West Village

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Malai Kitchen is Basically Dallas' Only Brewpub, and It Deserves our Love

    Last summer, Texas laws governing alcohol sales changed slightly -- not nearly as much as they should have -- allowing a brewer operating under a "brewpub" license to produce more beer and, most importantly, sell it outside of their own establishments. This is why we're seeing a rash of new microbre ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Buda Juice Is Open in Uptown and Serving Really Good (and Really Pricey) Veg

    I have to make a confession. I'm a vegan. Every minute of the day that I'm not on the clock as a food critic, I've been pounding vegetables and soy protein at a feverish pace. It's all in response to the diet this job has imposed on me -- an endless cycle of burgers, steaks and other meats covered i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Dear Dallas Restaurants: The Music on Your Patio Is Probably Too Loud

    If you haven't been to the West Village in a while, you might not have noticed LYFE Kitchen, which sprung up recently in the spot that used to house Lemon Bar. The fast-casual restaurant is devoted to meeting your every dietary need while supplying you with plenty of shrubbery. Outside the restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    LYFE Kitchen Is Open in the West Village

    Amid the competing tortilla smells of Mi Cocina and Taco Diner, LYFE officially opened in the West Village yesterday, holding a special event last evening for media and food bloggers. I sneaked in during lunch service earlier that afternoon, half because I was curious about the place Mark Bittman ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Pop Quiz: Is It a Dallas Shopping Center or a Dallas Neighborhood?

    Dallas has lots of awesome places to shop, and also some cool neighborhoods that aren't malls. But it's easy to confuse the two. Most recently, in a piece celebrating Dallas' transition toward walkable neighborhoods, the DMN pointed to the West Village as a place "often cited as Dallas' most promisi ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Pop Diner is a Big Bust

    Closing time: You don't have to go home, but don't go here.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The LOT Opens, J. Pepe's Tex Mex Closes and More Restaurant Happenings from February

    Another busy month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in February, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at Openings: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Pop Diner is Now Open in the West Village

    After months of anticipation, Pop Diner (3600 McKinneyAve.) has officially opened its doors to the West Village. The 24-hour diner, located next to Max's Wine Dive, celebrated its soft-opening this morning. At quarter past eleven, owner Nik Gjonaj boisterously announced to his staff (who'd been dart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Free Range Concepts & Pat Green Announce "The Rustic"

    Dallas is going to get a really big bar. At least it looks pretty big in this rendering. "The Rustic" will open this spring, according to Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan, who also opened Bowl and Barrel recently on Park Lane. See also: - Bowl and Barrel to Open Soon with Some Potentially Impressive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    My 10 Favorite Food Shots of 2012

    When our web editor, Nick Rallo, asked me to put together a list of the best food photos I took this year I jumped on the opportunity. "Piece of cake!" I said to him, or maybe that was in my head, but either way I was stoked. I didn't realize how difficult the task of narrowing down my selection wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Five Great New Year's Eve Parties to Ring in 2013

    OK, it's almost here. Time to slip into that annual existential crisis and wonder just WHERE IS YOUR LIFE GOING? Look, there is no real answer to that question. Also, you can totally contribute to where your life is going. But before we swim through the waters of your put-off resolutions, let's ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Cook Hall Opens, Love Shack Closes and More From a Very Busy October

    Another very busy month has come and gone, and with it several Dallas restaurants have opened while others have closed their doors for good. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at Opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Tu-Lu's Bakery is Now Open and Serving Gluten-Free Goodies in the West Village

    Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery opened its second Dallas location in the West Village on Thursday. The tiny, bubblegum-pink bakery serves up loads of gluten-free treats from cupcakes and cake balls to coffee cake, quiche and even paninis. We stopped in for a quick peek and snapped some photos of the bake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Friday's Lettuce Wrap Up: Now With Fresh Greens

    Have you been outside today? While things may feel a little overcast over at the State Fair on account of Big Tex's mishap, the rest of Dallas is bright and sunny with a cool, fall breeze. It's time to kick off our weekends, but first there's a week to wrap up. This week I reviewed Monica's new res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Tu-Lu's Bakery To Open New Store in West Village

    Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery is opening a second Dallas location in the West Village Shopping Center this Thursday. Owner and baker Tully Phillips is originally from Memphis and graduated from SMU. After completing culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Philips moved to New York City, where sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Restaurants Come and Go: Openings and Closing in September

    September was another churning month for the Dallas restaurant community. Sisu opened in Uptown, Ser took over the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole and Campo said goodbye. Read on for the full list of openings and closings and be sure to share tips about shifts in the scene in the comments section b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Owners of JoJo to Take Over old Lemon Bar Space in the West Village

    Previously we've told you about the new restaurant JoJo in Uptown, owned in part by French chef Laurent Poupart, which is slated to open within a month. Poupart has worked at many great restaurants around the world including Au Crocodile in Strasbourg, France, and Metropole and Les Celebrites in N ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Twenty-Four Hour Diner Coming to the West Village

    Late night West Village wanderers will soon have a new place to fill their bellies. Signs in the window at 3600 McKinney Ave. foretell the arrival of Pop Diner - -and there shall be booze, as indicated by the TABC application also posted up. The new spot will go in right alongside the previously a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 77: Pho At Lemongrass

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Most of the oho I've eaten in Dallas leaves a lot to be desired. It's salty as sin and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    An Ode to the Shandy: The Perfect Drink for Liquid Lunches and Long Matches

    Last week I had to interview another local food writer for an upcoming project. He suggested we meet at Union Bear and I jumped on it. It was a warm, sunny day, and I remembered their killer indoor/outdoor bar. Sitting outside with the sun at my back and a cool breeze pouring through the West Villa ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012
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    March 30, 2012

    Reviewing the Review: Union Bear

    The West Village, and perhaps all of Uptown, has a reputation for a rather homogenous following. When I first heard about Union Bear, the subject of this week's review, a fellow staffer called it "Hipster Island," referring to the customers the new restaurant was drawing in comparison with a typical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Beer, Taco Wars, and Matt McCallister: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Last week seemed slow: I could hardly find any stories to string together into a Lettuce wrap up. This week, however, I'm having trouble deciding how to fit all of these interesting stories in. Happy hour's in only getting closer, so I better cut to the chase. This was the week of pink slime for Ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Preparing For The Onslaught: This Week In Dallas Food Blogging

    Welcome to the longest weekend of your life. Between the parade, block party, concerts (stoked for Ryan Bingham by the way) English breakfasts, cabbage dinners, green beers, Irish pubs, whiskey shots, sunshine, crowds, food truck parties and other happenings, there's a good chance some of us will ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Union Bear Opens in the West Village Tonight. Here are Some Photos and Details.

    Union Bear in the West Village is set to open tonight. Just across from the Magnolia Theatre, the space is split between a street level, which has a large retractable windows and a bar (technically opening next week), and an underground level where there are several distinct dining areas, another la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Happy Hour at Malai Kitchen, Where Five Dollars Will Make You Hollar for Another One

    The West Village isn't typically a favorite destination 'hood of mine unless I'm seeking fro-yo or a sale on cardigans, but a Yelp search pointed me in the direction of Thai-Vietnamese spot Malai when I found myself in dire need of a drink on a Sunday evening. I have zero desire to wait 30 minutes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    At Baboush, the Flavors of Morocco Taste Even Better with Gin and Vodka

    This week I was looking something different, my palate weary from ringing in the new year with an excess of cheap California champagne. So I headed to Baboush in the West Village in search of new flavors. Situated between sushi haven The Fish and Cork wine boutique, you might forget you're in Upto ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011
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    September 20, 2011

    Crimson Asian Cuisine Now Serving Pho in West Village

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​Crimson Asian Cuisine opened last week at corner of Blackburn and McKinney in the West Village, serving pho and other Vietnamese dishes such as stir-fries, rice noodles and spring roles. The atmosphere is on the casual side. Not fancy, but nice. There's a decent size pati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    A Battle of Some of Dallas' Best Pizzas

    ​ If you've been trying to find Dallas' best 'za, an event slated September 29, will afford the opportunity to try three pizzaioli's handiwork all in one shot. Côtes du Coeur Wine Society members get in for free; the rest of us have to shell out $20. The event benefits the American Heart Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Third Annual Taste of West Village Benefiting the North Texas Food Bank

    ​The West Village may seem more crowded than usual tonight, but before getting too upset about the traffic and cursing the fact that you have to park on the roof of the parking garage, rest assured that all the commotion is for a good cause. The neighborhood is hosting its third annual Taste of We ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    West Village's Malai Kitchen: Asian Fusion Hobbled by Growing Pains

    The good news is that Malai Kitchen is a vast improvement over Tom Tom Noodle House, the Asian-styled restaurant that once occupied West Village. The less than good news is Malai restaurant still faces some growing pains. ​Asian fusion can be catastrophic, but compared with Tom Tom, there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    A Trip Down Memory Lane at Tex-Mex Date Favorite Mi Cocina

    Mi Cocina's West Village location.​For a lot of my friends, Mi Cocina is their go-to restaurant for Mexican and Tex-Mex food in the DFW area. I'm still partial to the New Mexican food I grew up on, with all of its green chile and tons of cheese, but I've come to like Mi Cocina. It consistently ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Revolving Doors: All's Well That Ends Well

    ​As December comes to a close, it seems all is well, or at least better, as many highly anticipated restaurants made their debuts. David Uygur was back in the kitchen, plus a New York deli and the latest Lombardi venture both opened. We were expecting few restaurants to shutter since, being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Aural Ambush: West Village Rocks Turbo Fruits

    Or if YouTube is more your flavor, click here... This week, we traveled to West Village to see how people there felt about Turbo Fruits, the Tennessee-based indie rock outfit.The folks we stumbled across in West Village compared Turbo Fruits' "Where The Stars Don't Shine" to the likes of the Ramones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Picture Show: Keith Urban Pre-Thanksgiving Show at The West Village

    Stephen MaskerSee more from Urbania at the West Village in our slideshow.​First of all, before the palace intrigue, we must wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. As we alerted yesterday, West Village-goers got a big treat from last night in the form of a massive country star: yes, oh yes, it was Kei ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Keith Urban Fans Unite! At West Village. Tonight.

    ​You may already know about Australian country music star Keith Urban's upcoming Thanksgiving Day performance with the Dallas Cowboys, which kicks off of the 2010 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Apparently, it's supposed to get quite brisk tomorrow. Tonight, however, should be nice and balmy-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Cafe Madrid: Rain Couldn't Dampen the Tapas,
    But Mr. Pedestrian Did

    ​A week ago, two friends and I ate dinner at Café Madrid. One had never eaten there -- shame on her. The other friend and I remarked how we both loved Café Madrid's tapas but hadn't been there in awhile. Then I remembered how long it had been and who I had been there with last -- the infamou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Lemon Bar Brunch Lives Up To Its Name

    Photos by Andrea GrimesThis Bloody Mary was jacked up well beyond its Blue Book price.​Woke up Saturday morning with my head on fire after spending Friday evening trying to beer-away a truly horrible week. I wanted bar food. I needed a Bloody Mary. And possibly a wheelchair. After much discussion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    10 Questions: Erika Henderson

    West Village is cool, sure. But after seven years as a cocktail waitress, Henderson has seen a lot of "cool" in a lot of places. The Social House waitress and bartender has been through just about everything--at Frankie's in Uptown, West End Pub, House of Blues...all around Dallas, really. Work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Dude Food: Grimaldi's

    Grimaldi's Pizzeria3636 McKinney, Suite 190214-559-4611 Last night my ladyfriend and I decided on a pizza dinner at Grimaldi's in the West Village. If you haven't been yet, Grimaldi's is the first Dallas location of the chain which has served famously delicious coal-fired pizza pies to dudes like F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    At West Village This Weekend: Wii Got The Beat

    Dear rare Dallas music fan who wouldn't mind being seen in Uptown this weekend, According to this blog post I just stumbled across, there's gonna be some sort of Wii Music demonstration thing with street performers and stuff tomorrow and Sunday at West Village. Might be cool. Dunno. But it shou ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Review: The Fish

    The Fish could use a touch of poison to spice up its menu

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Make Your Ears Pretty

    I've heard of people who can afford to shop at places other than Forever 21. I know they exist, somewhere. And sometimes I feel like I can even see one or two of them, especially after I've thrown my well whiskey all over their blouses in a fit of jealous rage followed by a long session of crying in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    The Fragile Army Invades the Magnolia Theater Tonight

    You knew it was bound to happen: Tonight, I officially join the Polyphonic Spree. Actually, it's a bit less interesting than that -- but at 8 p.m.-ish at the Magnolia Theater, I will be introducing members of the band, including frontman Tim DeLaughter, before a special screening of a South by South ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    Suck It, Austin. We're Takin' Over!

    I was in Austin a few weeks back and noticed for the first time a spot in downtown that looked remarkably and disturbingly familiar -- like, oh, the West Village, say. Turns out, that ain't too far off the mark, and some folks down in the Capitol City aren't terribly thrilled with all the Dallas-bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    A "New Deep Ellum" Rising. But What Else Will Fall First?

    Deep Ellum looked like this once. Then it turned into something else. And now, it turns again. "West Village." That is how people are beginning to describe the Deep Ellum of the near-future, once the DART station goes in on Good-Latimer Expressway and once all the boho and tattooed riff-raff's been ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Hash Over

    Rope twister; Mixed hash; List watch

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