by Mandy Davis
Chopshop Sports Garage on Midway Rd. in Carrollton is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a big block party. What’s more “’America” than BBQ, ZZ Top tributes and fireworks? Uh, nothing.
Today DJ Rev spins from 4-9 p.m. to get your red, white and blue blood pumping. Then, watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks Show from the Chopshop parking lot — it’s bring-your-own chairs and blankets. After the fireworks, continue the birthday party good enough for ‘Merica with ZZ Top-inspired tunes from tribute band Trio Grande. Continue reading
Fork It Over Restaurants will open its newest concept, Ida Claire, an eclectic and unconventional new restaurant that will marry southern classics with influences from around the globe, next month at 5001 Belt Line in Addison.
Ida Claire’s menu will showcase traditional southern dishes, served in an untraditional way with subtle global influences. Blackened Sea Trout will feature ras al hanout, a spice mix from North Africa heavily used in Moroccan cuisine, while the Cast Iron Okra is finished with ponzu, a citrus-based sauce from Japan. A feature item on Ida Claire’s menu will be the biscuit sandwiches, where ingredients are served on top of an enormous buttermilk biscuit. The menu will also boast a selection of sweet treats like the Front Porch Cake, a combination of sweet tea cake, honey mint buttercream and lemon meringue. Continue reading
They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and never is that more true than when Addison, Texas hosts its legendary Addison Kaboom Town! fireworks display. While Addison is home to 19,000 residents, every July 3rd a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate America’s Independence in a style that is uniquely Addison. The celebration is city-wide, with a fantastic party in Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 170+ restaurants and the incredible Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town. Continue reading
Fork & Cork, May 15 & 16 is a unique and innovative destination that introduces the culinary minded to local celebrated chefs, assorted breweries, wineries and spirit makers. An authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that satisfies the epicurious, Fork & Cork is an interactive festival that serves up tasteful artist demonstrations and live Music, as well as tasty dishes. It’s casual, yet sophisticated. Busy, yet intimate. Personal, yet communal.
Special Crave discount tickets may be purchased online. through May 15, 2015 at noon. Limited quantities available. Please print your e-tickets ahead of time and have them ready for display to expedite the entry process. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate pending availability. Continue reading
Taqueria La Ventana, the funky taqueria concept offering everyday Mexican street food which currently has a successful downtown Dallas location, has announced it will be expanding in 2015 with two new locations. Specific dates for the openings will be released in the near future.
Taqueria La Ventana has recently signed a lease at the Dallas Farmers Market in The Market, in the heart of downtown Dallas. Scheduled to open in early summer 2015, the restaurant will offer 21 indoor seats as well as 28 seats on the outdoor patio. It will be one of the four anchor restaurants in The Market, which will also offer additional seating in a common dining area. Approximately 20 to 25 employees will be hired for this new location.
In addition, Addison will soon welcome Taqueria La Ventana to 4180 Beltline Road. The 2,344 square foot restaurant and bar will seat 60 guests while the 945 square foot al fresco patio will offer seating for 32 diners. It will share the real estate site with a sister Firebird Restaurant Group concept, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar. The company will hire between 30 to 35 employees for the Addison site. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Your wait is over, my friends. Enjoy a taste of Chicago right here in Dallas. Al’s Beef opened their doors in Addison at 10:30am today. Find this place at 5000 Belt Line Road. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Back 9 in Addison closed shop for a few days to give the bar and grill a fresh coat of paint, and do a little remodeling. You will find the new space more inviting, and the food a little more inventive. For those that travel to some of Addison’s hot spots and are not especially fond of the smoke, you will also find that the Back 9 has taken some measures to improved that situation as well, with added ventilation and a non-smoking area. In the next few days you will also some new furnishings that were held up by the snow storms in the East.
We checked in to the Back 9 to plow through some of the new menu, and enjoy an old favorite that is a bit over the top. The Friday Burger is definitely wacky with its juicy half pound patty, topped with bacon, fresh jalapenos, fries, cheese sticks and a fried egg for good measure. It is not for everyone, but for those that love a good challenge, this burger is for you. We asked one of the staff to help us eat the burger and it was actually larger than her head. Continue reading