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Happy Birthday Bowl and Barrel

bowl2by Steven Doyle

What do you do when you have a super cool kicked up bowling alley which turns one today? You celebrate with some delicious cocktails. Stop by Bowl and Barrel today for some tasty fun including $1 Franconia Drafts,
$1 Barrel-Aged Manhattans, $1 Hot Dogs, and at 9:30pm they break out the Birthday Cake. What better way to ease back into work mode after a four day holiday turkey romp.

 

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Here’s The Skinny On A Couple Of Fat Burgers For Two Bucks Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. I thought we just celebrated that a few months back with another story, but apparently that was National Hamburger Day. Big difference! Any reason for us to celebrate with a meaty sandwich filled with choice ingredients makes us happy.

We have a few suggestions how to celebrate the day on the cheap, and it will also give you a reason to check out some restaurants you may not have otherwise visited. Mutts Cantina  is located at 2889 Cityplace West Blvd. in Uptown, and they are offering you a $2 cheeseburger. This is all day and dine-in only. It will be a nice day, so perhaps this for lunch.  Continue reading

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A Few Spots In Dallas To Find Good Bar Food

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Sitting at a bar in either a restaurant or a pub you get to know the line on the action at the establishment. This is the very heart of the operation, and your friendly barman has the scoop on everything happening from their vantage point.

This is also the best place to score some fine vittles while soaking up your gin and tonic after an exhausting day of drinking gin and tonics. Sometimes a meal is not in order, but sharing a truly interesting bite at the bar hits the spot before moving on to your next task for the evening.      Continue reading

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The Dallas Pisco Porton Tour Continues

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In the continuing saga in search for the perfect Pisco Porton cocktail in Dallas we came up with another draw this week. As we take down sections of the city by storm our intrepid group set its goggles on the Central Expressway corridor visiting some powerful cocktail dens, including the very new Smyth located just off Knox on Travis.

To catch you up, we have been invited as an emissary of libations by Pisco Porton to sample a variety of cocktails using their spirit. Pisco is made with tradition in Peru using a variety of grapes to develop a spirit as the Spanish settlers did in the 16th century.   Continue reading

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Review: Bowl And Barrel

dsc04315by Steven Doyle

What an exciting time to enjoy to be living in Dallas. There are so many cultural advances and unique restaurants popping up across Dallas and Fort Worth. Bowl and Barrel is certainly one of the more unique restaurants to hit Dallas running. While the food is not exactly haute cuisine, it is fun, brave and unique due mainly to the chef who crafted the menu, Sharon Hage. We are fortunate to have her brilliant talent seeding these new restaurants with her very special touch.

Bowl and Barrel is the bowling alley with terrific food in a separate restaurant area and features the largest community dining  table  I have seen in Dallas. On a recent visit a guest explained that she was new to the Dallas area and came to Bowl and Barrel not knowing anyone, and left with a handful of friends that she met up with nights later. This is the power of dining with strangers. For those wanting a more private setting there are plenty of seats available in the more traditional sense.    Continue reading

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5 Food Trends We Enjoyed In 2012

tiffany_derryby Steven Doyle

Trends are difficult to predict, at best. Soon we will publish a list of food trends that we might expect to see in Dallas for 2013, but today we honor several we enjoyed in 2012. It seems odd at times that many chefs and restaurateurs grab onto the same ideas, but many of the trends we see in Dallas were perhaps hot numbers on either coast several years ago. I suppose we like to play it safe on the third coast.

Oysters! This year we stared down the happy end of many shells in the Dallas area. Recently Jon Alexis opened his second seafood market, the TJ’s located on Oak Lawn, and has since brought on a growing crowd Sunday’s where he offers dollar oysters. These aren’t week old bivalves; Alexis ships in oysters daily along with all of his seafood selections. Instead he likes the idea of throwing a Sunday night industry party that celebrates with half priced fish tacos and a growing selection of really awesome oysters for a buck each.  Continue reading

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Q&A With Bowl and Barrel’s Owner Kyle Noonan

DSC04336by Steven Doyle

Bowl and Barrel opened wide this past week and has already enjoyed a bit of success. The new restaurant implements a small bowling alley to combine the owners love for food and recreation. This fantastic concept is tucked away in a massive space to the rear of The Shops at Park Lane in North Dallas. Conceived and operated by Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan, both SMU grads, they decided to leave their steady 9 to 5’s to venture into the world of restaurant management.

The team has already experienced some success with many corporate holiday parties booked, the future for Bowl and Barrel seems bright. The pair have also taken duties at the newly re-opened Sunset Lounge on ross Avenue in Dallas as operating managers. Look for a few new concepts that they have rolling around in their heads, but for now enjoy the 15 world class lanes and the restaurant chef-imagined by Sharon Hage.

For more a more in-depth look at Bowl and Barrel jump further for this week’s Q&A where we sat with Kyle Noonan over a few pretty special hot dogs and cold beer.    Continue reading

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