Hypnotic Donuts Opens A Soda Fountain, And Cane Rosso Gets Boozy.
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As if all the eccentric creations already available from Hypnotic Donuts weren't enough to choose from as is, the shop's doughnut gurus are now in the process of adding an old-school soda fountain to its resume. Called Hypnotic Emporium, the 1920s-themed spot will sit next door to the O.G. doughnut spot's White Rock Lake location on Garland Road and will focus on house-made sodas, ice creams that play on popular doughnut flavors, and specialty/hard-to-find candies. Construction on the space is slated to begin in the next month.
In other doughnut news, Glazed Donut Works now features kolaches on its menu. Their take on the treat, dubbed the “dolache,” is made with maple blueberry smoked sausage and housemade dough and is topped with a maple glaze.
Meanwhile, another Deep Ellum-sprung entity, Cane Rosso, is on the verge of opening its Carrollton location later this month. This newest outpost of the pizzeria will have a full liquor license, which means a menu of cocktails along with the expected signature Neapolitan pies. There will also be a surprise or two in store, according to Dallas Eater. No idea what that means, but we're guessing Jay Jerrier will Facebook about it soon! Look for an opening in the coming weeks.
Speaking of boozing with meals, Deep Ellum brewpub BrainDead Brewing just announced its September Beer Dinner with chef Cody Sharp (The Standard Pour). The dinner is the second installment of the guest chef series and will take place on Monday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m.
Whiskey Cake, too, is hosting a five-course beer dinner this month, partnering with Real Ale Brewing Co.. The menu will focus on “the flavors of Texas fall,” courtesy of chef Stan Rodrigues. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m.
Over in Lakewood, Unleavened Fresh Kitchen is bringing healthier options to the neighborhood. The concept will be on the higher end of fast-casual spectrum — meaning that there will be actually china and silverware — with menu items like wraps, salads, craft beer and wine. The restaurant will be opening later this month, next door to Liberty Burger.
Finally, in craft beer news: Lakewood Brewing is teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse for a sock-filled showing of Risky Business on Thursday, September 10, at 7 p.m. Lakewood will have drafts of its Lion's Share and Temptress available, as well as bottles of Hop Trapp and cans of Hopochondria that will come with limited edition koozies. Ticket proceeds will benefit The Stewpot, an organization focused on homeless and at-risk individuals in Dallas.
Grapevine Craft Brewery will meanwhile be featuring a Double Black Wheat and Imperial Berliner Weisse for the latest installment of its taproom series today at 6 p.m. Supplies are on a first-come, first-served basis.
And, despite the fact that it's still a few weeks away, Community Beer Co. has your plans for OktoberFest already in the works: You'll be able to enjoy the release of Community's Oktoberfest Lager, alongside grilled brats and Bavarian food offerings from Rusted Truck Ranch, at the brewery on Saturday, October 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale here.
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