Dallas Restauarants – Horseshoe Lounge Austin http://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 19:28:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/horseshoe-lounge-austin-icon-150x150.png Dallas Restauarants – Horseshoe Lounge Austin http://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/ 32 32 Korean CrunCheese hot dog makes its way to Texas and more in What Now Media Group’s weekly pre-opening restaurant report https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/korean-cruncheese-hot-dog-makes-its-way-to-texas-and-more-in-what-now-media-groups-weekly-pre-opening-restaurant-report/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 19:07:34 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/korean-cruncheese-hot-dog-makes-its-way-to-texas-and-more-in-what-now-media-groups-weekly-pre-opening-restaurant-report/
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Crispy Korean hot dog makes its way to Texas and more in What Now Media Group's weekly restaurant pre-opening report(RestaurantNews.com) What Now Media Group, Inc.the industry’s leading publisher of pre-opening restaurant news, has published its weekly newsletter with the biggest stories from its 16 watch markets for the period September 19-25, 2022:

“If you sell to restaurants and your category is still available, you should become one of our exclusive Preferred Partners,” said Liz Vickers, Vice President of Sales at What Now Media Group, Inc. “Our Preferred Partners Not only do we get our pre-open restaurant news in advance, but we connect them directly to the owners of these incoming and expanding restaurants so their sales pipelines stay stocked.

In addition to its Preferred Partner Program, What Now publishes the latest pre-restaurant news on market-specific websites and has a unique and growing readership of 7.5 million. The publication has a presence in 14 markets and plans to reach 30 by the end of 2022 for coast-to-coast coverage.

To learn more about becoming a Preferred Partner, email Liz@WhatNowMediaGroup.comor to share the news of the restaurant before the opening, send an e-mail News@WhatNowMediaGroup.com.

About What Now Media Group, Inc.

What Now Media Group, Inc. (What Now) researchers and reporters scour online and public news sites for information on new leases and businesses, with a focus on restaurants, to help suppliers fill their sales pipeline with actionable pre-opening data, make personal contacts and unlock targeted marketing opportunities. What Now is the first to dig up the inside scoop on brick-and-mortar businesses that have yet to be announced, publishing the latest news on dedicated market-specific websites for a unique and ever-growing readership of 7 ,5000000.

Founder Caleb J. Spivak started What Now Media Group in 2010 with a blog that has become a trusted source for hospitality information in Atlanta. In 2017, What Now Atlanta formalized its operations with the launch of its Preferred Partner Program, monetizing and delivering actionable data on upcoming restaurants for the benefit of foodservice sales professionals. The company now serves a total of nine cities. For more information and to become a preferred partner, visit WhatNowMediaGroup.com or each individual web domain: WhatNowAtlanta.com, WhatNowChicago.com, WhatNowDFW.com, WhatNowDenver.com, WhatNowHou.com, WhatNowVegas.com, WhatNowLosAngeles.com, WhatNowMIA.com, WhatNowNY.com, WhatNowOC.com, WhatNowOrlando.com, WhatNowPhilly.com, WhatNowPhoenix.com, WhatNowSanDiego.com, WhatNowSF.com, WhatNowTampa.com.

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This restaurant has the best horchata in Texas, according to a report https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/this-restaurant-has-the-best-horchata-in-texas-according-to-a-report/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/this-restaurant-has-the-best-horchata-in-texas-according-to-a-report/

DALLAS (KDAF) – Are you in the mood to try something new, or maybe you’ve already tasted the great taste that horchata brought to your taste buds and want to try it somewhere else?

Saturday, September 24 is National Horchata Day! Be sure to take the time today or any day to try this delicious drink.

NationalToday says, “There are so many different flavors of horchata, some are a little sweet and some are a little spicy; you and your friends can go out and find out which flavors are your favorites.

Recently, Yelp ran a report on the top-rated horchata spot in each state, and of course, we’re taking a close look at the Lone Star State. Report says the best horchata in Texas is in San Antonio Cafe Barrio Barista!

This local cafe has a long history in San Antonio and brings you the best espressos, coffees, breakfast foods and more.

Yelp says, “Rich, creamy, and delicious: Horchata is a delicious drink from Mexico and Latin America most often made from rice and flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Each recipe is different, which makes tasting horchata in different restaurants and cities a lot of fun.

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Trophy Club Blue 22 Sports Grill restaurant focuses on food and home environment https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/trophy-club-blue-22-sports-grill-restaurant-focuses-on-food-and-home-environment/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:07:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/trophy-club-blue-22-sports-grill-restaurant-focuses-on-food-and-home-environment/

When Trophy Club residents Mack and Veronique Graham launched Blue 22 Sports Grill in November, they brought years of industry experience with them. Véronique has a background in catering, sales and marketing. Mack has owned and operated restaurants since he was 22 years old and purchased his first restaurant in 2001.

They said they chose this specific location within the Trophy Club Town Center for their restaurant because it backs up to the park and outdoor stage.

Their concept also fills a need, they said.

“This neighborhood desperately needed a social gathering place other than the country club,” Mack said. “We needed a place where families could come, kids could play, hang out, socialize and eat and drink well together.”

As a chef, Mack said he has worked with other chefs he has known for years to develop the recipes for the Blue 22 Sports Grill menu.

“I am a chef. Food is most important to me. Hospitality is next,” Mack said. “Everything is made from scratch there; We are proud of what we do.”

He described the details behind one of the top-selling menu items.

“I’m not just going to make you a bacon cheeseburger,” he said. “I’m going to make sure when this thing comes together it’s going to be one of the best cheeseburgers you’ve ever had, not just the best from DFW. You want me to cook for you, I promise.

In addition to sporty grills, the menu features a variety of salads, cauliflower-crusted pizzas, choice top sirloin and more.

“I’m living a dream of being able to cook, serve guests and build community relationships,” Mack said.

Véronique said her favorite part of co-ownership of the business was having created a gathering space.

“It’s really rewarding as a business owner and as a community member,” she said.

Blue 22 Sports Grid

2230 Route 114 Ste. 500, Club Trophy

682-305-9656

www.blue22sportsgrill.com

Opening hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight

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Hot Concepts winners focus on creating exceptional experiences https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/hot-concepts-winners-focus-on-creating-exceptional-experiences/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:51:05 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/hot-concepts-winners-focus-on-creating-exceptional-experiences/

According to the winners of this year’s Hot Concepts Award, which the editors of Nation’s Restaurant News award to brands that have the potential to make a lasting impact on American dining, creating positive vibes and a great customer experience is essential to run a successful restaurant. countryside.

During a discussion at 2n/a CREATE’s annual conference: The Future of Foodservice, leaders from Project Pollo, Sixty Vines, PLNT Burger and HomeState, all shared their brands’ points of distinction.

The panel was moderated by Andrew Smith, managing director of venture capital fund Savory Fund.

“We share a unique story that you won’t find anywhere else,” said Briana Valdez, a Texas native who founded HomeState in Los Angeles to satisfy her own craving for the food and hospitality of home. The former student of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon restaurant, who had also been mentored by PF Chang founder Paul Fleming, has now expanded the concept to five units, offering not only Texas-style tacos with premium ingredients, but also a welcoming environment with great music and design. intended to make people feel comfortable and welcome. Valdez said the mix of customers who visit the restaurants between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., including families and young people as well as businessmen in fancy dress having powerful lunches, creates great energy.

“Everyone told me at the start that you can’t serve tacos with this high level of food integrity,” she said. But she saw what was possible working for Keller.
“I said I really wanted to give that level of access to more people…and I proved you can.”

“It’s the experience that today’s diner wants,” said Jeff Carcara, CEO of Sixty Vines, a six-unit chain of Dallas-based restaurant group FB Society that, true to its name, offers 60 wines in barrels, allowing customers to taste wine. for free and buy 2 ounce pours for as low as $4.

“Before COVID, there was a lot of chatter… [that] casual dining was dead. But really, it’s transactional restoration that’s dying at the full-service level,” he said. “Offering adventure and discovery every time you enter our restaurant is an experience and what customers are really looking for.”

Sixty Vines also has a sustainability mission that Carcara says resonates with customers: “For every barrel of wine we operate, we save 26 bottles from ending up in a landfill,” he said, adding that the wine from the barrels is more coherent.

“The last drink is as good as the first,” he said.

Pairing these wines with dishes from wine regions around the world is also a great discovery, he added.

“Literally, you walk in there and have a different experience every night of the week,” he said.

Sustainability is also part of the mission of the other two Hot Concepts winners, Project Pollo and PLNT Burger, both of which serve only meat-free foods.

PLNT Burger (pronounced “vegan burger”), got a head start by partnering with Whole Foods Market, where it opened its first location in 2020, in addition to being founded by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn. But director of strategic marketing Jonah Goldman told CREATE attendees the brand would have succeeded even without its partnership with Whole Foods.

“The brand itself is hot,” he said. “Partnering with Whole Foods has certainly allowed us to do a proof of concept in a way that I think is light and sly…but what makes us hot is the Delight, the chef-designed part of our brand. We have some of the best burger chefs in the world bringing their culinary expertise to our menu,” he said.

“Our goal is to be the best burger restaurant in the world. It doesn’t matter whether we are plant-based or animal-based. We just want to offer a top quality product.

But PLNT Burger also has a mission that it says adds to its appeal.

“It’s uplifting. It’s fun and empowering for a guest to come and enjoy the classic comfort foods they know and love and connect with environmental impact, feel good about themselves physically, morally [and] economically.”

Playing on the word “hot” in Hot Concepts, he said “you can’t be the sexiest girl at prom if you don’t know what attracts other people to you”.

It means paying attention to customers and responding to their needs.

Project Pollo is a vegan concept founded two years ago in San Antonio, Texas by Lucas Bradbury, serving a meatless version of chicken developed by Tindle and coated in proprietary breadings and seasonings, as well as salads, fries and oat milk shakes. It has since had 15 locations and is expected to grow to 20 units by the end of the year and 12 units per year going forward, about half of which are franchised.

“I think it’s a good time to be in this [plant-based] space. I think that’s the tip of the iceberg where it’s headed. I think customers are looking to consume a variety of different proteins and I think encompassing what we have to offer [as part of their options] is an exciting thing.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected]

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Jersey Shore restaurant evacuates over fears of building collapse https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/jersey-shore-restaurant-evacuates-over-fears-of-building-collapse/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:43:35 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/jersey-shore-restaurant-evacuates-over-fears-of-building-collapse/

BARNEGAT LIGHT – A wedding reception had to change plans at the last minute after the venue’s second floor caved in under the weight of its attendees.

The Barnegat Light Fire Department and other first responders were called to the Daymark restaurant before 8pm on Saturday evening. According to the local first aid team, the callers first reported a building collapse.

In an update Sunday, firefighters said on social media that the restaurant was still standing. However, it was possible that part of the building had collapsed if people had not been evacuated.

“The ground did not collapse, but collapsed, which made the structure unsafe for now,” the fire department said. “The DJ did a great job announcing all patrons to leave the building safely after hearing the rumble.”

MidJersey.news reported that around 200 people attending a wedding reception were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Posts on Facebook gave more information about the situation.

“I was one of the bartenders at Daymark tonight, the ceiling didn’t collapse, there was a floor joist that broke which made the ceiling vulnerable to collapse and the whole everyone has been asked to leave the building to be sure of everyone’s safety”, Diego Guzman said in a comment.

“I just had dinner at Daymark in BL while a wedding was taking place upstairs. I don’t know what happened but the ceiling in the restaurant started falling in and everyone was rushed very quickly”, Alex Keoskey published in the Facebook group Tout Lbi.

New Jersey 101.5 has reached out to Daymark for comment.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at richard.rickman@townsquaremedia.com

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New Swimsuits Fit Perfectly In This Week’s 5 Hottest Dallas Headlines https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-swimsuits-fit-perfectly-in-this-weeks-5-hottest-dallas-headlines/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 06:22:42 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-swimsuits-fit-perfectly-in-this-weeks-5-hottest-dallas-headlines/

This Dallas food news roundup has a surprising number of openings, either in the works or already here. There’s also a slew of new menu items coming online, some of which are pumpkin-themed. There are some exciting new chefs in town.

Here’s what’s happening in Dallas restaurant news:

brass ram is Chef Nick Badovinus’ new restaurant, opening the first week of October in the newly renovated east side of downtown Dallas. A help-seeking ad calls it “brother to Town Hearth,” Badovinus’ steak-centric restaurant in Dallas’ Design District, with prime rib variations, big choice cuts, wagyu, lobster and premium seafood to pair with an award-winning wine list. Brass Ram, which couldn’t have a more masculine name if you tried, will be located on the second floor of the Magnolia Flat Iron building, just above Badovinus’ National Anthem restaurant.

The water cooler is a new Italian ice cream spot in Mesquite located at 911 E Davis #B, where they serve incredibly smooth Italian gelato in flavors such as peach, watermelon, and strawberry shortcake.

Matt’s Rancho Martinez closes his restaurant in Garland and opens a restaurant in Allen. This isn’t their first crack at Allen; they opened a location there in 2011 but closed it in 2014 due to lease issues. A spokesperson said: “We are sad to be leaving Garland, we have had many great years and have met some pretty amazing guests and team members along the way. Unfortunately, we do not own the Garland building and we were fortunate enough to purchase our own self-contained building in Allen, a 12 minute drive from the current location, with the majority of our employees accompanying us.

Taco Bell reopened its location at 15208 Montfort Dr. using the chain’s “Endeavour” design, which brings the social experience of food to life in a way distinct from Taco Bell. The restaurant has free Wi-Fi, power outlets and comfortable seating, as well as a drive-thru that features an easy-to-navigate menu board with an electronic ordering system so orders are quick and easy. passed quickly and accurately.

Coolgreens, the wholesome chain, will open its first Irving store at 5910 N. MacArthur Blvd. #139, one mile from the Irving Convention Center. Construction has just started; they will open in early 2023.

Carte blanche, the famed Greenville Avenue restaurant, launched a new espresso program in response to customer demand. It will enhance their award-winning morning bakery program by providing drinks if customers want to sit down and eat their croissants, fig pastries, donuts and other goodies on site.

Josethe Mexican restaurant in the Park Cities, offers a new mushroom huarache topped with Lion’s Mane that chef AQ said will make you think you are eating pulled chicken.

Restaurant Beatrice in Oak Cliff added a covered patio with fans and an outdoor kitchen with boiling seafood. The restaurant now offers two different ways to enjoy Cajun food culture: fine dining and casual patio service.

Akira Back Dallasjet-setter chef Akira Back’s modern Japanese restaurant in The Colony, has added a weekend brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with DJs and an exclusive brunch menu, what’s on that menu, they don’t say it.

Kona GrillNorthPark’s upscale grill, offers a brunch menu with ricotta cheese beignets, macadamia French toast, spicy lobster and avocado toast, as well as a Bloody Mary and mimosa station.

Elm Street Cask & Kitchen added new brunch items available Saturday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., including Mac & Cheese Pancake, with corn cake, sausage, mac and cheese, and a cheddar and parmesan crust; Cowboy omelette with beef, onion, tomato, bacon and cheddar cheese; and Texas Taters with onion jam, cheese sauce, bacon, scallions, and pickled jalapenos.

Maple Leaf Dinnerthe Canadian-style restaurant in North Dallas, has a new Frito Pie poutine with fries, cheese curds, chili, fritos, cheddar, sour cream and green onions, available through September.

Pizzeria Grimaldi has a new menu for fall featuring Buffalo Chicken Pizza with chicken, gorgonzola and celery; quarter salad with romaine, cucumber, red onion, tomato, bacon and gorgonzola; banana cheesecake with an Oreo crust; and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crust.

High Sweetness Pastry brought back its Pumpkin Spice Cakes for the season. Each cake is topped with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans.

Empire Baking Co.. has a new seasonal spiced sandwich cookie, consisting of two soft gingerbread cookies held together with a cream filling. Online ordering is also open on their website for the High Holidays with plain or raisin round challah bread, honey cake, Nutella babka, apple cinnamon nut bread, and raspberry or chocolate rugulah.

Cafe Grand Lux has seasonal pumpkin cheesecake in a graham cracker crust, available through Thanksgiving by the slice or as a whole cake.

by Schlotzsky has a new “Bare Naked Pizza”, featuring a one-of-a-kind sourdough pizza crust, served without toppings, cheese or sauce, available for a limited time. It’s part of a new lunch and dinner pizza menu with three flavors: Four Cheese White Pizza with Garlic Butter, Meaty and Supreme, baked on site on that same sourdough crust.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar pays homage to tacos and tequila until September 30, featuring street corn dip with fries, chicken Tinga Tostada, birria-style brisket tacos, Baja-style fish tacos, and veggie tacos with mexican beer battered avocado. Margaritas include peach, pineapple, and Tres A’s with Anejo, Amaretto, Amaro Montenegro, and chocolate bitters.

Freebirds World Burrito marks “National Chicken Month” with a new Texas-inspired White Chicken Fajita recipe available for any entrée, burrito, bowl, or salad. A better way to mark National Chicken Month would be to join Veterinarians Against Ventilation Shutdown, an organization dedicated end a cruel procedure used by factory farms to “cull” chickens and other animals sick with bird flu.

Chick-fil-A has two new items for fall: Autumn Spice Milkshake with cinnamon and crunchy brown sugar cookie pieces, their first new milkshake flavor available nationwide in four years; and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, on a toasted multigrain bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato, first introduced as a seasonal item in 2021. They’re available through November 12.

here added new Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls to its nationwide buffets. The dessert is the usual cinnamon rolls, but topped with Cicis’ first-ever flavored glaze with hints of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It will be available for pickup and delivery until October 30.

Pizzeria launched a cheese-filled pretzel crust in its buffets. A melted cheese sauce oozes from a soft pretzel crust that is topped with flaked salt.

McDonald’s has a new Cheese Danish, a puff pastry with a sweet cream cheese filling, topped with buttery streusel and a drizzle of vanilla, available all day, joining a list of featured McCafé Bakery items, including the apple fritter, the blueberry muffin and the cinnamon bun. The McCafé Bakery range was launched in November 2020.

Chipotle Mexican Grill introduced a new garlic guajillo steak seasoned with garlic and guajillo peppers. They say it’s available for a limited time, but how long that time is, they don’t say.

Dunkin’ has a new Blood Orange Refresher with blood orange and cranberry, served over ice with green tea or coconut milk.

haagen-dazs brought back their Pumpkin Spice Shake, made with Dulce de Leche ice cream, pumpkin spice, and pumpkin puree. It is available until November 14.

Sheraton Dallas has a new Executive Chef: Pierre Daval, who will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s food operations, including banquets and four outlets: Open Palette, Draft Sports Bar & Lounge, Open Mkt. Grab ‘n Go and The Parlor. Daval worked at Marriott Tan-Tar-A Resort in Missouri, Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago Marriott Downtown, and Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Illinois where he managed an apiary and a two-acre farm.

Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas appointed Chris Dikovics as its new head chef. He has already worked with renowned chefs such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Thomas Keller and Carbone from Major Food Group.

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Dallas Restaurant News — Muchacho Tex-Mex, Knife Steakhouse https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dallas-restaurant-news-muchacho-tex-mex-knife-steakhouse/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:58:06 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dallas-restaurant-news-muchacho-tex-mex-knife-steakhouse/

I2 unprecedented years have passed since Enjoy your meal named Dallas on Restaurant City of the Year 2019. But even during a pandemic, our city’s food scene has persevered. With the sheer number of recent openings (especially at Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts and Downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been innovative to provide the comfort food – and cocktails – we need. Now it’s time to look forward to Dallas restaurant news.

From exciting openings to unfortunate closings (as well as any other food news we might find appropriate), The Dallas Dish is your weekly serving of unmissable North Texas restaurant news.

Dallas-based Muchacho will open in the East End next summer. (Courtesy)

A favorite Dallas Tex-Mex spot will open in the East End in 2023.

Dallas-based Tex-Mex restaurant Muchacho is the next place to enter the neighborhood’s new development next summer. Chef Nick Badovinus’ National Anthem (along with upcoming sister concepts Brass Ram and Pop Top) was the first restaurant concept to debut in the new area. Etta, owners of the stunning 49th-floor Monarch, will also be opening in the new dining destination in the future.

Founded by chef Omar Flores in 2019, Muchacho opened its first restaurant in Preston Hollow and has since expanded to Southlake. The Tex-Mex spot is known for its margaritas, ahi tuna taquitos, Chili Relleno, and other classic dishes with a twist.

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La Onda in Fort Worth named one of Bon Appétit’s Top 50 New Restaurants for 2022. (Courtesy of La Onda)

Two North Texas restaurants are named in Enjoy your mealfrom the list of the 50 best new restaurants.

The monthly food magazine, Enjoy your mealhas just released its 2022 edition of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America. And while no Dallas-area location was nominated this year, two North Texas restaurants made the prestigious cut: Garland’s El Rincón del Maíz and Fort Worth’s La Onda. El Rincón is an authentic relaxed family business mexican spot offering tacos, burritos and vegan options like tacos al pastor made with jackfruit. Near Riverside Park, La Onda cooks up some stellar seafood dishes.

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Don’t miss Knife & Spoon’s three-night-only pop-up at Knife Plano in October. (Courtesy of Knife Steakhouse)

Chef John Tesar’s Knife Plano will host a Knife and Spoon pop-up next month.

Last summer, Dallas chef John Tesar (Dallas’ Knife Steakhouse and Knife Plano) earned his first Michelin star for his work at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida, Knife & Spoon. And now, for three nights only, Tesar is bringing its award-winning menu to Dallas on October 11, 12 and 15. The four-course dinner will include hamachi crudo, goat cheese ravioli and more. Tickets are $165 per person.

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North Dallas-Park Cities Area Realtor Meetings Are Back and Sweeter with Candy https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/north-dallas-park-cities-area-realtor-meetings-are-back-and-sweeter-with-candy/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 08:07:47 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/north-dallas-park-cities-area-realtor-meetings-are-back-and-sweeter-with-candy/

The global pandemic has made it difficult to network as a real estate agent. Each week, realtors from several areas in the North Texas area would attend MLS meetings for breakfast or coffee and then visit nearby listings. Meetings were also a social hub – a way to connect friendly faces with names and share information you won’t find anywhere else.

Fortunately, momentum is building to bring back regular meetings, especially in the popular North Dallas/Park Cities area.

Kevin Caskey, a longtime real estate agent and leader of the Dallas real estate community, is helping organize the welcome return of those meetings.

“ARM Meetings (Area Realtor Meetings), formerly known as MLS Meetings, are simply renamed for focusing more on realtor networking and educational benefits,” Caskey said. “After the pandemic, we had to regroup in terms of specific meeting locations and details. Attendees can expect great networking, fantastic speakers and, of course, great food from our host restaurant, José.

One of the fantastic speakers next week is none other than CandysDirt.com Founder and Publisher, Candy Evans.

“We are thrilled to have Candy speaking at our kick-off meeting at the new Jose location,” said Carol Stradtman, Regional Realtors Meeting Chair for the North Dallas/Park Cities Group and Vice President of Business Development. at the Monticello office of Independence Title. “I am personally honored to be able to participate as the first Affiliate to chair this meeting, and we look forward to record attendance and attendance!”

IF YOU ARE GOING TO

What: North Dallas/Park Cities Area Realtors Meeting with Candy Evans of CandysDirt.com and Taylor Walcik, President of the MetroTex Association of Realtors
When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 13
Where: Jose, 4931 W. Lovers Lane

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Southwest Airlines tries again to win contract with plane cleaners, including bigger raises https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/southwest-airlines-tries-again-to-win-contract-with-plane-cleaners-including-bigger-raises/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 01:54:38 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/southwest-airlines-tries-again-to-win-contract-with-plane-cleaners-including-bigger-raises/

Southwest Airlines has reached a contractual agreement with the 170-member union that represents workers who clean planes, after workers overwhelmingly rejected a contract this summer.

New Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association deal gives immediate 12% raises to appearance techs with at least four years of experience and will raise the starting wage to $19.14 an hour by August 2026, according to a draft agreement shared with members.

It’s one of many less-publicized deals Dallas-based Southwest is trying to complete, though the company has struggled to succeed with task forces such as customer service employees, regulators flight attendants and aircraft cleaners. Meanwhile, pilots and flight attendants are in the midst of tense clashes involving picketing at Dallas Love Field near headquarters.

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Southwest has some of the toughest standoffs with groups closer to the company’s minimum wage scale of $17 an hour, such as customer service employees and appearance technicians. Both task forces have rejected contract proposals so far this year.

“Our technicians seemingly contribute to Southwest’s success every day, and I’m proud that both bargaining committees have reached an agreement that rewards our employees for their continued hard work,” said Adam Carlislevice president of labor relations at Southwest Airlines, in a statement.

The plane cleaners’ union said it believed the proposal filled in the gaps in the deal that was proposed and rejected on July 1. This agreement provided for increases of 6.25% for the members.

Southwest executives said staffing has been one of the airlines’ biggest challenges this year. The company added more than 7,000 workers in 2022 and in May finally returned to pre-pandemic employment levels.

“About 75% of those hires were in our airport operations and about 20% were in flight crews,” Southwest President Mike Van de Ven said. staff to support both our customers and our employees.”

Southwest has seen some of its fiercest competition for employees at the bottom of its pay scale as competing industries range from retail and restaurants to hotels and customer service. The the average salary in the United States for non-supervisory workers rose 8.6% in the past year after rising 12.4% the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Over the past two years, these same workers have averaged 22.3% wage gains after seeing wages rise 26% over the previous eight years.

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New Dallas Building Standards May Reduce Stormwater Drainage – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-dallas-building-standards-may-reduce-stormwater-drainage-nbc-5-dallas-fort-worth/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:46:01 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-dallas-building-standards-may-reduce-stormwater-drainage-nbc-5-dallas-fort-worth/

New building standards can help reduce runoff from the downpours North Texas has experienced recently and these measures are gaining attention with extreme weather forecast to increase in coming years.

There is talk in Dallas of making voluntary measures a requirement in the future.

During a downpour on Sunday, water drained from the paved parking lot, but water that fell into a landscaped area was held back. This is the idea behind some of the flood mitigation measures.

At the Oak Cliff Nature Center, a place that soaks up a lot of rainwater, environmental activist David Marquis said slowing runoff is a good thing.

“Because when you get a lot of water at once, it hits those storm systems. It sustains them. You have flooding in the streets, flooding in the neighborhood,” he said.

The Encina restaurant on Davis Street in Oak Cliff is an example of a different standard of development. There is very little concrete in the parking lot. Instead, there is gravel in the parking lot and landscaping that allows water to seep into the ground and slow water leaving the site.

A concrete parking lot on Lemmon Avenue near Inwood is surrounded by a bioswale. It is a retention zone that prevents rainwater from going to the storm drains.

In Deep Ellum, rain gardens have replaced sections of sidewalk along streets that were once covered in concrete. Now these places trap water that would have rushed into the storm drain.

“Economic development is a good thing. A vibrant economy is a good thing. But we have to be smart and do it in a way that we can plan for the future,” Marquis said.

Eleven years ago, the City of Dallas approved a set of regulations for a new development called Integrated Storm Water Management or iSWM. He recommended these measures but only made them voluntary.

Paula Blackmon, a member of the Dallas City Council and chair of the Dallas City Council’s environment committee, said Monday that a shift to mandatory iSWM rules is being discussed at City Hall as part of a an overhaul of all green building regulations.

“One of the things we need to do is start looking at some of these things regionally. These are regional issues. If the water falls there, it ends up here,” Marquis said.

The Trinity River through Dallas receives floodwaters from rapidly growing upstream communities that may not follow stormwater retention policies.

Marquis said the regional approach is needed because science says current extremes will become more normal.

“As bigger droughts and heavier rains fall, we have to manage them now upstream. And we have to do it not just for ourselves. We have to do it for our grandchildren and future generations, because if we don’t, they are the ones who will really suffer,” he said.

Marquis said some communities have pursued “net zero runoff” which would use various measures to prevent any rain that falls on a property from leaving that property.

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