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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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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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What To Drink Now: Derby Day/Cinco de Mayo – Get Ready For A Fun Weekend!

I like having an entire weekend to celebrate with Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo back to back..having them on the same day last year just about did me in, so this Saturday/Sunday combo allows for a little spacing out of your tequila and whiskey cocktails.  If you need a little inspiration consider one of […]

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Ocho Kitchen and Bar Celebrates Spring With New Dishes and Cocktails

If you are in the mood for a healthy (yes, healthy) take on Mexican/Tex-Mex inspired fare, Ocho Kitchen and Bar may be the spot for you. Chef Joel Harloff tweaks typical Mexican favorites to create a lively menu filled with fresh flavors that are both heart healthy and many, gluten free, like his Cilantro-Caper Salmon […]

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DIFF, The Rangers and The Final Four Give Us Reasons To Toast this Weekend

In addition to all the wonderful things spring brings, it also brings the start of baseball season…joyous for this Ranger fan, with opening day at The Ballpark happening in just hours, along with the end of college basketball for the year.  If you can’t make it out to opening day, or had your basketball bracket […]

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What To Drink Now: Lucky Green Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day

Hopefully you will be feeling the luck of the Irish this weekend.  If you are still looking for a tasty green cocktail to enjoy consider mixing one of these up for your St. Paddy’s Day holiday merriment.  A few selections were sent for editorial consideration. Emerald Crush 2 oz Blue Ice Organic Wheat Vodka 1/2 […]

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What To Drink Now: Cocktails to Make Oscar Smile

Sunday night the biggest names and brightest Hollywood stars gather to celebrate Oscar and the 85th annual Academy Awards.  Oscar night is a big night in our house, as movies are one of the most loved and time honored past times in America.   Though there are already some upsets this year, especially in the Best […]

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What To Drink Now: Valentine’s Cocktails for You and Your Sweetie

Still looking for the perfect drink on Valentine’s? If you’re trying to create an air of romance, or just whip up something fun and creative on Valentine’s night, consider one of these tasty cocktails that will put you in the mood for love. Wild Strawberry Seduction 2 oz. SKYY Infusions Wild Strawberry 1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice […]

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