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Braindead Brewing Hosting Chef’s Beer Dinner Monday, Aug 17th

braindeadby Steven Doyle

Braindead Brewing is  hosting a special collaboration dinner Monday, August 17th featuring Braindead’s chef David Pena and Lucia exec sous Justin Holt. The chefs plan on six courses, each uniquely paired with superior brews all from a 200 mile radius of Dallas.

Large format offerings from Jester King Brewery and Prairie Artisanal Ales coupled with the premiere of two Braindead Brewing’s own Brettanomyces Fermentation will make this a special evening to remember.

Braindead is a community bar and brewery, that focuses on housemade beer and completely from scratch cooking in a relaxed Deep Ellum vibe. In craft brewing culture, Collaborations between breweries is commonplace.  Continue reading

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Mama Fayes BBQ in Deep Ellum Closed and Relocating

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I recall my first Mama Faye experience in Deep Ellum. The family had a smoker set up in front of what is now Twenty-Seven on Elm Street. It was late at night and there were ribs and sausages to be had.  Continue reading


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The Free Man is Now Serving Weekend Brunch

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When you think of the Free Man in Deep Ellum images of some of the very best in Cajun fare come to mind including their gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. The music is pretty top notch as well, with multiple bands playing each night with absolutely zero cover charge. That leaves more  spending cash for the food and sturdy cocktails.

Last week the Free Man introduced a brunch which is a delightful change of pace from your average Dallas brunch fare.   Continue reading

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Carnival Barker Goes Mobile

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We shared the very sad news that Carnival Barkers lost their lease at the Truck Yard and will cease operations there in September. Read all about that here. But in the same story owner Aaron Barker stated that he had plans to go mobile with a push cart and will be wielding his way through the eastern section of Dallas. That idea has come to fruition.

Look for Carnival Barkers to make their way through Deep Ellum this weekend with the city approved food cart. For those near Oak Cliff, Barker has his new flagship shop located at  345 West Jefferson. You can still find the tiny shop at the entrance of the Truck Yard still serving until September 14th. It will be a scorching hot weekend and hand churned ice cream awaits!

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Texas Tapas Opens in Deep Ellum


Russell Hobbs, owner of two legendary Deep Ellum venues, The Door and The Prophet Bar, is proud to announce the recent soft opening of a brand new tapas restaurant
concept in the heart of the neighborhood called Texas Tapas. The restaurant and bar offers a unique blend of tapas with a Texas twist in a casual dining atmosphere and is open for dinner on Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Jaime Corona, who formerly served as Chef at The Place at Perry’s, has been appointed as Head Chef and brings years of expertise from the modern steakhouse to Texas Tapas’ wide array of elevated Southern and eclectic dishes. The new restaurant is now open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Texas Tapas is located at 2511 Main Street.  Continue reading

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On Premise Opened This Week In Deep Ellum

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Chef Brian Zenner has opened another bar/restaurant in what will be a string of casual concepts in and around the downtown Dallas area. On Premise opened in  Deep Ellum this week in the former Lemongrass location at 2711 Elm. Zenner hired his former Oak sous chef, Ann Marie Romero, as the On Premise executive chef. Romero also worked with Zenner at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.

“The menu is Ann Marie’s and my take on global soul and street food. We wanted a hip take on bar food. Call it tapas or snacks or whatever, but we want to be a neighborhood fixture,” said Zenner.   Continue reading

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On Premise in Deep Ellum Opening Soon

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Chef Brian Zenner has been developing the menu at the next bar to open for the Buffalo and Hare group, which will be On Premise opening soon in Deep Ellum at the former Lemongrass location at 2711 Elm. Zenner will take advantage of the woks and offer Asian street food, which is certainly a popular offering this year. Zenner hired his former Oak sous chef, Ann Marie Romero, who also worked with him at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.   Continue reading

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