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.
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