After my earlier (somewhat sarcastic) rejection of all of Memphis barbecue, I felt I should probably try somewhere that wasn't Red, Hot and Blue and aim to be remotely fair. As luck would have it, during a New Year road trip we passed through Memphis for a day (en route from Cracker Barrel in fact. ... More >>
It's over. All those special occasion dishes, all the festive cocktails, they're all gone. It's that time of year when were forced to come back to our desks and actually work, even if our desk tops have been pushed a little further away from our faces by a growing holiday midsection. You'd think we' ... More >>
I did an article about various area chain restaurant options a few months back because I was intrigued, as a stranger to these shores, by all the fanciful and mysterious options available to me. I still go to Waffle House all the time, and I don't care what people think. I just love hash browns.
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I was alerted to this story by our friends at Houston Press, since I'm apparently not on the Cracker Barrel press list, and maybe this is old news, but the South's most ubiquitous chain restaurant is selling music. I know Cracker Barrel is the butt of a lot of jokes, but I genuinely like the place. ... More >>
In one quick year, Il Cane Rosso has become the most esteemed pizza joint in Dallas. Owner Jay Jerrier discovered this style of Neapolitan pizza while on a trip in Naples with his wife in 1995 and has worked diligently to bring the same pizza experience to Dallas. Recently Guy Fieri and the Diners, ... More >>
With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid" was as close to Devo as Fun Fun Fun Fest-goers will get this weekend.As cool as the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest today and tomorrow may be, the Friday night kick-off party was clearly for the nerds--former and current. Chris Hardwick was intended to be the ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, November 2, 2010...Sure, Kim Kardashian is hot, but, being hot doesn't mean you're a singer, right?You know you've made it when Cracker Barrel is distributing your new album! Since her acting career didn't quite take off the way she had hoped, Shi ... More >>
While plenty of masochistic local eateries are gearing up for a second consecutive Restaurant Week, the charitable promotion officially ended last night.
And according to the comments posted here and on other local food blogs, the event was again exasperating for diners, servers and chefs. ... More >>
One of these guys has been hittin' the sauce...well, the extract, really.Long before these dismal days of gut-busting King Size Snickers and 3 Musketeers Dark Chocolate Mint (an unholy creation, for sure), there were Goo Goo Clusters and Zagnuts and Squirrel Nut Zippers...uh...must...resist...Beavi ... More >>