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2013 Dallas – Forth Worth Haunted House Guide

by Steven Doyle

It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2013. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and  terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.

Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites.           Continue reading

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Dallas Dim Sum Guide

by Steven Doyle

Circulating steaming carts bearing light treasures all steamed, sautéed, fried and baked. Tiny packages of light bites meant to share and enjoy with friends and family, dim sum is the whimsical power brunch that will at once satisfy your curiosities and hunger.

What started out as a Cantonese supplement to tea service, much like tapas is to beer and wine, dim sum was brought to the west during the mid-19th century Chinese migration to the United States. Since then the tradition of dim sum for many has inspired what we know as brunch in modern times; a mid-morning meal fortified with friends and conversation.  Continue reading

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Scenes From Sausage Fest

by Travis Baugh

 

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We Came, We Saw, We Cocktailed: A Tales Wrap Up Report

tot4by Dorothy Hernandez   photos by Fred Plunkett

Everything at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, just like Texas, was bigger. Here’s a roundup of our week (what we can remember, anyway).

What’s hot

Tales founder Ann Tuennerman shared with us via email some of this year’s hottest trends, echoing The Standard Pour’s Brian McCullough, with whom we chatted on Wednesday.

There is a “renewed appreciation for tequila and mezcal and the craftsmen behind the product. We had a tasting event plus a few seminars in tequilas, mezcals and rare agave spirits,” she said, adding the gin and tonic is becoming more popular.       Continue reading

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Prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth: Blind Tigers, Bootleggers and Bathtub Gin

bookby Steven Doyle

The exciting prohibition days of Dallas and Fort Worth where bootleggers and speakeasy’s took over the social scene come back to life with a modern twist in Rita Cook and Jeffrey Yarbrough’s new book, “Prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth: Blind Tigers, Bootleggers and Bathtub Gin,” released this month by History Press. Discover Dallas and Fort Worth’s notable mixologists and their take on classic cocktails that will send readers back to the 1920s and allow them to take a deeper look into Dallas and Fort Worth’s past.        Continue reading

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Brunch At Dish

dishby Steven Doyle

Brunch is a high priority in Dallas and with so many options for the mid-day weekend activity it is important you make the right selection of restaurant, and more so, the right dish. That is why we set our sites on Dish this weekend. Chef Garreth Dickey has quietly been plating some special brunch items, and he couldn’t possibly think we wouldn’t take notice.

Dish might be more famously known for its drag brunch. The restaurant turns its tables three times during the last weekend hurray drag-fest, and it is not just the friendly gayborhood patrol in for a looksee; this brunch attracts a full range of people looking for a fabulous Sunday Funday.    Continue reading

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Dallas International Film Festival Continues

DIFF13-square300by Sina Brown

The 2013 Dallas International Film Festival is in its final weekend. For 11 days Filmmakers from all over the world have descended on our city, because “Film is Bigger in Texas”. Over 150 films and several panels play though many venues across Dallas. This year marks the 7th annual meeting these masters of film and art.           Continue reading

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