• Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dallas Is the "Least Outdoorsy" City in America, Apparently

    Maybe, just maybe, Dallas has shaken its reputation as the country's worst city for cycling. Bicycling magazine hasn't mentioned it in a couple of years, anyway. The city has, however, earned another not-so-welcome distinction. It's the "least outdoorsy" city in America, according to Outside magazi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Fork Fight VII: Amberjax Versus CHINO Chinatown

    If you've been following along, then you know that we are nearing the climax of the Fork Fight series of showdowns. Last night, chef Larry and Karen Williams from Amberjax Fish Market Grille and chef Uno Immanivong from CHINO Chinatown each took 10 steps away from each other, turned and fired four c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    College Athlete-Rappers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Anyone who has ever watched college sports has seen more than their fair share of those NCAA commercials emphasizing the 'student-athletes who are going pro in something other than sports.' After all, they're shown during every single commercial break. So, I decided to look into some of the NCAA's ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

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

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    The Porch Offers An Off-The-Menu Trifecta of Deliciousness

    Catherine Downes​ The Porch is home to numerous off-menu items, what with their enormous, constantly changing blackboard, seasonal drinks and items that can be altered to suit diners' needs. Finding elusive bites at the trendy Henderson Avenue location wasn't a problem for us; the trouble was dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Dallas-Fort Worth, Deep in Credit Card Debt

    ​Late Wednesday, we received in the in-box this list of 25 cities ranked by the average amount of credit-card debt its residents carryin their back pockets. At the top of the pops was San Antonio with $5,177, but, as you can see, Dallas wasn't far behind at No. 5; says credit-reporting agency Expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Dallas, FW and Arlington Mayors Ask Locals to "Like" Food Bank Campaign, Lest Area Lose Out

    ​Meant to get to this a few days ago, when a Friend of Unfair Park directed our attention to Walmart's Fighting Hunger Together website. Long story short: Walmart, in conjunction with the Food Research and Action Center, is doling out $1.5 million to food banks nationwide. But it's handing out the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Walmart Needs Friends. Hungry Need Food. So...

    ​With 22 days left for online voting, Dallas is trailing the leader in a Walmart-sponsored contest for food bank funding by more than 11,000 votes. Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" program pits the nation's 100 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of food hardship against one another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    For Experimental Beer Flavors, We're Callin' In Twisted Pine Brewery

    All photos by Jesse Hughey​Though you may not have known it, as the brewery's products are carried by fewer than 20 retailers and pubs in the area, Boulder, Colorado's Twisted Pine Brewery has made its way into North Texas. In Dallas, you can find Twisted Pine brews at Pogo's, Trinity Hall or the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Remedy for a Jalapeno Overdose: Aguas Frescas

    From Wikipedia​Walk into your favorite taqueria or torteria, and chances are good you'll notice a couple of large, beehive-shaped glass jars standing sentinel atop a shelf or counter. Stepping to the counter, you place your food order, then scanning the menu under bebidas (beverages), you notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    The Found Footage Fest Returns, With Tips for Finding Choice Old VHS Tapes in the DFW

    One prospect from a dating show -- one that's not otherwise Viking-themed -- featured in the latest Found Footage Fest.​When we last spoke with Nick Prueher of the Found Footage Festival, he and fellow comedian-rummager Joe Pickett were gearing up for their first-ever visit to Dallas with their sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Keith Garvin, Male Anchor: Former ABC News-man to Fill Seat on Channel 21 Newscast

    Keith Garvin​Meet Keith Garvin. Or maybe you already know his work from, oh, Good Morning America and ABC World News Now. At this moment, he's an anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., but before that he spent a good long while reporting and back-up anchoring for ABC News, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Film

    March 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Randy James' Top 10...Well, Top 3, Really...Foods In Fresno

    Taking a break from his duties as radio personality and producer of the popular Bo & Jim morning show on Lone Star 92.5, Randy James found himself in California.Fresno, California.Actually, he is spending the holidays with family there. Yet he still consented to providing City of Ate with a Top ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 18, 2007

    You, Snooze. We Lose.

    So this morning with trembling hands I pluck my daily Dallas Morning News up off the dewy lawn, slip it from the bag and -- at the risk of showing myself to my neighbors in my Tartan plaid bathrobe and bedhead hair -- ask myself the question: “Can they possibly, conceivably, in any plausible fashi ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Paper Chase

    A former INS agent goes into business to smoke out fake documents

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Onward, Christian Soldiers

    Look out, evil Madison Avenue, these Jesus warriors have a battle plan for you

  • Dining

    August 18, 2005

    Higher Standard

    Byres' reborn restaurant still goes above and beyond

  • News

    April 1, 2004
  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Blowin' Smoke

    Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag

  • Calendar

    July 11, 2002

    Hamming It Up

    Neil Hamburger comes with a side of cheese

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Reverend Fix-It

    Itinerant minister Charles Wilkerson promised to restore two ailing Christian schools to financial health. So why did the patients take a turn for the worse?

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Squeeze player

    With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy