Meddlesome Moth Taps Rare IPAs Aug 3rd

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Meddlesome Moth in the heart of the Design District celebrates National IPA Day on Thursday, August 3 beginning at 11am, tapping several rare India Pale Ales including Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Green Flash Spanish Trampoline, Real Ale Barrel Aged 20th Anniversary and AleSmith/Pizza Part Logical Choice 3X IPA.   Continue reading

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Snuffers Returns To Plano

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In just a matter of days, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar will reintroduce its legendary burgers, famous Cheddar Fries and great drinks to the city of Plano.

On Monday, July 31, the new location at 4901 West Park Blvd., just east of Preston Rd. in Plano, will kick off the grand opening festivities at 10 a.m.with an official ribbon-cutting – and 6 lb. burger-cutting. Continue reading

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Prosecco – The Pursuit of More Individualistic Wines

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Twenty years ago the entire sales of Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine, in the United States market amounted to less than 500 cases a year. Last year sales exceeded two million cases and that was up 27% from the previous year. This is a category that we love, but why? What is it that makes Prosecco so popular?

I tried to throw some light on that recently when Prosecco producer Mionetto sent me samples of five of their wines, from simple and inexpensive to pricier examples near the top of their line. It is fitting that Mionetto should do this as they were the producer that first shipped Prosecco in volume to the USA (in 2000).

For most of its existence here, Prosecco has been popular for two things: its competitive price versus the best known sparkling wine, Champagne (from the homonymous region in France), and as a mixer to make the Bellini cocktail. While giving the wine publicity, neither role promoted the wine as a first-class style of sparkling wine in its own right.   Continue reading

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Lowest G Cools Down the Big D

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Lowest Greenville Collective will host “Lowest G Cools Down the Big D” on Saturday, July 29 from noon – 8pm. The block party/fundraiser, from Belmont Avenue to Ross Avenue, will be held to raise money and/or donations of fans, window units and portable air conditioning units to help low income disabled and senior citizens in Dallas at-large. Continue reading

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Portland Based Thirsty Lion Opening in Irving, Colony

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, a Portland, Oregon-based restaurant concept known for its from-scratch cooking and seasonal menus with fresh and local ingredients and extensive craft beer menu, announced today that it will be opening its first Texas location in late September at the upcoming Irving Music Factory next to the Irving Convention Center.

Since opening its first location in Portland, Oregon, Thirsty Lion has quickly expanded into Arizona and Colorado and says that moving to Texas was an easy decision given its great business climate, dynamic cultural offerings, and established reputation as a sports and retail mecca. “We’re thrilled to be opening our first Texas location in Irving. The Music Factory project is a perfect fit for the Thirsty Lion and we can’t wait to introduce our scratch kitchen, craft beer and cocktails to Texas” said Plew, the President and CEO of Concept Entertainment Group Ltd., parent company of Thirsty Lion.   Continue reading

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Where to Celebrate Hot Fudge Sundae Day

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Today is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a side of prime rib? Lawry’s has a pretty terrific one with a cooling history.

The storied sundae was introduced at Lawry’s original Beverly Hills location and is served with fudge from fellow storied California icon, C.C. Brown’s Ice Cream Parlor. Lawry’s purchased the fudge recipe after the beloved Hollywood Blvd parlor closed after 90 years in business. For more than two decades, Lawry’s has preserved C.C. Brown’s rich sundae legacy + serves the treat tableside with nuts, whipped cream, and of course, the original C.C. Brown’s Hot Fudge. Guests pour their own toppings on for an interactive (and highly Instagram-able) experience. Continue reading

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Five Austin Breweries Not To Miss

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Austin may be known more for brisket than brews, but the emerging craft beer scene has exploded in Texas’ capital. Visitors looking to taste some local flavors will find plenty of beers from Texas and Austin, in addition to delicious international styles, at several of the city’s breweries and taprooms. To figure out where to snag an ice-cold ale or IPA, we spoke with several local experts who know where the suds are worth sipping. Continue reading

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