The cheeseburger chef Brian Luscher serves at Sunday brunch at The Grape on Lower Greenville was anointed the Greatest Burger in Texas, and he dishes up cozy comfort food to hundreds of devoted Dallas diners each week. That hasn't gone to his head. But he is looking to grow. Although the city of D ... More >>
Unfair Park has no particular beef with Deion Sanders Jr. He, unlike his father, has never established a charter school and used it to get his own reality show, or tried to trick us into being a part of that reality show. He's just your average SMU student who enjoys Versace bed sheets. However, th ... More >>
At about 2 p.m. Sunday, a Latino man in his early 30s, his head bald and both arms covered with tattoos, pocketed a $10 T-shirt, a pair of Starter tennis shoes and a DVD player from Walmart on Cockrell Hill Road. On his way out of the store, he was stopped by an off-duty police officer and placed un ... More >>
Well, this strikes me as odd. Today I got a news release from the folks at Cedars Social. The subject? The restaurant is offering all-you-can-eat Prime Rib on Monday. Huh. All-you-can-eat meat. My first reaction was that this deal sounded more in place at a Golden Corral than at a moderately up-sc ... More >>
It wasn't without some pride that I saw last week that my alma mater, the University of Texas at Dallas, had earned what may be its first superlative. (Okay, maybe its second, but the most-hideous-architecture label was unofficial). The Texas Tribune has helpfully compiled a list of average tuition ... More >>
Weary of soy protein and veggie burgers from Meatless Mondays gone by, I had set my sights this go around on exotic flavors and spices. My search for bargain vegetarian nirvana took me to Mumtaz, an Indian restaurant located in a generic Richardson strip mall at Campbell and Central. I'm typically ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
In mid-October we predicted that the hearing before the Permit and License Appeal Board over whether the club Afterlife should have its dancehall license revoked would probably be the most exciting thing that's come before the board in a very long time. In hindsight, that was probably an under ... More >>
You controlled the media this week by telling us where to eat and what to eat when we get there. Besides that, a (pseudo)-scandal (allegedly) breaks out at Maple & Motor, and Denton gets some love. Read on. City of Ate In her last-last-last review for the Dallas Observer, Hanna Rakin gets h ... More >>
Del Taco's signed the first franchisee it plans to recruit in its drive to open 80 restaurants around the Dallas area. For now, Del Taco lovers in Dallas still have to drive to Denton for Big Fat Tacos.Guillermo Perales' Sun Holdings, which operates Popeye's, Golden Corral, Burger King and C ... More >>
The minestrone at Sweet Tomatoes in Irving.Our Lisa Petty likes to poke fun at me about my avoidance of salads. "Do you EVER eat salads?" she snarks. But I do eat my fair share...only I'm not usually happy about it. Allow me to explain where I'm coming from. I was a Golden Corral kid. There wa ... More >>
The "Jubilee" dining room on the Carnival Fantasy. I'll upload my own food pics, soon as I unpack the camera.Carnival Fantasy1-888-CARNIVALDude Factor: 7, or Jack Sparrow, on a scale of 1 ("In The Navy"-era Village People) to 10 (Popeye the Sailor)Every time it came up in conversation that my fam ... More >>
visitrenotahoe.comWe've all got our minds on comfort food right now. Just check out the TV. Or the newspapers, the food blogs or any restaurant menu for proof. When times are tight, folks turn to tried and true, deep fried, gravy-covered favorites for a pick-me-up at the end of a long day. W ... More >>
A real hole in the wall.Sure, I love the high life. But I'm kind of a sucker for the hole-in-the-wall, too. In fact, it's really just the middling places--the Golden Corral's of the world--that bug me. It's the Groucho Marx effect.You know: "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a membe ... More >>
The question is not how Olivella's does the simple Italian thing so well, but why more restaurants don't. Is it so difficult, really, to buy fresh, healthy ingredients, and then to keep the food simple enough to let their flavors come through? Apparently so, or more places would do it. Olivella ... More >>
I didn't take a picture of our NY Pizza deliveryman, but can tell you that he looked pretty much like the opposite of this person.NY Pizza3917 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., #103972-298-4700Promised delivery time: 40 minutesActual delivery time: 37 minutesEase of telecommunication: 20No delivery charge: 10Not ... More >>
Officer Terry Peters knows just about every hooker in town. And they love him--because he keeps them alive.
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Negro League ballplayers recall game's shameful, glorious past