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Yard House Opening In Addison Oct 29

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Yard House, known for its extensive draft beer offering, will open in Addison on October 29. Located at Village on the Parkway, Yard House will bring approximately 200 new jobs to the area along with 130 draft beer selections.

“North Dallas is a great market for Yard House,” said Craig Carlyle, president of Yard House. “We chose Village on the Parkway because of the strong mix of retail, dining and entertainment options. We look forward to introducing Yard House’s distinctive beer and food offerings to Addison.”   Continue reading

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Hopdoddy Now Open in Addison

hopdoddyby Steven Doyle

Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened its Addison doors Monday, September 29th, and is the latest transplant from Austin, Texas. Hopdoddy serves all natural beef ground fresh daily in its own grind room and cuts Kennebec spuds for their fries on premises.

Look for some really nice local beers from Dallas including selections from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Peticolas, and around the state featuring brews from 512, St Arnold, Live Oak and Austin Beerworks.   Continue reading

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Oral Fixation Kicks Off New Season with “Go With the Flow” at Wyly & Texas Theatre


On Monday, October 13th at 8:00pm, Dallas’ runaway hit storytelling series, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), will kick off its 4th season with an hour long evening featuring seven juicy true tales on the theme “Go With the Flow” at the Wyly Studio Theater. In an effort to satisfy a very hungry audience, an additional performance of all Season 4 shows will be held at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff beginning with “Go With the Flow” on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00pm.

Headlined by the “storytelling dynamo” herself Nicole Stewart who follow up on her “Bun in the Oven” piece from last season that went on to be featured on the Huffington Post, this cast also features Nayrok Udab, the stand-up comic sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism. Other highlights include a tale of adventure in the whitewater of Chile, a woman coming to terms with her incurable cancer, a reflection on going through that most pivotal moment of adolescence without a mother, and a hysterical stint on “Wheel of Fortune.” This season opener sets the standard high for another year full of stories that will shock, seduce, and soothe the audience.   Continue reading

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Dallas Farmers Market Announces Five New Restaurants


The Dallas Farmers Market, which recently opened The Shed to house its farmers, vendors and artisans, announced today four restaurants and one Italian coffee shop that will be permanent eateries in The Market (formally Shed 2) when it re-opens, fully renovated with a new interior design and patio dining, in spring 2015. The Market will be home to Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Palmieri Cafe, Nammi/Coolhaus and a new restaurant concept from Firebird Restaurant Group, along with a variety of new local artisan food vendors and merchants.

“Since the transformation of the Dallas Farmers Market began just last summer, the momentum has already spurred more development and foot traffic than the neighborhood has ever seen,” said John Crawford, president and CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. “Downtown Dallas 360, our strategic plan for Downtown’s future, paints a picture of the Farmers Market District as a diverse, walkable urban neighborhood, anchored by the Dallas Farmers Market, bustling with families and businesses and drawing customers from throughout the region. The announcement today achieves all of these goals –we are thrilled with the quality, variety and experience coming to the area.”   Continue reading

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SĒR Unveils Wine Dinner, Wine Club and Craft Beer Additions

serby Andrew Chalk

SËR Steak + Spirits, the innovative steak house atop the Hilton Anatole Hotel sends a press release of two wine-focused events, and a private email on the subject of craft beer.

First, the restaurant is hosting Napa’s Merryvale Vineyards on Thursday October 16th with none other than winery President René Schlatter presenting. A reception in the hotel’s “Gossip Bar” starts at 6:30pm with dinner at 7pm on the 27th floor at SĒR. Guests will enjoy five Merryvale wines paired with a 4-course dinner prepared by SĒR execuchef, Anthony Van Camp. Price is $149 (plus t&t).  Continue reading

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Burgers & Burgundy This Friday, Oct 3rd

tesar_johnby Steven Doyle

It’s that time of year when John Tesar (Knife, Spoon) gathers his chef buddies for a cause. Burgers &  Burgundy is a fun event filled with, well, both burgers and plenty of wine.

Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’s mission of serving those who are affected by AIDS and HIV across North Texas. This year’s event co-chairs are Noel Rodriguez and Lee Borchert and Terri Provencal will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair. Provencal says: “In this 6th annual event, John’s concept for Burgers & Burgundy continues to elevate the fine art of the burger. That the burgers are crafted by the best chefs in DFW who give up their time to heighten awareness and raise funds through DIFFA for organizations that fight HIV/AIDS makes them the most important burgers served up this year.”

“I’m thrilled to bring my fellow chefs together for what has become an annual event for DIFFA/Dallas,” comments Chef Tesar. “I have had the honor to work with DIFFA for six years to put on this event. The best and most rewarding part, though, is that it’s for a great cause.”   Continue reading

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Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar Transitioning Into a Special Event Space


Dee Lincoln’s Bubble Bar located at 2101 Cedar Springs Road in Uptown Dallas, will transition from a restaurant/lounge space to a full-time special events venue effective October 15th.

Owner Dee Lincoln explains, “ Ever since we opened in 2011, the space has been a very unique destination for private parties, with the second floor proving extremely popular. We have continued to book the space for private parties and the demand has increased exponentially over the past year. It made sense to turn it into a private event venue only, rather than try to continue regular dinner and bar service during the high demand for buy-outs.” In addition, off-site catering has become a growing demand for all of her concepts. Lincoln continues, “We have hired a full-time events manager to assist in the ever growing business and are thrilled about our current success and look forward to future opportunities.”   Continue reading

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