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2006 Stories by Dave Faries

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  • Life's a Strip

    published May 18, 2006

    The Burning Question crew hates to pry into someone's personal, um, habits. Really. All we did was innocently ask for comment on the subject... More >>

  • Starry, Starry Nights

    published May 4, 2006

    Call it an extraordinary coincidence. We dropped by our editor's office to let him know about the subject of this week's investigation, and a... More >>

  • Very Little Italy

    published April 27, 2006

    Neighborhood joints, whether bar or restaurant, have always been difficult to define in broad strokes. A few become notable culinary destinations... More >>

  • Doll Parts

    published April 13, 2006

    When we began researching this week's topic, a female acquaintance dismissed the mystery of women cavorting over a table of appetizers. "It's just... More >>

  • Give 'Em the Boot

    published March 30, 2006

    If life hands you lemons, and we mean really big ones with rinds the size of a grapefruit, make limoncello. For anyone unfamiliar with this... More >>

  • East Meets Old West

    published March 30, 2006

    Let's try out that old Sesame Street game, shall we? One of these things is not like the others; one of these things just doesn't belong.... More >>

  • What Comes Around

    published March 30, 2006

    When flooding of near-biblical proportions (Reader's Digest edition) smote Dallas a couple weeks ago, it washed out the third stop of... More >>

  • Northern Exposure

    published March 23, 2006

    Several times in the past we've alluded to urban provincialism, a mindset that narrows Dallas or other cities to a series of exclusive... More >>

  • Red Sea Scroll

    published March 16, 2006

    We believe top tens or best-ever rankings act as a kind of intellectual argument in shorthand. To print a list is to engage in a discussion... More >>

  • Hands-Off Experience

    published March 9, 2006

    Of course you remember the Seinfeld episode. We mean the episode, when Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine tested the bounds of... More >>

  • Popularity Contest

    published March 2, 2006

    Kenny's Wood Fired Grill is designed to resemble a 1940s Chicago-style chophouse serving New England-style seafood, pumping Uptown's... More >>

  • Rocky IV

    published March 2, 2006

    The as-yet-to-be-seen-but-always-heard Moroccan concept, Tangerine, may again be making noise. If you'll recall, Rocky Boustani took... More >>

  • Oh Boyardee!

    published February 23, 2006

    Deep Ellum in bright sunlight can be a downright alarming sight. There's no hint of lurid, neon-streaked discord. Only silent brick structures,... More >>

  • Flipping the Lid

    published February 9, 2006

    We just finished re-reading that Hemingway novel set in Spain. You know the one; there's a river, a lot of wine and a bit of violence. OK,... More >>

  • Up, Out And Down

    published February 9, 2006

    The opening act was almost comic. The setup: waiting at the sparsely attended bar for a dinner companion to arrive, ordering vodka martini up with... More >>

  • Liquor Rep

    published January 19, 2006

    Before launching into this week's topic we must pat ourselves on the back for a vaguely heroic act. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, a man we... More >>

  • Soul Food

    published January 19, 2006

    If bound to commit one of the seven deadly sins, a trespasser might as well have a bit of fun while engaged in the act. Lust should be directed... More >>

  • Winners and Losers

    published January 5, 2006

    The demands of life force little trade-offs every day. Burgers and fries are far more appealing than a simple green salad, for example, but a... More >>

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