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Repeal Day Party at Bird Cafe

Bird Café on Sundance Square Plaza celebrates Repeal Day on Monday, December 5, 9pm – 12am.  Celebrate the right to imbibe in the Prohibition-era Speakeasy featuring Bathtub Gin cocktails, .33 cent champagne pours, retro libations and shot specials along with live music.

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Ultimate Cocktail Experience November 5th


After four successful years, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience benefiting Trigger’s Toys is back. And once more, the charitable pop-up event is bringing together bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit a worthwhile cause. Started by Bryan Townsend, and now in its fifth year, Trigger’s Toys is the hottest ticket in town.

The cocktail showcase and fundraiser provides attendees with craft cocktails from the most talented bartenders across the state, and more importantly, it reduces financial and emotional stress on chronically ill children and their families by providing financial assistance and supplemental programming.  Continue reading

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Cocktails For The Holidays

Laphroaig_GingerManby Steven Doyle

As the holiday season continues we plan on posting recipes for a variety of cool party cocktails to entertain your guests with, and to hone those bartending skills. Today we have several recipes, one from Basil Hayden and the other from one of our favorite scotch whiskeys, Laphroaig.

The Laphroaig distillery is arguably the most famous distillery on Islay. The island itself is famous for its pungent, peaty malts.

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Scenes From Trigger’s Toys Event

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If you missed the Trigger’s Toys event last night at Henry’s Majestic you missed plenty of hijinks, cocktails and  generally a fantastic evening. But beyond a boozy good time with nearly every magnificent bartender in North Texas and beyond, you would’ve helped raise money for an extremely good cause.

The annual event that has assumed a life of its own growing larger each year started as a dream of Bryan Townsend the Vice President and Sales Director at the 86 Company, a liquor company that includes Cana Brava rum, Aylesbury Duck vodka, Ford’s gin and Tequila Cabeza. Last year, the event raised $100,000 and this year pre-event walked in with $87,000 from recent fundraisers.  With this money, Trigger‘s Toys has been able to fund therapeutic equipment, Christmas toys and construction of a courtyard at Our Children’s House, as well as ongoing needs from departments that do not have certain equipment within their budget.  Continue reading

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San Antonio Cocktail Conference Jan 14, 2016


Officially kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 14, the fifth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) will be held in downtown San Antonio, offering a cocktail experience unlike any other, and tickets are now on sale. Named one of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodor’s Travel, the unique experience includes parties, seminars, tastings, and this year’s signature cocktail, Beso de Agave—a refreshing mix featuring Milagro Reposado, Montelobos mescal, Ancho Reyes.

All of San Antonio Cocktail Conference events are designed to allow locals and visitors alike to experience the latest in craft cocktails and enjoy knowledge from top industry experts while at the same time, contributing to a great cause this holiday season.   Continue reading

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Industry Alley Soft Opens This Sunday

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If you have been anticipating the opening of Industry Alley, that wait is over. Last week owner Charlie Papaceno received his official certificate of occupancy from the City of Dallas, the last of the legal hoops one needs to jump through when opening a bar or restaurant. Papeceno told craveDFW that he will open his doors this Sunday through Wednesday from 4pm to 2am as a soft opening to put his fresh staff to the test.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Shrimp and Grits at Standard Pour

tsp1by Steven Doyle

Some may mistakenly thing that a super bar like The Standard Pour might be lacking in the area of the food menu. That has never been the case, even since its early inception. In the past year with the new menus introduced by chef Cody Sharp dining at this now famous Dallas bar has reached heights unknown to any bar in town, and certainly rivals that of most restaurants.    Continue reading

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