Posts Tagged ‘East Dallas’

Get spooky in East Dallas this weekend!

Posted by    |    October 28th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Photo courtesy of Dallas Children's Theater

Muammar Gaddafi, Charlie Sheen, sexy 60’s PanAm flight attendant, Wall Street protestor…no matter what or who you plan on being for Halloween,  The Advocate makes sure you’re not all dressed up with no place to go.  They’ve got the scoop on all things spook-y in East Dallas this weekend!

Autumn at the Arboretum: The Great Pumpkin Festival

Posted by    |    October 11th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and The Great Pumpkin.”        -Linus from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Linus was reticent to discuss his fascination of The Great Pumpkin with his friends. And really, who can blame him? It wasn’t a popular subject. Even his sister, Lucy, thought he was crazy.

“That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine is out in the pumpkin patch making his yearly fool of himself.”

Linus, may I give you some advice? Don’t let ’em get to you. That pumpkin patch is full of fall goodness and ready to be enjoyed. Get on in there and knock yourself out.


Spray it, don’t say it.

Posted by    |    June 8th, 2011 at 1:05 am

Leslie Knope

I love the show Parks and Rec.  Seldom do I miss it – and when I do, my DVR doesn’t. Leslie Knope, Deputy Director of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department, takes enormous pride in her city parks – and most of the time, to the eye-rolls and irritation of her co-workers. Her endearing enthusiasm drives her to go to great lengths for the city she’s devoted her life to. And for that, I thank her…because it makes for great television.

Max's buddy Cooper playin' in the spray

I had a Leslie Knope moment today at the Lake Highlands North Recreation Center. For all you moms out there, this diamond in the rough is only a stone’s throw away from Lakewood – and the ideal way to get revenge on the sweltering, Texas heat. The park features two play-scapes (one for older children and another for younger), a pavilion, pool, rec center…and SPRAY PARK! Having never been to a spray park before, I was rather impressed. Yes, I’m a first time mom, so all you veterans with years of motherhood under your belt, please excuse my naivete. This thing was awesome.  My son, Max, was all smiles as he stood on the peripheral taking it all in.  Slowly but surely he ventured closer to the water and once he did, I heard squeals of delight and excitement from a distance as he took off to explore every water fall and spray spout available.


Did someone say Cinnamon Roll French Toast?

Posted by    |    June 5th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

If  you’ve had this oh-so-delicious dish at Another Broken Egg, you won’t be able to stop saying it.  Let me paint a visual for you… a super-sized cinnamon roll – sliced, grilled and battered, smothered with warm cream cheese icing and topped with berries, banana’s foster sauce and whipped cream.  It very well could be one of the yummiest breakfast dishes I’ve ever enjoyed.

The rest of the menu? Impressive. In addition to classic favorites, Another Broken Egg takes great pride in their signature dishes.  And judging from my meal, I can certainly see why. Clearly, you know how I feel about their tasty twist on french toast, so let’s skip right on over to their other signature dishes, like the Lobster et Fromage omlette filled with brie cheese, diced tomatoes, garlic sauteed Maine lobster meat and a light champagne cream sauce.  Or for those of you that like your red meat first thing in the morning, try the Benedict Oscar – a grilled Sirloin steak, two poached eggs, sauteed crabmeat, asparagus and Bearnaise sauce all perched atop a toasted English muffin. These are only a sampling of their mouth-watering menu options.  Speaking of options, did I mention they have over 130 items to choose from? (more…)

a letter to Lakewoodstock

Posted by    |    May 13th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Dear Lakewoodstock,

I’ve been anxiously awaiting your arrival. You’ve been marked in my calendar for months. And now…only one day stands in between you and me…and I can barely contain my excitement.

Why do I love you so?  Below are the reasons I think you’re tops.

1.  Sometimes, I get hungry. But I know at Lakewoodstock, the local vendors of Lakewood Village Shopping Center will be on hand with food and beverages to enjoy. And that, fun festival, is just plain yummy.

2.  Sometimes, I like to be sung to.  And there you are, dear festival, with live music all day from bands like The Electro-Magnetics, Homespun Remedies, The Sutcliffes, Hunter Hendrickson, Local Honey, Colin Boyd, Southbound Lane, Club Wood, Plowboy, Thin White Dukes, Tres Leches Trio, Darryl Lee Rush, Jackson Eli, Jim Suhler & Jason Elmore, Jill Allison Bryan, Doug Bryan, Rahim Quazi, Nick Chatum, and Jay Gummer.

3. Sometimes, I like to impress my family by taking them to do cool stuff.  You’ve got activities for both the young and the young-at-heart, like face-painting, puppet-making, shrinky dinks, a photo booth, laser tag, a bungee trampoline, a video arcade and a climbing wall…just to name a few. (more…)

little (spring) bean

Posted by    |    March 23rd, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Oh Lakewood – you never fail to impress me.  Just when I think I know all the in’s and out’s of my neighborhood, I stumble upon a delightful little surprise.  Which is all the introduction I need to tell you about Little Bean, tucked away in a residential-ish neighborhood of historic Junius Heights.  This bright, breezy storefront carries all things cool for kids – clothing, accessories, gifts and art…and all from hard-to-find lines.  Owner and East Dallas resident, Christine Visneau, carries the finest of fineries from indie designers all over the country, not to mention her own line, Little Bean.    A quick peek behind the cash register and you’ll see her studio, complete with vintage fabrics and a trusty sewing machine.  She takes special orders too.  When my neice was born, Christine graciously allowed me to look through all her samples to find just the right fabric for sweetly chic baby bloomers and a sundress.

My advice? Spring over and check it out for yourself – warm weather treasures are on the hangers and available for purchase!

Little Bean | 5308 Junius St. | Dallas, Tx 75214 | 214.370.9111