Category: Out and About

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OUT AND ABOUT: Three Films To Watch

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While summer is typically the season for blockbuster hits that rake in hundreds of millions of dollars (think Incredibles 2 and Avengers: Infinity War), it's also a time of year when some pretty good plots make their way to the big screen.

This past week, we've caught three of those films.


OUT AND ABOUT: The Lion King is Magical

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From the moment the stage lights bring Rafiki to life, and she sings "Here comes a lion father" in Zulu, you know something magical is about to happen. And then it does.

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Sitting in some pretty fantastic center seats at the Music Hall at Fair Park, I watch characters from probably one of my favorite Disney films come to life. They're in the balconies around the stage, in what appears to be white papier mâché birds flying above me, and making their way down the aisles of the theater to celebrate the birth of Simba.


OUT AND ABOUT: Flex Friday Happy Hours

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Going home, snuggling into a pair of pajamas, and binge-watching something on Netflix is how I spend most Friday nights. What can I say, I'm getting old.

But with the sun setting a little later and my favorite summer tradition – flex Friday – in full effect, hanging out a little later to enjoy some of Dallas' best happy hours has proven to be a lot more fun than hanging out with Kimmy Schmidt and Titus Andromedon (sorry guys).


OUT AND ABOUT: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Movie Review)

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Fred Rogers appears in Won't You Be My Neighbor? by Morgan Neville, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jim Judkis.

Like many of you, I grew up watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

After returning from a press screening today for Won't You Be My Neighbor?, my friend Kate and I had a brief conversation about the documentary and how watching Mister Rogers was almost like a ritual for us when we were children. For her, that routine included her nanny making her a hotdog for a snack and a sleeping bag to cuddle up.


OUT AND ABOUT: Get Hyper for Sweet Tooth Hotel

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Sweet Tooth Hotel is located in Victory Park from May 18 - June 30. (Photo: Imani Chet Lytle)

I have a hardcore sweet tooth, so anything candy or sugar related you can definitely find me there.

When I heard about this Sweet Tooth Hotel pop-up shop coming to Dallas, I was quick to get my ticket and unapologetically the first one in line. The shop is tucked away nicely within the Victory Park area and seems to fit right in like it was meant to be.


OUT AND ABOUT: Scardello Launches Catering for All, We Grub

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Scardello is located at 3511 Oak Lawn Ave. (Photo: Imani Chet Lytle)

When you walk into Scardello, expect to be transported to a whole different world! The European atmosphere and friendly demeanor will make you forget that this shop is located right outside the hustle-and-bustle of the Oak Lawn neighborhood.

What made the visit even more intimate was that fact we were invited to attend their "Friends & Family" preview launch celebration for their new catering services. I definitely felt I was part of the family when everyone greeted me with warm smiles and opened up their cozy shop as I gazed with awe seeing all the variety of cheeses, wines, and fruits that I was about to devour.


OUT AND ABOUT: Eating Vegan Sushi

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Lunch at Blue Sushi Sake Grill with the grill. (PHOTO: Bianca R. Montes)

I have a confession to make.

As a Dallas vegan, my favorite restaurant isn't Spiral Diner & Bakery, V-Eats, or El Palote. It's Blue Sushi Sake Grill. Yeah, at first mention I am sure that sounds wrong – but trust me, it's 100 percent accurate.

Back in the day, BV (before vegan), getting sushi with my girls was one of my favorite ways to spend a long lunch or a Friday night. That obviously changed when I stopped eating fish. And while I've been able to find options at restaurants since, nothing really felt worth it. Until I met Blue Sushi Sake Grill.