Esquire Magazine

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Ramsay Midwood's Grooves of Wrath

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Genaro's Will (Finally) Open in East Dallas Next Week: Time to Bring Back the "Working Lunch"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    What Booze to Get Your Dad for Father's Day, From the Experts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    El Bulli is Dead; Long Live El Bulli, At Least in Your DVR and the Back Issues of Esquire

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Finally, A Murry Hammond-Penned Song Gets The Old 97's Some Accolades...

    Chris StrotherMurry Hammond​He'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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Move Over, Ex-President Bush. Kent Rathbun's Moving a "Blue Plate Kitchen" Into Preston Center.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    At SMU, Apparently, Sarah Shahi Was "Walking Blue Balls"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    The Lakewood Landing: A "Best Bar," Like You Didn't Already Know That

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    How 'Bout Something for the 469?

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Road Wear

    Bye-bye, Volvo. Hello, Lola.

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    Street Feed

    Houston Street's "creative American" fare has a lot of potential

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    At Last, Justice

    The killer Unicorn is corralled

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002


    Does atmosphere affect our appreciation of a drink?

  • Dining

    July 4, 2002

    Empire Strikes Back

    This modest bar and grill dishes out good food with culinary glitter

  • Culture

    August 30, 2001

    Crossover Dreams

    Tim Hardaway makes a noble last stand for a team that needs him

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Something about Stephan

    After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Mr. Smith arrives

    Texas Monthly's new man has plan: long stories, pop culture, and don't suck

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    No class

    New York-based Edison Schools flunked out with trying to privatize Sherman's public schools. Why should things be any different in Dallas?

  • Dining

    July 30, 1998
  • Film

    April 9, 1998
  • News

    November 27, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Ghosts in the machine

    When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played

  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    Echale salsita

    Passion and pride ignite upon the dance floor of Dallas' salsa community