At last, August has left us, bringing us that much closer to the promise of cooler weather. Someday soon, we hope. In the meantime, the month brought Dallas several new restaurants and wilted a few others. Read on for the full list of openings and closings and be sure to share tips about shifts in t ... More >>
"We're trying a new place for dinner tonight, honey."
"Oh really? What's it called?"
"Uhhh, Front Door. Or maybe Back Room. Lake House? I can't remember. Anyway it's near SMU."
-- excerpt from a scene from Forgettable Monologues from Inside Households All Over Highland Park
Though it first sounds n ... More >>
Garden Café is one of several little neighborhood jewels tucked away in East Dallas. The breakfast and lunch spot's most distinguishing feature is the large garden behind the quaint white brick building in which it sits. Plots of herbs and rows of veggies keep the butterflies and bees busy, and als ... More >>
Photos by Elaine LinerMark Wootton amid the blooming okra plants at Garden CafeYou're either an okra person or you're not. Mark Wootton is an okra guy. As a kid in Highland Park, Wootton grew okra in the back yard of the family home on Shenandoah Street. "And I had an okra stand instead of a ... More >>