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Going Totally Texan and Tacos at By the Horns Brewing

  The greatest tacos ever to grace a greasy shell in DFW are almost always found inside an unsuspecting gas station. This is Texan knowledge 101. It goes in the same handbook that requires Texans to love anything dealing with longhorns, brews, queso, margaritas and recently, Topo Chico. By the Horns Brewing has not only read this handbook, they’ve turned it into doctrine. Located in Mansfield, By the Horns Brewing is the latest brainchild of Chef Jason Boso. He’s the man behind the comfort food classic concepts, Twisted Root Burger, (there’s also one next door) and the forever bustling Truck Yard. Some who’ve spent a little time chasing cheesesteaks and…
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A Q & A with Kelsey Ramage for the Ultimate Cocktail Experience

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience returns once again, not only to wet our whistles, but primarily a good cause. Triggers  a non-profit organization that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. Last year, the UCE collected more than $200,000, and this year, they’re hoping to top that number and provide even more assistance to those in need. Per the usual, expect an evening of unique bar concepts. This year UCE is pairing male and female captains together to make 10 exquisite cocktails. Hailing from Canada and returning for another round, Kelsey Ramage is here to shake up a few tequila type things . First, thank you so much for agreeing…
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Devouring Denton: The Foodies Takeover

Getting out of town doesn’t always mean hoping on a plane. Sometimes you just need a getaway that feels far away without the matching price tag. So grab a few friends and make your way to a little town called Denton. Primarily known for cheap shots and college kids sporting Mean Green attire, one could easily dismiss Denton as being a party town for students. And while that’s true, this place still has more to offer than just Jell-O shots and freshman angst. To that avail, a few foodie pals and myself decided to descend upon the town and grub and sip our way through it. Before beginning our rendezvous…
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A Look at Between the Buns

  Burger lovers slid into slider heaven during the first ever, Dallas Observer Between the Buns event. Held at Dallas Farmers Market, some of the best sliders in town came out and showed out. Including favorites like Cook Hall, Chop House Burger, Haystack and my very beloved, Hutchins BBQ. While chowing down on sliders, cocktails and brews flowed at the cash bar and live music kept you shaking off the calories. After it was all said and done, if you weren’t waddling when walking out, you did something absolutely wrong. Here’s a glimpse at the goodness. PS, you may want to start saving room right now for next year’s Between…
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A Peak at Big Beat Dallas

  In a couple of weeks you will have the option of eating true Texan style brisket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That includes after a late night of boozing and Bankhead Bouncing. The moment you flap your eyes open on any given day at any given time, tender, smoky brisket will be possible. Let that sink in for a second. Or better yet, get up and get yourself some brisket at this very moment, just because you can. Specializing in “Old Stove” recipes, Texas Jam House isn’t just dishing out brisket 24 hours a day, they’ve got a variety of classic Texas dishes. Including a meatloaf…
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A Glimpse at the Sips at Ten50

Ten50- Four Stars $$ Not only does this place know how to make your mouth water with their barbeque, they also won’t negate your need for a good cocktail. Who says BBQ should only be served with suds? Check out the surprisingly good drinks at Ten50. PS, if you get sorta hungry, they’ve got a beef rib that is sure to fill you up way past what’s necessary. What to Order– The Berry Cooler and a few slices of smoked turkey and baked beans. Where to find them– 1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080 Phone- (972) 234-1050 That whole parking thing– You shouldn’t have an issue parking, the lot is…
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BrewFest 2016 Recap

BrewFest 2016 If you don’t end up with a cracked cell phone screen, or fading memories of fun random incidents then you did it wrong. Held at the Dallas Farmers Market again this year, BrewFest 2016 was a brewsky blast. Some of the best breweries in the state and across the country came out to provide samples of the sudsy stuff. This year, the beer wasn’t the only star of the party, BuzzBallz, Tequila Honor, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Dallas based On the Rocks Premium Cocktails also came out to share in the drunken glory. Here’s a look back at this year’s beer loving event. At least, from what I can…
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Local Brews Local Grooves Brings the Grub and the Suds

Anytime a mac n’cheese station, beer, and good local music is involved, you know you need to be there. This past Saturday, plenty of people brought their dancing shoes and appetites for beer and grub, during Local Brews Local Grooves. Held annually at House of Blues, the event was packed with room to room fun. Guests had the opportunity to sample a number of tasty suds from local breweries such as favorites like Peticolas, Revolver, and Deep Ellum Brewing Co. In total, beer lovers could try 15 Texas breweries. Of course, beer goes down even better with a little something tasty to soak it up. Peppery jalapeno and cheddar sausage,…
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Heads or Tails Recap

  Though some of us are still reeling from the effects of time changing (I know I am) there are certain things that make losing an hour of sleep a lot more bearable. All you can eat shrimp and crawfish plus a few cold brews to wash it down are a few things worth skipping zzz’s for. This year’s annual sold out fundraiser, Heads or Tails Seafood Boil hosted by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association was a success. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as everyone gathered on the patio of The Rustic to enjoy good sounds and grubbage prepared by GDRA president and her staff, Sharon Van Meter.…
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Third Annual Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival Recap

Ft. Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion was filled with the succulent aroma of grilled goodness this past Saturday, as lovers of three of the most important B words to ever grace Webster’s Dictionary came out to celebrate, Beer, Bourbon and Brisket. This year, barbeque joints across DFW came out to show folks just how tasty their meat really was, tempting event goers with sausage, ribs and of course brisket. Although there were only six food vendors at this year’s event, they all seemed to pile on the good stuff. Rudy’s for example gave a sample container of sausage, one rib and brisket, while Gas Monkey Bar and Grill piled teeny plates…
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