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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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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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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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What To Drink Now: Blue Chair Bay Rum with Kenny Chesney

This weekend was ideal for country music and spirits lovers as the Kenny Chesney 2013 No Shoes Nation concert Saturday night also featured the launch of his new rum inspired by sitting in the sunshine in the Caribbean islands sipping rum without anywhere to go or anything to do.  After much thought and research he […]

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