Chesapeake Bay

  • Dining

    April 17, 2014

    Gemma Is Making Beautiful Food, from Sea to Briny Sea

    If you're tired of Henderson Avenue, here's your way out.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Feeding Your Dog Is About to Get Way More Expensive

    Remember Finn? I introduced you to her two years ago when I first moved to Dallas and committed to a life of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and low-grade fatness. She's 16 now, and sleeps a lot more than she used to, but she still eats with the intense enthusiasm that has aggravated me since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Soft-shell Crabs Have Landed at Marc Cassel's 20 Feet Seafood

    Marc Cassel, owner of 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas, threw an interesting post up on his Facebook page this week. Holy Flying Decapod Crustaceans Batman! A few dozen soft-shell crabs (can I get a Hallelujah?) will be boarding a red-eye flight from the Chesapeake to Big D this evening, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    The Old-School Dessert Plate is Alive, if Not Well, At Taverna

    ​Behold! Dessert Plate! I first met you back in high school, where I thanklessly waited tables at a seafood-meets-steak house on the Chesapeake Bay. There, in the walk-in fridge, you sat perched at the ready, covered in cellophane and prepared to advertize your glorious bounty to diners already st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Asador's Dean James Max: What a Lucky Man

    Asador's Dean James Max​Some people just end up doing the things they are meant to do, and the lucky ones end up being successful at it. Dean James Max, concept chef at the new Asador Restaurant in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, is one of the lucky ones. What he's dreamed up for Asador is what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Half-Shell Fans Beware, the Future
    For Gulf Oysters is Murky

    ​A waiter at City Diner and Oyster Bar in Corpus Christi broke the appalling news to my wife, in-laws and me last weekend as we made a trip to the coast: No fresh Texas oysters on the half-shell. Not one. Sorry, he said. Dealer prices a week into the start of Texas' oyster harvest from public leas ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
  • Film

    May 4, 2006


    Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground

  • Music

    August 1, 2002


    Topsiders (Teenbeat)

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    A Few Good Dogs

    September 11 creates a bull market for dogs with a nose for explosives

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    Club Med

    For Keith Foster, doctoring golf courses is all about staying out of the way

  • Film

    October 7, 1999

    Celluloid as sedative

    In a perfect world, movies as dull as Random Hearts wouldn't get made