The Scoop: Bumbershoot Barbecue to Open, and More

Your weekly helping of Dallas food news.

There’s not always enough time in the day to skim a lengthy, re-worded press release that’s been stamped with “breaking” or “exclusive.” And some stories don’t warrant an entire page of prose. Each week we’ll gather the most important tidbits of Dallas food news and post them here, on SideDish. Because sometimes all you need is the scoop.

Bumbershoot Barbecue to open on March 22: The team behind LSA Burger Co., Earl’s 377 Pizza, and Barley & Board (voted D Magazine’s best burger of 2016) is opening Bumbershoot Barbecue. The restaurant is located in Argyle, directly behind Earl’s 377 Pizza.

Jettison celebrates Texas Independence Day: The cocktail lounge is celebrating Texas Independence Day with gin cocktail specials:

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Norma’s Café (also) celebrates Texas Independence Day: The diner is serving a special Texas themed menu on March 2. Take a look at the offerings below:

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2017 USBG Most Imaginative Bartender Competition comes to Dallas: Submissions for the 2017 USBG Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) open on March 15. According to the release:

“Established as one of the industry’s most prestigious bartender competitions, the MIB program, now in its 11th year, has scoured North America and the world for the greatest undiscovered talents; traveling to 4 continents and hitting over 30 countries. This March, emerging Dallas bartenders can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst top Dallas, Austin, Houston, and New Orleans mixology talents to move onto the North American finals. For the second year in a row, the 12 regional finalists will travel to London – the home of Bombay Sapphire and its new Laverstoke Distillery – to vie for the 2017 North American title.

The Most Imaginative Bartender regional semi-finalists will be announced on MAY 15th. The submissions will be narrowed down to 120 top bartenders who will compete for a chance to represent their hometown as one of just 12 mixologists from across the continent. The regional finals competitions will take place throughout the months of MAY-JUNE. The finals will take place at Laverstoke Mill in England (AUGUST 21-24) where North America’s 2017 Most Imaginative Bartender will officially be announced.”

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