Category Archives: Greenville Avenue

Greenville Ave St Pat’s Parade Highlights

by Steven Doyle

Another legendary St Patrick’s Day weekend come and gone with out too many bumps or bruises. We had ace photographer Nick Bostick on the scene all day with a mission to grab some good action shots. While Nick was on the parade I finished up the day by checking out the street party on lower Greenville and set up camp at The Grape where owners Courtney and Brian Luscher were selling corny dogs and corned beef sliders to a famished crowd.               Continue reading

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Whachu Tacobot Willis? Mextopia

by Danielle Leahy   photos by Jacque Manaugh

Mextopia has long held a special spot in the hearts of the Tacobots. The site of our first ever Meetup, and the only place we have returned to multiple times Mextopia’s hospitable and the fun we had there is what morphed Tacobots from an online group page dedicated to taco talk into an actual taco eating club. Mextopia is also home of one of the best brisket tacos in Dallas Mextopia’s $2 Tacos and Tecate Tuesday’s are one of our favorite days of the week.   Continue reading

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Updated: Service Bar Closes This Weekend After 20 Years

by Bryan Coonrod

This weekend the Service Bar closes it’s doors after a 20 year run on Lower Greenville. I’m sure many of you have visited the bar or have heard some crazy story from someone else. The new Special Use Permit laws the city of Dallas passed last year has certainly turned Lower Greenville Avenue into a ghost town with only a handful of bars being allowed to stay in business. And now The Service bar has finally thrown in the towel and shut down.

The Service Bar was one of the first bars in Dallas to implement the modern version of a service industry night on Tuesdays in the early 90’s and many clubs today still have their own ( S.I.N. nights ). Those Tuesday nights were quite memorable. There was always a huge line to enter and getting a drink usually meant passing money over three to four people to the bartender to have a drink passed back to you as you squeezed into any open spot you could find.    Continue reading


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Open House For Sundown at Granada This Week

by Steven Doyle

Conceived from memories of long ago, Sundown at Granada opens this week with an open house on Wednesday, January 4th starting at 4pm.

Named for Sundown, Manitoba, the small burg with a population of 100 located 20 miles north of the Canadian border. Sundown owner Mike Schoder first learned to chop wood, work in a garden and drive a car all before he was 10 years old on his grandmother’s farm located in Sundown.     Continue reading

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Taste of Greenville Avenue This Weekend

by Crave Staff

Check out the third annual Taste of Greenville Avenue on October 29 from 10am-8pm in Energy Square, 4925 Greenville Avenue @ University Boulevard. Produced by the Greenville Avenue Restaurant Association, TOGA showcases nearly 30 popular Greenville Avenue eateries presenting their best menu items in small portions costing between $3 and $6. Eight different beers will be available at the event Saturday.    Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: Bottle Shop

by Adam Sachs      photos by Suzi Migdol

Construction on Lowest Greenville has no doubt created obstacles for us to visit some of the neighborhood’s most beloved staple institutions, so it seemed curious that a new business would open in what seemed like a precarious state of affairs in the area.  World Beer Company Bottle Shop has been open in its current location since May of this year, and was a perfect place to visit on a whim.       Continue reading


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The Grape Celebrates 39th Anniversary

Owners Brian and Courtney Luscher of The Grape

by Steven Doyle

The Grape celebrates a 39th anniversary next week. The festivities kick-off on Tuesday, October 25 (5:30pm-7pm) with a “Wine and Cheese Chat” with Courtney and Ali Morgan of Scardello. $20 per person includes 4 wines/cheeses and 15% off your dinner bill. For reservations call 214-828-1981.                          Continue reading

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