The new paint smell is one of the dead giveaways that Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria just opened. The other is the staff, who are eager in a way that only fresh hires can be. This much becomes apparent as white-jacketed employees rush to man their respective stations and greet customers. With time, t ... More >>
Yes, there's pie. Lots of really really good pie. But, we want to embrace National Pie Day for every flake of crust it's worth, including doing a little math, listening to great old Dean Martin songs and arguing about the metaphor of that tiger in Life of Pi. In a culinary sense, however, we'd lik ... More >>
Look, I'm not even the world's biggest fan of political conventions, because they make me feel like I'm trapped in a cubicle with a car salesman. What's to believe about an event where they hire a consultant to do the balloon drop? But with these two conventions freshly behind us, I don't think it ... More >>
Coal Vines: so cliché, with that portrait of a young Frank Sinatra hung beside the bar, his face gazing upward. You might wonder if the moon's in his eyes, though that's another another artist that's equally as shopworn in New York Style Pizza joints. And here that cheesy tune is playing too ... More >>
Ricky Martin will be performing at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie tomorrow night. And, yes, that kind of has our mouths watering. No, not because we have a thing for the recently outed Latin singer, but because, gluttons that we are, our stomachs have always growled when we hear his song "Shake ... More >>
Sinatra and friends jazz up the Majestic
10. "Backdoor Santa," Clarence CarterBelieve it or not, Carter had a career before "Strokin'".
From DeGolyer Library Collection, SMU Billie Marcus, left, and Stanley Marcus with Coco Chanel before the first Neiman Marcus Fortnight in 1957 Swear, I will not turn Unfair Park into a 24-7 Marcus House drive-thru; in fact, this will likely be our last posting on the subject as it moves its way in ... More >>
So good we want to live there and probably could
God of War II enters the pantheon of classic games.
Fossil fuel makes for delicious pies
Under the stars, a disco-era Dream; unpleasant peasants mar murky Les Miz
What is a good margarita?
Plus: Dallas Floats
Writing when posting didn't mean blogging
Keep that New Year's Eve spirit all year long with these boozy sing-along tunes
Ring-A-Ding in the new year
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas
Sunday, September 5, at Barley House
It's the Spy Kids in 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?
Do the time warp at Ernie's of Dallas
Rosebud is far from a work of genius
Chef Chris Svalesen perseveres with 36 Degrees
New wine bar to open in late January
Don't be caught at home when 2002 arrives
Love and Theft (Columbia Records)
Prison food with a price
Those wacky Southern women return--again--in the trite Impossible Marriage
A stylistic mess, Home Fries hops out of the pan and into the fire
HBO's Rat Pack don't mean a thing, because it ain't got no swing
The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers
On film, on vinyl, and in print, the late Chairman of the Board offers pleasurable surprises
Sinatra fought time in Dallas, and it was a split decision
This season's Christmas album offerings
Landmark local band packs it in
She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?
Vince Bell's been dead once, and he's got the record to prove it
Down south, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played
In the 1950s and '60s, Tony Zoppi wrote about -- and rode with -- the stars