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To the Future Exhibition at Celebrates Laura Rathe Fine Art’s 5th Anniversary

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Marking its fifth year in the Dallas Design District, Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) is pleased to present To the Future, a group anniversary exhibition featuring new works from distinguished gallery artists, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 17th from 5-8pm.

LRFA first presented their elite roster of artists to the Dallas art scene in 2013 and since then has has helped cultivate the city’s remarkable art community. In just five years, they have expanded that roster to include over forty local, national, and international artists. To the Future highlights this expansive growth by exhibiting a variety of brand new works of innovative media from these successful artists such as Zhuang Hong Yi, Meredith Pardue, Stallman, and Cassandria Blackmore. LRFA will also be introducing Chris Wood, Dylan Gebbia-Richards and Audra Weaser to their ever-expanding roster. Continue reading

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Ferris Wheelers Opens Soon in Design District

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Dallas will soon be home to a one-of-a-kind BBQ restaurant created in the image of a true Texan.

 Imagine Big Tex chowing down on some mouthwatering Texas BBQ with a local craft beer in-hand and live country music playing in the background. Now take that image and add in a 50-foot running Ferris wheelThe result is Ferris Wheelers. (Yes, you can actually ride on it!) Continue reading

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Sassetta Brings Lux to Design District

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Tucked inside the Decorative Center at the corner of Oak Lawn and Hi Line Drive, Sassetta joins Wheelhouse and soon to open Go Go within the newly constructed 10,000-square-foot complex designed by the renowned Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig.  Articulating the space is Center Court, a covered outdoor pavilion featuring the commissioned 18-foot sculpture Moving Figure by notable New York artist Daniel Arsham.

Open for dinner with breakfast and lunch forthcoming, Sassetta’s seasonal modern Italian menu features handcrafted pasta, house-cured meats, seafood and thin crust pizzas in a casual café atmosphere.  Complementing the rustic fare is a robust selection of wines from various regions in Italy, along with amari and simple, straightforward Italian cocktails.   Continue reading

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Oak Restaurant Hosting Stag’s Leap Dinner March 22nd

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There is a marvelous opportunity to meet and greet with the new culinary director of Oak in the Design District and enjoy a sumptuous repast and great wine. On Wednesday, March 22nd Oak will be hosting a special all inclusive wine dinner featuring Stag’s Leap. The five course dinner created by executive chef Jeramie Robsion looks to be something you will not care to miss and is paired with equally fantastic wines.   Continue reading

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Design District’s Primo’s Tex Mex Has The Same Tacos With A Side Of Cicerone

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For many years Primo’s Tex Mex was the quintessential hot spot for hanging out late night  to enjoy a good amount of enchiladas and even more tequila. The McKinney Avenue haunt stocked plenty of tequila brands for those searching for a way to wash down baskets of chips and guacamole. This was the heyday for the brand until owner Eddie Cervantes eventually sold, and it soon closed after 28 years of solid service. Cervantes went on to open E Bar on Haskell and that hot spot on McKinney became So&So’s which is enjoying plenty of hot action of their own.

Dallas had lost a legend until more recently when twin brothers Mark and Dirk Kelcher revived the restaurant in the Dallas Design District. The brothers are talented operators who come with plenty of experience including Metro Grill, and even more recently part of the new ownership at Cedars Social. Their roots rival that of the original Primo’s and as caretakers of the name they have honored the tradition backed by slurpy good drinks and the same enchiladas once served to the many patrons on the McKinney Avenue location.    Continue reading

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First Look: El Bolero

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El Bolero, the new Mexican restaurant by Richard & Tiffanee Ellman and John Paul Valverde quietly opened their doors in the Design District this past weekend with opening executive  chef, Hugo Galvan. Owner Tiffanee Ellman tells us that Chef Galvan, who hails from San Miguel De Allende, “is extremely talented and has a deep and personal expertise in creating the regional and authentic flavors that will form the fabric of the El Bolero experience.”

Chef Galvan has spent years cooking and training in kitchens in the U.S. and Europe, but he states that it is his “experience in restaurants and mercados across different regions of Mexico that will be integral to El Bolero’s cuisine.”  You will most likely have sampled his cuisine at Café San Miguel on Henderson Avenue, and Hacienda San Miguel in Fort Worth.   Continue reading

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Michael Kenna Solo Exhibit at PDNB Gallery

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This will be PDNB Gallery’s fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna (b. 1953, Widnes, Lancashire, England). This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet.  Continue reading

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