Thursday, December 22, 2011

One Day Left To Order Tamales!

Jorge's is taking tamale orders up until tomorrow, the 23rd for their hand-made tamales. $20/dozen & includes a side of Jorge's signature salsa, ranchero sauce or queso. Mmm. Flavors include pork, rajas-shreaded peppers & oaxaca cheese & chicken. Hurry! Call 214-270-2211.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Laura Wilson's Photography Exhibit in Lobby

photo credit: George Fiala

Local Dallasite, Laura Wilson, has a fantastic photographic exhibit in the lobby titled "Our Architecture" on display through January 12th with twelve original images from DFW cultural and performing arts venue landmarks. So next time you're by for dinner at any of our five delicious restaurants, swing by the lobby and view this small, lovely exhibit.

Monday, December 19, 2011

This Thursday Toys for Tots at Jorge's

Have you ever heard of Santa giving out free Margarita's? Well he'll be doing this Thursday evening from 8-10 pm at Jorge's. Just bring one unwrapped toy and enjoy the tequilla. Great way to wind down from all the holiday parties and get ready for Christmas. Right?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday Meals at Screen Door

If you're in need of any delicious, southern, holiday food then just call Screen Door at 214-720-9111. They will be open on Christmas Eve from 5:00 - 8:30 pm and will be serving such succulent delights including roast goose, red cabbage, lingonberries & celery root, prime roast rib of veal, yorshire pudding & mushroom gratin. Yum! Just call 214-720-9111.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pictures With Santa at Jorge's on Sunday

Bring the kids out or come for your own picture with Santa himself (or your cat or dog) this Sunday, December 4th at One Arts Plaza. Jorge's is offering a fun, festive, holiday brunch ($1 Mimosas) from 11 am - 3 pm. Photos will be taken 11 - 2. Visit or call 214-720-2211.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dallas Symphony Children's Chorus - Lobby Performance Today

If you're in the Arts District today, swing by the One Arts Plaza lobby for a performance by the Dallas Symphony Children's Chorus. The lobby has amazingly beautiful acoustics. It's from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm so swing by if you can for some holiday cheer!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving day expresses gratitutde for what we have. Gratitude inspires hope, and hope inspires strength and fortitude for the future. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Order Thanksgiving Tamales

Hurry! Place your order for Jorge's tamales today for Tuesday or Wednesday pick-up in time for Thankgiving. The cost is $20/dozen & includes salsas and queso plus your option of pork, beef or chicken tamales. Call 214-720-2211 today!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Shop for Thanksgiving Dinner at Screen Door

Thanksgiving is just a few days away so lots of us will be out shopping this weekend for all the fixins. Screen Door is offering precooked turkeys, and THE most delicious smoked Hickory & Peppered Ham (whole & half options) as well as yummy sides including candied yams, mashed potatoes, sweet potato scones, apple butter, their de-licious cornbread and more. Orders are availalbe 4 pm Nov. 21 & ready for pick-up by 4 pm on Wed., Nov. 23. Super easy. Call 214-720-9111 to place your order or click here for the order form.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saturday - Win a Chevy Sonic!

Are you game for the next big thing from Chevy? It's the 2012 Chevy Sonic. Support The American Cancer Society and score the keys to a brand new 2012 Chevy Sonic in the Chevy Sonic Adventure treasure hunt that will begin at One Arts Plaza this Saturday at 11 am. Sign up today using code: ONEARTS to get in on the action this Saturday!

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Weekend Brunch at Jorge's

Come out for brunch this weekend at Jorge's. Enjoy the sun and beautiful weather on the patios with $1 Mimosas Saturday & Sundays 11 am - 3 pm. The menu also includes fresh made-to-order omelets and breakfast tacos, fresh fruit and more. Plus, they just got a new cappuccino machine so enjoy a warm drink too. Check out the full menu here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's Tuesday and that means one thing at One Arts Plaza...$5 menus at each of our five restaurants from 5 pm - closing so swing on by! The clouds have parted and the sunshine has come through on this November Tuesday. So come and sit on our patios and enjoy a cocktail to get this week started right!

Friday, November 4, 2011

OPEN HOUSE this Sunday - Two Irresistible Models Have Arrived


GONZALO BUENO model 2206

One Arts Plaza has only six remaining condos left! Recently we hired these two reknowned interior designers to each take a condo and decorate. Both Gonzalo Bueno & Brant McFarlain have transformed two units into fresh, sophisticated, chic, cozy and sexy spaces. Come check it out for yourself this Sunday between 2-5 pm:1717 Arts Plaza. For more information on these listings click here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday - Fall Block Party

Join us this Sunday for our 2nd annual Fall Block Party from noon - 4 pm. We'll have cooking and cocktail demos, food samples, food vendors, live music, face painting and a dog costume competition at 3 pm. Log onto for more information.

Aurora Light Show Tonight

Join us for a spectacular evening in the Arts District as lights will transform the buildings along Flora Street. This is the first year to present this magical event. Artists from around the country will create site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection art. Come down to One Arts Plaza and enjoy the facade installation and live music by a group called Waterfalls. Click here for a sample of their music. It's FREE & open to all!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dog Costume Contest - Sunday at 3 pm

This Sunday is our Fall Block Party from noon - 4 pm and included in this plaza party is a DOG COSTUME CONTEST at 3 pm. So doll up your dawgs and bring em out for this costume contest put together by Paws In The City (registration is at 2 pm). Among our judges is our local celebrity Drew Ginsberg, form the Bravo TV show "Most Eligible Dallas"! For more info on the event go to

Friday, October 14, 2011

3 Year Birthday for Jorge's!

Come on out Sunday, Oct. 16th from 1-4 pm and enjoy Jorge's Anniversary Brunch with Tequila Samples from 2-3 pm, live music, coctail + dish contest and fun in the beautiful Fall sun!

Friday, October 7, 2011

DIFFA's Burgers & Burgundy Event - Sunday

It's the 3rd Annual Sizzling Celebrity Chef event featuring grilled burgers and wine tasting. Chefs including Matt McCallister, Scott Romano, Teiichi Skuari, Tim Byres, David McMillan, Sharon Van Meter, Kevin Williamson, Michelle Mireles and John Tesar will be preparing their very own best, delicious burgers. DJ Jen will be on site spinning some great music. Tix are $75 pp so log onto or call 214-748-8580!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jorge's Celebrates Texas-OU

Texas-OU festivities start early at Jorge's! Come by tomorrow to enjoy the teams' rivalry with delicious Tex-Mex and refreshing margaritas. And on Saturday come on out for brunch and watch the game on their special televised set-up. Enjoy this glorious Fall weather, cool breeze and fountains and watch the game with a patio full of fans!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ways of Seeing Indian Paintings - Lecture at Crow Collection Tonight

I received a very special e-mail from my friend at The Crow Collectin of Asian Art telling me about this very special lecture tonight. Dr. B.N. Goswamy is a world-renowned scholar of Indian painting and will be discussing the connoisseurship of the beautifully exquisite Indian paintings that always take my breath away. His is co-curator of the Wonder of the Age exhibition that began this Spring in Zurich and is now on display at the Met in NYC.
Lecture: Like a Mirror in the Hand: Ways of Seeing Indian Paintings
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 for the public, FREE for Friends of the Crow Collection + students
Space is limited. Call 214-979-6438

Fall Block Party - Oct 30

It's Fall and it's time for all the goodness that comes along with the season, including pumpkin and cinnamon flavored delights. One Arts Plaza is hosting it's 2nd annual FALL BLOCK PARTY and will feature all sorts of edible treats from all of our five plaza chefs and a variety of local specialty food vendors including Empire Baking Company, Dallas Mozarella Company, Ham I Am, Round Top Honey, Diageo Liquors, Virtuoso Wines, Hasty Bakes and more.

1 PM - Creative Halloween Spirits - cocktail competition

2 PM - Live Jazz - Hunter Sullivan & his band

3 PM - Dog Halloween Costume Contest - Paws In The City will be on-site (2 PM registration)

Park Place will display some luxury cars on the plaza and we'll have a variety of craft and food vendors including Missing Q Press, The Trinity Trust, face painters, organic dog treats, cigar rollers and more. Some offering free samples for everyone to enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Anyone want a FREE dinner tonight?

It's the first Monday of October so you know what that means? It's FREE supper at Screen Door. Attached is the menu with details. Reservations are required so call 214-720-9111 NOW!

Friday, September 30, 2011


Join us tomorrow morning for the kick-off event of a month-long series of ART IN OCTOBER celebrations. We're meeting in the plaza bright and early (Jorge's breakfast tacos at 8:30 am, procession down Flora at 10:00 am). So get this, you are encouraged to bring anything with a wheel (bike, stroller, any artistically decorated human-powered vehicle) that is dec'd out and stroll on down Flora Street in a whimsical procession. Fun right?! Click here for details.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tei-An's Weekly Imports From Japan

We all know Tei-An is one of Dallas' top Japanese restaurants and has been recognized both locally, regionally and even nationally. However, when I found out that he actually flies his fish fresh in EVERY Tuesday & Thursday straight from Japan (yes, e-v-e-r-y week) I was blown away. It always bewilders me to think how fortunate we are to live in an era when this is a possibility. Check out this video to see a sampling straight from Fukuoka's fish maket.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

D Magazine Reviews Commissary - yet again

So John Tesar's on the cover, has been written up several times over the summer (some good, some not so good) but D just gave another nod to our very own. Pretty good review. Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cheese + Sake Taskting at Tei-An - SEPTEMBER 21

Tomorrow evening Tei-An is teaming up with Molto Fomaggio in Highland Park Village to showcase some of their finest cheeses which will be carefully paired with some of Tei-An's delicious beer, sake and wine. Yum, yum. Details: 8 pm / $25 pp / call 214-220-2828 to reserve.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mexican Independence Celebration - Tonight at Jorge's

So today is "16 de septiembre", Mexican independence day and the fiesta is at Jorge's tonight starting at 6 pm. There will be tequila samples from Republic Tequilla from 6-8 pm, complimentary small bites from 6-7 pm, karaoke in English AND Spanish (how fun & hilarious) and music, music, music and prizes including gift certificates, tickets to Arts District Events and bottles of Tequila.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Dallas Opera Tickets on SALE NOW

Dallas Opera single tickets are now on sale. Season includes Lucia di Lammermorre, Tristan & Isolde, La Traviata and The Magic Flute. Buy online at or call 214-443-1000. Use promo code - SAVE 10 & save 10%.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


So tonight's the big night for all fashionistas. Weather you're shopping downtown, Uptown or anywhere nearby, swing by any of our patios to enjoy this glorious weather. F!D & Gilt City Dallas are hosting a late night (10 pm - 2 am) par-tay at House os Blues' Foundation Room. Click here for more details.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pig On A Plate Day - TODAY

Screen Door's delicious SQUEELS ON WHEELS food cart is taking advantage of this early, cool Fall weather to serve PIG ON A PLATE day starting at 11 am & serving until 3 pm. Swing by the patio and pick up a mouth-watering plate of overnight pig box roasted pork shoulder with coleslaw, pinto beans, choice of BBQ sauces and cornbread for $5. Iced tea is $2 & Strawberry Short Cake is $2. Come on down!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best Sandwhich in Big D - Last Friday?

So I just found out that The Commissary's Pork Belly BLT was named "Best Sandwhich in Dallas" by Steve Doyle from Crave DFW on September 2nd. Hmm...not bad. He describes his succulent experience in such detail it's fun to read. Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Four Course Beer Dinner Tonight at Screen Door

Tonight, Screen Door and Belukus Beer are partnering up to offer a savory 4-course beer dinner at 7 pm. The menu will include four different beer pairings with grilled skewered peaches + bacon, coffee brinded quail, pickled onion bread pudding and bitters gastrique, tender pork shoulder, cabbage & dumplings & a bittersweet chocolate fondant with candied oats. Mouthful indeed. Yum! $45 + pp. Call 214-720-9111 to reserve your spot!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tesar's Hater's Party Tonight

Okay, you gotta admit....the cover title (and image) is a bit harsh but Tesar is handling this in such a great manner. So much so that he's EVEN hosting a "Haters Party" for himself tonight at The Commissary! (love that). So come on down tonight from 7-9 pm. If you bring a copy of the magazine you can get some free tacos + wine. Not a bad deal for a Monday night!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Renee Rouleau's Sale - One Week Only!

Ladies, all the ladies...yes, it's true. Renee Rouleau is having her Annual Anniversary Sale ONE WEEK ONLY which means 15% discount on ALL of her fabulous products. If you haven't tried them or if you haven't had a facial there you're missing out. They are fab! Seriously fab. A to-tal delight. Click here to view all of her products and just use promo code AS2011 at checkout to receive a 15% discount.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

D Magazine Interview with Lucy Billinglsey & Lucy Burns

Real Points, the D Magazine blog focusing on the real estate market in Dallas, talked to our mother/daughter management team about many of the exciting new projects happening at Billingsley Company right now. This includes future plans for Two Arts Plaza as well as others in our diverse portfolio. Check out the full article here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

3 Years Already? Tei-An Celebrates

Make your Monday memorable and swing by One Arts Plaza tonight for Tei-An's 3 Year Anniversary celebration. Starting at 7 pm, this award-winning, five-star restaruant will have the lounge, dining room and rooftop open to guests to enjoy spectacular downtown views while enjoing Japanese cuisine. Admission is $10 and this includes a variety of Japanese summer hors d'oeuvres and complimentary Japanese beer, sake wine and soft drinks. Plus the ever-so-talented local Jazz musician, Hunter Sullivan and his three-piece band will be performing throught the evening. For reservations or questions contact them directly through

Friday, August 5, 2011

John Tesar WINS Extreme Chef

Yes people! Our very own John Tesar won the Extreme Chef title on last night's show & walked away with $10k. For a play-by-play recap click here on D Magazine's Side Dish blog. Check out Crave's recap as well here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

John Tesar on Extreme Chef TONIGHT

Tune in tonight at 9 pm on Food Network's Extreme Chef to watch our very own John Tesar compete in the rough terrain of the "Survive The Farm" episode. You'll see him sweatin', running, gathering eggs and milking cows. He's hosting a viewing party at The Commissary starting at 8 pm with $6 tap wine + half-price sangria + free hors d'ouvres. Come check it out!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 27th - Asahi Draft Beer Launching Taste Party

So it's getting hotter by the days so come and chill out Wednesday evening at Tei-An's Asahi Super Dry Tarunama Draft Beer Tasting Party (long enough title for ya?). Chef Teiichi has carefully chosen some mouthwatering appetizers to pair with this new draft beer including summer tomato & watermelon, Faroe Island Salmon Crudo, Asahi Super Dry Beer steames mussels, braised brisket and wild pork rib. Come check it out. Space is indeed limited at this 5-star rated restaurant so call 214-220-2828 to reserve your spot to-day ($25 pp).

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dallas Opera HH Tonight At Screen Door

The Dallas Opera has put together this fantastic social summer event series. It's super fun and really interesting and a great way to meet new people. Tonight the event is at Screen Door and it's a Lucia di Lammermoor-themed Italian wine tasting. Doinzetti, get it? Come by 5:30 - 7:30 pm and enjoy the sun-kissed warmth of Italian wines. Cost: $15 & includes tix for 2 drinks + 1 appetizer. Call 214-443-1000 to reserve your spot or click here for more info.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Today is 7/11 so 7-Eleven is offering FREE Slurpee's allllllllll day long! If you're near downtown come on down to their flagship store here at One Arts Plaza in the Arts District and cool off from this heat with a refreshing, ice-cold Slurpee. Ahhh.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Champagne & Summer Soba Anyone?

Tomorrow evening, 5 star Chef Teiichi Sakurai is offering an exclusive summer 5-course dinner pairing with Champagne. The menu consists of caviar aperitif with Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Tom Spicer Micro Green Salad with Smoked Monkfish and Schramsberg Blanc de Noris, Sashimi with Citrus Sauce and Domaine Carneros Brut, Whitefish with Sea Urchin Butter Sauce (yum) paired with Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, Lobster Chawa Mushi with Summer Truffle (yum again) and Nicolas Feulillate Blanc de Blancs, Epernay. And finally, the fifth course will be Green Tea Soba with Kobe Beef and Taittinger Prestige Rose, Reims, NV. Oh, and dessert. Mouthful huh?

$125/person + tax & gratuity. 8 pm. You must reserve ahead of time by calling 214-220-2828.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Sunday's Lobster Bake - The Commissary

Okay, so it's not exactly Maine BUT...pretty fun nontheless. So every Sunday this summer The Commissary is offering a mouth-watering lobster bake including a bucket filled with corn, potatoes, tomatoes and 1.25 lbs of lobster with drawn butter. And...there's yummy chocolate pie too! Starts at 5 pm + $35 pp. Click here to reserve your spot!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Block Party - Tonight

Come out tonight to the SUMMER BLOCK PARTY in the Arts District, on the western end of Flora Street starting at 6 pm 'til midnight. There will be a free screening of the film "O Brother Where Art Thou?" at The Nasher with a live Blue Grass band, free exhibits, food carts, children's activites and tons o tons of fun! Plus it's summer and it's about being outside & enjoying your Arts District neighborhood (will be much cooler than daytime). Park at One Arts Plaza for only $5 (cheapest by far) and ride the Art Cart for free. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Goooooooo MAVS!

Okay, for those of you parade goers or can continue the festivities at Jorge's today with a special drink: $5 Mavarita served noon - 6 pm! Today only.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"THE TABLE" opens tonight

Riding on the coattails of the successfull opening of The Commissary, Chef Tesar is officially opening THE TABLE tonight! It's a separate but attached 12-seat chef's tasting restaurant, similar to what he had at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. This private and cozy dining room has one large, beautiful thick wooden table that seats 12 with views of the Arts District and downtown Dallas. It's communal too which makes it even more fun because you can meet new, interesting people who are sharing a fantastic meal. Sounds pretty good to me. Multi-course menus start at $55. Call the Reservation Hotline at 469-600-4660 and Chef Tesar will personally answer your call to discuss the evening's menu and answer any questions. If no answer he promises to call you back so be patient. How's that for personalized service?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

$5 TUESDAYS today!

It's Tuesday! So that means $5 drinks + bites at all of our 5 restaurants today anytime after 5 pm. Come and enjoy this beautiful weather on our patios before it gets too hot. You can click here for a map.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Plaza Yoga Anyone?

We recently had a yoga class in the plaza and someone captured this great photo. Hello? Can you say human sculpture? Kinda fun & kinda crazy. Enjoy.
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