On October 13, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience (UCE)—one of the world’s largest charity cocktail events—is popping up once more. This year, the highly-anticipated festivities will take place October 13 at Harlowe MXM, the Deep Ellum restaurant and nightlife emporium featuring delicious food, multiple bars and one of the city’s best rooftops. On that date, some of the best bartenders in DFW and around the country will convene to mix up drinks for a great cause. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for September 30, because the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back, and tickets are available now. Once more, it’s coming to Klyde Warren Park, where the best bartenders in DFW will showcase their talents via original pop-up bar concepts.
The Ultimate Cocktail Experience has grown into the city’s largest charity cocktail event, and is focused on raising funds for Trigger’s Toys, a non-profit that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. Last year, the event raised more than $200,000, and they’re hoping to top that number this year. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
What a long strange trip its been. Not many years ago Iris Midler and Matt McCallister started their five-star festival that is centered on the the Dallas dining scene with a long table event held out in a field of a local farm just outside the Dallas city limits. An event they called Chefs for Farmers. From there this grew into a festival of fun of fantastic proportions that will culminate this October 25th at Lee Park where 2,500 revelers will enjoy a plethora of chef stations paired with fine wines and spirits. We hear that this year there will even be a special biscuit station as well as an oyster lounge. All this to benefit our local farming community. Continue reading
In celebration of the official launch of ticket sales for the 2015 Chefs For Farmers, event organizers will host the Mix Off on August 16 from 5:00-8:00PM at DEC 1414 Dragon Street. The Mix Off will feature a bartender and a sous chef competition with the winner of each earning a spot at the Chefs For Farmers Culinary Village at Lee Park on October 25.
The bartender competition pits eight of Dallas’s craftiest bartenders against each other to create the best summer punch with spirits from the Beam Suntory portfolio. All eight bartenders will stir, shake and pour their hearts out for attendees’ votes and for bragging rights of creating the official signature cocktail of Chefs for Farmers 2015. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have partnered with a local film company that is making new videos for craveDFW. Joey Stewart is a noted Indie Film Maker who also owns Big D’Licious which has created our first round of shorts that feature an unusual variety of bartenders from the Dallas area as they show us their favorite cocktails. We will be filming some chef videos very soon, and place them up on our new YouTube channel each week. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It’s that time of year again. You know, when all our favorite bartenders (well, almost all of them) jaunt off to New Orleans for the annual convention at the Tales of the Cocktail. Not to be left out, we sent a few reporters to New Orleans to not only sip some fantastic cocktails, but to ferret out the new trends in boozery, sample some of the local cuisine and flavor and otherwise attempt to check in daily with some photos and a report.
Let’s see how our contacts do at the Tales. We hope to hear from them real soon. Right, guys?
Somehow I think this might be like chasing down Hunter S. Thompson reporting on the Super Bowl.