The Advocate has been part of our neighborhood for nearly 30 years. Lots of our loyal readers run small businesses that are facing crippling financial issues now. As a small business ourselves, we know where you’re coming from, and we want to do our part to support your business.

This is a free special section to promote locally owned businesses impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

When all of this is over, we want your business standing strong. When all of this is over, the Advocate will be here, too.

Amanda Dalton School of Dance


Barking Hound Village

Benjamin’s Painting Service

Bright Box Foods

Brighten The Occasion by Lakewood Candle Co.

Brown Mountain Art Restoration

Camp Gladiator

Concierge Medical Aesthetics

Contemporary Ballet Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Cultivar Coffee

Dallas Carpet Outlet

El Fenix

Estate Liquidators Dallas

Getting It Done Organizing

Globe Aware

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Hawken Acupuncture/Light the Phoenix Life Coaching

Intex construction

JFYP Audio Visual Services

Kay Force Travel

La Popular Tamale House

Lakehill Preparatory School


Lucky Liquor

Maya’s Modern Mediterranean

Melanie E. Grimes, Mediator

Meso Maya


One90 Smoked Meats

Parvin Law Group – Estate Planning, Probate and Business Law firm


Refined Fitness

Residental Real Estate

Rutherford Veterinary Hospital

Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta



Stick Star Lacrosse

Sweet Tooth Hotel

The Heights

The Slate

The Studios of Sarah Strout

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

Unrefined Bakery

Upcycle Organizing

Whipped Up Wonderful

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery

White Rock Rowing

Yoga Mart




Alfonso’s was established in 1982 in Casa Linda Plaza, serving pizza and pasta dishes in a rustic old-style Italian setting. The restaurant was named after the owner’s father, who loved enjoying the freshest food available.

Alfonso’s is offering $5 frozen Italian margaritas and 50% off a 16” pizza Monday to Thursday. Available for curbside carry out or delivery. 

Amanda Dalton school of dance, located in East Dallas, has served the Lake Highlands and Lakewood communities for over 14 years. They offer ballet, tap ,jazz ,musical theater and hip-hop classes ranging from ages two through adult. They love our community and love providing dance to all of the children in the neighborhood.

Barking Hound Village is a locally-owned dog boarding and daycare facility with private suites and indoor/outdoor play areas. The dogs play in groups by size and temperament five times a day for 30 minutes each time. If you need to get your dogs out of the house for some socializing and playtime with a bath, we are here for you. They are grateful for your support and look forward to helping with your doggie daycare needs.

Benjamin’s Painting Service is a full-service house painting company offering professional painting. They specialize in both interior and exterior painting. Benjamin’s Painting Service has the experts to do all repairs necessary prior to painting, making the process seamless and easy.
Place your orders online through our website. You will receive a confirmation email on the day your order is placed. Once you’ve placed your order we review it and get cookin’, then deliver it to your door. Enjoy your chef-prepared meals, ready to reheat whenever you want them.

Brighten The Occasion creates custom gift candles for all of life’s occasions. Send a personalized candle to say Happy Birthday, Thanks, Congrats or Just Because. Each handcrafted, soy blended candle is made in East Dallas and all of the packaging and raw material is sourced from manufacturers in the USA.

Use Code SHINEON25 for 25% off site wide and $5 flat shipping.

For over 25 years, Brown Mountain Restoration has worked to restore and preserve both sentimental and fine art pieces. Our team of artisans repairs all types of decorative objects including, but not limited to, fine porcelains and ceramics, paintings and murals, gilded frames and mirrors, crystal and glass, as well as many other things.

Camp Gladiator started right here in East Dallas with just a few cones and a spot at Tietze Park. Their founder started positively impacting lives 11 years ago and today has expanded to 3500 locations nationwide. They are offering virtual workouts to all who want to stay healthy and keep moving during this time we are asked to isolate ourselves.

Improve your overall health, increase your flexibility and strength, decrease stress by practicing yoga at City Yoga. Our Dallas, Texas-based location is the best place to go to achieve your health goals. Offering a variety of classes for students just beginning their practice to those that have been practicing for years. City Yoga was built as a place of healing and growth; physical, emotional and spiritual. We are here with you as you grow and transform.  We are a community: a beautiful network of varied individuals who welcome newcomers and experienced practitioners alike with open arms into our studio and our hearts.

City Yoga is offering Free Yoga Classes online during this time to stay connected to your mat.

Youth Secret started in 2018 after growing interest and concern from our founder and Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Kotas, in seeing what was available to patients in the quickly growing field of medical aesthetics. Our team of medical providers will see patients in the comfort and convenience of their homes or offices. We offer all types of fillers, Botox, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, PDO threads and nutritional suppliments.

The school was founded in 2005 by Lindsay DiGiuseppe Bowman, Valerie Shelton Tabor, and Kelley Calhoon. Ms. DiGiuseppe Bowman was a professional dancer and wanted to create both a home for the non profit professional company, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, now Ballet Dallas, and implement an exceptional educational program for the dance school. Over the last 15 years, Ms. DiGiuseppe Bowman remains School Director & Owner of the School. Since 2005, the School continues to offer strong and diverse dance and fitness programs, including classes for the total beginner thru advanced dancer, no matter what age with established programs in Kinder Program: ages 18months-6 yrs, Recreational Program ages 6 yrs+, Pre-Professional Program: ages 9yrs+, and the Adult Dance Program. Techniques offered include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip hop, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Parent & Me, Pilates, Barre, and more! In January of 2013, after 8.5 years in Lakewood, the school relocated to their new home on Mockingbird near Central Expy.

Our instructors have extensive training and professional experience. CBD has five state of the art studios equipped with Marley and sprung-wood floors. All teaching methods are geared towards injury-free training. Our instructors encourage all dancers to broaden their artistic horizons and realize their creative potential.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is a 54-year-old dynamic arts organization and thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors pursuing a variety of artistic mediums. Offering more than 500 classes and workshops each year in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, jewelry making, glass, mosaic, painting, printmaking, stone carving and welded sculpture, CAC is a safe-haven for people to “claim their creativity” through authentic and enriching hands-on arts experiences. The non-profit organization also provides reach outreach programming to under-served and marginalized populations through programs, such as ArtAbility, Art as a Second Language, Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica. It has many collaborations, including Austin Street Shelter, Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Cafe Momentum and a new creative aging program at St. Matthews Episcopal Cathedral.

Cultivar Coffee is deeply committed to quality and sustainability. Blending these values helps them reach new levels of care, attention to detail, and socioeconomic responsibility in the world of coffee. They source only the best coffee they can get their hands on, and believe their job as coffee roasters is to maximize the vast potential of each coffee they offer. They roast and cup every coffee in celebration of the hard work that coffee producers have put into their crop year round, respecting their processes and the preparation and consumption of the coffee that will take place once it is in Cultivar’s hands. They are currently offering curbside pickup at their East Dallas location. See their Instagram for details @cultivarcoffee

We are currently offering curbside pickup at our East Dallas location. See our Instagram for details @cultivarcoffee

Dallas Carpet Outlet is a family owned and operated flooring business that can also help with installation.

All Dream Weaver Carpet 25% Off MSRP Thru 3/31/2020

Estate Liquidators was one of the first professional estate liquidation companies in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Estate Liquidators Dallas is well respected by their peers, banks, realtors, companies and a host of individuals. Throughout the years, they have conducted numerous estate liquidations. Estate Liquidators Dallas takes pride into providing excellent service at a competitive rate.

Marissa Fontanez is a Lakewood neighbor and Realtor who has lived in the area since 1996. She has been a neighbor and Realtor for 15 years with her husband (and teammate), and they love this area. They have two daughters in East Dallas schools. They treat clients like they would their own family, so their clients become life-long friends.

Order and beauty in the home brings you peace. The Getting it Done Organizing team wants to help you achieve that peace in your home and simplicity in your life through organization. They specialize in creating aesthetic and functional systems that work for you in your home. They understand the realities of today’s busy family and want to help you find more calm, more time, and more peace in your daily lives. In-Person and Virtual Organizing available.

Virtual organizing available. Contact us to schedule.

Globe Aware, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) develops short-term volunteer programs in international environments that encourage people to immerse themselves in a unique way of giving back. Throughout her career, Kimberly Haley-Coleman would squeeze in volunteering while traveling internationally on business, and consulted with various international NGOs on how to achieve their goals. She was struck by the difficulty of trying to give time effectively in needy communities within the confines of the typically rushed American lifestyle. Over the years, together with a group of like-minded individuals with backgrounds in medicine, construction, sustainability and communications, she helped to co-found Globe Aware. The objective was to allow busy Westerners a forum for giving their time in an organized fashion in a way that was significantly meaningful and fun for the recipient communities and for the volunteer.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is your local from-scratch pizzeria and wings restaurant. They have been in Dallas for 13 years and pride themselves on high quality ingredients, customer service and having the best pizza makers, which they call Pizza Slayers.

We are offering Contactless Delivery and To-Go ordering. We now have beer & wine available for to-go orders.

You’re The Boss Handyman can handle almost task you throw at them from remodels to laying tile.

JFYP Audio Visual Services is a company providing audio-visual presentations for corporate, hospitality and event clients in the Dallas – Fort Worth market. Owner Alfredo “Freddy” Salinas’ 40 years of audio-visual business experience has helped him successfully manage and operate great quality work.

l provides leisure travel services for individuals and small groups. My agency is home-based and my connections with clients are through email, phone and outside meet ups. When this virus outbreak ends, I so look forward to helping travelers get back out and make their dream trips come true.

Located in Old East Dallas, La Popular Tamale House has been serving some of the best tamales in Dallas since 1984. They are a family owned restaurant founded by Jesse Moreno, Sr. He wanted a place where people in the neighborhood could go and get delicious food in a nice comfortable atmosphere. Now people come in from all over to enjoy the food and the company. They now offer full service authentic, unpretentious contemporary Mexican food filled with the history and soul of the neighborhood.

La Popular has been giving back to the East Dallas community since its establishment dating back to 1984 with an annual lunch on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day for those in need or for anyone who might not have family in Dallas. The Moreno’s are products of DISD and they continue to give back to all East Dallas DISD schools in form of food donation, monetary scholarships, countless hours of volunteer service working with the City of Dallas and the community to redevelop local East Dallas Parks.

Online option for shipping, Free Delivery via UberEats, Family Pack (feeds 5) $35 Tamales, Rice, Beans, Chips and salsa.

Lakehill Preparatory School guides motivated students to learn with curiosity, lead with confidence, and serve with compassion. Talented teachers, high academic standards, and the development of leadership skills in a challenging and nurturing environment are hallmarks of a Lakehill education. Select openings are available in this neighborhood, K-12 college preparatory school. While the school is currently closed, the Office of Admission is continuing to work remotely, helping neighborhood families find the right school for the 2020-21 school year.

At LetterLounge, old classic books are lovingly transformed into new objects that help their owners remember the great ideas within them while spurring new creativity through their display. These letters, numbers and symbols make a perfect gift for Weddings, Baby Showers, Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Teachers, Dads, Grads etc. LetterLounge’s shop is located in East Dallas, TX where they began in 2013. LetterLounge is a small, independent, family business founded by Mike Clem. Send him your books to make your special one-of-a-kind LetterLounge book letters. They love making your creative ideas come to life.

We are are offering free, touchless local delivery and/or free media shipping.

Lucky Liquor has been on Henderson for 20 years. The new owners have been hand-selecting a new and improved product mix and have a great selection of bourbon and wines. With great customer service, they aim to help you find the perfect selection for your next sip.

Maya’s is a family-owned independent restaurant with an incredibly loyal guest base. They thrive on community support because they love their guests and love East Dallas! We are on UberEats, Doordash, Caviar and Grubhub. We also offer phone-in service at 972-707-0646. The best way to order, however, is through our website at It’s free, easy to use, and we don’t pay a huge commission on sales.

We are on UberEats, Doordash, Caviar, and Grubhub. We also offer phone in service at (972) 707-0646. The best way to order, however, is through our website at It’s free, easy to use and we don’t pay a huge commission on sales.

Melanie Grimes is a mediator with a passion for helping people create positive change in their lives. Through her services as mediator, individuals deeply entrenched in conflict often come to complete agreement on all issues and leave the process with a sense of relief and even renewal. Her mediation style combines keen listening, idea generating, problem solving, savvy negotiation, creativity and compassion. She offers mediation using Zoom, with virtual “breakout” rooms available, as needed.

Meso Maya: a culinary adventure into the FRESH, BOLD & EARTHY flavors of authentic, interior Mexico. Think of the menu as an homage to Mexican and Mayan food, techniques, and methods. From the herbs and spices used for their homemade adobos and salsas, to the hand-ground tortillas, to the entrees and sauces created from scratch, every dish is prepared with a reverence to the states of Mexico — glorious places such as Yucatan, Vera Cruz and Chiapas. And authenticity is the main ingredient in everything they serve. Meso Maya Lakewood is offering specials for curbside, takeout and third-party delivery.

Meso Maya – Lakewood for curbside, takeout and 3rd party delivery Offering a $8 off $30 ubereats code with free delivery Offering free delivery with Favor.

Founded by Patricia Ezell, but in the DFW nail art community she is known as “MSPATTYCAKE”. I am THE Mobile Manicure Concierge for hire in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Whether it be in my 2015 Reissue Pink Shasta Canned Ham Camper Trailer or infamous stand alone table set up; I provide a One of a Kind mobile nail art experience to accomodate any event and location or Individual appointment.
One90 Smoked Meats is East Dallas’ hottest barbecue joint. Known for its perfectly-smoked brisket, sausages, pulled pork and salmon, as well as its delicious sandwiches, One90 was recognized by Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives as one of the city’s best dining destinations. Stop by and pick up lunch, packaged meats to-go, or order online.

Stop by and pick-up lunch, packaged meats to-go, or order online.

We help families and business owners protect what’s important. Our managing attorney is board-certified in Estate Planning, this is the 1% of Texas attorneys. Our mission is to empower everyone to have the final say and their wishes be heard after life.

Parvin Law Group will do a free basic estate plan for anyone 70+ in DFW.  

Playtri Stores have been serving the athlete community for 20 years. Find all things swim, bike, run and recovery at Playtri.
Refined Fitness provides private and semi-private personal training, in both half-hour and full-hour formats, in a fun and motivating environment. In addition, they provide cardiovascular training, nutrition and supplementation recommendations. Refined Fitness targets both men and women, with a vast majority of clients in the 20-50 age range. They ensure that they offer the finest studio with the best equipment, and a highly educated and experienced training staff. Every single person who comes through the door is recognized as a unique individual who has specific health and fitness needs. Refined Fitness ensures they fulfill all of those needs.

Ideally we will limit veterinary visits to sick pets and emergencies as well as time-sensitive injections. For the time being, we will still offer Daycare
and Boarding, knowing that may change if the environment surrounding the COVID-19 virus changes. Here is our Pet Care “Social Distancing Plan of Action:• Bring any sick, injured, or emergency cases to us. Have cats in a carrier and dogs on a 6 ft. leash.
• Call us from the parking lot when you arrive. A staff member will come out and collect your pet.
• Our doctors will examine your pet while you wait in the car and then we will call you to discuss plans for care.
• We can arrange payment and will return your pet when treatment is complete.
• If you need pet food or medication please call ahead so we can have it ready.
• IF YOU ARE SICK OR OTHERWISE IMMUNO-DEFICIENT, please don’t come in. Call us, and we can meet you at your car. We may be able to provide a form of telemedicine for our established clients.
• Ambulance calls will be limited and must be approved by myself or the practice manager.

Offering daycare, boarding and approved ambulance calls.

Scalini’s is a family-owned restaurant in Lakewood. They are now offering delivery and pick-up, as well as beer and wine delivery with food purchase.

Offering delivery and pick up, as well as beer and wine delivery with food purchase.

Imagine if a snow cone and an ice cream had a baby, it’d be a Snowbaby. Snowbaby is a new-concept, healthier dessert option. They pride themselves on uniquely healthy treats. Inspired by Taiwanese shaved ice, they are a modern, and more health-centric, version of the traditional treat — they do not use milk powders, artificial coloring, flavoring or sweeteners. We also offer better toppings by avoiding high-fructose corn syrup, preservative and artificial ingredients as much as possible. The company was conceived by a mom trying to bring healthier treats to not only her kids, but the whole neighborhood.
Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar is renowned for our signature menu of legendary burgers and famous original cheddar fries. We pride ourselves in fresh, scratch-made products throughout our kitchens. All of our burgers are fresh — never frozen — 100% ground chuck and cooked to order. Our chicken fingers are hand-breaded and fried to golden perfection. And each order of our original cheddar fries are topped with freshly grated aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese over our hand-cut Idaho potato fries. Their Greenville Avenu location is open and offering specials for curbside, third-party and takeout.

Open on Greenville Ave for curbside, 3rd party and takeout., Offering $5 Classic Cheeseburgers all day, everyday for a limited time only. Offering a $8 off $30 ubereats code with free delivery. Offering free delivery with Favor Offering free kids meals with adult entrée purchase and adding colors with activity menus to all order with kids meals.

We run a lacrosse company that provides select teams, training, and manufacture apparel.
Think differently about your food. At Sundown at Granada, our relentless pursuit of using only the finest, freshest and healthiest ingredients is what keeps bringing both the health-conscious and curious back. Sundown at Granada is a health-conscious Lower Greenville restaurant located next door to the historic Granada Theater.

Pick Up Orders and delivery. Currently, Pick Up orders are eligible for 50% off Wine Bottles! Our hours are updated to 11 AM – 9 PM as well.

Sweet Tooth Hotel is an experimental art venue owned by neighborhood residents. It’s focused on creating immersive and interactive experiences. Since our opening in 2018, our venue has become a center for creativity in Dallas. We offer a space to show unique curated art installations created by local artists, and give creatives the platform to reach thousands of people every week. We showcase traditional mediums like painting and sculpture, while also incorporating New Media, such as projection mapping and mixed realities. We engage the local communities every week by hosting events in our space, like immersive theater, comedy shows, silent discos, and artist talks.

We are asking for gift card purchases right now which can be redeemed for tickets at a later date.

The Heights is a small restaurant and bar serving their neighbors in the Lakewood and surrounding areas. They specialize in comfort food and comfort drinks. Owned by three local dudes and with food created by local chef Karin Porter, they’ve been in the ‘hood for almost five years.

We are open for pick up daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner in addition we offer delivery during dinner. 5pm -9pm. 25% off alcohol, (must be ordered with food).

The Slate is a local co-working space — and the only Dallas workspace to house an on-site event space, as well as photo/video and podcast studios. Whether you’re officed at The Slate daily, or you rent space for an offsite or video, The Slate feels like home. They made every decision to help others maximize time, be more effective, build relationships, and ultimately grow their businesses. To help support the community, they are offering Day Passes to work at The Slate for only $35, starting April 1st. Redeem with code: ADVOCATE

We are offering Day Passes to work at The Slate for only $35, starting April 1st. Redeem with code: ADVOCATE

Located in Lakewood, The Studios of Sarah Strout offer piano, guitar, voice, violin, ukulele, cello and bass music lessons for adults and children.

TOASTED Coffee + Kitchen is an eatery and bar featuring only fresh, all-natural ingredients to create a variety of gourmet toasts, specialty sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. The menu also features locally roasted coffees, teas, and smoothies as well as craft beer, wine, and cocktails.

TOASTED is open from 8am-7:30pm daily for delivery or takeout. Delivery & takeout buttons are located on our website’s homepage (, scroll to bottom). For takeout, you can come inside and order to-go (as usual) or order through our website (mentioned above). Upon arrival, feel free to call the restaurant for curbside service if you prefer at 972-925-0512. For delivery, we also partner with UberEats, Favor, GrubHub, DoorDash, & Caviar. 50% discount indefinitely to service-industry professionals affected by COVID-19 layoffs.

Unleavened has loved being a member of the community since 2015. Locally owned and operated, they look forward to continuing to serve you and your families during this difficult time.
At their seven DFW locations, Unrefined Bakery is a dedicated gluten free bakery focused on specialized diets — keto, vegan and paleo options are all available. They offer cupcakes, breads, muffins, cakes, buns, pizza crusts and more.
Upcycle Organizing provides professional organizing to help you optimize the spaces you live, work and play in.
Whipped Up Wonderful has been making handmade, customized bath treats since 2010. They began making soaps and bath bombs out of an urge to create bath and body products that didn’t have unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. Each recipe is researched and refined until they find the perfect combination of skin loving, earth friendly ingredients. Even the packaging and wrapping are chosen based on their carbon footprint. They believe ingredients should be biodegradable and packaging should make as small an impact on the environment as possible.

Free shipping on orders over $35

White Rock Alehouse & Brewery is located in Dallas’ picturesque White Rock Lake area. It was founded by Dallas residents who care about craft beer. Whether you’re on the way to the lake, or you’re just in the neighborhood and craving a craft beer, you’ve got a spot at White Rock Alehouse & Brewery. If you fall in love with one of their beers, you can purchase a signature White Rock Alehouse growlers to last until you can come in and see them again.

Open from 11a-8p Every Day for ToGo/Curbside! We have all your Alehouse Favorites + Crowlers/Growlers & Liquor ToGo. Give us a call at 214-989-7570 or text your order to 817-437-2862.

White Rock Rowing changes lives by putting oars and opportunities in the hands of Dallas area youth by fostering teamwork and preparing our athletes for success. Quality programs, training, and facilities are all designed to prepare participants in sport and in life. Teamwork, commitment, excellence, individual freedom, and accomplishment are all integral to the White Rock Rowing experience. We are proud to supply financial support for athletes who do not have access or means to participate in the sport. In addition, White Rock Rowing has adult programs and classes and an extensive adaptive program for those with a wide variety of physical challenges.
Yoga Mart is a Dallas-based manufacturer of yoga supplies. They support local business by making sure the majority of their merchandise is made in Dallas.