New family adventures await owners of The Grape

New family adventures await owners of The Grape

By Amity Thomas It is with bittersweet and very mixed emotions that Brian and Courtney Luscher announce they are closing The Grape Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 10. The Luscher’s have operated the Lower Greenville institution since 2007 when they bought it from the original owners after working for them for a number of years. Originally […]

Traveling partners pen murder mysteries

Traveling partners pen murder mysteries

From Staff Reports Two elderly East Dallas friends have the recipe for fun after retirement. It’s murder. Actually, it’s writing a series of murder mysteries under the name JoBeth Jones. The two, Julie Offord Owen and Mary Kay Jackman, have been writing mysteries and children’s books about half a dozen years. They accidentally found a […]

‘Ready or Not,’ here comes a super scary sleeper hit

‘Ready or Not,’ here comes a super scary sleeper hit

By Chic DiCiccio Some horror movies, like the current hit “It Chapter Two,” want nothing more than to scare the water out of you. Those movies can end up uneven with lots of hits and misses. When horror movies throw in some dark comedy or social commentary, they can transcend the slasher genre and become […]

Jimmy’s makes Italian travel easy

Jimmy’s makes Italian travel easy

By Richard Lannen Walking into Jimmy’s Food Store is like stepping into a piece of Dallas history. Truly an institution, Jimmy’s has been around since 1966, functioning as one of the few, if not only, Italian grocery stores in the Dallas area and is still run today by the same hard working family. Jimmy’s offers […]

What happened to my games?

By David Mullen When I was a child, my father brought me up as a sports fan. Gradually, he lost his passion. While I knew the lineup of every Major League Baseball, NFL (and AFL) and NBA team, Dad didn’t seem to care about sports anymore except for watching an occasional Oakland Raiders or Stanford […]

Community invited to help celebrate 45 years

Community invited to help celebrate 45 years

By Fran W. Cashen Unique and happy events occur this month. It’s both the 45th Anniversary of Logos Bookstore as well as its owners, Susan and Rick Lewis. Logos Bookstore has been a mainstay in its only location at 6620 Snider Plaza in Highland Park. And the Lewises have become part of many families’ celebrations […]

Let’s stop being Ding Dongs

By Nancy Black A chicken loaf sandwich on white Mrs. Baird’s bread with Miracle Whip. That is what I ate as a child. That or McDonald’s hamburgers, cooked well-done with ketchup only, French fries and a Dr Pepper. (These were the days WAY before Happy Meals!)  Ooo! And I loved (still do) those little pot […]

Chef Tate joins forces with Lake House

Chef Tate joins forces with Lake House

John Schmitz announced a significant change at his restaurant, Lake House Bar & Grill this week. Ian Tate (pictured) has been named executive chef and restaurant partner. “We’re excited to be shaking things up at the Lake House with Chef Tate’s food additions and a new beverage menu to keep everyone coming back for more,” […]

Mint tea reception part of first concert

Mint tea reception part of first concert

The Orchestra of New Spain’s (ONS) first concert of the new season will transport patrons to Medieval Spain with its La Convivencia III — Music & Poetry of Medieval Spain’s Christians, Muslims & Sephardi on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. with a Mint Tea reception in Zion Lutheran Church. The Dallas Office of Cultural […]

Donations to Undermain directly impact art in Dallas

Donations to Undermain directly impact art in Dallas

By Blair Crane Undermain Theatre was founded in 1984 by a group of artists who transformed a warehouse basement under Main Street in Dallas into a performance space and began producing experimental plays. Under the guidance of Founding Artistic Director Katherine Owens and Executive Producer Bruce DuBose, the company’s reputation grew in Dallas and beyond.  […]

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