Category Archives: Downtown

Occupy North Pole at Santa Rampage

by Steven Doyle   photo by Christi Beard

One of our contributors and photographers Christi Beard was on the scene at this past weekend’s Santa Rampage, the combination pub crawl and Santa flash mob event that started at Lee Harvey’s and made its way slowly through out the day to Deep Ellum.

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year is the protestor, and Rampage had their share of them. SWAT Santa made sure the crowd of Occupy North Pole protesters didn’t get out of hand by using a preemptive candy cane scented pepper spray on them to maintain crowd control and presumably to hoard more cookies for himself.



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Wachu Tacobot Willis: Fuel City

by Danielle Leahy     photos by Jacque Manaugh

If Dallas street taco lover’s had a Mecca, Fuel City  would be it. Even for all the naysayer’s at trip, at the least, is a requirement to judge the state of taco affairs in our City. Fuel City has long been called Dallas Best Street Tacos and, for the most part, started the gas station taco trend in Dallas as we know it. But what’s beyond the hype? Are the tacos really that good? Well with the all new covered patio  in place that seats 70 the Tacobots decided to invade the parking-lot and find out the truth for themselves.

First, you should know about Fuel City is it is cash only so don’t get in line (and yes there is ALWAYS a line) before you visit the ATM located just a few feet down from the outside window.     Continue reading


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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper?

by Steven Doyle

I was on the hunt  this week for something that contained neither turkey nor cranberry sauce as I am assured plenty of that in the coming days because I am making it myself. To satisfy that desire I have been hitting various restaurants across Dallas to share with you.

Last Saturday I enjoy some of my favorite dishes at Samar by Stephan Pyles on Ross Avenue. I didn’t snap any photos, but the Moutabal which is part of the trio of spreads served with fresh naan was pretty amazing. Consider it a kicked up baba ghanouj that is very smoky and creamy. The Tiger Prawns “Bombay Style” with Crispy Okra and Spiced Pear Chutney is always a winner.

Here are a few other favorites you might enjoy.    Continue reading


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Blankenship Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Charlie Palmer

by Steven Doyle

As we heard from the press release this week, the Joule is adding on (was the construction for the past six months a huge hint?)  The boutique hotel is undergoing a 78 million dollar renovation that will includea new restaurant and playground facilities for adults. Here is a piece from that press release:   Continue reading

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Fairmont’s Art Immersion Experience Tastes Wonderful

by Steven Doyle

This weekend we were invited to check out the new Art Immersion Learning Experience at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel. The hotel has put together an art package that includes one night of their luxury accommodations, a one hour session with Ross Akard Gallery owner Bryan Embry, a walking tour of the Dallas Arts District, an hour session with the current Artist-in-Residence, and a specially prepared art dinner created by the Pyramid’s chef, Andre Natera.    Continue reading

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Rising To The Surfacetension

 Rising Gallery presents Surfacetension on Friday, an evolution revealed by Bonny Leibowitz…

These evocative new works, which seem to break open allow the viewer to see deeper into an interior life through precise hints of light, powerful depth of color and variant physical surfaces which speak to a timeless energy. Many of these pieces incorporate encaustic wax, oil pigment and elements such as silk and twine. Photographic elements used in bold new ways, including a collaborative piece with Dallas photographer, Dylan Hollingsworth challenge and intrigue in conceptually and visually dynamic ways as trees, oceans and figures seem to float and rush into being.

Friday, September 30th, 2011 6-9pm

RISING Gallery
800 Jackson
Downtown Dallas

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