It’s American Craft Beer Week! Here’s Where You Should Get Your Beer On.

It’s Monday and you’re already wishing it was the weekend. Lucky for you, these next seven days are going to feel like the weekend. American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19), put on by the Brewers Association, is a celebration of small and independent craft brewers all over the nation. Hold on tight. There are a […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Hangover Cure in Dallas

Incoming request from a gal who partied like it was Cinco de Mayo. Oh, it was. When she woke up this mornin’, she coulda sworn it was judgment day. Give her hope. I haven’t done this since I graduated college (83). I went out with friends for brunch and we had a few drinks and […]

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Firestone & Robertson Distilling Won Best American Craft Whiskey at World Spirits Competition in San Francisco

For the last two years, co-founders Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson have worked hard at their whiskey distillery in Fort Worth. Their efforts just paid off: Their F&R’s TX Blended Whiskey just won Best American Craft Whiskey and  a received a Double Gold award at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco — the largest […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Outpost American Tavern in North Oak Cliff

In my junior astronaut training I learned that to nobly love and care for a woman, one must always prepare a dish just before midnight that will titillate and elevate her spirit, bringing her closer to the stars. I have yet to determine however the hell that is possible, but I came pretty close this […]

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Sneak Peek: British Beverage Co. in Uptown

Tomorrow the British Beverage Co., located at 2800 Routh Street in the Quadrangle, is opening for dinner service. It opens officially to the public on November 5. And on November 12, lunch service starts. Excited? Not Yet? You probably should be. Plan B – the same guys who brought you Bolsa and Oak – designed […]

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Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker is Signing TY KU Bottles at Lakewood’s Whole Foods

Patti Stanger, the star of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, has found her match as a partner in TY KU Premium Sake & Spirits. Stanger will make her first retail appearance as a partner in TY KU to share her thoughts on what makes it the “champagne of all sakes.” She’ll be signing retail bottles and talking […]

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Sneak Peek: Tried and True by Nick Badovinus

Last night I dropped by Tried and True, the newest bar/restaurant creation by Nick Badovinus. I don’t know how this man does it, but he has pulled together another unique and spirited concept. Badovinus has a loyal team of chefs who helped him construct yet another ingenious food menu. It’s short, but oh so cool: […]

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Nick Badovinus to Open Tried and True Tomorrow

Just off the phone with Nick Badovinus who tells me he is unlocking the doors in about an hour and a half for a private showing of his newest creation, Tried and True. “It’s a cool little bar with a heavy American spirit menu,” Badovinus says. Huh? I’ll translate. Bourbon and whiskey are the stars […]

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Ticket Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to Untapped Festival on September 8

I just got off the phone with Corey Pond, one of the organizers behind this whole Untapped Festival shebang that’s happening on Saturday, September 8 from 1 to 11 p.m. Not only is there going to be an incredible lineup of Indie rock bands (The Burning Hotels, David Dondero, The Eastern Sea, etc.) at Trinity […]

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The Shark Bar & Grill to Open in Willow Bend

Remember the fish-themed spot Wyland’s Ocean Blue in Willow Bend? No? It was open for at least six months. When they closed, we all wondered what would happen to all of the under-the-sea décor and fixtures. Today we’re worrying no more. We hear The Shark Bar, a sports bar and restaurant, is filling the space […]

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Sfuzzi to Open in Dallas Design District; Park Tavern Has a Mock Service Tonight

Little Miss Snitch has a keen eye. She caught sight of this Dallas Business Journal article which lets on that the 1400 Hi Line Tower is negotiating a lease with Sfuzzi. The tower, located in the Design District, has already signed on with Restaurant America for the gastro pub concept Central Standard Time. We’re still […]

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Ghostbar Has Vanished? Where is Wade Randolph Hampton?

Today we learned Ghostbar, once the highest grossing club in Dallas, is closing. According to one employee, most of the club’s workers found out they were jobless by reading about it on blogs. Ouch, that’s cold. Our first concern was for Wade Randolph Hampton, the dude behind the vibe at Ghostbar. “What will happen to […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend

Saturday, July 7 This weekend is kind of light. Everybody is all July Fourth-ed out. In that case, you should think solidly about waking up early this Saturday to attend one of these farmers markets, and buying some of the best peaches and watermelons this season has to offer. Make this boozy watermelon rosemary lemonade once […]

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New Sign Shipped to Dallas: Guess the Restaurant

Check out this vintage sign that was shipped to Dallas. It’s currently getting hooked up inside a local restaurant. Guess the name of the place and you will win a Godiva Chocolate black-almond-truffle-scented candle.

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A New Terrace Bar Opens Above Bistro 31 Today

Alberto Lombardi’s Bistro 31 is expanding upwards with its newest European-style terrace bar, 31, opening today. Now you can finish off a meal of steak tartare and steamed pei mussels in the bistro down below, then move your way upstairs to the bar overlooking Highland Park Village where you’ll sip on mimosas and make small […]

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