30 miles south of town there is a mini fortress wall, and once you buy your ticket and walk through its portcullises, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival awaits. It's a magical land, where the bacchanalia of 1533 (mead poured into horns!) meets the bacchanalia of 2013 (deep fried macaroni and chees ... More >>
Who needs October in order to fest? This year's crop of Franconia Oktoberfestbeer ran through the filter yesterday and is loaded up on their environment-friendly trucks to head out on Thursday for the Katy Trail Ice House, where they'll tap this year's first wooden keg and give away free steins on F ... More >>
So here's some potentially lousy news: The Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade, that beloved march of green-tinted debauchery that's been blowing down Greenville since 1979, appears to be on its deathbed.
The concert at the parade route's end will play on, headlined by Ryan Bingham. The par ... More >>
Alexander FloresWe've finally beaten the Germans at their own game.
That's the only rational conclusion one can draw from the results of Oktoberbest 2011, in which the lone Teutonic entry got its ass handed to it. Paul Hightower and Brian Brown, Craft Beer Examiners for Dallas and Plano, respec ... More >>
Spaten will be among the beers available at Addison's Oktoberfest.What with Central Market's Brewtopia beginning today, Addison's Oktoberfest starting tomorrow and several beer dinners planned for the rest of the month, there are enough brew events in the next couple weeks that your liver should ... More >>
Here's to you, Timbo. RIP.Timbo, the Dallas Zoo's oldest gorilla, died yesterday in surgery at the age of 49, and we're still bummed by the news. Even though we didn't know her personally, we still plan to mourn her the same way we've marked the deaths of friends, family members and celebrities a ... More >>
To infinity... and beyond!Gossip, gossip -- if you've been following our daily power rankings of buzz at SXSW 2011 over the past few days, then you know that, yes, indeed, Kanye West has had it all week long at this year's annual festival in Austin.And, after briefly losing the top slot in our ra ... More >>
Great news for fans of Fort Worth's Rahr & Sons Brewing Company this week, as the brewery is just about ready to open up to the public again for its raucously fun brewery tours. The news comes more than six months after February's snowstorm collapsed the brewery roof, temporarily halting prod ... More >>
Gloria LevarioWhen I went out to cover the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, I was also on a fact-finding mission, determined to finally find out exactly what is, or isn't, under the kilt. The two shots I was able to obtain for our slide show revealed: 50 percent of men prefer tighty-whiteys; ... More >>
As it is now officially Rocktober, Oktoberfest beers are replacing summer brews on store aisles, bar coolers and tap walls. Apparently, though, not all brewers have the traditional Oktoberfest German Marzen-style amber lager in mind for this month. New Belgium, best known for Fat Tire, has introd ... More >>
Jesse HugheyFranconia's OktoberfestEins, zwei, drei, g'suffa! (One, two, three, drink up!)--Bavarian toastThe beginning of Oktoberfest 2009 in Munich is still more than a week away, but the celebrations are already cranking up locally. Just as you can already find Halloween costumes and decoratio ... More >>