It's American Craft Beer Week. For many of you, this means it's business as usual. For some of you, it's an excuse to imbibe in some craft beers all week long. The Brewers Association, a national non-profit group, created this "Mother of all Beer Weeks" to advance the beer culture and give beer geek ... More >>
With other, more aesthetically pleasing options (sunny patios, shady backyards, quiet bars) a dusty industrial park is probably not the first idea that pops into your head when dreaming up Saturday afternoon drinking plans. But as craft breweries have continued to crop up all over Dallas, they've p ... More >>
This Saturday is the third annual North Texas Beer and Wine Festival at the Irving Convention Center from 2 to 7 p.m. Organizer Darrell Faircloth started this event three years ago, back in the old days when craft beer festivals were unheard of. Most of the local North Texas brewers will be there, ... More >>
The local beer scene needed a place like Craft and Growler. Until husband and wife owners Kevin Afghani and Catherine Kinslow opened up their beer filling station in Fair Park, the only place you could get many locally brewed beers was at a bar. See also: Patent Pending at Craft and Growler Craft ... More >>
Anyone else have beer on the brain? Lauren's cover story on the second rising of craft brewing in the DFW area and the Texas legislation that's been smothering it has me dreaming of bubbling amber glasses of keg-nectar. Last night I stopped by the Libertine and ordered Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Lakewo ... More >>
What would 120 acres of pristine, undeveloped green space in the heart of booming Lakewood go for on the open market? Hard to know, but it's a fair bet that it would be much, much more than $7.4 million the 100-year-old Lakewood Country Club is listed for on county tax rolls. One might even wonder i ... More >>
Lakewood Brewing tapped its first two beers for the public this past weekend to an enthusiastic crowd at Goodfriend. A bartender told me it was the burger restaurant's busiest day since it opened last year. Even last night the staff seemed especially giddy about the brew. Lakewood Brewing's Rock Ryd ... More >>
If you happen to be in the area Skillman and Northwest Highway, you may notice a bunch of hoopla over at a new CiCi's Pizza. This newest member of the chain is celebrating their grand opening, throwing a party with balloons, face painting -- the usual crap kids love -- including their pizza. As part ... More >>
I have been chasing a corn dog for six months. I offer this as a testament to my growing insanity. Maybe not six, exactly. I can't remember the first time I went to the Lakewood Landing, that neighborhood's beloved dive, but I remember Nick Rallo mentioning my white whale. We'd suffered through a ... More >>
You read it here first: The venerable Balcony Club was in danger of being adiosed out of existence as owner Tommy Stanco and the landlord were at loggerheads over rent, for starters. A piece in the paper yesterday only reiterated the previously stated: Its future deep in the heart of Lakewood was ... More >>
The Lakewood Bar and Grill announced a permanent closure via its Facebook page yesterday. According to a short post on their wall: I am sad to say that after 18 years of serving the Lakewood area the LBG is closed! Thank you to all the bands that played and for all the customers that patronized ... More >>
The rent for Lakewood bars is too damn high. At least that's what we're learning this week as another area staple shutters its doors. Around 6 p.m. last night, Lakewood Bar & Grill updated its Facebook page with news of its abrupt closure. According to the update, the closure was unplann ... More >>
One week ago today we noted that the Dallas Country Club, which sits on 118 acres in the heart of Highland Park, is suing the Dallas Central Appraisal District over its valuation -- a whole $15 million. Today we brings news of yet another country club taking on DCAD: Lakewood's 99-year-old gem on ... More >>
Don't question the man who orders cranberry juice at the bar.Planning on channel surfing and slurping leftover spaghetti in your pajamas tonight? Yeah, that sounds like a lame idea, especially when the popular film site GordonandtheWhale.com is teaming up with Molly Maguire's (5815 Live Oak ... More >>
Saw Blue October Friday night at House of Blues. Good. But not the best I've seen them. That would've been the show back in the summer of 2004 at the Lakewood Theater when lead singer Justin Furstenfeld - bum knee and crutches be damned - was as passionate as any singer I've ever seen. Got m ... More >>
Patrick MichelsMore photos from the show, including cast members after the show, in our slide show.Joel Hodgson and the rest of the old MST3K crew treated a fair-sized crowd of die-hard fans to the first run-through of their signature treatment of The Alien Factor Friday night, loosening the b ... More >>
Sam Merten'Is there a lake in Lakewood? Maybe we can put up a bridge...'La Calle Doce's Lakewood location will finally reopen its doors today--officially--after the August fire that shut down the beloved Mexican seafood restaurant. To help celebrate the restaurant's Grand Re-Opening, Mayor Tom Leppe ... More >>
Last weekend, I set off on my bike. I would save gas, stay close to home, and kill like three birds with one stone by brunching at the promising-sounding Garden Café, on Junius Street in Lakewood. I'd been there as a pre-vegan, and I remembered a lovely garden in the back. The garden, as it tur ... More >>
As the above poster shows, looks like the Lakewood Theater (and not the Lakewood Bar & Grill, as previously reported) is proving a viable option...
Seems my favorite garage/punk/alt-country band from Cowtown, The Cut*Off, is keeping busy with a plethora (love using that word) of activities. First off, the band hits Lakewood Bar and Grill this weekend on a bill with The Slack and Salim Nourallah. Then the Cut*Off will be on Channel 4's Good Day ... More >>
Looks like the recent trend of 1990s music reunions isn't limited to bands. On Saturday, April 18, The Lakewood Theater will hold a reunion for The Basement, the venerable metal nightclub that rocked out on the corner of Greeenville Avenue and Park Lane from the mid 1980s until it closed its doors i ... More >>
Caity ColvardJoan Baez played a rollicking show at the Lakewood Theater last night, and from the looks of things, she pulled it off without spilling her glass of water.Check out shots from the evening with the folk legend, from our photographer Caity Colvard, in our slideshow here.
A friend went out this a.m. in search of post-Christmas deals and found few -- and about as many shoppers too, much to her surprise (these folks' too). Then again, buying new is so 2007; we're the Garage Sale Nation now, sucking up the second-hand and the slightly worn for pennies on the dollar. In ... More >>
Ottmar Liebert visits Lakewood
From fireworks to pie, it's a "Celebration"
From fireworks to pie, it's a "Celebration"
Lakewood bids adieu to Café Brazil
It's a three-hour ride on the Gump truck
The Lakewood Calendar Girls bring back the glamour of yesteryear
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