What can be a more American way to celebrate Memorial Day than to drink beer and eat barbecue? Deep Ellum Brewing Company agreed and Sunday was the 2nd annual Brew-B-Q in the new Beer Garden and they brought friends: Martin House Brewing, Armadillo Ale Works and (512). From 6-10pm, it was a mad house of samplings, food and music.
When we walked up to Deep Ellum Brewing Company, I was surprised by the line of people waiting to buy a ticket and get inside. It was at least 50 deep and the facility was already packed. This is a good sign for all of the new craft breweries opening up in North Texas. The setup was simple once inside, far right was Whole Food and barbecue and there were several stations set up throughout the garden giving samples. If you haven’t been to too many events like this, the trick is to drink while in line. Get your sample, find the next line you want to get into and socialize from there to maximize your samples. Continue reading →
It has been just over one year since the young ladies at Zen Bistro and Dessert Bar opened their doors in Deep Ellum at the old Blind Lemon spot on Main Street. Since then Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel have grown their little empire to stellar proportions. We sat down with Chonnie last night to find out how the business of cakeballery and Filipino food is going and see what the sisters might have planned for the near future. Continue reading →