Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here.
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It's not often I get to say so, but I wish I'd been in Amarillo last night.
That's where the Big Texan Steak Ranch kicked off its two-month team rib-eating tourney, where one of 32 four-eater teams will try to gorge their way to glory, and a $1,000 grand prize. Last night was the first of the wee ... More >>
Seven years ago today Dallas' grand old fine dining destination was in its death throes. The Riviera would close for good in February of 2003, leaving as its legacy some of the finest chefs, restaurateurs and managers in the city.David Holben (now at Del Frisco's) and Lori Finkelman served as the ... More >>
Patrick MichelsFormer Cowboys cheerleader Terra Watson has moved her booming business down to Expo ParkFormer Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Terra Watson spent the last 12 years designing and manufacturing pro-team dance and
cheerleader uniforms -- including her former teammates' Christmas presents t ... More >>
Cadillac Ranch857 John Carpenter FwyIrving972-506-7262Cadillac Ranch was a roller coaster ride when I reviewed the place sometime in...well, less than a year ago. My short term memory cuts in an out, even though I take plenty of herb-infused medicine for the problem.Tastes medicinal, anyway.I sto ... More >>
Yeah, yeah--pretty damn juvenile of us...not to mention downright sexist.But, damn it, if Danica Patrick can embrace beauty as well as hard nose racing skill, then we're allowed the occasional foray into 'babe-licious' territory.Now, it wasn't an easy process. After much hemming and hawing, we ha ... More >>
Unbeknownst to me, semi-local singer/songwriter Guthrie Kennard has set up a sort of residency at the Los Colinas nightspot Cadillac Ranch. If I'd been paying better attention, I would have already hustled my ass up John Carpenter Freeway and caught Kennard's fine examples of Americana much earlier ... More >>
She's worked in some of the city's most respected kitchens, including Cafe on the Green, Mediterraneo and The Riviera. As executive chef at Trader Vic's, she picked up a spot in the Dallas Morning News' list of top new restaurants in 2007.Crockett now serves as general manager for Cadillac Ranch, th ... More >>