The Rachofsky House: Enjoy Modern, Minimalist Art

March 24, 2015 1:10 pm

The Rachofsky House is unique among art museums in that it's actually a private home serving as a venue for curated exhibits of minimalist, conceptual art. The home itself reflects an architectural minimalism that matches the art displayed within it, relying heavily on glass as a building material that allows the boundaries between indoors and outdoors to partially dissolve.

Much of the exhibited art comes from the private collection of homeowners Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, though the house never shows more that 10-15 percent of their collection at any given time, and also regularly features installations by visiting artists. All of this means that exhibits rotate fairly regularly, so if it's been a few months since you've visited, there's a good change that new art is on display.

It's important to note that because this is a private house, you must call ahead and make a reservation for your visit. Don’t hesitate to do so, however; Yelp reviewers say it's well worth it.

The Rachofsky House
8605 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 373-0430
www.rachofskyhouse.org/house.php
www.yelp.com/biz/the-rachofsky-house-dallas

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Enjoy Authentic Turkish Cuisine at Pera Turkish Kitchen

March 17, 2015 11:56 am

Pera Turkish Kitchen is a small, intimate restaurant with attentive service and friendly atmosphere. The dining room itself is decorated in dramatic style, with deep red walls, lots of architectural interest, and contrasting tile work.

The menu is focused on classic Turkish and Mediterranean fare flavors. Popular appetizers include the phyllo-wrapped spinach and the zucchini pancakes topped with a creamy tomato sauce. Of course, hummus is also a perennial favorite, and you can't go wrong with fresh, green tabbouleh, so it's easy to order several starters and sides to share among the whole table. As for main dishes, Yelp reviewers suggest you try the lamb adana, which is hand-ground daily and marinated with traditional spices before being grilled to order, and the gyro platter is also a nice choice, especially as it comes open faced so you can build your gyro as you like it.

Pera Turkish Kitchen
17479 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 267-4444
peraturkishkitchen.com
www.yelp.com/biz/pera-turkish-kitchen-dallas

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2015 11:34 am

May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?

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