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  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2010

    Yesterday at NX35: The Low Lows at Dan's

    ​ Band: The Low LowsVenue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 11:05 p.m. Austin's The Low Lows was a band I knew very little about. And few in the audience at Dan's Silverleaf could enlighten me as to what to expect as the band made its way on stage. It was a rather large ensemble: two keyboardist, two (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.22.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Been meaning to get to this, but The Ticket is so dominant in Metroplex sports talk radio that at this point it's like digging up Barbaro for another kick to the ribs. In December 1310 AM The Tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Our Deep-Fried Decade: Ten Years Of Gluttony And Progress At The State Fair

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?​In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    This Year's Dallas Video Festival to Pay Tribute to Chuck Morgan. About Damned Time.

    Texas Rangers​During its 22 years of existence, the Dallas Video Festival has paid tribute to a great many pioneers and visionaries, among them Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Robert Smigel, Paul Reubens, Martin Mull, Mike Judge, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson and Slam Bang Theater crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Today, Two More Wrongly Imprisoned Men Took Their First Steps as Free Men

    Photos by Kimberly ThorpeClaude Simmons and Christopher Shun Scott outside the House of Blues, shortly after their release from prison today. Check out more photos here in our slide show.​The courtroom was filled with tears, then cheers: Two men who spent 12 years in prison for a crime they didn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Things I Just Won't Drink

    ​We can all come up with a list of drinks we deeply regret trying. Some of them were probably part of our repertoire at one point in time. For example, back when I was a high school n'er-do-well, groups of us sneak bottles of Cold Duck or, worse, Malt Duck for weekend bashes. If you're not familia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Bowling For Soup Announces Album Details, Remains Proud Of Its 'Wena'

    ​In a press release sent out Thursday night, Bowling for Soup revealed the details of its upcoming album, Sorry For Partyin'. Oh, and it unveiled more details about its crotch-shot of a music video, "My Wena"... Far as the album's concerned, the pop-punk band's tenth release will see the lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    The Top 10 Things I Don't Get About These Kids Today

    ​Went to my son's 7th grade football scrimmage yesterday afternoon and - it's official - I'm effin' old. Uncool. Dweeby. Dorky. And totally outta touch. These two boys - I dunno, maybe 13 or 14ish - were talking underneath the bleachers. At least I think it was talking. To my ancient ears it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Why Coke Is Not It For Dallas

    ​In September 2004, the Dallas City Council gave Dr Pepper an exclusive beverage vending contract -- meaning that at any city of Dallas venue, you had to be a Pepper or else till at last the fall of '09, since Dr Pepper was paying good money for the exclusive access via vending machine. But with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Gloria's vs Mattito's: Margarita Massacre

    Alex Flores​Dallas has always seemed a little confused about margaritas--even though the cocktail was reputedly invented by a local (albeit during a Mexico vacation).Perhaps it's just a misunderstanding of semantics. You see, 'cocktail' is generally a drink consisting of three or more ingredients, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Grill At Reno's Honors Dimebag Darrell With Blacktooth Whiskey Burger

    ​"Videobob" Moseley, new owner of The Grill At Reno's (adjacent to Reno's Chop Shop, which, on Thursday, was approved for a three-year extension on its SUP), is introducing a new menu that includes a hamburger inspired by slain Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott. Moseley w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    RadioShack's About to Get an Extreme Makeover. At Least, the Name Is. Kind Of.

    ​That's right -- get ready to call the Fort Worth-based chain "The Shack" starting Thursday. The name change ain't official: It'll still be known by its more formal and familiar moniker. But according to Lee Applbaum, RadioShack's chief marketing officer, well, just forget about that whole "Radio" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Short Orders: Pizza By Marco, Addison

    This isn't the Addison sign, but I don't carry a camera.​I'll just say, straight off, that what I like about Pizza by Marco is their beverage price list. The new suburban branch of Dallas' most storied pizza joint opened not long ago along Belt Line in Addison. Here you can purchase wine by the gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Pairing Off: Subway

    Subway is the new Domino's--the place that sustains America's college students and helps its workers fight off the pangs of hangover.Patrick MichelsBut the sub shop chain has become so much more, enduring crowds of office drones at lunch and tailgaters on weekends, for example. Of course, that doesn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.8.09

    "Coke's messages were totally unacceptable, creating an impression which is likely to mislead that Coca-Cola cannot contribute to weight gain, obesity and tooth decay." (From a statement released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission regarding an advertising campaign run by the Atl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    10 Questions: Jay Liddell

    Patrick MichelsThe Dallas-based brand ambassador for Macallan's single malt Scotch line is charged with an important mission: introducing whisky to a younger generation...of drinking age, of course.Before moving to this city, he spent seven years in the Big Apple as an events manager (with a small b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Energy Drinks May Give You a "Savage" Hangover

    Starting with Red Bull, the energy drink craze quickly devolved developed into a shameless marketing frenzy. Every new brand blurs the line between serious marketing venture and pathetic self parody. We've reported previously on the strange level of demand for these cans of processed sugar and caff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2009

    Last Night: Punk Bunny, Rival Gang, Darktown Strutters and Pocket Change at Mable Peabody's

    Punk Bunny brought the raunch to Denton.Gay Prom Bloodbath Mable Peabody's in DentonFriday, February 13, 2009 Better than: A Priscilla, Queen of the Desert movie marathon Friday the 13th welcomes the truly bizarre, and Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair in Denton was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Burning Question: Which Super Bowl City Has The Best Food?

    Actually, this question came to us as your basic "who will win the Super Bowl" sort of thing, presumably hoping for some insight from our crew's most recent has-been athlete. (See photo).Dave Faries almost gets away with an ill-advised spin move during a Prague Lions practice session last spring.But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    10 Questions: Jay Jerrier

    Eight or nine years ago, it was Louie's or nothing for pizza aficionados. Then along came Fireside Pies and...And that inspired Jay Jerrier, a man with a taste for pizza and far too much time on his hands. He built an oven in his backyard, baked as a hobby for two years, then plunged into th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "A lot of people have left the category. Also a lot of young people have not entered the category, so these ads may help Coke both recruit new, young consumers and recruit some lapsed consumers." (Beverage Digest editor John Sicher, clearly excited over the soft drink company's new marketing campai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Jason Kidd and Rest of Mavericks Are Not Good Singers, Most Definitely

    Your Dallas Mavericks are hosting some kind of karaoke contest -- free tickets to Vegas, year's worth of Coke (wait -- you sure this isn't a Dallas Cowboys contest? Hi-yo) and other spoils to the victor. But the promo video proves that we're all winners. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Burning Question: Is It OK To Drink From The Well?

    Yeah, yeah. Red state, blue state, Sunni versus Shiite, McCain battling against his "maverick" past--big deal.These are but minor little spats compared to the one issue that threatens to rend our social fabric, set brother against brother and perhaps even topple our sacred devotion to progress: in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008
  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Film 2007: Doc Block

    Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen

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    November 6, 2007
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    July 18, 2007
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    March 9, 2007
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    April 11, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Eight Is Enough

    Long before he was canonized, Troy Aikman was comical. Who knew?

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004

    The Cross' Word

    David Cross talks about Mr. Show one more time

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2004


    Speed for a Cure

  • Resolution Guide

    January 15, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Butter

    Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Chili

    Highland Park Pharmacy

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Vintage Store

    Pandemonium Limited Vintage Clothing

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Open Doors

    Buzz-Oven is cooking up a new audience for local music. One 16-year-old at a time.

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    KRBV's change in format causes barely a ripple in the airwaves

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best lunch deal (tie)

    Nuevo Leon & Monica's Aca y Alla

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Out There


  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    True believer

    From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Cola kids

    Public school students become a captive audience for corporate advertisers

  • News

    March 18, 1999
  • Dining

    December 14, 1995
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