Following a countrywide search to identify the most talented bartenders, five leading mixologists, including one from Dallas, have been named U.S. finalists in Caorunn Gin’s international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch. The winning U.S. bartender will have an opportunity to switch countries with their winning U.K. counterpart and work guest shifts a top bar to experience U.K. cocktail culture firsthand. Continue reading →
Deep Ellum’s best new bar is back with another hit. Hide, which has previously only been open on weeknights and weekends after 5:00 p.m., rolled out their new brunch menu this past weekend. The new brunch menu consists of traditional offerings, like mimosas and waffles, as well as signature creations. Hide never does anything simple or basic, and their brunch is no exception.Continue reading →
It is National Margarita Day. These foodie holidays can be a bit wearisome, but this is one day I can circle my wagon around. It also happens to fall on Chili Day, which we have provided handily for you to enjoy. But let’s take a look at some specials going on today and a look at our favorites. Because it is a day to celebrate.
We spoke with Leann Berry last night, she is part of the Dream Team who re-opened Cedars Social recently. Berry is the ace bartendress behind the new concept and has been named repeatedly one of the best bartenders in Texas, and even more specifically one who makes the best margarita. If you are out running the cocktail beat tonight, you will want to stop by for a visit. Continue reading →
Well, sorta. The folks at HIDE think the spirit of the holidays should last year-round, so they’ve broken out the Christmas lights and invited Summer Santa to come to town.
On Thursday, July 20, from 8-11 p.m., the Deep Ellum hot spot will be decked out in Christmas décor and HIDE’s talented mixologists will be serving up two specialty cocktails – Naughty and Nice – created just for the event. Naughty guests can indulge in a bold and boozy drink while the Nice partygoers sip on a light and refreshing cocktail. Continue reading →
The ubiquitous gin and tonic has a long and rather storied history that dates back to 16th century Holland where the drink was prescribed as a means to aid circulation. It wasn’t until 1750 where the cocktail made major strides in Britain and was consumed in great quantities. Eleven million gallons annually to be precise. Speed up to 1857 when the British Crown took governance of India and the gin and tonic took on a new life staving off malaria and scurvy with the assist of the addition of a lime. Continue reading →