2014’s Bar-cademy Awards (The Doscars)

Me and a couple of my cronies, Oh Hey Dallas and Foodbitch, decided to put a list of our favorite items/restaurants/venues in honor of tonight’s Academy Awards.

And the winners are …


Best International Food: Lucia

Best Southern Charm: Sissy’s

Best Vegetarian Fare: Spiral diner

Best Local Hero: TIE | Scardello, TJ’s Fish Market

Best Romance: sharing the Nutty D’Angelo at Perry’s Steakhouse

Best Drama: Chef John Tesar

Best Newcomer: TIE | True Foods Kitchen, CBD provisions

Best Bar Newcomer: The Blind Butcher

Best Costume Design: Crushcraft

Best Visual Effects: Savor

Best Taco: the Sam Diego from SoCal Tacos

Best American Classic: the Fruity Pebbles Shake from Village Kitchen

Best Pizza: Cane Rosso

Best Burger in a Supporting Role: Chicken Fried Burger from Liberty Burger

Best Burger in a Leading Role: the Classic Cheeseburger from The Grape

Best Cocktail: the belle femme at Boulevardier

Best Hangover Cure: the Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt’s Rancho Martinez

Best Mixing: Tate’s

Best Day Mixing:  F**k Brunch at Anvil Pub

Best Dive Bar:  Double Wide

Best Editing: Parigi

Best Adapted Restaurant: BARTER

Best Sound Mixing: The Rustic

Best Hidden Gem: MESA

Breakout Chef of 2013: Omar Flores (James Beard Nominee) for his work at Casa Rubia 

Best (Re)Directing: Stephan Pyles

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dean Fearing 

It was a big year for turnover in Dallas’s service industry.  We’ve compiled the biggest closings for 2013.  Au revoir … you will be missed.

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