Reunion Tower

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Bulletproof Coffee Has Arrived in Dallas

    You may have heard by now of bulletproof coffee, the coffee drink doctored up with as much as two tablespoons of butter that's gaining popularity for its purported health benefits. A bulletproof coffee in the morning will help you burn fat all day, they day. Bulletproof coffee will increase mental e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    The Trick-Shot Artists of Dude Perfect Made an Awesome Video with the Dallas Stars

    Dude Perfect, the guys behind the 500-foot basketball shot from the top of Reunion Tower, have a new video out featuring Dallas Stars stalwarts Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. It's undeniably cool. The top-line duo bowl a strike with a hockey puck from near center ice, take out targets around the infi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    50 Signs You're Officially a Dallasite

    Do you often arrive at a fast-casual restaurant and get pissed that they don't have valet? Do you feel cramped in your 3,300-square-foot house? Do you tell friends and relatives that Tex-Mex is better than Mex-Mex,? And do you actually sort of believe it? If you answered yes to any of these questio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    10 Dallas Places We'd Like to See Host Concerts

    From Deep Ellum to downtown, Fort Worth to Frisco, there are scores of great places to catch concerts throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas. Every once in a while, though, we like to let our imaginations run free. What if some of our favorite places to hang out suddenly hosted that dream perfo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Five Sixty Chef Patton Robertson is Hosting a Pretty Amazing Japanese Dinner Next Week

    Chef Patton Robertson of Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is teaming up with a few local chefs next week to host a Japanese dinner. His guests include Teiichi Sakuria of Tei-An, Matt Raso of Nobu, along with Scott Drewno from The Source (another Wolfgang Puck restaurant) in Washington D.C. Each chef wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Reunion Tower's Observation Deck Reopens Tomorrow

    Say what you will about the name, with its puzzlingly random capitalization and apparent allusion to mathematical theory. The GeO-Deck, as Reunion Tower's observation deck is now called, is a rite of passage for anyone who spends any serious amount of time in Dallas -- at least it was until six year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Here's the Crowdsourced Mavs Jersey that Fans Most Want to See on Dirk

    Some way, somehow, Mark Cuban managed to whittle down the 1,000-plus quality entries in his design-the-next-Mavs-uniform contest down to a final 10. For whatever reason, Buster the Armpit Lion didn't make the cut. The submissions are currently up for a vote here. All of them are pretty quality, sav ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2013
  • Dining

    July 4, 2013

    Five Sixty's Dinner With a View

    The scenery isn't worth the price of admission.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Chad Houser Built a Career Feeding Customers, But He Gave it Up to Sate a Different Sort of Hunger

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Dutiful young men whipped through Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, the rotating restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Six Years Later, Reunion Tower Observation Deck to Reopen With a New Look

    Reunion Tower will finally be reopening "soon," with a slew of renovations planned to make it bigger and glossier. Judy Pesek, a partner at the design firm responsible for the project, laid out the planned renovations to a crowd gathered on the tower's observation deck. The renovations will include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Open Table Lists Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants, and Thanks to Spinning Rooftops, Dallas Makes List

    The online reservation and restaurant review site released a list of the Top 100 Scenic View Dining restaurants, which is based on some 5 million opinions over the past year. As a complete surprise, nothing along the scenic northern part of the LBJ Freeway made it. Unbelievable, righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Dallas Center for Architecture to Argue: "Bright Lights, Great City?" Should Be Illuminating.

    ​Long before the downtown Omni opened we were treated to a sneak peek of its light show, which folks either think is the right shade of shiny or plain tacky, a debate that becomes especially heated when you add in the new-look Reunion Tower and all the other lite-brites decorating downtown. And sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Don Your Sunglasses For Yet Another Look at New-Look Reunion Tower (The Omni Too)

    We said it before: Downtown Dallas is starting to look a little like Lil' Las Vegas. The subject spurred a little back-and-forth during a staff dinner last night, during which someone mentioned the story in yesterday's paper about our even more illuminated skyline. Said urban planner Larry Beasley, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Let's Do The Time Lapse Again, Through 2011

    What you see above is YouPlusDallas's latest year-end offering: "2011: A Year in Fast-Forward," which features at least two familiar contributions, Justin Terveen's sneak-peek at the new-look Reunion Tower and the first few seconds from the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau's "Moon Over Dallas" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Your First Good Look at the New-Look Reunion Tower, or: Christmastime is Here? Almost.

    While we were downtown in the wee small hours of this morning, I noticed that Reunion Tower's lights looked a little ... strange. But I didn't think much of it; there were other, you know, distractions. Thankfully, the great Justin Terveen, who'd come out to shoot photos, also noticed it. Says he: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Wolfgang Puck Continues Downtown Catering Siege: Another Reason We Need Food Trucks

    ​Wolfgang Puck strikes again in downtown Dallas, announcing a catering deal with the upcoming Museum of Nature and Science. A lengthy press release details plans for two dining concepts that in tandem "will accommodate almost every budget and need." The museum isn't scheduled to open until 201 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Downtown Dallas, in Pewter

    ReplicaBuildings/InFocusTech​A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to Boing Boing, which yesterday pointed out that you can buy a replica of the Texas School Book Depository made of pewter courtesy something called InFocusTech. (Which prompted this comment: "It's a riddle, wrapped in an en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.17.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dallas After Dark: Tomorrow Night, It's Lights Out, Yet Again, For Earth Hour

    Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth Hour​Speaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Hash Over: Five-Sixty Celebrates 365, Capital Grille Offers Small Plates, New Restaurant To Open In Victory Park And More

    ​Beginning today, Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck is celebrating its first year in Dallas's One Big Ball with a special anniversary tasting menu created by executive chef Sara Johannes. Through February 11, diners at the Reunion Tower restaurant can order a chef's amuse and various options for first c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Tex-Cess. Why the Dallas Longhorns Aren't Quite Good Enough.

    So, so very conflicted.​ As I didn't back in 2006, I still don't get Dallas' obsession with the University of Texas. I know there's tons of alumni and it's the big state university and lone star pride and yadda, yadda and more yadda. But it's Commerce Street, not Sixth Street. It's Reunion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Five Sixty Offers Five- And Seven-Course Tastings

    Sara KerensThe view from under Dallas' one big ball. No "fromunda cheese" jokes, please.Wolfgang Puck's numerically named fine dining phallus, Five Sixty , is now offering five- and seven-course tasting menus to showcase the Asian-influenced fare that just might rescue Reunion Tower. The five-course ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Double, Double Your Refreshment

    Well, refreshment, maybe not. Double your fun, though, sure. Toil and trouble all you want. It's been a big week of twos here on City of Ate. A double dose of Veggie Girl, for instance. Two posts recapping the year's first quarter. We even had a couple items for the big race weekend at Texas Motor S ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Reviewing the Week in Food, and Our First Reader Contest

    Sean Dockery, via FlickrWolfgang's waxy blue eyes see all... except a good name for his new restaurant. We're taking suggestions.Just in time for your weekend, we're dragging you all the way back to last Monday to revisit the best stuff you missed while you were doing whatever it is you do in your s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Wolfgang Puck

    Just about everyone with an abiding interest in food knows the name Wolfgang Puck.The Austrian born superstar helped to usher in the era of celebrity chefs after he opened the Beverly Hills destination Spago in 1982. What followed was a series of media raves, television appearances and the creation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    No Reservations Required

    Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty, perched at the top of Reunion Tower, doesn't officially make its bow till February 10's grand opening. (It began its soft opening last week.) But Brian James has posted to Flickr a photographic tour of the rehabbed eatery, which is well worth a peek for those without rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Puck Softly, But Carry A Big Stick

    The Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Reunion Tower began buzzing in late 2008. The hype escalated to a dull roar since then, as it announced its name (Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, named for the phallus' height), the menu (Asian-influenced) and the team, lead by Executive Chef Sara Johannes, formerly of P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Name, Game

    A chef who speaks with the highest authority just emailed to voice his chagrin at the choice of Five-Sixty for Wolfgang Puck's soon to open venue atop Reunion Tower. At least a decade or so ago, Puck's staff weren't so trend-conscious (or wooden) when it came to naming rights. The emailing chef clai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Hope That Big Ol' Trinity River Model's More Exciting Than the Poster

    Our Man Merten's over at Trinity Trust Foundation HQ for the big unveiling of the 20-foot-long model of the Trinity River Corridor Project, which should be happening right ... about ... now. His show-and-tell is due shortly. I only hope it's more exciting than the public invite above, as in: "The pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Union Station and Reunion Tower About to Get All Pucked Up

    We told you it'd be a restaurant! Over at the Union Station shindig, which is currently under way with our crack interns in attendance, it was just announced that Wolfgang Puck will handle all the catering for Union Station's special events once the joint reopens in the fall, following the $55-milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    "Puck at Reunion Tower"? Now, We Like the Sound of That.

    Daniel Rodrigue Ray Hunt, whispering sweet nothings into the ear of his new favorite chef, Wolfgang Puck, at today's press conference at Union Station. For more photos from today's event, check out our slideshow. The announcement today of the partnership between Hyatt Regency Dallas, Woodbine Devel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Because Anything's Gotta Be Better Than Antares, Right?

    Hyatt Regency Dallas Does this have anything to do with some city council members' reluctance to tear down Reunion Arena? We're clearing the schedule Thursday morning -- hard not to when you receive word that at 10:30 in the a.m., John Scovell (big bossman at Ray Hunt's Woodbine Development Corpor ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    No DOMA Drama

    This is s'posed to be fun, remember?

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006
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    December 6, 2006

    Reviewing the Revue, Part Two (With Audio!)

    Hal Samples Bobby Patterson, front and center, holds court with his new best friends (including organizer Don Cento, back row, fourth from left) Saturday night during the Reunion Tower Revue. Pardon for our taking forever to post some more tracks from Saturday night's Reunion Tower Revue at the Son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Reviewing the Revue, Part One

    Kim Pendleton and Shibboleth did the Five Americans proud -- and then some -- Saturday night at the Sons of Hermann Hall. I intended to post today about Saturday night's Reunion Tower Revue, but Allen Gwinn's city employee credit-card database kinda stepped all over that. I'll have plenty to say tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Hey, Before We Forget...

    You know who Ed Bark has a news-crush on? Shelly Slater of WFAA-Channel 8. Not that there's anything wrong with that... Before the week gets away from us, a couple things: Do not forget tomorrow night's Reunion Tower Review at the Sons of Hermann Hall. No need to go into the details -- we've provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    T.C.B. or T.Y.A. Saturday Night, Y'all

    Local soul-singin' great Bobby Patterson will perform with some young upstarts Saturday night at the Sons of Hermann. Christmas just came a little early this year. A couple of weeks back we mentioned the impending Reunion Tower Revue, taking place this Saturday night at the Sons of Hermann Hall. Do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006
  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Wild Life and Industrial Chic

    Vibrant gallery life flourishes in the Design District

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Caw! Caw!

    Take flight to the gallery night

  • News

    January 4, 2001


    Teed off

  • Dining

    August 19, 1999

    Spin city

    Antares surprises with its twists and turns on the mundane

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Arena Papers

    Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception

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