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Father's Day

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    June 5, 2014

    Where to Take Your Dallas Dad on Father's Day That Won't Just Ruin His Weekend

    This Father's Day (it's next Sunday, folks), thank your Dad. No, for real. Like, don't get him a tie and take him out to a silly meal he'll forget before he gets to the last stanza of that terrible Hallmark card. Instead, really, really show him you appreciate him by proving you know what kind of ma ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    The Top 10 Signs You're at a Dad Rock Concert

    If you were a dad, you'd probably have circled a certain date on your calendar months ago. (And no, it wasn't Mother's Day, you big silly.) What date is that, you might ask? Why, this coming Saturday, May 17. That's the night that the whole goddamn universe is going to explode because Foreigner is c ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Local Music News Bits, Lassoed Together Like Texas Cattle

    It's Monday, so it's as good a time as any for you to peruse this quick grab-bag of local music news hastily cobbled together with no agenda or real thought. Do you have a few minutes to care about your local music scene? Good, because it just so happens that underneath this stretched-to-the-limit i ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    11 Dads Who Aren't Having a Good Time at a Ke$ha Concert

    Father's Day may have been a few weeks ago, but walking around Gexa Energy Pavilion on Sunday gave a whole new perspective on what lengths some fathers will go to support their children's choice of music. So, presented with marginal comment, a small photo essay called "The 11 Best Dads at Ke$ha/Pitb ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 13, 2013
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    June 13, 2013
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    May 9, 2013
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    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.

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    June 15, 2012

    This Father's Day, Honor Your Dad With A Drink

    Each year as the third Sunday in June approaches, I get a little wistful. My parents split up many years ago, as parents so often do these days, around the time I discovered Boone's Farm and fruit punch-flavored Zima. (Remember that stuff? I'm still convinced teenage girls were their target demogra ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    June 12, 2012

    Sigel's Will Let You Sample Booze and Dip Things in Wax on Thursday

    Sigel's has an interesting pre-Father's Day event. We promise not to judge you if you leave immediately to snag a place in line. On Thursday from 6 to 8 the Sigel's at 5757 Greenville Avenue is having a Maker's Mark Bourbon Red dipping event and tasting. From Jasper at Sigel's: "At the distillery ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Buzz Bissinger is Trashing Dallas on Twitter Right Now

    Friday Night Lights author and noted Twitter imploder Buzz Bissinger has a new book out called Father's Day, about a road trip he took with his developmentally disabled son. The Morning News trashed it, and apparently Bissinger's book-tour stop in Dallas left him less than impressed. Together, tho ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    One Million Moms Doesn't Like JC Penney's Two Gay Dads At All

    Because their attack on JC Penney for its (obviously homosexual) relationship with Ellen DeGeneres only brought the Plano-based clothing retailer to its knees, the anti-gay, pro-crazy group One Million Moms is back to deliver the finishing blow. The department store chain sent out a subversive litt ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    January 13, 2012

    The Master List: The Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, January 13-15

    If there's ever a zombie attack or outbreak of some mutated virus that turns most of the population into blood-thirsty cannibals, we hope we don't survive because we're not equipped to kill the undead. Plus we've learned from movies that no one usually lasts too long. Who knows how many people will ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    June 20, 2011

    Perfect For Your Blue Thunder Remake

    ​I was going to post about something else presently up for grabs on Lone Star Auctioneers' website ... till I ran into this: The city of Dallas is auctioning off a Bell Helicopter Model 407, with the current bid sitting at $987,500. Sounds nice: "The engine is a Rolls Royce model 250-C47B, total e ... More >>

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    June 18, 2011

    From Baltimore Sun's Files, Even More Photos From the Texas Centennial Exposition For Sale

    From the archives of The Baltimore Sun​Twice now we've been fortunate enough to discover photos from the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park being disposed of on eBay by the Tribune Company. Now there's a third stack of old Baltimore Sun photos consisting of four shots, each one a nightt ... More >>

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    June 18, 2011

    Picking a Mayor on a "Slow Saturday"

    Photo by Nick RalloToni Pippins-Poole, Dallas County's Interim Elections Administrator, earlier this afternoon​We're, what, nine whole minute away from our first look at early-voting results ... like anyone cares. I spoke with Toni Pippins-Poole, Interim Dallas County Elections Administrator, earl ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011
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    June 16, 2011
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    June 15, 2011

    Because the Man Who Raised You Deserves More than a Tie

    Father might know best, but he still gets crappy gifts.​My dad hates Father's Day. He hates making a fuss. He's one of those dads who thinks if you can't appreciate him every day, don't waste the effort on Father's Day. He's also one of those guys who says, "Oh, I don't need any presents. I ha ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Pecan Lodge Wants Your Father's Day to be Meatmazing

    Chris Wilkins​Last Saturday, Pecan Lodge brought barbecue back to Shed 2. It. Was. Glorious. (Note: If you go to Pecan Lodge and don't try their just-added-to-the-menu house-made smoked sausage, we're not sure we can stay friends with you.) In celebration of their return to the barbecue scene ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Dude, T.G.I Friday's Will Let You Buy Dad A Beer Through Facebook

    ​You know the moment. The sun's pouring in on your Rockwellian dinner table, already made up for Father's Day, and Dad's smoking a pipe with the Morning Herald Sun New Times. You lean over to him in your warm sweater and say "Dad, you want a cold beer?" He says yes, and you saddle up to Facebo ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Treat Your Dad to a Fancy-Pants Lunch at the Landmark Restaurant All Week.

    ​Father's Day is a time to shower your dad with love and affection, and maybe even a gift or two or 10. And let's be real, one day really doesn't do many of our dads justice, so we guess that's why the Landmark Restaurant (3015 Oak Lawn Ave.) at The Warwick Melrose Hotel Dallas is celebrating Fath ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    The Second Floor Gives Dads a Less Expensive Taste of the Good Stuff

    Barrels of Scotch at The Macallan distillery.​If you're at a loss for what to get Dad this Father's Day, The Second Floor Restaurant has a suggestion: scotch. But not just any scotch. The good stuff. And for dads on their big day, all of it's 50 percent off. That means a $140 Macallan 25 ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Really Chick-fil-A? Daddy/Daughter Date Night?

    Chick-fil-A isn't OK with working on Sundays, but they do seem to be OK with dads dating daughters. June 18, the day before Father's Day is Chick-fil-A Daddy Daughter Date Night. So, if you're currently dating your dad, know that starting at 5 p.m. that day, 70 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Dall ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    The Worst Kitchen Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day

    ​It's a little bit sexist to assume that your mother is yearning for a kitchen gadget this Mother's Day. It's also a bit forward of us to assume that's what you're planning on getting her. Not that a gadget gift doesn't have hit potential -- kitchen goodies last longer than flowers, are less f ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Zzzzzzzz ... Top 10 Most Boring Sports on the Planet?

    ​Spent Father's Day between the grill and the couch. OK, mostly the couch. Instead of another tacky tie for a gift, I let dear ol' dad man the remote control. Went something like this: U.S. Open ... Rangers ... U.S. Open ... World Cup ... Rangers ... U.S. Open ... zzzzzzz. Got me to thin ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Forget Ties, Wallets and Slippers, and Give the Old Man What He Really Wants: Beer

    All Meddlesome Moth owner Shannon Wynne wants for Father's Day is an ice cold beer -- and he's betting a few dads out there feel the same way. The Oak Lawn gastropub is buying a beer for every father who visits the restaurant this Sunday. In a YouTube pitch explaining the promo, a bespectacled Wynn ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Willie Nelson at the KAFM Studios on July 1, 1976

    ​Only yesterday, according to Willie Nelson's Web site, the Library of Congress added to its National Recording Registry one of the greatest albums ever recorded 'round these parts: Nelson's Red Headed Stranger, cut at Autumn Sound Studios in Garland in February '75. You'll hear plenty of that rec ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 17, 2010

    Listomania: 10 Songs Dad Made Us Hate

    Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. ​Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Cowboys Stadium to Host, Well, Everything

    You've come a long way, baby.​Cowboys Stadium hasn't yet officially celebrated its 1st birthday. Yet, by my count, the joint in Arlington has already hosted: Pro football College football High school football Pro basketball College basketball A high-school prom A high-school graduation ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Hash Over: Mamas Eat For Free at GattiTown; Norma's is Celebrating a Birthday; Chef Stephan Pyles Will Be on Martha Stewart Living Radio

    GattiTown​Sure, we're suppose to dedicate this week to our dads and everything they've done for us, but what about Mom? Well, how about we celebrate Mom all summer long? The GattiTown location off Marsh Lane will honor mothers this summer by offering a free buffet to them every Monday. All you mom ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Oh, Crap: Father's Day Is Coming Up, Isn't It? Well, Here Are Five Music-Related Gift Idea That Shouldn't Disappoint Too Much.

    ​What to impress your old man? Well, you can put a smile on the geezers face by picking him up a hip, music-related gift for Father's Day. Trust us, it'll make him feel younger. (Maybe.)Circle your calendars now: Father's Day is coming up fast (on June 20...or September 5, if you live in Australia ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    June 18, 2009
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    March 4, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Jackass Edition

    I did go 10 days without food and I'm committed to finishing this on December 13. But there was a time when I was a real, live thrill-seeker. Found some evidence recently. I wasn't insane in a Johnny Knoxville way or a one-on-one interview with Charles Haley sorta way, but as in "Hey, that ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Pops Art

    Try spending Father's Day at the Nasher

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    June 6, 2008

    TV Redux: Hammer Time

    The guy on the right will be the Father's Day guest on Doocy. The guy on the left doesn't give a damn. Apparently, Greg Williams’ recent TV appearance wasn’t as bad as some of you/us thought. At least not according to Fox 4 sports anchorman Mike Doocy and his perfect hair, who has invite ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    It's Summer. You Need a Hat. Might as Well Be One of Tom Landry's.

    At last, the perfect Father's Day gift. Assuming it's the real deal -- and there are copious references to a "Letter of Grading and Authenticity" -- one of Tom Landry's fedoras is currently up for grabs on eBay, courtesy a San Antonio-based seller who's not sure whether he ever wore the thing whilst ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    Sunday Roars

    All the mamas in the den say "yeah"

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    June 15, 2007

    Who’s Your Daddy?

    The perfect Father's Day gift for the lazy, rich man in your life LeBron James got fatherhood, siring the royally named Bryce Maximus James between Games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals. But he also got the shaft, having to play alongside hapless Cavaliers teammates that never ever threatened the Spurs du ... More >>

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    June 19, 2006

    From Elite to Embarrassing

    Only a few guys on the planet had a worse Father's Day than Phil Mickelson, and they were all Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs left for Miami a week ago with a 2-0 NBA Finals lead and parade plans tucked in their duffle bags. They'll return home today 48 minutes from one of sports' all-time choke jobs and ... More >>

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