Posted on: January 9, 2018

More residents are coming to Deep Ellum

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.

Dallas Morning News - January 5, 2018 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Second phase of Northaven Trail in Dallas to get rolling this month

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.

Dallas Morning News, January 1, 2018 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Nick & Sam's makes Forbes writer's "Top 10" List

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."

Guide Live - December 22, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: December 27, 2017

The Crow Collection and Perot Museum win prestigious grants

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 Morning News - December 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: December 18, 2017

We're No. 1: Website names Dallas as the most festive city in America

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.

Dallas Morning News, December 14, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Survey: These North Texas restaurants are among the nation's best

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.

Dallas Business Journal, December 8, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Dallas ranks among best cities for sports fans

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.

Dallas Business Journal, December 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Overeasy is Downtown Dallas' latest hot spot

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.

Dallas Observer - November 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Former Mansion on Turtle Creek chef Bruno Davaillon debuts Bullion tonight

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.

Escape Hatch Dallas, November 17, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Dallas ranks #6 of major US metros with least-expensive hospitals

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.

Dallas Business Journal - November 10, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 7, 2017

The Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge is now open

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.

D Magazine - November 2, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Free tuition now available to students at 31 Dallas County high schools

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.

NBC DFW - November 3, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: November 1, 2017

How Garland Road has become one of Dallas' coolest streets

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.

Lakewood Advocate - October 30, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 27, 2017

These Texas universities are among the world's best

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.

Dallas Business Journal, October 24, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 27, 2017

One Family’s Move to Uptown: A Bottom-line Decision

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.

Candy's Dirt, October 25, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Dallas scores perfect 100 for LGBTQ equality

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.

D Magazine - October 20, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Webb Royal Neighborhood Inspires a Loyal Fan Base

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.

Candy's Dirt, October 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Innovative Spaces: Brain Performance Institute Derives Design Inspiration from Human Brain Itself

The Brain Performance Institute is designed like a brain, providing spaces devoted to increasing brain performance, enhancing brain resilience, and promoting brain regeneration.

Dallas Innovates, October 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 16, 2017

For Many, Sparkman Club Estates Subject of Lifelong Affection

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.

Candy's Dirt, October 10, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Breaks Ground, Reaches Fundraising Goal

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.

D Magazine, October 10, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Dallas Heritage Village Collaborative Exhibit Looks at Historic Neighborhoods

Dallas Heritage Village is hosting a collaborative look at the historic neighborhoods that supported the African American, Hispanic, and Jewish communities in Dallas.

Candy's Dirt, October 13, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Dallas group takes the wonders of poetry into Pleasant Grove supermarket, throughout area

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.

Dallas Morning News, October 4, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Neighborhood Spotlight: Midway Hollow Had a Very Dallas Beginning

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.

Candy's Dirt, October 4, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Local watering hole named ‘Best Dive Bar in Texas’

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.

Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate, October 3, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Feast On Fairy Dreams and Foie Gras at the French Room, Now Open In Downtown

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.

Eater Dallas, October 4, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 29, 2017

See stunning photos from the Dallas Arboretum's new edible garden that opens Oct. 3

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.

Dallas Morning News, September 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Audubon Texas Announces Dining on the Prairie Dinner Series

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.

D Magazine, September 28, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 29, 2017

A Vegetarian and Vegan Guide to the State Fair of Texas

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.

D Magazine, September 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 28, 2017

UNT Dallas and Eastfield College form partnership

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.

Dallas Morning News - September 22, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Turtle Creek Arts Festival Debuts in Dallas

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.

I Live in Dallas, September 21, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Kramer Elementary is now an International Baccalaureate school

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.

Preston Hollow Advocate, September 21, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Go Car Free: Walk to Transit From These Dallas-Area Apartments

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.

Candy's Dirt, September 19, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

DFW among best places in the U.S. for single women to live

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.

Dallas Business Journal, September 19, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Dallas and Fort Worth rank among top U.S. markets for housing recovery

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.

CultureMap Dallas, September 19, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 22, 2017

Beloved Texas music venue the Blue Light Live, from Lubbock, to open in Deep Ellum

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.

Dallas Morning News, September 20, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 12, 2017

First-ever Dallas Bike Ride will cover 20 miles of closed city streets

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.

Dallas Morning News, September 11, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 8, 2017

5 TV shows with ties to Dallas, including the obvious and the not-so-obvious

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.

Dallas Morning News, September 6, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 6, 2017

The ultimate guide to Japanese food in Dallas

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.

Guide Live - August 31, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Mapping Dallas neighborhoods for food and fun

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.

Guide Live - September 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 6, 2017

The Museum of Culture set to open in Dallas

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.

Dallas Morning News - September 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: September 1, 2017

Yelp Announced its 50 Best Music Venues in the U.S., and Dallas Made the List Twice

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.

Dallas Observer, August 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Dallas Farmers Market lures in visitors with food hall thrills

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.

CultureMap Dallas, August 16, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: August 9, 2017

New Family Aquatic Center is coming to Pleasant Grove

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.

WFAA - August 4, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: August 4, 2017

UNT-Dallas marks a new era as first residence hall opens its doors to students

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.

Dallas Morning News, August 3, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Tulisoma book fair and festival to highlight little-known black rights figure Sutton Griggs

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.

Dallas Morning News, August 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: August 1, 2017

In 2018 the Dallas Stars will host, for the first time, the NHL draft

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.

CBS DFW - July 31, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 31, 2017

The Women Texas Film Festival Returns This August

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.

D Magazine, July 25, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Mark Cuban Thinks Dallas Is The Right Career Move For Millennials

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.

Forbes, July 28, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Girl Scouts camp is serving up more than cookies with its STEM program

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.

Dallas Morning News - July 22, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Doggie Ice Cream Truck at Klyde Warren Park

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.

NBCDFW.com, July 13, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Wondering about all that construction at the arboretum? Here’s what’s up.

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.

Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate, July 17, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Trinity Forest Adventure Park

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?

CBS DFW, July 20, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Take a Tour of This Seriously Chic Dallas Pet Hotel

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.

D Magazine, July 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Creative sanctuary: Arts Mission Oak Cliff helps community artists flourish

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.

Dallas Morning News, July 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 18, 2017

14 notable vegetarian and vegan spots in Dallas-Fort Worth

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.

Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

The Perot Just Acquired a Rare, 2-Foot-Tall 'Alien Eye' Mineral

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.

Dallas Observer, July 14, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Holy cow! Dallas named one of the top vegan cities in America

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.

Dallas Morning News, July 13, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Get Lost In An “Infinity Mirror” Room

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.

Art and Seek, July 12, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Diner en Blanc, the wear-white party at secret, 'iconic' location in Dallas, sets fall date

"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.

Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 30, 2017

National study cites dramatic growth in Dallas-area arts economy

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."

Dallas Morning News, June 28, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Downtown Coffee Shop Weekend Adds Ice Cream and More Sweet Treats

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.

Eater Dallas, June 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Don’t Tell Supper Club Open Downtown

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.

Crave DFW, June 29, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Getting Oak Cliff Residents Jobs

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.

CBS DFW - June 16, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Dallas neighborhoods booming with new apartments

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.

Dallas Culture Map - June 13, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Dallas-based collective working to showcase local artists

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.

Dallas Innovates - June 14, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Green Neighborhoods: North Oak Cliff corridor caters to urban greenies

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.

Green Source DFW, June 7, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 26, 2017

The City of Dallas Accepts $22 Million For AT&T PAC Debt, Small Arts Orgs

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.

Art and Seek, May 25, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 26, 2017

New gallery in Dallas' Design District will glimmer like gold

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.

CultureMap Dallas, May 25, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 26, 2017

New cooking school in Oak Cliff courts Dallas’ knife-wielding foodies

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.

CultureMap Dallas, May 23, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Unapologetically fun Dallas group Good Culture hosts trendy events for urban professionals

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.

Dallas Morning News, May 17, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 23, 2017

The Dallas Holocaust Museum Gets a New Name, Plans New State-of-the-Art Space

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.

Dallas Innovates, May 16, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 23, 2017

These Cities Are Replacing The Worst Kind Of Infrastructure With The Best

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.

Fast Company CO.DESIGN, May 2, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Book multiple transit options with DART's GoPass

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.

NBC DFW - May 19, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Deep Ellum Lit Hop Borrows the Concept of a Bar Crawl and Applies It to Readings

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 Observer, May 16, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 12, 2017

New public artwork is 1st in NTX using infrared heating technology

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.

Dallas Innovates - May 10, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Starplex isn't new, but it's more than improved after $8 million makeover

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 Morning News, May 3, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Design Confidential: Dallas

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!)

Traditional Home, May 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 2, 2017

They're the top: Dallas Theater Center wins 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award

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.

Dallas Morning News, May 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Nearly 50 artisan vendors and farmers flock to this North Dallas market

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 Morning News, May 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Dallas High Schools Score Atop U.S. News’ Rankings

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 Innovates, April 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Deep Ellum dessert shop rolls out trendy black ice cream

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.

CultureMap Dallas, April 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 21, 2017

$136M high-rise community to bring luxury living near NorthPark Center

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.

Dallas Business Journal, April 18, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Bishop Arts one of "Most Beautiful Neighborhoods According to Locals"

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."

Oak Cliff Advocate - April 14, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 18, 2017

AT&T bulks fiber availability in Southern Dallas

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.

Dallas Business Journal, April 12, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Green Neighborhoods: Bishop Arts is hip heart of Oak Cliff

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.

Green Source DFW, April 4, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Dallas is getting a new Argentinian steakhouse

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.

Dallas Business Journal - April 7, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Bishop Arts gallery invites local artists to celebrate their talents

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.

Dallas Innovates - April 3, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

From abandoned church to a game-changer in the Dallas arts world

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.

Oak Cliff Advocate - March 28, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Take a tour of Dallas' best neighborhood restaurants

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:

Dallas Magazine - April 1, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: March 19, 2017

Kiest Park is designated Lone Star Legacy Park

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."

Oak Cliff Advocate - March 6, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Dallas movie producer launches new green film festival

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.

Green Source DFW - March 28, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 4, 2017

The Design District's Town Hearth Restaurant has 64 chandeliers

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."

D Magazine - March 31, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: March 21, 2017

For Dallas vegans, Trinity Groves V-Eats is worth the wait

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.

D Magazine - March 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 4, 2017

West End gets smart streetlights, interactive kiosk, and air-quality sensors

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.

D Magazine - March 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive
Posted on: April 4, 2017

DART adds Deep Ellum to freebie downtown Dallas bus service

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.

Dallas Culture Map - February 27, 2017 Lifestyle - Spotlight Archive