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  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    How Cattleack Barbecue Smokes Its Brisket

    In "Shigging," we ask pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, we're asking Todd David, pitmaster at Cattleack Barbecue, how he smokes his brisket. What is the name o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Cop Watchers: Chasing (and Sometimes Trolling) Police in the Name of Liberty

    Their camcorders and phones recording, about 10 cop-watchers stand on an embankment between six busy lanes and four gas pumps at an Arlington gas station, wondering why cops keep coming for what looks like a simple traffic stop. Don't all these cops have something better to do, they think, like figh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Spec's and Total Wine Are Battling for Wine Supremacy, and You're Drinking the Benefits

    Want to buy a variety of brand-name wine, beer, and liquor practically at cost? Or shop an almost unprecedented number of Texas-made whiskeys, craft beers, and wines? Or choose from thousands and thousands of alcoholic beverages, a selection that dwarfs almost every other retailer in the area? Then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Living Near a Wal-mart Means You Are Probably Fat, Study Sort of Says

    A study published earlier this month in the Journal of Transport and Health features some data that you might find disturbing if you enjoy many of the trappings of suburbia. According to two engineers from the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, obesity -- and related conditions lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    How Pecan Lodge Smokes its Brisket

    In "Shigging," we ask pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. In the spirit of barbecue secretiveness and competitiveness, they're allowed to lie once. This week, we're asking Justin Fourton, pitmaster at Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum (maybe you've heard of it), how he s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    How Lockhart Smokehouse Smokes its Brisket

    In a new series we're calling Shigging, we'll be asking pitmasters to give us some specifics about how they smoke their meats. If you're unfamiliar with the term "shigging," here's our definition: An attempt to steal secrets from a barbecue badass in order to make your own barbecue better. Some peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Trammell Crow Wants to Build a Sam's Club at CityPlace

    Cheer up, Dallas. Yes, your hometown newspaper just completely snubbed you with its Best Neighborhoods list, and, yes, the chances that The Dallas Morning News will ever include any place south of Plano are close to nil, but there is hope, a development on the horizon that just might thrust Dallas b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Meddlesome Moth Is Throwing a Week-Long Birthday Party with Rare Beer

    Design District stalwart Meddlesome Moth celebrates its fourth birthday this week. The last fourth birthday party I attended featured a face painter, a quarter sheet cake from Costco, and a trove of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot merchandise. The proprietors of the Dallas Observer's favorite be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    I Tried Smoking My First Brisket and It Was Terrible

    Looking back, I think I had been scared to try smoking a brisket. Having never seen chunks of meat that size back home, it's a scary commitment for two reasons. One, you can't eat a brisket by yourself. That means you have to invite people round for brisket. This has to be done in advance, and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    What to Pack for Texas A&M's Camp Brisket

    Summer is almost out, which in many locales means the end is nigh for both camp and barbecue. But this is Texas, when meat-torching season never ends and camping is year-round, presuming there's meat and fire available. So it's not surprise that even in January, you can go to meat camp. And not jus ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 6, 2013

    The “Ag-Gag” War

    Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.

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    March 25, 2013

    A Big Fake Fish Is Swimming Our Way. Whole Foods, Aldi and Trader Joe's Say "No Thanks."

    The biotechnology firm AquaBounty has spent years working on a genetically enhanced salmon that grows faster and bigger. USA Today reported the company has spent more than $67 million since 1991 trying to get this Chinook salmon spliced with DNA from a fast growing eel-like fish to market. Eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Purim Food: Where to Get Hamantaschen

    This Saturday and Sunday is the Jewish holiday of Purim. What's Purim? The short answer, "Jewish Halloween" is also the wrong answer. But there are costumes involved as well as a lot of drinking, so it's easy to see where folks could get confused. So real quick: Purim is the biblical story of Queen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Chili's To Improve Conditions For Pigs, But They're Not In A Hurry To Do It

    Dallas-based Brinker International has joined a growing list of restaurants that have pledged to improve conditions for pigs in their supply chain. The group owns Chili's, which is responsible for 1,500 casual restaurants known for their baby back ribs. The new policy also applies to Maggiano's and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    There Will Be a Bloodied, 10-Foot-Tall Pig at Walmart Today. Just So You Know.

    Speaking of pork, the nonprofit, one might say PETA-like, organization Mercy For Animals, is none to happy with where Walmart gets theirs. Which at least partially explains why the group plans to have a caged, bloody pig at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Central and Hall Street this morning at 1 ... More >>

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Chef Tim Love Has Some Really Expensive Kitchen Tools to Sell You

    Tim Love, you cheeky monkey: Costco wasn't enough was it? After announcing a line or sauces and rubs to be featured at the discount store, and endorsing Hellmann's mayonnaise in a mock culinary competition, the Fort Worth chef known for his burger shack, Woodshed and the more polished Lonesome Dove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Grieves & Budo, K. Flay Lace Up House of Blues

    K. Flay​ Last Night: Grieves, Budo, K. Flay House of Blues December 14, 2011 Better than: Hip-hop in a suburban church. This suburban triple-header brought out a crowd of 150 or so to the Cambridge Room at House of Blues, and the almost exclusively white 20-something crowd was treated to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Nine Tips for Digging Through Local Farmers Markets

    ​It didn't take a study of Vermont farmers markets to tell us what we knew for a long time: Supermarkets aren't cheaper. That being said and this being spring, it's a good time to riff on farmers' markets, plus give you a few shopping tips on how to navigate them. 1. Find Your Market I always ass ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010
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    May 20, 2010

    Progress Dallas Says It Has More Than Enough Signatures to Force Wet-Dry Vote

    Flickr user: lopolis​Right about now Progress Dallas's peoples are at Dallas City Hall dropping off the petitions it says will most definitely trigger a local option election allowing Dallas residents the opportunity to vote for drenching the dry parts of town in beer and wine. Progress Dallas say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    At Webb Chapel Road and Northwest Highway, a Proposal to Build a Giant "Warehouse Club"

    ​Till not so long ago, on Webb Chapel Road just north of Northwest Highway -- and directly across the street from Bachman Lake -- there sat a decaying apartment complex that looked as though a small gust of wind would reduce it to splinters. Eventually, it was surrounded by chain-link fence, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Natinsky Shares Caraway's Enthusiasm for Memorial as Money-Maker

    Ron Natinsky​So, then, back to Memorial Auditorium for a moment. But only because council member Ron Natinsky shares with Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway the hope that sooner than later, the city can and will give the venerable arena a makeover and begin marketing it as an alternative to the Nokia Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Pairing Off: Rice Krispies Treats

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.As a cereal, Rice Krispies were never a favorite. Yeah, they had that snap, crackle, pop gimmick, but you still needed five or six tablespoons of sugar to make them palatable.Then someone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    Of course, nobody really wins on City of Ate. But if we ever do try prize giveaways again, there's a mess of stuff to pick from. Let's see here...a miniature bottle of Tuaca, a big ol' container of Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blend, a packet of seeds and oats that may be cereal sent by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Whataburger vs McDonald's: Fast Food Fisticuffs

    Alex Flores​When people say 'it tastes like cardboard,' what do they really mean? Well, after taking a bite from a box left over from my last Costco excursions--a corrugated job with a slick, four-color facing--I can report with some authority it has more character than the batch of McDonald's fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Dallas Investment Firm Claims Tom Petters's $3-Billion Ponzi Scheme Cost It $24 Million

    Tom PettersFirst there was Bernie Madoff; then, Alan Stanford. Then came Minnesota's Tom Petters, who, as The Wall Street Journal documented in April, was popped by federal authorities who claimed he operated a $3-billion Ponzi scheme built upon his taking investors' hard-earned scratch to buy flat- ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Short Orders: Irish Rover

    Irish Rover8250 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco214-618-6222No need to venture here for the food. You can also ignore the decor, a den of predictable Irish-themed odds and ends surrounded by dark wood and glass--what anyone gets when they call up and order an authentic look-alike.Go for the beer and the folk ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 19, 2009
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    March 16, 2009

    Short Orders: Reikyu Sushi

    Reikyu Sushi5321 E. Mockingbird Lane214-823-3772Has there ever been a craze as pervasive as sushi? America's passion for raw fish began to build sometime in the very early 80s, which means it's closing in on 40 years. That tops disco fever by 34 years. Our bitterness toward Japan for that faux pas a ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 30, 2008

    Pescabar's Identity Crisis

    Style and fusion overwhelm simpler Italian pleasures

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    October 16, 2008

    Feeling Gassy!

    Frankly, the "today's member" part of the sign had us laughing for, like, two minutes. A Friend of Unfair Park sends this from the Costco in Lewisville, where gas is well below the local average, which is $2.93 for a gallon of plain ol' regular, says AAA. But the most interesting thing to note from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Have Scarecrow Bandits Reached the End of the Yellow-Brick Road?

    Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are offering a reward of up to $90,000 for "information leading to the arrest and conviction of The Scarecrow Bandit[s]," suspected of being responsible for at least 21 violent bank robberies in North Texas since last July. They might get to save th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 31, 2008
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    December 20, 2007

    California Gold

    The Modern plays host to a King

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    The Leppert Touch

    Is the mayor-elect's appearance of human decency just a fluke?

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Cheese Holes

    Finally I get why nothing City Hall says to me makes sense

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    How to Wipe a Baby's Ass in Style

    Because nothing says "clean tushie" like aqua chenille... Yes, your baby is very cute. You have dressed him/her in a very adorable/fun onesie/twosie with matching hat/shoes. You splurged/saved by buying this adorable/fun outfit at Baby Chanel/Costco, and I think that's stupid/cool. I'm so glad you a ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006
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    July 22, 2004

    Royal Police

    Kunkle must teach them to spell d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Unhappy Campers

    Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"