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Dallas #BoozeNews: October 5, 2015


Everyone was stoked about Austin transplant, Uchi … so it’s time to get revved-up again.  The owners of Uchi will open a new concept in Dallas, Top Knot, early 2016 just above the current location. “Executive Chef Tyson Cole’s new concept marries a playful Asian-inspired menu with a full bar and a relaxed atmosphere.”

Pollo Tropicals are just popping’ up everywhere.  In less than a month the’ve opened FOUR new ones … check them out in Lewisville (9/18), Cedar Hill (11/6) and in Dallas on Greenville (10/2).  Each location has a grand opening party … so check ‘em out!

Rusty Taco will open in the space previously occupied by Snookie’s on Oak Lawn.  I’m not sure how I feel about this … but I know that I miss Snookie’s.


Ivy Kitchen’s Patio
Ivy Kitchen’s Patio

Ivy Kitchen is getting on the patio weather bandwagon in a big way.  They’ve secured Goga (he’s seriously worth going to see) to play and they’ve revved-up their happy hour.  Gaga will play the next few Tuesdays (6, 13, & 20) from 6-9pm and their happy hour will include $5 house wines and well drinks, $3 domestic bottles, $5 imports, and $5-12 food items Monday-Friday, 4-7pm.

Football makes all things better.  Upscale bowling alley Pinstack knows this … so they’ve started offering “Bowl + Bite Night” during Monday Night Football!  Mondays (except holidays), 4pm-close, they’ll offer guests (who are bowling) 1/2 price appetizers and $3 select draft beers. 

If you joined me at Le Taco last week for my SDD Happy Hour, then you got a sneak preview of the awesomeness that is Le Taco’s new happy hour.  They’ll have daily specials and drink discounts from 3-7pm.  All of this is good.  Specials will be as follows:

DAILY, 3-7pm: $3 margaritas, sangria, “Mexi-canned” beers, Exotico tequila shots, and wells … 1/2 price sangria pitchers, $1 off all tacos
: happy hour all day, 1/2 price champagne by the bottle, live music 12-5pm

Tuesday: $2 margaritas
Wednesday: 1/2 price wine by the bottle and pitchers of sangria

Tuesdays needed some excitement.  (Actually … I’m not sure if they did or not, but Paul Martin’s American Grill thought so.)  So, each Tuesday, all day, you can order a three-course fried chicken special for $22.  Salad (because green things have to happen … whatever), buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes, and homemade ice cream.

Speaking of chicken … late-night pizza spot Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (a.k.a. GAPCo) has been serving lunch as of late.  To up the ante on their lunch offerings, they’ll now serve their (really fucking delicious) chicken wings as a combo deal–$10 for wings, fries, and a drink–from 11am-4pm week days.  Now, here’s some chicken porn …

Wings from GAPCo


Flowers for Tiffany at Knife

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Knife at The Highland will offer a cocktail that will benefit breast cancer research, Flowers For Tiffany (gin, Herbsaint, lemon, elderflower, orange blossom water, and hibiscus).
Available: through October 31
Cost: $14

Hopdoddy’s shake-ing it up again this month … their Raspberry White Chocolate Shake Special (handmade vanilla ice cream, raspberry puree, raspberry chunks, white chocolate syrup whipped cream, and raspberry sauce) is now available at the Preston Center location.
Available: until October 11 at the Preston Center location only
Cost: $6

It’s gettin’ spooky at Snuffer’s thanks to their October BOTM, the Ghost Pepper Cheeseburger (100% Fresh Ground Chuck Burger topped with two slices of ghost pepper cheese, fresh grilled jalapeños, grilled diced red onions and yellow mustard).
Available: through October 31
Cost: $8.99

Everyone loves October because people have a(n even better) reason to drink beer.  Hard Rock Cafe is pairing a burger with beer … because they’re awesome.  Stop in for a Samuel Adams OctoberFest Schnitzel Burger paired with their OctoberFest beer.
Available: through October 31

Octoberfest Burger at Hard Rock Cafe
Octoberfest Burger at Hard Rock Cafe

SusieDrinksDallas Visits Ivy Kitchen

Ivy Kitchen is a new restaurant that serves sushi, steaks, and one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten.  We had the pleasure of speaking with Brit Milam who came to Ivy Kitchen from Cured in San Antonio and has left his mark on the restaurant.  He spoke about Ivy Kitchen’s local vs. global attitude, which means they refuse to sacrifice quality to call something local.

Their drinks are top notch (the Bootstrap Manhattan is not to be missed) and their wine list, curated by Raven Wine, is one of the most brilliantly simple lists I’ve seen in Dallas. They offer some of my favorite local liquor brands, including TX Whiskey and Cinco Vodka!  Their Sake Margarita is a sort of surf and turf of the cocktail world and The Ivy is their best seller.

Ivy Kitchen offers an abridged menu available in the  Look & Dine theater of LOOK Cinema, which shares one wall with them.  Don’t worry … they won’t serve anything in there that’s too pungent out of courtesy of the other moviegoers!

Alcohol offerings: Full bar, full wine list, local and import beers (some local drafts)
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday
TVs: in the bar
Kitchen hours: 11am-10pm
Bar hours: an hour after the restaurant (especially Thursday-Saturday)
Gluten-free options: yes
Not to miss:
  • Edemame is coated in the crazy good spice
  • Crab cake is possibly the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten. The Cole slaw has macadamia nuts in it and is badass. Like … legit.
  • Their Burger patty is made with equal parts short rib, brisket, and beef … and it’s one of the best burgers that I’ve ever had.
Video courtesy of Rico, write-up by Susie.