• Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Red Bull Is Giving $10 to Anyone Who Wants It

    Red Bull is giving consumers $13 million dollars to settle false advertising claims. The settlement is unsurprising. Not once in all the times Unfair Park has consumed the horrid tasting energy drink have we grown wings, one of Red Bull's primary claims. As long as you pinky promise that you bought ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    The Trinity Toll Road Will Flood, Expert Admits. Who Knew? Me.

    The Pulitzer Prizes just came out. Once again I scan the list, searching for yours truly. Not a mention. But next year it will be different. Next year my early work on the Trinity River toll road is going to win me the Pulitzer and possibly also the Nobel and if they have a prize that's like a boy g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Deep Ellum Brewer Jeremy Hunt on What's in His Fridge and the Best Beer He's Ever Had

    Deep Ellum Brewing Company head brewer Jeremy Hunt is a Godsend. He moved to Austria years ago to finish his studies and become a priest. But while there, God introduced Hunt to Belgium craft beer and BAM. He was a convert. He returned home not only a brewer, but married. Once back in the states, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    Barrel-Aging Beer Is All the Rage in Dallas, and the Rage Goes to Goodfriend on Sunday

    Remember last summer, when Lakewood Brewing Co. hosted its first birthday party at Goodfriend? The front parking lot was packed and most cars were flagged into satellite lots. The patio was packed and inside the dining room, drinkers tipped back glasses elbow to elbow. Lakewood Brewer Wim Bens broug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings: Great at Picking Wine, Terrible Converting Currencies

    Mireya Villareal burst onto the local media scene this past spring with a CBS 11 I-team story revealing that people, some of whom live right here in North Texas, are doing naughty things on the Internet. It was a high bar for Villareal to set for herself, almost recklessly so, but she managed to cle ... More >>

  • Film

    September 12, 2013

    Museum Hours Makes Art of Waiting

    It's not nearly as boring as it sounds.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Meet Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s New Head Brewer, Jeremy Hunt

    It's a struggle to find new ways to describe the local beer industry -- the "budding craft beer scene" just feels so repetitive and overused at this point. I think it's safe to say it has, indeed, budded. It's beyond "budded." It's blossomed. It's gone through the entire pollination process. Cross-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Native Americans Gathered Downtown Last Night to Protest Broken Treaties and a Tar Sands Pipeline

    If you happened to be passing the corner of Akard and San Jacinto Monday night, the huge, blue LED lights spelling out "IDLE NO MORE" might have left you nonplussed. It was no coincidence that the demonstration, known as a light brigade, took place within a stone's throw of the Canadian consulate g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Opa! Das Bier! Five Things To Do This Week, Which Pretty Much All Involve Beer and Meat

    This weekend is the 56th annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at the southwest corner of Hillcrest and Alpha Road. They're kicking things off Friday with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., along with a chance to win a trip for two to Greece (throw my name in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Yet Another Brewery to Open in Dallas, Bringing an Award-winning Brewmaster

    Founder Kevin Carr plans to have Community Beer Company open in November, joining the ever-swelling ranks of Dallas and Dallas-area breweries that were little more than dreams just a couple of years ago. Deep Ellum, Lakewood, Peticolas and FireWheel brewing companies are already established and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    KNON's Don O. Knows The Dallas Blues

    Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Oak's Lucid Plates

    With the right frame of mind, Jason Maddy can take you anywhere

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    McDonald's Austria Now has a Deep-Fried McRib Sandwich

    Listen up America! It's time to step up the game. Japan McDonald's has been whipping America's ass in weirdo novelty sandwiches in the past few months, and France is debuting some sort of fancy burger-on-a-baguette thing. America's Fast Food, it's time you jumped into the ring. It's not enough to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Oak Now Open in the Design District (Photos)

    Oak opened recently in the Design District, just across the street from the Meddlesome Moth. Owners Tommy DeAlano and Richard Ellman hired Plan B (Bolsa, Cedars Social) to create a beautiful, relaxed and upscale space with a menu for the refined foodie. Executive Chef Jason Maddy has worked aroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Dog Stop is Bitchin'

    Alice Laussade​The Dog Stop 6857 Arapaho Road 469-360-8370 Minutes I waited for my food: 7 Times I cursed the Chase ATM for charging me a $3 fee: 765 When you inevitably get hit with a real hankerin' for the taste of mashed, tubed-up lips and assholes, The Dog Stop has just the stuff you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Kuby's Sausage House at 8 a.m.: It's Never Too Early for Encased Meat

    Photos by Jonas Luster​It's 8 a.m., and it smells deliciously of cooked meats, fresh bread, and sausages. It wasn't my nose alone that brought me here at this hour, though; Kuby's was first and most-often mentioned when I asked around for places to purchase sausages in Dallas. Inside the stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Play-N-Skillz's New Collaboration With David Guetta Has Already Charted In 18 Countries

    Steve VisneauCollaboration swag.​Late last week, we passed along word that the latest single from French house producer David Guetta (the man behind, among other songs, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling") to blow up the Internet was actually a Play-N-Skillz co-production -- and the first of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Everything That's Wrong With Texas Alcohol Laws In One Photo

    Jesse Hughey"In Texas, malt liquor." Come on, TABC -- that's just embarrassing.​OK, so the headline's a slight exaggeration -- it would take an album of photos to fully capture all the outdated laws and unfair advantages the giant (and foreign-owned, by the way) corporations of the beer world h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Peticolas Brewing Company Sets Sights On Dallas Location

    ​Deep Ellum Brewing Company looks to be on pace to be the city's first non-brewpub microbrewery, but it may not be the only one for long. Attorney and homebrewer Michael Peticolas was looking into investing in a new brewery in another city. Yet the more he investigated, the more he wondered why Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Idle Rich Winter And Christmas Beer Tasting: Do We Have To Wait A Year To Do It Again?

    Jesse HugheySamichlaus lager and cheese plate at the Idle Rich Pub​My only complaint about the Idle Rich Pub and Monday night's Winter And Christmas Beer Tasting is something outside the control of the bar: Resident Parking Only areas are one of the most idiotic ideas shortsighted Dallasites have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Victoria Beer: Mexico's Best-Kept Secret Debuts

    ​Victoria beer, touted as "Mexico's best-kept secret," makes it debut in Texas today, months after its first stateside release in Chicago. While publicists call its Illinois launch "successful," Chicago brewhounds are slightly less enthusiastic. "I hadn't heard of Victoria beer before your me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Trying Texas-Made Oatmeal Stout, IPA and Barleywine, Plus Thanksgiving Beer Help

    Jesse Hughey​Earlier this month I spent a weekend in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest, where I was able to spend some time in the very cool Black Star Co-op brewpub and also bring back a few beers that I hadn't seen in Dallas. One of the Austin-made brews that really made an impression on me was Jester ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Do It Uruguay: South American Wines Ready
    To Make Splash in the States

    ​Argentinian wines make good sense in Texas. Like Texas, Argentina is big and dry and hot. Most important, it's a beef-eating country -- the average Argentinian annually eats more than 150 pounds of beef -- and the wines are made to pair with steak. But the leaders of a session on South Amer ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Ranking Texas IPAs from Real Ale and Rahr

    Photos by Jesse HugheyReal Ale's Barrel-Aged Lost Gold, poured at the Meddlesome Moth​India Pale Ales, or IPAs, have become a favorite beer style for craft brewers looking to experiment with flavors. The beers, which originated in Great Britain in the late 18th century for shipping to India, are d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Old World Sausage Comes Knocking...A Little Late

    ​Old World Sausage Company Farmer's Market Shed #2 1010 S. Pearl Expressway 214-760-9000 oldworldsausagecompany.comEstimated Delivery Time: 60 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 75 minutes Not having to order Chinese food or pizza: 20 Friendliest service encountered during Knockers review: 40 Exce ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010
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    January 18, 2010

    Top 10 Overlooked Culinary Vacations

    Flickr user ^riza^It's a long way, but the rendang is worth the trip.​Anyone with the means can travel the villages of Tuscany, visit tasting rooms in Napa Valley or hit Belgium's chocolate shops. In fact, certain places are so well known as culinary destinations, even those with only the faintest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Kirschwasser

    ​For some reason I love old-school spirits like grappa and kirsch.Probably has something to do with alcohol content. But I also find the origins and longevity of these things fascinating. Kirsch is a cherry brandy, traditionally distilled from fruit found in the woods of France and southern German ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Because What Else Is There to Do in Houston?

    Tour Austria!Our sister paper in Houston cites a Trojan-funded survey that says Houstonians get it on 101 times a year, tops in the country. Dallas residents, on the other hand, do it 73 times a year -- at least, according to the 1,000 folks polled for the survey (clearly, none of them are married - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Puck Softly, But Carry A Big Stick

    The Wolfgang Puck restaurant in Reunion Tower began buzzing in late 2008. The hype escalated to a dull roar since then, as it announced its name (Five-Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, named for the phallus' height), the menu (Asian-influenced) and the team, lead by Executive Chef Sara Johannes, formerly of P ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2008

    Links And Clinks

    Toast the holidays and have a brat

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • Film

    March 6, 2008
  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Graphic Stuff

    Illustrating a traumatic childhood

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    The "True Grit" of Dallas' Victoria Clark

    Victoria Clark, in the role that won her a Tony two years ago Hockadaisy Victoria Clark gets a rave today in The New York Times, following her Monday-night performance at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. Clark, a Yale University grad in 1982 who made her Broadway bow three years later in Sunday in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Stone Free

    Big news this morning from the Dallas Opera: Karen Stone, the general director, is leaving after four years on the job. Why? "To pursue other opportunities," of course. Though this is what Stone, who came to Dallas from the the Theaters of Graz in Austria, says in the press release shipped this a.m. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Demon Spawn

    Dimmu Borgir is runnin' with the devil

  • Home Entertainment

    November 17, 2005
  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005
  • Dining

    December 16, 2004

    Disney Chicken

    Grand Lux Cafe is tasteful like Vegas

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Wine List

    Lola the Restaurant

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Food Fight?

    Rumors circulate around the departure of George Papadopoulos from Voltaire

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Fish Flushed

    Baking Fish leaves its Paramount locale

  • Culture

    January 8, 1998

    Echoes from the Holocaust

    T3's inspired production offers fresh insight into a timeless tragedy

  • Calendar

    February 1, 1996
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