Skimmed is our weekly look at current cultural, business and political information in Denton that you probably want to know about. It is designed to be read in under five minutes and we even bolded the important stuff so you can skim it! This week, we have info on Denton's upcoming new CEO, a new Dallas bar from some creative Denton minds, a ham-focused food establishment, the closing of a locally-sourced grocer, an offshoot of More Fun Comics, and a new album from some of Denton's best musicians.
Dallas-by-way-of-Denton bar, Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Yard, is open and looking busy in Deep Ellum. The new watering hole was put together by Denton bar legends Lou Delaney, John Williams, Paul Williams and Jeff Brightwell (Lucky Lou's, Oak St., East Side) and is massive. Dot's opened to the public last Friday. So next time you're in Dallas, make sure to stop by and grab a beer and support some of our favorite bar owners. You can read more on Dot's Hop House in this piece from our buds at Central Track.
Denton's best cocktail bar, Paschall Bar, recently added a few new drinks to their cocktail menu. Check out the "enzo" cocktail which is just one of them below. It features Fernet, Cardamaro, Averna, Campari, and Grand Marnier.
The city is currently looking for a new CEO to manage the heck out of this place. While the process to fill the open position is long, it is currently in place. You can read more on the prospective candidates here. Until the city council settles on one, though, we should all look busy.
Just in time for your Thanksgiving celebrations, the family-owned Honey Baked Ham franchise just opened a store in Denton on Loop 288. So be prepared for your uncle's plan to fry a turkey to go south and go buy a Honey Baked Ham "just in case." Ham > turkey anyway, y'all. Honey Baked Ham is located at 1435 S Loop 288.
Earthwise Gardens and Produce on N. Elm has ceased operations. The local grocer sourced produce and other items from local sources. Looking for something to replace them? Check out the new CSA, Let Them Eat Local. The new business hopes to provide "infrastructure for local farms to bring locally grown and raised products to market" but in a deliverable manner.
More Fun Comics and Games currently has a sidekick store aptly dubbed "The Sidekick." The store will specialize in deals on comics, graphic novels, board games, and more. The Sidekick is located at The Sidekick is at 316 E. Oak St. Suite 107. You can check them out starting this Saturday, but keep in mind they are only open on special occasions so keep an eye on their Facebook page for more info.
Local band, mousehearted, just released EXIT454A featuring performances from the likes of Dentonites Ira Wile, Hale Baskin, Ryan Williams, Bethany Hardwick, Brent Best, Cody Robinson, Will Kapinos, and Allison Wheeler. You can check out the full album at their Bandcamp or check out one of our favorite tracks, "Long Days and Pleasant Nights," below.