• Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chasing The World: One Man's Crazy World Cup Quest

    The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Lockhart Smokehouse Serves Shark, Pisses Off World

    "Shark! And it's so good -- little kick but good." So said Lockhart Smokehouse in a tweet announcing their latest menu special. Smoked shark was available in Oak Cliff, and since owner Jill Bergus is a bit of a power Twitterer, the message quickly circled the globe. The problem is, different cultur ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Festy Says... Here Are Some Rules For Your Festival Season

    With the arrival of 35 Denton this weekend, festival season is officially upon us. But festivals have gotten complicated, and you can no longer just grab your buds, hop in your Civic hatchback and chill in a tent for three days. You need provisions, a plan, intestinal fortitude, hand sanitizer, Red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Central Market's Chocolate Festival: A Guide

    Central Market's annual chocolate festival starts today and lasts through February 14. Some of the best chocolatiers from around the world will make appearances over the next few days and, as always, there are some interesting back stories. If you can fight through the crowds, don't take lightly the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Sore Losers and Mind Spiders Among First Round Of Bands Announced For SXSW 2012

    ​Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Amid Carrollton's changing restaurant scene, the Inca's Café Really Gets Its Goat

    Sara Kerens​Once known as a haven for large-chain dining, Carrollton is slowly changing, as more and more immigrants move there from Asia, and Central and South America. Drive down East Belt Line Road or Josey Lane and you will see taquerias aplenty, plus homey establishments that draw culinary i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    On The Range: Empanadas

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Say the word 'empanada' anywhere in Latin America, and you'll most likely get an instant nod of affirmation. That's because the little wrapped pastries (the word literally means " wrapped or enveloped in bread") ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Short Orders: El Fogon

    ​El Fogon3636 Frankford972-820-6440Does it matter if a funky little ethnic joint is lodged in a far north strip mall? Is character defined by the shell or what is inside?Some would have you believe that location and setting matter more than unique flavors. So the fact that El Fogon is hidden behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    On The Range: Ceviche

    Ledelboy​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Ceviche is marinated seafood, so it should come as no surprise that Mexico and nearly every country in Central and South America with a coastline features it in their cuisine.In an article entitled 'The Many ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    18-Wheeler Wisdom

    The LCC offers words to drive by

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Off Corpse: Or, American Airlines No Longer Just Losing Luggage

    Man, American Airlines is getting the worst kind of PR imaginable today, as the Tale of Teresa Olaya spreads far and wide. And, look, the first part was bad enough: Miguel Olaya said he sent his wife's corpse from Brooklyn to her native Ecuador for burial after she died in March of cancer at the age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Pollo for Thanksgiving!

    The fried chicken and scrumptious Latin offerings of Pollo Campero and its Dallas-based American division, Campero USA, are about to become available in Wal-Marts across the country. Given the chain’s rapid growth worldwide -- from Ecuador to New York to China and Indonesia -- and the abject worsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007

    Well, That's Why They Call it "F�tbol."

    Not even the appearance of former Jesuit star Kenny Cooper was enough to make yesterday's soccer game in Frisco worth attending...or watching. Sounds like yesterday's soccer game between the U.S. and Guatemalan national teams was a snoozer at Frisco's Pizza Hut Park. The crowd got up when local star ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    The One That Got Away

    In a Lancaster gym, Greg Hatley is raising boxing champions, but the best fighter he ever saw isn't among them

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Fruit of the Poison Tree

    In a Dallas court, Costa Rican banana workers claim a banned pesticide left them sterile

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Seductress of the Saints

    Inside the mind--and suitcase--of Sandra Bridewell, religious charlatan

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Hey, Kids, It's Tepee Time

    Children go in search of history

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    A Little Respeto

    How Maná won the war for its reputation--without even trying

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fishmonger

    TJ's Seafood Market

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    New, Improved Michael Irvin

    Plus: Defending Cheryl Smith, Ouch, Straight Outta Fiction

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Personal Politics

    Urged on by their father, Stefan and Aaron Gonzalez express themselves as Akkolyte

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Cora! Cora! Cora!

    Artistic director Cora Cardona's style--passionate, arrogant, riveting, domineering--makes Teatro Dallas special and her enemies livid

  • Culture

    October 7, 1999

    The long goodbye

    It's not yet game, set, match for Jimmy Connors, even at 47

  • Culture

    January 28, 1999

    The lesbian brain

    Great acting saves Echo Theatre's Body from becoming a short course on feminist studies

  • Film

    April 9, 1998
  • Dining

    December 25, 1997

    International waters

    AquaKnox successfully cross-dresses fish in Dallas

  • Film

    November 10, 1994

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX