Lead Your Own Food Tour: Dine Around at the Village on the Green

La Perla d’Italia, Pho House, Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine, and Maximo invited me as a guest on Wednesday for a food tour at the Village on the Green. I was given a tasting at each restaurant (the opposite of little Costco-sized samples), all thankfully within walking distance of each other. Four restaurants and way too much food later, I think it’s safe to say I was stuffed. If you didn’t think it was possible to have Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, and Mexican food all in one night, it’s definitely do-able, as long as you exercise portion control.

For a fun night, try taking your own food tour at the Village on the Green with family and friends. Order one or two dishes at each place, and experience four different ethnic cuisines at its best. Follow my lead or forge your own path. Either way, you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied.

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10 New Fort Worth Restaurants You Need to Visit Right Now

Fort Worth is stepping up their game with hot new restaurants. Every week, this city is exploding with more and more dining options. Good. Now you’ve got an excuse to break your restaurant habit and try something new. Go fire up your engine and visit these 10 restaurants, listed from newest to oldest.

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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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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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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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Smyth Introduces Tuesday Night Cocktail Experience

Popular barman Michael Martensen sends word:  he and Omar YeeFoon are introducing a “coursed-out” cocktail experience at Smyth on Tuesday nights.  Think of it like a vertical or horizontal wine tasting: they plan to mix and serve five different cocktails in a “true cocktail progression” ranging from fixes, fizzes, old fashions, brambles, and other fine […]

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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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Happy IPA Day! Keith Schlabs & Matt Quenette Share Their Wisdom to Help You Celebrate

IPA Day is now upon us! Today beer lovers around the country will celebrate this immensely popular style of beer for the third year, and one place we’re parking our IPA loving behinds is the Meddlesome Moth. I enjoyed the company of two masters from the Moth, beer guru Keith Schlabs and Beer Director and […]

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It’s Here! Best of Big D: Food and Drink 2013 is Up

That booger, Nancy Nichols, kinda screwed up last week when she teased y’all with a Best of Big D: Food and Drink post without a link. Evil. No worries, though. Your days of waiting are over. Find out which Dallas restaurants won your vote. A huge congrats to all the winners!

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Drink This Now: Sol-A-Rita at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila

A couple of weeks ago, I had dinner at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila on Beltline. For kicks and potential good copy, I ordered a Sol-A-Rita, a gimmicky goblet of a frozen margarita with a mini-bottle of Sol beer inverted in the slush. The drink was a pleasant surprise. The lime juice is freshly squeezed, […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: 8 Great Summer Beers

As summer heat swiftly approaches (and the grueling hours you spent in your ab roller finally come to fruition), it’s time to give your body something besides anger and frustration to sweat out under the hot Texas sun. Whether it’s beside the pool, near the grill, or just relaxing your beautifully toned body on a […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Mockingbird Taproom at Mockingbird Station

Poised on the brink of a new destiny, I catapulted myself from the bubble bath and laid my garments out before me on my new vintage futon. Tonight will be a night of unparalleled revelry, and I shall dance with Venus before the moon parts the sky. Would she have me? I suddenly became preoccupied […]

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Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Partners With Armadillo Ale Works in the Name of Beer Brewing Happiness

The story of Armadillo Ale Works begins with a happenstance meeting between Bobby Mullins, his ex-girlfriend’s dog, and an armadillo. We’re sitting inside Deep Ellum Brewing Company in roundtable fashion, and a very reluctant Mullins is hesitant to answer my question, “Why Armadillo?” He’s trying to change the topic. For the past ten minutes, he and […]

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Drink This Now: Seasonal Smash Made With Hum at FT33

Last night I fell in love with HumBotanical, a sexy 70 proof herbaceous liqueur made with organic rum, fair trade hibiscus, organic ginger, green cardamom and kaffir lime.   The drink was featured as the Seasonal Smash at FT33. If it isn’t on the ever-changing cocktail list when you go, ask them to make you one. It’s a gorgeous concoction of  Ketel […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Bottle Shop

What a shame. I feel defeated by my missing motivation – most certainly a result of the brain cloud that is left over from the beer. My disillusionment comes from the brimming glasses of beer at The Bottle Shop I drank for all of you. I am glad you’re willing to accept most of the blame for what […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Henry’s Tavern

We all have that friend, the absurdly athletic, easy going good man who lets nothing shake his handsome feathers. He knows how to prepare duck a l’orange or a roast beef sandwich on rye. He smokes cigars but doesn’t inhale, and he knows who Arthur Rimbaud is. He also possesses a keen ability to construct […]

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