A proper salad can be so much more than just a salad. It can have layers, depth, a mix of distinguishing ingredients as unique and special as the creator itself -- your soul in a bowl. Well, maybe that's a stretch, but for a fast healthy lunch, a tailor-made salad can stave off dullness. That's the ... More >>
If there really were such a thing as magical power, wouldn't it be a waste to use it on card tricks? Or trying to break the record for consecutive minutes not breathing without dying? But that is what magician, illusionist and "endurance artist" David Blaine does and he did some of it last night at ... More >>
Mark WeinsteinIt's been almost a year since Mark Nerenhausen suddenly stepped down as CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center after less than two years on the job. But this morning, the AT&T PAC made it official: Mark Weinstein, ex of the Washington National Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera, ... More >>
Digging through Pacer this morning, looking for something unrelated, I came across this: In Dallas federal court yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission sued Donna Hvidsten the manager of Planning and Analysis at Brinker International, and her husband Bruce, a former Brinker employee, f ... More >>
Several Friends have asked, privately, in recent days: Whatever happened to Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's threat to drown Keep the Dollars in Dallas? As you may recall, when it came time for the council to call the election that will allow the off-premise sale of beer and wine citywide, Caraway ... More >>
Industry analysts say Chili's should shift its focus from burgers to burritos if the chain wants to recapture customers. Brinker International , which released its fourth quarter results today, has positioned Chili's as a family-friendly watering hole. The Associated Press reported,"Excludin ... More >>
Surprising(ish?) news late today: Brinker International just announced that a year and a half after it unloaded its majority interest Romano's Macaroni Grill to San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital, it's selling On the Border to the equity firm as well. For how much? The press release doesn't ... More >>
The official press release arrived early this morning, along with the official newspaper: The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is now the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (Or both, per the Web site.) Nobody's saying how much AT&T's spending on the naming rights, only that the package inc ... More >>
Fifty-six of the companies listed on the new Fortune 500 list are Texas-based -- and 11 are based in Dallas proper, with Centex being the highest ranked at No. 153 and our old friend Affiliated Computer Services bringing up the rear at 424. Just missing the list was Brinker International, at No. 502 ... More >>
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Laura Miller says she'd "love" to run for mayor
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With the mayor and city manager leading the charge, the city council moves full speed on an arena deal that doesn't even exist yet
The search for a new federal judge reaches the lowest common denominator
Marty's superb takeout food is lost in the confusion of its new eat-in concept
For city Councilman Al Lipscomb, taking handouts from power brokers has become a way of life. Is there a problem?