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Lower Greenville Restaurant C’Viche Closes Tonight

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Reporting about a restaurant closure is never exciting news, and this little Dallas gem is particularly difficult since it has proven to be an enjoyable spot for tacos and margaritas. However, as of the end of the day C’Viche on Lower Greenville will shutter.   Continue reading

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Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar Opens On Henderson

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Dallas-based pizza and bar concept, Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar, today announced its second location is open on Henderson Avenue. Guests of the neighborhood spot will enjoy crisp thin-crust pizza, house-made pastas, 25 craft beers and 15 wines on tap as well as “Tappy Hour”, Pie Tap Pizza’s new Henderson Ave location will offer a Late Night Happy Hour including $2 off all beer plus wine taps and will offer all pies for just $10 SundayThursday after 10p.m. Continue reading

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Blind Butcher’s New Brunch Menu

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Blind Butcher, located in the eclectic Lowest Greenville Avenue neighborhood of East Dallas – is a playful pub-like restaurant with a full bar and lively back patio. The new brunch menu is being served Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 11am to 3pm.   Continue reading

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Experience These Pies From Unexpected Sources

pieby Steven Doyle

Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line-up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Pie Emporium (several locations now), Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized or even duplicated.   Continue reading

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I Like Pie: Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch

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Pecan pie often brings up notions of Thanksgiving for many, but at our office every day is a good pie day and pecan is one of the tops that can be found. Imagine the excitement when we discovered the Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End. This is the unique steakhouse that is a send up to the Texas Hill Country ranch by the same name.   Continue reading

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Celebrate The Repeal of Prohibition Dec 5th

prohibitionby Steven Doyle

In 1919 the 18th amendment was ratified into the Constitution of the United States. In the following years the government would spend $310 million enforcing Prohibition, and lose $11 billion in tax revenue.

Herbert Hoover would say, “Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.” That noble experiment would eventually fail, creating more crime and poverty than it had originally set out to eradicate.              

H.L Mencken  said, “Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished.”

To celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the 21st amendment ratification, Victor Tangos is hosting its annual “Repeal Day” party on Monday, December 5.

For those inclined to knock a few back in honor of our constitutional rights, the night will feature cocktails under a buck. From 5 to 7pm  (or until the booze runs out) Victor Tangos will feature 83-cent classic cocktails. And if the prices don’t take you back to 1933, the selection of Prohibition-era cocktails will.

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A Visit To Cafe Izmir

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Cafe Izmir, the tiny restaurant packed with loads of flavor and spirit, is located on Greenville Avenue where diners have enjoyed romantic get-a-ways for decades. The new locations in Plano, downtown and even at the airport still bring in the flavors, but it is the original location that continuously brings me joy.   Continue reading

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