• Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Denton's GreenHouse Offering Beautifully Boozy Snow Cones

    As somewhat of an unsolicited fusion between Lauren's fabulous list of Dallas' best snow cones and Brian's DC9 discourse on Denton's own Baptist Generals revival, I present to you the most rewarding part of being a Dentonite in the summer: GreenHouse's crafty offering of adult snow cones. Denton's ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Bolsa Announces Winter Cocktail Menu

    Just this morning Catherine Downes dropped by my desk to bitch about Bolsa. She said their weekly Wednesday special, featuring $5 drinks, had gotten a little stale and was wondering if they'd do anything soon to reinvigorate the program. Swear it. Just happened while I was drinking my morning coff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Belgians Celebrate Independence Saturday. Brew Lovers Celebrate Belgian Beer Week Now.

    With Belgium's Independence Day falling on Saturday, retailers and pubs specializing in good beer are celebrating all week with specials on Belgian beers, starting last night and running through Saturday -- though the celebration runs through next week with the Libertine Bar's Belgian Beer Dinner Tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Today is National Pancake Day, and IHOP is Giving Away Free Short Stacks

    It's National Pancake Day. Sort of like when it was National Tater Tot Day at the Ore-Ida factory a while back. Actually, according to one website, February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day and yesterday was Kahlua Day (can't believe I missed that). Everyday is something. (Heads up: Frozen Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Five Nights of Drinking at Home: It's Not Alcoholism If There's Christmas Music On

    Flickr​Don't ask me out for a drink because, 1.) I'm cheap and 2.) at the height of holiday shopping insanity, I like to leave my house less than Sigorney Weaver in Copycat. So I stay home, watch TV, read and drink. My drink of choice is usually peppermint Schnapps in hot chocolate. Yes, I kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Private, Social, Drunk: Rocco Milano, Mansion Expat, Has His New Bar Humming

    FacebookHum: Now being served at Private Social.​Private Social bar manager Rocco Milano is like a young redheaded Santa, ready to grant all your alcoholic Christmas wishes, or maybe the fourth Wise Man, bearing obscure aperitifs and rare scotches in place of frankincense and myrrh. Perched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Brain Freeze: Our Panel of Experts Samples New Summer Coolers

    Lauren Drewes DanielsArby's Jamocha Oreo Shake, a summer drink worth fighting for.​Being bored for extended amounts of time builds character. Everyone (kids, in particular) needs to stare at the wall so long that it makes them crazy. Then go outside and stare at the hot grass. Then lie on the ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 21, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    My Loko Night: Testing Black-Market Original-Formula Four Loko

    ​First they came for Sparks, and I didn't speak out because I didn't drink Sparks.Then they came for Four Loko, and I didn't speak out because I didn't drink Four Loko. Then they came for Moonshot '69, and I didn't speak out because I didn't drink Moonshot '69. Then they came for...well, nothing y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Liquered-up: Holiday Treats for the Non-Frat-House Set

    Grandma always said she bought Jagermeister during the holidays for cooking, not body shots. Yeah, right.​Sigel's in Addison is putting together a line-up of liqueurs for its upcoming Holiday LiqueurFest that's rarely seen outside frat houses. The store's serving Baileys, Kahlua, Jagermeister ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Hash Over: California Wines Featured In Dinners, Executive Chef Changes And Free Whataburgers

    The 2002 Super T-Rex, one of the wines to be featured in Tuesday's dinner at Tre Amici.​This is a good week to be a Dallas fan of California wines, as two restaurants will feature the products of Cali vineyards in wine dinners beginning tonight. Bolsa has a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. today featuring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    UT Dallas Is a Wise Investment

    Last year, Kiplinger listed the University of Texas at Dallas as the 69th-best deal for in-staters among public colleges. This year, the school formerly known as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest moves way, way up to the No. 50 slot, after the personal-finance advisors factored in both a ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 2, 1997

    Seagoing Italian

    At Lombardi Mare, one of Dallas' top restaurateurs explores uncharted waters

  • Dining

    May 25, 1995

    The boy next door

    Javier's has been around so long, it's easy to overlook. Here's why you shouldn't