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2008 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • The Hophead: After A Visit to The Old Monk, I May Join A Monastery

    published Nov 13, 2008

    In heaven there is no beer so we drink it here. --Trappist Monk Proverb (or Polka lyric) The Old Monk 2847 N. Henderson 214-821-1880 Edging to a table at the Old Monk, I noticed a young man dri... More >>

  • Hash Over: Big Cheese, Beer Breath and Other Stuff

    published Nov 12, 2008

    Don’t know what to say about this other than stand back aghast and watch proponents of the old government cheese program weep: Sculptor Sarah Kaufmann, otherwise known as “the Cheese Lady” p... More >>

  • Not the Huxtable

    published November 13, 2008

    Leukemia. Animal cruelty. Child abuse. War. Birth defects. What do these misfortunes have in common? They are all part of the reality that will... More >>

  • Baby Chicks

    published November 13, 2008

    An evening of shopping and socializing sounds like a very Dallas night, even if supporting unknown artists might not. Hatch, an... More >>

  • Hash Over: Brothers To Expand, Brother's Shuts Down And Other Tidbits

    published Nov 11, 2008

    Word on the street has restaurateur brothers Gabriel and Adrian DeLeon planning something new. Already the two run Irving’s longstanding La Margarita, a destination not just for its tequila sele... More >>

  • Kids Eat The Darndest Things: Los Lupes, Duncanville

    published Nov 06, 2008

    For this inaugural edition of Kids Eat…11 year-old Iris and 6 year-old Lyle traveled, with quite a bit of adult assistance, to Los Lupes III, one of the local Tex-Mex chain’s seven franchise l... More >>

  • Hash Over: Turkey, Tut and Nightgown Chic

    published Nov 06, 2008

    There’s been a lot to distract us from restaurant news lately, from the Cowboys nose dive to . . . to . . . what was that other big event recently? Anyway, this afternoon a call from the good folks... More >>

  • Crash, Bang, Boom

    published November 6, 2008

    Just about everyone has banged out a rhythm on a desk with pencil drumsticks, drummed fingers against a railing or shaken a box of matches like a... More >>

  • Fan-Tastically Fickle

    published November 6, 2008

    Two years ago, I never dreamed I'd be more excited about the Cowboys than the Mavericks. But after the Mavs choked away two consecutive... More >>

  • Hash Over: Fresh wine, labels and other stuff

    published Nov 05, 2008

    OK, I’m assuming everyone knows the Beaujolais Nouveau ritual. Essentially, France sets aside the third Thursday of November every year to slam down very fresh wine, talk loudly and—later that mor... More >>

  • Minus The Bear, Annuals, 27

    published November 6, 2008

    Rather appropriate that Minus the Bear's name starts with a mathematical symbol, as "math-rock" is the most common description applied to the... More >>

  • Parts and Labor, Lipstick Terror, True Widow

    published November 6, 2008

    Brooklyn's Parts and Labor straddles the great divide between the riotous noises it wrings from tortured keyboards and the irresistibly tuneful... More >>

  • Neighborhood Villain

    published November 6, 2008

    Neighborhood Villain plays straightforward, muscular punk rock that can get your adrenaline pumping for about 15 minutes, and fortunately, Look... More >>

  • Hash Over: Bolsa's Farmer's Market, Free Wine, and a Guy Called Mike

    published Nov 04, 2008

    If you’ve been to Bolsa in Oak Cliff, then you understand the intense flavor of locally grown vegetables and herbs. Chef Graham Dodds and his team don’t have a walk in freezer to work with, so... More >>

  • (Un)sound Bites: The Trick or Treat Interloper

    published Nov 03, 2008

    Look to our regular feature (Un)sound Bites for rants, and possibly even raves, on dining in Dallas. I feel conflicted about taking my kids to raid the more affluent ZIP codes every Halloween. On one... More >>

  • (Un)sound Bites: Vitto Italian, An Offer You Can Refuse

    published Nov 03, 2008

    Look to our regular feature (Un)sound Bites for rants, and possibly even raves, on dining in Dallas. Our server forgot to bring out our appetizer, saving us a few bucks and mercifully shaving a f... More >>

  • Curried Laughs

    published October 30, 2008

    If you wondered what ever happened to Mark Curry, star of Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, he's been testing an old adage. I don't mean the... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published October 30, 2008

    Finally, Election Day has come, just as the baseless accusations, fear-mongering and half-truths were becoming unbearable. After today,... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published October 30, 2008

    Finally, Election Day has come, just as the baseless accusations, fear-mongering and half-truths were becoming unbearable. After today, we'll know... More >>

  • Growth Potential

    published October 16, 2008

    Fahamu Pecou gained attention with his self-marketing "Fahamu Pecou is the Shit" campaign, depicting his likeness on magazines like... More >>

  • Poetic License

    published October 16, 2008

    Christian Wiman, nationally renowned poet, editor of Poetry magazine and author of The Long Home and Ambition and... More >>

  • The Typing Chef

    published October 16, 2008

    New cookbooks are OK, but there's no beating a vintage recipe collection. The best thing I inherited from my step-grandpa was an Italian cookbook... More >>

  • Step To This

    published October 16, 2008

    Let me get this straight. Randy Jackson, not the Jackson brother but rather a guy who plays bass for the likes of Richard Marx, Michael Bolton and... More >>

  • The Butthole Surfers Are Older, But Not Necessarily Wiser

    published October 16, 2008

    At 50 years old, Gibby Haynes, the man whose acid-fueled on- and off-stage exploits are the stuff of 1980s weirdo-rock legend, has settled into... More >>

  • Devin the Dude, Coughee Brothaz, Bavu Blakes

    published October 16, 2008

    Though his status as underground legend seems to grow year after year, Devin the Dude's record sales will probably never be as high as his own... More >>

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