When It’s Gotta Be Fried... Football & Fried Food at The Nodding Donkey

Fried food lovers rejoice! The Nodding Donkey has a large selection of delicious fried options sure to hit the spot. Whether you’re joining us for lunch, dinner, or just to watch a game with your buddies, a fried food fix is what you need. Here a few gameday favorites to get your mouthwatering:

 

Willy’s Wagon Wheels

 

Definitely one of our customers’ favorite appetizers! Willy’s Wagon Wheels are really just fried pickles, battered and deep fried for deliciousness that oozes out of every bite (okay, maybe that’s grease, but whatever! It’s good!). Served with our homemade ranch dipping sauce. And bonus: these can be made gluten free. Just ask your server.

 

S&A Chicken Strips

 

Our signature chicken strips are great for a snack, lunch, or dinner. Each chicken strip is marinated, rolled in 9 herbs and spices, then deep fried to make one of the best fried foods in Dallas. Each batch is served with French fries. And now on the menu…Wicked Chicken Strips! They are just like the original, but tossed in buffalo sauce! Yum!

 

Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

 

Speaking of spicy…another customer favorite is the Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich! Our crispy chicken breast is tossed in a sweet cayenne sauce, then served with your choice of toppings on a brioche bun. 

 

Donkey Balls

 

Yeah, the name is funny, but these balls of fried goodness are no joke! Our Donkey Balls are fried balls of Oaxaca white cheddar cheese, with just a hint of jalapeno mixed in. Dip them in ranch or marinara; we dare you to order just one plate! 

 

So the next time you’re in the mood for some delicious Dallas fried food, come watch the game with us at the best sports bar in Dallas and order up one of our tried and true customer favorites! The Nodding Donkey is open 7 days a week; hours vary daily. 

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Guiltless Indulgence – Salads at The Nodding Donkey

No such thing as a guiltless indulgence? 

 

Think again.

 

Salads at The Nodding Donkey are so delicious, you’ll forget that they’re actually good for you! Let’s run through a few of our customer favorites:

 

Miso Tuna Salad

 Unique and totally delicious, our Miso Tuna salad features sesame tuna, perfectly seared rare, piled on top of shredded Napa cabbage, grated jicama, cucumber, cilantro, carrots, and a homemade miso peanut sauce. Yum!

 

Texas Cobb Salad

Looking for something a little bit more traditional? The Texas Cobb is loaded with all your favorites. We start with crispy romaine lettuce, then add grated jicama, boiled egg, crispy bacon, candied Texas pecans, and your choice of meat: brisket, pulled pork, or chicken. Oh – and let’s not forget the dressing! It’s your choice of any of our made-from-scratch dressings: ranch, red ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, balsamic vinegar, mango, champagne vinaigrette, or Caesar. 

 

Mediterranean Salad

 The Mediterranean Salad is always a good choice when looking for something low in calories and healthy. We make ours with artichoke hearts, olives, red peppers, and cherry tomatoes over a bed of fresh lettuce with feta vinaigrette. Need a protein? Add chicken for just $4. 

 

Texas Baja Salad

 Staying true to our Texican roots, we’ve got a salad for you! It’s like a taco in a bowl with blackened chicken breast, avocado, black beans, corn, cucumber (okay that’s not really in a taco), red bell peppers, Oaxaca cheese, and romaine lettuce.

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Silver Bowl Salad

 The famous Silver Bowl Salad started it all for us! Our original salad has grapes, oranges, bacon, red bell peppers, spicy glazed chicken, and 2 dressings mixed – Caesar and Balsamic vinaigrette.  

 

Ready to indulge in something delicious and healthy?! Visit us at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas -  this week for lunch or dinner and order one of the best Dallas salads! You won’t regret it. 

Fall Drink Specials at The Nodding Donkey

What’s one thing you can always expect at the best sports bar in Dallas?

 

Well drink specials of course!

 

Here’s the latest on our regular Fall drink specials. Visit us any day of the week and get all your favorites at a fraction of the regular price:

 

Mondays - $6 Crown Royal

 

Have you come down with a case of the Mondays? We hear ya, but Monday drink specials at The Nodding Donkey can make it better! Every Monday, we offer specials on a variety of Crown Royal products: Deluxe, Regal Apple, Vanilla, and Benders Mash. Enjoy it on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail.

 

Tuesdays - $7 Crooked Fox Cocktails

 

Have you tried the delicious offerings from Crooked Fox? They make some of the best bourbon whiskey we’ve tried, and it makes the best cocktails. Enjoy a Crooked Fox mule or Crooked Fox and coke. Pick your poison, all for just $7 on Tuesdays.

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Wednesdays - $5 Donkey Punch & Purple Nurples

 

The best way to get through a grueling hump day is with signature cocktails at The Nodding Donkey! Donkey Punch and Nurples are only $5 each and every Wednesday. Now there is something cheer about!

 

Thursdays - $5 Three Olives Vodka

 

Three Olives martinis and vodka tonics are where it’s at on Thursdays! Get any of your favorite vodka cocktails made with the smooth, crisp flavor of Three Olives vodka, all for just $5 on Thursdays!

 

Fridays - $7 Ketel One Family Made Vodka

 

Ketel One makes a pretty fabulous vodka too, and we love blending it with the best cocktails in Uptown Dallas each and every Friday!

 

Weekend Specials – Brunch Favorites & Buckets of Beer

 

Welcome to the weekend! We’re all about The Nodding Donkey’s famous brunch and our $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas from open to 1pm. Then after that, score a bucket of beer for just $20! $20 Bud Light buckets on Saturday; $20 Miller Lite buckets on Sunday. 

 

Get the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Daily specials subject to change without notice. Talk to your server about our current specials. 

What’s For Dinner? Order Online and Get Dallas Food Delivery from The Nodding Donkey!

Dallas has been getting buckets of rain over the last few weeks, and it makes it hard to want to get out and get motivated to do…well…just about anything!

 

When it’s pouring, the last thing you want to do is get out in the weather and scrounge up some dinner. Well, The Nodding Donkey is here with two excellent options: online ordering and/or fast Dallas food delivery.

 

Online Ordering

 

Whether you’re in a crunch for time or just want to grab and go, The Nodding Donkey’s Online Ordering system has you covered. Anything you want from The Nodding Donkey is available on this easy to use, intuitive interface. Starters, burgers, sandwiches (like that ooey gooey brisket grilled cheese), salads, Texican entrees, and more are all available to order. You’ll also see pictures of most menu items so it’s easy to see what you want and what you can expect from your order. Once you’re ready to checkout, simply submit your order and you’re set! Let us know when you want to come by and get it – or if you want it delivered – and we’ll get it prepared fresh from our scratch kitchen.

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Free Dallas Delivery

 

Want to hear one of the best kept secrets in town? The Nodding Donkey delivers – and it’s FREE! Simply follow this link on our website to get to our Online Ordering and Delivery interface. Complete the order and then sit back and wait. Your order will be delivered in no time, so you’re got plenty of time to watch the game and stay out of the rain, all in the convenience of your home! How’s that for service?!

 

The Nodding Donkey is not only the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, but we’re your ally when it comes to getting a great lunch or dinner – fast – without even lifting a finger or going out into the elements. Call on us for Dallas food delivery today! 

Growth Opportunities: Job-Seeking Advice for Disabled Individuals

By: Jenny Wise

Changes in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have improved job prospects for disabled persons in recent years. Amendments to Section 503 of the seminal labor legislation are aimed at helping U.S. companies expand staffs to include more disabled persons. As a result, qualified disabled individuals are receiving consideration for a number of roles that employment experts and forecasters have designated them as ideal for. Businesses are increasingly willing to consider and hire disabled individuals or provide internships that give them valuable work experience.

Recent employment trends have given the disabled new opportunities to show what they can do in the workplace - a low unemployment rate is making it difficult for companies to find and retain workers, and many are restructuring jobs and finding positions that play to the strengths of the disabled individuals they hire. Here are some tips for landing increasingly promising roles for disabled persons:

Job seeking

Monitor in-demand opportunities and match them up with your experience, skills and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programming, financial planning and lawyers are among the job opportunities with the highest potential. Get the word out and let everyone know you’re seeking a particular job through Facebook and other social media outlets; attend job-networking events and spread the word to friends and former co-workers. Remember that job hunting is about making connections and effective interpersonal communication, so reach out to hiring managers you identify by searching online job boards.

Take the time to get your resume just right. It’s your calling card and your best means of self-promotion. Keep it brief and to the point with information about your background that speaks directly to the job which you are seeking. If you’re fortunate enough to secure an interview, research the company so you can prepare thoughtful questions for the interviewer, practice answering difficult interview questions and be engaging and enthusiastic about the opportunity.

Entrepreneurship

If you have a concept for starting your own business, learn everything you can about the market niche, customer base and the competition. Check out the funding aspect of it, determining whether you’ll require an external source of funding to get things going. Learn about new business funding options such as a business line of credit, Small Business Association loan or term loan.

Accountant

Financial institutions have some of the highest employment rates for disabled individuals, with a projected growth rate of nearly 11 percent in this sector of the workforce. With a median salary of more than $67,000, accounting is growing role for people with disabilities.

Financial managers

Financial management is also a promising field. Vocational experts observe that disabled financial professionals have an excellent insight into how companies can adapt products and services to create a healthier financial picture and how they can adapt their services to better serve the needs of the disabled community.

Management consultant

Disabled individuals possess considerable insight into the hurdles faced by other disabled people who seek employment opportunities. That perspective makes disabled candidates well-suited to the demands of management consultancy, an employment niche with strong growth potential for disabled job seekers.

Competition for positions can be fierce these days, with low unemployment rates and an increase in the hiring of disabled individuals by U.S. companies. Be diligent about identifying high-potential positions that fit your capabilities and prepare to make a strong impression with a well-written resume and an effective and well-conceived interview strategy.

 

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Want the Best Burgers in Dallas? Join us at The Nodding Donkey Pronto!

So we might be biased…but we’re pretty sure the burgers at The Nodding Donkey just can’t be beat! Here’s why:

 

1.    The Bun 

 Yall – our bun is not your standard sesame bun that you can get just about anywhere. Instead, we use fresh baked brioche buns that are soft and absolutely delicious to sink your teeth into! Oh – and don’t think you’re out on a bun because you have a gluten free diet? We offer gluten free buns too! Just ask your server.

 

2.    The Patty

 Each patty is made of 100% all-natural beef and then seared to lock in the juiciness. Our chefs know how to cook it just long enough to get that perfect medium-well patty for maximum flavor. Of course, each burger is made-to-order, so if you’d prefer it well done, we can happily oblige. 

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3.    The Fixins

 We offer 3 amazing burgers, each with carefully selected fixins to make one helluva burger. Let’s start with the Saloon Burger. It’s your classic burger with kick, complete with spicy chipotle mayo, pepper jack cheese, and smoked onions. Want something oozing with flavor? The Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss is probably right up your alley. Enjoy your burger with sautéed mushrooms, perfectly caramelized onions, and all-natural Swiss cheese. And lastly, you can’t go wrong with the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger. Smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and crispy onions make this burger positively delicious. But don’t take our word for it!

 

4.    The Sides

 What burger is complete without an order of fresh cut fries? Each burger comes with your choice of fries, potato salad, fruit, or side salad.

 

So if you’re looking for the best burger in Dallas, join us at The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas to see what you think of ours! Just don’t forget to order one of our ice cold craft beers to go with it.  

Join The Nodding Donkey for Texas/OU Weekend in Dallas, Texas!

It’s that time again folks…

 

Time for the biggest football game in Dallas – the Red River Showdown – and we can’t think of a better place to watch it (well than the actual game of course!)

 

The Nodding Donkey welcomes Longhorn and Sooner fans to join us all weekend long for drink specials, great food, and an amazing gameday atmosphere.

 

Texas/OU Weekend Drink Specials

 As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, drink specials are a given here at The Nodding Donkey. On college football Saturdays, enjoy $20 buckets of Miller Lite beer or grab a glass of local craft beer on tap. When it comes to beer, The Donkey is well stocked with local Dallas favorites, imports, and plenty of other domestic beers too. 

 If beer isn’t really your thing, then surely one of our handcrafted cocktails is! Enjoy a margarita, mule, vodka tonic, and more. Our selection of scotch is pretty top notch too. Case in point: The Nodding Donkey is your one-stop shop for the best drinks in town. Specials rotate often, so ask your server for the full list of Texas/OU Weekend drink specials!

 

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Gameday Fare at its Finest

 When it comes to watching football, we’re partial to a great burger, a few appetizers, and an ice cold beer, but The Nodding Donkey truly has something for everyone if you’re in the mood for something else. Sure, the burgers are awesome (try the Bacon Blue Cheese Burger topped with crispy onions, smoky bacon, ,and blue cheese crumbles), but we also have salads, tacos, sandwiches, Tex-Mex entrees, wraps, and BBQ. Plus – our amazing weekend brunch is now available every day of the week!  

The Texas/OU Game is coming Oct. 6 at 11am, so come see us at The Nodding Donkey for the best party in Uptown Dallas! Our doors will open at 8am, so get here early to reserve your table. 

Touchdown! It’s Sunday Funday at The Nodding Donkey

Gosh we’ve missed you, football season!

 

If you’re looking for a place to watch NFL Sunday football and the Dallas Cowboys, then The Nodding Donkey is the place to be. Here’s what you can expect on Sunday Funday:

 

Amazing Dallas Sunday Brunch

Early game? Don’t sweat it. Join The Nodding Donkey for an amazing Sunday brunch while you watch the game. Our brunch is set apart from the rest because it’s brunch – but with a Tex-Mex twist. Who doesn’t love Tex-Mex at every meal of the day?! Enjoy Brisket & Scramble Tacos, a Chorizo & Egg Burrito, Salsa’D Eggs, and more. Don’t forget to order a $4 Bloody Mary or Mimosa to go with it! 

Of course, if for some reason Tex-Mex isn’t your thing, we also have more traditional options like the Lounge Eggs & Bacon, eggs prepared how you want ‘em with bacon and toast. 

 

$20 Buckets of Beer

Bring your buddies and order one of the best drink specials in Dallas: $20 buckets of Miller Lite beer! It’s going to be a long game, so you’re gonna need a few – or mix it up with a few glasses of ice cold craft beer from the bar. Enjoy local favorites from Community Brewing, Lakewood Brewing, Deep Ellum Brewing, and more. We have a huge selection of beer – from craft beer, to domestics, to imports. Each is carefully selected to bring you only the best. 

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Mouthwatering Appetizers

Brisket Queso, jalapeno skins, wagon wheels, donkey balls, loaded cheese fries, and more…The Nodding Donkey has the best appetizers in Dallas! We pride ourselves on serving food that’s prepared from scratch in-house, with quality you can taste in every bite.

 

Join The Nodding Donkey for Sunday Funday and NFL Football! We’ll save you a seat in front of one of our 17 big screen TVs.

Newsflash: The Nodding Donkey Opens at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for College Football

Can you feel it? 

College football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited!

 

Doors Open at 10:30am on Saturdays

At The Nodding Donkey, we don’t ever want you to feel like you don’t have a place to watch the game – especially those early football games.  So for the entire college football season, we’ll be opening our doors at 10:30am each and every Saturday so you can catch the game AND enjoy the best brunch in Dallas while you’re at it!

 

Dallas Drink Specials

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we pride ourselves on having the variety of drink specials you crave. We have a huge selection of beer on tap – local craft brews, domestics, imports, etc. – there’s something for everyone. Or just order up a bucket of Bud Light for only $20! During brunch hours, enjoy fabulous deals on Bloody Marys and mimosas. Of course, we also have our extensive menu of handcrafted cocktails and wine if that’s more your thing. We are a Dallas sports bar after all; we’ve got pretty much anything you could want. 

 

Bar Bites

There’s something about watching a football game that just gives us the munchies. You too? Look no further than The Nodding Donkey’s appetizer menu to satisfy. The Brisket Queso is always a hit, or order one of our fried delicacies – fried pickles (aka Willy’s Wagon Wheels), fried jalapeno skins, fried cheese (Donkey Balls), and more. Our appetizer menu hasn’t changed much in the last few years and for good reason. Everything on the menu is just that good. And when paired with a few beers and a good college football game….it’s heaven.

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Remember: doors at The Nodding Donkey open at 10:30am on Saturdays this Fall for college football so come see us! We’re conveniently located in Uptown Dallas as the intersection of Allen St. and Thomas Ave. 

Specials and menu items subject to change at any time. Ask your server for details.

The Best Bars in Dallas Present Dallas Rosé Day!

Rosé has skyrocketed in popularity the last few years, creating a sensation with it’s refreshing, easy drinkability and lovely hue. It’s become so popular that we’re creating an event dedicated to this fabulous wine. 

 

Mark your calendar now because The Nodding Donkey – along with a few of the other best bars in Dallas, Texas – is presenting Dallas Rosé Day, October 13, 2018!

 

What is it?

Dallas Rosé Day is a pub crawl of sorts, allowing you an entire day to drift from bar to bar, drink rosé, and have a great time with friends old and new. When you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive entry to all participating Dallas restaurants and bars (The Nodding Donkey, State & Allen, Playground Bar Uptown, Clutch Bar & Restaurant, Renfield’s Corner, City Council Restaurant & Bar, and more. Plus – your event wristband will get you $4 glasses of rosé wine all day, a commemorative glass, and more freebies. It’s going to be a whole day of fun that you won’t want to miss!

 

Participate in the Photo Contest

In addition to the goodies during the day of the event, post photos and tag them with #DallasRoseDay to win more prizes after the event! Our judges will select the winners and reach out after the event.

 

Free Entry Opportunities

We have several ways for you to spread the word about our event and earn free entry to Dallas Rosé Day in the process. If you are interested in being an event ambassador, email Ambassadors@DallasRoseDay.comYou can also earn a free ticket for celebrating your birthday with us; simply email birthday@DallasRoseDay.com. And lastly, if you’re looking to fundraise and earn money for a cause, we may be able to help! Contact Charity@DallasRoseDay.com

 

Dallas Rosé Day is going to be so much fun and you won’t want to miss it! Buy your tickets now by visiting here to reserve your spot. 

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Product Spotlight: Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

As the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas, we’ve got an eye out for the best whiskies, tequilas, vodkas, wine, and craft beers around. One of our new favorites is the Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey, founded right here in North Texas.

 

About Crooked Fox Bourbon Whiskey

What began as a master’s thesis project, turned into budding business venture and a decision to make the best bourbon whiskey around.

 

We’ve come to love Crooked Fox for its smooth blend of whiskies, creating a balance and unique flavor. Crooked Fox blends are distilled and aged in America’s finest whiskey regions – Tennessee and Kentucky. What makes them unique is that each batch matures in wooden casks, and after that process is complete, each batch is carefully taste tested and blended based on the taste profile. The result: delicious, smooth flavors within each bottle, with hints of oak, vanilla, nutmeg, smoked maple, malted barley, and rye seeping through in each bottle. 

 

This distinct approach to bourbon whiskey has made Crooked Fox an award-winning brand, winning Gold and Silver medals the last 2 years in various competitions including the North American Bourbon Whiskey Competition, MicroLiquor Spirits Awards, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition, among others. 

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$7 Crooked Fox Cocktails on Tuesdays! 

Interested in trying Crooked Fox bourbon whiskey? Sure, you can visit us any day of the week, but visit The Nodding Donkey on Tuesdays and we’ll sweeten the deal by offering $7 Crooked Fox cocktails all day long! Try it on the rocks or mixed in your favorite cocktail. 

 

We look forward to seeing you this week at The Nodding Donkey for a glass of Crooked Fox! NFL pre-season is just now gearing up, and it’s the perfect time to catch a game. And don’t forget Rangers baseball! We’ve got it all on at the best sports bar in Uptown Dallas – The Nodding Donkey! 

Reservations & Delivery with a Click of a Button

We know…It’s just too “peopley” out there. 

 

If you’re not in the mood to chat with anyone, it’s easy to snag a reservation or get food from The Nodding Donkey! Follow these simple steps and you’re well on your way to a delicious lunch, dinner, or brunch at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas.

 

Book Your Next Event at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Did you know that The Nodding Donkey has an amazing Dallas party room? The great thing about The Donkey is that we’re casual and completely flexible. You decide what types of food to be served, how to set up the room, whether or not you need AV capabilities, etc. – and our event team will handle the rest. 

 

If you’re interested in booking your next event in our Dallas party room, simply visit us here and fill out our online information request. After supplying a few basic details about your event, press “submit,” and one of our hostesses will contact you soon to iron out on the details. We’ll handle the heavy lifting so you are free to focus on your guests and enjoying the party. 

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Order Online for Free Delivery!

 

You’re in the middle of a big Netflix binge session, and you simply can’t bring yourself to stop for food. What do you do? You order food from The Nodding Donkey of course! Visit us here to get started on making your order. Delivery is completely free to zip codes within a reasonable distance from The Donkey, so it really doesn’t get much easier to get a delicious burger, tacos, salad, etc. from The Nodding Donkey brought right to your door. 

 

Whether you need to reserve an event, order food delivered to your home, or just want to check the menu, our website is your one stop shop! 

 

Join us for the August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey Uptown Dallas

In case you haven’t ever heard about it, Pub Run is a fun local, Dallas event that visits a different Dallas watering hole each month. And for August, The Nodding Donkey is excited to be the pub of choice! So what does that mean? Read on to learn more about the August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey!

 

When?

The August Pub Run will take place on Thursday, August 16, the 3rd Thursday of the month. Meet us at The Donkey at 6pm, run will start at 6:30pm, and we’ll go from there!

 

What?

So here’s the deal. The Pub Run is essentially a great way to gather with friends, socialize, get a light run in, and drink some beer (the first beer is FREE). Yes, the run is 3 miles long, but don’t let that deter you if you aren’t a runner! You are welcome to walk it or run/walk it – and again – there’s a FREE beer in it for you afterwards! Even the true runners keep the speed light and easy. We haven’t determined the route yet, but we’ll keep you posted. 

There will also be a raffle for some great prizes including a $20 Nodding Donkey gift card. When it’s all over, stay awhile and enjoy great Dallas drink specials (think handcrafted cocktails and ice cold craft beer) along with some delicious food! Delicious Tex-Mex, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more – The Nodding Donkey isn’t your typical bar food. 

 

How Much?

The Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey is $10 if you register online now – or $15 at the door. 

 

The August Pub Run at The Nodding Donkey – conveniently located at the corner of Thomas St. and State St. -  is sure to be a fun time with friends old and new! Register now to reserve your spot! 

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Insider Secrets to Making the Best Frosé at Home

Summer cookouts and pool parties call for exceptional cocktails, do they not? Bonus if said cocktail can be made in a large batch to serve a larger group. 

 

Rosé has been the hot wine of choice for the last year or so, so it’s no surprise that frosé continues to be one of the hottest summer cocktails. For those who are unfamiliar with frosé, it’s simply a frozen rosé slushie. At The Nodding Donkey, we love a good frosé and that’s why we’re offering up a few insider secrets on how to make the best one at home:

 

1.   Choose the Right Rosé

Don’t just go to your local grocery store and bring home any old rosé! You want to pick out a darker, richer rosé, maybe a Malbec rosé or a Pinot Noir rosé. You want a bolder color and flavor because naturally the color and flavor will diminish slightly as you freeze and blend. 

 

2.   Add Fresh Strawberries

Add a little extra pizzazz to that frozen wine by adding fresh strawberries to the mix. The strawberries draw out the sweetness of the wine and amp up the flavor. We recommend blending fresh strawberries, a tsp. of sugar, and then a dash of water, then mixing that with the wine and freezing.

 

3.   Blend in an Ice Cream Maker

This may sound crazy, but you can put the strawberry mixture and the wine into an ice cream maker and let it do its thing. The result: delicious frosé in minimal time that’s perfectly blended and ready to serve! 

Frosé is one of our favorite summer cocktails – what are yours?

And as always, if you want to skip the trouble of making your own cocktails at home, bring the whole gang out to The Nodding Donkey for the best drink specials in Dallas, Texas

 

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Top 5 Texican Menu Items at The Nodding Donkey

If you want to chow down on some delicious Tex-Mex, but you also want to watch the game…there is no reason you should have to choose!

 

The Nodding Donkey is not only the best sports bar in Dallas, but we’re also known for some pretty darn good Tex-Mex – or Texican as we call it. Here’s a rundown on the top 5 best Tex-Mex entrees at The Nodding Donkey: 

 

#5 – Willie’s Flautas

When that crunch hits our mouth, you just can’t resist it! Each flauta is cooked to crispy perfection and stuffed with shredded chicken, then topped with queso, lettuce, and pico. Pair it with a great draft beer and you’re pretty much set. 

 

#4 – Southwest Chicken

Grilled chicken breast never tasted so good. If you’re looking for something different that the usual tacos and quesadillas, then give the smothered Southwest Chicken a try. It’s grilled chicken completely smothered in melted pepperjack cheese, bell peppers, and smoked onion and served with our chipotle rice and house-made refried black beans. 

 

#3 – Fajitas

What list of Tex-Mex favorites is complete without the traditional and delicious fajitas?! Order a pitcher of margaritas, Purple Nurples, or Donkey Punch for the table and a couple orders of our delicious fajitas, you’re set for the big game! As you would expect, all our meat is seasoned in house with our own house spices, and then served with all the fixins, including our homemade salsa.

 

#2 – Marias

These aren’t your run-of-the-mill enchiladas, and that’s why they take the #2 spot on our list. Each enchilada is stuffed with brisket and Oaxaca cheese, then drizzled in ranchero sauce, cotija cheese, pico de gallo, and shredded lettuce. So good.

 

#1 – The Allen Street Tacos

Yes – if you try anything at The Nodding Donkey, make sure it’s our Allen Street Tacos! Our signature street tacos are made with your choice of tender brisket, pulled pork, or shredded chicken (we're partial to the brisket), then finished off with cojita cheese, lettuce, and pico. These are perfect for lunch, dinner, or a happy hour snack.

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Join us this week at the best sports bar in Dallas and get your fill of delicious Tex-Mex AND watch your favorite sporting event! It's a win-win!

Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Us at The Nodding Donkey Dallas!

It has been 4 years since the last one, and frankly, we’re pretty stoked it’s back!

If you are a soccer fan – or even if you’re not! – visit your favorite Dallas sports bar (The Nodding Donkey for course!) to catch all the action.

 

When is it on?

When the games are on, you can guarantee we’ll have our TVs set to watch! The tournament – pitting 32 of the nations best soccer teams against each other – began last week and will run into the middle of July, with the final being played on July 15. While the United States is sadly absent this time around, there are still many great teams to get behind. Brazil is currently the favorite to take it all (which would be the 6thtime they’ve won), but you just never know what can happen. 

 

FIFA World Cup Drink Specials

We wouldn’t be the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas if we didn’t offer drink specials! Visit us any day of the week to get discounts on all your favorites. Our drink specials change daily, but we have a wide selection of ice cold craft and domestic beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails, bourbon, and more to suit your fancy. And on Sundays this summer – it’s $20 buckets of Miller Lite time! 

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Best Bar Food in Dallas

And while you’re watching the big game, order an entrée or a starter to munch on. The Nodding Donkey takes the term “bar food” to a whole new level, using gourmet ingredients and scratch kitchen techniques to whip up only the best. Whether it’s a burger or you’re here for our amazing brunch, expect the best.

 

So who are you rooting for? Join us at The Nodding Donkey in Dallas, Texas for the 2018 FIFA World Cup! We’ll save you a seat!

Brunch so Hard with Dad this Father’s Day

Dads can be hard to shop for.

They already seem to have all the sporting equipment, ties, and gadgets they could ever need, but yet, you want to do something special for them. 

Here’s a little hint: instead of another tie, why not take Dad out for brunch at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Bring Dad to Father’s Day Brunch at The Nodding Donkey

Each Saturday and Sunday, The Nodding Donkey serves up one of the best brunches in Uptown Dallas. Join us between the hours of 11am and 2pm to experience all that our Dallas brunch has to offer. 

 

Buckets of Beer – New Summer Drink Specials During Brunch

So here’s one of the reasons Dad is going to love our summer brunch at The Donkey: $20 buckets of beer. Yes – you read that right! All summer long, you can get a bucket of Miller Lite for just $20 during our weekend brunch. Other specials available include the $4 Bloody Marys and $4 Mimosas. 

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Stuff Yourself with the Best Brunch in Uptown

Come hungry, because our brunch servings are generous! The delicious Eggwich on a buttery croissant, Backyard Benedict, Brisket & Scrambled Egg Breakfast Tacos, or eggs just the way you like ‘em….The Nodding Donkey has your brunch hook up. 

 

Can’t Schedule Brunch? Give a Gift Card!

If you’re having trouble finding time to schedule brunch with Dad, then give him the next best thing: a gift card to The Nodding Donkey! He can enjoy our delicious brunch on his time – or come in and watch a game for lunch, dinner, or just drinks and apps. Dad will feel so special knowing you skipped the big box store gift card and gave him something a little more personal. 

 

Bring your Dad and join us this coming Sunday, June 17, for brunch at The Nodding Donkey in Uptown Dallas, Texas! We’ll have a table waiting for you.

 

Summer Bucket List: Brunch at The Nodding Donkey

What’s on your summer bucket list this year?

 

Ours includes a beach with a cocktail in hand, fireworks, ice cold beer, and cookouts with friends – not necessarily in that order!

 

Here’s something else that should be on your list: brunch at The Nodding Donkey! The dog days of summer are the perfect time to sleep in a little then head over to see us on the patio at The Nodding Donkey for the best brunch in Uptown. Here are a few of our summer brunch favorites:

 

Backyard Benedict

Come see us in our backyard for the best eggs benedict around! It’s our version of a classic with fluffy homemade biscuits, Canadian bacon, and loads of Tasso ham gravy. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!

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Chorizo & Egg Burrito

Tex-Mex lovers we’ve got you covered! You simply can’t go wrong with our Chorizo & Egg Breakfast Burrito loaded in deliciousness with refried beans, pic, Oaxaca cheese, and of course eggs and chorizo.

 

Eggwich

Sandwich for breakfast? Sounds pretty good! Our buttery croissants are loaded with 2 eggs over medium, ham, crispy onions, and a picante cheese sauce that is out of this world.

 

Lounge Eggs & Bacon

Don’t let the name scare you; this is basically the safe breakfast option for anyone who likes to keep it simple. Meat and potatoes people – this is your dish. It’s 2 eggs – served the way you like ‘em – with crispy bacon and toast on the side. What’s not to love?!

 

So as you make your summer plans, don’t forget about visiting The Nodding Donkey for the best brunch in Uptown Dallas! Oh – and might we remind you that brunch doesn’t just mean food. We’ve got plenty of Dallas brunch cocktails to choose from, with specials galore.

 

Visit us for the best brunch in Dallas at The Nodding Donkey!

Summer Lovin’: 5 Cocktails to Order Now at The Nodding Donkey

With Memorial Day around the corner and summer heat setting into North Texas, we can almost taste the delicious sites and sounds of summer! While you’re not at the pool or on vacation, be sure to stop by The Nodding Donkey for Happy Hour on the patio, a game of cornhole, and a great time with friends old and new. Here are 5 summertime cocktails to order now that will get you ready for the season:

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1.   Summer Beer

Hello – it has summer in the name! This refreshing summer cocktail includes Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, Shock Top beer, and lemonade. We love how light and easy to drink this cocktail is – you’ll love the tangy twist of lemon and beer combined. 

 

2.   The Tony

Sip this one slowly because it’s stout! This expertly crafted cocktail includes Ketel One vodka, Captain Morgan white rum, Don Julio tequila, and Tanqueray gin. This delicious blend of spirits is The Nodding Donkey’s twist on the classic Texas Tea, and we’re pretty sure ours is better!

 

3.   Margaritas

Margaritas are the quintessential cocktail of summer in Dallas, where there is a Tex-Mex restaurant on every corner and Dallasites reallllly love their Tex-Mex. Order something off of our Texican menu and pair it with our classic house margaritas made with Altos tequila (it’s only $5 on Tuesdays as part of our Dallas drink specials!) or order our top shelf version with Tres Agaves tequila. Either way – you can’t go wrong. 

 

4.   Donkey Punch

Our list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning our signature cocktail, the Donkey Punch! Served by the glass or by the pitcher, this delicious concoction includes Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum and VEEV blended with some other top secret ingredients. All you need to know is that a pitcher is always a good idea!

 

5.   Old Fashioned

The classics are back when it comes to cocktails, and the Old Fashioned is always in style. Ours includes Bulleit bourbon with a splash of cherry and bitters. 

 

The Nodding Donkey is your go-to place for summer drink specials in Dallas! See you this week for Dallas happy hour, lunch, dinner, or late night. 

 

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing. 

Dallas Lunch Specials to Get You Through the Week! 

Ever wondered where you can eat something better than fast food that isn’t going to break the bank? 

 

Sure – we’re your local Dallas sports bar – but we’re also a great place for weekday lunch specials! Join us Monday – Friday, 11am-4pm, for these amazing deals:

 

Monday - $7.95 Burgers

Move over fast food: The Nodding Donkey has the best burgers in town! Juicy and delicious, it’s tough to decide whether you want the Saloon Burger, Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, or the Mushroom, Onion, & Swiss Burger. Each one is just $7.95 and comes with a side of your choice and you can even specify gluten free buns if you’d like!

 

Tuesday - $8.95 Salads

While it’s hard to pass up the mighty Silver Bowl Salad, the Mediterranean, Miso Tuna, Texas Cobb, and Texas Baja are also wonderful salad choices. Choose one of your homemade dressings and you’ve got a gourmet salad on the cheap.

 

Wednesday - $8.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

If you’ve ever had our buffalo wings at The Nodding Donkey and loved them, then don’t miss an opportunity to get the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich at a great price! Chicken is grilled or fried – your choice! – then tossed in our signature sweet cayenne sauce and served on a spongy brioche bun. Of course, blue cheese dressing is also on the side.

 

Thursday - $8.95 Fajitas

Not many places where you can get fajitas this good for this price! Order a margarita or craft brew, then enjoy our flavorful fajitas to kick the weekend off right.

 

Friday - $7.95 Chicken Strips

Who can resist crispy, crunch chicken strips? And at a price this good, why should you?! Each is rolled in 9 herbs and spices; fresh cut fries are served on the side.

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Visit us at The Nodding Donkey this week and say no to overpaying for lunch! We can’t wait to see you at the best lunch spot in Dallas, Texas!

*Please note that all specials, promotions, and pricing are subject to change at any time.  Please confirm with your server should you have any questions about current pricing.