7/30: Frugal and Funky

No matter if you're looking to save money on dinner or shake your bread winner, tonight's your night

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NA NA NA NA SAY-A-VINGS, THAT'S RIGHT: To save some movie money, but still get some bang for your buck at dinner in Dallas, tonight Nana offers upscale American cuisine with a spectacular view of the Dallas skyline from the 27th floor. The restaurant was recently named as one of "America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Gourmet Magazine, awarded Five-Stars for cuisine by The Dallas Morning News, a Four-Star award from the Mobil Travel Guide and Four-Diamonds from AAA. DiRoNA Award winner as well as Best of Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator Magazine. Three Course Summer Menu offers summer-friendly casual dishes such as the Seared Scottish Salmon entrée and Orange Chiffon Migas dessert. No jackets are necessary, as the Nana team welcomes Summers laid-back attitude and understands lean wallets during the economy’s turbulent times.

FUNKY NAME, FUNKY SOUND: Mingo Fishtrap have been doing their thing in Denton almost since Denton has had a thing to do. With a sound dancing between gutbucket soul, N'awlins grit-down funk and horn fueled Motown pop, Mingo Fishtrap is an anomaly in the contemporary music scene. With each album, the group gravitates closer to the classic sounds that inspired them to learn their craft. What's old is new again; with young audiences flocking to see a live show that lays its musical roots more in 1967 than 2010. Tonight they get booties to shakin' at Dan's Silverleaf with doors at 9 p.m.

HEY BABE, TAKE A WALK ON THE WINE SIDE: School still may be out for a few more weeks, but you can still learn about wines tonight at the Library Bar with a flight of three wine samples for $10. Take your pick from any of the 28 different wines offered by the glass, including champagne & sparkling wines, white, rose and red vintages. OR, get 50 percent off any bottle of wine on the new wine list. Two new wines the staff is especially excited about are a 2006 Torres Celeste Blue Tempranillo, a Spanish Red ($55/bottle) and a 2003 Australian wine, Grant Burge "The Holy Trinity"($95). So go on and get your P Diddy on. Lou Reed demands it.

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