One of the hottest new restaurants North of 635 is Prohibition Chicken located in downtown Lewisville. This unique restaurant that serves up the most amazing fried chicken in DFW has a private Speak Easy room in the back behind a secret panel in a phone booth. We wrote about this fun restaurant earlier this year, and this is where you will be able to attend a fun beer and whiskey dinner on Wednesday, December 6th. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A visit to the very new Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville brought some smiles this past week. This new restaurant serves up a deliciously conceived yard bird in a host of fashions including a nicely roasted version that has been pecan smoked to an inviting dark patina, another that is smoked then fried, yet another simply fried, and then one more that is hot chili fried which has been given a jalapeno ranch dusting. All uniquely devised with a double dipped coating that leaves for a large bite packed with flavor.
But Prohibition Chicken is not necessarily about the bird, there is so much more going on in these walls. When I visited there was talk of a speakeasy, which I am always highly suspicious of when I hear that term. We do have a few legitimate versions in the DFW area, but then we have another slew of these speakeasy’s which are merely backroom bars located down a hallway, hardly qualifying as a spakeasy. I was pleased to see Prohibition did their homework and came up with a whimsical entry via an old phone booth ala Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in New York which requires a waltz through a run down hot doggery. What we find inside Prohibition’s speakeasy, once we dialed in the correct number on the antique telephone (this may eliminate some millennials which have never actually dialed a phone), we were able to enter into the Wonka of cocktail lounges.
by Steven Doyle
Tucked away in the cozy community of Castle Hills in Lewisville, Pie 3.14 Everyday Eatery has seemingly exploded. Embraced by the tightly woven neighborhood in a beautiful shopping center that offers pretty much everything the golf cart driving community might need, Pie 3.14 is a match that offers some pretty terrific pizzas, salads, sharables, and hefty entrees knocked out by chef Brent Hammer. The handmade pastas are a dream. Hammer’s background is a strong one including cheffing at Westside Tavern in Los Angeles, the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica and the Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, Hibiscus and Whiskey Cake in Dallas. Continue reading
Because we like the place so much, we wanted to share this bit of information about the latest opening of Vertskepab in the DFW area.
The Addison location opened with the same free entree treatment. If you missed that party, you have a second chance in Lewisville this weekend. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tucked away far north in the beautiful Castle Hills division of Lewisville sits a new shopping center that blends in with the neighborhood quite well. This is where you will find the Tex-Mex mecca of Lunada. Lunada is owned by Lisa Galvan, who is part of a successful restaurant family. It is here Galvan plies her talents with some perked up Tex-Mex fare. Lunada features a full bar that boasts some pretty stout margaritas, as well as beer and wine. I checked out the lovely restaurant yesterday for a late afternoon luncheon, but definitely eyeballed the breakfast menu which is served on the weekends. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
On December 21, 2013, Cobra Brewing Company celebrated their grand opening. I was fortunate to get there early enough and was able to sample all the beers offered before the kegs ran dry. As I have alluded to in the past, the best way to experience a beer is from the brewery itself with a tour. This was definitely no exception to my belief.
The day started with a pleasant cloudy and slightly misting chilly morning. The brewery is set in Lewisville not very far from I35E or Business 121. Parking could have potential problem due to the geographical location but if you arrive early enough, it should be negligible. Prepay and cash on site were allowed and the cost of ten dollars was pretty standard. The glass is the typical pint with the brewery logo, a nice addition for you beer glass collectors out there. The brewery itself is large, impeccably clean and offers two pool tables and picnic tables.
Cobra’s Facebook page mentions some dart boards to be added soon. The back lot offered two tents and radiant heaters so the crowd was not overly powering. The serving area was very friendly and inviting. A serving area was very friendly and inviting. The band area was more than adequate for the performers of the day. Too loud with the music playing? The back lot allowed for ambient music and low enough volume so shouting was not necessary for casual talking. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
On Saturday, December 21, a new brewery will be celebrating their grand opening tour. Cobra Brewing Company will be opening in Lewisville and is offering a total of six beers according to their Facebook page. These beer are: Hoppy Daze, a year round offered IPA, Blonde Bomber I, a blonde ale made with Cascade hops that impart a citrus flavor with grapefruit notes, and Blonde Bomber II, a blonde ale made with Tettnanger hops which impart a lighter hop presence.
The other three beers offered are seasonal and will only be available until the kegs run dry. These beers are: Drunkin Pumpkin, a pumpkin ale, Nitemare Before Xmas, a pumpkin stout, and Jack Froth, a winter ale. There a limited amount of tickets available for the grand opening so be sure to get your tickets soon. Hours are 12-5 with live music from 1-4. Tickets are ten dollars for the glass, tour and three samples. Continue reading