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By Eric Richardson — April 13, 2009 — 17 Comments

Wednesday's tax day, which means it's an excellent day to put aside the pain of writing that check (or celebrate a refund) and go see some music. Soulful singer...

Pershing Square

By Eric Richardson — April 01, 2009

A motion intended to encourage use of the Pershing Square garage by those coming Downtown for nightlife passed through a Council committee this afternoon. The facility...


By Pamela Rouse — March 24, 2009 — 30 Comments

The Nickel Diner has added a dinner menu... again.

Downtowners may recall the Nickel previously served dinner a couple months back. Owners Kristen Trattner and...

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Touring Downtown WIFI: Infusion Cafe

By Ed Fuentes — March 23, 2009 — 2 Comments

It's a good sign that Infusion Cafe has regulars even before it had an official ribbon cutting––which it did last week. Located at 808 S. Spring, the coffee shop...

By Eric Richardson — March 19, 2009 — 15 Comments

Expect better reports to come in later, but it's been a busy week for Downtown dining. Four new eateries have just opened their doors: Magnolia (Financial District...

Blue October

By Eric Richardson — March 18, 2009 — 12 Comments

Texas-bred rock band Blue October comes to Club Nokia on Saturday night, and blogdowntown has some tickets to give away to Downtowners looking to take in a show...

Spring For Coffee

By Pamela Rouse — March 16, 2009 — 12 Comments

In perhaps the urban equivalent to the drive-through, Spring for Coffee opened last week in a Spring street space that's just a touch over 200 square feet. While...

Bottega Louie Eric Richardson

After Lengthy Buildout, Bottega Louie Set to Serve on Restaurant Row

By Eric Richardson — March 13, 2009 — 17 Comments

After what has seemed like an eternity of waiting to Downtowners eager for mid-range eating options, restaurant and market Bottega Louie is finally set to make its...

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Corkbar Adds a Neighborhood Bar for South Park

By Eric Richardson — March 10, 2009 — 6 Comments

Despite challenging economic times, the owners of new South Park wine bar Corkbar are convinced they've got a plan for success. With a concept aimed at bringing...

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D-Town Burger Bar Opens on 6th

By Ed Fuentes — March 07, 2009 — 56 Comments

New Historic Core eatery D-Town Burger Bar opened on Friday, welcoming a brisk lunch business. Workers from local offices and nearby retail stores sat at the small...

Sir Tom Jones at NPR

By Eric Richardson — March 05, 2009 — 18 Comments

Never let it be said that blogdowntown doesn't appreciate a full range of musical styles. Last week we sent some lucky winners to go see hip-hop's Busta Rhymes...