Deep Taste

It's all good! We're cool with the city fathers' attempts to remodel our sorry historical, homely carc-asses. A Boston area beer joint called Deep Ellum has even opened to immortalize the area as the "SoHo-like district in Dallas: a factory district, black ghetto, and urban-revival area." We're a legend in the inebriated minds of our nation's oldest rebels! Time for an all-out Taste of Deep Ellum bash, hosted by the "Best Little Café Parading as a Music Hall in Texas." The AllGood has featured musical greats from across Texas—and nourished their groupies—since the Golden Age of Ellum Acceptance, and now serves as unofficial Ambassador to the neighborhood. The Taste of Deep Ellum stands to be a funky, urban dish with spice, color, alcohol—and probably a little gauntlet thrown on the ground before those who think we're going down without a fight. Deep Ellum businesses will offer free bites of Mexicana, ribs, desserts, cheeses, pastries and seafood, as well as the wares of local artists and vendors and lots of that famous Deep Ellum sangin'. It all goes down 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St. $25 admission benefits the local homeless community through Central Charities of Dallas. Call 214-742-5362 or visit
Sat., Sept. 22, 7 p.m., 2007
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Danna Berger