Addison Oktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich for over three decades. This year, approximately 50,000 fans will come together September 16-19, 2021, to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that would traditionally be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival.
Hotel and ticket pakets – no, that’s not a misspelling; it’s the German word for packages – run $20 and up, and include lots of extras.
A few years back we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.
Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic. Continue reading →
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 →
Wrangle up your best Stetson and cowboy boots to celebrate Texas with your favorite country hits along with line dancing, lasso throwing, mechanical bull-riding and some tasty BBQ at the May 15th Addison After Dark, Boots, Brews & BBQ, at Addison Circle Park.
Singer-songwriter Elaina Kay kicks things off at 7 p.m., followed by Country & Western dance lessons from Studio 22 at 7:30 p.m. Headliner Straight Tequila Night takes the stage at 8 p.m. to perform the greatest hits from ’90s country. “The Corral” will offer up mechanical bull rides, lasso throwing and a balloon artist providing free balloon animals and other twisted balloon sculptures (from 7-10 p.m.).
Meeting up with friends is best done outdoors these days. Lucky for us, DFW has some great spots to choose from. No matter where you are in the Metroplex, there’s a beer garden just waiting for you to raise a glass.
Katy Trail Ice House
Check out the more than 50 beers on tap at the Katy Trail Ice House, located in the heart of Dallas on the Katy Trail. The patio has picnic tables for seating and plenty of room to roam. The beer garden holds hundreds of people, even with some seating removed for social distancing. Watch joggers and cyclists go by as you enjoy the burgers and barbecue on the menu.
Design District staple Meddlesome Moth celebrates a decade in the Design District on Saturday, October 10th with an epic beer tap takeover curated by beer director Matt Quenette and live music by Parker Speirs & Zoe Jorgenson beginning at 7pm on the patio.