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Dine Really Early Or Late At House 34

34by Steven Lindsey

It won’t be long before you can pick your lottery numbers based solely on Dallas restaurants.

We’ve already got FT33, Stampede 66, Café 43 and Central 214.

Add another winning number today with the soft opening of House 34, named because, well, it’s in an old house at 3403 McKinney Avenue. (We’re pretty sure you could’ve figured that out on your own.)    Continue reading

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Mot Hai Ba Brings Northern Vietnamese Cuisine To Lakewood

Mot Hai Ba.jpgby Steven Lindsey

One, Two, Three, Pho. If it’s dark outside, you won’t be eating Pho. At least not when Mot Hai Ba (pronounced mo’oht high bah and translates to “one, two, three”) opens today.

That’s because the flavorful soup is never served at dinner in Vietnam. And it’s that kind of authenticity that Jeana Johnson & Colleen O’Hare (Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, Good 2 Go Taco) plan to infuse into everything at their newest venture.

Well, except maybe the French wines and Belgian beers. That’s more a tradition-in-the-making.    Continue reading

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William Grant & Sons Wows with Birthday Bash at Tales

by Steven Lindsey   Photos by Rodrigo Orta

Every year at Tales of the Cocktail, William Grant & Sons unleashes their vast portfolio of great liquor brands at parties with fanfare like no other. At tonight’s party at the New Orleans Museum of Art, they pulled out all the stops in celebration of the tenth birthday of Tales.                 Continue reading

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Dallas Bartenders Descend Upon Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans

By Steven Lindsey     Photos by Rodrigo Orta

Yesterday, Big D came to the Big Easy. In a big way. The Texas Cocktail Coalition and Private Social presented Come And Get It! Cocktails Texas Style!, one of the most popular tasting rooms of the day. There, Dallas’ best and liveliest bartenders mixed it up behind the bar and all around the room.           Continue reading

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Kibble & Cocktails: Eating And Drinking To Help Rescue Dogs

by Steven Lindsey

Dallas is a city that loves to give back. And with that generosity of spirit comes an abundance of fundraising events, from elaborate black-tie galas to simple tastings in the back rooms of art galleries.

Next Tuesday, there’s a fantastic fundraiser that falls somewhere in between: Kibble & Cocktails. The brainchild of Lisa Jones at Barking Hound Village, a luxury day care and overnight hotel for the canine set, Kibble & Cocktails is a food-and-cocktail event to raise awareness and funds for DFW Rescue Me, a true no-kill, last-chance rescue organization. To date, they have helped find permanent homes for 487 loveable pooches.                 Continue reading

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Bloody Good Brunch: Bistro 31

by Steven Lindsey    photos by Rob Orta

In the trailer for Paranormal Activity 3, the young girls whose house is haunted are seen in front of the bathroom mirror chanting, “Bloody Mary! Bloody Mary! Bloody Mary!”—all in the hopes of conjuring up a spirit.

I also chant “Bloody Mary!” multiple times, hoping for a different kind of spirit to appear from thin air. It’s a technique that rarely works unless I’m standing in front of a bar. Yet when I proclaimed this mantra at Bistro 31, I had a truly otherworldly Bloody Mary that made me a believer in not just the supernatural, but the immense skill of GM and mixologist extraordinaire, Marcus Cascio.                                          Continue reading


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