Category Archives: Competition

Rathbun Cocktail Showdown and BBQ

by Steven Doyle

This weekend chef Kent Rathbun hosted his third annual Cocktail Showdown that enlisted the cream of each of his restaurant locations bar staff in an all-out boozy brouhaha. The stakes were high; the winner will be shuffled off to Vegas for a national competition.  Continue reading

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Chamberlain Wins Grilling Competition

by Steven Doyle

Earlier this week we got a quote from chef Richard Chamberlain saying he was going to New York City to win a little grilling contest, competing with regional winners from across the country and sponsored by Kingsford. Well, he did.  Welcome back chef Richard Chamberlain and his giant Texas-sized check.    Continue reading

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Prepare For Margarita Meltdown Tonight With $5 Ritas

by Steven Doyle

We have been touting this weekend’s Margarita Meltdown (Sunday, May 27th, 3pm) with vigor for a few reasons. Besides the fact we are sponsors of the event, we also happen to enjoy a fantastic margarita.

You can prepare for this event tonight by stopping in one of the many participating bars or restaurants. The list of participants is growing with lightening fast momentum. If you are a bartender in Dallas, Texas and can’t make a decent margarita perhaps it is time to select another industry. Thankfully we have some very special entries in this competition where you are the judge.    Continue reading

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Winners of Taste Addison Contest

by Steven Doyle

We really appreciate all the entries in our Taste Addison contest. We try to have a contest like this each week, so please com by often. The winners today will receive four tickets plus extra restaurant swag worth about $150.   Continue reading

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Win A Taste Addison For You And 3 Friends

by Steven Doyle

The 2012 Taste Addison (May 18-20) is drawing nearer and we have the hook up on the 20th anniversary event. We will be giving away several prize packages that not only include four free entry tickets, but several gift cards to Addison area restaurants just to sweeten the pot. Each pack is worth around $150.  Tell us anything about Addison that you enjoy and we will enter you into the drawing that will be held this week.           Continue reading


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Pop-Up Angel’s Envy Mint Julep Competition At The Dram

by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

The bartenders at The Dram were surprised when they showed up for a last minute staff meeting only to find Trina Nishimura waiting for them with a box of crazy ingredients.  You know Trina from Cedars Social where she bartends and makes some pretty fantastic cocktails.  Now Trina is the Dallas representative for the smooth and boozy Angel’s Envy, a divine small batch Kentucky whiskey. Angel’s Envy uses the unique process of finishing their bourbon in port wine barrels. Designed by Lincoln Henderson, the former Brown Forman master distiller and creator of Woodford Reserve, Angel’s Envy is the culmination of over 40 years experience in the distilling industry.

As the four bartenders wandered into their office they found unusual ingredients. “We have caper berries, cocoa nibs, and all sorts of sodas and syrups,” said Trina yesterday afternoon.     Continue reading

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Margarita Meltdown 2012 VIP Brunch-N-Party Bus

by Jerry Stewart

Who is the best judge of food and drinks at restaurant and bars? YOU are! Come on out to the 2nd Annual Margarita Meltdown in eclectic Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff.

We are gathering some of the best names in the business like Bolsa, Smoke, Nova, El Ranchito, La Calle Dolce, Tillman’s, Veracruz Cafe, Mesa, Cyclone Anaya, Iron Cactus, Hacienda on Henderson, The Chesterfield, The Standard Pour, Sfuzzi, Four Lounge and more coming soon.    Continue reading

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