South Dallas In The Snow

Posted by    |    February 12th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

South Side in the Snow (2)

Actual snow is an unusual thing here in Texas. When it comes to “arctic blasts,” harsh ice and sleet are about all we get, and it’s never fun. Have you seen Frozen yet? That “eternal winter” the kingdom gets trapped in? That’s an enviable situation, in my opinion, compared to intense Texas winter weather. You can’t make cute snow angels with your little sister in half-solid, half-marshy, dirt-sprinkled ice clumps. You can’t build Frosty The Snowman with golf ball-sized hail. You just can’t. Very painful “snowball” fights which often result in injuries are about as Disney-montage-worthy as it gets. Last Friday, though, something magical happened. It snowed. Like… actual, real, genuine snow. The kind that falls softly and slowly from the sky, sugar-coating men’s beards and settling on window panes oh-so picturesquely. Some friends and I were in South Dallas for lunch and decided to stop by the NYLO and South Side at Lamar to capture this rare occasion.

Nylo in the Snow (1)

That soft, silent snowfall was certainly peaceful, but after a few minutes of shooting, we were too pathetically cold to really take it all in. We warmed  up at the Baby Back Shak on South Akard with some of the best ribs, beans, and coleslaw I’ve ever had in my life (more details on that heavenly lunch to come soon!).

South Side in the Snow (1)
Nylo in the Snow (3)
Nylo in the Snow (2)

Get Registered for the 2013 Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

A nice bike ride is good for the soul, but when it helps raise funds for three Tarrant and Dallas County AIDS service organizations, Lone-Star-Bike-Ride fighting aidswell that’s even better. The Lone Star Ride is a grassroots, participant-produced one-day bicycle rally to raise funds for the cause. This year’s event is co-hosted by South Side on Lamar, NYLO Dallas South Side Hotel and Gilley’s Dallas.

The ride will take place on September 28, 2013, but bicycle enthusiasts are invited to a Lone Star Bike Ride Social this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Janette Kennedy Gallery. Get registration and volunteer information and meet local riders while you sip and snack on cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

For more information, visit www.lonestarride.org.

Michael Mueller, President and CEO of NYLO Hotels, on the Growing Dallas Market, South Side, and Jack Matthews

Posted by    |    April 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm


After relocating his entire headquarters to Dallas, Michael Mueller, President and CEO of NYLO Hotels, is the perfect example of why North Texas is a growing and welcoming market.

Mueller, along with Jack Matthews and Donnie Nelson, recently spoke at an event for CEOLink, a Texas non-profit member based organization that acts as a welcome committee for CEOs that have relocated to Texas.

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Celebrate the Rebranding of Dallas on the rooftop of NYLO Dallas South Side

Posted by    |    April 3rd, 2013 at 10:20 pm

In honor of their new brand campaign, “Big Things Happen Here,” the Dallas Convention & Visitor Bureau is hosting a social dallasbig contestmedia campaign for locals to explore their city and capture photos of some of the most prominent areas in Dallas.

The new campaign reflects the many changes that have taken place over the past 18 months, including the continued development of the Arts District, the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the completion of Klyde Warren Park, and of course, the NYLO hotel in South Side.

Dallas CVB has placed a life-size “B” and “G” in prime locations throughout the metroplex, prompting locals to become the “I” and share their photos via social media using the hashtag #DallasBIG. The NYLO was chosen as one of the locations for the intallations, along with Klyde Warren Park, Main Street Garden, Reunion Tower, Omni Dallas, Deep Ellum, The Perot Museum and more.

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Enroute Welcomes CEOs to DFW and Spotlights South Side

Posted by    |    February 7th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Imagine this: you’re a CEO who has recently relocated or expanded your business to DFW, and you don’t know a soul. Okay, maybe one soul, but that’s not enough to get you fully plugged in to the corporate scene. You have to start from the ground up, meet well-connected and established CEOs and businessmen and women who have lived there for years and hope to make some connections. That’s what Matthews Southwest CEO Jack Matthews had to do when he relocated from Canada to Dallas in March of 1994.

Then imagine this:  you’re a CEO who has recently relocated or expanded your business to DFW, and you don’t know a soul. So you join Enroute, a group of DFW private sector leaders and influencers who welcome you into their network of like-minded people. Their mission: to work collectively with those who helped build it and those who will be a part of its ongoing legacy. Sounds a little easier, right?

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Cedars Open Studios Invades South Side This Saturday, November 17

Posted by    |    November 12th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

If the Dallas Observer Music Awards and Art Con 8 weren’t enough to quench your local artist thirst, put this on your calendar. On Saturday, November 17, one of Dallas’ hottest neighborhoods will host the 10th Annual Cedars Open Studios Tour. From 12 to 6 p.m., over 40 world-class and up-and-coming artists will open their doors to the public, allowing visitors to experience a creative, evolving neighborhood rich in art, history, food and entertainment.

The Cedars is home to artist like Abi Ferrin, Dallas Designing Dreams, La Mode Dallas, Sam Fuller, Elizabeth Anyaa, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local artists, see their studios and purchase their art in the neighborhood that has been a haven for artist and other creatives for over 20 years and that has recently been dubbed “one of the hot new spots to live in Dallas” by the Observer.

Sponsored by South Side on Lamar, Gilley’s, Palladium, the new NYLO Hotel and more, Cedars Open Studios will transform the neighborhood into a pedestrian walkway of art, music, food, business and open space. Park anywhere in the Cedars this Saturday or book a ride there on Uber.

For more information, visit www.cedarsopenstudios.com or check out our video from last year.

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Happy Hour on the Rooftop SODA Bar – NYLO Dallas South Side

Posted by    |    September 28th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

In honor of our second consecutive Dallas Observer ‘Best Dallas Website’ win last week, YouPlusDallas took to the roof of the new NYLO Dallas South Side to celebrate. Apart from having arguably the coolest view of Dallas, the rooftop hosts an infinity pool, a foosball table, a fire pit and some seriously tasty appetizers and cocktails. The French 75 was fantastic and the Soda Bar’s cheese plate is top notch.  You can never go wrong with a cheese plate.

We enjoyed a little after work chitchat.

NYLO South Side rooftop soda bar

Uploaded some videopinions for The Box Score (the work of those at the ‘Best Dallas Website’ is never done).

NYLO South Side rooftop soda bar

Ate some Street Tacos.

NYLO South Side rooftop soda bar

And took in a breathtaking view of beautiful Downtown Dallas. 

Nylo Downtown Dallas view