D-FW Weekend Round Up (7/24-7/27)


It’s going to be another hot weekend in D-FW! While there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of summertime, allow us to suggest a few that you should do while you can!

 

Matthew Sontheimer: The Talley Dunn Gallery is featuring works by Sontheimer, which include collages of text, drawing, sketches, and photographs. They will be on display until August 27.

 

National Tequila Day: Today’s the day, everyone. Get your limes and salt ready because restaurants all over DFW are offering specials. Blue Mesa GrillEl Fenix, On The Border, Cantina Loredo, Urban Taco, and Wild Salsa are all getting in on the fun.

 

Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe: The famous bunny installation on the road to Marfa has been relocated to the Dallas Contemporary along with an indoor exhibit of Phillips’ pop culture inspired paintings, short films, and other mixed media work. This will all be on display through August 10.

 

Milk & Honey Girl’s Night Out: This beloved Dallas boutique is throwing a ladies night Thursday, July 24 with champagne, tutorials, and a 20% off discount.

 

CultureMap Summer Social: Celebrate the weekend a night early with the brains behind CultureMap Dallas. Thursday, head to Winston’s Supperclub in Uptown for tequila tastings, good from Urban Taco, live music by DJ Adam Cleland and more. Take an Uber there and get 20% off your ride using a special promo code.

 

Decks in the Park: Every fourth Thursday of the month head to Klyde Warren Park for live music, food trucks, and dancing. This week you’ll hear Red Eye, Rob Vaughan, DJ Love, EZ Eddie D, and Zach Witness.

 

Rangers vs. Oakland A’s: Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, our Rangers will take on the Athletics at Globe Life Park.

 

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. Launch Party: Celebrate the launch of this local brewery’s newest beer, Weizenbock, at The Rustic on Friday with musical guest Shane Smith & The Saints.

 

Salsa Class: Head to Klyde Warren Park’s Muse family Performance Pavilion to shake your stuff and learn some salsa with Studio 22.  Friday classes run from 6 to 7pm and take place through August 1.

 

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, and music, this tour is an electrifying production presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil unparalleled creativity. Catch the show Friday and Saturday at American Airlines Center.

 

The Best Movie Fest Ever: The Cinemark in West Plano presents three classic films on Saturday, July 26. “Hello Dolly!” plays at 11:15am, “Moulin Rouge” at 2:20pm, and “Oklahoma!” at 5pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch three great films for one great price.

 

Cooking Classes at the Dallas Farmer’s Market: The third installation of Saturday chef demonstrations is hosted by Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolf Gang Puck (the restaurant at the top of Reunion Tower). This week’s theme is Korean Style Summer Grilling.

 

National Dance Day: Get your boogie on in celebration of National Dance Day at Klyde Warren Park. The fun begins Saturday with African Dance at 1:30pm.

 

Alpha Rev: Saturday night, this Austin-based band will play at the Granada Theater following the Rocketboys, Dovetail, and Levi Weaver. If you’re a fan of Coldplay and/or Imagine Dragons you should check out the show. Doors open at 7pm.

 

Austin Mahone: Named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, this 18-year-old San Antonio native is climbing his way up the music charts. Austin Mahone has opened for Taylor Swift in the past and now he’ll headline a concert on Sunday, July 27, that will also include The Vamps, Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes.

 

WWE Live: WWE returns to Dallas with a special Sunday afternoon matinee at American Airlines Center.

 

Find Your Excuse: If you’re just looking to get out and try a Dallas favorite, check out this list of great places and reasons to celebrate in Dallas.

 

Image via Klyde Warren Park Facebook

Where to Watch USA/Belgium in DFW


Where to Watch USA/Belgium in DFW

Just in case you’re living under a rock and haven’t already heard, the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match is tomorrow, Tuesday, at 3 p.m. Here are the best spots around D-FW to join up with other fans and cheer our team to a W!

 

AT&T Stadium: Cheer on the USA as they play on Cowboys Stadium’s four enormous screens. Admission and parking are free! Parking lots will open at 12:30 p.m. and doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

 

FC Dallas Watch Party: As with every US match so far, you can join Dallas’ MLS team and thousands of fans at AT&T Plaza outside American Airlines Center. It’s free and lasts from 2 to 5 p.m.

 

The Londoner: The Addison branch was just voted the No. 1 place in America to watch the World Cup by the Travel Channel, but all of the locations will be playing the match.

 

Idle Rich Pub: Idle Rich and its sister pubs, Old Monk and Blackfriar, will open at 1 p.m. and full menus will be offered.

 

Pour House: Both bars, in Fort Worth and Dallas, will be showing all the U.S. matches.

 

Trinity Hall: It’ll be standing-room only at this Mockingbird Station bar, so be ready to hydrate accordingly.

 

The Londoner: Best Bar in U.S.


The Londoner: Best Bar in the US to watch the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing and there’s no better place to watch it than at a bar among other fans. Wait, we meant there’s no better place to watch the World Cup in the entire country than The Londoner in Addison, TX.

 

Yes, that’s right, The Londoner in Addison was just voted the No. 1 bar in the United States to watch the World Cup by the Travel Channel. That’s a pretty huge thing if you ask us.

 

Don’t go showing up there if you’re not a serious fan of the game, though. The criteria for the ranking of the top ten bars were: a lively atmosphere, authentic soccer fans, and good beer/cocktails and food.

 

Here’s what you can expect if you do plan to get in on the action: “Head to The Londoner if you’re looking for an authentic British pub experience. England fans usually frequent the Addison bar, which is also the flagship location for the Dallas-Fort Worth pub chain. All 4 locations will host kick-off parties on June 12 with drink specials like $5 caipirinhas, and plans are already underway to show 48 World Cup games live.”

 

Congrats to The Londoner! Even though the fans there are typically cheering on England, we know today everyone is all about Team USA!

 

Images via The Londoner Addison Facebook Page

This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News


This Week in D-FW Food & Beverage News

In D-FW there’s always an excuse to get out and try new things. This week, fill your calendar by checking out Pecan Lodge’s new location in Deep Ellum, multi-course wine dinners, 1/2-price champagne, local produce and more.

 

Pecan Lodge: The well-known barbecue joint has officially opened its restaurant in Deep Ellum. Now you can get the fabulous flavors you love at the corner of Main and Pryor as well as listen to live music on their new back porch. Read more about this family’s incredible story here.

 

Calais Winery: The inability to secure a permit has this establishment moving out of Deep Ellum and relocating to Hye, Texas in the Hill Country. See more about the move here.

 

Food Truck Schedule: Looking to enjoy some food truck food this week? Here’s the schedule of where and when you can find your favorites.

 

Banshee Wine Dinner at The Grape: Thursday, May 29, enjoy a three-course bistro meal prepared by Jed Demler paired with various Sonoma Valley wines for just $48 per person.

 

Fresh Foods at South Side on Lamar: Also on Thursday, shop for fresh, local, organic produce during this collaboration with the Dallas Farmers Market. Admission is free and there will be music and “crafty local libations.”

 

Wine Dinner at Wine Poste: Chow down on a six-course dinner prepared by chef Justin Box while sipping on wine pairings. The event is $80 per person and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

 

Cru Champagne Thursdays: Celebrate the weekend one day early with Cru Wine Bar’s 1/2-off champagne on Thursday nights from 4 p.m. to closing.

 

Four Corners Brewery Co. Beer Dinner: The local craft beer brewery is hosting a four-course dinner with beer pairings at Whole Foods Highland Park on Friday, May 30. The event will cost you $25 per person and dinner, which includes ground beef topped with cheddar, bacon, and grilled jalapeño with Cajun-duested fries, with will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Sip ‘n’ Slide into Summer with Henderson Tap House: You’re invited to wear your sundress and boardshorts to a grill out on Sunday, May 31, to kick off summer with signature cocktails and live music.

 

J Black’s: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., the Henderson Ave. bar hosts a trivia night with prizes and drink specials. Every Thursday is Throwback Thursday, which includes “the music you love, the drink you remember, and the prices you miss.”

 

Photo via Pecan Lodge