Bryan Street Tavern Has New Owners, a New Menu, and Way More Beer on Tap

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The beer festival in Irving this past weekend played host to many brewers who got most of the attention, but Bryan Street Tavern was there, too, saving beer guzzlers from death by super processed carnival food.

Sure, the cheese on the sandwich pictured above is the same canned stuff you get on your nachos at the ballpark, but the rest of the sandwich was good, and fans who are used to ordering their cheese steaks "wiz with" will find the neon orange comforting.

All thanks to new ownership.

The folks behind the Katy Trail Ice House recently sold the business to Joe Hinkson and Waylon Yohe. This is their first restaurant, according to Brenda Fuqua, the event director hired by the new ownership.

Two women who work at the East Dallas tavern were on hand stuffing steak into bread and showcasing the bar's upgraded menu. In addition to the new cheesesteak, filled with loads of simply cooked beef, onions and red and green peppers, there's a new pretzel they bake on site. The wings I praised when first ordering them last year have received an upgrade too. There are now ten different sauces to choose from including mild, medium, hot, honey garlic, sweet & spicy bronze, honey chipotle bbq, mango habanero, cajun dry rub, and cluck you up. A thermonuclear option comes with a warning -- eat at your own risk.

The changes sound significant, so I asked about the pizza many patrons seem to love -- there's always at least one on the table when I walk through the tavern. "Someone who's been coming here a long time can rest assured the pizza is the same," Fuqua told me. There are a few new toppings like marinated eggplant squash zucchini and bbq chicken available for their stone fired crackery crust.

There's more beer available, too. The bar grew from four to 20 taps, adding local beers from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Rahr, and Franconia. They've even got my new favorite: the Velvet Hammer. Looks like it's time to re-evaluate those wings.

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18 comments
Magicalgreen72
Magicalgreen72

So order it without the peppers.... problem solved. But whatever you order at BST its gonna be good!! Way to go Waylon and Joe!!! All that know you are proud of you xoxoxo

Rick
Rick

Good luck little brother, show em a little BBQ St. Louis style...Rick

Eam0061
Eam0061

I went to BST during Taco Palooza. They ran out of my favorite cheap beer and gave me an upgraded brew for the cheap price. Upgraded customer service for sure.

Plus they were handing out samples of a shrimp appetizer. It was a yes.

Texasdave60
Texasdave60

the pizza at BST is no brainer and consistently good.  If you're sitting at or near the bar, or don't mind walking over to re-order beers, the service is good.  God forbid you're seated away or outside and expect attentive service....the kids try hard, but hey, they're having fun as well as working (translates to dont be in a rush).  All that said, I'll be there for their next beer fest.

Willie
Willie

Huh?  So what's the relationship between the Ice House and Bryan Street Tavern?  

G_David
G_David

I wonder if my Village Voice daily deal is still valid?

Kristi
Kristi

If they find competent wait staff, this could be one of the best bars in Dallas. 

Meh.
Meh.

Let's get together for the "upgraded" wings. I'd be interested to hear your take on them.

jamal
jamal

Not that I wouldn't smash the hell outta that sandwich, but why do people think that bell peppers go on a cheesesteak? 

#pettynitpicking

Joe
Joe

We bought BST from the owners of Katy Trail. If you haven't been by in awhile - stop in.

Mary Wilcox
Mary Wilcox

Yes your voice daily deal is still valid!

Joe
Joe

 True South Philly style

G_David
G_David

Because they actually taste better that way, perhaps?

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

In Texas, we see beef and onions on the grill, we think fajita, so....

G_David
G_David

Man, I tried to go last night around 8:30 and there wasn't a parking place within a half mile.  What the hell was going on?  Are the new owners that popular?

cynical old bastard
cynical old bastard

 I've never seen bell peppers on a cheesesteak in South Philly.  Hot Italian peppers yes, never bell peppers.

Akbusybee
Akbusybee

The new owners awesome, but the Executive Chef and food rock!

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