WHAT WE DID: THE YEAR 2014

This week, we're gonna take a look back at 2014. Today, we have a special What We Did that covers the past 365 days of life in Denton. Looking back, one thing we can't ignore is the fact that we have a bunch of talented photographers in Denton capturing awesome moments on their phones, DSLRs, and film cameras. Also, we eat too much.

If you ask us, a post full of big pretty photos is one of our favorite kind. We figured you'd dig it too. Click on most of the photos below to be led back to that photographer's Instagram account. Search #WDDI on Instagram to check out a bunch of other awesome photos of life in Denton. Let's get to it...


The opening of Hypnotic Donuts and Cultivar Coffee has made us collectively gain hundreds of pounds of awesomeness. 

The opening of Hypnotic Donuts and Cultivar Coffee has made us collectively gain hundreds of pounds of awesomeness. 

Remember that awesome cloud that one time? 

Remember that awesome cloud that one time? 

Arts and Jazz by @ThePaigels. 

Arts and Jazz by @ThePaigels. 

4th of July Parade by @mbryceo. 

4th of July Parade by @mbryceo. 

Character at Andy's by Jessica Hume.

Character at Andy's by Jessica Hume.

#Sriracha2Denton

#Sriracha2Denton

Bet The House finally put Denton on the BBQ map. 

Bet The House finally put Denton on the BBQ map. 

Cinco De Mayo. 

Cinco De Mayo. 

North Texas State Fair. 

North Texas State Fair. 

We got pretty pumped about Cafe Brazil opening in Denton last year. Then, it opened and we were all kinda like, "Meh."

We got pretty pumped about Cafe Brazil opening in Denton last year. Then, it opened and we were all kinda like, "Meh."

Austin St. Truck Stop opened this year and became one of our favorite places to grab a bite. 

Austin St. Truck Stop opened this year and became one of our favorite places to grab a bite. 

Shift Coffee reopened in a new spot after six months and continued to serve awesome coffee. 

Shift Coffee reopened in a new spot after six months and continued to serve awesome coffee. 

Eastside shadows by Ray Velazquez. 

Eastside shadows by Ray Velazquez. 

Cups and Crepes took some time off and reopened better than ever. 

Cups and Crepes took some time off and reopened better than ever. 

Nite at Denton's first SoFar Sounds show by Shaina Sheaff. 

Nite at Denton's first SoFar Sounds show by Shaina Sheaff. 


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Address: 1012 Shady Oaks Dr, Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 218-1987

Better Block came to Denton this year and showed that people will flock to businesses in North Denton. Although, we haven't seen anything come from this yet, we're hoping to see something in 2015. 

Better Block came to Denton this year and showed that people will flock to businesses in North Denton. Although, we haven't seen anything come from this yet, we're hoping to see something in 2015. 

What was once East Side Social Club is now Eastside. 

What was once East Side Social Club is now Eastside. 

And then there was that awful storm that eventually filled Denton with the sound of people nailing new shingles into roofs for about six months. 

And then there was that awful storm that eventually filled Denton with the sound of people nailing new shingles into roofs for about six months. 

Hoochie's also closed and reopened in a new spot. We love their tacos. 

Hoochie's also closed and reopened in a new spot. We love their tacos. 

Seryn at a secret Denton show. 

Seryn at a secret Denton show. 

Arguably Denton's most iconic food truck, The Waffle Wagon, opened their doors in 2014. 

Arguably Denton's most iconic food truck, The Waffle Wagon, opened their doors in 2014. 

We banned fracking, allowed the sale of liquor in town, and much more in 2014. It was a very political year for all of us. 

We banned fracking, allowed the sale of liquor in town, and much more in 2014. It was a very political year for all of us. 

We got excited about the opening of a new spot, Barley & Board, on the square. 

We got excited about the opening of a new spot, Barley & Board, on the square. 

Oaktopia got bigger and better. 

Oaktopia got bigger and better. 

BATHS at Oaktopia. 

BATHS at Oaktopia. 

Another banner year of Day of the Dead in Denton. 

Another banner year of Day of the Dead in Denton. 

Not every town would be so chill about a city councilman walking around downtown, holding a gun and wearing face make up. 

Not every town would be so chill about a city councilman walking around downtown, holding a gun and wearing face make up. 

The courthouse remained pretty. 

The courthouse remained pretty. 

Armadillo Ale Works announced they would move their facilities to Denton. Oh, and they launched a few great beers. 

Armadillo Ale Works announced they would move their facilities to Denton. Oh, and they launched a few great beers. 

Help-Portrait: Denton got bigger and better. 

Help-Portrait: Denton got bigger and better. 

West Oak Coffee Bar opened up shop and lived up (maybe surpassed) the hype. Yes, they have chocolate milk on tap. 

West Oak Coffee Bar opened up shop and lived up (maybe surpassed) the hype. Yes, they have chocolate milk on tap. 

We all took lots of pictures of donuts. We especially likes this one from @JadeWintersee. 

We all took lots of pictures of donuts. We especially likes this one from @JadeWintersee. 

Rock Lottery was awesome again. The moment captured in the great photo above spurred an awesome internet fight. 

Rock Lottery was awesome again. The moment captured in the great photo above spurred an awesome internet fight. 

We showed some movies on the square and the city played some movies at local parks. 

We showed some movies on the square and the city played some movies at local parks. 

We got to explore the insane old school gun collection in the basement of the courthouse that is currently on loan from UNT. 

We got to explore the insane old school gun collection in the basement of the courthouse that is currently on loan from UNT. 

Oh, and we all ate lots of tacos, but not all were as beautifully photographed as these three from El Taco Rico shot by Shaina Sheaff. 

Oh, and we all ate lots of tacos, but not all were as beautifully photographed as these three from El Taco Rico shot by Shaina Sheaff.