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Andrea Grimes

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    December 2, 2011

    Dallas' Five Best Bloody Marys

    ​I once had a delicate morning beverage made with the water strained from the pulp of summer tomatoes, vodka infused with rosemary and a hint of citrus. The drink was crystal clear with a faint rosy hue, and it tasted like a fresh garden tinged with the warm burn of alcohol. It was understated ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    I Want to Ride My Bicycle, or: On Days Like Today, It Pays to Be Car-Free in Big D

    Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morning​To the Dodge Ram driver who was futilely spinning his wheels on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit ramp this morning; the Lexus driver who locked her brakes and whirled her car across Maple Avenue; and the Ford 150 driver who ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    DART's Back on Track, Mostly, And Dallas PD's Very Happy You Stayed Home Today

    Andrea Grimes​Dallas Area Rapid Transit sends word: It's back in action! For the most part:DART Rail is resuming and all three lines are operating on 30 minute headways. This will continue for the rest of the day. Buses are operating but slowly due to road conditions. All non-24 hour HOV lanes re ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Maybe With Their Powers Combined, Dallas Animal Services Can Be "Compassionate"

    Photos by Andrea GrimesThe newly banded wrists of a few DAS employees: "Compassion" is the new name of the game.​I stopped by Dallas Animal Services over on Westmoreland Road this afternoon to check out the facilities in anticipation of the long-awaited and long-delayed Humane Society of the Unite ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Dean Fearing Listens to Andrea Grimes.
    Oh Man, We'll Never Hear the End of That.

    ​In an open letter to chef Dean Fearing, City of Ate contributor Andrea Grimes this week asked "Dean Fearing, why don't you make your won Bloody Mary mix?" Fearing now has a tortilla soup, tomato juice and V-8 answer at his namesake restaurant at the Ritz Carlton. "It's kind of one of those ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Listomania: Top Five Music-Related Halloween Costumes... For Your Cats.

    Keyboard Cat is too easy! Try Cat Garth Brooks, instead.​So, Halloween's closing in, and you have to choose a costume. It's tough, isn't it? The clock is ticking--and if you don't choose something remarkable then the night is a big suck pile.Then, there's your pet. Do you dress it up for the occas ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Foods the FDA Should Recall

    Andrea GrimesVegan Activists Protested Factory Farms In Egg-streme Heat​The recent food recalls of eggs and beef (and their subsequent protests) got us thinking about food recalls that would better serve humanity. Herein, we provide a list of foods that should be taken off the market. One is worse ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    I'd Like My Pina Colada Improvised, Please.

    Andrea Grimes, my Skinny Pina Colada and the cast of Dallas Comedy House's Megaphone Show​As many of our Internet-savvy readers have figured out by now, Andrea Grimes is back at ye ol' Dallas Observer. After less than a week back on the beat, Grimes and I had enjoyed way more than one alcoholic ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Vanilla Ice at Trees

    Vanilla IceMay 21, 2010TreesBetter than: watching Are You Smarter Than A Fifth-Grader? reruns while loaded up on whippets.Andrea GrimesThe Iceman.​Friday night, all the popular kids you wished you knew in high school but who never left whatever crappy suburb you're from found a babysitter, got dre ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008

    Girl on Bottom

    Well, Austin is south of Dallas. And, don’t lie. Even though you can still find a certain Andrea Grimes in the Night & Day pages of the paper version of Unfair Park, you miss Girl on Top. Well, stop whining and pouring out 40s in her honor already. She’s right here and here … besides, she’d ... More >>

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    December 21, 2007

    Fahrvegupdate: A Christmas Miracle

    I note for the record that I did finally speak with the Park Cities Volkswagen folks after e-mailing them. They had the unfortunate experience of hearing the bitchiest side of me (as did the very nice, slightly terrified man 'o the hour waiting quietly in the other room to take me to the holiday shi ... More >>

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    December 11, 2007

    Grimes Time Radio Show

    Fred Holston Andrea Grimes, uncharacteristically shy this a.m., doesn't feel terribly comfy touting her radio appearance today, so I will: The Girl on Top will join the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Cary Darling and D's Zac Crain at noon today on KERA-FM (90.1)'s Think. Their subject: " 2007 - The Po ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Wet 'n Wedgie

    Always was a Six Flags Over Texas kinda gal myself, spending day after sweat-drenched day in black Jncos, circling the park with my best friend, hoping that a 17-year-old park janitor would pick us up and teach us the true meaning of love in Casa Magnetica. But there were occasional trips to Wet 'n ... More >>

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    November 27, 2007

    Oh, and She Loves Ya Like a Sister

    Fred Holston Grimes' suggested headline for this farewell: "Wherein The Girl On Top Announces Her Plans To Go Down." It is with both sadness and excitement that I announce to you, dear Friends, my impending departure from this fair city I have called home for the past two and a half years. This mea ... More >>

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    November 19, 2007

    JFK Killing Gets Second Life Treatment; JFK Not So Fortunate

    This is more Andrea Grimes' bit. But as November 22 is nigh upon us, a company called Avatar Promotions is celebrating by setting up in Second Life a virtual Dealey Plaza as it appeared in August 2007 and as it looked on the Friday John Kennedy was gunned down in downtown Dallas -- it's virtual tou ... More >>

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    September 11, 2007

    Make Your Ears Pretty

    I've heard of people who can afford to shop at places other than Forever 21. I know they exist, somewhere. And sometimes I feel like I can even see one or two of them, especially after I've thrown my well whiskey all over their blouses in a fit of jealous rage followed by a long session of crying in ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Dallas Mascot Challenge: Furred vs. Feathered

    Do you like to dress up in costume and dance around for kids? If so, and you're not currently enrolled in an educational institution at which the top grade level is "12" or lower, you may be creepy. (Birthday party clowns are no exception, as anyone who, like me, is terrified of them, will attest.) ... More >>

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    August 21, 2007

    Dallas Moms are Nothing if Not Industrious

    You went through all the trouble of having a baby -- the screwing, the swelling, the pushing, the cooing, the gawking, the beginning tinges of regret -- and now what are you going to do? Cover the damned thing up, of course! With a Secure2Me baby blanket. Designed by Dallas mom Amy Long, the Secure ... More >>

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    August 8, 2007

    Be a (Posh) Metal Head

    Usually when I get e-mails about facials, I herd them over to the spam folder and try not to look at any attachments, but I figured the one headlined "24k Gold" was probably safe, unless somebody built the Bionic Man and forgot to tell me. Luxury On Lovers, which is, amazingly, not one of the Obse ... More >>

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    July 16, 2007

    Mourning Traffic Report

    Were you wondering why it was taking so long to get on Stemmons Freeway this morning? Did you try to find out and discover that The Dallas Morning News' traffic report took 16 minutes to load on their new, improved, streamlined, easy-to-use Web site? (Hey, I really was going to link you, there, but ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007

    Peso What?

    The thing I like about Fox News is how reliable it is. I needed something to scare me into believing the country is being overrun with immigrants who will take away my American way of life and my unalienable rights to drink Bud Light and listen to Toby Keith. And I got that something special this mo ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    Breaking Wind

    I know right now it looks like you'd be better off investing in earth-friendly rain gear or perhaps an eco-kind Bible made from recycled paper so that you may be as green as possible in the swiftly moving apocalypse that is advancing upon us from the heavens. But someday it's going to be really effi ... More >>

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    April 3, 2007

    Wait, the Observer Has a Softball Team?

    For the first, and almost certainly the last, time in metroplex sports history, Your Dallas Observer softball team is the hottest sports squad in town. (This is usually where'd I insert a snappy, informative link, but, c'mon, we can't even get our allegedly powder-blue T-shirts -- a la the Texas Ran ... More >>

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    November 21, 2006

    "Eat 'em up, fuckers!"

    Yesterday, fresh off a completely unsatisfying late lunch of Lean Cuisine (I believe the flavor was "Catshit in Plastic, with Rosemary Garnish"), I did a little afternoon blogrolling and came across the following Onion item from the Observer's very own Rich Lopez and his personal blog: "Frito Lay An ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    The Girl Can't Help It

    If Andrea Grimes really looked like this, maybe she and Jen Nikoloff could hang out and be BFF. Seems future Playboy model and current SMU sophomore Jen Nikoloff has friends. Seems they read our fair blog here and have a problem with my analysis of J.Nik's Web presence. In particular, "Kate" asks, " ... More >>

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    October 23, 2006
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    October 23, 2006

    Bits and Class

    If you, like Andrea Grimes, would rather appear in the pages of FHM than Playboy--better content, insists the Girl on Top--then free your schedule on Friday. The laddie mag'll be at the W on October 27 looking for ladies to feature in the paper and digital versions of FHM, which is the classy intell ... More >>

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    October 17, 2006

    Skin Infection or Rock-Hard Abs? Hmm.

    We're not sure if this will protect you from infectious diseases at the gym, but it will keep people away from you. You needed, like, one more reason not to go to the gym today, right? Good. Because I've got one. Turns out--shock of shocks--getting fit in a public workout facility makes you sick. So ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Impatience is a Virtue

    According 2 Guideline Inc & eBay Express, Dallas is the 5th most impatient city n the U.S. We tied w/Jacksonville & Baltimore. Their study found the top 5 plcs where ppl r least likely 2 wait 4 everyday conveniences like quick change oil shops, ovrnite delivery, speed dating & wi-fi access. We won c ... More >>

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    October 4, 2006
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    September 20, 2006

    Goodbye Girls

    Bible Girl will not appear today; from now on it will be posted on Thursdays. The other girl--Girl on Top--will appear next week in the Dallas Observer. If you're wondering what Andrea Grimes is up to this week, read her cover story: "The Reverend Freak." At a newsstand near you right now. --Julie ... More >>

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    September 8, 2006
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    August 24, 2006
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    August 23, 2006

    The Waiting Game

    Who do you think the jury's long deliberations bothered more: Bishop Terry Hornbuckle or Andrea Grimes? Choose one. Maybe I jinxed it last Wednesday morning when I told my mom, "I think we'll have a verdict before noon." If that really was my fault, I'm sorry. I caused a lot of people a lot of pain ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006

    Walk the Walk

    You've tried the personals; you've tried MySpace; you've tried blind dates and virtually everything else to find a mate--or a least someone worth a second date. What, oh what, is a girl to do in Dallas' dating desert? No. Not that. Sheesh. Get your mind out of the gutter and onto a higher plane. Th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    New Music Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 15, at Club Dada

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    July 13, 2006
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    May 26, 2006
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    May 22, 2006

    Get Snippy

    I like most animals more than I like most people. Animals, on the whole, are much kinder. Your cat will never leave you stranded at the bar after a night of drinking so she can go home with a hot guy from the band. Your dog will never take you out for a nice seafood dinner and never call you again. ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006
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    April 18, 2006
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    April 14, 2006

    Fed-eral Offense

    The Feds blow, and so does their submission for the Dallas Mavericks playoff song contest on TexasGigs.com. Legions of their brainwashed, misled, misguided and/or possibly deaf fans have voted for them, and we must combat it till the end--which is today, the last day of voting. Our only hope of keep ... More >>

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    April 7, 2006

    From the Highland Park Teen Affairs Desk

    When I was in high school, the school participated in a program called Shattered Dreams just before prom season. It's meant to instill fear of drunk driving in the hearts of binge-drinking high schoolers who may imbibe on their magical evening. The point is to create a shockingly real, disturbing ca ... More >>

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    April 3, 2006

    Death Cab for Frat Guys

    Is weepy the new douchebag? Friday night, Observer Night & Day co-editor Merritt Martin and I hauled out to the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie for the Franz Ferdinand-Death Cab For Cutie show and were surprised to find ourselves in the company of a remarkably large population of frat guys. To our su ... More >>

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    March 31, 2006

    Open Letter # 19328471

    To: The West End Historic District From: Andrea Grimes, Rick Kennedy and Matt Pulle, Dallas Observer staff writers Dear West End, Last night began fabulously at the Sixth Floor Museum with a Scotch tasting hosted by Chivas, at which Grimes re-re-affirmed her love for non-Chivas whiskys. Pulle, mean ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006
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    March 21, 2006

    Drinking on the Blog

    Since many of you probably spent your daily four-hour YouTube stint watching Chuck Norris read his own facts, you may have missed the first-ever Happy Bullets music video. "Drinking on the Job" features bassist Andrea Roberts puking Post-It notes after a long day of swigging the sauce at work. If an ... More >>

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    November 3, 2005
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    September 22, 2005
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    September 1, 2005
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