A New Guide to BYOB dining in the Metroplex, eatsBYOB.com
BYOB goes for cans too, right?
Holly Johnson takes a zealot's approach to imbibing in a glass of red with dinner. She doesn't always like to be told what to drink and how much to pay for it. So, she set out on a mission to find every BYOB restaurant in the Dallas region, and luckily for us, she's sharing her list.
And I think we can all agree that while sometimes it's nice to go out and have a great meal paired with a fancy-pants wine, every now and then, it's
better more economical to bring your own bottle.
That's why Johnson decided to start eatsBYOB.com, an ever-evolving list of BYOB restaurants in North Texas.
Johnson spent the past two months scouring the area and then called each spot to verify the status. For instance, often a new restaurant will temporarily offer BYOB as an option before it get their liquor license.
At this point, Johnson feels comfortable that she's given her list a thorough parsing.
"The thing with BYOB establishments is the status fluctuates, therefore there is no guarantee they will still BYOB," Johnson said. "I will continuously be tracking what other information I can find, in addition to allowing people to submit their recommendation through the website."
On the eatsBYOB website, a search for restaurants can be broken down by city, specific neighborhoods and types of cuisine. Counties on the site include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant.
A frugal, detail-oriented drinker with gumption. You're the whole package, Ms. eatsBYOB.
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