Monday, October 29, 2012

Tei-An named one of Dallas' Seven Best Lunches

Thank you to the Dallas Observer for naming Tei-An as one of the seven best lunch spots in Dallas in the article "Seven of Dallas' Best Lunches That Are More Than Worth Your Hard-Earned Dough" by Scott Reitz. Reitz said of Tei-An, "I've written about Tei-An's ramen dish a ton, but there are many menu items that won't break the bank for lunch. This Matsutake Soba costs $19 because the mushrooms it uses are so expensive. If it's too pricey try any of the other soba dishes (all of which are cheaper) or the jewelry box lunch, which is only $14."

I think we know where we'll be going tomorrow!  Read the full article here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Greek - menu

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of dining at The Greek (our newest restaurant at One Arts Plaza) for lunch.  We started our meal with the Artichoke Dip and the Drunken Mushrooms.  Let's just say you can't go wrong with either of those options and you DEFINITELY might be requesting a second round of the unreal grilled pita bread.  

For lunch, a friend ordered the Athens City Chicken Salad which she said was the perfect amount of fresh and filling.  I went for the Chicken on the Plaka which was equally delicious.  The chicken is moist and savory with just the right amount of flavor.  Next time - we plan on saving room for dessert! We can't wait to return .... tonight maybe?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening

photo courtesy of Klyde Warren Park

The grand opening of the Klyde Warren Park is this weekend and we couldn't be more excited!  Will you be joining in on the opening celebrations?   As for the concert, Polyphonic Spree, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and DJ Lucy Wrubel will be performing!

This weekend will include:
  • Over 50 FREE activities on Saturday and Sunday (no ticket needed).
  • Ribbon cutting, music festivals, children's activities, movie night
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Concert for Dallas Saturday night at 7 p.m. with fireworks (ticket required)
  • Great activities for children of all ages all weekend

 Learn more and visit the Klyde Warren Website here.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cafe des Artistes Opens October 24th

Did you catch the Dallas Eater post on our new restaurant, Cafe des Artistes?  Cafe des Artistes is set to open at One Arts Plaza on October 24th.  With The Greek opening on October 19th, it's certainly an exciting month at One Arts Plaza! 

What can you expect at Cafe des Artistes?  Well, as a Lombardi restaurant - it's sure to give you the full French brasserie experience.  We are crossing our fingers there are chocolate croissants (or, something much more yummy).

Read the full article on Dallas Eater here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Press We Love

Soy braised Kabocha pumpkin at Tei-An (photo by Carol Shih)

Tei-An on D Side Dish:
It was wonderful to see Tei-An noted in "Four Fall Favories: The Pumpkin Roundup" for their Soy braised Kabocha pumpkin. Carol Shih wrote on DSide Dish, "Tei-An holds a special place in my heart. Everything that comes out of Teiichi’s kitchen should be preserved in a special food museum so future generations can get a taste of this Japanese food art that’s happening in One Arts Plaza. Kabocha pumpkins, which I spotted at Tian Tian Supermarket in Richardson this weekend, are Japanese pumpkins that are a pain in the assassin to cut open. It requires a special knife and a very strong arm. But once you figure out a way to open this ugly, green, squat-looking pumpkin, the juicy insides are worth all that work.But once you figure out a way to open this ugly, green, squat-looking pumpkin, the juicy insides are worth all that work. Teiichi serves a slice of seaweed over his braised kakobcha pumpkin slices ($4.00), which sit in a bed of savory soy broth." 

The Greek on CultureMap Dallas:  
We're excited to see The Greek noted on CultureMap Dallas as one of the "New on the Dallas restaurant scene: A crazy spate of fall openings."  Teresa Gubbins wrote,"New concept from folks behind Ziziki's takes over the space previously occupied by The Commissary."  The Greek is on track to open October 19th.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Renee Rouleau New Skin Serum for Radiant Skin

Ready for the weekend? We can't wait to try Renee Rouleau's new Bio Radiance Night Serum which "firms the skin from within."  This new luxurious and hydrating serum stimulates the skin's natural renewal process to encourage brighter and firmer looking skin!  The best part?  It goes on silky and leaves the skin feeling moist and plum (never oily).

Red Rice Culture Extract offers antioxidant protection and restores firmness at a cellular level to aged cells.  The Bio Radiance Night Serum gives your skin a boost of radiance and glow when used underneath your nighttime moisturizer.  It's formulated for normal, dehydrated, dry, aging, and sensitive skin.

With this introductory offer, receive 15% off until October 23, 2012 with the promotion code 'SERUM' - find out more on Renee Rouleau's website here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chef Teiichi Sakurai at Tei-An: The Best in DFW - Chefs 2012

We were so excited to see chef Teiichi Sakurai at Tei-An in "The Best in DFW: Chefs 2012 - these toques are tops" in the Dallas Morning News by Leslie Brenner. Brenner wrote, "The incomparable chef-owner of Dallas' 5-star Japanese dining room excels at two things: elevating traditional dishes to their loftiest possible expression, and creating, within that idiom, something entirely new."

Read the full article here.

photograph: Kye R. Lee/Staff Photographer

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dining at Tei-An

Do you follow Tei-An on FacebookWe sure hope you do!  We can't get enough of their sneak peek images and fresh food deliveries.  Take a look at this batch of Matsutake!  What's your favorite Tei-An dish?  Follow the restaurant on Facebook here.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Texas Oklahoma Red River Shootout with Jorge's!

It's a TX/OU Party at Jorge's! Jorge's will be celebrating the day before the game on October 12th.  And, on Saturday, the restaurant will be showing the game on their big screen televisions at 11am!  Enjoy $1 mimosas, draft beer, and much more.  See you there!

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Greek - Coming Soon to One Arts Plaza

The Greek Pita, Meze, Wine will open its doors at One Arts Plaza on October 15th!  The new restaurant concept from Mary and Costa Arabatzis, owner of Ziziki's and Ziziki's Taverna, will feature fresh, flavorful dishes, all with the same delicious ingredients that have been popular at Ziziki's for nearly 20 years. Richard Silva will join the team as Director of Culinary Operations. 

“As the menu evolved and expanded from a focus on solely mezes (small plates) to pitas, mezes and big platters, we found the name Meze was too limiting and confused the public who did notimmediately recognize that meze was Greek,” said Mary Arabatzis, co-owner.  “Thus, THE GREEK – Pita, Meze, Wine is a perfect description.  We cannot wait to open our doors and let everyone enjoy the fruits of our labor!”

Jason Kosmas, a renowned mixologist and a Greek American, will collaborate on the bar cocktail menu utilizing unique ingredients and paired to perfection with the new menu items.

Look for new menu items including the Greek Dip (a roasted leg of lamb, horseradish smear and lamb jus on a crispy baguette), the Crispy Pork Pita (marinated pork and Greek spices smothered with Greek slaw) and the Grilled Steak and Fried Egg Pita (thinlysliced grilled steak and balsamic onions topped with an over-easy egg).

HOURS: The Greek will be open Sunday – Thursday from 11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am-12 midnight.  For reservations, please call (214) 999-1311.

Valet parking is complimentary at lunch and $5 at dinner with validation.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Block Party 2012 - next weekend!

One Arts Plaza will host its third annual Fall Block Party on Sunday, October 14 from 12-4 pm as part of the Dallas Arts District’s Art in October Celebration. The Plaza will be closed off for pedestrian-only traffic where guests can enjoy food demonstrations from foodie favorites Tei-An, Fedora and Jorge’s along with newcomers The Greek and CafĂ© Des Artistes. Don’t miss the infamous Cocktail Competition at 1 pm with local celebrity judges CultureMap Dallas editor Jennifer Chinnis, Dallas’ Most Eligible cast member and Paws In The City activist Tara Harper, Mike Hiller, editor of the popular food, wine and restaurant site EscapeHatchDallas, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru Steve Kemble and social media strategist, southern belle and blogger Cynthia Smoot.

Seventeen local food and gift vendors, such as The Feather Junkie, Kruffles Dallas, Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Pop Star Popsicles and Three Dog Barkery, will set up shop around the plaza for adults, kids and dogs alike. The Southland Swing Band will provide a jazzy soundtrack all afternoon. Special thanks to floral sponsor, Gro Designs.
Paws In The City, DFW Rescue Me and Greyhound Adoption League of Texas will also be on hand featuring pet adoptions and information. Be sure to bring your four legged friends for a Halloween Costume Contest at 3 pm!

Host, model, actress and Dallas local LeeAnne Locken will serve as emcee for this fun-filled fall celebration.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Jorge's 4th Anniversary Fiesta

Don't miss Jorge's 4th Anniversary tomorrow - October 4th!  Enjoy special food, drinks (cocktails), a mariachi band, local DJ, cigar roller, and a complimentary tequila tasting!

We'll see you at Jorge's from 5-9 p.m.!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Art In Motion This Saturday

Get your wheels ready! Don't miss Art in Motion this Saturday in The Dallas Arts District as part of Art in October and presented by the Dallas Observer. Bring a bike, wagon, or any artistically decorated human-power vehicle to Art in Motion. The best-decorated entries will win amazing prizes. Extra points will be given for the use of light on your bike. At the end of the ride there will be food, drinks, and live music featuring ISHI at One Arts Plaza.

Saturday, October 6th from 7pm-10pm
7pm – Registration, check-in and bike decorating for Art in Motion
7:30pm – Contest judging
7:30pm-8pm – Ride from DMA to One Arts Plaza
8pm-10pm – After party at One Arts Plaza with ISHI
 For more information, visit the website here.

Monday, October 1, 2012


We are thrilled to announce that Hi-Chew will be visiting One Arts Plaza this Wednesday, October 3rd!  The Hi-Chew Airstream will be at the North Lot across from the 7-11 store that day from 11am-3pm.  Stop by and enjoy the Hi_Chew lounge and samples of one delicious fruit chew candy!
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