Deep Ellum has this rich history of taverns and music, not too unlike today. The transitions have been deep cut with controversy both sweet and unforgiving.
Deep Ellum was well known as the place to be for blues musicians from as far away as Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Made famous by legendary residents like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, and blues pianist Alex Moore, Deep Ellum also frequently hosted performances by such iconic artists as T-Bone Walker, just starting his career, and Bessie Smith.
Today we might consider it more alternative in music and diverse in cuisine
Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti. Continue reading →
Located in the historic district of Deep Ellum, at 2647 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226 and sharing a stand-alone building with local favorite Merit Coffee, the new restaurant and bar features a carefully selected wine program as well as an approachable yet sophisticated food menu.
With a motto of “drinking wine at lunch is not a crime”, the vibrant and passionate co-founder, Lauren Bailey explains, “Deep Ellum instantly caught our attention with its deep-rooted history, incredible buildings and lively community. We quickly fell in love with the art, the other businesses and most of all the people who make it such a special place. I had goosebumps when I first stepped into the building and knew in my gut that was the one.”
With roots hailing from Texas BBQ mecca, Lockhart, Texas, Terry Black’shas this amazing history in smoked meats which scream Texas.
We had the fortune to speak to the Black twins recently, giving us some insight into what is being served in the fairly new 10,000 square feet digs located in Deep Ellum, in the heart of Dallas. Twin pit-master brothers Mark and Michael Black run operations will skills that transcend generations. Continue reading →
Dallasites will soon have the opportunity to wake up and transport their senses to destinations across the globe when Harper’s starts serving brunch on Oct. 30.
Available every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests will be able to delight in globally inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails while relaxing inside or on Harper’s enclosable patio. What will start as a great, ambient atmosphere for brunch will end in a highly energetic, buzzing setting supported by entertainment such as a saxophone player and DJ who will start at 1 p.m.
During brunch, guests can explore worldly flavors intertwined with American roots through gourmet fare, such as:
Neon Kitchen, a lounge serving small bites, cocktails on tap and craft cocktails has opened in the old Beauty Bar space in Deep Ellum. The menu features rich and hearty small bites of dim sum, sushi and izakaya.