Tom Collins

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Green Door Public House, Once a Bank and Long a Bar, Is Now Open in Downtown Dallas

    The Liberty Bank building has quite the provenance. It has been four saloons, one bank and now, over a century after it was built, the building is home to Green Door Public House. Architect Craig Melde relocated the building from its original site at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Elm Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Whitehall Exchange Opens in Bishop Arts

    Whitehall Exchange recently opened in the Bishop Arts District, at the northeast corner of Bishop and West 7th Street. Billed as "bar and bites," this refurbished spot retained the old charm of the building and enriched it with stain glass and dark wood, giving it a swank feel. Whitehall Exchange h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Happy Hour at Malai Kitchen, Where Five Dollars Will Make You Hollar for Another One

    The West Village isn't typically a favorite destination 'hood of mine unless I'm seeking fro-yo or a sale on cardigans, but a Yelp search pointed me in the direction of Thai-Vietnamese spot Malai when I found myself in dire need of a drink on a Sunday evening. I have zero desire to wait 30 minutes ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 28, 2011

    Cedars Social: Eat Light and Drink Heavy

    Chef John Tesar's menu takes second place to the cocktails.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lavender Cocktails Rock the 'Hood

    The Domino Fizz, from above.‚ÄčLots of people equate lavender with soaps, sachets and lotions. And that's fair. So much of the reason lavender is even popular is due to its fragrance -- which is soft, fresh and somehow, purple.But me, well, this Girl Drink Drunk likes my lavender like I like spiked ... More >>

  • Film

    November 24, 2005


    A Broadway schmaltzfest spawns a big-screen travesty

  • Dining

    June 23, 2005

    Sweltering Belts

    What are the best summertime drinks?