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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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Getting Fried at #getfried Fry Cafe

  #getfried Fry Cafe Part of the joy in being alive comes from knowing that fries exist. And there are so many versions of their fried potato existence. But, ask yourself, could you imagine a place where the menu is primarily made up of…fries. It exists. #getfried fry cafe recently opened in Deep Ellum and they are serving everything from the basic French fry, to waffle, to gravy and cheese curd doused Poutine. It goes without saying, you’re not going to visit this place if you’re watching your waistline, but for those gluttonous grubbers looking for a good time, it’s worth checking out. Like their slogan says, “Sometimes it’s good…
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Get Ready to Roll in DOH This Spring

    From the people that let you get your roll on at Chills 360, this spring get ready to roll in the DOH. The upcoming concept is all about cookie dough. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of cookie dough flavors, from the classic stuff like peanut butter and chocolate chip to the interesting fruity pebbles. Bonus, you can enjoy your DOH topped with a variety of fixins, from pretzels to M&Ms. Get ready to get all DOHed up this spring. The DOH gets rolling this spring in Deep Ellum next to Chills 360.
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The Nines is Classic Deep Ellum

The Nines – 4.5 Stars Once laced in tattoo shops, cheap watering holes and colorfully cool characters, in the last few years Deep Ellum has become virtually unrecognizable. With an increase in more upscale restaurants, bars and shops, the neighborhood feels less like Deep Ellum and more like Uptown. Yet even with its new frou-frou facelift Allen Falkner is maintaining the essence that is distinctly Deep Ellum. Previously known as the Red Light Lounge, last year Falkner decided to relaunch as The Nines. Since reopening as The Nines it has become a space to go for inexpensive cocktails, good food, and awesome performances. The Abnormal Formal for instance, also known…
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The Chicken of Brick and Bones

Brick and Bones Rated 4.5 Stars It’s 1:45 in the morning. You’ve just finished up some intense butt bouncing, shoulder shaking and side stepping. At this point your smooth moves have seen the best of the evening and your stomach is beginning to do a jig of its own. But this belly boogie is fried chicken specific. Good news for your tummy it has a new home. In case you’ve missed it in the past 2 to 3 years, Deep Ellum has really began to come back to life. New blood, booze and businesses now line several of its most active streets including Main, and Elm. Elm seems to have…
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Check Out the Pizza on that Cheese

Anvil Pub-Rated 4.5 stars TXmb Cheese is a separate food group. It just is. You can usually count on cheese to make any meal better than it would have been sans cheese. This belief flows right into the world of pizza. Now, let’s be clear, everyone enjoys their pizza a certain way. There’s a whole array of crusts and toppings to choose from, but that’s not what we are focusing on. Today’s lesson is in super thin crust some tasty ingredients and the over powerfully amazing mozzarella that loved them. Anvil Pub is a bar located in Deep Ellum. This bar is greatness because of its high ceilings, dark wood,…
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The Uncle of all Sammiches

Uncle Uber’s- Rated 4.5 stars TXmb [dropcap color=”red-vibrant” font=”georgia” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-4em”]T[/dropcap]urkey Sandwich. You’ve been doing it wrong. For years you’ve been doing it wrong. When you put the words turkey and sandwich together your mouth should break into spas grins, otherwise you’ve been doing it wrong. Thank goodness for an Uncle that teaches us the error in our ways. Uncle Uber’s is a place dedicated to righting the wrongs of bread, meat, bread. Here they take your sandwich knowledge, flip it, fry it, blacken it, cheese it, avocado it, and bacon it until it becomes a Sammich. Like the Smokin Turkey, or a turkey sandwich re-imagined. Thick crunchy slices of…
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Black Swan Saloon; the Birth of Cool

[dropcap color=”color-default” font=”arial” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-5em”]S[/dropcap]porting jeans, a baseball cap, and a black and white[dropcap color=”color-default” font=”arial” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-5em”][/dropcap] t-shirt reading FUCK WITH ME and inked arms, Gabriel Sanchez makes brisk movements through his establishment. He whacks away at pineapples, shedding the hulls and cubing chunks with such rhythmic swiftness it’s mesmerizing. “Honestly, people have done it before me and will continue to do it after me. It’s not something that I made up at all. But if you do it right, it’s difficult. You have to cut the fresh fruit every single week and drain it. There’s a lot of steps involved, but it’s good. ” Gabe explained. Once he’s…
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