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A Look At Republic’s Community Beer Dinner

image1 (11).jpegby Steven Doyle    photos by Melissa Alouf

There are times when you sit down to a meal that absolutely makes you grin. In this age where restaurants are popping up so quickly we hardly have a chance to sit back and explore what the chef is actually doing, but this is not the case at Republic which is situated in North Dallas at 12300 Inwood very near LBJ and across from Jesuit. Here you will find an exciting menu created by an excitable chef. A friend I dined with last night claims she can tell the mood of the chef based on the execution of the meal. If this is true then chef Ray Skradzinski was elated when he created a special menu to pair at this special dinner we enjoyed with a slew of Community beers.

The excitement of the evening was not only the fact that Skaradzinski was on point at the beer dinner, but that it was paired with Community Beer Co., and we were able to dine with the owner of Community, Kevin Carr and have each course of brews thoughtfully explained by Ashley Kelly, the Community sales associate who is extremely passionate about her beers.  Continue reading

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Laurel Tavern Burger Is The Object Of My Affection

LMPR_LaurelTavern_Interior-05by Steven Doyle

The story sounds familiar, a few guys who own a couple of restaurants in California visit Dallas and have such an amazing time one of them decides to move here and open an outpost. This was the case for one of the owners of the very new Laurel Tavern on Lowest Greenville Avenue, home to delicious burgers and interested apps and cocktails.

First, let’s get that burger out of the way. In the land of many, many, many burgers I  can personally testify it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the other, much less pick out a dozen best of the pack. In the case of Laurel Tavern they have succeeded what many have attempted in the past. In the words of Jules Winnfield, “This is a tasty burger”. And indeed it is one of my favorites now in Dallas.  Continue reading

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Deep Ellum Sells to Canarchy Craft Brewing

deep ellum brew1by Steven Doyle

On June 8, 2018 Deep Ellum Brewing Company was sold Canarchy Craft Brewing for an undisclosed amount of money. Canarchy owns Oskar Blues out of Lyons, Colorado, Perrins from Michigan, Cigar Brewing from Florida, and Wasatch & Squatters from Utah.

The sale allows Deep Ellum to continue its fast track growth path enabling further additions to the building and growth out of Texas.  Continue reading

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Baseball’s Riotous 10-Cent Beer Promotion

beer2by Steven Doyle

Throughout time baseball has been known for wacky schemes to promote attendance. You may recall the Bill Veeck story where he hired Eddie Gaedel to pinch hit during a game in 1951. Gaedel was 3’7 and had virtually no strike zone. The short player was subsequently disqualified but his legend lives on. Bill Veeck has a suite named for him at the Ranger’s stadium today.

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Then we have the legendary game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians that took place June 4, 1974 where beer was a mere dime as a promotion. Sounds great, right? Wrong.  Continue reading

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Dallas Brew Bus Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

brew.jpgby Steven Doyle

A business that seems to have more fun than should legally be allowed, The Dallas Brew Bus has now enjoyed five years of continuous tours around local breweries, safely introducing thousands of hoppy customers to the burgeoning local beer scene.

To commemorate the auspicious occasion of the fifth year The Dallas Brew Bus will be visiting three breweries including Turning Point, 3 Nations, and Community Beer Co. Continue reading

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We Love Being In The Dog Haus

DSC02861by Steven Doyle

It was just a few years ago that hot dogs were quite the fashion plate, but competition was fierce and as fast as many arrived on the scene, all delicious and crave worthy, they vanished seemingly overnight. A fairly new doggery to the Dallas landscape that has been a proven concept for eight years which first opened in Pasadena made its entry this past year and has been building a strong following in Richardson. Meet Dog Haus.  Continue reading

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White Rock Ale House Beer Release Party April 14th

beer.jpgby Steven Doyle

In December of 2017 we ran a first look story of White Rock Ale House with the promise that they would be bringing in equipment to brew their own beer. That time has arrived.

Founders Dave Kirk and Greg Nixon are friends and entrepreneurs with a love of the craft beer movement who created their concept to fill a gap in the market. They’ve witnessed the craft beer world evolving around the country and in Dallas, too, with breweries opening locally – but with few options in the stretch between East Dallas and Garland. Continue reading

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