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Industry Alley Soft Opens This Sunday

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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

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Eat Me: Shrimp and Grits at Standard Pour

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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

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Your Comprehensive Guide To the 2015 Addison Cork & Fork May 15-16

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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

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The Midnight Rambler Psychedelic Experience

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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

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Eat Me: Victor Tango’s Lamb Lollipops

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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

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Speed-Bartending Competition, Raising Funds for Breast Cancer Charities

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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

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The Truck Yard Is Staying Warm This Season With A Few Hot Cocktails

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The Truck Yard is introducing two hot cocktails for the winter season. Each comes courtesy of the 86 Co. First up, they’ve got the Bishop Punch made with mulled wine, Cana Brava Rum and Grand Marnier. And then there’s the Ancho Cocoa, made with Abuelita, Tequila Cabeza and Ancho Reyes. The drinks will be available for only six bucks.  Continue reading

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