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The Dallas Morning News reported in July about Sarah Lombardi (part of the Lombardi Family Concepts) signing a lease for the old Oak Cliff Mercantile building across 7th Street from Oddfellows. Then came reports that the signing of the lease included the small building that currently houses El Padrino. So when signs went up in […]

Photo by David Woo.

With over $1000 in prize money and more than 30 teams expected to compete, the 3rd Annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ festival on Saturday, October 27th will act as the unofficial City of Dallas BBQ championship. Team entries are being accepted between now and Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm and are open to all who feel […]

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, […]


Registration for the 1.1 Mile Beer Run that kicks off the 2012 Brew Riot closes at 11:59pm tonight, Saturday, May 19. There will NOT be on-site registration the day of the event – so make sure that you are registered in advance. Also – if you plan to attend Brew Riot but not run the […]


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 […]

Winfrey Point May 4 2012

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 […]


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 […]


When Bolsa opened its doors as a restaurant almost 4 years ago, it was with the vision that they would operate both a restaurant and a gourmet market out of the same space. But as the success of the restaurant grew, the shelf space for crackers, coffees and chocolates shrank. But with the opening of […]


Pull out your Christmas sweaters and socks, dust off your eggnog thermos, and purchase your tickets today for the 2011 Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour. The tour is this Saturday, December 3rd from noon to 6pm, and is the 25th annual Holiday Home Tour. The tour  features six homes that have been beautifully decorated for […]