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Ascension Opening Second Location In Uptown Dallas

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Ascension, one of the city’s hottest coffee houses also serving great food and wine and located in the Dallas Design District, announced today that they are opening a second location in The Crescent, uptown.

“Ascension is a first-class operation that is both stylish and innovative. It’s truly in a category by itself and will be a tremendous asset to The Crescent,” said John Zogg, managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “Ascension is known for their passion and authenticity, and you’ll see it everywhere from the coffee they import and roast themselves, to their creative menu and wine list, and even their cigar offerings.”

The Crescent location will be about 50 percent larger than the original restaurant. It will feature a large, tree-shaded patio area with doors that open to the outside. The expanded interior will offer a variety of flexible seating options including tables, bars, and various nooks and crannies for every kind of customer – from those looking for a caffeine fix while crunching a deadline, to friends sharing a glass of wine or Sunday brunch, to co-workers meeting for a business dinner.   Continue reading

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An Evening At Pakpao With Chef Jet Tila

pak3by Andrew Chalk

Have you eaten at Pakpao, the edgy Thai restaurant in Dallas Design District? If so, forget everything you know. Go back, and if you haven’t been, go. They have a new menu and a new chef in an unusual arrangement.

They have just entered an agreement with the man who may be the most famous Thai chef in the country, Jet Tila. He, of Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef (he narrowly lost to Masaharu Morimoto), No Reservations, half a dozen other shows on the likes of Food Network, plus a restaurant empire that stretches across the country, is now an equity partner in Pakpao with Richard and Tiffany Ellman and their Apheleia Restaurant Group (Pakpao, Oak, and Belly and Trumpet). The intriguing thing, for me, is that he said in 2014 that “I am interested in creating concepts, not just one-offs”. Does that mean that Pakpao, to become a two-off with the opening of an offshoot in Plano this summer, is destined to become a national chain? The P.F. Chang’s (the 49th largest restaurant chain in the U.S. by sales, $930M, in 2011) of Thai food? Only time will tell.     Continue reading

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“Suki Sundays” At Pakpao Starts This Weekend

pakpao3by Steven Doyle

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 8, and continuing every Sunday, Pakpao Thai will be offering a “Suki Sundays” menu. “Thai Suki” is a variant of hot pot, a communal meal where diners swirl raw meat, seafood, noodles, and vegetables via chopsticks in a pot of broth, cooking it to their desired temperature, and dipping their selections into a spicy “sukiyaki” sauce before eating. Once your selections have been eaten, leftover broth can be combined with rice or mung bean noodle, and the resulting soup is your finishing meal.    Continue reading

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Summer Camp At Cohn Drennan

cohnby Jennifer Thomas

Cohn Drennan Contemporary will close the 2012-2013 season with Summer Camp, a group exhibition of select gallery artists.  Works will be on view from artists Cande Aguilar (Brownsville), John Brown (Washington, DC), Richard Dana (Washington, DC), Frank Hallum Day (Washington, DC), Jesus De La Rosa (Kingsville), Jerome Deppe (Baltimore, MD), Margaret Evangeline (New York, NY), Angel Fernandez (Ft. Worth), Janis Goodman (Washington, DC), Tim Harding (Ft. Worth), Jim Harrison (Washington, DC), Lucy Kirkman (Dallas), Bonny Leibowitz (Dallas), Susan Perkins (Dallas), Jorge Puron (San Antonio), Lanny Quarles (Dallas), Kit Reisch (Dallas), Winter Rusiloski (Ft. Worth), Benjamin Terry (Denton) and Margaret Withers (Brooklyn, NY).      Continue reading

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Visit the City of Meattropolis, 2079

meat1by Steven Doyle

Meattropolis. A city made entirely of meat and other foods cast in plastic by the Queen of Meattropolis, Ayrton Chapman.

“I built Meattropolis, a city far ahead of its time, out of plastic cast food items to create a large installation.  Its buildings and parks are all sculpted by me out of the various foods I find, cook, and cast,” said Chapman.   Continue reading

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Wine Poste AP Vin Tasting

apvin_bottle_mainby Andrew Chalk

Another press release successfully delivered by our steam-powered press release machine. We publish this one because the price is a bargain. The (assistant) winemaker is there, and tastings with the winemaker present are always more instructive.

What: On Wednesday, July 10th the Wine Poste will continue its special tasting events with A.P. VIN, the California-based makers of delicious single vineyard Pinot Noirs. Joining us will be Assistant Winemaker Charlie Miller, who will lead attendees in the tasting of several limited release 2010 and 2011 vintages. Continue reading

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Bowlounge Open in Design District

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A new bowling alley/ restaurant opened in the Design District. Bowlounge is located at 167 Turtle Creek Blvd, giving you an additional reason to frequent that burgeoning side of Dallas. The new business has been in the works for quite some time now, but has finally come to fruition. The restaurant portion of the bowling alley is not complete, so it is just bowling and booze for now.

Unlike counterparts popping up in Dallas, Bowlounge is considered a ‘retro blue collar’ hangout.  Continue reading

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