RJ’s Mexican Cuisine is much more than your ordinary TexMex. Everyday they work hard to create fresh flavors and have some of the most unique dishes on their extensive menu. From their incredible enchiladas to my favorite – the Mexican Mac & Cheese, they have something for everyone. Being a chef driven restaurant, they are hands on for every plate that comes out of the kitchen. For the holidays, they have an incredible feast planned for a night out.

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Downtown is the place to be this weekend! Just around the corner from the West End, our Downtown friends will be hosting the popular Dallas Children’s Health℠ Holiday Parade. This special parade is in its 27th year, and always excites the crowd with a special Dallas hometown feel.  The festivities happen Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. and is the official Downtown kick off to the holiday season.

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Thanksgiving in Downtown Dallas is a true tradition, and all of us in the West End hope you will come on down for tomorrows  47th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot  – taking place in the Downtown corridor in and around the district. The Turkey trot is a tradition that draws people from all over the country each year, and fills the downtown corridor with families, friends and runners.

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Have you seen the crane hanging out in the Dallas West End? A new 267-unit rental community, Fairfield at Ross, is underway at Ross Ave and Houston St. Situated right on the edge of the historic West End district, the designs for the new building will match with the historical and characteristic architecture of the neighborhood. The project should be complete by December 2015.

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The Dallas Holocaust Museum has some really interesting and powerful programs coming up in the next few weeks. On Thursday December 4th, the Upstander Speakers Series presents author of Bitter Winds, Harry Wu. Harry Wu is the author several books including Bitter Winds, a memoir of his 19 years of imprisonment in the Chinese labor camps. From the horrors of life in the labor camps to human rights abuses, such as selling the organs of executed prisoners and dead labor camp internees, Mr.

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Ellen’s Southern Kitchen in the Dallas West End is working hard to make your holiday easy as pie. This Turkey Day you can get all the fixings to make it not only simple, but so yummy and down home that you could fool your family into thinking you actually did all the hard work.  For more information visit their website at www.gritsrule.com or call 469-206-3339.

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Its a great day to get out of the cold and visit the The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza! So many great exhibits and historical information to explore. If you cant go today, make plans to visit the museum tomorrow night November 18th at 7 p.m. for an special evening as some of the “old timer” Dallas Times Herald photographers recount their memories from that historic day.

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Book Signing with Former NFL Player Reggie Jones on September 6, 2014
Ladies, are you ready for some football? Because if you’re not, Former NFL Player Reginald “Reggie” Jones turned author will be in the West End at our own Hoffbrau Steaks signing copies of his UNIQUE NEW book: “Stilettos on Gridiron” Women Getting a Feel for the Game this Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 7 to 10 pm.

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Cody Canada & The Hard Working Americans Shook The House of Blues
Good Monday Morning! The House of Blues Dallas was a great place to be last night as Cody Canada & The Hard Working Americans took to the stage for a great show! The crowd was an eclectic mix of country, blues and rock and roll. Cody Canada, former front man for Cross Canadian Ragweed, is a fan of the indie rock circuit.

His rifts and bluesy soul reflect the true wandering spirit that his music exemplifies.

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