what's better than perfectly fried chicken in an outdoor setting underneath the texas sky? probably not much. until you throw in a great bar, live music, fire pits, and a pretty killer design. this is exactly the mix achieved in dallas at the outdoor home of the chicken scratch, a restaurant reminiscent of mom's hearty southern dinners (with a bit of a hipster twist), and the foundry, an industrial designed bar with smooth pours and a relaxed setup. both share the same outdoor space, where locals meet friends, bring families, and allow dogs to frolic on leashes. the food is fantastic (skip the salads and stick with the restaurant's speciality of fried chicken), and is perfectly matched with the restaurant's choice of locally brewed craft beers. patrons are encouraged to unload and stay awhile, allowing for a truly enjoyable evening with good eats and drinks. texas forever.