Hey there, Aters. Hope you're ready for the weekend. If you don't have any foodie plans yet, you should check out our list of things to do, specially curated by LDD. Pick your favorite food inspired event (the Craft and Growler grand opening looks great) and get out there and eat, but not before we ... More >>
While I've been searching for hand-built gyros in vain, the trompo, a vertical spit stacked with a cone of marinated pork, has been spinning in a handful of taquerias all over Dallas. The best part is most of them are made by hand. My favorite so far is served at Bachman Lake Taqueria. The small re ... More >>
Over the weekend, two pedestrians were struck and killed as they crossed Dallas streets. One was 71-year-old James Sadler, who apparently stepped into traffic on Illinois in Oak Cliff just before 8 p.m. on Saturday. Around the same time, Devora Lopez, 7, was walking across Northwest Highway near Ba ... More >>
On the trail for justice with Texas' exonerees.
In my day, this was also the site of the best Sound Warehouse in town. In my day.Over the weekend I espied the deconstruction site you see here, across from Bachman Lake at Northwest Highway and Marsh. The new Sam's right there took me by surprise -- so too did the disappearance of the landmark W ... More >>
A panicked reader asks this morning about the fate of his beloved Al's Pizzeria on Northwest Highway, which opened in '74 and is there no more. "Tried to order a pizza at my favorite NW Dallas joint on Monday -- phone rang with no answer. Went by yesterday. They closed in August and said they wer ... More >>
A flier for a DarkSide event as its new locationAccording to the Dallas City Attorney's Office, a self-proclaimed church near Northwest Highway and Webb Chapel Road is anything but. Says a complaint filed today in advance of a late-afternoon hearing, whatever Glen Hudson says he's operating a ... More >>
Since it's Follow-Up Wednesday here, may I direct your attention to a piece Jason Roberts posted this morning on Go Oak Cliff, which is more or less a response-slash-reaction-to Schutze's piece yesterday about that Oak Cliff Walmart planned for Fort Worth Ave. Not to reopen Tuesday's still-fresh ... More >>
The original Northwest Highway Sam's ClubLast month, you no doubt recall, Walmart announced its $200-million expansion said to involve "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas," though only a handful were announced at the time. Since then I've learned of at least one more on the to-d ... More >>
There is no shortage of Walmarts in and around Dallas. But City Hall sends word this afternoon: More are a-coming -- "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas," per the release that follows, including three in the southern sector and one across the street from Bachman Lake, as I promi ... More >>
S&D Oyster CompanyIs it lunch-thirty already?Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal rounded up some bold-faced locals -- including Luke Wilson, who I guess counts -- and asked 'em to pick a few recommendations each for out-of-towners and those natives who don't venture far from their comfo ... More >>
Flickr user: tribaliciousInside Titan Comics, across from Bachman LakeYesterday, the Comics Professional Retail Organization -- which is the trade organization for comic-book retailers -- announced that for the first time in its history, it's meeting in Dallas in February, at the Doubletree near ... More >>
Photos by Jose Ralat MaldanadoRollout (and Rolaids) for the magical mystery taco tour.Dallas is a taco wonderland. When questions of the best local culinary offerings are raised, the taco is among the first victuals mentioned by the celebrity chef and vagrant alike. That being so, on Saturday ... More >>
The Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station, scheduled to open in DecemberWhen Dallas Area Rapid Transit completes the Green Line by year's end, it anticipates making dozens of changes to its bus service, among them: discontinuing service to the Bachman Lake area, shifting downtown pick-up ... More >>
Apparently we have a stack of photos from yesterday's running of the White Rock Marathon forthcoming; till then, then, this is, for obvious reasons, an early front-runner for kosher fan favorite (speaking of, Happy Hanukkah!). And speaking of White Rock, more or less, users of Dallas's trails net ... More >>
Courtesy Justin CozartWe end the work week with this awfully golden oldie. Seems our photo-loving, history-having pal Justin Cozart's been digging in his grandpa's box of photos again, and this time 'round he's come up with something particularly fascinating: slides from the 1950s-era study "docu ... More >>
Bongos Cantina3625 W. Northwest Hwy.214-484-9384No apostrophe in the name, as far as I can tell. The new-ish spot draws its moniker either from the string of bongos doubling as bar stools or the rhythm of a Latin American beach or...something.Maybe the owners just like the name.I should have asked, ... More >>
Bill Blayes, Alan Walne and Donna Halstead -- The Ex-Council Members out of costume!Few days back we peeked at Carolyn Davis and Dwaine Caraway's what-updates as served up on Dallas Delivers, the city's riotous no-holds-barred talk show served up on Time Warner Cable Channel 16. Alas, some of us don ... More >>
The photo above is of the planned $300-million "sophisticated, euro-urban" Glen at Preston Hollow development at Walnut Hill Lane and N. Central Expressway, which was announced exactly one year ago and which, at present, looks like a lunar landscape dotted with the random bulldozer and tree. Now ... More >>
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