by Steve Doyle
In the not too distant past 1905 Greenville Avenue was the home to Ali Baba. There you were able to sit down in the smallish digs to a nice plate of kabobs and a hummus. Since then the restaurant has turned over a few newer restaurants, including Jack’s Southern Comfort who was not able to make the space work either due to its size, or parking concerns.
There is no doubt that within two or three blocks north of 1905 there is a hot bed of action going on, with the anchor of Trader Joes, The Truck Yard, and beautiful restaurants such as Nora and Teppo Yakatori. We love the food and rooftop at HG, and everything about the Blind Butcher. There is promise of more to come, even for that lone space at 1905. In a matter of weeks Bohemian Cafe will open in that spot, with the promise of Texas and Czech, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from east Dallas resident Jason Horne. Continue reading
by Jon Daniel
Built in 1946, The Granada Theater is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in Dallas. The current configuration as a music venue provides patrons with excellent sight lines to the raised stage. In August of 2014, owner Mike Schoder will celebrate ten years of bringing music to Dallas from every part of the world. Mike has presided over a continuous upgrading of the sound, lighting and other facilities to make The Granada a great place to see any type of music. Continue reading
Snuffer’s New Bacon-Guacamole Burger
by Andrew Chalk
Some restaurants cease being restaurants and transform into institutions. Snuffer’s, established in 1978 (that’s a year after the release of the Apple II, and concurrent with some pretty gruesome hair styles) has as much of a case as anywhere in Dallas to have made that transition.
Last weekend, the original Lower Greenville Avenue spot reopened, complete with a brand new menu which is… the brand old menu! Cheddar fries and sloppy burgers are the core as always and regulars piled in for the opening weekend at which I was a media guest. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
More restaurant activity going on Greenville Avenue. This time it is south of Ross Avenue and brought to us by furniture store operator, Tim Goza and will be cheffed up by Luis Medina. You might remember Medina from Komali. The name of the new restaurant that will soon open at 1418 Greenville Avenue near Bryan Street is called Palapas Seafood Bar. A palapa is a grass or tiki-style hut with open sides and a thatched roof. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
After a wonderful afternoon with a handful of friends at The Truck Yard last night, I was inspired to rant about a few changes that have taken place. A few hours later I receive a response from the head Truck Yard guru himself, Jason Boso. You may also know Boso as the owner of Twisted Root. My rant included four issues that I have been thinking about after a few recent visits, and don’t get me wrong, I love Truck Yard. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joy Zhang
I have been eagerly awaiting the full-on opening of Blind Butcher on Lowest Greenville for some time now. The smallish bar located in the newly revitalized section of Greenville that brings us such illustrious offerings as the Truck Yard, Trader Joes, Nora, Dude Sweet Chocolate and HG Sply, Blind Butcher will be offering something unique for the area. Actually, unique for Dallas and is highly anticipated. From the fellows that brought us the over-the-top brew and burger bar, Goodfriend, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling have joined forces with Oliver Sitrin, Ryan Chaney and Tony Bricker to bring us an interesting bar serving some tasty brews and cocktails, with the addition of a fine dining element without all the trappings of white table cloth wrapped tables and persnickety sommeliers. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Shuck and Jive is a really cool local hang out. I have personally made my way there many times over the years and always have a good meal, a very cold beer and a “Cheers” type of an afternoon each time with spirited conversation with the bartenders and patrons alike.
There are times when we must pay back for our good fortune and great times, and today I am calling for just such an occasion. In the last month Shuck and Jive on Greenville has been burglarized four times. Four times with a total loss of over $20,000. That is a huge poke in the eye for a small restaurant like Shuck and Jive. Continue reading