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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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Mexican Sugar, a Cocina y Cantina by the Creators of Whiskey Cake, Will Open at The Shops at Legacy in Early November

Oh sheesh, I just wrote about Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine opening next week, and now another little Latin baby is on the way. Fork It Over Restaurants, the same brain group behind Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco, is now opening Mexican Sugar inside Plano’s hottest hotspot, The Shops at Legacy. The Dallas Business Journal‘s Danielle Abril […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Where to Take a Cocktail Snob in Dallas

Wine snobs are so 90s. Even hard core oenophiles don’t live and die by vintages as often as they did in the 80s and 90s. Now, drinkers are more likely to be cocktail snobs: the ice has to be clear (or round); the bitters must be housemade. I find the trend refreshing in every sense […]

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Bolsa Mercado’s Mixologia Event Brings Out Your Inner Bartender

Tuesday night’s Mixologia event at Bolsa Mercado was the final nudge I needed to enjoy tequila. I have always claimed to be a whiskey man and vowed to endlessly abhor tequila, but I just could not stand by my promise that evening. I was excited to be invited as a guest along with several other […]

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The Woolworth Cocktail Bar Takes Over Stone Street Martini Lounge’s Old Space

A mysterious sign has appeared at the window of Stone Street Martini Lounge’s old spot at 1520 Elm Street, Suite 201. The Woolworth, a cocktail bar with “delicious eats”, is opening in October. That’s next month! My my my, how time flies. Facts we know so far: 1. It’s a new place to drink. Always […]

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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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Chefs for Farmers to Host a Cocktail “Mix-Off” on September 15

One of the best events of the year, Chefs for Farmers, is starting its big hulabaloo off right by hosting a cocktail mix-off at the Standard Pour on Sunday, September 15. Chefs for Farmers, a grassroots organization that celebrates local farmers and great food, donates its profits to charitable causes. It’s all for the love […]

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What To Drink Now: End of Summer Toasts

As summer draws to a close, and memories of relaxing summer vacations and refreshing swimming pool filled afternoons are still dancing in our head, I have compiled a few of my favorite drinks enjoyed throughout this hot and steamy season. A few of the selections were sent for editorial consideration – all are tasty. Treana […]

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Food News (8/13/13)

Okay, even though I’m troubled by this New York Times article (from 1991!) that claims “left-handed people tend to live significantly shorter lives than right-handers,” I’ll ignore the panic inside my head and get on with the news. Yes. I am left-handed. Townhouse Kitchen + Bar is closed forever and ever, according to The Advocate.  About […]

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Town & Country Gives Its Name to Eddie Eakin’s Cocktail

Famous mixologist Jason Kosmas might’ve left town to start his 86 Company in Austin, but at least Dallas still has Eddie Eakin. This man knows his drinks. He knows ‘em so well that Town & Country, the magazine, has decided to give its name to Eakin’s $11 cocktail at Boulevardier. “The ingredient list includes Bulleit bourbon, […]

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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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