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Five Reasons to Add the Whisky Extravaganza to Your List

After a few temperamental teases, colder weather is finally gracing Dallas with its presence. Besides tucking away summer attire, and pulling out tights, sweaters and boots, this means blessing our bones with grub that sticks and drinks that warm. The Whisky Extravaganza, which comes to Dallas on October 18th, focuses on the latter of that sentiment. Held at the stunning event venue Sixty Five Hundred, on Cedar Springs Rd., the event will showcase over 100+ expressions for a whisky wonderland your palate won’t soon forget. Unlimited Samples Come ready to sniff, whiff and wet your whistle with hundreds of whiskies. During the event, you can enjoy unlimited samples, so be sure…
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The Ultimate Cocktail Experience Goes All Star

Sip, sip hooray! Once again it’s that time of the year where good people come together for a good cause all while gaining a good buzz. The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for its eighth year, and this time they’re bringing out the All Stars. Held at Deep Ellum’s Harlowe MXM this year on Sunday, October 13th, the event will feature five winners from previous UCE events. Per the usual, these talented booze bedazzlers are battling it out for the charity Triggers Toys. Unlike previous venues, Harlowe MXM is a little smaller than sippers are used to, but according to Bryan Townsend, creator of the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, that’s part…
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New Menu at Don’t Tell Supper Club

  Dancing, burlesque and drag shows are all good things, especially when they can be found in the same place. Add some bomb ass drinks and good grub to boot, then it’s officially surpassed good times and made its way to epic. Since 2017, Don’t Tell Supper Club has combined live entertainment with food and cocktails, creating one of the most unique dining experiences in the city. Recently, Don’t Tell not so quietly introduced their new menu. It kicks off with shareable Opening Acts like Smoked Yellowtail Sashimi, citrusly married with grapefruit segments, sliced jalapenos, cucumbers and avocado puree. The Kobe Beef Carpaccio is a savory blend of raw Kobe…
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7 Reasons for a Staycation at Marriott Las Colinas

Taking a just because it’s Wednesday excursion to Europe isn’t exactly feasible for everyone’s budget. But, sometimes you just need to get away from the day to day of it all. Maybe you can’t afford that trip to the northern hemisphere this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere central. Recently, the Marriott Las Colinas took things to a new level of luxury, completing a multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel. Mixing chic, with Texas rustic, there’s something new to see in every nook of this space. Here are 7 reasons to ditch your daily digs for a little staycation and relaxation at the new and improved Marriott Las…
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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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5 Foodie Boozy Indulgences for Valentine’s Day

Not everyone gets a kick out of celebrating a holiday made extra famous by sappy cards, teddy bears and chocolates. But, make those chocolates liquor filled and replace that teddy bear with a homemade wagyu steak dinner paired with something potent to sip, well, Valentine’s Day becomes a day truly worth rejoicing in. This year consider skipping the crowds, valet parking, and price fixed menus for an evening in with a few of these local scrumptious options.   Texas Craft Wagyu If you’re going to pay for a steak, then let it be one that’s aged at least 30 days, marvelously marbled and just as buttery as butter. Texas Craft…
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CFF Main Event Recap 2018

Patiently waiting in line to meet up with my devouring destiny, I struck up a conversation with a couple. “We look forward to this event every year,” she happily exclaimed. Though they’d been tempted to attend other grubby galas around town, The Main Event for Chefs for Farmers ALWAYS got their coins. Once again, it was money well spent. Held at the historic Dallas Heritage Village for the first time, this year appetites were allured by a variety of delicious bites but wagyu beef took center stage. Some took a traditional approach to the tender meat, but others went a cut above, like the Wagyu Beef Gyro Airbread or the…
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Day of the Dead at Cantina Laredo

This year celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead at Cantina Laredo. The longstanding Mexican eatery has paired with Espolon Tequila for several tasty cocktails offered now through the first weekend of November. Each week guests have the opportunity to explore a different hand crafted cocktail. The drinks are served in  a commemorative  Cantarita clay cup with an augmented reality image. Bonus, if you hold your phone up to the mug it comes to life. Think of it as story time with tequila. TXMB (All locations)
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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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