The 2nd Tap Takes Over Former Noble Rey Taproom at Dallas Farmers Market

Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. When Dallas brewery Noble Rey announced its closing in March, one of the primary questions local craft beer lovers were left asking was what would become of the brewery’s satellite tap room at the Dallas Farmers Market. While we wait to see what becomes of Noble Rey’s primary taproom and brewery space in the Design District, we do now have an answer on the Farmers Market spot. The 2nd Tap is an interesting concept that fills the Market’s food hall space left unoccupied by Noble Rey. Operating as a sort of “taproom takeover,” instead of the usual “tap takeover” one might see in a local bar, according to the bar’s website, the 2nd Tap will feature one brewery’s creations at a time. According to a recent report from Beer in Big D, the featured brewery will rotate every three weeks. While the eight draft taps are indeed dedicated to one brewery, the current featured brewery is Manhattan Project Beer Company, a cooler was stocked with cans of Shiner Bock and other beer options, but with wine, cider and other non-beer, non-Manhattan Project offerin...

LI wine distributor admits fraud involving product featured on ‘Shark Tank’

You might be using private browsing or have notifications blocked. Please enable notifications or using normal browsing mode. A Long Island wine distributor pleaded guilty Monday to an almost $1 million scheme, fraudulently taking advantage of publicity generated by the television show “Shark Tank.” Joseph Falcone, 59, admitted committing wire fraud in federal court in Central Islip by claiming to investors that he would use their money to buy and distribute single-serving, sealed plastic glasses of wine — also known as wine-in-a-cup — that was featured on the television show, officials said. Falcone collected $872,000 from unidentified investors on Long Island, between September of 2014 and November of 2015, but spent $527,000 of the money on buying a home in Florida and trading online in securities, according to officials. The investors’ money was supposedly to be used by Falcone’s company, 3 G’s Vino in Bethpage and Farmingdale. Falcone, now of Melbourne, Florida, theoretically faces up to 20 years in prison, but under the terms of a plea deal, he cannot appeal unless he is sentenced to more than 30 months in prison. “Falcone lured investors into believing that they were fun...