Posts Tagged ‘Restaurants and Dining’

By Bruce Felps

The East Dallas Networking group started connecting local business people three years ago, and now looks to organization members to help fine tune operations.

The group meets at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 6, at Highland Park Cafeteria for its weekly meet-up lunch. Admission costs $2, RSVPs required, and lunch costs regular prices through the cafeteria line. Continue Reading »


Welcome to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest — All photos courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

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Lake Highlands was treated to the first community Oktoberfest Oct. 1 sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

The festival took place at the Lake Highlands Town Center site. The weather was beautiful the entire day and it is estimated that more than 4,500 people attended. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

A pair of canine-centric events take place tomorrow and present a doubled-up opportunity for anyone looking to add a dog to the domicile.

Operation Kindness takes to Flagpole Hill from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 1, to put on Dog Day Afternoon.

The event, according to the website, features “vendors with samples, free goodie bags, K9 contests with great prizes, a free pet psychic, an alumni parade, free face painting, live music by GT Texas, and complimentary microchipping for the first 50 dogs.” Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands puts on its first community celebration of Octoberfest just as the calendar changes over to October. Timing is everything.

The near-daylong festivities run from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Lake Highlands Town Center, southeast corner of Skillman Street and Walnut Hill Lane.

Admission to the party is free, and tickets will be available for food, beer, and games. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

During the weekend, Gabriela Kovacic — owner of Café Lago — sent out a press release stating her intention to sell the bistro.

She opted to exclude the asking price but said the established comes with “a good five-year lease and everything in it.” Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

This year’s fall fundraising luncheon organized by the Lakewood Service League benefits the Promise of Peace Community Garden, which works to prevent teen pregnancy and gang involvement among Woodrow students.

The fundraiser and social event — dubbed Harvesting Hope — takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 14, at Victor Tangos restaurant along Henderson Avenue. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Café Lago patrons can help the bistro plan its wine list by offering their opinions during an upcoming wine tasting.

The sipping event takes place at 7 p.m., Sept. 27, at the café. Participation is limited to the first 15 people who reserve a place at the table. Reserve a spot by calling (214) 320-0726. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

Just read Unfair Park, which reported that a stretch of Lowest Greenville Avenue, between Bell and Alta avenues, closes to southbound traffic come Monday.

Anyone who’s driven, or walked, down there in recent months has seen the beginnings of transformation brought on by the new planned development district. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

East Dallas residents have an opportunity this weekend to take a step from being a cook to becoming a chef.

Bistro Watel’s offers a cooking class at 5 p.m., Sept. 25— it repeats Oct. 1— at the restaurant. Continue Reading »

By Brue Felps

There will be no adult libations, either sold by or brought into, Garden Café.

According to a piece in today’s newsprint version of Dallas Morning News, Dale Wootton and his Junius Heights establishment lost an appeal to Dallas City Council to override the City Plan Commission’s denial of a special use permit to allow beer and wine sales.

The permit, said city officials, couldn’t stop with allowing beer and wine sales. It would also include liquor. Opposition among neighborhood residents cited potential liquor sales by future owners should Garden Café ever shut down or move. Continue Reading »

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