Real Time Sports & Entertainment, recently under new ownership and management, knows that it takes more than just their delicious burgers and hand-cut fries to keep their customers coming back night after night. They host live bands and DJs seven days a week to keep dance floors filled with partiers well into the night, while 22 high-def screens broadcast sports for excited fans. Meanwhile, bartenders whip up cocktails and pour beers that wash down dishes such as Cajun catfish poboys, turkey burgers, or chicken wings, as guests enjoy conversation and a convivial atmosphere. And no matter the day, the dedicated owners promise real people, a basket of fish with your name on it, and a bottle of ketchup with some guy named Heinz’s name on it.
Whether travelers are freshly arriving in town, meeting a loved one at the airport, or simply gathering evidence for the theory that the landing at Kitty Hawk was faked, Delta Charlie's aims to serve up culinary comfort. Lunch and dinner options such as tortilla soup and the fried texas catfish contribute local flavor, and specialty cocktails made from Bacardi Superior rum, Grey Goose vodka, and Collingwood Canadian whiskey keep spirits high over long layovers. The restaurant's dinner-and-flight packages elevate the traditional date night with an aerial tour of the Dallas skyline.
Ad-Libs' cast of musicians, standup comedians, and professional writers has poured out its spontaneous ideas and off-kilter humor through a quarter-century of frenetic evenings. The troupe performs in a cabaret-style theater, mixing video with scripted and improvisational comedy while inspiring audience members to participate. Despite their diverse backgrounds, the laugh-masters' shared knack for spontaneity should not surprise since most have studied in Ad-Libs' school of off-the-cuff humor, which imparts to students what it takes to get a full ride to clown college.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus cranks up the knobs and disrupts power grids on its 2011 tour, treating fans to a electrifying night of fist-pumping anthems tinged with emo and bellowed with sincerity. From humble grassroots beginnings in Florida, where the band first charmed the fins off of whales with its Top 40 hit "Face Down," through its latest collection of jaunty angst, Am I The Enemy, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has perfected its recipe of alternative rock and screamo, resulting in a affably schizophrenic pop that hits the heart, bends the earlobes, and thumbs its nose at noise ordinances. Fans eager for omniscience can attempt to sway the show via the band's set-list contest, which allows RJA devotees to vote for a song they'd like to hear in hopes of snagging two VIP tickets and a subscription to Grooveshark. Opening the concert, Memphis quartet Egypt Central sears through a fiery set of chugging metal, and Burn Halo stirs simmering angels in a slow cooker of rock.
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Brought to Dallas by the same owners as La Popular Tamale House, Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar offers fresh, authentic Mexican fare made from locally sourced ingredients. The casual BYOB eatery is situated, naturally, at the corner of Peak and Elm, and represents what Thrillist’s Aaron Miller calls “an homage to old East Dallas.” The writer notes the bar's collection of local artwork, wooden fixtures straight from area houses, and knob-adorned bar as proof to his claim. Old Dallas or not, Peak & Elm’s food is a twist on classic Mexican cuisine, thanks to items such as tamale pies, fresh ceviche, and tacos tapatios—taquitos filled with Prime beef and served with sides of pickled cabbage-and-carrot slaw. One thing diners will not find at Peak & Elm, however, is chips and salsa; D Magazine reports that the owner, Jesse Moreno, prefers his customers don’t fill up before they taste his home-run dishes.