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7-Eleven Inc.

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    March 21, 2014

    Adventures in a Car-Free Dallas: Catching a Ride Where Cabbies Fear to Tread

    Critics of Uber say that without the heavy hand of city regulation, the app-based limo dispatching company won't serve residents in poor neighborhoods. Critics of Yellow Cab complain that's pretty much how things often work now. For our look at living car-free in Big D, Amy Silverstein pitted Yellow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Garland's Colten Moore, 18, Murdered a 7-Eleven Clerk in Cold Blood, Police Say

    Google "Colten Moore" and you'll find that there are two young North Texas men of that name currently making headlines. One, 24, from Krum , just scored an inspiring snowmobiling victory at the X Games, one year after brother Caleb was killed trying to do the same. The other, 18, from Garland, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Sweet Ballz Brand Cake Balls Are a Real Thing

    I was sure it was a parody. A news release touting Sweet Ballz, a Dallas-based company specializing in marble-sized confections read like a Saturday Night Live sketch. Co-founders of the company had been making cake balls for friends and family for years and had recently found a way to manufacture t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    A Man Robbed the Same Oak Cliff 7-Eleven Three Times in 27 Hours

    You'd think the clerk might have recognized the man as he waited in line at 7:30 Thursday morning. After all, he'd made memorable appearances at the same Ninth Street 7-Eleven twice in the previous 27 hours. In the first, which happened just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday, the 200-pound Hispanic man wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: Tim Byres on Cookbooks and Crazy Requests

    Each week (or thereabout) we track down a chef for a few burning questions. This week, Tim Byres of Smoke and Chicken Scratch was willing to participate. He indulged us in a few of his favorite cookbooks and weird surprises in the walk-in. What are a few of your favorite cookbooks (feel free to in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    A Man Stole, Crashed and Fled a Car in East Dallas Today, with a Passenger Riding Shotgun

    A Dallas woman's day got off to a terrible start around 7 this morning, when a man jumped into the driver's side of the parked car she was sitting in and demanded money from her. Things devolved from there. Police say the woman was sitting in the passenger's seat of the running vehicle outside of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Meatless Monday Conquered At Seven Mile Cafe

    While I wait for the USDA to sort out its feelings about Meatless Monday with breath that is most certainly bated, I continue the valiant search for meatless dishes that don't suck and aren't cheese nachos from 7-Eleven. This week, I couldn't ignore the dull roar of ballyhoo any longer and decided t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Slurpees and Roller Coasters: Six Flags and 7-Eleven Have Conspired for July 11

    Have you had your eye on the Titan at Six Flags for a while, but couldn't stomach the price of admission to the park? Well, we found your opening. Next Wednesday is July 11, and, as usual, you'll be able to partake in a 7.11 ounce Slurpee "on the house" at 7-Elevens everywhere, while supplies las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    A Dallas Cab Driver Had Pretty Much the Worst Late-Night Hook-Up Ever Last Night

    Around 3 a.m. today, a cab driver called the Dallas police to report that he'd been carjacked after dropping off a passenger. He couldn't specify just where he'd been when this happened, and he didn't know the license plate number of the cab, only the unit number. Upon arriving at the scene, DPD d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    In Honor of Pink Slime, Five Other Gross Meats That We Happen to Love

    Oh, pink slime, where did it all go wrong? Your name alone is gross, your photo induces a gag reflex and, unfortunately, the image has been seared into our brains (for now, anyway). And now grocery stores -- including Walmart, where just about everything goes there -- are banishing you. Sorry, kiddo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Walking Taco May Have Walked Across the Border

    John T. Edge wrote about Tostilocos in Wednesday's New York Times and describes the Mexican street food as Tostitos corn chips topped with shaved jicama, pickled pig skins and stumpy tamarind candies in one instance. Sounds a little like the Frito Pie we wrote about a few weeks ago, right? Could our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    The 7-Eleven Frito Pie: Feeding Drunks and Stoners Everywhere

    I'd just walked into my local 7-Eleven to pick up a six-pack of beer. While walking back from the cooler, I saw a round and wobbling man standing in front of the cheese and chili dispenser. He had One hand on the chili dispensing button. The other was cupped below it. "Well this is going to be good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Dallas' Five Best Margaritas, in Honor of National Margarita Day

    The margarita may be the greatest drink of all time, if only because it almost always comes alongside a free, bottomless basket of chips and salsa. Born out of desperation, the margarita originally provided a way to choke down bad tequila. At some restaurants this still holds true. At others the dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Dallas PD Asks: Do You Know The Gunman Who's Been Holding Up 7-Elevens This Week?

    The video you see above was taken in the wee small hours of Saturday morning at the 7-Eleven located at 5123 W. Lovers Lane, just off Inwood -- you know, the one next to Neighborhood Services, which, according to Dallas PD records, has been robbed more than 70 times in the past five years. Reason DP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Look Out, Lowest Greenville: Code Compliance, Dallas PD Will Be Out Writing Citations Tonight

    Courtesy Avi AdelmanCode Compliance officers paid a visit last night to Nandina, which actually has its late-hours SUP.​Now then, back to the continuing saga of Lowest Greenville ...Last night, a certain Barking Dog tagged along as officers from the city's Code Compliance were out warning business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    7-11's Hot Dog Potato Chips Taste Shockingly Hot Doggy

    ​7-Eleven has a storied tradition of attempting foods that taste like other foods rather than just making the foods themselves edible. But this time around, your favorite gas station-grocery-movie-rental store hit a grand slam in synthetic flavor simulation. That's right: I tried 7 Select Big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Labor Day 2011: Let's Work This Out

    ​One of the best things about being a sportswriter? Getting paid to go to games. One of the worst things about being a sportswriter? Working on holidays. Not that I'm complaining. I've got lots of media friends who are without full-time jobs, and there's nothing more stressful than trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Celebrating the Day the Margarita Died (In the City That Killed It)

    ​Sunday is National Tequila Day, a "holiday" Dallasites can celebrate with extra exuberance as residents of the city that fucked up margaritas forever. Mariano Martinez birthed the margarita machine here, 40 years ago, after a frightening opening night nearly handed him his ass. Turns out his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Free Slurpees at 7-Eleven Today. Need We Say More?

    ​It's in honor of the date, of course. But yes, there's a catch. With free frozen drinks, there's always a catch. 7-Eleven actually sold more Slurpees last July 11 then on any other day last year. Sales jumped an 38 percent, in fact. Apparently the free tiny ones are just enough to tease you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    7-Eleven To Introduce Sippy Cups For Slurpees This Summer

    A sippy cup for all ages​You don't need Pete Delkus to tell you that it's hot outside, but if we're already seeing highs in the 90s in April, just wait for the griping and sweating we'll all be doing in June. Luckily, 7-Eleven, our chosen retailer for issues of Mugly! and beer pong parapherna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Oh Thank Heaven: 7-Eleven Unveils
    Vegetarian Choices, but Not Here

    ​Vegetarian activists are rejoicing over the debut of five new vegan items at 7-Eleven stores in Manhattan, but a spokesperson for the convenience store says the sale of artichoke spinach noodles on 42nd Street doesn't portend the national roll-out of a meatless menu. "I'm not sure where they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

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

    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 Monday, we're now going to have (mostly) daily updates on what events are happening around town. Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    "Purple Friday" Brings Free Iced Beverages To 7-Eleven

    ​A press release from 7-Eleven today announces "Purple Friday" as an alternative to "Black Friday," the busiest shopping day of the year, when hordes of deal-seekers rise at the asscrack to trample each other for large-screen televisions, game systems and other crap they couldn't possibly survive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Caraway Wants to Make It Clear: "The Majority Has Spoken" About Beer, Wine Sales

    ​Dallas, at least as of this very moment, is all-wet when it comes to the off-premise sale of beer and wine. And as Rudy Bush noted this morning, there hasn't exactly been a rush to the Oak Cliff Municipal Center's permit office -- in large part because of the city and county's hoop-heavy permitti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    So, You Want to Know Who's Paying for The Mayor's European Vacation? Well, Then ...

    Remember when I said you'd never see this picture again? Apparently, I was wrong.​Right about now, Mayor Tom Leppert, council member Ron Natinsky, state Rep. Rafael Anchia, Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavikovsky and a few other folks on the Dallas trade mission to Europe are probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Oh, Thank Heaven! 7-Eleven Gets
    In on the Roasted Chicken Act

    Not a 7-Eleven bird, but we can dream...some Observer staffers eat lunch there three times a week.​Move over, Boston Market. There's a new bird in town. 7-Eleven, home of the Slurpee, is adding roasted chicken, for the low, low price of $7.99, to its menu, according to a report in the Chicago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Taste of Dallas: Hot and Soggy, but Still the Hungry Came

    Rachel ParkerSee more of Taste of Dallas in the slideshow.​Organizers are calling this past weekend "Taste of Dallas" an overwhelming success, despite heavy rain on Friday that depressed attendance and aggravated vendors. While official numbers won't be available for days, spokesperson Suzanne Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Carlos Quintanilla's Found a New Delicious Target For Protest: Plano-Based Frito-Lay

    Now might be a good time to go back and read Megan Feldman's '06 profile of Carlos Quintanilla​Oooh, just got a press release about an "informational protest" scheduled from 4-6 afternoon at a 7-Eleven close to my house -- the one at Marsh and Forest Lanes, to be precise, as it's apparently "the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    If Memory Serves: Zero Candy Bars

    Denver Westword​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining what's wrong with me.It has been dismissed as a white Snickers. The company that makes them has changed hands so many times it's near impossible to keep track. And when I went to the 7-Eleven by our posh, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    For Many Reasons, the City Staff Is Not Fond of Proposed Cityville at Cityplace. At All.

    Click to expand for a better view of the proposed development on the former Loews Cityplace site.​One month ago we broke the news that Kroger is looking to set up shop on the desolate site formerly occupied by the former Loews Cityplace. Only, well, there's one small problem: Kroger wants to sell ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    November 13, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​Such a week--people congratulating us, berating us, questioning the sexual orientation of those who post and comment, and pausing with us to praise shit on a shingle. Wouldn't have it any other way.A good prize this week would have been some bottles of that Texas whisky. Unfortunately we couldn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​Sorry--it's getting on in the afternoon. I should have started this sooner, but I've been working out some statistics.See, last week one of our dozen or so readers, TLS, failed to make our list of non-winners. She then vowed to sprinkle her comments with the word "cougar" until she reached the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    How to Keep Your 7-Eleven From Getting Robbed. Unless It's Already Been Robbed.

    Just today, the Dallas Police Department posted to its YouTube page -- which, till about a month ago, hadn't been updated in ages -- a "training video for convenience store robbery prevention." (The pre-title sequence, which continues at around the six-minute mark, is amazing.) Ironically, at about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Pairing Off: Most Graphic Moments Of The Second Quarter

    Once again we pause to reflect upon the previous three months, in which we paired wine with Cheez Its, nachos from 7-Eleven, frozen taquitos and other delicacies.Twice during this span we encountered nearly inedible items. But not once did our intrepid graphic artist, Patrick Michels, flinch. Not ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Pairing Off: Taquitos

    Patrick MichelsEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.Without the existence of frozen supermarket taquitos, most guys wouldn't have survived their 20s. Hell, even after we've overcome all that Darwin throws at us over that particular decade--be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.20.09

    "Dunkin' Donuts has always appealed to the 'Everyday Joe.' We really appeal to a broader psychographic and not so much a demographic--everyone from a company CEO to a construction worker." (Casey Corrigan, spokeswoman for the doughnut chain, on the continued popularity of their coffee. While Starbuc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Squirreling Away For The Recession

    In these deflating economic times, some of us here at the Observer have been doing our best to, oh, dole out less dough for lunch. Hell with stimulating the economy. One of us announced recently that she'd spent $72 on lunches in one week--and unemployment rates continued to climb.So lunch has devo ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Why Should Legal Immigrants Care About Illegals?

    Fair is fair, and bigotry is bigotry. Don't confuse the two

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 20, 2008
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    August 12, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Homegrown

    See Hecho en Dallas at the LCC

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    December 28, 2007
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    August 9, 2006
  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Thank Heaven

    Irving's Kasbah Grill replaces lukewarm 7-Eleven hot dogs with great Moroccan fare

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005

    Luxury Suite

    Zubar's elixirs and Erotica

  • Dining

    July 31, 2003

    Cosmopolitan Reach

    Local is a slice of culinary dazzle

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sign That We're a Big City Now

    The Opening of DART's CityPlace Light Rail Stop

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    November 21, 1996
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