When I woke up this morning and my journey to the backyard to let the dogs out confirmed what Pete Delkus had foretold -- that it was really cold -- the plan was to hunker down, put on an extra pot of coffee and blog from home. Then, I saw it: a fleck of white, a "flake" if you will, flutter past m ... More >>
If you were driving south on Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington on Thursday around 7 p.m., your headlights might have caught a glimpse of a group of people walking along the sidewalk carrying what looked like rifles and shotguns over their shoulders. No, the fading dusk wasn't messing with your visio ... More >>
When I moved back to Dallas from New York last summer, I didn't miss Manhattan much. But the first few times I had to visit Albertson's or even Central Market, I experienced fits of nostalgia for the glory days of Zabar's and Trader Joe's. So with the grand opening today of Trader Joe's on Greenvi ... More >>
Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually illegal.
News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>
Since it's Follow-Up Wednesday here, may I direct your attention to a piece Jason Roberts posted this morning on Go Oak Cliff, which is more or less a response-slash-reaction-to Schutze's piece yesterday about that Oak Cliff Walmart planned for Fort Worth Ave. Not to reopen Tuesday's still-fresh ... More >>
It may not feel like it today, but spring is officially here, but that's not the only change we saw in March. Restaurants and bars looking to capitalize on patio grazers opened their doors, most notably the Katy Trail Ice House, which received lots of buzz during its soft opening last month. ... More >>
Record Hop, goofing off in a photo booth. That's Porter on the right.Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Guitarist Scott Porter has helped anchor Record Hop with two ... More >>
Dallas' deep-frying ways have drawn the attention of a 200-year-old mix and meal manufacturer from North Carolina, which recently introduced its products to Texas. "We just wanted to expand our brand outside of the Southeast because of the prominent frying that's going on there," explains Ke ... More >>
The scenery was pretty cool too.According to the cheery student volunteer who gave a short lecture at Big Bend National Park the other day, the desert is delicious: Any resourceful visitor can make a meal of prickly pear pads and pigweed seeds. While the ranger-in-training assured us the fed ... More >>
I can hardly believe that this is possibly the last time I'll have the opportunity to mention Dawn Hand Renewal soap. That is, unless they sponsor Top Chef All Stars and then I'm totally screwed. Yes, last night was the finale of the very first season of Top Chef Just Desserts. It was a big night ... More >>
This week on Top Chef Just Desserts Brought to You By Dawn Hand Renewal Because Dawn Hand Renewal Loves Top Chef Just Desserts, renowned cake decorator and beautiful ice queen Shinmin Li guest judged the Quickfire Challenge of edible bouquets. Dallas' own Morgan and Yigit created the top offering ... More >>
You probably don't remember, but back in October 2008 there was a very brief discussion at Dallas City Hall that maybe the council mightcouldaoughta ban the single-use plastic bag. Which went nowhere after council member Linda Koop said the city's not gonna outlaw the bag, but will instead educat ... More >>
Jake BrewerLooks like Chicago-based Mercy for Animals has a week's worth of Dallas events on its schedule, beginning at noon today with a go-vegetarian leafleting at the West End DART station and a meat-free lunch deal at Bliss Raw Cafe. And Friday they'll return to the West End DART stop, where ... More >>
Photos by Elizabeth BairEach week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score. Sushi Zushi 3858 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 214-522-7253 Promised delivery time: 60 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesScoring summary: ... More >>
Candygram.comValentine's Day plans? Sure, there'll be dinner, maybe a little dancing. And every Walgreen's and Albertson's this side of Hell is decked with pink and red and little naked dudes pimping waxy chocolate. Central Market even wants you to learn how to make chocolate. There are flower de ... More >>
After the jump is an e-mail I received this morning from a Friend of Unfair Park, who received it this morning via a neighborhood crime watch mailing list. It concerns a carjacking in the parking lot of the Albertsons at McKinney and Lemmon Avenues. Though the e-mail says the incident occurred "T ... More >>
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 >>
Patrick MichelsEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.As a kind of homage to Howard Johnson's, I really wanted to find a box of Mrs. Paul's breaded clams. They were a staple back in my grad school days...well, that's probably the wrong choic ... More >>
Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pizzarella2155 Marsh Lane, Carrollton972-416-3333Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 40 minutesPhone order doubling as identity/data-mining center: -12 ... More >>
Far as I can tell, there are no 99 Ranch Market groceries in Texas -- most are way out west, in California, Washington and Nevada (with the stray site in Atlanta). To the relatively short list, add Plano: GlobeSt.com reports this morning that the 25-year-old Asian grocery store chain will take over ... More >>
Interest you in a stack of wine?Summertime wine buying often leads to an irksome game tug-of-war between your mind and your wallet. You love your friends (well, most of them anyway; at least you want to be nice in hopes you'll get something out of them someday), and you don't want to serve them sw ... More >>
Patrick MichelsFrom left, Blanca Martinez, Giles Prather and Marcus Smith with candles and Michael Jackson memorabilia last night in Duncanville.Last night in Duncanville, at the corner of Westmoreland and Wheatland, in the parking lot for a shuttered old Albertson's grocery store, K104 DJ Cat Daddy ... More >>
Hunky's Hamburgers (Bishop Arts location)321 N. Bishop Ave.214-941-3322Dude Factor: 7, or "30th birthday" on a scale of 1 (65th birthday) to 10 (21st birthday)The hamburger is a staple of the dude diet. This wonderfully versatile sandwich can range from a simple 99-cent meat, bun and ketchup value-m ... More >>
In June 2007, Jim Keyes took over as chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. -- after having been president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., for which he'd worked for years. And now, the circle is complete. Because last summer, Blockbuster announced that it would be installing in its stores DVD-r ... More >>
In a generic strip mall setting, the chefs shine
View Larger Map Interesting note in my morning in-box, courtesy Avi Adelman's Daily Crime Report service. Turns out, at around 11 p.m. Sunday night, cops arrested someone for masturbating in public in good ol' Northwest Dallas. Weird. Only, weirder still, it occurred in the rather busy 3600 block o ... More >>
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