• Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    How to Dress Like a Little Monster for Lady Gaga

    Mother Monster returns to Dallas this Thursday at American Airlines Center and this time she brings her artRAVE: The artPOP Ball along with her. Never mind the haters; seeing Lady Gaga in concert is still a crazy-fun experience and a great excuse to dress up. In fact, it's the Little Monsters who re ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Annie's Culinary Creations, Queen of the Elaborate Event Cake, Is Moving to Henderson Avenue

    For the past five years Annie's Culinary Creations has been churning out impressive baked goods in Murphy, just east of Plano. In that time they've produced wedding cakes that put the traditional white tiers to shame (seriously, check out this Halloween one with bride and groom chest-bursters from A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    This Weekend's Diwali Mela at the Cotton Bowl Is the Best Food Event of the Year

    Got all of that Halloween nonsense out of your system last night? Good. Now you've got more important matters to deal with. Diwali Mela is back, and from a culinary standpoint especially, it's one of the most interesting cultural festivals in the area. The variety of food at this behemoth seems end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Dallas Councilman Philip Kingston Is Going as Angela Hunt for Halloween, and It's Terrifying

    This photo, of Councilman Philip Kingston and his predecessor Angela Hunt (or vice versa?) was posted on Facebook over the weekend. "I do not make an attractive woman, but my legs are dead sexy," Kingston said of his attire on his Facebook page. We sincerely hope this is a Halloween costume and not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Renfields Corner is Launching a New Fall Music Series, Featuring

    Once upon a time on Routh Street, Renfields Corner used to offer local bands a fun place to play filled with people who were filled with happy juice and aching to hear music that didn't come from an overpriced jukebox. "Everybody in the bar, including the owners, is really into live music and had ... More >>

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
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    December 3, 2012

    Hey, People Writing New Christmas Songs: Stoppit

    I love Christmas. It's awesome. Baby magic-types being born, giant trees in your living room, socks full of socks brought to you by an old man stranger -- what's not to like? Welp, there's just this one thing: the thing that sucks about Christmas is that people keep writing songs about it. And jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The Seven Best Concerts In Dallas This Week

    Nas and Lauryn Hill Monday, October 29, at the Palladium Ballroom, $54.75 This pairing is an inspired one, and especially notable for fans of Lauryn Hill, who have been wondering where the follow-up to 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been hiding. That (hopefully) comes with the release of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Tasting Lakewood Brewing Company's Newish Lakewood Lager

    Anyone else have beer on the brain? Lauren's cover story on the second rising of craft brewing in the DFW area and the Texas legislation that's been smothering it has me dreaming of bubbling amber glasses of keg-nectar. Last night I stopped by the Libertine and ordered Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Lakewo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Five of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5 and More

    Kendrick Lamar Wednesday, October 31, at South Side Music Hall, $34.29 Here's a last-minute announcement for ya. If you still haven't nailed down your Halloween plans for next week, Scoremore's bringing Kendrick Lamar back to town, and he'll be serving up tracks from his brand-new album, good kid, m ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    November 8, 2011

    Dallas' Best Pizza Sure Does Photograph Well

    All photos by Sara KerensThe Veggie 2.0, (XL) at Serious Pizza​Just before Halloween, food critic did something terrible. He posted about delicious Dallas pizza. Jerk. Ever since his post, we've been experiencing wake-suddenly-at-night dreams of crusty, bubbly cheese over crunchy crust. Cheese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Because, Apparently, Dallas ISD Will Order Far More Band Uniforms Than It Needs

    ​A couple of years back we espied three pallets of band uniforms and hats being auctioned off by the Dallas Independent School District, and at quite the nice price. (The whole lot wound up going for ... $15.) This, then, is the sequel: Whilst perusing the latest DISD surplus-equipment offering on ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Get Drunk and See Your Future This Weekend at the Hotel St. Germain

    Hotel St. Germain​The Hotel St. Germain on Maple Avenue will host a Halloween brouhaha this weekend with a tarot card reading alongside a wine and amuse-bouche dinner served by Chef Chad Martin. What better place to channel your supernatural subconscious than 100-year-old Victorian mansion? T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    It's Alive: Council to Get Trinity Corridor Transpo Update, Including That Dang Toll Road

    ​Speaking of transportation projects across and around the Trinity River ...Saturday's hike-n-bike installation perched atop the Cedar Crest Bridge is one of myriad items about which the city council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee will hear this afternoon, following its field trip to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Ten Ways to Celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month

    October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. It's true. Vegetarians do exist, even in Dallas. And not only that, they should be celebrated, if for nothing else than for eating all the world's tofu so you don't have to see it. Here are a few ways to help make everyone aware of your support for the carniv ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Before He Celebrates 17 Years of Hosting The Adventure Club, Josh Venable Looks At Its Past

    Josh Venable​Halfway through our talk with KDGE-102.1 FM The Edge radio host Josh Venable, he excuses himself from the conversation."Hold on for one second, I've got to do a break real fast," he says, before pausing to clear his throat as the last notes of Jane's Addiction's "Jane Says" play in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    It's Not Too Late to Make New Year's Eve Plans

    ​Still don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? You've only got three days left to plan the big night or risk spending Friday night ordering from Papa John's. On Monday, we gave you our top picks for NYE dining, and today we've got suggestions for where you can still find those prime 7 p.m. dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Charlie Sheen vs. Lady Gaga: The 15 Best Halloween Costumes From This Weekend

    Ray and Peter LekGotta give props to the DIY A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Robot​Bravo, Dallas, you had some amazing costumes this weekend. Not to sound like a pretentious dickhead, but going through the photos...we're impressed. It's no small feat to make a good costume for Halloween, and even more exciting whe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    This Morning, In a New York State of Mind

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in this morning's New York Daily News: "So now, after all the winning during the regular season that Joe Girardi talked about in a testy postgame interview session, after starting the postseason with four straight wins and maybe thinking the Rangers were going to be the kind o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Poster of the Week: U.K. Subs, Total Chaos and Star Fucking Hipsters at Trees

    ​ Nothing says British punk rock like a tattered Union Jack, right?

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    October 9, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: P-Funk Tears the Roof Off the Convention Center in '76

    ​There's no need imagining the scene -- a show videotaped in Houston, at the Summit, on Halloween '76 gives you some idea of the spectacle George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, the late Gary Shider and the rest of the Mothership Connection took on the road that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    All Hail The Saint Of Drinking

    Come party right with the Dallas Observer

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 12, 2008

    Carla Ranger Also Has No Confidence in Fellow DISD Trustee Ron Price

    DISD school board trustee Carla Ranger The day before Halloween, three Dallas Independent School District board members -- Ron Price, Lew Blackburn and Carla Ranger -- told board president Jack Lowe, in writing, that they were calling for a "no-confidence vote" against superintendent Michael Hinojos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Girl Drink Drunk: Special Report: American Airlines Center

    OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disguise as Alex Trebek at the annual office Halloween contest, we had tickets to see the Dallas Stars no ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Rod Dreher's Trick, a Treat

    A Friend of Unfair Park read News-er Rod Dreher's post yesterday, concerning trucked-in trick-or-treaters who ain't from 'round these here parts ("always Latino folks"), and offers this observation: "Remember when you were a kid, there was always one family in the neighborhood that didn't participat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Take It Easy On Lupe. And: EARTHQUAKE!

    Sam Merten Still not sure what I’ll wear for Halloween, but I’ve ruled out this costume so far. The first sip: Happy Halloween -- and, speaking of, earthquakes in the DFW? Maybe Irving and Grand Prarie are going as Los Angeles this year. Me, I was thinking of dressing as Sheriff Lupe Valdez -- ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Bite Down

    Vampires fight hunger at the Inwood

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    October 22, 2008

    So, Bennigan's Lives? Steak & Ale Too? Good Luck With All That.

    The Monte Cristo, still delicious Three months after Plano-based Metromedia Restaurant Group shuttered most of its Bennigan's locations in the middle of the night comes word that the franchise will soldier on under new ownership. New York City- and Atlanta-based Atalaya Capital Management issued a r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Ho, Ho, Hoe

    Santa takes to the frontier

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    November 5, 2007

    No Blacks Allowed, But Dicks Welcome

    You did see how Dick and Lynne Cheney dressed their dogs for Halloween, right? Seriously. Any more questions? A Friend of Unfair Park makes an interesting point this morning, concerning Dick and Lynne Cheney's Friday-afternoon pit stop. Following the veep's speech at the World Affairs Council lunche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Win Smashing Pumpkins Tickets

    We happen to have a pair of tickets to the Smashing Pumpkins show at Nokia on Saturday, Nov. 3. We love you guys, so we thought we'd share the wealth. I'm a Halloween nut, so we're having a little Halloween-themed contest. Below is a picture, compliments of a DC-9 friend, of a zombie lady. We want y ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007
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    June 21, 2007

    Scare Tactics

    Texas Frightmare Weekend creeps up on us

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    December 28, 2006

    The Corny Girls

    Teen popsters visit Nokia

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    November 15, 2006

    Does Every Former NFL Player Wind Up in Real Estate?

    David Richards went from HP to SMU to the real estate. Well, of course. On Halloween, as you no doubt recall, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., announced it was acquiring Trammell Crow Company for $2.2 billion. The deal isn't expected to ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006
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    October 12, 2006

    Show Your Bones

    Take your teens to see the Dead

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    October 5, 2006
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    April 28, 2006

    Dork Out with Your...Uh...Dork Out?

    Twice a year, my pal Mark Walters and his fellow savvy fanboy Ben Stevens put on the Dallas Comic Con at the Plano Centre--which means it's Halloween this weekend for all those dudes who don't know what else to do with their homemade Boba Fett costumes the rest of the time. Their conventions (or "ve ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Fly Cook

    Jeff Moschetti joins team ZaZa

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    November 30, 2000

    It's Xmas: Must Be Pizza

    The Domino's driver may be America's new holiday symbol

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    November 11, 1999

    Off the mark

    Sometimes The Landmark misses

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    October 26, 1995

    Princess for a day

    Don your rhinestone tiara: The Pyramid's prix-fixe dinner is the best deal in town

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