Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

We'd like to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year! Hopefully we'll see you out tonight at the Plaza for the big countdown. Tomorrow begins the countdown for how fast I can break my New Year's resolution.

Everyone Is Talking About...

Tei An is a hit with the folks over at, receiving a positive 84% vote with visitors.

And if you’re one of the cool kids with an iPhone (like me) then make sure you grab the urbanspoon app. It helps take the guesswork out of finding dinner.

Monday, December 29, 2008

7-Eleven Correction

Participating 7-Eleven stores will be offering a free cup of coffee on New Year's Eve. However, the flagship 7-Eleven at the Plaza is not open 24-hours. So no free "joe".

Sorry for the confusion.

Ever wonder why they have locks on the doors for the ones that are open 24-hours?

Jorge's Review

Jorge's Tex-Mex received a nice review from Teresa Gubbins over at the Star-Telegram. I have not had Jorge's chile rellenos, raved about in the article for being part of the healthy fare--I'm used to my chile rellenos being anything but healthy. Now my curiosity is piqued!

Read the article here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Count Down the New Year at One Arts Plaza

Outdoor light celebration and entertainment

(DALLAS, Texas) – One Arts Plaza, the 24-story multi-use building in Dallas’ Arts District, will ring in the New Year with outdoor plaza entertainment and a countdown from its illuminated iconic square, including a multi-color light celebration at the stroke of midnight.

One Arts guests and restaurant patrons can enjoy the musical styling of Percussion Things, led by Len Barnett, on Wednesday, December 31, New Year’s Eve from 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. in the plaza. Beginning at 11:00 p.m. the six-story lighted square, comprised of approximately 300 LED light modules, will go black before converting to a clock to count down the final hour of 2008. As each minute passes, a single light representing the minute will be added until the entire square is illuminated at midnight. As revelers usher in the New Year, the custom light display will flash multiple colors for a spectacular “firework-inspired” display.

All One Arts Plaza restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve. Both restaurant patrons and the general public are invited to celebrate outside in the plaza for this inaugural event.

New Year's Eve at Fedora

Fedora is a great party place to usher in 2009. Gina Campisi's restaurant and bar is always jumpin', and December 31st will be no different. Enjoy a five-course dinner followed by a NYE Soiree.
Dinner includes appetizer, choice of salad, pasta, choice of entrée, dessert, and complimentary glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne.

The NYE Soiree includes complimentary hors d’oeurves from 9-11pm, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and the perfect vantage point to see the One Arts Plaza countdown.

Bottle service for tables also available. Click here for details, or call Michelle 214-392-8996.

Cocktail to black tie attire required

Nightlife Top Ten lists One Arts Plaza as #9 in their Year in Review 2008: Nightlife article, with special props going out to Dali. It’s always great to be in the top ten of any list, but we were shooting for #1. Well there’s always 2009.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Have a Dali Christmas, and a Dali New Year

This Wednesday, Christmas Eve, Dali is featuring a special a-la-carte menu that is designed to capture the Christmas spirit for the entire family. Reservations are available from 5:00-10:00pm for this sure-to-be-sold-out evening.

Then, Wednesday, December 31st, Dali's New Year's Eve Gala is sure to be the "toast of the town".
Early Seating:
Featuring a special a-la-carte menu from 5-7:00pm.
Bring in the New Year Seating:
Featuring a special five-course menu with choices for each course from
8:30-10:30pm. $95 per person and includes a premium Champagne toast at midnight & party favors.
Tax & gratuity additional.

1722 Routh St, One Arts Plaza, Arts District
Details at

The Arts District Profile profiles life in the Dallas Arts District, and how new residences and parks are changing the scope of walkable distances.
Click here to read the article.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Katy Trail, Dallas Arts District

Executive Director Eric Van Steenburg, Friends of the Katy Trail , explains how the Katy Trail will one day run through the Dallas Arts District. This plan is a huge step towards changing the aesthetic of downtown Dallas into a more pedestrian-friendly place to live, work and play. With the coming of Two Arts, Three Arts, the Opera House and Performance Park, one can but dream of how beautiful Dallas' Arts District will be in just a few years.

Read more about their plans here.

Listen to Eric on the KERA Podcast.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We're Giddy About This

Time for some shameless self-promotion (what blog isn't full of that?). We are extremely proud to say that two of our Plaza restaurants have been picked by D Magazine in their Best New Restaurants of 2008.
Teiichi Sakurai's Tei An, and Paul Pinnell's Dali both received this high honor. When you can boast having these great restaurants within walking distance of each other...well you can't blame us for strutting just a little.

Congratulations Paul and Teiichi!

New CEO at Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts has just announced Mark Nerenhausen as their next CEO. He will take over operations in March of 2009. Read the official press release here.

Holiday Happenings Update

We've added more entertainment for the month of December. There will be holiday performers (either a solo artist or small group) Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through the 20th of December. Check our calendar for updates.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Years at the Plaza

It's not too late to plan for the final evening of the year. There's going to be a special treat involving the "glowing square" (think New York City). Plus we have five different restaurants, each with its own unique flavor, to entice your taste buds. So make your reservations today.

Besides, do you really need an excuse to open a bottle of champagne?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Tradition at One Arts

I don't know about you, but I love Christmas music. I don't know why, I just do. I even like the cheesy remakes of songs by celebrities like Mariah Carey and David Bowie. And yes I had that annoying Chipmunks Christmas album when I was little (my poor, poor parents). But there's nothing better than the standards produced by a real choir. This month at One Arts, we'll have carolers performing Thursdays, December 4th-18th, from 7-8pm. Please, treat yourself to a night of good cheer.

Two Arts Plaza Video

We just finished our video for Two Arts Plaza. This is a fun, cool video featuring Lucy Billingsley, Peter Riley—Managing Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP, Joseph DePinto—President and CEO of 7-Eleven, and others talking about the changes going on in the Dallas Arts District.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Our Condos and Cantoni Go Hand in Hand

Here's a great story about one of our residents, Kay Buttigieg, and how she found Cantoni designs to be the perfect fit for her new lifestyle at One Arts Plaza.
Read the article here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Plaza Neighbors, Great Things to Come

Last Thursday at One Arts Plaza, Keri Kaiser, Development Director for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, explained the wonderful things happening next door to One Arts Plaza.
With ten acres of performing arts venues, things are really flourishing in the Dallas Arts District. Together we're all helping to create the downtown Dallas we've always dreamed of.

Holiday Tamales

Nothing tastes better during the holidays than...tamales? Well we are in Texas! So Jorge's is whipping up a batch of tamales for you to take home to the family.
Homemade tamales by Sarita—
• Chicken with tomatillo sauce
• Pork chile rojo
• Queso fresco con rajas
$15 per dozen
Place your order before December 10th
Online: or call 214-720-2211

Friday, November 21, 2008

Dine Around: Tei An

I'd like to throw out a special thank you to Teiichi for a wonderful meal on Wednesday. A co-worker and I worked late at the Plaza and decided to continue our personal dine-around. I'm a huge fan of Japanese culture, so Tei An was my first choice. The setting was serene, the lighting perfect, and gentle lounge music completed the mood. I love a restaurant where you can have a conversation with the person next to you without having to raise your voice.

Teiichi came out and greeted us and talked a little shop, then we let him pick our meal. It was fantastic. I'm not a food critic, so my descriptions would sound ridiculous. However, I highly recommend what we had: white seaweed salad, tuna tartar, beef on the rock (melts in your mouth), whitefish tempura, and then finish it off with some curry soba noodles. The only thing missing at Tei An are little beds where you could nap until you're hungry again.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fedora Grand Opening

We've all heard a lot of buzz about when Fedora was going to have their grand opening. Well here's the skinny...

This Saturday, November 22nd, Fedora is celebrating its grand opening in style. Paul Salos from "America's Got Talent" will be there from 7-11pm singing Sinatra greats. There will be complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5-7pm with music by The Josh Goode Band.

The grand opening benefits Assist the Officers Foundation.

You can make your reservations at 214-999-0009 or visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Had Breakfast at Jorge's

Yeah, I'm one of those weird guys who takes photos of his food.

I was doing a little work out at the Plaza, and realized that I'd been up for almost four hours without eating. What the heck, let's grab some breakfast at Jorge's. I'm sure it's "pretty good".

Does the phrase "blown away" mean anything to you? Yeah, they were that good. I ordered the three soft, flour tortillas with egg, cheese and chorizo. The tacos are Texas-size and chocked full of egg & chorizo. Then on the side they offer a small cup of ranchero salsa--a green tomato style salsa that was the perfect spice mix. All next to a bed of fried potatoes, tomatoes and jalapenos; with refried beans in case you somehow have any room left. Oh, and did I mention they stack two pieces of bacon on top of the whole thing? Holy smokes! All I could think of was that line from Pulp Fiction, "bacon tastes goooood".

I have to admit I couldn't finish all of mine--but i still had some dessert. They were kind enough to treat me to a delicious sopapilla, covered with powdered sugar and a side of honey. Mmmmm!!!

Gracias, Elizabeth!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jorge's Post-Turkey Day Brunch

You know that weird hump day right after Thanksgiving? The day where you're stuck with a house full of relatives, and you have to sit and listen to your uncle tell that story about the time he was lost in the jungle with only a compass and a Swiss Army knife while your cousins devour the last remains of the pumpkin pie. Don't you wish you could get out of the house and do something fun this year?

Well Jorge's is coming to your rescue with a special Post-Turkey Day Brunch. From 8am to 4pm you can come in and get $6 bottomless mimosas (with entrée) and $7 Jorge's martinis all day. Make your reservations now. Then tell your cousins you have to run out to get more Cool Whip.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Josh Goode Band, 11/21 and 11/28

The Josh Good Band will be performing two acoustic sets at One Arts Plaza this month.

Their sound is multi-faceted, including rock, pop and hints of jazz. According to their Myspace page, influences include: The Scabs, John Mayer, Bob Schneider, Tower of Power, Rush, Sergei Rachmaninov, Jason Mraz, Ben Folds, and Dream Theater.

Should be a good show!

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Events

It's an election year. That means we've all been thoroughly bludgeoned by campaign ads, flashy CNN logos, annoying conspiracy emails and SNL skits. So now that it's almost over, let's get back to thinking about what makes us really happy— Going out on the town, of course!

We've added some great shows to our calendar including the varied styles of Goga, the rock-pop sound of the Josh Goode Band, and the classic-country talents of the Casey James Band.

Friday, October 31, 2008

More Praise for Tei An

People can't say enough about Tei An—and we certainly don't mind!
Teresa Gubbins wrote a great piece over at D Magazine.

Please tell us about your Tei An experience, we know you guys love it too.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Virtual Tour of One Arts Plaza

Well there’s nothing quite like being at the Plaza, but with today’s technology you can at least take a virtual tour on your PC while waiting to get off work.

Things are really starting to cool off, so you’ll probably want to get down to One Arts this week and enjoy the last of the sunshine before the time change. Of course if you’re a native Texan you’ll want to eat inside—‘cause to us, 60 degrees is freezing!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Life is art, drink it up

The Four-Star Dali Wine Bar & Restaurant features champagne "Happy Hour" from 5-7pm Mon-Friday with half price select champagnes by the glass.
Call 469-385-9360 for reservations.  Small plates and full dinner menu available for your enjoyment.  Book your holiday party now! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Urban Pedigree

When people think about urban living, they immediately think they’ll have to give up owning a pet. This isn’t the case at One Arts Plaza. In fact, we love animals so much we’ve decided to do a profile on some of the great dogs of OAP.

Many of the residents have told us how wonderful it is to be able to keep a dog in their home. It was important to them to not lose something so basic as owning a pet just because they decided to give up all of that landscaping in Highland Park.

And what do the pets think of urban living? Sure there aren’t any squirrels to chase, but when the concierge hands you a doggy treat and a pat on the head…,well city life ain’t so bad.

We’ll be featuring profiles of each dog in the weeks to come. We may even have an online contest so you can vote for your favorite pooch.

Pictured above:
Left to right: Rolex, Scout, Daphne, Mattie, Duncan & Sarah, Pearl, Cleo and Logan

Hmmm…I wonder how much hate mail we’re going to get from cats…?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dine Like a Pharaoh

Our restaurants got a nice little plug over on Thanks for that NY strip description—I'm starving! Good thing it's almost 5:30.

Feelin' Blue, Cowboy?

So, your team is in a slump. You're wondering if Romo and the Boys will be watching the Super Bowl at home again this year.

Let's look on the brighter side of life! You can still come out to Jorge's tonight. Remember: it's Margarita Mondays—only $6!
See, now don't you feel better? You can always look at the silver lining like Coach Wade.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tei An Review at GuideLive

Tei An is getting some more press. Bill Addison over at GuideLive had some wonderful things to say in his review. Read the article here.

Congratulations Teiichi!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jorge's Drink Specials:

Because there's no better time than Monday to start thinking about happy hour!

Margarita on Mondays—always goes well frozen/rocks $6

Mojito on Tuesday—sounds great! $8

Paloma—always perfect on Wednesdays $7

Sangria Thursday—light, smooth and fruity $8

Jorge's Martini on Fridays—the right way to start the weekend $8

Michellita—can never go wrong on Saturdays $6

Bottomless Mimosas on Sundays—our unique way to end the week $6 (with an entrée)

Then we start the dance all over again.

All drinks are made with the original recipes.
No substitutions on drink specials.

Fedora Website is Up

If you’re the kind of person who appreciates authentic Italian cuisine, who wants the tomato sauce to taste like Mama cooked it, and if you thought The Sopranos was a reality show—then yeah, you’re ready to visit

Fedora is the newest restaurant at One Arts Plaza, from owner Gina Campisi (yeah, that Campisi!) featuring Executive Chef David Peck. The site provides everything you wanted to know about the restaurant including history, menu and catering info.

Check back here and on Fedora’s website to find out about the grand opening (rumor has it being this week). Don't forget—or we may have to send Tony and the boys over to take you for a little ride.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hook 'em out to Jorge's for
Texas-OU weekend!

Except for the possibility of the Cowboys winning a playoff game, this weekend is the biggest sports event this season: Texas vs OU. This great tradition of college football may not be within Dallas much longer (see Jerry Jones & his amazing new facilities out in Arlington), so make hay while the sun shines and come down to Jorge's for an old-fashioned Tex-Mex football party.

Drink Specials include:
House Margarita $ 6.00
Beer bucket (w/5 domestic) $15.00
Beer bucket (w/5 imported) $20.00
Plus, tons of appetizers.    

Even if you're from the wrong side of the Red River, we'll be glad to have you.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Tut Bus

Today begins the exhibit Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Dallas Museum of Art. This exhibit will be in the US for an encore showing in only three cities! Don't miss out on your chance to explore this wonderful collection firsthand.

And while you're down in the Dallas Arts District, we're offering a FREE shuttle to and from the museum and One Arts Plaza. After spending the day at the DMA, ride the shuttle over for a delicious dinner at one of our world-class restaurants.

You can't miss the shuttle, we promise--just look at the pic.

Monday, September 29, 2008

D Magazine Fashion Show

We’ve all had this dream right? You saunter in to the lobby of a sexy-cool high-rise condo and there’s a fashion show happening in the lobby. Surrounded by beautiful people hoisting cosmopolitan martinis, you meet up with your friends—techno music thumps over the buzz of the crowd. Later you make your way up to the 22nd-floor, someone hands you a glass of champagne, a guitarist plays softly out on the balcony, and fashion models move like swans through the crowd. The lights of the city flood your senses.

This was my Thursday night at One Arts Plaza as I attended The D Magazine fashion show and Thursday Night Lights. We arrived early to sit outside The Screen Door for a great martini, and to watch the performers from Dallas Black Dance Theatre. I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful that was. The sun was setting, a small crowd was gathered, and the music was a soulful mix of trip-hop and urban. The dancers were simply amazing.

After my wife finished her tasty mango-mint julep, we decided to hit the fashion show. I won’t pretend that I know anything about fashion (those who know me can attest to that). However, for me it was the scene that made it worthwhile: beautiful people, chic clothes, lots of talking, laughing and warmth for a condo lobby. The models were supported on square pedestals instead of the typical runway walk, which made the event more personal. They rotated out every few minutes like go-go dancers—some wearing the boots to match.

Then came the best part, we went with my co-workers up to one of the 22nd floor condos for Thursday Night Lights. If you want to know how the other half lives (or if you’re the other half looking for a new home) you have to do this! First off, the condos are beautiful, large and contemporary. Secondly, the view is nothing short of amazing. The temperature was perfect, a light breeze, and the Dallas night was sparkling. We were on the north side looking down at the opera house construction (another great development). When that is finished, you can only imagine the coolness of watching people walk to and from the performance hall.

We had a glass of champagne, mingled, and talked to the models. I thought I had died and gone to Esquire.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One Arts Wins AIA Award!

Last night One Arts Plaza received a 2008 Dallas AIA Design Award from the Dallas chapter of The American Institute of Architects. There were over 115 entries with only 6 awards given in two Built Project categories: Small Project and Large Project, with 50,000 sf being the break point.

One Arts Plaza was the only project given an award in the Large Project Category!

This is a great honor, and we're very proud to receive this award. I think we should treat ourselves to a glass of wine at Dali.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't Forget...

...,tonight is Thursday Night Lights!

Don't miss out on a chance to rub elbows & sip a free glass of wine from the spectacular, 22nd-floor view of Dallas' coolest hot spot.

Monday, September 15, 2008

DFW Yoga Day Raises Spirits

September 1st

The 2nd Annual DFW FREE DAY of YOGA was a huge success with over 2,500 participants! This was a great event that brought the awareness of yoga to a large group of new, and returning students.

This is the kind of event that can really enrich the heart of a community. Yoga is a great way to find inner peace and relaxation, while strengthening the body. One Arts Plaza was happy to be involved in this nourishing and fun endeavor.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Night Lights Begins Today

Join us and Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage for Thursday Night Lights from 8 to 10pm. Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy the view of the Dallas night sky from a twenty-second floor residence. Then treat yourself to dinner and live entertainment in the Plaza, or take a serene walk through the Arts District.

“With only sixteen condos remaining at One Arts Plaza, it’s a critical time for buyers to come down and see the opportunities that are here.” Says Becky Frey of Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage, the exclusive broker for One Arts.

Thursday Night Lights will run tonight through the fall.

TREC Hosts Membership Open House

The Real Estate Council will be holding its annual membership Open House and Diversity Initiative at the pool deck of One Arts Plaza on September 18th.

The Real Estate Council consists of 1,600 commercial real estate professionals, and they respresent more than 500 companies in the Dallas area.

There is no cost, but they do ask that attendees register at, send an email to or call 214.692.3600.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dine Around

I was talking to Paul Pinnell, owner/creator of Dali Wine Bar and Cellar, and we were discussing how people are doing their own, personal dine-arounds in the Plaza. This sounded like a great idea! So now I'm trying to gather some of my friends to venture out. A lot of my friends are "North of LBJ Only" types, so I may just take the wife. I'll report back my findings in another post.

If you've done your own dine-around at the Plaza, drop us a comment!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Daily Candy

There's a nice review of Jorge's over on the Daily Candy.

Daily Candy is a great site for info about food, the arts, fashion and more. Pick your city and go, go, go!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Francisco Hernandez - Sept. 6 & 13

Francisco Hernandez will be performing latin guitar at the Plaza on Saturday September 6th and 13th. His performances cover a range of styles including: latin, R&B, tropical, reggae and jazz standards.

The weather has finally cooled off, so this sounds like a good time to relax at the Plaza.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Goga! September 27th

Joining us in September is the multi-talented artist Goga. With heavy influences from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy, Goga is a unique and skilled artist who draws from his influences a powerful mixture of R&B, Latin and soulful jazz.

Goga performs hits ranging from Carlos Santana to Andrea Bochelli in, amazingly, twelve different languages! Goga also has original music from his forthcoming CD Color of My Love. Put this together with his ability to play guitar and piano and you have a musical event you cannot miss!

Come out to the Plaza on Saturday, September 27th for this fantastic show.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jorge's Update

You can cut it with a knife, the suspense I mean. Jorge’s is planning on officially opening on Aug. 26. They will open for breakfast only on the 26th, then breakfast and lunch until Labor Day. After Labor Day they will be fully open: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Good things come to those who...yeah, yeah..I'm really craving some Tex-Mex!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tei An Now Open!

Yes, it's true Tei An is finally open for business. I promise you it was worth the wait. You can't get this kind of food just anywhere in America, much less in the heart of Texas.

The sobalier, the soba noodle chef, is a time-honored craftsman (like the sushi chef but with noodles).

The story of the soba noodle is actually very fascinating. Soba noodle tradition originated during the Edo period of Japan where inhabitants were more susceptible to beri beri because of eating large amounts of white rice which is low in thiamine. Thus eating thiamine-rich buckwheat noodles became a way to combat this deficiency. 1

Watch a sobalier prepare noodles in this YouTube video:
Soba Noodles

Another great link about soba noodles.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cooling Down Update

Well, we've done some tweaks to the August calendar. By moving some shows from the 7-9 slot to the 8-10 slot, we've spared the performers (and audience) the agony of the blistering Dallas heat.

Also, Dallas Black Dance theater will be moving from their Thursday performance. Instead we're bringing you two talented jugglers: Brad Johnson and David Slick. Brad is performing this Thursday, August 7th; David will perform August 14th, 21st and 28th.

More updates will come as we try and work around the inferno known as Texas summer.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Events Cooling Down

In case you haven’t noticed it’s hot outside, even by Texas standards. Because of the ridiculous heat we’re going to gear down a bit in August until things cool off. Thursdays will still feature performances from Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Sunday we’ll still have our wonderful brunches and Urban Market kiosk. However, we’re clearing off the rest of the calendar. Not to worry, you can still come out and enjoy great Plaza dining any day of the week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

James Munton Shows Cancelled

Due to illness James will not be performing at the Plaza this week. Standing in for him will be the Lee and Annie Flute Duo on Wednesday, July 23.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jorge's Opening

Well, it has been revealed to me that Jorge's will not be opening July 31st after all. I'm snooping around trying to find out what the delay is because I'm certainly sad about it.

Will let you know as soon as I hear something.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

James Munton

This Tuesday & Wednesday (July 22 & 23) at the Plaza you can see magician James Munton perform. Take an evening to relax and have a few laughs, then come back here and drop some feedback.

James on Youtube.

Visit James' site.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Plaza Food Market

There has been a change to the monthly calendar at One Arts Plaza. Our natural foods market is the first Saturday of each month now from 11am to 2pm.

Stop by for some great veggies!

Blue about Batman?

Couldn't get tickets to the new Batman movie? Join the crowd. The temptation to skip work today was overwhelming, but the wife threatened legal action if I saw the movie without her.

So what to do on a Friday night now? Well here's an idea: come down to the Plaza for some blues music to sooth your sad heart. Tonight the Paul Harrington Blues Duo is playing from 7-9pm. Besides Texas BBQ, there's isn't anything better than Texas blues music.

Enjoy some drinks at Dali, or treat yourself to a meal at Screen Door. You can always skip a day of work and see Batman next week.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thank Heaven!

It's summer and we all have one thing on our mind right? Slurpees! Well some of us are still enamored with the simple things in life I guess.

What better way to chill on a July afternoon in Texas than by enjoying a nice, cold ice drink. And what better drink is there than the one from our childhood right? Every suburbanite remembers the joy or riding his or her bicycle up to the local 7-11 and getting a cherry (my favorite) or root beer Slurpee.

Well the folks at 7-11, headquartered in One Arts Plaza, celebrate each July 11th by giving away free Slurpees as part of their Customer Appreciation Day ( July 11th...7-11...get it...yeah, OK good). This year it's to celebrate 7-11's 81st birthday. Feeling old yet? Well feel like a kid again by treating yourself to a free Slurpee, but bring the kids along too.

7-11 FREE Slurpee

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dali Wine Bar/Guide Live

As a blogger I find I spend a great deal of my time reading other people's blogs. I like to share when I find blogs that relate to Arts Plaza Events. Plus, Guidelive is always a good read.

Guidelive talks Dali

And of course I'm a loyal D Magazine reader: Dali Review.

Jorge's is coming to One Arts Plaza July 31st!

If you're like me and have lived in Texas all your life, then you know good Tex Mex, and you also know you can never have too many Tex Mex restaurants. For all of you imports from the North (and I know there are a bunch of you out there) then you need to introduce your taste buds to the wonderful world of chili, cheese and salsa at Jorge's. If it's too hot for your non-fortified system, douse it with a tall margarita. You'll be fine.

Tip: Tex Mex tastes best on a Saturday afternoon with a nice, tall cerveza.

Visit Jorge's site.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

D Magazine's SideDish

There's a nice post from Nancy Nichols over on D Magazine's blog about our beloved One Arts Plaza.

Check it out here: SideDish

Monday, June 30, 2008

Feeling patriotic?

Looking for something to do this 4th of July? Yeah, you can go to lake Lewisville like everyone else and be annoyed by the Seadoo crowd; or you can come down to One Arts Plaza and enjoy patriotic songs by Scott Jacob Loehr on keyboards.

You can also grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine at Dali or have a nice, relaxing dinner at Screen Door. Now doesn't that sound like more fun than burning up at the lake?

Music is from 7-9pm.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday Night Jazz

What's better than live jazz on a Friday night? Not much! Here's a chance to grab a nice meal, a glass of wine (or your favorite martini mix), and settle in for a nice evening down at the Dallas Arts District.

Join us for a live performance from the St. Paul Methodist Church jazz ensemble. Music starts at 6pm and runs until 8pm.

Dali Wine Bar/Screen Door

The Dali Wine Bar and Screen Door are both open for dining in the plaza.
Coming in July 2008: Tei An - Japanese/Soba , Jorge's - Tex/Mex and Fedora - Upscale Italian - Opening Fall 2008. These restaurants are also open to catering private events at One Arts Plaza.

The best thing is that all five restaurants are in one location! So you can enjoy live entertainment in the plaza and have your choice of wonderful dining. Five restaurants--five nights in the workweek...hmmm..., coincidence?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Arts Plaza Events

Two Arts Plaza's site is now up. Should be really great when all of the plaza is complete. Dallas really needs this kind of style downtown.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Plaza Happenings

Updated the One Arts calendar today, set up all of July. Looks to be some more interesting things happening down there next month. There will be performances from the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Black Dance Theater, and some solo performances from classical guitarist Yoban Quijano. You can also grab a bite to eat at the great restaurants in the plaza, like Screen Door or Dali.

All in all, it looks like a nice, cool way to spend some summer days downtown.
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