Archive for November, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by    |    November 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

We thought it would be interesting to shoot a time lapse of a Thanksgiving day experience in Dallas using time lapse photography but our staff needed some time off. Instead, we located this story depicting a typical family giving thanks and spending time together.  The cooking, feasting, and even playing games is captured in time lapse in under 3 minutes.

EatDallas Writer Greg Holman Co-Starring With Ty Pennington In New ABC Pilot Airing in December!

Posted by    |    November 22nd, 2011 at 1:52 pm

As many of you know, I’ve been a Company Director for Heritage Auctions (the third largest auction house in the world) for over 5 years now as a “Pop Culture” expert, and earlier this year was asked by them to do a screen test for Cineflix, a TV production company out of Toronto.
I was incredibly fortunate, and was somehow chosen for a co-starring role on a new ABC TV Pilot with Ty Pennington (former Guess Jeans Model and host of “Extreme Makeovers”). We spent April and May shooting in Beverly Hills, Ventura, at the Rose Bowl, and on the Queen Mary, in Long Beach.
 The show is titled “Great Big American Auction” and was sent to three test markets, where it received the highest test ratings of any show in ABC’s history! I finally got notification yesterday that the pilot has officially been picked up by the network and is scheduled to air on ABC (Channel 8 here in Big “D”) on December, 8th (Thursday) at 9:00 pm.

The Cast Of “Great Big American Auction”


Big Game Watching at the Owners Box in the Omni Hotel

Posted by    |    November 21st, 2011 at 8:03 am

We had a chance to head down to the Owners Box to watch Vince Young lead the Philadelphia Eagles against the NY Giants this evening.  We already knew the Owners Box is a great place to watch games, so we thought it would be a great place to watch former University of Texas legend, Vincent Young, start his first game for the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday evening.

Now the Owners Box has been open for about 10 days, so the question was whether or not the food and service would be ready for prime time.  We started with the nachos and they did not disappoint. Overall the food was good (from Brats, chicken sandwich, to quesadillas), the atmosphere is excellent and the service will improve with time.

In our view, the Owners Box will definitely become a go-to place to watch the big games for locals and particularly downtown Dallas residents.

A View from the Booth: The Fan Sports Lounge

Posted by    |    November 10th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

The powers that be at YouPlusDallas decided last night to attend the official opening of The Fan Sports Lounge.  The Fan Sports Lounge is located on Olive  Street near Victory Plaza and the new home of the Ticket.  We had high expectations, and the evening did not disappoint.

The Fan Sports Lounge is the brainchild of CBS Radio’s Adam Mehl and restaurateur Bill Teague.  We tip our hats to CBS Radio’s own  Brian Purdy and Bruce Gilbert and to the senior management of CBS Radio for bringing radio to life.  In an industry literally devoid of creativity at the top levels, CBS Radio did something incredibly rare:

    1. They listened to seasoned professionals on the ground.
    2. They took a well-calculated risk.
    3. They gave the authority to execute the deal locally and Bill built out and launched in about 90 days.

The place was packed, and the “Hotness Police”  gave the evening a score of 89 out of a 100-point scale.  And whomever you were sitting at the table next to the radio studio around 7:30 last night?  All we can say is a heartfelt thank you.

The food was above average, and we particularly liked the pizza, reminding us  that we can get a quality, thin-crust pizza, ala Enos Pizza, near our studios. The highlight for us, besides the scenery, was the huge television screen. Bill, you are brilliant.

We understand from reading D Magazine’s Front Burner that the Ticket Management had no comment.  D Magazine should know by now that questions such as these should be directed to Atlanta.

Judging from the talent that made into the radio booth last night made us wonder if maybe being a DJ in radio can be cool again.