Posts by robshearer

3rd Annual Go Oak Cliff Blues Bandits & BBQ

The 3rd Annual Go Oak Cliff Blues Bandits & BBQ will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Conveniently located in the heart of North Oak Cliff  at the future site of the Davis Street Market development, 715 W Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208 is also the site of this summer’s amazing sunflower art installation,…

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Brew Riot in Bishop Arts This Sunday!

The 2012 Brew Riot takes place this Sunday, May 20th in the Bishop Arts District. This year’s event has attracted 50 home brew teams to the competition, and they are bringing over 150 types of beer to sample and enjoy. There will be lagers, IPAs, Belgian & French ales, and specialty brews. Pre-sale tickets are…

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A Word On Winfrey Point

While it appears that the controversy concerning overflow parking for the Dallas Arboretum at Winfrey Point may be resolved for the time being, we received a letter from District 3 Park Board Member Michael Reagan and wanted to pass along his thoughts on the issue. It’s great to have neighbors like Michael who volunteer their time…

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The Rumors Of Our Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Yes, we’ve been slacking off a bit in the blog department. Blame it on day jobs. Blame it on too many cocktails. Blame it on the rain. (Sorry about that Milli Vanilli reference, there’s really no excuse for that.) But we promise that we’re back and ready for more posts about more good stuff going…

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Education Cuts Impact Our Neighborhood & The Arts

You may or may not have known that Greiner Middle School (located at the corner of Edgefield and 12th) is also home to the DISD magnet ‘Exploratory Arts Academy’, which according to the Greiner website “provides opportunities for qualifying students who have an interest in the fine arts and who wish to develop their individual…

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SATURDAY: Oak Cliff Studio Tour – Visual Speed Bump

You may have already heard about this on Facebook or read it in the Dallas Morning News, but be sure to check out the Visual Speed Bump Art Tour this Saturday, May 14 from noon until 7pm. The tour of artists studios throughout Oak Cliff will include stops at sculpture artist Heather Ezell’s new studio,…

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Adios Gloria’s #1

Twenty-five years ago this week the first Gloria’s restaurant opened at the corner of Davis and Llewellyn, and so it is fitting that tonight will be the last night in this location as they prepare to re-open in the recently renovated (and significantly larger) new location in the old fire station at the corner of…

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Leopards, Bisons and BBQ

While there’s be no official announcement of the opening date for Luckie’s Smokehouse (1300 West Davis), a party is being planned for Thursday, February 10th to unveil a 16 foot long mural that has been commissioned by Luckie’s landlord and area real estate investors Craig Schenkel and Mark Miranda. The mural features a variety of…

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On The Road Again

I promise that we’re not going to turn GoOakCliff.org into a running commentary on public transportation and commuting, but we got lots of great comments on the post from yesterday and I thought I’d give you a few more thoughts on day 2 of DART/ bike experience. First, it’s so much nicer to ride when…

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Parking The Car: A New Years Resolution

Over the past several months I’ve been inspired by all the bicycle activity in the Cliff, and in particular with the idea of driving less and using a bike and public transit more. So when it came time for making a few resolutions for the new year, I decided that I’d like to leave my…

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