It's been a year since racks of good wine, seasonal food, and a little bohemian air turned the historic Settles Garage in Oak Cliff into Bolsa. The locavore cafe and market's first anniversary has drawn some old blood in the Dallas music scene to play a shareable feast of bruschetta, burgers, wine and beer on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Theater Fire, The Deathray Davies, and The Happy Bullets make up the rich bill for Bolsaveursary, which will benefit the present community efforts of the future planned artists' residency program La Reunion (conceived by the especially interesting Sarah Jane Semrad.) The event is a festive trumpet call out to those watching the Bishop Arts District to see which newer businesses have the staying power to keep the area thriving while lending a hand to causes close to creative Oak Cliff's heart -- something Bolsa was wise to do even on it's own special day.
Watch Around Town for coverage on the Kinky Friedman-hosted, invitation-only grand opening of Smoke at The Belmont Hotel, a new joint Bolsa co-owners Chris Zielke and Christopher and Jessica Jeffers have their hands in. The barbeque spot is replacing Cliff Cafe, but chef Tim Byres is staying at the helm. To tide you over 'till the public debut, check out this Dallas Morning News piece about the new place Zielke told the newspaper will summon "modern Marfa".