by 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.
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
by 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
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 website. Continue reading
by 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
by Steven Doyle
As of January first the historic, and original sports tavern in North Dallas, the Time Out Tavern (or commonly called The TOT) was sold to Aaron Saginaw from the original owner who is now retired, Kevin McCormack. McCormack purchased the Tavern from the previous owner 26 years ago. The Tavern was originally called the Doll House, which unlike the name might infer was a simple pub owned by Dotty Brown. “It was an old, run down bar with regulars drinking draft beer and a few bottles of whiskey,” said McCormack.
McCormack was originally in the wholesale liquor business, and grew up in the Lovers and Inwood area. He stopped in the bar one afternoon and visited with the owner suggesting that if he threw up some TV’s on the wall and a bit of sports memorabilia, that sport bars would be a big thing in the future. “I said you would have all these people from Highland Park over here,” continue McCormack. The owner of the bar said he didn’t want of those punks from Highland Park coming into the bar. That is when McCormack decided to go into the bar business. Continue reading