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What A Loverly Bunch Of Coconuts At Truck Yard This Weekend

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This weekend, cancel all your plans. Better yet, make plans to spend your weekend at the Truck Yard. Because all the cool kids will be drinking cocktails from coconuts, and you clearly don’t want to miss out on that. It’s all going down on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 from 5 p.m. until the coconuts run out, where mixologist extraordinaire Jason Kosmas created a trio of special cocktails served inside actual coconuts.   Continue reading

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Mysterious Ke Competition Tonight At Reservoir In Fort Worth

2c2b8725by Steven Doyle          photos by Thomas Garza

Tonight is round two of the ongoing Mysterious Ke’ cocktail contest set in Fort Worth at the Reservoir at 6pm. Competing bartenders include Pam Moncrief from AF&B, Austin Bird from The Usual, Dan Shooks and Jason Farrens from Reservoir, Chris Evans from 24 Plates, and others, including Chris Trevino (Boozehound) and a surprise visit from a celebrity chef. Come out and support your favorite bartender who will a trip to the Caribbean, and has a very good sot at a trip to Ireland.  I will be emcee at the event.  Continue reading

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Stroker’s Owners Opening Soda Fountain In Irving

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A recent visit to Strokers on Harry Hines netted us a really good char-grilled burger, a pretty tasty Cuban sandwich (aptly named the Mark Cuban), and a tour through the nearly 2-acre facility. It was a searing hot Sunday afternoon when we met with Strokers owner Rick Fairless who guided us across the biker’s dream campus, taking us into the secret labyrinth’s where he has a crew at various stages of customizing insanely cool motorcycles. It was there he shared his plan to take over the Big State Drug, removing the apothecary portion of the historic 1948 building, and building around the 50’s era soda fountain.    Continue reading

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Chef Anastacia Quinones Revamps Mexican Sugar Menu

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If you are missing the fantastic Latin cooking of Chef Anastacia Quinones, we are about to make you smile  and hungry. It has been some time since AQ left her executive chef post at Komali when she took a position with Dallas school district as a culinary instructor. You may recall her other stints at Alma and Victor Tango. We truly enjoy what AQ does to a plate and now we have spotted her handiwork once again, this time off Legacy in Plano at Mexican Sugar.

AQ is responsible for the new menu revamp at Mexican Sugar as a consultant. We spoke with the chef today and she said, “I’ve known John Franke [corporate chef for concepts such as Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco] for about 6 years. I met him when I moved back from San Francisco six years ago. We’ve always tried to work together but other things always came up. When this opportunity came up, I couldn’t say no.”   Continue reading

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First Look: Scotch and Sausage

DSC03346by Steven Doyle

The latest restaurant to open with quick public approval is Scotch and Sausage. With a name like that you best have plenty of both, and they do. Look for 20  hand crafted sausages and over 100 choices for scotch. Add a few extras such as their insanely good triple cooked fries and scotch eggs, and you have a recipe for delicious.

The menu offers over 20 varieties of local and house-made sausage sandwiches (including several vegan, pork free and gluten free options) featuring beef, chicken, venison, quail, antelope and more, and all sausages are priced $8 and below. They are all-natural, small batch production with no by products. The sausages not made in house are produced locally at Kuby’s using the Scotch and Sausage recipes.    Continue reading

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Fat Rabbit Opening In Former Uptown Sfuzzi Location

Fat Rabbitby Steven Doyle

Driving through Uptown last evening we finally spotted progress at 2533 McKinney Avenue, or the former home to Sfuzzi. The new restaurant and bar  will be called Fat Rabbit. This name was no doubt generated by the same machine that thought up Velvet Taco. Stay tuned for more information.

 

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