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Mexican Sugar’s Cocktails are a Sweet, Thirst-Quenching Treat

Let’s start with the haute, traditional cocktails, 16 of which derive from a tap. For you stalwart margarita enthusiasts, they’ve got you covered. That’s not to say, however, that you will not suffer severe “order envy” when neighbors sample delicious, colorful concoctions crafted by beverage guru, Ivan Rimach. On the husky end of the spectrum is El Arrogante, which will satisfy any cigar-lounging scotch lover. El Arrogante’s base is Sombra Mescal—the agave-derived older brother of tequila—which exhibits a smoky profile from the agave having roasted in an earthen pit prior to fermentation. Rimach cuts the mescal’s intensity with pineapple juice, and adds layers of complexity by way of cilantro, lime juice, and serrano-infused tequila.

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What To Drink Now: Margaritas

Tomorrow is National Margarita Day…yes, a day to celebrate the classic combination of tequila, Cointreau (if you are a traditionalist) and lime, served on the rocks or frozen, with salt or without, simple with the classic combination or with a plethora of additions, from blood orange liqueur or juice, to muddling in jalapeno, cilantro, basil or mint.

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew This Weekend, Dec. 13-15

Despite this cold and rainy weather, there are a ton of fun things happening this weekend. I know y’all want to snuggle indoors, but push that thought to the back of your head. Ignore those voices. Go out. Drive at a normal speed on North Central Expressway. (All you people clogging up the highways during traffic hour, I shake my fist at you.) YOLO, baby.

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Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Academy Brightened Up a Rainy Day

The rain and traffic (due in part by the Mavericks game—the traffic, not the rain) on Tuesday evening made me want to yell obscenities and tear off articles of clothing until I became a naked, raving man. That is until I pulled open the door to the Standard Pour, a cozy oasis nestled in uptown […]

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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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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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Cook Hall’s New Executive Chef, Douglas Wagenhauser, Shows His Chops with His Fall Menu

In October 2012, Cook Hall unveiled itself to Dallas as a nouveau-American upscale gastropub, meticulously situated within the W Dallas Victory hotel. The contract with Tom Colicchio’s Craft had run its course and the hotel, encouraged by the vast majority of Dallasites, opted for a strategic change. Indeed, a lot of changes have occurred during Cook […]

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