by Steven Doyle
Last week for five days San Antonio rolled out their finest red carpet to host their fourth annual Cocktail Conference, one that was well attended by the best bartenders not only in Texas, but from across the country, and beyond. Like its bigger brother in New Orleans, the annual Tales of the Cocktail, there are plenty of cocktails consumed while attended he various events. Those events include both industry and public fetes, all festooned with a variety of spirits, brews and even wine – all with glamour and sometimes a hint of kitsch.
For some attendees it was a time to hone their craft, for others it was about the exchange of thought and trends in the industry. For the public, it was high moments of revelry and a chance to celebrate all things cocktail. All this which raised awareness and plenty of cash for Houston Street Charities, a non-profit set up by restaurateur Mark Bohanan, owner of the premium steakhouse in San Antonio, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I reached out to Brooke Humphries (owner of Mudsmith, Barcadia, and It’ll Do) about her new burger resto, Pints & Quarts that will be located on the southwest corner of Ross and Greenville Avnue. This is a tiny building that formerly hosted a small tire shop.
If you drive by the corner you can see that construction has begun on the building, and Humphries is looking at mid April to open this burger stop that will have a “vintage gas station vibe”. Humphries said, “it will be as period correct as we can get it. You know I love that.” Look for solid fast casual burgers, flat top dogs with a good all-in price point below $10. Continue reading
Back by popular demand is North Texas’s largest event dedicated to all things food — and this time, it’s even cooler. Taste of Dallas is back this summer, now June 12-14th, to satisfy the thousands of hungry tasters who love to stroll Dallas’s Fair Park and taste from restaurants all over North Texas.
“The foodies demanded it, and we delivered,” said Billy McEntee, owner of Taste of Dallas. “This year, the tastings will be hotter than the weather, and sure to spice up an already fun-filled weekend at Taste of Dallas.”
Taste of Dallas is home to some of the best brisket, ribs, and chicken BBQ in the region. In true Taste of Dallas style, the event’s participating BBQ pitmasters will battle it out over three days in the $25,000 BBQ Battle Royale to see who is the king of the BBQ ring. You won’t want to miss this. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There is a wave of new restaurants hitting the shores of Dallas very soon, and some of them will feature that iconic American classic, the grilled cheese sandwich. Sure, at first glance this looks like snow day kitchen fare, something you would make when you are too lazy to even shower, but for one new restaurant in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff they have elevated this primo sandwich to new heights. Enter the Dallas Grilled Cheese Company. Continue reading
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW announces today that the fourth location of the Alamo Drafthouse in North Texas is in the Denton County Town of Little Elm. Alamo Drafthouse Little Elm will open in the first quarter of 2016. The theater plans to open in the newly developing, Main Marketplace at the northwest corner of Main Street and FM 423.
“Stepping into Denton County and being a part of the massive growth happening in Little Elm is very exciting. Additionally having an Alamo closer to UNT and TWU as well as landing in the same city with another great Austin-centric brand, Hula Hut, makes this the perfect combination. We can’t wait to open our doors to the community and put on Alamo-sized movies and events in Little Elm,” said Bill DiGaetano, COO/Owner Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When you title your restaurant betterBURGER you are tossing down a gauntlet in a city that is obsessed with their beef. In the past year dozens of burger joints both gourmet and otherwise have opened their doors. It has been a fairly safe bet in the Dallas restaurant industry that burgers sell.
I met one of the owners, Vincent Vitalis, who was more than enthusiastic to chat up anyone who happened into his clean, tidy shop located on Lemmon just west of Inwood road. Vitalis is not necessarily new to the restaurant business. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs that successfully run local stops such as the Original Market Diner on Harry Hines (think best breakfast and incredible pie) as well as Circle Grill in East Dallas (chicken fried steak and other home cooking fare). Continue reading
Remedy, a neighborhood restaurant/bar created by Elias Pope that recently opened for dinner-only on Friday, January 2nd, is adding lunch service beginning today. Lunch will be served daily from 11am to 2:30pm, with an abbreviated afternoon menu served from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. Pope says, “ “The lunch menu came first when we were developing the concept. We knew right off the bat that we wanted lunch to feel very different than dinner. We also wanted to serve a simple killer brunch everyday. We focused on everything from the soundtrack, the lighting, to the placemat menus and the way the bar was designed to achieve our goal. Continue reading