Last night in Houston two masked men, armed with a revolver and a shotgun, stormed a Denny's and raided the cash register. The same scene has played out on security footage at dozens of Houston-area IHOPs and Denny's, albeit occasionally with bloodshed. Houston police officer James Taylor, testifyi ... More >>
Around 2 o'clock this morning Charles Pace, a 74-year-old grandfather, went to Denny's on North Central Expressway to grab a bite to eat. Though just a few blocks from his apartment complex, he never made it inside. Before he could reach the door, he told police, he was jumped, set upon for no appar ... More >>
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>
Last Friday, 44,232 Rangers fans (along with a few Astros holdouts) gathered in the great Ballpark in Arlington for a little summer -time baseball. The seats were hot as the sun slowly sank behind home plate. Hotdogs were toted around like carry-on luggage and cold drinks flowed. In the second inn ... More >>
Closing time: You don't have to go home, but don't go here.
If civilization does collapse on Friday, December 21, 2012, which is the day the Mayans were all like Hey guys! Earth's gonna explode in a fiery saucer of flames and stuff!, then any remaining future humans (or any aliens stopping on the burnt husk of Earth to take a leak) will be able to read the s ... More >>
Ever hear of Lufkin? I hadn't until recently, but I'm not as Texan as some of you Texans, so I thought I'd ask. The town 170 miles southeast of Dallas made news yesterday when Fuel City announced they'd be opening a second location of their popular gas-station-meets-car-wash-meets-taco-stand there ... More >>
Be it a neck-straining wrestling move or some sort of Tolkien-esque adult film, one of the options for Denny's new Hobbit-themed menu definitely is the "Build Your Own Hobbit Slam." It launches on November 6, and will, of course, be the synergetic byproduct of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: an Unexpect ... More >>
To highlight regional specialties on its new Tour of America menu, Denny's has launched a new "50 State Challenge." The purpose of the challenge, which is managed through a Smartphone app, is to have customers check-in at Denny's locations around the country while on their summer vacations. In retur ... More >>
We think about weird shit sometimes. This is one of those times. 1. Pizza Sleeping Bag (above) This why-the-eff-didn't-I-think-of-that idea from B Fiber and Craft combines the unique pizza passion that exists inside us all with our desire to sleep outside. For a mere 250 American dollars (plus ship ... More >>
Via FoodbeastThere's so little left to conquer. There's little territory left unbaconed. It's in our cookies, our perfume, our lube, and our adhesive bandages. Oh no, no, it's not a bad thing. Following in Denny's meatsteps, Jack in the Box has kicked off a new bacon campaign that wants you ... More >>
Caught an article over on Adage this morning on Domino's revamp of their "cheesy bread." In an attempt to capture what marketing executives must think are idiot foodies, the pizza chain is selling "gourmet" varieties of cheese bread (with spinach and feta and bacon and jalapeño).After blacking o ... More >>
Recently I took the chickens out to Denny's to try their new Maple Bacon Sundae. When I was a kid I went to Denny's on occasion, but in the past 15 years I think I've been twice, and I had no idea what I'd been missing. From customers to the menu, Denny's keeps it real. This is no place for t ... More >>
J&D's via TimeLe Whif is shaking in their boots.While Baconalia, Denny's super pork festival that features seven bacon-laden dishes including the Maple Bacon Sundae, is in full glory, we thought it'd be a swell time to let you know about the freshest way to inhale bacon.J&D's, known for t ... More >>
Snowy, sleety weather calls for cassoulets and shepherd's pies. But unless you've already stocked your pantry, it's unlikely you'll be able to throw together an impromptu blizzard menu: Risking the streets to buy a duck leg seems silly, which is why perfectly good stay-at-home, cooking days end up w ... More >>
If you have the cash, you could watch the Super Bowl with this old boat captain.Let's pretend you're a big spender who can't score tickets to the Super Bowl. What do you do with all that cash next week? You could blow it all on one awesome party, perhaps the Leather & Laces event at Hotel Zaz ... More >>
Spiral Diner's staffers aren't letting an award from PETA distract them from their work slinging tofu scrambles and mixing soy milkshakes. "I really don't know," a man who identified himself as manager of the Fort Worth branch said with a snarl when City of Ate called to ask how the restaura ... More >>
KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>
Steak and eggs, Denny's-style.The classic combination hasn't disappeared. In fact, during a recent visit to Fort Worth, I spotted the option on Grace's dinner menu.Once upon a time, however, this double-wallop of protein was such a common feature it rivaled (perhaps even beat out) bacon and eggs, ... More >>
Danny Bollinger1. The Texas Rangers trading Kevin Millwood for Chris Ray, then pursuing Rich Harden and Mike Lowell. 2. Dallas Mavericks' forward Tim Thomas getting involved in a debacle at Denny's. 3. Your Dallas Cowboys considering Tony Romo as their new/old holder.
After the Warped Tour stops through town on Sunday, a handful of the bands on the tour--Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive and Hit The Lights--will be stopping by Denny's, because, hey, why not?According to the press release announcing the after-party, "These select bands will hang out with fans whi ... More >>
Chubby's Family Restaurant7474 S. Cockrell Hill RoadDude Factor: 8, or "Jack Palance in City Slickers" on a scale of 1 ("Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones And The Crystal Disappointment") to 10 ("Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven")Of all the billboards on the way to and from work, Chubby's Family Restaurant ... More >>
Mother's Day is coming up. Depending on how many boxes of Girl Scout cookies she sent you this year (or whatever other criteria one judges moms by), you could take her to Denny's or to someplace nice. Can't make up your mind? Get a live lobster and let her decide the crustacean's fate (although it's ... More >>
Geez, where does one start? More than just a celebrity, Pyles is one of the few truly important chefs in Texas.He is considered one of the pioneering figures in New American cuisine. Along with the likes of Dean Fearing, he invented Southwestern cuisine, one of the feats prompting the James Beard Fo ... More >>
Like all the other reporters stopping by a Denny's this morning, I'd come to watch the train wreck. The Super Bowl ad announcing a free Grand Slam breakfast today suggested tremendous potential for chaos. What if they're overrun by bargain-hunting Black Friday swarms? What if they run out of eggs? W ... More >>
Denny's manager Ron Ronk accepted an extra delivery of eggs and breakfast meat this morning -- one he hadn't known to expect until late yesterday. As it is, Ronk hopes it'll help his location -- the Denny's at 4400 N. Central Expressway, near Fitzhugh Avenue -- weather a morning rush that's even big ... More >>
Remember that Denny's Super Bowl ad casting call last month? The one looking for "authentically weathered, tough, rugged" cowboys from Dallas? Right. That one. Anyway, today we get a peek at the 'pokes Denny's rustled up for its first-ever Super Bowl spot, which Denny's spokesperson Cori Rice tells ... More >>
Before proceeding further, read this here help-wanted ad:Cowboy 1 & 2 - Male 40-70 years old. Marlboro Man-type. Should feel authentically weathered, tough, rugged and they are men of very few words. Should feel very real. Not an urban cowboy, but an authentic present-day ranch hand or cowpoke t ... More >>
"Four Moons Over My Hammies, please." (Fred Morledge) Last time we heard from emo pop-punk act A Bird A Sparrow, the band was getting all defensive in the comments section after I compared them and other area emo pop-punk bands of their ilk to gremlins. Now the band is back in the news: This time ... More >>
Hell of a morning to wake and find this in the paper. Only thing I took out of The Dallas Morning News' pieces on how Dallas isn't really No. 1 in crime is because we report too many of 'em, because, see, "the data can't account for the willingness of residents to report crime." Silly us. Guess my ... More >>
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