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Pour Judgment: A New ‘Secret’ Uptown Bar, Atwater Alley

Henry’s Majestic opened last October in the space that once housed ACME F&B. The restaurant and bar from the team behind Bread Winners Café has been plating dinner, brunch, and now lunch, and shaking up some serious cocktails ever since. Alex Fletcher, previously of the People’s Last Stand and more recently Victor Tango’s, has crafted a complex and rotating drink menu that packs a punch.

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Texas’ Leading Female Bartenders Shake Up Drinks for Charity

Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition, is embarking on its fourth national tour, and making its first-ever stop in Dallas this Wednesday, January 14. 21 bartenders from the region will shake up cocktails (from a list of 50 accepted industry-standard classic recipes) and compete for the title of “Miss Speed Rack Dallas.”

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Pour Judgment: Parliament Serves Up Theatrics With Its Cocktails

It’s half past seven on Friday night. Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, who is adorned in his usual attire — a button down baby blue shirt, vest, tie and fedora — is hunched over a block of ice on the patio of his newly-opened bar, with a chainsaw in his hand. The well-known Dallas cocktail slinger, and now bar owner, has a knack for theatrics. Over the course of my time spent at Parliament, I watched bartenders chip away at ice with metal picks, ignite orange twists with blow torches (a common practice when making old fashioneds) and saw through enormous blocks of ice.

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Flashback Friday: A Step Back in Dallas Dining History

I came across this beaut while thumbing through the archives earlier in the week. It’s the December 1982 issue of D Magazine, and you’d better believe that the inside pages are as magnificent as the cover. There’s a story on winter fashion — featuring cashmere-lined leather driving gloves and a raccoon fur coat — one on the art of calligraphy and the cover story, “The Best Drinks in Dallas.” The Grape, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (then, just The Mansion) and Stoneleigh P are all featured, as well as a handful of watering holes that have inevitably dried up. Click on the images to enlarge, and take a step back in Dallas dining history.

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