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Nickel and Rye: A Swanky Bar and Eatery for Dallas Night Owls

July 23, 2014 11:03 am

A self-proclaimed "relaxed, upscale American pub," Nickel and Rye appeals to night owls in search of a swanky after-hours hangout. The dimmed interior lighted sparkles off mirrored accents that hang along exposed brick walls, giving the space a chic appearance. DJ sets can be heard throughout the week, entertaining patrons and keeping the mood lively.

This hip kitchen and bar serves upscale bar fare that includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and burgers. A lengthy list of appetizer appeals to patrons seeking a light bite to accompany a handcrafted cocktail. Served with pico de gallo, the avocado hummus is a popular starter, as is the artisan cheese board, which arrives with flatbreads and candied walnuts. Along with the extensive menu of late night bites, Nickel and Rye serves a knockout brunch on the weekends until 3 p.m. Patrons can dig into lobster Benedict or chicken and waffles and sip housemade bloody Marys.

Nickel and Rye is open Tuesdays through Sundays. A different special is offered every day, so check out the eatery's website before heading over.

Nickel and Rye
2523 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 389-2120

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This Week in West Village…

July 22, 2014 2:02 pm





Grand Opening & Party

Open: Friday, July 25th, 11 am

Party: Thursday, July 30th, 11 am


We are excited to welcome LYFE Kitchen to West Village! Located in the South Alley next to CRU Wine Bar, LYFE will proudly open their doors this Friday, July 25th at 11:00 am. They will be holding their grand opening party the following week, Thursday the 30th with an all day extravaganza. We can't wait to try fan favorites like LYFE Water and Art's Famous Unfried Chicken. See you there!



Shop & Sip – Hard Tail Launch

Thursday, July 24th, 6 – 8 pm


Join us for an evening of fun with friends while you shop and sip. Hard Tail Forever, a California active wear company, will now be offering their exclusive apparel at Bikram Yoga Dallas. Hard Tail is known for high-end quality clothing made in the USA, with laid back lifestyle apparel in bold colors and prints.


Enjoy complimentary wine tasting with CRU Wine Bar or be adventurous and try kombucha on tap from Holy Kombucha. Get styling tips from our yoga clothing guru and enter for raffle prizes including clothing, yoga classes and other products.



Wine + Food Truck Pairing

Wednesday, July 23rd, 7 – 9 pm


Here we go again! Dine at Cork and order off a menu from Bayou Bites Food Truck complete with wine pairings to perfectly complement your food. You order at the table so there is no food truck line to stand in. Prices include one glass of wine and range in price from $18 – $21. Pairings include a Bourbon Street Burger with Chardonnay, the Voo Doo Dog with Malbec, Vegan Toulouse Tacos with Pinot Noir, and MANY more!


No RSVP require, first come first served.


Summer Shakes

Now through August


Shake up your summer routine with Paciugo shakes and espresso frappes! Promotional flavors include amarena black cherry swirl, double chocolate chip, cookies n' milk and carmel and mocha espresso.






Big Movie Classic Films

Every Tuesday Night


The Magnolia has teamed up with FrontRow to bring us the great classic films on the big screen including titles such as My Fair Lady and An Affair to Remember. Join us every Tuesday night, and view the schedule and specific times here.


Tonight's featured film is Sweet Smell of Success.












Summer Sale

Take advantage of savings 
of up to 60% off for the next two weeks at Abi Ferrin's Summer Sale!






Instagram Contest

Who knew your Instagram obsession could win you money! Follow @EpicApparel , upload a pic of you rocking your favorite Epic Summer outfit tagging the store, two friends and using the hashtag #EpicStyleContest. Winner announced July 30th.







Clothing Drive

Donate and give your
gently used business attire
a second chance to make a first impression. Donations benefit disadvantaged men transitioning into the
workplace. Empower
success and receive 15% off a like garment, through July.






Free Tasting

Join your friends at Cork thisThursday, July 24 from 6-8pm for a FREE Pinot Noir TASTING!







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Unique Museums in Dallas, Texas: Explore Science and History

July 16, 2014 11:02 am

Dallas, Texas, isn't just home to some of the best barbecue in the country; it's the location of some of the most interesting museums as well! These two in particular capture both Texas's unique contributions to American history and the history of the world around us.

Perot Museum
The Perot Museum is a museum of natural history inside one of the most unique buildings in the city. Open your eyes to the world of science around you in one of the Perot's 11 permanent exhibits. Geek out in the Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall, or grow your mind in the Expanding Universe Hall. Kids will love the Moody Family Children's Museum, which is tailored specifically to curious young minds. There's something for everyone at the Perot Museum, so be sure to check the calendar for upcoming fun and educational events before planning a visit.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located right in downtown Dallas and is dedicated to the life and times of President John F. Kennedy. The museum's impressive multimedia exhibits will give you a great sense of the beloved president's life, from beginning to end. After viewing precious artifacts from his life, the collection of 45,000 items related to JFK's assassination will unravel his tragic death before your eyes. Take a guided tour of this unique museum to get a feel for this iconic time in American history.

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