Category Archives: One Arts Plaza

The Greek Opens In One Arts Plaza Monday *Update

by Steven Doyle

The Greek will open its doors this Monday, October 15, 2012 just in time for lunch service. Look for Look for inexpensive pitas such as the sliced leg of lamb on a grilled pita, onions and Ziziki sauce, or steak and egg with grilled skirt steak, polenta and an over-easy egg.

We sat with owner Mary Cloutier-Arabatzis, who with her chef husband also own Ziziki’s three locations throughout Dallas, and she was excited about the newest location in One Arts Plaza which formerly housed The Commissary. Mary took us on a tour of the new restaurant which has expanded to serve just over 70-seats indoors and about half as many outdoors on one of the two patios.     Continue reading

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Meet the New Exec Chef At The Commissary: Ross Demers

by Steven Doyle

We just met the latest executive chef to run The Commissary since chef David McMillan took over the spot from John Tesar. Tesar sold his stake in the business to pursue his next restaurant challenge, Spoon in north Dallas. The new chef is Ross Demers and you quite possibly heard of him from Mi Piaci in Addison.

Demers was classically trained at the Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles and has been cheffing for the past eight years.

We asked what sort of changes the chef had in mind and he had plenty to offer.      Continue reading

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One Arts Plaza Competes With Food Trucks

by Steven Doyle

Due to construction concerns the food trucks on Flora that were located between the Myerson and Winspear on Flora have moved just a city street away to the vacant lot at Flora and Leonard. The small distance offered the group of restaurants located at the east end of Flora in One Arts Plaza a boost of fresh energy and a group of takers for lunch on the Plaza.

Chef David McMillan reports that his pig cart located in front of his restaurant Screen Door has taken on more customers each day. McMillan offers a plate of smoked pork and trimmings for less than $8, making it a true bargain for quick lunch time diners in the area.               Continue reading

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$100 Day Trips: Art is for Lovers

by Danielle Leahy                             photos by Jacque Manaugh

Hi, I’m the new Dallas, have we met?

Often bemoaned as a big name city with only small town fun, Dallas has long been considered a cultural wasteland of chain restaurants and pg rated community theater. Lacking in large scale public transportation, arts projects, or community involvement, for many of Dallas young professionals and up coming adults, a night on the town was usually limited to the current bar rotation on the fickle five hundred’s short list. Families trying to arrange weekend visits of public attractions could find little supporting infrastructure or options to make a drive into the city worth it for a family of four.      Continue reading


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Opera Lucia Meets Restaurant Lucia

by Steven Doyle

Attending the opening night of Lucia di Lammermoor was quite an experience. The Dallas Opera was gracious enough to show the live performance under the stars at no charge on a very large screen with pretty awesome fidelity. However if you were fortunate enough to have an actual seat for that evening you would have been rubbing elbows with gents in top hats and their sexy escorts donning incredible jewels and gowns.

For an opera night in Dallas the evening was a bit more snazzy than usual,  whispered several Winspear employees as they escorted us to our seats. Typical nights are more relaxed, and the TDO seems to be going through a concerted effort to cater to all walks of life interested in great music.   Continue reading

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Burgers and Burgundy Back This Weekend

by Crave Staff
Eleven celebrity chefs will join Chef John Tesar  at One Arts Plaza, Sunday, October 9 for the third annual Burgers & Burgundy event benefitting The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: DIFFA. Their mission: serve up their best burger to raise funds for the Foundation which for over 20 years has been instrumental in raising money to directly help those living with HIV and AIDS. Continue reading

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