When it comes to improv, a person's gotta eat… you have to feed the body before you can feed the soul with some good ole fashioned support. The best way to do that, is to sit down to some tasty vittles and connect with some other human beings.
Nestled down between Main street and Exposition, just down the road from Dallas Comedy House, is a little place called Cold Beer Company. I had heard many a tale about it from various people at DCH, and had been invited to several parties. On the recommendation of my good friend Anna, I decided to set my weekly Tuesday dinner there and see what all the fuss is about.
Now, if you have been read any of my other articles, you already know how much I love a good, cold local craft beer. I also gravitate to the kind of place that feels homey… somewhere unpretentious, with a "kick-up-your-feet and have a good time" kind of attitude. I am happy to say that Cold Beer Company was no exception at all. To make matters extra fun, due to the wonderful world of end-of-school-year scheduling, I had the special guest of my 11 year old son Collin.
We had the perfect atmosphere to attend a nice laid-back place: Collin and I spent some father-son time in Deep Ellum, and then met Frank while walking to CBC. Once we arrived, we were welcomed with big table, some ice water, and in my case, a nice cold Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. As dinner went on, more joined us. Collin and I had the Tuesday special; a cheese burger and chips. The burgers were cooked wonderfully and filled the belly as conversation filled the heart and mind. Collin picked at my classmate Jay. Frank, Donald and I talked about performing and classes. Matt, Kate, Lauren, and Adam talked about fun plans for the upcoming weekend. Around that table, we were all family.
I can foresee coming back here a few more times. Like Dot's nearby, there's a great outdoor patio at CBC that is perfect for those hot summer nights. The food was pretty darn good and I really liked the atmosphere there. Maybe find your own adopted family, walk on down there some night, and give them a try yourself?
Josh Schneider is a Level 4 student, and once killed a humongous spider (in the game Skyrim). Find him on Tuesday nights arranging dinner with his adopted DCH family, at the Jam after class, or performing on Thursday nights this summer with Heat Wave!