by Steven Doyle
Happy Dallas Tiki Week! Whereas most of the events are geared towards United Bartending Guild members only for educational purposes and sponsored by a variety of liquor companies (membership has its privileges) there will be one open to the public event, The Second Annual Bermuda Triangle which begins Tuesday (5/22) at 8pm and goes on into the late evening. A fun event on a school night is permissible now and again. Continue reading
With the recent hurricane and flooding in South Texas, the Dallas United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) rallied to host a charity event next Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the DEC on Dragon dubbed “All Hands on DEC”.
The Dallas hospitality industry is coming together to support residents in South Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey with a night of goodwill, fundraisers and great food and drinks. Bartenders, bar backs, chefs, event coordinators and more organized the event to benefit those affected in the south with all proceeds going equally to the USBG Houston to help displaced members and to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The allure of the tiki is primal. Sweet rum cocktails flowing from interesting vessels, often donning their own faces that stare back unabashed, often with revelry. Tiki bars have made a resurgence after laying dormant hitting their peak in the 70’s that rode on high with class favorites such as Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.
Don the Beachcomber traces back to its Hollywood roots in the 1930’s when Donn Beach (Earnest Gantt) a former bootlegger opened for business and served powerful concoctions with alluring and exotic monikers such as the Zombie, Navy Grog, Samatra Kula and Tahitian Rum Punch. These seemingly Polynesian drinks were complemented by appetizing taste treats. Enter the PuPu Platter with it’s melange of tidbit that could be warmed by patrons under an open flame tableside. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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.
Check out the rest of the week: Continue reading