Love is Blind...on Greenville Ave.
A recent trip to Dallas provided the opportunity to check out a few local hotspots. I received so many recommendations, it will take several trips down to try them all! Thanks Nicci Atchley for this one, it was excellent!
I was tired. I hadn't slept well the night before departing. In fact, I just didn't feel very good. Add the scramble to pack and get on the road, plus the trip from Oklahoma City to Dallas. I was honestly tempted to just grab something quick, and start the "real" eating the next day.
Thankfully, I resisted the urge to be lazy, and instead picked one of the most recommended "must try" spots. In reality, it boiled down to the fact that I knew if I didn't go, the words "Pig's Ears" would be haunting my dreams. BTW, if anyone knows who is serving them up in Tulsa or OKC right now, please drop me a line. They are no longer on the menu at The Tavern, and I'm going through withdrawals.
The space, in the trendy Lower Greenville neighborhood was casual, and fairly crowded at the moment. I was feeling a bit cooped up after the drive, so I passed through the long narrow building, onto the back patio.
Craft beer & cocktail options were first on the agenda. I tend to have at least one Velvet Hammer
Imperial Red from Peticolas Brewing when visiting the Dallas area, and it sounded like a good match for the bar snacks I was determined to enjoy.
From the menu, I ordered the Chips with warm beer goat cheese, and goat pastrami, the crispy pig's ears with orange & fennel aioli, and the Brisket, Cheddar, and Jalapeno Sausage.
I have heard great things about the hand crafted cocktails, so I couldn't leave without giving one a shot. I went with The Notary, which came with the option of Rye or Gin. I was in a Rye mood. It was good. Boozy, bitter, and blessedly un-sweet.
Following my meal, I walked across the street to HS Sply Co. The view from the rooftop was lovely. Tired and cranky were gone, and I was looking forward to a great few days in Dallas.
The Blind Butcher
1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Blind Butcher is open every day
Mon-Thurs – 4:00pm – 2:00 am
Fri-Sun – 11:00am – 2:00am