by Bryan Coonrod
Vinyl has made a comeback in a huge way with 2014 seeing a 49% increase in sales. Add that with all of the unique and limited pressings and global success of Record Store Day and you have quite a movement going on with both DJ’s and collectors alike are grabbing new releases and are always on the prowl for older records.
This Sunday Beat Swap Meet a travelling record swap meet based out of Los Angeles that hosts huge events there returns to Dallas for its 2nd show. There will be a dozen vendors on site with records and also urban art for sale as well as a diverse lineup of local DJ’s providing music for the event. Plans for more shows in Dallas in the future will consist of food trucks on site, b-boy battles and live graffiti demonstrations. Continue reading
Matt McCallister, Chef/Owner of FT33, proudly announces his second restaurant, Filament. Filament will honor simply prepared ingredients of the South and is slated to open in Spring 2015 in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood. Known for his naturalistic style and modern approach to seasonal fare at FT33, Chef McCallister’s Filament will hold true to the same philosophy, with a more casual approach to dining. “The menu at Filament will be full of items that I eat on my own time. A couple of months ago I took a road trip with a couple members of my team and really thought about the food that is representative of our region,” says Chef McCallister. “Filament’s menu will be approachable, but not without the unexpected. The menu I’m working on looks straightforward on paper, like Spicy Pork Sausage with fire roasted peppers, pickled onions, and yogurt. There will be surprises, though.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Chef David Anthony Temple, or as commonly known as Chef DAT, is the undisputed king of the underground restaurant movement. Soon he will be opening his own restaurant in Deep Ellum where you will find much of the same cuisine, with a sprinkling of his Louisiana roots. DAT is always entertaining, and always smiling, which has a terrific reflection in his work.
DAT sends us some holiday loving. Continue reading
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
by Steven Doyle
There is no greater holiday than Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day on October 26th. Celebrate with us by singing along to the Jimmy Baldwin video below. Notice this was filmed at Allgood Cafe in Deep Ellum which is top on our list of chicken fried steaks in Dallas. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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
by Jon Daniel
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!
Trees was the scene of arguably the most infamous concert in Dallas history, where Kurt Cobain got into a fight with one the bouncers. Continue reading