Happy Halloween, ya freaks! Our favorite holiday is officially here, and boy are there a lot of different ways to celebrate this year. Throw on your costume tonight and catch a free copy of the latest Track Meet DJ Crew compilation, one of the best local rap bills of the year, or Swamp Dogg at the K ... More >>
Chef Kenny Mills knows a thing or two about running a steakhouse. His resume includes The Capitol Grille, Sullivan's and Dallas Chop House. But a few years ago, Mills grew tired of the Dallas scene and took a chance on a burger joint in a pretty nondescript strip mall in central Arlington. He didn't ... More >>
You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry Gods. Or ... More >>
The Free Man Cajun Café in Deep Ellum is a small, dark, shotgun bar and restaurant with marginal lighting that keeps things dim, which is certainly a prerequisite for any proper New Orleans-ish bar. So, if you're going for a truly comparable experience, this is your place. Three Quarters Fast Jazz ... More >>
Quantifying a the cleanliness of an entire city seems like it would pose a challenge. Do you count the number of discarded Taco Bell cups? Analyze shower head sales? Perform a census of head lice? There are countless factored to be considered if you are to get a solid grasp of how tidy a city is. S ... More >>
I spent five days last week stumbling my way through the tenth annual Tales of the Cocktail event in New Orleans and came away with some new friends, blisters on my feet, tons of new booze knowledge, and a pretty wicked hangover. I've also got memories that will last a lifetime and a renewed enthus ... More >>
Last night amidst a whirlwind of whiskey shots inside the business card-encrusted walls of New Orleans' Old Absinthe House (the only bar on Bourbon Street I've found that's worthy of visiting so far, and the spot where everyone who's anyone seems to convene post-Tales dinners and parties), I ran int ... More >>
Greetings from currently rainy New Orleans! I'm here till Sunday checking out the 10th annual Tales of the Cocktail, a gathering of bartenders, liquor reps and booze enthusiasts that draws attendees from all over the nation for a week of seminars, tasting rooms, dinners, parties and general alcohol ... More >>
10. Remember not long ago when it looked like Alexi Ogando was done? Since three sub-par starts in June he's back to being one of the best surprises in baseball, especially after last night, when he threw eight scoreless innings and lowered his ERA to 2.72 (7th-best in the AL). Moving him bac ... More >>
Deep Ellum is about to get yet another addition to its growing list of restaurants and music venues. The Free Man, which will open as a Cajun style cafe in the space formerly occupied by Sol's Taco Lounge, will serve as both a restaurant and a venue.The Free Man's owner, John Jay Myers, a longtim ... More >>
David Simons new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent Citys surreal, heart-breaking reality
Flickr user Ctd 2005Except on Mardi Gras, the jackalope is rarely seen in the wild with its shirt off.Some think the best thing about February is Valentine's Day and spending some romantic time with your significant with a box of chocolates and bottle of wine. Not us. We'd rather drink strong coc ... More >>
Pull up a stool, order some cheap whiskey and dont forget to duck when the beer bottles fly
Tuesday, August 21, at the Cavern
This Wright Amendment float was among the few political statements made during my neighborhood's July 4 parade. Well, Mitchell Rasansky did say hi to me. As I began writing this, at 9 p.m. July 4, I could hear from the backyard the snap-crackle-boom of nearby fireworks (either that, or gunplay--hard ... More >>
Reports of Deep Ellum's death are exaggerated, but not by much
Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.
New Orleans musicians in Texas overcome Katrina the only way they know how
Diminutive Mavs coach gives New Orleans evacuees a huge lift
The Cosmopolitan Bistro has some redeeming qualities
The fish aren't the only things jumping at Lewisville Lake's "party cove"
Sam Moon Trading Co. on a Saturday
Small World Big Band (Warner Music UK)
One man fights bars on Lower Greenville, while others urge compromise
Russell Hobbs is born-again as a club owner
Starplex Amphitheatre, July 23
It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?
Wynton Marsalis sideman Wessell Anderson is Leaning House's best hope to make some noise
With major arts players jockeying for position in a new performing arts center, will smaller groups be left out of the Arts District altogether?
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX