It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. Mustachioed, bowtie-and-fedora-wearing Newsies extras shaking out cocktails is so last year: This is the year of the "lad ... More >>
Two years ago It'll Do Dancing opened it's doors and filled a void in the Dallas dance scene that had been dominated by V.I.P. bottle service clubs and big arena festivals. Both skewed more towards mainstream pop music than old school dance culture. Brooke Humphries moved into an old Latin dance hal ... More >>
If you haven't heard, Starbucks is looking to slip a little somethin' somethin' in your latte. Not exactly -- they would never do anything that cool -- but they are starting alcohol programs in select stores in six metro areas, none of which are Dallas. Beer and wine will be available, and because ... More >>
First, some background info for those who don't keep up on the finer details of McKinney Avenue restaurant news. Colleen O'Hare and Jeana Johnson of Good 2 Go Taco teamed up Barcadia owners Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson to create sorta-casual, sorta-refined restaurant on the corner of Monticel ... More >>
LTO has announced their first idea for the Trinity Groves pop up restaurant. Over the past few weeks we've told you about the concept that will feature a temporary restaurant that provides four short months of atmosphere and cuisine crafted by a chef and designer picked by local Dallas diners. LTO a ... More >>
It felt so strange walking into Acme F&B on a recent weekday evening. The dining room was completely empty, except a couple of ladies at the bar, and outside the patio was only half full. Just under a year ago, the restaurant was one of the hot dining destinations of the summer, and people flooded t ... More >>
We've looked in on Brooke Humphries before, and we'll probably do it again, but we wanted to check in with her from an angle of local support this time. Humphries, in addition to owning stakes in both Barcadia locations, Beauty Bar, It'll Do Dance Club and new coffee joint Mudsmith, also owns half ... More >>
Another busy month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in January, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Openings: Suns ... More >>
Dallas business woman, Brooke Humphries (entrepreneur behind Acme F&B, It'll Do and Barcadia) has ventured into the ever-booming coffee shop business. Humphies' opened Mudsmith Coffee (2114 Greenville Ave.) on lower Greenville in the space squished between World Beer Co. and the Single Wide that onc ... More >>
I used to have a neighbor who would refer to me as Night Queen. Sitting outside on a shared porch area, he'd see me arrive home after work, settle into my place for dinner or some such activity, and emerge hours later to go see what everyone was up to. He'd remark on my consistency. I took offense a ... More >>
McKinney Avenue's newest restaurant is turning heads - and eating them.
See also: Wade Hampton partners with It'll Do We received word on Tuesday that Ghostbar, the ultra lounge perched on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel, is closing. We also learned the club's Director of Marketing and Music, Wade Randolph Hampton, is joining forces with party purveyor Brooke Humphries, ... More >>
As news of Ghostbar's closing came earlier today, so did word that Wade Randolph Hampton, the "creative force" behind the club, would be jumping into another venture. He's taking on the role of Creative Director at M3 Films, which will produce The Starck Project, a documentary on the famed '80s Dall ... More >>
In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Brooke Humphries is standing outside the entrance of It'll Do Club on Elm Street a few week ... More >>
See also: It'll Do Club set to re-open See also: Video of opening night One of the best club signs in Dallas has always been It'll Do's, just off Elm and Carroll in East Dallas. I rode past it on bike rides and always stopped to take a picture of the red, white and blue mural on the exterior wal ... More >>
Saturday, June 16, at It'll Do Club
Inside the recent whirlwind of closings, openings, quick closings in order to reopen later and yet more openings and closings, we find ACME F&B, the latest to open its great big wooden doors.
Brooke Humphries is a busy woman. As we stand just outside the entrance of It'll Do Club on Elm Street, she fields questions from Red Bull reps and contractors: "You have two minutes of my time," she says to one of them. "You have one minute of my time," she says to the other. Divide and conquer. ... More >>
A conceptual rendering of the proposed bowling alley that will not go in next to Good Records after allAt long last, that proposed Greenville Avenue bowling alley, next to Good Records, just went before the Dallas City Council -- its last hope following the City Plan Commission's gutter ball over ... More >>
A conceptual rendering of the proposed bowling alley that was to be voted on by city council todayWell, we had planned on following up this afternoon on two items of interest: Developer Craig Hall's plans to fill the Arts District with giant signs attached to his Hall Arts Center, which we told y ... More >>
A look back at the plans for the new-look Lower Greenville AvenueI've tried several times this morning to reach Michael Northrup, the attorney repping a coalition of neighborhood associations at yesterday's City Plan Commission meeting where Madison Partners' bowling alley concept was voted down ... More >>
So much for cautious optimism: About an hour ago, the City Plan Commission voted 6-5 not to grant Madison Partners that specific use permit that would have paved the way for the six-lane bowling alley Jonathon Hetzel, Barcadia's Brooke Humphries and other are hoping to open next to Good Records o ... More >>
Click to embiggen Madison Partners and Brooke Humphries's vision for a bowling alley next door to Good Records.Late Tuesday I got an email from Jonathon Hetzel of Madison Partners, which is trying to roll out that bowling alley on Lowest Greenville that once more goes in front of the City Plan Co ... More >>
Back-to-back DJ nights in Dallas will make you say, "Word up!"