April Fools' Day

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Lakewood Brewing's Wim Bens on What's in His Fridge and His "All-Consuming Adventure"

    Wim Bens founded Lakewood Brewing Company in 2011, riding one of the early craft beer waves to wash over North Texas. He sold his first keg of beer in August of 2012, and his brews now pour through busy taps all over the city. Bens was born in Belgium but moved to Texas when he was 7. He's travele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    It's April Fool's Day in Dallas, And All the Jokes Are Terrible

    It's April Fools Day, which means you are currently being bombarded with generally unfunny and unoriginal pranks and fake news stories. It's a day when it's wise to treat everything with a high degree of skepticism, from the Pokemon that have taken over Google Maps to the former co-worker's claim th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Latte Da Dairy in Flower Mound on Award Winning Goat Cheese And Raising 31 Kids

    Anne and Johnny Jones started Latte Da Dairy in 2005 with five acres of land and a wild cheese-making dream. Anne, a veterinarian by trade, bought just two goats to get started and named them Serenity and Rosemary. But, no kidding, things have really changed in eight years. On April Fool's Day this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Fracker Bombs, Coffee Bars and Farm Fresh Milk: This Week In Dallas Dining

    I hope you're planning on having a nice weekend. Baseball is back, and the weather looks stellar. It's definitely a great week to check out your local farmers market. But before you head out, you know the drill -- it's wrap up time. This week I reviewed Ascension, the chic coffee house that's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Are Bacon Jokes OK on April Fool's Day? We Think Not.

    I have mixed feelings about April Fool's Day, primarily on account of my older brother, who sort of scarred me for life. I'll never be able to trust anyone on this first day of April. Even a previous story this morning about Snuffer's on Greenville closing for a rebuild had me skeptic. I emailed the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Poster of the Week: The Lion Den's April Fools' Show

    Forgive me, I don't know who created this poster, but the lineup is pretty great. And The Lion's Den was the scene of the infamous SlimeRave 2012, which people are still talking about in hushed tones. And the striking, strange black and white concept of this poster would be enough to get me back dow ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    A Sucker For Your Marketing: A Conversation

    When Observer Web Editor Nick Rallo and I shuffled down to SXSW last week, we both noticed the same thing: The somewhat icky marketing that seems to have inundated the Austin music festival, to the point where even the fans themselves were part of the brand. Here's an excerpt of a conversation we ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011

    Evan Stone's Battle Against Porn Pirates

    A Denton lawyer devotes his life to fighting America's porn thiefs.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Shots with Your Texas Rangers Today, Wine Tastings Tonight

    Ginger ale doesn't sting the eyes quite like Champagne.​With the Dallas International Film Festival in full swing and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival beginning today, you already have two reasons why you shouldn't be glued to your couch this weekend unless you're doing really well on your March M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    The Funniest April Fools' Day Pranks In The Local Music Scene

    This Will Destroy You calls it quits?​Everybody loves a good prank on April Fools' Day. Everybody, that is, except the person on the receiving end of said prank. Which is to say the people like us here at DC9 HQ, who spend our days looking for pertinent local music news and information to pass alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Enjoy a Meat Breeze With The Bacon Inhaler at J&D's

    J&D's via TimeLe Whif is shaking in their boots.​While Baconalia, Denny's super pork festival that features seven bacon-laden dishes including the Maple Bacon Sundae, is in full glory, we thought it'd be a swell time to let you know about the freshest way to inhale bacon.J&D's, known for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Contest: Win One Pair of Tickets To Libertine Bar's March Beer Dinner Wednesday Night

    ​As mentioned last week, the Libertine Bar's March beer dinner is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, and will feature the greatness of Austin brewery Jester King. The dinner sounds tasty (menu available here), and should also be a great opportunity to try some very interesting beers. Boxer's Reve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The 10 Crazy Fast Food and Chain Restaurant Releases of 2010

    KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.​On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    TI's the Latest in Line to the Courthouse Over $524 Million in Auction Rate Securities

    Shortly before the bond market went straight to hell, boys, Texas Instruments snapped up $524 million worth of auction rate securities from Citigroup, BNY Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley. TI says, yeah, it knew maybe -- pardon, "possibly" -- that there was some "fail" potential, but, still, it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Chewing The Fat: Wednesday Ground 'Round

    Just in time for April Fool's Day: Ponzi gardens, Beano for cows and breast enhancement in a bottle. But it may be all very real... Looking for a good excuse to jump head-first into gardening? Sarah Gilbert at Wallet Pop challenged herself and readers to start a garden for $25. It's based on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    I Have Heard The Future Of Music, And Its Name Is Hunkasaurus

    Updated. Follow jump for additional info. Tom Hendricks announced today that he is opening his record company to any indie musician who wants to be on a label. "Do you need a record company? Well you are welcome to be a part of MUSEA, my 16 year old zine's record company. It's free, you can be a par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Jack Matthews Hints at His Vision for the City's Convention Center Hotel

    Sam MertenLast week, Jack Matthews watched the council's Economic Development Committee support a maximum price of $356 million for the convention center hotel. For all those pro-hotel peeps convinced I can't find anything positive about the city's convention center hotel project, clearly you missed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Billboard Names House Of Blues Dallas The Top Club In The Whole Damn Country. No, Seriously.

    Yep. Here's the press release announcing it: Dallas, TX – November 21, 2008: The 2008 Billboard Touring Awards took place last night at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom in New York City. House of Blues Dallas came away with the honors in the Top Club category. Other nominees in the category includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Last Night: Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold at Nokia Theatre

    Taste of Chaos 2008 featuring Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold April 1, 2008 Nokia Theatre Better Than: This week's Rob & Big. (Oh, we TiVo'd it.) Download: Avenged Sevenfold live photos. Avenged Sevenfold live at Nokia. (Matt Mueller) After a handful of hassles trying to get into the Taste of Chaos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    Dallas-Based Pizza Hut Don't Want No Pistols With the Pepperoni

    Brad Zaun, a Republican State Sen. from Urbandale, Iowa, says he's "going to be watching Pizza Hut," and not in a good way either. And, no, he's not referring to the Dallas-based chain's ridiculous April Fool's joke involving a name change. Nope, what he's referring to is Pizza Hut's policy that doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Led Zeppelin's Dancing Days in Dallas

    Been a whole lotta Led Zeppelin boots circulating in the wake of last week's reunion concert -- like this one from Earl's Court Arena in London (May 25, 1975) and this one from Paris in '69 and the complete BBC Sessions from 1971 (all of it essential, most notably "That's the Way"). Popping up today ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    September Brews

    Drink summer away at OktoberFest

  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Gumbo Jazzmatazz

    Shrimp and scattin' on Greenville Avenue

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    Don't Get Your Pants In a Wad

    Since the ol' AFI's officially under way now, here's the first in what's likely to at least feel like a never-ending parade of trailers of films screening at the cinematic smorgasbord running till April Fool's. First up, the hometown favorite: Amy Talkington's The Night of the White Pants, filmed al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2006

    Behind the Music: Courtside

    A few people fell for our Dirk Nowitzki April Fool's prank, including Mike Rhyner and Greg Williams, hosts of "The Hardline" on KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket), but most people didn't. The song did make its way around the Internet, though, which was good enough for us. One blogger called it the single of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    This Blows, Like a Hurricane

    Any doubts I may have had about the alleged incompetence of our beloved Federal Emergency Management Agency have been thoroughly eliminated. FEMA can't even organize a coherent media conference call, let alone disseminate billions of dollars in taxpayer cash to hurricane victims--many of whom need t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2006

    Bales Musicians Out of Trouble

    Last month, I reported on Jayson Bales' efforts to help musicians in need of health care and legal counsel. At that point, the plan was nothing more than an idea; luckily, ideas are quickly turning into action. Today, Bales sent out a press release announcing an event at the Granada Theatre on Sunda ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Honey for Barflies

    New Addison joint to offer late-night grub

  • Dining

    February 11, 1999