Gastropubs everywhere! Just eight days after The Dallas Morning News published Leslie Brenner's guide to gastropubs, Whiskey Cake announces the gastro-blah blah based in Plano has a new chef. Brent Hammer, formerly of Hibiscus on Henderson, will take over as chef de cuisine.
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It's over. All those special occasion dishes, all the festive cocktails, they're all gone. It's that time of year when were forced to come back to our desks and actually work, even if our desk tops have been pushed a little further away from our faces by a growing holiday midsection. You'd think we' ... More >>
While working on my review of Cook Hall, I kept wondering if the restaurant would draw the consistent crowd that eluded Craft. Craft closed earlier this year because of slow sales and a concept that didn't really suit the neighborhood. Cook Hall swept in to counter these problems with a casual and m ... More >>
Update: I told you I'd find more bars that wont kill your finances.
If you really want to throw down on New Year's Eve, The Loon is offering up their deadly-strong drinks with no cover in Uptown. While over on the East Side of Dallas Ships Lounge is ringing in the New Year with free champagne.
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Time for some more year end reflection. Next week we'll look at the most notable openings, but right now I'm feeling glum. Did you lose one of your favorite restaurants recently? There were a number of notable closures over the past 12 months, some of which were expected and others which were a com ... More >>
Another very busy month has come and gone, and with it several Dallas restaurants have opened while others have closed their doors for good. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at email@example.com.
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Cook Hall, pegged as a modern "American gastropub" has taken over the space that once housed Tom Colicchio's Craft. The restaurant has been transformed from a formal dining room to a laid back-ish (let's keep in mind this is the W Hotel) gastropub. The space is steeped in rich woods, Edison bulbs d ... More >>
A news release announcing the push back of the closing date of Craft contains some additional details on the concept that will replace the W Hotel restaurant. The bar program at the new Cook Hall will be run by Belinda Chang, who won a James Beard award while working as a wine director at Modern, a ... More >>
I'm not much of a Ghostbar type, but I recently visited the club at the W Hotel for a farewell party for one of our writers here at the Observer. It was a Thursday night, and we arrived at 10 p.m. (pretty early by club standards) and the bar was empty. By 11, maybe 20 customers (including my entire ... More >>