Goodfriend Will Soon Open for Lunch, Offer New Menu

First, full disclosure. I live within walking distance of Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House. Accordingly, I have become acquainted with the bearded jokers who own the joint, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling. I am in the tank for them and have written previously about how their bar/restaurant has changed my neighborhood. I wrote that the “trinity of gustatory hipness in a building that not long ago housed a biker bar and a hair salon whose business model included selling drugs to customers who placed their orders from an adjacent carwash [was] the impetus for openings all along the territory that lies on the sleepier side of White Rock Lake.” So not only am I enamored of the place, but I just quoted myself. You should probably ignore the rest of this post. Unless you live in East Dallas and care about earth-shattering, life-changing news. To wit:

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Franconia Brewing Co. Capitalizes on Dallas’ Cold Weather to Create Eisbock Beer

Eisbock, a specialty beer in Kulmbach, Germany, isn’t something we see very often in Texas. It’s made from partially freezing a doppelbock, removing the solid block of ice, and leaving a higher concentration of alcohol inside. It’s supposed to be more rich, caramelized, and roasted in flavor. This is pretty exciting, given that Dallas isn’t the kind of city you’d imagine making eisbock.

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Lakewood Brewing Co. Released its Bourbon Barrel Temptress During the Ice Storm

If Wim Bens’ green eyes don’t bring you to your knees, this year’s release of Lakewood Brewing Co.’s Bourbon Barrel Temptress certainly will. The beer elves have housed and cared for this batch for months, waiting for the right moment to release it upon us. Well, the time is now.

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Peticolas Does a Beer Dinner at Meddlesome Moth

Michael Peticolas electrified the microphone Monday night at his first pairing dinner hosted by the Meddlesome Moth. He attacked the crowd with his disarming kindness to celebrate a cool, blue evening with folks already steeped in North Texas Beer Week. Chef David McMillan, as he always does, prepared the Peticolas beer dinner with consummate skill, […]

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The Blind Butcher on Greenville Avenue to Open ‘Sometime in 2013.’

If you’re a frequent visitor of Trader Joe’s or the Truck Yard on Greenville Avenue, chances are you’ve seen a shady little building with a not-so-shady sign that says, “COMING SOON: BLIND BUTCHER.” “What’s in there?” you wonder. “A butcher shop with a blind person? A creepy haunted house that runs year-round? Or, worse, one […]

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North Texas Beer Week starts tomorrow! Here’s a brief guide to some hot happenings.

North Texas Beer Week is upon us. The eight-day celebration of North Texas beer is a head spinning line-up of events, tappings, tastings, and dinners from all over the area. There is so much to do, which you can find here, http://ntxbeerweek.com/, so we decided to put together a small list of some of our […]

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Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Hosts Anniversary Party, Debuts Belgian-Style Golden Ale

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. is hosting an anniversary party this Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will take place at the brewery in Fort Worth, and they are offering over 30 of their beers on tap for anyone ready to pony up either $10 for general admission or $20 for […]

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Chefs for Farmers Knocks it Out of Lee Park, Year After Year

A muscular cadre of superhero chefs assembled on Sunday to bring the most awesome food event the palates of Dallas’ hungriest have ever seen. Wine, cheese, charcuterie, puréed pumpkin with pancetta and foie gras? I mean, c’mon. The Chefs For Farmers event launched with sophisticated charm all over Lee Park. A band kept spirits up […]

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co.’s Slogan for Dallas Blonde Contributes to Rape Culture, Critics Say

In case you haven’t heard yet, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has been facing a firing squad for its Dallas Blonde beer slogan, “Goes Down Easy.” The beer, released back in July 2012, has had the tagline on promotional materials and the actual beer can since 2012 (thanks for pointing this out, Liz), but that didn’t […]

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LUCK in Trinity Groves Opens Tonight for Dinner

Trinity Groves just got a little bit LUCKier with the opening of its new craft beer-inspired restaurant, LUCK. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Three friends—Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pitman, and Ned Steel—are behind this laid-back concept. You can’t tell by looking at them, but Dietzman and Pitman are actually cousins; their grandmothers were sisters. Dietzman and Steel, […]

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‘Tis the Season of Pumpkin: 7 Foods and Drinks to Satisfy Your Fall Cravings

You like pumpkin, I like pumpkin, we all love pumpkin. You’re a grinch if you don’t. ‘Tis season of pumpkin-mania. People go crazy over Starbucks’ pumpkin lattes and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin muffins. I, for one, am not immune to this very serious fall fever. Well, friends. I have options that will take you to […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Q&A with Beer Expert Stephen Beaumont

On his recent visit to Dallas, Stephen Beaumont, world-renowned author, prolific demon slayer, Jamaican dance champion, and all-around cool dude stopped in to chat about his latest venture, The Pocket Beer Guide: The Essential Handbook to the Very Best Beers in the World. It’s a catalog and travel companion outlining beers, breweries, and ratings from around […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Lark on the Park’s Beer-Pairing Dinner with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver

My heart’s been palpitating at around 160 knots ever since Wednesday evening’s Pairdiné beer dinner at Lark on the Park. The reason: Velvety voiced, wildly charismatic Garrett Oliver shared his beers and his wisdom with an entire crowd of beerthusiasts. Garrett is somewhat of the ultimate authority on pairing beer and food, and he has […]

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Fast N’ Loud Star Richard Rawlings Opens Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill

You know Richard Rawlings. He’s the guy who hosts that bad@$$ car show, Fast N’ Loud, on the Discovery Channel. He’s the guy who once wore a teeny tiny G-string and called it the photo from “internet hell” when Tim Rogers interviewed him for our September issue. Tats, a tan, and skull rings—you name it, […]

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Giveaway: Two VIP Tickets to Fort Worth’s BeerFeast on October 12

Good Thursday to you all! I bear good news. Free stuff is coming your way. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium’s 2013 BeerFeast is happening on Saturday, October 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. That’s a lot of time to get shizzlefaced with 40 breweries and 65 craft beers to choose from. Did I mention rare […]

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Drink This: Community Beer Co.’s Bottle-Conditioned Belgian Beers

On Monday night, Del Frisco’s Grill hosted the folks from Community Beer Co. to show off two of their new bottle conditioned bombers in Uptown style. Kevin Carr, the founder, and Jamie Fulton, the head brewer, nearly came to tears as they addressed the crowd to share their excitement and passion for the amazing beers they […]

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NYLO’s Soda Bar is Picture Perfect

Tara Nieuwesteeg files a report on NYLO’s Soda Bar The first thing I noticed about Soda Bar, the lounge on the roof of NYLO Dallas South Side hotel, was the incredible southern view of the Dallas skyline. The second thing I noticed was that I couldn’t take five steps without stumbling into the snap of […]

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