Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rabbit Hole Brewing Dark Snark Launch Events

Rabbit Hole strikes again with their limited release Dark Snark.  If you would like to attend one of their release events see the calendar below.  Cheers, Bon
Dark Snark - Export Stout with Strawberries - 6.5%
The Dark Snark is truly an interesting animal; a new seasonal from Rabbit Hole Brewing during our Season of Delirium.  It is nearly inexplicable, but we will try.  The Dark Snark is a stout brewed to export strength (6.5%ABV).  A complex fruit-laced aroma introduces the Dark Snark, followed by rich, deep tones of roast and chocolate that are sure not disappoint the stout lover.   The flavor goes a bit further down the Rabbit Hole though by complimenting the well-loved stout components with the subtle sweetness and fruitiness of strawberries, present but not overwhelming from introduction to the last drop.
** INFO card in PDF attached with additional information
Launch Events:
2/10 Metzler’s (Denton – both locations) - (growlers available)
2/10 Square One (Lewisville) - (growlers available)
2/11 Craft & Growler (Dallas) - (growlers available)
2/13 Taps & Caps (Lewisville) - (growlers available)
2/14 Rabbit Hole Brewing (Justin) - Valentine’s Day Brewery Tour
2/17 LUCK (Dallas) - (growlers available)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rodeo Goat Ice House Comes to Dallas

Check out the new addition to the Dallas Design District

Rodeo Goat Ice House Opens Today
In the Dallas Design District

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2015 – Rodeo Goat Ice House, a casual beer and burger place from restaurateurs Shannon Wynne, Keith Schlabs and Larry Richardson, opens its second location tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Dallas Design District at 1926 Market Center Blvd.
The first Rodeo Goat opened in Fort Worth in 2012 and features more than a dozen different burgers made from beef ground in-house daily. The Fort Worth restaurant won the honor of “Best Burger in DFW” in 2013 by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Dallas location will be led by Chef Kyle Baker, formerly sous chef of Meddlesome Moth, and will follow the same creative format for its burgers, including favorites like the Chaco Oaxaca (beef and chorizo, avocado, pico de gallo, fried egg, queso fresco and Tabasco mayo) and Olivia Darling (green olive tapenade, lettuce, tomato, roasted red pepper mayo and herb cheese spread).
Rodeo Goat’s drink menu offers 23 beers on tap, as well as bottles, including domestic and imported brews, a large selection of American and Texas craft beers, a hand-selected wine list and a unique cocktail menu featuring concoctions such as the Fainting Goat (Revolver Blood & Honey, vodka and orange juice) and “Moontang” (small-batch Texas moonshine and the drink they took to the moon).
Like its Fort Worth counterpart, Rodeo Goat Dallas will feature a big patio and a private area for parties called The Pen.
“Rodeo Goat’s Fort Worth location has been pretty successful due to the folks in Fort Worth – they get it,” Wynne said. “We plopped the Moth down in the Design District six years ago, and everybody thought we were nuts. They thought the area was dangerous; it’s not. People didn’t know how to get there; they learned. So now, we are taking them just a little deeper into the district to the new Trinity Strand Trail.”
The Old Trinity River Corridor runs behind the Goat’s newest location, prominently featuring the Trinity Strand Trail outside its backdoors. The Strand is set for formal opening this spring, with an eventual three-and-a-half mile connector to The Katy Trail. A footbridge connecting the Goat to the trail is in the works.
Rodeo Goat Ice House is open for lunch and dinner daily, beginning at 11 a.m. and closing at midnight Sunday through Wednesday and at 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information about Rodeo Goat, please call 214-741-4628 or visit

Friday, January 9, 2015

Kaftaesque Beer from Martin House Brewing


Are You Ready?

We wanted to know: can we craft a beer to be senseless, disorienting, menacingly complex and surreally distorted? The answer is yes – and the embodiment is our newest seasonal launching next week. Event details here.

This is the most ambitious and confounding beer Martin House has ever crafted. A high-ABV, Imperial, Smoked, Black, Rye, Oaked, Raspberry IPA that will leave you cowering under the table or cackling at the moon like a madman.  Well, probably not, but it’s quite an experience.

We’ll be doing a surreal keep-the-glass for the first victims, err.. customers. You’ve probably never partaken from a glass like this one – it would make Dali proud. (Picture Below)

Kafkaesque: come and imbibe with at The Pour House Fort Worth on January 15th, starting at 5:30 PM. If you dare.