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Katy Trail Weekly

Vol. 1, No. 10


Neighborhood News & Views


¡Ay, caramba! ¡Es Cinco de Mutto! Petmate, a leading maker of pet products for home, travel and play, and Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, are partnering for “Cinco de Mutto” from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Mutt’s Cantina, 2889 CityPlace West Blvd. Photo courtesy of Metter Library The event kicks off Cinco de Mayo and celebrates National Pet Month. The family-friendly event features pet adoption, a puppy kissing booth, $20 micro-chipping, professional pet photos by Dog Biscuit Photos, a variety of festive cocktails, a Chuckit! fetch contest, free Petmate dog toys and more. KIBBLE & COCKTAILS l SEE PAGE 8 Mutt’s Cantina is the pet-friendly patio cantina and eatery with attached dog park just off Central Expressway. People can bring their own dogs to the party to get $10 professional pet photos, free spins on the Petmate prize wheel, drink specials including the Paw-garita, and fun activities for dogs. Every dog at “Cinco de Mutto” will receive a free Petmate toy. Admission to the dog park is $5, with Mutt’s Cantina donating the proceeds to Operation Kindness.


Community Calendar


Arts and Entertainment


Room to dream in new economy By Holly Parker Justin Hancock hunches over his laptop, studying a dissertation on disabilities in the western world as part of his research for launching a non-profit, while Joseph Brewster, an entrepreneur in graphic design and branding, is behind him chatting on the phone with a client as fire engine sirens wane west on Elm Street. “I tend to read and write better when I have activity going on around me, and I like the collaborative spirit of this place. Generally, creativity, I think, breeds creativity. So that’s why I’ve stuck around,” Hancock said. Collaboration and creativity are important to Brewster, but business prowess and practicality are essential ingredients he was seeking when he signed up to join this growing community of co-workers at The Grove, 501 Elm St. “I think community is

Photo by Holly Parker

Each Wednesday afternoon, members of The Grove gather to share a glass of wine and socialize. important. I tend to feel like our current market is more people driven than business driven, which is to say the biggest barrier for consumers is trust and, for my business, I need to have an environment where I can build trust with potential clients,” Brewster said.

The Grove owners Ken Janke, Justin Nygren and Matt Smith intentionally set out to create this juxtaposition of non-profit and forprofit businesses working side by side in the same space in a collaborative effort to help themselves and each other. “In the past we

(non-profits and for-profits) have worked in silos and we are trying to break down those silos and cross-pollinate to spark creativity and ideation,” Janke said. The Grove is one example of a trending co-working

see GROVE on page 5


Gallery showcases local artists

By Amity Thomas

Photo by Stefan Gorman

Dog Bowl plays the Cotton Bowl The Cotton Bowl in Fair Park becomes a super-sized dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the eighth annual Dog Bowl. Admission is free. Planned pooch promotions include a pet/owner look-alike contest, giveaways, exhibits, portraits and more. Trainers, veterinarians and pet product vendors will be on hand, plus local dog clubs, rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. Misting ponds and giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions. For more information, call the Fair Park Information Line at 214-421-9600 or go to

In This Issue

Classified .......................................................... 11 Community Calendar ....................................... 4 Crime Watch....................................................... 2 Crossword Puzzle............................................... 5 Dining in the Trail ............................................ 8 Fitness on the Trail .......................................... 10 Letter from the Editor........................................ 2 Life on the Trail ................................................. 2 Movie Trailer.................................................... 11 Restaurant Directory ......................................... 9 Scene Around Town........................................... 7 Shop the Trail .................................................. 10 Find us at

photographs are equally simple and complex, capturing the beauty of the everyday, while Jack’s vibrant, abstract and colorful acrylics demonstrate a masterful eye for detail.” Award-winning photographer Claudia Coker possesses a unique eye and timing that transforms the ordinary to extraordinary. Wherever she may be, Claudia captures the beauty,

Zhen Music and Art Institute presents “Scope,” a collection of original pieces by Dallas’ artists Claudia Coker and Jack Smith, April 24 - May 24. An opening reception from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 is open to the public. “We are pleased to showcase the works of local talents Claudia Coker and Jack Smith,” director/art instructor Zhen Wu said. “Claudia’s

Photo courtesy of Jack Smith

see SCOPE on page 4


After 68 years, Club Schmitz is closing

By David Mullen First it was announced that Uptown favorite The Loon must close to make room for a CVS Pharmacy. Then word reached that popular McKinney Avenue Mexican food restaurant Primo’s had closed and would become a pizzeria. Now, this past week, it was learned 68-year-old Club Schmitz, famous for cheap beer and cheap burgers, was yielding to expansion of the nearby RaceTrac gas station. Established in 1946, Club Schmitz at 9661 Denton Drive retained a roadhouse feel despite the fact Dallas has now grown up around it. Recently, it survived street

development and a DART rail line expansion that made access to the place difficult. Six-packs and cases of beer remain for sale. The food menu of amply-portioned sandwiches priced under $5 and fried items is still located on a pegboard on the wall. But the doors will soon close. Located near Love Field Airport in an area of residential and industrial properties, no full liquor license is held. Only beer and wine is served to a mix of older regulars and young professionals. Owners Bob and Larry Schmitz decided that the RaceTrac offer was too good to turn down. Club Schmitz is scheduled to close on May 31, when the “Free Beer Tomorrow” sign comes down.

Photo by David Mullen

After serving generations, the doors to Club Schmitz will close permanently in May.



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'I’m a columnist and I’m okay'

By David Mullen

Photo courtesy Dallas Heritage Village

Heritage Village provides a party with a twist The second annual “History with a Twist – a Celebration of the American Cocktail,” presented by Sidley Austin, LLP, and takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, on Main Street at Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St. Proceeds support historical learning opportunities for students and adults at Dallas Heritage Village. Guests will step back in time as they stroll down Dallas Heritage Village’s historic Main Street sampling a variety of unique creations by noted Dallas mixologist Michael Martensen and sample food from Wendy Krispin Catering. There will be a vintage car show, jazz music provided by the Singapore Slingers, and a silent auction. Cost is $75 for individuals or $125 for couples and includes cocktail samples, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and valet parking. For event information and tickets contact Lisa Simpson, 214-413-3662 or visit


Who’s in charge: your mind or your brain? By Beth Wuller

Many people assume that the power of positive thinking is achieved by wearing rose-colored glasses and acknowledging only the positives around us, effectively avoiding anything negative altogether. However, this overly optimistic approach tends to keep people ignorant of the realities of life - and leaves us unprepared to heal efficiently when horrible things do happen. I believe that the true intention of practicing a positive outlook is more about achieving a positive balance by actively deciding where you spend most of your “mind time.” By focusing your mind, attention and energy on the positive aspects of your life, you can acknowledge the negatives realistically without dwelling on them too much. We all have an ongoing internal dialogue that happens in our thoughts. Although it may sometimes feel like you have no control over this internal stream of consciousness in your brain, you actually do – by using your mind to choose. You are personally responsible for choosing which of your thoughts receive more of your attention - and thus

which thoughts have more power over your moods and reactions. In the book “Buddha’s Brain,” neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, Ph. D, and neurologist Richard Mendius, M.D., explain that “ ... the mind and the brain interact with each other so profoundly that they’re best Beth Wuller understood as a single, codependent mind/ brain system.” It can be hard to understand the concept of having a mind that can make decisions separately from our brain because the two are so interconnected. The key difference between the brain and the mind is that the brain passively receives input from experiences (information), and the mind actively makes decisions (opinions) about those inputs. According to Hanson and Mendius, “What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better – which will benefit your whole being and every other person whose life you touch.” Consider that any event that happens in a day is actually a neutral event, completely unrelated to you. Once you experience that event, but before you have time to

react, your brain assigns a value based on similar, past experiences. So your brain has already “decided” if this is a positive or negative input. Then your reaction forms, and typically is delivered accordingly. But if you are hyper-aware in that very moment, before you express a reaction, you can choose to interrupt this seemingly automatic response. You can slow down your mental processing and use your mind to choose from a range of possible reactions. Another way to look at this concept is that other people don’t have the power to “make” you angry. Your brain takes the input of the external experience, and the next step is up to your mind. When something disappoints you, it is your mind’s choice to show anger, understanding - or a myriad of other options. But ultimately, you can make a conscious decision as to how to handle the disappointment. Generally, people are not born with the ability to rapidly discern whether thoughts are coming from the brain or the mind – especially during the heat of a conflict. But, luckily for our loved ones, being mindful before choosing a reaction is a skill that can be learned and strengthened through awareness and practice. Next time you face a challenging situation, who will you allow to be in charge – your mind or your brain?

Happy 10th anniversary to Katy Trail Weekly. This is our tenth issue anniversary actually, but one can only imagine how difficult a job it is to produce content for a newspaper every week. I have the worst job in the America. Alright, I exaggerated. I have the second worst job in America. CareerCast just announced its annual survey of the 200 best and worst jobs in America. The second worst job is newspaper columnist. The worst job is lumberjack. Lumberjacks have it made. They never shave, wear cool Pendleton shirts and “sleep all night and work all day.” I have to shave and never get to sleep. They “cut down trees, eat their lunch and go to the lavat'ry.” I barely have time to take a ... break. On Wednesdays, lumberjacks get to “go shopping and have buttered scones for tea.” On Wednesdays, we have to stay up way past midnight to put this newspaper to bed. Lumberjacks “cut down trees, skip and jump and like to press wild flow'rs.” Wait a minute! This isn’t from This is a Monty

K aty Tr ail Weekly Crime Watch Vol. 1, No. 10

April 16 — 1 to 2 a.m. 3200 Block, Fitzhugh Ave. (75204) Theft: Between the listed times, a thief stole an $800 men’s Louis Vuitton wallet containing $20 cash, a debit card and a driver’s license from a bar in the listed block. The thief then made $26 worth of charges on the debit card at a nearby McDonald’s and 7-Eleven. April 16 — 5 a.m. 4400 Block, Lemmon Ave. (75219) Found Property: At the listed time, officers arrested a miscreant for making a public disturbance. They found a credit card and a driver’s license bearing a different name in the miscreant’s possession; he alleged it was his boyfriend’s and asked the officers to return the items to him. April 16 — 9:22 a.m. 4100 Block, Gilbert Ave. (75219) Threatening Phone Calls: At the listed time, a mysterious woman left a voicemail on the complainant’s phone saying, “The next time I see you, I’m going to kick you and your dogs.” The complainant did not recognize the voice. April 19 — 12:10 a.m.

4800 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Assault: Shortly after midnight, a resident of the listed block was involved in an altercation. He was injured when an acquaintance threw a bottle at his back.

April 19 — 12:40 a.m. 4200 Block, Buena Vista St. (75205) Assault: At the listed time, a pair of former paramours began arguing about the status of their relationship. That’s when the fight turned violent — one of the parties grabbed the other’s neck, causing him to lose his breath for about 30 seconds. He managed to escape, however, and police arrested the offender. April 20 — 5.50 a.m. 4500 Block, McKinney Ave. (75205) Burglary: Shortly before 6 a.m., a burglar broke into a boutique in the listed block, causing $250 worth of damage before stealing 50 dresses valued at $100 apiece, as well as a $500 bench. April 20 — Between 2:30 and 9 a.m. 4500 Block, Travis St. (75205) Employee Theft: At the listed time, two employees of a bar and restaurant in the listed block were closing up for the

night when a wayward employee entered the location. They did not think anything of it and continued shutting down the restaurant. But when another employee arrived to open up later that morning, he found the wayward employee passed out a table with empty bottles scattered across the bar top. The employee left the bar, having helped himself to 16 bottles of liquor, including bourbon, vodka, gin, tequila and triple sec, with a combined value of more than $650 worth of alcohol. April 20 — Between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. 5000 Block, Tracy St. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed times, a burglar broke into a silver 2002 Mercedes-Benz SUV in the listed block and stole a $250 purse containing a $350 pen, a $250 wallet, a $150 pair of glasses and a $125 wallet. April 20 — Between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. 5000 Block, Tracy St. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed times, a burglar broke into a silver 2007 Lexus SUV in the listed block and stole a $250 bag containing a $700 iPad, $250 worth of athletic clothing, a $200 pajama set, a $150 flat

iron and a retainer. April 21 — 10:30 p.m. 4000 Block, McKinney Ave. (75204) Criminal Mischief: At the listed time, a burglar broke into a silver 2008 Lexus sedan, causing $300 worth of damage to a window before fleeing when the alarm sounded. April 21 —10:30 p.m. to April 22 — 8:45 a.m. 5000 Block, Tracy St. (75205) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Between the listed dates and times, a burglar broke into a white 2010 Mercedes-Benz SUV, causing $500 worth of damage to a window before stealing a $1,100 Louis Vuitton bag containing a $1,200 Macbook, a $330 pair of J. Crew boots, a $300 accounting text book, a $250 wallet, a $250 iPod and a $200 pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. April 22 — 6:10 p.m. 3700 Block, Blackburn St. (75219) Abandoned Vehicle: Shortly after 6 p.m., officers were called to the listed block where they discovered a red Toyota Celica valued at $1,500 abandoned and blocking the street. Information courtesy of the Dallas Police Department.

Python skit! I need to doublecheck my sources. Despite hanging out in forests, I could see why being a lumberjack is a bad gig. The job is directly affected by adverse economic conditions such as recession, industry consolidaDavid Mullen tion, and municipal cutbacks. It is hard, dangerous and low paying. And, I assume, working around those saws there are a lot of lumberjacks named “Lefty.” CareerCast analyzed the most popular jobs, and developed a ranking based on four categories: environment, income, outlook and stress. Nine out of ten of the best jobs were in the STEM category: science, technology, engineering and math. Most of us call that the NERD category. Mathematician is the best job in America, but that ranking just doesn’t add up. Sure the midlevel income is $101,360 which, I bet, is an absolutely correct figure. They receive high marks for work environment and low stress (and balanced checkbooks?). I guess that a mathematician for a lumber mill earns a ranking somewhere in the middle of the pack. Tenured university

professors rank second. Now you’re talking! They get to wear tweed jackets with elbow patches or cardigan sweaters, drink lots of coffee, smoke a pipe and are surrounded by young people. Professors can take all the time they need to read, all the time the need to write and then get to take a sabbatical. Plus, some get called “Doctor” and never have to ask someone to “Turn your head and cough.” Statisticians - who all must work at CareerCast – rank third and ranking fourth are actuaries. Why is working with birds such a great job? Actually, an actuary doesn’t work with birds but determines how long something is going to last whether it be a person, place or thing. I wonder if they can predict how long their job will last. Newspaper reporters are downgraded for low pay, stress, hiring outlook and the move of newspapers to digital. Where do the digital news portals get their news from? Newspapers! I am aware that newspaper reporters are moving into the new media and daily newspapers are in an economic bind. But weekly papers continue as a source for local news and an avenue for merchants to advertise their goods and services. So maybe newspaper columnist is not that bad of a job after all. There is no work with power tools involved. And we recycle.

OUR MISSION Katy Trail Weekly is a community-friendly newspaper designed to inform and entertain the people in many diverse demographics who live and/ or work in these neighborhoods. Much like the Katy Trail itself, Katy Trail Weekly is designed to help bring together the neighborhoods of Downtown, Uptown, Cedar Springs/Oak Lawn, the Design District, the Medical District and the Park Cities, as well as others. The newspaper is placed in local businesses, and other locations, for free pick-up by their patrons. We support this publication by providing ad space to local businesses who want an effective and affordable way to reach the Katy Trail area readers we attract and serve. We welcome participation in the paper through story and picture submissions, and we hope that you will join us in making this paper the best it can be. Co-founders Nancy Black Rex Cumming David Mullen Andy Simpson Publisher

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You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark

By Chris Phelps

By David Mullen It is hard to believe that Globe Life Park in Arlington is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. That said, fond memories remain of Arlington Stadium, which served as home to the Texas Rangers from 1972 until 1993. It was there that Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan struck out Hall of Fame left fielder Rickey Henderson for his 5,000 strikeout, Mike Witt pitched a perfect game, George Brett took his final at bat and Cal Ripken and Oddibe McDowell hit for the cycle. But the Rangers never won a pennant there. No flags over Texas. Then, this brand spanking new ballpark opens in 1994 where the fun really began. An All Star game, many league championship games and World Series games have been played there. Rangers’ success is now anticipated every season in Arlington. But Globe Life Park has yet to reach noteworthy status. That status is reserved for a special place that is five times older. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, just turned 100. When cable television was in its infancy, one of the few channels that were broadcast nationally was WGN — the flagship station for the Cubs. Vociferous Harry Caray was the lead announcer, joined by nasally color man Steve Stone. Put director extraordinaire Arne Harris in the mix and America got to see baseball’s best broadcast when much fewer games were televised. Wrigley Field looked so magical on TV — even when the Cubs were

Dallas has always been a fashion conscious city, so the Trail Mix hit Lower Greenville Avenue and asked local fashionistas: “What do you anticipate the spring fashion will be this season?” Tim Fuetz “For the spring fashion season, I anticipate more facial hair. I have seen a lot more beards and moustaches. Thank God, not on the ladies!”

Photos by David Mullen

losing — and Caray, in the booth after a few Budweisers, would belt out “You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark.” “My earliest memory of Wrigley was in 1968,” Chicago-area native and Dallas resident Tim Murphy said. “I just turned 12 and lived in Wheaton, Illinois. I used my own paper route money to take the train down to the city with a kid from my little league team named Troy Vallo.” “We’d walk about a mile from the Northwestern station to the El and take the Red Line up to Wrigley,” Murphy said. Murphy is an art director and designer who moved back to Dallas after another brutal Chicago winter dampened his love for the city. “This was a pretty big deal for a couple of kids from the suburbs,” Murphy said. “Getting off at the Addison stop you could see the outfield from the train platform. I remember thinking how green the grass was. We bought left field grandstand seats on the home team side of the field that I think were around $3 apiece. Walking up the steps to our gate, the whole field opened up and seemed so huge and revealed the famous ivy covered walls of the

outfield. It was the coolest place I’d ever been.” I first visited Wrigley in September 1984. I walked up to a Saturday game against the rival St. Louis Cardinals without a ticket, in pursuit of seeing a game in venerable Wrigley Field. The Cubs had — believe it or not — clinched a playoff spot. It was a beautiful day on the north side, and the people around Wrigley were abuzz. Walking up to the ticket window, I was greeted by a friendly, older woman. I explained that I had never been here and asked if she had a single ticket. “Hold on sweetie,” she said. She returned with a ticket that read “sec. O, seat O, row O.” “Will the usher know where this is?” I said. “Yes, sweetie,” she said. “Do they sell Old Style there?” I asked sheepishly. “Yes, sweetie,” she said. Turns out the seat she sold me was a folding chair on the WGN camera perch. It was the coolest place I’d ever been. No other baseball park has earned the moniker “The Friendly Confines.” It is baseball’s Xanadu. For a fan, it is simply the greatest place on the planet. And for a tried and true Chicago Cubs fan, it

Erik “Smalls” Bols “I expect the white shorts to come back for the ladies, and I expect quite a few pastel colored Polos for the men. And a lot of pastel checkered shorts just like last year.”

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Carrie Manning “I think this spring you will see several females wearing sheer chiffon. They will have to wear tight tanks under. The shirts will be bright in color and small designs on the sleeves.” Dylan Johnson “Fashion for this spring, I think, I would say, that the wife beater is out, but the v-neck T is in. Not only does it say casual but it says comfortable and it comes in many colors.” Dave Coke “Something that never goes out of style here in Texas is the skirt/dress and cowboy boot look. I am definitely looking forward to that! Something that I am not looking forward to is the dudes with their long sleeve button up shirts and rolled up shorts. No thank you, sirs!

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{Join Us} Saturday, May 3rd for the 2014 Spirit is Ageless Contest

Celebration of The Spirit is Ageless Artists & Writers • 10:15 am Refreshment Reception • 11:00 am Awards Celebration with Featured Speaker: Terri Provencal, Publisher/Editor in Chief, PATRON Magazine

Complimentary for everyone, including the general public Please RSVP ~ Limited Seating: 214-841-2822 or All Contest Entries on Exhibit: April 30—May 29, 2014 Entries by artists & writers at age 55 & better!

214-841-2822 The Point, Center for Arts & Education on the campus of C. C. Young Call for more information on The Point, Senior Living, Senior Care, or to schedule a personal tour.

The Art Gallery at The Point is open daily: 6am-8pm (A new show each month!)

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APRIL 25 - MAY 1, 2014

Community Calendar If you know of an upcoming event of any kind, please send the details. Arts, concerts, school and church events, sports, seminars, celebrations...surprise us with what is happening in our Katy Trail Weekly community. Or send us pictures of your recent event and we may feature them here!

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April 25-May 3

6101 Bishop Blvd. Owen Arts Center Dallas, TX 75205 214-768-2000

Southern Methodist University — Meadows School of the Arts — The Division of Theatre presents the first of three contemporary American plays in rotation over a two-week period. The first offering, “THIS” by Melissa James Gibson, tells the story of four friends in their late thirties who are trying to navigate major life events as middle-age rapidly approaches. Tickets range from $5-$13. Show times vary.

April 25-May 3

6101 Bishop Blvd. Owen Arts Center Dallas, TX 75205 214-768-2000

Southern Methodist University — Meadows School of the Arts — Head to Taubman Atrium in the Owen Arts Center for a special late-night treat. The casual concert will feature varied chamber music to close your evening out on a sweet note. FREE! 10:15 p.m.

April 26

3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, 75204 214-953-1212

McKinney Avenue Contemporary — Kitchen Dog Theater presents GIDION’S KNOT, a “heart-wrenching, devastatingly beautiful work about the power of words and freedom of expression.” Tickets range from $15-$30. Show times vary.

April 27

3625 N. Hall St. Dallas, 75219 214-526-2800

Turtle Creek Home Show — Presented by the Turtle Creek Association, the 13th Annual Tour of Homes will feature four impressive high-rise residences and one single-family home, each opened to the public. 1-5 p.m. Tickets range from $50-$125.

April 27-June 1

5938 Skillman St. Dallas, TX 75231 214-978-0110

Rosewood Center for Family Arts — Dallas Children’s Theater — Discover the true meaning of friendship and life's everyday miracles with one of the best-loved children’s stories of all time brought to life. Tickets range from $13-$40. Show times vary.

April 27-28

2403 Flora St. Dallas, 75313 214-880-0202

Winspear Opera House — Shakespeare Dallas is making it easy to brush up on your knowledge of the bard’s works, by presenting “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,” a multi-year partnership with The AT&T Performing Arts Center. 
Through the series every Shakespeare play and sonnet will be presented in staged reading form. Up this time is the lesser-known “Coriolanus.” $10. 3 p.m. March 9; 7 p.m. March 10.

April 28

2200 N. Lamar St. Dallas, 75202 214-978-4840

House of Blues — British singer-songwriter Dan Croll will bring his distinctive brand of indie rock/foltronica/ pop to the main stage at the House of Blues. Panama Wedding opens. Tickets range from $15-$17. 9 p.m.

Fri 4/25

Picture of the Week

Edward R. Murrow, b. 1908 Ella Fitzgerald, b. 1918 Al Pacino, b. 1940 Renee Zellweger, b. 1969 1901 – NY was 1st state to require license plates for cars. Cost: $1.

Photo taken at House of Blues by David Mullen.

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SCOPE cont'd from page 1 yet simple reality of landscapes, without compromising the mesmerizing effect of fast-paced life in the city. Her nuanced black-andwhite series work has been featured in a number of national shows. Claudia’s latest efforts have focused on the youngadult spirit, capturing her subjects at a time when possibilities are endless. Jack Smith is recognized for his heavy body acrylic canvases with bold colors focusing on abstracts, multimedia and scenery. At just 13 years of age, Jack’s natural attention to detail and masterful techniques were cultivated through classes at Zhen Music and Art Institute under the guidance Zhen Wu. Zhen Music & Arts Institute is a gallery and

education center in Dallas where children and adults experience music and arts through music lessons, art lessons and camps. Located at 4901 W. Lovers Lane, hours of operation are Monday – Friday noon – 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information go to or call 214-696-4842.

Sat 4/26

Carol Burnett, b. 1933 Joan Chen, b. 1961 Kevin James, b. 1965 Jessica Lynch, b. 1983 1921 – 1st weather broadcasts on radio.

Sun 4/27

Ulysses S. Grant, b. 1822 August Wilson, b. 1945 Sheena Easton, b. 1959 Mica Paris, b. 1969 1965 – R.C. Duncan patented “Pampers” disposable diapers.

Mon 4/28

Harper Lee, b. 1926 Ann-Margret, b. 1941 Jay Leno, b. 1950 Penelope Cruz, b. 1974 Jessica Alba, b. 1981 1914 – W. H. Carrier patented the air conditioner.

Tue 4/29

Jerry Seinfeld, b. 1955 Daniel DayLewis, b. 1957 Andre Agassi, b. 1970 1852 – Roget’s Thesaurus 1st published 1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuted.

Wed 4/30

Cloris Leachman, b. 1926 Willie Nelson, b. 1933 Annie Dillard, b. 1945 Kirsten Dunst, b. 1982 1789 – George Washington took office as 1st U.S. president.

Thu 5/1

Harry Belafonte, b. 1927 Judy Collins, b. 1939 Wes Anderson, b. 1961 Tim McGraw, b. 1967 1941 – Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” premiered in NYC.

SMU’s third annual Fashion Week 'pops-up' April 30 From Staff Reports Featuring high-profile speakers Ashley Mears and Bradley Agather Means, oncampus “pop-up” shopping and a fashion show, SMU’s third annual Fashion Week will take place on Wednesday,

ODDS AND ENDS Dates worth knowing for the coming week April 25 - East meets West Day April 25 - World Penguin Day

April 26 - Hug an Australian Day April 26 - National Pretzel Day April 26 - Richter Scale Day April 27 - Babe Ruth Day April 27 - National Prime Rib Day

the audience a step beyond At 3:30 p.m. on fashion’s glamorous façade to April 30, the rotunda address the complex issues of lobby of the Umphrey gender, class and race in the Lee Center at 3300 modeling world, as well as the Dyer St. will host a economics and politics be“pop-up” shopping hind the business. event featuring fashAt 1 p.m. on May 2, the ions by Intermix, with front of Dallas Hall at 3225 a portion of the proUniversity Ashley Mears, a former model, will ceeds desspeak during SMU's Fashion Week. ignated Blvd. will feature a for charfashion April 30 through Friday, May ity. At 6:30 p.m., show pre2. Produced primarily by the Journalism sented by students interested in careers Complex at the SMU within the trillion-dollar Umphrey Lee Retail Club, international fashion indusCenter features with clothtry, SMU Fashion Week has a lecture by ing provided grown along with the nearly Bradley Agather by ASOS three-year-old fashion media Means, founder and LUBLU program, part of the Division of the fashion by Kira of Journalism at SMU’s blog “Luella & Plastinina. Meadows School of the Arts. June” and fashBradley Agather Means Plastinina, “Our team has colion editor for FD will speak at SMU during an SMU laborated with the editors of Luxe. Fashion Week. senior, esSMUStyle, a popular studentAt 7 p.m. on tablished produced fashion and style May 1, Ashley a fashion house in Russia in blog, and the SMU Retail Mears, a Boston University 2007 and opened her LUBLU Club to offer a schedule of sociologist and former model, boutique in Preston Center events with something for will lecture based on her last year. All models will be everyone,” Camille Kraeplin, book “Pricing Beauty: The SMU students. Fashion Week advisor and Making of a Fashion Model” Fashion Week events are associate professor of journal- in Room 241 of Umphrey free and open to the public. ism said. Lee Center. Her talk will lead

Legendary Perlman to perform at the Opera House

April 27 - Tell a Story Day April 28 - International Astronomy Day April 28 - Great Poetry Reading Day April 28 - Kiss Your Mate Day April 29 - Greenery Day April 29 - National Shrimp Scampi Day April 30 - Hairstyle Appreciation Day

Iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond, not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Tickets range from $20 to $100 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora St. — From Staff Reports/Photo by Strings Exclusive - Lisa Marie Mazzucco, courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center



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GROVE cont'd from page 1 movement, which has enjoyed a small explosion in the Dallas area over the last eighteen months and a much larger global expansion since the first local network of co-working spaces was established in 2004 in Vienna, according to, the online magazine about co-working. A year later, the trend had been established along the coasts of the US, however, did not begin to pop up in the interior states until after the 2009 economic downturn, Nygren said. By 2012, Dallas was home to only two coworking spaces but now supports more than a dozen, each with its own focus, its own mission, Nygren said. Typically, co-working spaces fold a mix of likeminded entrepreneurs with start-up ambitions into a common space to produce networking and collaborating opportunities in a similar industry. Co-working spaces profit by charging membership fees to access a variety of workspace and time, from part-time common space and

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wifi to a dedicated office with 24-hour access. What sets The Grove apart from other co-working spaces is that the singular thread common among its subscribers is not the industry in which they work but rather the motivation for doing the work in the first place, “Change and social entrepreneurship,” Jenke said. “We want to help people think about how we make Dallas better.” The Grove opened in September with six members and has grown to nearly 60 with more than 50 businesses and non-profits working from the fourth floor of its West End home in a mere seven months. It’s expanded so rapidly that its owners have contracted to begin demolition to double the common area of workspace and add more dedicated desks and offices. Daryn DeZengotita, who works for a non-profit and is also an approved vendor for the City of Dallas, buzzes about the common area greeting several other members before settling in with two other co-workers she has pulled in to work on a project with her for the City of Dallas. She and

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her co-workers work independently in a similar industry, but there is nothing about their relationship that would resemble familiar capitalistic competition. “It’s not a zero sum game. Essentially, we do the same thing but don’t feel like competitors at all,” Dezengotita said. “It’s not an accident. It’s not competitive. It’s collaborative. And it’s intentional.” For Janke, this attitude is critical to the success of The Grove, and experienced entrepreneurs like DeZengotita are part of the formula that makes The Grove work. “We offer our contributions to one another. That’s the beauty of our diversity. There’s a plethora of resources available to everybody. People are starting to realize that they really mean it when they offer what they have, and people need it, and want it and use it. And when that happens, magic happens, and we go farther than we would have alone,” Janke said. And for some members of The Grove, mining its diversity and resources for opportunity is fundamental to recovering from the lingering effects of the Great Recession


The coming week is likely to see most individuals getting ready for something big that rests just over the horizon. Its power is brewing, and its effect is likely to be quite significant. It is absolutely essential that one and all prepare for its arrival, for those who do not will surely be rocked by the sheer force that it carries with it. It may sound to some as if this is something to fear, but quite to the contrary: It is something to anticipate with great eagerness, for it will result in much that is good, positive, forward-moving and significant in all matters personal, professional, recreational and otherwise. In short – it will affect everyone in all things to some degree. There will surely be those who feel that they do not have what it takes to meet the challenges that are just around the corner, but this is not the case. Even the weakest vessel can weather the coming squall, and when it has passed, the clouds will break and the sky will blaze with a warmth and light that everyone can appreciate. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) You may be on the verge of making a decision that will not sit well with others, but if you wait just a moment longer, it can be avoided. (May 6-May 20) – Take care that you are not turning an argument on its ear for selfish

reasons. Speak sense at all times! GEMINI (May 21-June 6) Health issues may take up some of your time, but not all. You'll realize that creativity can ease a difficult situation. (June 7-June 20) – You have a few big plans that you're working on at this time, but the week may require you to put a few of them on back burners. CANCER (June 21-July 7) Lasting solutions may seem rather impossible to forge, until you accept the fact that, with help, you can do almost anything. (July 8-July 22) – You're climbing the ladder with relative ease, but near the top, a formidable obstacle awaits. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) You're going to want to learn more about what is happening around you than you can from the usual sources. Mount your own investigation. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – You know what's important to you, and what matters at home and at work. You needn't cling to what another calls essential. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) You're not likely to hear about the most important developments unless you go out and get the most up-to-date

news on your own. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – Disagreement can actually be the surest way to reach consensus – eventually. Don't fear another's opinions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) As a loner, you can do much that matters to many; working with another, you can do it much more quickly, perhaps. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – Something for which there is no hard evidence is likely to make itself known to you and only you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You have one or two tricks up your sleeve that you haven't told anyone about. Very soon, the time will come to use them. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – Trust is a key issue, and where you find it will be considered home. Other places are certainly best avoided. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) The more specific your plans, the more likely others are going to be to help you when you ask. Avoid generalities. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – You know what another is up to, but you don't know just how you can help. Several possibilities make themselves known to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) Take responsibility for what happens to you and, more

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and finding a place in today’s economy. “There’s so many people here who were let go and were downsized when the economy collapsed and are here to pursue their passions and, while that’s great, it’s also scary and horrifying,” said Sage Randall, a business manager for a firm operating from The Grove who struggled to find work after an unexpected and extended maternity leave in 2010. When Janke opened the flagship The Grove in New Haven, Conn., the recession was on many minds. “There were a lot of people who walked into their session in The Grove and said, ‘I’ve been unemployed for so long I have no idea what I’m going to do,” Janke said. Now, the New Haven The Grove occupies three floors and is a hub of economic entrepreneurship in that city, Janke said. “In that journey starting that Grove, I learned a lot about the power of grassroots movement for change,” Janke said. “Transformation is possible because when dreams are stewarded, lives are changed. And when lives are changed, our city is better.”

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Copyright 2014 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. importantly, for what you take it upon yourself to do. Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – Those who are not a part of the solution are, indeed, part of the problem. Which side are you on? It's a question that must be answered. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) You are more aware of your own potential than you have been at any time in the recent past, and it can bring you real fulfillment. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) – What gives you the strength to face what others cannot is something inside that is likely to be replenished in unusual ways. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) New responsibilities are likely to be yours. You can chart a course for yourself that brings you in contact with a real leader. (March 6-March 20) – Take care that you don't let your temper flare and cause you to make a decision you will regret. ARIES (March 21-April 4) You can expect to be reunited with someone who, in the past, treated you like something very special. It may happen again. (April 5-April 19) – A personal sacrifice, though small, is likely to be noticed by those who can do something for you by way of a "thank you."

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By Candy Evans

sales on Strait Lane you will definitely want to turn into to check on, They have lowered the trust me, I know, just sworn price of the Mary to secrecy at this Kay mansion to point, and Erin $2,799,999 from Mathews just $2.9 million and closed Wildwood some change, in Bluffview. which brings the The market iconic cosmetic is buoyant. This queen’s mansion year is even betdown to virtually ter than last year’s lot value: we have record year, and Candace Evans both January and reached the era of $2.5 million for February 2014 an acre of dirt in sales topped 2013. Preston Hollow, a measureSo keep in mind, if you ment that means our market are buying, sellers are getting continues to sizzle. full price offers in some price “The market is expandranges, sometimes more. ing, and there’s no sign of This may not be the year to a slow-down,” veteran apnegotiate. praiser Brian Hagan with Here is a beautiful exD.W. Skelton & Associates ample of Highland Park neosaid. “If it stabilizes, it will be classical architectural history in the third or fourth quarter that defines Dallas real estate. of 2015.” Built in 1922 by the renown Every time Hagan sees Hal Thompson, it sits on one a new listing, the prices are of the most prestigious corhigher he says: Park Cities, ners in the city (Eton and Devonshire (smokin’), Beverly) with stately columns, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, slate and metal roof, perfectly Lakewood. In the honey pot manicured gardens, huge of Preston Hollow sits a $2.2 towering trees, a front porch million acre on Alva Court. (remember those?) and circuThere are a couple more lar driveway that must have

Photos courtesy by Erin Mathews and Allie Beth Allman

Inside and outside of the Mary Kay mansion located in Preston Hollow. inspired a million more. The home is situated on .845 acres in Highland Park! You get 8,938 square feet of space that has been brought into the 21st century artfully and thoughtfully, all the while maintaining and respecting the architectural integrity of the home. If this home looks familiar, it was on the Park Cities Learning Disabilities Association home tour in 2012. It is owned by Alisha and Joseph Sinacola. Where to begin? The property includes the expansive home, a sport court and carriage house with guest apartment, exercise room and a pair of double-car garages. There are five fireplaces, gorgeous original crown moldings, a finished basement, curved doorways and hand-crafted millwork. The

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floors are hardwood and marble and, as you would imagine, every molecule of this home is in perfect condition and maintained like a Ritz property. You have the usual formals, but note how each room is so unique, elegant and soft on the eyes. Because this home was built at a time when entertaining was more formal (and children were not included, often tended by the nanny, I think we need to go back to those days) there are two dining rooms, one formal, one informal. There is a proper butler’s pantry because there were butlers in 1922. There is a large formal living room with adjacent study, plus a ginormous family room that opens to the terrace and backyard and overlooks the pool and fountain.

At the center of the home is something Hal Thompson could not have envisioned in his wildest dreams: a huge kitchen fit for the cast of Top Chef: Viking, Miele, two ovens, warming drawers, two dishwashers, rare granite slabs, two islands (THIS IS THE NEWEST HOME TREND, BTW), walk-in pantry, breakfast nook, wet bar with wine closet and wine room. Yes, I said wine room. Adjoining this center of culinary decadence is a house manager’s office and a mudroom with sink and bench. Upstairs, a knock-out master suite with fireplace, his and her closets and bathrooms, plus three bedrooms with en suite baths. On the third level, a craft room, game room and another bath.

Did I mention the exterior carriage house behind the pool, fountain and spa? Or the backyard cabana with a shower, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven? There is a reason why this home is listed at $14,500,000 with Erin Mathews at Allie Beth Allman … now, you can see why this home is setting a new standard for Highland Park pricing at $1,622.29 per square foot! is the only blog in Dallas for the truly Real-Estate obsessed! Named by National Association of Real Estate Editors as the BEST Real Estate Blog in the country, we celebrate Real Estate every single day! Sign up at to get the latest real estate news delivered right to your inbox.


Philip Carl Scheble Jr. August 15, 1969 - April 16, 2014

Philip Carl Scheble Jr. died April 16, 2014, after a courageous six-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme. Born August 15, 1969, in West Lafayette, Indiana, Phil lived a life filled with wonderful friendships, a successful career and a beautiful family. His proudest accomplishments were his two precious daughters who meant the world to him. After getting a B.A. in Economics in 1992 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he moved to London and worked for the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait. Phil moved to Dallas in 1993 to work for Cantex Realties, Inc. In 1999, he joined Charter Holdings where he enjoyed an accomplished career in the commercial real estate industry. As senior vice president and partner at Charter Holdings, Phil underwrote and coordinated the acquisitions and financing of income producing properties.

He left Charter Holdings in late 2012 and started Badin Investments where he worked until his death. Shortly after he moved to Dallas, Phil met his best friend and soul mate Lollie Powell Manning. He and Lollie married October 16, 1999, and built a life together in Dallas, where they enjoyed raising their two daughters, walking their beloved dogs and spending time with family, friends and neighbors.

Phil is preceded in death by his father Philip Carl Scheble Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Lollie Manning Scheble and their beautiful daughters, Mary Susan (8) and Elizabeth Powell (2) Scheble; his mother Sharon Lockyer and husband Barry Lockyer of Ocala, Florida; sister Kristen and Steve Flory of Azle, Texas; sister Shannon and Gary Arnold of Jamestown, North Carolina; and brother Jeff and Deborah Scheble of St. Petersburg, Florida. A celebration of Phil’s life will take place Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the Scheble family requests that donations be made to The Philip C. Scheble Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund (Payable to: UNC-CH, designation #656201), The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Office of University Development, Post Office Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514-0309.


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Living in the lap of luxury: renting vs. buying

By Mike Ai and Phillip Murrell If the vast array of Easter hats and pastel Polos at Easter at the Park this weekend is any indication, spring is upon us. This season is budding with a particularly optimistic view of real estate - people want to buy. But wait. Do you see all of those new apartment buildings elevating our skyline all over Uptown? Those are more apartments. It begs the question, what’s an Uptowner to do buy or rent? Here are some major differences in luxury of renting vs. buying that you should consider before choosing your next place to live.

Renting The Luxury of NonCommitment. Are you a commitmentphobe? Renting may be a better option for you, especially if you know you are not going to stay in one place for long. Conventional real estate wisdom says that you should plan on living in your home at least three years in order to see a potential return on your investment. The Luxury of Amenities. “BRB - I’m getting a drink at my apartment’s pool bar.” Yes, that’s right, the Madison

on Carlisle will not only be opening its opulent pool this summer - it will also feature a full service bar for residents. It is no surprise that people are continuing to rent when apartment developers are marketing such amenities as 24-hour full Mike Ai service concierge, valet parking, fitness centers, resort-styled pools, Jacuzzis, media rooms, cigar rooms, blow out salons and state of the art business centers. These amenities have come to be the standard in upscale Uptown rentals. More studies are showing

that young professionals are low and there is no better time more inclined to apprecithan now to seize upon that ate the amenities and forego opportunity. You also get the square foot. satisfaction of knowing that So while that the money you more and pay for your home more money comes back to you and is being innot the pocket of your vested into landlord. remarkable Additionally, amenities, the Dallas is one of the top average square five fastest growing footage for cities in the US. The these homes Phillip Murrell population increase has dropped coupled with low insignificantly. terest rates and low Buying housing inventory points to a The Luxury of Equity. continued rise in home prices. One of the largest advantages The Luxury of Doing to buying is equity. Each time What You Want. Home ownyou make your mortgage pay- ership gives you the freedom ment you increase your ownto do what you want to your ership of your home (equity). home. With renting, you are Mortgage rates are at a record restricted in what you can do

with your home. Painting your walls, changing your kitchen, knocking down a wall or building a pool are all things you can do when you buy that you cannot do when you rent. Whether spring means a cabana and a rent payment or a fixer-upper with a mortgage payment, Dallas real estate is as diverse as the patrons who call it home. Mike Ai and Phillip Murrell are Real Estate Professionals with Keller Williams Urban Dallas. Mike Ai can be contacted at MikeAiRealEstate@gmail. com/469-249-2407 and Phillip Murrell can be contacted at


Celebrate water at Dallas’ eco-festival Earth Day Texas

By Anna Clark

environmental awareness. Hosting the world’s largest When Trammel Crow, Jr. Earth Day celebration this launched his first Earth Day year on April 26 and 27 at festival in Dallas, it Fair Park, Earth Day seemed like a sweet Texas proves that our idea: Take the kids state’s claim to doing downtown, check everything bigger out some activiactually extends to ties and visit some sustainability too. booths. Attending Spanning about that day in 2011, I 500,000 square feet of never expected that indoor and outdoor Anna Clark event space, the free I would meet heavy hitters like Nobel indoor/outdoor event Prize-winning climate sciwill offer 60,000 anticipated entist Katherine Hayhoe and attendees entertainment, “Dallas” icon Larry Hagman. exhibits and environmental From that first splash, the education. weekend event, now called EDTx 2014 should make Earth Day Texas, has become another big splash by focusa 365-day-a-year non-profit ing on water, one of the most organization that seeks to incritical issues facing our state, fluence the way Texans think, our nation and the world. live and work by elevating “It’s going to be bigger,

better and wetter than ever,” said Michael Cain, executive director of EDTx. “The weekend is full of festivities that will bring everyone, from businesses to families, together to celebrate the planet and learn how they can make every day their Earth Day.” Earth Day Texas will provide endless opportunities for Texan families to see why being eco-friendly has never been so fun, including: • Eco Expo – The EDTx Eco Expo is the largest of its kind. Approximately 800 engaging exhibits including over 160 businesses, 85 nonprofits, 70 academic institutions, and 50 government organizations will share their best green practices and motivate attendees to incorporate green ideas into their

everyday lives. • The Polyphonic Spree – The Polyphonic Spree will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. on April 27. Free wristbands for the show will be available at the EDTx indoor information booths from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 26 and 27. • Green Speaker Series – The educational speaker series features presentations from CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke; actor Ed Begley, Jr.; and TV personality David Mizejewski. • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles – Electric and hybrid vehicles will be on display, including the Tesla Coupe and Roadster, Fisker, and Nissan Leaf. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ride in a Tesla and test-drive

the BMWi3. • Radio Disney Family Zone – The Radio Disney AM 620 Team Green will provide all-day entertainment and activities for kids and families. • Global Inheritance Energy Playground – The energy-fueled playground features seesaws, a human hamster wheel, a swing, and other rides that capture the motion of participants and convert it into 12-volt energy. • Tree Climbing – Tree Climbing International will provide training and safety gear for festival attendees over the age of five to climb to the top of historic live oak trees. • Mayors Panels – The mayors of Addison, Denton, Garland, Arlington, Cedar Hill, Farmers Branch and Irving will share their views

on statewide water issues at panel discussions on both Saturday and Sunday. “What makes Earth Day Texas unique is the immense variety of things to see, do and learn at the event,” said Cain. “We invite everyone to the table to discuss environmental issues with the goal of sparking a conversation and keeping a healthy dialogue going throughout the year.” For the latest updates, download the Earth Day Texas app, now available in the iTunes Apple Store. Anna Clark is president of EarthPeople Media. She lives in one of the first residences in Dallas to earn a Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Scene Around Town By Society Editor Sally Blanton

“Girl’s Party”

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Dallas Children’s Theater Home of Nancy Carlson

Arboretum Women’s Auxillary The Arboretum

Cynthia Smoot

Alcuin School Gala Benefit “Hats Off to 50 Years” Westin Park Central

Rebecca Brady, Laurie Carroll, Karen Mayrosh

Jill Rowlett and Yvonne Crum

Bailey Harrison, Laurie Sands Harrison, Alex Lewis

Spring Dinner at “Dallas Blooms” Corporate Appreciation Event The Arboretum

Brian Shivers, Kay and Richard Holt

Michelle Hawkins, Michelle Thomas

Tara Lewis, Maggie Kipp, Actress Linda Gray, Hostess Nancy Carlson, Sharon Hunt

VIP Reception

World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit Perot Museum

Patrons Kelly Hoglund Compton, Shelly Hoglund Dee, Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Kristy Hoglund Robinson

Launchability Event by Alliance Data “A Special Evening with Smokey Robinson” The Meyerson

Co-Chairs Piper and Mike Wyatt with Smokey Robinson

Dwight and Claire Emanuelson

Beth and Steve McGraw of AT&T

Karen Wald and Awardees Sharon Herrin and Roy Pendergrass Jr.



Recipe of the Week Oven Fried Green Beans

I can’t believe how addictive these green beans are! I served them with “dijonnaise” sauce (mayonnaise and Dijon mustard mixed together), but horseradish mayo or even ranch would be just as delicious. 1 pound fresh green beans 2 eggs 2 cups breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Olive oil nonstick spray Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Rinse the green beans and trim the tops, then lay them on a paper towel to dry. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray. In a wide shallow bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs and seasonings. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the eggs until mixed. Working a few at a time, dip green beans in the eggs, shaking off any excess egg. Roll in breadcrumbs until completely coated. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned and crisp. Serve with your choice of sauce. Recipe by Sara Newberry

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Egg-zactly the way to order: poached and fried By Will Woodruff Do yourself a favor and have brunch at Lark on the Park, 2015 Woodall Rogers Fwy. at Kylde Warren Park. Order the Lark Benedict and a Bellini Tini. Enjoy. Order one more Bellini Tini. Go home and take a glorious nap. I’ll go ahead and assume that I don’t need to describe this dish and get down to describing why it was so great. The eggs were poached perfectly, their yolks about the same texture as the silky, delicious hollandaise sauce that was restrainedly applied atop them. The protein options to underlay the eggs include Duroc ham, which is very good, or Lark’s house-smoked salmon, which is superior. The smoky tang and flaky texture of the salmon sets this preparation apart from and above the more typical cured fish offerings. Wolferman’s English muffins topped with gruyere and broiled provide the substrate, and each egg is topped by frisée tossed in vinaigrette, which adds delightful brightness and crunch. Even the potatoes on the side were not treated as an afterthought: halved baby gold potatoes fried with rosemary. It’s pretty difficult to make such a universal brunch staple as Eggs Benedict stand out, but I honestly cannot remember a better preparation. When you do go and have that brunch, be sure to avoid the Baked Eggs, which were a disappointment pretty much across the board. The eggs are cooked in a small cast iron skillet surrounded by beluga lentils into which has been added prosciutto sofrito, and the dish is topped with roasted tomatoes and labneh (strained yogurt). This sounds good in print, which is why I ordered it, but there were several problems. The least of which was the presentation; lentils are a difficult foodstuff to present well, and in this case the lentils ringing the central eggs had a dried-out, cookeddown appearance. The lentils’ appearance presaged their taste, which was bland despite the addition of the prosciutto. I cannot recall the last time I felt the need to reach for the

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The Lark Benedict features perfectly poached eggs. salt shaker in a restaurant, but I did in this case. By far the worst problem with the dish was the eggs, which were overcooked to the point that most of the yolk was dry and crumbly and the whites rubbery. All this is to say: don’t order the Baked Eggs unless you fear runny yolks and seasoning. There are much better things to be had on Lark’s menu. My favorite way to enjoy the Lark is the bar service during lunch. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including watching the staff in the open kitchen execute tickets, enjoying the revolving art displayed by local graphic designers on huge chalkboards

above the bar and along the walls of the dining area and engaging the bartender in a conversation about what’s inside the tiny whiskey barrels of aging alcohol and about other experiments the bar staff has been up to. Oh, and of course ordering a lunch Lark Martini, or as I like to say -Larktini, with my meal. The lunch menu is populated with a nice variety of apps, sandwiches, salads and entrees and is careful to include veggie options in each area. My personal lunch favorite is the Asparagus Tart entrée, partly because I’m an egg slut, but mostly because this is a well composed dish that doesn’t leave one feeling

sleepy during the afternoon. The pastry is a flaky phyllo dough in the shape of a rectangular bowl with the fromage blanc, gruyere, prosciutto, fried egg and asparagus goodness nested inside. Because silverware is provided, I use a fork and knife but think this would actually be more enjoyable eaten like a slice of pizza. In short, poached and fried – not baked. Lark on the Park 2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy Mon - Thur: 11 a.m. to Midnight Fri - Sat: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 214-855-5275 (LARK)

Kibble & Cocktails coming to Trinity Groves The third annual Kibble & Cocktails returns from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Hosted by Barking Hound Village, the fundraiser will be held at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at Kibble & Cocktails has raised more than $30,000 for local dog rescue groups in its first two years, which is something to bark about. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Voices of Justice program at DFW Rescue Me. Barking Hound Village owner Lisa Jones said, “We chose to focus this year’s Kibble & Cocktails around the Voices of Justice program because of the great work it does in educating future generations about how to treat animals properly and with compassion.” — From Staff Reports

'Lunch Hour' showing Thursday night By Robin D. Everson A screening of the newly-released documentary “Lunch Hour” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1 at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane. The documentary explores the history of National Food Programs in the US (how and why they were set up), the America’s National School Lunch Program and what is actually being spent on feeding children. It also tackles childhood obesity and food addictions. The information presented shows what schools, parents, authors, doctors, politicians, celebrities and chefs are doing to problem solve this issue and help save the children of America. Stars include Rachael Ray, Robin Quivers, Senator Kirsten Gillabrand, John Salley and Dr. Neal Barnard. After the film, James Costa, director of “Lunch Hour” will hold a Q&A with audience members. All attendees will receive a “Nutrition For Kids” booklet. Tickets are $11 each and can be purchased online only at


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Our Favorite Restaurants American – Homestyle Black-Eyed Pea 3857 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-4580 Bubba’s Cooks Country 617 Hillcrest ................... 214-373-6527 Char Bar 2026 Greenville Ave. ..... 214-826-8800 Asian – Japanese – Sushi Gui Korean & Japanese Bistro 2719 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-720-9229 Rice & Wheat Asian Cuisine We serve Pho, Thai & Sushi. No MSG. Vegan section available. Open: Mon-Sat: 11 am – 9 pm. Happy Hours: Mon-Sat: 4 – 7 pm… half-price sushi. 4906 Maple Ave. ........... 469-547-2614 WaiWai Kitchen – Sushi, Noodles 4315 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-520-8868 Sushi Zushi 3636 McKinney, #150 ... 214-522-7253 Bakery  Donuts  Ice Cream Einstein Bros. Bagels 3827 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-526-5221 Highland Park Soda Fountain 3229 Knox St. ................. 214-521-2126 Marble Slab Creamery 3001 Knox St., #103 ....... 214-219-0300 Mojo Donuts 6522 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-357-5154 Mustang Donuts 6601 Hillcrest Ave. ........ 214-363-4878 The Original Cupcakery 2222 McKinney, #230 .... 214-855-0003 Paciugo 3699 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-219-2665 Pokey O’s 3034 Mockingbird .......... 214-987-1200 Yummy Donuts 4355 Lovers Ln. ............. 214-520-7680 Bar-B-Q Aloha Hawaiian Barbecue 5601 Lemmon, A-1 ......... 214-521-8868 Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue 3125 Inwood Rd. ........... 214-350-9445 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2324 McKinney Ave. ..... 469-248-3149 2525 Wycliff, #130 ......... 214-780-0999 Katy Trail Ice House 3127 Routh St. ............... 214-468-0600 Peggy Sue Bar-B-Q 6600 Snider Plaza ......... 214-987-9188 Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que 1820 W. Mockingbird .... 214-352-2752 Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse 5519 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-351-2024 Breakfast and/or Lunch Bailey’s Cafe 2525 Inwood Rd., #123 . 214-350-9445 Crossroads Diner Delicious made-from-scratch comfort food for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy Melt-inyour mouth buttermilk pancakes, signature Sticky Buns, creamy Mac & Cheese, savory meatloaf, memorable Quiches, and so much more! Texas Monthly says, “Best Breakfast.” Open: Tue – Sun: 7 am – 2 pm. 8121 Walnut Hill ........... 214-346-3491

Two Sisters 3111-C Monticello .......... 214-526-1118 Burgers, Deli & Sandwiches Ball’s Hamburgers 4343 N.W. Hwy. ............. 214-352-2525 Burger House 6913 Hillcrest .................. 214-361-0370 Burger Island 4422-B Lemmon Ave. .... 214-443-0015 Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop 6112 Luther Ln. .............. 972-218-0961 Goff’s Hamburgers 6401 Hillcrest .................. 214-520-9133 Great American Hero 4001 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-521-2070 Hunky’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers 3930 Cedar Springs ....... 214-522-1212 Jake’s Hamburgers 2702 McKinney, #101 .... 214-754-8001 Jersey Mike’s Subs 3001 Knox St. ................. 214-520-7827 5301 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-350-7611 Ketchup Burger Bar 3028 N. Hall St, #179 .... 214-265-9911 McAlister’s Deli 4235 W. N.W. Hwy.......... 214-357-3354 Mooyah Burger 6713 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 214-987-2666 New York Sub 3411 Asbury Ave. ........... 214-522-1070 Smashburger 4235 W. NW Hwy, #100 . 972-220-1222 Snuffer’s 8411 Preston Rd, #112 . 214-265-9911 Subway 6935 Hillcrest .................. 214-444-9068 Village Burger – West Village 3699 McKinney .............. 214-443-9998 Cafeteria Highland Park Cafeteria 9540 Garland Rd, #300 .. 214-324-5000 Cajun Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 3520 Oak Lawn ............... 214-521-4700 Chinese Howard Wang’s China Grill 3223 Lemmon Ave. .........214-954-9558 4343 N.W. Hwy, #345 ......214-366-1606 Szechuan Chinese Rest. 4117 Lemmon Ave. ......... 214-521-6981 Coffee & Specialties Drip Coffee Co. 4343 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-599-7800 Oak Lawn Coffee 2720 Oak Lawn .............. 214-219-5511 Starbucks 4343 W. NW Hwy. .......... 214-654-0704 Eclectic Angela’s Cafe 7979 Inwood Rd. ............ 214-904-8122 Breadwinners 5560 W. Lovers, #260 ... 214-351-3339 Buzzbrews 4334 Lemmon Ave. ........ 972-521-4334

Café Brazil 6420 N. Central Exwy. .. 214-691-7791 Café Express 3230 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-965-0033 5600 W. Lovers, #109 ... 214-352-2211 Dick’s Last Resort 2211 N. Lamar, #100 ..... 214-747-0001 Dish 4123 Cedar Springs ...... 214-522-3474 Eden Rest. & Pastries 4416 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 972-267-3336 Good Eats 3888 Oak Lawn .............. 214-522-2387 Hooters 2201 N. Lamar ............... 214-979-9464 Pop Diner 3600 McKinney .............. 214-599-8980 Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen 6130 Luther Ln. .............. 214-890-1103 Stoneleigh P Since 1973, Stoneleigh P has been a hangout for nonconformists, a bar with real food, a place where people meet to talk, where guys & gals feel comfortable. Plus, The P has one of Dallas’ best patios. Famous for their magazine stand, the P has plenty of TV’s, a great juke box & pool, too. Open daily: 11 am - 2 am. 2926 Maple Ave. ........... 214-871-2346 Ethiopian Dallul 2515 Inwood Rd, #117 .. 214-353-0805 French La Madeleine Country French Cafe 3606 Lemmon, #110 ..... 214-521-0183 Rise No 1 Salon de Souffle 5360 W. Lovers, #220 ... 214-366-9900 German Kuby’s Sausage House 6601 Snider Plaza ......... 214-363-2231 Indian Masala Wok 6106 Luther Ln. .............. 469-232-9390 Irish Pub Black Friar 2621 McKinney, Ste A ... 214-953-0599 Renfield’s Corner 2603-A Routh St. ........... 214-397-0300 Italian & Pizza California Pizza Kitchen 8411 Preston Rd. ........... 214-750-7067 Campisi’s Egyptian Restaurant 5610 E. Mockingbird ...... 214-827-0355 Farnatchi Pizza & Wine 3001 Knox St. ................ 214-219-7200 Italia Express 4000 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-3300 Holy Ravioli 4446 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-696-3993 La Gourmet Pizza 2709 McKinney .............. 214-981-9337 Lover’s Pizza & Pasta Grill 5605 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-353-0509 Mimi’s Pizzeria 6807 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 972-215-7290

Neo Pizza Napoletana by Olivella’s 2340 Victory Park Ln. .... 214-522-9898 Penne Pomodoro 6815 Snider Plaza ......... 214-373-9911 Rocco’s Uptown Pizza & Pasta 2717 Howell St. ............. 214-871-9207 Sal’s Pizza Rest. 2525 Wycliff ................... 214-522-1828 Villa-O Rest. 4514 Travis, #132 ......... 214-707-3848 Zini’s Pizzeria 4001 Cedar Springs ...... 214-599-2600 Latin American La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio 4264 Oak Lawn Ave.. ..... 214-520-6888 Zaguan Latin Cafe 2604 Oak Lawn Ave.. ..... 214-219-8393 Meals To Go My Fit Foods 6100 Luther Ln. ............. 214-360-7569 6403 Hillcrest ................. 214-520-6878 Short Stop – Food To Go 6918 Snider Plaza .......... 214-360-0311 Mediterranean Baboush 3636 McKinney, #160 .... 214-559-0707 Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill 3001 Knox St., #110 ..... 214-528-1800 Zoe’s Kitchen 6800 Snider Plaza ......... 214-987-1020 Mexican & Tex-Mex Campuzano Mexican Food New Oak Lawn spot. A "phenomenal" hangout w/ open air bar seating, intimate patio. Great food made fresh daily. TexMex favorites with a few twists to satisfy your cravings. Solid bar with the drinks you’re looking for. Brunch: Sat-Sun with bottomless Mimosas! Wi-Fi and charging ports! Open: Sun-Th: 11-10; F-Sat: 11-11. 2618 Oak Lawn ............ 214-526-0100 Chiladas 4448 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-365-9900 El Fenix 5622 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-521-5166 6811 W. NW Hwy. ......... 214-363-5279 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 4740 W. Mockingbird .... 214-352-8226 Grandpa Tony’s 3130 W. Mockingbird .... 214-352-4889 Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano 4912 Cole Ave. .............. 214-521-4211 Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex 3521 Oak Grove Ave. ... 214-252-1616 Mario’s Mexican & Salvadorian Rest. 5404 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-599-9744 Ojeda’s Mexican Rest. 4617 Maple Ave. ........... 214-528-8383 Qdoba Mexican Grill 5617 W. Lovers, #128 ... 214-352-2277 Rafa’s Café Mexicano 5617 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-357-2080 Middle Eastern Café Istanbul 5450 W. Lovers, #222 ... 214-902-0919 Food From Galilee 6710 Snider Plaza ......... 214-750-0330

Organic – Natural Southpaw’s Organic Grill 3227 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-754-0100 6009 Berkshire Ln. ......... 214-987-0351 New American Barter Rest. & Bar 3232 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-969-6898 City Café 5757 W. Lovers Ln. ......... 214-351-3367 House 34 Rest. & Bar 3403 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-774-9034 The Standard Pour 2900 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-935-1370 Pubs, Bars and Taverns Big Al’s McKinney Ave. Tavern 2907 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-969-1984 British Beverage Co. 2800 Routh ST., #115 ... 214-922-8220 The Corner Bar & Grill 4830 McKinney .............. 214-219-8002 The Idle Rich Pub 2614 McKinney .............. 214-965-9926 Kung Fu Saloon 2911 Routh St. ............... 214-730-0283 The Loon Bar & Grill 3531 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-559-3059 Nickel and Rye 2523 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-389-2120 The Pooch Patio 3811 Fairmont ................ 214-252-1550 6th Street Bar / Uptown 3005 Routh St. ............... 214-965-0962 Snookie’s Bar & Grill 3604 Oak Lawn. .............. 214-521-1068 Time Out Tavern 5101 W. Lovers Ln. ......... 214-956-9522 The Union Bear 3699 McKinney, #C306 .. 214-245-5330 Uptown Pub & Grill 3605 McKinney .............. 214-522-5100 Windmill Lounge 5320 Maple Ave. ............. 214-443-7818 Seafood Dive-Dallas Coastal Cuisine 3404 Rankin St. .............. 214-891-1700 Hook, Line & Sinker 3103 Lemmon Ave. ........ 214-965-0707 Shell Shack Uptown 2916 McKinney Ave. ...... 877-434-1411 TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill 4212 Oak Lawn .............. 214-219-3474

Three Sheets Uptown 2908 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-298-3836 Steaks Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar 2626 Howell St. .............. 214-754-4949 Dunston’s Steak House 5423 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-352-8320 Texas Land & Cattle Co. 3130 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-526-4664 Thai CrushCraft Thai Street Eats 2800 Routh St., #150 ..... 972-677-7038 Naga Thai Kitchen & Bar 665 High Market St. ....... 214-953-0023 Vegetarian Be Raw Food & Juice 6005 Berkshire Ln. ........ 214-234-0106 Cosmic Cafe 2912 Oak Lawn .............. 214-521-6157 Vietnamese Pho Envy Vietnamese Bistro 8611 Hillcrest, #190 ....... 214-987-1468 Wine Bar Chocolate Secrets 3926 Oak Lawn .............. 214-252-9801 Cork 3636 McKinney, #170 ... 214-780-0373 Max’s Wine Dive 3600 McKinney, #101 .. 214-559-DIVE Two Corks & a Bottle – Quadrangle 2800 Routh St., #140 .... 214-871-9463 Vino 100 2909 McKinney Ave. ... 214-969-WINE Yogurt, Smoothies & Juices The Juice Bar 5560 W. Lovers, #244 .... 214-244-3270 I Heart Yogurt 5450 W. Lovers, #143 6305 Hillcrest Ave. Roots Juices 3527 Oak Lawn .............. 888-666-0290 Tasti D-Lite / Planet Smoothie 8611 Hillcrest, #185 ....... 214-750-4810 Smoothie Factory 2817 Howell, #210 ......... 214-954-0900

Spanish Café Madrid 4501 Travis St. ............... 214-528-1731 Sports Bar & Restaurant Christie’s Sports Bar & Grill 2811 McKinney, #22 ..... 214-954-1511 Milo Butterfingers Dallas’ favorite sports bar & grill for more than 40 years. Taking care of our guests with great bar food, cold beer, cocktails, foosball, darts, video games, pool & more than 15 Large HD screens. Located near corner of Greenville Ave. & SMU Blvd. Open daily: 11 am – 2 am. 5645 SMU Blvd. ........... 214-368-9212

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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For this fly fisherman, a creek runs through it

By David Mullen For 27-year-old Jeremy Lillard, fishing is more than a hobby. It is an obsession, accomplished in the most unconventional location. Lillard catches bass in Turtle Creek. Since he started fly fishing with his father as a 6-year-old growing up in Ft. Smith, Ark., Lillard became addicted to fishing even if he currently practices his

pastime in Uptown Dallas. He has found a fisherman’s paradise at Turtle Creek Boulevard and -“don’t reveal the cross street! It took me years to find this place!” In the silhouette of high rise living and the bustle of rush hour traffic, Lillard fly fishes on mornings and afternoons whenever he can at his spot near downtown Dallas. And he does so with a great deal of success. “I tell people that I could sit on the couch watching

TV for 30 minutes or do 30 minutes of fly fishing,” Lillard said. “I like to fish.” “If you want to be an angler,” Lillard said, “you have to find your own spot. I fished for five years down here before I learned how to catch them.” He likes to fish from a shadow and looks for spawning areas. “I sight fish,” Lillard said. “The fish are very active because they are spawning and protecting their territory.” Lillard, a licensed fisherman, know all of the nuances. He sees a group of spawns and knows that “Baby

Momma” is nearby. A catch and release fisherman, he chastises conventional fisherman who keep their fish. “Some guy from Frisco was catching them and sending them back to Louisiana,” Lillard said. “I ran him out of here. Most people down here conventionally fish,” Lillard said. “I like to fly fish.” He fishes with a Clower Minnow – an artificial fly - on his line. “They like the brighter colors,” Lillard said, identifying his vibrant orange lure that attracts his prey. The salesman parks his Audi in a secluded spot near

his favorite fishing hole, pulls a tube from the trunk that contains his rod and is fishing in less than a minute. Within 10 minutes, he has caught a healthy bass. “That, Mr. Dave, is how you catch a bass!” Lillard said. “An overcast day is the best day to fish,” Liilard said. “It’s harder to fish in the summer. The fish are not spawning. Good fishing is determined by water condition, water temperature and water clarity.” Spring is a perfect time to fish, as long as a brief rainstorm hasn’t muddied the water. “I like the shadow,”

Lillard says, where the fish can’t see him. “They are smart. After you release them, they’ll come back after a while.” While walking, jogging and picnicking remains popular at Turtle Creek, fishing is still a rarity. Signs posted by local authorities’ state that there is “No fishing from the bridge.” Lillard fishes from the creekside. “It’s what I do,” Lillard said. “I bring people down here and show them how to fish. This is the best hobby I have ever picked up, I don’t see leaving it.”

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Jeremy Lillard, a 27-year-old catch and release fisherman, finds Turtle Creek to be an ideal location for his obsession.



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Five ways to increase 'T' naturally By Rob Lord

shades and cover all lightemitting diodes with black electrical tape. Testosterone supplemenReduce stress. Now tation is all the rage these this is certainly easier said days. Clinics are sprouting up than done, across the metrobut there are plex that test your a few simple levels of “T” and things that then prescribe all of us can testosterone supdo to reduce plementation. We stress and be used to call this more produc“taking steroids” tive. Start by or being “juiced,” writing down but now it’s just everything standard medical treatment for Rob Lord on your mental to-do list. aging like takAs simple as ing cholesterol or it sounds, when you get the blood pressure medicines. checklist out of your head and Don’t let the relabeling fool on paper, you are instantly you; taking steroids can have less stressed. serious side effects, even if Plan your work week taken in low doses. over the weekend and lay out There are some simple your clothes for the next day ways to boost your natural the night before. testosterone production. So Lift heavy weights. before you tell your doctor Heavy is a relative term but that you need to start taking the basic logic applies to all steroids, aka “testosterone relevels of strength. Lifting placement therapy,” give these weights make you stronger. five tricks a try. Sleep at least eight hours Keep a record of what you can do and try to improve. Again, per night. Sleep is the key to healthy hormones for most of it sounds simple, but most people don’t do it. Stick to us. We stay up late on weekthe basics, like squats, bench ends and get up early for work. There is no consistency. presses, dead lifts and chinups. Learn the proper form If you really want to up then see what you can do for your testosterone naturally, go to bed early enough so that three to five reps. When you you don’t need an alarm clock can use the same weight for three sets of 15, increase the to wake you up for work. Make sure that your bedroom weight. Eat more fat. Almost all is very dark. Get black-out

fad diets have one common element: eliminate the sugar! The more you reduce simple carbs and replace them with healthy fats, the more your testosterone will rise and the better you will feel. Try starting the day with organic pasture raised eggs, including the yolk. Then have some avocado in your salad at lunch. For dinner, eat some grass-fed beef or salmon. Drink more water. Staying hydrated and weight training are proven to lead to increases in cortisol and decreased testosterone. Cortisol is a stress hormone that prevents the growth of muscle. Most men need at least a gallon of water per day. Sometimes more, depending on the weather and the amount you sweat. In addition to drinking lots of water, the less coffee and alcohol the better. Coffee will elevate your cortisol and disturb your sleep. Alcohol is also shown to decrease testosterone. Be a real man and take the steps needed to fix your testosterone. It will take discipline, but it is well worth it. You’ll be less stressed, have tons of energy, less body fat and bigger muscles. Rob Lord is the owner of The Alpha Project, a high performance personal training studio on the Katy Trail. Contact Rob at

What’s new? Tom Jones plays the Granada It’s unusual to see Tom Jones play in a small neighborhood theater, but the 73-year-old Welshman noted for hits like “What’s New Pussycat,” “She’s a Lady,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Delilah” and “It’s Not Unusual” will be performing at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. on Saturday, May 3. The legendary singer’s show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $75. — David Mullen/Photo courtesy of the Granada Theater

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Equest mini-ambassador Tex, hostess Jan Miller, Equest miniambassador Sugar and host Jeff Rich.

Equest hosts 'Hats & Horses' From Staff Reports Equest, an internationally recognized therapeutic riding center for children and adults with all types of disabilities and learning differences, is hosting “Hats & Horses: A Texas Derby Day Soirée,” held on Saturday afternoon, May 3. This will be the inaugural event at the Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road, the future home of Equest’s second location. “Miracles happen every day at Equest,” Susan Schwartz, co-founder of Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, said. “We have riders whose doctors said would never have arm movement and would need 24-hour assistance. Through equine therapy, they are brushing their teeth and

combing their hair — things that doctors never thought possible. Our focus is on what our riders can do, not what they can’t do.” Guests will enjoy an afternoon of activities including cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and the much-anticipated riding demonstrations by Equest clients and their horses, offering a glimpse into the incredible bond between rider and horse. The Kentucky Derby will be simulcast at 5:20 p.m., and “Texas Derby” attire, including derby hats and boots, is encouraged for all guests, and a prize will be awarded for best hat. Individual tickets with open seating are $200 each. For reserved seating and sponsorship packages, contact triplecrown@equest. org or call Pat Robbins at 972-412-1099.


RALPh AUSTIN JEwELERS We cordially invite you to come and see our remodeled store. we provide jewelry and watch repair as well as do custom designs for that someone special. we also replace batteries, restring beads, and do written appraisals upon request. we buy your old gold. we look forward to seeing you and hope you enjoy our new remodeled store. Ralph Austin Jewelers hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 12 PM 1905 Skillman St. Dallas, TX. 75206 • 214-827-3371


Dallas’ newest antiques and art gallery invites you to stop by and browse over 60 booths of Mid-Century Modern, Urban Contemporary, Industrial, Primitive, Shabby Chic furniture and a great selection of original art, photographs and sculpture. Check out the wonderful selection of rugs, lamps, smalls and a large number of African and American large game head mounts. Located at the end of Market Center Blvd. at harry hines, directly behind the holiday Inn hotel. 2023 Lucas Dr. Dallas, Tx 75219 214-559-9806 Mon-Fri: 10-6 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 12-5

RANDOM COBBLESTONE ShOE hOSPITAL Serving Dallas and the White Rock area for more than 25 years! Across from Mockingbird Station or on Lemmon Ave. near Wycliff Ave. Let us evaluate your items and give you an honest response as to when you should repair or not. we repair: boots, shoes, belts, purses, luggage, etc. hours M-F 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. SAT 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 5340 E. Mockingbird Lane hours M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. SAT 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4325 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75219 214-824-7463

Gifts – Greetings – Vintage Featuring a wide selection of unique gifts and artisan-made treasures. Random is the little shop with a BIG personality. Owned & operated by Mark and Shelley hearne and their daughter India, Random offers an array of unique and unexpected gift and home decor items. we promise never to offer anything in our store or on our website that we would not cherish and use in our own home. Our mission is to make Random your new favorite place to shop! Hillside Village l 6465 E. Mockingbird Ln., #366, 75214 214.827.9499 l Mon - Sat: 10 ‘til 6 ... Sunday: 12 ‘til 5.

can be a house of horrors. “The first serious heartbreak was 1969,” Murphy said. “In first place for what seemed like all year and then we lost 17 out of the last 25 games. While we were losing, the Mets were winning. The misery. It was tough to put on my Cub hat for a while.” Wrigley still has a manually-operated scoreboard in center field. It still has smelly bathrooms. But things really changed a quarter century ago. “We got the lights in 1988. This was going to make a huge difference for our guys. Less day games in the sweltering Chicago summers,” Murphy said. The Cubs would make the playoffs just five times in the next 26 years. They have not been to the World Series since 1945. America’s favorite losers occupy last place today. “Living in Dallas, I don’t get to Wrigley much anymore,” Murphy said. “Went to a couple of games two years ago and the whole vibe has changed there. People aren’t really there for the ball game. They're mostly there for the social scene, to sit outside and catch some rays and drink beer. Which, considering the way the Cubs have let us down over the years; it might be the proper approach.” Happy 100th birthday Wrigley Field. Win, or mainly lose, you can’t beat fun at the old ballpark.

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Prescription eyewear & sunglasses since 1981! Tom Barrett Optical has been providing outstanding eyewear for more than 30 years. The latest designer frames along with the classics of yesterday make Tom Barrett Optical the premier source for eyeglasses in the Metroplex. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to help you create that “just right look”, with the finest quality products. From specialty eyewear for sports, sophisticated sunglasses for the convertible to stylish frames for everyday wear, Tom Barrett Optical should be your next destination for style, fashion and the quality in eyewear you’ve come to expect. 5500 Greenville Ave., suite 222 in Old Town Mon-Fri: 10 - 6; Sat: 10 - 4; closed Sun. & Holidays 214-368-0170 •


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APRIL 25 - MAY 1, 2014



Jude Law burns up the screen as 'Dom Hemingway' By Chic DiCiccio Jude Law is a very polarizing actor. While talented and charming, there are people who simply despise him and refuse to give him a shot. Law is like an acting version of Coldplay; you either love him or you hate him. There is little in between. The main reason people don’t care for Law is because he seems to always be a slick, smooth talking charmer who works his way out of a jam with ease simply because of his good looks. In “Dom Hemingway,” Law abandons all vanity. In fact, Law’s Dom Hemingway is one of the most obnoxious, foul mouthed, disgusting characters ever put on film. But try not to adore him. While the character Dom Hemingway is a blast to watch, the movie “Dom Hemingway” doesn’t really go anywhere. The story itself is pretty simple. Dom (played by Law) is released from prison after a 12-year sentence. After leaving prison, his first order of business involves the assault of a man for a fairly insane reason and then Dom proceeds to get loaded with his best friend, Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant). Dom does all this before speaking with his estranged daughter, Evelyn (Emilia Clarke). Needless to say, Dom does not prioritize very well. The reason that Dom is in prison is never truly found out, but it becomes clear that he could have avoided prison time if he had rolled over

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on a lunatic mob boss, Ivan Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a few nights of debauchery, Dom and Dickie are invited to Mr. Fontaine’s French villa where Dom expects to be handsomely rewarded for his loyalty. There’s not much more to it. “Dom Hemingway” is nothing more than a series of events that allow Law to showcase the wonderfully abrasive character that is Dom Hemingway. There are some basic plot advancements, but it’s done more to put Dom in horrible situations as opposed to moving from point A to point B. The director and screenwriter, Richard Shepard, is very familiar with this type of material. He also wrote the very underrated “The Matador,” which featured Pierce Brosnan in a similarly slimy, yet likable role. There are some very clever scenes that show off Shepard’s direction, but the real gold is the

dialogue. Shepard uses curse words very much like David Mamet in that they become poetic when used. But Shepard seems to know what works for him and he focuses solely on those things. He creeps up on a few seemingly heartfelt moments he immediately tears down with Dom’s abrasiveness.


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clothes seemingly never, ever fit. Throw in a horrible crown on one of his incisors and any and all glamour and good looks are gone. Once you get over the overall appearance of Law, he speaks. Then he keeps speaking. Then he speaks more. He repeatedly refers to himself in third person. He verbally abuses everyone, but because his insults are so perfectly funny, it makes it all seem harmless when in fact, Dom is a violent maniac. “Dom Hemingway” won’t make much noise at the box office, and it’s not the type of indie movie that will win a boatload of awards. It is a movie that moves by very quickly and seems shorter than its already short 93-minute run time. It is solely worth watching if only for Jude Law’s amazing performance in which he seems to revel in destroying the Jude Law most audiences are used to seeing.

'The African Queen' floats again The 1951 film “The African Queen” will be afloat again at Dallas’ Magnolia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. This “Reel Classic” is the latest offering in the Magnolia’s continuing “Big Movie” every Tuesday Night. Directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, “The African Queen” follows the adventure of a spinster missionary (Hepburn) as she escapes a Central African mission during the hectic days of WWI. Her only mode of transportation is an antiquated boat piloted by less-than-holy Bogart. Their expedition through the troubled waters, trying to avoid capture, is vividly directed by Huston. All three were nominated for Oscars, with Bogart taking home the only Academy Award in his career for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut. “The Big Movie” at the Magnolia Theatre continues in the following weeks with “Sunset Boulevard,” “The French Connection,” “Giant,” “The Public Enemy,” “Jaws," “What's Up Doc?,” “Cabaret” and “Soylent Green” ending this series in June. For more information, sign on to The Magnolia Theatre is located at 3699 McKinney Ave, in the West Village. — Ken Freehill/Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures


Shepard doesn’t let the movie go full Hollywood and wrap everything up with a cute little bow. There isn’t any indication that things are going to eventually take a sudden positive turn for Dom, which would only make the movie seem cheap and going for an easy ending.

There are several brilliant performances in this movie and, considering it’s a dialogue heavy movie, it needs it. Richard E. Grant gets to be the straight man for almost all of Dom’s crazed, manic rants and his timing and reactions are impeccable. Grant is part of one of the funniest sight gags in recent movie history, and his shock and outrage during it are riotous. For about the first five minutes of “Dom Hemingway,” Jude Law delivers an impassioned soliloquy. The subject of his tale would be Dom’s private parts. It is half insanity and half genius. It is also just the beginning of the bombastic screen explosion that Law delivers. This is a career defining and perhaps altering performance for Law. Everything about Dom Hemingway abandons the typecast predictability that Law usually brings to a movie. His hairline is brutally revealing, his gut is paunchy, and his

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APRIL 25 - MAY 1, 2014

Katy Trail Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 10  

A look at area news in and around the Katy Trail in Dallas for the week of April 25 - May 1.

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