Watching Anthony Bourdain talk Frito pie with the camera on his latest episode of Parts Unknown, you knew things were about to get ugly. He quoted The Boss' "Blinded By The Light," but the "deuce" he referenced in describing the loose chili dropping from a ladle into a bag of Fritos did not describe ... More >>
From the outset, you have to respect a guy that has not only anointed himself as the "Tipsy Texan," but has actually made a career of it. And a successful one at that. David Alan, a 15-year restaurant and bar veteran, released the book Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State in ... More >>
Each week or so we ask a local chef three burning questions about his or her favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. This week, we hear from Garreth Dickey of DISH Restaurant and Lounge. Doesn't he totally look like Steve Buscemi? What are a few of your favorite cookbooks? K ... More >>
This morning at the Dallas Museum of Art, Mayor Mike Rawlings, along with about 1,000 other men in suits sharing the stage, announced a new campaign dubbed "Men Against Abuse." The next stop on this tour of well-meaning gestures will be a celebrity-packed rally on March 23, which the mayor wants 10, ... More >>
By now, it's barely recognizable as a piece of art: an eight-foot-tall ribbon of rusted steel scrawled with obscene graffiti, running through an obscure stretch of grassland on the eastern edge of downtown. It fades into the background now, ignored by commuters and passersby. That wasn't the origin ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed today calling for less government meddling in our dietary choices. Julie Gunlock's piece questions whether recent state controls regarding food labeling, bans on trans fat and taxes on unhealthy foods are really fitting for a country of free citizens with a l ... More >>
Two weeks ago, CoA announced that the Frito-Lay folks were going to attempt to build a record setting Frito pie. Today we're here to tell you it's been done. From the State Fair of Texas Facebook page: It's official! We have a new Guinness World Record: The folks from Frito-Lay have created the lar ... More >>
If you're not broke in college, then you're not doing it right. It's mandatory, like puking at the coast. College students should be able to pull together a weekend's worth of food and gas via a bone marrow donation and condiments at a 7-Eleven. They should also know stores that take several days to ... More >>
Pretty soon, any day now, maybe tomorrow, well, possibly in a week or so, I may join a 12-steps program in which I stand up at the beginning of every meeting and say, "Hi everybody, my name is Jim, and I can't stop talking about John Wiley Price." Not today. If you are visiting from out of town o ... More >>
This is an important invention. It was hard not to assume this was some sort of early April Fools' prank, but visiting the Italian source proved it (thankfully) true. Besides being City of Ate's New Official Pant, we're just thrilled there's now a flap system that allows us to drop to the ground a ... More >>
With the city overrun with strays, Dallas' animal rescuers want to save dogs from cruelty and neglect. But some need to be saved from themselves.
In which our new music editor has a lot of feelings.
For once, it doesn't completely suck to be a ginger. To celebrate the launch of their brand-spankin-new ice cream flavor, Red Velvet, the good folks at Marble Slab Creamery will be offering up a free scoop of their tasty new creation today for a very limited time - 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - for any ... More >>
Bob Musgrave at the "Bottle Rocket motel" last night, signing Criterion Collection DVDs for the faithfulAndy Carl Valentin and Chris Durbin didn't expect this. Not this. Certainly not. When first they hatched their cockamamie scheme -- to rescue from fiscal despair a Days Inn off I-35 in Hillsbor ... More >>
Fearing's this weekend plans to donate a portion of its proceeds to Japanese tsunami relief efforts, becoming one of the first area restaurants to publicly announce its charitable giving plans. Spokesperson Bonnie Crail said she didn't know the exact percentage of profits the restaurant inte ... More >>
Where's there's smoke, there's...um...more smoke.This week, Dallas food blogs are tittering about what's new and exciting. We have equal rights for cookies, a new gadget for barbecue, more angles on the possibility of food trucks and (predictably) a new list of places of restaurants willing t ... More >>
And now, two excellent opportunities to see (and participate in!) community activism this weekend in Deep Ellum. Tucked into doors of many neighborhood residences this week are fliers for Saturday's Deep Ellum Community Day, wherein members of the Deep Ellum Community Association and friends are ... More >>
7-Eleven and its cold-blooded broham, the Slurpee, have been looking for America's next great rock band with a nation-wide Battle of the Bands. The competition has been narrowed down to 12 finalists, one of which is Arlington's News Team Assemble. The alt-rock foursome, which apparently has inde ... More >>
"I feel it right inside my head somewhere.""I feel like I've ben shot."Maybe you already forgot. It's cool -- it's been almost a year. But yeah, this Sunday's another July 11 -- 7/11, right -- so just like last year and the year before that, 7-Eleven is celebrating with free 7.11-ounce Slurpees fo ... More >>
NBA.comDuring his 1996 introductory press conference at Reunion Arena in which he bought the Dallas Mavericks from founding father Don Carter, Ross Perot Jr. offered a simple, serious question: "How many players are on the court?" And that, my friends, is all you need to know about th ... More >>
This is the surveillance-cam pic DPD has of a couple using a stolen credit card.It would appear from this tweet dispatched by the Dallas Police Department that the department has not, in fact, forgotten about those cheerleaders who had their bags stolen from the Dallas Convention Center on Februa ... More >>
It's a killer weekend, indeed.No need to pussyfoot around the berrybush here, folks, let's juts dive right in. As the great Dylan McKay was known for saying, "You know the drill."First, the shows we've already discussed.Tonight's got some heavy-hitters: The Paper Chase, True Widow and The Boom Bo ... More >>
dominos.com/Patrick MichelsMy Domino's order: even hotter in real life. But online, the pizza was less like a greasy sponge.Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Dominos.comdelivered from 4420 Gaston Ave.Promi ... More >>
Shortly after Elm Street-based Blockbuster reported its second-quarter stats Thursday evening, chairman and CEO Jim Keyes hopped on an investors' conference call to explain, yet again, what ails the former video-rental giant. The usual, of course: Netflix, shitty movies, the used-DVD and gaming m ... More >>
A sneak peek at the new-and-improved Dallas skyline, if you look close enoughI'll leave it to Sam to interpret the convention center hotel documents that went online Sunday in advance of the city council's Economic Development Committee's jam-packed meeting this morning. (Takeaway: Open by Jan ... More >>
Is this smaller-sized store the future of Blockbuster?Blockbuster held is annual shareholders meeting yesterday, and the presentation was chock-a-block with sneak peeks at the Dallas company's future -- or, at the very least, its plans for the future. After the jump you'll find the complete 31-page ... More >>
Win or lose, Reunion Rowdies are now officially Cuban Crazies
Latin food without the lard? It's better than you think.
62 Main has a wood-burning oven, and they're not afraid to use it
The belated holiday anime Tokyo Godfathers is a genre-bending offer you shouldn't refuse
Proposed "intake center" for homeless looks scary
Dancers, prancers and vixen
The record industry counters piracy in the courts and on CDs. But has it gone too far?
Carl Savering, actor and repo man
So three people go into the woods and only a camera comes out...
March 25 - 31, 1999
La Dolce Vita steeps penny-pinching in romance and taste
James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Dragline don't need diplomas to avant-rock
The son of a famous Houston restaurateur gets ground up in the hype machine