by Brian Wall
Fall is a special time of year. There is a plethora of increased flavors and spices that do not come out the rest of the year. Winter will also invite a cornucopia of warmer flavors and heavier beers that are higher in calories, alcohol content and in different flavors for some. Autumn does offer a nice assortment of flavors and varieties due to harvesting of fruits and vegetables.
The biggest flavoring for autumn beers and in most Oktoberfest-style beers is pumpkin. Ahh, pumpkin. The visage of warm pie, Jack-o-lanterns and a fireplace can easily fit into the mind when picturing a nice round, full orange pumpkin. One beer that is inundated with the spirit of pumpkin was sampled recently- Post Road Pumpkin Ale. Continue reading
We have discussed this marvelous pub located in Plano for some years now, Holy Grail Pub. They serve many favorites, besides a great selection of beer and whiskey, including the absolute best monte cristo and bowl of red.
Chef Shimond Bradley, who re-joined the Holy Grail Pub in May 2018 after a seven year absence has elevated the menu with creative New American cuisine while improving the celebrated dishes that have earned the pub multiple accolades for best bar food in Dallas and Plano. After stints at Casa Rubia in Dallas and Flora and Secco in Richmond, VA, Bradley has returned to the Holy Grail Pub with extensive knowledge of gastronomic science and culinary presentation to create a menu of approachable, quality food. Continue reading
by Trey Moran
Call it Crockett Row, call it West 7th, call it what you will. With the constant changes around this area of Fort Worth it’s nice to find something that has remained pretty much the same for four decades. Fred’s Texas Cafe has been at the same location on Currie Street for 40 years. Just a little holdout shack squeezed in among the glitz and noise of bars and restaurants geared towards the younger set, Fred’s caters to everyone. Young, old, city and country everyone comes to Fred’s for good food, good music and their “cold ass beer”. Continue reading