recipe oak cliff dallas

We’ve said it time and again but it certainly deserves repeating – it’s the people that make a city worthwhile. They are the heart, soul and most often, the lifeline keeping the places we call home alive.

It is our mission to not only shine a light on Dallas’ coolest brands, shops and restaurants, but we want to support them too. They need us just as much as we need them to keep our city a great place to live, work and play.

Every month, we’ll be bringing you THE LIST.

Our very own picks of the Dallas places that should be on your radar. We’ll also be on the hunt for those shops and brands owned by people of color as we continue our mission of celebrating diversity.

YOUR CHALLENGE: Join us this month in showing some love to the city’s best. Engage with their social pages. Tell your friends about them or support them directly with a purchase or in person at one of their events this spring.

Say hello to April’s selections:


Recipe Oak Cliff Dallas

The Skinny: Recipe Oak Cliff is an innovative, new food venture, by way of the Susu Cultural Business Incubator, dedicated to addressing food security issues and supporting health food entrepreneurs specifically in the South Oak Cliff area. Their mission is to also highlight interpretations of cultural and ‘ethnic’ family style and street foods as well. Check out their yummy menu here.

Why It’s Hot: Recipe OC is a fresh food concept for 75216’s neighborhood which is classified as a food desert. Its’ unique space houses a juice bar, market and shared commercial kitchen space. The new healthy foodie locale features a daily menu of fresh,  “to-go” deli-style items, produce, fresh juices, teas and coffee too.

For The People: RecipeOC aims to support local products and small health product companies. They are a shared kitchen which means they provide storage and prep space to fellow health food entrepreneurs here in the city.

Interested in having your healthy food product or service featured? Needing a place to bring your healthy culinary vision to life? Click here.

Recipe Oak Cliff

How To Support: Recipe OC is open the following hours:

  • Wednesday– Saturday 11am – 7pm

  • Sunday Classes 1pm – 3pm

Address: 1831 S. Ewing St. Dallas, Texas 75216  Directions


Crossfit Aesthetics Dallas

The Skinny: Crossfit Aesthetics is a bold, community-focused fitness center located in West Dallas, south of Trinity Groves.

Why It’s Hot: Crossfit Aesthetics breaks away from the notion that working out is an isolating experience. Their team of athletes will motivate you through challenging workouts and congratulate you when you make a new personal best. Miss a few classes? Don’t be surprised if a team member reaches out to you.  With a mission of fostering the ultimate fitness community, CrossFit offers partner WODs (Workout of the Day), cool events and themed workouts. They also have an Athlete Lounge, so you have a comfortable place to mingle before and after class.

Crossfit Aesthetics Dallas

Meet The Founders: Isaac Griffin’s passion for fitness developed in his teen years and continued through college when he started his first personal training business. He holds multiple certifications in addition to a CrossFit Level 1 certification. Griffin does not believe that his success is due to his certifications but rather, a belief that workouts need to be custom tailored to individual needs. Griffin designs all CrossFit Aesthetics fitness programming on a weekly basis.

Rayna Wright leads mobility sessions and teaches Yoga classes that are tailored to the needs of CrossFit Athletes. She believes that athletes needs a balanced workout regime in order to meet their goals, whether they be mobility or strength related. Her love for health and fitness stems from seeing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle later in life. She hopes to make fitness accessible to all, so that everyone can live their life to the fullest.

CrossFit Aesthetics Dallas

How To Support: Check out the CF Aesthetics experience live Saturday mornings for their free 10 AM community classes.

Address: 228 Yorktown St, Dallas, TX 75208

Hours of Operation:

Monday 5–6AM, 4:30–7:30PM
Tuesday 5–6AM, 4:30–7:30PM
Wednesday 5–6AM, 4:30–7:30PM
Thursday 5–6AM, 4:30–7:30PM
Friday 5–6AM, 4:30–7:30PM
Saturday 10–11AM
Sunday Closed


bisnow dallas

The Skinny: Bisnow is a digital media company that publishes daily e-newsletters and produces events focused on local business trends, personalities, and happenings.

Why It’s Hot: Bisnow is the largest and most well recognized commercial real estate news source in the entire country. Why? Because of their bold, entertaining, fun and picture-filled approach to content. Think hot properties, cool events and innovative news you can use…daily.

Bisnow Dallas

How To Support: Subscribe to get their daily newsletter.

Check Bisnow out live at these upcoming events:

BISNOW’S BIG PLATINUM CORRIDOR© EVENT! (Unprecedented Growth Along the North Dallas Tollway) Tuesday 4.11.17 7:30AM

FORT WORTH STATE OF THE MARKET (Learn What’s Next for Fort Worth & Surrounding Areas!) Thursday 5.25.17 7:30AM

To submit your business to THE LIST click HERE.

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