The leaves are starting to change and everyone in Dallas is anticipating the gorgeous Fall weather and parties to begin, including the neighborhood restaurant, Henderson Tap House. This season promises to provide fall parties like never before with one of the first ones being Halloween. Grab your best costumes and mark your calendar to attend Henderson Tap House’s 5 day Halloween celebration because they will be giving away $5,000 in cash & prizes to the best costumes this year.
Everyone loves getting to dress up for Halloween and who doesn’t love winning some money, too? This year Henderson Tap House will be giving away huge prizes to the best costumes and we couldn’t be more excited. They will kick off the 5 day celebration on Thursday October 27th with Rockstar Karaoke hosted by Live80 starting at 9pm. Henderson Tap House encourages all guests to dress up as their favorite rock star, dead or alive, and sing their hearts out with a full band backing you up. Each performance will be watched by patrons and the contest will be judged based off of crowd participation. So, pretty much, whoever gets the most yells at the end of the contest will be taking home $500 in cash & prizes. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The latest hot spot to open on Henderson Avenue is Eberhard, an interesting bar that is fused with a night club and a restaurant. The name Eberhard is an interesting one, and an homage to Eberhard Anheuser.
Anheuser was a German American soap and candle maker, as well as the father-in-law of Adolphus Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch Company.He was a major creditor of the Bavarian Brewery Company, a struggling brewery founded in 1853. Eberhard Anheuser eventually became president and CEO and changed the company name to the Eberhard Anheuser and Company. His daughter Lilly married Adolphus Busch, a brewery supply salesman, in a double wedding with Anna Anheuser (Lilly’s older sister) and Ulrich Busch (Adolphus’ brother) in 1861. The company became Anheuser-Busch in 1879. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Victor Tango is located on Henderson Avenue, and has always been synonymous with amazing cocktails. Look no further than the gallon-sized punch bowl that feeds 5 to 10 of your closest friends. You will most likely want to chow on some very good bar bites, and what is better than a humongous plate of extremely meaty lamb lollipops. Set on a parsnip puree and drizzled with a yummy mustard balsamic, the plate is large enough to share, or to make a meal for one. Continue reading
Hibiscus’ Crispy Lamb Ribs. One of the best dishes I have had this year
by Andrew Chalk
With interesting restaurants opening at a pell-mell pace in Dallas over the last year or two it is a halcyon time for media types without any better ideas to put together “best-of” lists, usually over a couple of drinks. They may want to ponder that the active ingredient in “new”, insofar as restaurants is concerned, is the identity of the chef in charge of the kitchen. By that measure, Graham Dodds accession to the execuchef position at venerable Hibiscus has created a restaurant that is ‘new’ in the operative sense of the word. His task was complicated in following in the path of very capable predecessors. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
Husband and wife restaurant duo, Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers opened Gemma on Henderson Avenue December 26th in 2013, nearly one month ago today. The couple were warned of the location in a strip center where many restaurants had failed in the past due to high rents, but the property had been taken over by a new management team that felt that the fresh menu and cozy digs were ideal for that tract of Henderson which is soon to be taking on a new life of its own with many new additions in coming months. Continue reading
by Mark Demming
Austin-based coffee shop Houndstooth is finally set to open in Spring 2014 on Henderson Avenue. Houndstooth Coffee announced last year that it would open a shop in Dallas at a different location but has since decided that the Henderson spot was better suited for the café.
“Henderson has developed a wonderfully supported food, beverage & retail scene here in Dallas. We’re excited to watch the pattern of coffee and people weave into the vibrant cultural fabric here,” said owner of Houndstooth Coffee, Sean Henry. “We can’t wait until the new year when we begin weaving moments between coffees, guests and baristas.”
It’s been a big year for Henry who not only opened his second Austin location earlier in 2013 but also his own roastery and line of whole bean coffees, TWEED, which is also based in Dallas. Continue reading