Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

Have you wanted to go to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, without leaving afterwards and immediately searching the web for non-invasive Vasectomy options?  Here is your chance, and it is a great one!  Continue reading

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Shiva’s Bar and Grill Now Open on Lower Greenville

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Ramesh and Sumathi Sundaram opened their Indian cuisine restaurant on Lower Greenville this past weekend. Check out Shiva’s Bar and Grill to get your tikka masala fix with a happy side of naan. What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood.

The restaurant is located at 1907 Greenville Avenue, and will offer cuisine from the Tamil region of India, according to Ramesh, which is southern India and has a heavy vegetable influence but also have northern Indian food for those who enjoy that fare.  He also added that they lived in Singapore for some years and are offering some Malaysian cuisine as well.

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Brotherly Smiles

dave-and-phil-alvinby Jon Daniel

Dave Alvin is grinning at his brother Phil like a kid who just flushed an M-80 down the toilet in the boy’s bathroom, and is waiting for the “boom” and gush of water.  He’s a short stocky guy with a big toothy smile, and when he’s feeling particularly happy with his guitar playing he’ll spread his legs and cowboy boots out wider and wider until he looks like he might bust the seams on his jeans.  Dave Alvin has written songs for The Blasters, his solo projects, two books of poetry, won a Grammy for a folk album, and had a stint in the punk band X. But tonight, playing with his big brother seems to have him in good spirits.

I’ve seen that smile on Dave Alvin face every time I’ve seen him play, both with his brother Phil and without. Friday night at the Kessler Theater, the brothers Alvin were reunited back in Dallas for the first time since the early 80’s when they played at a long forgotten club named Wild Turkey on Walnut Hill and Harry Hines with Johnny Reno.   Continue reading

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Hibiscus Hosts Mi Sueno Wine Dinner Sept 2

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On September 2, Hibiscus is co-hosting a wine dinner with Mi Sueño Winery at 6:30pm at the restaurant for $85.00 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Mi Sueño Winery is a boutique, Mexican-owned upscale winery in Napa Valley owned and operated by Rolando Herrera. Mi Sueño produces a variety of wines from both Napa and Sonoma Valley, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening will be co-hosted by Mi Sueño Winery’s Jaime Orozco.

The menu prepared by Chef Graham Dodds is as follows:   Continue reading

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State Fair Fried Food Finalists 2014

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Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards. In 2013, the Big Tex Choice Awards winners were chosen from eight finalists. Fried Thanksgiving Dinner, created by Justin Martinez, won Most Creative, and the Best Tasting food item was awarded to Issac Russo for his creation, the Fried Cuban Roll.

A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of prestigious judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative:   Continue reading

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Trinity Groves Cake Bar Opening In September

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Cake Bar is coming to Trinity Groves. The new shop is located next to Kate Wesier and is scheduled to open the first week in September. You will be able to buy some pretty delicious cakes by the slice in this adorable setting. The pastry chef/ owner is Tracy German. Think southern recipes wit very similar hospitality.   Continue reading

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What Does A Billion Dollar Burger Taste Like?

DSC03510by Steven Doyle

Brooke Egger is on the last leg of her tenure at Kitchen LTO. LTO is the quirky restaurant that changes chefs and concepts every four months, which is decided on by the public via and online voting system.The Trinity Groves restaurant is on its third chef, and the model seems to be working out very well. Each chef has been endeared with a public that enjoys their restaurants squeaky new. Egger comes to us from Santa Barbara, California and has a penchant for meat. She comes from a storied history of butchers, which fits well within the Dallas dining model.   Continue reading

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