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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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The Ivy Tavern Kicks Off Summer With A Party That Benefits Humane Society

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Popular neighborhood bar, The Ivy Tavern kicks-off summer with a fundraiser for local no- kill shelter, Humane Society of Dallas County on Saturday May 16 from 2-6pm. A $10 donation at the door includes your first Deep Eddy Bomb, a tasty cocktail with Deep Eddy Lemon flavored vodka and Yellow Edition Red Bull and two raffle tickets.

Enjoy live music on The Ivy Tavern patio with award-winning Reggae artists Watusi and $5 Deep Eddy Bombs through the duration. To learn more about the Humane Society of Dallas County and to foster, volunteer or adopt, go to their websiteContinue reading

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On Premise in Deep Ellum Opening Soon

on premise1by Steven Doyle

Chef Brian Zenner has been developing the menu at the next bar to open for the Buffalo and Hare group, which will be On Premise opening soon in Deep Ellum at the former Lemongrass location at 2711 Elm. Zenner will take advantage of the woks and offer Asian street food, which is certainly a popular offering this year. Zenner hired his former Oak sous chef, Ann Marie Romero, who also worked with him at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.   Continue reading

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Burger of the Day: Half Pound Burger at Lee Harvey’s

leeharvey2by Steven Doyle

There is a place, a hidden place, where you can find cold beer, great burgers and incredible live music. This is the place many know as Lee Harvey’s. In its own compound surrounded by barbed wire and a double gate to prevent happy pets from either getting in, or escaping, you will find nothing but great camaraderie and smiles at this hot spot in the Cedars area of Dallas.

The food at Lee Harvey’s is nothing short of splendid, and is made out of a kitchen  much smaller than your own at home. The food comes out quickly and perfect every time for a place with such adversity as this small workspace. But that is the only thing small about the bar. The burgers are enormous, clocking in at a half pound and topped with as many ingredients as you might care to savor. The meat is juicy and hand formed, and even though the bun is sturdy the juices make fast play with your ability to manage this monster.   Continue reading

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