In January we all learned that former Top Chef contestant, Tiffany Derry, excused herself from the cooking duties at Private | Social. It appears the restaurant owners used Derry's departure as an opportunity for a bit of reinvention. This trendy spot on McKinney Avenue has tweaked its name, hired a ... More >>
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Clint Niosi, 33, works in the basement of a community college library doing on-site tech support and on-call tutoring. This does not sound fascinating, and I quickly see upon taking his invitation to meet him at his job that it really isn't.
For about a half hour I watc ... More >>
The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.
Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles or Rolling Stones; he's our Dickens or Dalí: a figure of impassable recognition, discussion, talent, lo ... More >>
A pretty fantastic local lineup tomorrow at Rubber Gloves for all you fans of the heavy stuff, as part of Gutterth's latest live episode. Lechuguillas and Terminator 2 are about to run away on tour together, terrorizing people with low end from Wichita all the way to NYC, so it should be a good send ... More >>
John TesarJohn Tesar's new restaurant in One Arts Plaza will feature the area's first keg wine program, an innovation the busy chef says is in keeping with his vision for The Commissary.
Wine on tap, catching on at wine bars elsewhere, is currently available locally only at Central Market, but ... More >>
Theatergoers who used to grab a glass of wine at Dali before the show may now have to content themselves with cupcakes.
Dimples Cupcakes this week announced it will move into the storefront alongside Tei An. The bakery -- Dimples' fourth location in Texas -- will open for business on August. ... More >>
Joel Harloff, who headed the kitchen at Dali until the popular One Arts Plaza wine bar closed last week, has been named executive chef of The Green Room in Deep Ellum.
"Joel was on our wish list, but not necessarily our short list," managing partner Taylor Allday says in a release announcing ... More >>
City of Ater Steven Doyle sends word that Dali Wine Bar in One Arts Plaza is closed, though we don't know for how long.
I couldn't reach anyone at Dali, which we said had the city's best wine list in last year's Best of Dallas awards, so I swung by to check it out. The patio's sealed off wit ... More >>
"Pretty woman, walkin' down the street, pretty woman the kind I like to meet, pretty woman. I don't believe you. You're not the truth. No one could look as good as you...Mercy!" If rock 'n roll pioneer Roy Orbison were alive today, he might take great pleasure in knowing t ... More >>
A person's selection of "favorite bar" may be even more personal than that of their favorite restaurant. Where someone chooses to drink, after all, says more about their appreciation of scene and the sort of people they wish to associate with--the Stella or Goose tastes about the same anywhere, f ... More >>
To me, Dallas was a very different place ten years ago.Yes, there are names and places that seem to outlast the march of time. Gilbert Garza runs things at Suze, just as he did when the decade was young. Fearing and Pyles still top the city's list of true celebrity chefs. In 2000 people flocked t ... More >>
It has been a difficult year so far, at least for many people. We've dealt with a media blitz over Sarah Clampett's new book, a couple of bozos named Jon and Kate, the continuing presence of Oprah...oh, and that economy thing.Still, there are many things to be thankful for this holiday season. Th ... More >>
Patrick Michels/Hvnly via FlickrEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.It's not much of a stretch to say the 20th Century and all its technological marvels began with the invention of the club sandwich.Think about it: the stack of turkey, ba ... More >>
The Grape2808 Greenville Ave.214-828-1981If not for The Grape, Dallas would have a small empty space in its culinary soul.Yeah, we'd have some cool wine bars with great kitchens--Dali comes to mind. We would even have a compliment of venues with old world charm, however contrived. But nothing el ... More >>
Scene, 62 Main, The Club, Nove Italiano, Metro Grill, Sushi on McKinney, Martini Park, Brothers..The roll call of restaurant closings throughout this embattled year makes 2008 sound like a culinary Iwo Jima. We can almost picture John Wayne poised on the black volcanic sands, reading off the names: ... More >>