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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Beer Is Officially a Thing in DFW

Also: Downtown’s ritziest restaurant adds drive-thru COVID-19 testing to the menu

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Martin House debuts Flamin’ Hot Cheetos beer

Fort Worth brewery Martin House, known for its creative beers flavored with Best Maid pickle juice and other novelties, has debuted a new sour ale inspired by the flavor of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. According to a press release, the brewery’s latest creation is called Fiery Crunchy Cheese Bois, a spicy sour ale that clocks in at 5.2 percent ABC. For now, the beer is only available at Martin House’s Fort Worth taproom, which is currently open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily for to-go beer purchases.

Ritzy downtown restaurant Bullion adds drive-thru COVID-19 tests to the menu

In what might be the first Dallas restaurant to enter the COVID-19 testing game, Downtown spot Bullion is now serving up a way to find out whether or not you’ve contracted the novel coronavirus. According to the Dallas Morning News, the ritzy restaurant owned by the Labora Group is providing drive-through COVID-19 tests priced at $200 each. Weirdly, that’s not the most expensive item on Bullion To Go’s menu — there’s also a “cellar raid” wine package priced at $225.