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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Features Texas Craft Beers at an Exclusive Fall Beer Dinner

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Do local Texas craft beers match up to or even surpass the classic beer styles of the world? Guests will have the opportunity to answer this question on the evening of Friday, October 24 at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse during the “Texas vs. the World” Beer Dinner as they sample local favorites and compare them to national and international brews. Special guest Melissa Monosoff, Beer expert and Master Sommelier, will guide guests through this epic showdown between the Lone Star State and the rest of the world.   Continue reading

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National HopChef Competition 1st Time in Dallas Nov 3rd

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Brewery Ommegang brings its national food and beer pairing competition – HopChef – for the first time to Dallas on November 3rd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at 3015 at Trinity Groves. HopChef competitions, which have been wildly popular in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Washington DC. for the last several years, is part of the Ommegang’s Great Beer Deserves Great Food program – a national initiative dedicated to the idea that fine beer deserves its rightful place at the table with fine foods.

HopChef Dallas, the kick-off event for 2014 North Texas Beer Week, will bring together Dallas’s top beer-forward chefs under one roof to pair dishes with a variety of Ommegang’s ales and compete for the title of HopChef Dallas 2014. Six beer-forward restaurants and their chefs were selected to participate: Blind Butcher (Oliver Sitrin), Common Table (Rodman Shields), Libertine (Ashley Yancey), Meddlesome Moth (David McMillan), FM Smokehouse (Rick Stewart) and Whiskey Cake (Stan Rodrigues).   Continue reading

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Smoked Dallas Was A Finger Licking Good Success

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It was a busy weekend for those hunting down some great bites and drinks. The first run of the Smoked Dallas Festival was no exception. There were plenty of the heavy hitters of BBQ weighing in with samples of rib, brisket, pulled pork and so much more. The long list included Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas) and their cousins, Schmidt’s Family (Bee Cave), Black’s (Lockhart), Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth) Louie Mueller’s (Everman), and more.

In addition to the traditional BBQ haunts you would have found a few traditional restaurants including Kent Rathbun from Dallas and the underground sensation Frank who were both offering some tasty treats. Also on hand  were the folks from Cafe Momentum, who were also the beneficiary of some of the day’s take from ticket sales.   Continue reading

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Yard House Opening In Addison Oct 29

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Yard House, known for its extensive draft beer offering, will open in Addison on October 29. Located at Village on the Parkway, Yard House will bring approximately 200 new jobs to the area along with 130 draft beer selections.

“North Dallas is a great market for Yard House,” said Craig Carlyle, president of Yard House. “We chose Village on the Parkway because of the strong mix of retail, dining and entertainment options. We look forward to introducing Yard House’s distinctive beer and food offerings to Addison.”   Continue reading

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A Plethora of Beer Events to Choose From

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The good people who own Flying Saucer and Bird Cafe have plenty of nifty brew events on the near horizon. We have a list so you may make plans accordingly. Also note that both Bird Café and all DFW Saucers will host world-renowned beer expert and author, Stephen Beaumont for a series of locally focused tastings and book signings of his new book “Pocket Beer Guide 2015: The World’s Best Craft and Traditional Beers,” during the first week of October. For all Flying Saucer events check out their website for more detailsContinue reading

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The 2014 Ultimate Guide To Addison’s Oktoberfest

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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

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First Look: Scotch and Sausage

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The latest restaurant to open with quick public approval is Scotch and Sausage. With a name like that you best have plenty of both, and they do. Look for 20  hand crafted sausages and over 100 choices for scotch. Add a few extras such as their insanely good triple cooked fries and scotch eggs, and you have a recipe for delicious.

The menu offers over 20 varieties of local and house-made sausage sandwiches (including several vegan, pork free and gluten free options) featuring beef, chicken, venison, quail, antelope and more, and all sausages are priced $8 and below. They are all-natural, small batch production with no by products. The sausages not made in house are produced locally at Kuby’s using the Scotch and Sausage recipes.    Continue reading

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