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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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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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The Loon Must Move to a New Location in Dallas

According to a loyal Disher with a bod for booze and a brain for scoopage, The Loon, one of the most revered bars in Dallas, is looking for a new location. Why? The land the building sits on was sold to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy. A cursory Google search shows there are already 935 CVS locations in Dallas. Do we really need another?

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The Local Oak Makes Spam Sliders a Signature Comfort Food

At The Local Oak, a new neighborhood hangout, you can get Texas Surfers—these sliders made with grilled Spam, house-made pineapple relish, and slaw. It’s gutsy for a chef to bring Spam into Oak Cliff, but The Local Oak has some pros in the house. Chef Aaron Courtney just came from Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, and […]

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Pour Judgment: Cozy Into a Booth with a Downtown View at The Woolworth

Stone Street Martini Lounge has been reincarnated as The Woolworth. Located around the corner from Campisi’s and up a flight of stairs, this low-key bar is a worthy addition to the blossoming downtown scene. The atmosphere: Dark wood, dim lighting, and private booths give The Woolworth the feel of old-school jazz. This bar even has its […]

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The Woolworth Cocktail Bar Opens in Downtown Dallas on November 7

The mysterious Woolworth, which recently took over Stone Street Martini Lounge’s old space, is giving downtown Dallas a taste of old school, starting November 7. Owner Brandon Luke says the name is inspired by the name of the original building, F.W. Woolworth, built in 1913. In the space below his bar, right where Campisi’s is […]

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Pour Judgment: You Can’t Help But Have Texas On Your Mind at The Rustic

The night that The Rustic opened, my Facebook feed exploded. It seemed like all of my friends were there, checking out the scene and watching part-owner Pat Green strum his heart out on the outdoor stage. Obviously, my curiosity was mounting, and after hearing my friend Courtney talk about the “calf fries,” I had to […]

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Nickel and Rye, a Cocktail Bar, is Already Serving Brunch in Uptown

Maybe it’s because I haven’t had any breakfast this morning, but DANG. This brunch menu at Nickel and Rye, the bar that just opened at 2523 McKinney Avenue, looks smashing. Texas French Toast 6.95 Eggs Benedict 8.95 Marinated Hangar Steak & Egg 9.95 Corn Beef Hash & Eggs 7.95 Biscuits & Gravy with Housemade Sausage […]

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Popular Bartender Danny Versfelt is Out of Al Biernat’s

A loyal SideDish reader with a nose for naturally born news writes: Well-known bartender Danny Versfelt is OUT at Al Biernat’s. He worked there for 15 years and was summarily dismissed on Wednesday. Late last night Al Biernat replied: Yes, Danny is no longer with Al Biernat’s and has accepted a position with Dee Lincoln’s Burger […]

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Mexican Sugar, a Cocina y Cantina by the Creators of Whiskey Cake, Will Open at The Shops at Legacy in Early November

Oh sheesh, I just wrote about Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine opening next week, and now another little Latin baby is on the way. Fork It Over Restaurants, the same brain group behind Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco, is now opening Mexican Sugar inside Plano’s hottest hotspot, The Shops at Legacy. The Dallas Business Journal‘s Danielle Abril […]

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