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  • Jimmy's Food Store

    published July 3, 2008

    Pig head shaped out of ground pork behind the meat counter count: 1 I went up to the counter in Jimmy's Food Store, the lady... More >>

  • Cheap Bastard

    published June 26, 2008

    Tie count: 6 Diaper count: 2 Mom jeans count: 10 I was finishing the last three miles of my usual Wednesday... More >>

  • Cheap Bastard

    published June 19, 2008

    Mike Anderson's BBQ 5410 Harry Hines Blvd. 214-630-0735 Cow skins hanging on the wall count: 2 People I... More >>

  • Cheap Bastard

    published June 12, 2008

    Dollar Stores in the same shopping center: 2 Thrift stores in the same shopping center: 1 Other people with me who ordered... More >>

  • Review: Fish Bone Grill

    published June 5, 2008

    Crabs cheersing beer on the menu directly under "juniors get 1.00 off any lunch item" count: 2 A/C unit out count: 1 So,... More >>

  • Review: Antoine's of Dallas Serves Up Po-Boys On The Cheap

    published May 29, 2008

    Indian chief statue count: 1 Eclipse gum packages I added to my meal so I could pay with my debit card: 1 Giant yellow... More >>

  • Review: Zaguan Bakery Y Cafe

    published May 22, 2008

    Padded ledges counting as seating: 4 Times my stomach punched me for not ordering fresh-squeezed papaya juice: 20... More >>

  • Review: Worthwhile "Badass Tax" on Drumsticks at Bubba's Cooks County

    published May 15, 2008

    Staff members with Bic pens jabbed into paper hats: 5 Minutes it took to find a parking spot within a three-mile radius:... More >>

  • Review: Shanghai Restaurant Didn't Offer Chopsticks to Use on Our Chicken Lo Mein

    published May 8, 2008

    Giant golden Buddhas: 1 Chopsticks: 0 I was at Preston and LBJ (mainly just to raise the ratio of adult people to small people... More >>

  • Review: Coach's Burgers

    published May 1, 2008

    Months it's been open: 2 Trophies made into paper-towel holders: 20 If Coach's Burgers knows one thing, it's how... More >>

  • Review: Herrera's Cafe No. 1

    published April 24, 2008

    Brick building that's falling apart count: 1 Hours I smelled like Mexican food after I left Herrera's: 4 Herrera's has... More >>

  • Review: Strokers Ice House

    published April 17, 2008

    People in the place at noon count: 6 Bike count: 2,000 million I got an e-mail a while back that I should check out... More >>

  • Review: Dallas' Steel Restaurant & Lounge

    published April 10, 2008

    Minutes I waited for my food in Steel count: 45 Things I ordered that required cooking count: 0 I drove with purpose.... More >>

  • Review: Trinity Plaza Cafe

    published April 3, 2008

    Salad bar that must get passed up for fried goodies at least 1,000 times a day count: 1 Tie count: 4 Flip-flop count:... More >>

  • Review: The Great Outdoors

    published March 20, 2008

    Chicks slicing meat when I walked in the door count: 2 People in line count: 452 If there's one thing I like to eat,... More >>

  • Review: Anton Cafe

    published March 13, 2008

    Giant American flag count: 1 Tiny Greek flag count: 50 Gyro (pronounced yeero and not jyro or guyro) is Greek for half-moon,... More >>

  • Review: Top's Cafe

    published March 6, 2008

    Flat screen TV count: 1 Friendly behind-the-counter lady: 1 So, I was at the Dallas Central Library, totally engrossed in... More >>

  • Review: Mecca Restaurant

    published February 28, 2008

    Doors held open for me count: 2 Temperature of restaurant: 30 below zero with a slight chance of "holy crap my nose just froze off... More >>

  • Hail to the Chief Spice

    published February 28, 2008

    You know what would spice up this presidential election? The Spice Girls should join the race to be President of the United States. If the Spice... More >>

  • Blues for a Fiver

    published February 28, 2008

    No, the North Mississippi Allstars isn't a sexual position. It's a band. And if you haven't listened to their Grammy-nominated shit, you... More >>

  • Review: Keller's Drive-In

    published February 21, 2008

    People sitting in truck beds: 18 Motorcycles: 2 Times I wondered if someone would come to my car to take my trash or if... More >>

  • Restraining Order

    published February 21, 2008

    Thriller movies are scary. But thriller books are scarier. At thriller movies, you can close your eyes when you get freaked out at the scary... More >>

  • Review: Dowtown Corn Dog

    published February 14, 2008

    There are plenty of ways to get a good cheap lunch in Dallas. You can use the old, "I paid last time." You can sign yourself up for a homemade... More >>

  • Review: Woodway's Cafe

    published February 7, 2008

    Lunch specials: too many to mention When you mosey into Woodway's Café, your attention is immediately focused on the 50... More >>

  • Review: Go Philly

    published January 31, 2008

    Lunch special: Small cheesesteak combo with fries and a drink for $5.99, or Buffalo cheesesteak, fries and a drink for $7.50 Q: What... More >>

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