• Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Where to Drink with* Your Kids in Dallas

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. *Not with with. You know what we mean. It's hard to recall, now that your brain is sleep-starved and littered with stray ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    The Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food: 2014 Edition

    Would you believe that if you had a dollar for every Dorito consumed on Super Bowl Sunday you'd have enough money to buy a spot during halftime? Sure you'd believe it. But I just made that shit up. Folks eat up statistics about Super Bowl ad spend, but do they eat up the foods advertised during the ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    What's Wrong With Diversity?

    And why does the U.S. lump all Hispanics together?

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Bugs in Food: Sorry Vegans, You've Already Eaten a Lot of Animals

    Last month I used the recently released UN report on bug consumption to question whether or not Dallasites were ready to dine on insects. Comments came in quickly and resoundingly to the negative. "OK I can suck the head of a crawfish all day long, but I'd never stick the whole damn thing in my mout ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    Rosemont: Tracy Miller's Latest Tries To Resurrect Breakfast

    Customers find nostalgia in a bowl of Cheerios.

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Because the Man Who Raised You Deserves More than a Tie

    Father might know best, but he still gets crappy gifts.​My dad hates Father's Day. He hates making a fuss. He's one of those dads who thinks if you can't appreciate him every day, don't waste the effort on Father's Day. He's also one of those guys who says, "Oh, I don't need any presents. I ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Tipping Point: It's Cheesy to Stiff For What A Server Can't Help

    ​I am good at working for free. That is not to say I am good at volunteer work. For one thing, I get bored bagging groceries at the Food Pantry. It's hard to feel good about what I'm doing when we run out of supplies and have nothing to give the late-comers but green beans and evaporated milk ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • News

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Kellogg's Broke My Heart...Those Bastards

    ​Kellogg's just ripped my heart out, slammed it to the dirt, then proceeded to stomp the hell out of it with a seven-inch stiletto! Ok--high drama, but I'm seriously heartbroken about their recent de-veganizing of one of the best faux meat products on the market. For years, I used Kellogg's Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    On The Range: Guisado

    What's in a name? Unless I miss my guess, the guy who first coined the expression must have been thinking about guisado, a Mexican branch of the stew family. Why is this the case? You can answer the question by trying a simple experiment. Think about beef stew. What images does it evoke? If y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Angela Hunt Has Your Bunny

    Well, OK, maybe it's not your bunny. But it's somebody's, because the kindly council member swears her temporary house guest isn't a wild hare: "He's a tame bunny," she says. "It's apparent he's house-trained." And she'd like him back in the house in which he belongs, which is why she asked Unfair P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Dirk: The Big Germane

    I could come in here and pour my glass-half-empty pessimism on you. Tell you how the Mavs’ 111-86 victory last night came against a team playing its fourth game in five nights. Remind you that, with weekend road games at the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns, a two-game losing streak could very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006

    MILF Police Come To Town

    You guys know I try to bring you the very best in participatory journalism each week, right? You know that if I thought there was any way I could enter the search for the Hottest Mom In America TV show, I'd do it. Unfortunately, my talents are limited. I can fake a booty-shake, but I just can't fake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2006

    Hello, Baby

    When Lindsey Lanzisero called her husband at work last week, he thought he was finally about to be a father. With his wife due to deliver their first baby within the week, restaurant manager Peter Lanzisero rushed across the Galleria's Grand Luxe Cafe to the phone, sure that tonight was the night th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

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

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Coming Down

    A "routine" shuttle descent winds up stunning Space City

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Science Friction

    Plus: Q&A with Deborah Norville

  • Culture

    September 6, 2001

    California Dreaming

    Los Angeles artists bring their defiantly difficult work to Dallas

  • Culture

    October 29, 1998

    Heavy metal

    Abstraction doesn't takethe bite out of thesecreepy machines

  • Dining

    August 21, 1997

    More bang for the Lira

    La Dolce Vita steeps penny-pinching in romance and taste

  • News

    January 23, 1997

    Mommie dearest

    Why I'm trading my typewriter for diapers and drool cloths