Killer Molasses of 1919

Boston beware

by Steven Doyle

Boston has been the scene for many historic events including the Boston Tea Party, the start of the American Revolution, and Paul Revere’s famous ride. It is also the subject of the pop group The Standell’s tune Dirty Water that is a send up to the Charles River. But nothing is more heinous and at once more forgotten than the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Continue reading

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Eat Me: Do It Murph-Style Burger From OSK

burgerby Steven Doyle

Check and restaurateur Nick Badovinus is a busy guy these days. He is opening what appears to be a slew of restaurants including one in the Design District called Town Hearth, another where Spoon was located called Montlake Cut, and of course he is moving his fame burger stop Off-Site Kitchen to Trinity Groves where we will enjoy larger digs and longer hours.

For now, if you want to take a giant bite of the Do It Murph-Style burger (roasted jalapeno, smoked bacon relish, slice of American and secret sauce) you will need to be on the cusp of the Design District any day except Sunday around lunch time. For many that is a near impossibility. That will soon change. For now, you can lust after what we have here. We list this burger as the very best in Dallas, along with any other sane food writer in the Dallas area (and possibly the less sane as well). It is just that good.   Continue reading

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Meet Winemaker Michael Martini

by Steven Doyle

Several weeks ago we had a chance to sit with Michael Martini of Louis M. Martini Winery.  Martini chatted about the history and processes of his craft, giving us an excellent insight into what a day might look like for this third generation winemaker.

We asked Martini several questions, and in return we sat back and enjoyed nearly an hour of fantastic wine conversation.  Here are a few questions we asked Martini:    Continue reading

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The Midnight Rambler Psychedelic Experience

DSC07121by Steven Doyle

When seeking out a fantastic cocktail look no further than the subterranean bar just below the Joule in Dallas, the Midnight Rambler. Here you will find some unusual, albeit pretty terrific cocktails waiting your perusal. Cocktails with difficult names and unusual ingredients that will not only tantalize, but intrigue.

Consider the Night Marcher with Blanc Agricole Rhum, Green Chartreuse, 151 Demerara Rum, Ginger, Lime, Angostura Bitters, Exotic Spices, Nutmeg, Jasmine, and Aromatic Essence. Anything with a Green Charteuse will surely inspire.    Continue reading

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Exclusive: The Grove at Harwood Will Feature Bocce and Sand Volleyball

DSC07094by Steven Doyle

A fun, new venue is about to open at the property located just behind the studios of KERA. Think outdoorsy. Think volleyball, patios and beer. From the owners of such beautiful spaces as St Ann’s, and Mercat, you will soon be able to enjoy their latest – The Grove at Harwood.

In addition to a sand volleyball court, you may also enjoy bocce ball. There is mention of picnic tables and blankets sprawled out on the beautiful green lawn.   Continue reading

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A Lucky Adventure In Beer

luckby Ned Steel

I didn’t want to go.  I didn’t fancy myself as much of a “people person”.  I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I was anti-social or anything but talking to complete strangers about something, even if I was passionate about the subject, was a foreign concept to me.  But I had been asked by a friend to go.  Someone I respected.  Someone that was counting on me to make some new friends.

I drove past the small shop twice before realizing where it was, but that was probably in part because I was looking for a place called Stubby’s rather than what was written up on the marquee, “Texas Brewing Inc.”.  After gathering myself, I nervously made my way inside, looked around the small room filled with tables, beer, and people.  People with anxious eager faces.  I’m not sure what it was that made my switch turn on.  Maybe it was the looks on those faces… eager to please.  Maybe it was that they looked more nervous than I was.  Whatever it was, I felt comfortable in my own skin and caught the eye of one of the fellows in the corner.   Continue reading

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Malai Kitchen Expands Into Southlake

malaithaikitchen--3by Steven Doyle

After four successful years of serving modern Southeast Asian cuisine in Uptown, Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages are expanding to include a second location in Southlake’s Park Village, a premium shopping destination with a neighborhood atmosphere and a modern mix of restaurants and retailers.   Continue reading

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