It's summer. It's hot. If you must be outside, you should be hydrating. And by "hydrating," I mean "drinking beers." If you've lived through any summers at all in Dallas, you know that all that mandatory hydration can get expensive if you've got yourself a craft beer habit. For this reason, I implor ... More >>
It goes without saying that most bread in this town is a massive let down. The most disappointing loaves can be found at grocery stores where blonde baguettes with a soft, almost waxy crust fill the bread baskets next to the even more terrible loaves branded simply as French or Italian. A baguette ... More >>
It's always best at festivals like these when you go looking for the party in the campsite rather than let it come to you. Directly around us were several bands, the longest running flip cup tournament of all time, a tiki tent of some sort complete with bar and swimming pool, an official Jägermeist ... More >>
Eels Thursday, March 7, at Granada Theater, $30 Last time Eels came through town to support their third album in a trilogy of concept albums, Tomorrow Morning, they delivered. It appears Mark Oliver Everett has cranked out another one, Wonderful, Glorious, released on Feb. 5. The best thing about Ee ... More >>
H20 Music Festival Cotton Bowl Saturday, June 9 See also: Scenes from the H20 Music Festival I stood at the entrance of the "House That Doak Built," watching Dallas Fire and Rescue workers help a middle-age Hispanic lady onto a stretcher, and I couldn't help but think about how much of a misnomer ... More >>
After nearly a year without venturing outside the loop, I finally got out of town for a brief weekend. I toyed with going to Marfa, but I'm not yet Texan enough to drive eight hours for a weekend getaway, so I chose Austin, as much for its culinary diversity as its proximity. I'm still trying to d ... More >>
I want to love it like Alice does. I've been looking out my office window and noticing how all the tree buds have filled out; Dallas is awash in a sea of green, and it won't be long before the sun bakes everything into a mottled brown. Why not throw on a green shirt, find a nice pub and drink down 1 ... More >>
More easy bar food for the Uptown crowd.
This year, like most years, the multi-million-dollar-slinging advertising competition known as the Super Bowl was largely dominated by those in the motor vehicle category. But if you were paying close attention, somewhere between the David Beckham ogling, flipping back and forth from the Super Bowl ... More >>
FacebookOver the weekend I dropped into the office to jot down some thoughts on a recent meal and checked out the #boycottdrpepper feed I've been keeping an eye on. This tweet popped up just as I was watching: DrPepper @Galcos pulls all Dr. Pepper/Snapple products from shelves after @ ... More >>
The last weeks of December always serve as an inflection point: We spend 1/4 of our time reflecting on the past year and 1/4 of our time resolving to make the next year a little better. The other half we spend getting fat and drunk. (After all, it's easier to lose five pounds and sober up af ... More >>
Via.Sam's World Series Game 1 preview-open thread's upcoming any minute now; start polishing your bats. Till then, this: The governor's office sends word that Rick Perry has, but of course, made a wager with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon concerning the outcome of Rangers-Cardinals. And it's not a t ... More >>
Never in the dozen-plus years that I've been of legal drinking age have I seen beer as cheap as the $2.99 six-pack of Big Flats 1901 I espied at Walgreen's the other day. Not even the Schlitz, Natty Light or Beast we drank in college was that cheap. There was no way it could be good, but for 50 ... More >>
... and were delicious. The end. What, you were expecting a Polack joke? This is Texas, where the butts of our jokes are Aggies or blonds, not Polish people. Not that we have many Polish people to offend, anyway. Apparently, there isn't enough demand to import Zywiec or Okocimskie beers into the ... More >>
Here's to you, Timbo. RIP.Timbo, the Dallas Zoo's oldest gorilla, died yesterday in surgery at the age of 49, and we're still bummed by the news. Even though we didn't know her personally, we still plan to mourn her the same way we've marked the deaths of friends, family members and celebrities a ... More >>
By now you've probably noticed the banners across the top of our blogs or seen the Mixmaster post touting Brew at the Zoo September 10, but perhaps were hesitant to commit to a $30 ticket without knowing just which beers would be available. How about I just tell you that the ticket includes zoo ... More >>
At noon on May 14, The Common Table will throw a Belgian Tea Party and take a stand against bland beer through an act of rebellion sure to stir some controversy: Owner Corey Pond and manager Jeff Fryman will dump out the bar's last-ever keg of Stella Artois."This defiant act of beer protest is de ... More >>
"Yazz Flute!" At Amsterdam BarIt's Labor Day weekend, and the parties will be happening all over town. One of the most interesting is the Expo Park Jazz Festival's "The Many Faces of Jazz." This two-day jazz festival will happen at Amsterdam Bar on Sunday and Monday and will feature 14 local and ... More >>
Sam's out at the Ballpark in Arlington at this very moment, where Chuck Greenberg's holding his first press conference as The Owner of Your Texas Rangers. (Nolan Ryan was called out of town at the last second.) As they mentioned yesterday, the newsome twosome called today's meet-and-greet to intr ... More >>
Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth "beer guru" Keith Schlabs, drinking on the job.Speaking of Shannon Wynne and the Meddlesome Moth...Fifteen years and 14 locations after the June 5, 1995, opening of the original Flying Saucer on Sundance Square in Fort Worth, the franchise's "beer guru," Keith Sc ... More >>
This week we're featuring some of those outstanding jingles that ingrained themselves into our gray matter. You know, the ones that were on worn VHS tapes of holiday specials. The ones that made you crave chips or gum. Those that you loved (or hated) just because of that catchy melody. The ones that ... More >>
Anthony "Spud" Webb dazzled Reunion Arena and captured America in 1986. Unfortunately, I'd seen his act before. As a horrible point guard for the 1981 Duncanville High School Panthers, I had the ball stolen from me on consecutive possessions by Webb, then a star at Wilmer-Hutchins. After the ... More >>
View Larger MapNothing about Mai's is bad. There are plenty of things that are weird, though: the racks of dog-eared issues of US Weekly and Cosmopolitan, the soft-rock instrumental remixes of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "Take My Breath Away," the organza curtains that barely hide the parkin ... More >>
Patrick MichelsI have bought perhaps half a dozen Michelobs in my entire life. Compared to Anheuser-Busch's flagship Budweiser, Michelob is a serviceable brew. But the pricing is pushed just enough that it makes more sense to go with the much better imports or small production beers. Michelob recent ... More >>
Patrick MichelsRoppolo's Red River "location" did big business at SXSW.I spent much of the last week in Austin for SXSW, so rather than hipping you guys to some local jewel this week, I've decided to give a play-by-play commentary of how I vittled down in the Live Music Capitol of the World.Comprehe ... More >>
Patrick MichelsPerhaps I'm treading new and uncertain ground here. There's nothing as American as hot dogs...except perhaps for baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet, although a couple of those are in the midst of death throes. And, of course, if we call them Frankfurters, they somehow become a German s ... More >>
A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite pints...in local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week - even the end of the year - welcome to Whitt's End: *Hold your horses if you thought tonight's concert by Russ Martin and his band at Joe Avezzano's joint up in Frisco was going to A) turn into a bashfest o ... More >>
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