Fall is here, which means there is fresh oxygen, football and lots of food and beer in your near future. Here are our five favorite food events of the fall. Addison Oktoberfest Outside of the original festival in Munich, Addison hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration on the planet. More than 75, ... More >>
Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>
Life of Pi star Irrfan Khan forges a cross-cultural career.
Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes." He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>
The words "Desi-style pizza" beckoned me with a neon glow from the front window of India Chaat Café, a small, brightly lit restaurant tucked into a strip mall at Preston and Frankford. I walked in expecting Americanized, watered-down food, or maybe the Bollywood version of Pizza Hut, and was surpr ... More >>
We told you to go; I hope you listened. Diwali Mela festivities went off at the Cotton Bowl over the weekend during a beautifully crisp fall evening. Golf carts shuttled Mela-goers from the Fair Park DART station to the west side of the stadium, where the smell of curry powder and fried potatoes ... More >>
Lesson No. 1: Show up hungry.
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Editor's note: Take a tour of the area's specialty and/or strange markets with our own beloved Basket Case, Alice Laussade. Taj Mahal Imports 26 Richardson Heights Center (Richardson) 972-644.1329 Try: Bombay Kitchen Masala Chickpeas from the snack aisle Don't try: Heinz Salad Cream from t ... More >>
Celebrate Diwali at Texas Stadium
Gurinder Chada's expecting twins, which means she's not expecting to direct Dallas any time soon. Looks like the big-screen version of Dallas is being pushed further off the starting line, thanks to the just-announced pregnancy of director Gurinder Chadha. She tells the Associated Press in a story t ... More >>
Do you know this woman? If so, did you know she used to be very, very, very famous? No? Well, now you do. Did you know one of the most famous actresses in the world lives in Dallas? Says so in the latest issue of India Today, which is more or less the Indian version of Time magazine. Now, she's famo ... More >>
The Phantom goes Bollywood
Well, it is an improvement: Variety's reporting that producers for the movie version of Dallas, which I feel like I've already seen and walked out on at this point, have chosen a replacement for departing director Robert Luketic. Her name is Gurinder Chadha, and she's best known for Bend it Like Bec ... More >>
SMU sends theaters of people to India
The buffet table sings at Dawat