On a Scandinavian tour in 2002, the Gourds' friend and guide kept playing a recording by an old blues singer named Ramsay Midwood. So when a man with a scruffy beard and twinkling blue eyes came up to Kevin Russell after a gig in Austin in early 2002 and introduced himself, the Gourds singer had to ... More >>
The coming of Genaro's Mexican Cuisine was announced earlier this summer. Genaro Silva, who owned Genaro's Tropical, Moctezuma's and Garmo's back in the '80s and '90s, had gotten out of the service industry and gotten into constructions and real estate. He missed the din of a bustling dining room, t ... More >>
This Sunday is Father's Day, and it's hard to know what to buy that big old teddy bear to show your undying affection for teaching you what a man is. When lottery tickets and neckties have run their courses, a nice bottle of booze is always a good option. We asked a few experts around town, includ ... More >>
Ferran Adria Portrait, by Sergi Pons When Anthony Bourdain cruises through town this fall for his City of Ate-sponsored gig at the Majestic, he's guaranteed to one or two questions about the meal I watched him eat on last night's No Reservations: a 50-or-so-course palate-fuck at El Bulli, Fer ... More >>
Chris StrotherMurry HammondHe's the chipper one in the band, the one who wears the iconic coke-bottle glasses and the one who can't get through an entire set without smiling ear to ear and greeting the crowd with a hearty, "Hey, everybody!" But, let's face it, when it comes to the Old 97's, Murry ... More >>
Earlier today, Unfair Park learned that chef Kent Rathbun would be opening a new restaurant in Preston Center, next door to Shannon Wynne's Flying Fish in the space formerly occupied by Carrabba's, among others. I called Rathbun's publicist Ariana Hajibashi-Martin to confirm, and she was very noncom ... More >>
The September issue of Esquire -- due on stands shortly with, I believe, that flashing "E Ink" cover -- profiles a "Woman We Love" with distinctly local ties: Euless-born, SMU-educated Sarah Shahi. And from the sound of the piece, which isn't yet online, Joel Stein's very, very much smitten with the ... More >>
The June issue of Esquire contains its annual rundown of the Best Bars in America -- and it probably comes as no surprise to D's Adam McGill that the Lakewood Landing makes the list. But that's only because Adam wrote the item, which goes a little something like this: "The place breathes history but ... More >>
Chef Tony Gardizi worked the kitchen for the defunct Riviera, the defunct Buddha Bar, the defunct Vino & Basso, the defunct J. Peir in Terrell and the defunct Guthrie's; he also had short stints at Hibiscus, Mi Piaci and Stephan Pyles (whom John Mariani just named Chef of the Year in the November is ... More >>
Bye-bye, Volvo. Hello, Lola.
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The killer Unicorn is corralled
Does atmosphere affect our appreciation of a drink?
This modest bar and grill dishes out good food with culinary glitter
Tim Hardaway makes a noble last stand for a team that needs him
After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?
Texas Monthly's new man has plan: long stories, pop culture, and don't suck
New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?
When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played
Passion and pride ignite upon the dance floor of Dallas' salsa community