Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, Bartender

Campbell is the beverage program director for Edward C. Bailey Enterprises, which includes the Bailey’s Prime Plus steakhouses and Patrizio restaurants. The barman, who decries the title “mixologist” as a “vanity move,” started his cocktail career seven years ago—on the day he stopped drinking. After stints at some of the best watering holes in Dallas,  including Bolsa and the Mansion on Turtle Creek, he opened the Chesterfield with a partner last month.

How to Design a Custom Belt Buckle

Western-yoke, pearl-snap plaid shirts and straight-fit jeans may currently be trending, but custom-made belt buckles will never go out of style. “It’s an item you can wear every day for the rest of your life, then pass down to the next generation,” says Ingram’s Clint Orms, who has crafted buckles for clients ranging from ranch hands to Ralph Lauren during his 36-year career as a silversmith. But the style befitting a cowgirl in Alpine might not be best for a bank president in Dallas.

The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from watching the Mavericks dunk on the Heat to seeing RG3 play in the Alamo Bowl. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Dec 23–Dec 28]

•••••

The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from catching the Polyphonic Spree in Dallas to dining with the cranes in Galveston. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Dec 9–Dec 18]

•••••

The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from making tamales in San Antonio to a classic take on the iconic holiday-time ballet, The Nutcracker. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Dec 2–Dec 9]

•••••

The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from Kinky Friedman getting you in the holiday spirit to a trip to a chance to hear the world’s best mariachi music in San Antonio. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Nov 25–Dec 1]

•••••

The Drop Everything List

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from the Brittney Griner blocking shots and swishing nets in Waco to a trip to NorthPark Center the kids will love. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[Nov 18–Nov 25]

•••••

Offering Fine Advice Since 2007

I grew up on a gravel road and was always taught that it was good manners to drive slowly enough to avoid raising dust when around people’s houses. But folks today seem to just speed by going 90 miles an hour, not caring where the dust settles. Is there such a thing as gravel-road etiquette, and if so, how best can I teach it to the neighbors?

Peggy Mullard, McLennan County

The Keys to My Heart

My husband sometimes smokes a cigar after dinner on our side porch while I entertain my lover in the living room. John has tolerated and even encouraged this relationship since we were in our thirties. It’s hard to compete with a sophisticated old flame, now 79, who is fluent in Italian, Spanish, German, French, and Russian; knows Cole Porter and George Gershwin; and always wears a tux.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - The Culture