Archive for October, 2013

3 Things To Do For Halloween in the Design District

Posted by    |    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.


Dude, Sweet Chocolate and the Wine Poste Team Up for a Spooky Halloween Tasting

Posted by    |    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.



Trinity Haymarket Makes it Easy for Small-Scale Farmers to Get What They Need in the City

Posted by    |    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.

Cane Rosso Camps Out at The Wine Poste This Friday

Posted by    |    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.