I chose the saddest day of all to go the State Fair. The death of Big Tex (flame-grilled is the way he'd have wanted to go) cast a shadow over the whole event, which had Big Tex's now non-existent face on every piece of merchandise, every map, every stall, every advert, every building. When the twit ... More >>
I just get a little tummy ache every time I see the Nasher Sculpture Center back in the news again treated like it's holy Bethlehem. Please. The stuff in there is art, not the preserved teeth and hair of the saints.
Renzo Piano, the architect, is on the front page of the official government newspap ... More >>
Be nice to her before you fry her delicious parts.McDonald's is closing out its second week of McRib season, giving the Atlantic a hook to ponder the evils of its pork supplier, Smithfield Foods. The article points out that in the midst of Smithfield's increased welfare practices intended to ... More >>
A medical emergency this morning at a judging session for the Fiery Food Challenge, the spicy food contest held in conjunction with ZestFest, served as a visceral reminder of how much heat capsaicin extract packs -- and raised questions about whether the chemical should be allowed in competit ... More >>
They bill themselves as founding distillers of the infamous spirit. But Pernod should be ashamed of themselves after a performance given by their representative last Friday at Morton's.Pernod teamed with the downtown steakhouse for an "introduction to absinthe" session, which included cocktails and ... More >>
This is the Victory Park Ross Perot Jr. dreams of when he goes to bed every night.When Pulle wrote his obituary for Victory Park in January, Ross Perot Jr. and Hillwood execs refused to talk to him about the fate of the taxpayer-subsidized development crumbling around the American Airlines Center. I ... More >>
A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite pints...in local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>