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Looking for a special event to take your loved one on Valentine’s Day this year? Come spend it with us at Sundown at Granada! We’ve got a great menu available complete with several delicious courses, and optional suggested wine pairings to top off a perfect meal.
Prices are only $35 per person, or $70 per person with the suggested wine pairing. If you choose from our vegetarian menu, prices are $28 per person, or $63 with the suggested wine pairing.
Reserve your spot today for Valentine’s dinner at Sundown at Granada! Call 214-823-8305 to make your reservation.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Lakewood Brewing Company. We will be featuring Lakewood’s Rock Ryder American Rye Wheat. It’s a wheat beer for the masses that pours with a rocky white head and has a cloudy straw color. It’s light, refreshing and will quench a Texas-sized summer thirst. Join us today for happy hour from 4p – 7p. You can meet the Lakewood Brewing Company folks and enjoy our new beer. Meet me at Sundown!
Yes I said it Vegetarian and vegan friendly alcohol! To our surprise there is a wide variety of beer wine and liquor that is considered vegan friendly. There are certain ingredients that beers have that make a beer non vegan including dairy, sea shells, and even chicken:
- -Isinglass: this is used to stabilize the foam (head). This certain ingredient comes from the swim-bladders of fish. Collagen is the active ingredient that is used from the bladder and is more common in European beers.
- -Gelatin: this is a given everybody knows, if not you now do, that gelatin is made by extracting collagen from the hides and bones from farm animals.
- -Bone Char: this is used to filter beer, this is in a nut shell burnt bones. Beer runs through a bone char to remove impurities.
- -Honey: this is sometime used as a sweetener for beer, bees make honey.
Even though you are now educated on what makes a beer non vegan friendly, some or most of these ingredients are not listed because some were used in the filtering process. Thanks to the internet you can find a complete list of beers that are vegan friendly as well as wine and liquor. Some popular alcohol items that would surprise you and ARE vegan friendly:
- -Becks, Blue Moon Belgian White, Shiner Original
- -Coors, Bud Light, Corona
- -Modelo, Lone Star
- -Absolut, Firefly Vodka, Grey Goose
- -Captain Morgan Rum, Cruzan Rum, Jack Daniels
- -Hornitos, Kahlua, Jose Cuervo
You can find the whole list of vegan friendly alcohol here: Vegan Friendly Alcohol!
We have recently changed some of our tapped beers in sport of the hot summer we are about to get. The beers that will remain on tap from spring are Guiness, Blanche de Bruxxels , Alaskan Amber, Magic Hat #9 ,Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale (but will soon be replaced by Real Ale Lost Gold IPA in the near future). The newly tapped beers that you must come by and try one day are: Palm Belgian Amber, Deep Ellum Farmhouse Wit , St Arnold’s Summer Pils and coming soon…Real Ale Lost Gold IPA. I bet your mouth is watering to try our new local brew from Deep Ellum Brewery. Come try our new tapped beers on our rooftop patio, and of course here are some beer facts for all of you:
Guinness: Brown-black color with beautiful medium-sized beige head that lasts fine. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and sugars. The flavor is creamy smooth with a sweet malty start and ending on a slight roasted note. ABV: 4.1%
Palm Belgian Amber: Clear medium yellow amber color with a average to large, frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, molasses, caramel, fruity, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, with some nutty notes in the flavor. Body is medium, and carbonation is soft.ABV: 5.4%
Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles: The aroma is very fresh with strong notes of lemon and corriander and fainter notes of yeast. The color is an unclear pale orange – it has a big bubbly but extremely fast disappearing head. Enjoy the head and the aroma as long as it lasts. The flavor is sweet and dominated by wheat with notes of lemon, corriander, and earth. It ends on a dry wheaty notes. A really good Witbier. ABV: 4.5%
Deep Ellum Farmhouse Wit: Hazy yellow with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma of spice, banana, florals and citrus. Taste is spicy and fruity and light on the sweetness. Medim bodied and a bit dry. ABV: 4.8%
Alaskan Amber: Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, roasted, nutty, cream-caramel, light hoppy, grass, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, and carbonation is soft. ABV: 5.3%
Magic Hat #9: Hazy orange colour, with small white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, fruity hops and some slight hayish notes. Flavour is lots of apricot, hops, malts, grass and caramel. Smooth and refreshing. ABV: 5.1%
St Arnold’s Summer Pils: A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with light notes of honey. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of both straw and honey, leading to a dry and lightly bitter finish. ABV: 4.9%
Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale: Clear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted – caramel, light to moderate hoppy, grass, moderate moderate yeasty, spicy notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium and carbonation is soft to flat. ABV: 6.2% This will be replaced by Real Ale Lost Gold IPA soon
Real Ale: Lost Gold IPA: Light unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, tropical fruit,
orange – citrus. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, tropical fruity. Body is medium, and carbonation is soft. ABV:6.6%