Dallas #BoozeNews: August 19

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Americano will open at The Joule in the former Charlie Palmer space!  It’s a brand new restaurant concept for Dallas with a 1960s Italian feel echoing the spirit of Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”. They’re hiring, so drop them a line if you’ want to be part of the team.

So last Tuesday, District Entertainment Group brought Dallas TBD, the newest club trying to make it in the seemingly cursed Republic space on Hall.  This week, they announced the September opening of Uptown Pawn, which will be almost what it sounds like … a pawn shop/restaurant/bottle service club(?), in the former Belly & Trumpet space.  (Stay tuned for it to make more sense.)  “The menu is focused on well-made, classic bar food like burgers and wings. The drinks menu will feature an array of beer, wine, Champagne and cocktails…”.  Other features: a patio, live music on week nights, a DJ on weekends, and the ability to get drunk and shop in one place.

Hot on the heels of the hottest days of summer, a new spot to cool down dropped anchor in the Design District, Anchor Design District Pool & Bar.  It’s in the DoubleTree Market Center and will feature plenty of tanning spots, cabanas, a bar, small bites, and private event space.

Oak … delicious.  El Bolero … delicioso.  Pakpao … อร่อย.  (That says “delicious” in Thai.)  The people who brought you those three concepts, with a little help from John Tesar, is going to do it again with a burger shop, The Royale, which will open in Plano next quarter!  The concept will have quality burgers (duh), some seafood options, a few poutines, and some “healthy” options.

Everyone and their dog should be excited about this … a SOCAL concept, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, will open September 23 in Addison!  The dog-friendly restaurant will have a Rocky Mountain feel that will seat 273 (interior) and 154 (patio) … and space for the pups.  Stay tuned for scratch food from Executive Chef, Gabriel (Gabe) Caliendo and plenty of charity/fundraising events.


Beam Suntory’s Japanese whiskey brand, Hibiki, is releasing a new blend, Hibiki® Japanese Harmony. It’s a mix of more than 10 Suntory whiskies “aged in five different types of casks, from Suntory’s Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita distilleries. This delicate blend creates a oneness unfolding a full orchestra of flavors and aromas.


Deep Ellum hotspot Braindead Brewing is now serving brunch on Sundays from 10am to 3pm!  Look for biscuits and gravy, bacon flights (uhhh yes), and, of course, beer.

Paul Martin’s American Grill, the new restaurant on Oak Lawn, is now open for lunch at 11am. “The lunch menu features $12 specials including Pork Chili Verde Enchiladas with slow roasted pork, mild chili, avocado, tomato and cucumber salad and the Grilled Salmon Sandwich with arugula, housemade tartar sauce and a fresh baked roll.”

Meat lovers … rejoice.  One of my favorite Fort Worth spots, Vivo 53, now offers 50% off their Meatlovers Pizze & Bolo Spaghetti in celebration of Meat Lover Mondays.

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Steel Restaurant & Lounge announced that a new chef is stepping into their kitchen.  Chef Thomas A. Lengnick, Jr.  (a.k.a. TJ), recently from Shinsei and less recently from Whiskey Cake, will “revamp and bring a new flair to the classic Oak Lawn restaurant, [and] you can anticipate a new menu in the coming weeks.”

Hot of the heels of its new REMIX Happy Hour announcement, the W Dallas’ Living Room Bar announced its new cocktail options including a Champagne Mojito, Polish Mule (finally), Modern Negroni, and more.


Ya know how there’s construction EVERYWHERE right now?  Well, Pokey O’s and Hard Rock Cafe have decided to take full advantage and are offering construction deals!
Hard Rock Cafe is offering two cocktails–the Hammer Time Martini and the Wrecking Ball Sour–for $5.50 each, Monday-Friday, 11am to close through August 28.
Pokey O’s is offering a construction sundae Monday-Thursday, 12-5pm, for just $2 through the end of August!

Hopdoddy’s current special leave nothing to be desired!  (Not that they ever really do!)

The current burger is the Green Eggs & Ham Burger (Beef Patty, Fried Egg, Salsa Verde, Sliced Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese, Onion, Tomato, Arugula Salad, Egg Bun) … I just might try that, Sam I Am.
Available: through August 23
Cost: $11

Breakfast at any meal is really a good thing … so their new milkshake special, Demi’s Cinnamon Roll Shake Special, is damn tempting.  It’s handmade ice cream, cinnamon butter, cream cheese icing, cinnamon sugar, mini cinnamon roll bites, and whipped cream.
Available: through August 30
Cost: $6

Demis Cinnamon Roll
Demis Cinnamon Roll