West Village

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Eight Best Pizza Shops in Dallas

    While burgers continue to take over the world (with or without Pat Snuffer), pizza continues to exhibit a much more restrained growth. Maybe a handful of pizzerias have opened in the last year, but a few of them are good enough to slide into our Best Pizza list, with NY-style and Neapolitan duking i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    The Next Round of the Cityplace Sam's Club Fight Starts Today

    Just about two weeks ago, all seemed lost for a group of residents who were upset about a Trammell Crow development plan that included building of a Sam's Club near Haskell Avenue and U.S. 75. Zoning for the development had already been approved, so the City Plan Commission's July 10 signing off on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    A Guide to Drinking (OK, and Eating) in Uptown

    Uptown may be one of Dallas' most recognizable neighborhoods. It's also got a reputation for being a bit of a minefield, filled with towering heels, excess hair product and a slew of mediocre or downright terrible restaurants and bars. Despite the reputation, though, there are some great finds along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The Fight Over CityPlace Sam's Club Zoning Isn't Over After All

    Under the city's development code, the proper time for opponents to voice their concerns about the Sam's Club proposed next to CityPlace was a year ago this month, before the City Plan Commission and City Council unanimously approved a zoning change for the property to allow a 100,000-square-foot wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    CityPlace Neighbors Are Rallying to Fight Planned Sam's Club, But It's Probably Too Late

    Neighbors are, at this very moment, rallying opposition to the Sam's Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at CityPlace. They've launched the inevitable petition. They've booked Councilman Adam Medrano for a community meeting tonight. They are scouring the final development plan the City ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Wild Salsa, or Komali and Salum Have All Cut Ties with Their Chefs

    I hope you're working in pencil and not ink. Chefs are bouncing around or getting the axe quicker than you can say "hollandaise" lately. Najat Kaanache is no longer at Souk, the modern Moroccan restaurant in Trinity Groves. Kaanache had only been there a few months after leaving P|S in Uptown, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Souk Moroccan Bistro & Bazaar Opens Tomorrow in Trinity Groves, Hopefully with Belly Dancers

    Dallas restaurateur Yaser Khalaf has partnered with Najat Kaanache for a new Moroccan restaurant, Souk (which means marketplace or bazaar), located in the entertainment district Trinity Groves, just west of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. Stefania Morandi, a graduate of Politecnico di Milano and de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    The New Valley View Will Be Like Uptown, With a Gondola

    The last time I set foot in Valley View Center three or four years ago, it was eerily reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic zombie flick, and not the old-school kind with the undead lurching forward with laughable slowness. The zombies that come to mind are the type that are puma-quick and would have no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Dallas' Eight Best Pizza Places

    As I sit at my desk a sudden craving for pizza has overcome me. This instantly reminded me that it's been sometime since we've updated our list for Best Pizza in Dallas, here on City of Ate. Things have changed a touch since we last updated that list. Even though it's still a little short, there's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Lemmon Bar on Henderson is Now Closed; Mico Rodriguez Takes Over

    Some spaces are just more temperamental than others. We've debated many of the qualms attached to certain parcels of real estate here and there, especially the fickle area known as Knox-Henderson. While some restaurants come and go quickly, others live long and prosper. After Alma closed in late 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Thomas Avenue Beverage Company Has Closed

    The Thomas Avenue Beverage Company has served its last beer in Uptown. A series of signs on the doors indicates non-payment of rent followed by a note from owner Russell Hayward that the spot is now closed. Hayward has dabbled in a variety of local restaurants, including Tom Tom and Lazare in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Farnatchi Oven Briefly Closed and is Now Reopened as the New Old Farnatchi

    In late December one of our frequent fliers, TwinWillow, contacted the tip line to report that something was awry at Farnatchi. Turns out the small Mediterranean restaurant in Knox Park, home of the popular Farnatchi burger, briefly closed at the end of the year and is reopening today under new old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    A Reader's Christmas Wish for the Dallas Dining Scene

    Every once in a while someone mistakes Scott for a food expert and risks ruining dinner by trusting him to answer to a burning question. Got a question about food or restaurants? Send it via Twitter @scottreitz, email or in the comments. An email I received last week has me in a Christmas funk. A r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Five Things I Want to Eat At Taste Of Dallas This Weekend

    See also: The Food at Taste of Dallas 2011 Taste of Dallas takes over Fair Park this weekend, which means I'm coming up on a full year here in Dallas. Whoa. Last year, the list of participants seemed overwhelming. All I recognized at the time was La Madeleine and Jack Daniel's Saloon, and neither o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    West Village Developer Wants Dogs, Food Trucks and Shipping Containers at Cityplace

    At some point, the vacant triangle of land running along the west side of Central Expressway just north of Lemmon -- the plot where the McKinney Avenue Trolley recently laid down its new turntable -- will house tall buildings, mostly offices, 30 and 40 stories high.That's the idea at least, but the ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 29, 2012

    Union Bear Brings Farm-to-Table to the Bar

    It's locavorism for the rest of us. And lots and lots of beer.

  • Film

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    A Conversation with Malai Thai's Chef-Owners Will Make You Want to Eat Pho, Like, Now

    Chef Braden Wages of Malai Thai in the West Village is originally from upstate New York. He and his wife, Yasmin, who is from Weatherfod, met while in school at Cornell. Running a restaurant was a long-term dream for both of them. But the concept for that place was based on a what sounds like an epi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Sundown Rises, Lumi Goes Dark and More Openings and Closings from a Busy January

    January proved to be a busy month in the Dallas food scene. The highly anticipated Sundown at Granada opened its doors, along with a handful of other eateries. Read on for the full opening and closing slate, and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    An Interview with Matt Spillers, Chef of Eno's, Oddfellows and the Soon-to-Open Union Bear

    Matt Spillers' parents, Allen and Donna Spillers, have had long careers in the local restaurant business. While raising their three boys in Dallas, dinner out was more than just a family meal together, but also an on-going education on how to run a restaurant. Always drawn to the kitchen, after hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Tre Wilcox's Five Favorite Dallas Restaurants

    Marquee Grill​Former Top Chef contestant and Marquee Grill chef Tre Wilcox recently revealed his "Guide to the Best Restaurants in Dallas" on Gogobot, a social networking travel site. November is Food Travel Month on the site, where 16 different celebrity chefs share their favorite restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Former American Idol Contestant Tim Halperin To Lock Himself In Pop-Up West Village "Jail"

    Tim Halperin​Remember the Band in a Bubble promotion a few years back? When that one band with that one song got a reality show backed by MTV and Dr Pepper and were tasked with staying in a bubble and spend 20 days writing and recording a new album? Fort Worth native and former American Idol conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Terilli's Returns, Along With a Slew of New Restaurants

    ​The month of August has been a busy one for restaurant owners and foodies alike in Dallas. Numerous restaurants opened their doors, and some notable openings include that Lower Greenville phoenix, Terilli's, and chef Nico Sanchez's Mexican joint Meso Maya. Read on for the full scoop on rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    After a Flailing Start, RedFork Is Ready For A Second Look

    ​What an idea it was: Take a handful of top-tier chefs fresh from Dallas' top restaurants, give them access to the best ingredients and turn them loose on pub fare. RedFork Tavern was one of the most anticipated recent openings in the scene. Local food blogs ran preview stories in the weeks th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
  • Film

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Half Price Books, Second Chapter: Borders's Future May Include Selling Used Books

    Photos by Harry Wilonsky​Sooner than later, of course, there will be but one Borders left in Dallas -- the Lovers and Greenville location, spared, so far, from closure following the company's Chapter 11 filing a few weeks ago. The other two locations, in Preston Royal and the West Village, are wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Borders' Bankruptcy Claims Two Dallas Stores. A Decision Points Firesale Can't Be Far Behind.

    Robert WilonskyThe scene at the Borders in Preston Royal a month ago. Come April, it'll be even emptier.​A month ago, Robert offered a lamentation for what's become of this Borders in Preston Royal, where the kids books had been replaced by board games, the music section was two CD bins, and an en ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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    January 20, 2011

    How Dallas's West Village Became a Model Shopping Center (in Denver, At Least)

    ​This morning's Denver Post details the relationship between our West Village and Denver's Larimer Square, its sister shopping center -- a love affair that began 12 years ago, turns out, when Denver developers came to Dallas and hired Urban Partners' David Levine (Director of Vision and Vibe, best ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    The Schutze Card: Don't Leave Home Without It

    ​Two things. First, I would like for people to quit bitching about my photo. One guy wrote in that he found it "disturbing." Well, WTF, Einstein. It's not meant to be a sympathy card. Second: Another guy wrote in with a really good idea yesterday. I had written about how the city is persecuti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Head of Economic Development Explains $2 Million Grant Proposed for North Oak Cliff

    Click to embiggen the map of the area that would be impacted by the proposed $2 million economic development grant.​On Friday we sneak-peeked that proposed $2-million economic development grant proposal intended to "support emerging development opportunities in North Oak Cliff." Before Wednesday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.12.10

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Dallas Cowboys began the season at 9/1 odds to make the Super Bowl. At the halfway point of the season they are now 500/1. The over/under for wins for interim head coach Jason Garrett: 2.5. Give me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    10 Questions: Eddie Garza

    In October of last year, he started a blog, Dallas Vegan dedicated to vegan dishes--right here in the land of prime beef.That, of course, was his reason. In a city full of steakhouses and Tex-Mex restaurants, it could be difficult to find a decent vegan meal...beyond Cosmic Cafe and Spiral Diner.Gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    "Sales Were Close to Zero": More Unjust Deserts for Victory Park, as Paciugo Goes Away

    Tom Colicchio is staying in Victory Park; Paciugo, alas, is not. Days after next-door neighbor Quiksilver caught a wave out of there and N9NE Steakhouse put a fork in it, the Dallas-based gelato emporium, among the very first tenants to open in Ross Perot Jr.'s increasingly ghosttown-like developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Look Out, Dallas, It's a Blackout!

    When the entire Dallas skyline goes dark at 8:30 p.m. on March 28, fret not: It'll be totally intentional. That's because the city announced today that it will participate in the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour 2009, which calls for folks to dim their lights as part of the "largest climate awarenes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Taco Diner

    I generally don't dig on the frozen beverage unless I've just finished riding a roller coaster in 103-degree heat, urgently need a drink and someone is standing nearby with a Slurpee. I'll eat ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato, provided I'm in the mood (it's a seasonal thing; plus I'm a girl, so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    Mayor Tom Got Quite the Earful About Deep Ellum Yesterday

    Photo by Terry Shuck/Mural by Frank Campagna As mentioned yesterday, the Deep Ellum Town Hall Meeting at the Sons of Hermann is two weeks away -- but it's very top-of-mind amongst the residents of the neighborhood that's referred to as Dallas's "wetlands for [the] creative class and entrepreneurs" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Look Out, Don Hill. Because Allen McGill Isn't Going Down Alone.

    You're still No. 1, Ex-Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill! Breaking news this afternoon from the U.S. Attorney's Office: Allen J. McGill -- one of the 14 folks indicted in the City Hall corruption case that also involves former Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill, State Rep. Terri Hodge and former city planning commissioner ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2008

    Shenanigan's Will Feature Go-Karts, Bowling and Full Service Bar and Restaurant

    Also: Ferre Ristorante & Bar in West Village goes kaput

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Dan Paul Does It All

    Dan Paul is Dallas' renaissance man of the moment. He sings, he acts, he drags. As of tomorrow, call him Dan Paul Roberts, because he is also an artist and decided to change up his moniker for art's sake. A new exhibition of his work opens at the Magnolia Theater gallery with a reception tonight at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007

    If They Showed Boobs During Council Meetings More Often, We'd Totally Go

    Grimes' latest crush, Angela Hunt As my computer died yesterday at City Hall, Angela Hunt started in on a beautiful speech about Dallas heritage. I was cursing Steve Jobs through most of it, but this is what I wrote down: "We need not to forget our heritage. We need this SUP process ..." Re: the Wes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    "Living Out in the Open" in Downtown

    Dr. Joe Clifford, senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church downtown When, 12 days ago, I first mentioned that the First Presbyterian Church downtown was allowing up to 150 homeless folks to sleep in the church's parking lot every night, some of our Friends weren't terribly fond of the idea. But on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006

    Hot Dang!

    There are two kinds of hip in Dallas. There's "designer jeans and plastic surgery" hip, and there's "I only go-to house parties and can't believe how corporate WeShotJR has become lately" hip. What are the rest of us to do? Shop at the House of Dang!, of course. The new post-retro-cool-vintage-new c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    Did Hicks in Sticks Dig Chicks?

    The Dixie Chicks doc did OK in Dallas, but it's unlikely to be a hit by any estimation. It got great reviews, locally and nationally; a "riveting documentary," wrote David Ansen in Newsweek, while USA Today called it "a compelling and rousing film." Both The Dallas Morning News and the paper versio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006

    Putting the FU...Pardon, FUN in FUNimation

    Fort Worth-based FUNimation is handling Afro Samurai, which, oddly, was my nickname in Hebrew school. The 2006 Asian Film Festival of Dallas kicks off at noon today with screenings at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village; the fest runs through next Thursday and, like I said in the paper version ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2006

    W Stands for "Winner"

    There were a million photos we could have run. We decided to go with this one of swimming pool model Daniel and KDFW-Channel 4's Good Day Dallas producer Dana Rogers. Former mayor Ron Kirk wouldn't engage in a little nyah-nyah-toldya-so last night at the everybody's-a-VIP opening of the W Hotel in V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    At the Crossroads

    One sentence in this Dallas Morning News story about the redo of 20-year-old Plaza at Bachman Creek shopping center on Northwest Highway caught my eye: "'We are going to try and create a European town square feeling,'" Archstone-Smith's Tom Scaling said Monday." It's notable mostly to those of wh ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    On the Rocks

    Geode's menu hits a few bumps

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Dogs Gone?

    Many Dallas restaurants welcome dogs--at considerable risk

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