If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>
Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue, is in town tomorrow for his Rescue Tour Workshop, which is basically how to save your bar from yourself.
I've watched Bar Rescue a few times, often grimacing at the dumb things people do and wondering, "Why are these people even in the business?" And I ap ... More >>
The barman procures a large glass jar from underneath the bar and pours in a few ounces of Sobieski vodka, followed by fresh-squeezed lime juice. Hickory chips are scooped from a glass jar and loaded into a hand-held smoking gun, then ignited with a small torch. Smoke fills the jar and infuses the ... More >>
Ro Kim's original painting of Jim Davis as Jock Ewing can now be yours.TNT's still in and around town shooting that next-gen Dallas pilot; Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the kids are due to wrap this week, after which network execs will decide whether to move ahead with a full series ... More >>
DJ Fishr Pryce thrives off spontaneity -- and, as has been made clear in the past, he doesn't like to take himself too seriously."I'm not afraid to be goofy," he says. "And I think that makes me a little different [from other DJ's in town]." Fittingly, the experienced hip-hop DJ, who has been sp ... More >>
Initially I thought this would be just an oddball novelty item: Heritage Auction Galleries is selling the door to Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald's old Oak Cliff apartment -- the one on Elsbeth and Davis Streets, more or less across the street from the Bishop Arts District. It doesn't officially go ... More >>
Tiki history hobbyists -- a remarkably serious and disciplined group, considering its members like their drinks served in coconuts -- are on the hunt for photos of Dallas' Don the Beachcomber.
Open at the corner of Meadow Road and Greenville Avenue from 1974 to 1982, the Dallas outlet of the ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot."
It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
Mia MaestroOn Friday, Variety published a piece about how TV networks and production companies are looking outside of Los Angeles when scouting for pilot-season locations. Which, sure, Dallas knows all about, what with Jerry Bruckheimer's The Chase and Midland, with Jon Voight, having wrapped pri ... More >>
Dennis GilbertLast month, the Startlegram outed former Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco agent Dennis Gilbert as a would-be buyer of Your Texas Rangers, which the Beverly Hills-based Gilbert wouldn't confirm at the time. That made sense: He's still in pro ball (he reviews contracts for the Chicago Whi ... More >>
Just about everyone with an abiding interest in food knows the name Wolfgang Puck.The Austrian born superstar helped to usher in the era of celebrity chefs after he opened the Beverly Hills destination Spago in 1982. What followed was a series of media raves, television appearances and the creation ... More >>