Hear that jingling up and down Swiss Avenue? It may be a horse-drawn carriage ride offered by The Brick Room, 1925 Skillman St. at Oram. Horse-drawn carriage rides starting at the restaurant and going down Skillman to tour Swiss Avenue will be available every Wednesday through Saturday night Dec. 3-Dec. 20. Tickets are available at the booth in front of the restaurant and cost is $15 per adult and $12 per child. Rides start at 6:30 p.m. and run until midnight. Carriages carry up to seven and the party wagon can carry up to 12.

Five dollars of each adult ticket and $2 of each children’s ticket will benefit Family Outreach of East Dallas.

Says Lakewood resident Dean Ryan, owner of The Brick Room: “We are so close to the beautiful Swiss Avenue neighborhood that we thought carriage rides would be a great way for couples and families to enjoy the holidays. Then we realized that this would be another way to benefit one of the community’s most deserving charities.”

For more information, call 214-823-2725.

GOURMET DINING…

Chef Marc Meneau, three-star Michelin chef and owner of L’Esperance in Vezelay, Burgundy, will debut his “European Masters” French holiday menu with six signature events at The Pyramid Room, 1717 North Akard St. From $58 per person for a four-course dinner Dec. 9-Dec. 13. For reservations, call 214-720-5249.

FINE WINES…

On Dec. 3, Café 450, 1802 Greenville Ave., will present a five-course dinner with five wines. A representative form the Chalone Wine Estates will attend to discuss the wines with diners. Cost is $60 per person, which includes tax and tips. Reservations are required and can be made at 214-826-6229.

NEW ADDITIONS…

Legal Grounds, Abrams at Gaston, has added a lunch menu. Lunch hours are 11-2 Monday through Friday. Available are sandwiches (including roast beef, chicken, vegetable, tuna and BLT) and salads. Also available is the “bailiff bowl of the day” special, which includes various soups and chili. Says co-owner Leslie Murphy: “Everything has a little twist on it to make it special.” Patrons can choose carry-out or dining in. For more information, call 214-953-2200.

ANNIVERSARIES

Terelli’s, 2815 Greenville Ave., recently celebrated 12 years of Italian food and jazz music with an “out-of-this-world” anniversary bash open to all “aliens and potential alien abductees.” During the celebration, donations were accepted for the White Rock Lake Foundation, a nonprofit group that raises funds and works with civic groups on the beautification of White Rock Lake. Anniversaries marked this month include Aw Shucks, 3601 Greenville at Longview (15 years), and Farmer’s Grill, 807 Park Ave. (22 years).


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