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  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    State Rep. Jason Villalba is Fighting to Free Mavs Fans from Stupid Liquor Laws. One of Them, Anyway.

    The Texas Legislature, when it meets in January, will be grappling with very serious issues. Criminal justice reform, immigration, tax policy, transportation -- lawmakers will be making decisions that will shape the state's future for years to come. State Representative Jason Villalba of Dallas, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Is The Best Festival in Texas, and Here's Why

    The ninth incarnation of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest starts tomorrow, and the growth of the festival shows no signs of slowing. It's a festival that feels loved, that feels like an awful amount of care and attention has gone into it and that is booked by some sort of all-knowing being. (Well okay, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    I Love Everything About You, Keller's

    Follow the Cheap Bastard as she scours the city, looking for a good -- or at least non-lethal -- lunch for less than 10 bucks. State of the drive-in at noon: packed Camo hat count: 4 Keller's on Northwest Highway has my favorite dirty burger to eat in the summer. I love the car hops, with their c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Dallas' Six Best Bars for Watching the World Cup

    The World Cup commences this week, and for the next 30 or so days, the entire planet is going to spin a little slower. Every quesadilla you order will take a little longer to arrive because the cooks in the kitchen will be glued to a tiny TV. Every drink you request will be poured a little more care ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Original Snuffers, Once Bulldozed, Will Be Back to Clog Your Arteries on March 10

    The tumultuous ride that started with some cheddar fries (with bacon, green onions pickled jalepeños and cheddar and cheddar and cheddar) and continued with bankruptcy, bulldozers, a momentous rebuilding and a hostile take over is about to come full circle when the original Snuffer's reopens on Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    In East Dallas, the New Chip's Is Cheap, Good and Stocked with Local Beer

    Like chefs who strive for consistency across each dish that leaves their kitchen, big time restaurateurs try to achieve consistency across multiple locations of their restaurants. They're trying to create brand consistency in the hopes that customers who have fallen in love with one location will ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Urban Vineyard, a New Wine and Liquor Store, is Open (Sort of) in Downtown Dallas (Photos)

    Urban Vineyard is not finished yet. The new downtown liquor store opened Friday with shelves sparsely filled and refrigerators not yet cold enough to chill the beer. But: It's open. See also: This Week in Downtown Dallas, Urban Vineyard Begins its Quest to Keep You Fed and Buzzed Located at 1500 J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Lakewood Brewery's First Birthday Party Was an Appropriately Drunken Celebration

    Lakewood Brewing Company's first anniversary party started just after noon, but at 7 p.m., when the sun had given up punishing everything beneath it, owner Wim Bens' event felt like it was just getting started. Cars filed behind the building where auxiliary parking had been set up for the day, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    11 Dads Who Aren't Having a Good Time at a Ke$ha Concert

    Father's Day may have been a few weeks ago, but walking around Gexa Energy Pavilion on Sunday gave a whole new perspective on what lengths some fathers will go to support their children's choice of music. So, presented with marginal comment, a small photo essay called "The 11 Best Dads at Ke$ha/Pitb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Five Stray Thoughts From Wildflower! Festival

    1. When you're the rebellious band all the kids listen to so they can annoy their parents, forty years on after those kids grow up you're going to be playing family-friendly sets to them and their kids. And so it was with Blue Oyster Cult, still remarkably retaining two (almost) original members fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Wildflower Festival, Featuring Rev. Horton Heat, the Toadies and More: Review

    A three-day fest like Wildflower - the biggest party Richardson throws -- isn't the full on marathon something like Bonnaroo is, but you've still got to pace yourself. With that in mind I decided to take it easy and catch just a set or two on Friday in an effort to be ready for Saturday's early day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Ted Nugent, Styx and REO Speedwagon - Verizon Theater - May 7, 2012

    Here's the thing about Ted Nugent -- it doesn't matter what you think about him. Yeah, his insane political statements are moronic at best, but his shtick is so thoroughly thought out that he manages to be a punchline and ideologue and a hero, to some all at the same time. This is brilliant. He's bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Jackalopes Spotted at the Texas Motor Speedway

    On the off chance that you're one of those NASCAR types, you should know there's some interesting new menu items that will be available at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Joel Pena, the executive chef at the race track is planning on doling out some serious bacon abuse. Cotton candy will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Seven Trends for Thanksgiving 2012

    1. Channeling Sam Sifton. The former New York Times restaurant critic is on a roll. In addition to a career in food writing and 25 years of cooking holiday dinners, he twice manned the Thanksgiving Help Line at the Times, where he guided overwhelmed (drunk) hosts through frozen birds and flambé dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    A Sneak into the Pages of the True Blood Vampire Cookbook And A Recipe for Synthetic Blood Substitute

    True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps is a new cookbook based on the HBO vampire series that will hit the shelves on September 5. Eater National got an early copy and took some close-ups so we can see how much it sucks. (That's not rude. "Sucks" is a compliment in this case.) The recipe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    The North Texas Beer Festival Heads to Las Colinas, Gets Shunned by Deep Ellum Brewery

    The North Texas Beer Festival is coming to that far- off convention center in Las Colinas. More than 200 beers will be available for tasting, organizers say, and 50 brewers will be featured at the event, including large-market brewers Samuel Adams, New Belgium and Magic Hat, and smaller breweries li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Inspired by The Yu Dog, 25 More Dishes to Honor DFW Sports Stars

    The Yu Dog at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has created a food media circus. But he's not the only DFW sports icon worthy of his own dish at The Ballpark in Arlington, Jerryland and the AAC. Here are some others. 1. Tom Landry Enormous fedora filled with chili. Feather garnish optional. 2. Nolan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Dallas Beer Festival Canceled

    ​NOOOOOO!Citing lack of advance ticket sales and overcommitment with the simultaneous Dallas and Houston Beer Weeks, Cathy Clark Rascoe confirms that Saturday's Beer Festival was canceled Tuesday afternoon.  "It was a really hard call," she said about an hour after making the decision. "We tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Top Five Ways to Guarantee Terrible Service

    Go ahead. Piss her off. Dare ya.​Even if journalism doesn't work out, I know that I won't end up owning a restaurant. I have a terrible palate and a personality that will abuse the right to refuse service rule. In all my years of serving, I've never, ever spat in someone's food or drink. I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Picture Show: The Bud Light Hotel Kicks Off Its Weekend With Lifehouse and The Fray

    Patrick MichelsLifehouse kicked things off at the Bud Light Hotel last night.​List the things you might expect to see in the front row at a show by The Fray, and a fistfight would probably be one of the last things you'd come up with -- lower, even, than a "Presented by KXT..." banner. But there i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Hey, At Least Now We Know Where the Playboy Super Bowl Party'll Be: Across from City Hall!

    ​I thought about stopping off for an adult beverage at the downtown Aloft bar, W XYZ, the other night after a meeting at City Hall, but passed -- maybe later. Like, oh, I dunno -- Super Bowl week, maybe. Says the announcement that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box, Bud Light's taking over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.7.11

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right. *Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    More Details On Next Weekend's DOMAXXII Showcase. Plus: Set Times For All Of The Stages!

    ​A couple weeks back, we announced the initial, tentative lineup for this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards showcase, which will run from 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, until the wee hours of Sunday, July 18, at six venues--not to mention an outdoor stage--in Deep Ellum. We really couldn't be more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Common Table for the Common Man? Well, kind of.

    Photos by Melissa Alouf​Opening nights for restaurants are replete with the see-and-be-seen crowd, curious onlookers who want to be part of the first buzz about a new place, shapers of the "Was it good? Did it suck? Pan or Rave?"conversation. Opening night at The Common Table on June 2 gave th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    Quittin' Time: Flying Saucer On The Lake

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Flying Saucer on the Lake, 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland. 972-226-0725.When: Happy hour 4 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Top Five Surprises In DFW Stadium Food

    Patrick MichelsAre you buying what he's selling? Or are you waiting for the cart?​Seattle has ballpark sushi, San Francisco spawned a garlic fry renaissance, and the world can thank St. Louis' Gateway Grizzlies for the Krispy Kreme burger. But there was a time when Dallas ran on the cutting edge o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Veggie Girl: The Cock & Bull

    Last weekend, I set off on my bike. I would save gas, stay close to home, and kill like three birds with one stone by brunching at the promising-sounding Garden Café, on Junius Street in Lakewood. I'd been there as a pre-vegan, and I remembered a lovely garden in the back. The garden, as it tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Lakewood Landing

    When faced with a drinking column that pops up every other week, what does one do when the infamous flu rears its ugly head? In my case, I made the required couch bed and slept for approximately three days. I also watched two unfortunate episodes of WifeSwap in there somewhere...which will make anyo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Pairing Off: Turkey TV Dinners

    Photo: Patrick Michels There are, essentially, two rules to Thanksgiving—well, three if you include football: turkey and lots of it. Of course, not everyone makes it to the big family gathering. Police and firefighters must remain on duty, truck drivers and…um…others, may find themselves s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2008

    Last Night: The Walkmen At House Of Blues’ Pontiac Garage

    The Walkmen and The Little Ones House of Blues’ Pontiac Garage October 11, 2008 Better than: hanging out on Greenville Avenue with all the drunken Longhorn and Sooner fans. (By the way: Way to go Longhorns! 45-35!) Hamilton Leithauser, singer for indie rock darlings The Walkmen, definitely has ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2007

    Waxing Survivor

    Beyoncé beyounces into Dallas

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    June 28, 2007

    Boot in Your Ass

    Country's favorite jingoist plays Dallas

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Train Rex

    Ron Rivera, your Chicago Bears just lost the Super Bowl? What are you gonna do now? Oh, yeah. Interview for the Cowboys' head coaching gig. On second thought, should Jerry Jones even consider hiring Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the Dallas Cowboys' head coaching gig? If you watc ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    Ginned Up

    BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    Laugh Factor

    Charlie Murphy visits Nokia

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Liquor Rep

    What does your drink say about you?

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005
  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Gabba Gabba Henh

    The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    Pair o' Dice

    If this restaurant is really heavenly, then let's go commit some sin

  • Dining

    June 17, 2004

    A Manner of Drinking

    What are bartenders’ biggest pet peeves?

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Heads Up

    Is there a correct way to pour beer?

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Contain Yourself

    Grow a good time

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Fire It Up

    One good thing about the Trinity

  • Dining

    December 5, 2002

    Creatures of Bad Habit

    Have we lost the art of drinking?

  • Dining

    November 7, 2002

    Beer Me

    Duke's Original Road House will drive you to drink

  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    That '70s Meal

    Fondue makes a comeback at The Melting Pot

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Lunar eclipse

    The Moon Festival searches for chance's bright light

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