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Visit Dallas has produced a series of videos showcasing Dallas neighborhoods. The latest one spotlights Oak Cliff and stars local resident and Food Network Star Caodan Tran.
Dallas' own Smart Cities Living Lab, located in the West End, has multiple projects in the testing & development phase. Efforts are being led by the Dallas Innovation Alliance, in partnership with the City of Dallas and other key stakeholders.
When it came to imagining a new stage for his improvisation comedy troupe, David Wilk went old school. He wanted a throwback look: Copacabana meets Las Vegas Rat Pack. Cabaret-style seating on the floor. Intimate upstairs balcony.
Dallas will soon have the money to send its streetcar to the front doors of the downtown Omni Hotel. The City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday to accept $8 million in state funds to complete a long-planned streetcar extension.
Starting January 29th, Dallas' free D-Link 722 bus will run seven days a week. In addition, its route will be updated to make it easier to connect to key public transport options such as DART rail, the M-Line Trolley, and the Dallas Streetcar.
Please, don't eat that doughnut. You can look at it. Touch it. Take a picture of it. Buy it, even. But don't eat it. That's the saccharine secret at Sweet Tooth Hotel: You can look and you can touch. But delicious as it may seem, don't take a bite.
Imprint Theatreworks, co-founded by Ashley H. White and Joe Messina, has announced a full four-show season, plus a First Impressions Festival of new work by local artists that will be performed in the lake level of the Bath House Cultural Center.
With the opening of the new 17-story Case Building at Main and Hall Streets, Deep Ellum continues to be one of Dallas' hottest neighborhoods. On offer are 337 apartments, mostly loft-style, within walking distance of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.
Construction on the second portion of the Northaven Trail, Dallas' first east-west bicycle-pedestrian trail, is set to begin soon. The Northaven Trail will open Dallas' north-south path network to new transportation and recreational possibilities.
Restaurant Nick & Sam's has made it onto "My 10 Favorite Restaurant Meals of 2017" list created by Forbes writer Larry Olmsted. Olmsted lauds the restaurant for its selection of "real Japanese beef" and adds "...the menu and food quality cannot be beat."
Dallas museums the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science have each won a prestigious $25,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grants will fund training and professional development for staff.
Dallas is No. 1 when it comes to "the most festive cities of 2017," according to a website. Thumbtack connects consumers with service providers, such as people in need of a Santa or someone to hang their holiday lights.
Four Dallas restaurants have landed on a list of the nation’s top eateries. OpenTable unveiled this week its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America list for 2017, narrowed down from 26,000 dining options in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
Big D, home to or in close proximity to the Cowboys, Stars, Mavericks, Rangers and FC Dallas, tied with Atlanta for ninth in a Wallethub study ranking the best cities for sports from fans' perspectives.
The Statler, recently renovated to hark back to its 1950s glamour with some modern chic thrown in for good measure, is now home to hot breakfast spot Overeasy. At the helm is Graham Dodds, who has made Overeasy Downtown Dallas' latest success story.
When the Dallas restaurant Bullion opens for business tonight, expect to fall in love with French cuisine all over again. “It’s French cooking but it’s my idea of french cooking,” the Michelin-starred chef-owner (and very French) Bruno Davaillon told me.
Dallas has been ranked #6 of major U.S. metros for least-expensive hospitals, per the latest Amino Facility Cost Rating Report. Data on 35,000 facilities, 125 insurance payers and 6,500 procedures is included in the report.
Instead of stopping at Mockingbird Station, you can now continue your Katy Trail walk, run or bike ride on the new Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge. The new bridge spans Mockingbird Lane and connects the Katy Trail to the White Rock Trail in East Dallas.
A new program called Dallas County Promise has been launched. Graduates of 31 local high schools will be given free tuition to attend any one of seven campuses of Dallas County Community College, regardless of grade point average or family income.
Garland Road, specifically Garland-Gaston-Grand to Peavy Road, has become one of Dallas' hippest areas to eat, drink and shop. From cotton candy-encased ice cream, mixed martinis, and pop culture galore, the area is a fun and entertaining one to explore.
Seventeen Texas schools, including five in Dallas-Fort Worth, made U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Global Universities rankings. The annual list included 1,250 institutions from around the world, representing 74 countries.
When you hear of someone moving to Uptown you probably assume it’s not because it will save them money. And not because it’s a great place to raise kids. For Jennifer Morgan and her family, though, both of those proved to be true.
Because of its inclusive policies and services for LGBTQ employees and residents, Dallas has received a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's latest annual report.
How much does Jeff Reburn love his Webb Royal neighborhood? Enough that when we reached out to tell him his neighborhood was next, he went door-to-door to ask neighbors why they loved it, too.
The Brain Performance Institute is designed like a brain, providing spaces devoted to increasing brain performance, enhancing brain resilience, and promoting brain regeneration.
It’s a story we heard frequently when we began asking people what they loved about Sparkman Club Estates — a story of children and grandchildren coming back in adulthood to raise their own children in the close-knit neighborhood.
In less than two years, Dallasites will have a new museum to honor Holocaust survivors and to learn about human rights. The Dallas Holocaust museum started construction on its new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Tuesday morning.
Dallas Heritage Village is hosting a collaborative look at the historic neighborhoods that supported the African American, Hispanic, and Jewish communities in Dallas.
Roberto Maldonado rolled his shopping cart close to Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi inside El Rancho grocery store in Pleasant Grove. That's when Hirsi, who sat in front of her typewriter near the store’s bakery, asked him about his favorite food.
If a town hitting its peak is a boomtown, would a neighborhood like Midway Hollow, with its bustling mix of newcomers and longtime residents, be considered a boom-hood? Midway Hollow’s ties to Dallas history go back to when Texas was its own country.
Lakewood Landing is one of those local spots that refuses to bow to the latest and greatest, and based on the their most recent accolade, their choice seems to be working just fine. Thrillist has named Lakeowood's dive bar as the very best in Texas.
After an extensive renovation, The French Room at the Adolphus Hotel in Downtown Dallas has officially made its debut. More than 16 months of revamping went into the vaunted Dallas dining room, which now sports a modern new look and a revitalized menu.
Something delicious and fun is coming Oct. 3 to the Dallas Arboretum. That's when they'll cut the ribbon and invite everyone to enjoy A Tasteful Place, a year-round edible garden. The 3.5-acre garden is planted with vegetables, herbs and fruits.
You don’t have to be a twitcher to love long-table dining on the prairie next to the Trinity River Audubon Center. Yes, the Center is famous for bird watching, but it has also emerged as a premier events spot.
Did you know that Fletcher’s offers a vegetarian-friendly corn dog at the State Fair of Texas? We did, because even if you prefer not to indulge in a Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger beneath Big Tex’s watchful eye, you deserve to eat something.
Dallas Connect, a new partnership between the University of North Texas at Dallas and Eastfield College, gives students admission to both campuses. The aim of the program is to improve the odds that students will complete their four-year degrees.
The inaugural Turtle Creek Arts Festival will debut in Reverchon Park this fall. The festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail.
Kramer Elementary officially received its International Baccalaureate designation. In other words, the Preston Hollow school is now part of a prestigious global program whose curriculum is considered to be more rigorous and holistic than other programs.
Having a car can be expensive. Even if you own a car, public transit is a great alternative means of commuting. You can avoid traffic and save on paying for parking. We’re featuring great apartments that are just a short walk from a DART station.
Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the best metros in the U.S. for single women, according to a new report. DFW ranked No. 3 among the top 20 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas for single women to live, according to Owners.com.
Both the Dallas and Fort Worth housing markets have fully recovered from the price declines they sustained during the Great Recession. A new index shows Dallas-Plano-Irving ranks 3rd among the 100 biggest U.S. metros for the level of home price recovery.
For decades, the venerable Adair's Saloon has been Deep Ellum's constant country joint. In 2018, a new-to-Deep-Ellum venue called Blue Light Dallas hopes to share the twangy love as a new spot for Americana, folk and Texas country.
The first Dallas Bike Ride, a 20-mile loop through closed city roads, rolls into town Nov. 4. The route will showcase neighborhoods from Bishop Arts District to Uptown, crossing the Trinity River four times.
Some of the fascination most people outside of the Metroplex have with our fair city begins and ends with the night-time TV soap opera Dallas, original recipe. That was then. But Dallas remains a hot property when it comes to moving pictures.
Love Japanese food? You're in luck! Dallas has long been a great place for Japanese food and this guide offers suggestions for great sashimi, yakitori, soba, ramen shops, and more throughout the Dallas area.
Our city has a wide range of neighborhoods, each offering a flavor that is uniquely Dallas. Explore Fair Park's art deco masterpieces, enjoy a meal at Trinity Groves, or do a bit of communing with nature at White Rock Lake. You won't be disappointed.
The Museum of Street Culture is about to open its doors at 508 Park Avenue in downtown Dallas. The official opening date is October 1st and will feature an exhibit of work by iconic photographer Mary Ellen Mark.
The Dallas live music scene has officially earned some bragging rights. Crowdsourced review website Yelp named the top 50 music venues in the U.S., determined by "number of reviews and overall star rating," and two of our hometown favorites made the cut.
It was a Sunday morning and we wanted to get coffee, and that's how we ended up at the Dallas Farmers Market. I've been a regular at the market ever since I moved to Dallas in 1995. Prior to the renovation, I would go to buy fruits and vegetables.
A $7.2 million aquatic center is being built at Crawford Memorial Park in Pleasant Grove. It will feature an eight lane lap pool, water spa, two body slides, a children’s pool, shade pavilions & more. Construction is expected to be finished by May 2018.
For 18-year-old Victoria Denestan, Thurs. marked another day closer to the big move from her mother's home to her new dorm room at UNT-Dallas. The freshman is one of 93 students who will fill the beds of the first residence hall on the Oak Cliff campus.
Among many good things about this year's 14th annual Tulisoma: South Dallas Book Fair and Festival is the opportunity to learn about the late Sutton E. Griggs, the prolific Texas-born author, minister and social activist.
From June 22-23, 2018, the Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL draft at American Airlines Center, located in Dallas' Victory Park neighborhood. The first round will be June 22 and the final six rounds June 23.
In its second year spotlighting women filmmakers—and implicitly condemning gender inequality in the film industry—the Women Texas Film Festival will move to the Studio Movie Grill on Northwest Highway for its Aug. 16–20 runtime.
Mark Cuban is wildly popular among millennials. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an investor on Shark Tank is known for his aggressive, straight-forward style. And his story of young hustler to billionaire is inspiring for many in this generation.
The Girl Scouts of NE TX is offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs at its Whispering Cedars camp in southern Dallas, which benefits from a $6 million NMTC (New Markets Tax Credit) allocation from the Dallas Development Fund.
PetSmart brought its first ever doggie-human ice cream truck to Dallas on Wednesday at Klyde Warren Park. Dogs who attended received free doggie ice cream sundaes and their humans got ice cream, too.
If you have made it around the lake lately, you may have wondered about all the construction on the south end of the Arboretum. Later this fall, visitors will be able to experience A Tasteful Place, a working garden, or “portager” as the French say.
Just outside of Dallas a unique adventure awaits!Taryn Jones took the Cadillac XT5 to a tree top play land. Trinity Forest Adventure Park is a combination of a traditional high ropes course and zip line canopy tour. Are you ready to get off the ground?
When all dogs go to heaven, we imagine it will look something like Barking Hound Village’s newest Dallas location. The luxe dog boarding and daycare facility enlisted Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 to transform a warehouse into a variable puppy paradise.
At the edge of Winnetka Heights sits the building that once housed a Congregational church. Two years ago, the church was abandoned, except for a small residence affixed to the back. Today, one can find it carefully restored to its 1920s glory.
There's no doubt Texas is a beef loving, Tex-Mex crazed, barbecue smokin' state. The Dallas area keeps meat lovers satisfied, certainly, but it's budding with great food for vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians, too.
Visitors to the Perot Museum this week are among the first people in the world to lay eyes on a mineral that has a "cult-like following in the mineral collecting community," according to a press release by the museum of nature and science.
If you thought vegans suffer in beefy Dallas, think again. Vegan lifestyle magazine VegNews recently named Dallas the 8th best vegan city in the United States based on the criteria of food, fashion and culture.
Fans of proto-pop art, pumpkins, and — perhaps most importantly — Instagrammable art are going to love what the Dallas Museum of Art is bringing this fall. One of Yayoi Kusama’s iconic “Infinity Mirror” rooms will be making its North Texas debut Oct. 1.
"I'll give you a hint," says Karen Raehpour about the secretive dinner party Le Diner en Blanc in Dallas. "Women should prepare for any terrain." That's almost all we know about the Oct. 6 party for 2,400 people that will take place at a secret location.
A new study conducted by Americans for the Arts states that North Texas' arts and culture industry "generates $1.47 billion in economic activity and supports 52,848 jobs annually."
The third-wave coffee spot Weekend, located in the lobby of The Joule Hotel, is starting up a new end-of-week-only soft serve ice cream program, where all flavors are made in-house.
An exciting new concept is coming to Downtown Dallas. Don’t Tell Supper Club will seamlessly blend a gourmet restaurant with a high-energy nightclub featuring elaborate stage acts, the likes of which you’d find in New York, Miami and Vegas.
West Dallas' Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce has created the Oak Cliff Works program to help local residents train for new healthcare careers. The first participating employer, North Oak Cliff's Methodist Hospital, has prepared a nine-week training program.
Uptown and Oak Lawn have made RentCafe's top 10 list of neighborhoods with the biggest increase in new apartments post-recession. Uptown ranks No. 5 with 5,839 units and 22 buildings, while Oak Lawn is No. 7 with 4,892 units and 17 buildings.
De Colores Collective is an arts group dedicated to providing artists of color a space to show their art and share ideas via exhibits, podcast episodes, and social events. The group is located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas.
The northern part of Oak Cliff is a tale of two hipster boulevards: West Jefferson and West Davis. Undulating from east to west is West Jefferson Boulevard, a half-mile of solid retail and restaurants that is the thriving heart of Hispanic culture.
It’s official, the City of Dallas has accepted a $22 million grant from Galveston’s Moody Foundation. And that means that City Performance Hall will now be called Moody Performance Hall.
A new gallery will debut in Dallas' Design District, spotlighting an uncommon medium: gilded glass. The Starr Gallery will open at 135c Pittsburg St., in a former florist space, as a spin-off of the successful gallery of the same name in Denton.
A new concept opening in North Oak Cliff promises to bring something totally fresh. Called Garnish Kitchen, it will be a chef-run cooking school with a small eatery on the side, opening in the Davis Street space that was previously wine bar Bouchon 1314.
Hundreds of people flocked into The Loft at Gilley’s Dallas on a sunny Saturday, sporting their best spring fashions. Inside, an artist painted on stage while attendees viewed art exhibits or snacked on the balcony, taking in views of the Dallas skyline.
In 2005, the Dallas Holocaust Museum moved from the basement of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center in North Dallas to its current leased location at 211 N. Record St. in the West End of Downtown Dallas. The reason? The museum had outgrown its space.
In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park. Nearby, another parking lot is turning into a temporary urban farm before it also becomes a park.
Using public transport just got easier! Using DART's GoPass app you can book your entire trip, from beginning to end, in one place. Combine DART with Lyft, The T, DCTA and more.
Turnout for last summer's Deep Ellum Lit Hop festival was so good that this June, Wordspace is bringing it back as its closing event. The festival will once again give local writers a chance to showcase all the work they're doing.
Dallas' Uptown neighborhood has welcomed a new piece of public art, Unicorn Art Theory, at Lemmon & McKinney Aves. It's the first in N. Texas to use reciprocating infrared heating technology to apply its custom brightly-colored preformed thermoplastic.
When the Starplex amphitheater reopens Thursday night, with a Kings of Leon-Deerhunter double bill, Starplex will look close to brand-new, the result of an $8 million face-lift underway since the end of September.
Dallas, in its latest incarnation, is more than its fabled tony nightlife and shopping venues. Its newest design landmarks and cultural destinations are best accessed alfresco, on foot or by bike. (Yup, you may even break a sweat!)
Dallas Theater Center has received theater's highest honor: a Tony. The prize, the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award, effectively decrees DTC as the nation's best regional theater.
Saint Michael's Farmers Market opened for the 2017 season last weekend, and if you're a foodie who lives close by, this was like a clarion call. There are so many finds, they're difficult to catalog— this year comprising nearly 50 vendors.
Dallas high schools scored well in the "U.S. News & World Report" Best High School Rankings. The School for the Talented and Gifted was 1st in Texas and 4th nationally, and the School of Science and Engineering Magnet was 3rd in Texas and 9th nationally.
Dallas is on its way to a black ice cream summer, and it starts with Chills 360, the rolled ice cream shop in Deep Ellum, which will offer the edgy dessert treat beginning in May.
Construction on a highly-anticipated $136 million senior living development near NorthPark Center is underway. The Ventana by Buckner is a two-tower, 12-story luxury senior living community by developer Buckner Senior Living.
The Bishop Arts neighborhood has made BuzzFeed's list of "Most Beautiful US Neighborhoods According To Locals," noting that it's perfect for "Artsy types and lovers of pie" and "Is a charming neighborhood with cute vintage stores and street fairs."
AT&T’s fiber network is growing in Southern Dallas, as the Dallas Telco said this week that it has fulfilled a promise to double the availability of the ultra-fast network.
Oak Cliff has been called the Brooklyn of Texas, the cradle of Lone Star blues and the hipness capital of Dallas. In the center of Oak Cliff is Bishop Arts, the ultra hip entertainment district with heart that is also a community.
Corrientes 348 is coming to downtown Dallas, with an opening planned for late spring/early summer. The Argentinian steakhouse will occupy a 10,000 sq. ft. space on Ross Ave. and will feature a parilla, where guests can watch traditional meats be cooked.
Oak Cliff native Cameron Smith is taking a break from his career in jazz music to focus on his career in the visual arts. Smith has transformed his studio space in the Bishop Arts district into a gallery and he wants other artists to join him.
After two years of painstaking restoration, Arts Mission Oak Cliff launches this spring in Oak Cliff. A for-profit arts space, the space will have workshop and rehearsal space for theater companies, as well as studios and art classes.
From North Oak Cliff to Plano, you'll find the best local eateries in D Magazine's Dallas guide. Wherever you live, whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it here:
Kiest Park, one of Dallas most-cherished parks, has been recognized by Texas Recreation and Park Society a Lone Star Legacy Park. This recognition has been given due to its "special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas."
Dallas native Michael Cain, having produced more than 20 feature length films for HBO and Showtime, is cofounder of new eco-film festival, EARTHxFilm, which will coincide with this year's Earth Day Texas. The festival runs from April 19-23.
The Design District's Town Hearth is quite the dining experience. In addition to 64 chandeliers, you'll find a MG roadster, a Ducati motorcycle, and a yellow submarine. Owner Nick Badovinus says "Town Hearth is representative of my past 20 yrs in Dallas."
Think of it as Vegan 2.0 at Trinity Groves latest dining addition V-Eats. More ambitious than most, it is determined to create a dining experience that is an adventure for the vegan and meat-eating alike.
The Dallas Innovation Alliance has launched its first round of testing for smart city technology in Dallas’ historic West End neighborhood. A range of technologies are included, from interactive kiosks to air quality sensors.
DART's free downtown circulator bus, the D-Link, has added service to the booming Deep Ellum neighborhood. The adjusted route complements the newly-opened Dallas Streetcar to Bishop Arts and links many of the city's nighttime hotspots.