Archive for December, 2011

Adamson High School football team heading to the Ticket City Bowl

Posted by    |    December 30th, 2011 at 5:10 am

Over 40 members of the Adamson High School football team will get a chance to attend the Ticket City Bowl on January 2nd at the Cotton Bowl where Houston will face off with Penn State at 11AM. The team’s tickets and trip are being sponsored by the Friends of Fair Park, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Go Oak Cliff, and the Bishop Arts Winery and will include rides from Oak Cliff on a trolley bus, lunch, and great seats! For all those interested in helping us ensure our neighborhood kids have a memorable trip, join us on January 1st at 6PM on the balcony of 614 N. Bishop (Suite 3) Dallas ,TX 75208 where we’ll be making sandwiches and bagged lunches for the group. Email to confirm attendance.

Bolsa Mercado Advances Culinary Agenda

Posted by    |    December 14th, 2011 at 5:10 am

When Bolsa opened its doors as a restaurant almost 4 years ago, it was with the vision that they would operate both a restaurant and a gourmet market out of the same space. But as the success of the restaurant grew, the shelf space for crackers, coffees and chocolates shrank. But with the opening of Bolsa Mercado just two doors down Davis Street, that vision is now realized, and a dramatic shift for the neighborhood and the restaurant is in the works.

The Mercado features a surprisingly broad mix of dry goods and grocery staples, such as sea salts, olive oils, maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels, and more dips, spreads and sauces than you can count. The Mercado estimates more than 1000 items for sale in the grocery aisles. The large kitchen behind the market is also working on a full selection of prepared meals to go as well as fresh pastries, homemade cookies and muffins, and even house made sausages (we’ve got it on good authority that the wild boar, broccoli rabe and cherry sausage is divine).

A full coffee and espresso bar as well as a juice bar grace one wall, and refrigerated coolers on another wall house chicken, ham hock and veal stocks, homemade soups, and fresh salsas. You can also browse an impressive selection of cheeses as well as an eclectic selection of produce. (more…)

Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour This Saturday!

Posted by    |    December 2nd, 2011 at 5:10 am

Pull out your Christmas sweaters and socks, dust off your eggnog thermos, and purchase your tickets today for the 2011 Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour. The tour is this Saturday, December 3rd from noon to 6pm, and is the 25th annual Holiday Home Tour. The tour  features six homes that have been beautifully decorated for the holidays, each showcasing the great beauty, craftsmanship and historic charm of Winnetka Heights, Dallas’ second largest historic neighborhood. And between the Holiday Home Tour and Jingle Bells on Bishop, there’s no better way to get in to the holiday spirit!

Tickets for the tour are available in advance for $12 on the Winnetka Heights Holiday Home Tour site, or in the Bishop Arts District at Espumoso Caffe, Hunky’s or Shambala. Tickets on the day of the tour will be $15 and may be purchased at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont Avenue. At Turner House, visitors will also be able to participate in a silent auction, enjoy samples from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters and Kessler Cookies, hear carollers and meet with representatives of a dog rescue group to perhaps find a new member of the family. The event begins at Noon, December 3rd and continues until 6 PM. Proceeds of the tour help the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association (a 501 (C) (3) organization) with their goals of fostering a safer, more attractive and better place to live.