Some restaurants have “it.” Hot Joy has it in spades, though defining exactly what “it” is can be a little mind-bending.
Hot Joy burst onto the San Antonio dining scene in 2014 and immediately threw convention out the window. Owner Chad Carey describes the menu as “a wild mash-up of China, Texas, Vietnam, Japan, Louisiana, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia and anything else that lights up our brain.”
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Located at Victory Park, Kenichi will close its doors at the end of April. With no plans to re-open this concept, co-owner Josh Babb of Rock Libations (the restaurant group behind new concept Musumé in HALL Arts, Shooters in Victory Park, Chop Shop in Carrolton and Chop Shop Live in Roanoke) says, “ It has been a great run and we are thankful to our guests for their loyalty all these years. We are excited to move on to another phase with fresh, new concepts in different locations and look forward to what the future brings.”
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Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 25th (2 to 6pm) and consider skipping breakfast that morning, because the Ivy Tavern is hosting its first annual Chili Cookoff. For three in a half glorious hours, interested parties can stroll about, sampling chili from eight different teams, drinking $4 wells and $3 domestics, and enjoying some tunes from Whiskey Pants.
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by Steven Doyle
We picked up the news yesterday afternoon that Tom and Lisa Georgalis, the owners of The Ivy Tavern located on Lemmon Avenue purchased the Windmill, the long time cocktail lounge considered the first craft cocktail house in Dallas and is located on Maple and one time home of Charlie Papaceno who now owns Industry Alley. Sound confusing? We have been promised a full press release explaining all the fun details sometime this morning.
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white people love to say we need to fill our hearts with more love in this post-trump world. this upsets me (and many others) greatly, as a denial of our right to anger and resistance. but it also upsets me because it perverts and appropriates what has always been, to me, a critical resistance practice.
when white people say we need to fill our hearts with more love, they most likely do not mean the following. but i do:
- love black people. love blackness. unlearn all the anti blackness in you that has been passed down through your own culture, that has perhaps caused you to not love yourself. understand loving blackness as a key underpinning of how to become free.
- love people of the same sex. love trans folx. love your friends. love your friends’ children. resist the idea that love only exists in a nuclear family formation between…
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by Anastacia Quinones
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Traditionally, the fall and winter holidays are the time when we reach out to family and friends, often with a ubiquitous holiday card, sometimes enclosing new pictures of the family, or a letter trying to stuff in every notable thing anyone in the family has done since the last letter. When I was a kid, we taped the cards we received to a glass door in our living room, and we would try to guess how soon after Thanksgiving we would receive something from that one relative who always sent the first card of the season.
My dad was a graphic designer and had artist friends. Their holiday cards were always my favorites, and I could often guess who sent the card based on its creative style. Finding artists’ holiday cards in the DMA Archives always reminds me of that tradition, so I thought I would share a series of cards by cartoonist Jerry Doyle from the…
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