"Dallas will be celebrating with, Carry The Load, a national 20-hour Memorial Day event honoring service members and their families. The event will be held at Reverchon Park/Katy Trail. Participants are invited to march at any point during the 20 hours. The event kicks off with opening ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and the march begins at 4pm. The march ends at 12:12 p.m. on Monday, followed by closing ceremonies. There will be a performance by The Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Flagpole Hill at 8 p.m. on Monday, followed by fireworks." Read more
Do you have a sweet tooth? Dallas is full of candy shops, ice cream parlors, old-fashioned soda fountains, bakeries and more that will help satisfy any sugar craving.
These shops below are some of our favorite sweet spots to cool off with a tasty treat this summer, as seen on Dallas Mom's Blog:
HENRY’S ICE CREAM - With flavors like Lavender Vanilla and Caramel Corn, Henry’s Ice Cream puts Plano’s sugar scene on the map. :: 3100 Independence Parkway, Suite 215, Plano, TX | henryshomemadeicecream.com
POKEY-O’S – When you combine two warm cookies with a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream, you create a little slice of my own personal heaven. And did you know they cater for large events? Just think, a birthday party dream! :: 3034 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX | pokeyos.com Read more
Who doesn't love helping a good cause, especially when there are prizes involved? This weekend's Night in the Heights event will support preservation efforts in the Winnetka Heights area:
"Night In the Heights, our neighborhood’s annual progressive cocktail party celebrating the food and culture of three different countries, is all set for this Saturday, May 18. Passports are already sold out, but you can still purchase raffle tickets.
"Money raised from Night In The Heights is used for neighborhood preservation efforts. The night’s fundraising efforts include a fabulous raffle. Only 125 raffle tickets are available, so be sure to get yours now. Read more
Raise your glasses to American Craft Beer Week! Starting tonight, there are tons of events throughout Dallas to celebrate your favorite craft brews (and to discover new ones!) Here's a look at what's happening in Dallas this week:
The Libertine Bar
For the past month, people have been voting in the Community vs. Lakewood Lager head-to-head competition, and the Libertine taps the winning Vienna Lager at 7 pm.
The Common Table
The Pour Man’s Beer Dinner features Braumeister Pils, Ranch IPA, and Swing Session Saison from Victory Brewing Company. Begins at 6 pm.
The Flying Saucer—Addison
The Flying Saucer is hosting specific beers each day, but it has only released the first day so far. First up is Lakewood Brewery with Rock Ryder Cask with Lychee, Till and Toil, Rock Ryder, and Temptress.
Tuesday, May 14
The Libertine Bar
The Libertine is celebrating Brooklyn Brewery’s silver anniversary by serving limited amounts of its award-winning Black Ops bottles.
The Common Table
Double Brewsday Tuesday features Founders Brewing Co. Double Trouble, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Double Jack, Green Flash Brewing Co. Double Stout and Avery Brewing Company Maharaja.
The Grape has a four-course beer dinner with Stone Brewing Co. from San Diego. Dishes are paired with Saisson du Buff, Stone Cali Belgique IPA, Stone Smoked Porter and Imperial Russian Stout. The dinner is $60 and includes a take-home glass. Starts at 7 pm.
Wednesday, May 15
The Libertine Bar
There is a Texas takeover of all nine taps, with beers from Community, Lakewood, Deep Ellum, Peticolas, Rahr, Real Ale, Saint Arnold and Pedernales.
The Carrollton shop is highlighting 10 breweries, including No Label Brewing from Katy, Six Point Brewery from Brooklyn, Boulevard Brewing from Kansas City, and a handful of local breweries. Representatives from each brewery discuss their beers and assist in sampling. The event runs from 5-8 pm.
Craft and Growler
Fill up a growler of Abita beer from the brewery in Covington, Louisiana, and get the growler for free beginning at 6 pm. Craft and Growler is also tapping Andygator, a Helles Doppelbock, for the first time ever in North Texas.
The Meddlesome Moth
The Moth has its Wednesday tapping with Real Ale Mysterium Verum Empire at 5 pm.
The Ginger Man
The Ginger Man in Uptown hosts Dale’s Pale Ale and G’Knight Imperial Red IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado.
Mother's Day (this Sunday, May 12), is just around the corner. If you're still scrambling for plans, we've got some great ideas for you. Here are five simple ways to show mom just how special she truly is!
2: Spend some quality time together at the Dallas Modern Expo! Purchase a ticket for your mom for May 17 - 19 in Dallas (Yes, that's the weekend after Mother's Day). Not only will you enjoy the pleasure of incredible lectures, such as 'The Importance of Light - Energy, Atmosphere, and Health," but you'll also be enjoying the pleasure of mom's company.
4: Treat the special mothers in your life to a divine chocolate tour, visiting some of Dallas' finest shops including CocoAndre, Great One Cookie Company, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and others. PRICE $40 |Saturday, May 11 1:00p to 4:15p - Visit Dallas By Chocolate for more info.
5: Celebrate mom and family in the beautiful setting of the Nasher Sculpture Center. Guests will enjoy a lavish brunch and mimosa bar at Nasher Café by Wolfgang Puck, discover the Nasher collection with family educational activities, experience Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective on its closing weekend, and enjoy special performances to be announced. Brunch reservations are required. Member $50/Non-Member $60/Children under 12 are free, includes admission. Visit the Nasher Sculpture Center for More info.
Check out our other recent posts for Mother's Day 2013:
"May promises to be a crazy month for the restaurant scene in Dallas-Fort Worth. There were lots of openings in April, and now they're hitting their stride. These cover a wide swath, from Dallas to Denton to Fort Worth, and represent the hottest of the hot."
Here are a few of our Dallas faves on their list this month: Read more
"It's no easy task finding a gift for a loved one, let alone the woman who bore you. So in honor of Mother's Day, we've laid out a list of some of our favorite places in Dallas to shop for Mom.
In addition to beautiful custom-made arrangements, this floral shop in Highland Park Village offers an assortment of elegant gifts. Find tabletop ceramics, vases, scented candles, artful greeting cards or sculptural succulents.
Bishop Street Market
This Bishop Arts District store is filled with all kinds of gifts — from tabletop accessories and handmade scarves and jewelry to soaps and dishes. If you need a card to tuck into your gift, Bishop Street Market has an entire wall of sentiments from which to choose. Read more
The corner of Bishop and Davis streets in the Bishop Arts District is about to become the meatiest place in Dallas when a new restaurant-bar called Waldron Lodge opens in May, right across the street from Lockhart Smokehouse.
According to owner Kenneth Cross, the Lodge will specialize in wild game: pheasant, quail and wild boar. The chef is Beau Johnson, who was most recently cooking in Houston and competed as an assistant on Iron Chef.
"One of our big things will be pulled pork sandwiches made with wild boar," says owner Kenneth Cross. Read more