Kitchen Dog Theater lands permanent new home (and it’s near me!)

kd_beckett_projectpr1Kitchen Dog Theater has long produced underground and edgy theater, and for most of its 26 year history, it was performed at Uptown along McKinney Avenue. But earlier this year, that venue — the MAC — was razed for a new development. For the past 15 months, Kitchen Dog has been an itinerant company — first at the Green Zone in the Design District (right behind Dallas Voice offices, in fact), then at the Undermain Theatre in Deep Ellum; its latest production, A Stain Upon the Silence: Beckett’s Bequest (pictured), is playing at Uptown Players’ old stomping grounds: The Trinity River Arts Center in the Medical District. There was talk the company would eventually settle in The Cedars, but that fell through. Now comes the official work: Kitchen Dog will finally have a home of its own… and it’s back in the Design District.

KDT will break ground soon on a 10,000 space near the intersection of Irving Boulevard and Inwood Road, at 4774 Algiers St., co-artistic director Tina Parker revealed today. The complex will house the company’s performance venue, rehearsal space, administrative offices and shop. It will modify the current home of Presidio Tile into a 140-seat auditorium — the largest theater space in the company’s history. The renovation comes at a price tag of nearly $1 million, making it a major development in the Dallas arts scene (especially on the heals of controversies about the funding of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.) KDT will own the space outright.

The move-in target in 2018, meaning the TRAC will probably continue to be KDT’s home through next season,

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

The Dallas Voice groundhog was right


After seeing his shadow and predicting six more weeks of winter, the Dallas Voice groundhog was choked by advertising director Chad Mantooth

Dallas Voice groundhog Stephen Mobley did good job in his Groundhog Day prediction.

Groundhog Stephen saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter just as the temperature hit 70 degrees outside our Design District office. However, this morning, temperatures were in the low 30s around the DFW area.

While a number of Dallas meteorologists are gay, we’ll place our weather prediction bets on Dallas Voice groundhog and social media guru Stephen to predict our gay weather needs.

—  David Taffet

You need to be here: 3 hot foodiehoods


In 2014, all the buzz was around Trinity Groves and its laboratory of culinary experimentation. It’s still a hot ticket, but the last year or so has seen other neighborhoods and developments come online, with exceptional and diverse food offerings. Get your fork over to:

Lower Greenville. Once a hubbub of Dallas nighttime life, it dropped off substantially in the 2000s before returning full-force in the past few years. Currently, there are more than three dozen eateries along a four-block strip, including a Trader Joe’s. Highlights include newcomers Rapscallion and Pints and Quarts for meat lovers, seasoned favorites like HG SPLY Co. and Nora, as well up-and-comers like Remedy (don’t miss their dessert offerings, pictured).

Sylvan Thirty. This new development, located along I-30 and Sylvan Avenue — duh — catty-corners the already-hot Belmont Hotel and Smoke resto, but the addition of some edgy new eateries (CiboDivino and Ten made the list; Tacodeli might have if it had made the cut-off) is a new go-to place for Cliff-dwellers and those looking to explore their palates.

The Design District. The growth of this largely industrial neighborhood into a trendy living-and-eating locale — former Top 10 restaurants like Oak and Pakpao; current faves like Rodeo Goat and El Bolero; returning faves like Primo’s; and even like SER and Meddlesome Moth) — has given Dallas the urban oasis that Victory Park tried to foist on the city, but it seems to have happened here more organically.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 1, 2016.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Still don’t know what you’re eating Thanksgiving Day? Here are some dinner options


If you’re family isn’t around and you don’t know how to cook, or just don’t want to, there are a number of restaurants that are either open for a Thanksgiving meal or provide some take-home options. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Meddlesome Moth. The Design District gastropub, pictured, will be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for a Thanksgiving brunch from chef Richard Graff. It’s a traditional plate, with turkey, chestnut stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce; plus pumpkin break, gravlax on a bagel with crème fraiche; frittata; steak frites; and lump crab salad.

Oak. The Moth’s neighbor, Oak, will also offer a selection on Thursday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., including an entrée of turkey, ham or prime rib, and family-style selections of appetizers, sides and desserts. $75/adult.

The Second Floor. Chef Scott Gottlich, who just opened his latest restaurant in Oak Lawn, is doing a full service Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at his Galleria eatery. Offering more than 10 pies, a carving station, entrees from pumpkin pasta to braised short ribs and even sushi. $68/adult. Reservations required.

Y.O. Steakhouse. For the first time ever, chef Tony Street will offer a full Thanksgiving Day, three-course dinner from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. The same menu will also be offered Wednesday and Thursday. Appetizers include venison tamale, quail or lobster bisque; entrées are traditional turkey or filet mignon or venison chops; and dessert.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. For something more casual, GAPCo. has a turkey calzone available now through Dec. 20. (It’s not open Thursday, so come any other time.)

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

The Move is on!


Today (Friday, Aug. 29) is the big day here at Dallas Voice. We are packing our bags and moving across town to our new offices in the Design District — 1825 Market Center Blvd., Ste. 240, in the Chase Bank building at the corner of Market Center and Turtle Creek boulevards, to be exact.

So, as we are in the midst of the move, we may be (we will be) out of touch for a little bit. We just wanted to let you all know that if we don’t return an email or answer your call, it’s not because we are ignoring you. It’s just because our computers and/or our phones are enroute to our new offices and haven’t been set up yet.

So keep trying and be a little patient with us. We will be back up and running soon! And watch for our announcement of the open house to show off our new offices, which we will hold as soon as the dust settles!

Thanks, and see ya on the other side (of town).

—  Tammye Nash

You will LOL over Oak Lawn

Thanks to a Facebook friend’s likes, I discovered a whole new subdivision of Oak Lawn. I’m curious to see how it catches on. Kendall (just Kendall, it seems) has started the site which concentrates on “life in the Design District.” She is venturing to be the go-to girl for everything LOL. Yep. L.O.L. Catchy.

I’m the one in the know about everything LOL and the Dallas Design District. If you know something, I’m the one to tell. If you want to know something, I am the go-to blogger for news, views, ideas and information about this exciting new urban community. If you’ve got the Qs I’ve got the As for this exciting new development in Big D!

Working for local real estate development company PegasusAblon, I am diving into the world of online and social media marketing headfirst. And hopefully making a big splash! is where I chronicle my many adventures out and about in this up and coming urban neighborhood. is the premiere place for information, news, views and ideas.

Although, we’re kinda hurt she’s cozied to the DMN and D Mag peeps and readers. I mean, we don’t have too shabby a presence in Oak Lawn ourselves.racer game downloadопределить позиции в гугле

—  Rich Lopez

Goss-Michael Foundation announce move

Today, we received an actual letter from Goss-Michael Foundation executive director, Joyce Goss. Not an e-mail or Facebook notice or even a press release — an honest to goodness letter. It was nice.

In it, she announces that as of April 30, the GMF will be moving out of their current spot at 2500 Cedar Springs Road and for the rest of the summer, they’ll be moving over to the Design District into bigger digs at 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. The new location will be a 12,000 square-foot space with plans to open their doors again in the fall.

“The coming year promises to hold many challenges as well as opportunities for the Goss-Michael Foundation, and we look forward to your continued involvement as we work to realize the full potential of this unique Foundation and its educational art programs,” she says in the games mobiкак разместить объявление в интернете

—  Rich Lopez