Officially kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 14, the fifth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) will be held in downtown San Antonio, offering a cocktail experience unlike any other, and tickets are now on sale. Named one of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodor’s Travel, the unique experience includes parties, seminars, tastings, and this year’s signature cocktail, Beso de Agave—a refreshing mix featuring Milagro Reposado, Montelobos mescal, Ancho Reyes.
All of San Antonio Cocktail Conference events are designed to allow locals and visitors alike to experience the latest in craft cocktails and enjoy knowledge from top industry experts while at the same time, contributing to a great cause this holiday season. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you have been anticipating the opening of Industry Alley, that wait is over. Last week owner Charlie Papaceno received his official certificate of occupancy from the City of Dallas, the last of the legal hoops one needs to jump through when opening a bar or restaurant. Papeceno told craveDFW that he will open his doors this Sunday through Wednesday from 4pm to 2am as a soft opening to put his fresh staff to the test. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Some may mistakenly thing that a super bar like The Standard Pour might be lacking in the area of the food menu. That has never been the case, even since its early inception. In the past year with the new menus introduced by chef Cody Sharp dining at this now famous Dallas bar has reached heights unknown to any bar in town, and certainly rivals that of most restaurants. 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
by Steven Doyle
When seeking out a fantastic cocktail look no further than the subterranean bar just below the Joule in Dallas, the Midnight Rambler. Here you will find some unusual, albeit pretty terrific cocktails waiting your perusal. Cocktails with difficult names and unusual ingredients that will not only tantalize, but intrigue.
Consider the Night Marcher with Blanc Agricole Rhum, Green Chartreuse, 151 Demerara Rum, Ginger, Lime, Angostura Bitters, Exotic Spices, Nutmeg, Jasmine, and Aromatic Essence. Anything with a Green Charteuse will surely inspire. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Victor Tango is located on Henderson Avenue, and has always been synonymous with amazing cocktails. Look no further than the gallon-sized punch bowl that feeds 5 to 10 of your closest friends. You will most likely want to chow on some very good bar bites, and what is better than a humongous plate of extremely meaty lamb lollipops. Set on a parsnip puree and drizzled with a yummy mustard balsamic, the plate is large enough to share, or to make a meal for one. Continue reading
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the Texas return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. Expect fast-paced action, free-flowing cocktails and a rocking good time. In 2015, the tour will expand globally to Canada and France and continue efforts in the U.K., making Speed Rack the one and only all-female, international bartending competition.
Contestants will compete in timed heats to make rounds of cocktails, culled from a list of 50 accepted industry-standard classic recipes, in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of excited viewers. Judges rate each drink based on prep time and accuracy. The judging panel at Speed Rack Dallas will feature such leading cocktail-world luminaries as: Chris Bostick (owner of Half Step Austin), Alba Huerta (owner and head bartender Julep Houston), Matt McCallister (executive chef and owner of FT33 and 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef), and Chad Solomon (owner of Midnight Rambler). The evening will be emceed by Pernod Ricard’s Chris Patino and Texas’s Adam Pickrell with DJ the night away. Continue reading