We'd be remiss to allow an entire College Week to pass without mention of the college life's main goal (well, you know except for the main-main one): procuring, hoarding and drinking booze.
It's a universal feeling, the simultaneous confusion and wistful nostalgia that comes with the memory of one ... More >>
Welcome to the return of The Box, the mean-ass game we play with chefs in town just because we like seeing these important-types give us the stink eye. Last time, Chef Chad Houser gave our The Box the stink eye and then made us fancy Easter Dinner out of Peeps and popcorn. This time, we gave our The ... More >>
Carrollton's Kelly Dearmore emailed me with a simple request:
I wanna write for Sportatorium.
Being that he's a free-lance writer that has covered concerts for the Observer, he hates the New York Yankees and he loves him some tennis in general and one of my fave sporting events -- the ... More >>
I've spent the last couple of hours doing as suggested at the beginning of an excessive heat-warning wave: staying hydrated. With Bacardi Añejo, over ice, a great rum at a nice price. Also: listening to music, as the two often go together. Which reminds me: In the past year-plus spent rounding u ... More >>
Sachin TengThat's a Gorilla versus a Bear -- get it?As you can see from the cover story this week, blog culture has undoubtedly changed the face of the North Texas music community. The sheer amount of blogs here in the metroplex is evidence that some feel their favorite artists are not being repr ... More >>
Jose Ralat MaldanadoSean Conner shakes his way to Chicago.Not all bartenders are boozy, party after last-call types. Some are family men, like Sean Conner, the Whiskey Cake muddling and shaking engineer who is one six bartenders up for the National Restaurant Association's "Star of the Bar" m ... More >>
Pity those drinkers who were in search of an expertly made cocktail last night: All of the state's best mixologists were gathered on the pool deck at the Joule, drinking daiquiris and cheering on participants in the North Texas Bartenders Guild's Legacy Cocktail Competition.
Sponsor Bacardi ... More >>
Editor's note: Monica Berry is a Dallas dater who's bravely agreed to file dispatches from her dining expeditions with eligible bachelors. Berry, City of Ate's resident date place scout, will size up restaurants from a dater's perspective. Enjoy.
When I recently passed The Common Table on my way ho ... More >>
Last installment, Girl Drink Drunk pal Jen and I were just starting our vacations (I use that term liberally as Jen wasn't really on a work vacation, but it was just so dang fun) with the Dallas International Film Festival. We'd been impressed with Multiple Sarcasms and a custom second-chance Dir ... More >>
Jeff McInnisYou've mastered the mojito, drubbed the daiquiri and conquered the Cuba libre. You're ready to take your rum "mixology" to the next level. How about tossing in a dash of liquid nitrogen? Former Top Chef contestant Jeff McInnis will be slinging liquid nitrogen-infused Don Q rum cocktai ... More >>
Patrick MichelsLazare's mojoto lineupThis current generation of American drinkers couldn't really care less about tradition. They shirk the classic cocktails in favor of trendy new flavors: pomegranate martinis, green tea margaritas, acai vodka and tonics or whatever the anti-oxidant of the month ha ... More >>
Anastasia JakseThe new mojitos: blueberry on the left, raspberry at right.
"Blame it on the a-a-alcohol...," DJ Christopher Tracy puts his spin on Jamie Foxx and T-Pain's rap song amidst a forest of black and red balloons. Blame it on the alcohol, indeed. Or the 'any excuse to party' ethic that dri ... More >>
Monday night, a group of six girls settled into a cozy booth at a chain restaurant to um, "pepper in some refreshment." Seems strange to go with Chili's, perhaps, but the place has a spiral-bound menu of specialty drinks. It's cute, it's colorfully illustrated and it's totally effective marketing, s ... More >>