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Sammy’s Brings Solid Barbecue To Uptown Dallas

IMAG0134Pork Ribs at Sammy’s

by Andrew Chalk

Marshall Prichard stokes the firebox of one of the three smokers he fuels to barbecue the brisket and pork ribs he serves at his Sammy’s Texas Barbecue in Uptown. The brisket smokes for 10-12 hours at around 225⁰F on mesquite.

It is the day of the Texas OU game and he is expecting a crowd in to watch the game on the screens set up around the walls. I attend as part of a media event. As well as the main indoor area, Sammy’s has two patios. A covered one adjoins the restaurant and has a door to the large back parking lot. On the other side of the restaurant a patio offers a grass covered surface and is a favorite with dog owners (Prichard is a big dog lover himself). That patio also has an outdoor smoker which is brought into use at special events. Believe it or not, Sammy’s does over 100 wedding rehearsal dinners a year, reflecting the desire of local families to offer something decidedly Texan to their out-of-state guests.   Continue reading

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Your Official Party Guide For The Red River Rivalry Texas-OU Weekend

texasby Steven Doyle

With the big Texas-OU Red River Rivalry this weekend there are plenty of activities for visiting revelers and local supporters alike. We came up with a few suggestions for your partying needs whether you plan on enjoying the game in the comfort of your own digs, or out among the masses.

The big non-partisan party will take place on the Plaza at American Airlines Center to watch the game in the comfort of your own lawn chair. Set up time begins at 10am Saturday morning. If you are an Oklahoma fan the official headquarters for your partying needs begins tonight at the Henderson Tap House on Henderson Avenue. The OU Alumni Club of Dallas invites you to join them at the Tap House from 6 to 8pm with their annual raffle benefiting the OU Alumni Scholarship fun at 7:30. Happy Hour runs from 3 to 7pm with special beer prices and half price pizza.   Continue reading

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Smoked Dallas Was A Finger Licking Good Success

DSC04882by Steven Doyle

It was a busy weekend for those hunting down some great bites and drinks. The first run of the Smoked Dallas Festival was no exception. There were plenty of the heavy hitters of BBQ weighing in with samples of rib, brisket, pulled pork and so much more. The long list included Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas) and their cousins, Schmidt’s Family (Bee Cave), Black’s (Lockhart), Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth) Louie Mueller’s (Everman), and more.

In addition to the traditional BBQ haunts you would have found a few traditional restaurants including Kent Rathbun from Dallas and the underground sensation Frank who were both offering some tasty treats. Also on hand  were the folks from Cafe Momentum, who were also the beneficiary of some of the day’s take from ticket sales.   Continue reading

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2014 Dallas – Forth Worth Haunted House Guide *Updated*

by Steven Doyle

It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2014. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and  terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.

Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites.           Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

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by Mike Marrero

Sometimes you experience an establishment where everything is always perfect; you have no want or need to move onto another destination for it suits the two of you time and time again.  The restaurant we recommend this week for you to make your “spot” is Del Frisco’s Grille at 3232 McKinney Avenue in Dallas.  When you get the right combination of quality, ambiance, and service… why go anywhere else?  A couple should always have one special location they mutually love and trust that they will be pleased with again and again.

When you step into Del Frisco’s Grille, you get everything you pay for and then some.  While meeting the budget of this column, you can still experience a great evening with superior product and service.  Many times couples brush off or delay visits to great restaurants because they have the mindset they cannot afford to go.   With a little help below, we should be able to show you how you can make just about any of your favorite restaurants your “spot.”   Continue reading

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A Beefy Excursion To The YO Steakhouse

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by Steven Doyle

A  recent trip to the YO Steakhouse in the West End in Dallas netted some fantastic beefy finds on their latest menu that includes plenty of local veggies. They are now using beef from the coveted 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas. This is the same beef that Tesar is using at Knife as well as other restaurants in Dallas. The beef at 44 is super high end with amazing marbling for an incredible finish.

Chef-owner Tony Street comes from a proud heritage of restaurant owners who absolutely know what their customers are looking for, and it shows not on;y on the menu itself, but in the execution of each dish.

Some of the new dishes include the local hydroponic fried tomatoes with jumbo lump crab and a sriracha remoulade is totally unique, is Louie’s Venison Roll-Ups which are bacon wrapped venison, jalapeño, and smoked mozzarella, grilled and brushed with molasses Dijon. There are plenty of these to an order, and enough to share.    Continue reading

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White Trash Bottle Service At Truck Yard For Limited Time

Watermelonby Steven Doyle

Our favorite adult playground is at it again, this time with giant watermelons and zero shame. The same spot off Greenville Avenue who makes the best cheesesteaks in Dallas is offering up a fun option for some end of summer love. Behold: the White Trash Bottle Service. When I first saw the headline in my email inbox I was thinking 40’s of Schlitz. No, this is so much better.

On Friday from 5pm until we run out, the Truck Yard is offering “White Trash Bottle Service.” Basically, they’re tapping whole watermelons with a pour spout and loading them up with tequila, fresh lime juice and triple sec. Combine that with the watermelon juice, and you’ve got a fruit keg full of electrolytes. And tequila.  Continue reading

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