Truck Yard is making spirits bright early this year as everyone’s favorite Lowest Greenville bar celebrates the season on December 10th. This means specialty hot cocktails, tacky sweaters, a toy drive and Dallas’ most popular miniature Santa. Continue reading
Tickets to Texas Monthly’s Cook Like a Texan event in Dallas are still available. “Cook Like a Texan,” a pop-up picnic in Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, December 4 from noon–4 p.m. The event will bring the December issue, which is devoted to essential cooking techniques every Texan needs to know, to life through tastings, sips, demonstrations, and chef-prepared picnic baskets. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
In 1919 the 18th amendment was ratified into the Constitution of the United States. In the following years the government would spend $310 million enforcing Prohibition, and lose $11 billion in tax revenue.
Herbert Hoover would say, “Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.” That noble experiment would eventually fail, creating more crime and poverty than it had originally set out to eradicate.
H.L Mencken said, “Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is not smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished.”
To celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the 21st amendment ratification, Victor Tangos is hosting its annual “Repeal Day” party on Monday, December 5.
For those inclined to knock a few back in honor of our constitutional rights, the night will feature cocktails under a buck. From 5 to 7pm (or until the booze runs out) Victor Tangos will feature 83-cent classic cocktails. And if the prices don’t take you back to 1933, the selection of Prohibition-era cocktails will.
by Steven Doyle
Deep Ellum is fast becoming a hotbed of culinary fashion with the advent of new openings that seem to be increasing in speed. The latest opening that gives us cause for a bit of reverie is STIRR located on Main in the space formerly known as Club Clearview.
Cheffed by Chad Bowden, who made a transition from Culpepper in Rockwall, fits into this concept which implements fire as a component in his cookery. There are some familiar flavors that many in Dallas have never sampled but was part of his arsenal in Rockwall. Having Bowden on this side of the bridge is as welcome as plum pudding on a Christmas morning. For those that have never met chef Bowden, you are in for a playful treat. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are times when I feel this national taco obsession might be a bit out of control. It is just then that happenstance smacks me in the grill with a killer version of the street meat. This was the case yesterday as I meandered down Harry Hines.
There is actually no excuse to be on Harry Hines unless you are looking for a good price on a dozen cheap sunglasses, a used tire on the DL, or trying to make your way from north to south very quickly. Or if you are in need of a taco. The latter was the case yesterday and I found a nice one at this bizarre gas station that is really just a front for a lavenderia. Continue reading
Since opening nearly a year ago, Julia Pearl has proved time and again that it knows how to have a good time. And the party continues, as Plano’s favorite southern restaurant is hosting a Beer, Bacon and Bourbon Festival on Friday, November 11th. Yes, these three magical B-words are uniting under one roof for your enjoyment. Continue reading
It is time once again for the 7th annual Blues, Bandits, & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and Mardi Gras Oak Cliff. The 2-day festival will be held Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th in Oak Cliff, Texas. Continue reading