photos by Joey Stewart
Musumé opened in the Dallas’ Arts District late January, bringing sushi, Asian fusion and the largest selection of sake in Texas.
Named for the Japanese word for “daughter,” Musumé comes from creator Josh Babb and partner Sean Clavir, whose Rock Libations restaurant group owns Shooters in Victory Park, Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville, and Chop Shop in Carrollton and Roanoke. Continue reading
by Mike Marerro
Boxwood Tap + Grill resides in the revitalized 2901 Thomas Avenue building within the State Thomas neighborhood on the east side of Uptown. The 80-year-old historic building which formerly housed Thomas Avenue Beverage Company (T.A.B.C.) has been restored to its original craftsmanship with exposed natural brick, soft lighting, tin ceilings and hardwood floors. The spacious patio is a beautiful oasis with ample seating and its own bar, providing patrons a very comfortable environment to enjoy the upcoming lovely fall weather while partaking in many great food and drink items. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Since departing with his bar crew from Smyth and Cedar Social, James Beard nominated barmen and restaurateur Michael Martensen has been promising major announcement that would be a deal changer in Dallas. Today we were sent word of his latest concept that will open early summer of 2014 in the former Greek (and Commissary) in One Arts Plaza. Proof + Pantry’s drink menu will feature a collection of carefully selected spirits and wine showcasing the restaurant’s dedication to “diversity and originality”.
“The Proof + Pantry team is incredibly talented and their menu is one you could dine on every night. Our tenants, residents and Arts District patrons can look forward to delicious food and craft cocktails at the end of a long day or before and after enjoying a show. We are thrilled to have them,” says Lucy Burns, Partner, Billingsley Company. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I recall the first time heard Tony Bennett perform in concert. I was still in high school and saw that he was appearing in Dallas at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock Lake in East Dallas with the Dallas Symphony. I had little or no knowledge of the iconic singer other than from his standard, I Left My Heart In San Francisco. What struck me that warm July 4th day was the man’s intensity and love for the Great American Songbook. Since that day I have seen Bennett no less than 25 times and look forward to his visits to our city.
Tony Bennett has an amazing background. In World War II he helped liberate prison camps. He had many close calls and actually engaged the forces in house-to-house and city-to-city clean up. It was after the war that Pearl Bailey discovered Bennett and invited him to open for her. That first evening Bob Hope was in the audience and was so taken that he invited Bennett to go on the road with him. Bennett went on to becomes a crooner of pop tunes of the day, and his first big hit was Because of You recorded in 1950, and it reached number one on the charts where it remained for ten weeks selling millions of copies. Continue reading