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My journey and experiences throughout DFW.

Vinyl Thoughts Art Show (in 8 Days!)

Have you seen the beautiful artwork outside of the Quixotic building on Malcolm X and Main St in Deep Ellum?  Have you been wondering what it is advertising with the date of 9.12.13?  The answer is the Vinyl Thoughts Art Show.  It is “Free 4 All” as the graffiti indicates and will be 7-11pm.

Vinyl Art Show Mural

You can find out more information on their Website and Facebook page.

Let’s recap:

What?  The Vinyl Arts Show

When?  September 12, 2013 from 7-11pm CST…that’s a Thursday BTW

Where?  The Quixotic World (I just love that name..Quixotic);  2824 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75226 in Deep Ellum

How Much?  Free Y’all!  Free for Adults with children.  Free for Adults with no children.  Free for Young People who aren’t yet Adults.

Deep Ellum graffiti on Main and Malcolm X

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BuzzBrews Kitchen – Deep Ellum

I went to BuzzBrews for breakfast recently in Deep Ellum (Dallas, Tx). I know I am not alone as a lover of breakfast. I ordered pancakes and bacon. It was quite delicious. The bacon was nice and crispy which I love much more than the chewy fatty kind. The pancakes came with yummy maple syrup. I keep forgetting that they are open 24/7 so really I could go when I’m craving my favorite meal in the middle of the night! I might just do that next time.

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I couldn’t wait to bite into this.

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http://www.buzzbrews.com

DEEP ELLUM (NEW!)
(214) 741-2801
2801 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226

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Scooter Boogie

I finally decided to try the Scooter Boogie, which I think is a fantastic idea.  It’s a company that delivers from any place in a specified delivery area.  According to the website they deliver to Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and some of Bishop Arts.  I think this is great because in Dallas, you can only get pizza or Asian food delivered.  Now I can eat at any restaurant in the area without even leaving the house.  And yes, for all you partiers, this includes alcohol.   The delivery guy told me they are all TABC certified and he had the sticker on his scooter to prove it.  Just think..if you’re hosting a party and you don’t want to leave it to replenish the beverages, all you have to do is make a phone call.

Scooter Boogie has several restaurants that they call “affiliated” which are basically restaurants that have signed up for the service.  The delivery fee from these restaurants tends to be cheaper and you order directly from the restaurants.  However, you can get delivery from any restaurant in the delivery area.  I think the founder came up with a smart and innovative concept.

I ordered some breakfast from Pop Diner (click her to see my blog about it).  I was told I would get it in 35 minutes or less.  When the delivery man got to my place it had been almost an hour.  My first thought was that I wasn’t going to be recommending this service because it takes way too long to get your food…and I was hungry.  However, when he got there, he explained what happened.  There was a volleyball tournament going on at the same time and apparently people had been ordering a lot of water, which is understandable since it’s summer.  That was when I started asking more questions about what they deliver.  I thought it was pretty cool that people could simply order bottled water, especially during an event that is outside.  They do not accept tips so you get what you pay for plus the delivery fee without that obligated feeling of tipping the delivery guy the right about.  Personally, I don’t like giving tips.  Don’t get me wrong, I do give them.  I just don’t like doing it.  I want to pay what the price is and no more and I don’t want to feel guilty if I can’t give a lot of extra money.  I don’t want to be worried that my future service is dependent on the tips of the past.  The delivery man was very friendly and had no problem answering my questions.  It seemed like he actually enjoyed it.  It must be a pretty interesting company to work for.  He also waived my delivery fee because, according to him, it had been about 50 minutes which is longer than they like to take on their deliveries.  I didn’t even have to ask or complain about the wait time.  He just automatically did it.  So of course, I would definitely recommend them.  I also think that the scooter idea in itself is pretty great in this growing green society we live in (and the scooter is literally green).

Scooter Boogie
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14.742.7700

Pop Diner website

Pop Diner blog

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Twisted Root (Burger Co)

Twisted Root is a very popular restaurant.  As soon as you walk in you can see how unique this place is.  There are all sorts of bumper stickers and written sarcasms everywhere you look.  My favorite burger is the Ranch Hand which has peppercorn ranch, bacon, and swiss.  They also have  these cool adult shakes.  Of course “adult” means that they add alcohol.  My favorite has Oreo cookies and amaretto in it…mmmmmmmmmm.  I believe people go for more than just the burgers and fried pickles though.  The place has a pretty fun atmosphere.  When your order is ready they don’t call a number or your name….at least not your given name.  Instead you are given a little card with a character name on it like Cinderella or Bella Swan.

There are several locations but the one I  go to is in Deep Ellum (near Dallas Downtown) on Commerce Street, so of course that is the one I would recommend.

http://twistedrootburgerco.com/wordpress/

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Deep Ellum – The Comeback

For a while now I have been hearing that Deep Ellum is coming back.  It looks to me like it still has a long way to go, but I have decided to check it out.  I remember the Deep Ellum of several years ago.  It was so popular that even with car pooling it was hard to find a spot to park and there was barely enough room on the sidewalk for everyone to walk.  There were several clubs, bars, and lounges, many of which I never made it to before they closed down,  As I walk down the streets of Deep Ellum, I see the remnants of those times.  I see the abandoned buildings that once were filled with music and dancing and people in lines that would wrap around the buildings.  Even in the cold, people would stand out there in line, shivering and waiting for someone to come out so they could go in, dressed up in their cute skirts and revealing shirts, and painfully standing in those beautiful yet uncomfortable heels.  Guys of course didn’t have to worry about the heels and they didn’t wear short bottoms and tops that revealed half of their body, leaving it out for the cold to attack.  Of course, I am aware there are those exceptions.  Some men showed some skin and some women came wrapped up. Nevertheless, we all did it every week in Deep Ellum because that was the place to be.  So now I’m on a journey to check out this new up-and-coming Deep Ellum.

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