Category Archives: Spirits

Drink of the Week: Nova

by Steven Doyle

Last evening a small group of us were on the hunt for a crazy good cocktail. Seems like a fairly simple task since there are so many good cocktail programs sprouting up across the city, but we were wanting something a little different last night and we would know what it was when we tasted it. We made our way from saloon to pub until we settled onto one of the comfy stools at Nova.

Nova is my late-night spot in Oak Cliff. They stay open later than most and when the regular kitchen closes you can still grab a really good pizza until midnight (later if the oven is hot and you perform circus tricks for whoever is working the bar).  Continue reading

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Explore The World Of Rum

By Steven Doyle

Our friend at Sigel’s Fine Wines and Spirits just sent word that they will be exploring the world of rum at their Addison location at 15003 Inwood Rd. on August 1, 2012 from 6 to 8pm. Distillery representatives will be on hand to sample a selection of Rums and to answer any questions you may have about these special spirits.    Continue reading

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Small Batch Whiskey Dinner at Sissy’s

On Monday, July 23rd, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar will host a five-course dinner featuring select Jim Beam spirits. Seventh generation distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, will be on hand to pair Basil Hayden, Booker’s, Baker’s and Knob Creek with Chef Lisa Garza’s Southern creations.          Continue reading

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A Visit To Tate’s Craft Cocktails

by Steven Doyle and Jason Kosmas

I stopped in Tate’s Craft Cocktails located on McKinney Avenue last week when I was tooling around town with cocktail maven Jason Kosmas and we met the new manager and chief barman, JW Tate. JW is the son of the owner and comes to Dallas from Winston-Salem, North Carolina where the original bar is located.

You may recall Tate’s opened in Dallas back in December with Matt Ceneviva at the helm. I spoke with Matt about JW and he said, “I worked with JW when he first started bartending and the grasshopper has actually outreached the master.”          Continue reading


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Jason Kosmas’ Vodka And Rum Now Available In Dallas Area

by Steven Doyle

Jason Kosmas might possibly be the busiest man in the bar business. He still has a stake in Employees Only in New York, which has been named the best bar in the world; he is also the executive beverage director at Village Marquee in Highland Park Village and occasionally lends himself out to consult on drink menus. Now the talented barman is introducing his own line of spirits and they hit the shelves local Sigel’s liquor stores this week. We caught up with Kosmas last evening to sample some of his new rum and vodka.             Continue reading


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More Savor Dallas Events: Arts District Stroll

by Steven Doyle

The excitement for this week’s fashionable and delectable food and wine event Savor Dallas is reaching a fever pitch as we draw closer to the many happenings about town that will take place.  If you are on a budget but want to sample over 50 wines, spirits and brews, you may consider taking the Arts District Stroll.     Continue reading

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