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  • Revolving Doors: All's Well That Ends Well

    published Dec 31, 2010

    ​As December comes to a close, it seems all is well, or at least better, as many highly anticipated restaurants made their debuts. David Uygur was back in the kitchen, plus a New York deli and the ... More >>

  • A Base for the Bubbly

    published December 30, 2010

    This Friday night, restaurants will be packed, the champagne will be flowing, and some drunk schmuck will land himself in the emergency room after... More >>

  • It's Not Too Late to Make New Year's Eve Plans

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​Still don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? You've only got three days left to plan the big night or risk spending Friday night ordering from Papa John's. On Monday, we gave you our top pick... More >>

  • Our Top 5 Picks for New Year's Eve Dinner

    Our Top 5 Picks for New Year's Eve Dinner

    published Dec 27, 2010

    If you don't have dinner plans for New Year's Eve yet, you better make reservations soon or risk cuddling a pizza box on the couch come Friday. Some restaurants are completely booked, but we've compil... More >>

  • Every Time a Bell Rings...

    published December 23, 2010

    The holidays are as much about tradition as getting soused on brandy-spiked eggnog and passing out on the couch during the final minutes of the... More >>

  • Today: Holiday Breakfast Cooking Class

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Poor breakfast, it's the most overlooked meal during the holidays. Sure, you're having a huge lunch or dinner, but you're going to need something to nibble on while the kids unwrap presents and trash ... More >>

  • Our Top 5 Broke-Ass Tuesday Dinners

    published Dec 21, 2010

    So you've probably spent your whole paycheck on gifts for the kids and now you're looking for ways to save some cash. Rather than going on the McDonald's dollar menu diet, check out our list of the be... More >>

  • Tonight: Get Wine Drunk at Urban Crust

    published Dec 20, 2010

    For those who were at the malls in search of bargains or at the grocery store picking out a Butterball, it's time to relax tonight and have a glass -- or five -- of wine. Urban Crust in Plano is host... More >>

  • This Weekend: Charitable Drinking and Holiday Shopping

    published Dec 17, 2010

    'Tis the season of charitable giving and charitable drinking. Go to Hacienda on Henderson this Sunday for Tequila for Toys: A Care-aoke Christmas, benefiting Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy for... More >>

  • Tonight: Rock Out for the North Texas Food Bank

    published Dec 16, 2010

    ​Instead of watching 30 Rock in your pajamas tonight, go rock out for a good cause. Rock 'n' Taco is hosting Rock'n Out Hunger, a night of food, fashion, and music that benefits the North Texas Foo... More >>

  • The 10 Best Christmas Dinners

    The 10 Best Christmas Dinners

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Sometimes it's better to leave the cooking to someone else, and we can't think of a better day to stay out of the kitchen than December 25. It used to be hard to find anywhere open besides the neighb... More >>

  • Tonight: Frog's Leap Wine Dinner
    At Woodfire Kirby's

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Don't have plans tonight? Well, now you do. Treat yourself to a five course dinner at Woodfire Kirby's that features wines from Frog's Leap Winery. The menu includes diver scallops with a Chardonnay s... More >>

  • Holiday Party at State and Allen Lounge

    published Dec 10, 2010

    You're probably going to a few holiday parties this year that you'd rather skip. We're trying to come up with an excuse to skip the tacky Christmas sweater party our family has every year, but unfort... More >>

  • The Observer Holiday Lunch: Where Should We Eat?

    published Dec 10, 2010

    ​Oh, the infamous holiday office party. Every year, the members of our editorial staff put down their Blackberrys and log off their computers to join together at a nearby restaurant for our holiday... More >>

  • Del Frisco's Exclusive Lunch Offerings

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Let's face it, business lunches suck. There's nothing more you'd rather do during your one hour away from the office than dine with coworkers or your boss, right? You can't always avoid the dreaded lu... More >>

  • Lance Rock Your Socks Off

    published December 9, 2010

    Face it, if you're the parent of a preschooler, your car is probably littered with Cheerios and your home covered in tiny, sticky fingerprints.... More >>

  • Learn at Lunch Today

    published Dec 08, 2010

    No matter how busy you are at work, it's always refreshing to leave for just an hour to have lunch. Of course, if you work at our office, you're just trying to escape the noontime odors of Lean Cuisi... More >>

  • Where To Find Sharon Hage Tonight

    published Dec 07, 2010

    If you're planning on staying at home tonight because, well, you just don't go out on Tuesdays, you might want to reconsider because Culpepper Steak House in Rockwall is hosting a white truffle dinner... More >>

  • Vegan Cooking Class, BYOB Dinner,
    And the Best Place to Spend $90 Tonight

    published Dec 06, 2010

    If you're like us, you don't make weekend plans five days in advance, and usually not before you've recovered from your Saturday morning hangover. Instead of sharing a week's worth of events every Mon... More >>

  • Christmas is for Cookie

    published December 2, 2010

    It's the holiday season again, and you're looking at your calendar and wondering just how many break and bake cookies you're going to buy for that... More >>

  • Sake To Me

    published December 2, 2010

    Sometimes the best way to immerse yourself in another culture is to indulge in its libations. Here's your chance: Join the Japanese-American... More >>

  • Revolving Doors: November Is a Cruel Month

    published Nov 30, 2010

    ​T.S. Eliot proclaimed that April was the cruelest month, but we would argue that November has been particularly unkind to some restaurants. Top Chef fan favorite Tiffany Derry found herself withou... More >>

  • Give Thanks for Dining Out

    published November 25, 2010

    You could celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a massive meal, but do you want to spend the holiday pulling the innards out of a turkey and washing... More >>

  • Laugh Test Dummies

    published November 25, 2010

    Spend an evening with a cranky old war vet, a boozy redneck and a jalapeno... on a stick! Don't worry, it's not a nightmare dinner party, but... More >>

  • Revolving Doors: A Slow October

    published Oct 29, 2010

    ​We've been on hiatus, but now we're back to give you the scoop on restaurant openings and closings in October. It's been a slow month for restaurant openings, but the future looks bright. Californi... More >>

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