Texas' craft-booze industry is booming, but can it stave off the "Made in Texas" fakers?
There is a thing about guilty pleasures -- other than the fact that we all have one -- and that is we usually prefer to keep them out of sight of other humans. Sure, we might like to drink straight out of the milk carton or have a heart-felt air guitar solo to Warrant in the comfort of our own dim ... More >>
We just got word that if your name is Jim, Jimmy, James, Jamie or any other related moniker, you're entitled to a free Sweet Jim Beam Bacon Swiss Burger today, Tuesday at any Red Robin restaurant. Seems like that could open the conversation up to some bartering. I think Jim-Bob, Jim-Bo, Jimmy-Jammy ... More >>
SCIENCE IS AWESOME. NBC News (and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers) reported last week that scientists have cured cancer developed a soothing, dissolvable mouth strip to help alleviate the dumbest feeling ever: pizza mouth burn. We repeat offenders simply refer to it PMB. Symptoms of PMB include ... More >>
Drew Huerter is the 28-year-old head brewer for Dallas' own Deep Ellum Brewing Company. How can such a young tyke have the burly discernment necessary for a proper brewer, you ask? Well actually, he has a long history in the business. Twenty-eight years, as a matter of fact. His mom and dad founded ... More >>
I don't know a ton about wine, nor do I know much about "real" housewives in New York City (shout out to Oak Cliff Housewives, who truly keep it real). But word on the street, according to Jasper Russo at Sigel's, is that Skinnygirl wine "HAS ARRIVED!" I pass along this information because I watche ... More >>
It's a relatively quiet Wednesday night at Deep Ellum's newest watering hole, Swallow Lounge (double entendre or just a hastily chosen name? You be the judge). I take a seat at the empty bar lined with bright red vinyl stools. Above the bar, back-lit swallows -- those little birds that adorn collarb ... More >>
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Feargal McKinney came to the U.S. after college to see the sights and do a bit of traveling. After some time in New York City, he took the scenic route to California and stopped in Dallas to visit a friend and essentially never left -- partially because he got stuck ... More >>
Nick RalloKid Rock was very serious about American Idol being lame.Kid Rock doesn't seem to be a huge American Idol fan. At last night's Jim Beam Live Music Series, hosted by Mr. Rock and flowing with copious Jim Beam and coke's, he ranted against the Fox series-as he's done in the past, accord ... More >>
Beam Family master distiller Fred Noe, the seventh-generation bourbon maker whose mug graces every bottle of Jim Beam, isn't bringing any samples of the soon-to-be-released Knob Creek single barrel reserve to a pair of tastings in Addison this week. But Noe will no doubt be happy to chat abou ... More >>
From Holytaco.comLast week, we discussed The New York Times' article on "haute-stoner cuisine" and, in response, we offered up some dishes from local restaurants that totally speak to the high mind.This sparked (ha!) some discussion regarding much more low-brow, what's-left-in-the-pantry culinary ... More >>
One of the bigger disappointments, when I returned from Europe, was the noticeably absence of Dalmore on liquor store shelves. Their 12 year Highland single malt had always ranked as one of the best value brands out there.Of course, the distillery's "nose" (or master blender), Richard Paterson, s ... More >>
Thursday, September 13, at the Darkside Lounge
If you like NASCAR... you might be a redneck
Where do race-car drivers eat?
What are our favorite shots?
What's up with all the different margaritas?
On its latest, The Promise Ring changes everything except its name. Almost.
Identity-theft victim gets the cold shoulder
Can you please solve all our alcohol-related mysteries?
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
Gabe--Kapler, not Kotter--returns, but what does that mean for the Chad?
What does your drink say about you?
The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio is playing in a living room near you
Glasspack channels the unholy ghosts of the Monsters of Rock