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 >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Flickr user: lopolisRight 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 >>
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 >>
Ron NatinskySo, 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 >>
Patrick MichelsEach 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 >>
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 >>
Alex FloresWhen 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Style and fusion overwhelm simpler Italian pleasures
The Modern plays host to a King
Is the mayor-elect's appearance of human decency just a fluke?
Finally I get why nothing City Hall says to me makes sense
Kunkle must teach them to spell d-e-m-o-c-r-a-c-y
Critics of a private prison firm that ran two juvenile boot camps in Dallas wonder where the love is at these "tough love academies"