Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Year's Eve in the Arts District!

Okay, so maybe there won't be fireworks like these on December 31 but it would be really cool. Hopefully next year. Nevertheless there is lots going on in the Arts District including a Family Day at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Comerica New Year's Day Parade will initiate at the Crow Collection of Asian Art and evening performances at the Meyerson and Wyly Theatre. All five of our restaurants will be open and serving special dinners which include bubbly champagne. You can log on to to make your reservations now.

JORGE'S will have a happy hour from 5-8 pm with holiday cocktails. Of course their brisket tacos & holiday tamales are always favorites.

FEDORA is offering a 4-course dinner with champagne for $64. Among their delicious Italian entrees they will be serving mushroom risotto scented with truffle oil. Yum.

SCREENDOOR has two seating: a 3-course dinner at 5:30 pm for $55 and a 5-course dinner at 8 pm for $85 with champagne. Their fried green tomatoes and gumbo are southern goodness.

DALI has two seatings: 5-7 pm with a special pre dinner menu and a 5-course dinner from 8-10 pm for $110 which also includes a special menu, party favors & midnight champagne.

TEI AN has two seatings: 5:30 pm for $55 and 7:30 pm for $85 which includes sake, plum wine or champagne. Their white seaweed salad and warm soba noodles are healthy and delicioso!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Tamales on Sale at Jorge's

Order your holiday tamales now at Jorge's. I sampled one last night and they were delicious...yum. They come in three flavors: chicken, pork and poblano with cheese. Only $15 /dozen.
You can log onto or if you want to make reservations to dine.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Carolers on the Plaza

Enjoy dinner and holiday carolers strolling along the plaza and into the restaurants for the month of December. Carolers will perform December 11, 12, 18, 19, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Log on to to make your reservations.

Listen for sneak peek:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WIN FREE tix to the National Geographic lecture by Lisa Ling - Next Monday, Dec. 7, 8 pm, Winspear Opera House

One Arts Plaza is sponsoring this Brinker Series event next Monday at the new AT&T Performing Arts Center. We are giving away sets of 2 FREE tix for the first ones who answer any of the following questions (be sure to include your email address in your comment/response so we can get your tickets to you):

What is your favorite National Geographic photo?
What do you think of when you think of National Geographic?
Which of Lisa Ling’s hard hitting stories has been your favorite?

Comment with some of your clever thoughts and opinions (along with your e-mail) in order to win your 2 FREE tickets. You can park at One Arts Plaza and ride over on our FREE Art Cart.

Since Lisa Ling began her career as a television reporter more than two decades ago, she has interviewed people ranging from heads of state to Hollywood’s A-list. Fearless in the field, she has gone undercover in North Korea, examined China’s one-child policy, met families of suicide bombers in Israel and interviewed leaders of Nigeria’s biggest rebel movement. Ms. Ling regularly contributes to The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Planet in Peril series and the National Geographic Channel.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Taste of Dali


Dali Wine Bar inspires you to celebrate the aesthetic beauty of life in the Dallas Arts District. Watch this clip of CW 33's Candice Crawford as she "chills" at One Arts Plaza.
Watch the video.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Cart

Well it's here.....drumroll.....our much anticipated and highly popular ART CART has arrived! This new, bright red, futuristic-looking, 14 passenger golf cart has had tremendous popularity in the few weeks it has been out and about, zipping around the Art District. We took it out for its first ride during the opening week of the AT&T Performing Arts Center in October. It now runs Monday - Saturday, 5 pm - closing. Patrons can park at One Arts Plaza or dine at any of our five restaurants and then hop on for FREE and be dropped off at the front door of any our our arts institutions along Flora Street.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spectacular Spotlight Sunday

Sunday's grand finale to the opening week of AT&T's Performing Arts Center was truly a historical and magical event. The weather was perfect with glorious sunshine and a cool Fall breeze. Flora Street was filled with thousands of people walking, laughing, smiling, playing in the water fountains and relishing in the beauty of what is now everyone's to enjoy. Seeing the lines of people waiting to get into the Wyly Theatre & Winspear Opera House was a true testiment to how Dallasites support the arts and humanities. It's an exciting time for our city and our future. One Arts Plaza is proud to be part of such an amazing urban arts district. Our plaza was filled with people dancing into the wee hours of the night to Hunter Sullivan's vibrant jazz band. Our restaurant patios were filled with people eating and drinking and relishing in all the festivities. The evening finale with the spectacular fireworks was truly magical and breathtaking...a site that is not often witnessed. All of downtown's skyscrapers seemed to bow and welcome its newest memebers. The Winspear's crimson red tile glowed proudly and pulsed like the heartbeat it now represents to Dallas. May the energy that sparked this day continue on for us all to enjoy.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Win FREE tickets to TITAS dance show TONIGHT

We have a few FREE tickets to give away to Friday & Saturday night's TITAS performance of Parsons Dance /East Village Opera Company Collaboration at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium which starts at 8 pm!

In order to win, you need to answer the following question correctly (first ones to answer correctly win):

"From what city did the new CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center come from?"

Be sure to include your email & phone with your answer so we can get your tickets to you if you are a WINNER!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dallas' Rise in the National Arts Scene - Featured in Newsweek

Click on the link below to read the article that was just featured (love the title).
Get ready for a very exciting month ahead...

The stars at night are big and bright (clap, clap, clap) deep in the art of Dallas...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ominous One Arts Plaza Views From Last Thursday's Storms

photo credit:

Check out this picture taken by one of our very own residents. Views from the large terraces capture the beauty of the western horizon. You can see the distinct dark, grey, thunder storm clouds that billowed across the eary evening sky last Thursday.

A perfect introduction for the first day of October and to ignite the Halloween spirit.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Renee Rouleau's Drive Thru

Fantastic offer for skin care enthusiasts: founder and skin care expert, Renee Rouleau, whose second spa in Dallas is located right here at One Arts Plaza, is offering a FREE $100 valued goody bag in honor of National Skin Care Awareness Month on Wednesday from 10 am - 2 pm. As if that isn't good enough, a handsome male model sporting an "I heart Renee Rouleau" t-shirt will deliver it right to your car window as you drive through the plaza!

Now that's what I call pampering!

September 30th from 10am – 2pm
1722 Routh Street (downtown Arts District), plaza entrance.

To read more details:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cadillac Salutes One Arts Plaza and TACA

We would like to offer our special thanks to Cadillac for recognizing One Arts Plaza and TACA's contributions to the Dallas Arts District.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Park to Link Uptown with Downtown Dallas

Yesterday Dallas celebrated the start of construction for the new 5.2-acre Woodall Rodgers Deck Park that will add a link between Uptown and Downtown Dallas. This $77 million park will be constructed above Woodall Rodgers turning the freeway into a tunnel.

I can't tell you how badly this city needs that park. It will completely change the complexion of the area.

Read the NBC News article

Watercolor rendering by artist Michael McCann

Monday, September 14, 2009

Free Yoga Day at One Arts

Here are some shots from our Free Yoga Day at One Arts Plaza on September 6th. Everyone looks very happy and refreshed. Thanks to all who participated this year, and we look forward to next year!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jorge's Review from D Magazine

Jorge's gets a "positive?" review from Jennifer Chininis over at D Magazine.
What are your thoughts about Jorge's?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fit in Dallas—Have you ever wanted to try yoga but didn't know where to go? Or, have you wanted to try a different style or instructor? The area's third annual Free Day of Yoga offers you these chances. The event kicks off at One Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas (1722 Routh St.) on Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Labor Day, more than 200 classes will be held throughout the North Texas area starting with a 5:30 a.m. class at Bikram Yoga Grapevine and ending with...
Read the article.

Friday, August 21, 2009

iPhone Vid of Arts District

Michelle Carrig managed to grab some cool video with her new iPhone 3GS from the 46th floor of Chase Tower ( offices). You can see shots of the Winspear and Wyly.

Truth is I'm terrified of heights, and watching this video makes my palms sweat. I'm glad Michelle was up there and not me. This fall I'll be enjoying all the new venues in the Arts District from ground level.

Have to say though, I'm pretty impressed with the video power of the iPhone. May need to upgrade.

The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Names Architect

DALLAS (Aug. 19, 2009) — The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation has named Thomas Phifer and Partners as the architect for the 6,000 square-foot restaurant and the performance pavilion, two central amenities planned for the 5.2 acre deck park that will span over the freeway between Uptown and Downtown Dallas. Phifer was released to begin developing the construction documents this week.

Download the latest press release.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Restaurant Week at Fedora

Join us August 17th thru September 5th for Restaurant Week!

$35.00 per person, wine pairing additonal $10.00 per person

First Course
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Cannellini beans, pancetta and rosemary married together in a tomatoes-parmesan broth
Paired with Martin Ulisse Trebbiano d'Abruzzo

House Salad
Artichoke hearts, tomatoes and cucumber tosses with balsamic vinaigrette
Paired with Terradiluna Pinot Grigio

Chicken Parmesan
Oven baked chicken with classic Italian seasonings served over spaghetti and topped marinara
Paired with Ruspante Chianti

Petit Filet served over garlic mash potatoes and topped with a demi-glaze
Paired with Zenato Merlot

Pan-seared scallops on a bed of artichoke puree and drizzled with tomato pancetta vinaigrette
Paired with Villa Antinori Blanc

Chocolate Mousse Cake
Homemade chocolate mousse cake drizzled with strawberry puree and topped with fresh fruit
Paired with Sourgal Moscato d'Asti

*Premium wine flight also available for $20

For Reservations
214-999-0009 or

Monday, August 17, 2009

One Arts Featured in Army Spot

West Point graduate, and former Army Officer, Joseph DePinto (now CEO of 7-Eleven) is featured in a new advertising spot for the U.S. army. The ad shows a pretty cool transition between Army Officer and Executive Officer. The spot features images from Dallas as DePinto drives to the corporate headquarters of 7-Eleven inside Billingsley Company's One Arts Plaza.

Watch the video.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fedora Specials

Come out to one of Dallas' hottest spots. There's something for everyone at Fedora. Monday is half-price bottles of wine, $2 Tuesdays features $2 domestics, wells, margaritas, long islands, and pizzas. Thursday is $4 you-call-it and $3 domestics

Sunday brunch begins this weekend, with live music on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


$6 Splenditas Tues-Sun all day until Sept. 1, they are only $5 on Margarita Mondays!

Cocktails at Screen Door

Now if this doesn't make you thirsty, then you're just not livin' right.

Memphis Belle
Veev Acai and Monin Violet with Sparkling Wine and Lemon Twist—$12

Applejack Sidecar
Jacques Cardin Apple Cognac, Fine Sugar and Citrus with Raw Sugar Rim and Lemon Twist— $12

Darling Clemon-thyme
Zodiac Vodka muddles Lemon, Lime & Thyme with splash of Citrus Soda—$9

Blackberry-Sage Tequila Mojito
Patron Silver Tequila, Monin Ginger, Agave Nectar with muddled Sage, Blackberries, and fresh Lime— $10

Screen Door Sazerac
Sazerac Whiskey, Pechod Orange Bitters, Fine Sugar, Citrus and Absinthe Rinse—$10

Mango-Peach Mint Julep
Makers Mark Bourbon and Mango Puree with freshly muddled Mint—$10

Watermelon Cosmopolitan
Absolut Citron Vodka, Watermelon Puree and Midori ‘Float’ and Black Salt Rim—$10

Don’t Drive Miss Daisy!
Tanqueray Ten and Amaretto di Saronno chilled, up, with Lemon— $10

Mississippi Mud
Stoli Vanilla, Dark & White Godiva Liqueur, Frangelico and splash of Cream rimmed with Chocolate Syrup—$12

Jalapeno Margarita
Silver Tequila, Cointreau, muddled Jalapeno Ring with Fresh Lime and Cajun-salt Rim— $11

Friday, July 31, 2009

Renee Rouleau Talks to the San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle—Over the years I've been mesmerized by miracle skin products from antiaging creams and wrinkle-reducing formulas to glycolic peels and seaweed masks. But, according to Dallas-based aesthetician Renee Rouleau, "Serums, masks, eye cream ... are all bells and whistles. They don't count if you don't get the basics right."

Come Enjoy Jorge's Outdoor Patio

Monday, July 27, 2009

Living In An International Culinary District

eMediaWire—You don't have to travel far to experience the taste of award-winning global cuisine in Texas. One Arts Plaza is the one address in Texas where people experience an international culinary district without flying thousands of miles away. Anchoring the Dallas Arts District, the largest urban arts district in the United States, the luxury One Arts Plaza development brings together fine arts and performing arts with the culinary arts to create an international experience for tenants and visitors alike.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Progressive Dinner at One Arts—Photos

You can now see images from the Progressive Dinner at One Arts Plaza by visiting our Flickr page here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Arts District Suite at Fairmont

In preparation for the opening of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, the nearby Fairmont hotel has created an Arts District Suite.

In addition to posters from arts organizations, the room includes a library of DVDs and CDs of local performances, including Maria Callas' appearance with what was then called the Dallas Civic Opera.

Star Trek's George Takei (Sulu) stayed in the suite last weekend while in town to speak to supporters of the Crow Collection of Asian Art.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

$2 Tuesdays at Fedora

Tuesday Nights we are doing $2 Tuesdays at Fedora. We're featuring $2 wells, domestic bottles, margaritas, long islands and $2 pizzas (cheesy, roasted chicken, garden and spinach dip). Every Tuesday from 2:30 to close.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Corzo Tequila Dinner at Jorge's

Join us for a special three-course meal and three cocktails for $45, Tuesday, July 21st beginning at 8pm at Jorge's Tex Mex inside One Arts Plaza. Special guest speaker will be Jesus Reza Haro, Corzo tequila master distiller.

For more information 214-720-2255 or visit

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Splenditas at Jorge's

Tomorrow is Splendita Time at Jorge's from 6p-8p. Modern Luxury's Summer Cocktail Tour stops at Jorge's, and their Splendita will be the featured cocktail.

Complimentary appetizers & Splenditas.
Happy Hour from 2pm until close

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cocktail Tour Makes A Stop At One Arts

Modern Luxury's Cocktail Tour pays tribute to One Arts Plaza's Tex-Mex restaurant Jorge's. Their margaritas have left a good taste in Texans' mouths. Read the article here.

The recipe for their 160-calorie margarita is also featured.

With temperatures only moderately warm today, but sure to enjoy Jorge's patio with their Monday Margaritas specials that are only $5 and apply to any flavors, at any time, today!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some Good News!

With all of the craziness going on last week in the media, we're happy to announce some good news. Fedora will reopen Thursday, July 2nd—just in time for the holiday weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jorge's Saturday Brunch

Everyone knows that Jorge's has a great Sunday brunch, but did you know they also do brunch on Saturdays?

Come out for a tasty brunch menu and bottomless mimosas every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. It's the perfect place to refuel and get out of this Texas heat.

The Passing of Two Icons

What a downer yesterday was! Two icons from the 70s & 80s passing in the same day. I'm not ashamed to admit I owned that Farrah poster, and I had Thriller on *ahem* cassette (yeah I'm that old).

Hopefully some good news will happen today to balance things.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Noodle Ecstasy

OK, we're not kidding when we say Tei An is an amazing dining experience. If you haven't been out, you really need to get off your tush and try something delicious. It's a lot cheaper than flying to Tokyo.
Soba Bliss

Friday, June 12, 2009

Father's Day at Screen Door

Dine out with Dad in the Dallas Arts District at Screen Door, a modern southern kitchen located in One Arts Plaza, on Sunday, June 21, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Father’s Day three-course brunch is $39 per person; reservations are recommended by calling 214.720.9111.

Download the menu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ribbon Cutting and Reception with Dallas mayor Tom Leppert

Celebrating the Opening of TACA’s New Office in One Arts Plaza Tuesday, June 9, 2009

WHAT: TACA will celebrate the opening of its new offices in One Arts Plaza with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Reception immediately following.

TACA’s new location places it in the core of the Dallas Arts District surrounded by many of the organizations it supports. More than a dozen TACA beneficiaries are housed or perform in neighboring facilities.

WHO: Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Lucilo Pena, President of Development, Billingsley Company, Veletta Lill, Executive Director – Dallas Arts District – DOWNTOWNDALLAS, Lynn McBee, TACA Board of Directors Chairman, TACA Board of Directors, and representatives from TACA beneficiaries and Dallas Arts District arts organizations

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.
Remarks at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: One Arts Plaza Lobby
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

CONTACT: Please RSVP in advance to TACA, 214-520-3930

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Henry's Drive Winemaker Renae Hirsch at Screen Door

Join award-winning winemaker for special dinner with wine pairings.

(DALLAS, Texas) – Screen Door, a modern southern kitchen located in One Arts Plaza, is pleased to announce a special wine dinner with female winemaker Renae Hirsch, from Australia’s Henry’s Drive Vignerons on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

The five course dinner created by Executive Chef Fitzgerald Dodd, offers patrons an opportunity to enjoy his celebrated cuisine paired with the award-winning Henry’s Drive and Pillar Box wines. Cost is $85 per person; reservations essential, 214.720.9111.

Download menu as PDF

(Source: Screen Door Press Release)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Picnic in the Plaza Starts Today

Come out to One Arts and have a great lunch for under $9 at Dali, Screen Door, Jorge's or Fedora. Sit outside in this beautiful weather, and use our free Plaza Wi-Fi to catch up on emails.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Where to Eat After Tut

So, you've spent the last couple of hours perusing the DMA. You feel like Indiana Jones, head filled with images of pharaohs, scarabs and jewels. The only problem're starving! Our friends over at D Magazine were kind enough to offer up a few suggestions on how to satiate that king-sized (pun intended) growling in your stomach. Where To Eat After You've Seen King Tut at the Dallas Museum of Art

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New GM at Screen Door

Rick Stein's Steakhouse closing turns out to be a good thing for One Arts Plaza. Rick is the new GM at Screen Door!
Side Dish

This can only mean great things happening at Screen Door. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Katy Trail 5k Run

One Arts Plaza loves to help promote our neighbors and friends. The Katy Trail 5k run helps raise money that is used to enhance our neighborhood, and enrich the lives of people living in and around downtown Dallas. Please donate, or participate if you can.

The annual Katy 5K Run, Katy Trail Kids Point-5K Dash, and Katy's Picnic is just two days away.

On Thursday, May 14, the Friends of the Katy Trail hosts the races and picnic at Reverchon Park in Dallas (3505 Maple Ave.). The post-race picnic— voted "Best Post-Race Party by D-Magazine—features live entertainment and food stations from 50 of Dallas' best restaurants.

The event raises money for the completion and maintenance of the Katy Trail. The Katy Trail is Dallas’ most popular and important new park and recreation facility, and runs through the heart of urban Dallas

WHEN: Thursday, May 14 - 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Reverchon Park - 3535 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75219

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
2008 Photo Gallery

Member's Race Discount
Friends of the Katy Trail members receive a discount. So become a friend today!
Online Registration Closes at Midnight Tuesday

What's New for the 2009 5K?
Help The Friends of the Katy Trail promote the 2009 Michelob Ultra Katy 5K and Picnic!

Use the "Share" button on the registration page to post news of the 5K to your Facebook Status, to your Linkedin Profile, OR to your Twitter feed.

For the tech-savvy, you can add the donation form to your personal web page or blog. Just copy and past the code into a new entry.

REMEMBER: Members get a discount on the cost of race registration, so become a Friend today!

WFAA Extraordinary Homes

Check out these videos about downtown living, on WFAA's "Good Morning Texas". See how life in downtown Dallas, with so much to see and do, is the perfect place to buy a home. Watch the videos.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pizza By The Slice

The Fedora pizza cart will be out in the Plaza starting Monday. They will be offering two large slices of pizza, chips and a canned soft drink for $7 tax included!

The cart will run from 11:30-1:30 Monday thru Friday

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day Brunch

We will have have a jazz trio performing in the Plaza from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Bring Mom out for a nice afternoon at One Arts Plaza.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Diana Ross Tickets (Last Pair)

Ready to win today's tickets to the Brinker International Forum lecture on April 28th, featuring Diana Ross?

First one to answer this trivia question correctly, wins a pair of tickets and a $50 gift certificate to one of our Plaza restaurants. Don't forget to include your email!

Diana Ross had a #1 hit with "Endless Love". Which great soul singer performed the duet with her?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Diana Ross Tickets (Day 4)

So many meetings, I almost didn't make the post!

Ready to win today's tickets to the Brinker International Forum lecture on April 28th, featuring Diana Ross?

First one to answer this trivia question correctly, wins a pair of tickets and a $50 gift certificate to one of our Plaza restaurants. Don't forget to include your email!

At which Super Bowl did Diana Ross perform? Bragging bonus for you if you can tell me who played in said Super Bowl.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Diana Ross Tickets (Day 3)

Ready to win today's tickets to the Brinker International Forum lecture on April 28th, featuring Diana Ross?

First one to answer this trivia question correctly, wins a pair of tickets and a $50 gift certificate to one of our Plaza restaurants. Don't forget to include your email!

Diana Ross' daughter Tracee is the star of what hit sitcom?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Diana Ross Tickets (Day 2)

Ready to win today's tickets to the Brinker International Forum lecture on April 28th, featuring Diana Ross?

First one to answer this trivia question correctly, wins a pair of tickets and a $50 gift certificate to one of our Plaza restaurants. Don't forget to include your email!

What was Diana Ross' first solo #1 the UK.

Mother's Day at Jorge's

Monday, April 20, 2009

Diana Ross Tickets

The first person to post the correct answer to this trivia question wins a pair of tickets to the Diana Ross Brinker International Forum lecture on Tuesday, April 28. You'll also win a $50 gift certificate for dinner at One Arts Plaza. Remember to post your email (or have it connected to your Blogger username) so I can send you details on how to pick up your tickets.

What was the name of the first group Diana Ross was a member of in 1959 (hint, it wasn't The Supremes).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tei An Makes National Best List

That's right, folks, one of the Plaza's own has finally gotten the national spotlight. Master chef Teiichi Sakurai and his Japanese soba noodle restaurant Tei An came in at #37 in Travel and Leisure's 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.

How does Tei An rank with you?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fedora Features Extended Happy Hour

You can officially start the weekend early. Come out to Fedora for live music on the patio, $3.50 Long Islands, $3.50 Margaritas, $2.50 Domestics, $4.50 Call Liquors and the band Tall. Every Thursday 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

DCPA Lexus Broadway Series

A friend and I attended the unveiling of the Lexus Broadway Series yesterday at Booker T. high. Several gentlemen from Lexus were there to receive kind words from Mark Nerenhausen, President/CEO of DCPA, and a big round of applause for their hard work.

The inaugural season is going to be great! We were even treated to a song from Spring Awakening by two wonderful, young performers.

The inaugural season tickets are on sale now for: August:Osage County, Avenue Q, South Pacific, and Spring Awakening. It's going to be a great season of music and theater. See you there!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lucy Billingsley on WRR Classical 101

Part two of the April, 2 WRR broadcast from One Arts Plaza. Lucy Billingsley, Partner at Billingsley Company, and Robbie Briggs, of Briggs Freeman Real Estate Brokerage, talk to Adriana Bate about the value of urban living, and life at One Arts Plaza.

What do you think of the One Arts Buyback Program?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

TACA Moves to One Arts

The family at One Arts continues to grow, as The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) will be moving into the lobby-floor space next week. Read the Dallas Business Journal article here.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Free Tickets Contest

Ready to win some easy tickets? I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away to the Ken Burns lecture at the Brinker International Forum. The tickets go to the first 5 people to comment on this post about why they want to see this lecture. Just make sure your username or comment has an email where I can contact you on how to get your tickets.

The show is March 31st 2009, so this coming Tuesday.

Since his Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken Burns has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The War, demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. His series of epic documentaries began with the landmark television series The Civil War and continued with Baseball and Jazz, a film that explores the birth of jazz music. He will preview his most recent film on America’s National Parks March 31st at 8pm at the Meyerson Symphony Center as a part of the Brinker International Forum.

Legal mumbo jumbo: I have 5 pairs of tickets (going in pairs only). First come-first serve. No crying if you don't make the cut. Multiple posts don't get you multiple tickets. The lecture is in Dallas, so don't post if you live in Sri Lanka, m'kay. Thanks goes to Erin at the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts for providing the tickets.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Guy Davis at Screen Door

Winemaker's Dinner Event With Guy Davis at Screen Door in One Arts Plaza. The KRLD Dinner Club will showcase the best that the North Texas wine and culinary scenes have to offer. Guy Davis, the founder and winemaker of Davis Family Vineyards will be the guest of honor for the first event.Monday, March 30. at the Screen Door restaurant from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. $125 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Space limited to 95 guests.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spann Vineyards Wine Dinner

Join us at Dali as we welcome special guest, and wine maker, Peter Spann, Thursday, April 2, 2009.

A former Dallas native, Peter Spann showcases his highly acclaimed wines from Sonoma County. Dali Executive Chef Joel Harloff will be pairing a memorable five-course menu with the following wines:

Chardonnay-Viognier Blend Sonoma County 2005,
Mo Zin (42% Zinfandel, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Petite Sirah, 8% Syrah),
Merlot Sonoma County 2005 (85% Merlot, 15% Cab Sauv),
Charbono 2005,
and his most acclaimed wine,
Mo Jo Sonoma County 2005 (50% Sangiovese, 35% Cab Sauv, 10% Syrah, 3% Cab Franc and 2% Malbec)

7:00 reception to honor Peter Spann, with dinner following promptly at 7:30pm.
$75 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity.
Reservations required as seats are limited for this special wine dinner.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March is Busy

If you haven't noticed, things are hopping down at One Arts. We have a lot of events going on to welcome in the spring season. Tonight Richmond Punch will be performing from 7 to 9pm. Then Friday we have the Josh Goode band, and Saturday the Paul Harrington Quartet.

Thursdays in March offer you the chance to see performers from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. If you haven't yet seen these young men and women perform, you are really in for a treat.

Keep up with all of our events by using our calendar.

Hope to see you out there!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Our Neighbors

Check out's photo slide show of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Photo by Tom Fox/DMN photo staff. Click to see slide show.

Monday, March 9, 2009

We *Heart* Renée Rouleau

Renée Rouleau celebrated her 1 year anniversary last week at in the Owners Room at One Arts.

Congratulations Renée! We hope you celebrate many, many more.

Photo by Carissa Byers

Thursday, March 5, 2009

John Tesar Farewell at Dali

There was a good-bye party for John Tesar on Wednesday night at Dali Wine Bar. I wonder if T.O. will be as missed?

D Side Dish complete with photos.

Renee Rouleau in Allure

Here's a chance for you to vote for Renee Rouleau as your favorite day spa in Allure Magazine. Of course we all love Renee here at One Arts Plaza, and want to give her our support!

There are four questions, so make sure you fill out the entire ballot.

Vote for Renee

Leppert Declares Knoll Design Day

Dallas mayor Tom Leppert has declared March 5th "Knoll Design Day" marking the opening of the LEED-certified Knoll showroom at One Arts Plaza.

Read the article.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tasting Tuesdays

I have no problem paying $100 for a bottle of single-malt Scotch, but I don't polish it off over dinner and conversation. But what about wine? With today's economy, a lot of us can't afford to drop $50-60 on a bottle of red. So, what's the best way to discover good, affordable wines?

Well here's the solution: Tuesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30pm, Dali will feature six special wines that retail for under $20. These are Paul Pinnell-approved "Gem Wines" You can come in and have a free taste of any wine, or taste all five for $10.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Knoll Thinks Green, and Gold

The new Knoll showroom at One Arts Plaza has more than just elegant style on their agenda. Knoll is looking to be LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Read the Interior Design article.

Soba Noodles for You

Tina Danze at gives the rundown on everything you ever wanted to know about the Japanese tradition of soba noodles. Naturally we feel that Tei An, Dallas' best new restaurant, is the perfect place to satisfy your noodle craving.

Read the Dallas News article.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Resource One, Finance Seminar at OAP

Wednesday, April 8th, Resource One will feature the seminar "Getting Back on Stable Financial Ground" at One Arts Plaza. The seminar is open to all, and is free. Drinks and dessert will be provided--attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. The seminar runs from Noon to 1pm.

For more details call 214-540-1673 or Miguel at 214-540-1675.

Monday, February 23, 2009

$5 Margarita Mondays

Perhaps we can love Mondays a little more now that Jorge's Tex Mex is offering $5 Margarita Mondays all day. This includes any flavor (excluding top shelf), on the rocks or frozen. Jorge's also has a delicious list of choices including: Splendita–low calorie, swirl, mango, strawberry & guava. Who says you have to wait until Friday for happy hour?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rumor Has It...

There's buzz going around that Tei An has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award "Best New Restaurant" in the nation. Details to come as we learn more!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fedora on Good Morning Texas

Watch the video of Fedora chef Steve Allen preparing a classic Italian dish on WFAA Channel 8. This is exactly what I needed to watch right before lunchtime.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crime Plummets in Downtown Dallas

Good news to everyone wanting a cleaner, safer downtown. A recent report from the folks at Downtown Dallas: Overall crime in the Central Business District is down 51%!

In an eBlast, Downtown Dallas President and CEO, John F. Crawford said, “Public Safety is the number one priority of DOWNTOWNDALLAS. We work every day to ensure a safe, positive and vibrant quality of life for residents, visitors and employees of Downtown. Strides like this are evidence of our enhanced efforts through our Downtown Safety Patrol, public-private partnerships with the City of Dallas and Dallas Police Department, and vigilant monitoring of the state of the Downtown environment.”

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fedora Offers Valentine's Day Specials

Fedora's Valentine's Day special is a coursed meal with wine pairings for $130.00, per couple. Courses as follows:

1st Course
Spiced Calamari
crispy polenta cake, chilies, basil, lemon vinaigrette
2005 Crinella, Sauvignon Blanc "Marino Vineyard", Russian River Valley Sonoma County, CA

2nd Course
Port Reduction Prosciutto
fresh figs, mascarpone mousse
2006 Tolosa, Pinot Noir, Edna Valley San Luis Obispo County, CA

3rd Course
Braised Short Ribs
crushed fingerling potatoes, baby carrots, chocolate pancetta jus
2004 Three Saints, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA


Grilled Salmon
braised lentils, oven dried tomatoes, baby arugala, saffron oil
2005 Three Saints, Chardonney, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, CA

4th Course
Vanilla Poached Pear & Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
spiced walnuts, vanilla citrus reduction, caramelized honey
N.V. Conti Neri, Prosecco di Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Seatings available at 6pm and 8pm-Call 214-999-0009 for reservations

Fedora also offers an A la Carte Menu for this special Valentines Holiday.

Dali Wine Bar Gets Some Serious Props

"Best Top Ten Restaurant", The Dallas Morning News
"Best Top Ten Nightlife", The Dallas Morning News
"Best New Restaurant", D Magazine
"Best Top Ten Restaurant", Dallas Voice
"Best of 2008", Modern Luxury
"#5 Best Restaurant in Texas", Texas Monthly

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Resource One, Finance Seminar at OAP

Tuesday, February 17th, Resource One will feature the seminar "Getting Back on Stable Financial Ground" at One Arts Plaza. The seminar is open to all, and is free. Drinks and dessert will be provided--attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.

For more details call 214-540-1673 or Miguel at 214-540-1675.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Jorge's Video

Go behind the curtain with D Magazine's Nancy Nichols at Jorge's Tex Mex Cafe. Watch the video.

10 Questions: Joel Harloff

Ever wonder what a FIB is? Ever wonder why northerners invariably end up in warmer climates? Ever wonder who was cooler: Fonzie or Lenny and Squiggy? Dali chef Joel Harlof let Dave Faries from The Observer into his head for a few fascinating minutes. Read it here.

I wonder if you could barbecue walleye?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Screen Door Video

Never heard of Modern Southern Cuisine? Well come on in and watch Nancy Nichols' interview with Fitzgerald Dodd of One Arts Plaza's Screen Door. Watch the video here. Warning: this will make you hungry.

Friday, January 30, 2009

WRR Classical 101.1FM & OAP

We’re happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Classical 101 and D Magazine to present WRR’s Classic Café broadcasting live from One Arts Plaza Feb. 2-6 in the new One Arts Plaza WRR Music Lounge.

This month One Arts Week will feature participants from The Winspear Opera House and the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre. Listen every day to find out how you can win dinner for two at one of our Plaza restaurants. Be sure and listen to WRR to hear how you can participate in One Arts Week.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

10 Questions for Fitzgerald Dodd

Dallas Observer talks Southern cooking, sports and TV with Screen Door's Fitzgerald Dodd. I'll forgive him for doggin' on the Steelers. Read the article here.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lill Named Director of Dallas Arts District

January 21—Veletta Forsythe Lill has been hired to head up the new vision of The Dallas Arts District. Lil is a former member of the Dallas City Council, including Arts District Coordinator. Read the official press release.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Savor the Symphony

Last night we kicked off the 2009 Dallas symphony season with a rare and exclusive event inside one of the condos at One Arts Plaza. The stylish and intimate affair was wonderfully catered by 108 Catering, and featured entertainment by guitarist Terry Hankins. Guests sipped wine, mingled, laughed, and chatted about the exciting new season.

The Garden Gate provided floral decorations, and M&M Special Events furnished the tables, plates and glasses. Photographer Jerry McClure captured this moment in time beautifully.

This season the symphony features works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Liszt, and performances by Branford Marsailis. Season at a glance.

We look forward to another great year of music.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

44 Places to Go in 2009

Thanks primarily to the Dallas Arts District, Dallas made The New York Times list of top places to go in 2009. Ranked 17th out of 44, our city sits among such notable destinations as Brazil, Rome, Cologne, Star Island and Bhutan (quite an impressive group).

The positive change happening in the Dallas Arts District is drawing a lot of national press. People are seeing something in downtown Dallas they never thought possible.

"Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Dallas art district is no exception. Billed as 'the largest urban arts district in the United States,' the 19-block area gets bigger when the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts opens Oct. 12."

We're very excited about the next few years. As things continue to vigorously expand, our neighborhood and our quality of life will be all the better for it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Brook Shields Shines at Brinker Forum

One Arts Plaza was very proud to sponsor the Brooke Shields (Pretty Baby, Suddenly Susan) lecture at the Brinker International Forum on November 25.

An iconic figure in television, theater and film, Shields is an engaging and intriguing figure who shared her insight on life and her career. A graduate of Princeton, Shields is also the author of several books including the children’s book Welcome to Your World, Baby.

The 2008-2009 Brinker International Forum goes behind the scenes with people who have changed the world through film, music and scientific exploration. Source: Dallas Center for the Performing Arts

Photo: Brooke Shields and Lisa Schlachter, Photography by Kristina Bowman

Fedora Family Values

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Around Town with Renee Rouleau

Renee Rouleau explains to NBC/DFW why beauty is recession-proof, and how her business has actually flourished during this economic crisis.
Read the article here.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Downtown Dallas: The Next 50 Years

Kourtny Garrett, Vice President of Marketing for Downtown Dallas, talks about the great things coming our way including: Woodall Rodgers Park, The Dallas Center for Performing Arts, and the Trinity River.

GuideLive, Top Restaurants of 2008

GuideLive's Year in Review has selected Tei An as the "Best New Restaurant of 2008"! Naturally, we don't blame them one bit.

Watch Teiichi work his magic: Video
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