Denton Live Issue:
Featured, July-Dec 2018

Denton’s newest Asian restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo Ramen to town

Stepping inside Hanabi Ramen & Izayaka is like being transported to an entirely different time and place. The restaurant’s minimalistic décor, the complex and enticing smells drifting from the kitchen, and the large family-style tables in the center of the dining room work together to create a unique dining experience. In fact, letting their patrons […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2018

A Very Merry #Dentoning

Think Norman Rockwell Christmas calendar or 1940s-era Saturday Evening Post cover. That’s downtown Denton during the holiday season. Denton’s 2018 holiday season opens Nov. 10-11 with Denton Main Street Association’s Holiday Open House. This is a chance to stay ahead of the crowds and shop downtown Denton for totally unique holiday décor and one-of-a kind […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Nostalgia in color

The exterior window is plastered with a door design that changes by season. A large head of an old-time delivery man is posted in the left side of the window, staring at passers by. Walking in the store we are greeted by the shop’s weird, imaginative décor. There’s an Indian figure with lollipops as the […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

A DIME a dozen

Locally-sourced store shows best of Denton’s character Every day, they welcome people into their home, a small stone building on Locust Street with teal trim along the roof. The outside though, doesn’t compare in the slightest to what’s inside. The front door creaks as you enter. As soon as it swings open a soothing aroma […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

‘It’s going to be fantastic’

Local postman ready to show off hometown to state brethren “Do you want a frosty mug or plastic, Marvin?” Patrick Webb asks his guest. “Why, a frosty mug, of course,” answers Denton postman Marvin Ruyle. The jukebox against the wall was lit up, playing songs from the 1950’s. The place hasn’t changed much since Marvin […]

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Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2018

Your Father’s Store, Revisited

Light pours through oversized windows, illuminating the large, brick-walled space. It spills onto sparkling jewelry displays, illuminating clothing-lined racks and just barely kisses the corner shelves stocked with candles and other delicate items. Like the historic building it’s in, this store has deep roots in the past, where the local haberdashery offered fine high-end tailoring […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Wassail Weekend Meets Puerto Rico

When does the holiday season officially start? Is it the second the turkey hits room temperature? The moment Walmart’s doors open to throngs of Black Friday bargain hunters? The first shake of silver bells on the radio? For Denton, there’s no question that it’s the first Friday of December, marked by the Holiday Lighting Festival. […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Serving up great beer and good deeds

It’s a relaxed Wednesday afternoon as people, conversations and craft beer make their way around Eastside. Some patrons mill about, sharing drinks with friends, while others try their luck at the dartboard in the corner. The line to belly up to the bar is full of people, but they don’t mind. Instead, they share drinks […]

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Denton Live Issue:
July-Dec 2017

Food Fight

The quest for vegetarian and meat-loving edibles for every meal Denton is a city full of diversity. From the different storefronts on the Square to the people that walk about every day, the uniqueness of everything and everybody makes Denton original. One of Denton’s most tantalizing attractions is its food. From vegetarian burgers to bacon-centric breakfast options, […]

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La Mexicana, Mexican Food, Denton, TX

Denton Live Issue:
Jan-June 2017

Tastiest Tacos in North Texas

“I was always around food. I learned to cook from my grandmother. I saw how happy they were all the time. It brings really good memories.” -Gricelda Samala, cook at La Estrella Mini Market La Estrella Mini Market, 602 E. McKinney La Estrella Mini Market may look like a common convenience store from the outside, […]

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