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Tortilla Factory and Restaurant is Filled with History

luna1by Steven Doyle

In a time when women were kept at home and away from the workplace Maria Luna, who at the time was a single parent, rose from the kitchen to create her mark on Dallas history with Luna’s Tortilla Factory. A strong and devoted woman Luna gathered local women to crush her nixtamal , or corn that would become masa. Once gathered from Luna had the masa formed into tortillas and tamales which became a business that is now 95 years old and run by her son and grandson, both named Fernando.

Maria Luna ran her business, originally located on McKinney Avenue near downtown on a block that Luna purchased in 1938 for about $50,000 and shared with the original El Fenix. There the family worked, living above the tortilla factory. This meant dedication. Maria never turned away a stranger in need of fresh tortillas regardless of the hour. The building has since been remodeled to accommodate Meso Maya, and is considered a historical landmark.  Continue reading

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Bolero Moves Into Crockett Row


Crockett Row at West 7th – a vibrant shopping & dining destination in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District – announces the openings of Sol Sunless Tanning, Ben’s Soft Pretzels and Hooker’s Grill, as well as a new lunch menu from El Bolero.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Sol Sunless Tanning, Ben’s Soft Pretzels and Hooker’s Grill to Crockett Row,” said Monica Bermea, Marketing Director of Vestar, developer of Crockett Row. “We have an incredible line-up of new openings and activity among our tenants that make Crockett Row a hot spot destination. We believe our Fort Worth patrons will appreciate these innovative new concepts in the neighborhood.” Continue reading

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Wine Spectator Awards Five Sixty


Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. Continue reading

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Sundown at Granada Welcomes Marcus Kopplin and Justin Box

66790621_500239277450971_6383633458530353152_nby Alex Gonzalez

For years, Granada Theater has been the best venue to catch a show on Lower Greenville, and their bar restaurant. Sundown at Granada, has become a launching pad for the careers of local acts. Concert nights in Lower Greenville just got even better, as Sundown at Granada has just introduced a new seasonal menu curated by Chefs Marcus Kopplin and Justin Box. Continue reading

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6 Amazing Ways To Get Chilled in Dallas

ice cream galsby Steven Doyle

Ice Cream has been a perennial favorite of Americans since the beginning of our history and beyond. Thomas Jefferson had an elaborate recipe for his ice cream that took hours and twenty ingredients to create.

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Bistro 31 Offers A Beautiful Menu With Impeccable Service

bis2by Steven Doyle

Bistro 31 is what I like to call a beautiful dining decision. All the elements are at hand, a gorgeous atmosphere coupled with a seriously well executed menu and service above reproach.

It is only appropriate that a restaurant located in Dallas’ finest plaza which features exclusive shopping experiences such as Fendi, Dior and Hermes also hosts an impeccable restaurant such as Bitro 31. Consider the low-lustre Venetian plaster walls, custom Murano chandeliers, walls featuring contemporary art by local artists and a stand-up Art Deco coffee bar. Continue reading

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Coolgreens to Bring Signature Chef-Inspired Menu to Richardson


Coolgreens is set to provide “more than” experiences to the Richardson community when it opens in CityLine this fall.

Located at 1251 State St. in Richardson, construction on the 1,990-square-foot restaurant is currently underway. Continue reading

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