Change isn't always good. Sometimes it's great.
When Thomas Avenue Beverage Company closed several months ago, the State-Thomas neighborhood was left with a big void in their vibrant patio bar culture.
The drought ends today and a new era begins as Boxwood Tap + Grill (BTG) throws open the doors to its completely revitalized, exposed-brick, tin-ceiling, 80-year-old historic building.
Among the changes? A large linear bar inside and a brand-new, full-service patio bar.
Pull up a stool at either for a pitcher of Ginger Caipirinhas, Texas Juleps (above), or Berry Lemoncello Sangria, each from the genius mind of Dallas bartending wunderkind Jason Kosmas.
Beers on tap are all available by the pitcher, too, with things you don't usually find in mass quantity. Deep Ellum IPA and Revolver Blood and Honey, just to name two.
At normal hours, diners can feast on Scandalous Po'Boys, flat iron steaks, and pan-roasted chicken topped with peach salsa. Late night bites include pimento cheese and chips, cheese boards, and pulled pork sliders.
And if it's late enough, the doughnut bread pudding will make for a fine breakfast indeed.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Pitchers of Caipirinhas, Sangria or Juleps; Scandalous Po'Boy; Doughnut bread pudding
Nearby: The Nodding Donkey; Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern; Hotel ZaZa