Deeds Redone

The Burning Question crew's year in review

Dining on supermarket fare at Nana. Someone asked if Central Market was worth a visit. In order to find out, we handed $25 each to three chefs--Marc Cassel of the Green Room, Gilbert Garza of Suze and Nana's David McMillan--and sent them to Central Market, Whole Foods and Tom Thumb, respectively. They purchased ingredients and cooked up three remarkable dinners. So there we sat at three of Dallas' finest restaurants, eating a few bucks' worth of groceries.

Hiding from the crowd at Spike. For some reason, few people have discovered this place. Good drinks sloshed generously, nice atmosphere, all the things that generally attract the fickle 500. Oh, well.

Our efforts to hook up. In our constant, selfless effort to pursue issues of interest to our readers, we checked out the best places to go for those looking to get laid (at the time Sense, Dragonfly, Candle Room, Duke's), the odds of hooking up (a rather complex equation that adds up to a fraction), the beer goggle effect, the role of a wingman and the chances of a woman meeting a decent guy in a bar. The conclusion, according to a woman at Nikita: "Can you? Yes, I'm sure you can. Have I? No, I haven't. Why not? Because I'm wasted."

Location Info


Al Biernat's

4217 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

Category: Restaurant > Seafood

Region: Uptown & Oak Lawn

Duke's Original Roadhouse

4180 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001-4354

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Addison

Mercy Wine Bar

5100 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX 75254

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: North Dallas


3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Downtown & Deep Ellum


2404 Cedar Springs
Dallas, TX 75201

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Uptown & Oak Lawn

Local celebrities we've encountered. The Burning Question crew snuck into Al Biernat's to celebrate Mike Modano's 1,000th game with Mike and his teammates. We're not hockey fans; we just wanted to try out a few Russian phrases on Sergei Zhubov. Make that inadvisable Russian phrases...Now we know why Olga and Masha followed us here, at least.

Oh, well. That's as much as we remember from 2003. For the new year, we resolve to take better notes.

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