Easy Tiger

Easy Tiger is a new bakery and beer garden on 6th street over by Waller Creek. On Saturday afternoon, a few friends and I decided to stop by and try it out. They have a large outside patio so we decided to bring the dogs along. It would have been great except the wind turned chilly and the sun went away so it got a little cold. The server told us they should have heaters out in the next week or so.

They have a large beer selection, and the bartenders are friendly and will let you try a few out until you find the one that suits your fancy that day.

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I went with the middle beer here, it’s a Belgian BPA. Pale ale is my fav, you know. Friends went totally opposite directions with a super dark and little citrusy beers. So basically, there are so many beers on tap, everyone can find something here.

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Here is a little preview of the menu.

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We shared a cheese plate. That’s a pear jelly concoction in the middle. The blue cheese was my favorite and I would have preferred one more soft white cheese but I wasn’t disappointed.

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There’s that yummy blue cheese!

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Cheese and beer, who could ask for more?

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All the cheeses are from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. Here’s a sneak peak at the cheese plate menu.

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Our other menu choices included the pretzel with homade mustard and lamb sausage with sauerkraut.

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The lamb sausage was on special so we decided to try it. It looks a little dry but was actually quite flavorful.

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Try it with a little sauerkraut, yum!

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It’s not what you typically get when you think of sauerkraut. It’s a lot more more cabbage-y and less sour.

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The pretzel could have been a little softer and little more salty however the homemade mustard was delicious and totally made up for it!

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Extra mustard… Yea buddy!

Some more friends came later and tried the pretzel with beer cheese which was creamy and hit the spot. Definitely trying that one again next time!

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And if it’s cold outside, be sure and zip your pocket sized dog up in your jacket. It’ll keep you both warm!

Gingerbread Village at the Four Seasons

So, it’s officially my favorite time of year! Christmas!! Earlier this week Lara Burns, Caroline Lomax, Sara Hull and I went to the Four Seasons for the annual Gingerbread Village unveiling. It’s a great way to kick off the season, these ornately decorated gingerbread houses and creations will be on display in the Four Seasons’ lobby until New Year’s so stop by and take a look.

The Gingerbread Village is dedicated to Texas history this year.

The Frost Tower

It’s all edible, incredible!

Hook ’em Horns!

During the unveiling, there are drinks and cookies, a singer who walks around serenading everyone to Christmas tunes and its all finished with a countdown to the Christmas tree lighting. Of course there is a Santa you can take pictures with but we left that for the kiddos.

Dallas

Lara, Sara, Me, Caroline

Christmas is here!

Afterwards we headed downstairs to TRIO, to take advantage of their awesome happy hour. Which after sampling all they had to offer, I wouldn’t be surprised to find myself there much more often.

Can’t beat half price glasses of wine and champagne.

Delicious Cheese Plate

Steak Fries with Truffle Aioli topped with parmesan and rosemary… I die.

Pork Sliders= Divine.
Truffle Mac ‘n Cheese… we’ll take 2!!
 If you ever need a partner to hit up the Four Seasons with… I’m your girl!