• Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    How to Make Fireball at Home, with Black Swan's Gabe Sanchez (and without Anti-Freeze)

    The folks behind Fireball whiskey are in damage-control mode after European countries issued a recall, saying one of the spirit's ingredients is also used in anti-freeze. Food-grade propylene glycol is safe for consumption, according to the FDA. But that didn't stop Norway, Sweden and Finland from p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 96: The Wings at Lakewood Landing

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Like most close relationships, my affection for the deep-fried bird appendages sold at Lak ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014

    The Blind Butcher Has a Vision for Meat

    And it's got the beer goggles to match.

  • 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

    January 9, 2014

    The North Texas Hip-Hop Survey: Your Favorite Rapper's Life Lessons, Favorite Cereal and More

    We here at DC9 At Night are excited for Friday. In partnership with The Granada Theater, we're bringing you a showcase including some of the most exciting voices in Dallas' hip-hop scene. Everyone's favorite Nawfside duo, A.Dd will headline the bill with support from Blue The Misfit, Sam Lao, -topi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Cheers to Delicious Shitty Beers!

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    The Best of Rocklahoma 2013, Including an On-Stage Wedding at 2 a.m.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Snuffer's Cheddar Fries: Examining a Dallas Institution

    I knew it wasn't a good idea. Passionate decisions almost always bear a cost. I'd just watched scores of tweets extol the virtues of Snuffer's cheddar fries with such enthusiasm I was incensed. Surely, there is no way something worthy of such praise can come from a dingy Greenville Avenue restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    H20 Music Festival - Cotton Bowl - 6/9/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Five Things I Ate in Austin That You Should Eat Too. Soon.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    St. Patrick's Day, I Should Point Out, Sucks

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Bar Food 2.0

    While sitting at Central 214's bar, the subject of this week's review, and snacking on some blistery shishito peppers and crispy pig ears, I became very excited about the state of bar food in Dallas. Instead of cheese sticks, chicken wings and Reuben sandwiches served with paper napkins (I love thos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    My Top 10 Food Memories of 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Rick Perry, Jay Nixon Bet Some Dr Pepper, Bud and Various Meats Over World Series Outcome

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Recession-Proof Drinking: Taste Testing Three Off-Brand Beers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Two Polish Beers Walk Into A Bar ...

    ​... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    The Full List Of Beers You Can Pour Out In Memory of Timbo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Brew At The Zoo: Where Else Can You Taste Craft Beers in the Presence of Giant Predators?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    The Streets Will Run With The Stella Of Your Enemies At Common Table Belgian Tea Party

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Common Table Drops Beer Prices, Declares Tuesday "Brewsday" With Mikkeller Single Hop Series

    Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin IPA, one of four from the brewer's Single Hop series available tonight at The Common Table.​Good news for cash-strapped beer lovers who were having a bit of trouble justifying a $15 pint (imperial 20-oz pour notwithstanding) at The Common Table: General manager and beer exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Good Friday: The Labor Day Long Weekend Edition

    "Yazz Flute!" At Amsterdam Bar​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Greenberg and Ryan's First Order of Business: Slash Prices at Ballpark! Yes, Even Beer!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    'Beer Guru' Keith Schlabs On 15 Years Of Flying Saucer and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Retro Top Ten: Food Product Jingle Edition!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Judge Spud: Webb Returns to the Height of His Popularity

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Mai's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Hophead: Michelob's Weak Wheats

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Dude Food: SXSW Edition

    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.Comprehensive Dude Factor: 9, or Doug Sahm, on a scale of 1, "Christopher Cross ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Pairing Off: Sonic Hot Dogs

    Perhaps 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 sausage.Otherwis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    10 Questions: Ian Green

    A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Whitt's End

     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 of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Clayton Holmes' Long, Hard Fall

    No doubt Cowboys fans will recall the name Clayton Holmes; he was, after all, on those Dallas teams that won three Super Bowl rings in the 1990s -- a defensive back and special-teams whiz, a third-round draft pick who played like a first-rounder. "As far as the guys I played with in my 13-year caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Best Bets for New Year's Eve Concerts

    Money, parking, overcrowded venues and quality of music; these are just a few things that come to mind when deciding where to go this New Year’s Eve. Here is a list of 1- possibilities followed by a scaled score (10 being the best bet) to rate the perspective overall experience. (Or you can always ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Give 'Em the Boot

    Why don't more people like Italian liqueurs?

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006
  • Dining

    November 17, 2005

    Maltiple Choice

    What's wrong with blended Scotch?

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Remember the Bass-amo

    Plus: Move Over, Kids

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • Dining

    June 10, 2004

    Trying Times

    Kyoto rises from the wreckage on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Are You Kidding Me?

    The reigning king of Southern rock in concert

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    Sand Castles

    It's a multiphonic spree

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    Rack 'Em Up

    Tournament raises some scratch for charity

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Turning Japanese

    What's up with Kobe beef?

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Up to Code

    In light of recent nightclub tragedies, Gypsy Tea Room takes action

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    White Boys and Booze

    Forget Hispanics and tequila. What we're really worried about are those darn homosocials.

  • Dining

    June 24, 1999

    Hash Over

    Abacus counts its blessings;
    Bruno and Judy do Ellum

  • Calendar

    April 8, 1999
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    September 25, 1997
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