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Crowdus Bar takes over the former Drugstore Cowboy space
A new disco-themed bar has arrived at 2721 Main Street, in the space formerly known as Drugstore Cowboy. According to CultureMap, Crowdus Bar is a new boozing destination from the minds behind High & Tight Barbershop, boasting nearly 50 disco balls hanging from the ceiling, pinball machines, and more vintage decor. Cocktails are, of course, on offer, along with a menu of “artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches.” An LED-lit dance floor is also in the works.
Beer-to-go bill passes major hurdle
A bill in the Texas Legislature that would allow breweries to sell their own beer could soon become law. The bill, supported by craft brewers across the state, passed the Senate on May 23, and is now headed back to the House for final legislative approval, according to the Austin American Statesman. If it is signed into law by governor Greg Abbott, the bill would allow beer enthusiasts to buy one case of beer per day from their favorite breweries.
Irving Indian restaurant earns two stars
Last week, Dallas Morning News dining critic Michaelene Busico reviewed Desi District, the Irving restaurant earning raves for its biryani, dosas, and more Indian classics. According to Busico, Desi District’s “C” rating from the health department was concerning, but the biryani, curry platters, and steamed chicken momos were enough to earn the restaurant a solid review from the critic. Two stars.