We support the very good work going on at El Centro and specifically their Food and Hospitality program. For a fraction of the cost of a huge name culinary school they are turning out great chefs, many who work and own restaurants in Dallas today. It is with this in mind that we ask you pay close attention to this event and make plans to support our fantastic culinary scene and the fresh young minds that will soon be cooking your next meal. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Looking for the perfect holiday gift that screams Dallas? Want something tasty, fun-filled and unique? We have you covered with our 2017 Holiday Picks. We went out of our way to select some fun and sui generis ideas that will make shopping so much easier. Read on my friends.
One of our favorite joys of the season are spent devouring wonderful pastries, and the good people at Bisous Bisous in Uptown provide the perfect holiday gift (and hostess gift) in their macaron tower. These splendid towers are as delicious as they are beautiful. The towers range from 4-tier (45 macarons) to 10-tier (220 macarons) with prices starting at $99. You will be the hit of any party with these beautiful displays that are truly edible. Continue reading
The Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden presents many opportunities for holiday experiences before it closes for winterization beginning January 4 through the opening of Dallas Blooms on February 27. Before then, Children’s Adventure Garden guests will be busy with many special activities to close out the year.
On Saturday, December 19, guests can use science to prove the case for the holiday’s favorite cookie-lover, Santa Claus. Starting at 11 a.m., guests will get to use science to answer questions like, how does Santa’s sleigh fly? How does he fit down all the world’s chimneys? How does he not burn himself in the fireplace? The Case for Santa Claus program will take place in the Children’s Adventure Garden’s Entry Plaza. Continue reading
Autumn is an inspiring time in Dallas. With annual events, like the iconic State Fair of Texas, that draw thousands of visitors, to groundbreaking once-in-a-lifetime exhibitions, like a never-before-seen collection of Jackson Pollock paintings at the Dallas Museum of Art, there is plenty to see and do. The weather will be wonderful, and so will the sights. Visit Dallas this fall and enjoy some of the best the city has to offer. The list is impressive, and just a glimpse of what we have going on in the coming months. Get your calendar out and be ready for some planning. Continue reading
On May 16, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden kicks off Summer at the Arboretum with the return of “Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.” Continuing the year-long “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” theme, the flower village features four topiary houses up to 15-feet-tall currently enveloped in red, white and blue flowers before transitioning into summer foliage. Each house highlights a Texas-inspired fairy tale vignette-a picante gingerbread man dances around a babbling brook; Goldilocks’ irascible cousin finds herself behind the Pine Curtain, and stubborn livestock starts a chain of events causing a kerfuffle across the prairie. Continue reading
The premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” at the Dallas Arboretum is back in action. As Dallas’ only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, tickets have been selling fast and selling out. This year the series will kick off on April 9 with a new band, Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Experience.
Rocket Man gives an insanely energetic performance time after time, throwing around jams such as “Saturday Night’s Alright” and “Pinball Wizard” before sending audiences exploding into space with extended 70’s instrumental versions of “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Levon.” Rocket Man musicians actually portray Elton John’s intense 70’s & 80’s concerts down to the finest detail. Continue reading