With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Mister Rogers' classic "Won't you be my Neighbor?" should not be the theme song for Neighborhood Services The Original on Lovers Lane. Last Friday, at 5:09 p.m. I called Neighborhood Services to be put on the wait list. The hostess asked when we expected to be there, I told her my date and I ... More >>
Walk into Smoke early on any Saturday afternoon and you'll get the sense that the year-old restaurant hums along effortlessly. Simple preparations, a small, amiable kitchen crew, a mastery of the menu. Truth is, the food takes hours to prepare and there is meticulous care in the execution of wh ... More >>
Sauerkraut balls: Wasn't that a nickname for Hitler?A Milwaukee filmmaker who chronicled one man's annual quest to eat every deep-fried and "on a stick" food served at the Wisconsin State Fair has a few tips for fair-goers contemplating similar missions. Mark Irving, whose 13-minute "documen ... More >>
Bone Marrow at PruneHaving been on a business trip in New York for the last two weeks, I thought, surely I'd be off blogging duties. However, the man had different ideas for me, with a seemingly innocuous send-off of, "Have a safe trip. Send in anything interesting you might find." Crap. See ... More >>
Men At Work might suggest these lyrics: Buying bread from a man in Brussels He was 6-foot-4 and full of muscles I said, do you speak-a my language? He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich. They would be partially correct, but instead of muscles, it would be mussels. And instead of ... More >>
PixiesA huge thanks to the Friend of DC9 who emailed this morning to pass along a note he'd noticed while scoping the Pixies' MySpace page today: This morning, the Pixies announced via a blog post on the social media site that they will be touring again come the fall, hitting 11 U.S. cities and s ... More >>
Not being a fan of crowds, my intention was to avoid Restaurant Week. Yet somehow I ended up at Fearing's for an evening of rushed--as in 'get the hell out, we need to turn this table'--yet very pleasant service...and mediocre courses.It's quite likely, of course, that Fearing's crew pay less att ... More >>
I personally think zubrowka and aged genever are the finest spirits one can drink. But neither are easy to find, unless you travel.Zubrowka is a flavored vodka generally associated with Poland, where they've been distilling and drinking it for a good six or seven centuries. Pale gold in color, it ... More >>
My fascination with other cultures started back in the summer of '87 during a family vacation to Disney World's Epcot Center. Yep, Epcot Center. I know what you're thinking, but I remember dragging my folks around each prefabricated little country, collecting knick-knacks and sweets from shops a ... More >>
After the jump, the official Trammell Crow obituary sent to local media today. But first, this information concerning services scheduled for Monday:A public service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, located at 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dall ... More >>
We can't get enough of Ole Anthony. C'mon. Look at him. He radiates charisma. That's what his lady followers say, anyway. The controversy surrounding Dallas-based Trinity Foundation and the book I Can't Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult, by Wendy Duncan, is going national next week. And then, ... More >>
Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?
More than olives and beer nuts, Vickery Park takes pub grub to the next level
We're going to Europe. What should we drink?
We love the nightlife
Why dont we have a nationwide restaurant rating system?
Why are patios so popular?
Quaint scandals at Theatre Three; shrieks of horror fill the night at Teatro Dallas
Pauline and Paulette, about a neglected retarded woman, is hard to ignore
Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere
Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?
The slow healing of Buddy Miles
State District Judge John Marshall is snared in allegations of misconduct
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Ballet Dallas may finally succumb to years of self-inflicted mediocrity
Mark Morris is loved and hated for being "part diva, part truck driver," but his choreography will endure
The 1994 Dallas Video Festival mixes equal parts ineptitude and brilliance