10 days ago | Barbecue
It's nearly 40 miles from the Dallas Observer offices to Tender Smokehouse in Celina, a fact that spurred some internal debate before our visit. We can almost write the Facebook comments ourselves from readers who will think we've ventured too far...
1 month ago | Barbecue
In September, Chili's told us that it was headed back to its roots. The burger joint that got its start on Greenville Avenue found itself as a global chain with a menu some 125 items long. Chili's set out to refocus on "what we’ve always done best...
2 months ago | Barbecue
Once, any talk of Texas' barbecue belt focused on Central Texas. That belt is now, well, Texas-sized. Good barbecue can be had anywhere between the Red River and the Rio Grande. While Austin and the small towns dotting the Hill Country certainly h...
3 months ago | Barbecue
It's easy enough to miss Top 5 BBQ if you pass through DeSoto. What started as a backyard smoker serving smoked meats to the neighborhood soon grew to a food truck and now occupies a modest storefront in a strip mall adjacent to DeSoto's Cit...
3 months ago | First Look
Our hopes are high that the Toyota Music Factory comes together as a food and live entertainment destination. On the live music front, the venue has had something of a rocky start, with canceled shows and questionable plumbing, but the i-dott...
4 months ago | First Look
In the days before Amazon could put a book (or almost anything) on your doorstep mere hours after a few clicks from your smartphone, Barnes & Noble was the place for books and music. Depending on your point of view, B&N was either the...