by Steven Doyle
Pay your respects to outgoing Channel 8 news anchor Gloria Campos tonight from 9 to 11pm at the Victory Plaza studio near downtown Dallas. There will be some revelry and food trucks lined up to serve her fans.
Campos has been with WFAA since September 1984, when she started as an anchor. Campos was the first Hispanic anchor in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Prior to the Channel 8 gig she spent eight years at KGBT-TV in he hometown of Harlingen which was her only other broadcasting job shortly after graduating from Southwest Texas State University in 1976. Continue reading
by Dorothy Hernandez
Thursday morning, Bar Smyth’s Omar Yeefoon took the national title of Stoli’s Most Original Bartender, winning over the judges with creative cocktails such as a play on a Manhattan and a deconstructed Moscow Mule, which entailed lime, brown sugar, a shot of vodka and candied sugar on a plate. He competed against four other bartenders from New York, Miami, LA, Dallas and Chicago. Yeefoon took Dallas last month at Candleroom where he went head to head with Cedar Social’s Trina Nishimura and the Dram’s Jason Birt. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Inwood Tavern celebrates 49 years in business tonight. If the walls of this epic neighborhood bar could talk we would have to seek a gag order. Known for great beer, smooth cocktails and spirited conversation, Inwood has seen its share of fantastic evenings. Continue reading
by Jayne Chobot Herring
For those of us who do NOT enjoy spending our weekends sucking in our stomachs for photographers, there is now another way to enjoy the sexy and exclusive pool club Ku De Ta in Old East Dallas. But it is only for one night. The Top Rung Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the Dallas community by raising money for different charities, is having a party this Friday night and we are all invited. Parris Rigby, the foundation’s leader and consummate hostess, along with her well-connected and philanthropic friends and partners, is taking over what they are calling “The Compound,” a first-time-ever combination of the Chicago pub-like Three Sheets, old dance hall reminiscent Southern Comforts, and the previously mentioned urban oasis Ku De Ta for a “Tres de Mayo” party, bringing attention to the foundation and a new crowd to the three properties owned by Patrick Tetrick. Continue reading
Today the InterContinental Dallas announced that it is teaming up with Emerald City to “Rock the ‘13” by hosting the biggest New Year’s Eve bash in town. With a variety of packages for customizing the perfect evening, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a sit-down dinner or a high-energy party to drink Champagne, dance and toast to the New Year. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Independence Day is upon us and we plan to celebrate in grand fashion, which means the staff can sleep in tomorrow, hit the lake and hopefully work on that much needed tan. In the mean time we will all no doubt be celebrating tonight to get a head start on the party and fireworks. Addison’s Kaboom Town provides one of the most spectacular shows in the area, and is ranked one of the top in the nation.
We give all the fun details about the choreographed music and band stands set up in Addison, but we also wanted to share with you today some of the best views to watch the airshow and fireworks. You will want to head out early and stake your claim to a sweet spot. If you are off work early today you can beat the rush to some of these locations which we selected as the very best. Continue reading