Art Institute of Dallas

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    DJ Sober and PicnicTyme Are Booty Fade, Dallas' Newest Party Starters

    "BOOOOOO-TY FADE! BOOOOOO-TY FADE!" chants a mob of people in snapback caps, cardigans and cowboy boots. The Dallas-based DJ duo of Sober and PicnicTyme are just getting started under the tent at Thin Line Film and Music Festival's main stage. And then a speaker blows out. "Sorry for those technica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Best Food and Drink Events for The Week, May 15 - 21

    In addition to the weekly line up of culinary and drink-ary events, it's American Craft Beer Week. There are so many things to do, you're head will spin. Let's get to spinning. Thursday, May 16 Cuban Dulceria International Bakery is hosting their 4th Annual Cuban Nostalgia event Thursday through S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Outdoor Competition Grills Up Support For Disabled Veterans

    Here's pulling for great weather next Friday. Students from the culinary program at the Art Institute of Dallas are planning an outdoor event to raise money for Patriot PAWS. The nonprofit organization provides service dogs free of charge to disabled veterans. The event will pit two teams from the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Kessler's Melissa Hennings Tends Bar and Shoots Your Favorite Bands

    See also: Kessler front-of-house man Paul Quigg finds a niche in Oak Cliff Melissa Davis Hennings stumbled into photography, really: Her first shot was The Black Keys. But taking photos of local bands isn't how she makes ends meet. She's the bar manager at The Kessler, an ideal gig for someone with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Your Wednesday Morning Eye Candy: Local Sign Maker, Collector Dan Holzschuh's Vision

    Today's eye-opener is more abstract than a short doc about Willis Winters. Instead, it's a virtual sculpture by noted neon-sign collector, Dan Holzschuh, who counts among his collection's pieces remnants from the old Prince of Hamburgers, the Circle Inn, the Gemini Drive-In and even Jack Ruby's Caro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The Annual Billy Reid Warehouse Sale Event Has Returned. Kind Of. Not Really.

    ‚ÄčThis morning, yours truly and a few other well-known media cheapskates were at NorthPark Center for the 9 a.m. opening bell of the annual Billy Reid 75-percent-off warehouse sale, which we'd thought was no mas following Reid's decision exactly one year ago today to shutter the corporate office on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    10 Questions: Tiffany Derry

    When Go Fish moved--and moved up market as Go Fish Ocean Club--the owners picked Derry to run the kitchen.She may look fresh-faced, but Derry's been in food service for some time. Before she finished high school, the Houston native became the youngest person to manage an IHOP. She then attended cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Everything Must Go: Billy Reid Corporate Leaving Deep Ellum for Alabama

    The New York Times just posted a piece on designer Billy Reid, who peddles his "dressy-casual whiskey-soaked style" in NorthPark Center, one of only six outlets in the U.S. Which reminds dressy-casual, whiskey-soaked me: Over the weekend I received via postcard a reminder that tomorrow through Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    I Was A Teenage Sous Chef...

    Yeah, another competition announcement.No one ever said "make 'em be sauciers and line cooks and such." Still, the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Dallas is encouraging mamas of high school seniors to push their kids into the service industry...Actually, the institute hosts a r ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008

    Go Fish Ocean Club

    The waiters chatter. Too bad the food doesn't exactly sing.

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007
  • Dining

    May 3, 2007

    Gumbo Jazzmatazz

    Shrimp and scattin' on Greenville Avenue

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    Is You a Top Chef? Then Pack Your Knives and Go.

    Harold Dieterle, winner of Top Chef's first season, knows his way around meat. Wait. That sounds wrong. I told the missus I gots plans this weekend: to audition for our fave TV show, Top Chef. (Actually, it's our second-fave, but Project Runway's fourth season is a loooooong way off.) The missus say ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Rowdy, Loud and Lucky

    After years of the grind, PPT makes its own fate

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    She's Got Skills

    At Dallas' hottest dance clubs, women are getting noticed--behind the turntables

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Dang! Good

    Prowling the cat walk at Station 4

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Grape Escape

    Go ahead and stomp

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2004

    Ticket Takers

    Foodie culture cooks in the West End

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004
  • Dining

    April 11, 2002

    Spanish Eye

    Tarantino restaurant to open in Main Street building

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    Skipping School

    Top chefs can spend 30 grand on school or just work their way up

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Signing off

    Local talent scout Teresa LaBarbera-Whites discovered singing sensation Jessica Simpson the way she always does: without even trying