When wife Richard and I learned we were moving to Dallas, we decided to watch some TV shows to bring us up to speed with the place. A European ideal of Texas is one of deserts, cowboys and mild racism. American TV is, of course, all-pervasive wherever you are in the world, and we figured that Dallas ... More >>
Wednesday, April 17 Heads up, hopheads. The founders of Founders Brewing Co., Dave Engbers and Michael Stevens, will be at The Common Table around 5:30ish. There will be $15 flights of Founders that include Centennial IPA, Red's Rye PA, Dirty Bastard and KBS. From their FB page, "38 flights availab ... More >>
The ninth annual Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party is this Sunday, April 21, at the Glass Cactus at the Gaylord Texan. You'll need to get on your fancy-pants for this event, since you'll be mingling with some football players, Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and some of Dallas' best ... More >>
And not nearly enough flying elbows.
While she didn't get the chance to lick any football players at last night's Taste of the NFL at the new Omni Hotel, foodbitch was pleasantly surprised by all the energy inside. And that energy inspired her to get poetic. Because what's Monday without whimsy? Here we go.
Occasionally we identify interesting local folks who are as obsessed with food and restaurants as we are, and share some of their thoughts on Dallas' dining scene and food in general. This is one of those occasions. What food reminds you of your childhood? Soft pretzels! I'm originally from St. L ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanNo, I can't imagine we'll ever see this photo at right ever again. Not at all. No, never.My most terrifying night at Dallas City Hall involved a six-hour Redistricting Commission meeting, during which I was forced to eat 1,000-year-old, partially fossilized peanut butter ... More >>
The Rangers lost a game because Matt Harrison walked two guys and then coughed up a home to the White Sox No. 9 hitter. We've dissected Dirk. And the Stars ... who knows cares? At least there is news with our Cowboys. Sorta. While the NFL lockout storms toward its June 3 court ... More >>
The city's having a press conference Thursday morning during which Mayor Dwaine Caraway, Park and Rec officials and others will unveil the city's new "Happy Trails" campaign designed to make the 104 miles of the city's Dallas Trail Network jes' a little bit safer. You recall this campaign: We sne ... More >>
Remember the last scene of Casablanca in which Rick and Renault come together in the end for the good of humanity then walk off into the fog contemplating "... the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Well, that's basically what's happening between the NFL owners and players this weekend at ... More >>
Animal PlanetThe winner of the Puppy Bowl gets the Ruff Lombardi Trophy. Ah, We're Sorry.February 6, you could get together with a bunch of friends to eat wings and yell at the Super Bowl on Fox. Or, you could not. If you're anti-Super Bowl, here's a list of five other shows you could watch, ... More >>
I was watching Ocean's Thirteen on USA last night -- couldn't sleep, thought that would do it, didn't, don't judge -- and was inundated with promos for a new series called Fairly Legal, about a mediator at an IKEA store who likes to strip down to her underwear, though I could have that wrong. I t ... More >>
Dallas Mavericks fans certainly salivate over LeBron James. Dirk Nowitzki wouldn't mind having him as a running buddy. Mark Cuban's already been fined for flirting with LeBron. And mayor Tom Leppert likely would appreciate the $2 billion economic impact that the most coveted free agent ... More >>
Photos by Sarah Johnson BBQ Pork Belly Steamed Buns Demonstrated by Chef TJ Lengnick of Shinsei Finally, the cold weather has gone back into hibernation. Skies are bluer, people are sipping cocktails and downing beers on restaurant patios. We thought this season would never come -- you know, wi ... More >>
U.S. Army/Bob McElroyMembers of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders were in Korea last night -- the United States Army Garrison Humphreys, to be precise -- bringing some ho-ho-ho to more than 300 troops, civilians and their kinfolk stationed there. Check out the Official Slide Show for some US-oh! Hi ... More >>
I'll have a full review of this joint's football debut Monday, but for now I've seen $35 parking at Wal-Mart (good googly moogly), new Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' uniforms (so long, white short shorts) and nary a blue star at midfield. Weird.
Patrick Michels If you're a loyal Sportatorium reader, chances are you aren't hot enough to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. (But who knows, send me a photo and I'll be the judge.) But I bet some of you aren't even smart enough. Surprise, it's not as easy as it looks. (Check out more photos f ... More >>
Patrick MichelsMore photos here in our slideshow.For most fans, there isn't much of the last Cowboys season that'll be remembered too fondly -- but for the team's cheerleaders, who gathered up for one last time for a year-end performance last week, 2008 drew a tearful adios. The crew of dancers, som ... More >>
ABC-TVMelissa Rycroft, I thinkI enjoy television as much as the next 5-year-old, but somehow I've managed to miss every single second of The Bachelor -- Ellen too, except when DISD rising star Dalton Sherman got his free computer back in September. Alas, the two titans of TV dip chocolate into peanu ... More >>
Goss-Michael showcases a beloved Brit
Patrick MichelsWorkers already took care of the Texas Stadium 50-year-line in January. But maybe you can still get Quincy Carter's old locker?Guess Jerry Jones didn't sell off every last scrap of Texas Stadium during his everything-must-go auction, as today the Dallas Cowboys send word that this wee ... More >>
OK, so the time of year specifically celebrating ritual turkey slaughter has come and gone and we're all the groggier for it.However, it's Monday now, and the time has come to shake off that holiday feeling and wade back into the everyday weekday life. And what better way to do that than with video ... More >>
I wasn't at Saturday's party unveiling this year's Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' Swimsuit Calendar at the Gaylord Texan. But, for some reason, the mayor of Nayarit, Mexico was. And now, thanks to our friendly lil' slideshow, you can be there too. -- Richie W ... More >>
Nick and Starr Spangler, giddy-up. Late last week I received an e-mail from former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Starr Spangler -- you know, the Amazing Race-r? At least, the missive looks legit, which would make this the first e-mail I've ever received from a Cowboys Cheerleader not on a legal firm ... More >>
Das Barbecu is short, spicy and sweet
Her Cowboys spirit is willing, but her rhythm is weak
Paddle the Trinity
It's about learning heritage, not getting hammered
MAC gives a GLAM
The Cowboys look far from home to fill their cheerleading squad
Snap, crackle, pop! It's the 4th.
In a town that knows cheerleading, folks are flipping for a relentlessly upbeat gay squad