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Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. Hosts Anniversary Party, Debuts Belgian-Style Golden Ale

Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. is hosting an anniversary party this Saturday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will take place at the brewery in Fort Worth, and they are offering over 30 of their beers on tap for anyone ready to pony up either $10 for general admission or $20 for […]

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LUCK in Trinity Groves Opens Tonight for Dinner

Trinity Groves just got a little bit LUCKier with the opening of its new craft beer-inspired restaurant, LUCK. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Three friends—Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pitman, and Ned Steel—are behind this laid-back concept. You can’t tell by looking at them, but Dietzman and Pitman are actually cousins; their grandmothers were sisters. Dietzman and Steel, […]

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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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‘Tis the Season of Pumpkin: 7 Foods and Drinks to Satisfy Your Fall Cravings

You like pumpkin, I like pumpkin, we all love pumpkin. You’re a grinch if you don’t. ‘Tis season of pumpkin-mania. People go crazy over Starbucks’ pumpkin lattes and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin muffins. I, for one, am not immune to this very serious fall fever. Well, friends. I have options that will take you to […]

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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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Drink This: Community Beer Co.’s Bottle-Conditioned Belgian Beers

On Monday night, Del Frisco’s Grill hosted the folks from Community Beer Co. to show off two of their new bottle conditioned bombers in Uptown style. Kevin Carr, the founder, and Jamie Fulton, the head brewer, nearly came to tears as they addressed the crowd to share their excitement and passion for the amazing beers they […]

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El Corazon’s Tex-Mex Fare Captures the Hearts of Oak Cliff Residents

Someone’s been tinkering with classic Tex-Mex. No need to panic, though; it’s the Cuellars. After all, their role in defining the cuisine began when a young couple named Macario and Adelaida Cuellar emigrated to the cotton farms of North Texas from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1893. The couple had 12 children and—after opening a few cafes […]

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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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East Side Social Club to Open in Denton in Two Weeks

Denton tends to feel like a foreign world to Dallas people, but it’s only (surprise!) a 45 minute drive away. I haven’t been to Denton since 2007? 2008?, so a trip there last Friday was eye-opening. It’s a whole new world out there, folks. Bars, like 16-month-old Oak St. Drafthouse, have already become staples to […]

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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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The Craziest Bloody Mary in Dallas

As seen in our July issue.  The Anvil Pub, in Deep Ellum, is known for three things: its punk-rock attitude, the funny messages scrawled on its chalkboard street sign, and a Sunday tradition called F— Brunch (except they don’t bother with the dashes because dashes aren’t very punk rock). The FB menu features four insane […]

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8 Fancy Pools in Dallas Where You Can Eat, Drink, and Lounge This Summer

Since it’s getting wickedly hot outside, let’s face it: the best way to spend your weekend is by lounging at a pool with food and drinks. (And maybe some friends, but that’s not  really as necessary.) These eight luxurious urban oases in Dallas offer some of the best family friendly activities, views of downtown Dallas, and […]

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Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill’s Uptown Location is Closed

According to Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill‘s website, the 13-year-old establishment is closed for good. The bar, named after investor/co-owner Frank Carabetta, got off to a rocky start back in 2000, but survived more than its share of ups and downs. Even though the Uptown location couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlord, the current […]

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BYOB Bingo Nights at Hypnotic Donuts are Rated R. I Wonder What That Means…

Get your B-I-N-G-O gear ready, Dallas. Hypnotic Donuts is hosting Bingo nights every other Wednesday night, starting May 29. “Hypnotic is doing this because it is fun- that simple. We will have Bingo on Wednesday nights because it will be something to look forward to during the middle of the week,” says James St. Peter. He’s the same brilliant man […]

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Celebrate D Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas on May 22 at Trinity Groves

I have just completed D Magazine‘s  June cover story: The 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas. Yes, I wrote 100 restaurant reviews and ranked the top 100 restaurants in Dallas. To complete the task, I had to toss out Fort Worth, Grapevine, and the mid-cities. Maybe next time. (Which will not be in my life time.) […]

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