by Steven Doyle
Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.
A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudité and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Let’s explore the better examples in the Dallas area. Continue reading
The Ivy Tavern is celebrating its 5-year anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. Continue reading
Okay, so the Cowboys didn’t quite make it, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th. And the Ivy Tavern is doing just that, with a day of festivities capped off by a patio pig roast in addition to the regular menu.
The party begins at 4:00 p.m., so swing by early to get warmed up before the game. Revolver Brewing is hosting a tap takeover and will be handing out free samples of their delicious beers, including Blood and Honey, Revolver Bock and Death Ray. The Ivy Tavern’s happy hour pricing will also be in effect, which means that domestic beers are just $3 and well drinks are only $4. Continue reading