I can not believe it is almost May! The month of April has been so incredibly busy especially for a few local restaurants in Dallas.
Take for example El Corazon de Tejas, a beloved Tex-Mex restaurant in Oak Cliff, that closed its doors on April 30. Another Oak Cliff favorite is Aunt Stelle’s Sno-Cones, which is now closed for the 2017 season. Aunt Stelle’s Sno-Cones has been in business since 1962.
It always saddens me when local, favorite restaurants close in DFW. These businesses add to our communities and leave residents with the nostalgia of good times.
This brings me to the Elbow Room in East Dallas. I have lived in East Dallas my entire life and when I first heard the news of this local dive bar closing, I could not believe it.
The Elbow Room was one of the best dive bars left in Dallas and it was forced to shut down to make room for a new dental school. In 2018, the Elbow Room would have celebrated 20 years of service. Once a closing date was announced, I knew I had to visit for the last time before closing on April 16.
While the Elbow Room was a bit busier than usual, there was such a relaxed and happy vibe throughout the entire place.
My friends and I played shuffleboard, enjoyed tasty pizza, and cheap mixed drinks. I was one happy camper!
Before leaving for the night, I decided to walk around to enjoy the Elbow Room one last time before saying”goodbye.” There were so many cool spots inside and outside including a few murals that I will be sad to see go.
Elbow Room, we miss you!
Featured Location: Elbow Room