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So&So’s Sneak Preview Weekend April 18-20

soby Steven Doyle

We have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the latest from the minds behind Standard Pour on McKinney. So&So’s is not quite ready to fully swing open the doors, but invite you to stop by this weekend for a look see, and to help celebrate owner Brandon Hays’ birthday in grand fashion, and we have the details.   Continue reading

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Henderson Tap House Has A Great Selection Of Beers And Bites

DSC00411by Steven Doyle

The month old Henderson Tap House is serving up a huge menu in a very tiny space of a kitchen.The kitchen is outfitted with a wood burning oven, so the pizzas they offer come out bubbly hot and crisp. There is a large variety of soups, sandwiches and salads, as well as a pretty spectacular prime rib and potato nacho dish that has shaved prime rib, housemade potato chips, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and bleu cheese crumbles.    Continue reading

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Club Schmitz WILL Be Closing May 31 *Updated

2014-02-06 13.32.35by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

For the past month we have been fielding rumors that Club Schmitz would be closing this summer. In a panic we sent ace photographer Robert Bostick out for a photo shoot a few weeks ago. We both have been getting mixed stories, so we chose not to run with anything at that time. Today, Robert Wilonsky at the Dallas Morning News came up with his version of the story that points to a large possibility that Schmitz has seen its final year.     Continue reading


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50 Year Old Inwood Tavern Has Been Sold

inwoodby Steven Doyle

It seems it was just a few short years ago that Tom and Lisa Georgalis bought the Inwood Tavern. It was a legendary 46 years old at the time. The tiny neighborhood tavern is located near the corner of Inwood and Lovers in Dallas, directly next to Shinsei. Today Lisa Georgalis sent me word that the couple sold the bar, now 50 years old, to Len Critcher.

Critcher has been described as a serial entrepreneur, with his first success in the start up eCarList in 2006 which he eventually sold for $48mm. Critcher is a recognized authority in online inventory management and is currently serving as CEO at OrderMyGear.    Continue reading

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Blind Butcher To Serve Food Starting Feb 6

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle   photos by Joy Zhang

I have been eagerly awaiting the full-on opening of Blind Butcher on Lowest Greenville for some time now. The smallish bar located in the newly revitalized section of Greenville that brings us such illustrious offerings as the Truck Yard, Trader Joes, Nora, Dude Sweet Chocolate and HG Sply, Blind Butcher will be offering something unique for the area. Actually, unique for Dallas and is highly anticipated. From the fellows that brought us the over-the-top brew and burger bar, Goodfriend, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling have joined forces with Oliver Sitrin, Ryan Chaney and Tony Bricker to bring us an interesting bar serving some tasty brews and cocktails, with the addition of a fine dining element without all the trappings of white table cloth wrapped tables and persnickety sommeliers.    Continue reading

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The Fairmont Has a Coming Out Party

New Pyramid Bar 2by Andrew Chalk

After what seems like an interminable silence, the Fairmont Dallas invited the media to come and see all the new things that they have. On the inorganic side, a $10m renovation has seen the rooms upgraded and the Pyramid Bar given a makeover. On the organic side, Leigh Mills has arrived from Sous Chef at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri (a property which has been recognized with accolades from numerous publications including Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler).as Chef de Cuisine and Eric Burrell, from the Ritz-Carlton organization, as pastry chef. Both have a good chance to make a big impression on the city with The Fairmont – Dallas as their platform. After all, that is what André Natera did.    Continue reading

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