Archive for June, 2010

Sushi in Deep Ellum?

Posted by    |    June 25th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

On a girls’ lunch adventure, my Deep Ellum/Uptown Girls Posse decided we wanted to try something new.  Sushi sounded great, but honestly the thought of Sushi and Deep Ellum didn’t seem like a natural pair. Can delicate Japanese food art co-exist with the charcoal grittiness of urban backstreets?

We found our answer on Elm Street, through the doors of Lemongrass. We were blown away.  Quiet elegance in the front. Giant sprays of orchids. The patio in the back was like walking into a vacation spot with lush greenery, while overhead netting and air misters protected you from the harsher side of Mother Nature.

When our tuna tower appetizer arrived we giggled from its deliciousness. Every bite was a tiny gift.  Okay this might sound dramatic, but it’s completely true.  And our rolls were equally fantastic.  To finish it off you get a little piece of lemon cake, with the perfect amount of sweetness.

Places like Lemongrass make me so proud to say it’s in Deep Ellum, my neighborhood.

Bfast in my Belly

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 11:31 am

When I wake up on the weekends, there’s never been a time where I wanted to cook a big feast or show my face in a restaurant for guests to mock my p.j.’s, that I hate changing out of.  That’s why I LOVE Santiago’s Taco Loco Express!  I literally hop on my bike and peddle down to their window and place my order: One chicken taco for the hubby and one egg and cheese taco with avocado for me.  It comes with this amazing salsa/sauce, it’s a small container so ask for extra if you’re a douser.  They have a little table and chairs strategically placed under a tree for shade from the morning sun to sit and wait for you food.

The girl behind the window is always the same (I guess I should have learned her name by now) and they have one cook in the back.  If you want to dine there they have a cute roof top deck with tropical plants and music.  We took Sergeant with us one time before the Art Festival and he was a little afraid of heights up on the roof, so we stick to the ground now.

Where’s your favorite morning pick-up?!

Strike-A-Pose

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 10:25 am

I used to say that a weekend couldn’t go by without seeing some kind of photo shoot going on in Deep Ellum.  Now it’s becoming more of a daily occurrence.  You’ll see a bride in her wedding dress and boots, an engaged couple in matching outfits canoodling in an alley, or a young model trying to fill up her Model Mayhem page.

Who could blame them with the mix of old stone, worn out signs, and new graffiti on almost every corner.  Thus inspired, I decided to do my own kind of photo shoot. My model? One of the prettiest faces in Dallas: my pit bull, Sergeant.

I know not everyone has a model as cute as mine, but go out there and show us your best Deep Ellum pose!

Deep Ellum Retailers Cast a Wide Web

Posted by    |    June 24th, 2010 at 2:45 am

Steve Floyd is a feisty guy. By day he designs and builds some cool websites. But his business is in Deep Ellum and it rankles him that the neighborhood which has given so much to the cultural texture of Dallas is not getting respect. So Steve decided to take matters into his own hands and instead of getting angry, he was gonna get viral. The result is deepellumcommunity.com, a slick neighborhood site that lets users know whassup with Deep Ellum restaurants, clubs, events, and yes, bidness.