i was able to get to Deep Ellum last friday in the later afternoon. i'm really starting to venture away from the (outstanding) beers here to explore their Cocktail menu. i started with a very nice Colorado Whiskey (straight up, rocks on the side, beer back) and then a Louisiana Manhattan (there are 6(!) different types on the menu) and all were served properly and according to requested serving style. service was prompt friendly and Fun.
i did also hear, and get a chance to see, the new deck that is being installed out back. i think it's going to have about 50 seats and they will be expanding the kitchen to accommodate the extra covers. i'm very excited to see how it comes out and enjoy some outdoor drinking this summer.
Bllue Ribbon has become my go-to second stop after DE lately and i love getting there early before the rush comes. had a half rack of Memphis ribs which were very meaty and moist with a prominent smoke line that was absent on my last visit. they were Excellent. for sides i had their Stellar Greens and Slaw. the cornbread was nothing to write home about but it was a good conveyance for the pot likker from the greens.
i'll be back, to both places, soon.