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Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar Opens On Henderson

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Dallas-based pizza and bar concept, Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar, today announced its second location is open on Henderson Avenue. Guests of the neighborhood spot will enjoy crisp thin-crust pizza, house-made pastas, 25 craft beers and 15 wines on tap as well as “Tappy Hour”, Pie Tap Pizza’s new Henderson Ave location will offer a Late Night Happy Hour including $2 off all beer plus wine taps and will offer all pies for just $10 SundayThursday after 10p.m. Continue reading

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Blind Butcher’s New Brunch Menu

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Blind Butcher, located in the eclectic Lowest Greenville Avenue neighborhood of East Dallas – is a playful pub-like restaurant with a full bar and lively back patio. The new brunch menu is being served Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 11am to 3pm.   Continue reading

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Experience These Pies From Unexpected Sources

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Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line-up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Pie Emporium (several locations now), Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized or even duplicated.   Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving Menu

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As our day of Thanksgiving fast approaches we wanted to look back and see why and how our Pilgrim ancestors celebrated their feast.

What began in 1620 with a band of 102 religious separatists seeking a new home and the lure of the New World’s prosperity, the Pilgrims settled into their new life style, which proved harsh throughout their first brutal Cape Cod winter.   Continue reading

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I Like Pie: Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch

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Pecan pie often brings up notions of Thanksgiving for many, but at our office every day is a good pie day and pecan is one of the tops that can be found. Imagine the excitement when we discovered the Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End. This is the unique steakhouse that is a send up to the Texas Hill Country ranch by the same name.   Continue reading

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Sea Breeze Fish Market Hosting Walt and Hall Wine Dinner Dec 6-7

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Great seafood is made even better with great wine, and the team at Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill knows it.  They’ve paired with Walt and Hall Vineyard’s Chad Newsomea to create two amazing evenings of wine and food at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7.  Seating is very limited for this event, and reservations are required.    Continue reading

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Celebrate The Repeal of Prohibition Dec 5th

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In 1919 the 18th amendment was ratified into the Constitution of the United States. In the following years the government would spend $310 million enforcing Prohibition, and lose $11 billion in tax revenue.

Herbert Hoover would say, “Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.” That noble experiment would eventually fail, creating more crime and poverty than it had originally set out to eradicate.              

H.L Mencken  said, “Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished.”

To celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the 21st amendment ratification, Victor Tangos is hosting its annual “Repeal Day” party on Monday, December 5.

For those inclined to knock a few back in honor of our constitutional rights, the night will feature cocktails under a buck. From 5 to 7pm  (or until the booze runs out) Victor Tangos will feature 83-cent classic cocktails. And if the prices don’t take you back to 1933, the selection of Prohibition-era cocktails will.

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