by Steven Doyle
Generations have celebrated certain restaurants in Dallas, enjoying the cuisine that made Dallas strong and certainly has given it character. Today we pay homage to a select handful of these Dallas classics and hope you will continue to enjoy them as time honors them with continued success.
I recall some old favorites including Zeider Zee, The Beefeater, Prince of Burgers and Southern Kitchen. Perhaps you have some memories of restaurants that come to mind.
Dallas dining icon, Norma’s Cafe, will partner with Special Olympics Texas on Wednesday, May 22 for the sixth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Tip-A-Cop event. This year’s event is in honor of Sergeant Brad Freis, a former Addison Police Department officer who passed away last July. Sergeant Freis was actively involved with Special Olympics Texas and helped raise millions of dollars for the organization.
Sergeant Freis spent 38 years as a motor officer, sergeant and mentor with the Addison Police Department, and after his retirement, he remained actively involved with the department and surrounding community through Special Olympics Texas. He was a member of the organization’s Presidents Advisory Council, ran and organized the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, and represented Texas at a Special Olympics World Games Final Leg. He was inducted into the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame in July 2016. Continue reading
This year, Norma’s Cafe, Dallas’ dining icon that has served DFW home cooking for more than 62 years, continues a 30 year long tradition as it opens its Oak Cliff doors on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for its annual free Thanksgiving dinner.
Guests taking part in the free Thanksgiving dinner will be served a feast of holiday favorites, including turkey and dressing with giblet gravy and cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, English peas, salad, rolls, fruit and dessert. The free meal will only be available at the original Norma’s Cafe Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as thousands of meals will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
As we fly through this week dining on fried beef, black eyed peas and cornbread we are generally offered a sweet ending in the form of a slice of pie. Knowing now this will happen at even the most high browed of places we attempt to save a spot in the tummy for a treat. And who doesn’t love a good pie?
Here are some of our favorites: Continue reading
Norma’s Cafe, a Dallas dining icon, will celebrate its 62nd “birthday” at all five locations with several promotions throughout June. Each cafe will offer 3 menu favorites for the throwback price of $1.79 on June 25th in addition to a partnership with local non-profit, The Birthday Party Project (TBPP), a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the magic of birthdays by partnering with homeless and transitional shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to throw birthday celebrations for children living in the shelters.
On June 20th, a portion of sales from all five locations will be donated directly to TBPP. Guests can find more information about the fundraising day here. Can’t make it to fundraising day? Norma’s has yellow donation piggy banks at each location and will be collecting donations throughout the entire month of June. Norma’s is also selling a limited edition Birthday Shirt with all proceeds being donated to TBPP. Continue reading
For its ninth year in a row, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon, will celebrate National Pie Day by offering guests a free slice of its famous Mile-High Pie on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at all five locations.
“At Norma’s Cafe, we believe that every meal should end on a sweet note and we’re excited to make it easy for our guests to indulge on National Pie Day,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “Last year we served approximately 4,200 slices of pie to guests across all of our locations and we’re happy to continue this tradition for the ninth year in a row.’” Continue reading