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A Family Reunion At Club Schmitz

17_2014_05_Scmitz_Fam_Ren-241by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

As we have reported in the past, the very legendary Club Schmitz will close its doors for the final day June 1, 2014. The iconic bar and grill has endured the test of time, 68 years to be precise. This past weekend the Schmitz family invited us to join another piece of history, the Schmitz family reunion. There the family laughed and enjoyed cold beer, the iconic burger made by the 25 year veteran cook Tony Lee, and played shuffleboard.

Recently owners Bob and Larry Schmitz sold their plot of land and it will soon become a Race Trac gas station.    Continue reading

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Club Schmitz WILL Be Closing May 31 *Updated

2014-02-06 13.32.35by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

For the past month we have been fielding rumors that Club Schmitz would be closing this summer. In a panic we sent ace photographer Robert Bostick out for a photo shoot a few weeks ago. We both have been getting mixed stories, so we chose not to run with anything at that time. Today, Robert Wilonsky at the Dallas Morning News came up with his version of the story that points to a large possibility that Schmitz has seen its final year.     Continue reading


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Several Restaurant America Restaurants Closed In Dallas *Update

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Restaurant America seems to be pulling up roots in Dallas. The Chicago based restaurant group came to Dallas in a storm opening up restaurants across the city with promise of even more. The first casualty was the Mockingbird Taproom, which we found a bit sterile. That restaurant closed just months of opening and was located in Mockingbird Station.

Local food blog Side Dish reported last Friday that the Townhouse Kitchen + Bar in the Galleria was locked out for an apparent non-payment of rent. Then a flood of reports came to us about the very new Boca Chica closing. We actually had a report that was to run on Boca this week.       Continue reading

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Zubar Closing By July 31 – Edit

zubarby Steven Doyle

Zubar was unable to negotiate a long term lease and has since been asked to vacate the premises at their 2012 Greenville Avenue location. We caught a heart-felt message from the owner, Stephen Tenney who explains all the details below:   Continue reading

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Acme F&B To Become Beer Garden

acme2by Steven Doyle

Acme F&B released their wunderkind chef Norman Grimm as they begin to re-concept the brand into a more casual beer-centric bar with food.  I confirmed the news with Brooke Humphries this morning and she said that she wanted to get back to her roots and do what they do best.

The space will indeed be a beer garden. “We have 36 taps, a great patio,” Humphries wrote to us, “we will have good food with a lower price point. I’m not a sea bass person, I am more a Waygu burger bacon jam and redneck cheddar or flatbread kinda bar person, ya know?”  Continue reading

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Across The Street Bar Is Closing

across_the_street_barby Steven Doyle

After 24 years of continuous operation Phil Lietch is closing the Across The Street Bar located at 5625 SMU Boulevard in Dallas. The crowded bar features live music with a historic past that includes Bowling for Soup, Jibe, and Trippin Daisy, along with many locals such as the Eli Young Band.

Across The Street Bar has served as a staple for SMU students and anyone looking for cold, cheap beer and great bands.   Continue reading

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