We don't even know if the term "festival" has much meaning around these parts any longer. It gets thrown around like so many of Tony Romo's practice balls during training camp and seems to now apply to any concert that has more than two artists and has at least a single food truck stationed nearby. ... More >>
Dallas Cowboys fans should know better by now. Whatever cheerful confidence is inspired by an impressive quarter or two of play is destined to be crushed, swiftly and without mercy. So, the team's late-game collapse Sunday afternoon to an Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers squad was less shocking ... More >>
Whoa, whoa, whoa. What's this? Could it be that the ever-popular paleo diet, which encourages us to eat like our Stone Age hunter-gatherer forebears, is not based on a solid foundation of science? Wow, that's shocking. If we can't trust Internet-touted fad diets, then just who can we trust? But tha ... More >>
Hang on to your hats, everybody, because I'm about to give you a super-duper exciting glimpse into the inner workings of the Dallas Observer. We get a lot of email from our readers. Some of it comes directly to our various email addresses, but a lot of it goes to a general account. (I have no idea w ... More >>
It's impossible to discuss the magnitude of the Denton music scene without including Robert Gomez as one of its pivotal players. Since 1993, Gomez has been everywhere from Denton to Istanbul, and the list of musicians he's played with include Norah Jones, Philip Glass and Tico da Costa. He'll perfor ... More >>
The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Employees Strike Back - Twinkie's Endwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart took on Hostess, finally providing the definitive postmortem on ... More >>
In this week's edition, the cover story chronicles the short life and ambiguous death of Lightning Medicine Cloud, the rare white buffalo born to Hunt County rancher Arby Little Soldier. To the Lakota Oyate, the animal was prophecy, heralding the return of the prophet White Buffalo Calf Woman, and a ... More >>
You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>
Without the neutral colors, sleek design and healthy food, Start could be a Raising Cane's, or (gasp!) even an Arby's. Diners order and pay at a register, grab drinks, and sit to wait for their names to be called. The open kitchen delivers food in a fast food-style, with labeled stainless steel chut ... More >>
So Kevin Dixon, principal of West Middle School in DeSoto ISD, is apologizing for emailing "a video of dancing chimpanzees to his staff last week that a school board trustee found racist," the Morning News' Matthew Haag writes in today's Metro section. For some reason, the News didn't see fit to emb ... More >>
In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of choosing nutritious foods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has deemed March 8 as National "What's on My Plate?" day. The idea is to snap a photo of breakfast, lunch or dinner and post it on #MyPlate or Flickr. In a press release, Agricultu ... More >>
Lauren Drewes DanielsArby's Jamocha Oreo Shake, a summer drink worth fighting for.Being bored for extended amounts of time builds character. Everyone (kids, in particular) needs to stare at the wall so long that it makes them crazy. Then go outside and stare at the hot grass. Then lie on the ... More >>
These are the assholes who line-jumped at In-N-Out. In case you'd forgotten.Copper River salmon is nearly back in season, and Dallas plans to open up a new Central Market this year. A recipe for soft shell crab emerges. That's all that happened this week in food bloggery. Oh, and some burge ... More >>
Arby's chicken salad sandwich: Just right -- if you're a whale.It is on like Donkey Kong! Don't get too crazy about this, kids, but Arby's has just unleashed a throw-down with Subway. I am so on this. See, they are both promoting their seasonal chicken salad sandwiches. And now Arby's has a ... More >>
Paris Hilton dives into a very 'Big Carl.' (Western bacon style)Just about anything can take on a sexual connotation, and while efforts are being made to sex up food, what of the unsexiest of all edibles: fast food? Nope, there are still fuck-tastically named items on every drive-through menu ... More >>
My only immediate family member in town this Christmas is my brother, Ben. It's been a difficult time for my family, and I figure my brother and I need a home cooked meal. Seeing as how my parents are both overseas caring for my ailing grandmother, this is kind of a conundrum. While I am adep ... More >>
Allow us to reflect on these three months past.Looking back at our antics--pairing wine with sausage biscuits, Buffalo wings, Arby's and such--we realized that graphic artist Patrick Michels deserves occasional recognition. Each week, after all, we ask him to risk sizable fines--or at least phone ca ... More >>
Patrick MichelsYears ago, it was considered--quite loosely--a more sophisticated antidote to the usual fast food fare. Then Arby's sorta drifted into roadside obscurity, the butt of Seinfeld jokes...until rescued by some clever advertising. Not that the roast beef haven ever disappeared. Taco Buen ... More >>
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