by Steven Doyle
After 24 years of continuous operation Phil Lietch is closing the Across The Street Bar located at 5625 SMU Boulevard in Dallas. The crowded bar features live music with a historic past that includes Bowling for Soup, Jibe, and Trippin Daisy, along with many locals such as the Eli Young Band.
Across The Street Bar has served as a staple for SMU students and anyone looking for cold, cheap beer and great bands. Continue reading
By Steven Doyle
When Mike Leatherwood opened his first Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke in Dallas he wasn’t looking at operating a breastaurant, but somehow along the way he was lumped into that category. He had an all female waitstaff wearing skimpy clothing, so technically that would throw him into the company of Hooters. Interesting enough, the gimmick was to be temporary while he perfected the Addison-based business. More recently Leatherwood re-engineered the uniforms to be more tailored and less revealing. What is left is some really good barbecue, hand-made the old fashioned way.
On a recent visit we learned that training was supreme importance for Leatherwood, and has a two day program where he empowers employees through his personal life coach. It is this treatment that nets a amiable employee and extremely low turn over.
Then there is the barbecue. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We received word very late Friday afternoon about another new concept working its way into Trinity Groves. Luck will be craft beer inspired kitchen, and is owned by Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pittman and Ned Steel. The threesome plan to open early summer as more restaurants in Trinity Groves will be rolling out new concepts in stages.
Luck will feature American regional cuisine and promote breweries within a 50 mile radius. They will not be serving beer in cans or bottles, strictly brews from their 40 taps. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo courtesy of Nicholas McWhirter/ Meat Fight
Deep Ellum Brewing Company is always on the move. You have to love the guys for their sheer enthusiasm and love for all things beer, and this week they celebrate in high fashion with their first ten tap take over at Jack Mac’s Swill and Grill located at 19009 Preston Road in Dallas.
Jack’s has an impressive burger and you may need to try one if you plan on tackling all ten taps of the Deep Ellum brews. Let’s review what they have in store for us at Jack’s. Continue reading
by Nicholas Bostick photos by Robert Bostick
As far as Dallas-area bars are concerned The Londoner is a decided staple, and with a brand new location on the Lower Greenville strip its legacy is cemented. This past Saturday night the bar was filled with the sound of Beatles cover band A Hard Day’s Night and cheers from spectators watching sports on big screen T.V.’s scattered about the place. Succulent Scottish eggs and other pub fare where delivered by the coconscious staff and bar expected at any of the five locations the Londoner has around Dallas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Recently the guys at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House updated their menu adding new starters, sandwiches and burgers. The fresh new take on the elevated bar food has not gone unnoticed and the items we have sampled were incredible.
Chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare, who are actually owners of the neighboring Good 2 Go Taco, are the geniuses behind the food at Goodfriend. It is in their kitchen all the food is created and passed through to the wait staff for delivery. This symbiosis is genius and we all benefit from the skills of the chefs. Continue reading