Oct 16 2014 01:34pmWhere to Find Coordinating Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples
Everyone knows that the best part about being part of a couple isn’t the never-ending love and support, but rather the couple’s Halloween costumes! All kidding aside, planning a Halloween costume with your significant other is a fun way to do something together and get really creative. Here are a few places to find couple’s costume inspiration online.BabbleFrom a pair of bank robbers to Alice and the White Rabbit, Babble offers a wide variety of different costume ideas for every type of couple. Once you find a costume that you like, the site also provides links to instructions for how to create it yourself (or buy it online).PinterestPinterest is a great resource for all types of DIY projects, especially Halloween costumes. This board offers dozens of suggestions for how to create a costume at home with your better half, and they’re so creative that you definitely won’t have the same one as someone else at the party.PopsugarIf you’re on a budget this Halloween, Popsugar’s list of cheap couple’s costumes will offer tons of inspiration without spending a ton of money. Many of them start with only a simple t-shirt or some creative face paint to get the point across.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Artiom P
Oct 09 2014 01:34pmKitchen Dog Theater: Expand Your Mind With Every Play
Kitchen Dog Theater is a challenging, experimental cornerstone of Dallas’s thriving theater scene. Featuring plays that bring to mind topics like justice, human freedom, and morality and then turn them upside down, Kitchen Dog aims to help audiences discover new things about themselves.The name “Kitchen Dog” comes from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which symbolizes society’s seemingly endless cycles of injustice. The theater’s main goal is to end this cycle through its productions of thought-provoking plays, including David Mamet’s Race and Johanna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot.Performances at Kitchen Dog Theater range in price from $15 to $30, depending on the date and time. Plays open on Wednesdays and close on Sundays, with showtimes at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and at 8 p.m. every other night. To purchase tickets online, visit the Kitchen Dog Theater website.Kitchen Dog Theater3120 McKinney AvenueDallas, TX 75204(214) 953-1055www.kitchendogtheater.org/http://www.yelp.com/biz/kitchen-dog-theater-dallasCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/zaimoku_woodpile
Oct 02 2014 01:33pmToast a Special Occasion at Perry's Steakhouse and Grill
Perry's Steakhouse and Grill is an atmospheric restaurant nicely situated in uptown Dallas, filled with dark wood fixtures, softly clinking glasses, and a carefully curated collection of more than 5,000 bottles of wine, all visible in an elegant open-wall display.The jumbo lump crab cakes are a signature appetizer here, well seasoned and crisp on the edges. You might also try the fresh oysters served on the half shell. For the main course, Perry's serves a number of elegant steakhouse staples, like perfectly cooked filet mignon with creamed corn on the side or the restaurant's famous thick pork chop served with creamy whipped potatoes and house-made applesauce.Serving sizes at Perry's are generous, so take special care to leave room for desert: Yelp reviewers rave about Perry's sweet treats. The dessert trio is a particular favorite and allows you to try the creme brulee, Grand Marnier chocolate truffle, and praline cheesecake all on one plate!Perry's Steakhouse and Grill2000 McKinney AvenueDallas, TX 75201(214) 855-5151 www.perryssteakhouse.com/menu-locations/dallas/uptownwww.yelp.com/biz/perrys-steakhouse-and-grille-dallasCC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/bclinesmith
Sep 25 2014 01:33pmNickel and Rye: A Chic Dallas Dining Spot
A self-proclaimed "relaxed, upscale American pub," Nickel and Rye appeals to night owls in search of a swanky after-hours hangout. The dimmed interior lighted sparkles off mirrored accents that hang along exposed brick walls, giving the space a chic appearance. DJ sets can be heard throughout the week, entertaining patrons and keeping the mood lively. This hip kitchen and bar serves upscale bar fare that includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and burgers. A lengthy list of appetizer appeals to patrons seeking a light bite to accompany a handcrafted cocktail. Served with pico de gallo, the avocado hummus is a popular starter, as is the artisan cheese board, which arrives with flatbreads and candied walnuts. Along with the extensive menu of late night bites, Nickel and Rye serves a knockout brunch on the weekends until 3 p.m. Patrons can dig into lobster Benedict or chicken and waffles and sip housemade bloody Marys. Nickel and Rye is open Tuesdays through Sundays. A different special is offered every day, so check out the eatery's website before heading over.Nickel and Rye2523 McKinney AvenueDallas, TX 75201(214) 389-2120nickelandrye.comwww.yelp.com/biz/nickel-and-rye-dallasCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Dinner
Sep 18 2014 01:32pmCalling All Artists: Check Out These Drawing Tips and Tutorials on Pinterest!
You love to draw, but taking a pricey art class seems too time-consuming and well out of your budget. Just like with most things, you can find everything you need to improve your art skills right on the Internet. Pinterest boasts a number of drawing tutorials, painting tips, and other ways to connect with experienced artists without leaving the comforts of your own laptop.Drawing TutorialsIf you’re a visual learner looking for a bit of assistance improving your sketches, the Drawing Tutorials board on Pinterest can help. This board is filled with links to videos that will show you the mechanics of drawing landscapes, sketching the details of a person’s lips, and even creating beautiful drawings on a chalkboard.DrawYou don’t particularly need to watch instructional videos, but you could use a bit of guidance when it comes to drawing. This board contains endless sources of drawing inspiration, as well as diagrams and daily assignments to help you improve your drawing skills. You can also use the additional tabs at the top to browse the Draw board by doodles, anime, sketches, or whichever type of drawing that you’re most interested in. CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/supernico26
Sep 15 2014 01:35pmTheater Three: Quality Theatre Productions in Dallas
Theater Three has been producing high-quality theater performances for more than 50 years. This local non-profit arts center is best known for its strong variety of plays written by well-known and emerging playwrights, all of which seek to challenge and entertain the audience. Dramas, comedies, and musical grace the stage of this 242-seat theater, while also hosting important artists such as Marcel Marceau and Hal Holbrook. The round setup of the theater actively engages the audience with each show, whether its by eliciting vivid reactions through provocative material or by encouraging members to participate when necessary.This unique form of live theater is well-loved in the community, as Theater Three was host to Dallas’s longest running live performance from 2000-2003, prompting them to open an entirely new space, Theater Too, specifically for this. Theatre Three2800 Routh StreetDallas, TX 75201(214) 871-3300theatre3dallas.comwww.yelp.com/biz/theatre-three-dallas-2CC-BY-SA-3.0/Flickr/audiolucistore
Sep 11 2014 02:39pm27 Moving Images Of The Nation Remembering 9/11
On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, people across the country paid respects to those who were lost.
Sep 04 2014 03:59pmDallas Arboretum | Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K
This premier endurance event runs around White Rock Lake and finishes with an exciting post-race celebration at the Arboretum on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. After the race participants are invited to join us for live entertainment, food vendors, adult beverages and great camaraderie. Take part…
Sep 04 2014 01:32pmCelebration Restaurant: Southern Cuisine in Dallas, Texas
It's been said that everything's bigger in Texas, and that certainly applies to the servings at Celebration Restaurant. This casual, comfortable eatery is known for large portions, to chances are you won't leave here hungry.As you're mulling over the menu, your server will bring a basket of warm blueberry muffins, cinnamon pecan muffins, cornbread, and dinner rolls to your table. Food is served family-style, so the portions are large enough to feed several people. Frequent guests recommend the fried chicken, which comes with a choice of soup or salad and three unlimited side dishes for the table. The chicken is described as crispy on the outside and not at all greasy, and juicy and tender on the inside. If you have room for dessert, try the banana pudding or the brownie sundae, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and pecans. Visit Celebration Restaurant's website to learn more about this Dallas eatery!Celebration Restaurant4503 W. Lovers LaneDallas, TX 75209(214) 351-5681celebrationrestaurant.comRead the reviews on Yelp.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/southernfoodwaysalliance
Sep 01 2014 09:26amHappy Labor Day!
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!