We Celebrated Hitchcock’s 116th Birthday at Henry’s Majestic

hitch1by Steven Doyle

Alfred Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense and over the course of his 50-year career fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. Henry’s Majestic recently paid tribute to the Master on what would have been his 116th birthday with a 4-course dinner and we were there to capture the fun and games both executive chef Roe DiLeo and Alex Fletcher, Beverage Director had in store for the group that assembled for both tastes of film-paired food and cocktails.   Continue reading

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Drinking Games for Pros

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Drinking games are an awesome way to spend some good quality time with family and friends. I’ve got a few off-the-cuff games that my friends and I play on the regular. Each one with difficulty and added strategy. These games are not all necessarily drinking games but with a little bit of an imagination and creative thinking they become a whole new level of fun and entertainment.

The first and easiest of the three is an actual real sport, bowling. That’s right bowling, dude, the sport of kings. It’s really the only sport, outside of golf, where the more I drink the better I seem to get. Or at least I feel like I do better, under the influence. The game here is loser buys the drinks consumed by all party members within the time of the ten frame game. You would be surprised how many beers you could slam in a single game, especially when you know you are going to win.   Continue reading

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Hofmann Hots Relocating

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Hofmann Hots, the restaurant located at 340 Singleton Boulevard, is closing on Wednesday, August 19th for relocation and remodeling. Hofmann Hots first opened its doors in 2013 with its original concept location. The restaurant is located in Trinity Groves, a restaurant incubator in West Dallas. The relocation is prompted by a Trinity Groves’ residential development in the spot, which Hots currently occupies.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Hatch Burger From Swiss Pastry Shop

hatchby Steven Doyle

It’s that time of year again when everything is kicked up with Hatch peppers. It is almost like a holiday filled with pageantry, gifts and special surprises. Take the Hatchiest Chili Cheeseburger: Wagyu beef, Hatch Wagyu Chili con carne, and Hatch chile queso blanco from the Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth. That bun you see depicted here is also baked in house for ultimate freshness.  Continue reading

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Pin Drop Disco and Strauss Square Uncovered

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AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today two original concert experiences for North Texas, both of which support local artists and engage audiences through unique, low-cost performances.

Pin Drop Disco, powered by Silent Events, is an outdoor concert that delivers live, local DJs to partygoers via headphones. From the outside, the scene is so quiet you could hear a pin drop… but each partygoer can listen to the mixes of dynamic Dallas DJs as loudly or softly as they want in a personal headset, provided by the Center. On September 18, 2015 at 8 p.m., the featured artist DJ Spinderella will headline, with contributions from DJ emptycylinder, Wanz Dover and Zhora’s Taylor Rea who will play simultaneously on different channels, allowing listeners to tune into one or all, depending on tastes.   Continue reading

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Uptown Pawn Opening in September

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Hot on the heels of TBD, today District Entertainment Group announces their latest venture: Uptown Pawn. Slated to open in September, this exciting new concept will inhabit the old Belly & Trumpet space on McKinney Avenue, giving District Entertainment Group two bars on the hottest nightlife strip in the city.

Uptown Pawn’s unique concept will fuse the fun, whimsical nature of a pawn shop with the hospitality of a bar and restaurant. The space features comfortable seating and a mix of high-top and low-top tables, with a section dedicated to bottle service for those patrons who desire something a bit more exclusive. The menu is focused on well-made, classic bar food like burgers and wings. The drinks menu will feature an array of beer, wine, Champagne and cocktails, including the signature Lunch Box drink, which is beer topped with orange juice and accented by a shot of amaretto dropped into the glass. And the patio will accommodate al fresco dining and drinking as they welcome the onset of fall.  Continue reading

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The State Fair of Texas Announces Finalists for the 2015 Big Tex Choice Awards

Big-Texby Steven Doyle

Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards.

A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative.  Continue reading

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