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Beer Pairing 101: What to Eat and Drink at LUCK’s

Trinity Groves’ hyperlocal LUCK is the only spot in Dallas where all 40 taps are North Texas beers, brewed within a 70-mile radius of West Dallas. When we asked General Manager Michael Ferrari what his best beer pairing suggestion for the restaurant could be, he suggested the cheesy shrimp and grits with a runny egg yolk on top, covered in a Creole sauce and chopped green onions. This, he says, goes really well with Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s IPA.

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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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Bacon on a Stick, Frozen Beer, and Choomongous: 3 New Foods at the Rangers Ballpark

Every year, right before the Rangers kick-off their season, the Ballpark comes up with outrageous new food items to trick us into buying their giant hotdogs and monstrous hamburgers.

And every year, we say no more. Please, no more.

Monday, March 31 is when the Rangers play their first game this spring. And the offerings are looking bigger (and better?) than ever. Here are a few of the rookies.

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10 Places to Party for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas 2014

If you’re looking for places to party, we hope you’ve considered the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade. From there, where you end up might depend on how far you wandered down Greenville Avenue. Or, you could hatch a plan to select a bar (with drink specials aplenty) and make it your hangout. And if Saturday won’t be your big day, there are plenty of ways to feel the luck of the Irish Friday through Monday.

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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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Rodeo Goat Ice House Signs a Lease in the Design District

Rodeo Goat Ice House—the popular burger joint in Fort Worth owned by Keith Schlabs, Shannon Wynne, and his son—is making its move to Dallas. Specifically, the Design District. A second Rodeo Goat location will open at Market Center Boulevard, one block away from the Meddlesome Moth (another one of Wynne’s restaurants).

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Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo Crash Franklin Barbecue in Austin

This weekend, Austin had a lot going for it: sunny, 60-degree weather, special beef ribs made by Franklin’s Barbecue, and a surprise visit to Austin’s favorite meat joint by Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo. My first trip to Franklin’s this past Saturday was topped by a sighting of the talk show duo, who rolled up in a longhorn-studded convertible. They greeted everyone in line, walked inside, and chowed down on barbecue.

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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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