• Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    A Thief Robbed Method Coffee Last Night but Missed its Biggest Asset: The Espresso Machine

    Earlier this morning, a thief hurled a brick through the glass front door of Method Coffee, the specialty coffee shop in East Dallas. The register was robbed of approximately $300 dollars, according to a barista working the counter. Employees arrived early in the morning to find a gaping hole in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    From the Guys Behind Houndstooth, Tweed Coffee Is Lighting Up Dallas' Coffee Scene

    All week, we're bringing you stories from Dallas' burgeoning roasting community. Yesterday, we introduced you to the guy behind Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. When it was announced, almost a year ago, that the original Pearl Cup coffee shop on Henderson Avenue would close, highly caffeinated tears were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2014

    Bulletproof Coffee Has Arrived in Dallas

    You may have heard by now of bulletproof coffee, the coffee drink doctored up with as much as two tablespoons of butter that's gaining popularity for its purported health benefits. A bulletproof coffee in the morning will help you burn fat all day, they day. Bulletproof coffee will increase mental e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    A Guide to Eating Out in Allen

    When people talk about Allen, they mostly talk about that stupid Allen Eagles football stadium. Which is understandable, given that they spent $60 million on it and the concrete wasn't even poured right. But Allen is more than football, no matter what people say. More importantly, it is where the cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Houndstooth Coffee, Now Open on Henderson, Is a Serious Place for Serious Coffee People

    I've never been to a coffee shop with an ethos before. Mostly I just want a cup of coffee that doesn't suck, some wifi and a place to plug in my laptop adapter. Bonus points for decent ergonomics so I can put in an extra long hyper-caffeinated work session without blowing out my elbows or straining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Houndstooth Coffee Finally Arrives in Dallas This Week

    For most of 2014, Houndstooth has slowly been taking shape on Henderson Avenue, its veneer of finished cedar tiles and planks cover the walls and planter boxes out front. Inside chairs of blond wood and blue steel wait to cradle caffeinated bums and more cedar lines the counters and walls. The Aust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Why Coffee Prices Are Going Up, and What It Means for Dallas' Best Coffee Shops

    America's number one source of minor heart palpitations just got a little more expensive. Food manufacturer J.M. Smucker recently announced a 9-percent price increase or Dunkin Donuts and Folgers (the bestselling brand in the U.S.) coffees. Thanks to stockpiles of Arabica, Smucker has been able to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Community's New Ascension Coffee Porter Is F'ing Magical

    Has Community Beer really only been around for 365 days? It feels like a lot longer than that, but I suppose that's testament to the incredibly fast-growing North Texas brew scene. Attending their party inside their fancy brewery on Saturday, it's amazing how many adherents the brewery already has. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Ascension's Roasts Are Dark and its Parking Thin, but I Might Just Love It Anyway

    Former barista Liz Goulding drinks coffee around Dallas so her head doesn't hurt and so she can help keep yours from hurting, too. Got a place to suggest? Leave it in the comments. I have a confession: I've been pretending that Ascension doesn't exist. When I decide it's time to put on real pants a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    First Look of Weekend Coffee at the Joule Hotel

    Dallas' newest coffee spot, Weekend, might not officially be open to the public, but it has been quietly brewing cups of coffee for those in the know since May. The chic coffee shop is located inside the Joule Hotel (on the Commerce Street side), next to the recently opened, LA-based indie/designer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Starbucks Responds to Questions About Free Coffee, Plans to Move Trailer

    Earlier this week, we responded to a Facebook post that claimed a Starbucks trailer had set up a trailer just around the corner from the downtown location of the Pearl Cup Coffee shop. What's worse is they were giving the coffee away for free. Crystal Johnson, a manager for the local business, said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    How to Make a Perfect Press Pot of Coffee the Ascension Way: a Step-by-Step Guide

    While pour-over methods are becoming increasingly popular, press pots are the go-to "technology" for most home coffee geeks. If you've transcended the standard automatic drip coffee machine that dominates most American counter tops, chances are you decided on a press pot to elevate your coffee game. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Garden Cafe Finally Has Some Decent Coffee

    More than a month ago, the Garden Cafe tweeted a picture of a sexy new coffee machine perched in the front of the restaurant. I immediately paid the neighborhood cafe a visit to check out the new java, but they hadn't hired a barista yet. Bummer. This past weekend, with the sun shining and an uns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to Open This Week, But Why Didn't They Just Name it Nolan Ryan Coffee?

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a specialty coffee and tea cafe, is set to open at 15250 Dallas North Tollway this Friday, September 28. On Thursday, however, from 4:00 to 7:00 they're hosting an open house and customers can sample the goods for free. The Coffee Bean is originally out of Southern Cali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Five Dallas Coffee Shops to Help Break Your Starbucks Habit

    As Alice mentioned earlier, Starbucks announced Tuesday that they are raising the cost on some of their products. A "tall" or 12-ounce coffee will increase by 10 cents to $1.85. But why drink Starbucks anyway? Here are five better local coffee shops, no matter the cost. 5. Mercantile Coffee House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Introducing The Starbucks Singing Barista Dude

    Alice LaussadeSinging Barista Dude: The chipperest mother fucker ever.​You find yourself in the drive-through line at the Starbucks. You're not necessarily proud of choosing Starbucks over White Rock Coffee or Pearl Cup, but it's early, they're convenient and you're an un-coffee-ed bitch who needs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sifting Stars at Starbucks

    With the Borders on McKinney closing, I'm reminded of how my hockey player date once prepped at the book store before our first date. I met this guy in an elevator as I was leaving a book club meeting. He asked if I lived in the building. I replied no and told him that I came there for book club on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Fresh-Roasted Beans Now Available At Two Local Central Markets

    Daniel Rodrigue​On a recent grocery shopping excursion to Central Market Dallas, Roasted was pleasantly surprised when we rounded a corner near the bulk foods section and spotted a display on an end cap stocked with one-pound bags of fresh-roasted beans from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters. The display ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Hash Over: Mokah Coffee Bar Gives Back to the Community, Café Lago Celebrates the Animals, Salum Cooking Class, and more

    ​Deep Ellum's Mokah Coffee Bar is giving back to the community this week. From today until Saturday, August 7, 100 percent of sales will be donated to Deep Ellum Association Community. You can visit Mokah Coffee Bar during its regular business hours, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 9 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    In Search of the Divine at the Divine Coffee Shop

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​Roasted first noticed the signs for Divine Coffee Shop while driving to White Rock Coffee on Northwest Highway, and figured that any coffee shop called "divine" was worth checking out. More on the divine part later. For now, let's deal with the coffee-shop portion of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Murray Street Closure Slows Business, Not Service, at Murray Street Coffee Shop

    Daniel Rodrigue​ Monday morning, business was far from usual for the baristas and patrons of Murray Street Coffee Shop. Seems there's nothing quite like a police-enforced road closure and a crew of 200 folks filming a Jerry Bruckheimer-backed pilot in the neighborhood to put a damper on the day-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Getting Your Morning Shot of Kinky Friedman at Urban Dog Coffee

    Photos by Daniel RodrigueUrban Dog owner Brady Cottle doses a shot for Kinky.​Whether it's a morning cup of wake-up, a mid-day java jolt or a final fix of fresh-brewed for the drive home, many of us rely on our regular close-to-home/office coffee haunts to fuel us through our daily grind. And, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Appetite For Instruction: Tiramisu Latte

    Recipe Demonstrated by Brady Cottle of Urban Dog Coffee ​The workplace can be tricky. When you're first hired on at a new job you cross your fingers hoping you won't have to share an office with a bunch of Dwight Schrute wannabes. You say a little pray before you step off the elevator wishing yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Veggie Guy: The Pearl Cup

    ​There's no denying that Dallas can be sorta cliquish. If you're wearing the right shoes (or Tweeting from the hottest gadget), you might break into a particular crowd. Sure, the bar scene can be different. Hand someone a stiff drink, and you could find your BFF for the night. But if you're a reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    First Look: Espumoso Coffee And Juice Bar

    In case you didn't get the memo, Oak Cliff is the city's hot dining destination. Really. Need proof? It's home to some of the most buzzy restaurants in town (Bolsa, Spiral Diner, the Belmont Hotel) and the Bishop Arts District--a buzz that extends to include shopping, attitude and more. Its Gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Food For Thought 6.3.09

    "No one seems to understand why iced coffee costs so much more than the regular stuff." (GQ magazine, pondering the expense added for steeping water and grounds overnight in a French press. As stated in their June issue.)

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Gig Alert: Sarah Jaffe Plays The Pearl Cup Tonight

    Sarah JaffeTonight, my favorite indie espresso bar in Dallas' kicks off the first of its formal concert series with an appropriately established-sounding title: "The Pearl Cup Presents: An Evening with Sarah Jaffe." A text this afternoon informs that it'll just be "Sarah and her geetar." No frills.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    The Black Pearl

    Dallas just got a new coffee house, and it's a jewel. Well, more like an irritating piece of grit that someone molded into a jewel. The Pearl Cup Espresso Bar & Coffee Shop, the latest on the local independent java scene, opened this month on the still renovating side of North Henderson Avenue. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    At Your Fave Starbucks, the Holiday Season Just Got a Little Grinchier

    Those local Starbucks targeted for shuttering over the summer are still open -- dunno for how long, though, as the Seattle-based coffeeteria stages the closings in waves. ("Could be any time," says one Lower Greenville barista.) And, more bad news, as it looks like Starbucks won't rake in the big bu ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Spiritualized, Grand Ole Party

    Thursday, September 25, at the Lakewood Theater

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Caffeine jitters

    They have the java, but who has the jive?

  • News

    July 6, 2006
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Tanya Donelly

    Whiskey Tango Ghosts (4AD)

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Mindy Smith

    April 23

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Cup of Coffee

    Krispy Kreme

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sunday Brunch

    La Duni Latin Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best interior restaurant garden

    Bread Winners Bakery and Café

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best cup of coffee

    Einstein's Bagels

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best kids bookstrore

    Enchanted Forest

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Critic's circle

    WFAA movie reviewer Gary Cogill is guru and matchmaker for a caffeinated crowd of film buffs

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999


    Terrefazione perks up the cafe set but skimps on sustenance

  • Dining

    August 21, 1997

    More bang for the Lira

    La Dolce Vita steeps penny-pinching in romance and taste

  • Dining

    May 15, 1997
  • Dining

    March 6, 1997
  • Dining

    February 29, 1996

    Making the rule

    Cosmic Cup is one giant exception to everything Dallas

  • Dining

    May 11, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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