Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm

Fresh Listing Friday: M-Street Charm

Happy Friday, all! This week’s Fresh Listing Friday takes us to Dallas’ Greenland Hills neighborhood, otherwise popularly known as the M Streets. The home at 6039 Mercedes Avenue is the ideal combination of character and updates. And, it’s in a highly coveted location.




Need to know details:

– Quaint, expanded and renovated M Street home, listed for $750,000
– 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 half-bath — 2,753 square feet
– 9-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, crown molding, granite countertops
– Downstairs study, formal dining area, breakfast bar, den area, elevated rear deck, saltwater pool

Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ Front exterior showing the arched door and stone-tiled steps
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^ Upon entrance, discover the formal sitting area, equipped with a fireplace, large window, hardwood flooring and crown molding.Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ An entryway near the fireplace leads to the formal dining area Fresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ The compact, but charming kitchen is open to the den area and offers views of the backyard, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm Fresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ Travel upstairs and find the master suite, equipped with high ceilings, dual sinks, a walk-in glass shower, jet tub and marble countertops. Fresh Listing Friday: M Street CharmFresh Listing Friday: M Street Charm
^ The spacious backyard offers an elevated deck, perfect for entertaining, lush greenery, and a saltwater pool.


To see all the homes that were new to the DFW real estate market this week, click here.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News: Houndstooth Coffee Opening

Coffee, canines, and craft beer are the major highlights of this week’s edition of Food & Beverage News. Plus, read up on recent openings, closings, and all the relevant news you need to know.



Joyce & Gigi’s: They’re not participating in the official Restaurant Week, but Joyce & Gigi’s is featuring a special three-course menu this week through August 23 for just $25, with wine parings for an additional $10.


Fisher Wine Dinner: Gemma is hosting a five-course dinner paired with Fisher wines tonight, August 12, with special guest Cameron Fisher.


Backpacks for Brews: United Way and Family Compass invite you to 3015 at Trinity Groves tonight to do some good. In return for a new backpack to fill with school supplies for abused and neglected children you’ll get yummy food and craft beer courtesy of Four Corners Brewing Co.


Houndstooth Coffee: We told you recently that Henderson Ave. was getting a new coffee spot to replace Pearl Cup. Well, Thursday, August 14 is opening day! Featuring beans from North Carolina and California, the coffee house will be open from 6:30am-7pm on weekdays and from 7-7 on the weekends.


Haute Dogs in the City: Grab your favorite four-legged pal and join Modern Luxury Dallas at the iLume Park Lifestyle Community for a garden party celebrating man’s best friend Thursday night. There will be cold drinks, “haute dogs” with a twist, and all proceeds will benefit Operation Kindness.


New Zealand Wine Dinner: Driftwood and it’s new chef, Chef Kyle McClelland, are featuring a five-course dinner paired with Kim Crawford Wines on Thursday. Dinner begins at 6:30pm and includes Thai-style oysters, roasted duck, and whole red mullet.


Chefs for Farmers: Sunday, August 17 marks the kick off of the 2014-2015 charitable season during which the organization will pair up with local chefs and businesses to support local food and farmers. You’ll find the “localvores” at Pecan Lodge dining on local food and sipping wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Café Momentum (see more on them below).


Del Frisco’s Prime Pair Sundays: Every Sunday for a limited time, you can indulge in a summer prix fixe menu of an 8oz. filet, your choice of crab cake, scallops or shrimp, a salad, and a side for just $49.


Green Grocer Happy Hour: Every Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm is you can get $2.50 of any juice or smoothie.


$1 Craft Beer Mondays: Throughout the month of August, R Bar & Grill will sell craft beers for just $1 from 5pm until closing. Additionally, each week, Executive Chef Michael West will recreate a menu item with a craft beer of his choice.


Bird Cafe Beer Dinner: Next Monday, August 18, Bird Cafe and Community Beer Co. are teaming up for a six-beer, five-course dinner.


Brew Night at The Rustic: Meet the team from Lone Star Beer and learn a thing or two from 5-7pm on Monday, August 18. All schooners of Lonestar brews are just $4 until closing.




Herrera’s Closing: After an attempt to relocate fell though, Herrera’s on Maple will close August 18. They’ve asked customers to follow them on Facebook for information on future openings and news.


LUCK Stout Beer Float: The people at LUCK are taking the classic root beer float and kicking it up a notch with their new Stout Beer Float. It consists of a house-made beer ice cream floating in craft beer.


Restaurant Week: The time is now! Make your reservation and get out there and try something new and delicious.


Ramen Hakata: If you haven’t heard, Addison now has it’s very own ramen restaurant. This isn’t your dorm room microwave meal, their traditional pork-based ramen broth takes at least 12 hours to make.


Public School 214: A new gastropub will open this winter when the 3500M Development in West Village is completed. This full-service restaurant and bar also has three locations in California, all of which are named according to their respective area codes. Also known as PS214, the concept is “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.”


Café Momentum: Since 2011 the organization teaching juvenile delinquents to work in Dallas restaurants has been hopping from spot to spot while hunting for a permanent address. Executive Director Chad Houser has finally found “the tangible reality of a longtime dream” in Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas. Beginning in December, young men will develop kitchen skills and spend time in a classroom all in the same location.


Midnight Rambler: The Joule’s basement bar is set to open this fall with a “craft cocktail salon” theme.


World Tasting Tour Stops in Dallas: The owners of El Celler de Can Roca, the restaurant consistently voted the best and second best restaurant in the world, have locked their doors. On a mission to share their love for food, wine, conversation, and culture, they are traveling the world demonstrating their techniques and technology. After putting on an amazing eight-course dinner the brothers ate only one meal while they were in Dallas- lunch at Mot Hai Ba.


Image via Houndstooth Coffee Facebook

Restaurant News You Need to Know

LYFE Kitchen

Have you noticed that a lot of highly specialized restaurants have started popping up all over Dallas? If you like gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, or restaurants that focus on meat, your possibilities are endless in D-FW. Take a look at this guide to make sure you get the food that meets your needs.


LYFE Kitchen, a gluten-free restaurant that promotes sustainability and wants you to “Love Your Food Everyday” will open a Plano location and two other North Texas locations this summer.


Did you know there’s such a thing as healthy fast food? Start, “real fast food,” serves clean, from-scratch food with environmentally-friendly packaging that you can eat on the go. They use local and organic ingredients to make sure that your healthy food is also tasty food. You’ll find them on Greenville Ave. in Dallas.


Greenville Ave. has become a hotspot for concepts like this. Down the way from Start is HG Sply Co., a hunter/gather restaurant that lends its skills to the paleo diet. They use only food that comes from wildlife and natural farming in order to fill you with “food your body was built to eat.”


Again on Greenville Ave. is The Blind Butcher, a “beer and meat mecca.” They do great beer, cured meats, and “assorted green things.” If you’re looking to get your meat on, look no further.


Add one more to the count for Greenville Ave, and one for Katy Trail. Both Company Cafe locations are serving up a natural, organic, fresh food menu that has many gluten-free options as well as meats that are grass-fed.


The menu at Kozy on Mckinney Ave. is almost entirely gluten-free, and offers comfort foods and bakery items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here it’s also about grass-fed meat, wild-caught seafood, and organic and locally grown produce.


Have any other recommendations for specialty restaurants in D-FW? Comment below and let us know!


Photo via LYFE Kitchen