Food & Drink

Mockingbird Station spot gets fearlessly fatty, beery

Way more fattening than the British Invasion (and more likely than Gerry to give you a Pacemaker), Restaurants America's Chicago invasion of Dallas (Primebar, Townhouse, Park Tavern) continues with Mockingbird Taproom,

a sprawling, patio-equipped, 20-television-having spot where you'll find

Get-excited-about-shopping-for-new-pants appetizers like wings doused in YGHUT sauce (You're Gonna Hate Us Tomorrow), Hair of the Dog Fundido (flambé of queso/chorizo/tequila),

and Suicide Fries topped with queso, giardiniera, chopped brisket, green onions, and a fried egg

The baguette-bound Foot Long Grilled Cheese (cheddar, Chihuahua, pepper Jack, candied applewood bacon, chipotle mayo & fried eggs), and the chorizo/pulled pork/bacon Pig Three Way, which happens after three people order the Foot Long Grilled Cheese, then get super horny

Booze counts cocktails like Caliente as a Cucumber (muddled cuke & serranos with teq, lime & agave) and a 40-strong tap lineup ranging from Ommegang 3 Philosophers and Left Hand Sawtooth, to locals like Revolver High Brass, Lakewood Lager, and Peticolas Royal Scandal -- like when Fergie started looking like she'd been dining in Chicago.