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Lark on the Park Closing

Whenever a restaurant closes in Dallas it is always sad, especially when one as beautiful and as timeless as Lark on the Park. It never really was on the park, that is another restaurant, but we forgave that fact because the menu was always fresh as the chalkboard art, and as delicious as the cocktail menu that was continuously cutting edge.

Here is the news from Shannon Wynne himself:

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Ryan Barnett Named Exec Chef at Lark on the Park


LARK on the Park has named Ryan Barnett the Executive Chef of the downtown eatery perched on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in the Park District.

“We are very excited to have Chef Ryan in the kitchen at LARK on the Park,” says Shannon Wynne who co-owns and operates the restaurant with partners Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson.  “We look forward to showcasing his talents and seeing his influences on the menus at LARK in the coming months.  He has the pedigree and we think he can run!”  Continue reading

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Lark on the Park Hosts Pairdiné With David Engbers November 16


Lark on the Park hosts a special Founders Brewing Company Pairdiné with brewery founder David Engbers on Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm.  Chefs Melody Bishop and Dennis Kelley pair an exquisite 4-course dinner menu with five Founders brews from the award-winning Michigan brewery.    Continue reading

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Monkeying Around With Monkey Shoulder

monkey5by Steven Doyle     photos by Mary Szefcyk

One of the more entertaining parts of my work is that I am graciously asked to judge cocktail competitions. Sometimes these are hardcore Bartending Guild contests pitting area bartenders for glorious prizes including trips and cash, other times it can be a specific brand that looking to entertain the public and industry folks who actually sell the spirits. In this time I have witnessed quite a few gimmicks that prove entertaining that had the competitors doing such antics as performing stand up and heaving push ups on the bar in order to curry favorable points. It almost seems the smaller the budget the more outrageous the event becomes, as we witnessed last evening with a particular contest held at Lark on the Park by Monkey Shoulder.

Monkey Shoulder is very new to Texas and has made a huge impact with many of the bartenders in North Texas. The spirit is spectacular, affordable and extremely mixable. Monkey shoulder is a triple vatted blended whiskey brought to you by the same makers of such whiskeys as Balvenie and Glenfiddich, both used in the blend, and aged in bourbon casks for up to 12 years.       Continue reading

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Diamond Cocktail Tour October 17

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Did you miss the last Cocktail Tour that the good folks at the People’s Last Stand sponsored? It was a memorable ride to six high end cocktail destinations. But if you feel sad that you were left out on the last ride, you are in luck. The Diamond Cocktail Tour of Dallas is October 17, 2013.

The destinations are as premium as the last tour, with plenty of excitement in store for you and your friends.  Continue reading

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver Swaggers Into Dallas

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Garrett Oliver is the author of the much acclaimed The Brewmaster’s Table and The Oxford Companion to Beer. He is also the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, makers of such fine brews as the Brooklyn Weisse, Greenmarket Wheat, Cuvee La Boite and the Sorachi Ace, all of which we sampled at the recent Pairdiné beer dinner hosted by Lark on the Park and emceed by the affluent orator and pr4viously mentioned brew-god Garrett Oliver.

Throughout the dinner Oliver spiced the room with tales of beer history and mirth about the humble beginnings of Brooklyn’ finest brew.  Continue reading

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