• Culture

    September 12, 2013
  • Calendar

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    A Stink About Pink: Better Alternatives Than Giving to Right-Leaning Komen

    Some good may come out of the Komen Foundation's hard right turn on abortion this week. It was about time, anyway, for a fundamental re-examination of Komen by people committed to the cause of cancer research. You'll find a good summary of reasons to be worried about giving to Komen, even before th ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Cedar Springs Institution Shuttering Doors on Sunday

    ​A Cedar Springs landmark will be serving its last rounds of mimosas and Eggs Benedict this Sunday. The Bronx Café, which has resided near Observer headquarters at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs for almost 35 years, has been sold to the adjacent Warwick Melrose Hotel. Co-owner Jess Gilbert told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Eatzi's Pork Sausages: If You're Going to Break
    A Rule, Do it Right

    ​Bit of a paradox, blogging about pork sausage the same week I blogged about potato latkes, but what the heck, I don't keep kosher, and I can't keep quiet about these pigs that need no blanket -- not anymore. My Jewish guilt is somewhat assuaged by the fact that I first discovered this style of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Course Of Empire Headlines Trees Outdoor Music Festival

    ​In this week's edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Gilbert Garcia answers a popular question among Dallas music fans in 1992: What's going on with Course Of Empire?Seems the guys in COE had basically disappeared from the local music scene for almost a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Mary Suhm Gives Us the Inside Baseball Behind the Love Field Airport Concessions Vote

    Sam MertenCity Manager Mary Suhm and Mayor Tom Leppert at the June 23 council meeting shortly before Leppert deferred the Love Field Airport concessions item so Suhm's office could bring new options to the table.​Even though Mayor Tom Leppert won an important battle when Angela Hunt voted on A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Minority Council Members Blast Mayor For Not Supporting Love Field Contract Extensions

    Photos by Sam Merten"Enough is truly enough," said Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway at today's press conference before explaining why he and Mayor Tom Leppert are on opposite sides.​The Dallas City Council's seven minority council members launched a counterattack this afternoon against Mayor Tom L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Bill White Officially Enters Gubernatorial Fray

    Sam Merten​When we cornered Houston Mayor Bill White in late October after his campaign speech in Plano, he said he can appeal to conservatives and moderates as a Democrat because he knows how to make government run efficiently. He added that he's "honest and straightforward," which had been t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 12, 2009

    Dallas's Most Authentic Dive Bars

    Pull up a stool, order some cheap whiskey and don’t forget to duck when the beer bottles fly

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeffery Hobbs

    He's come a long way since he first learned to cook, helping his mom both in the garden and kitchen.Hobbs (left) with Liza Garza and Gilbert GarzaHobbs' resume includes stints at Celebration, Hotel St. Germaine, Toscana, and the Riviera, where he worked alongside chef David Holben. In his first exec ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 27, 2008


    In a generic strip mall setting, the chefs shine

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    Tale o' the Pup

    Sylvia sends a husband to the doghouse; End Times stirs memories of the Dust Bowl

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics survey the local art scene

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Just Get Married!

    Bells will be ringing as a new pro-marriage, anti-poverty plan takes root in Texas

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2001

    Paradise Found

    Terry Moore's characters aren't super heroes, but they'll hang out with some this weekend

  • Culture

    January 11, 2001

    Fear of Comics

    Los Bros Hernandez return, bearing Love and Rockets

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Belo Blues

    What does Mark Cuban have that Belo doesn't? Money. Lots and lots of money.

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Home groans

    Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?

  • Culture

    December 23, 1999

    All's well that ends well

    Texas hasn't followed art trends in the '90s -- and that's A-OK

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Manhattan transfer

    Denton's Good/Bad Art Collective takes its act to New York and hopes to survive the city's brutal art scene.

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Good at being the best

    The youngest man in rock and roll, Ronnie Dawson gets hitched and grows up (sort of)

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • News

    November 10, 1994