Beer Team

beerby Jordan Burke

As a bartender in this ever expanding and exciting craft beer industry I have had the privilege, and sometimes daunting, task to get to figure out just what the customer wants. I want to talk about how “we” (you and I) as a “team” come up with this decision and some helpful tips to try and avoid when making a selection.
I personally have no problem with you tasting a couple different beers before you dive into your next pint. That being said, it is not okay to try every beer and take 20 plus minutes in deciding. Sure, if you’re the only one at the bar and you want to take your time that’s one thing but we’re in a craft beer explosion right now, and I’m rarely standing behind an empty bar so expect some neighbors when you saddle up to mine. Drinking beer is meant to be fun not a stress filled evening of second guessing yourself and me on what you want to drink.   Continue reading

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Coal Vines and the Biergarten on Lamar Scheduled to Open Aug 10

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Construction began last week on two restaurant concepts going into the new eatery space outside the entrance to the Omni Dallas Hotel. Both restaurants – Coal Vines and the all-new Biergarten on Lamar – were conceived and are owned by Dallas restaurateur Joseph Palladino.

Coal Vines is a pizza and wine bar concept known for its New York-style pizzas, salads, pastas, entrée specials and desserts. It offers an extensive selection of stellar wines by the bottle or glass. The Omni location will be its fourth in DFW.   Continue reading

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2015 Restaurant Week Reservation Day is July 13th

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Let the countdown begin for North Texas’ hottest summer dining event, the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week. The official list of participating restaurants will be unveiled on Reservation Day, Monday, July 13, and diners may begin booking August reservations at more than 125 restaurants. DFW Restaurant Week supports the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Lena Pope in Fort Worth, with proceeds raised from participating restaurants benefiting local children and families in need.  The campaign will launch with the First Course: DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party at a stylish new location, Sixty Five Hundred, on Aug. 6, with tickets available starting that day.

“We’re excited for the best DFW Restaurant Week yet, with newly restructured features like the Cadillac Lunch Experience and numerous opportunities for diners to support our single largest fundraiser,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO, North Texas Food Bank. “Each dollar we receive from a purchased meal provides three meals for hungry North Texans.”   Continue reading

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Sugar Skull Cafe Has Bad Ass Tacos In Trinity Groves

sopeby Steven Doyle

We spent some time visiting some of the Trinity Groves hot spots this weekend including the new Sugar Skull Cafe. This is a fast casual restaurant that rests at the end of the East aisle in  the front of the complex next to the very popular Resto Gastro Bistro. Sugar Skull offers a nice line up of tacos, breakfast items, and sides such as fundido, elotes and churros.   Continue reading

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Tortas, and Tacos and Gorditas at Torteria Insurgentes

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In that ever vigilant search for the perfect taco, gordita or torta, we stumbled across a gem that will have you excited. Brush up on your Spanish before making an entrance, it could prove vital. Regardless, the employees at Torteria Insurgentes located at 3701 W Northwest Highway near Bachman Lake will have plenty to offer starting with breakfast at 8am, and on into the evening as they close at 10pm.    Continue reading

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Sushi Sam in Southlake Won Me Over

image1by Judy Chamberlain

All sushi is not created equal. Just compare what you get at Nobu, Tei An, Tei Tei Robata and the like with the standard fare one nearly always encounters in lesser-priced surroundings. And that revelation isn’t limited to suburban outposts of “hip” chains flourishing with the common goal of serving Grade C sushi at Grade B prices.

While Grade B is a good thing when it comes to unfiltered maple syrup, it’s not going to cut the wasabi with a real sushi snob, nor is Grade C. One will find plenty of both out there.  Continue reading

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Uptown Dallas Whole Foods Opens Aug 12

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Whole Foods Market in Uptown Dallas will open its doors for business Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:00AM as the only grocer in the metroplex located in a vertically integrated, mixed-use development.  The store is 38,000 square feet and, like all Whole Foods Market stores, will have its own unique design and product selection specific to its neighborhood and community.    Continue reading

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