Archive for May, 2012

Summer Activities and Events

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2012 at 5:00 am

Beat the heat with these cool events! (So cliché, but I had to!)

3RD ANNUAL HOMEGROWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL | live music in the park from Ben Kweller, Eisley, Octopus Project, Black Joe Lewis, and many more!
Where: Main Street Garden Park (Downtown)
When: Saturday, May 26
Time: 10 a.m. and onnnnnnnnn
Need to know: tickets from for $18.75

2ND ANNUAL DALLAS MARGARITA MELTDOWN | margaritas … lost of margaritas.
Where: Bishop Arts District (Oak Cliff)
When: Sunday, May 27
Time: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Need to know: tickets from for $27.25

TASTE OF ADDISON | delicious food and live music from Mat Kearney, Wade Bowen, Rhett Miller, and The Dirty Guv’Nahs
When: May 18-20
Time: Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 12pm-midnight, Sunday 12-5pm
Need to know: tickets here or at area Albertsons stores, $5-15, enter to win a free gift basket from Taste of Addison —- look at my newest posts to find out how!! (more…)

Taste of Addison GIVEAWAY!

Posted by    |    May 7th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Don’t miss the yearly haven of food and drink, luckily scheduled before the REAL Texas heat begins.  Lucky for you (and thanks to Taste Addison), I’m giving away two packages for you to get into Taste Addison with three of your besties.  Then, you can pick one of those besties to take to brunch for some hair of the dog the next day (of course you can take more than one, but that’s all you’ll get in fo’ free).

  • Blue Mesa brunch for two
  • Four passes to Taste Addison

So, do you want some free awesomeness?  There are three ways to enter to win one of the two packages (must be done by noon on 5/15):

  1. Comment on this post
  2. Tweet me (@drinkdallas) with the hashtag #TasteAddison2012
  3. Post on my Facebook wall and tell me which concert you want to hear or  restaurant you want to try at Taste Addison (more…)


Posted by    |    May 4th, 2012 at 5:00 am

HEY, YOU!  Yes, you. Come happy hour with me tomorrow (Thursday) at On the Border.  Margaritas, queso, and burrrrritos … what more could you want from a Thursday?

On the Border is celebrating its upcoming 30th birthday (damn, OTB is old!) and wants you to join for the last “installment” of their Thursday Patio Parties.  SO – they’re kicking off their Cinco de Mayo celebration a little early.

Location: OTB on Knox Street (Dallas)
Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Perks: The first 20 guests get a $10 OTB gift card, free dessert (with a the coupon from here), and $8 deliciousness (aka  Mercedes Margaritas made with 1800 Reposado Tequila, fresh agave sour, and Grand Marnier)

So, shall we margarita?


Is one party not enough for you?  You insatiable, little nugget!  Party with OTB in Addison on May 5 for the mother of all Cinco parties.  Details from OTB below:

On Cinco de Mayo, On The Border is inviting the neighborhood to Cinco like they’ve never Cinco’ed before, while celebrating the 150th year of the holiday and our upcoming 30th anniversary (in June) with a party that makes the fiesta last all day — guests can come in, enjoy our signature margaritas and Mexican beer, freshly made dishes and festive atmosphere, and are free to stay until we close. The Addison location will have live music/deejays.

Cinco de Mayo/Derby Day Parties

Posted by    |    May 2nd, 2012 at 5:00 am

May 3

What: On the Border Happy Hour hosted by ME!
When: 6-8 p.m.
:On the Border (location TBD)
Perks: $10 gift cards for attendees, drink specials

May 5

What: Frankie’s Cinco de Mayo
:Frankie’s Sports Bar (all locations)
Perks: 1/2 price quesadillas, $3 Mexican beers, the ticket broadcasting live (FW location only)

What:Rucas Cinco de Drinko
When: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
:Rucas Sports Cantina (10319 Finnell Street, Dallas)
Perks:  Margarita machine, Irish meltdowns, live music,
Biggest Sombrero & Best Moustache Contest, Mexican beer specials

What:  The Dallas Wine & Food Festival 
When: 11 a.m.
: Mockingbird Station (Midtown)
Perks: Free wine seminars, happy hour events, samplings, “swag”, etc.
RSVP/ (more…)