Bolsa buys dinner for gays who marry today

image1 (1)So, I decided I wouldn’t be posting my usual Cocktail Friday drink recipe, to honor the solemnity of this historic occasion. And I won’t. But on the other hand, I will share this news with you from Bolsa:

In honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, Bolsa is renaming its frozen cocktail to #loveislove. We will be selling #loveislove for $5 today. We will also buy dinner for anyone who gets married today. Just bring in your proof of marriage. Come down to Bolsa and celebrate this historic moment!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

DMN’s Eats Blog reports old Jack’s Backyard spot to become restaurant complex

Over on DMN’s Eats Blog, Kim Pierce reported that the guys behind Bolsa, Smoke and Bar Belmont in Oak Cliff have their sights set on the old Jack’s Backyard spot. The nightspot, which was owned by Kathy Jack, abruptly closed earlier this year amid controversy to the dismay of may gay patrons who partook in drink and live music. Now, according to Pierce, Christopher Jeffers and Smoke exec chef Tim Byres look to turn the venue’s spot — heck, the whole block — into a bar/restaurant complex. From DMN’s Eats Blog.

Christopher Jeffers‘ baby is the Chicken Scratch-Foundry complex that’s going to be another amazing addition to North Oak Cliff. It’s not just a bar (factory-themed Foundry) tied into a restaurant (family-friendly Chicken Scratch), it’s a whole city block, whose shambling structures date to the 1920s. He took me on a tour to show me the vision.

One of the main buildings, where Jack’s Backyard was cloistered on Pittman at Commerce, will house The Foundry, which will be the first of the complex to open January-ish.

Like Pierce said in her piece, ambitious plans. Indeed.

—  Rich Lopez