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Dallas #BoozeNews: June 25, 2015

Grey Goose is offering you the chance to win a trip to France … seriously.  All you do is record the highlight of your Summer Soirée (5-15 seconds) and post to Instagram or Twitter using #SummerSoiree.  It’s that easy!  (A panel of judges will select the winning video.) RULES

Celebrity Cafe & Bakery is now under new ownership, will be opening additional locations, and is moving its Highland Park Village location to the Shops of Highland Park (4260 Oak Lawn Ave).


Lisa Garza | Photo by Elizabeth Lavin

Lisa’s doing it again!  Sissy’s Southern Kitchen creator, Lisa Garza-Selcer, is joining forces with Patton Robertson of Five Sixty to open a new concept in Downtown Dallas (1525 Elm Street), Shelby Hall.  It’ll feature “Mississippi Delta and Lowcountry, and a bourbon-heavy beverage program.  The beverage program will be anchored by signature Jim Beam white and brown bourbon barrel-aged cocktails, and a curated wine and beer list.”  (OMG now all I want is fried chicken.)

The Omni Dallas Hotel is making some moves. Last week they started construction on their two new concepts to join Bob’s, Texas Spice, and The Owner’s Box–Dallas favorite NY-style pizza joint, Coal Vines, and a new German-style beer garden concept, Biergarten.  Both will open August 10 and will offer lunch, dinner, and brunch!

Hey, Uptowners … ready to get your neighborhood back from the congestion from the new Whole Foods development on McKinney?  Good news … the 38,000 square foot Whole Foods Market Uptown will officially open August 12 at 8am!

Del Frisco’s Grille opened its 4th DFW location in Plano at The Shops at Legacy on June 21 to bring Collin County residents their creative comfort food.  Stop in for lunch or dinner or join them on weekends for brunch!


Hopdoddy Black+Blue Burger
Hopdoddy Black+Blue Burger

Hopdoddy’s newest special is the Black & Blue Burger (Black Angus Beef, Blue Cheese, Black Pepper Aioli, Apple Wood Bacon, Fig and Onion Marmalade, Brioche Bun).  I mean … I can’t eat it because I’m allergic to blue cheese, so who’s gonna tell me how delicious it is?
Cost: $11
Available: through June 28

They’re also getting into brunch in a serious way with their Brunch Burger (Spam Patty, Swiss Cheese, Fried Egg, Avocado, Tomato, Sassy Sauce, Egg Bun).
Cost: $7, $10 with a mini brunch cocktail
Available: at McKinney Ave location only on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-2pm (until they run out daily)



Coal Vines Uptown

Walking into my favorite pizza place in Dallas last week, it felt different … and I liked it.  The new menu items sound incredible and the extra seating made me hopeful that I’d never have to face another 45 minute wait for a table!

The pizza at Coal Vines is TO DIE.  My best friend from Austin orders a white pizza (not the white special) to take back with her each time she visits.  Yes, it’s that delicious.

The mimosa was just ok; they didn’t jump on the bottomless bandwagon as so many brunch destinations have so I don’t know if I’d come here just for their drink specials.  Their wine selection is good and they also sell  retail if you want to take it home to enjoy.

The people who dine at this establishment are the Uptown see-and-be-seen type.  They stop here and gobble a pie and guzzle a bottle before hitting the town.  The only problem with that is that every time I eat here, I leave so full that I can’t rally for a fun night out!

Stop in and grab a glass of wine and a pizza; don’t forget to be extra nice to their New York implant, Uncle John at the front door!  Everyone in Dallas should try this place once to know what good pizza tastes like.

Coal Vines Pizza
2404 Cedar Springs Rd | Dallas, TX 75201

Sunday | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | $4 mimosas, poinsettias, Pompelmos, and peach lemonade bellinis