Andrea Grimes

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    January 17, 2013

    Texas Women's Health Program Still Says it Has Enough Docs, Even As It's Forced To Take Down Its Error-Riddled Provider Database

    On January 1, Texas took over the Women's Health Program, booted Planned Parenthood out and dyed the website several shades of Pepto Bismol pink. Despite quite a bit of evidence to the contrary, Health and Human Services Commission officials continue to claim there'll be more than enough doctors for ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Your Memorial Day Weekend Food Porn

    Last week, we asked you to send in your Memorial Day Weekend food dishes. Holy lime-infused guacamole people!: you delivered. From gorgeous steaks to fancy tacos, Dallasites (and beyond) ate well this weekend. We have a slide show showing off the full-round of shots, and below you'll find a few sh ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    The New Editor Of the New Eater Dallas Really Likes Smoke. And Texans. Awkward.

    Patrick MichelsAndrea Grimes slides right into her new role at Eater Dallas​Eater Dallas, the local arm of the Curbed Network's popular restaurant blog, went live today. Only officially a few hours old, the site already contains plenty of content to catch up on. We put down our PBR-stained M ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Wintertime is "Hammertime" at the Anvil Pub

    Andrea GrimesStop. It's Hammertime.​There's not much ice left on the streets, but "cold" still seems an inadequate word to describe the weather outside. You can coat your outsides with scarves and mittens, but where does that leave your shivering insides? Dallasites cannot survive on hot toddies a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Deep Ellum's Starting to Get Covered With Memorial Frankie 45 Graffiti...

    Andrea GrimesTaken this morning on Elm Street.​ The above image shows but one of many Frankie 45 tags that have popped up around Deep Ellum over the past few days. I imagine the next few days will see a few more show up -- probably even tonight, as the Frankie 45 memorial concert goes down at Club ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Is It Better To Be Virgin or Take American from DFW to San Francisco? A Taste Test.

    We tested out the new Virgin-American rivalry from D/FW to the West Coast so you don't have to.​Andrea Grimes: A month ago, Virgin America began flying direct out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to the West Coast -- specifically, Los Angeles and San Francisco. To announce their small- ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Apparently, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez Needs to Remind Some of You: Don't Be a Jerk

    Photos by Andrea GrimesT.J. Griffin, of Lift-Aids demonstrates the extra room many disabled parkers need to get in and out of their vehicles.​Nothing like the holiday season to bring out the best in all of us, right? Notsomuch, says the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, which held a press confer ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Anvil Pub's Hammering Down A Heavyweight Menu

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourAnvil Pub's take on sweet and savory pizza pie.​Since it opened one week ago today, there's hardly been a moment when the Anvil Pub's "OPEN" sign wasn't on that I didn't pass by and see the place brimming ever fuller with enthusiastic patrons overjoyed to ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Menudo, Menudon't at the Hill Country's Las Comadres

    Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourMenudo! Donde esta Ricky Martin? Il n'est pas ici. Nein.​Like many of my fellow Dallasites, I spent this weekend in Central Texas. But I never gave a single Flo-Max laden Eagles fan directions to the Port-A-Potties. Nor did I cut any rugs to LCD Soundsyst ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Chase-ing a Cup Of Coffee In Deep Ellum

    Photo by Andrea GrimesI'll be honest, I was kind of hoping for a Bradley Whitford sighting. But Cole Hauser will do.​Had to idle on Elm Street in Deep Ellum for a while this morning as cops shut the street down for a Chase filming. Such is the life of an Ellumite these days -- celebrities, doing t ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Some of Us Got Totally Hammered and Nailed in Deep Ellum on Saturday

    Photo by Andrea GrimesA finished garden planter is born in Deep Ellum last Saturday.​More than 30 folks came out to the Deep Ellum Community Day on Saturday, many of whom Deep Ellum Community Association president Randee Smith didn't know from Adam (Hats). Which, for Smith, is saying something: Sh ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Trying to Understand What Led to DPD Chief's Comments About Drinking and Date Rape

    Illustration by Andrea Grimes​Update at 8:35 p.m.: The Dallas Police Department has sent a statement from Chief David Brown regarding his comments about the increase in the number of reported sexual assaults this year -- and the reaction to them. It reads, in full:Chief Brown wants to emphasize, " ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Sure, a Downtown March Won't Solve Gay Community's Problems. Still, It's Fun to March.

    Photos by Andrea Grimes​Folks started showing up at Founder's Square downtown even before 6 last night, carrying Harvey Milk posters, rainbow flags and equal rights stickers. The Texas Evangelical Republican Caucus And Barn-Stomping Jesus Revival was in full swing. Elizabeth Pax, one of last night ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Taking a Bike-Riding Tour of Oak Cliff's Community Gardens, No Permits Necessary

    Andrea GrimesThe St. Cecilia's Community Garden was on yesterday's tour​Sunday afternoon, a horde of be-SPF'd cyclists gathered outside Eno's in Oak Cliff's Bishop Arts District to launch an extremely polite two-wheeled assault on Oak Cliff. The "Spring Has Sprung Garden Ride" was more of a summer ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008

    Dallas, A "Vacuous Wasteland" Filled With Hot Chicks With Douchebags

    No doubt, you've got the site Hot Chicks with Douchebags amongst your bookmarks. If not, well, come July you'll have an excellent chance to catch up with the douchebags' doings when Simon & Schuster publishes Jay Louis' book bearing the same name -- the essential adouchrement for Andrea Grimes' most ... More >>

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    December 28, 2007

    Deuces Out, Dallas

    I've packed up my carnivorous plant and my reporter's notebook-sized marker drawing by Tony Bones. The mini-cassette of my brief interview with Gavin Rossdale is carefully tucked away in Ziploc. The Hornbuckle research practically needed its own box, but I managed to get what's left of every unused ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    The Last Word on the White Rock Marathon, From Our 17th-Place Finisher

    I’m still recuperating from the White Rock Marathon, after limping to a 17th-place finish. I beat up my hamstring pretty badly and almost dropped out with 10 miles to go, until I saw my shivering colleagues, Merritt Martin and Andrea Grimes, offering up a liberal dose of hometown cheer. They made ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007

    Awww, The Beautiful Room Is No Longer Beautiful. That's a Shame.

    Bella Pilar Mark over at Pawn Gallery has alerted me to breaking news on the $30,000 millionaire beat: The Beautiful Room isn't claiming to be beautiful any longer. In a surprising display of self-awareness, the social club is now calling itself "The Room." Actually, the Web address is "the--room. ... More >>

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    September 28, 2007

    She's Got The Look. And Probably a Mortgage and Car Payment.

    This is a blog entry about the Dallas auditions for TV Land's newest reality competition show, She's Got The Look, wherein "women 35 and older who exude sophistication, beauty and confidence" compete to be "the next great supermodel." I was going to start this blog entry by talking about how women c ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007

    Hip-Hop Holsta Hooray!

    Despite the fact that there have been three armed robberies of pedestrians in the Lower Greenville area in the past month, people still think the area's just full of yard-pissing drunks. Not my man of the hour! He recently moved into new digs in The LG and christened my first visit to his place with ... More >>

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    August 14, 2007

    Calling Minor Foodies

    Hellooooo out there in the suburbs! Can you hear me above the din of SUVs, superstore chains and casual dining establishments? Good. Gather the kids 'round, because any miniature aspiring chefs among them now have the opportunity to make it big in the restaurant business. Or, at least in the Red Rob ... More >>

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    July 31, 2007

    Havnt Heard Frm U, TXStudlyHottie4U83. Where R U?

    Imagine the scene: You're out on the town, schmoozing with friends and spending wads of cash. Or you're busy running errands: hitting up the grocery store, picking up your dry cleaning, taking the dog for a walk. Whatever it is, you're not sitting at home alone in your underwear trolling for tail on ... More >>

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    April 20, 2007
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    April 2, 2007

    Well, We Don't Know If It's "Beautiful," But It Is How Babies Are Made

    I do a lot of dirty things in this job -- riding sweaty horses and rasslin' sweaty women, among them -- but nothing has ever compared to the pervasive sense of creepiness that overcame me while working on my first-ever Girl On Top column about an "exclusive" social club called The Beautiful Room. Of ... More >>

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    March 12, 2007

    Light Sabers at the Ready!

    Is that a light saber in your pocket, or is this your wedding night? Busy this Saturday? I know it's St. Patrick's Day and all, but who really wants to go run around on Lower Greenville, downing pints in broad daylight with a bunch of other drunks wearing green? You do? OK, fine. I'll probably see ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    Open Letter To The Jerks Who Broke Into My Car Last Night

    Dear Jerkwads: Assume the position. Dear Two White Or Hispanic Males Who Broke Into My Car Last Night For What I Suspect Is The Second Time In Two Months But Who Were Finally Successful In Relieving Me Of My Crappy Mid-'90s After-Market Car CD Player (Congrats!), Allow me to introduce myself. My nam ... More >>

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    January 12, 2007

    Kings For A Night

    Seriously, how kinky have your Saturday nights been lately? Thought you were really out of control when you rented The DaVinci Code and Click, all in one night? Wooooooweee. You better slow down, bucko, or you might find yourself staying up past midnight and missing Sunday school the next morning. O ... More >>

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    October 31, 2006

    Sounds Spooky. Ish.

    Bowling for Soup will spend Halloween taking online questions from teens. That, my friends, is the true definition of frightening. You guys remember Bowling for Soup, right? They wore powder-blue tuxedos to the Grammys once and used to write songs with lots of pop culture references and catchy hook ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    Deep Ellum Blues

    Friday night was a deliciously cool evening, perfect for a stroll around the neighborhood before heading out to the American Airlines Center to watch the Stars give the Blackhawks a swift kick in the third-period balls. The Man of the Hour and I had an hour or two to kill before the game, so he sugg ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006
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    September 29, 2006

    You're Fired

    Tired of hearing about the same old great local bands from your writers here at the Observer? Wish we'd tell you to do something other than splooge over The Theater Fire for once? Well, here's your chance. Go see some comedy, jerk. Tomorrow night at the Comedy Sportz Arena (603 Munger Ave., formerly ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006

    MILF Police Come To Town

    You guys know I try to bring you the very best in participatory journalism each week, right? You know that if I thought there was any way I could enter the search for the Hottest Mom In America TV show, I'd do it. Unfortunately, my talents are limited. I can fake a booty-shake, but I just can't fake ... More >>

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    September 12, 2006

    The Place To B Tonight

    There was a time, seems like it was about five seconds ago, when I didn't think it would ever get below 100 degrees in Dallas. My bike rides around White Rock were put on hiatus. Friday nights on the porch with a cold one were moved inside with six fans and a gallon of ice water. Sweating became a w ... More >>

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    July 31, 2006

    Go Deep

    Look, I don't want to get you all freaked out or anything. I'm not trying to raise hell. I don't want to pick a fight. But I'm going to say something that may rub you the wrong way: Some of the best shows in town lately have been in Deep Ellum. I'm sorry. Somebody had to say it. And tonight is no di ... More >>

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    July 25, 2006

    A Maple Falls

    Maple Terrace "is dead." Said so in The Dallas Morning News: "Trammell Crow Co. has halted efforts to construct condominiums in Dallas' historic Maple Terrace building and develop an adjoining high-rise because sales did not meet expectations." This will not come as a shock to, oh, Andrea Grimes, wh ... More >>

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    June 27, 2006
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    May 9, 2006

    Do the 'Do

    Planning is just not something I do a whole lot of. I woke up last Saturday morning and decided that a haircut was in order, and that Saturday was as good a day as any to chop off nine inches of hair. I'd been inspired by Sex and the City, which, thanks to the wonders of syndication, is always on so ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006

    Maple Terror

    Last week I brought you breaking news about Maple Terrace, the boho-turned-yuppie-sellout apartment building at Maple Avenue and Wolf Street. A bunch of old tenants moved out in 2001 when the building changed hands and plans were laid for luxury condos, but a few decided to give the place a second c ... More >>

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    April 28, 2006

    Show Up, 4/28/06

    OK, look, I know you've seen the Tah-Dahs, like, a thousand times. But they were good, like, a thousand times, right? Their infections poppy punk (not to be confused with pop-punk) kinda made you bounce a little bit, didn't it? And you weren't embarrassed, because everybody else was bouncing too. T ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    Dive In

    I don't know if you think you've ever been to a dive bar, but I'm here to tell you that if you haven't been to the Red Blood Club in Deep Ellum, you have not. Last night my hometown buds Prayer For Animals played a gig there, along with Denton noise-rockers Eat Avery's Bones. I think I was the only ... More >>

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    April 14, 2006

    Hot Toddy

    Last night, I met a man I have known only in legend. Todd Deatherage, that elusive bard formerly of The Calways and the EDT, played an acoustic set at the All Good Cafe in Deep Ellum to a crowd of riveted admirers. I was surprised to find a low-key but friendly singer-songwriter, far more honest an ... More >>

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    April 5, 2006

    Walk Away

    Jessi Klein's "Walk of Shame Shopping" article in Paper this month tells the women of New York City where to buy last-minute pre-work clothes after a night of shacking up. Why should the sexually satisfied ladies of Dallas not have a similar guide? First, for the unititiated: Shacking up: (n) Spend ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    Single Barrel Theory

    I may spend my days getting hollered at and hung up on by lawyers and politicians, but occasionally I get to spend my evenings drinking free booze at promotional parties. Last night I followed a Scotsman in a kilt into the Sixth Floor Museum and got loaded up on premium whisky, courtesy of Chivas. I ... More >>

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