Summer is right around the corner, which means “Sunday Funday” will be in full swing, and what better way to enjoy a long day by the pool with family and friends than with a delicious DFW craft beer in your hand? I’m a hop head myself, and it doesn’t take much for me to catch that buzz we all seek on our days off, which is why the new craze of session IPA’s have been my go-to recently. Thanks to this style’s low alcohol percentage, we can all get our hop fix on and not have to throw in the towel after enjoying a few. Continue reading
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I didn’t want to go. I didn’t fancy myself as much of a “people person”. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I was anti-social or anything but talking to complete strangers about something, even if I was passionate about the subject, was a foreign concept to me. But I had been asked by a friend to go. Someone I respected. Someone that was counting on me to make some new friends.
I drove past the small shop twice before realizing where it was, but that was probably in part because I was looking for a place called Stubby’s rather than what was written up on the marquee, “Texas Brewing Inc.”. After gathering myself, I nervously made my way inside, looked around the small room filled with tables, beer, and people. People with anxious eager faces. I’m not sure what it was that made my switch turn on. Maybe it was the looks on those faces… eager to please. Maybe it was that they looked more nervous than I was. Whatever it was, I felt comfortable in my own skin and caught the eye of one of the fellows in the corner. Continue reading
The Dallas Flea is back – and bigger and better than ever. The seasonal pop-up market leaves its original home for a 20,000 square foot space in Dallas’s thriving Trinity Groves neighborhood.
The Dallas Flea was founded in 2009 by interior designer and former lifestyle editor Brittany Cobb, who utilized her keen eye and local relationships to feature up to 100 area artisans under one roof. Offering furniture, home décor, art, clothing, jewelry, children’s items, dog gear, food and more, the quarterly market attracts 5,000-plus shoppers.
This year, Cobb has a lot more up her sleeve. At Trinity Groves, The Dallas Flea has tripled its footprint and doubled its artisan booths in addition to adding a food truck court, live music stage, photo booth and relaxing lounge area. Continue reading
The first fallout at Trinity Groves has happened. DiDi’s Tamale Diner went dark in the past few days, and the sign has been removed with a note stating that a new concept is “coming soon”. The tamale diner was a pretty restaurant, opening this past November serving up traditional tamales from both Mexico and Guatamala (chuchitos). The restaurant was run by Michael Beck and namesake Andina “DiDi” Fernandez.
Update: Trinity Groves responds…
“Trinity Groves is disappointed to announce that Didi’s Tamale Diner has closed. We know that Didi’s tamales are among the best in world and we are proud to have worked with her. The Trinity Groves leadership team is trying their best to make sure the employees find jobs at other restaurants in the development.
The purpose of this restaurant incubator is to learn which concepts are successful long-term and we are glad to see that it is working as we envisioned it would.
Currently, there are 12 restaurants open in the incubator and many new and creative restaurant concepts to select from to fill the former Didi’s space. We look forward to that project and continuing to serve all of our customers and guests at Trinity Groves.”
Although this has been an extremely mild winter in North Texas (so far), it is still the best time of year to enjoy a soothing bowl of spicy brick red chili. Look for the first chili cook-off of what the organizers trust will be an annual event in Trinity Groves at the 3015 event complex February 8, 2015 from noon to 5pm. Although not a sanctioned event, the rules are just as stiff with on-site cooking and a minimum of four gallons required for both a people’s choice and a judges panel award. Continue reading
Oh lordy we love a good burger. Just when we thought we have tried every burger in this meat-loving city, we discover another treasure trove and fantastic versions. This week we discovered one that is only served at lunch, and is chef-driven. That is a term for kicked up, meaty and packed full of culinary loving. Continue reading