Friday, July 29, 2011

Cork's Annual Sale - Up to 30% Off!

This Saturday is Cork's annual sale- 20% off 6 bottles and 30% off 12 or more. Get there early to build you case! Out of town or can't make it? You can still take advantage of the sale by emailing your order or calling the store on Saturday. Click here to email your order.

Get a D Magazine Subscription for Only $9

Yea, that's right, for less than a 10 spot (who the hell still uses that term), you can get a full 12 months of D Magazine. You know you're going to buy at least 2-3 of these, so just buy this Groupon and enjoy a full 12 months of entertainment. You'll thank me. Here you go.

Show Off Your Wakeboarding Prowess for Less

Wakeboarding originally came about in the 1980s as the warm weather counterpart to skiboarding. One of the earliest forms was christened "skurfing" by Scottish extreme sports pro Lochlan Snowie. The sport was eventually renamed and made its way to the Olympics, but no matter what you call it, wakeboarding is a guaranteed good time. Taking unnecessary boats out of the equation, Cowtown Wakepark gives you all the highflying wakeboarding action you're looking for through a series of cables that pull you through the water as you hang on for dear life. Whether you're an expert wake rider or brand new to the sport, use today's deal to experience Cowtown Wakepark with a two-hour cable pass and all standard equipment, regularly $38, for just $19.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Food Truck Parade Continues - Jack's Chowhound

The intern walks into my office around 11:45 and tells me she's going to Subway for lunch. I say, "um, are you sure you wouldn't rather join me on my foodtruck adventure?" "Another one? Is it a different one" she asks.(she went on the Gandolfo's adventure last week and got tricked into eating a spicy kimchee fry yesterday, how was I to know she didn't like spicy, but she did, so it was fine.)  "Yes, another one. Jack's Chowhound is here today. No, I don't know exactly what they serve, but I'm sure it will be good." She said ok, but I think it's b/c she's now counting the hours until she's done with this fabu internship and she's going to miss us like bunches and bunches. Or maybe we'll miss her like that, but I digress.

So, intern and I trek through the death heat over to the food truck. Jack's Chowhound it is. Their menu includes pulled pork grilled cheese, spicy steak sammmies, portabello burger, meatball sliders, a Texas dog and several other offerings including fresh fries - either plain or with cajun seasoning. I opted for the pulled pork grilled cheese and the intern went with the portabello burger. Before I get to the food (spoiler alert: it was awesome!), I need to talk about the price tag. Her burger was $7 and my pulled pork grilled cheese was $8. Add on a bottled soft drink ($2), and all of a sudden my meal is $10. I don't mind the $10 price tag THAT much, but come on, couldn't they throw in a side of fries or chips? Just seemed a little steep for a sandwich.

Moving on to said pulled pork sandwich. It was amazing. Like, for real deal, A-MA-ZING. Texas toast, plenty of pulled pork, a little BBQ sauce and melted gouda cheese. Good call on the gouda, boys. Yes, I griped about the price, but it's only b/c the sandwich I like at Samar is also $8 and it comes with a side salad. See, I'm just saying. But the fantastic combo of pulled pork and grilled cheese was pretty darn amazing and I may grab the Sig-O and go up to Inwood Tavern for one on Thursday or Friday night (that's when they hang out there selling their yummy upscale bar food).

Intern thoroughly enjoyed her portabello burger, which says a fair bit since she's a picky eater. And she didn't share, which generally means someone really likes their food. Again, she wasn't thrilled by the price tag (she's an intern, they are poor by nature and by lack of salary), but she said it was a damn good burger. Ok, she didn't say damn, but she meant to. It's a heck of a burger for being meatless.

All in all, another successful food truck adventure. Jack's may be prowd of his food, but he's got every damn right to be. Next time I'll just have Sig-O take me there.

So You Think You Can Dance Presale Password

More Info AboutSo You Think You Can Dance
I think some people still watch and care about this show, here's the presale password: Dance2011

I'm boread already thinking about that show, but if you want to go, have at it. Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sale to people not as lucky as you b/c you know about my blog and they don't: 10 a.m. Friday

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Food Truck Love Continues: SSahmBBQ

I told the Sig-O this morning that I may have to go on a personal quest to check out all the awesome new gourmet food trucks in Dallas. The good news is that I don't have to go far since they keep showing up in the Arts District for breakfast and lunch. The self-restraint that it takes to walk directly to my office every morning instead of detouring to get a fabu breakfast taco is mind-boggling.

Today's lunch selection was SSahmBBQ. They serve gourmet Korean tacos and my nose is still running from the spices as I type this. But it's a good spicy and it's great flavor. So I am, yet again, in love with another food truck. SSahm's menu is straightforward - letting you select your meat - beef, pork, chicken and tofu, followed by your delivery method - taco, burrito, quesadilla or kimchee fries. The very friendly woman who comes out of the truck to take your order recommended the beef taco to yours trule, as well as the kimchee fries, which come with meat on top. They've got a variety of chips and drinks to choose from, but once I've ordered kimchee friends (aka korean cheese fries), you don't want chips.

Less than 5 minutes later (thank G-sus since it was death hot outside), I get my beef taco and fries. The tacos are wrapped in 2 corn tortillas because it reduces the chances that the fabulous filling will end up on your plate or lap. Along with the meat choice, they include caramelized kimchee, cilantro, onions, and a soy vinagrette salad. This is good stuff. And great call on the double tortilla wrapping. The Kimchee Fries are basically Korean cheese fries, but good lord they were good. I'm not normally one to get something quite that heavy for lunch, but come on, you've got to live a little. The fries are fresh hand cut potatoes(I saw this happen), monterey jack & cheddar cheese, cilantro, onions, that caramelize Kimchee and some spicy mayo. They were seriously good. Brought those back to the office to share. Intern was surprised they were spicy, but I might have neglected to warn her about it. She still thought they had great flavor. My coworker on a con-call snagged a few too and I got a big thumbs up from him.

I'm already checking the SSahmBBQ website to see when they're back over here. You can follow them on FB and Twitter, but the menu and schedule are here for your entertainment.

Sorry Sig-O, I may have fallen in love with another food truck, but I promise I'll invite you along. Sometime.

Five Dollar Tuesdays

Join One Arts Plaza for $5 TUESDAYS! Come on down to enjoy relaxing patios and a delicious array of food at any of their five restaurants. Anytime after 5 pm you can find $5 specials on food, drinks and you can self-park for $5 (cheapest in the entire Arts District). Can’t beat that!

Log onto to make a reservation at any of our restaurants.

Monday, July 25, 2011

HAIR Presale Tickets!

SEP 20 - OCT 2

HAIR tickets will go on sale Monday, August 1 at 10AM to the general public, but you can purchase tickets NOW! ACCESS PRESALE TICKETS

The Public Theater's new Tony-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard."

Friday, July 22, 2011

More Food Truck Love - City Street Grille Breakfast Tacos

Sure, it would have tasted better with a mimosa or tequila sunrise, but those are frowned upon at work. Silly stick in the mud HR policies. Don't they know that we'd all be happier if we could have a brunch beverage on Friday mornings? Or even Thursday mornings, since Thursday is the new Friday. Anyway, I'll take that up with HR later.

What I have to tell you about now is the best thing since Taco Cabana breakfast tacos. Actually, it's better than that, it's kicks TC's a**, which I'm not thrilled about since there's a TC directly on my route to work, and City Street Grille is a mobile food truck, so it's more of a moving target that I have to stalk via FB and Twitter. But they were in my new fave downtown food truck park. Bless the kind developer who loves food trucks enough to let them park in the only place they could in the CBD (Central Business District, duh). City Street does breakfast and lunch, both of which I've gotten to ave before. Breakfast includes breakfast tacos featuring scrambled eggs, cheese and beef tenderloin. Seriously, beef tenderloin. Yes, thank you, I'd like to start my morning with yummy beef tenderloin lovingly wrapped in my choice of a corn or flour tortilla. These guys also wised up and use the smaller tortillas (AKA nomal, not burrito size) b/c they heard their customers say that the big ones made them need a nap at work. These are the best breakfast tacos ever. I kid you not.

Lunch is also popular at City Street Grille, with choices such as chicken and waffles. I know, sounds weird if you haven't had it before, but it's worth it. I've also had their Spring Grilled Cheese, which is nothing like that velveeta your mom put between slices of Wonderbread. Think goat cheese, arugala, straberries and pepper jelly. It's that good.

Follow these guys on Twitter and FB. Then find their next location and get a breakfast taco! You'll be glad you did, but TC may not be.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm in Sandwich Love with Gandolfos and Food Trucks

I don't normally want to write up a place where I've only tried one thing, but I have to show some love to Gandolfo's Deli food truck. Yes, the CoD is being a pain and jacking around the food trucks, but some local businessmen have decided to help them out by letting them use the parking lot next to the construction site we call Museum Tower. City Street Grille was there this morning and Gandolgo's is there for lunch. Jack's Chowhound was there yesterday, along with some sno-cone maker on wheels. This is awesome, and will be even awesomer when it cools off and we're not standing on the face of the sun while ordering.

So, let me get back to the sandwich. All the choices looked amazing, and huge. Thank goodness you can order a half sandwich (still the same size as a 6-incher from those other sandwich places), a nuance not picked up on by all in my party, so one person will be enjoying the same sandwich for lunch and dinner. I went with the Bridge Hampton. Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, swiss cheese, S&P (salt & pepper) on fantastically fresh yummy amazing bread. Seriously, if anyone was still on the Atkins Diet (soooo 2002), this would make them quit. They were quick to make the sandwiches, which are reasonably priced and come in around $6 mark. Add chips and drink, you'll be close to $10. Screw the chips and go with the black and white cookie. It's worth it. The coworkers were raving about their sandwiches but wouldn't let me try them (something about cooties.)

Anyway, if you hear about a fabulous new gourmet food truck anywhere near you, I'd advise you to check it out. And follow these boys on Twitter to see where they'll be next @citystreetgrill @jackschowhound @gandolfosdallas

I Love Restaurant Week - Here's the Love for Papps Bros. Steakhouse

Everyone knows I love RW. What I love even more? The restaurants that really put effort into it and want you to enjoy it. No, you probably can't make Pappas Bros. a regular weekly occurrence, but you'll think of them for a special occassion dinner. Check out this great RW menu and make your reservation ASAP.

P.S.- If another restaurant has a great menu and deserves some love on the blog too, just let me know.

Today is Dollar Day at the Dallas Zoo!

The Dallas Zoo shows its appreciation to the community for its support with $1 admission all day and dollar deals throughout the park. Take the DART Red Line straight to the Zoo entrance to avoid the traffic and save the $7 per car parking fee.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

50% off Tickets on Ticketmaster with this Discount Code!

You're Invited to Wine, Dine & SHINE for Black Tie Dinner!

You're invited to the “Sneak Peek Black Tie Dinner 30th Celebration,” tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. at Park Place Motorcars. In addition to providing a preview of what to expect at this year's anniversary celebration, the hard working committee that produces this blockbuster fundraiser will be announcing who's headlining the dinner.

The Sneak Peek event is completely free and open to the public. The program theme this year is “SHINE” — celebrating the people and organizations that continually SHINE to better our community!

There will be yummy complimentary light hors d’oeuvre from Whole Foods Market, as well as complimentary drinks provided by Grey Goose and Ben E. Keith Company.

More details and to RSVP (suggested & appreciated!), check out the event invite on Facebook.

Wine, Dine & SHINE Black Tie Dinner Preview Party
Thursday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
Park Place Motorcars
6113 Lemmon Ave, Dallas

Your Staycation - You've Earned It - Stay at Baileys Uptown Inn for $142!

You work hard, but not too hard. Which means you might not have earned a full-fledged vacation to a far away destination, but you've earned a night away from the dog or the kids. Here are the details from the Cut & Paste via Living Social Division:

In a city known as the Big D, a surprisingly cozy oasis awaits. Leaving the high-rise madness behind with a dreamy Escape to Bailey's Uptown Inn, a divine bed and breakfast nestled in a charming nook of one of Dallas's most treasured neighborhoods, is as easy as A, B, C.

A is for Amenities. After parking your car for free, take a hold of your sweetie's hand as you check in for your one-night stay ($142) on the second floor of the inn. Unwind on your king-size bed, or take a relaxing soak in the private Jacuzzi tub in the Blue Room. Enjoy complimentary chocolates and a bottle of wine on the balcony of the Red Room, as you soak in the views of the nearby brownstones and lush, towering trees.

B is for Breakfast. Awaken to a full spread (on weekends only) of fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, and such hearty staples as French toast stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries, or Southwestern frittata and cloud cakes.

C is for Culture. Grab your map of the area (hint: it's in your included welcome basket), and hop on the trolley to the nearby Dallas Museum of Art. Post-portrait peek, grab a smoked turkey melt or a tarragon organic chicken salad sandwich in the museum's Atrium Cafe. (Go on Sunday and lock lips with the cafe's interactive Bloody Mary bar: You choose the ingredients, they pour the shot.)

D is for Drinks. In the afternoon, let the trolley carry you to McKinney Avenue, Uptown's vibrant main street, and a magnetic retail hub. Take your time window shopping before settling in for a glass of rare wine at Cork in the West Village, sipping a rustic Cabernet as you peruse the selection of eclectic wines from around the world.

E is for Entertainment. Head back to the inn for a late afternoon snooze, or go online from the comfort of your room. Once you've recharged, take in a classic musical at The Music Hall at Fair Park, a Spanish Baroque-style hall with six soaring stair towers and five arcade porches overlooking the park.

Sneak in a big city kiss, sealing the deal on an A-list Escape. Here's the Deal.

99 Percent Off and You Still Overpaid

You're joking, right? The website says you'll save 99% on this set from Ed Hardy, but if you spend $2.99 on this, you've still overpaid.

Ed Hardy

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dining Deal at Bolla at the Stoneleigh Hotel

From the Cut and Paste via Travelzoo Department:

The Stoneleigh Hotel, named a Top New Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler, and its restaurant Bolla feature a modern Art Deco interior, first made popular when the hotel opened its doors in 1923. Bolla Restaurant serves New American cuisine under the direction of the recently hired chef, Cesar Gallegos. For $55, two people can enjoy a three-course meal including wine, regularly $106.

The staff recommends the sous-vide tenderloin served with lobster mac and cheese, or the chef's specialty tortilla-crusted snapper. Along with a guest, choose from the following:

• Any one starter or petite plate, including the refreshing champagne gazpacho or a Bloody Mary prawn cocktail
• Any two Bolla Specialties (entrees), like the braised beef short ribs with caramelized onions or pan-seared salmon with curry risotto
• A dessert to share, such as the Stoneleigh chocolate cake or Meyer lemon cream cake
• Two glasses of red or white wine

OpenTable users rate Bolla as a "romantic" restaurant that's great for a special occasion.

Click here for the details and to take advantage of this one ASAP.

KRLD Restaurant Week Reservation Day is Here!

Click here to see all the participants.

About KRLD Restaurant Week

Select from any of the over 125 Restaurants and enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner for just $35 per person. For each prix fixe dinner purchased, participating Restaurants will make a $7 donation to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth to benefit families in need. Over the years, KRLD’s Restaurant Week raised Millions for local charities. You can help by making your reservation and enjoying a delicious dinner out! Reservations Required. Ask your favorite participating Restaurants for KRLD Restaurant Week Reservations. *Limited seating. Beverages, tax, and gratuity not included.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Anthony Bourdain Does Dallas


Steak Dinner for Two Deal - Rafain Brazilian Dinner for 2 for Only $50

From the Cut and Paste via Travelzoo Department:

For $50, indulge in an unlimited feast for two people, including wine, at Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse, regularly $104. Grilled over open charcoal pits, the roasted meat is delivered and carved tableside by the restaurant's gaucho chefs. The all-you-can-eat experience includes:

• A selection from 16 different types of meat including beef, chicken, pork, lamb and sausage
• Access to the salad bar featuring more than 45 different items, such as crisp asparagus, smoked salmon and a variety of cheese
• Unlimited visits to the dessert bar featuring items like N.Y. cheesecake, pecan pie and Brazilian flan

Complement dinner with two glasses of wine, also included in this deal. The Rafain family opened their first steakhouse in 1959 in Southern Brazil and have been operating restaurants ever since. Get this great date night deal here.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Get 20% off Johnny Mathis with the DSO!

Get 20% off Johnny Mathis with the DSO!

August 20-21, 8:00 PM
Meyerson Symphony Center

Enjoy an evening of enchanting elegance when the incomparable Johnny Mathis sings classic hits "Misty," "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and many others with the DSO. Mathis's smooth, stylish vocals will create an unforgettable evening of beautiful music in the sumptuous surroundings of the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Tickets start at $40!
Use promo code MATHIS20 to get 20% off.

Cheap Discount Tickets for Cirque du Soleil's Dralion

Get tickets to "Dralion" by Cirque du Soleil for $24, regularly $40! This offer is valid on select performances Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, at Dr Pepper Arena. Watch nearly 100 performers from around the world mix ancient Chinese circus acts with signature Cirque du Soleil style.

"Dralion" incorporates Eastern philosophy, Chinese acrobatic art and all the expected beauty of Cirque du Soleil shows, with performers offering "one visual gravity-defying stunner after another" according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. With this deal, see the show in Frisco for as little as $24.

Price Level 3 seats are $24 (regularly $40) and Price Level 2 seats are $45 (regularly $75) for the following performances at the Dr Pepper Arena:

• Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. (opening night)
• Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Click here for the deets and to get your tickets.

The Grape is Great and They're Doing Good for the Stewpot

July 28-30 The Grape (yum) will hold the 2nd Annual Feast of St. Martha benefiting one of the most important charities in the city, The Stewpot. Every day, 365 days a year, hundreds of homeless in Dallas are fed, sheltered and helped through The Stewpot at the Second Chance Cafe inside The Bridge on the edge of downtown. Over 1300 volunteers contribute their time and energy to The Stewpot each month, improving the lives of the homeless in Dallas.

For three days Chef Brian will serve a special $38 three course meal($55 with wine) created to honor Saint Martha, the patron saint of kitchen workers and servers, with $5 of each meal going to The Stewpot Alliance, created to support The Stewpot. Reservations are recommended. 214-828-1981

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cheap Tickets for Blink 182 with My Chemical Romance Ticket at Gexa Energy Pavilion on Tuesday, September 27th

All the small things! See your favorite pop punk band Blink 182 with all of your friends as they rock out at the Gexa Energy Pavilion along with My Chemical Romance September 27. Blink is known for their massive anthems like 'What's My Age Again' and 'Feeling This'. My Chemical Romance will rock you with songs like 'Welcome to the Black Parade' and 'Famous Last Words'. Deal is good for a lawn general admission ticket, and comes courtesy of viagogo, the international ticket exchange. Note that the Facebook voucher code is NOT your ticket and the voucher code must be redeemed on viagogo for your actual ticket. Click here to take advantage of the deal.

Go French . . . In Oak Cliff

Go Oak Cliff, Alliance Francaise of Dallas and the French American Chamber of Commerce have teamed up in support of the second annual Bastille on Bishop. This year's celebration takes place on Thursday, July 14 from 6 until 10 p.m. in the Bishop Arts District. Merriments include live accordion music, classic French cars on display, French maid relays, a Vespa rally, petanque (think bocce ball) demonstrations, a wine walk and a mussel competition, in which mussels will be cooked in the street and judged.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's J Blacks' B-Day so They're Hooking You Up With Cheap Drinks

Are you a fan of the refreshing cocktails served up at J Blacks Dallas Feel Good Lounge? Come out to J. Blacks tomorrow at 4 p.m. for their 1 year Anniversary Party! Enjoy $4 Specialty Cocktails, $4 Specialty Bourbon and $3 Fireball shots all night!

New in Town: Wild Salsa

From the Cut and Paste via Leslie Brenner at the DMN Division:

DRG Concepts will open its newest restaurant downtown tonight: Wild Salsa. The executive chef is Kelly Hightower; the menu is Mexico-City-style Mexican cuisine.
For now, Wild Salsa is dinner only (every night but Sunday), with plans to start lunch service July 25. The restaurant's publicist says they're tweaking the phone system, but the phones should be working within the hour.

Wild Salsa, 1800 Main Street (the Mercantile Building between Main St. and St. Paul), Dallas; 214-741-9453;

Al is Like a Friend with Benefits - $20 Worth at All Biernat's

Al Biernat's Restaurant

Monday, July 11, 2011

Living Plaza Event on Wednesday at City Hall

In case you are anywhere near Dallas City Hall on Wednesday around lunch time, and feel like braving the death heat: Living Plaza Event on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from 11:30 until 1:30 on the City Hall Plaza! There will be food carts, golf, remote control boats, games, music and vendors! Young Street between Akard & Ervay.

The first time I read this, I thought it said golf carts, then I reread and was disappointed, but it should still be the most fun you can have at City Hall. Maybe they'll send out the clowns?

Free Slurpee's Today at 7-11 (Cause it's 7-11-11, Duh)

7-Eleven Inc.’s 84th birthday on July 11th, aka 7-Eleven Day, participating 7-Eleven® stores across the nation will celebrate by giving customers a free 7.11-oz size Slurpee® beverage. As a special birthday treat, a select 7-Eleven store in Dallas also will hold a series of competitions, including timed Slurpee-drinking contests, one-minute 7-Eleven-themed challenges and a Twitter popularity contest. Winners will be rewarded with exclusive 7-Eleven prizes.

I Heart Radio Music Festival Presale Password

Friday, July 8, 2011

Grab a Beer with Donnie Nelson at Franconia Brewery in McKinney on Saturday

Dirk Nowitzki may have grown up just a few minutes away from Franconia brewmaster Dennis Wehrmann's hometown in the Franconia region of Germany, but it will be a different Dallas Mavericks personality who chats with tour visitors at the McKinney brewery on Saturday: President and GM Donnie Nelson.

Nelson will pour and pass out beer and field basketball questions from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the brewery. The session will be added to the regular weekly brewery tour and will cost $10, with $5 going toward a yet-to-be-determined local charity.

Wehrmann said a normal tour draws 100 to 130 people, but that he would be comfortable with up to 400 visitors to the brewery.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I Let You Down - Bellinifest Started 7 Days Ago

And I forgot to tell you about it. Thank goodness the ex reminded me(the good one, not the whore one. It's my blog, I can use "whore" if I want to.) In case you don't remember, Bellinifest is like the happiest time of the year (behind Restaurant Week). The bellinis flow like water, and cost almost as little. That means for the entire month, you can drink bellinis at Patrizio's for only $1. What are you waiting for? Go!

Pizza Delivery From Brackets. . . Maybe . . . If You're in the Right Area

Discount Tickets for The Onion

Just took advantage of this offer, so the Sig-O and I will be there for sure.


Promo Code: LAYERS
Orchestra, Orchestra Terrace: $40
Mezzanine, Dress Circle, Grand Tier: $25
Starlight Circle: $15
Click here for your tickets

Free Chicken Friday at Chick Fil A!

But there's a catch. You have to dress like a cow. So, let me get this straight, I have to put together a cow costume and then wear it in public? Thanks, I'll just pay for my chicken sandwich. But if you've already got a cow outfit, go for it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Free Le Freak Concert and Pay What you Can for The Wiz on Friday!

On Friday, July 8, from 5-8pm, you’re invited to a FREE block party at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Enjoy live disco music by Le Freak in Strauss Square, gourmet food trucks on Flora Street, fun challenges and games and a live remote broadcast from KRNB. You’ll be able to “test drive your seat” or go on a backstage tour at the Winspear Opera House and meet AT&T PAC resident companies and other Dallas Arts District organizations in Sammons Park.

After the party, ease on over to the Wyly Theatre for the first-ever performance of Dallas Theater Center’s The Wiz, produced in collaboration with Dallas Black Dance Theatre. This Pay-What-You-Can* performance gives you the opportunity to see the show for as little as a penny!

*All tickets for this Pay-What-You-Can performance will be sold in person exclusively at this event. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited, so make sure to get there early. For this one-time special event, the Wyly Theatre box office will open at 5:00pm for ticket purchases.

More Cheap Cookies this Weekend!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Party Barges=Fun, So Cheap Party Barge=Funner

From the Cut and Paste via Groupon Department (and give me a break, it's the 1st day back at work after a vacation department):

Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water-road ride with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get one admission to a 2.5-hour sunset cruise, two drink tickets, and on-board appetizers from Making Waves Boat Club (a $60 value). The cruise departs on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. from Eagle Point Marina in Lewisville.

From the double decks of the majestic Star of Texas, the Making Waves Boat Club will break from its usual wakeboarding, water-skiing, and re-creating James Bond chase scenes to host a 2.5-hour cruise on Lake Lewisville on Thursday, July 14. After boarding at 5:30 p.m., up to 200 passengers can mingle in the air-conditioned cabin or explore the upper deck before the boat returns to the marina at 9 p.m. As the vessel skims along the water, wash down an assortment of finger sandwiches and cheeses with drinks from one of the on-board wet bars, toasting to the lake's horizon as its ripples glitter orange from the setting sun and capsized carrot-juice tankers. Click here to get yours now.

Take Your Guy or Doll to Guys and Dolls for Half Price

From the Cut and Paste via Travelzoo Department:

When The New York Times hails a musical as "the show that defines Broadway dazzle," it's time to buy tickets. Save 46% on tickets to "Guys and Dolls" when the musical heads to Dallas.

Get the best prices at the 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, performance at Music Hall at Fair Park with $30.75 (regularly $57) Rear Orchestra seats. First Orchestra and First Balcony seats are also available at this performance for $37.25 (regularly $70).

Or, see a weeknight show from Rear Orchestra seats for $33.25 (regularly $62) or from First Orchestra and First Balcony seats for $37.25 (regularly $70) on:
• Tuesday, July 19, at 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 20, at 8 p.m.
• Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m.
• Tuesday, July 26, at 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 27, at 8 p.m.
• Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m.

Get your tickets here.