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Indoor arena football team, competitors in Champions Indoor Football League, include football stand-outs, gridiron gals, and energetic entertainment for whole family 

 Get ready, as the Marshal is back in town – and he’s got a lock on family-friendly entertainment.  Kicking off  Saturday, March 4 at Mesquite Arena for their first regular season game is the action-packed season for the Dallas Marshals indoor football team, who compete in the Southern Division of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League. On March 4, the Dallas Marshals take on the Centex Cavalry at 7:05 p.m. for their regular season opener.  The Marshals played one exhibition game on February 18 against the Arlington Longhorns and won 62-6.

The Dallas Marshals have ushered in a football revolution into North Texas, where the thrill of professional football can be had during any climate because of the indoor play. Fans can cheer on the Marshals in 13 regular-season games, seven of which will be played at home in Mesquite Arena, and -- hopefully -- in three divisional play-off, southern championships and national championship games. The CIF league's season runs until June, when the CIF Champions Bowl will be held to determine the national winning team.

The all-star Dallas Marshals team includes professional athletic stand-outs from North Texas high schools, and college and NFL teams across the country, including:

·       Wide Receiver Cordell Roberson – 6’4”, 215 lbs, Stephen F. Austin University, played for the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns NFL teams

·        Wide Receiver Desmond Roland – 6’1”, 190 lbs, Oklahoma State University, played for the Dallas Cowboys NFL team, lead the Big 12 Conference in Rushing Touchdowns (OSU)

·       Defensive Back Ladarrel McNeil – 6’1”, 208 lbs, All ACC and four-year starter at University of Tennessee

·       Quarterback Kolton Browning – 6’3”, 210 lbs, All-time leading passer at University of Louisiana Monroe – originally from Mabank

·       Defensive Back Joe Powell – 6’1”, 185 lbs, All-Conference at University of Oklahoma

Arena football is an exciting, fresh sport for fans of the gridiron. CIF league rules specify that the game is played on a field 50 yards long by 28 yards wide, with end zones eight yards deep.  Goal posts are ten feet wide and ten feet off the ground, typically suspended from the ceiling.  Each team can have eight players on the field at a time, and up to 25 active players for each game. The game is played in four quarters of 15 minutes each. The clock does not stop for incomplete passes, out-of-bounds plays or first downs, unless it's within the final 90 seconds of either half -- making for an action-packed, fun and high-energy game.

"It’s hard to beat this kind of fast-paced excitement," said Doug Bland, general manager of the Dallas Marshals. "The talent that’s on the field is some of the best in the nation – but the difference is that the fans can get up close and personal with these stars of the gridiron, and enjoy bringing their families to this indoor, air-conditioned arena with plenty for kids to do. This is how football should be played!”

To complement the fast-paced energy on the field, there is plenty of activity for the whole family before, during and after the game. The Dallas Darling Deputies, a professional cheerleading organization whose alumni have gone on to become Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Stars Ice Girls and Mavs dancers, entertain the crowd with their synchronized dancing fun. 

At halftime, enjoy a performance from the new Dallas Mass Band, a community band made up of 300 young people from schools all over Dallas County, including: Lincoln, Cedar Hill, Kimball, Pinkston, Wilmer Hutchins, Skyline, Sunset and Woodrow Wilson high schools.  The young students who make up the Dallas Mass Band volunteer their time for the love of music and performance, and to provide amazing entertainment to the fans of the Dallas Marshals.

In addition to the music and dancing, kids can enjoy inflatables and games around the arena to test their own sports skills or simply run off some energy. After the game, the whole family is invited down onto the field to take selfies with football celebs and get some autographs. The indoor football experience is something for the whole family, as it combines the fast-paced nature of football with a comfortable indoor environment, family-friendly ticket pricing, and entertainment.

Tickets are $12-25, and are available at the door, by calling 972-285-8777, or online at Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Resistol-Arena-tickets-Mesquite/venue/98323?brand=mesquiterodeo.

See the complete schedule, roster of players and videos of the Dallas Marshals Darling Deputies on the team's website at www.dallasmarshals.com.

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Fall event perfect for little "ghouls and boys"; includes plenty of family fun & food your little ones will be "goblin" down 
 
 It's going to be Madness!  The Moss Haven Madness Carnival Presented by Mathnasium Lake Highlands, everyone's favorite fall family event, is back on Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. with an event that will have your little superheroes and fairy princesses jumping for joy.
The Moss Haven Madness Carnival will take place at Moss Haven Elementary, 9202 Moss Farm Lane in Dallas. Everyone is invited (and encouraged to wear costumes!) to this event, which raises funds for the Moss Haven Elementary School PTA to support a variety of school initiatives. The event is open to all families, not just those attending the school.
 
"Moss Haven Madness is a favorite Lake Highlands tradition that people all over the Dallas area come to enjoy," said Jill Schuler, PTA volunteer and co-chair of Moss Haven Madness. "It's the kind of unforgettable family fun that we loved when we were kids!  All families are welcome to come and join the fun."
 
The highly-anticipated event -- which takes place at Moss Haven Elementary but is open to anyone and everyone -- features kid-friendly games, activities, food and more that make for a great family outing. Activities will include a bounce house, obstacle courses, inflatable slides, a zip line, giant twister game, robo surfing and a child-appropriate haunted house. Kids can try their hand at fun carnival games including a cake walk, hockey slap, putt-putt and more. Families can jam to the sounds of a DJ, and kids will enjoy candy and mystery grab bags full of trinkets and treasures.  
 
The all inclusive wristband will be available for purchase at the entry for $25 per student and $10 for preschool ages includes all games, inflatables, snowcones and popcorn.  
 
For more information about the event, or to purchase raffle tickets (to win $500  in Northpark Gold sponsored by Nathan Grace Pick A Perch) contact Jill Schuler at jillgschuler@sbcglobal.net.
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DermOne Dermatology Centers Welcomes New Providers to Mesquite

Board-certified dermatologist and dedicated PA to see patients for all skin issues

 

MESQUITE, TX– DermOne Dermatology Centers is pleased to welcome two new providers to its Mesquite office, one of five convenient dermatology centers the growing brand has in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Abraham Kuruvilla, M.D., Ph.D., and Heather Capps, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C., are joining the Mesquite practice, offering patients their expertise and skill. Dr. Kuruvilla begins seeing patients at DermOne in Mesquite on Aug. 3, and Heather Capps will begin seeing patients on Aug. 10.

 

"Finding the right skill and personality fit for our offices as we grow is of paramount importance," said Heather Helle, CEO of DermOne Dermatology Centers. "I am confident that these providers will provide the best care possible to patients in Mesquite, a very important and growing population for DermOne."

 

Dr. Kuruvilla is a board-certified dermatologist who will treat patients with a wide variety of skin conditions and diseases, including inflammatory conditions, infections, aging-related issues, skin cancers, auto-immune disorders and more. Known for his signature bowtie and a caring manner, Dr. Kuruvilla couples a patient-centered approach with the latest therapies and research to help his patients. He received his degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Kerala in Trivandrum, India, before earning a doctorate in immunology from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Kuruvilla also holds a master's in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and a doctorate in hermeneutics from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Texas Medical Association.

 

Heather Capps, physician assistant, will also treat all medical dermatologic conditions in her new post at DermOne in Mesquite.  A self-described "team player," Capps enjoys listening to her patients, guiding and supporting them, to improve their skin’s health. Capps earned a master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), where she was a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society, PA Studies Program Ambassador, and was named to the Dean's List. Capps was honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Pediatrics Award from UNTHSC. She also earned a secondary education certification and a bachelor's degree in English from Southern Methodist University, which she used as an English teacher and head ladies' soccer coach at Mesquite ISD's Horn High School before studying to become a PA.

 

To book an appointment with a provider in the DermOne Dermatology Center in Mesquite, please call 888-881-1626. DermOne Dermatology Center is located at 2856 N. Galloway Ave. in Mesquite.

 

About DermOne Dermatology Centers:

DermOne is a leading provider of comprehensive dermatology services through a fast-growing network of neighborhood skin care centers. DermOne offers more  providers, more services and more locations, and accepts most major insurance plans. By combining quality, individualized treatment with great service and compassionate care, DermOne strives to ensure the best experience possible for each patient. As DermOne continues to grow, it looks forward to bringing its unique skin care approach to more individuals and neighborhoods across the country – ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality dermatology care. DermOne, based in Toms River, NJ, is made up of more than 35 locations across the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.  DermOne has five offices in the DFW Metroplex, located in Arlington, Irving, Mesquite, Waxahachie and its signature office in Grand Prairie. Read more about DermOne at www.dermone.com. Socialize with DermOne via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dermonedermatologycenters and www.Twitter.com/DermOnePCU

 

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Taste of Dallas Cooler than Ever in 2015

North Texas's largest tasting event moves to June, adds BBQ cooking competition and high-end tasting experience

 

 Back by popular foodie demand is North Texas's largest event dedicated to all things food -- and this time, it's even cooler.  Taste of Dallas presented by Ford is back this summer -- now June 12-14th -- to satisfy the thousands of hungry tasters who love to stroll Dallas's Fair Park and taste from restaurants all over North Texas.

"The foodies demanded it, and we delivered," said Billy McEntee, owner of Taste of Dallas. “This year, the tastings will be hotter than the weather, and sure to spice up an already fun-filled weekend at Taste of Dallas."

Taste of Dallas is home to some of the best brisket, ribs, and chicken BBQ in the region. In true Taste of Dallas style, the event's participating BBQ pitmasters will battle it out over three days in the $25,000 BBQ Battle Royale to see who is the king of the BBQ ring. You won't want to miss this.

Also new for this year is a high-end tasting experience within Taste of Dallas called Taste the Difference, which celebrates and elevates the art of the meal.  A separately ticketed event for 21 and up only, this fantastic foodie experience produced by culinarian Scott Jones is a four-hour culinary tour for your tastebuds through the best restaurants in North Texas, all within the Centennial Building at Fair Park.  Complete with wine, beer and spirits tastings, chef demonstrations and mixology madness, this is an experience to remember and one that will benefit several worthwhile charities, including the American Heart Association.  

The heart of Taste of Dallas is the food.  Restaurants on the Esplanade will feature tastings from their menu for only $1-$4. There is no better way than Taste of Dallas to taste cuisine from more than 50 of Dallas’s best restaurants: with no entrée more than $4, participants have the opportunity to savor plenty of different tastes without breaking the bank.  Many restaurants will also be offering heart-healthy options. Attendees can taste from restaurants including Texas de Brazil, Lockhart Smokehouse and much more.

 

To add even more weekend fun to your plate, peruse the culinary marketplace, check out new barbeque products and equipment, meet with health and wellness exhibitors, join the DJ party at the Ford Main Stage, let your inner child loose in The Sweet Factory, bounce and play in the Kid's zone, and enjoy the area's best food trucks all in one place at Taste Curbside. With plenty for kids and adults alike, this is an event to entertain the whole family.

 

Taste of Dallas supports the work of the American Heart Association, Taste of Dallas’s official non-profit partner.  American Heart Association will offer free screenings, family-friendly entertainment, and heart-healthy education at the event.

 

The 29th Annual Taste of Dallas Presented by Ford is Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, 2015, , in Dallas’s Fair Park. Parking is available for purchase in Fair Park, or attendees can ride the DART Green Line to Fair Park Station, which stops right at the front entrance to the event.  Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Tickets are $11 per person at the gate (or $8 per ticket at Walgreen’s, which go on sale May 12).  Children 10 and under are FREE with an accompanying parent.

To receive more information, please visit www.tasteofdallas.org or call 972-587-6090. Get presale discounts by becoming a Taste of Dallas Taste Bud for free by signing up on the site under the “Promotions” tab.  Get all the latest news and Taste happenings by becoming a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tasteofdallas.org.

 

Interested in participating in Taste of Dallas as a sponsor, exhibitor, or restaurant? Please see appropriate contact info found on tasteofdallas.org by clicking “Contact Us.”

 

JUST THE FACTS:

 

WHAT:                     29th Annual Taste of Dallas presented by Ford

WHERE:                  Dallas’ Fair Park (1200 S. Second Ave, Dallas, TX 75210)

                                    Parking is available at Fair Park, or attendees can ride the DART to Fair Park Station

WHEN:                    Friday through Sunday, June 12-14

HOURS:                   5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday

TICKETS:                 One-day admission is $11 per person at the gate, or $8 per ticket at Walgreen's. Kids 10 and under are FREE with accompanying parent or guardian. [Please note: Taste the Difference VIP Indoor Tasting Experience is a separately ticketed event for 21 and up only.]

MORE INFO:         Available via the website, www.tasteofdallas.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteofdallas.org, or via phone at 972-587-6090.

 

                                    Interested in participating in Taste of Dallas as a sponsor, exhibitor, or restaurant?     Please see appropriate contact info found on tasteofdallas.org by clicking “Contact Us.”

 

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Sweet 16 Birthday Week Special: $16 for 2 Dozen Cookies; Started With Two UT Undergrads Baking for Their Friends; Grown to 16 Stores Across Texas
 
Dallas, TX  – Tiff’s Treats, the much loved, Austin-based, baked-to-order, warm-delivery cookie company today celebrates 16 years in business. For its birthday week, now through January 25th, and to celebrate 16 years, Tiff’s Treats has a special offer, just $16 for two-dozen warm cookies.  This birthday offer is valid at every Tiff’s Treats location, for delivery or pick up, online only; enter code “SWEET16.” Delivery fees are separate.  In its 16 year history, Tiff’s Treats has grown to 16 stores across Texas, and has baked and served over 50 million cookies.
 
“We never once imagined what Tiff’s Treats would grow into when we first started,” said Tiffany Chen, Tiff’s Treats co-founder.  “We are so proud of what we’ve accomplished, and the type of business we’ve built, only possible with an amazing team of colleagues and customers who love our brand and support us.   This 16 year mark is a perfect time to pause and be so thankful to so many.”
 
Founded in 1999, Tiff’s Treats started out of a college apartment with two friends baking cookies at the University of Texas to help fellow students get through exams.  This past November, Tiff’s Treats opened its 16th location in Texas and its 1st location in San Antonio.  With this San Antonio opening, Tiff’s Treats now delivers warm cookies to the four biggest cities in Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The plan is to open at least 3 more stores in 2015, too!   
 
Reflecting on 16 years in business, co-founders Tiffany and Leon Chen remember – and appreciate – the little and big things that have been part of their story:
 
·       Tiff’s Treats was open two full days before it got its first order, from a girl named Amy at the University Towers of UT.  Cookies were then $5 a dozen and her tip of $5 is still remembered, and appreciated. 
·       The first big order the company took was for 75 dozen, which took them 12 hours to bake.  Now, each store can bake 75 dozen in a half hour.  Multiply that by 16 stores, and at least 12 baking hours a day per location, Tiff’s Treats is now producing close to a million cookies a month on average.
·       A UT advertising student named Matt brought in a logo suggestion in 2001.  Tiff’s Treats traded him some cookies for it, and still use the same logo today.
·       People who work at Tiff’s Treats stick around.  Michael Covington was hired as a delivery driver in 2000 and is now director of operations.  Jeff Sartor was also a delivery driver, joining in 2006, and is now EVP Marketing.
·       The three very first delivery drivers who joined Tiff’s Treats in 1999 are also all back with the company:  Scott Dowling as the Dallas District Manager; Ryan Calhoun as District Marketing Director; and Kullen Kifer as CFO.
·       Tiff’s Treats started doing grand opening fundraisers when it opened its first Austin store beyond the headquarters shop five years ago.  It has now donated over $70,000 in cash to non-profits in its 16-year history as well as nearly $75,000 in donated product in 2014 alone.
  • And of course, the sweetest – pun intended – part of the story:  starting the business 16 years ago, just as friends, Tiff and Leon grew so close they are now married.
“It is rare in life to have a job you love working with people you love,” said Leon Chen, Tiff’s Treats co-founder.  “To have started that business yourself, from a little idea and a personal passion, and to build it to something really special and successful along side your spouse…..well, that’s a gift I’m grateful for every day.”
 
About Tiff’s Treats
Tiff’s Treats makes and delivers classic, baked-to-order cookies and brownies straight from the oven to the home or office, warm, in about an hour. Tiff’s Treats is a delicious idea for dessert delivery to your home or business, client gifts and meeting snacks, birthday gifts, a memorable thank you gift, a sweet-tooth fix and more.  Baked fresh when you order from premium ingredients, all cookies and brownies are delivered warm in a white box complete with a colorful ribbon.   Co-founders Tiffany Taylor Chen and Leon Chen founded their business in 1999 as 19-year-old college sophomores at the University of Texas in Austin. After beginning in Chen’s cramped college apartment kitchen, the company grew quickly with the opening of its first Tiff’s Treats store in 2000. Tiff’s Treats operates locations in the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. For more information, please visit www.cookiedelivery.com.
 
About the 16th Year Anniversary Special
Now through January 25th, only customers can buy 2-dozen cookies for $16 (regular price is $24)
Delivery fees are not included in this price.
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Executive Chef Richard Sipovic of Greenville Bar & Grill

 

Taste of history combined with menu of something new makes for delectable dining and fun

at Dallas's well-loved landmark

 

 It is rumored to have one of Dallas's oldest liquor licenses, granted immediately after the end of Prohibition. Decades of fun followed at this Dallas landmark on lower Greenville Ave., and even a well-publicized fire. But while the times and ownership may have changed, the sign never did. The historic sign glows again -- this time over a revived Greenville Bar & Grill. The bar and restaurant dining destination makes its return debut, welcoming Dallas back through its doors to relive favorite memories and make all-new ones.

"We are really excited to shine this landmark up and put it back in its rightful place in Dallas's trophy case," said Shawn Foley, whose card names him as "Chief Bottle Washer," but who is, along with his wife, Stacey, the new ownership responsible for bringing Greenville Bar & Grill back to its original destination. "My dad was in the restaurant business when I was growing up, and I know how valuable a great restaurant can be to a community. Some of my fondest memories are riding in the backseat of the car to visit one of my dad's Taco Tico locations. I also have great memories of Greenville Bar & Grill from my time as a student at SMU. We had to help bring it back to life -- only better."

While the moniker is well-known, diners will find the menu at Greenville Bar & Grill something all-new.  Executive Chef Richard Sipovic (formerly of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and Libertine in Dallas), brings what he calls "low-country Southern" to the menu he developed for lunch and dinner service. Drawing on his love of good country fare (he is a country boy at heart, after all), Sipovic takes the farm-to-table concept and twists it to include a drip of Southern drawl. 

"It's good comfort food that anyone can eat," said Sipovic, about the new lunch and dinner menu, which he describes as being heavily influenced by food from the Ole South. "My philosophy is that it's for everybody.  Everyone should be able to experience this style of food, love it and enjoy it as I do."

Greenville Bar & Grill's menu includes Southern favorites you didn't even know you had -- with a twist that Sipovic's high-end culinary experience brings.  Appetizers -- perfect for sharing -- include Fried Chicken Skins (yes, the skins, the 'verboten' part that is everyone's guilty favorite) with sweet jalapeno glaze, House Made Corn Dogs made by hand, Deviled Eggs and Hand Cranked Sausages. Salads include Local Field Greens with maple-cider vinaigrette, grapes, spiced pecans and bleu cheese; and a Field Bean Salad with black-eyed peas, wild wax beans, purple hull and chorizo, accented by a homemade burnt honey vinaigrette.

Entrees at Greenville Bar & Grill satisfy that need for Southern food goodness, and are available at lunch or dinner.  They include: Half Fried Chicken, served with jalapeno gravy and a lone star biscuit; Shrimp & Grits, with green chile cheddar grits, house sausage and pan jus; a Rabbit Pot Pie with a flaky, buttery crust and cauliflower; Rockfish, with black-eyed pea salad and parsnip puree; and even a 10-oz. Cedar Creek Ribeye, served with shells 'n' cheese.  If guests can manage to save a little space for dessert (or for the late-night drinks-and-dessert fix!), they will find an unbeatable Seasonal Crisp that changes with the fresh fruits Mother Nature makes available at the time (right now, it's a fall favorite:  Apple Crisp); a special root beer Float made with Henry's vanilla ice cream and handcrafted root beer; or even a piped-to-order Funnel Cake, served with bourbon sauce.

When sidling up to the bar like so many Dallasites have done decades before, guests will find a full traditional bar with all the reliable draft beers people come to expect, complemented by a wide selection of American and North Texas craft beers. Greenville Bar & Grill will feature a few import finds, but will center its selection on the best of the local craft beer movement, giving Dallas a chance to taste what's really going on in all those back rooms and basements.

Greenville Bar & Grill is known for having one of the best rooftop terraces on Greenville Ave., where guests will enjoy a full menu and drinks. The restaurant now includes a mezzanine level, in addition to the bottom floor, for a total of 4,000 square feet. The roof or mezzanine can be reserved for corporate events, HOA meetings, wedding receptions or proper Irish wakes.  History comes alive at Greenville Bar & Grill, making for a comfortable, tasteful, high-quality experience for any event.

Greenville Bar & Grill officially opens in its original location, 2817 Greenville Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 23. Lunch and dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available behind the restaurant , and there is also valet. Greenville Bar & Grill can be reached at (214) 823-8580, online at www.GrennvilleBarGrill.com and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreenvilleBarGrilldfw.

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Moss Haven Madness Fall Carnival returns on October 25

Moss Haven Madness Returns Oct. 25

Fall event perfect for little "ghouls and boys"; includes plenty of family fun & food your little ones will be "goblin" down

DALLAS, TX - Oct. 15, 2014 - It's going to be Madness!  The Moss Haven Madness Carnival, everyone's favorite fall family event, is back on Oct. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. with an event that will have your little superheroes and fairy princesses jumping for joy.

The Moss Haven Madness Carnival will take place at Moss Haven Elementary, 9202 Moss Farm Lane in Dallas. Everyone is invited (and encouraged to wear costumes!) to this event, which raises funds for the Moss Haven Elementary School PTA to support a variety of school initiatives. The event is open to all families, not just those attending the school.

"Moss Haven Madness is a favorite Lake Highlands tradition that people all over the Dallas area come to enjoy," said Stephanie Stevens, PTA volunteer and co-chair of Moss Haven Madness. "It's the kind of unforgettable family fun that we loved when we were kids!  All families are welcome to come and join the fun."

The highly-anticipated event -- which takes place at Moss Haven Elementary but is open to anyone and everyone -- features kid-friendly games, activities, food and more that make for a great family outing. Activities will include a bounce house, obstacle courses, inflatable slides, Euro Bungee, a zip line, Zorb ball racing and a child-appropriate haunted house. Kids can try their hand at fun carnival games including a cake walk, hockey slap, putt-putt and more. Families can jam to the sounds of a DJ, kids will enjoy candy and mystery grab bags full of trinkets and treasures, and they can also learn about the kid-friendly farm that Moss Haven Elementary school students tend as a way to learn about agriculture, fresh food and more.

Adults and kids alike will enjoy fresh food from their favorite restaurant on wheels, as several of Dallas's favorite food trucks will be at Moss Haven Madness. Got a picky eater?  No worries, as there will be something your little ones will be "goblin" down, along with the adults. At Moss Haven Madness will be food trucks including: BellaTrino Neopolitan Pizzeria & Cucina, Samson's Gourmet Hot Dogs and Ruthie's Rolling Cafe. Concessions will also include snow cones and popcorn.

For more information about the event, or to purchase raffle tickets (to win $500  in Northpark Gold) contact Stephanie Stevens at sstevensou@gmail.com or call    214.402.7646.

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Executive Chef Richard Sipovic at Greenville Bar & Grill

 

Taste of history combined with menu of something new makes for delectable dining and fun

at Dallas's well-loved landmark

 

 It is rumored to have one of Dallas's oldest liquor licenses, granted immediately after the end of Prohibition. Decades of fun followed at this Dallas landmark on lower Greenville Ave., and even a well-publicized fire. But while the times and ownership may have changed, the sign never did. The historic sign glows again -- this time over a revived Greenville Bar & Grill. The bar and restaurant dining destination makes its return debut, welcoming Dallas back through its doors to relive favorite memories and make all-new ones.

"We are really excited to shine this landmark up and put it back in its rightful place in Dallas's trophy case," said Shawn Foley, whose card names him as "Chief Bottle Washer," but who is, along with his wife, Stacey, the new ownership responsible for bringing Greenville Bar & Grill back to its original destination. "My dad was in the restaurant business when I was growing up, and I know how valuable a great restaurant can be to a community. Some of my fondest memories are riding in the backseat of the car to visit one of my dad's Taco Tico locations. I also have great memories of Greenville Bar & Grill from my time as a student at SMU. We had to help bring it back to life -- only better."

While the moniker is well-known, diners will find the menu at Greenville Bar & Grill something all-new.  Executive Chef Richard Sipovic (formerly of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and Libertine in Dallas), brings what he calls "low-country Southern" to the menu he developed for lunch and dinner service. Drawing on his love of good country fare (he is a country boy at heart, after all), Sipovic takes the farm-to-table concept and twists it to include a drip of Southern drawl. 

"It's good comfort food that anyone can eat," said Sipovic, about the new lunch and dinner menu, which he describes as being heavily influenced by food from the Ole South. "My philosophy is that it's for everybody.  Everyone should be able to experience this style of food, love it and enjoy it as I do."

Greenville Bar & Grill's menu includes Southern favorites you didn't even know you had -- with a twist that Sipovic's high-end culinary experience brings.  Appetizers -- perfect for sharing -- include Fried Chicken Skins (yes, the skins, the 'verboten' part that is everyone's guilty favorite) with sweet jalapeno glaze, House Made Corn Dogs made by hand, Deviled Eggs and Hand Cranked Sausages. Salads include Local Field Greens with maple-cider vinaigrette, grapes, spiced pecans and bleu cheese; and a Field Bean Salad with black-eyed peas, wild wax beans, purple hull and chorizo, accented by a homemade burnt honey vinaigrette.

Entrees at Greenville Bar & Grill satisfy that need for Southern food goodness, and are available at lunch or dinner.  They include: Half Fried Chicken, served with jalapeno gravy and a lone star biscuit; Shrimp & Grits, with green chile cheddar grits, house sausage and pan jus; a Rabbit Pot Pie with a flaky, buttery crust and cauliflower; Rockfish, with black-eyed pea salad and parsnip puree; and even a 10-oz. Cedar Creek Ribeye, served with shells 'n' cheese.  If guests can manage to save a little space for dessert (or for the late-night drinks-and-dessert fix!), they will find an unbeatable Seasonal Crisp that changes with the fresh fruits Mother Nature makes available at the time (right now, it's a fall favorite:  Apple Crisp); a special root beer Float made with Henry's vanilla ice cream and handcrafted root beer; or even a piped-to-order Funnel Cake, served with bourbon sauce.

When sidling up to the bar like so many Dallasites have done decades before, guests will find a full traditional bar with all the reliable draft beers people come to expect, complemented by a wide selection of American and North Texas craft beers. Greenville Bar & Grill will feature a few import finds, but will center its selection on the best of the local craft beer movement, giving Dallas a chance to taste what's really going on in all those back rooms and basements.

Greenville Bar & Grill is known for having one of the best rooftop terraces on Greenville Ave., where guests will enjoy a full menu and drinks. The restaurant now includes a mezzanine level, in addition to the bottom floor, for a total of 4,000 square feet. The roof or mezzanine can be reserved for corporate events, HOA meetings, wedding receptions or proper Irish wakes.  History comes alive at Greenville Bar & Grill, making for a comfortable, tasteful, high-quality experience for any event.

Greenville Bar & Grill officially opens in its original location, 2817 Greenville Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 23. Lunch and dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Weekend brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available behind the restaurant , and there is also valet. Greenville Bar & Grill can be reached at (214) 823-8580, online at www.GrennvilleBarGrill.com and can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreenvilleBarGrilldfw.

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Left to right Sunil Dharod (Owner of 69 Texas Applebee's Restaurants), Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber and Bob Townsend Richardson Mayor Pro-Tem break ground at the site of the new Richardson Applebee's.

 

RICHARDSON, TX - - It's proof that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as city leaders joined Applebee's executives to help plant a new seed for Applebee's in Richardson. Ground was just broken for a new Richardson Applebee's store at 125 N. Plano Rd., the first since the popular neighborhood bar and grill opened in the Dallas suburb in 1989. The store will be moving to the new location upon its completion in July.

"The City of Richardson is so happy that Applebee’s is expanding here. We are the first city to host Applebee’s in Texas and are pleased that you chose to stay here. You will be a huge catalyst for activity on this corner," said Richardson Mayor Pro Tem Bob Townsend, in his remarks at the groundbreaking event.

The new Applebee's will be 4,400 square feet and will feature the new prototype design, with bold colors, a sleek stone facade and a modern aesthetic, as well as 14 flat-screen TVs -- a must for the football-loving Metroplex. This will be the second Applebee's in Texas and the first in DFW to feature the brand's new look. Despite the updates, this new location will feature the traditional core values of the casual dining brand with a focus on providing patrons a family-friendly environment, moderately priced, high-quality food and comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a meal out.

"This restaurant is significant, not only because it is replacing the first Applebee’s built in the state of Texas," said Sunil Dharod, owner of 69 Applebee’s restaurants in the Lone Star State, "But also, think about everything that has happened in that restaurant since it opened in the late 1980s -- countless first dates, thousands of celebrations.  We estimate that our team sang 'Happy Birthday' to guests more than 27,000 times in the 25 years the restaurant has proudly served guests. That’s a lot of clapping, candles and cake! We are excited that the new location will allow us to celebrate with the community for decades more."

Applebee's stores and employees are proud to be a cornerstone of the community and to give back. These initiatives include: Flapjack Fundraisers, which allow schools and other worthy neighborhood causes to raise money; Dining to Donate, in which Applebee’s donates up to 15 percent of a participant’s total food bill to the organization of their choice; “A is for Applebee’s,” which honors student achievement in academics, citizenship and more with a free kid’s meal; and the Thank You Movement, which collects messages of appreciation from the public to give to veterans and provides former and current service members with a free meal on Veteran’s Day.

"We are a people-first company," said Dharod. "The Applebee's mantra has always been to be the neighborhood bar and grill where you are comfortable celebrating special moments, having a drink with a friend, or celebrating everyday joys with your family over a fantastic meal."

City leaders in attendance that joined Applebee's team members at the groundbreaking event included: Richardson Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Townsend; Bill Sproull, president and CEO of the Richardson Chamber; Sue Walker, director, Richardson Chamber; David Morgan, deputy city manager, City of Richardson; Kendal Hartley, councilmember, City of Richardson; and Mark Solomon, councilmember, City of Richardson; as well as ambassadors from the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and members of area neighborhood associations.

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The scorecards have been tallied and the big winners are the kids of Moss Haven Elementary. On Saturday, Feb. 22, Moss Haven Elementary PTA hosted its annual fundraising dinner and auction and netted a record amount of funds for the school: $136,514 -- more than has ever been raised for this Lake Highlands public elementary school located in Richardson ISD.

Moss Haven Elementary is known for having strong support from its parents and community.  All funds raised go back into the school to help provide quality education for the students. It's par for the course as funds will tee up support for reading and other instructional specialists, discretionary money for each teacher to use in their classrooms, farm funding, field trips, campus improvement projects, technology upgrades, general staff/teacher support, scholarships to graduating seniors that attended Moss Haven and much more.

The theme of the evening's festivities was Caddyshack. Always famous for its themes (past events have included tributes to reality TV, Boogie Nights and Deep in the Heart of Dallas), this annual fundraiser is always Moss Haven Elementary PTA's largest event of the year.  Attendees came to Royal Oaks Country Club (aka "Bushwood Country Club" for the evening) dressed as their favorite characters from the 1980s cult classic. From Judge Smails to caddy Danny Noonan and the beautiful Lacy Underall -- all made "appearances" at this fundraiser, which was all for the kids but also fun for the adults. Live music entertainment was provided by The Vegas Stars.  (And no, no one stepped on a duck.)

Moss Haven Elementary PTA is particularly proud of its "awesome foursome," the volunteer PTA auction co-chairs who organized and led the event: Lisa Johnson, Ashley Gomez, Kristie Ince, and Kathy Swinney.

Rodney Dangerfield’s character was famously quoted in Caddyshack saying that golf courses and cemeteries were full of dead people.  Moss Haven Elementary PTA proved that support of its children's educations was very much alive and well, even on a golf course!

Moss Haven Elementary is located at 9202 Moss Farm Ln. in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.  Moss Haven is an elementary school in Richardson Independent School District.