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San Antonio Cocktail Conference Jan 14, 2016


Officially kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 14, the fifth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) will be held in downtown San Antonio, offering a cocktail experience unlike any other, and tickets are now on sale. Named one of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodor’s Travel, the unique experience includes parties, seminars, tastings, and this year’s signature cocktail, Beso de Agave—a refreshing mix featuring Milagro Reposado, Montelobos mescal, Ancho Reyes.

All of San Antonio Cocktail Conference events are designed to allow locals and visitors alike to experience the latest in craft cocktails and enjoy knowledge from top industry experts while at the same time, contributing to a great cause this holiday season.   Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving Menu

by Steven Doyle

As our day of Thanksgiving fast approaches we wanted to look back and see why and how our Pilgrim ancestors celebrated their feast.

What began in 1620 with a band of 102 religious separatists seeking a new home and the lure of the New World’s prosperity, the Pilgrims settled into their new life style, which proved harsh throughout their first brutal Cape Cod winter.   Continue reading

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Royal 38 Opening on Katy Trail Spring 2016


Royal 38, a new shareable plates restaurant coming to the Katy Trail announced it will open its doors spring 2016 at 3403 N. Fitzhugh. The new concept will combine unforgettable dining, with cocktail and wine pairing experiences all foodies will appreciate. With its idyllic venue on the Katy Trail, Royal 38 will be a great spot for dates and celebrations alike.

The menu will feature sharable plates such as Braised Veal Cheeks with fried polenta cake and veal reduction, and Salt & Pepper Chicken Skins with chili, peanuts, Thai vinaigrette and lime. Chef-driven entrees will include Blue Crab Fettuccine with cherry tomatoes, basil, roasted red pepper, corn, bacon and pecorino Romano and Steak Frites with truffle herb fries. The 38 Burger with Muenster cheese and bacon jam, and Grilled Cheese on Texas toast with Muenster, provolone and American cheeses, Granny Smith apple and thick-cut bacon, provide elevated takes on American classics. Additionally, Royal 38 will feature four Chef’s Toasts served daily with delectable toppings, such as Brie, onion jam and apple, all served on thick cut, grilled sourdough. All menu items will be available for dinner and late night dining.   Continue reading

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Best Soup to Enjoy This Winter in Dallas

soup1by Steven Doyle

As the temperatures drop this weekend our need for soup rises and we have a few suggestions, a few you may not have been familiar with. We did a similar list last Winter, so check that out as well.

Enjoy our list as much as the soup!   Continue reading

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A Burger We Miss: Prince of Hamburgers


In the early 1920’s few people knew what a hamburger was. This is when Doug Prince discovered the hamburger for himself at the State Fair of Texas and decided to make it his life. He opened a small little “drive in” on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. A virtual one man show. He would come out to the car, take your order, return to the kitchen, prepare the food and deliver it back out to the car.

In 1932 he took a trip to Houston and decided that it was there that he would build his empire. He purchased a small Weber’s Root Beer stand on Main Street and quickly changed the Houston restaurant scene for years to come.   Continue reading


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Gino’s East Opens Thursday, November 19th in Dallas


The Gino’s East’s expansion across Texas is on schedule with five locations expected opening this yea. Dallas opens officially Thursday, November 19 at 2pm. ATX Brands Founder and CEO Doug Guller is bringing all the Chicago pizzeria’s signature dishes to the Texas locations, along with menu items created with a Texas spin. Guller, an Austin resident, owns the rights to all Texas locations of Gino’s East as well as venues such as Parish, Historic Scoot Inn, Güller Hall, and Schroeder Hall, among many other properties.

“Gino’s East is an icon in the Chicago pizza scene and we’re excited to bring the classic deep dish style to Texas,” says Guller. “As soon as I tasted Gino’s East, I knew it was a concept that would work great here. I am so excited that this is a dream that turned into a reality.”    Continue reading

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Texas Ale Project Announces Cans and Launch Party


Texas Ale Project announced that their ales are now available in cans and sold at local retail outlets. The canning effort is three months ahead of schedule and will initially offer two of the Dallas brewery’s best-selling beers.

Texas Ale Project launched Fire Ant Funeral Amber Ale and 50 FT Jackrabbit IPA, both in cans. The canned beers are available for purchase in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties through local retailers including Corner Stop, Goody Goody, Kroger, Market Street, Lakewood Medallion, Parkit Market, Payless Convenience (located across from the brewery), PK’s, Po-Go’s, Sigels Specs, Total Wine,Whole Foods and more. Check their website for drink for a map of locations.  Continue reading

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