As a general rule, it's probably best to avoid driving through Cockrell Hill. Police in the tiny hamlet, a .6-square-mile splotch in the middle of Oak Cliff, wrote 7,890 traffic tickets last year, nearly two for each of its residents. That's doubly true if you lack proof of insurance. Each month, t ... More >>
Maybe the street was deserted and you decided to open up the throttle. Maybe a tree branch was blocking the flashing school zone sign, or you didn't notice the cop as you rolled through the stop sign. Whatever the particulars of the situation, practically every driver knows the flush of shame -- an ... More >>
Created by Alexander FloresMake the jump for the Taco Trail This certainly isn't the week to jog the Katy Trail (Fountain Place is frozen, man!), so instead, Jose Ralat Maldonado -- who has traversed the taco scene for City of Ate -- and the rest of us implore you to eat. Eat as much as you ... More >>
DesperadosTacos have always been big in Dallas. From the real estate mogul and socialite to the day laborer and college co-ed, everyone loves a taco, has an opinion about tacos and is a staunch defender of his or her favorite. In 2010, however, tacos really took off. The gourmet/specialty bra ... More >>
Photos by Jose Ralat MaldanadoOne of the reasons I was attracted to this Cockrell Hill taquería, located catercorner to the Westmoreland DART station, was the paucity of information about it online. There's much on its sister location in Lakewood. But again, zip about Los Altos de Jalisco No ... More >>
Hal SamplesJonathan Neerman says Craig and Tanya Watkins have an "ethical dilemma" on their hands.With the role of consultants in the city under the microscope because of what we've learned in the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial, it seemed like a good time to check in on newbie Tanya Watki ... More >>
Noah W. BaileyEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Pollo Camperomultiple locationsDude Factor: 8, or Jaime Viñals, on a scale of 1 (Sergio Andrade) to 10 (Daphne Zuniga)The logo for Pollo Campe ... More >>
Mark GrahamMichael HinojosaIt was the last question of the night: "What do you think of the mayor's concept for taking over the Dallas Independent School District?" The audience, consisting of only a few folks scattered throughout the W.T. White High School auditorium last night, let out a collectiv ... More >>
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