The LOT (7530 E. Grand Ave.), located off the Santa Fe Trail in the enormous space that once housed the Backyard Beach Bar, opens its doors to the public today.
The East Dallas restaurant and beer garden is the product of some serious teamwork; restauranteur John McBride (El Fenix), food consultan ... More >>
The Maker's Mark story keeps unfolding like onion layers. The Washington Post published an article Monday that delves a little deeper into the cooperate decision to lower the proof of their popular bourbon.
- Makers Mark Raids the Family Liquor Cabinet
- Maker's Mark Has Changed its Mind
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Last week the Chief Operating Officer of Maker's Mark Rob Samuels announced plans to dilute its flagship whiskey from 90 proof to 84 in response to growing demand globally, causing a near uprising of livers across America. This week, Samuels changed his mind.
"We've been tremendously humbled over t ... More >>
Had any trouble fining Makers Mark on the shelves of your local liquor store as of late? I haven't. The only reason I know is I've been zipping around town comparing prices at the big liquor stores like Spec's, Total Wine, Sigel's and others. It is completely anecdotal that Makers Mark was well sto ... More >>
The Common Table is a big advocate of the local craft beer movement and, they happen to have a pretty steady hand in the kitchen. Impressive dual qualities, right? They often host special dinners, but this Monday's beer dinner is going to be extra-super-duper-fragalistic special. It's a four-course ... More >>
It should come as no surprise that I am a fan of Labor Day. Initially called to honor the impact and importance of the American worker, the celebration now calls for leisure, and we are all about elevating leisure here at The Overserved.
These September festivities, as much about one last dance fo ... More >>
Chef Vijay Sadhu's cocktail-centric restaurant and bar Pepper Smash (7200 Bishop Road) soft-opened Monday in the same Shops at Legacy spot where his upscale-Indian venture Sutra closed in March after being open for less than a year.
The bar program is the brainchild of Keith LaBonte, the mad scient ... More >>
Hear that? It's the sound of thousands of peoples' livers collectively breathing a sigh of relief. A boozy whirlwind of a weekend concluded last night with the Craft Cocktails Texas wrap-up party at The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. The rum flowed like a river as drinkers enjoyed de ... More >>
Sigel's has an interesting pre-Father's Day event. We promise not to judge you if you leave immediately to snag a place in line.
On Thursday from 6 to 8 the Sigel's at 5757 Greenville Avenue is having a Maker's Mark Bourbon Red dipping event and tasting. From Jasper at Sigel's: "At the distillery ... More >>
Everyone's favorite booze-soaked, chain-smoking, adultery-laden television series is about to disappear until 2013; yes, Mad Men's season five finale airs this Sunday on AMC. (If you need to catch up, the first few seasons are on Netflix. You're welcome.) But there's no reason that your thirst for ... More >>
Chefs For Farmers is an event in which 30 area chefs compete for attendees' votes with a singular signature bite. The winning chef gets $2,500 toward his or her charity of choice. The event was created by Iris and Matt McCallister to support local farms, local ingredients and getting really full, d ... More >>
The first time you look up at Mason Bar, located at 2701 Guillot St., you might not even realize what you're seeing. In what looks like an old, abandoned brownstone from the outside, Mason, led by underground Chef David Anthony Temple (yeah, DAT one) is open and comfortable on the inside. Featuring ... More >>
The Chesterfield opened this week at 1404 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Deep burgundy couches and velvet armchairs along with brass chandeliers and a dark-wood bar gives this mixology den a distinguished, swank feel. With an "official" capacity of less than 50, the narrow restaurant and bar i ... More >>
Earlier this week we came across the website, Drinkify, which claims to "generate the perfect cocktail recipe to accompany any music." Naturally, as fans of both music and all types of alcohol, the site proved to be the perfect happy hour time kill.
The site is not only pretty com ... More >>
Central 214's Blythe Beck.Central 214 has rolled out its new summer menu. And, as chef Blythe Beck explains, "It tastes like Texas. I'm all about it. I love it." The menu keeps some 214 faves, like Beck's signature chicken and waffles (spicy fried chicken and buttered waffle with jalapeño gr ... More >>
Sara KerensA gift from the chicken-fried godsNeed dinner plans? Three-course meals can be quite expensive, but if you have $30, check out the new "Pick Your Plates" tasting menu at Central 214 (5680 North Central Expressway). Naughty Chef Blythe Beck's menu includes new entrée options in a ... More >>