by Brian Wall
Little Elm joined the ranks of the craft beer movement last weekend, June 14, when the first Brew and Que happened. While it was a little warm, there was a pleasant enough breeze off the lake and some shade in certain spots close enough to the bands to enjoy the day. The park offered adequate parking and volleyball courts for some exercise. A standard playground rounded it out for the parents that visited the fest.
The food at the fest was a great variety of barbeque, street tacos, Cajun and others. The only downside to the food vendors were the supplies on hand. A few vendors ran out of food only a few hours into the six hour fest. This can be expected from a first year event when the amount of attendees is underestimated. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tomorrow night beginning at 7 p.m., guests will grab a seat on the patio and enjoy three pints of Peticolas’ award-winning brews paired perfectly with a few southern favorites: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This weekend marked the 4th Annual Brew-B-Q event at Deep Ellum Brewing Company which featured a total take over of the brewery with crowds filing throughout the compound. Even with a pending downpour, fans of the Dallas brewery came out in record numbers to sample many of their seasonal favorites including the powerful 8.7% double IPA Dreamcrusher, and the Zwickel Tickle, a blonde lager. Continue reading
The day has come we’ve all been waiting for! – The day we wake up late, skip lunch and head over to Deep Ellum Brewing Co. to celebrate one of Texas’ biggest holidays of the year, Memorial Day Weekend.
The Skinny ~ 4th Annual Deep Ellum Brewing Company BREW-B-Q on Sunday May 25th from 5PM to 10PM with your favorite seasonal and limited release beers from the last 3 years with Whole Foods BBQ. We have local musicians, SUGARFOOTE & CO., THE O’S and featuring SHANE SMITH AND THE SAINTS in the Beer Garden on stage. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
What do you do with a chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy, worked at Spago, Abacus, Five Sixty and numerous other spots of similar caliber? Some might say have the chef move to McKinney and open a café that sells great burgers and beer. That is the case with chef Craig Brundege who operates Square Burger in McKinney.
Square Burger has been running strong for over four years offering their power-house line up of great burgers and daily specials that will often include fresh fish and pastas. But what drives us 30 miles up I75 to downtown McKinney from the inner-workings of Dallas are those haunting burgers. Continue reading
by Mike Marrero
Have you ever driven on Highway 114 to work or the airport and wonder, what is that giant modern building in the middle of a field near Northwest Highway that can probably be seen from space? That my friend is the 275,000 square foot Irving Convention Center. On Saturday May 10th, it was host to the North Texas Beer and Wine Festival.
The mission statement for The North Texas Beer and Wine Festival, “Educate people about craft beers in a responsible and ethical manner, promote craft beer culture and craft brewers, and recognize excellence in the industry.” They accomplished their mission. Continue reading