Brought to Dallas by the same owners as La Popular Tamale House, Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar offers fresh, authentic Mexican fare made from locally sourced ingredients. The casual BYOB eatery is situated, naturally, at the corner of Peak and Elm, and represents what Thrillist’s Aaron Miller calls “an homage to old East Dallas.” The writer notes the bar's collection of local artwork, wooden fixtures straight from area houses, and knob-adorned bar as proof to his claim. Old Dallas or not, Peak & Elm’s food is a twist on classic Mexican cuisine, thanks to items such as tamale pies, fresh ceviche, and tacos tapatios—taquitos filled with Prime beef and served with sides of pickled cabbage-and-carrot slaw. One thing diners will not find at Peak & Elm, however, is chips and salsa; D Magazine reports that the owner, Jesse Moreno, prefers his customers don’t fill up before they taste his home-run dishes.
Me Talk Pretty lights the fuse on a highly combustible catalog of heavy rock hits, rousing fans to rise and congregate beside pulsating amplifiers during the fully charged Wake Up! tour. Led by the unrestrained vocals of lead singer Uliana Preotu, MTP has begun to burrow itself into the ears of rock enthusiasts in support of its debut EP, We Are Strangers. Past appearances alongside seasoned rockers Filter and Taproot have contributed to a face-melting epidemic across the U.S., and the quartet's fervid mantra, "Wake Up!", has reared its head in popular videogames and on the MP3 players of sleep-deprived roosters. The ethereal guitar crunch of Madina Lake and shredded screams of post-punkers Hawthorne Heights add to the evening's aural onslaught, and heavy up-and-comers Get Scared, Krash Rover, and Drater help further warm up headbangers with fiery sets and venue-wide calisthenics.
Ad-Libs' cast of musicians, standup comedians, and professional writers has poured out its spontaneous ideas and off-kilter humor through a quarter-century of frenetic evenings. The troupe performs in a cabaret-style theater, mixing video with scripted and improvisational comedy while inspiring audience members to participate. Despite their diverse backgrounds, the laugh-masters' shared knack for spontaneity should not surprise since most have studied in Ad-Libs' school of off-the-cuff humor, which imparts to students what it takes to get a full ride to clown college.
Behold the breathtaking views of the city at night as you dine on a wooden patio oasis and fill your belly with cheese, bread, tomato sauce, and more cheese. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of eats and drinks at Bryan Street Tavern for only $15. Toast the town with one of many drinks (nine draft beers, bottled beers, wine, and mixed drinks) and take advantage of this neighborhood tavern's tasty stone-fired pizzas.