Before the end-of-the-weekend deluge that cancelled Day 3, it was unseasonably hot in Austin: temps in the low 90s, blazing sun, hordes of fans filling the open plains of Zilker Park, and muggy downpours that only left everyone stickier. In turn, the bands did plenty to turn up the heat. Here are th ... More >>
There are many words that come to mind when you think of Dallas. "Barbecue," for one. A lot of traffic-related phrases too, like "road construction," "highway overpasses" or "valet parking." But three surprising adjectives connected to Dallas are "young," "broke" and "single," at least according ... More >>
If you haven't heard, next month's Bon Appetit will name the 20 most important restaurants in America. Dallas didn't make the list. Texas got two nods -- both Uchi and Franklin BBQ in Austin were mentioned -- but instead of celebrating Lone Star Pride, I'd rather examine why Dallas was not included. ... More >>
Dallas' most vibrant dining scene may owe it all to one restaurant.
Since January of last year, chef Brady Williams has been manning the ship at the Spillers Group, the folks behind Union Bear, Oddfellows and Eno's. But Williams told me today that he's got a new gig: chef de cuisine for FT-33, the new Design District restaurant from Matt McCallister. "It's been in ... More >>
Bacon Cotton CandyHold ye ol' britches because this bit of food news could blow them right off. This weekend at the One Arts Plaza Fall Block Party (details in a few), Chef David McMillan of the Screen Door will whip up some "bacon cotton candy." In my quest for more information on this uni ... More >>
One of my pet peeves about most cooking shows is how often a program's uber-foodies -- from the four-star guys in the starchy aprons to the home cooks who've lucked into a spot on television -- are reluctant to express any real emotion about how much they love the actual taste of good food. ... More >>
Dallas Blooms goes Dutch
When the Navy abandoned ship at the Dallas Naval Air Station, it left an expensive mess behind
Deeper Life ministry says it saves homeless people from drugs and sin. Some ex-members say the church takes advantage of those who need help most.
The Patriot is sentimental, overbearing, flag-waving--and a crowd-pleaser
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX