Roller skating rink part of Fiesta! fun

Roller skating rink part of Fiesta! fun

Fair Park Fiesta!, a Latin-themed market, is coming to the Esplanade and the Automobile Building at Fair Park on Saturday, July 20 from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. This free community event will feature a night market with local goods, live music and dance performances, lawn games, art making and a roller rink inside the […]

Shake Shack ode to olden days

Shake Shack ode to olden days

By Sara Newberry In 2001, the first Shake Shack opened in New York City’s Madison Square Park, after opening seasonally as a wheeled cart, intended to raise funds to rebuild the park. After three successful summers, the first permanent Shack opened in the same park, and quickly became a destination for New Yorkers and tourists […]

Cabaret nights added to FIT lineup

Cabaret nights added to FIT lineup

By David Meglino Now entering its third decade of innovative, ground-breaking theatre, The Festival of Independent Theatres is once again the place to find the city’s most diverse offering of summertime entertainment. As is tradition, this year’s line-up includes eight independent theatre companies, some long-time participants and some fresh to FIT, performing eight one-act plays […]

One man’s mission bears fruit for all

One man’s mission bears fruit for all

By Shelia Huffman Disciples Women from Central Christian Church in Dallas visited Ham Orchard Monday to enjoy, as the orchard boasts, “a sweet taste of a Texas summer.” Ham Orchard, just east of Terrell, Texas, was established in 1979 by Dale and Judy Ham.  Dale planted his first orchard of 50 trees in 1979 on […]

Harissa Glazed Salmon

Harissa Glazed Salmon

4 (6-ounce) salmon filets 1 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons harissa Salt and pepper  Heat oven to 400F. Line a baking pan with parchment.  Season salmon filets with salt and pepper and place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.  In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and harissa. Season with salt and pepper […]

Too bad ‘Yesterday’s’ troubles aren’t so far away

Too bad ‘Yesterday’s’ troubles aren’t so far away

By Chic DiCiccio The premise of “Yesterday” is fascinating. What if someone woke up one day and The Beatles never existed, but one person could recall all their songs? If that person were a musician, they would have a bevy of songs to pawn off as their own thus catapulting them to fame and fortune. […]

Norton treats audiences to ‘penny candy’

Norton treats audiences to ‘penny candy’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Jonathan Norton has a compelling story to tell about fear, empathy, conflict, compassion, angst and unconditional love. His play, “penny candy” is the playwright’s autobiographical story of growing up in Dallas’ Pleasant Grove neighborhood. “Jon-Jon” was a 12-year-old Norton in the summer of 1988 when his story takes place. The writer […]

Hilarious ‘Toy Story 4’ requires hankies, too!

Hilarious ‘Toy Story 4’ requires hankies, too!

By Chic DiCiccio All of the “Toy Story” movies touch on themes that kids and adults both understand. There’s the fear of abandonment, uncertainty and finding your purpose for being. It’s all pretty deep stuff. Of course, the brilliance is that it’s done in a hilarious fashion and every moment earns the emotionalism that is […]

Service is the best thing at Kozy

Service is the best thing at Kozy

By Sara Newberry I am sometimes mystified by Dallas diners. There seems to be a deep and abiding love for average to mediocre food in this town. Places like Idle Rye and The Blind Butcher, who served well-crafted, interesting food, are closing their doors, while spots that are serving unseasoned and uninspiring plates are doing […]

A visit to American League ballparks

By David Mullen In my last column, I reviewed the Major League Baseball parks in the National League. Lucky enough to have seen a Major League Baseball game in every park, this week we will review the American League venues as many families like to mix in a baseball game as part of their summer […]