Posts Tagged ‘West Village’

The Rustic Will Bring Live Music to Uptown’s West Village

Posted by    |    January 22nd, 2013 at 12:42 pm

What do you get when you combine the boys behind Bowl & Barrel, celebrated chef Sharon Hage, Dallas businessman Brian Manion, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Pat Green, and Uptown’s hip West Village? Something amazing obviously; but more specifically, The Rustic, a full service restaurant and bar with a “backyard” feel and live music. West Village has been in desperate need of a live music venue, and who better to fill the gap than this talented crew?

The Rustic owners

Pat Green, Kyle Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Brian Manion

Full Press Release Below


Dallas Beer Week is Upon Us

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

craft beerI remember my first beer. I actually really do. But it wasn’t until I went abroad that I was introduced to some of the most amazing craft beers and realized that there’s a whole wide world of beer opportunity out there and that I wouldn’t always have to drink natty light or Keystone.

That’s why Dallas Beer Week is so great. Starting tomorrow, November 10, DWB is striving to introduce more Texans to the world of craft beer. If more people demand it, we’ll have more of it. DWB also focuses on supporting the local establishments who support craft breweries and raising money for charities like Pints for Prostrates and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at various events throughout the week.


West Village – MALAI Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen

Posted by    |    February 10th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

We had a quick shoot today at the West Village so we decided to eat there beforehand.  We walked out of the parking garage discussing which restaurant to choose from.  At first, we were deciding between Grimaldi’s and Village Burger, but there stood in front of us was MALAI.  We all raised our hand to vote for the Thai-Vietnamese restaurant and so we went in. (more…)

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in West Village

Posted by    |    September 26th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Photo courtesy of Dallas Observer

With an intimate atmosphere and an authentic New York feel, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in West Village was the perfect place for the YouPlusDallas crew to celebrate our recent Dallas Observer ‘Best Of’ Awards. The menu features your typical pizzeria fare, but these pies are set apart by the water used to make the dough. Each Grimaldi’s location has a New York water pump that has the same mineral makeup as the water found in the Big Apple. This special ingredient gives the taste of authentic New York pizza.


KRLD Restaurant Week Begins

Posted by    |    August 15th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

The ultimate foodie event of the year is upon us! KRLD’s Restaurant Week begins today. This is a great time to have a try restaurants that’s prices may have intimated you. Also, many restaurants have items on their menu that are only offered during Restaurant Week, such as Chamberlain’s Duck Confit Spring Rolls. You have to try this!

It’s a perfect time to book summer dining deals at 130 regional hot spots opening up tables, and currently accepting reservations for this special giveback opportunity supporting the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home the week of August 15-21, 2011. The event continues through September 4, 2011.

The event showcases North Texas’ thriving culinary scene, offers tasty three-course prix fixe dinner priced at only $35/person (tax, tip and drinks billed separately). The icing on the cake is that you help support local fine dining establishments and two great charities – making a $7 donation to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Last year they raised over $600,000 for these great organizations.

BONUS TIP: Make a purchase of $25 or more at any Central Market location, to receive a certificate redeemable for a FREE fourth course valid at participating restaurants.

Where will you be dining? Enjoy & make your reservations at the participating restaurants here!

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How about a snow cone in a Chinese takeout box?

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am

Happy Monday everyone!

Everyone knows Mondays can be sort of boring and drab, so I thought I’d give you a little bit of food-viewing pleasure this morning.

Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls

What: snow cones

Where: West Village, NY

My interest was immediately piqued when I saw the bright colors and big comfy pillows that lined the window seats around the little snow cone joint. Then, I saw people leaving the store eating snow cones out of Chinese takeout boxes! A cool, innovative way to alter the classic snow cone is probably what has customers coming back for more.

Comfort food, wine bars & cupcakes

Posted by    |    June 28th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

So, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted and that would be because my twin brother Travis came to visit me in NYC. We toured around everywhere and ate lots of awesome food.

South Houston NYC

(pronounced [how-stin])

What: comfort food

Where: Soho

We stopped at this little restaurant in Soho for lunch one day only to be greeted by a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. As you can see in the photo, it’s a little funky and rustic, open and airy, and made for a great lunch spot. I ordered the veggie burger, which was a bit mushy for my taste, but still good. Travis had the South Houston burger, which he seemed to enjoy. It wasn’t awesome food by any means, but I loved the fun music and the laid back ambiance that isn’t always easy to find in the Big Apple. But, the best part about this place came with the check: a box of chewy Lemonheads. Yum! My favorite! I love little personal touches like that–something that makes you smile…and come back again.


Popsicles & Ice Cream Sandwiches in the Big City

Posted by    |    June 21st, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Milk & Cookies Bakery

What: cookies, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, baked goods

Where: West Village

YUM. We went a little overboard on the sweets that day, but would you just look at this ice cream sandwich!? You can choose two different cookies or two of the same, and then a flavor of gelato for the inside. I went with two dark chocolate toffee cookies with mint gelato inside. It was really good, really messy, and wayyyy too much sugar for one girl. I could only get through half of it and I felt uncomfortably full afterwards. I’d highly recommend the cookies, though. Just pop in and grab a cookie. Leave the ice cream sandwich to share with a friend.


Experimenting with Spices…

Posted by    |    September 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I love playing with my food and my new favorite place to explore is the Spice and Tea Exchange in West Village!  It was like being a kid in a candy store and now that I’m all grown up I guess it’s… a “Foodie” in a Spice Shop.  They had flavored sugars, exotic blends and specialty salts. (The spices were between $4 -$7 each)

I was so excited I grabbed a little bit of everything… (Grilled Fish Blend, Vic’s Garlic Fix, California Blend, Espresso Steak Rub, Thai Coconut Rub, Coconut Sugar and Black Truffle Salt) hoping that inspiration would soon follow. When I got home, I quickly riffled through my fridge and pantry searching for that little glimmer of creativity.  The first thing that stood out was POPCORN, so I microwaved a bag and then gave every kernel a little black truffle salt lovin’.  MMMMmmmm, the smell permeated the kitchen!  A little bit went a long way, I’m convinced that this bag of magic would be good on anything… chips, mac and cheese, steak… the options are endless. (more…)