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Design District Market + Meddlesome Moth: Outdoor Movie, Marketplace, and Beer Garden

Mark your calendars for next Thursday, June 19th, when The Meddlesome Moth and Design District Market are teaming up to organize an outdoor movie, beer garden, and local marketplace on the 1900 block of Hi Line Drive from 6 to 10 p.m.

Playing on the big screen will be Stanley Kramer’s The Wild One, a 1953 classic starring Marlon Brando as the leader of the infamous “Black Rebels Motorcycle Club.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets for lounging on the lawn and to come early to secure a good spot.

In addition the movie, there will be beer, wine and food curated by the master sommeliers at Meddlesome Moth, as well as local artists, craftspeople, and designers lining Hi Line Drive. Vendors will include an artisan popsicle cart by Steel City Pops, clothing, housewares and prints from Dowdy Studio, handmade jewelry from f. is for frank, hand-woven blankets from Free Spirit Creations, clothing from The Hawaiiana airstream trailer, and many other local vendors.

RSVP on Facebook.

Presented by Jim Lake Companies and Do214

Indulging for a Good Cause

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Caroline Wright, author of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals (who’s credentials include being a trained cook and influential food writer, as well as studying in Paris and working as a food editor for Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine) presents a bake sale at CityCraft: Modern Fabric to benefit Café Momentum (check it out, here) this Saturday, May 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Dallas-based restaurant and training facility provides an opportunity for the community’s most at-risk youth to receive intensive culinary, job, and life-skill training, as well as mentoring and support. Not that we need an excuse to treat ourselves to something sweet, but there’s nothing like indulging for a good cause. Whether you’re scrambling to get a gift, starting the festivities early, or just find yourself with a sweet tooth, stop by CityCraft: Modern Fabric and satisfy your craving for some sweet confections all while supporting a worthy cause. Plus, now you have a reason to eat that second piece of cake.

CityCraft: Modern Fabric
2104 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

Nick Badovinus to Open Town Hearth At Irving & Market Center

According to D Magazine, Nick Badovinus, the popular restauranteur behind Off Site Kitchen and Neighborhood Services, recently announced his plans to open a new restaurant at 1617 Irving Blvd., Town Hearth.

The restaurant will center around seafood and steaks cooked on open, wood-fire grills, and will also feature a raw bar and whole-roasted Dungeness crab and shellfish. As far as drinks go, Town Hearth will have a full bar stocked with domestic brown liquors and an extensive wine list with old and new-world burgundies as well as wines from the Northwest.

The new restaurant is scheduled to open in March 2015.

In addition to Badovinus’ new concept, the entire “triangle” area at Oak Lawn, Riverfront, and Market Center that currently houses Jack’s Grocery is getting a full makeover. Hear more about the redevelopment at next Tuesday’s meeting at 101 Turtle Creek Blvd., from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Community Debuts New Taproom and New Beer This Friday

In honor of its one-year anniversary, Community Beer Co. is kicking off the weekend with a new brew featuring Ascension Coffee and a brand new place to drink it.

Over the past few months, the brewery has been hard at work preparing its new taproom, which features a long bar and window overlooking Community’s tanks.

The beer, a collaboration with Ascension Coffee in the Design District, is a coffee porter, and will only be available in the taproom this Friday. Stop by from 5 to 9 p.m. for a taste and a glimpse!

Celebrate the New Year at Bowlounge!


What’s a better way to ring in the New Year than with a strike? Bowlounge will be hosting an explosive New Year’s party with some awesome VIP packages to choose from. Come join the black velvet paintings of Walter, Jesus and The Dude as we bid farewell to 2013.

Premium VIP Package:

Runs from 8 PM to 11 PM. At $125 per person (4 person minimum per lane), you get regular drink tickets, bowling and shoes for three hours, the taco bar & buffet, and a glass of champagne to toast.

Platinum VIP Package:

Runs from 11 PM to 2 AM. At $195 per person (4 person minimum), you get the taco bar & buffet, bowling and shoes for three hours, premium drink tickets, and of course, a bottle of champagne for the lane at midnight.

Call and reserve your spots before they run out – spaces are limited! We’ll see you on Tuesday, December 31st.




The Design District Market Returns on Small Business Saturday with Craft Beer, Texas Vendors & Local Bands

Post-Thanksgiving, the shopping scene can get a little crazy — midnight brawls in dressing rooms, lines that circle the block and anxiety from trying to reach the last PS4 on the shelf before the rest of the crowd. Luckily, the Design District Market has the perfect cure for your Black Friday hangover: a peaceful, locally-focused shopping experience fueled by craft beer, live music and good vibes on Small Business Saturday.

Taking place at Community Beer Company from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers will have the opportunity to pick up their Design-District-brewed craft beers for $4 a pop, or 3 for $10. Then, they can peruse the 70+ vendors located both inside (which will be heated) and outside the brewery, stopping to play some giant Jenga, corn hole or pool along the way. Of course, there will be plenty of food trucks lined up for when the munchies hit, and local bands The Roomsounds, The Venetian Sailors and Recycled Photographs will be on stage throughout the day to provide the soundtrack.

For some original gift ideas, make sure you hit up Haus of Growlers for the beer-lovers, Texas Hill Country Olive and In a Pickle for the foodies, Artigianale and Cantoinette Studios for the fashionistas, and Dixie Goods Company for the pets. Speaking of pets, feel free to bring them along! Children are welcome as well, so bring the whole family.

Parking is available along Slocum St. and Inspiration Dr., as well as in the front parking lot of Community Beer Company off of Stemmons Freeway. We encourage everyone to take alternative transportation to the event! Community is a short walk or bike ride from the Victory DART station, the Katy Trail, and the American Airlines D-Link stop.

Community Beer Co. is located at 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207.

You can see more details about the event, as well as a full list of vendors, on the event’s Facebook page.



Join The Trinity Strand Trail Team For Happy Hour Today At Bowlounge

If you’ve been curious about the status of the Trinity Strand Trail that’s been under construction for the past six months, here’s your opportunity to have your questions answered.

The team behind the trail has been hosting monthly happy hours to keep interested parties abreast of their developments, and the next one is today, Nov. 20th, at Bowlounge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come hear about the project and chat about its progress with your neighbors!

Bowlounge is located at 167 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207.

You can RSVP on Facebook here.

Photo from Bowlounge’s Facebook page.

3 Things To Do For Halloween in the Design District

Halloween is only a day away, and a few Design District haunts have stepped up to the party-hosting plate this season. The Design District is best known for art, furniture and food, and, this weekend, there’s a party for all three:

On Thursday, Green Bandana Group is hosting its Golden Age Halloween party, celebrating the golden age of hip hop in DFW, at a vacant Jim Lake Companies warehouse at 141 Glass Street. There will be performances by Tunk, -topic, Buffalo Black, AZ featuring Dustin Cavazos, Tony Vice, Jenny Robinson, Bobby Sessions and Lord Byron. Artwork from Fred Villanueva, Steph Hargrove, Jordan Castilleja and Erica Guajardo will adorn the walls, and you’re free to bring your own alcohol. The party is from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. and tickets are $10. Costumed ladies get in for free before 10 p.m.

If chocolate and wine is your thing, check out Wine Poste’s collaborative tasting with Dude, Sweet Chocolate on October 31st at 7 p.m., the star of which is the pairing of Dude’s cajeta skulls with a 2010 Incognito Rouge. You can read more about the event in our post from last week. Wine Poste is located at 2001 Irving Blvd.

For all the decor lovers, the ever-eclectic Howell Street design studio, SCOUT, is throwing its first Halloween party this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join them for sliders from Easy Slider, complimentary beer, wine and cocktails, tarot and palm reading from Mystic Kathryn, and up to 75% off all store merchandise. Costumes are encouraged. SCOUT is located at 155 Howell Street in the Design District.


Dude, Sweet Chocolate and the Wine Poste Team Up for a Spooky Halloween Tasting

On Halloween night, Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate and the Wine Poste are kicking off their monthly partnership with a special wine and chocolate pairing event. Given the holiday, the team has come up with some eerie combinations to intrigue your palette on October 31st:

A 2010 Bodegas Naveran Brut Cava will be paired with Chocolate Salami, made with fig, marzipan and cocoa nibs.

The 2011 Talbott “Sleepy Hollow” Chardonnay will be paired with “Flower Child” truffles, scented with bergamot, jasmine and orange.

The Ghost of 413, a 2010 red blend, will be paired with the Albatross Fudge, an 85% dark chocolate spiked with creamy blue cheese.

A 2010 Bogle Phantom will be paired with “Fungus Amongus,” a creamy butter toffee with porcini mushroom powder and toasted pumpkin seeds.

To end the night, a 2010 Incognito Rouge will be paired with Dude, Sweet’s seasonal specialty, the Cajeta Skulls — 72% dark chocolate filled with goats milk caramel.

The pairing will take place on October 31st at the Wine Poste, 2001 Irving Blvd, #145, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.