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  • Dish Extra: Preston's

    published Jun 10, 2010

    ​Dish this week features colorful dishes of Preston's by Mark Stuertz. He pretty much enjoyed everything except the black cod. Too bad. The photo made us drool over our keyboards. Take a look at Sa... More >>

  • Picture Show: Miike Snow and Canon Blue at Granada

    published Jun 08, 2010

    ​Cory Graves wrote in his review that the Granada audience was promised "a real treat visually and aurally." For those of us who weren't there, we can assume from Andrew Shepherd's slideshow that Mi... More >>

  • Dickey's and Dr Pepper Here, There, Everywhere

    Dickey's and Dr Pepper Here, There, Everywhere

    published Jun 07, 2010

    ​Texans will all remember this year in food news, as it marked three special occasions (so far). First, D Magazine's announcement that west-coast based In-N-Out Burger will grace us with a Garland l... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Cedars

    published Jun 04, 2010

    ​This week's Dish Extra covers Cedars Mediterranean Mezza. The baklava seemed inviting to writer Jenny Block...see for yourself in Sara Kerens slideshow.... More >>

  • Picture Show: Bamboozle Road Show at Six Flags

    Picture Show: Bamboozle Road Show at Six Flags

    published Jun 01, 2010

    ​Headliners Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids and Good Charlotte played Six Flags in Arlington as part of a five-city tour in the Summer heat on Saturday.Was that it? Nope. Gir... More >>

  • Target Builds Store that Spans from Plano to Colorado

    published May 31, 2010

    ​ The genius of Target advertising in one picture (thanks to Observerian Kelly Dearmore). Note to Target: Fat Tire is a beer from the New Belgium Brewing Co., which is located in Fort Collins, Col... More >>

  • Esquire Says: Hey These Dallas Bars Are Some of The Best

    published May 28, 2010

    ​A few weeks ago, when Conan O'Brien rolled through town, he said to the packed crowd: "You people know how to drink." Turns out, as Robert Wilonsky reported over on Unfair Park, Esquire is thinkin... More >>

  • Top Chef To Go Fish

    Top Chef To Go Fish

    published May 26, 2010

    ​Two years ago, then-Observer restaurant critic Dave Faries wasn't exactly singing the praises of  Go Fish Ocean Club (he was fairly distracted by the waiters' chatter). You know who was impres... More >>

  • Five Not-So Secret Things You Need To Order When In-N-Out Comes To Town

    published May 24, 2010

    ​In some sort of reverse Manifest Destiny, In-N-Out is finally making its way to Texas. The City of Garland's website, and Nancy Nichols at D who broke the story, showed seven yea votes for the buil... More >>

  • Sushi Extravaganza at Genroku: Dish Extra

    published May 20, 2010

    ​As Jose Maldonado pointed out in this week's Dish, Genroku sushi makes our tastes buds happy. To make your eye taste buds happy--we're posting more photos of Genroku's sushi madness. See more ra... More >>

  • Grow Rice in Your Special Place

    published May 17, 2010

    Right now, the force is with eating local. More and more documentaries, nutrition-based magazines and hard-hitting food journalists are attacking the mass-processed nonsense that floods major-chain gr... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Harlem, Flight and PVC Street Gang at the City Tavern

    published May 17, 2010

    Harlem, Flight, PVC Street Gang May 15, 2010 City Tavern Better Than: Hangin' with the dudes. ​Before PVC Street Gang, Flight and Harlem took the stage Saturday night, there was the issue of par... More >>

  • Picture Show: Idol Hopeful Casey James' Homecoming in Fort Worth

    published May 17, 2010

    ​Heavy rain may have canceled the parade, but the palpable, hair-tearing excitement that came when Casey James arrived at Fort Worth Stockyards on Friday was as sunny as his golden locks. Among the ... More >>

  • Conan O'Brien, Meet Dallas (and Dirk Nowitzki)

    Conan O'Brien, Meet Dallas (and Dirk Nowitzki)

    published May 14, 2010

    ​A moment after fluffy-haired beat-box comic Reggie Watts left SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Thursday night, a video clip flickered briefly on the screen behind him: Walker, Texas Ranger -- welcome back... More >>

  • How to Make a Kick Ass Cake, Picture Version

    published May 13, 2010

    ​This week's Appetite for Instruction features a holy-shit-I'm-gonna-die White Chocolate Berry Cake as demonstrated by Cara Vasquez of Bread Winners. Check out the recipe, as reported by Sarah, in t... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Neighborhood Services

    Dish Extra: Neighborhood Services

    published May 13, 2010

    ​Neighborhood Services was the subject of this week's Dish in good ol' print by Merritt Martin. Check out the full pictorial coverage of Neighborhood's fantastic (literally) cocktails and photogeni... More >>

  • Working The Ring

    published May 13, 2010

    Screw Zales. Jewlery is not what the Diamond Ring at 500X Gallery is about. See, this is an exhibition of paintings created from... More >>

  • Picture Show: Insane Clown Posse, Coolio, and Kottonmouth Kings at the Palladium

    Picture Show: Insane Clown Posse, Coolio, and Kottonmouth Kings at the Palladium

    published May 11, 2010

    ​That's right: We went to Insane Clown Posse last night with Coolio and the Kottonmouth Kings. Cory Graves already reviewed the show earlier today, but check out the night of Juggalo fever in Rachel... More >>

  • Five Douchebag Food Mascots

    published May 11, 2010

    There must be a hundred food items on the planet with marketing plans targeted at men. Some are diverse and creative, and others are just plain sexual pandering. We're guessing there's a boardroom som... More >>

  • The Whizard: Sarah "Cheese Lady" Kaufmann Makes Rockwall out of Cheddar

    published May 10, 2010

    ​Nationally recognized cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufmann, fondly recognized as "The Cheese Lady" was dressed in her ironic moo-moo for a cheddar carving in Rockwall Saturday at a local Tom Thumb. The R... More >>

  • How to Make Smoked Prawns with Tomato, Picture Version

    published May 07, 2010

    ​This week's Appetite for Instruction featured a smoking awesome recipe for Smoked Prawns with Heirloom Tomato and Pancetta Vinaigrette as Demonstrated by Mark Young of Bijoux. You can read Sarah Jo... More >>

  • Dish Extra: Hibiscus

    published May 06, 2010

    ​The chef-change may have altered the kitchen presence at Hibiscus, but the food remains the same--as Jose pointed out in this weeks print review. Check out the rest of the Hibiscus experience in ... More >>

  • Picture Show: Norah Jones and Sarah Jaffe at Fair Park Music Hall

    published May 05, 2010

    ​Dallas-born Norah Jones played with a little electric fury (no "Freebird" cover, though) to balance the piano, as Pete Freedman pointed out in his review. And folk favorite Sarah Jaffe opened the n... More >>

  • Night Moves: Rusko and DJ Cocoe

    published May 04, 2010

    ​It was a busy weekend with Edgefest and Dr. Dog. But that doesn't mean there was a lack of thunderous, heavy dubstep. Sub Soldiers' own DJ Rusko vibrated the columns at Trees late Friday night, sam... More >>

  • Over The Weekend: Spune 2k10 Finals With Tallest Man on Earth, Dosh, Nurses

    published May 03, 2010

    Spune 2k10 Fest Hailey's Club, Denton May 1, 2010 Better than: Watching any band that is or will be fronted by Fred Durst.​ In many ways, the anti-Edgefest happened in Denton on Saturday. I don't ... More >>

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