The two real-world lessons of Monopoly: buy neighboring properties, and always leave the dumb guy in charge of the bank. Oh, and always be the race car. Following that first lesson on 6th Street, the owners of Dogwood
Dog's the latest from the crew behind Thirsty Nickel, Chuggin' Monkey, Dizzy Rooster, and neighboring Molotov; given a Southern feel with recycled wood paneling and staggered stone fixtures, the place also boasts two stages and a sprawling patio chilled by mist fans, who're still depressed over The Sims becoming the best-selling computer game ever. The just-released cocktail menu leans heavy on below-Mason-Dixon action like the Woodford Southern Julep, the Sarsparilla Fizz (3 Olives root beer vodka, amaretto, simple syrup, club soda), the rummy Dragon Berry Basil Lemonade, and, heading even further south, Cucumber & Strawberry Mojitos -- with so many new mojito choices, you'll soon learn "Mo Jitos, Mo Problems". More booze: an Austin-only frozen tap of Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka (used in concoctions like the champagne & blackberry augmented Hillybilly '75), four made-to-order sangrias (Red, White, Rum, whiskey-based Tennessee Nights), and ATX's first full lineup from green distiller TRU, who use 100% recycled packaging and plant a tree in South America for every bottle sold -- finish one yourself, and it won't be just the tree getting soiled
To celebrate tomorrow's official grand opening, Dog's offering a barrage of 'till-10 gratis eats and drink specials, as well as free T-shirts that come in mason jars they'll fill with also-free Sweet Tea Vodka -- which seems great, until you wake up in front of a neighboring property with no idea where your money went. And a Scottie dog is peeing on you.