by Danielle Leahy
One of Dallas’ newest downtown late night spots the Empire Rock Bar ,and the Broads and Panties Burlesque Troupe have teamed together to bring some of the most modern burlesque world’s best performers in this weekend’s Saints and Sinners Burlesque show. For those unacquainted with the modern Burlesque movement, expect acts more along the lines of classic vaudeville and Las Vegas revues that anything remotely close to modern day pole dancing.
This weekend’s entertainer’s include the national touring duet the Vagabandits in their first ever Dallas stop. The Vagabandits are 2 person performance team consisting of Gogo McGregor, ranked one of the top 50 burlesque performers in the world, and her musical and comedy partner Dr. Sick. Their act incorporates everything from sexy sideshow stunts, dirty comedy, live music, classic burlesque routines, and even very bad juggling (Dr. Sick being awarded the Worst Juggler Award of 2008). Continue reading
by Daniel Leahy
Shooter’s opened in Victory Park this past January serving street and gourmet tacos along with burgers, salads, and wings. With some of the cheapest prices in the area this is exactly the kind of restaurant the AAC has need: cheap quick food and low priced drinks and all just a few steps from the main entrance to the American Airlines Center. Weekly taco and sandwich specials like this week’s Blackened Tilapia Taco or the daily lunch special with 2 tacos and a side of either the bacon cheesy rice and beans or a side salad help round out the menu.
by Danielle Leahy
A notoriously anti-biking metroplex, the current City of Dallas Bike Plan has been completely stalled as a result of the lack of the estimated 16 million dollars it will take to re-strip 840 lane miles for bikes. So instead of relying on City Hall to begin implementing much needed bike infrastructure changes the biking community is resting its power on grass-roots level action. This weekend Dallas has three amazing biking events going on all of which are based within the city with the hopes of raising bike awareness, community, and funding. Continue reading
by Danielle Leahy photos by Nicholas Bostick
The annual Deep Ellum Art Walk and The Grind After Party kick off this weekend and will be featuring tons of art work, live music, and visual displays throughout the district. The Deep Ellum Art Walk is an event like no other in Dallas. Deep Ellum, an incubator of creativity, offers cutting edge art and soul for the passionate free spirit as well as for the discriminating art patron. Continue reading
by Danielle Leahy photos by Jacque Manaugh
Long rumored to be some of the best tacos in all of Dallas (and continuously pitted against Fuel City by taco connoisseurs in the know) El Si Hay does the one thing most street taco stands back away from: letting nothing but the quality of the meat shine thru.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love a well sauced/seasoned taco. Gimme a picadillo or a guisada any day of the week and make me a happy girl. But having led the Tacobots on alternating meetups between the street vs gourmet world for over a year now it’s hard not to assume that when you show up somewhere that is serving tripe or barbacoa at 11pm there’s a good chance it’s gonna be soaking in something to keep it moist. Nothing could be further from the that at El Si Hay. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Tacopalooza? Sure, why not. This event is brought to Dallas by the good folks that pulled off Mods versus Rockers in Dallas last weekend, David Marett, and craveDFW’s own TacoBot glam girl Daniel Leahy. The event will feature tacos from across the Dallas taco plains, replete with taco eating contests, bands, PBR and much talk about tacos.
The event takes place Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Bryan Street Tavern, the place for good tacos, PBR and bands, and begins at 1pm. The event culminates later in the evening with the taco judgment and ends at 7pm.
You won’t want to miss this one.