• Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Casa Rubia Is the Best Restaurant in West Dallas' Hit-or-Miss Trinity Groves

    "Dinner in Trinity Groves?" It's a question that so often sends my potential dining companions running for the hill country, a trail of withering dust the only evidence they ever existed. This restaurant empire, rising from the clay of West Dallas, isn't the only destination that has given me troub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    The Dearly Departed Restaurants of Dallas

    Two years. Two years, one month and 23 days, to be specific. That's how long it's been since my favorite neighborhood restaurant closed. Oh, sure; others have stepped in to capably fill the void. But nothing will ever quite measure up to the restaurant that's dearly departed.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Ekhi Lopetegi from Delorean on Basque and Texas Barbeque

    Hailing from the autonomous Basque region of Spain and named for the featured vehicle in Back to the Future, Delorean is a dance-friendly foursome with an ever-growing fan base. The band's good fortune began a few years back when the members agreed to move in a more electronic direction. Since then, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Postal Service are Coming to Dallas: Presale Starts Tomorrow

    Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Promised Land Pitches a Hard-Sell

    For Matt Damon and company, the message is the message.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Best Places to Drink to the New Soccer Season

    The new English Premier League season kicks off this weekend, and what better excuse can there possibly be for getting down to a bar, drinking the cheapest beer you can find and joining in some incoherent chanting/possibly having a bar fight? The time difference might make for some early drinking mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Welp, It Looks Like Justin Bieber's Coming To Town

    Justin BieberMonday, October 29, at American Airlines Center, $52.71-$103.90Though he's one of the most disliked artists in the world, I predict this show will sell out quicker than it takes load the video for "Baby." Of course, Dallas has a special place in Biebs' heart. His girlfriend Selena Gomez ... More >>

  • Film

    April 19, 2012
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    October 19, 2011

    Eddie V's Chef Brad Albers on the Best Food City in the World (And Dallas, Too)

    ​Chef Brad Albers is charged with keeping everyone fat and happy at Eddie V's in Dallas, a job at which he seems to excel. Originally from Dallas, he attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco followed by an unplanned German-language immersion program in Switzerland, where he le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    What Do a Better Ross Ave., Dallas Bike Plan & Complete Streets Have in Common? This Item.

    ​The photo you see above was taken and sent our way today by, who else, Jason Roberts, for whom I happened to have many questions. So, good timing. As always.First thing's first: That's Three Sheets's double-decker, which will be rolled out at the end of the month as part of that Better Boulevard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Tonight, Tonight: The Adicts at the Granada, Barcelona at the Loft, The Spring Standards at Club Dada and Lords of Acid at Trees

    Still a bit of post-SXSW spillover happening this evening as a Belgian act and a British act highlight a nice collection of area shows.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Nana's Anthony C. Bombaci on Life in Spain,
    TV Unreality and Family Life in the Kitchen

    Anthony C. Bombaci​Anthony C. Bombaci, executive chef at Nana, was quiet at the beginning of our conversation, perhaps even a little guarded. That's not entirely uncommon when a chef speaks to the press, but once the conversation moved to the many years he spent living and cooking in Spain and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Delorean, Lemonade, Florene

    Friday, November 5, at Hailey's Club, Denton

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010
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    May 13, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Gig Alert: Neon Indian at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios

    No need to be shy, Alan.​At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Even If They Don't Build the Entangled Bank, Well, Maybe It'll Still Win a Big Award

    ​Is what you see above the future of Dallas? Don't know. Hard to say. But, as we've said often in recent months, John Greenan (executive director of Central Dallas Community Development Corporation) and Brent Brown (founder of bcWORKSHOP) are determined to turn a parking lot behind Dallas City Hal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Revolving Doors: July Was Hot

    ​Recession? There must be one, judging by our paychecks and news today that Lola planned to shut down. Still, July saw an unprecedented (even in boom times) wave of restaurant openings.Strange--July and August are not generally considered the best of months by those in the food service industry. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Of Death And Cooking

    A couple of new food-related sites caught our eye last week...while we maybe should have been working. Aren't you glad we're willing to procrastinate? [Editor's note: you should have been working--and stealing stuff from the Internet to cover your tracks doesn't count] Why say i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Hey Tech Geeks: Check Out U2's New Stage Design

    A quick shot of U2's Barcelona stage.Over on, there's a pretty cool story up, detailing the specs of the new stage set-up for U2's impending world tour, which kicks off tonight in Barcelona. Probably right about now, in fact.Anyway, it's a massive undertaking with huge screens and elaborat ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Night Moves: SXSW Special

    Ray and Peter LekAlong with the rest of the DC-9 crew, the Lek Brothers made it down to Austin last week for a look at the music festival with more of a dance and DJ focus.The Lanai Rooftop Lounge, Hair of the Dog and Barcelona were a few of the venues they hit up. They caught up with DJ's from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    What It Was Like: School of Seven Bells, Skibunny

    Jesse HugheySkibunnyI was delayed in getting my night started, thanks to some setbacks I'd rather not go into. Let me just recommend that if you're at SXSW, don't carry a pocketknife. But I still caught a few interesting acts. Hopefully today will go more smoothly. Act: School of Seven Bells (anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Spreading The Word

    Do you believe in angels? There's a new one in town, and it apparently watches over people who like lunch. This is especially so if they like it in the form of fresh sandwiches and salads. And soups made from scratch. And bakery cases full of sweet treats like decorated sugar cookies, cakes, cupcake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Dallas Is a Nanny City After All, Courtesy The CW. Also: A Year-End Movie List.

    Two entertainment notes to start your day, including news of a new CW TV show set in Dallas. Don't know the name yet, or even it will be filmed here (calls are in to Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund), but its roots are reputable enough: Endemol USA, the production company heretofore kn ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Ask a Mexican

    Dear Babe: Mexicans don't hate you because you're Spanish, but just because you're you

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Jeremy Enigk, Sarah Jaffe, Omoreka

    Thursday, August 28, at House of Blues' Pontiac Garage

  • Film

    August 14, 2008

    Mighty Aphrodites

    Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces—and some other stuff—in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2008

    If Hooters is Too Classy For Ya ...

    Cars, women and beer -- the age-old, ah, booby-trap never fails to ensnare a certain college-boy consumer. Now, three local brosefs are capitalizing on the golden trio with Fort Worth’s first and only female-staffed beer barn, located just half a mile from the Texas Christian University campus. T ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Peter Björn and John Bring Sweetness and Light

    The Swedish indie-pop trio Peter Björn and John write tales of sweetness and heartbreak

  • Dining

    January 4, 2007

    Chick Envy

    Chic introduces the secrets of Barcelona rotisserie

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Put Your Head on Will Johnson's Shoulder

    Will Johnson, at right, used to be "a drummer." Then he became a rock star. Now he's gonna be a movie star. Will. He's awesome. Just saw on my boy Sammy Machkovech's site that someone's put chocolate in my peanut butter. See, one of my favorite albums of all time is the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds; real ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Birding Barcelona

    Vilaclara isn't afraid to be chicken

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Prefuse 73

    Security Screenings (Warp)

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Bein' Green

    Don't Mess with Erin

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    The Pain in Spain

    A young Parisian observes the exotica of Barcelona life in L'Auberge Espagnole

  • Music

    May 8, 2003
  • Dining

    May 23, 2002

    Rags and Sandwiches

    Sipango operator to launch new projects

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000


    Overseas loan; Hardy laurels; Destructo art

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    Theme puke

    At Jekyll & Hyde Club, the actors act, the puppets howl, and the food...well, never mind

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    The good Mother

    Almodovar gets his kicks in this surreal 'screwball drama'

  • Culture

    July 1, 1999

    Art for God's sake

    For local artist James Michael Starr, God is in the details

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Accidental tourist

    The Rentals' Matt Sharp goes out of his way for Seven More Minutes

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Disco duck

    The preppies all look alike in the disappointing Last Days of Disco

  • Dining

    September 11, 1997

    Noshing around the world

    Barcelona Tapas Bar offers eclectic, if mediocre, grazing

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    Leader of the band

    Olympic music director Mark Watters steers the sound of the games

  • Film

    May 2, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    January 18, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    January 11, 1996
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