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High Five Celebrates 2 Years on June 8th

high fiveby Steven Doyle

A fun hot spot that is a wee bit hidden on McMillan and Henderson is High Five. We gave them some love when they first opened and have continued to enjoy this tight atmosphere that is neither pretentious or self-indulgent.

June 8th High Fives celebrates two years on the grid and will feature live music and a DJ, a tot eating contest ($250 for the victor), a dunk tank and much more fun and high jinks. There will also be complimentary high fives given for those in need of positive affirmation.

To enter the contest please email Marc@highfivesdallas.com, this should be fun.

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HIDE Bar Freshens Up Deep Ellum

img_0993by Rhonda Dutton

Tonight, January 27, HIDE Bar opens in Deep Ellum. This is not “just another bar,” however. The experience at HIDE is more an immersion into science and chemistry and molecular stuff bundled with all the fun and elation that imbibing brings. And for the OCD cocktail alums, the bar is perfectly organized, identical bottles all facing the same direction, super clean – just like a classy stylish science lab.

img_1004HIDE Has 11 House-Made Bitters

You may find yourself deep in discussion with your mixologist about the compounds of different ingredients resulting in epiphanies as to why your cocktail tastes/feels/looks/smells as good as it does. And their passion is obvious, you can tell that they care about the ingredients and technique used to create your sipper in the way they set up their implements, the way they look at the liquid during its creation, the way they squeeze the citrus rind “this way” across the glistening surface, the way they look at it with approval before presenting it to you.

img_0998-1Turbo Quaker: Steel Cut Oak Bourbon, Cinnamon, Crème Sherry, Orgeat, Milk-Washed Applejack Brandy, Walnut Bitters, Egg White

HIDE makes you want to understand the science behind the beautiful drink set before you. The knowledge that a centrifuge was used to clarify the lemon juice that is in your Upside Down, helps you to understand why the lemon you’re tasting isn’t like juice squeezed at home – it’s cleaner, elevated, brighter – and you’ll respect the whole process even more. And you’ll want to take your time appreciating every drop.

img_0991Upside Down: Fino Sherry, Chamomile Scotch, Aquavit, Clarified Lemon, Pineapple, Nutmeg

img_0996This is John. John makes an excellent Gin + Tonic, carbonated for you while you watch…

HIDE offers something for every taste and preference. With 30 signature and 15 classic cocktails, 9 different craft beers along with a cider, top shelf liquors, and wine on draft, HIDE has the prescription necessary to wind down from any life situation. And you will want to, often.

img_0994Snapdragon: Kummel, Pisco, Clarified Grapefruit, Maple, Cardamom Tincture

img_1003Corey (from FT33 in a past life) explains how they smoke a glass of brown…

Corey also has a degree in petroleum engineering and other stuff that my ADHD wouldn’t let me catch because I was focused on the lesson in smoking.

HIDE Bar opens tonight at 2816 Elm Street in Dallas.

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Chelsea Corner Opens In Corner Bar Location

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Chelsea Corner opened in 1974, proving a popular haunt for many Dallasites. Over the decades, it changed hands, names and concepts, with the most recent iteration being Corner Bar before it closed in 2015. Now, a crack team of hospitality veterans has revived the old neighborhood watering hole, and after a ground-up renovation, Chelsea Corner is back and ready for its unveiling.   Continue reading

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Henderson Tap House Featuring Raw Bar Each Thursday

hendersonby Steven Doyle

We meandered into Henderson Tap House last week for a happy hour pizza (half-priced bit of tastiness) and discovered that the pub was introducing their new raw bar. The raw bar includes plenty of cold seafood items  such as oysters plenty of ways including raw (Blue Points and Gulf), Rockefellar broiled with spinach, bacon, cheese and a cream sauce. They also Bang Bang-style with peppers, onions ginger and ponzu.  Continue reading

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Beloved Vickery Park Is Closed

vickeryby Steven Doyle

Employees of Vickery Park located on Henderson were given the very sad news today that the popular bar is closed. Vickery was known for a wicked good beer selection and unusual bar food. Regulars to the 11-year old bar were neighborhood residents and restaurant industry employees; a very popular chef hang out.

We particularly enjoyed Vickery’s lazy brunch that was extended into Monday to serve industry employees. This leaves a huge gap that will no doubt be difficult to fill.

Look for more fall-out to be announced soon.

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Ivy Tavern Takes on New Chefs, New Menu

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Big changes are in the works at The Ivy Tavern, as this Dallas favorite debuts a new menu, launches a Sunday dive brunch, and introduces a couple of all-star chefs into the kitchen.

The bar would like to introduce David Rodriguez as its new Executive Chef. Prior to his role at The Ivy Tavern, Chef Rodriguez held a number of Executive Chef positions—most recently at 904’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Denton, and before that, at Oak Cliff’s Urban Acres and Oddfellows. So he’s well-equipped to lead the kitchen team forward as they look to provide an even better dining experience for the bar’s loyal patrons.   Continue reading

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Scenes From Industry Alley Opening Night

industry alleyby Steven Doyle           photos by Robert Bostick

Industry Alley opened last evening to a rousing crowd that included the elite of the bartending community, plus plenty of civilian supports wishing to kick off the bar opened by Charlie Papaceno.

We were on the scene to check out the toddling time which included time at the pool tables, dart board and a smattering of retro video games that filled the large back room of Industry Alley. Consider this an adult playground with all the accouterments, including fine cocktails and brews. The new bar does not have a kitchen in house, so takeaway from neighboring restaurants is acceptable. In a show of support Zalat sent out a fleet of pizzas for the crowd to enjoy which was much appreciated.   Continue reading

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