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There's a hip new lounge bar restaurant opening in Dallas' Bishop Arts: Called Ladylove, it's going into the favorably located space previously occupied by Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., and is forecast to open in early 2023.

Ladylove, whose subhead is "Lounge & Sound," is from David Grover and Kate Siamro, the same amazing team who own Spinster Records, the vinyl record store in Bishop Arts.

Siamro says this fulfills a dream they've nurtured for a few years.

"David and I have been talking about having a lounge but it really came to fruition a few months ago," she says. "It'll be a restaurant and lounge but our main goal is to bring more music to the neighborhood. We feel like Bishop Arts needs more sound."

To that end, the space will include a stage and a DJ booth.

"We love the idea of a spot where you could come on a first date, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere and inspiration from the conversation pits of the '70s, a place you can sit and have a drink for hours," she says.

Grover and Siamro are a cosmopolitan duo who bring a fresh splash of color to Dallas: Grover is a musician who fronted '90s band Loud Sugar and was singer for L.A. bands Drop and The Fizzies, before going to work for retailers like Best Buy. Siamro is a native of Canada and unapologetic "music nerd" who comes from glamorous stock: Her father was in '80s new wave band Direktive 17 and her mother was a model.

They opened Spinster Records in 2014, a pioneer not only in the now-burgeoning vinyl record renaissance but also a relatively early settler in Oak Cliff, first opening at 829 W. Davis St. before relocating to 408 N. Bishop Ave., in the thick of Bishop Arts in 2019.

For the lounge, they initially considered a storefront next to their record store, but then Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. suddenly became available in September.

"At first, we thought it might be too big, but once we walked in, we could envision a great lounge," she says.

Ladylove will draw some inspiration from Spinster, including walls lined with vinyl records, and record-listening nights where you "BYOV," V for vinyl. The lounge will also be available as an event space, with album-release parties surely being one obvious example, but also engagement parties and other festive milestones.

"We hope to have an interesting space with good food and drink, but the quality of sound will be important," she says.

"Listening lounges are a popular concept that haven't yet hit Texas, where you hear vinyl records on high-end equipment," Siamro says. "When you work in the audio industry, it can be challenging going into restaurants with poor sound quality. We want to bring high quality sound, and also offer the opportunity if people want to buy gear like speakers."

For food and drink, they're consulting with Jimmy Contreras, owner of Taco Y Vino, the acclaimed taqueria also in the neighborhood.

"The menu will be concise, with a small selection of cocktails and tapas-style bites — high-quality bites in portions you can share, and not in any one cuisine," she says.

They'll probably go light on beer out of respect to the new brewery and bakery being opened next door by the owners of Oddfellows.

"But think about how great it will be to be able to source our bread from the bakery right next door," Siamro says.

One item that's already been requested reflects the legacy of the space: "People have asked if we'll be offering any grilled cheese sandwiches, I expect we'll have to have at least one," she says.

Isla & Co.

Ex-Lucia Dallas space makes way for NY restaurant with brunch all day

Bishop Arts News

Pull out your world atlas for this: A new restaurant and bar based in New York is coming to Dallas from an Australian team. Called Isla & Co., it'll open in Bishop Arts, at 408 W. 8th St., better known as the former Lucia Dallas space. (Lucia relocated to 287 N. Bishop Ave.)

Isla & Co. is from Parched Restaurant Group, a New York outfit from two natives of Australia, Barry Dry and Tom Rowse, whose other concepts include coffee cafe Hole in the Wall, The Sentry penthouse lounge, and Daintree in Midtown Manhattan.

There are currently Isla & Co. locations in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Fairfield, Connecticut; and Midtown Manhattan. Bishop Arts opens October 21.

Co-owner Tom Rowse says that their goal with Isla — pronounced "eye-la" — is to recreate a common concept in Australia.

"Isla is one of most popular female names in Australia," Rowse says. "We liked the idea of having a female name, and it's also a Scottish word that translates to 'island'."

"The concept started in New York where we could find coffee specialty shops and places doing good brunch or good dinner, but no one that did them all," he says. "That kind of versatility is not unique in Australia."

So they're there for morning coffee, lunch, and dinner, with a seasonal food and beverage menu featuring influences from Australia, Europe, and SouthEast Asia, plus cheerful, engaging service.

"The service aspect can be challenging, especially in this environment, but it's important to us," Rowse says. "We are very culture driven and put a lot of time into not just hiring the right staff but in doing continuous training. We want to create a fun work culture that passes on to the guest experience. We even have a 'culture officer' who supervises this process."

Dallas had been on their radar for a couple of years.

"A few years ago, we might've gone to Austin, but Bishop Arts spoke to us," he says. "We like to be in areas with good restaurants and Bishop Arts has a great food & beverage scene. And the space itself is exactly what we were looking for, with 40 seats inside and 40 outside."

Food
Executive chef Matt Foley attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, worked at two-Michelin-starred Marea, and was corporate chef at fast-casual restaurant group DIG, before joining Parched, where he oversees the menus at Hole in the Wall and Isla & Co.

Brunch is served daily until 4 pm and includes:

  • Brekkie Roll
  • Smoked Salmon Benedict
  • Brioche French Toast
  • Isla & Co. Burger
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich with cheddar and charred broccoli pesto

Dinner dishes include:

  • Spicy Shrimp Vodka Rigatoni
  • Fish & Chips
  • Pork Sausage Rolls
  • Thai Green Vegetable Curry
  • Half Chicken with seasonal roasted vegetables

Drinks
Isla & Co. has a specialty coffee program inspired by Australia's hardcore coffee culture, serving Hole in the Wall Espresso with two house blends suitable for espresso or drip, originating from Ethiopia and the Americas, and roasted in Denver. Need the world atlas again!

Their bar program includes a wine list focused on natural and organic wines, plus craft beer and signature cocktails like the Espresso Martini (Tito's vodka, Mr. Black coffee liqueur, espresso), Wizard of Aus (Starward Whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, egg white, Shiraz wine float), Isla Old Fashioned (bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Eucalyptus bitters), and The Taipan (Hiatus Tequila, spicy pepper, yuzu, agave, and shiso).

All beverages including mimosas and bloody marys are served from brunch through to dusk.

Isla & Co. is also slated to open locations in Atlanta, South Beach, and West Palm Beach later this year.

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Spiral Diner space in Oak Cliff Dallas nabbed by beloved brothers' Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex News

A Dallas Tex-Mex restaurant that built a devoted following at its previous location has re-emerged: La Comida Mexican Kitchen and Cocktails, which drew fans during its five-year tenure at the Village on the Parkway up by Addison, has nabbed the former Spiral Diner space in Oak Cliff, where it will open in late fall.

Spiral Diner closed in August after 15 years, opting not to renew its lease with claims that the building needed work. However, a spokesperson for the landlord said they'd fielded many applicants for the space.

La Comida founders and brothers Mario and Ivan Urtecho say they have a ways to go before gauging an opening date, but are celebrating the revival of their restaurant, which closed in 2019.

"We're just cleaning and working on the space," Mario says. "We're grateful to have so many people helping us, who want us to get back open."

The brothers attended "Mi Cocina University" — working for the chain for many years as servers, then managers, then ultimately overseeing openings in other cities. That corporate know-how served them well when it came time in 2014 to open La Comida, a restaurant they'd dreamed of launching for many years, which combined the polish of a chain and their own family recipes with great results.

Part of their success is their ambitious breadth: Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch with a wide-ranging menu that accommodates just about every Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex need.

That includes ceviche, chicken flautas, empanadas in beef or chicken & cheese, mini bite-sized brisket tacos bite, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, tortas, combination plates (for example: brisket taco, beef enchilada, & chicken enchilada), plus tacos, Mexican rib eye, mole chicken, mahi mahi, plus eight kinds of salsas: red, green tomatillo, molcajete, garlic butter, mango/red onion serrano, BBQ (served with all pork & brisket dishes), avocado crema, and jalapeno limon.

Queso comes in four versions: yellow, white, Caso's Queso with beef and guacamole, and Queso Elegante with fajita chicken, spinach, white queso, red bell peppers. And margaritas come in a dozen varieties, plus frozen mojitos, plus plus plus.

It also boasts little touches fans appreciate the most, like the option for sides that go beyond the classic rice and beans, such as Texas caviar, papas fritas, and Mexican slaw. Their pork conchinita pibil tacos — a specialty in the Yucatan region where they grew up — are made with a family recipe from their mom, and they do empanadas, which they would sell door to door when they were young.

"We'll do the same menu, but we'll add some new items," Mario says. "Dallas is a different market. We feel like we can introduce some dishes we might not have done in Addison."

That might include a vegan dish or two, for the Spiral Diner stragglers. "We already have a lot of veggie plates on our menu, and we want to make sure we have something for everyone," he says.

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Dallas grilled cheese restaurant abruptly closes location in Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff News

A Bishop Arts restaurant dedicated to making grilled cheese sandwiches has closed: The aptly named Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. closed its original location at 310 W. 7th St., after nearly eight years.

According to co-owner Diana Ezzell, the closure was prompted by problems with the location.

"Without going into great detail, we are sad to tell you that we had no choice but to close our Bishop Arts District location this week," she posted on Facebook. "This closure is due to the extremely adverse and dangerous conditions existing in our space. This was a difficult and unexpected decision that we made out of pure concern for the health and safety of our customers and staff. The circumstances causing us to close have nothing to do with money and are entirely beyond our control."

But a spokesperson for the landlord says that the restaurant vacated the space without notice and had been late on rent more than once in the past two years.

On September 18, the restaurant posted that it was closed for "emergency maintenance" until further notice, but never reopened.

Ezzell says the location had plumbing issues, exacerbated by vacancies left after nearby restaurants Chan Thai & Pho 88 moved out.

Dallas Grilled Cheese opened in 2015, in the early days of a then grilled cheese trend — shocking, given how incredibly easy it is to fix yourself a grilled cheese sandwich at home.

Their menu includes cheesy sandwiches such as American cheese on Texas toast and Brie on a baguette with pears and walnuts, as well as soups, salads, and a full bar with wine and craft beer.

A number of other grilled cheese restaurants that opened during that time have since closed. However, Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. survived, due to savvy location selection, plus adding specials and making menu updates to keep things feeling fresh.

They opened a spinoff at Mockingbird Station in 2018.

Ezzell says they are actively searching for a new location, and directs faithful customers, who called the closure "a loss to our community of restaurants," to Mockingbird Station, which they say will be their new anchor location. They also have two food trucks.

Trompo

Acclaimed Dallas taqueria Trompo finds perfect new home in Oak Cliff

Taco News

A beloved Dallas taco shop has found (another) new home: Trompo, the taqueria from owner Luis Olvera which has earned national acclaim, will open in Oak Cliff at 337 W. Jefferson Blvd.

This is the former home of Kookie Haven, which closed in early July.

Trompo has relocated a few times in the past few years, including stints in Oak Cliff and in East Dallas. Will this finally be the one?

"I'm grateful to have found this spot, and I feel like it's going to be a great fit," Olvera says.

Trompo is famous for its tacos, quesadillas, and corn tortillas made in-house — sufficiently famous that it earned a spot on a list of the 50 best new restaurants in America in 2016 by Bon Appetit magazine, the only Dallas restaurant that year to make the list, which they described thusly:

"Owner Luis Olvera oversees the creation of some of the best tacos we've had all year. There are three simple but surreal tacos: deep-pink al pastor, which reaches its crispy-juicy peak thanks to the trompo (the rotating vertical spit); bistek (beef); and surprisingly good vegetarian paneer-poblano, all set on house-made corn tortillas and sprinkled with onions and cilantro."

Olvera and his taqueria have been media darlings over the years: In 2017, Trompo was named one of the 10 Best Restaurants in Dallas in CultureMap's annual Tastemaker Awards, and then again in 2018. Olvera also received a Tastemaker Awards nomination in 2018 for Best Chef.

That same year, Trompo was one of three taquerias featured in a documentary series produced by PBS Digital called Tacos of Texas, based on a book with the same name.

At one point, Olvera had two locations, one in Bishop Arts and the other on Gaston Avenue. But due to the pandemic and other life challenges, he closed both and reverted to operating out of a ghost kitchen.

He'd actually begun to consider moving to Mexico where he still has family. His tales about Dallas landlords are frustrating, such as false promises of "turnkey" status when the spaces were nowhere near that. Or the slumlord who'd threaten eviction unless Olvera made payments for things like water bills that weren't his responsibility.

When he showed up at his first location on Singleton Boulevard in 2016, he was joined by sheriffs and previous tenants whose property had been seized by the landlord and promised to an unwitting Olvera.

"I deserve some credit for my own ignorance and bliss," he says. "I came into this thinking it was all rainbows and butterflies, I think I lasted only by sheer will. But eventually I decided to do a re-set and try to make decisions in a different way."

He's now working on the new location which he calls "probably the most ideal place." One addition is that he'll be able to serve alcohol as well as food. Over the next few months, he'll transition out of the ghost kitchen and into the new space, with a hoped-for opening in October.

To celebrate, he's hosting a pop-up on August 25 at 626. W. Davis St. that he's calling "Trompo Homecoming," as in, back to Oak Cliff.

"I've been on a journey, I hope it ends here," he says.

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Moody new bar in Dallas' Bishop Arts beguiles with outdoorsy allure

Bishop Arts News

It's almost getting hard to keep track but Dallas' Bishop Arts neighborhood has another new bar: Called Bar Eden, it's now open at 308 N. Bishop Ave. in the space that was previously The Botanist. In other news, The Botanist has apparently closed.

Bar Eden is from Exxir Design Studios, which in a release calls it an enchanting new lounge, located next door to Paradiso, also an Exxir property.

If Paradiso is chic and tropical, then Bar Eden is darker and moodier, with whiffs of Provence, Tangiers, and Paris. The lounge features overgrown biophilic installations, inside and out, intertwined with playful prints, natural stone, and lavish old-world fixtures.

Is it time for a definition of biophilic design? Courtesy of Metropolis:

Biophilic design seeks to satisfy our innate need to affiliate with nature in modern buildings and cities. ... Biophilic design focuses on those aspects of the natural world that have contributed to human health and productivity in the age-old struggle to be fit and survive. Thus, desert or deep-sea habitats or microorganisms or alien or extinct species or other obscure aspects of nature are largely irrelevant as aspects of biophilic design because they offer little if anything in the way of sustained benefits to people. ... Successful biophilic designs are inspired by qualities and features of natural settings without being exact duplicates.

Bar Eden encourages visitors to intermingle in its indoor-outdoor, greenhouse-style environs while enjoying wines, beer, classic cocktails by Beverage Director Iluggy Recinos, and innovative bar bites by Executive Chef Nick Hurry.

Menu standouts include a cocktail called Fountain of Youth with English gin, Meyer & eureka lemon, sherry, and champagne. The food will be seasonal fare such as tempura beer-battered zucchini blossoms with fennel and green goddess dressing.

The theme will be elevated yet approachable, maintaining Paradiso's commitment to accessible price points and hospitality.

The Botanist opened in August 2019 with the feel of a vintage laboratory, featuring an ever-changing menu of botanical drinks, hailed by many as a cocktail destination. It closed in July 2022.

Exxir's family of concepts includes Paradiso, the Mediterranean restaurant in Bishop Arts; Good Companions, the casual cafe; and Bishop Lane, a sandy outdoor bar.

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Where to eat in Dallas right now: 10 restaurants to take holiday guests

Where to eat

The December edition of CultureMap's monthly Where to Eat feature almost always follows the same theme: Where to take your out-of-town guests, coming in for the holidays and ready to try the local favorites.

For 2022, the list is broken down into categories to make the selection process even easier, from where to eat if you're on a budget to where to go if you're looking for the big splurge.

Here's where to eat in Dallas right now:

Best spot for tourists
One of the best places to take tourists is downtown Dallas, with city streets you can walk, buildings to ogle, parks to linger in, and don't forget Dallas' No. 1 tourist attraction: the Grassy Knoll. Downtown also has plenty of good restaurants, from hotel eateries to streetside pubs. But Cafe Momentum is the only one with a nationally-recognized program to help at-risk youths, letting you dine out finely and do a good thing, perfect for the holidays. Led by founder Chad Houser, the menu features chef takes on homey dishes like braised rabbit pasta, shrimp bisque, Black Bean Rollatini with vegan cashew queso & fried corn, and their signature dish, smoked fried chicken with mashed potatoes & collard greens.

Best spot for serious foodies
If awards are your benchmark, then Carte Blanche, the fine-dining restaurant on Greenville Avenue, wins hands-down. No other Dallas restaurant has earned 5 stars from Forbes Travel Guide as well as the coveted AAA Five Diamond designation. Beyond looking good on the resume, awards such as this indicate that Carte Blanche knows how to execute with leading-edge cuisine, ingredients, and preparation, as well as service and atmosphere. Their quintessential meal is a 12-course chef's tasting for $225, with courses like smoked boar empanada with sweet potato and collards. But they'll also do six- and four-course versions and even a vegetarian option.

Best outdoor space
Dallas' weather makes al fresco dining viable even during winter, something that out-of-towners adore, and everyone these days has some kind of outdoor space. But it's hard to find a prettier patio in Dallas than Fearing's, at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel. It's an expansive courtyard with a variety of seating - benches, comfy couches, bar seats, regular tables & chairs - plus nicely landscaped greenery, fountains, a cozy fireplace - altogether more special when you consider its in-city location, an oasis in an urban area, sunny during the day, sultry at night. On top of all that, your guests will get to eat buffalo tacos, Southwest Caesar salad, and other amazing food by Dean Fearing, one of Dallas' very best chefs.

Best for a big splurge
The stereotypical splurge in Dallas is a steakhouse which is why The Mexican, the luxe restaurant that opened in Dallas' Design District in March, is such a blessing. The restaurant is spearheaded by Monterrey businessman Roberto Gonzalez Alcalá, whose family owns Mission Foods, and is a highly mounted enterprise that spares no details. There are steaks, if you must, and seafood, but with Mexican-style sauces, as well as non-Tex-Mex offerings like lobster enchiladas, roasted cauliflower in a truffle-habanero pistachio dressing, and a Mexican twist on a chopped salad. The decor is its own reason to go, with gorgeous Mexican tilework, ceramic fixtures, and picturesque outdoor patios featuring landscapes from the region.

Best on a budget
Tacos are a food group that fit the bill when you have a tightwad in tow: It's generally well-made food at fast-food prices. One of the most interesting local purveyors is Taco Ocho, a doting family-owned chain with four locations: Richardson, Frisco, Flower Mound, and McKinney. Their menu of tacos, tortas, quesadillas, tostadas, and nachos often spotlights refreshing Latin flavors and ingredients such as black beans instead of humdrum pinto, and a sandwich like the Cusco torta with Peruvian steak layered with potatoes. A sandwich with potatoes, how cool is that. They're also fairly healthy-ish, with great salads and vegan options, including a cool vegan breakfast taco with scrambled chickpeas. They have margaritas, and full service, and nothing is over $15.

Best vegan
More places are offering vegan options, but Dallas also boasts a full-on Vegan Dining Experience at Belse, the plant-based restaurant that opened in downtown Dallas in 2021. Located on the ground floor of an office building behind the Majestic Theater, Belse comes with a California connection: It's a spinoff of Little Pine, a famous vegan restaurant founded in L.A. in 2015, and boasts some of its award-winning dishes. There are sweet potato empanadas, cauliflower tostadas, flatbread with Italian sausage, a patty melt on toasted marble rye, and an irresistible pasta with chick'n in a pumpkinseed pesto. Most vegan restaurants in Dallas fall under Mexican, Asian, or diner-y junk food, making Belse's casual sophistication next level.

Best choice for the hot new thing
"What's the cool new place?" is a question I'm often asked, right before people decide they wanna go to the place they were already thinking about after all. Nonetheless, the answer to that question right now is El Carlos Elegante, a newly opened Mexican restaurant from Duro Hospitality Group (The Charles, Sister, Cafe Duro) located in the Design District. The menu is structured into intuitive categories of Cold, Grill, Vegetales, and Masa, and features intensely intriguing dishes such as a ricotta tamale with mole negro, ohmigosh. Duro is also known for its drop-dead decor, and El Carlos does not disappoint with gorgeous textiles and natural materials including lots of imported Mexican tile and stone.

Best place for big groups
Large parties are the bane of any server's existence, they take up way too much time and attention, and they always undertip. But Pepe & Mito's Mexican Cafe, the popular and long-running Tex-Mex restaurant in Deep Ellum, gamely rolls with the punches: pushing tables together, coming back again and again to replenish the chips, bring another round of strong margaritas, even tolerantly fielding requests for separate checks. The food's good with nachos, combination plates, spinach enchiladas, and the beef tacos Norteños and Mexican meatball soup featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. If Guy Fieri liked it, that'll definitely impress guests.

Best to grab a drink and a snack
There'll be sometimes when you're not up to a full spread and instead just want to sit and have a snack. Preferably with a drink. You are after all saddled with guests. Ellie's, the elegant restaurant at the Hall Arts Hotel, fits the bill: It has craft cocktails, a good wine list, an upscale yet comfortable atmosphere, plus bar snacks like eggplant dip with lavash crackers. Its location in Dallas' Arts District is also a plus: near the museums such as Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center, which out-of-towners might want to see, not to mention its own collection of art objects on site, including murals and sculptures.

Dallas animal shelter seeks helpers this weekend to nip URI crisis in the bud

Animal News

Dallas Animal Services is one of many shelters and animal facilities across the region that's been hit with an increase of canine upper respiratory infections (URI), including the canine influenza virus (CIV).

Now they're calling on residents to join a sweeping volunteer effort and help nip this thing in the bud.

Working with experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, DAS has created a plan to create a "clean break" and stop the illness from spreading any further at the shelter.

For this plan to succeed, they need to empty two adoption rooms - home to 150 large dogs - between Friday, December 9 and Sunday, December 11, via adoption, foster, or rescue.

To encourage everyone to step up and provide temporary homes for these dogs, Friends of DAS is offering a $150 gift card to thank fosters of high need dogs this weekend. Rescue groups that pull one of these 150 dogs will also get a $150 cash incentive.

DAS will provide fosters with training, supplies (crates, bowls, food) and cover 100 percent of the dog’s veterinary care, including 24/7 online chat with medical personnel.

"Lifesaving is a community-wide effort, and DAS has never needed the community more desperately than we do now," says DAS Director MeLissa Webber in a statement. "Securing placement for 150 large dogs in three days is a big ask, but we are confident our community is up to the challenge."

URI in dogs is like the human flu virus: most experience mild to moderate symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, lethargy, and congestion. With rest and hydration, dogs can improve within 1-2 weeks.

It's rarely life-threatening in dogs, but it spreads quickly and is therefore a challenge to contain in a shelter or boarding facility.

The dogs that need temporary homes have been exposed to URI, but do not all show symptoms.

Webber calls this a perfect opportunity for first-time fosters to get involved.

"Our team will provide you with the training and resources you need and help you pick the right dog for your home," she says. "We are committed to making it easy for you to helps us maximize lifesaving this weekend."

Anyone interested in adopting, fostering, or rescuing dogs from Dallas Animal Services should come to 1818 North Westmoreland Road on Friday from 11 am-7 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11 am-6 pm.

The shelter also reminds dog owners that all dogs are currently at risk with URI and CIV spreading throughout the area, as reported by boarding facilities and veterinary clinics. Owners are discouraged from taking pets to doggy daycare, dog parks, pet stores, and boarding facilities.

"This challenge is significant but not insurmountable," said Webber. "We have a detailed plan to save lives and stop this illness, but the bottom line is that we cannot succeed alone. Our success hinges on the amount of support we get from the community. Please help us maximize or increase lifesaving this weekend; nothing is more rewarding!"

To learn more about #DoggyDistancing or the URI outbreak at DAS, visit www.BeDallas90.org/uri.

Dallas' Dos Equis Pavilion offers discount deal for summer 2023 concerts

Concert News

It may still be December but it's never too soon to be thinking about summer, and here comes clairvoyant promoter Live Nation with its summer Lawn Pass, a package deal for 2023 summer concert season, available at select amphtheaters nationwide including Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. (Dos Equis Pavilion is the only Texas venue on the list.)

Lawn Pass tickets guarantee general admission lawn seating and Fast Lane access to more than 30 shows in Dallas during summer 2023, for $199 plus a fee.

According to a release, Lawn Pass will cover a variety of genres including country, rock, pop, and hip-hop. Local venues will have details on their relevant shows, including exclusions, but also with more TBA in the coming months.

The Lawn Pass will go on sale December 14 at 12 pm at lawnpass.livenation.com while supplies last.

But previous Lawn Pass holders can purchase their pass in an exclusive presale beginning December 8.

And since Citi is the official card of Lawn Pass, Citi cardmembers get their own presale window on December 13 from 11 am-12 am through the Citi Entertainment program.

Each Lawn Pass holder will get a custom personalized credential that will serve as their ticket on each show day. These credentials will be shipped to fans in spring 2023.

Participating venues include:

  • · Ak-Chin Pavilion (Phoenix, AZ)
  • · Blossom Music Center (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
  • · Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Raleigh, NC)
  • · Concord Pavilion (Concord, CA)
  • · Darien Lake Amphitheater (Darien Center, NY)
  • · Dos Equis Pavilion (Dallas, TX)
  • · Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (Camden, NJ)
  • · Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park (Tinley Park, IL)
  • · Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • · Isleta Amphitheater (Albuquerque, NM)
  • · iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • · Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, VA)
  • · Lakewood Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA)
  • · MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL)
  • · North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, CA)
  • · PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
  • · PNC Music Pavilion (Charlotte, NC)
  • · Ruoff Music Center (Noblesville, IN)
  • · RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater (Ridgefield, WA)
  • · Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • · Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
  • · St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (Syracuse, NY)
  • · The Pavilion at Star Lake (Burgettstown, PA)
  • · Toyota Amphitheatre (Wheatland, CA)
  • · USANA Amphitheatre (West Valley City, UT)
  • · Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • · White River Amphitheatre (Auburn, WA)
  • · Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA)
  • · XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)

For more information, visit lawnpass.livenation.com.