June 20, 2011

Father's Day Weekend Rundown

We had another fun filled weekend.  Friday night we took the trolly to the Dallas Arts District for a block party.  I'm glad to see that Dallas is really working to attract visitors to the district.  The museums are open until midnight and the event centers are booked with really great shows.  Outdoors, there was a concert stage setup and, our favorite, FOOD TRUCKS!!  We had some really great Korean BBQ from SsahmBBQ truck and split a Banh Mi sandwich from Nammi Truck.  So yum!
SsahmBBQ Truck

Left: Kimchee Fries - Fresh Hand Cut Potatoes, Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheese,  Cilantro & Onion,  Caramelized Kimchee, and Spicy Mayo
Right: Daeji Tacos - Sesame Soy Vinaigrette Salad, Caramelized Kimchee, Cilantro & Onion, Salsa Rojo/Verde, Two Corn Tortillas

Grilled Pork Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) - 12" Baguette served with Garlic Mayonaise, Cucumbers, Pickled Daikons & Carrots, Jalapenos, Cilantro

After we walked around, we headed into the Meyerson Symphony Center.  We were so excited to see Byron Stripling: Tribute to New Orleans Jazz.  We usually make it down to the Big Easy a couple of times a year, so to have a slice of NOLA in our backyard was perfection!  Byron puts on a great show.  He sings, plays trumpet, and leads the band incredibly.  Hey, how can you go wrong with a little Louis Armstrong backed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra??!  I'm so glad we were able to see this show.
Via Yelp.com

Saturday, we saw X-Men: First Class at Highland Park Village Theater.  I couldn't decide if I loved the movie or the theater most!  This movie theater is small, yet luxurious due to its recent renovations.  The theater has a full bar and high end treats like cupcakes and cookies vs. the usual Mike & Ikes you get at other theaters.  I simply loved reclining in the leather seats while sipping on my white wine.  Such a great place to catch a movie!

Saturday night, my dad came to town, so we took him to Urbano Cafe.  Urbano is one of our top 5 restaurants in Dallas.  My dad being from Tulsa, was knocked off his rocker by the incredible food we had.  I'm so glad I was able to show him a little bit about our Dallas.

Sunday, we did a quick Brunch at Monica's Aca y Alla in Deep Ellum.  Monica's is a new find for us and I'm so glad we weren't disappointed.  Their brunch entrees are around $6 and mimosas are $1.  The best part is that the atmosphere is "New Deep Ellum" meaning the entire restaurant is well thought out and accommodating to day time clientele.  Monica's is not just a bar with a kitchen in the back like other Deep Ellum restaurants.  The salsa, queso, and food was fantastic.  Eric and I are definitely going back!
Huevos con Chorizo - Spicy Chorizo Sausage and Scrambled Eggs. Served with Pinto Beans. (I added an order of tortillas, too!)
El Chicano - Biscuits and Gravy with Scrambled Eggs, Chipotle gravy and bacon.

Hope you had a great Father's Day with your dad or kiddos!

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