Archive for October, 2007

Local Jones…

This is a site with a really interesting concept. Basically using their cell phones people can map out what a city has to offer by dialing in and rating businesses that they encounter on the daily. New finds you post are spread throughout your network of people, via cell phone, email or both. People can rate your reviews and if you are regarded highly amongst your peers, Local Jones rewards you with perks and even cash.

It takes a few minutes to set up your profile, and although it is still in its beta phase, I could really see this taking off.

See for yourselt at

Vern’s is coming to Deep Ellum…

There is this area that is between Deep Ellum and Fair Park that remains nameless, where a white shack of restaurant called Vern’s churned out some of the best soul food in Dallas. In case you haven’t heard, this place is down home cookin’ from 7am-6pm Monday through Friday. Their menu changes daily, with short ribs being the only thing offered on the regular, once you taste them you’ll know why, and breakfast is served up until 10am. The food, the place and the people are nothin’ but pure soul and now they are coming to Deep Ellum proper.

Vern’s will be reopening at 2807 Elm St @ Crowdus. I don’t have a definite date when they will be open in the new location, but I am sure it won’t be too long. I’d give them a call at 214.823.0435 if you are planning on heading out there anytime soon.

Reflection of a Man…

Retail giant Stanley Marcus, of the famed Nieman Marcus, had a passion for photography. A few years before his passing he gifted his grandaughter, acclaimed Dallas photographer Allison V. Smith with nearly 5,000 meticulously archived slides of photography taken over the years.

This year Allison, along with her mother Jerrie Marcus Smith, are sharing that gift in the form of a new photography book entitled, Reflection of a Man: The Photographs of Stanley Marcus.

I popped over to The Barry Whistler Gallery the other day and Barry let me thumb through his copy. From someone who designs and publishes books, I give this a big thumbs up. The pacing of the book is nice, layout is solid, beautiful color, and at $60 its a steal when it comes to coffee table books.

Currently the book is only available for purchase at Nieman Marcus, and it will be in wide release in January.

Allison and Jerrie will be on hand at Nieman Marcus to sign copies of the book in Dallas at Northpark on Oct. 18 (1-5 PM) and at the downtown location the following day from 2-4PM.

For more information on the book and to purchase a copy visit

Timbaland to Play FREE Show at Palladium Ballroom Saturday Oct. 13

Saturday October 13, 2007 Timbaland is performing for FREE and at the Palladium Ballroom no less. The Party will be opening up for dude. You have to be 21+ to attend, despite the age limit I would get there early (doors are at 9PM), as I am sure this one will fill up quickly.

Visit and RSVP.

Numbers, Faux Fox & Ghosthustler Live at The Public Trust

Parade of Flesh Presents…
Numbers: Live at The Public Trust
With Faux Fox and Ghosthustler

Thursday, October 4, 2007 // Doors at 8PM // Show starts at 9PM
$8 // 18+ // Complimentary Adult Beverages for Patrons 21+

is on tour with their latest release from killrockstars Now You Are This. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch them with Faux Fox and Ghosthustler in an intimate setting.

Admission will be very limited due to the size of the gallery.

The Public Trust
2919-C Commerce St.
Dallas, TX // 75226 // 214.760.7170

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