Maybe because it’s fall or maybe because we’re just lucky, but it’s an especially rich time right now for happy hour offerings, with five spots that have either just debuted new happy hours (or are about to debut). There’s a chef take at a restaurant-bar on Greenville Avenue; a fun music bar in Bishop Arts; a chance to sneak into a upscale steakhouse in a Dallas high-rise; and a restaurant-bar overlooking a tranquil golf course in Frisco. Here’s five hot new happy hours for our latest installment of Where to Drink:
Brace yourselves, because Social Hour at Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, just got a wild transformation. The brand known for crafting garden-to-glass cocktails and damn fine food is pushing boundaries with a new Social Hour that’s set to transform weekday evenings. Starting September 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Friday, Whiskey Cake’s $7 Social Hour will offer a legendary lineup headlined by an exciting blend of culinary and beverage including a Bone Marrow Booze Luge – roasted bone marrow with smoked date syrup and gremolata followed by a shot of Bulleit Rye Whiskey, channeled through the hollow bone resulting in an exciting meld of rich flavors and textures for an unforgettable flavor experience.
Executive Chef Stephen Rego shows Inside DFW the WTF burger – What the Fondue – at this popular American tavern. “Every single thing that we have is made in house, coming from the fresh baked potato bread that we made this morning,” Rego said.
Power lunch was once all the rage in Dallas-Fort Worth. There were midday martinis, paid for on the company credit card, and fabulous meals in 45 minutes! Then the pandemic took the power out of lunch. Many of our favorite Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants scaled back midday or removed lunch completely, making it tough to find a solid spot. But the business districts in Dallas, Fort Worth and the suburbs have plenty of great places for a meal with colleagues if you know where to look. Our favorite business lunch spots have breezy service and excellent food. Some offer great value — important for those of us who don’t have an endless budget.
Is there any dish more enticing than a cheeseburger? Whether you enjoy it piled high with cheese, topped with bacon, or with a layer of crunch, a cheeseburger is always sure to satisfy. These meaty, cheesy dish can be spicy or savory, and is an undeniable classic that is delicious any time of day. But as timeless as a great burger may be, why not make it a little more fun? National Cheeseburger Day is coming up on September 18, and that offers the perfect opportunity to check out some pretty exciting variations on the classic cheeseburger — and maybe map out a fun road trip in the process.
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Gone are the days when Round Rock was little more than a sleepy suburban sister to Austin’s bustling boom town. The north-of-Austin suburb population has grown rapidly for quite some time, which brings along a which comes with a barrage of top-notch dining and drinking establishments in the area. Now, Round Rock residents don’t have to trek down I-35 — and vice versa, Austinites can head up the highway — for good food and drinks. These include Texas comfort food from Jack Allen’s Kitchen, giant doughnuts from Round Rock Donuts, solid pasta from Gino’s Italian, Southern cuisine from Y’alls Cafe, and much more.
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, known for its commitment to crafting garden-to-glass cocktails and damn fine food, invites bourbon enthusiasts to join them in celebrating National Bourbon Day on June 14. As part of the festivities, the brand will host a special event featuring the esteemed bourbon expert, Whisky Nomad, offering guests an exclusive tasting experience.
Found at Zest at Wymara Resort & Villas in Turks and Caicos, Caicos Daddy features vodka, lime juice, fresh mango and club soda. Lead mixologist Andrew Moss says: “Caicos Daddy is one of the newest cocktails I’ve launched at Wymara Resort & Villas and was created as a tribute to my father. He’s the vodka drinker of the family and enjoys all of his cocktails paired with simple, fresh and clean ingredients – and we can’t forget that touch of tropical flair. This beverage is also so refreshing and speaks to the Summer season, which complements the June Father’s Day holiday perfectly.”
“Negronis (gin, sweet vermouth and bitter Campari) are all the rage, but they can be a bit intense when the hotter months roll in, and the sun is out in full force,” says Alan Dean, concept beverage manager for the Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar chain. “For our fun-filled summer spin on this classic, we muddle fresh strawberries into a little simple syrup, use a splash of Campari and swap out sweet vermouth for its lighter cousin, blanc vermouth. We finish it off with a healthy dose of Still Austin gin,” which Dean says, “brings the bitterness down to a teasing afterthought.”