Can you believe it is almost time once again for Addison’s Oktoberfest? The big event takes place September 18-24, 2014, and you will not want to miss even one of the many events. We already published the Ultimate Guide for this year’s fun, but each year we always have some sort of contest to get you all excited. This year is no different. Continue reading
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Named one of the country’s most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations by Forbes and USA Today, Addison Oktoberfest features four days of family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special “Oktoberfest” Paulaner Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children’s entertainment and activities and a 5K run and 1 mile fun run benefiting Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
For guests who visit Munich’s famed Oktoberfest, the ticket to have is in the VIP balconies of the 14 bier tents at the festival. At Addison Oktoberfest, the massive 30,000 square foot Schloss Addison tent has a similar opportunity. Noted chef and restaurateur Richard Chamberlain will host Chamberlain’s Brau Haus, a full-service restaurant overlooking the Addison Oktoberfest busy dance floor. Continue reading
Snuggled away between Farmers Branch and Addison, lies a very cool bar and grill – Addison Ice House. I just recently had the pleasure of meeting the staff for Addison Ice House, and after speaking with bartender Ricardo, he suggested I try ‘The Ice House’ burger. Let me be the first to tell you that among all the burgers I’ve had in the last couple of months and really had some bite in it.
The Ice House Burger is comprised of a half pound beef patty, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, jalapeno ranch and the kicker – fried jalapenos, all sandwiched between a tasty bun. Chef Troy Tickle came from Chop House Burger in Arlington said that his Ice House Burger is their best seller. There was no disagreement on my behalf. The smokiness from the beef patty and the tanginess from the fried jalapenos complimented each other very well.
by Alex “Moose” Perez photos by Robert Bostick
Plucker’s Wing Bar in Addison had their 2nd Annual Chicken Wing Eating Competition last Thursday. From the turnout, it was a huge success for the establishment. It helped that The Ticket was doing a revolving live feed with different guests. Also on hand were The Ticket sport girls who were handing out tons of prizes to guests. The eating competition was to be the last event for Plucker’s. There were several familiar faces within the local amateur eating field. Continue reading
by Alex “Moose” Perez
Many have said before, “If there was a chicken wing eating competition, I’d do it in a heartbeat!”. The chicken wing gods have heard your outcry and have answered. Pluckers in Addison is having their 2nd Annual Pluckers Wing Bowl on May 29th for those that dare to get pluckered with wings.
The preliminary is to qualify at any Pluckers in the DFW area by eating 10 wings in less than 3 minutes before May 28th. You’re guaranteed to compete on May 29th once you’ve qualified for a chance to win 15 tickets to a Texas Rangers game suite with an all you drink & eat buffet for you and your friends. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Addison has always been associated with its long list of restaurants, and for good reason. With more than 170 restaurants in just 4.3 square miles, Addison, Texas is one of the most unique culinary destinations in the U.S. The inaugural Fork & Cork 2014 spotlights the culinary diversity found among Addison’s chef-driven establishments as well as celebrating guest chefs from some of DFW’s hottest restaurants. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Table 13 is located at Belt Line and Inwood Road in the restaurant mecca of Addison. Consider Table 13 a throwback to the stylized Vegas days when the Rat Pack ruled, and the order of the day was a strong drink and a steak.
“This unique concept is the result of many late night brainstorming sessions and a lot of careful planning,” said restaurateur Mike McRae, whose vision for Table 13 grabbed the attention of Gabe Nicolella, longtime business partner. Together, McRae and Nicolella have more than 70 years combined experienced in the industry, successfully operating upscale establishments like Daddy’s Money, e’lan, Nostomo, Rio Room and Studebakers. Continue reading