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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Monkey King Makes the Perfect Feel-Good Chicken Noodle Soup

    It's that time of year, when the sky clouds over, everything gets damp and everyone's immune systems start to fall apart. The clerks at CVS are fronting the NyQuil section every other hour, noses are red and taste buds are shot. It's inevitable that either you or someone you know will succumb to a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Dallas Women Deal With Catcalls, Too

    The other day, while I was at Kroger buying laundry detergent and frozen waffles, a man came up to me, leaned in close, and said, "Come on now, baby. Let's see a smile on that nice little face of yours." Before I could stop myself, before I could rebuke this man for violating my space, my privacy -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    Preston Center Is Getting a Skybridge, and Maybe a Tom Thumb

    Earlier this week, we spent some time examining why Preston Center, the aging shopping center floating on a sea of Park Cities/Preston Hollow riches, sucks so hard. Little did we know that Crow Holdings already had a plan to fix it. With a skybridge. Last December, Crow purchased the old Sanger-Har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Urban Orchard Market, Downtown Dallas' Only Grocer Folds After Less Than a Year

    When Urban Orchard Market opened to moderate fanfare last October, there was hope that maybe, finally, Downtown Dallas was grown up enough to support a grocery store. It's not. Ten months after opening, the jaunty "Now Open" banner still hanging above the door, the market has quietly closed. A down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The Loon's New Location Coming Soon. So Is a Big Party.

    In 2003, I wrote in these pages about a room at 3531 McKinney Ave. that had, over the course of six decades, stood witness to the people -- many of them drunk -- who represented the changing societal, political and demographic realities of our city. "And pretty much everyone had a good time," acc ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    How Self-Appointed Experts Rule the Autograph Industry

    And what happens when they get it wrong.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Dallas' Six Best Bars for Day Drinking

    The list of excuses are endless: your boss is a jerk and you need some personal space to avoid going all Office Space on him: You've billed too many hours for the quarter and you can't work any more, anyway; it's greater than 72 degrees during a month that normally features ice and snow; your dog di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    The Loon Is Moving to Make Room for CVS, But Not Before a Proper Goodbye

    Yesterday morning news broke that The Loon is looking for a new location. One of the most revered bars in Dallas is being pushed aside to make room for a CVS. While the relocation is sad news for anyone who's spent any time at the decades-old bar, I was secretly, if momentarily, delighted: I had a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Sam's Club is Selling Barrels of Jack Daniels for $10,000

    Whip out your club card (or haul ass past the greeter), because Sam's has a sweet deal for you. Well, it's not so much sweet as it is oaky and a little like drinking fire. Or gasoline. Or gasoline on fire. The Huffington Post, MSN and others picked up on a Reddit thread this week that shows an entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Police: An Enraged Pharmacy Cashier Ran Over an Unruly Customer with His Car

    The 5 a.m. shift is typically a quiet one for a cashier at an all-night pharmacy. The drunks have mostly gone to bed while the sober haven't yet roused themselves for the new day. But for whatever reason, that wasn't the case on Wednesday at the CVS at Central Expressway and Meadow Road. (Note: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Moms for Marijuana Thrilled at Return of Stolen Weed-Advocacy Quilt

    The community of maternal marijuana legalization activists was rocked this past weekend when a cannabis quilt, the product of two years and more than 70 pairs of hands, was stolen from atop a Ford Explorer parked at the CVS on Thornton Lane in Irving. The quilt, self consciously modeled on the more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Music Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you sprint w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Rick Perry and State Senator Jane Nelson Want Texas to Drug Test Welfare Recipients

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: There's still some very stale, deeply discounted Halloween candy kicking around the aisles at CVS, Christmas music has suddenly overtaken your dentist's office, and Texas legislators have begun pre-filing bills for the upcoming legislative session. The ses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Online Specialty Food Delivery Service, Artizone, To Set Up Shop in Downtown on Thursday Evenings

    Downtown Dallas doesn't offer much it terms of grocery stores. Urbanmarket closed earlier this year because it couldn't find is place in the fickle grocery-shopping patterns of downtown residents. Other than that, CVS and 7-Eleven are the choices. It's like a grocery store desert -- with lots of tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Denton's New Fry Street is Flirting with Corporate America. Is This Such a Bad Thing?

    As many Dentonites are aware, especially those (un)fortunate enough to live a stone's throw from the UNT campus, the "high rise" apartments going up on Fry Street have created quite a state of multi-variable chaos. Construction, no parking, there-is-seriously-another-nail-in-my-tire syndrome: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Kanye West's "Theraflu," Explained

    America loves hip-hop music, but we don't always understand the meaning behind the message. We love to dance awkwardly to "Rack City" in the comfort of our homes while throwing imaginary ones in the air, but seldom take the time to break down a song line by line to derive its true meaning. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Let's Get Together and Fix the Mimosa

    What the hell happened to the mimosa? What could actually be a light, delicate and refreshing morning drink has become the booze of choice for those so hungover they can't choke down anything else without booting. And with very few exceptions, they're consistently terrible. (Maybe it's because they' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    One Man's (Somewhat Frantic and Almost Failed) Hunt for Emergency Contraceptive

    One night late last year, Jason Melbourne walked into a CVS pharmacy in Mesquite, hoping against hope to walk out with an emergency contraceptive, or "the morning-after pill." It wasn't the morning after. He and his wife had their "accident" a few days before, and the 72-hour window in which EC is m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2011

    One Way to Fill Downtown Dallas: Dress Up Main Street, and the Park, With Lots of Lights

    ​It most certainly did not feel like Christmas: Seventy-four degrees and 85-percent humidity is no way to spend the Saturday night before Thanksgiving. It certainly sounded like Christmas: Main Street Garden was surround-sounded by KVIL-approved Christmas hits, turned up to 11, not for the easily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Tacos Y Mas and Chichen Itza: Double Trouble

    Tacos Y Mas is the "best?" Sez you.​Marvelous things can be seen from a bus seat. When I lived in New York, riding the city buses was an exciting thing. The drivers in their cars didn't know what they were missing. I was a passenger but I wasn't passive. I would take notes as I rode by dive ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    On-the-Auction-Block Blockbuster Thinks Amazon, Best Buy, CVS Are Interested

    ​Home Media Magazine directs our attention to this Friday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, where Renaissance Tower-based Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 back in September. As we noted last week, Blockbuster's up for sale now, with Monarch Alternative Capital among the interested parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Know These Men? Dallas PD Has Two Videos It Would Like You to Watch This Morning.

    Back to back, the Dallas Police Department sent two videos this morning while wondering: Do you recognize these suspects? The man in the video above -- thought to be somewhere between 25 and 30 years old, 5-foot-5 and around 140 to 150 pounds -- is actually suspected in 11 robberies in North Dallas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    This Morning's Grim Discovery: A Likely Drug Overdose in CVS Bathroom Near White Rock

    ​Dallas police just sent word: First thing this morning, the store manager opening up the CVS Pharmacy on E. Northwest Highway -- where Plano Road turns into E. Lake Highlands Drive -- found a dead man in the bathroom. Hell of a way to start the day. DPD explains:Drug paraphernalia, including a sy ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    What In God's Name is First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress So Scared Of? Everything.

    ​Regarding the story Wilonsky broke here yesterday -- about Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, publishing a list of businesses or other entities that fail to celebrate Christmas in an acceptably enthusiastic way. I'm worried about old white people. Seriously. I'm one myself. I go fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    The 2800 Block of Greenville Avenue Hopes to Rise From the Ashes by February

    As part of its rebuilding effort, Terilli's is selling welcome-back bricks that'll become part of a "Friends of Terilli's Wall" upon its February reopening.​Shortly after a four-alarm fire destroyed the block of Greenville Avenue housing Terilli's, Hurricane Grill, Mick's and the Greenville Bar &a ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

    It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    DPD's Looking for Couple Treating Lemmon Avenue As Private Cigarette Vending Machine

    This twosome likes hitting the CVS at 4207 Lemmon Avenue, between Wycliff and Douglas; twice in recent weeks they've jumped the counter and loaded shopping bags with cartons of smokes. Then they took it down the street to the RaceTrac. The clerk seen during the first robbery is clearly not amused wh ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Someone Spent Last Night Setting Downtown Dallas's Trash Cans on Fire

    Kimberly ThorpeOne of a handful of trash can fires set downtown last night​Downtown Dallas was on fire last night -- at least, its trash cans were. Six or seven of them, to be more exact. That's what firefighters say. We saw four for sure -- the first one around 9. The trash can at the corner of G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    DISD's Also Sending Recruiters to the Laid-Off DISD Employee Job Fair

    Tomorrow's the Dallas Independent School District job fair at the Dallas Convention Center, and the district's Web site has all the details -- including the list of employers who're scheduled to attend. A few interesting names leap off the list, among them the more than 60 Texas school districts sen ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Needle Point in Allen?

    Today's Boston Globe carries a lengthy profile of former Allen High School cheerleader, gymnast and class vice-president Dionne Passacantando, who, in 2003, started taking anabolic steroids when she was 17 because "she just wanted six-pack abs." Passacantando, who now lives in Bruce Springsteen's Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    And One More Piece of Dallas' History Turns to Rubble

    The McKinney Avenue Baptist Church stood on McKinney Avenue for 97 years. Then Saturday happened. So, I leave town for three days, and this is what happens: The Hard Rock Cafe -- otherwise known as the former McKinney Avenue Baptist Church, built in 1910 -- is no more. Just one month ago, the buildi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Re: Hard Rock and a Hard Place

    I finally talked to Jack Gosnell, the broker handling the Hard Rock Cafe sale on behalf of Brett Landes, and he could not have been more insightful concerning the battle over the fate of the 97-year-old former church on McKinney Avenue. Turns out, our Friend who attended Monday's Landmark Commission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Landmark Commisison Caught Between a Hard Rock and Hard Place

    So, we were informed late yesterday that everything is not as hunky or as dory as Angela Hunt led us to believe concerning the fate of the now-former Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue. (Hunt herself hinted as much in a late-day blog entry on Thursday.) Indeed, from what we hear, this thing's getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2007

    In Uptown, a Meeting to Keep Hard Rock Building from Becoming a Teardown

    There's a meeting this week to see if Uptowners actually want to preserve the former church that, till next week, is the home of the Hard Rock Cafe. New Friend of Unfair Park John McKee called to let us know that on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at William B. Travis Middle School on McKinney Avenue, city coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    Hard Rock to Stop Rockin' After All

    So, yeah. You know where last week we said the Hard Rock Cafe was still rockin', at least for the time being? Well, the time's come and gone. I just got off the phone with Hard Rock Cafe's New Jersey-based publicist John Gogarty, who does confirm that on March 3, the McKinney Avenue mainstay is clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Hard Rock Still Rockin'. For Now.

    Consider this yet another of Dallas' worst-kept secrets: The CVS pharmacy chain is going to buy up and tear down the Hard Rock Cafe on McKinney Avenue. At least, that's the rumor "swirling" among the restaurant's staff, says John Gogarty, the New Jersey-based publicist for the restaurant-hotel-casin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    Buy the Friendly Skies

    Brilliant idea? Hustle? Yes? Looks like Southwest Airlines is selling gift cards this holiday season. Yup, just like Target, Starbucks, you name it -- a little plastic gift card with a relatively large price tag, which you can pick up on your way out of Kmart and Wal-Mart. (It's also one hell of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Whole Foods By Half, More or Less

    Driven past the intersection of Forest Lane and Preston Road recently? If so you've seen the mammoth new Whole Foods scheduled to open in about four weeks; really, you can't miss the thing. Looks like a spaceship landed next to a CVS. It's supposed to be quite the site when it's open; no doubt the m ... More >>