Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Dinner Tonight!

Join us this evening to ring in the new year at any of our four restaurants. Jorge's will serve from it's main menu and Screen Door, Fedora and Tei-An have special menus. Enjoy a great meal, a glass of champagne and beautiful view of the Arts District and downtown Dallas. Log onto to make a reservation. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tei-An Receives Five Glowing Stars

Yesteday, Leslie Brenner, The Dallas Morning News food critic gave a glowing review + 5 star rating to our beloved Japanese restaurant, Tei-An! We're thrilled and excited as this isn't easily obtained. I've raved about this place since it opened. Dallas is so lucky to have this establishment, as it's one of the few places in the entire US of A that provides delicious, daily, hand-made soba noodles - a common Japanese favorite. And now that it's nippy outside there's nothing more delicious than a hot bowl of delicious soba (curry being my personal favorite). So log onto to make your reservation today. Domo arigato Leslie.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tonight - Arts District Tree Lighting

Today the Arts District is celebrating the holidays with day-long activites suitable for the entire family at the museums and AT&T Performing Arts Center. In the evening there will be free outdoor holiday performances and a spectacular tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm (followed by the opening night of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas musical). For a detailed list of activities and more information click here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jorge's Cazadores Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Jorge's Tex-Mex Cafe just created a new holiday cocktail: Cazadores Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Margarita. It was also just featured this week in "The 12 Drinks of Christmas MetroMix" post. Click here to check it out.
Here's the recipe for you to whip some up for those holiday parties:

Pour into shaker with ice: 1 ounce Cazadores Reposado Tequila, 1/2 ounce of Pumpkin Spice Batoni Italian Liquor, 1/2 ounce Grand Mariner, a sprinkle of Splenda, a dash fresh squeezed lime juice (one wedge). Shake shaker vigorously, pour into short stem Martini glass...garnish with half salted rim, a lime wedge and a cinnamon stick..and voila!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Live Holiday Music In Our Lobby This Week Only

So TO-DAY is the first day of December. It's gettin chilly outside, sparkling lights are going up and holiday music is permeating our surroundings to get us in the right mood for the holiday season. And One Arts Plaza, along with WRR, is pitching in for the holiday spirit. One of the most beatuiful things to listen to is a live chorus and we are offering it several times this week for our lunchtime crowd. From 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday we will have a live chorus singing in our commercial lobby. Surprisingly, the acoustics are perfect for this almost sounds like an urban cathedral. Check out the video to hear the performance from this past Monday afternoon. Join us in the sun-filled lobby with fresh bright red poinsettas and a very tall Santa, to get you in the holiday spirit.

Monday, November 29, 2010

FREE Holiday Performance Today in Lobby - Arts District Chorale

Want to get in the holiday spirit? Join us today in our commercial lobby from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm for a free choir performance by the Arts District Chorale. Afterwards stick around and grab some lunch at any of our four delicious plaza restaurants. Both Screen Door and Jorge's are also offering some yummy lunch-on-the-go on their food carts. There's even some sunshine and weather looks nice enough to sit outside.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Arts District Public Forum - Today at D!

Today, at 5:30 pm, D Magazine is hosting a public forum on the Arts District at the D Magazine offices, 750 N. St. Paul St., Suite 2100. Speakers will include Dallas Arts District executive director Veletta Lill, TITAS artistic director Charles Santos, AT&T Performing Arts Center board member Deedie Rose, and urban planner and writer Patrick Kennedy. Everyone is invited to join the conversation about the vital part of our city and cultural life. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Block Party - today!

Come on out now from 11 am - 3 pm to enjoy all of the culinary fall delights. We have a chef cook-off at NOON & a bartender mix-off at 1:30 pm. All restaurants are offering free samples + each has a food cart offering cooking demos + selling delicious items including bbq pulled pork sandwiches, bacon flavored cotton candy (huh?), pork dumplings, shiitake, truffled fried rice (yum), mini tacos, pizza, pici pasta and more. All of Flora Street is celebrating Art in October and also be sure to check out the entertainment and food carts b/w Olive & Pearl. This portion of the street is blocked off and features about 5+ food carts, plus all museums are open and free. Click here to check out our feature on Channel 8's Good Morning Texas Friday morning. Hunter Sullivan will be performing live on the plaza at 3:30. For more details and timelines click on

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cadillac's Test Drives at Fall Block Party - this Sunday

This Sunday is our 2nd Block Party where we close off our plaza for pedestiran-only traffic and set up a myriad of vendors including dairy products, fresh vegetables, breads, chocolates and more. Since it's Halloween we'll have face painters for the kids, a balloon artist as well as floral vendors, artists selling their unique goods and live music including the famous and fabulous Hunter Sullivan jazz band. This is one of THE best weather months in Dallas and One Arts is a fabulous place to spend an afternoon in the sun relaxing on our patios surrounding the dynamic fountains. Our four restaurants will be hosting cooking demos with free samples as well as food carts selling all sorts of Fall goodness. Plus, Cadillac will be featuring several of their luxurious vehicles with specialists on hand to answer questions and offer free test drives! It's a big day in the Arts District so come join us for an afternoon of Halloween treats! Click here for a full schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scotch & Cigars at Screen Door

Join Chef David McMillan & the Masters from "The Macallan" at Screen Door tomorrow night, Oct. 21, 5-9 pm for an evening of great scotch & cigars. The weather is great, so come by for a casual night of informal tasting featuring great food & scotch. The food pairing includes grilled quail, scotch, truffle & cream, smoked short rib, celery root & black salt, pumpking spice cake & scotch syrup. A complimentary cigar is even included or you're welcome to bring your own. The price is $45 per peron. So if you're swinging by give them a call at 214-270-9111 or visit

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Block Party - Oct 31

Sorry guys, we've been absent a while but we're back & psyched with this ah-mazing Fall weather! Our patios are full of people sitting back, relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and fountains and cool breeze. We've got live music now every Thurs - Sat evening (7-10 pm) for the rest of October and throughout November and we'll pick a few dates in December depending on weather.
Okay, so mark your calendars for our second Fall Block Party on Halloween, from 11 am - 3 pm. We'll have the plaza closed off for pedestrian use only (love since hardly anywhere in Dallas do you find this), some live music, farmers market vendors, artists, cooking demos and this time we're spicing it up with a CHEF COOK OFF at noon and then a BARTENDER MIX OFF at 1:30 pm. We'll have a panel of judges but everyone will also be availble to try samples and vote. It's FREE (restaurants of course will be selling food as well) and it's in the beautiful Arts District which will also be full of life with events taking place at each of the major institutions (face painting, choir sing-offs, live outdoor performances, food carts, oragami making, films, + more). Oh, and Hunter Sullivan will be performing live at 3:30 pm. So come out and join us on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

PaperCity Photo Shoot - September Issue

Here's a sneak peak of a fun photoshoot we did a few weeks ago. We gathered several agents on the pool rooftop of One Arts Plaza for an ad we're working on in the upcoming September issue. It was a perfect summer evening with a soft warm breeze (luckily the sizzling heat had died down - whew) and the sun had just set over the horizon leaving behind soft hues of blues, greys and soft pinks. We had cocktails and bites and lots of fun getting everyone balanced in just the right spot. So keep an eye out for the the full page photo ad in a few weeks and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

4th of July Lakewood Parade

Last month, for 4th of July, our Art Cart partook in the annual 4th of July Lakewood Parade. We teamed up with The Children's Center of Dallas and some of their kids. Wanted to share these cute pictures with all of you.

Friday, July 23, 2010

July 29 - Screen Door Bourbon Tasting

If you like bourbon, cigars and good southern food then you're in for a real treat. On Thursday Screen Door is offering an evening of genteel sophistication and civility with this special tasting. Chef David McMillan & Bourbon Ambassador Greg Stowell from Sazerac will talk about the featured bourbons including Blanton's Single Barrell, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare 10 year, Weller and Sazerac Rye 6 year plus a couple of rare bottles. The menu will feature venison tartar with Texas toast, BBQ brisket with blue grits & blue cheese & chocolate red chili cake with bacon caramel. A complimentary cigar is included in this southern affair.
Cost is $40 per person.
Please call to reserve your seat at 214-720-9111 or visit
"If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in Heaven than I shall not go." - Mark Twain

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer Block Party Tonight

Come out tonight to the Arts District's summertime celebration featuring the DMA's Late Night, the 'til Midnight at the Nasher and the Crow's Collection After Dark events. The evening will be filled with all sorts of fabulous fun for kiddos + adults alike. Outdoor activies are free and indoor activies are covered by general admission. The west end of Flora will be blocked off and there will be food vendors including delicious, fresh popsicles from local vendor Frutitas, yummy cupcakes from one of One Arts Plaza retailers (to open early July) Dimples Cupcakes, and more. You can park at One Arts Plaza and hop on the Art Cart for free. Also, if you bring your DMA or Nasher ticket stub and dine at any of our five restaurants, you'll get 10% off your meal. For more information and prices click here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 19th - 5th Annual Grill Daddy at Screen Door

Just in time to fire up the grills for summer. Screen Door is offering the "5th Annual Grill Daddy" outdoor grilling class on Saturday, June 19th from 1-4 pm at One Arts Plaza.

You'll learn to cook grilled oysters with horseradish, butter & lime, homemade grilled venison sausage & barebecued onion mustard, triple "B"-blue grits, blue cheese & brisket plus more. Delicious mouth-watering southern summer recipes. The Screen Door BBQ crew will send you home with recipes you can enjoy in your own backyard shindigs this summer. All you need to do is arrive hungry to enjoy the afternoon filled with eating & drinking.

Cost if $75 per person & space is limited to 60. It's always a sell-out so reserve your spot now by calling 214-720-9111 or visit

Friday, May 14, 2010

Somewhere Over The ....

So April showers bring May flowers. And May showers bring...rainbows? I think so. Take a look at this magnificent, high-arching, double rainbow that sprung from some pots of gold in east Dallas a few weeks ago. I love how the foreground is dark and the sun is beaming down on One Arts Plaza. Looking at rainbows always takes a bit of my breath away. So lovely.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Brunch at One Arts Plaza

I loved this vintage Mother's Day stamp collection. It's fun + happy and hope you enjoy it too.

Well if you haven't already made your brunch reservations for this Sunday to honor your mom, wife, sister or whomever that special mother may be, take a look at our brunch specials & make your reservations on

DALI - 3-course brunch from 11 am - 2:30 pm that includes a complimentary glass of champagne.
$38 pp, $19 children 6-12, free for children 5 & under

FEDORA - All you can eat brunch from 11 am - 2:30 pm that includes Italian specialties and bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Mary's for $10.
$25 pp, $12 children 6-12, free for children 5 & under

JORGE'S - Regular brunch, lunch & dinner menus + select chef specials that mom will love. They'll also have live Latin jazz on tha patio from 12 - 3 pm and a complimentary rose for mothers. Prices vary but there will be a special kids menu + 6 bottomless Mimosas.

SCREEN DOOR -3-course unique menu for both adults + children. 11 am - 3 pm. Includes complimentary Mimosas, glass of Champagne or a Ginger Lime Champagne cocktail.
$37 pp, $12 for children 12 & under

TEI-AN - Offering their regular Sunday menu + brunch from 11:30 am - 2 pm. Cool thing is that they will host the Japanes floral designer Kei Kamesawa who will be selling beautiful floral arrangements on their patio.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Jorge's

Come on down to Jorge's at One Arts Plaza today to celebrate this Mexican holiday honoring their defeat of the French army in 1862. It's a gorgeous day outside so come enjoy our patio with sips and bites and take in the sun, fountains and live music. Jorge's is getting an early start (12 noon to be exact) on happy hour with $6 Margaritas, $5 house wine + well drinks, $4 imported beer + $3 domestic beers & $5 Don Jorge's Mexican Martini's all day. From 6-7 pm they'll even be offering complimentary mini tacos + Tequilla samples sponsored by Don Julio & Jose Cuervo. To spice up the festivities even more, there will be a live, colorful performance by the Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico dancers on their patio. Viva Mexico!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Renee Rouleau Skin Spa Tips

If you haven't already been you really should treat yourself to a facial at Renee Rouleau skin spa located at One Arts Plaza. I know sometimes it's difficult to find the time to pamper ourselves but let me tell you, it's one of THE best things I've done for myself. Besides the fact that it has so many physical and mental benefits, it's just something we all deserve. After I left my first session for an hour facial, I felt as though I had been at the spa for half a day...absolute bliss.

Here are a few "Spring Cleaning" tips:

-Spring clean your pores with a professional facial & apply a serum to your skin
-Lighten up your moisturizer to allow your skin to breathe
-Don't neglect your neck & exfoliate with a facial scrub
-Brighten up your skin with moisturizers & serums that have vitamin C & Bilberry Extract
-Wear sunscreen daily
-Out with the old, in with the new - treat yourself with an intense exfoliation & chemical peel
-Clean out & donate skin or beauty products you haven't used in over a year - women's shelters such as The Family Place are a great spot to start

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Block Party - this Sunday

Come join us this Sunday at One Arts Plaza in the Arts District for a fun-filled afternoon with free cooking + cocktail demos, live music, and fun under the sun. All five of our restaurants will have tables + grills set up on their respective patios offering food samples and classes on a variety of recipies including how to prepare pulled pork bbq, mouth-watering brisket tacos, Splenditas + more. We'll also have cheese + wine samplings & you can even watch some fire-breathing bartenders at Fedora (mama mia)! Tei-An has flown in 600 Unagi fresh-water eel to grill (can you believe?). So come by solo or with friends or with your dogs and enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon on our plaza. For more detailed information click here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Block Party - April 18th

Join us in the Arts District next Sunday for a fun-filled afternoon with culinary demonstrations from each of our five restaurants. We're going to block off the plaza (pedestrian only...we love that) and each restaurant will set up cooking stations on their patio and give demos ranging from how to prepare grilled eel to BBQ to wine + cheese pairings to making your own pasta. Plus a few mixologists will teach us how to whip up our favorite cocktails.
We also decided to spice up the plaza and invite a few local farmers and artists to come out and sell their goods including cheese, bread, spices, flowers & more. Live bands will be playing throughout the afternoon and Dance for The Planet will bring out dancers around 4 pm (think hip hop + Bollywood).
Come and just relax on our patios. Kick back and enjoy the sun, the sound of our dynamic fountains, great downtown views & good company.
For more detailed information click here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

One Arts Plaza Celebrates Easter In The Arts District

If you haven't yet made your Easter Sunday brunch reservations, come on out to any of our One Arts Plaza restaurants offering a variety of dining options including live music, drink specials and glorious patios to enjoy this beautiful Spring weather.
Seating is limited and reservations are definitely recommended. To reserve your spot visit
DALI - From 11 am - 8 pm a 3-course brunch is offered. A children's menu is also available.
$38 pp / $19 for children 6-12 / free for children under 5
FEDORA - From 11 am - 3 pm offering an "All You Can Eat Buffet" including bottomless mimosas and traditional Italian specialities. BONUS: Easter Egg hung for kids at 2 pm!
$34.99 pp / $12.99 children 10 & under
JORGE'S - From 8 am - 4 pm offering regular menu items plus Chef Specials with $6 botomless mimosas & Easter treats for kids.
*Latin Jazz from noon - 3 pm
(prices vary)
SCREEN DOOR - 11 am - 3 pm a 3-course menu including one complimentary mimosa or house champagne.
$37 pp / $12 for children 12 & under

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dimples Cupcakes New One Arts Location

Y-u-m-m-y! This spells out the fabulous flavors of our newest tenant at One Arts Plaza. Banana Pudding, Snickers, Orange Dreamsicle, Chocolate Mousse, Red Velvet...just a few to wet your appetite. Dimples will open its fourth location on our plaza in June. So come out for a sweet treat while in the Arts District and savor any of these delicious cupcakes! To find out more details on flavors check out their website here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NY Times Features Tei-An

Drum roll please.....The NY Times T-Magazine just featured Tei-An in their latest Spring issue!! We've been anticipating this for a while and voila - here it is! Featured are eight Dallas hot spots they recommend to check out when visiting this "much-misunderstood town". If you haven't yet been you MUST check out Tei-An's authentic Japanese food including their delicious white seaweed salad (one of my favorites) and healthy, home-made soba noodles. Plus, now with this glorious Spring weather, guests can enjoy their uber chic, new rooftop lounge with a-mazing downtown views.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Modern Luxury Features One Arts Plaza Condo

In this month's issue, one of our very own residents', Lucilo Pena and Lee Cobb's penthouse got a glamorous six-page feature. Very exciting stuff! Lucilo is President of Development for Billingsley Company and therefore was very involved in this project. So much so in fact that he and his partner Lee decided to relocate from their home in Uptown to the 24th floor with a 3,400-square foot two-bedroom penthouse. Designed in tandem with the building's architect, Lionel Morrison, the result is a classically modern, spacious home with window walls that take in magnificent city views. Click here to read the full article and see more pictures. If you'd like to check out any of our three downtown model condos at One Arts Plaza click here to schedule a personalized tour.

Friday, March 5, 2010

50% Off Opera Tickets - March 7th

The Dallas Opera is offering "Matinee Madness" this Sunday! Don't miss the last performance of the critically acclaimed Don Pasquale. Buy any tickets by clicking here for this Sunday's, March 7th performance and save 50%.
Coupon code = don50 (new orders only).
Park at One Arts Plaza and ride over to the Winspear Opera House on our FREE Art Cart. Enjoy lunch or dinner at any of our five restaurants. You can make reservations by logging onto

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Plaza Musician Makes Top 24 on American Idol

Drum roll of our very own plaza musicians, Casey James, has made it as one of the top 24 contestants on American Idol! His talent and dedication are getting him the recognition he deserves (am sure his charm and good looks don't hurt either).

Spring music on the plaza is scheduled to resume in April, once the weather warms up and patios are alive bustling with people. We'll have a variety of live musicians performing so you can sit outside and enjoy our dynamic fountains, delicious food and refreshing cocktails. One Arts Plaza is a unique urban oasis where you can find five fantastic restaurants all within walking distance. On the top floors we only have 12 remaining luxury condominiums for sale. You can live here with exclusive amenities and have all the excitement of the Arts District just steps from your front door. Click here if you'd like to schedule your own private tour and take a peek at this fabulous urban lifestyle.

Friday, February 12, 2010

ONE cute snowman

Brrr, it's a cold day on the plaza. Here's the newest member of our art collection.

Valentine's Celebration

Are you in the mood for something delicious, romantic, unique and comfortable to park in this cold winter weather? Easy. Just log onto and reserve at any of One Arts Plaza's five delicious restaurants. Weather you're with your sweetie or out with your friends to celebrate this holiday of amour, you can enjoy a delicious Valentine's Day brunch or dinner.

Chef Joel A. Harloff presents a special Valentine's inspired four-course menu Fri - Sun. To complement, a seductive selection of wine and champagnes will be offered.
$65 per person

A distinctive four-course menu will be offered Fri & Sat starting at 7:30 pm and Sunday all evening. Guests will be treated to roses and a champange toast.
$65 per person

A special Valentine's brunch will be offered Sat & Sun with live Latin jazz on Sunday. Evening menus will include the classic items with special entrees and desserts plus drink specials including Martini Rossi Champagne for $22/bottle and the signature Amor Mixed Berry Mojito.
Prices vary

In addition to their regular menu, a three-course prix fixe dinner menu Fri - Sun plus champagne specials of Veuve Clicquot for $14/glass or $70/bottle.
$55 per person

A five-course menu with a complimentary glass of champagne, plum wine or sake will be offered on Sunday evening starting at 7:30 pm.
$75 per person

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grammy Award-Winning Composer at One Arts Plaza

Yesterday, several people gathered in the commercial lobby of One Arts Plaza for a special appearance by Marvin Hamlisch, award-winning musical composer. In town to promote his newly appointed position as guest conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Pop Series launching in August, Marvin was a guest on WRR 101.1FM that morning during their monthly live broadcast from One Arts Plaza. Hamlisch has won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes, plus the Pulitzer Prize for "A Chorus Line", "The Way We Were" and others. A very special day for our tenants.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tei-An February Feature in NY Times T magazine

Tei-An has been receiving some fantastic national media attention since its opening in 2008. Teiichi, owner of this delicious, authentic Tokyo-style soba noodle restaurant, sent us a text letting us know of this amazing upcoming national coverage. Keep your eyes peeled and check out the February issue of The New York Times T magazine.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Floating Square

Check out this amazing photo taken by Guy Reynolds of Dallas. It actually won the Art & Seek's "Flickr Photo of the Week" contest last week. Taken a few years ago before the Winspear and Wyly were built, Reynolds says "The distinctive square of light on One Arts is like a signature piece on the skyline, and I wanted to present it in a way people don't oridinarily see it." He certainly accomplished his goal. While shooting, he was working on an article for the Dallas Morning News about the new "bling" popping up on our skyline. Lionel Morrison, the archiect for One Arts Plaza explains his reasons for choosing the square: "It's the basic geometric shape that we use in the design of the entire building. It's one of the those elements that really centers the a very classic way and creates this iconic element..which made it a natural for an element to be illuminated at night. The square is a powerful, iconic shape."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tei-An's Rooftop Lounge Opens Today

Tei-An, the unique Japanese restaurant specializing in authentic Tokyo-style cusine including its popular soba noodles (delicioso & healthy), at One Arts Plaza, opens its new, much-anticipated rooftop lounge today. This exclusive lounge is a serene, zen-like oasis in the midst of the bustling, new urban Arts District with spectacular downtown views. Rooftop service offers bites and cocktails. Annual or lifetime memberships are also available (benefits include discounts, private use for events, etc.). Tei An has received local, regional and national acclaim by publications including Texas Monthly, Bon Appetite , Travel & Leisure and the the James Beard Foundation. To sign up for your membership or find out more information on this new little urban jewel contact Yosuke Fukuda at 214-220-2828.

Friday, January 8, 2010

PaperCity Features One Arts Plaza Penthouse

Have you picked up the latest copy of PaperCity? Check it out. Angie Barrett's (Dallas' famous socialite a.k.a. La Barrett) modern, 3,000 sf contemporary penthouse is featured. Vibrant pictures of her spacious, luxury residence at One Arts Plaza including her bedroom, closet, living rooms and a super glam photo of Angie herself on the roof-top are included. The condo took almost three years to complete and includes custom-made everything with the world's only full-height, all-lacquer bulthaup kitchen. If you would like to have one for yourself you can schedule a tour of available condos by clicking here to make an appointment.
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