Movie Munchies: A Look at Alamo Drafthouse Food and Drink

Movie Munchies: A Look at Alamo Drafthouse Food and Drink

Alamo Drafthouse takes food and drink pretty seriously — and movies, obviously — which is why they serve such a huge food menu in the theater. “These days, if you wanna get people out of the house, you gotta give ‘em an experience,” says Bill DiGaetano, owner of DFW's now two Alamo Drafthouses. The second local location opened last week on South Lamar.

 
The Drafthouse also creates special menus customized for big releases. For "Deadpool," the special menu featured chimichangas ("Deadpool’s favorite festive, fried, frijole-filled treat"), a pancake milkshake ("Deadpool loves pancakes! Pancakes smell like victory") and a Kahlua/Baileys drink lovingly referred to as the Blowjob. Have fun getting milk-drunk on that one, nerds. 

For "Zoolander 2," they created a cocktail menu that featured one Blue Curacao and vodka-filled cocktail with four different names, an homage to Zoolander's indiscernible four "looks."

One can spot trends by examining what cinema patrons order to eat and drink. At "Zoolander 2," for instance, Alamo Drafthouse sold a ton of cocktails and desserts, DiGaetano said. During "Deadpool," it was "a metric ton of cocktails and food." And during the recent release of "How to Be Single," DiGaetano says:  "A lot of cocktails and salads." 

If the theater's menu isn't really your bag, come early — or stay late — to check out Vetted Well, a separate bar and restaurant concept currently in beta upstairs. DiGaetano is hoping the spot, with more than two dozen taps and a small but heavily workshopped menu, will draw clientele outside of the movie theater's core audience. Vetted Well celebrates its grand opening March 9 and will feature a menu with items like biscuit beignets, smoked gouda croquettes, chicken-fried chicken with local honey and a 24 hour-brined pork chop.

Now that Alamo Drafthouse is up and running on South Lamar, we took a look at the core food and drink menu that movie fans can order from whenever the mood strikes. Eat and drink to your heart's content, guys — just don't whip out your phone during the movie. Someone will write a note and narc you out to the ushers.


Alamo Drafthouse takes food and drink pretty seriously — and movies, obviously — which is why they serve such a huge food menu in the theater. “These days, if you wanna get people out of the house, you gotta give ‘em an experience,” says Bill DiGaetano, owner of DFW's now two Alamo Drafthouses. The second local location opened last week on South Lamar.
 
The Drafthouse also creates special menus customized for big releases. For "Deadpool," the special menu featured chimichangas ("Deadpool’s favorite festive, fried, frijole-filled treat"), a pancake milkshake ("Deadpool loves pancakes! Pancakes smell like victory") and a Kahlua/Baileys drink lovingly referred to as the Blowjob. Have fun getting milk-drunk on that one, nerds. 

For "Zoolander 2," they created a cocktail menu that featured one Blue Curacao and vodka-filled cocktail with four different names, an homage to Zoolander's indiscernible four "looks."

One can spot trends by examining what cinema patrons order to eat and drink. At "Zoolander 2," for instance, Alamo Drafthouse sold a ton of cocktails and desserts, DiGaetano said. During "Deadpool," it was "a metric ton of cocktails and food." And during the recent release of "How to Be Single," DiGaetano says:  "A lot of cocktails and salads." 

If the theater's menu isn't really your bag, come early — or stay late — to check out Vetted Well, a separate bar and restaurant concept currently in beta upstairs. DiGaetano is hoping the spot, with more than two dozen taps and a small but heavily workshopped menu, will draw clientele outside of the movie theater's core audience. Vetted Well celebrates its grand opening March 9 and will feature a menu with items like biscuit beignets, smoked gouda croquettes, chicken-fried chicken with local honey and a 24 hour-brined pork chop.

Now that Alamo Drafthouse is up and running on South Lamar, we took a look at the core food and drink menu that movie fans can order from whenever the mood strikes. Eat and drink to your heart's content, guys — just don't whip out your phone during the movie. Someone will write a note and narc you out to the ushers.

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