“We styled this to be as authentic a New York City-style deli as possible,” says Ed Brandt about Deli-News restaurants. Having lived in NYC, both Brandt and co-owner Michael Adamovsky wanted to bring a little of the Big Apple to the Big D. And they did – they opened the first Deli-News in North Dallas in 1987. It was moved to its current location at Preston and Campbell last year, and Deli-News, Too opened its doors in January. The menu is hefty, boasting more than 250 items (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with an additional 50 dessert selections, including the crowd-pleasing white chocolate banana pudding. Not surprisingly, the Reuben is the most popular pick from the sandwich line-up. Of course, it’s not just the food that keeps customers coming back, Brandt says. “They like the New York attitude. But,” he says, “We do friendly New York.”

DELI-NEWS, TOO
12817 PRESTON, 129
972-386-0300
HOURS: Mon-Thurs. 7 a.m.-9 p.m.;
Fri-Sat, 7 a.m.-midnight;
Sun 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
$$

SOUTHERN SONGSTRESS
KATIE CAMPBELL
Friday, June 17, 8 p.m.
$12 advance, $15 at door
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House,
Northpark Presbyterian Church,
9555 N. Central
214-363-0044 or unclecalvins.org

Often likened to other great chroniclers such as Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner, Katie Campbell has made her name through songs that detail portraits of life in the Deep South. Campbell grew up in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement of the ‘60s, and much of her music reflects her childhood memories. During the past 10 years, Campbell has recorded seven albums and toured throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, creating a remarkably devoted fan base. She has appeared on several national radio programs, including NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “World Café.” This month, you’ll have a chance to hear as she performs on guitar and piano, drawing from her musical roots in folk and gospel, swamp-rock and, of course, soul and blues.

Arts & Entertainment

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse Friday, June 17-The Laws; Friday, June 2-Kate Campbell. 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: 214-363-0044 or unclecalvins.org.

Barnes & Noble Book Signings Thursday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. Ann Kulze, author of “Dr. Ann’s 10-Step Diet;” Thursday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. – Ricardo Ainslie, “Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas;” and Saturday, June 25, 1 p.m. – Michael Jenkins, “Playbills and Popcorn.” 7700 W. Northwest Hwy. 214-739-1124.

Community

Grand Opening Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Be one of the first to see the new Medical City Natatorium and Fitness Complex at the JCC. 7900 Northaven, 214-739-2737.

The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Round up the family for Father’s Day weekend and visit the Seahorse Rodeo at The Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park. Create a craft for dad on Saturday and learn how seahorse daddies give birth to babies and other fun facts. The Aquarium also will offer touchable sea creatures, scuba diving demonstrations and feedings for piranhas, alligator gar, sea turtles and more. $3 for adults, $1.50 for children 3 to 11 and free for children under 3. Fair Park, 1462 First Ave. Call 214-670-8443 or visit dallaszoo.com for information.

Arboretum Field Day Wednesday, June 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum tests numerous annuals, sub-tropicals, bulbs, herbaceous perennials and woody plants for the unique climate of North Texas. $5 per attendee, lunch included. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland. Register by June 20 by calling Jimmy Turner at 214-515-6580, or e-mail jturner@dallasarboretum.org.

Health & Fitness

Summer Sizzle with NIA Saturday, June 25, 4-5 p.m. A special NIA to benefit our troops. NIA is a non-impact cardiovascular method using elements of dance, tai chi, and martial arts. Oasis Mind-Body Conditioning Center, SW corner of Preston Forest Square; 11661 Preston, #184. Donation of suggested items or $10. Please call 214-692-6613 or e-mail oasisbody@earthlink.net for information.

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 jcohn@jccdallas.com.

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 information, call Shelby Brangan at 972-354-8303.

Library

Library Live! Tuesday, June 14, 6 p.m. African Drumming with Leo Hassan. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

Viva Mexico Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. Omar Angeles teaches students Mexican culture and history. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

George the Magician Tuesday, June 7, 2 p.m. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Leyendo Juntos Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. Celebrity reader from Telemundo TV Channel 39 will present bilingual stories for ages 3-8. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376

Black Box Theatre Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m. Interactive presentation with African instruments, puppetry and role-playing. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Miss Jo and Friends Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m. Song-packed program. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

On the Wing Again Tuesday, June 28, 2 p.m. Get a close-up view of several birds of prey with Pierre Bradshaw. Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal. 214-670-7128.

Computer Classes Mondays, 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh. 214-670-6376.

Seniors

Senior Connection Thursday, June 2 and 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The topic addressed at the June 2 meeting will be “Is Your Network Too Small?” The June 16 meeting topic will be “Overcoming The Age Issue.” Senior Connection is Dallas’ first support group dedicated to older adults looking for a job. All meetings are free. RSVP required. Senior Source, 1215 Skiles. 214-823-5700, theseniorsource.org.

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 aangorina@jccdallas.org.


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