There are these triggers that set off imagery of a holiday season past. These can vary from delicious scents such as your favorite Christmas pie, the wafting trail of a roasting pheasant or the blast of fragrance from the tiny pine cone found on your tree as you begin dressing it for the season. There are musical triggers as well. Hearing the first Christmas tune when it actually becomes seasonal proper that lifts you with the spirit of the season can be powerful, as are the visualizations such as seeing the jolly man engaging a wide-eyed child filled with hope, and for us… a large platter of cocktail shrimp from TJ’s Seafood Market. Continue reading
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Holiday season is in full swing with parties abound. You will want to serve up some fine libations to set the mood and lift the spirits, making your holiday cheery and bright. We asked Elliot Schaum, wine, beer and spirit expert with Dallas-based Goody Goody Liquor, what his top three drinks that will be a hit with guests. Schaum offers us three classic recipes, and we suggest that the egg nog would make a delicious gift for most everyone on your Christmas list. Continue reading
It is time to celebrate Lakewood Brewing Company’s expansion!
The expansion will immediately double Lakewood’s production capacity and represents the next big step in the continuing growth of the local brewery. The new, state-of-the-art expansion adjoins Lakewood’s previously existing facility at 2302 Executive Drive.
“Everything we’ve worked for since we sold our first keg in 2012 has been leading to this moment,” said Wim Bens, founder of Lakewood Brewing Company. “It could not have happened without the continued support of the DFW beer fans, customers and our families and staff. Our goal has always been to provide DFW with the highest quality beers for any occasion, and this expansion allows us to keep that promise.“
The brewery’s expansion includes 8,000 sq. feet of new production space, a larger 2,000 sq foot Taproom and a new canning line. The brewery will begin canning select beers, including Lakewood Lager, Rock Ryder and a new session IPA, Hopochondria starting in April. Continue reading
With the big Texas-OU Red River Rivalry this weekend there are plenty of activities for visiting revelers and local supporters alike. We came up with a few suggestions for your partying needs whether you plan on enjoying the game in the comfort of your own digs, or out among the masses.
The big non-partisan party will take place on the Plaza at American Airlines Center to watch the game in the comfort of your own lawn chair. Set up time begins at 10am Saturday morning. If you are an Oklahoma fan the official headquarters for your partying needs begins tonight at the Henderson Tap House on Henderson Avenue. The OU Alumni Club of Dallas invites you to join them at the Tap House from 6 to 8pm with their annual raffle benefiting the OU Alumni Scholarship fun at 7:30. Happy Hour runs from 3 to 7pm with special beer prices and half price pizza. Continue reading
June 24 through 30 Dallas will celebrate Tiki Week. This year more bars and restaurants are participating, and it all kicks off with the fun cocktail at Sandbar Cantina. Se have listed the calendar below (sans a private event for U.S. Bartending Guild members). If you care to be a member, and membership definitely has its privileges all year long, checkout the USBG website.
Note that this year craveDFW is participating in a big way. We are operating the Tiki Tour through out Dallas that includes stops at Bolsa, Driftwood, Sunset Lounge, HG Sply, Libertine and Bind Butcher. We will be boarding a luxury bus, enjoying cocktails along the route (with even more cocktails along the way with our on board bartender). Food will be provided, along with a very jammed packed gift bag and a special Tiki Week lanyard to take home.
Seating for the tour is extremely limited and you may only purchase tickets for this event by emailing Steven Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. No seats may be purchased at the time of the event. Cost is $65 and is all inclusive, plus we can arrange for a ride home for those without designated drivers. Tickets are on sale now, and most likely will not last more than a few days. This event starts at 3:30pm and goes on into the evening of Saturday the 28th.
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by Steven Doyle
If you remotely follow the restaurant scene in Dallas you may know the name Royce Ring. He is the owner of Plan B, a design group that has turned out some of the more beautiful restaurants in our city such as Oak, Bolsa and Whiskey Cake to name a few.
Ring has a son with a different skill set entirely. Austin Ring operates Northwest Fish Traders in Alaska which is currently supplying the highly coveted Copper River Salmon to the very same restaurants that his father designed. The young fisherman was kind enough to fly us in a side of the beautiful catch, and it was up to us to find a way to make great use of the fish. Continue reading