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Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival - Date 08/19/2017

If you are still on the hunt for something fun this upcoming Labor Day weekend, check out the Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival.  This 3-day festival has an amazing line-up of blues scheduled for you and a long list of teams competing in 12 different categories.  What that means is delicious food and great music, you can’t beat that!  Sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday weekend! Have fun.

Location: 1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford TX 76021

Date/Time: Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

For more information visit: http://www.bedfordbluesfest.com/

#Blues #BBQ #LaborDay

Deep Ellum Water Balloon Wars - Date 08/14/2017

Looking for a way to beat the Texas heat?  Get your tickets for the Deep Ellum Water Balloon Wars.  Over 2,500 people are expected to attend with over 60,000 water balloons to toss at your neighbors.  This adult-only event will host water balloon battles, feature dunk tanks, music, water slides, and serve plenty of libations so come ready to have one epic evening.  This is an adult only event for 18 and up.  Tickets start at $15.  Have fun!

Location: 274 N Crowdus St., Dallas, TX (Behind Trees)

Date/Time: Sunday, August 27, 2017; 12PM – 6PM

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-ellum-water-balloon-wars-tickets-32990825447

#WaterBalloonWar #Dallas #DeepEllum

August Recipe – Tomato Pie - Date 08/10/2017

We are right in the middle of tomato season so we thought it would be nice to share one of our favorite tomato recipes, Tomato Pie.  With tomatoes, cheese and onions in a pie shell, you know it’s good…plus we like the Paula Dean recipe so you know a little bit of mayo is in there for extra goodness.  Yum!

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced

10 fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup chopped green onion

1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell

1 cup grated mozzarella

1 cup grated cheddar

1 cup mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes.

Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

See full recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/tomato-pie-recipe-1914134

#summercooking #tomato #FoodNetwork

 

Deep Ellum “Rock The Block” Party - Date 08/08/2017

This Saturday is the Deep Ellum Rock the Block Party so clear your calendars!  This party is a celebration of the diverse community of historic Deep Ellum.  Come celebrate this community of visionaries with live entertainment and music, vendors, and food trucks.  Entry to the party is free but it is always good to have some cash on-hand for delicious food and shopping. 

Location: Deep Ellum - Main Street and N. 2nd Avenue

Date/Time: Saturday, Saturday, August 12 at 6 PM - 10 PM

For more information visit: http://www.dallasobserver.com/event/deep-ellum-rock-the-block-party-9716821

#BlockParty #Dallas #DeepEllum

Beats & Eats - Date 08/03/2017

The first installment of Beats & Eats is next Thursday and it sounds amazing.  Presented by the Granada Theater and Savor Dallas, this event is for ultimate foodies.  There will be a different local chef each installment that will create a 5-course unique dinner, paired with a cocktail that matches the robust flavor of the dish.  After dessert, enjoy an intimate concert.  Sounds pretty amazing!  August 10th events will feature Chef Oliver Sitrin (of the blind butcher) and Tomar & the FC's.

Location: Granada Theater - 3524 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75206

Date/Time: August 10th, 2017 starting at 7PM

For more information visit: http://www.granadatheater.com/event/1505206-beats-eats-chef-oliver-dallas/

#foodie #localfun #GranadaTheater

The Dollar Days of August - Date 07/31/2017

We have something that will make the summer heat seem a little better. The Dollar Days of August promotion at the Dallas Arboretum is in full swing and this means you have the entire month of August to experience the beauty of the gardens for just a dollar! Don’t worry about food and beverages breaking the bank while you are there because you get a deal on that too;  $2 hotdogs and root beer floats, $1 popsicles, and $4 ice cream sundaes. Flowers are still in bloom and the price is right. Pick a day this upcoming month, grab a buck and get out and enjoy nature at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

Location: Dallas Arboretum - 8525 Garland Road Dallas, TX 75218

Date/Time: All of August

For more information visit: www.dallasarboretum.org

The Bodyguard at Fair Park - Date 07/26/2017

The Bodyguard the musical will only be showing at the Music Hall at Fair Park through the 30th, so go see this amazing musical while you can.  If you haven’t heard, this cast is one of the most talented Broadway cast to hit the stage in quite some time.  The amazing Deborah Cox has a voice like no other and is a true treat to hear in person.  Get your tickets and enjoy a night singing (and dancing) to hits like I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and many more.  Enjoy!

Location: Music Hall at Fair Park -  909 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Date/Time: Various times through July 30th, 2017

For more information visit: http://dallassummermusicals.org/shows/the-bodyguard/

#broadway #localfun #TheBodyguard

Brewfest Tickets On Sale - Date 07/24/2017

Brewfest has been scheduled for September 9th and tickets are on sale. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the 7th Annual Dallas Observer BrewFest is an outdoor event and festival that focuses on, you guessed it, BEER! There will be over 500 beers pouring from around the globe, local food vendors and live music. Your ticket will include 12 beer samples for $55. We are telling you about this event now because if you purchase your tickets early, you will get an early bird special at $35 per ticket. Get your tickets at the discounted price and mark your calendar!

Location: Dallas Farmers Market - 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201

Date/Time: Saturday, September 9th, 2017; 7PM – 10PM

For more information visit: https://www.dobrewfest.com/

#outdoorfun #localfun #brewfest

Dallas Staycation - Date 07/20/2017

Sometimes you feel the need for a little summer fun, but don’t have the time, energy to plan, and/or the funds for a vacation.  That’s what is so great about “staycations” and we have so many great options around!

Dinosaur State Park – Hike, picnic or even camp overnight at Dinosaur State Park.  It is a beautiful and educational way to spend some time outdoors. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley

Great Wolf Lodge Resort – This place has something for all ages.  From waterslides and pools to food and wine pairings, you are sure to find something that fits your staycation needs.  https://www.greatwolf.com/grapevine

Dallas Museum of Art -  Sometimes the best daytrips are right in front of us.  Spend the day at the Dallas Museum of Art.  There is plenty to do and so much to see.  Don’t miss the great shopping and dining options offered.   https://www.dma.org/

#staycation #Summer #Dallas

Dallas Ice Cream - Date 07/18/2017

There isn’t anything that can beat this summer heat faster than a nice scoop of ice cream.  Lucky for us, Dallas is full of amazing ice cream spots.  Check out a few of our favorites. 

Chills 360 – If you haven’t tried this Thai rolled ice cream place, you should!  Not only does it taste great, but it is just cool.  Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/chills360irolls/

Howdy Homemade – If the ice cream doesn’t make you feel great, the story will.  With a goal of changing the way businesses hire people with special needs, Howdy Homemade will not only bring a smile to your belly but also your heart.  Stop by for a yummy scoop and the hear their story firsthand.  https://www.howdyhomemade.com/

Hypnotic Emporium -  Delicious donut stuffed with up to 3 flavors of homemade ice cream, covered with toppings.  That’s called the DREAM Hypnotic Donut and we probably already have you looking for your keys.  This place is amazing!  http://www.hypnoticemporium.com/

#IceCream #Summer #Dallas