) in seeking Major League Baseball glory. Others find the World Series to be a convenient excuse to drink. Whichever you are, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 great bets for watching the Rangers take down the Cardinals […]

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