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TOP FIFTEEN Bar Openings in Dallas 2020

by Brian McCollough

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The immortal words of one of the worlds most celebrated authors above can easily describe the feelings of the past year. As for bar operators its been a darker and more trying year than ever before. 

Opening a bar is a dream of a lifetime! It takes hard work, commitment, long hours, and passion! The same can be said in any industry, but I love bars. So what was it like to open a bar in 2020? What should be the best of times for eager and excited owners and staff in what will seemingly go on record as the worst of times. It Is Bittersweet that is for sure. Well, here is my list for the top new bars in 2020! Cheers!

What makes a great bar for me? Bartenders and atmosphere of course! (If the first two don’t work then the rest is for the dump sink.) Here are my TOP bars and bar openings in 2020:

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Chefs For Farmers is back with live and virtual events + top chefs and mixologists

Chefs For Farmers, the annual wine and food festival that showcases the best chefs, food artisans and farmers in the Dallas area, has been reimagined to bring the culinary community together in a creative and meaningful way this year via its new iteration, Chefs For Farmers Reboot. COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on the hospitality industry, leaving many foodies missing their usual interactions with restaurants and looking for ways to help. 

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Miss Twin Peaks has a Huge Following and has Gone Virtual for 2020

For the first time in brand history, Twin Peaks’ annual Miss Twin Peaks contest is going virtual, and the ultimate sports lodge is giving fans the power to crown this year’s winner.

For the Miss Twin Peaks competition, each Twin Peaks location has the opportunity to have one Twin Peaks Girl represent and compete for the title and a $5,000 prize. Previously, this competition has been held in cities across the country with a panel of judges who determine the winner. However, due to the pandemic, Twin Peaks’ live Miss Twin Peaks summer contest was canceled. 

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Welcome Back, Big Tex

Even in the absence of the 2020 State Fair of Texas, everyone’s favorite 55-foot-tall cowboy is resuming his post as the official State Fair of Texas ambassador for his 68th year. Our beloved Texas icon, Big Texreturns to his rightful home on Wednesday, September 16 starting at 10 a.m. in Big Tex Circle. Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s Big Tex installation is only open to media, not to the general public.

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Fort Worth Opera Unveils Expanded Fall Virtual Season

Fort Worth Opera is excited to announce further details of the reimagined fall virtual season under the company’s new online initiative FWO Green Room. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020,FWO will present the digital debut of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, with a stunning performance of 20th-century choral icon Moses Hogan’s epic work His Light Still Shines.

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DFW Restaurant Week is Here, Preview Weekend Starts Today

Get your appetite ready for North Texas’ largest annual culinary event, supporting local restaurants and charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope at a time when they need it most.  DFW Restaurant Week is returning for it’s 23rd anniversary, with both dine-in and take-out options, plus an adjusted donation structure designed to help diners make a big impact in our community in the midst of COVID-19 recovery.

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