Posted by Dallas Design District | November 20th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Posted by Dallas Design District | November 19th, 2013 at 4:00 am
We’ve been hearing about all the exciting things planned for the Trinity River Corridor for years now, and, last week, Assistant City Manager Jill Jordan and the Army Corps of Engineers held a Townhall Meeting at Methodist Hospital to fill us in on what’s really going on with the river.
The Sylvan Ave. bridge, which as been closed for the past year, is scheduled to reopen in early 2014 with six-foot sidewalks, and increase from four traffic lanes to six and separated bicycle lanes. In addition to the bridge, starting next year, Sylvan Ave. will be improved all the way to Sylvan Thirty at Fort Worth Ave., with six lanes for traffic, bicycle lanes, improved landscaping and lighting, and on-street parking. The construction could take up to two years to be completed.
As we’ve reported on in the past, the Continental Ave. bridge is on its way to becoming a pedestrian-only park, with water features, performance stages, gardens and plenty of programming. It is expected to be completed by May 2014.
Phase one of the Trinity Strand Trail, which has been popping up along the old river channel between Wycliff and Oak Lawn pretty quickly in the past six months, is slated to be ready for use by next Spring, though I’ve already spotted a few joggers running the trail on weekday mornings.
Last but not least, pending environmental approval from the Army Corps of Engineers, work on a 23-acre lake in the floodway near the Commerce Street Bridge could begin as early as next year.
Posted by Dallas Design District | October 30th, 2013 at 2:49 pm
Halloween is only a day away, and a few Design District haunts have stepped up to the party-hosting plate this season. The Design District is best known for art, furniture and food, and, this weekend, there’s a party for all three:
On Thursday, Green Bandana Group is hosting its Golden Age Halloween party, celebrating the golden age of hip hop in DFW, at a vacant Jim Lake Companies warehouse at 141 Glass Street. There will be performances by Tunk, -topic, Buffalo Black, AZ featuring Dustin Cavazos, Tony Vice, Jenny Robinson, Bobby Sessions and Lord Byron. Artwork from Fred Villanueva, Steph Hargrove, Jordan Castilleja and Erica Guajardo will adorn the walls, and you’re free to bring your own alcohol. The party is from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and tickets are $10. Costumed ladies get in for free before 10 p.m.
If chocolate and wine is your thing, check out Wine Poste’s collaborative tasting with Dude, Sweet Chocolate on October 31st at 7 p.m., the star of which is the pairing of Dude’s cajeta skulls with a 2010 Incognito Rouge. You can read more about the event in our post from last week. Wine Poste is located at 2001 Irving Blvd.
For all the decor lovers, the ever-eclectic Howell Street design studio, SCOUT, is throwing its first Halloween party this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join them for sliders from Easy Slider, complimentary beer, wine and cocktails, tarot and palm reading from Mystic Kathryn, and up to 75% off all store merchandise. Costumes are encouraged. SCOUT is located at 155 Howell Street in the Design District.
Posted by Dallas Design District | October 25th, 2013 at 10:23 am
On Halloween night, Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate and the Wine Poste are kicking off their monthly partnership with a special wine and chocolate pairing event. Given the holiday, the team has come up with some eerie combinations to intrigue your palette on October 31st:
A 2010 Bodegas Naveran Brut Cava will be paired with Chocolate Salami, made with fig, marzipan and cocoa nibs.
The 2011 Talbott “Sleepy Hollow” Chardonnay will be paired with “Flower Child” truffles, scented with bergamot, jasmine and orange.
The Ghost of 413, a 2010 red blend, will be paired with the Albatross Fudge, an 85% dark chocolate spiked with creamy blue cheese.
A 2010 Bogle Phantom will be paired with “Fungus Amongus,” a creamy butter toffee with porcini mushroom powder and toasted pumpkin seeds.
To end the night, a 2010 Incognito Rouge will be paired with Dude, Sweet’s seasonal specialty, the Cajeta Skulls — 72% dark chocolate filled with goats milk caramel.
The pairing will take place on October 31st at the Wine Poste, 2001 Irving Blvd, #145, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.
Posted by Dallas Design District | October 18th, 2013 at 8:42 am
Urban farming, while it has always been around, has experienced a renaissance in the past decade. Community farms are popping up left and right, and more and more city dwellers are finding space for chicken coops and beehives. Enter Trinity Haymarket, a Design District shop specifically designed to provide organic, non-GMO feed and farm supplies for urban and small-scale farmers.
As beekeepers and poultry raisers themselves, owners Bill Dougherty and Fred Owen found it hard to find nutritious feed and specialty tools for their small farm. Most mainstream grain was ridden with unidentified animal byproducts and myriad unnatural ingredients. When they started going out of state to find what they need, Bill and Fred realized it was time to open a centrally-located supply store to make the resources they needed readily available to anyone.
In addition to grain, seeds, and farm supplies, Trinity Haymarket also carries locally made, non-GMO products like Gristmill flour, gluten free pancake mix, organic soy candles and soap, small batch honey, and Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters coffee.
Trinity Haymarket is located at 1715 Market Center Blvd. and is open Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Posted by Dallas Design District | October 2nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Cane Rosso, the award-winning authentic Neapolitan pizza place in Deep Ellum and Lakewood, is hitching its mobile oven outside of Wine Poste this Friday, Oct. 4th, for an evening of pizza and wine tastings.
A $30 ticket will get you a personal pizza and 6 tastings of “off the beaten path” Italian red wines. The pizza will be made onsite in Cane Rosso’s oven from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
You can buy tickets and get more information on Wine Poste’s website.
Photo from Cane Rosso’s Facebook page.
Posted by Dallas Design District | September 24th, 2013 at 12:12 pm
Unlike Uber, an app that allows users to summon a private black car at the tap of a button, Lyft is more of a community-based app that focuses on regular car drivers who want to meet new people and make an extra buck or two. Drivers use their own personal cars, outfitted with a fuzzy pink mustache, and pick you up on demand after you specify where you are and where you’re headed.
Safety may seem like a concern for a service like Lyft, so the company focuses heavily on background screenings and DMV record checks for all of its drivers. On the user end, you can publicly rate each driver and see a profile pic of both the user and the car. It’s kind of like Airbnb for car rides; drivers can fill up their extra space with people who need to get around. Lyft also advertises itself as significantly cheaper than Uber or a cab ride, with each ride hovering around $10.
You can start getting Lyfts in Dallas on Sept. 27th, when the app will launch around the city. That evening, the app is hosting a kick-off party at Weld coworking space, 2140 Farrington Street. There will be drinks, food, live local music, art from InstaDFW and $50 Lyft credits for all those who attend. You can RSVP on Eventbrite: http://lyftdallas-efbevent.eventbrite.com/ Just flash the app to get in.