Are You Tough Enough for the Return of The Living Plaza In Front of Dallas City Hall?

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This would be ... what, round three? And here you thought the Living Plaza was a one-timer. Nope. It may be a 192 degrees tomorrow, but that's not going to stop the City Hall staffers who've taken over where Jason Roberts, Brent Brown and William Whyte started. And so, beginning at 11:30 tomorrow, that concrete wasteland comes to life yet again -- this time, bless you all, with food trucks. Specifically: Nammi, Ssahm BBQ and Enticed, with Natsumi Kitchen coming over from Dallas Farmers Market to round out the offerings.

Also, says Chalonda Jackson, there will be "live music from Ray Baker and radio-controlled miniature yachts sailing in the pond." And shade. Lots of shade. I should think so.
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TheMapman
TheMapman

We'll have shade, promise.  We have tents provided by the Department of Parks & Recreation, and as pointed out below, the building itself casts a mean shadow as well.  We understand wanting to avoid the heat.

Honeybee
Honeybee

If you do another one of these events in the fall before Halloween, you could tie in the whole pumpkins-at-the-farmers'-market scene.  And maybe the library could tie in as well.We could have Dallas Goes Downtown day.  Multiple tie-ins would make it a great day for families with kids.

G_David
G_David

No, I'm not nearly tough enough.  I cashed in my one day of heat stroke and swamp crotch at Taste of Dallas this past weekend.  Why they have held that in the middle of July every year, I'll never know, but I think I'm about done with it.  The tacos seemed extra salty, which I can only assume is from the copious amounts of sweat I saw dripping off the faces of those poor bastards manning the grills in the 102-degree heat. I did promise Alice L. I'd try the Nammi banh mi at some point, though for $6 it better be as kick-ass as you guys say it is.  If they continue this through the fall I'll definitely be there. 

scottindallas
scottindallas

I hope they ramp this program up in Fall thru Spring.  I work outside, and am more acclimated than most (I assume)  That said, I have little interest in hanging out in 100 degree heat on a concrete island; even though the space under city hall's promontory is a terrific microclimate.  But, hardly worth leaving the tree shaded neighborhoods to run down to Ross ave. or city hall.  I suppose it's a good thing for the Downtown denizens. 

Anyone who wears a suit and tie in this heat has outed themselves as a obsequious sycophant and likely bears some culpability in how screwed up things are.  Only court jesters and those seeking to kiss the ring would dress so absurdly, with such disregard for the environment and elements and with the sole intention of impressing someone with their dress.  Funny, I thought Friar Tuck exposed the superficiality of "clothes make the man"

Bill Holston
Bill Holston

or maybe scott they are trying to keep their job or client, that insist on that dress. Believe me, when Courts no longer require ties, mine are going to charity. That, sad, no meetings today, so short sleeves for me.

You do make a point about how other hot climes have adapted to dressing for heat much better than Dallas. We still have lots of places requiring suits and ties year round.

I might add, not at my office. But we all keep a jacket tie and dress shirt hanging on the door, 'just in case.'

scottindallas
scottindallas

So, the abolition of wigs was more of a style choice, not a "coming down to Earth" for the courts.  Dad's an atty.  He always gigged me for going to rugby practice in the rain--'least I don't wear a tie in Summer.

Oak Cliff Clavin
Oak Cliff Clavin

They should have the radio controlled boats all the time, ala six flags circa '87. It'd probably generate for the city as much revenue as all the current Hamilton developments.

Amy S
Amy S

To answer the headline: Not. Until. October.

Chris Heinbaugh
Chris Heinbaugh

Dear God, I hope the put the truck and some of the chairs and tablesu in the shade this time!

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

Nammi's banh mi sandwiches are phenomenal.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Indeed. I'm stopping by tomorrow just to get one.

Bill Holston
Bill Holston

me too, had the banh mi, when there were at sigels on fitzhugh by my office, ask for teh pate.

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