Mutts – a Modern Day Roadside Burger Stand & Dog Park in Uptown

Posted by    |    April 1st, 2013 at 7:24 pm

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For anyone who’s ever felt the aching guilt of enjoying a cold beer, burger, or frozen custard with friends while their four-legged companion sits in solitude at home, all that is about to change when Mutts comes to Uptown in late May.

Located on the former Hank Haney Golf Course land, the modern day “roadside” burger stand by Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan of Freerange Concepts (Bowl & Barrel, Sunset LoungeThe Rustic) will serve burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer and wine for lunch and dinner as well as breakfast tacos, bagels and coffee for breakfast.

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Ginger Man’s Annual Chili Cook-Off

Posted by    |    February 27th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Chili. Tons of beer. Live Texas music. Chili. gingerman chili cookoff

Texas Independence Day may mostly be about winning our independence from Mexico, but our cowboy hatted friends up above would likely smile down upon us if we also made it a little about chili.

So bring your best recipe or an empty stomach for tastin’ to The Ginger Man this Saturday, March 2 at noon, for their annual Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds benefit the Dallas Habitat for Humanity, so bring money for raffle tickets and the opportunity to win some prizes.

Loose pants recommended.

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Dishcrawl Dallas Heads to Uptown March 5

Posted by    |    February 26th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

If you haven’t heard of Dishcrawl, it’s basically a bar crawl, but with food! Really good food like the last crawl held in West Village dishcrawlfeaturing Malai Kitchen, Cru Wine Bar, and Tu-Lu’s Bakery or the first one held in Downtown featuring Fuse Japan and the Chesterfield. Convinced yet?

First started in San Jose, California, Dishcrawl is now in 125 cities across America and has just recently landed in Dallas. The goal is to bring food lovers, local chefs, and regional food producers together for a culinary social experience. Attendees dine in four restaurants that help define the city they live in.

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J.K. Alexander Book Signing at Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

Posted by    |    January 30th, 2013 at 7:54 pm

story behind the bible J.K. Alexander’s new book, The Story Behind the Bible, is not just for longtime Christians. With facts, insightful commentary, classic illustrations, and even a few flights of fantasy, Alexander’s book weaves a magnetic and through provoking journey through the most ancient texts of the Bible. In an effort to avoid a typical Bible study, Alexander shares his own unique perspectives on how and why events in the Bible occurred.

Meet the author and get your copy of The Story Behind the Bible signed at Crooked Tree Coffeehouse this Saturday, February 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.



Demerara’s Ladies’ Night in West Village 2.6.13

Posted by    |    January 24th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

This isn’t your average bottle of wine and an episode The Bachelor ladies’ nights. This is a spray tan, Botox, lashes, shopping, hair and makeup ladies’ nights. Some of it’s even complimentary. I kid you not.

In preparation (or in lieu) of Valentine’s Day, West Village’s Demerara is hosting an evening of primping and pampering on Wednesday, February 6. With complimentary hair and makeup as well as incredible deals on beauty services and clothing, it’s a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs and features some amazing lady-owned businesses including Salon PompeoLash Studio and Dr. Naila Malik. I recently visited Dr. Malik’s new Dallas salon and fell in love. When the time comes for me to tighten it up with some Botox, I know where I’m going.

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

Posted by    |    January 22nd, 2013 at 7:02 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?

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Pat Green, Kyle Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Brian Manion

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Harvard Architecture Professor to Speak at Magnolia Theater 2.13.13

Posted by    |    January 16th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

When: February 13 @ 7 pm

Where: Magnolia Theater (West Village at 3699 McKinney Ave)

Tickets: $20 GA, $5 for students with valid ID

john stilgoe harvardCalling all current and future architects, you do not want to miss this. The Dallas Architecture Forum presents Harvard Graduate School of Design’s landscape architecture professor, John Stilgoe, as part of its 2012-13 lectures.

No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures.  Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture.   For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit or call 214-764-2406.


“John Stilgoe is the Orchard Professor of History of Landscape Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  He also holds a joint appointment to the Harvard College of Arts and Sciences, where he is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies.  Stilgoe is a widely recognized expert on the history and future of North American built landscapes.  Stilgoe conducts research on subjects ranging from national critical infrastructure to energy-independent housing and to old-field landscape. Stilgoe is currently completing a monograph on photography, glamour, and extreme landscape. He is a recipient of the Francis Parkman, George Hilton, and Bradford Williams medals, the AIA award for collaborative research, and the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for art-history research. Stilgoe is also a fellow of the Society of American Historians.

Stilgoe is currently researching a project that examines the changing landscape of rural America since 1915 and projects massive changes in the immediate future. His research also is focused on the future of large-scale landscapes away from cities.  The role of how the academic discipline of geography shapes both public and private policy is also in Stilgoe’s current research.  Stilgoe is a widely published and honored author.  Over 85 of his essays and articles have been published in a variety of academic journals and magazines.  He is the author of ten books including Outside Lies Magic; Alongshore;  Shallow-Water Dictionary: A Grounding in Estuary English;  Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb, 1820-1939; Metropolitan Corridor: Railroads and the American Scene (George Hilton Medal); Common Landscape of America, 1580 to 1845 (Francis Parkman Medal); and other works. Stilgoe is a Fellow of the Society of American Historians and winner of the ASLA Bradford Williams Medal and the AIA medal for collaborative research.”