Archive for March, 2013

The Beat – the trendy loft tower in the heart of South Side

Posted by    |    March 18th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

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When The Beat first opened in 2007, South Side Dallas looked a little different than it does today. A sketch of what the area might look included a boutique hotel across the street (the NYLO), a new police headquarters next door, and a luxury hotel (the Omni) connected to the convention center down the road. Those vague drawings have since become a reality, and there’s more to come.

This is what sets The Beat apart from so many other loft apartment towers in Dallas. That, competitive prices, and unbelievable views of downtown Dallas. For those who are still skeptic of South Side, Jack Matthews’ developments in the area should certainly set minds at ease.


Cedars Social Shares Mexican Monk Recipe

Posted by    |    March 6th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

South Side’s trendy The Cedars Social is known for having some of the best cocktails in DFW, including the Mexican Monk, a drink that blends tequila, green Chartreuse, serrano chile, lime and agave nectar. They were kind enough to share Michael Martensen’s recipe on their Facebook page today, which got us all kinds of excited.

Make a toast to hump day with The Cedar’s Social Mexican Monk. Cheers!

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Mad Swirl Open Mic at Absinthe Lounge 3.6.13

Posted by    |    March 5th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

When: March 6 @ 8 p.m. 

Where: Absinthe Lounge        


It’s maddening to think of how much undiscovered talent is out there. Thankfully, Dallas-based Mad Swirl is paying attention! Their monthly Open Mic takes place the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. sharp where they “will swirl it up madly in the live way” in South Side’s Absinthe Lounge. The goal is to provide a showcase for artists in this “mad, mad world.” We’re talking all kinds of artists; from poets and musicians, to actors and Elvis impersonators. All mad talented of course.

Catch this month’s featured performer, Gayle Bell, tomorrow night. Get there early to get one of the 17 spots on their lineup for the night or just take in all the swirled up madness. It’s bound to be great.