Wednesday, May 17, 2006

new Cafe Brazil

Among the things Dallas can congratulate itself for having, bohemianism isn’t one; there just isn’t much of it. Prob the closest it gets is Cafe Brazil, a mini-local-chain that serves semi-healthy food, breakfast all day, & bottomless cups of coffee, and even better, keeps late-night hours. Well a new Cafe Brazil on Greenville Ave opens tomorrow in the little strip next to Stan's Blue Note. This 7th branch basically replaces the veteran Lakewood branch, which shut down recently after losing its lease. Its opening reinforces the fact that Greenville is reasserting itself as the entertainment zone now that deep ellum's on the decline.

2900 Greenville Ave 214-841-0901

10 Comments:

At May 17, 2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I can't remember what used to occupy that space. Was it one of those Irish "pubs"? The satellite image on Google Maps is so old that it shows a vacant lot at the corner of Greenville and Llano. A lot that is now occupied by four hideous "French Quarter style" townhouses.

 
At May 17, 2006 11:34 AM, Anonymous tg said...

you don't recall all the brewskis you booted at the pony keg? (i don't ever remember seeing this joint at all, but rock band jaded soul played there back in 2004)

 
At May 17, 2006 11:38 AM, Anonymous tg said...

and then who could forget the days that spot housed the restaurant maxwell's

 
At May 17, 2006 12:18 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Interesting choice for location, location, location. Isn't there already a Cafe Brazil on Central between Mockingbird and Lovers? Maybe they're following the "store on every other corner" followed by Starbux?

 
At May 17, 2006 1:18 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

The editorial description for Pony Keg makes it sound quite distinctive, "Lower Greenville bohemian bar draws crowd with cheap beer and live music." But for the life of me, I can't place it.

I think I remember when the place was called Velocity, but I definitely remember Maxwell's, which sometimes had jazz. Good research!

 
At May 17, 2006 1:59 PM, Blogger BK said...

The other Cafe Brazil near there, on the NB 75 service road, is north of University/south of Lovers.

I lived 4 blocks from this area from 1999-2005 and this place will make a killing there. And, with the steakhouse grill -- owned by the Hurricane next door -- soon opening in the GBG spot, there will be even more food action to soak up the Dubliner pints!

Pony Keg was a bust from the get-go... to close in concept to Stan's next door. They have been empty for months.

Velocity quickly busted before that... could never attract the Fickle 500 club crew. Not really sure what it was before that, but it was similar in concept to Velocity and 'm bar' comes to mind as the name.

 
At May 17, 2006 10:21 PM, Anonymous doris said...

Keep me posted on how the place does. I remember thinking that location was cursed as a parade of businesses (usually clubs) came and went in the years I lived in East Dallas.

 
At May 18, 2006 4:26 PM, Blogger TS said...

oh, a jake tapper link. very, very nice! muckraking and food; a delectable combination...

 
At May 18, 2006 5:54 PM, Anonymous Wigmubarac said...

WTF is this . . . Dotty's column or something?

 
At May 18, 2006 8:54 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

A MEMBER OF JADED SOUL, APPARENTLY.

 

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