Rose on the roof

Victory Park Victory Lap

Hunter and I lived in Downtown Dallas’ Victory Park neighborhood for three years, and have (finally) moved into our new home in North Dallas. We loved our little downtown apartment! We got engaged on its rooftop terrace, littered the floor with invitations to our wedding last September, and spent many a sunny afternoon at the pool with friends.

While I’m in love with our new home and can’t wait to post photos and progress updates, it would just be sad if I didn’t pay tribute to our Victory Park apartment beforehand! We (I) put together a list of the things we’d always wanted to do while we lived downtown, but never quite did (until last month, that is). I named it our “Victory Park Victory Lap,” as one does.

Cheese Wheel Tagliatelle

Naturally, one of the first items on the list involved going to dinner. But not just any dinner – dinner served straight from a wheel of cheese.

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Eating, Drinking and Changing Lives with Café Momentum and D Magazine


Q: What’s better than a 10-course meal expertly crafted by D Magazine’s best new restaurants of the year?

A: Giving back to an organization that makes a huge impact on our community, like Café Momentum.

D‘s annual Best New Restaurants Dinner, held at Café Momentum on Dec. 1,  donated 100 percent of proceeds from ticket sales to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit restaurant, which works with the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department to provide adolescents with job skills, education and employment opportunities; along with equally important mentorship and a positive environment. Read up on the many ways the organization is helping young people here.

But moving on to the FOOD…let’s just say I experienced firsthand the delicious evidence that led D to select these restaurants as Dallas’s best in 2015.

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