by Bryan Coonrod
This weekend the Service Bar closes it’s doors after a 20 year run on Lower Greenville. I’m sure many of you have visited the bar or have heard some crazy story from someone else. The new Special Use Permit laws the city of Dallas passed last year has certainly turned Lower Greenville Avenue into a ghost town with only a handful of bars being allowed to stay in business. And now The Service bar has finally thrown in the towel and shut down.
The Service Bar was one of the first bars in Dallas to implement the modern version of a service industry night on Tuesdays in the early 90’s and many clubs today still have their own ( S.I.N. nights ). Those Tuesday nights were quite memorable. There was always a huge line to enter and getting a drink usually meant passing money over three to four people to the bartender to have a drink passed back to you as you squeezed into any open spot you could find. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Conceived from memories of long ago, Sundown at Granada opens this week with an open house on Wednesday, January 4th starting at 4pm.
Named for Sundown, Manitoba, the small burg with a population of 100 located 20 miles north of the Canadian border. Sundown owner Mike Schoder first learned to chop wood, work in a garden and drive a car all before he was 10 years old on his grandmother’s farm located in Sundown. Continue reading
by Crave Staff
Check out the third annual Taste of Greenville Avenue on October 29 from 10am-8pm in Energy Square, 4925 Greenville Avenue @ University Boulevard. Produced by the Greenville Avenue Restaurant Association, TOGA showcases nearly 30 popular Greenville Avenue eateries presenting their best menu items in small portions costing between $3 and $6. Eight different beers will be available at the event Saturday. Continue reading
by Adam Sachs photos by Suzi Migdol
Construction on Lowest Greenville has no doubt created obstacles for us to visit some of the neighborhood’s most beloved staple institutions, so it seemed curious that a new business would open in what seemed like a precarious state of affairs in the area. World Beer Company Bottle Shop has been open in its current location since May of this year, and was a perfect place to visit on a whim. Continue reading
Owners Brian and Courtney Luscher of The Grape
by Steven Doyle
The Grape celebrates a 39th anniversary next week. The festivities kick-off on Tuesday, October 25 (5:30pm-7pm) with a “Wine and Cheese Chat” with Courtney and Ali Morgan of Scardello. $20 per person includes 4 wines/cheeses and 15% off your dinner bill. For reservations call 214-828-1981. Continue reading
by Crave Staff
Check out the Libertine tonight at 7pm for a very special guided Deschutes beer and food sampling with guest brewer Robin Johnson. For just $20 you can enjoy 3 Deschutes beers with a very special paired food sampling.
Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be paired with Mussels in corn stock. This is base camp where any craft brew exploration begins. A distinct hop nose and hop-forward flavor make Mirror Pond the quintessential Pale Ale. It is aromatically complex, multi-layered, and unmistakably “right.”
Obsidian Stout will be paired with Venison chili. Deep, robust and richly rewarding. This is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness. Continue reading
by Danielle Leahy
Looks like the first victims of Angela Hunt’s new Greenville Ave Planned Development District have been identified. Two long time Greenville Ave establishments Shade and Pussy Cat Lounge have both closed this week due to a combination of decreasing sales and difficulties with the Special Use Permits (SUP) process. This comes on the heels of the new 12pm closing hours starting tonight, for all business without a SUP as well as this week’s news that Southbound Greenville Avenue between Bell and Alta will be shut down to all traffic from Sept 26th-Nov 26th. Continue reading