Renaissance Hotel

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    The Female Bartenders Who Rule Dallas' Cocktail Scene

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. Mustachioed, bowtie-and-fedora-wearing Newsies extras shaking out cocktails is so last year: This is the year of the "lad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Asador Announces New Executive Chef Brad Phillips

    Today the Asador in the Renaissance Hotel announced the arrival of new executive chef Brad Phillips. Phillips has worked his way up the chain of chef Dean Max's restaurants, including 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and, most recently, the Brasserie in Grand Cayman, where he mixed produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Today is National Tequila Day: Free Shots and More Ways to Celebrate

    Are the food and beverage holidays getting old? Does it feel forced sometimes? For the most part, it seems we all benefit. Free pie, chicken-fried steak and now free tequila shots. No harm in that, right? Well today, July 24, is National Tequila Day. La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff is giving out free s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Chef David Trubenbach at Asador on Sourcing Locally and Grass on the Side

    Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Chef David Trubenbach got his first job at an IHOP when he was 17 as a way to save money for a car. However, it turned out to be the beginning of culinary career. After high school he enrolled at Johnson and Wales and from there moved to Orlando, Florida, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Peter Wolf Crier's All-Time Top Five Winning Priceline Bids While on Tour

    With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 26, 2011

    Asador: Promising Bistro Hidden Away

    Can a restaurant in a hotel lobby make its mark?

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Spring Has Sprung

    ​It may not feel like it today, but spring is officially here, but that's not the only change we saw in March. Restaurants and bars looking to capitalize on patio grazers opened their doors, most notably the Katy Trail Ice House, which received lots of buzz during its soft opening last month. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Celebrated South Florida Chef to Open Mexican Restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel

    Dean James Max, a James Beard nominee who was crowned "King of American Seafood" at this year's Great American Seafood Cook-off and earned our sister paper's endorsement as the "Best Chef in South Florida", is developing his first Dallas restaurant. ​The not-yet-named restaurant is scheduled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Planning for the NBA All-Star Weekend, From the Parties to the Dallas Police Department

    ​The in-box is filling up with NBA All-Star Weekend party announcements -- no actual invites, though, which is just as well, as that's the weekend I'm planning a spiritual retreat or a lost weekend of drinking, either/or. The most recent: a three-day "epic extravaganza" spread out at the Ghostbar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008
  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Kiss Me, Katie

    Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Get Your Groove On

    We're not sure how old you have to be to post your stats to Sports Groove's Web site, but these look like likely candidates. Granted, I'm one of the few cyberdorks who somehow exists without a MySpace page. But I do know when I smell something sporty baking in the oven. Introducing: MySportsGroove.c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2006

    Bush's Books

    How the library could affect the ledger

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Purple Reign

    Alice Walker opens her heart

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Living La Vida SIDA

    After his younger brother died of AIDS, Joseluis Partida dedicated his life to warning people about the disease. But the politics of being gay and Hispanic made it tougher than he ever imagined.

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28, 1998

  • Calendar

    March 19, 1998