Valentine’s Day + Vodka Drink Specials = Love

In case you have been hiding under a rock, you probably know that Valentine’s Day is just a week away. No plans? No date? No problem! 

 

We’d love to see you at The Nodding Donkey for drinks, fun, and great food! Make it a Galentine’s Day and bring all your girlfriends  - or just plan to meet the guys up here for craft beer and cornhole. 

 

Thursdays are $5 Three Olives Vodka Nights!

 

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday – which means $5 Three Olives Vodka! In honor of vodka nights at The Nodding Donkey, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite cocktails to order with Three Olives Vodka! Read on to learn more –

 

Moscow Mule

 

Mules took the world by storm a few years back and we still haven’t recovered! Who doesn’t love a tangy mule – with ginger and lime - in a copper mug?! Order your mule with Three Olives Vodka and you’ll experience how smooth it is. 

 

Cosmopolitan

 

It’s Valentine’s Day; you might as well order a fruity red drink, right? Cosmos are a great Valentine’s Day treat, and even better when made with Three Olives Vodka and part of our Dallas drink specials!

 

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Lemon Drop

 

Sweet and sour, the lemon drop is a fabulous vodka drink. A fresh take on the traditional vodka martini, you’ll love a Three Olives Vodka Lemon Drop.

 

Vodka Tonic

 

Who needs complicated? A vodka tonic is always a great way to enjoy high quality vodka like Three Olives. And bonus – it’s light on the calories too.

 

Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day at The Nodding Donkey?! Come see us for $5 Three Olives Vodka all day – plus other Valentine’s Day drink specials! Not to mention, we’ve got some pretty amazing appetizers, burgers, salads, Tex-Mex, and more. Just ask your server for details. 


*Menu items and specials are subject to change. Ask your server for current specials and details.

Super Bowl Sunday and More: Upcoming Events at The Nodding Donkey

At The Nodding Donkey, there is always a cause for celebration. 

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we’ve always got a game on – which means there’s something to cheer about, right?!

 

That being said, one of our favorite events of the year is coming up this weekend and you’ll want to get in on the action! Plus, there is more fun to be had throughout the month of February! Let’s celebrate together!!

 

Super Bowl Sunday – February 3

 

Buckets of beer, brunch, and more! Grab your friends and get here early for Super Bowl Sunday at The Nodding Donkey! The New England Patriots take on the New England Rams and we’re hoping for a good game. And if not, there are always the commercials to fall back on. Check with your server for Super Bowl Sunday food and drink specials in Dallas.

 

Valentine’s Day – February 14

 

Whether you’re spending it with someone you love, or just flying solo, come celebrate at The Donkey! It is a great place for a casual date and a game of cornhole or life-sized Jenga on the patio. Or grab a handcrafted cocktail, glass of wine, or craft beer for pre-drinks at The Donkey, then head to State & Allen Kitchen + Bar for a fine dining experience in Dallas.

 

National Margarita Day – February 22

 

Yes, it’s a thing. And we’re excited! Any excuse to offer drink specials and eat Tex-Mex is fine with us! The Nodding Donkey makes an amazing top shelf margarita, with Tres Agaves tequila, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. No mixes here! Pair it with chips and queso, enchiladas, tacos, or fajitas from our Texican menu. 

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February is going to be a great month at The Nodding Donkey – the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas! We’ll save you a seat!


Specials and menu items subject to change. Please ask your server for details on current offers from The Nodding Donkey.

Dallas Specials for 2019 at The Nodding Donkey

It’s a new year with new resolutions. And one of those resolutions may be to save a little more money in 2019. We’re no financial experts BUT we do have a suggestion on how to eat great food at a fraction of the cost, leaving a few extra bucks in your pocket: Grab lunch or dinner at The Nodding Donkey! Every day of the week, we’ve got killer daily Dallas specials. Each one is a mouthwatering favorite at a fraction of the regular price:

 

Monday: $8.95 Burgers

 

Skip the fast food burger and come on out to The Nodding Donkey for a high quality, juicy burger, loaded with all the fixins. Choose between the Saloon Burger, Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Burger, or just build your own.

 

Tuesday: $9.95 Salads

 

The Nodding Donkey has 5 different, incredible salads on the menu; get any of them for under $10 on Tuesdays! Large, filling, and healthy – what’s not to love about a salad for lunch?!

 

Wednesday: $9.95 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

 

We start by frying crispy chicken breast, then toss it in our signature cayenne pepper sauce. Load that on a soft brioche bun with a side of blue cheese dressing, and you’re set! Choose between our freshly cut fries, waffle fries, fruit, or a side salad to go with it.

 

Thursday: $9.95 Fajitas

 

Sizzling hot, you really can’t go wrong with fajitas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Choose between chicken or beef, or order the combo. Just don’t forget to order a craft beer to go with it!

 

Friday: $8.95 Chicken Strips

 

The S&A Chicken Strips are a signature item at The Nodding Donkey and our sister restaurant, State & Allen. Crispy and fried to perfection, you just need to choose your dipping sauce.  

 

So if you’re looking for good food that won’t break the bank, stop in to The Nodding Donkey for our Uptown Dallas food specials, served every day of the week. 

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*Pricing, menu items, and specials subject to change. Ask your server for details on current offers. 

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution and Bring on the Salads!

Did you set a New Year’s Resolution?

 

Did it have anything to do with eating healthier and losing weight?

 

We can’t help you exercise, but we can point you to our delicious salads. Loaded with deliciousness and by far healthier than an order of fried Donkey Balls, our Dallas salads are the perfect way to kick off 2019.

 

Delicious Choices

 

Just glance at our salad menu and your mouth will be watering for the best salad in Dallas. We have everything from the Mediterranean with olives, feta, cherry tomatoes, and artichokes – to Texas Baja with grilled chicken, black beans, and Oaxaca cheese – to Miso Tuna with its own miso peanut sauce – and more. Each salad is carefully crafted by our chefs for maximum flavor in every bite. Not to mention, the highest quality ingredients for a difference you can taste. Here’s the full rundown on our salads available:

 

·     The Famous Silver Bowl Salad

·     Texas Cobb

·     Texas Baja

·     Mediterranean

·     Miso Tuna

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Made to Order

 

Each salad is always made to order, so if there is something you don’t like on a particular salad – or something you want to add – feel free to as your server. 

 

Scratch Dressings

 

Each of the salad dressings offered at The Nodding Donkey is made from scratch in-house. That means we skip the unnecessary fillers and preservatives and give you something that is simply made with quality ingredients. What are the choices? Blue Cheese, Balsamic, Mango, Champagne Vinaigrette, Caesar, Ranch, Red Ranch, or Honey Mustard. 

 

Ready to try some of the best salads in Dallas, Texas? Join us this week at The Nodding Donkey, Uptown Dallas’s favorite sports bar. Watch the game, grab a salad, and save your calories for a delicious craft beer or cocktail. We have a huge selection of drinks and specials change daily. Just ask your server for details. 

Hands Down the Best Appetizers in Town! – The Nodding Donkey

Don’t take our word for it…just ask your friends! 

 

It’s not really a scientific poll, but we’re pretty sure if you start asking around, everyone will agree that the starters at The Donkey are out of this world good. They aren’t fancy. Or elaborate. Just good food and quality ingredients, cooked well, for a delicious flavor that just tastes better. Yeah…we’re pretty sure they’re the best appetizers in Dallas.

 

When it’s Got to Be Crispy…

 

Want a crispy appetizer? Who doesn’t?! Fried foods are our specialty and we’ve got that crispy, golden brown crust down to a science. Willy’s Wagon Wheels (fried pickles), Donkey Balls (fried Oaxaca cheese), S&A Chicken Strips, Homemade Jalapeno Skins, and more… you can’t go wrong with any of these fabulous appetizers. Can’t pick just one? Order the Texas-Sized Sampler for your table, providing an array of fried food with 3 dipping sauces. Add a couple buckets of beer and it’s the perfect accompaniment for bowl game watching.

 

Yep…We Cut the Cheese…

 

Some of our most popular starters are loaded with ooey gooey cheese, including our ever popular Brisket Queso. Cheddar cheese, shredded brisket (cooked in-house of course), fire roasted Anaheim peppers, corn, pico, jalapenos, and chow chow are all combined for the perfect queso. Don’t be surprised if you’ve got to order seconds… Another cheesy favorite? The BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese. While not a starter, this amazing sandwich has been getting rave reviews since we opened our restaurant doors. 

 

It’s Hip to Dip

 

Queso isn’t our only popular dip. Order your favorite craft beer or cocktail, then pair it with chips and salsa or chips and the triple dip. The Triple Dip is perfect for a crowd, as it’s a combination of guac, salsa, and our brisket queso, served with chips.

 

Join us this week for bowl games and the best appetizers in Dallas, Texas! We can’t wait to see you at The Nodding Donkey – Dallas’ best sports bar

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Merry Everything! – Visit The Nodding Donkey this Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… 

 

Can you hear the song playing in your head?! With less than a week until Christmas Day, chances are you’ve still got a ton to do before the big day. 

 

At The Nodding Donkey, we’re full of holiday cheer and would love to help you out with fuel to make it through the season and give you a few gift ideas. 

 

Fuel Up at The Nodding Donkey!

 

The holidays can be rough. So much to do, so little time. Holiday parties. Family gatherings. Fighting the crowds. Before heading out to your holiday festivities, join us at The Nodding Donkey to fuel up! We serve our delicious brunch every day of the week, so no excuses for skipping breakfast. And of course, we are always here for lunch, dinner, or happy hour too. Join us during the week and get Dallas lunch specials every week day. 

 

The Nodding Donkey has Last Minute Gifts!

 

Still have gifts to check off your list? Here’s the plan: come grab a bite to eat at The Nodding Donkey, then grab some gift cards and swag while you are here! Who wouldn’t want the gift of free food for Christmas? And our t-shirts and gear make unique gifts for those who love The Nodding Donkey as much as you do. 

 

The Nodding Donkey is Bowl Game Central!

 

As the best sports bar in Dallas, we’re bowl game central this time of year! Bring your friends and family and join us as we root on all your favorite teams over buckets of beer and piping hot appetizers. With over seventeen big screens throughout the restaurant and plenty of lawn games, there’s never a bad seat in the house.    

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Happy Holidays from all your friends here at The Nodding Donkey! 

*Pricing and promotions subject to change without notice. Ask your server for current specials and details.

Dallas Drink Specials to Get You in the Holiday Spirit!

Ready to experience a little holiday cheer?

 

The Nodding Donkey is the place for that! As the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas, we’re known for a great selection of wine, beer (craft, domestic, imports, you name it!), liquor, cocktails, and of course, Dallas drink specials! Whether you’ve just finished up a little holiday shopping or are coming off a long day and joining us for happy hour, The Nodding Donkey has a Dallas drink special just for you – every day of the week! 

 

Monday - $6 Crown Royal

 

Turn that Monday frown upside down with $6 Crown Royal Dallas drink specials! Get great deals on Crown Royal Deluxe, Regal Apple, Vanilla, and Benders Mash. Drink it straight or mix it – the choice is yours. 

 

Tuesday - $7 Crooked Fox Cocktails

 

Founded in North Texas, Crooked Fox bourbon whiskey is one of our favorites. It’s smooth and delicious, whether it’s mixed or on the rocks. On Tuesdays, enjoy it for just $7 each! It’s a great way to shop local.

 

Wednesday - $5 Nurples & Donkey Punch

 

What better way to spend your hump day than with Donkey Punch and Nurples at The Nodding Donkey?! Our signature trash can drinks are just $5 on Wednesdays!!

 

Thursday - $5 Three Olives Vodka

 

In the mood for a mule or vodka tonic? Three Olives Vodka comes to you straight from England, where they use water from a lake in Wales (fancy!) and quadruple distill their vodka for a smooth, premium finish every time. Lots of flavors to make it your own!

 

Friday - $7 Ketel One Family Vodka

 

In case you miss vodka night on Thursdays, come in on Fridays at try Ketel One Vodkas for just $7/pop! Brought to you from the Netherlands, this family owned vodka is absolutely delicious.

 

Saturday & Sunday - $20 Buckets of Beer & $4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas

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The weekends are for fun, so grab some friends and head to The Nodding Donkey for great Dallas drink specials! You can get one of our signature buckets of beer on Saturday (Bud Light) and Sunday (Miller Lite) for just $20! Or head in for brunch and get $4 Bloodys and Mimosas. 

 

Dallas drink specials abound at The Nodding Donkey this holiday season so come in and join us for a drink or two!


Specials subject to change. Talk to your server for details.

The History of the Happy Hour

Have you ever wondered how “happy hour” got its name? 

 

You’d be surprised to learn that one of our favorite phrases, “Happy Hour!” actually dates back to WWI and a group of homemakers… Sound intriguing? Read on to learn about the history of happy hour

 

Happy Hours at Sea

 

During WWI, a group of well meaning homemakers – determined to make life for our Navy officers at sea more pleasant – started “Happy Hour” on board the Navy’s USS Arkansas, which quickly spread to other ships. These happy hours would be a time for them to smoke and enjoy entertainment including wrestling matches, movies, dances, and boxing in the evenings.

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Modern Day Happy Hour

 

Before dinner drinking really began to take off during the Prohibition. Speakeasys readily advertised happy hours where their guests could enjoy drinks before they headed out to have dinner at restaurants that were not allowed to serve alcohol. As the Prohibition ended in the 1930s, the acceptability of day drinking began to rise in the workplace. For white collar workers in the 1950s and 60s, day drinking was just a part of the job and restaurants began opening advertising “happy hours” for drink specials after work. (Think Mad Men.) Interest in happy hour declined through the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but has since made a modern day resurgence. Let’s drink to that!

 

Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey

 

Well now that you’ve gotten your daily dose of history and useless trivia, it’s time to talk about when you’re coming in to partake in your next Dallas Happy Hour at The Nodding Donkey! Join us any day this week for daily happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers; just ask your server for details on which handcrafted cocktails, craft beer, delicious appetizers, and wine specials are available that day! We’re the best sports bar in Dallas for a reason! 

Tips on How to Serve up a Sweet Holiday Season

By: Jenny Wise

Santa needs a little help, and it’s time to start counting your dollars for Christmas. It’s also time to start looking at seasonal employment. There’s no better place to apply than your local diner or dive. Keep reading for the answer on how you can put yourself in a better position to land a coveted seasonal situation in the service industry.

 

The Restaurant Industry Has Potential

As an entry-level server, you can expect to bring home around $10 per hour when you factor in tips. If you work at a high-end establishment, you have the potential to earn much more. Like other high-paying seasonal jobs, working in the foodservice industry has one important benefit: flexibility. However, it’s not for everyone; being the face of a restaurant and interacting with customers every moment you’re on the clock means you have to be a people person.

 

A Perfect Fit?

If you’re still thinking that working in a restaurant is a good fit for you, you should know that it’s not as simple as walking in and expecting an immediate job offer. People often mistakenly believe that it’s an easy industry and fail to prepare themselves appropriately. If you do think it’s a good fit, then you should take it seriously. Even though you’re only looking for a seasonal job, many of the same interviewing tips apply as when you’re looking for a more permanent position. First, don’t bring friends with you to drop off your resume. Next, and perhaps more importantly, be prepared for some tough interview questions.

 

The interview process may be more casual than that of an office or desk job, but it doesn’t mean that you won’t be subject to intense scrutiny. Zety offers many articles that outline potential job interview questions and the best ways to answer them. Monster.com further points out that one of the most frequent types of questioning you’ll hear is asking why you’re interested in a non-permanent position. Be as honest as possible and put some thought into your responses.

 

Bigger May Be Better 

When it comes to finding part-time employment, bigger is better. Chain restaurants may be more likely to have these expendable, temporary positions. This advice applies to retail jobs, too, as big-box stores, such as chain restaurants, get busy during the holiday season. Keep in mind that, as someone that will have to rely on gratuities for the bulk of your income, you may need to prioritize other benefits. Seasonal employment is great if you’re looking to build your resume or want a discount from your favorite store or restaurant.

 

No Experience Required 

One of the biggest draws of working as a server is that there are no formal educational prerequisites. However, depending on where you live, you may be required to undergo food handler training and certification. If you’re going to be serving alcohol as part of your job, specifically if you would like to work as a bartender, you will likely be required to hold licensure before serving any alcoholic beverages to customers. There are many online training courses, and you are not required to have a job to get certified.

 

Millions of Americans hold part-time jobs, and many of these are exclusive for the holiday season. Remember, there’s no shame in needing to pad your income. Most employers will appreciate your honesty going into it. So, polish your resume, prepare for some tough questions, and invest in a good pair of work shoes. After all, you never know when life will serve up an opportunity to earn a few extra dollars.

Special Thanksgiving Day Hours at The Nodding Donkey

Once you’ve had enough turkey and family time and are ready to watch a few of your favorite Thanksgiving Day games, then head on over to see us at The Nodding Donkey!

 

Special Thanksgiving Day Hours: 3pm – Midnight

 

Yes – we’re open on Thanksgiving! No, we won’t be early for brunch, but we will open our doors at 3pm so you can catch your favorite afternoon and evening games, or grab a bit to eat before heading out to early Black Friday shopping. We’ll be open 3pm until midnight, so plenty of time for your to grab a craft brew, munch on some delicious crispy fried appetizers, or follow up that turkey dinner with one of our delicious Texican entrees.

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The Game is on at The Nodding Donkey!

 

With over 17 big screen TVs, you know your favorite games are always on, and Thanksgiving Day is no exception. Here are a couple of the games we’re looking forward to this year:

 

·     Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins - 3:30pm CST: We’ll be open just in time for you to grab a seat for the annual Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. This year, they face off against the Washington Redskins for a chance to get into the playoffs this year. 

·     Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State – 7:30pm CST: This annual rivalry game is always interesting, and you never know who is going to come out victorious in this year’s Egg Bowl. Our bets are on Ole Miss, but it will be a fun one to watch for sure!

 

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend!

 

Can’t make it in on Thanksgiving? No problem. We’re open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, giving you plenty of opportunities to watch football, discuss your favorite Black Friday Weekend steals, and just hangout at the best sports bar in Dallas, Texas – The Nodding Donkey!

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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