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Dallas (Texas)

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    May 19, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, May 19-25

    Which way do you want to rawk this week? Because there are a number of different ways to do so, given the lineup of concerts that hit Dallas between now and Sunday. If it's metal you're looking for, this should be an especially bountiful week. If it's arena-sized power ballads, you're in luck as wel ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 99: Chicken-fried Steak at Tom's Burgers and Grill

    To prepare for this fall's Best of DallasĀ® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. I know Tom's Burgers and Grill is good because I reviewed it almost a year ago and I still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    With the Trinity Toll Road Dying, It's Time to Get Truthful About Flood Control

    I have a piece in the paper this week about D Magazine publisher Wick Allison and his turn-around on the Trinity River toll road -- now he's against it -- for which I genuinely admire him. I have been around people his age in the past, and my impression is that it's often very difficult for them to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Dallas Cracks the Top 10 in Dog-on-Mailman Attacks

    For decades, doubtless dating back to the advent of home mail delivery, the dog-bites-mailman trope has provided cartoonists and joke writers (and now meme creators) -- with an easy source of cheap humor. The U.S. Postal Service, whose employees were the victims of 5,581 dog attacks last year, is n ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014
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    May 14, 2014

    Bolsa Chef Andrew Bell on Cooking Local and the Most Important Tool in a Chef's Arsenal

    For the past few years, an increased focus on local produce has dominated menus across the city. Chefs began to move away from using the bland produce that is available year-round in favor of a more seasonal approach that makes fresh produce shine on the plate. No restaurant has been more represen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Last Window Closes on Any Good to Come of Home Rule Effort

    If there was ever a window for the Dallas schools home rule initiative to reach some reasonable outcome, it may just have closed. Mark Melton, a lawyer and education activist, made a good faith effort last week to bring about a compromise people could live with, but people told him they couldn't liv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Dallas' Bike-Helmet Mandate Is Basically Toast

    When Dallas City Council members first entertained the idea of doing away with the city's 18-year-old bike helmet requirement two weeks ago, they left promising to give the proposal "strong consideration." At this morning's meeting of the Quality of Life committee, it became clear that they will do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    DFW Loves Tacos More Than Any Metro Area in the United States, Allegedly

    Last month, Gallup polled Americans to determine how happy they where in their current state of residence. Illinois, home to wicked cold winters and mass murderers that dress like clowns, was unsurprisingly the state Americans were most likely to want to leave. Montana and Hawaii, meanwhile, were th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Dallas Has Fewer Bike Commuters Than Any Other City. Even Arlington.

    Few people in Dallas ride bikes for transportation. Dallas is a car city, and it will probably still be a car city when future archaeologists comb through the ruins of human civilization and pull our desiccated husks from fossilized car frames. Everyone knows that, but Dallas is far from the only p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Fuel City's Tacos Are Not Good

    All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. Check back for more interviews, essays and maybe a list or two. Or maybe four? Three or so years ago, when I was driving in a rickety Penske truck with my life's possessions toward Texas, I knew just one thing about Dallas' taco scene. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Homegrown Fest: From Humble Beginnings to Shooting for the Stars

    The names of some music festivals are real head-scratchers. "Bonnaroo" and "Lollapalooza" are silly but effective. Others don't leave much to the imagination. Locally, there's the upcoming Fort Worth Music Festival: not a ton of mystery there, but at least we know where it's going down, right? Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    The Best Not-Taco Tacos in Dallas

    First: What's a Not Taco? A taco is that glorious lime-showered thing you dangled cilantro over. You already know that a taco can be novelty, like Cheeseburger enigma at Velvet Taco or Torchy's Tacos' Trailer Park taco, which has fried chicken and queso. You also already know that tacos can also (ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Virgin CEO Richard Branson Visiting Dallas to Lobby for Love Field Gates

    Eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson's last visit to North Texas -- in 2010, to launch Virgin America's service from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport -- he brought along an absurd cowboy getup, barbecue, and a small herd of longhorn cattle. This time, God-willing, his arrival should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Atmos Has Dallas Over a Barrel, Is Raising Your Gas Bill Again

    It's a wonderful time to be an Atmos Energy shareholder. The gas distributor's profits -- and dividends -- keep going up. It's much less wonderful to be an Atmos Energy customer, who is fueling those profits through increasingly large bills. Despite its profitability and despite getting six rate h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    These Five Chefs Are Vying to Take Over Kitchen LTO, and the Decision's in Your Hands

    Kitchen LTO, the innovative "permanent pop-up restaurant" that set up shop in Trinity Groves last year, has helped some of the city's most promising up-and-coming chefs hone their skills. As current Kitchen LTO chef Eric Shelton's control of the restaurant comes to an end on May 31, the restaurant i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Dallas' Farmers Markets Double as Hippie Universities, and It's Time to Enroll

    As spring continues its brief appearance in Dallas, you've no doubt been making your way to your favorite area farmers markets to get your hands on the first spoils of the season. There's a bumper crop of strawberries this year, as bright as ever. Asparagus is another popular early spring crop, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    What Toyota Is Really Talking About When It Blames Dallas' Scary, Scary Schools

    You know what the one good thing is about a bad school system? It's a great excuse for everything else. Mayor Mike Rawlings stirred the pot earlier this week by telling KERA that Dallas lost out on a recent huge corporate relocation, Toyota's American headquarters, because of our bad school system. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Dallas City Council Is Giving "Strong Consideration" to Repealing Bike Helmet Law

    On the Wednesday in May 1996 when the Dallas City Council passed a law requiring bicyclists of all ages to wear a helmet, dozens of helmet-clad kids from Kramer Elementary burst into applause, according to The Dallas Morning News report the next day. They apparently hadn't heard of bike share. "Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend, April 25-27

    This weekender contains a very rare occurrence in which the majority (six out of 10) of notable live music events listed are taking place on Sunday. Maybe Dallas promoters will one day stop their tried and true method of throwing a dart at a wall calendar to pick a concert date, but until then, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Dallas Weekend Weather: It Is Literally the Apocalypse

    Hold on to your hats, both metaphorical and physical, because this weekend is going to get a little wild. I don't know what the deal is with weather specifically on Sundays, but all we can really infer is that none of us are going to church enough, and the Lord is furious. This Sunday He's finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    In Dallas, You Need to Make $29,000 Per Year to Afford a Decent Apartment

    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog yesterday published a county-by-county map of what a worker needs to make to afford a decent one-bedroom apartment. In Dallas (and Collin, and Denton County) the figure is $13.88 per hour, assuming 40-hour weeks and a full 52 weeks of pay. Annually, that comes out to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Dallas Has "Most Poorly Funded Public Library in the United States," Advocates Say

    For a city run by a former librarian for most of the past decade, Dallas' libraries haven't gotten a lot of love. They were an easy target for the recession-era budget slashing of 2008, and despite an increase in materials funding last year, still haven't recovered. Friends of the Dallas Public Lib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    The Old 97's at AT&T Performing Arts Center, 4/19/14

    The Old 97's, Black Joe Lewis, Slobberbone, Madison King Annette Strauss Square - AT&T Performing Arts Center Dallas, Texas Saturday, April 19, 2014 On the most pristinely calm night we've seen in Dallas in recent weeks, Saturday's sold-out Old 97's record release show for Most Messed Up proffered ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Lakewood Brewing Looks to Seduce North Texas with Another Temptress Special Release

    On April 28 Lakewood Brewing Co. will release the next in a limited-run series of their Temptress imperial milk stout. This new Mexcian-inspired edition will be available on draft at only a small selection of restaurants and bars around Dallas and Fort Worth. In the theme of Cinco de Mayo, the surly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Dallas Photographer Mike Mezeul Captured the Best "Blood Moon" Photo of All

    If you didn't stay up late on Monday night to witness the "Blood Moon," fear not. The cosmos have conveniently scheduled three reruns over the next two years. Can't wait six months? Observer freelancer Mike Mezeul II has you covered. He's the guy who shot the time-lapse photo you've probably alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Which Local Artist Will Matter in 20 Years, the Way that the Old 97's and the Toadies Matter Now?

    Twenty years ago, our local music scene was a bustling cauldron of rock goodness. Whether it be to the surprise of many or to a few, a couple of bands that made Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth proud back then are not only still making us proud, but are selling out rooms and slinging albums across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dallas Is the "Least Outdoorsy" City in America, Apparently

    Maybe, just maybe, Dallas has shaken its reputation as the country's worst city for cycling. Bicycling magazine hasn't mentioned it in a couple of years, anyway. The city has, however, earned another not-so-welcome distinction. It's the "least outdoorsy" city in America, according to Outside magazi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The Tunnels Didn't Kill Downtown Dallas; Dallas Killed Downtown Dallas

    The Dallas City Council is reopening the question of whether the underground tunnel system beneath the buildings downtown is what killed downtown street commerce in the 1990s. Apparently now that downtown is on the rebound, some people suffer from a superstitious fear that reopening closed portions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The 8 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, April 10-13

    Dallas, it's beautiful outside. I don't have to tell you how necessary it is to get out out of the house and go see some live music this weekend. Lucky for you, AT&T Performing Arts Center is hosting two different outdoor concerts this weekend, so you can soak up every second of this weather. If Ben ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Dallas Is Apparently Less "Country" Than Milwaukee, the Least "Country" City in Texas

    Congratulations, Dallas. Your never-ending quest to become "world class" has finally paid off. Not in the sense that Dallas will now be mentioned in the same breath as London and Paris or transformed into a international tourist hotspot. But you have finally succeeded in scrubbing the redness the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The 6 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, April 7-13

    Alright y'all, I know you're still basking in a Springsteen glow from March Madness Festival this weekend, but it's a new week with new concert picks. Luckily, we've got some good stuff coming up. From Bad Sports to Jeff Bridges, don't stay cooped up this week. The weather might still be playing hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The Beer We Liked and the Beer We Didn't from Big Texas Beer Fest

    On Saturday, the third iteration of Dallas' Big Texas Beer Fest went down at the automotive building in Fair Park. Every year that Chad and Nellie Montgomery have hosted the event, it has sold out -- a testament to the huge interest in craft beer in North Texas and their work to secure great local b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    At Dallas' Horse Park, Beware of Goat Carcasses

    You needn't stray far from where where the Texas Horse Park's barn and activity building are going up off Pemberton Hill Road to start finding goat skulls. A couple of feet into the mesquite trees should do; the bleached white bone is impossible to miss against the underbrush.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Key Opponent to Tearing Down I-345 Likes to Keep the Race Card Up His Sleeve

    This morning, Eric posted an item here with a particular quote that I just could not let pass. Eric saw through the quoted statements immediately, so I guess I'm just piling on. His story was about remarks made recently to The Dallas Morning News by a powerful regional transportation planner who not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    East Hampton's Burger Is Not the Burger Dallas Needs, But It's the Burger Dallas Deserves

    The good news is: Dallas will not crumble tomorrow if a new cheeseburger isn't debuted in the city limits. All new cheeseburgers are welcome, of course: I'm not purporting some sort of cheeseburger xenophobia here. I'm just saying that on the burger majesty scale we here in Dallas are Burger Kings. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Dallas Now Has a Bike Task Force, and It's Hellbent on Killing the Helmet Law

    In case you missed it, NPR ran a piece yesterday about Texas' moderately surprising move toward bike-friendliness. The state, especially its cities, have been adding trails, bike lanes and pro-cycling policies at a respectable, if not quite Portland-esque, clip. Just look at Dallas' ambitious bike p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The 6 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, March 31 - April 4

    How sweet it is to see the streets of Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, and Expo Park filled with nightlife patrons again after a cold winter. It's that perfect time of year where the weather is still pre-heating for the summer and everyone just wants to be out and about. This week, make the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Is the Dallas Tavern Guild Trying to Straightwash the City's Gay Pride Celebration?

    Last year, the owners of several gay bars along Cedar Springs Avenue joined forces to create a more "family friendly" parade. In addition to adding a "Family PRIDE Zone" to Lee Park, where kids could safely avoid drunk people and get their faces painted, the Dallas Tavern Guild banned public display ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Drug Traffickers Accidentally Hire Cop to Deliver 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana to Dallas

    Your average U.S. truck driver in the makes something like $.30 or $.40 cents per mile. It's enough to make a living but not much else. Swap the 18-wheeler full of widgets for one full of Mexican marijuana, and the job becomes way, way more lucrative. Reliable data are tough to come by -- this part ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Rejoice, for the Perfect Texas Weather Weekend Is Coming

    Last week, I predicted thunder, rain, and general apocalypse. I said all of your weekends would be ruined, and that you should all stay inside. In my defense, it was quite overcast. I never said I was a weather forecaster.

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    March 27, 2014

    Feral Hogs Still on the Loose After Dallas Has Second Thoughts About Hired Trapper

    Last fall, the fate of Dallas' destructive, hyper-sexual feral hog population rested in the traps of just one man, Osvaldo Rojas, who runs a feral hog business called City Trapping. He'd been hired to capture hogs on some city property before, but September was when he got the big contract, a three- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Fleetwood Mac is Coming to Dallas

    Fleetwood Mac is back, and they're coming to Dallas. In an interview this morning on NBC's TODAY Show, it was revealed that for the first time in sixteen years, all five original members of the seminal 70's classic rock band will be hitting the road together. No naysayers, no holdouts-- Mick Fleetwo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Meet the Best Music Photographers in North Texas - Soundcheck Dallas

    Earlier, we introduced you to our 12 favorite music photographers in North Texas. We got more than 50 nominations, and our team of expert judges narrowed it down to these 12. Over the next two weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share five of their favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Gemma Chef-Owner Stephen Rogers Talks Sustainability and Surviving on Henderson

    Just a year ago, a drive down Henderson Avenue in East Dallas was a depressing trek through a graveyard littered with the ghosts of restaurants past. Even the most accomplished restaurateurs (including James Beard nominee Nick Badovinus) have tried and failed to sustain a successful business in this ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Zeus, the God of Thunder, Does Not Want Dallas to Have a Pleasant Weekend

    You see all that brightness outside right now? It's pretty great, isn't it? It's been like that all week. You might have made plans to spend a Saturday outside for the first time since The Great Ice Storm of 2013 obscured the sun and turned us all into shut-ins. Maybe you thought, hey, we could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    The 9 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 20-23

    This week there are a couple exciting pieces of local music news worth mentioning before I let y'all get out there and be great this weekend. First of all, the reopening of RBC is upon us. This Friday and Saturday the punks, metalheads and hardcore kids will return to their Deep Ellum home after sev ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Here's Where Dallas' Uninsured Live

    A significant chunk of America's uninsured population lives in Texas, and a lot of those people live in the Dallas area. That's partly because Texas refused to expand Medicaid, which has left a million-plus people too rich to qualify for government insurance but too poor to get subsidies to buy priv ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Lakewood Growler Is East Dallas' New Filling Station and So Much More

    Last fall we heard rumors about a second growler filling station/bar opening in Dallas to serve the citizens of Lakewood. After a few unexpected delays that pushed the opening back a few months, Lakewood Growler finally opened last Friday, delighting those poor, environmentally conscious Lakewood-it ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The 8 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 14-16

    SXSW music weekend is here! If you haven't already packed a bag and headed for Austin yet, or if you don't plan to at all, don't fret. Since 35 Denton is on hiatus, lots of bands are stopping through Dallas and Fort Worth on their way out of the massive week-long music festival three hours south of ... More >>

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