by Steven Doyle
Most of the free world is looking forward to the latest edition of the Super Bowl, a rematch of 2004’s Super Bowl XXXIX, which was won by New England 24–21, Super Bowl LII is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles since that game. The Patriots became the first team since the Seattle Seahawks (who made Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX) to appear in two consecutive Super Bowls, having won Super Bowl LI in the previous season, and are also seeking to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl victors since the Patriots themselves won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. Philadelphia is making its third appearance in the Super Bowl, having lost Super Bowls XV and XXXIX.
What we really most concerned about is where to enjoy the game in the Dallas area. We looked for great booze prizes, food deals and free entry. Check out our short list of a few of our big choices. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
After the new owners closed the Windmill, that iconic classic cocktail lounge formerly run by Greek Charlie Pap (who now owns Industry Alley), the doors opened last evening for a proper unveiling. With new wood floors, a fresh coat of paint inside and out, refurbished furniture, sparkling new bathrooms, a working AC unit, the addition of a pool table and a new patio, the doors opened early to an excited and thirsty crowd.
There was a missing element that was easily explained by owner Elia Tom Georgalis, who also owns The Ivy Tavern, the same man who also breathed life into the Inwood Tavern. “We are going to auction off the jukebox at our grand opening,” confided Georgalis. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 25th (2 to 6pm) and consider skipping breakfast that morning, because the Ivy Tavern is hosting its first annual Chili Cookoff. For three in a half glorious hours, interested parties can stroll about, sampling chili from eight different teams, drinking $4 wells and $3 domestics, and enjoying some tunes from Whiskey Pants. Continue reading
There are just some events that you cannot miss, and this is one of them.
On October 13th, Dallas diners are invited to The Ivy Tavern for a special event featuring cocktails, dinner and a show, all for a worthwhile cause. Chef David Rodriguez and his team have created a custom, four-course menu just for the occasion, with each course including a perfectly-paired cocktail. Continue reading
Big changes are in the works at The Ivy Tavern, as this Dallas favorite debuts a new menu, launches a Sunday dive brunch, and introduces a couple of all-star chefs into the kitchen.
The bar would like to introduce David Rodriguez as its new Executive Chef. Prior to his role at The Ivy Tavern, Chef Rodriguez held a number of Executive Chef positions—most recently at 904’s Kitchen and Cocktails in Denton, and before that, at Oak Cliff’s Urban Acres and Oddfellows. So he’s well-equipped to lead the kitchen team forward as they look to provide an even better dining experience for the bar’s loyal patrons. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:
Luscher’s Red Hots: You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. A few years back he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. Just months ago the chef opened Luscher’s Red Hots in Deep Ellum where you not only can find this delicious example of a hot dog, but also one of the best burgers in Dallas, along with a few other treats that include sausages. Luscher also has a line of hand-made accouterments to devise your own Chi Dog at home including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers. Continue reading