Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is now taking online orders for Thanksgiving, featuring a selection of tasty smoked meats for the holiday table. Choose from traditional smoked turkey, smoked ham with apricot-molasses glaze, spice crusted beef tenderloin, whole smoked brisket, racks of ribs, handmade smoked sausage links ($27-$179). Continue reading
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Tonight from 5-8pm, the Deep Ellum Community Association and the merchants of Deep Ellum are combining two of our favorite things, wine and shopping, with the Deep Ellum Wine Walk.
Purchase a collectible, signature Wine Walk glass for $5, raise it, and repeat as you enjoy wine samplings while exploring Dallas’ hippest neighborhood. Glasses and maps to all the participating venues are available at the glass and information station outside 2646 Main, across from Lula Bs.
Participating venues include: Continue reading
The resurrection of the famous Trees Dallas by new owners Clint and Whitney Barlow in 2009 was a sure sign the Deep Ellum’s music scene was on the way back to prominence. Trees has been bringing local and national acts of virtually every genre to Dallas ever since. Clint toured as the drummer for Vanilla Ice, and was a booking agent before reopening Trees. Clint’s music industry background focused the renovations on improving the sound, A/C and sight lines without losing the unique character of the building. Trees recently announced that the sound system will be upgraded again, with the new system going live in mid-August. This is the loudest venue in Dallas. Bring earplugs!
Let’s talk about the parking problem in Deep Ellum.
There is NO PARKING PROBLEM IN DEEP ELLUM. Ok –glad we got that out of the way.
There is easy parking within a 10 minute walk of every venue, easy access to DART, and inexpensive UBER/LYFT/Cab rides back to the residential areas surrounding the core of the Dallas. During the day, every meter is free until 6pm. But always check the sticker on the meter, and the street signs for time limits.
Parking in Deep Ellum requires a realignment of expectations. You are not in a suburban area. It’s urban. There will be no huge big box parking lot. There will rarely be valet parking. If this is an issue, perhaps Deep Ellum is not a place for you to visit. Continue reading
The Free Man celebrates its third anniversary tonight in grand style. The notorious house band, the Freeloaders will play from 7 to 10pm, followed by Roomsounds from 10pm until 2am. John Jay Myers just updated his menu a bit adding some interesting plays on his usual family Cajun recipes.
Standouts on the new menu items include several extremely tasty pasta dishes with one very exceptional vegetarian version, a sandwich with slow cooked brisket and a surprise fried egg center, and these amazing brisket sliders set atop the very best cornbread you will ever taste. Then there is the new dessert. Cheesecake can seem a bit boring, but not at the Free Man where it is homemade, creamy and light, and given the bacon and caramel treatment for one kicked up happy ending. If you try nothing else, go to Free Man for the cheesecake. And those sliders. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
The day finally arrived, and this past Friday the many fans who had previously waited for hours to sample BBQ vittles from Pecan Lodge hastily plowed through the long line that curved outside the new building in Deep Ellum. With nearly 5,000 square feet, the new Pecan Lodge was able to accommodate the hungry hoard with ease, with wait time just mere minutes due to several stations that sliced and diced the smokey meats. Continue reading