December 17, 2014

  • Will Local Mom Win Top Prize on ‘Survivor?’

    Baylor Wilson and Missy Payne. (Photo courtesy CBS)

    Baylor Wilson and Missy Payne. (Courtesy CBS)

    Many folks might roll their eyes when they learn the season finale of “Survivor” airs tonight on CBS, but at least there’s a local rooting interest in the million-dollar prize.

    Missy Payne, 47, is a competitive cheerleading coach who lives in Preston Hollow and appears on the show alongside her daughter, Baylor Wilson, 20, a musician who lives in Nashville. The season was taped earlier this year in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

    Cucina Italian Restaurant in Preston Center will hold a watch party for the two-hour episode, which starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reunion special. The restaurant will serve its full menu along with a buffet, and will donate 5 percent of all proceeds tonight to Payne’s nonprofit gym, Cheer 4 Your Life.

    By Todd Jorgenson Dec. 17, 2014 | 3:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Foodies Still Flock to Preston

    Craving sushi, sandwiches, burgers, Mexican, or pizza? Eateries at Preston Royal and Preston Forest shopping centers have been tantalizing taste buds for decades. Click on the photo to see a gallery of a few restaurants worth looking at. Bon appétit.

    THE MERCURY Cuisine: American Price: $$$ Popular Item: Black cod with blonde Miso, asparagus, bok choy, and pickled ginger

    THE MERCURY – Cuisine: American – Price: $$$ – Popular Item: Black cod with blonde Miso, asparagus, bok choy, and pickled ginger (Click here to view the full gallery.)

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Dec. 17, 2014 | 10:15 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 12, 2014

  • Holiday Cheer and Family Fun at Tree Lighting

    tree lightingMake plans to attend the 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING IN SNIDER PLAZA!

    There will be 29 participating vendors including 9 food trucks, a Giving Tree, great ENTERTAINMENT including; RICHMOND PUNCH, Jazz Inc., Bump City Band, Preston Center Dance, Dallas Music, Lads and Lassies from HPHS, and Dallas Ballet.  Admission is free! Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, 1-6 p.m

    By Patricia Martin Nov. 12, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 30, 2014

  • Eat Tex-Mex For EARS

    EARS Logo FinalCalling all pet lovers! The Education & Animal Rescue Society is partnering with the Preston Royal Cantina Laredo on Nov. 11 for the organization’s final Spirit Night of the year.

    Cantina Laredo will donate 10 percent of all sales for the evening if at least 100 guests mention EARS when they check in with the hostess. An anonymous donor will also be matching all funds raised during the evening.

    I never need an excuse to eat Tex-Mex, but this is as good a reason as any I’ve ever heard.

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Oct. 30, 2014 | 1:35 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 20, 2014

  • Campisi’s Event to Benefit Camp C.O.P.E.

    Good food and live music will help to benefit a great cause on Thursday at a fundraiser at the Campisi’s location in downtown Dallas.

    David Campisi and Toni Scalise Borowczak are hosting an evening with The Ray Johnston Band to benefit Camp C.O.P.E., which provides therapeutic interventions to help children and their families deal with deployment, injuries, or death of loved ones resulting from military service.

    Tickets are $50 and must be purchased online prior to the event.

    By Todd Jorgenson Oct. 20, 2014 | 10:58 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 17, 2014

  • Happy Anniversary, Gazeebo Burgers

    Gazeebo Burgers at Preston Royal will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday.

    Gazeebo Burgers at Preston Royal will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday.

    Gazeebo Burgers, Ray Heydari’s flagship eatery at Preston Royal Southwest, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend — fittingly enough, with a party.

    The restaurant will hold a fall festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday featuring music from the April 1st Band, consisting entirely of doctors and led by Dr. Bob Schwab, the head of physicians at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.

    Gazeebo doesn’t sell alcohol, so it’s BYOB. In addition to music and food —including free cake, ice cream, and pie — the event will feature a patriotic theme.

    By Todd Jorgenson Oct. 17, 2014 | 11:21 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 6, 2014

  • Luncheon Speaker Talks Financial Planning

    Leonard Critcher

    Leonard Critcher

    Leonard Critcher, author of the financial-planning book Cover Your ASSets (we see what you did there, Leonard), will speak during a luncheon on Tuesday at Natalie’s Bistro in Preston Royal Southwest.

    Critcher will provide tips on investments and retirement savings, among other topics. Cost is $35 at the door.

    By Todd Jorgenson Oct. 6, 2014 | 10:55 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 23, 2014

  • Presbyterian Communities and Services Host Lunch

    Dallas native David Hudgins wrote and produced TV shows such as Everwood, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. (Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Witt)

    Dallas native David Hudgins wrote and produced TV shows such as Everwood, Friday Night Lights, and Parenthood. (Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Witt)

    Presbyterian Communities and Services will host the Each Moment Matters Luncheon on Oct. 31 at the Hilton Anatole. The event, which starts at noon, honors 44 “Dallas heroes” — a.k.a. community and philanthropy leaders — and features Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award nominated co-producer and writer David Hudgins as guest speaker.

    Funding raised will go toward the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund, which provides for specialized bereavement services for children such as pet, music, and massage therapy.

    Individual tickets start at $150, while table sponsorships start at $1,500 for ten seats. Email Chris Patton here or call 214-316-4575 to book.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 23, 2014 | 3:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 28, 2014

  • ‘Godfather’ of Custom Pizza Opens Local Storefronts

    ‘Godfather’ of Custom Pizza Opens Local Storefronts

    Project Pie will open a number of locations this year, including Preston Center and Asbury Avenue. (Photos courtesy of Project Pie)

    The way pizza-preneur James Markham sees it, food is akin to a romantic relationship — that is, it’s best when kept fresh.

    It’s a sentiment that can be linked directly to Project Pie, the valedictorian of the dough-tossing chains (MOD, Pieology) Markham has founded in recent years. Like its predecessors, the Project Pie concept involves custom-made pizzas bedazzled with premium ingredients. Unlike the stores that have gone before, however, Project Pie will be opening in Dallas — and opening four times over to boot.

    “I’ve got four units I’m doing in Dallas this year. I’m doing Preston Center, Lower Greenville — we just signed a space right at SMU, and we’re doing one in Addison too,” Markham said. Although the storefronts will open back-to-back this fall, thanks to a mix of vintage and industrial furnishings, “all of them are going to look different.” Read More…

    By Karley Kiker Aug. 28, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 25, 2014

  • Ziziki’s Offers Back to School Promos

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    Ziziki’s owners Costa and Mary Arabatzis are parents, so they know you could use a little help during back-to-school week. That’s why, if you use the phrase “back to school” when ordering, you’ll get free Ziziki Bread today through Wednesday. 

    Then Wednesday through Friday, nominate a teacher on Ziziki’s Facebook page and tell them why your teacher is special. One teacher will win dinner for two at either the Preston Forest or Travis Walk location.

    Finally, on Thursday, post a past or present photo of your kiddo heading off to school on Ziziki’s Facebook page and one winner will get a free lunch. Sounds good to us.

     

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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