After Dallas' usual two weeks of beautiful fall weather the cold arrived with a vengeance and we skipped straight to an actual snowfall, in November. This means it's time to do away with those wimpy summer beers you've been slurping on for the six straight months of Texas summer, run past the 14,000 ... More >>
All week, we're bringing you stories from Dallas' burgeoning roasting community. See other extended interviews in our coffee archive, or see them all in one place in this week's feature story, "Roasting Dallas." Every Saturday, Kevin and Mara Sprague get up before the sun and set up their tent, tab ... More >>
Like craft beer and chef-driven restaurants before it, specialty coffee is having its moment, finally, in Dallas: Davis Street Espresso, in Oak Cliff, has found that a lack of Wi-Fi and to-go cups has not meant a lack of customers. Ascension, in the Design District, hums all day, despite limited par ... More >>
Chef Norman Grimm's work was highly praised at Kitchen LTO, but all good things must come to an end, and at LTO it happens fast. After a four-month stint at the newly-opened pop-up spot in Trinity Groves, the 23-year restaurant industry veteran accepted the executive chef position at Hotel St. Germa ... More >>
Beginning the night of December 2, 2013, the day before a Jimmy Buffett show, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan imaginable. For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed champion of wearing Hawaii ... More >>
This weekend, a breezy early September night on the Lower Greenville strip hummed and glowed with Dallas' end of summer relief. It's finally getting to the point where the temperature is actually dropping, if just a few degrees, after dark. The idea of stepping out for a patio drink and some live mu ... More >>
Thursday, April 4 Garden Café will host Freedom Through Food, a small gathering of local sustainable food and gardening activists, including Suzie Marshall of GROW North Texas. Chef Chad Houser and Graham Dodds will be cooking at the event, which starts at 5:45 p.m. Scott Reitz got more details ea ... More >>
The Free Man Cajun Café in Deep Ellum is a small, dark, shotgun bar and restaurant with marginal lighting that keeps things dim, which is certainly a prerequisite for any proper New Orleans-ish bar. So, if you're going for a truly comparable experience, this is your place. Three Quarters Fast Jazz ... More >>
Friday, December 21, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
At the W, Tom Colicchio's kitchen has undergone four chef changes since it opened in 2006.
It's a good thing Ash Wednesday is next week, because you're going to need to do a lot of repenting after this weekend. You've got an excuse to indulge in gumbo, King Cake and plenty of beer because it's Mardi Gras, so go ahead and sin a little. You can ask for forgiveness next week, if you're int ... More >>
Photos by Elaine LinerCafe Express chef Greg MartinCafé Express has long been a fallback when I can't get anyone to agree where to meet for a quick dinner. The menu is diverse, dishes are reasonably priced (most are under $10) and there are enough options to satisfy carnivore-befriending veg ... More >>
from Bread Winners Cafe's flickr photo streamEach week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: The Quarter Bar, 3301 McKinney Ave. 214-754-494 ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... More >>
David Simons new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent Citys surreal, heart-breaking reality
Been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans a couple times. Nothing like it. At least I think remember liking it. In the French Quarter there are no doors, no clocks, no rules. Bars sell buy-one-get-three beers. If you have a glass folks will just walk by and pour whatever they're drinking i ... More >>
Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Also, it's a chance for you readders to get more insight into ... More >>
The 'Boys travel to the French Quarter's suburbs on Saturday night. Another "fact" about the "who dat" town...While preparing the frying pan after a successful day of fishing in Katrina's floodwaters, George W. Bush cut open a fish and found old rings inscribed "Most Valuable Saint."**Source: An ... More >>
Call it what you want, an Addison sports bar isn't New Orleans
Can this new seafood joint draw the jazz lovers?
Shrimp and scattin' on Greenville Avenue
Sunday, July 2, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
This jazz band retains the spirit of New Orleans
While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends
New Orleans musicians in Texas overcome Katrina the only way they know how
Diminutive Mavs coach gives New Orleans evacuees a huge lift
The Cosmopolitan Bistro has some redeeming qualities
Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.
Join the Spree's holiday spree
The truth about Deep Ellum crime
A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.
Larry O'Dwyer's return to Theatre Three in The Miser is saved by a strong supporting cast
Cajun monarch Marcia Ball spreads her wings
The Neville Brothers love globally and act locally
Omega's brings a little heart and soul to Deep Ellum
Breadwinners hits its stride with the addition of splendid dinners