Category Archives: Late Night Nosh

First Look: Standard Pour

by Steven Doyle

Standard Pour  is set to open its doors officially April 1, 2012. Until then they will host a series of soft openings and friends-and-family nights so small crowds will be able to stop in and check out the crafty cocktails  produced by bar manager Brian McCullough and the dining options from chef Peja Krstic.

The main dining room and bar area has been totally reworked erasing all traces of the former tenant, Lotus Bar.  In its place you are thrown back into a rough hewn era of undeterminable age.  Along with the iron work and rustic bar, there are furnishings that melds with the red plum exterior.             Continue reading


Filed under chefs, Cocktails, Crave, Dallas, First Look, Late Night Nosh, McKinney Avenue, Restaurant Opening, Steven Doyle

2012 Dive Bar Tour Rolls Through Dallas

by Steven Doyle     photos by Robert Bostick 

Planning the latest Dallas Bus Tour was a blast. Previous editions included tours that explored Tacos, Pizza, Burgers, and even vegan food in Dallas. The trick behind a successful tour I am finding is not to over think the process. Load up 25 adults onto a bus full of beer, wine and cocktails and point them in any direction and they will have fun.

Such is the case for the latest tour which explored dive bars of Dallas. Now here might be the rub for some, what exactly is a dive bar? I have my definition, you have yours. However, for the first tour exploring almost only alcohol I wanted to play it safe. No stabbings, no arrests, no crying.            Continue reading

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Filed under BBQ, beer, Bubbles, Cocktails, Corny Dog, Crave, Dallas, Deep Ellum, Drink Dallas, Events, Joy Jangles, Lakewood, Late Night Nosh, Lee Harvey's, Oak Cliff, Party!, Prohibition, Steven Doyle

Vegan Girl Goes Taco Truck

by Melissa Brenner

So, if you’re new or haven’t been reading my articles, you may not know that I’m a big out on the town getting my drink on fan. It’s great to be out with your friends enjoying the scene, people watching and being silly especially when the weather is as nice as it has been the past few weeks. Vegans do this, just like the omnis.

Most of my crew is a mixed bag of vegans, veggies and omnis; although I do have one or two meatatarians (seriously….they don’t eat veggies or fruit. No, I don’t know how they have survived this long, but I do know they have some serious health issues even though they are 10 years younger than me).   Continue reading


Filed under Crave, Food Trucks, fun with food, Late Night Nosh, Melissa Brenner, Party!, Vegan Finds, Vegan Girl