Thoughts on The Union Bankers Building- Deep Ellum

With the resurgence of Deep Ellum and the recent razing of buildings in downtown Dallas, I've been thinking about the old Union Bankers building on Elm Street and Good Latimer and did a little reading on it*. The building was erected in 1915 and designed by Dallas' first African American architect, William Sydney Pittman. It … Continue reading Thoughts on The Union Bankers Building- Deep Ellum

Happy State Fair Opening Day!

The countdown is over- the state fair is officially upon us! I think I can smell the fried food from here 🙂 What are you most looking forward to doing at the fair this year? Here's my little to-do list: Get saltwater taffy Go to the car show Cruise the Midway Do one of the haunted … Continue reading Happy State Fair Opening Day!

New Shirt From Deep Ellum Trading Company

Saturday evening I decided to visit the Deep Ellum Trading Company. This cool new storefront houses t-shirts and merchandise made by local artists. All of the products promote Deep Ellum, and the proceeds go back to the neighborhood. Since the weather was nice that day I decided to walk over and bring Pierre with me. Within … Continue reading New Shirt From Deep Ellum Trading Company

Happy Birthday Pierre!

Today marks the second year of being alive for my favorite dog in Dallas, my mini poodle, Pierre! He was recently groomed up nice and short to keep him cool during these "dog days" of summer. Even though I had to work most of the day, Pierre got to go for a long walk, take a … Continue reading Happy Birthday Pierre!

Keep The Deep (Ellum) Vibe Alive

When I was in high school I remember going to Deep Ellum to see shows. I always had to have a parent, friend's parent, or my older brother go with me. I never thought I'd be living here and taking walks by myself around the neighborhood as often as I can. In October I will … Continue reading Keep The Deep (Ellum) Vibe Alive

Dallas, Could RideScout be the Answer to Our Transportation Woes?

When you live in Dallas and own a car, you typically rely on that as your main mode of transportation, sometimes without even thinking. But with the rise of alternate transportation, people have begun to research their options when it comes to getting around the city. The problem with so many new options- like Lyft, … Continue reading Dallas, Could RideScout be the Answer to Our Transportation Woes?

Michael Sitarzewski and I Discussed Dallas, Tech, & Coffee

If it weren't for sharing my blog posts on Twitter, I'm not sure how I would have initially come across Michael Sitarzewski, but I'm almost positive it would have happened eventually. Though he's only been back in Texas for a little under a year now, he's been making an impact in the local tech community, … Continue reading Michael Sitarzewski and I Discussed Dallas, Tech, & Coffee

Tear Down 345? How About No

"How are you guys going to get there?" My friend Daniel asked me a couple of weeks ago when Katrina and I were heading out to a concert downtown.  "I think we are just going to walk and then maybe Uber back home," I replied.  "Are you sure that's safe?" Was his response.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've … Continue reading Tear Down 345? How About No

My Last Meal at The Mecca, Lakewood

You may or may not have heard that last Sunday was the Mecca's last day in business until they hopefully relocate. I won't feign a long history of loyalty to this neighborhood diner, but I know that there is a lot of history to the Mecca. I think it's been around 70+ years, though in … Continue reading My Last Meal at The Mecca, Lakewood