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Oak Lawn

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The Grapevine Bar Is Selling its Vomit-Splattered Chairs for a Dollar

    Last night, lovable Oak Lawn dive the Grapevine Bar posted an ad to Craigslist announcing that some of its furniture is up for grabs. Two chairs are being sold for what we're assuming is $1 a piece, but they come with a disclaimer: "May contain vomit." Yes. Now you can take a little bit of Grapevi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Mattito's Is Coming to Oak Lawn, but Can It Survive the Centrum Curse?

    If you've driven up Oak Lawn Avenue recently, you know that a new Mattito's is headed to the neighborhood. A banner has been hanging over the front of the Centrum building for a while now, promising the restaurant would be coming soon. But now the Eats Blog over on the DMN confirms the news: The re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Armed Robbers Stormed and Raided the Oak Lawn HQ of an App-Maker Yesterday

    The armed robbery yesterday afternoon of the the Oak Lawn headquarters Trivie wasn't a random holdup. The app-maker's office is on the third floor of a plain retail-and-office building between Hall Street and Rawlins, hardly an obvious target, and the robbers were methodical. According to police, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Oishii Re-opens Today in Oak Lawn after a Fire Knocked it out of Commission

    After nearly a year of closure the wait is over. Oishii opens today at 11 a.m. for lunch. Thanh Nguyen closed his Oak Lawn neighborhood restaurant last December after it was completely destroyed by a fire. The same blaze shuttered Sal's pizza next door, but the damage to the pizzeria wasn't nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Sakhuu Express Take-out and Delivery Is Open in Oak Lawn and Worth Your Attention

    Back in May we told you about Kyla Phomsavana's plans to open a second Sakhuu on Lemmon Avenue. Phomsavana's first location, in East Dallas on Bryan Street, quickly became a neighborhood gem when it opened last year. His new spot promised to bring the same great food to Oak Lawn, for people who want ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    First Look at Si Lom

    Thai Express, once located on Inwood Road, received a facelift, a name change and was relocated to its new home on Oak Lawn late last year. Si Lom Thai Asian Fusion has been open in the quiet basement suite at 3300 Oak Lawn Ave. (that once housed Daniele Osteria and more recently, d'Carlo) since Nov ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Oak Lawn Pizza Wars: Italia Express Is Ready For Battle

    "You guys are going to beat the shit out of Zini's." It wasn't the most professional thing to come out of my mouth at a restaurant. I initially regretted the slip, but then I didn't. The order taker told me everyone who came to her counter said the same thing. "I'm starting to feel a little bad for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Hope You Brought Your Glove to Work, Because We're Giving Away Some Bad-Ass Tix to Today's Rangers Game (Updated)

    Update: We wussed out and used a random-number generator to choose a winner from the most creative responses. Your winner? Sarah: My boss is crazy. My husband is crazy. My home is regularly festooned with dog diarrhea. I recently broke my iPhone and my pinkie toe. Unrelated, I fell down last week a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Chocolate Secrets Covers Bacon in Chocolate. We Thought You Should Know. (Photos)

    Chocolate Secrets is at the corner of 3926 Oak Lawn and Avondale. It serves organic candied Black Forest bacon nestled in a sea of dark chocolate ganache (see more photos below). They're among the most magnificent things I've ever eaten. We now return you to your regularly scheduled bacon programmi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    You Should Avoid Oak Lawn Ave. at the Moment

    ​If you're planning on traversing Oak Lawn somewhere between Cedar Springs and Maple, don't. Pictured above is the sedan that plowed into a utility pole not long ago. As I just discovered during the drive into the office, Dallas Police have a huge swath of Oak Lawn completely cordoned off, and a u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Aguas Fail: Tasting Nestle's Aguas Frescas

    ​Elotes. My new friend. I loved the street food, but it left me thirsty. Thankfully, aguas frescas were available just inside the Oak Lawn grocery store. El Rio Grande Supermercado offered at least 10 versions while I was visiting, ranging from the simple and refreshing lime and cucumber, to a ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Elotes Cart Converts My Skepticism Into Full-Blown Corn Enthusiasm

    ​I wasn't excited. It was early afternoon, the temperature was already 100, I was hungover and I was hungry. My invitation arrived by text: "Want to get elotes with us in 30 mins? There's a place up on Maple." I'd seen a version of this snack back in DC. Street vendors skewered whole ears of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    It's Time To Hit Your Local Bar, Assuming You've Got One of Those

    ​I'm wrapping up my second week in Dallas. It's been a little booze-y, I'll admit. I've been dipping in and out of every bar and pub that grabs my eye, an attempt to find something that I fear might elude me. Certainly as long as I keep things framed as I'm used to. The Grapevine is the close ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    The Art of Moving Sculpture

    ​On our way back from an early-morning Trinity River outing yesterday (more about that tomorrow), we happened past the Trammell Crow Center on Ross. The boy wondered why there was a giant horse in the street; his mother, a former art-history major, explained that's a sculpture by Antoine Bourdelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats Want To "Light Up Oak Lawn"

    Dallas Stonewall Young DemocratsAn Oak Lawn street that lacks lighting may have a surplus of crime according to the DSYD.​The new "Light Up Oak Lawn" campaign isn't a reaction against the city's official-today ban on phony cannabinoids -- it's an initiative spearheaded by the Dallas Stonewall Youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    City of Ate's 100 Favorite Dishes: #95 Flatbread Pizza at Dish

    ​ As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    2009 Prize Winners

    ​Yes, we're really giving prizes this time.For the quality and--more importantly--quantity of comments that made their way into the non-winners list this year, the following readers have earned some top-notch (the phrase is relative) prizes. We have a collection of cookbooks published this year, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Oh, Wheelie?

    ​On the drive home from the office Tuesday, 'round 7 p.m., I got struck in a sudden snarl on the Dallas North Tollway between Oak Lawn and Mockingbird. Turned out, the cause of the logjam was a familiar one: a few stunt riderz on motorcycles zigging and zagging through traffic so they could find r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Short Orders: Green Papaya

    Eddie Garza​Green Papaya 3211 Oak Lawn 214-521-4811This much is obvious: few people care whether or not Green Papaya trots out traditional Vietnamese dishes or Texafied facsimiles. It's not even an issue. The place has been so consistent over a long term that when they home in on authenticity or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    On Sunday Afternoon, Pride and Anger Along Oak Lawn's Million Gay March of Texas

    Patrick MichelsMike McKay, of the Resource Center of Dallas, tells the crowd it's time to get angry.Sunday's Million Gay March of Texas struck a different tone than that of the annual Dallas Pride Parade or other celebrations in Oak Lawn. Folks marched with hands raised in fists instead of waves to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Cosmic Cafe

    Fill in the blank: The best thing about Cosmic Café is... ...a deck of Tarot cards at every table. ...free yoga. ...unlimited mugs of soy chai. ...delicious plates of all-veggie food, whose prices all add up to multiples of nine. (We don't know why. We asked our waitress, and neither did she...b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Dallas, a Compare-and-Contrast

    Justin CozartAt left, Lemmon at Oak Lawn avenues circa 1940; at right, how they looked by 1990. Don't worry -- they're much bigger on Justin's page.Yet again, our old friend Justin Cozart has just posted some essential must-sees to the Dallas Urban History page on Flickr -- this time, a series of be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Audubon Place Developer Says He Hasn't Flown the Coop on Swanky, "Modernist" Oak Lawn "Community"

    Two blocks behind Unfair Park HQ, at the intersections of Brown and Reagan streets, sits an empty lot worth $613,200. For more than a year, there's been a billboard planted in the ground promising the Homes of Audubon Place -- which, when completed, will feature 10 town homes, running between $430,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Dancing in the Mall? In!

    This weekend the Doubletree Hotel Dallas-Campbell Centre will host the annual Dallas Southern Pride extended-dance-mix weekend, for which organizers are expecting some 10,000 members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender "community of color." Oak Lawn will be crowded too, with copious partie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    At Least One Car Was Getting Through Dallas Traffic

    Hunh -- no wonder it just took me an hour to get from the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station to Unfair Park HQ on Maple and Oak Lawn. This also might explain a Friend of Unfair Park's voice-mail message a few moments ago about four helicopters and the sound of sirens filling the afternoon a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    This City's on Fire!

    Yet again, one month to the day since the last one, through the windows of Unfair Park HQ at Maple and Oak Lawn we spy a mammoth plume of smoke rising from near downtown. (Says here it's from an explosion near Industrial Boulevard and Stemmons Freeway. Says a colleague with a friend who owns a nearb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    Free the Fuzz: An Unfair Park Ticket Giveaway!

    So, like, we've pimped Hot Fuzz -- the latest from the gents who brung ya Shaun of the Dead -- plenty o' times here at Unfair Park. But unless you already have your tix for the AFI's Thursday-night screening at NorthPark, or you just wanna take your chances by standing in line and hoping you get in, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    Unfair Park Giveaway! (Our First One)

    So, ain't I the slow one? It was brought to my attention just moments ago--pretty much right after I posted that item below about the Sugar Water Festival and the My Morning Jacket cover of Erykah Badu's "Tyrone"--that I am sitting on two tickets and a parking pass to tonight's concert. Rather than ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 13, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2006

    My New Job As Lookout

    From my desk, I have an excellent view of the abandoned Parkland Hospital at Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. Currently, that means I have an excellent view of the obviously delusional man running around on the roof, scooting along the ledges, teetering on the edge of the Spanish tile roof and generally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Day of Inaction

    Could this be an indication of what the "Day of Action" holds in store? Driving in to Oak Lawn this morning from my home in southern Dallas, where much of the city's Latino population lives, I encountered the lightest rush-hour traffic I've seen all year. A whole lot of people are staying home--or a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006

    They've Done It Again

    The kids have walked out of DISD classes again. I can look outside my window, at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple avenues, and see a steady stream of students--probably some 50 or 60--walking south on Maple Avenue, hollering and waving their arms. A couple are carrying Mexican flags; a police car is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005

    Face Lift

    Station 4's drag queens aren't the only things made over

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Tiny Bubbles

    Jeroboam hosts a taste test

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best piano bar

    After Dark

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    October 8, 1998
  • Dining

    May 8, 1997
  • Dining

    October 3, 1996

    No fizz

    Bellini's follows the rules--unfortunately

  • Dining

    February 29, 1996

    In the shadows

    Cafe Bianco offers charm amid Oak Lawn's new glitz

  • Dining

    February 29, 1996

    Making the rule

    Cosmic Cup is one giant exception to everything Dallas

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