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  • Proof That We Party On, Garth'd at DOMAXXII
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    Proof That We Party On, Garth'd at DOMAXXII

    published Jul 18, 2010

    Early Sunday morning (or very late Saturday, however you wanna look at it), DOMA nominee Mariachi Quetzal took the stage at Reno's Chop Shop Saloon in Deep Ellum for the stage's last performance of th... More >>

  • First Impressions DOMAXXII: Secret Machines, The Hope Trust
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    First Impressions DOMAXXII: Secret Machines, The Hope Trust

    published Jul 17, 2010

    While Secret Machines played the sunset at the outdoor stage, the Hope Trust lit up Trees bright red. More photos and reviews coming soon, of course, but for now enjoy these pics of Secret Machines a... More >>

  • Lucero Opens The DOMAXXII Showcase
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    Lucero Opens The DOMAXXII Showcase

    published Jul 17, 2010

    ​So, it's really hot. Like, really hot. Lucero's Ben Nichols put on sunglasses because "his eyeballs were getting sun burnt." We've got more photos and video and coverage coming, of course, but to g... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Los Cabos in Addison

    published Jul 15, 2010

    ​This week's Dish column covers Los Cabos: the Mexican that all you Oklahomianians love. You can read Hanna Raskin's full breakdown of the ritzy, downright sexy Mexican food (and see if she enjoyed ... More >>

  • Last Night: Dawes, Telegraph Canyon at Casa Mañana
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    Last Night: Dawes, Telegraph Canyon at Casa Mañana

    published Jul 15, 2010

    Dawes, Telegraph Canyon Casa Mañana, Fort WorthJuly 14, 2010Better Than: Missing Dawes entirely--several times--at SXSW. ​There was a lot of pride under the Casa Mañana bubble last night--mostly ... More >>

  • A Culture of Food (and, Now, Pictures) at Taste of Dallas
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    A Culture of Food (and, Now, Pictures) at Taste of Dallas

    published Jul 12, 2010

    Taste of Dallas, the ultimate sample-athon, took place July 9-11 in Fair Park's beautiful (rainy) Esplanade. Local chefs, joined by a slew of vendors, provided some of their favorite dishes. The Mavs ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry, Best Fwends at Trees

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​Parade of Flesh presented Lightning Bolt, Indian Jewelry, and Best Fwends Sunday at Trees--and they're still reverberating in the walls after a deafening rock performance filled with smoke, sweat ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Old 97's at Taste of Dallas
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    Picture Show: Old 97's at Taste of Dallas

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​Taste of Dallas ran from Friday through Sunday at Fair Park, featuring the best of the best of Dallas food--including some manhole cover-sized discs of chicken fried steak--and a Gilley's stage of ... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Perry's Steakhouse and Grille

    published Jul 08, 2010

    ​Continuing the tradition of manifest destiny's from Houston to Dallas, Perry's Steakhouse and Grille is the focus of the week's Dish Column (in good ol' fashion print). While Perry's didn't journey... More >>

  • Picture Show: The Fans of Vans Warped Tour
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    Picture Show: The Fans of Vans Warped Tour

    published Jul 06, 2010

    ​On Saturday, at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas, Warped Tour brought its particular brand of headbang rock to rain-soaked Dallas. Bands included Andrew W.K., Motion City Soundtrack, Sum 41, Max... More >>

  • Picture Show(s): This Music Packed-Party Weekend
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    Picture Show(s): This Music Packed-Party Weekend

    published Jul 06, 2010

    ​This weekend was particularly warped. Aside from the Hurricane, and the Fourth of July being on the Fifth, and the Vans Warped Tour 2010 bringing sometimes bloody-nosed Andrew W.K. (and more) to Da... More >>

  • Picture Show: Blues Traveler at Gilley's
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    Picture Show: Blues Traveler at Gilley's

    published Jul 01, 2010

    ​Wednesday night (June 30) at Gilley's, Tinker, Sherman and Blues Traveler played a pre-Independence Day set. John Popper's harmonica was also there, and performed vigorously during the "Run Around"... More >>

  • Fans of the World Cup Swarm Dallas Bars, Patriotically
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    Fans of the World Cup Swarm Dallas Bars, Patriotically

    published Jun 28, 2010

    ​Sadly, the United States was eliminated from the World Cup Saturday afternoon, June 26. Before that, fans packed into local bars like The Idle Rich and Trinity Hall Pub, along with a cooled-down An... More >>

  • How To Make Chimayo Market Corn at Blue Mesa Grill, Picture Version

    published Jun 25, 2010

    ​Sarah Johnson reported in this week's Appetite for Instruction on how to slather corn with beautiful chipotle-ancho mayo and cotija cheese (try not to claw at the screen, you'll only damage a nail)... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Ristorante Nicola

    published Jun 24, 2010

    ​In this week's print, our Food Critic Hanna Raskin dove in Ristorante Nicola for some Calamari fritti and Amatriciana and wasn't exactly blown away. While you're deciding whether to agree with us o... More >>

  • Get Happy! And App-y

    published Jun 24, 2010

    ​In this week's cover story, Jesse Hughey and the editorial monks working in the stoney basements of the Dallas Observer have cataloged 50 bars and clubs happy hour specials.The really, really aweso... More >>

  • Picture Show: Rock Star Karaoke at The Loft

    published Jun 24, 2010

    ​This ain't no video game. Wednesday, June 23rd at the Loft in Dallas, Rock Star Karaoke brought out the shy singers (no Rhett Miller this time) to the stage--backed by real lights and a real band. ... More >>

  • Real American Hero

    published June 24, 2010

    Before that bullshit movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, there were real G.I. Joes. You know the ones with the plastic AK-47s, the jangling... More >>

  • Picture Show: Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club at the Palladium
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    Picture Show: Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club at the Palladium

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​It shocked Passion Pit (playing with openers Tokyo Police Club) to see a 3,500 capacity ballroom filled to the brim Monday night. But, as Pete pointed out in his review, the crowd's energy was even... More >>

  • 10 Food Trends Making Shame Spirals Worse
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    10 Food Trends Making Shame Spirals Worse

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​Maybe we can all come together and agree on something: The foods in this list were already delicious, horrifyingly so, but have recently become gourmet'd to some DEFCON- one level of decadence. You... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Mextopia vs. Avila's

    published Jun 17, 2010

    ​This week's Dish by Hanna Rasking pits Avila's  recent updates to the freshly opened Mextopia. It's a guacamole battle to the finish. See more of how Avila's Tex-Mex challenges Mextopia's in S... More >>

  • This Ain't No <i>Hut</i>: The Gourmet Pies at Sfuzzi
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    This Ain't No Hut: The Gourmet Pies at Sfuzzi

    published Jun 16, 2010

    ​Driving down McKinney Avenue, past Idle Rich and Black Friar, is a familar site for Dallas residents : a bustling Sfuzzi patio. Once a Dallas chain back in the nineties, Sfuzzi reopened its doors f... More >>

  • World Cup Bar Tour: USA vs. England
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    World Cup Bar Tour: USA vs. England

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​The World Cup 2010 began Friday morning, but from the "USA"-chanting crowds in Uptown Dallas it seemed like the United States vs. England game was the opening ceremonies. With orders of iced beer ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Ruby Revue Burlesque on the Go-Go (NSFW)
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    Picture Show: Ruby Revue Burlesque on the Go-Go (NSFW)

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​Friday night at the House of Blues, Ruby Revue presented their "Burlesque on the Go-Go" tour featuring Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Gigi La Femme, Minnie Tonka, and local per... More >>

  • Night Moves: Uncensored Saturdays and Barcadia's Two-Year Anniversary

    published Jun 14, 2010

    ​So it's hot as hell outside. What do you do? Strip. Duh.M Street Club on Lower Greenville is featuring "Uncensored Saturdays" this month with King James on the Mic and video backup by DJ Ivy. Barca... More >>

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