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Coffee

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s Oak Cliff Coffee Ale Is a Cross-Town Delight

    This month, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. re-released their Oak Cliff Coffee Ale in cans and on tap. Oak Cliff Coffee Ale made its first appearance last winter and was generally well received, but here at the Observer we were too busy falling all over ourselves to drink as much of Community Brewing Co.'s A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The Jig Is Up for L.A.'s Dumb Starbucks, but its Legal Dance Has Just Begun

    If you spent much time on Facebook over the weekend and have any "friends" from Los Angeles, you were likely peppered with posts and pictures about Dumb Starbucks. A coffee shop bearing the corporate java giant's logo, prefixed with the word "dumb," opened in Los Feliz, giving away free coffee and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    At Dallas' Best Cuban Bakery, Two Daughters Are Taking Dad's Legacy to the Next Level

    Since taking over the International Bakery Cuban Dulceria for their father in 2009, Rita and Sara Vazquez have been taking steps to modernize the family business. They installed a point of sales system so they could better track products and orders. They designed a website and set up a profile on Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    To The Glory of Vietnamese Coffee

    One thing I have discovered since moving to America, besides that pile of barbecue I consumed last year, is just how amazing Vietnamese coffee is. The one above is from Pho Bistro in Carrollton, at 3052 Old Denton Rd, but they're the same all over. It's basically one of the most delicious things ima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Two Local Breweries and One Coffee Roaster Launch New Beers This Weekend

    Martin House Brewing in Fort Worth is launching a new session beer, Gateway XPA, today at The Beaded Lady in Fort Worth. The name pays homage to a trail near the brewery along the Trinity. The beers pays homage to sessions, which in beer world implies the ability to drink a few over and still be to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Full City Rooster Is Dallas' Newest Coffee Roaster, and It's Having a Party This Weekend

    Some rooster. Michael Wyatt's coffee roasting studio has been toasting beans for weeks each morning in South Dallas without making a sound. Meanwhile, what sounds like an old and soon-to-be-dead rooster across the street from my apartment manages something that sounds like cock-a-doodle-cat-mating e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Scientists Agree That You Should Drink a Lot of Coffee, but Not Too Much Or YOU'LL DIE

    New research out of Harvard is strengthening the argument that coffee helps curb the risk of Type II diabetes. So coffee is alongside nuts, citrus, leafy greens, beans and sweet potatoes on the list of super healthy foods that help prevent diabetes. According to the Harvard research, the main reas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Have a Slice of Pie and a Cup of Coffee to Support Slow Food Dallas

    The local chapter of Slow Food is having a fall fundraiser that you might want to go ahead and grab a ticket for. Coffee and Pie Oh My! is November 8 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Davis Street Espresso and will raise funds for the non-profit group that promotes good, clean, fair and preferably local food. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Our New Best of Dallas App: What a Difference It Makes to Your Day

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're familiar with our gigantic Best Of issue -- you know, that amazingly comprehensive annual guide to the best of what the city has to offer, from "Best Burger" to "Best Place to Get Your First Tattoo" and everything in between. While you may be temp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Pearl Cup to Open at AT&T Performing Arts Center

    If you've ever found yourself in the Dallas Arts District and in need of an immediate caffeine injection, we have good news for you. The AT&T Performing Arts Center has announced that Pearl Cup, the much-loved local coffee house, will be the official coffee vendor for the museum café in its new Inf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Suspended Coffee? How About Suspended Beer?

    According to Eater a suspended coffee trend is going viral on social media. The practice allows any customer at a Starbucks to buy a "suspended" coffee drink to leave at the counter. Those less fortunate can then come in and if there's a drink available it's theirs. Whether or not this is a viable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Beer and Coffee Make Compelling Partners At Mudsmith

    Earlier this year, I wrote about a makeshift drink served at Ascension that makes use of Guinness and espresso. The combination results in a caffeinated beer drink that puts Red Bull and vodka to shame. Still it's not on the menu, and it never got a name. Russell Hayward, who owns the shop, says a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Starbucks Wars: Chain Sets Up Free Coffee Trailer Close to Downtown Pearl Cup (Let's Call it Java the Hut)

    Crystal Johnson noticed business was a little slower than usual this morning, but she didn't think much of it until a customer came in and told her about the Starbucks trailer that was parked on the same block as the downtown coffee shop. The trailer was giving away free coffee on the corner of San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    At Long Last I've Found the Ultimate Coffee Drink

    I've been searching for this for quite some time. One of the greatest beverage combinations in the history of mankind (better than both chocolate added to milk, and beer added to hot sauce), is a nice pint of Guinness doctored with a freshly pulled shot of espresso. The flavor combination is a match ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    "Tragically Mainstream" Dallas Ranks Last in Highly Scientific List of Hipster-Friendly Cities

    You will either be saddened, confused or hugely indifferent to the fact that Travel Leisure magazine has ranked Dallas last in a list of 35 hipster-friendly cities. I'll give you a moment to collect yourselves. Now then: What in the hell are we doing wrong that we rated so poorly? We want hipster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Six Ways to Localize Your Dallas Thanksgiving

    Pearl Brand Artisanal Ice Cream​We've already talked turkey. Now, let us not delegate lesser attention to the other elements of a proper Thanksgiving feast, many of which you nary have to travel far to find. There are, in fact, many ways to bring a local farm, wine-maker, cheese crafter, coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Today, At Least, Downtown Dallas's Super Bowl Hustle and Bustle Lacks Both Hustle, Bustle

    Photo by Patrick MichelsCold pigeons outnumbered cold people in Downtown Dallas this afternoon.​Somebody get on the horn to Jerry Jones (or Tom Leppert or Phillip Jones) and tell him to send in those gazillions of folks who are supposed to be handing over their wallets to downtown merchants, bar o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Real Ale Brewing's Shade Grown Coffee Porter: Beer You Want To Wake Up To

    ​St. Arnold Divine Reserve #10, this is not. That's more of a one-night stand. Real Ale Brewing Company's Shade Grown Coffee Porter is more like a seasonal fling. Before you know, it's gone. But, man, it was great while it lasted. The Hill Country-based brewery's seasonal, made with coffee bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Band Coffee

    Sure, a onesie in your favorite band merch section of it's web site is a sign the band's audience is getting older. But, there's one thing that says "I'm a grown up" more than buying baby clothes...

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Let's Deal: Cheap Eats and Drinks Offers for You

    ​Alright everyone here's the deal. Einstein Bros. Bagels opens a new location on 7645 Custer Road in McKinney this coming Tuesday, November 2. If you're one of the first 100 people in line when the restaurant opens, Einstein Bros. says they'll comp you with a book of coupons that guarantees one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    White Rock Coffee Finally Opens
    New Express Location

    Daniel RodrigueWhite Rock Coffee's new "Express" kiosk looks a lot like a smaller version of this, the original location, only with more drive-through windows.​Roasted's been following the progress of White Rock Coffee's new kiosk at the northeast corner of Abrams Road and Mockingbird Lane for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Black Forest Bakery and Black Forest Coffee: A Tale of Two Cups

    Daniel Rodrigue​After an early pre-breakfast trip on Saturday to the behemoth that is Northwest Highway Half Price Books, Roasted couldn't resist walking across the street to Henk's European Deli & Black Forest Bakery. It was just after 9, and the tables in the quaint restaurant/bakery/deli an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Talk Is Cheap at the Goldrush Café--and So Is the Coffee

    ​Despite what the popular ad jingle may tell you, the best part of waking up isn't always the coffee in your cup. Some mornings it may be a friendly smile or the memorable service of the person pouring that cup of coffee.Other days, the best part of waking up may be a meaningful conversation over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Tithe is Tight

    ​This morning, The Wall Street Journal goes to church -- Bent Tree Bible Fellowship Church, specifically, on International Parkway in Carrollton, where membership is high (4,000-plus pray at the arena-rock-sized megachurch) and shekels are low. Which has necessitated a few cuts superficial (lawn c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Crooked Tree Coffeehouse

    My first introduction to a cucumber sandwich was sometime back in the mid-1990s, when I was a young teenager on some kind of church or tennis trip to the Deep South. Somewhere between Georgia and Louisiana, which might be Alabama, I remember stopping in a tiny town where the air hung thick around t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.28.09

    "This is a journey, and we still have work to do, but expanding our sourcing of beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and partnering with the Gates Foundation represents significant steps." (Steve Yucknut, vice president of sustainability, announcing Kraft's intention to increase coffee be ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 26, 2009

    DiTerra’s Urban Italian

    It's always wise to eat where waiters eat

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Mmmm, 7-Eleven Now Has Its Very Own Brand of Beef Jerky

    From the sound of this morning's announcement, Dallas-based 7-Eleven has decided that sooner or later, everything in the joint will be branded with the brand name. Three months ago, word was the convenience store chain was expanding into the Jamaican beef patties business -- which was fine with a ha ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    Crapping Out

    What happens when a music journalist listens to Bryan Adams' newest release, 11, on loop for 11 straight plays?

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2007

    Love, Actually, Isn't Like This

    Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007

    Looking for Adventure?

    FMPAT offers musical and comical Love

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Give 'Em the Boot

    Why don't more people like Italian liqueurs?

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Robert Gomez

    Etherville (Basement Front)

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Mason Jennings

    Friday, February 11

  • Music

    May 27, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Cachapa

    Zaguan World Bakery & Cafe

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Health-Food Store

    Whole Foods Market

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Pass the Buck

    Zoo on the cheap

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Cup of Coffee

    Bottomless Cup of Melvyn's Darn Good Coffee at Einstein Bros Bagels

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Kids' Bookstore

    The Enchanted Forest--Books for Children

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bagel

    Einstein Bros. Bagels

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best breakfast

    Bread Winners Bakery & Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best cake by the slice

    Dallas Affairs Cake Co.

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Fowled Out

    Does City Hall's rooster ban signal the end of old Oak Cliff? Rose Farley goes to the front lines of a cultural war that threatens to turn the 'hood into something truly heinous...North Dallas

  • Dining

    November 2, 1995

    Haute vinyl

    The Fairmont Hotel's Brasserie is much more than a coffee shop

  • Dining

    February 23, 1995

    Morning time

    Breakfast makes a comeback at Jack Java

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