Five Minutes With Brandon Cohanim, Dallas Restaurant Owner

by Alex Temblador on January 21, 2019

Brandon Cohanim isn’t your average 21-year-old SMU undergrad. When he’s not hitting the books, he’s running two sushi restaurants in Dallas: Pok The Raw Bar and Namo. Pok The Raw Bar opened in Uptown in...

#TravelTuesday: Around Oregon’s Scenic Mt. Hood with the Buick Encore

by Alex Temblador on November 20, 2018

I woke to a slight drizzle, but even through the rain droplets on the window, I could still see the 2018 Buick Encore parked in front of the tiny house I stayed in during my...

Summer Fun: Don’t Overlook Oakland and its East Bay Gems

by Alex Temblador on July 5, 2018

Oakland is the place to be, y'all. It’s a mere 20-minute drive from San Francisco, but for many Texans, we look past it, instead going for what seems bigger and better (and significantly more expensive)....

3 Reasons to Love Private Jet Travel

by Alex Temblador on July 2, 2018

Imagine a travel experience where you’re the only person on a flight. Sounds like heaven, right? Or perhaps, it’s just you and your best friends, kids, business associates, or family on the flight. That’s not...

#Foodie Friday: 5 Reasons to Head to Water Grill for Seafood in Dallas

by Alex Temblador on June 8, 2018

The reclaimed wooden ceilings and walls caught my attention first – the sea-glass spheres placed in a net made of thick ship ropes and hanging from the ceiling caught my eye next. People laughed and...

#TravelTuesday: From Hill Country to San Antonio with the Chevrolet Traverse

by Alex Temblador on June 5, 2018

A summer road trip in Texas. Is there anything better? Stunning views over rolling hills covered in green trees, wild flowers, and shrubbery spread out on either side of the Arc de Texas as I stopped in...

Weekender: A Taste of Luxe and Scotch Whiskey at The French Room Bar

by Alex Temblador on April 19, 2018

Sitting with a drink in hand from the French Room Bar in the newly re-imagined Salon, there was little reason for me to move. A pianist played tunes that varied in tempo, some with hints...

Celebrating Selena at Fiesta de la Flor

by Alex Temblador on April 9, 2018

She was a Texas star---known as the Queen of Cumbia and the Queen of Tejano Music. She had the first Tejano record that achieved gold status. She successfully crossed over into the mainstream English music...