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    March 9, 2011

    Upcoming Beer Events, With Varying Degrees of Relevance To St. Patrick's Day

    ​Thank God we thought better of the notion of giving up beer for Lent. Not only would "grouchy and mean-spirited" be an understatement in describing what our attitude would be if faced with more than a month without a pint, but we'd miss some great events coming up -- not to mention the Meddlesome ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Flash Mart's Tacos: Please Sir, Can I've Some More?

    ​I am left hungry, and I'm pissed off about it, not because the tacos at Flash Mart are regrettable examples of overcooked, drier than Death Valley meat wrapped in flaccid, oily white corn tortillas. It's the opposite. The tacos prepared and served inside the gas station at the corner of Abr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Need to Train For Beer Week? These Events Will Help You -- And Texas Craft Brewers

    Friends of Texas Craft Breweries​You're going to need your palate and your liver to be in tip-top shape for Dallas Beer Week in November. Fortunately, there are plenty of training opportunities coming up -- as well as a chance to support state House Bill 602, which would allow craft breweries to c ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 8, 2011

    Little Sumpin' Sumpin': 15 Sexy Beer Labels

    ​When it comes to beer, there are those of us at City of Ate who select our favorite brews based on tried and true traits like flavor, head and color, and there those (Noah) who just pick the label with the most cleavage on it and call it a night. He's not alone, either -- millions of beer drinker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Final Thoughts On Season's Holiday Beers, And Reasons To Hang On Till Saint Patrick's Day

    ​The holidays are over, and unless you've got Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Presidents' Day off, there aren't any work holidays until Memorial Day on May 30. Christmas and holiday beers are disappearing from taps and shelves faster than your New Year's resolutions. But before you put a gun in you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Beers Of The Year

    Don't criticize it.​Overall, it's been another great year for beer, at least from my perspective here in North Texas. If I didn't suspect reader list burnout, I could probably do another top 10 piece on the best developments of the past year, and even another on things I'm most looking forward to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Hophead's Personal Top 10 Beers Of The Year

    Was Raging Bitch really the highest-ranked beer of the year for Hophead, or do we just like the name and label? Read on to find out.​This week, I'm looking back on 2010 with a couple of lists. First, I'll share my 10 favorite beers of the year. They're not my top 10 of all time, but rather 10 bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Comparing Anchor's 2009 and 2010 Christmas Ales

    ​Now that we're into December, Christmas beers, winter warmers and other special seasonals are showing up in stores and beer joints. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year if you're a beer lover, and year after year, Anchor Christmas Ale, also sometimes called "Our Special Ale" (and abbr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Buzzing Over The Brews At Buzzbrews

    Jesse Hughey​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Buzzbrews, 4334 Lemmon Ave., 214-521-4334 When: All day Monday, 3 to 7 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Guinness Foreign Extra Vs. Extra Stout:
    What's The Difference? Plus, A Local Brew Masters Watch Party.

    Jesse Hughey​One of the most exciting bits of beer-related news I've received in the last year came in an interview with Guinness brewmaster Fergal Murray at Trinity Hall in March as he was touring the country making the case for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with his products. Intrigued by outsta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    At Renfield's, Standing (Or Sitting) In The Corner Isn't Punishment. Usually.

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Renfield's Corner, 2603A Routh St., 214-397-0300When: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through FridayWha ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 29, 2010
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    July 29, 2010

    The Common Table Has Good Beer. The Food?

    Sara KerensHow can the food be bad if it looks this good? Find out in this week's Dish. ​We didn't exactly love the Common Table, as Hanna Raskin points out in her Dish Column, but it sure is a good place to drink some beer. In their well-curated selection you can find a bottle-conditioned Maudite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    At The Common Table, You'll Never Live Like
    Common People

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: The Common Table, 2917 Fairmount St., 214-880-7414When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010
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    June 18, 2010

    'Beer Guru' Keith Schlabs On 15 Years Of Flying Saucer and More

    Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth "beer guru" Keith Schlabs, drinking on the job.​Speaking of Shannon Wynne and the Meddlesome Moth...Fifteen years and 14 locations after the June 5, 1995, opening of the original Flying Saucer on Sundance Square in Fort Worth, the franchise's "beer guru," Keith Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Info On Saturday's Brew Riot, Plus Notes From Flying Saucer On The Lake's Spring Beer Festival

    Jesse Hughey​The last time I went to a Flying Saucer beer festival (the fall 2009 fest at the Fort Worth location), I learned that tasting the big, bad, high-gravity and high-ABV beers before trying lighter brews can throw off your tastebuds and make the latter drinks seem puny by comparison ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Ranking Special Offerings From Ska And Dogfish Head, Plus Beer Festival News

    Jesse Hughey​Thanks to my generous in-laws, Lady Hophead and I headed to the Meddlesome Moth Monday night to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. Her mother and stepdad offered to take us to a much fancier restaurant, but we felt the Moth, with one of the best beer selections in Dallas, was a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Hash Over: Flying Saucer's Beer Festival, Jokes and Jazz Makes its Debut, Bishop Arts Wine Walk, and Free Sushi

    Flying Saucer​Do you have plans this weekend to recover from last weekend's Memorial Day madness? Why not continue with the summer fun by drinking more alcohol and eating fatty foods? Flying Saucer on the Lake will host its first Spring Beer Festival from noon till 10 p.m. this Saturday, June 5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    What's Better Than Live Music And Beer? Live Music And Good Beer

    Left Hand's 400 Pound Monkey English-style IPA, one of several craft-beer offerings at Renfield's Corner.​For most music lovers, any old beer will do at a concert or club show as long as the music is good. At, say, Verizon Theatre or whatever they're calling it these days, a big plastic cup or two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Quittin' Time: Flying Saucer On The Lake

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Flying Saucer on the Lake, 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland. 972-226-0725.When: Happy hour 4 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Did You Know It's American Craft Beer Week? These Bars Do.

    ​As mentioned in Hophead a couple of weeks back, this week (May 17 to 23) is American Craft Beer Week. That item already mentioned the Texas Craft Brewers Festival Saturday night at the Dancing Bear Pub in Waco, but there are a few other ways to celebrate closer to home. This effort by the Brewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    The Amsterdam Bar: It's Easy To Get Happy In Amsterdam--Unless Your Drug Of Choice Is Television

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: The Amsterdam Bar, 831 Exposition Ave., 214-827-3433When: 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Hophead: Dogfish Head's Midas Touch Resurrects Millenia-Old Beer Style

    Jesse Hughey​Delaware's Dogfish Head landed at No. 2 on the Hophead Beer of the Year list for 2009, thanks in large part to its creative approach. But the brewery isn't just forward-thinking with its innovative beverages--it also has a healthy respect for the past, and goes so far as to resurrect ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Hophead: Beer Of The Year

    ​It's almost time to pop the cork on your favorite bottle of bubbly (and surely anyone reading this column will know that beer is bubbly too). That means it's time for Hophead's contribution to City of Ate's endless stream of Year In Review posts. While I may not have sampled all of them (some hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Hophead: Notes From Flying Saucer's Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival

    ​A beer tasting event like last Saturday's Fall Beer Festival at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer is an easy way to try several new beers at once, hang out with fellow beer people and see a lot of hilarious T-shirts. However, as I discovered, it's also an easy way to get a bad impression of a beer for ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Double, Double Your Refreshment

    Well, refreshment, maybe not. Double your fun, though, sure. Toil and trouble all you want. It's been a big week of twos here on City of Ate. A double dose of Veggie Girl, for instance. Two posts recapping the year's first quarter. We even had a couple items for the big race weekend at Texas Motor S ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Delaware On Tap

    You've dreamed for years of taking off work, jetting to Wilmington and spending a few days downing the great beers of Delaware. Well, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium saves you the trouble.On April 1--yes, April 1, a day when everyone suspects some sort of double-cross--Flying Saucer's Montfort locat ... More >>