Posts Tagged ‘nylo hotel’

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

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 or check out our video from last year.

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