Food & Drink

Tony Romo has a new house… that we mapped a bar crawl around

Published On 08/08/2013 Published On 08/08/2013
Tony Romo crawl

Tony Romo's moving to the border of FND and Addison, so we decided to do what any self-respecting men's interest site should: we put together a bar crawl around his house. We can't guarantee you'll see Tony on the crawl, but yeah, you'll probably see Tony on the crawl

Stop #1: Jack Mac's Swill & Grill 19009 Preston Rd, Suite 209; Far North Dallas; 972.267.2782 JMSG's easily FND's pre-eminent local beer-haven, and quite possibly the best in the entire Metroplex. Jack rotates his taps with such frequency that it's not even worth listing 'em, but if you wanna drink DFW's latest & greatest, he's your guy. He's also your guy if you believe in putting multiple enchiladas on top of hamburgers.

Stop #2: Battuto
18101 Preston Rd, Suite 204C; Far North Dallas; 972.930.0558
Scroll down Preston just a bit to Battuto, and pick from a well-curated wine list while you debate globally significant issues, starting with: veal burger, or mac & cheese pizza?

Stop #3: Coffee House Cafe
6150 Frankford Rd; Far North Dallas; 469.248.0554
You're gonna need a digestif after all that, so hit Coffee House Cafe, and listen to some live folk & jazz while partaking of one of the finest alcoholic coffee programs you'll find anywhere.

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Stop #4: Intermission!
Head to Campbell, then onto Preston Trail & Westgrove, and through the not-gated community that neighbors Tony's home-to-be. Note that the quality of the cars rivals that in HP. You reading, Tony? Gotta up your car game to live here, man.

Stop #5: The Mucky Duck
5064 Addison Circle; Addison; 972.233.9362
Addison Circle's Mucky Duck not only has one of DFW's only proper Indian tacos (!), it's also got a pretty fine selection of Belgian ales, not to mention a pretty fine selection of pretty fine ladies (!).

Stop #6: Pastazios
5026 Addison Circle; Addison; 972.386.9200
Time for a slice. NY-style will do splendidly, and you know they're legit from their new-ish Fitzhugh spot.

Stop #7: Addison Point
4578 Belt Line Rd; Addison; 972.661.2230
Karaoke beckons. Song of choice? Anything about San Francisco, since this is a 49ers bar. It's a good time to remind anyone around that Romo literally beat the gold diggers with broken ribs.

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Stop #8: Lazaranda
5000 Belt Line Rd, Suite 850; Addison; 972.866.8900
Don't worry about getting a good table, just walk up to the garage-bar-aided patio and utter two (three?) words: Rib-eye. Tacos. Better make that one more word: margaritas.

Stop #9: Chamberlain's
5330 Belt Line Rd; Addison; 972.934.2467
Look. Chamberlain's is no secret. For 20yrs he's been giving the Bob's, Pappas's Bros, and Del Frisco's of the world a run for their money. Wrap everything up with a Kobe NY strip topped with Texas blue cheese butter, then retire to the cigar lounge, content in the knowledge that you didn't fumble a single snap against Seattle during your FND/Addison adventure.

NOTE: Like just about everything in Dallas, this involves driving, so please, grab your non-drinking frat buddy, or make other arrangements.

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1. Jack Mac's Swill & Grill 19009 Preston Rd , Dallas, TX 75252 (Far North Dallas)

If you're a fan of burgers, pizza, paninis, beer, or rhyming, you'll definitely come back to Jack Mac's.

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2. Battuto 18101 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252 (Far North Dallas)

From a couple who hosted a morning radio show in Dallas for the last eight years, Battuto is a casual Italian joint erected in the former Preston & Frankford home of Bill Bates Cowboy Grill and Grover's -- a beloved bar that clearly couldn't Ernie enough money.

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3. Coffee House Cafe 6150 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75252 (Far North Dallas)

More than just a cafe, this coffeehouse/restaurant/caterer provides an extensive menu of health-conscious plates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to a full-service espresso bar and other energizing libations. A spacious outdoor patio and regularly scheduled live music, speaking series, and happy hours are added bonuses of this local favorite. The convenient drive thru window for breakfast items and coffee is an additional plus if you're on the go and craving joe.

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4. The Mucky Duck 5064 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001 (Addison)

A neighborhood dive bar from the guys behind Ringo's Pub, Zen Bar, and Scruffy Duffies, with sports always on, darts, and delicious eats.

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5. Pastazios 5026 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001 (Addison)

The Addison location of the Brooklyn-style pizza/Italian joint, with delicious food made by real New Yorkers.

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6. Addison Point 4578 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75001 (Addison)

Because being an athlete is really akin to being an artist, AP is a sports bar that also specializes in karaoke. Plus, they've got Comedy Tuesdays and all-you-can-eat pasta, meat balls, and catfish nights.

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7. Lazaranda 5000 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254 (Addison)

This open-kitchen 100-seater boasts a Talavera-lined, L-shaped granite bar whose garage door allows both inside & patio seating, slatted spherical wooden chandeliers, Frida reproductions touting Latin cuisine, and a 10ft Pisces sculpture made almost entirely out of zarandas -- a tool for grilling fish.

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8. Chamberlain's Cigar Lounge 5330 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX 75254 (Addison)

A complete overhaul of the meat palace's 60-capacity special events room, the Lounge was inspired after Chamberlain's chef/owner discovered hordes of former Javier's/Del Frisco's/Nick & Sam's patrons in his suddenly smokier bar; the resulting wood-defined retro-luxe den is flush with distressed leather couches, monolithic low slung tables, gaudily upholstered high-back chairs, a trio of flat screens, a faux baby grand w/ grafted-on bar seating, and a few dining tables for those with a talent for double-barreled inhaling. Plus, it's attached to a meat palace. So there's that, too.

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