Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

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)

Cedars Open Studios and American Beauty Mill Gallery Open Their Doors Nov. 19th.

Posted by    |    November 15th, 2011 at 1:05 am

Cedars Open Studios and the American Beauty Mill has their 9th annual tour Nov. 19th 12pm-6

This year’s Cedar Open Studios tour tops out with the work from over 80 local artists including 3 large group shows; from South Side Lamar to Hardwood St., C.O.S. banners will hang form the gates of art studios that our open to visitors.

Best way to experience this journey through Dallas’ hidden art scene, is to join the Cedars Bike Tour. Bike Tour starts at 1pm and 3pm at Cedars Space Park (1521 Hickory Street), this guided tour will lead you past the Cedars’ art hotspots like.

RE-gallery, organized by UTA professor Wanda Dye, will show off the work of  40 artists gifted in the media of recycled art, fashion, and architecture. RE Gallery just so happens to be located next to Lee Harvey’s, the Cedar’s best watering hole. (more…)

Exploring South Side on Lamar

Posted by    |    July 11th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Photo Courtesy of: Helios Coverage

Exploring South Side on Lamar gave me a completely new perspective Dallas hasn’t given me before. As a Dallas native, I usually keep to the Park Cities and Uptown neighborhoods, and rarely venture south of Woodall Rogers. South Side is almost like its own little neighborhood with a mini market, coffee shop, cocktail lounge and restaurant.

The most unique aspect of South Side is the eclectic collaboration of businesses and residences. Many residents utilize their loft as a studio for their work, whether they are an artist, designer or musician, the South Side on Lamar lofts allow residents to have a private area where they can use their creative outlet.


An Off the Bone Experience

Posted by    |    July 7th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

In the Cedars the catchy-named little nook, Off the Bone, provides customers with some authentic finger lickin’ good barbeque.  Despite its deliciousness – there’s not a ton of variety, just your standard pork ribs, beef brisket, sausage and smoked chicken – all which can be converted into a messy, yet scrumptious, sandwich. The menu also provides several hearty sides including baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad.

Space is limited, so Off the Bone prides themselves on convenience and timeliness, which makes it an ideal spot to grab a quick bite or take out. (more…)

The Building on South Lamar

Posted by    |    June 30th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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I’ve seen this building many times, but when people described it to me I could never place its location. Until I realized it’s the biggest beacon of South Dallas.

I’m talking about the big red and white structure: The South Side on Lamar.

Built in 1910 as the merchandising center for Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s catalog for the Southwest region, today this colossal building is home to hundred’s of residents and businesses. It also boasts the title of National Historic Landmark.

You can find people of all types living and working in this building. Artists, doctors, fashion designers and even online news companies. (more…)