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Fairmont Hotel

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    The Fairmont's Pyramid Has a New Chef/Gardner and Pastry Technician, and We Have Job Envy

    The Pyramid Restaurant and Bar at the Fairmont Hotel has announced two new chefs to go along with the hotel's $10 million renovation. Leigh Mills joins as chef de cuisine and Eric Burrell as the new pastry chef, the restaurant announced this week. Born in England in Kidderminster (new favorite wor ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    The Ten Best Things To Do This Weekend, February 23 to 26

    Is that numbing pain in your shoulder diminishing? It can only mean one thing: The weekend is coming! Unwind from your stressball career with runway shows, stand-up comedy and drag queen brunch. It's all happening this weekend, kids. Here's a little guide to cool stuff happening around town. Share i ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    February 8, 2012

    Wating for The Pin (Show) to Drop

    We're so excited about the return of the Pin Show, that Mixmaster ran downtown today and touched base with the runway extravaganza's organizers during an afternoon fitting session. With more than 30 local and national designers on the bill, the team of the Pin Show is already ahead of schedule. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    SMU Calls in Experts for Global Summit Calling For a Ban on Corporal Punishment

    Photos by Leslie MinoraRaffi Cavoukian, children's singer and advocate, performed for the crowd at the SMU Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment last night. ​Well, that was certainly...unexpected. Last night I went to the SMU-hosted Global Summit on Ending Corporal Punishment and Promotin ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    March 24, 2011

    For Your Thursday Listening Pleasure (?): An Entire Dallas Mayoral Candidate Debate

    ​Below, in the comments accompanying Sam's recap of Tuesday night's mayoral debate at the Fairmont Hotel, several readers wanted -- nay, demanded -- a fuller accounting of who said what. To that end, one Friend of Unfair Park pointed out that the debate's sponsor, The Real Estate Council, did inde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    A Lively Stand-Up Bit About Super Bowl Sunday

    At this very moment, something called the 8th Annual Texas ACG Capital Connection is taking place at the Fairmont Hotel; long story short, suits and ties and private equity and Ben Stein as the lunchtime speaker (ah, but will he do this for an hour?). Bill Lively kicked off the morning session, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Organic Burgers, Fried butter and Everything in Between

    Photo by Jose Ralat MaldanadoThe Pyramid Restaurant's Andre Natera was this week's media darling.​This week's Dallas foodie coverage is an assortment of organic, frozen and fried foods, dried and proscuitto-wrapped figs at the height of fig season, fancy Finnish foods and a battle at the Pyramid. ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 25, 2010

    In This Morning's Wall Street Journal, the Prize Winner of Lancaster, Texas

    Gwen Beauchamp, left, after winning five grand at the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest at the Fairmont​I knew the name Gwen Beauchamp sounded familiar -- back in April of '08, her Toffee-Banana Brownies recipe picked up $5,000 at the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest held at the Fairmont Hotel. Whi ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Going Green With Dallas's Top Chefs At the 18th Annual Caesar Salad Competition

    Photos by Patrick MichelsThere's a salad around there somewhere, trust us.​Chefs from 10 of the top kitchens in Dallas vied for top honors in the Sunday night's Caesar salad competition, vying for diners' votes with salads dressed up with merguez sausage, scallop ceviche or brisket tacos, or resty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    First, a Tea Party; Then, a Shot of Ann Coulter

    A Friend of Unfair Park who's thinking of spending the Fourth of July tea-partying out at Southfork Ranch -- "but only for Mickey Dolenz," she writes, and I smell fresh-baked sarcasm -- directs our attention to a forthcoming Dallas appearance by Ann Coulter, who'll be at the Fairmont Hotel on August ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Fairmont Hotel To Turn Its Lights Out Next Week

    On Thursday, April 2, the Foundation Fighting Blindness will hold its second annual Dining In The Dark at the Fairmont Hotel (1717 N. Akard St.) in honor of donors Margot and Ross Perot.The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by recognition of honorees (the Visionary Award). Guests might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Heart Like A Deal

    Scrambling to find a romantic, yet hip and unique option for Valentine's Day? Lucky for you, many local restaurants have special menus, special dishes or just special prices to choose from on this, er, special day. Here are some options: Cupid would be proud of Central 214's naughty new chef, Blyt ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 4, 2008
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    October 3, 2008

    In Downtown This Morning, Protests For and Against Palin are Planned

    Why do people want to protest Tina Fey? She's so talented! Twelve hours after wrapping up her debate with Sen. Joe "He Totally Won" Biden, Gov. Sarah "She Didn't Lose" Palin is coming to Dallas to collect some coin for the GOP at the Fairmont Hotel -- where she'll be greeted as a liberator! Which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Look, See, We Are Both Fair and Balanced From the Palin Protest

    Patrick Michels New guy Patrick Michels went down to the Fairmont Hotel this morning, where, at 9:30 a.m., protesters began massing to cheer and jeer Gov. Sarah Palin, in Dallas today to raise money for the GOP. Three hours later, the pros and cons were still there, their shout-down separated only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Don't Mince Words, Sir, What Do You Really Think?

    Patrick Michels In case you missed it, our slide show from The Palin Protest at the Fairmont Hotel is up here, with some of the most impressive turns of phrase and slant rhymes we're likely to see in a while. And, while you're at it, the Dallas Peace Center has some video, the best bits of which b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008
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    September 2, 2008

    Star-Studded Tuesday

    The DASA awards make for the most, um, interesting pairings. Right, Scott? If you have $200 – or perhaps $5,000 – burning a hole in your jorts, make plans to be at the Fairmont Hotel tonight for the 43rd annual Dallas All-Sports Association Awards Banquet. It’s the one chance a year for Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    "These Little Honeys Won't Kill Ya, But They're Guaranteed To Take a Foot Off."

    Found this story this morning in the Army Times concerning the Army and Marine Corps' peeping "a new, long-range sniper rifle, designed to kill an enemy from as far away as 1,800 meters." Didn't know why it was datelined Dallas, till I realized the story stemmed a discussion held yesterday during th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    The Million-Dollar Cookie

    Pillsbury Since October, we've been ever-so-anxiously awaiting the winner of the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest, which just wrapped at the Fairmont Hotel downtown. And we need wait no more: A hearty mazel tov goes to Carolyn Gurtz of Gaithersburg, Md., whose six-ingredient Double-Delight Peanut ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    General Badass

    Wesley Clark speaks

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    In Case You Miss Troy Dungan ...

    You'd think on Troy Dungan's special day on November 13, he wouldn't have to share the spotlight with the man who replaced him when the WFAA-Channel 8 icon stepped down in July. But, no, weatherman Pete Delkus will indeed serve as the master of ceremonies next Tuesday when the Press Club of Dallas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Dallas Woman Just May Have the Recipe For Million-Dollar Cookies

    Sure, April 13-15 is a long way off, but Stephanie Hollowell's already got the dates booked: She's the lone Dallas resident competing in The 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest, which takes place at the Fairmont Hotel. And, yeah, it's a big deal: The grand-prize winner will walk away with a million bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    Dallas Sports Elite Swank It Up for Awards

    Just give us the highlights, Scott. There won’t be a red carpet per se, but if you want to ooooh and ahhhh at the most swank of Dallas sports dignitaries all dressed up with somewhere to go, Tuesday is the night and The Fairmont Hotel is the place. It’s the 42nd annual Dallas All Sports Associat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    I Think I'll Go Downtown

    We'll be honest: We will never forgive our former publisher, who beat a Quick retreat, for moving us out of our longtime downtown Dallas digs for an Uptown address. We loved being downtown, in the old KLIF building at Commerce and Central. So what if that meant occasionally having to dodge the vomit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 7, 2006

    Think Safe

    Claim ownership of your brain children

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Fit to be Tied

    Scott Murray apparently has one gig these days: hosting the DASA Awards Banquet. Will he, like, hit you with the highlights? Ties suck, unless you're Troy Dungan, Anna Kournikova's brother or a guy lucky enough to have tickets to next week's Dallas All Sports Association Awards Banquet. The 41st ann ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2006

    Sock Hop

    The Fairmont hosts a weekend of dance

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    September 15, 2005
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    May 6, 2004

    Chicken and Opera

    Carol Vaness hits the high notes for The Dallas Opera

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003
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    September 25, 2003

    Flutter By

    Leave the cocoon for this one

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    American Beauty

    Landscapes, from north to south

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Blink

    In their own time; Money and power

  • Dining

    February 4, 1999
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    November 5, 1998
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    September 17, 1998
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    September 3, 1998
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    July 16, 1998
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    April 2, 1998

    Grand hotel

    The Adolphus' French Room offers courses in dining elegance

  • Calendar

    December 14, 1995
  • Dining

    November 2, 1995

    Haute vinyl

    The Fairmont Hotel's Brasserie is much more than a coffee shop

  • Dining

    October 26, 1995

    Princess for a day

    Don your rhinestone tiara: The Pyramid's prix-fixe dinner is the best deal in town

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