I'm always checking out new bars and restaurants, and my friends are always telling me to start a blog since I love to eat and drink! I decided to start the blog to highlight a few of my favorite places in Dallas as well as places I have never been. I'd like to show my support for my service industry friends and showcase what they do. I'm just a waiter who likes good food, good beers, good cocktails, and good specials! I'll try to keep all my posts short and sweet so you can move on to the next one. I feel like saying too much can ruin it. Let me know what you think!
Alright. This place is in a bit of a jinxed location, because places tend to open here and close soon after. I didn’t want to write about it because a few of the places I have written about have went out of business. 😦 Still, who’s to believe that an unpopular blog like mine could cause such a thing. That’s like believing in witchcraft, magic, voodoo, or superstitions! … Okay, I believe in all those things a little bit, but I’m pretty sure that my powers in all those areas are pretty weak, so here goes…
My favorite thing to eat here was the ribs. They were sizable, inexpensive, and very juicy. Then I realized that I should always order the flatbread of the day. The bartender suggested I add bacon to it. It was delicious! The crust was nice and crisp, and all the veggies seemed to be fresh and super healthy (not that I’m going for that). The wings were very good as well. I think they were served with coleslaw that had thin crispy potato strips in it! I love the ambiance of the place as well. I’m pretty sure they’re about to change the name to Acme Neighborhood Lounge if they haven’t already. They’re gonna try and let go of the fine dining feel and morph more into the bar scene and maybe even stay open until two every night. That’s good for me, cuz that’s my hood! Personally, I think the best way to do this is to add a few flat screens to the place. The TV at the main bar is in an awkward location that causes me to turn completely away from my food, drinks, and friends. Still, that’s an easy fix. The staff here are super nice and love what they’re doing. I can even tell the kitchen loves what they’re doing as well. The food is tasty and presented very well.
Anyways, please check this place out if my voodoo hasn’t destroyed them yet. I want them around forever, so I have more to choose from in my neck of the woods (whoever made that saying up???). They have local beers on tap as well as a nice selection of creative cocktails. Also, they’re patio is super nice and very big. I’ll try to cast a positive spell on their success tonight.
I know. I know. It’s not in Dallas! I promise this won’t happen again, but I HAD to share this ridiculously large loaded baked potato that I had at Cellarman’s in Sherman (my hometown). It’s only one hour north, guys. Please don’t abandon me because my blog strayed away from Dallas. Please just look at the picture, and you’ll see why I strayed. It was stuffed with butter, sour cream, bacon, chives, red onion, mushrooms, jalapeños, cheddar, mozzarella, monterey jack, and chili! They have a lot of other things I’d like to talk about, but I’d like to stay loyal to Dallas. You can check out their menu through the link below.
The lounge area that I refer to as “the living room.”
Nice wrap around bar with pretty lights.
The Coop burger with an egg over easy, brie, bacon, and I added srirachi ketchup!
I love this bar. They’ve got great food and a huge selection of beers on draft and in the bottle. The whole place has great “craic” inside and out! Very laid back and inviting. The wings are probably the best I’ve had in Dallas. I’ve ordered the spicy wings, but it was way too spicy, although my buddy loved them, so I stick with the milder version! My burger of choice was the Mary Mary (lamb burger), but as soon as I tried the Coop (burger with grilled bacon, brie, and an egg over easy), I had a new favorite. Everyone’s telling me to get the Pepper Bomb burger, but that’s apparently on the spicy side as well. I’ll leave that one for you guys with the steel tummies! One of my favorite appetizers is the Cuddly Pigs. They’re like pigs in blankets but with quality meat and a puffy pastry. Nice dipping sauces as well. I didn’t really get good pictures because I kept attacking my food before I realized I wanted pictures. I’ll add pictures later, because I’m sure I’ll be back many times. Oh, they started doing happy hour all day on Mondays. All drafts are $4. Still, Kronenbergs are always $3, although I always end up ordering a rotating draft. On this visit, I got the double pumpkin ale.
Of course they’re in Dallas located at Garland and Peavy road. You’ll see a CVS one way and a Walgreens the other. They’re next to a car wash, and use them for parking sometimes. Check these guys out. They really know what they’re doing.