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Dallas #BoozeNews: February 13, 2015

GOSSIP

DUGG THIS
Dugg Burger, a kind of Bread Zeppelin for burgers, is set to open in Casa Linda Plaza.  Get this … they start with a hollowed-out burger bun, add the toppings, then top it with a fresh burger patty.  We’ll see if we digg it once it opens.

Henry's Majestic - Henry's Marrow Spiked Burger
Henry’s Majestic – Henry’s Marrow Spiked Burger

TUESDAYS WITH HENRY
Henry’s Majestic
opens for lunch starting February 17!  Stop in 11am-4pm to enjoy new lunch options from Chef Adam Kovac and Roe DiLeo like the Red and Golden Beet Salad, Pork Belly Salad, and Grilled Kale & Ahi Tuna.  Oh … and ​Alex Fletcher giving you some new cocktails to up your lunch drinking game like the Black Tea Cardamon Collins and the Never Let The Boss Know.

GET PINNED
Another badass bowling alley, PINSTACK, opened its doors on January 30 up in the great white north … err, well, in Plano, that is.  PINSTACK offers 28 lanes, a ropes course, laser tag (I’M IN), bumper cars, rock climbing walls, a game room, and a full-service restaurant.  Oh … and a full “Bowl Bar” featuring craft cocktails, 24 beers and 6 wines on tap, and a gelato bar.

THIS VODKA?
You should try this vodka.
Academy Award-winning actor and restaurateur (wait, what?), Robert De Niro, has a new vodka brand, VDKA 6100.  I guess he didn’t want Dan Aykroyd to have all the fun.

The De Niro Martini:
4 ounces of vodka
1 ounce of dry vermouth

Add ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir. (Don’t shake.) Strain into a martini glass, then pour back into the shaker and strain again into the glass. Finish with a lemon twist.

Read more here: http://www.winemag.com/February-2015/A-Drink-with-Robert-De-Niro/


LET’S GET ROMANTIC

CHOCOLATE LOVE
Stop into one of Dallas’ newest restaurants, Eureka!, for Valentine’s Day and order a Raspberry Chocolate Kiss ($11) featuring Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon, raspberry gimme syrup, and red grapefruit juice.

TWISTED ROMANCE
Twisted Root is offering a “Lovers Table” at each of its locations on February 14, complete with tablecloth, rose petals, flowers, candles, and an especially special waiter.  Better wear comfy shoes and be ready to Venmo the sitter some extra cheese, because these table will be first come, first served.

Valentine's Rob


CHECK OUT MY OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS

 


NON-BOOZE

During February, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will “share the love” by offering $5 admission through February 27 for tickets purchased at the gate.

Spring and Summer Events and Activities

OUTDOOR MOVIES AT THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
screenings begin around 8:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm | Alamo Drafthouse Richardson parking lot
FREE

  • July 13 – “Dazed and Confused”
  • July 20 – “The Lost Boys”
    Come to the movie early (4-6:30pm) and give blood to the American Red Cross, and get a free ADH movie pass.  Walk-ins are welcome or RSVP at redcrossblood.org & use the SPONSOR CODE: adhdfw
  • July 25 – Double feature: “Shaun of the Dead” & “Hot Fuzz”
  • July 27 – “The Goonies”


THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE at the DMA

Every Thursday through July 25, 5-9pm | Dallas Museum of Art
FREE
Live jazz music. Cocktails and dinner. Artful conversations. Activities in the Center for Creative Connections and more.

ROCKWALL CONCERTS BY THE LAKE
Weekly, May 9 – August 8, 5:30-7:30pm | Rockwall Harbor
FREE
Weekly concerts beside the lake and sponsored by the City of Rockwall.

  • May 9 – Josh Weathers Band – Fort Worth Weekly 2012 Music Awards Winner “Best Blues/Soul” & “Best Male Vocalist”
  • May 16 – Me & My Monkey – Beatles Tribute
  • May 23 – SoundHouse – Classic Rock
  • May 30 – Escape – Journey Tribute
  • June 6 – Live 80 – 80’s Hits
  • June 13 – Petty Theft – Tom Petty Tribute 
  • June 20 – Moving Colors – Rhythm and Dance
  • June 27 – Walkin’ The Line – Johnny Cash Tribute
  • July 11 – Chinatown – Pop Variety
  • July 18 – Hanna’s Reef – Texas Beach variety
  • July 25 – Big Mouth – Rock Variety
  • Aug 1 – Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute
  • Aug 8 – Hunter Sullivan – Big Band


CONCERTS AT THE ARBORETUM
Twice weekly, April 16 – July 4 and September 5 – October 31 | Dallas Arboretum
$25/person ($10 children 3-12)
Concerts each Tuesday and Thursday (concert lineup) … bring your own blanket, food, and SHORT chair (and plastic bottle of wine)

FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDENS CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN
Various dates, June 7-July 6
$13-50 | Tickets
S
ummer concerts in the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.  Get there early, wear sunscreen and take bug spray, and don’t take any glass.
SCHEDULE


GRANADA THEATER & CHEVY MUSIC SHOWCASE

Monthly, April 25 – July 25 | Sundown at the Granada
FREE

  • Burning Hotels – 4/25
  • Larry g(EE) – 5/30
  • Somebody’s Darling – 6/27
  • Josh Weathers – 7/25

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THIRD-ANNUAL MARGARITA MELTDOWN
March 26, 5-10pm | Bishop Arts District
“We’re bringing the best margaritologists together to crown the best margarita in Dallas at the 3rd annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown.”

DESIGN DISTRICT MARKET
May 30, 6-10pm | 300 block of Cole Street
“Live music will be provided by The Venetian Sailors and Catamaran. Food trucks present will include Yellow Belly Food Truck, Pompeii Food Truck, and Eat Jo Dawgs.  There are 40+ local vendors setting up shop.”
More info


PATIO SESSIONS
Every Thursday through May 30 | AT&T Performing Arts Center
FREE

“The shows are expertly curated with top local acts like Daniel Hart, Ryan Thomas Becker and many others, performing in front of the huge reflecting pool located on the Center’s lawn. The series invites you to bring the kids, a blanket, a bottle of wine or two and enjoy the agreeable weather even if it only lasts for a few weeks.” 

SUNSET MOVIES ON THE PATIO
Weekly, April 7 – May 19 | Central 214 at Hotel Palomar
FREE
“Central 214 is bringing back its popular ‘Sunday Sunset Movie Nights on the Patio’ for the spring. The restaurant will offer a variety of patio food and drink specials, including Amber’s DIFF cocktails for Sundays, April 7 and April 14.  Arrive early for the showings starting each Sunday at dusk (around 9 p.m.)  The lineup of classic films includes:

  • April 14 – “Pan’s Labyrinth”
  • April 21 – “All About Eve”
  • April 28 – “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • May 5 – “The Godfather”
  • May 12 – “My Fair Lady”
  • May 19 – “Gladiator”

MANY MANY more events to come…

These events have ended:

KENTUCKY DERBY EVENTS | May 3 & 4

CINCO DE MAYO EVENTS | May 5

CELEBRATE UPTOWN | April 24-26
imagePrices vary | West Village
“…a three day event that celebrates the best of Uptown Dallas and attracts all Uptown enthusiasts including residents, employees and patrons. This year’s shopping, dining and concert events will benefit Katy Trail, McKinney Avenue Trolley, W. B. Travis Vanguard & Academy and Notre Dame School.”

  • Dine ($45), April 24th, 7pm
    Two-course meal for $45 at participating restaurants.  Tickets here.
  • Sip, Shop, Stroll, April 25th, 6-8pm
    20% off at participating retailers, live music by Recycled Photographs, gift bag for first 100 shoppers 
  • The Spazmatics Concert ($10-40), April 26th, 5-10pm
    6:30PM – John Lefler, 8PM – Spazmatics
    Tickets here.