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Green Door Live Review & $25 Challenge

November 10, 2016

Today’s live review destination takes us to Green Door Public House, the bar and grill that calls the historical Harwood neighborhood home. Now, You People, this was no ordinary visit. At the set out of this Live Review we decided to present ourselves with a bit of a challenge. We receive frequent feedback from You People advising that you’d like to try some of the places that we review but are afraid that checking out a few of these spots might put a bit of a dent in your wallet/purse. We are here to assure You People that most of these places are pretty reasonable. To prove it to you we embarked on a $25 challenge at Green Door. Our goal was to comfortably dine for under $25. We ordered a Burger and a Cuban Sandwich. The burger was juicy, tender, and full of flavor. No question, that burger was on point. The Cuban was surprisingly very authentic tasting. We felt like we were at a little mom and pop shop in the heat of Miami. We have tried quite a few Cubans and this one was top tier.

Most importantly we enjoyed this delicious meal for $23 and some change! We held off on the drinks this time and ordered water to keep our price down. It was blazing outside anyways, so it worked out. However, they do have a full bar with a more than capable bar staff ready to assist you with your most simple or detailed request. We enjoyed Green Door, we may even become regulars. Now it’s your turn to check it out and let us know what you think, we’ll be waiting to hear from you. Don’t’ forget to check out the vid below to get a glimpse of our Live Review.

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The Friday Pregame at The RUSTIC

October 6, 2016

The Friday Pregame is a Happy Hour Series that you most definitely will want to be a part of. On select Friday’s of each month your Hosts, You People Reviews (YPR), will be your tour guide on your journey to the Latest and Greatest Happy Hour venues around the DFW Metroplex. Make sure you are in attendance to enjoy tasty food & drink, let your hair down after a long week, and take advantage of the YPR giveaways and specials at the coolest venues around Dallas each week.

You People, this is unprecedented. We never go hard two weeks in a row, but we are making an exception for TX vs OU weekend. We can’t call this the Friday Pregame, this is more like Friday Night Lights! We are going to be All the way LIT and we want You People to come and have a good time with us at The Rustic. We’re talking great food great drinks, live music, and a huge venue. Let’s take advantage of it all! See “You People” there!

Check out a recap of the last Friday Pregame at High & Tight below.

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Sundown at Granada’s Brunch Preview

September 2, 2016
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You People will definitely want to make Sundown at Granada your new go to brunch spot. Their new brunch menu is to die for. The new menu was created by Chef Jason West who honed is culinary skills in New Orleans, LA. He formerly performed his delicious artistry at the world renowned Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. All we can say is boy aren’t we glad Chef Jason has decided to take his talents to Dallas. The new brunch menu is loaded with goodness and anchored by the bananas foster french toast and chilaquiles dishes, which are game changing. The new brunch menu, ‘it’s all good’, literally. We suggest You People enjoy our last bit of summer by hanging out at Sundown’s rooftop with your favorite cocktail on a Saturday and come right back on Sunday to enjoy an exquisite brunch. You’ll be glad you did.

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The Legend of Hardeman’s Barbecue

August 25, 2016
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This Dallas Staple needs no introduction, the legend and the food speak for themselves. Now don’t get us wrong Texas has some bangin’ barbecue joints, but show us a barbecue restaurant that has been as consistent in exceeding expectations in quality, service, and taste for as long as Hardeman’s has been in the game. We think you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a spot that comes close. This is hands down plain ol’ good eating. We won’t say too much more, just take a look at our live review and make sure to check out Hardeman’s Barbecue next time you get a hankering for some good barbecue.

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Urbane Escape II: Summer Sixteen White Party

August 23, 2016
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The brothers of YPR will be in attendance for the The Greater Dallas League of Young Professionals second annual all white affair Saturday August 27, 2016 at the House of Blues Foundation Room beginning at 9pm. This classy production will appeal to DFW’s young professional movers and shakers. Attire for the Urbane Escape II: Summer Sixteen is All White. Attendees can look forward to receiving cocktail specials until 11pm and a night full of musical entertainment from DJ Phife and Dee Jay Silver as they play the latest and greatest tracks in two separate rooms at the House of Blues Foundation Room. We are looking forward to this event and hope to see many of You People there. You can purchase your tickets in advance here.

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Decks in the Park Pool Party at Sisu

August 17, 2016
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We told You People the Decks in the Park Pool Party was going to be Lit, and this event did not disappoint. It was the perfect way to close out the summer. If you think you’ve been to a better pool party this summer check out our recap video and this is just a sneak peek! Decks in the Park and Social Revolt know how to throw a party.

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Olympic DAAAAYYY!!!!

August 4, 2016
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We don’t know about You People but around this time every four years we get super hype for the Summer Olympics! There’s nothing like watching the greatest athletes from across the world compete so intensely for the most coveted award in sports, the Olympic Gold Medal. As the opening ceremonies quickly approach, we hadn’t planned on being in Rio, where the games will take place this summer. However, we did make a trip to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to check out Olympic Day in Dallas. This event had something for everyone, games, activities, Olympic event demonstrations and also some competing Olympic hopefuls. This was a great way to hold us over until the official games begin. Honestly though, after seeing the athletes in action we low-key want to try our hand in fencing, lol. We will be definitely be tuned in to the opening ceremonies on Friday August 5th to kick off the Summer Olympics. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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Taco Cabana’s Party on the Patio hosted by: Stephanie G aka ‘Puro Pinche’

July 29, 2016
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We grew up on Taco Cabana, so this is right up our alley! Back in the day when our parents would bring home the family fajita dinner we would go Crazy. So needless to say, while TC bandwagon fans are welcome, we have been riding for quite some time now. If someone in Dallas told you that they have never been to Taco Cabana before, you’d call them a liar to their face, right? Well we met some first timers at this event, which we had no idea existed. TC’s happy hour is by far slept on by too many people. You can’t go wrong with $1.50 authentic margaritas. During this Puro Pinche hosted event TC introduced their new #Mangwhoa Margarita with the chile rim and Dallas is one of the first cities to get it. TC is also gearing up to bring back some household favorites which helped earn their reputation as one of the heaviest hitters in the game and also plan to introduce even more fun new drinks and dishes.

This was a well put together and fun event. Stephanie, the it girl in San Antonio, has formed a very productive partner ship with TC and was able to bring a few of the big shots from San Antonio with her to Dallas to launch the new #Mangwhoa Margarita. TC Executive Chef Andy Dismore was awesome and he provided some very cool insight to TC’s future. Andy also brought a food scientist with him, which we didn’t know was a thing, to discuss the improved quality of TC’s offerings. Steph also brought with her one of the top DJ’s in San Antonio, who kept the vibe at just the right notch all night. We ate, drank, and were merry. We left with some cool swag bags as well, our favorite item was the Taco Cabana hot sauce. You can never have too much hot sauce. Some of the top Dallas influencers were in attendance and we think they would agree that The it Girl in San Antonio is welcome back to the Big D anytime. Thanks Steph and Taco Cabana for an awesome event.

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Unmatched Modern Luxury: Hotel ZaZa

July 13, 2016

Howdy “You People”, Colbz, one half of YPR, here to give you the low-down on one of my favorite homes away from home. The immaculate Hotel ZaZa. Located in the heart of Uptown this is one of the premiere boutique hotels in Dallas.

This hotel has everything you need and more. This is not your everyday hotel. I have stayed at the ZaZa a number of times and it has been for special occasions each stay. I have hosted Birthday parties, graduation parties ect. ZaZa sets itself apart from the rest with it’s creative rooms and extensive amenities. Each room at ZaZa posses a different theme which is is expressed through it’s layout and decor. For instance my favorite room is the “Photo Loft”, which is a loft style room that created the ambiance of being on the set of a photo shoot. Hotel ZaZa’s loft style and and bungalow rooms are perfect for having gatherings. These room are spacious and set apart from the main portion of the Hotel so you have no neighbors in these rooms, and no neighbors means no noise complaints. The amenities in these rooms are crazy, they come equipped with complimentary wi-fi connection, multiple flat screen TVs, an iPad that controls the room’s surround sound, lavish furniture, and much more.

When you do get a chance to check out ZaZa, when you book your room be sure to inquire about the “Stay & Play” Deal. This deal gives you a discount on the room and also allows you a free spa treatment at the hotel as well as food and drink coupons redeemable at the DragonFly, which is ZaZa’s upscale lounge. By the way, Dragonfly has amazingly delicious food, great drinks, and is an exceptional venue to both dine and party. During the Hot Texas Summers don’t forget to take a dip in the pool, which also has it’s own bar and is the ultimate oasis.

The bottom line is ZaZa is more than a hotel, it is an experience. Whether it be a romantic get-a-way, a low-key gathering, or a weekend full of fun Hotel ZaZa has got “You People” covered.

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New Beginnings at Old Chicago

July 7, 2016
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Who doesn’t love pizza? Well we definitely do and we’re sure many of “You People” do too. Good news, we’ve found the perfect place to fulfill all of your pizza needs. Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom will be your new “go-to” for pizza and brews and new locations seem to be popping up everywhere around the metroplex. We have visited the locations in Mockingbird Station, Fort Worth, and most recently in Cedar Hill. Old Chicago is now planning to open a location in Garland as well. This pizza joint has it all and is a great place to grab some drinks, eat and catch a game or even bring the entire family.

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