The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>
Lithgow and Weller, together againLike I said a few weeks ago: John Lithgow's coming to town November 18 for a Very Special Event courtesy the Dallas Film Society, which will take place at the Hall of State with Elvis Mitchell moderating the Q&A. And, like I said a few weeks ago, the Dallas F ... More >>
Might we see Buckaroo Bonzai on the big screen when John Lithgow comes to town next month? Maybe so, maybe so.Last year's inaugural Art of Film event at the Hall of State was quite the wingding as the great Elvis Mitchell and Robert Duvall informally, thoughtfully and quite giddily chatted about ... More >>
Island Spot is a new vendor at the State Fair of Texas this year and along with this open-flame-grilled jerk chicken, jerk sausage (note: it's on the menu as "jerk sausage," not "the hand job" or "the hanje") and jerk tofu (for all you vegetarians), they're serving up -- wait for it -- fried bread ... More >>
Kyle WallHiding inside these donut-hole-lookin' things is a sweet-potato-praline mind-blow. Oh, these fried praline sweet potato poppers weren't finalists in this year's Big Tex Choice Awards? That makes total sense. TO NOBODY!!!!!!
Kyle Wall, inventor of these fried lovelies, said that fair off ... More >>
Eat CrispiesFried chicken skin from Eat Crispies. Mmm. Skin.Meet fried chicken skin, brought to your State Fair of Texas by Eat Crispies. It's just chicken skin, battered and fried for your face. Eat Crispies owner Phuong Le says, "The fried chicken skin was what caught the attention of ... More >>
Andy SalinasTurns out, Andy Salinas' Walking Taco is really a taco salad in a Doritos bag.Andy Salinas made it into the Big Tex Choice Awards as a finalist with his Walking Taco. He says, "It's a taco that you can walk around the fair and eat." I'm confused. I've never met a taco that wasn't al ... More >>
Alice Laussade gets nominated: She was too busy changing diapers -- no, really, she has bred -- to respond right now, so we did it for her (above).The Cheap Bastard may soon be one fancy, bling-toting bastard.
Our beloved Alice Laussade, a regular contributor to City of Ate, today picked up ... More >>
Defending champ Bavarian Grill has lost the first round of an online contest to find the Best German Restaurant in America.
The Old German Schnitzel Haus in the tiny town of Hickory, North Carolina, held on to its early lead in online voting, collecting 4,083 votes to Bavarian Grill's 3,993. ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>
Patrick MichelsRinko Kikuchi, Adrien Brody and writer-director Rian Johnson kicked off the third AFI Dallas International Film Festival with their Brothers Bloom.Later today, a longer recap from last night's opening of the AFI Dallas International Film Festival at NorthPark Center, where Rian Johnso ... More >>
I generally agree with Jerry Seinfeld. On everything. Including the Oscars.
During a show at, of all places, UTA's Texas Hall in '02 the comedian quipped, "Worst thing about The Oscars is that they never tell you the final scores. We're Americans. We not only want to know who won, but ... More >>