Archive for April, 2013

Mariano’s invented the frozen margarita machine … no, really, it’s documented

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 10:20 am

Mariano’s invented the frozen margarita machine … no, really, it’s documented.  The original machine was invented by Mariano Martínez in 1971, and is now in the Smithsonian.  If you haven’t visited this place, you definitely need to stop in … for educational purposes, of course.

Their margaritas aren’t to-die, but they pack enough of a punch and have enough flavor to keep things interesting.  I tried their margarita sampler (I hate making decisions).  The sampler was complete with frozen mini versions of their Frozen Tequila Sunrise, sangria swirl margarita (Texas Tornado), and a jalapeño margarita.  All three are enough to get the gist of the flavor, but if you’re anything like me and get bored easily, it’s not enough to make it monotonous.  My favorite was the jalapeño one … ay chi wa wa.


I really loved my first Dishcrawl, and I will definitely be attending another!

Posted by    |    April 19th, 2013 at 12:53 am

Trio of Fries from Tillman’s Roadhouse

Sangria with White Chocolate from Dude, Sweet Chocolate


TONIGHT: The Museum of Modern Mexology courtesy of UrbanDaddy and Herradura

Posted by    |    April 18th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

UrbanDaddy and Herradura are hosting an extraordinary evening of art and cocktailing at the grand unveiling of

The Museum of Modern Mexology

Thursday, April 18, 2013

at the Goss-Michael Foundation

Expect dramatic visual installations, live performance art and the world’s first interactive digital tequila bar.

Don’t forget to RSVP!

two glasses of champagne and a bottle



Spring and Summer Events and Activities

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 7:04 pm



April 16 – July 4, 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)


April 7 – May 19 | Central 214 at Hotel Palomar
“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…

Drinking with Fido

Posted by    |    April 10th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

I’ve rounded up some of the dog-friendly drinking patios in our fair city.  Why not take Fido along for the ride?!

  • Barley House (5612 SMU Blvd, Midtown)
  • Beckley Brewhouse (1111 N Beckley, Bishop Arts)
  • Bolsa (614 Davis, Bishop Arts)
  • Bread Winners (3301 McKinney @ Hall, Uptown)
  • Dish (4123 Cedar Springs)
  • The Dream Cafe (Uptown)
  • Dubliner (middle Greenville)
  • Eatzis (3403 Oak Lawn and 5600 W. Lovers)
  • Elevation Burger(8611 Hillcrest #195)
  • Eno’s Pizza (407 Bishop, Bishop Arts)
  • Fernando’s (Midway and NW Hwy)
  • The Foundry (2303 Pittman)
  • Frankie’s (McKinney and Hall, Uptown)


Craft Texas Distillery JEM Beverage Co. does Vodka

Posted by    |    April 2nd, 2013 at 9:20 am

You may have tasted JEM Beverage Co.’s top-notch, crafted spirits, but you’ve never tasted this. The craft Texas distillery’s first forayruby red grapefruit vodka into flavored vodka brings the focus on the Lone Start State by introducing the first Ruby Red Grapefruit vodka to the market.

John Straits, Co-Owner of JEM Beverage Company says, “We really wanted to focus on the sweet aspects of the Ruby Red Grapefruit.  That’s what it’s known for and we really want Texas to come through with this flavor.”