• Reunion Tower Restaurant and Event Space Coming 2023

     
    POSTED October 30, 2022
     

Event hosts can choose whether the view rotates or stays put.

The iconic Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas will soon welcome a new restaurant, Crown Block steakhouse. Reunion Tower restaurants have been renown over the years for their slowly rotating view of the city. However, owners and husband-wife business partners Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau have chosen to keep the dining area stationary. The previous restaurant, Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty, spun 360 degrees, but it closed in 2020 during the pandemic.

The new restaurant will take up two floors of Reunion Tower, owned by Dallas-based Hunt Realty Investments. While the dining room on the popular 18th floor will remain stationary, private event hosts can choose to spin the event space below the restaurant on the 17th floor. The event space will accommodate 175 seated guests. Chef Canteenwalla’s menu will include steak, seafood, and plant-based cuisine with ingredients from regional farms, ranches, and the Gulf of Mexico.

"Kim and I discovered our love for Dallas and instantly felt welcome with the world-famous Texas hospitality," said Elizabeth Blau, owner of Blau + Associates. She and Canteenwalla own several restaurants in the Las Vegas area, and Canteenwalla is the former chef for MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Crown Block steakhouse is expected to open in Reunion Tower in spring 2023.

The Hill Country escape boasts event space and scenic lodging near the Pedernales River.

Just an hour from both Austin and San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country, Walden Retreats offers guests a luxury camping experience at Longbranch Ranch. Booking stays for spring 2023, the 96-acre property is situated in the Hill Country along the cliffs of the Pedernales River.

 

Looking for inspiration for how to celebrate a landmark anniversary? Take some tips from the producers of San Antonio’s Día de los Muertos at Hemisfair (also known as Muertos Fest). Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2022, the two-day festival partnered with ABC affiliate KSAT 12 for a two-hour special that aired to a national broadcast audience on Oct. 30. According to National Geographic magazine, the special introduced one of the best fall festivals in the United States to more than 100 cities across the country.

 

Have a wickedly good time at one of these haunted sites.

Although not officially declared a state until 1845, Texas was populated long before the 19th century. Its storied past has given rise to local legends and ghost sightings—so many, in fact, that Texas is consistently ranked among the most haunted states in the country. And why wouldn’t it be? After all, our oversized state has plenty of room for ghosts to roam and “stretch their legs.” Luckily for event planners, there are also a lot of places around Texas to scare up a good time for groups.