Since it began in 1956, Marco’s has become a local legend. Visitors drive from all realms of the metroplex just to try the pizza.

“It’s all word of mouth,” says Frank Nuccio, who took over the family restaurant from his mother last year. So what’s the big deal? Nuccio says it’s a combination of the thin, crispy crust and his grandmother’s sauce recipe – a blend of spices and fresh tomatoes that hasn’t ever changed. Marco’s offers up all the traditional pizza toppings, but has introduced some new alternatives such as soy cheese and whole-wheat crust. Nuccio also has started serving pizza by the slice, which has become a big hit, and he hopes to expand the restaurant to include more tables (Marco’s does most of its business through takeout). But for now, he’s taking change one small step at a time – such as beginning to accept credit cards (Marco’s has been cash only since it opened).

“I will never change the ingredients, but I am pushing the place forward,” Nuccio says.

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Every four years the American people turn their attention to the presidential campaign. Debates, speeches, media spin, political fanaticism, party pride – all play a part in our American heritage. This year is no different than others. With the election taking place this month, why not take some time out to learn a little more about what presidential campaigns have been like in the past, from the birth of our democracy to the present day. Bridwell Library at SMU has organized an exhibition on the history of the presidential campaign in America from 1789 to the present, complete with historical documents and memorabilia such as letters, buttons, books, ribbons, banners and more. The curators explore significant themes in the campaigns over the last 215 years. Several events coincide with the exhibit, including a post-election panel discussion with Cal Jillison, Dennis Simon and Harold Stanley Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 214-768-3483.

Arts & Entertainment

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Friday, Nov. 5 – Harvey Reid; Friday, Nov. 12 – Ann Armstrong and Steve; and Friday, Nov. 19 – Don Edwards. All shows $12, unless otherwise stated. A smoke-free, alcohol-free venue for live music. All shows start at 8 p.m. Northpark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central. For information, call 214-363-0044 or visit

Phil Hellmuth, Jr. Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. Join this seven-time world champion of poker as he discusses his new book, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws. Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park, 7700 Northwest Highway. 214-739-1124.

Camerata Winds Auction and Concert Saturday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m. The Camerata Quintet will entertain during an auction including donors such as Southwest Airlines, the Dallas Symphony, Container Store, Dallas Affaires Cake Co., the Little Gym, Whole Foods and many more. Proceeds benefit their subscription series and musical outreach to local schools and hospitals. First United Lutheran Church, 6202 E. Mockingbird. For more information, call 214-731-0044 or visit for a complete list of participants.

Holocaust Lecture Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. The Dallas Holocaust Museum and Dedman College of SMU present SMU graduate, Ambassador Edward B. O’Donnell, Jr., who will speak on recent efforts to combat a worrisome upsurge of anti-Sematic activity in Europe. The lecture is free. Ernst and Young Gallery, Fincher Building, Cox School of Business, 6212 Bishop, SMU Campus. For reservations call 214-741-7500, Ext 160.

My Children, My Africa Nov. 17-21, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m. Written by Athol Fugard and directed by Cecil O’Neal, this performance tells the story of a black teacher in South Africa during apartheid. Owens Art Center, 6101 Bishop, SMU campus, $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $6 for students. For more information call the Meadows ticket office at 214-768-2787.

Egypt Lecture Saturday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. Dr. Peter Dorman of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago will lecture on Monuments of Amenhotep III and Akhenalon. Fondren Science Building, Room 119, SMU Campus. Free. For more information call 972-416-5211.

Jim Brickman in Concert Sunday Nov. 21, 8 p.m. The National Council of Jewish Women presents this GRAMMY-nominated pianist for their 12th annual fundraiser. At the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance, Richardson. Tickets are $35-$100. For information call 972-744-4650, or visit

The Barrett Collection Sunday, Nov. 21-Sunday, Jan. 30. The first public presentation of Nona and Richard Barrett’s collection of 150 historical works of the Lone Star State, as well as works of Swiss and Czech Modernism. Meadows Museum of Art, 5900 Bishop Blvd., SMU Campus. For more information call 214-768-2727.

China’s Forbidden City Sunday, Nov. 21-Sunday, May 29. Splendors of China’s Forbidden City: The Glorious Reign of Emperor Qianlong showcases more than 400 artifacts from 18th century imperial China. JER Chilton Galleries, 1717 N. Harwood.

Disney Magic Saturday, Dec. 11, 1-8 p.m. The Dallas Holiday Wish Celebration will feature “Mickey’s Magical Gathering,” a showcase of your favorite Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck, and a special tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season. Admission is free. Dallas City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St., downtown. 214-670-4456


Food/Wine Pairing Class Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-6:15 p.m., an d6:45-7:30 p.m. Janice Berman of Best Cellars and Nancy Krabill of Flavors From Afar will discuss pairing strategies concerning Mediterranean food and wine. $20. Flavors From Afar, 6705 Snider Plaza. For reservations call 214-696-2327.

Crime Watch Meeting Thursday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m. Northwest Dallas area crime watch will meet at the Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest. 214-670-6333.

Health & Fitness

Yoga For The Eyes Friday, Nov. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, 1-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join Carol Gallup as she teaches this weekend workshop on Self-Healing Vision Improvement. $125. Oasis Mind-Body Conditioning Center, 11661 Preston. To register call 214-692-6613.

Jazzercise Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Dance and get fit at the same time. $10 for JCC members and $15 for non-members per session. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven. For information, contact

Leukemia Society Every 4th Wednesday. All patients, family members and friends affected by Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s and myeloma are invited to attend these support group programs. Free. Texas Oncology at Medical City Dallas, 7777 Forest, Ste. 400. For meeting times or more information contact Shelby Brangan at 972-354-8303.


Governor’s Mansion Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Governor Sam Houston and his wife Margaret invite Elizabeth Ney and you to dine at the mansion. Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest. 214-670-6333.

Poetry Reading Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7-8 p.m. Local author Kay Barnes will read poems from her local book, “Mortal Means.” Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Super Saturday Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Fun activities at the library every second Saturday of the month. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

Preston Royal Book Club Wednesday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m. Join a lively discussion of “First Ladies” by Margaret Truman. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-8471


Shepherd’s Center of North Dallas Thursday, Nov. 4 and 11, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join this member-friendly group of 55+ adult citizens working to be active mentally and physically. Classes in Tai Chi, Pilates, wellness technique, intermediate line dancing, as well as “News and Views” discussions, book reviews, medical advice and travelogues are part of the day’s highlights. Brown bag lunch and coffee provided. Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church, 9200 Inwood. For more information call Anabel at 214-350-0465.

Exercise For Older Adults Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m. A stretching and low-impact group exercise class for seniors, led by instructor Dorothy Glass. For information, contact

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