by Steven Doyle
Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.
On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed the machine and is on view at the DC museum.
by Steven Doyle
There are certain spots in Dallas that belong in a category that is beyond critique. These institutions are engrained in every lifelong Dallasite and should be revered much like that wise, elderly uncle who spins wise about his first love. Every city has such restaurants, and we have ours in North Texas that are enveloped in a flag of taste memories.
The first bite into a postage stamp-sized slice of Campisi’s pizza can fulfill such a memory for many. Forget the fact the mushrooms are most likely not organic and the sausage wasn’t made at Jimmy’s Food Store. You won’t find lithe slivers of handmade charcuterie on the pizza, and that is okay. This is the classic stuff made famous by the likes of Jack Ruby. Who are we to argue? Continue reading
by Mary Szefcyk
I stepped out of DFW for a roundabout to Chicago this past weekend. Bummed I was missing the Cinco De Mayo early action in my hometown but I got the urge to partake in a CitySwarm Margarita Crawl pre-fix margaritas and dinner (Good time for a Texan). I am learning how much the South West is sure to impress. The evening kicked off at a cozy, trendy spot “D’Noche” serving up some Latin cuisine and damn good margaritas. Viewing a live demonstration from freshly made margarita, I felt home away from home.
The Trolley filled up with plenty of locals stocked with BYOB cases of beer. On board we had an interesting quiz (yes our team won) Come on I live minutes from Esparza’s “The Margarita Capital of Texas”, us Texans bleed Margaritas. The questions that was simplistic for me but stooped others, “when was the frozen margarita machine invented”? Dallas restaurateur Mariano Martinez put Dallas on the map when he invented the World’s first frozen margarita machine on May 11th 1971. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Over 25 restaurants will be featuring their Milagro Margaritas on May 17th and 25th from 6-8pm that they will be entering in the Margarita Meltdown for the title of “Best Margarita in Dallas” voted by you. This years event will be held on May 27th, 2012 3pm-10pm.
Prime Bar , Tate’s, La Calle Dolce, Sfuzzi, Maximo, The Chesterfield, Four Lounge, El Ranchito, Asador, Bar at Belmont, Nova, JPepe’s, Monica Aca y Alla, Windmill Lounge, Veracruz Café, Cafe Maya, Mesa, Cyclone Anaya’s, Whiskey Cake, Thomas Avenue Beverage Commission, Central 214, La Costena, The Standard Pour, Katy Trail Ice house, and Hacienda on Henderson. Continue reading
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