On the anniversary of the liberation of camp Auschwitz-Birkenau (and the date marked as the end of the Holocaust by the United Nations), January 27th is the designated day for International Holocaust Remembrance. On this day of commemoration, the United Nations urges every state member to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi era, and to develop and further educate those with preventive programs.

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With the holiday season wrapping up brings a renewed excitement to downtown Dallas – the start of championship football and a showdown of classic rivalries. As patrons fill the Cotton Bowl and Apogee Stadium, the historic West End gears up to host visitors and natives who pack the bars and restaurants to watch.

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West End is unparalleled – from our wide selection of restaurants, museums, and cultural and historical buildings, the West End in downtown Dallas is home to several unique and special businesses that make us stand out as one of the leading metros.

From architecture and interior design, advertising, real estate, and distribution, the historic West End is a hotspot for thriving businesses and opportunities to thrive in all areas of work.

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The State Fair of Texas is back! The event that Texans and those across the United States wait for every year is one of the best celebrations of Texas pride that attracts people from all over the country. Much of what makes the State Fair memorable year round is iconic Big Tex, the outrageous and delicious food you won’t find at just any state fair, and the Texas Star Ferris wheel.

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A recent report from The Bureau of Labor Statistics has listed El Centro College’s Food and Hospitality Institute as #39 in the nation! El Centro College is the ideal location for chefs and other culinary professionals in the metroplex; and with several restaurants catered and nearby to the urban downtown Dallas crowd, it provides and excellent opportunity for hands-on training and employment right outside the door.

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If you love the Historic West End District now, get ready to fall in love with it again!

Home to The Dallas World Aquarium, the Sixth Floor Museum, and many delicious downtown restaurants like Ellen’s Southern Kitchen and Hoffbrau Steaks, the West End is full of life. According to the Dallas Innovation Alliance, this makes the West End the perfect neighborhood in downtown Dallas to test the city’s newest technology including public Wi-Fi.

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Holidays…Yes we know school is just about to begin, but our friends at Hoffbrau Steaks of Dallas are reminding you that they are now taking reservations for the holidays…You may now return to your regularly scheduled summer activities.

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There are soooo many great food options in the @DallasWestEnd! We love our restaurants, so each Tuesday we are going to take a sneak peak on some of the great food and cuisine going on. Today we are slightly dipping our toes in with a brief look at Salads and one of our favorite spots for a crisp and yummy salad is our own Hoffbrau Steaks.

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The Dallas West End has a bevy of activity going on every day including new construction, construction on historic buildings and several of our buildings getting some much needed love with some new paint. Our good friend, and former West End Association Chairman Joe Piwetz of ECOM shared some of the happenings and history with me this week so I could share with y’all.

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By: Marla Watson, Publicist

Big D is blessed to have a huge part in filmmaking, locations and the overall film community. Not only do we have some of the best locations in the world (that have even been portrayed as many other places in the world, believe it or not), but we have some of the best film festivals locally and globally. This week brings the Oak Cliff Film Festival, touting a well rounded selection of films and artistic moments, for the film lover in us all.

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