Girl Scout Cookies

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Twilite Lounge's Grand Opening Is Friday. There Will Be Boozes.

    The Danny Balis (maybe-your-favorite-radio-talking-guy from 1310 The Ticket, King Bucks tambourinist, new-bar-haver) and his partner The Jess Barr (Slobberbone guitarer, new-bar-haver) have recently opened Twilite Lounge, a bar in Deep Ellum. You've probably already heard of it because you're tapped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Girl Fight: Girl Scout Cookies versus Keebler's Knock-Off Girl Scout Cookies

    Have you been complaining that Girl Scout cookies aren't available year-round? Have you hidden boxes from yourself in secret cabinets, cut cookies in half to save more for later and frozen Thin Mints and Samoas just to stretch out your supply until "next Girl Scout Christmas?" Well, those jackass e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Could a Conspiracy Be Responsible for my Thin Mint Binge? Nope, They're Just Good Cookies.

    They're here. I'm sure you've seen them. Colorful rectangular boxes touting Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas and more are taking over households all over America as we speak. Three boxes made their way into my kitchen, and last night while sitting on my couch I was horrified to discover that an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Stampedes, Crickets, Mango Cookies: This Week in Dallas Dining

    Observer food critic Scott Reitz is off work being a good son this weekend, so I'll wrap it up for the week. Stephan Pyles' new restaurant Stampede 66 was the subject of this week's review. Scott was disappointed cricket tacos weren't on the menu, despite the how comical those little legs are if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    The Mango Creme: New Girl Scout Cookie or STD?

    It's known that I love Girl Scout cookies pretty hard. But, seriously Girl Scouts? Mango Creme NutrifusionTM cookie with vitamins in it? You thought that would please the masses?

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    How To Sniff Out the House Party and More Tips For 35 Denton

    It's festival season! At this point, all you are doing at work is planning your 35 Denton schedule or RSVP'ing for SXSW parties (always be RSVP'ing!) or planning your weird festival outfits. We know daydreams of free day parties and tallboys are dancing in your head, so we are going to capitalize on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    I Fucking Love Girl Scout Cookies

    It's Girl Scout Cookie Time, bitches! I heard them say it on the radio, so it must be true. And it is! If you go to the Girl Scout cookies website, you can type in your ZIP code and they will tell you exactly how many minutes and miles you are away from shoving two sleeves of Thin Mints into your fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Look Out, Belo: Amidst Solicitation Ordinance Chat, Talk of Fines Over Unwanted Papers

    At this morning's Quality of Life Committee meeting, we finally got to hear about that proposed new home solicitation ordinance with which we wrapped last week. We know what you're thinking, and let us reassure you right away: Your Girl Scout cookies should be unaffected. Exhale. As City Attorney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    The Observer and Jersey Mike's Team Up for a Sub Showdown

    We promise that all competitors will be clothed tomorrow night.​We here at City of Ate love a good challenge, more so if it benefits a great cause that helps save children's lives. That's why the Observer has partnered with Jersey Mike's Subs (5521 Greenville Ave.) to host a competitive eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Girl Scout Cookies: Leave It to Us to Dig Up
    A Murder Angle

    ​The Girl Scouts' cookie sales season starts this week. And while there aren't any new cookies on the roster this year, the scouts are celebrating the 35th anniversary of Samoas -- a caramel-coconut concoction that debuted in a year the organization might otherwise wish to forget. Girl Scouts ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.26.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *While Donovan McNabb is dangled by the Philadelphia Eagles and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers conveniently avoids talking to the police about possible rape charges, isn't it nice th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    TJ's Market Discounts Lobsters For Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is coming up. Depending on how many boxes of Girl Scout cookies she sent you this year (or whatever other criteria one judges moms by), you could take her to Denny's or to someplace nice. Can't make up your mind? Get a live lobster and let her decide the crustacean's fate (although it's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Okay, What the Hell Was That?!

    Poltergeist? No? Fine, then you tell me.If we lived in California there'd be an easy explanation: Earthquake. But we live in McKinney, so there's no logical reason why our house mysteriously shook this morning at 6 a.m. I was yanked from my sleep by what sounded like the loud, viole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeff Moschetti

    Before he came to Dallas from San Francisco, Moschetti had never worked in a hotel restaurant.But he handled duties in the Crescent Court, opened Hotel ZaZa's Dragonfly--and built it into an institution--and now keeps the Warwick Melrose's Landmark Restaurant running at five star level. His resume a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    My Own Personal Girl Scout Cookie Taste Test

    Yes, it's that time of year again. Within a few days, obedient parents begin toting order forms around the office for boxes of Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos Trefoils and other life-affirming treats. As far as those who delve into the history of Girl Scouts can figure, cookie sales began with a troop in Mus ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Bored to cheers

    DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.

  • Dining

    February 1, 1996