Category Archives: Deep Ellum

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

by Erica Guajardo

This weekend sets the date for one of the largest arts festivals in Dallas.  Deep Ellum’s Art Festival host over 200 artist and shows one of a kind items which help promote handcrafted artifacts.  Shutting down the majority of Main Street, this event is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weekend weather, meet artist, and maybe grab a bite to eat!

 Some artist which you need to make sure you don’t miss are Michael McPheeters with the Continue reading


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Zen Bistro And Dessert Bar Adds Vegan And Gluten Free Cakeballs

DSC06241by Steven Doyle

Zen Bistro and Dessert Bar just became a little more zen-like with the addition of gluten free and vegan options in their dessert line. In the past two years the restaurant owned by sisters Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel has grown in popularity which first started as a cool coffee shop with a vibe in Deep Ellum. It was a great place to snag a cake ball or two, which is their claim to fame after appearing on the Cooking Network.  Central Market loved the Zen cake balls so much they sell hoards of them each week.

Soon the girls found their customers asking about their Filipino heritage and wondering where they could actually find that style of food in Dallas. There aren’t many, to be sure.  So the girls changed their name from Zen Baking Company and added Bistro to the name. Now you can find an assortment of Filipino dishes, some in tapas portions for easy tasting and sharing.   Continue reading

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Hibiscus Chamomile- A Flowery Transfusion Like No Other

cocktailby Mary Szefcyk

There truly is an art form to craft of hand Spirits and the Dallas Cocktail Culture scene is up and coming.  We are fortunate to have so many adventurous places that showcase original cocktails. It’s not just a mere drink its character in a glass that needs to make a statement and should not be taken for granted. It was charming to find such a unique blend on my recent night out jaunt.  I had the pleasure of letting down my hair taking in Urban art and live music performed by a local band (We’ve Come For Your Daughter) a hip hop/synth pop group releasing my inner-punk while frolicking with friends and making new ones near and behind the bar.   Continue reading


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Chef Nicole Hosts Supper Club With An Artistic Flare

by Steven Doyle

The talented Chef Nicole will be hosting one of her special Supper Club events Saturday, December 8, 2012. This dinner will combine two of her favorite things, food and art. This will be Nicole’s first collaboration with multiple Dallas artists in the Supper Club’s FIRST Art Show and Dinner.

The evening begins at 7PM for complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and art viewing until 8PM. A 3 course dinner will begin promptly at 8:15PM and Nicole invites you to BYOB for the dinner portion of the evening. The cost for the evening is $50 plus gratuity. Continue reading


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Deep Ellum Brewing Company Celebrates First Anniversary: Win A Pair Of Tickets

by Steven Doyle

Deep Ellum Brewing Company turns 1 on November 11, 2012 and to celebrate they’re opening up the doors of the brewery to friends and family that have made the first year possible. DEBC will have live music on stage in our beer garden, and tapping some special beers they held back from this year (like Dreamcrusher, last year’s Darkest Hour, Wealth & Taste and more), and debuting their first anniversary beer: Pollenator.       Continue reading


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Carnival Barker’s Beats The Heat

by Steven Doyle

Almost a year ago local musician Aaron Barker was sitting back enjoying a little Food Network action when he spotted a piece on something called Ice Cream College. This is a place where you go to learn the fine art of making ice cream, both the right way, and the wrong way.   Continue reading

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Epic Cone in Deep Ellum Is… Epic

by Steven Doyle

In 2004 Barbara Martinez invested in a building located in Deep Ellum at 3025 Main Street. At that time her family opened the techno club called Club One. Perhaps you recall the cool venue and very loud music. In 2007 zoning changed to clean up Deep Ellum and Martinez had to decide if she was prepared to go through the annual hassle to remain a club or to reinvent herself. She chose the latter.

In 2008 Excuses was born and the new restaurant sold breakfast and lunch. For breakfast she sold typical breakfast fare including waffles and omelets, and for lunch she made pizzas and sandwiches.        Continue reading


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