Maker's Mark

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Kitchen LTO Chef Blythe Beck on Global Culinary Domination and Sexism in the Kitchen

    In her relative short time as executive chef of the former Hotel Palomar's now-defunct restaurant Central 214, Blythe Beck quickly made a name for herself. Known as "The Naughty Chef" from both her Lifetime TV reality show and the combination of "booze, butter and bacon" that made her famous, Beck i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    When it All Goes South: 24 Hours of Disasterous Drinking On Tour

    This week's Dallas Observer is our Drinking Issue, featuring reviews, columns and 24 hours of drinking in Dallas. For the music section, we asked a few DFW musicians to share their drinking stories. Here's the first. Many artists are afflicted/blessed with some form of mood/personality disorder. W ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The LOT is Now Open in East Dallas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Real Reason Makers Mark Wanted to Dilute Their Whiskey

    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. See also: - Makers Mark Raids the Family Liquor Cabinet - Maker's Mark Has Changed its Mind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Maker's Mark Has Changed its Mind

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Makers Mark Raids the Family Liquor Cabinet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    A Temptress Imperial Milk Stout and Cherry Bourbon Milkshake? Yep, That's What the Man Said

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Goodbye, Summer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Pepper Smash Opens at Plano's Shops of Legacy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Wrapping Up the Craft Cocktails Texas Event

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Sigel's Will Let You Sample Booze and Dip Things in Wax on Thursday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Where And How To Drink Like a Mad Man

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Ten Things You Missed at Sunday's Chefs for Farmers Event. Plus, the Food. Oh, the Food.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Mason Bar is Open in State Thomas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    The Chesterfield Opens Downtown with Swanky Food and Drinks (Photos)

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    10 Cocktail Suggestions While Listening To Dallas Bands

    ​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. Our findings? The site is not only pretty com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Central 214's New Summer Menu Celebrates Texas

    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 >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Central 214 Serves Up a New Tasting Menu

    Sara KerensA gift from the chicken-fried gods​Need 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Ron Kirk's About to Trade Up

    'Bout 20 minutes from now, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk will go before the Senate Committee on Finance for his confirmation hearing as U.S. trade ambassador -- finally, right? We're having a watch party at Unfair Park HQ: Schutze brought the churros; Merten, the Moosehead. And I brought the Maker's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Eagles 44, Cowgirls 6

    Shittingly. Fittingly. The most disappointing season in Cowboys' history ends with THE most embarrassing loss in Cowboys' history. Favored to make it to the Super Bowl, the Cowboys finish 9-7 and miss the playoffs. In a do-or-don't game, the Cowboys absolutely pussed out and were peed on in a 44-6 l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Dallas: On the Most Bang For the Buck Meter, We Come In At the No. 7 Spot

    Mark Graham So says Forbes today, which is tremendous news as, once more on this free-fall Friday, the Dow Jones Industrials threatens to drop past the 8,000-point mark. Several factors went into the ranking -- job growth projections, inflation, median house price, median household income, cost of ... More >>