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Charlie Pap on Hiatus

charlieby Steven Doyle

Charlie “Pap” Papaceno, partner at the beloved Industry Alley in the Cedars of Dallas (think Lamar just south of downtown) is taking a haitus from his bar duties to tend to family business in New York, but retaining his ownership while leaving the bar in the hands of a very capable couple.

As former partner at the Windmill Lounge he garnered national attention for his clever cocktails. He is considered the leader in the Dallas craft cocktail movement.

Picking up the slack while Papaceno is on hiatus will be Marty and Jen Reyes.  The couple are known throughout Dallas for the Swizzle Luau Lounge Tiki Nights, are service industry lifers, tikiphiles and bar culture enthusiasts.   Continue reading

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Pig’s Head Tacos and Tequila For Cinco de Mayo Fete at Industry Alley May 5th

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Suerte Tequila Sponsors Epic Cinco Fiesta at Industry Alley on Friday, May 5th, featuring $5 Suerte cocktails, serving $5 taqueria style pork tacos by Justin Holt, mariachis, and piñatas.

One of the many legends surrounding tequila is that it was originally discovered by luck. Well, actually it was by a rabbit. Or rather by a farmer’s wife who noticed the rabbit getting tipsy on fermented agave. Suerte, which means ‘luck’ in Spanish, would like to share their luck with you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Industry Alley.  Continue reading

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Dallas $10k for Kids Event Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

10kby Steven Doyle

I love it when chefs band together for a common cause, benefiting a great group, raising a significant amount of money and as a side benefit we all dine well. There are no losers in this equation. Last year an Elite Chef Quartet including John Tesar, Graham Dodds, Nick Amoriello, and Daniel Pittman raised a significant amount of funds for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at an event titled Dallas $10k for Kids produced by local personal chef Noelle Hendrix.   Continue reading

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Industry Alley 2nd Sunday Pop-Up Dinner October 9th

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photo courtesy of Jubei Mercado

 

Industry Alley has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with monthly Pop-Up Events each 1st Sunday of the month. This month they are happy to invite you to the 2nd Sunday of October Pop-Up this Sunday October 9th.     Continue reading

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Scenes From Industry Alley Opening Night

industry alleyby Steven Doyle           photos by Robert Bostick

Industry Alley opened last evening to a rousing crowd that included the elite of the bartending community, plus plenty of civilian supports wishing to kick off the bar opened by Charlie Papaceno.

We were on the scene to check out the toddling time which included time at the pool tables, dart board and a smattering of retro video games that filled the large back room of Industry Alley. Consider this an adult playground with all the accouterments, including fine cocktails and brews. The new bar does not have a kitchen in house, so takeaway from neighboring restaurants is acceptable. In a show of support Zalat sent out a fleet of pizzas for the crowd to enjoy which was much appreciated.   Continue reading

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Industry Alley Soft Opens This Sunday

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by Steven Doyle

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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Rally For Charlie A Sweet Success

08_2015_06_Ind_Ally_Rally-51by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

Last night the city of Dallas witnessed the largest outpouring of love and respect for the godfather of the craft cocktail movement in Dallas, Charlie Papaceno.  As previously mention on craveDFW, Papaceno plans to open his new bar, Industry Alley.

It was during the building process of the bar, which he did much of the labor himself, that he met with an accident while installing a barn door that is just off the largish patio set at the entrance of the bar. His hand was badly cut and he spent some time with doctors. It was during a hospital visit that it was discovered that Papaceno had developed cancer and he immediately began treatment.   Continue reading

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