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  1. It’s been a year or so, but Parliament was a cool spot we hit up for some great drinks. The weather should be great, I would add Saint Ann’s. There’s alway the Rattlesnake bar at the Ritz. Might Not necessarily fit what you are looking for but it might be the most entertaining people watching in Dallas. You can simultaneously get propositioned by a hooker while a 68 year old man hits on your wife all before you get approached by swingers who are PGA tour groupies. (All of which are actual events that happened the last two times we visited.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. http://www.thedefineddish.com/instant-pot-texas-style-brisket-tacos/ This recipe made up for some of the recent dishes that lacked flavor. My biggest gripe against the instant pot is it does not develop flavor near as good as the crock pot does. I followed directions close with the exception of the spices (I could not find exactly what it called for) so I went with equal parts chipotle powder, chili powder and cumin. Probably 40 - 50% more then recipe called for. They were glorious. The liquids ratio was perfect. Flavor was spot on. Tossed a little sliced poblano and onion in the IP as well before pressure cooking. Sautéd the vast majority of the onion and poblano in cast iron. Garnished with Cilantro, Avocado and queso blanco Will make again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Drake’s...Holy shit!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. What really pisses me off about this project, is the developer pulled it from a local GC last second and sent it to an out of town contractor who literally had all the local bids in hand before they started requesting bids from out of town sub contractors. It is currently in its 3rd round of bidding, which means this project will be very low quality and very little of the local tax dollars that funded the majority of the project will go to local business in Waco. City should pull the plug and rethink the entire project.
  5. When you say traditional counter surface do you mean laminate? You can cut and prep on 99% of granite and most name brand quartz surfaces without fear of scratching. White quartz and some cheap Chinese Granites might be a little problematic. Plus, a true hardwood butcher block counter custom made can cost more per sqft then level one or two granite. Personally, what ever sink I have, it has to be under mounted. I would want some kind of cabinets and counter on the sides of the sink, even if it was a tiny kitchen just for storage and organization purposes. Wall mounted sinks often require significant plumbing retrofit to work as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The vast majority of under mount sinks used by granite countertops fabricators are kohler 2210 knock offs and are generally very close in size/shape. Get some cardboard or paper and trace the cutout. Take it to a granite fab shop. Most of them buy the sinks in bulk for about $15-$19 each. Check pattern to sink to make sure stone will cover sink rim entirely. Make a cash offer of $40.00. Buy one or two. If the sinks are just glued up, it will be a pain in the ass to put a new one up. You will need to brace it up for 24 hours for glue to set. I would actually recommend 100% silicone. (Not the paintable latex stuff—which will not hold). Use a ratchet strap or a 18” thin long bar clamp (harbor freight- $5.00) through the drain hole of sink up to a board laying over the cutout to secure it in place while glue dries. Then reconnect plumbing. If there are anchors holding it in place, you can seal new sink w silicone, ratchet sink in place tighten existing bolts and should be ready to replace plumbing. You can also use metal plumbers strap screwed to the cabinet under the sink to securely hold it. It will look like shit though. Having a second hand to help line up the sink and hold it if you have never done it would certainly help, but I probably have set a few thousand sinks without help. Just need the correct stuff to make it a 5-10 minute process once you get old sink off. (Just hammer it out and clean off glue on the underside ). Good luck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Recently completed construction of the outdoor kitchen / living area / pool. New fencing, landscaping to follow soon Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I put in a gas fireplace in our outdoor kitchen and love it. To me it transforms the area from a patio to an outdoor living room. My goal was to make the space useable all year.
  9. I bought blue lot parking and arrived an hour early. Parked in first row and crossed street directly into the north entrance. In our seats within 5 minutes. Made it an easy get away to I35 leaving too, especially with my 70 year old father in law and a 10 and 13 year old in tow. I will add the atmosphere at a mavs game seems far superior to any NFL game I have attended.
  10. Driving in from Waco. Sounds like Lexus parking is way to go. Don’t want to add another element with dart and still have to to get back an hour and a half south. Appreciate the suggestions.
  11. Heading to the Mavs game tomorrow night and need recommendations for parking. I'll have two kids and my FIL with me, so I would prefer to park as close as possible. Do I bite the bullet and get reserved parking (lexus garage/ blue lot) through a reseller, or are there other better options available? Thanks in advance.
  12. Just noticed you double posted. so I am copying my reply to bump this to top I resisted the change for years. Kept my double bowl sink the first time we redid our kitchen. I remodeled our kitchen a year and a half ago with a big single bowl fire clay farm sink at the insistence of the wife. I have to admit, I love it. Fireclay is bullet proof in the kitchen. To me, it does not get beat up on the center divide from the handles of pots and pans. There is more room for large pans. And honestly, I rinse off a few things at a time and they go right into the dishwasher. I since added stainless steel single bowls sinks in the utility and outdoor kitchen and love those as well. FYI, If you are getting a new DW too, go with a Bosch. Best money you will spend. You really don't have to pre-wash anything and it will come out perfectly clean. So damn quite I cant tell it running. Let me know if you have any other specific questions, I was in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry of almost two decades and would be happy to give you honest feedback on any products you are looking at.
  13. I resisted the change for years. Kept my double bowl sink the first time we redid our kitchen. I remodeled our kitchen a year and a half ago with a big single bowl fire clay farm sink at the insistence of the wife. I have to admit, I love it. To me, it does not get beat up on the center divide from the handles of pots and pans. There is more room for large pans. And honestly, I rinse off a few things at a time and they go right into the dishwasher. I since added stainless steel single bowls sinks in the utility and outdoor kitchen and love those as well. FYI, If you are getting a new DW too, go with a Bosch. Best money you will spend. You really don't have to pre-wash anything and it will come out perfectly clean. So damn quite I cant tell it running. Let me know if you have any other specific questions, I was in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry of almost two decades and would be happy to give you honest feedback on any products you are looking at.
  14. You don't need a big car. Small car for sure. The hardest part is the crazy narrow streets. You should be fine, you get used to driving on the other side pretty quickly
  15. Looking to head back for the Wife's Birthday (no Pics) next month. We usually say at the Aria. Like it for its location, vibe and we have never had a sub par experience in the times we have stayed there. Thinking about switching to the Wynn for a change up. I keep hearing and reading that its overly smokey and musty smelling these days compared to other spots on the strip. Might be a deal killer. Any thoughts on if it is bad as I am hearing? I know its Vegas, but if it is overtly bad comparatively speaking, then I would look to other properties.
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