A little over 5 years ago Tim Love re-opened the Love Shack Denton to become a premier steak house - Queenie’s. Over time their dishes got more flavorful, more interesting, and we figured out that their bar was one of the best kept secrets in town. Now, they have an all new chef, Christopher Alford, who is serving up expertly executed dishes throughout the menu. We’re not only impressed - we’re a little blown away by the quality of craft-fare that is coming out of his kitchen. If you’re starting your year with a vegan-raw diet - look away now.Read More
Did you know that there is a shipping container behind Maple Hall at UNT that grows 11 varieties of lettuce in a vertical hydroponic organic garden? Did you know that there is a massive bakery behind Clark Hall that bakes up bagels, croissants, and donuts from scratch? Recently, We Denton Do It had the chance to hang out in the halls of UNT, relive a little of the past, and see what the future has brought that made us a little bit jealous of the college kids down the street.Read More
Who knew, a beautiful, stunning and (almost) 360 degree view of our beloved town has been collecting cobwebs on the 8th top floor of the historical Wells Fargo building on the corner of Hickory St and Locust? As of the last month, the top floor has been contracted to be transformed into a restaurant dubbed Sunago Bell which should open by next summer. You may soon find yourself dining on Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and admiring Denton’s landmarks such as the courthouse and TWU towers, from on high. Read on for more details on this brand new spot!Read More
A slender silhouette with long dark hair and a firm handshake, Melanie Little Gomez Smith greets me warmly, with her husband Des Smith just behind her as we sit down to talk at the bar in West Oak on a breezy evening. Kambucha, their drink of choice, was their one precondition for our meeting spot.
Artists at their heart, the duo have seemingly explored it all, and are still -with only slight exhaustion but still enthusiasm -exploring it all. They do a diversity of art projects and mediums including photography, sculpting, mural painting, album art, music videos and more.
Most recently, within the span of two days the couple painted a mural that is funny, dark, thought-inducing all at the same time. A porpoise, a white rhino and other endangered, majestic species sit around table at LSA restaurant, coming together to resolve and discuss their looming fate of on-coming extinction.Read More
Some people like Vegas. While we totally get that, we also recognize that the unabashed display of abject consumerism isn’t everyone’s jam. The Den10 however, has something for everyone. So load on up, get your mudbug-eating-face on and tear it up because let’s be hones, this is what you live for.Read More
On any given day you can Google "BBQ in Texas" and more than 32 million results will pop up in your browser. We're barbecue people in Texas (some of us are barbeque people instead). In Denton though, we’ve got a handful of great places smoking meat with the best of 'em. In town we have a few favorites, but just on the outskirts of town, we have a new place to stop when we make the long drive between Southlake’s Trader Joe’s and home. Bumbershoot Barbecue is set up and ready to go, tucked behind Earl’s 377 and Kimzey’s Coffee at 407 and 377. Read on to see some photos and hear about our experience there earlier this week.Read More
We spent the better part of Saturday sipping beers from Armadillo Aleworks at Lonestar Taps and Caps and learning all the barbecue secrets we could fit into our brains with the pit masters from Bet the House. After several hours of smoking meats, asking questions about trimming fat, and munching on some of the tastiest brisket we've ever had we figured we'd share our newfound wisdom with you. Read on for 5 things that will make your smoked meats better.Read More
Not much is better on a Saturday than an ice cold beer and some smokey barbecue. Lucky for us, an event featuring a combination of the two will soon be happening in Denton. Lone Star Taps and Caps is pairing up with Shawn Eagle and Cody Smithers from Bet the House BBQ for a smoke and craft beer-filled "how to" session. Read on for more BBQ and brew goodness and to find out how you can take part.Read More
Sweet Water recently underwent a change in identity and became the newest Tex-Mex joint near the square, Agua Dulce. With a brightly painted patio and floral oil table clothes, the spot is still a great corner to grab a margarita and break some bread (or chips) with friends. We stopped by for brunch recently and we've decided that we just can't keep the brunch burrito a secret any longer. Read on to find out our favorite brunch cocktails and more!Read More