by Steven Doyle
Our favorite adult playground is at it again, this time with giant watermelons and zero shame. The same spot off Greenville Avenue who makes the best cheesesteaks in Dallas is offering up a fun option for some end of summer love. Behold: the White Trash Bottle Service. When I first saw the headline in my email inbox I was thinking 40’s of Schlitz. No, this is so much better.
On Friday from 5pm until we run out, the Truck Yard is offering “White Trash Bottle Service.” Basically, they’re tapping whole watermelons with a pour spout and loading them up with tequila, fresh lime juice and triple sec. Combine that with the watermelon juice, and you’ve got a fruit keg full of electrolytes. And tequila. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
If you want a reasonably-priced Italian meal or a bar that is great for people watching in Preston center check out Cucina Neighborhood Italian. The cozy spot has been open under its current ownership and culinary team since May and, although we reviewed their menu for the Restaurant Week period, we had not sampled the regular menu until now. At a media event this week we got the chance to get a comprehensive look at the regular menu and get a feel for the ambiance of the place.
First, you are going to find familiar red-sauce Italian comfort food on the menu here at prices that make it viable as a regular neighborhood spot for dinner. The lunch menu is an abbreviated version of dinner, with a ‘$10 lunch’ section that features a sandwich and/or salad with a drink. A kids menu makes it family friendly, and a Sunday brunch menu departs the Italian theme for what might be called ‘Eggs Benedict Mainstream’. The restaurant features a full bar and wine list. Continue reading
Try the The Fon-Duuuude burger at the Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth. Here you will taste a half pound Wagyu beef patty with Hen of the Woods, King Trumpet and Brown and White Beech Mushrooms smothered in Swiss Fondue. This might possibly be the most insanely well constructed burger we have seen in a while. And believe me, we see them all.
Swiss Pastry Shop | 3936 W Vickery Blvd | 817.732.5661
Hot on the heels of announcing the second location in North Texas on South Lamar and Cadiz south of downtown Dallas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW, announces today that Las Colinas is the location for the third Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open in the new Music Factory at Las Colinas located at Hwy 114 and Fuller Drive immediately south of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Continue reading
Labor Day weekend comes early this year, and we will be starting you off right on Saturday the 30th with some beer, barbecue, and fun in the sun for $100 or less. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
For fans and followers of chef Cody Sharp, as we announced about a month ago he is now hanging his toque at Standard Pour on McKinney in Uptown. Last night the chef performed his first of what hope will be many cocktail dinners at the two year old bar. The style of cookery defined mostly what Sharp is all about, and that is a refined view of Southern cuisine. Sharp rose through the ranks steadily, taking knowledge from some pretty fantastic chefs such as Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate, Scott Romano, Matt McCallister, Katherine Clapner, and most recently at Casa Rubia with Omar Flores. Last night we watched Sharp fly as executive chef along with his new sous Callie Doyle. Continue reading
by Noah Kaufman
Rejoice, lovers of pizza and pot (where it is legal). The two may soon be combined into one perfect munchie. A Pennsylvania-based company called Unique Pizza is developing a cannabis-infused sauce for use on freezer-aisle pies. At the urging of his largest shareholder, CEO Jim Vowler is working with infusion chefs in Colorado to create the sauce.
We’re truly turning the corner on the weed issue when investors think it will be good business to sell edibles. The unnamed shareholder is Canadian and is probably hoping to take advantage of last week’s Canadian Supreme Court ruling that declared the country’s ban on pot edibles unconstitutional. Continue reading