Brad Perkinson, owner and founder of FireWheel Brewing, got his first taste of the celebration of beer while on vacation in Munich in 2009, where got to experience the original brewhaha known as Oktoberfest. A couple years later, when he got laid off from his job here stateside, he took a huge leap ... More >>
Jamie Fulton of Community Beer Co. got started in brewing because of his love for food. After high school, he hopped the pond to study culinary arts at Le Cordon Blue in London. Side trips to the rest of the continent led to the discovery of craft beers throughout Europe. As soon as he came home, ... More >>
Last Thursday, the Toadies played Irving Plaza in Manhattan with Battleme and Supersuckers. Friday, they were off to famed Asbury Park venue Stone Pony before playing a few more east coast dates and heading back home to Dallas, where they'll appear next week as headliners for the fifth annual Homegr ... More >>
For this new weekly series, we'll delve deep inside the minds of North Texas' craft brewers to talk shop, find out what's hiding in the back of the fridge and maybe even dig up a few skeletons in their beer closet. Who's thirsty? Franconia Brewery founder Dennis Wehrman's brewing roots go way back ... More >>
If something about the city seemed different the past few days, well, that was because most, if not all, local brewers hopped over to the Mile High City for the annual Great American Beer Festival, which started last Thursday and lasted through Saturday. It's the who's who of American beer, and tick ... More >>
Fall is here, which means there is fresh oxygen, football and lots of food and beer in your near future. Here are our five favorite food events of the fall. Addison Oktoberfest Outside of the original festival in Munich, Addison hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration on the planet. More than 75, ... More >>
This Saturday, Jamie Fulton of Community Beer Co. will open his brewer's book of secrets for Beer School from noon to 2 p.m. Fulton has an impressive set of credentials and has attended his share of brewing schools, including the UC Davis program, the World Brewing Academy and classes at Doemens Aca ... More >>
Free from the hangover of the '90s craft beer bust, Dallas' small brewers cheer another round of growth.
Round 'em up, we have some of the best deals and treats this city's food and drink industries have to offer. From a meet and greet with one of the city's best craft brewers to food for fashionistas and an indie rock/indie beer extravaganza, here's where it's happening in food this coming weekend. ... More >>
Reports out of England have Liverpool and Manchester City of the Premier League taking a long, hard look at FC Dallas's Brek Shea, the 21-year-old College Station-born star just called to the U.S. National Team at September's end. Problem is, Shea -- a chief contender for MLS's MVP award -- is un ... More >>
Carpooling can be fun.Aside from overpasses, we've just stumbled upon the most brilliant plan for reducing city traffic and pollution. Originally from the Netherlands, these "beer bikes" can be found swerving along the roads in Germany, where up to sixteen people can sit around a table on w ... More >>
Patrick MichelsI thought I was lucky back in 2009 when The Boston Beer Company sent a sample-sized bottle of the remarkable but ruinously expensive Samuel Adams Utopias. But in drumming up pub for the 2011 release, the company outdid itself and sent a full 24-ounce decanter, along with a fine Rie ... More >>
Photos by Jonas LusterIt's 8 a.m., and it smells deliciously of cooked meats, fresh bread, and sausages. It wasn't my nose alone that brought me here at this hour, though; Kuby's was first and most-often mentioned when I asked around for places to purchase sausages in Dallas. Inside the stor ... More >>
Amazing the things you find when you're not looking for them. Take this morning's accidental stumbled-across, for instance: The Gourds recorded in the old Barley House parking lot on June 1, 1997, during the third then-annual Barleypalooza musical marathon on N. Henderson. (Here's some video, for ... More >>
I may have mentioned a month or so back that we had finally come up with a scheme to give out prizes.Good ones, too: I have Jon Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, The Field Guide to Candy, Chili Madness, Cooking Dirty (has nothing to do with Blythe Beck) and other food-related books cluttering up my ... More >>
Jesse HugheyFranconia's OktoberfestEins, zwei, drei, g'suffa! (One, two, three, drink up!)--Bavarian toastThe beginning of Oktoberfest 2009 in Munich is still more than a week away, but the celebrations are already cranking up locally. Just as you can already find Halloween costumes and decoratio ... More >>
Davis is kinda like Richard Petty or the New York Yankees, at least in the world of competitive barbecue.Since he began working the pit in 1994, this Marietta, Oklahoma, native has claimed 66 grand champion titles, including last year's World BBQ Cook Off in Munich. He's even featured on the cover o ... More >>
Addison throws an Oktoberfest
Maraniss discusses a special Olympics
It's not torture, but this latest terrorism flick comes close
Don your 'hosen at FruhlingsFest
This ain't no Craigslist (oh, how we wish), but after the jump, a British scribe writing a book about Manchester United has an intriguing request for help. And, amazingly, it concerns my favorite soccer team ever: the Dallas Tornado. (Side note: Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Alex Stepney, pla ... More >>
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