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Hanukkah

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2014

    In the Middle of Thanksgiving It Struck Me! What Did the Commenters Do Today?

    At the very warmest and most satisfying moment in Thanksgiving Day dinner yesterday, when all was right with the world and I felt truly thankful for my good fortune, a thought struck my skull like a hammer against a church bell. "What about the commenters?" On Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Christma ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2014

    At Glass Boot Biergarten, Big Boots to Swill

    A new German-themed bar tries to extend Oktoberfest forever.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Merry Christmas from DC9 at Night

    Merry Christmas, or a belated Happy Hanukkah or a Festive Flight of the Spaghetti Monster or whatever it is you do to break up the winter. We at DC9 at Night will be celebrating by not being on the Internet for a couple days. Your regularly scheduled DFW music news, interviews and whimsy will retu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The 18 Most Entertaining Musical Performances by Politicians

    In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The "Merry Christmas Bill" is Headed to the Governor's Desk

    The Texas House and Senate have both passed the "Merry Christmas Bill," which allows public schools to openly celebrate Christmas without fear of legal action. The bill specifically allows teachers to say "traditional greetings" for "traditional winter celebrations," such as Christmas and Hanukkah a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Texas Atheist Aron Ra Is Deeply Irritated by Houston Rep's "Merry Christmas" Bill

    This upcoming legislative session is shaping up to be a real barn-burner. In addition to the anti-TSA groping measure and the continued battle against the imaginary scourge of Sharia law already filed by other legislators, Representative Dwayne Bohac of Houston has made things even more lively. A c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Eight Ways to Impress Your Jewish Friends on Chanukah

    Heads up, gentiles, Chanukah starts tomorrow night . I hope you have all your gifts picked out for all your Jewish friends. You know that's eight gifts per friend, right? No? You sonofabitch. Better click over to Amazon or something, quick. But first, read the rest of this post. See also: Let There ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    This Week's Events for the Culinary Inclined, December 5 - 11

    Saturday, December 8 Saturday brings the 4th Annual Holiday Market at the White Rock Local Market. In addition to the usual bounty of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other culinary treats, there will be more than 50 artists pedaling their crafty creations. The Dave Burris Group will ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    January 12, 2012

    Anne Frank and Baruch de Spinoza: Shut in and Cast Out

    WaterTower and Stage West offer two different takes on power and intolerance.

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    December 27, 2011

    Take a Long Walk Along the Belleview Connector in This Very Animated Rendering

    Way back in May we took a long, hard look at HALFF Associates designer Francois de Kock's Belleview Connector, a proposed bridge -- and "dramatic icon" -- that might one day link Riverfront Boulevard to Jack Matthews's South Side of Lamar. One day. Maybe. Last I looked, which was a while ago, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    City's Response to Flow Control Lawsuit: It's Our Landfill, And We'll Do What We Want

    Via.Rob Walters, co-author of this holiday season's must-read legal briefing about garbage​On the first day of Hanukkah (that is to say, Tuesday) my city gave to me its response to the federally filed lawsuit in which the National Solid Wastes Management Association insists the city's new ordinanc ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 20, 2011

    Let There Be Latkes: Eight Reasons Gentiles Should Appreciate Hanukkah, Too

    FlickrDo you have these at Christmas. DO YOU?​As we all well know from years and years of church and advertising, there are plenty of reasons to appreciate Christmas: Mistletoe, candy canes, presents, Santa, Christmas Lights, presents, holiday songs, holiday drinking, holiday hams, holiday nut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    For Sale: A Gittings Portrait of Dick Burnett, Who Made Minor League Ball Major in Dallas

    eBay seller "vintagephotos2010"​Whilst perusing the eBay for some gifts on this here first day of Hanukkah, I came across the portrait you see above -- significant for two reasons, I should think. First, of course, is the subject: Dick Burnett, for whom the late, great Burnett Field was named. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Four Restaurants I Wish Santa Would Bring Dallas for Christmas

    Flickr​When I dreamed up my ideas for the RedFork space (which are never going to happen), it jogged my memory about many restaurants that I'd love to see arrive and thrive in Dallas. Here are a few more; consider this my Christmas list. If you think a reputable version of one of these restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Santas Rampage in Dallas this Weekend

    Patrick MichelsScenes from last year's Santa Rampage. ​What's a Santa Rampage, you ask? It's hundreds of Santas bar-hopping together spreading holiday cheer. They congregate, stick together (because 300 Santas entering a bar is much cooler than just three) and take the city by red, furry storm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Folk Angel's Comfort & Joy Earns Billboard's Number Four Folk Album, Offers Free Download

    ​If you're searching iTunes for Christmas music, because who isn't at this time of year (avoids eye contact with office Hanukkah observers), it won't take long before you run across North Texas' Folk Angel and their new album Comfort & Joy. Less than two weeks after its November 15 release, th ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011
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    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Plano's Anna Fermanova, Who's Not a "Sexy Spy," Gets Four Months in a Federal Prison

    ​It's been a while since we've heard from or thought about Anna Fermanova, the so-called "sexy Russian spy" from Plano who said she wasn't (well, at least the spy part) but nevertheless pleaded guilty in January to a single count of violating the U.S. Arms Export Control Act. Today, though, there' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Makeshift Cocktails to Give You a Rolling Blackout

    ​This week, we had, I believe, three blackouts in Girl Drink Drunk Land. Some Aters saw six according to Twitter reports, and yet another Ater offered that her home temp dropped from 70 to 56 degrees during one of the blackouts in the OED.So, I got to thinking about some cocktails that might warm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    The City's Giving Away Shepherd Composting Bins. Say, Can I Borrow Your Christmas Tree?

    ​Over on the city's Official Website there's a list of the four Christmas tree recycling stations accepting your yule logs till January 14. Says nothing about Hanukkah bushes, though, which is a bit of a bummer, since City Hall just sent word it's added an incentive to this year's recycling effort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Win Two Seats At The Libertine Bar's
    Holiday Beer Dinner

    ​The Libertine Bar sent along details about its December 29 holiday beer dinner, as well as a pair of tickets for one lucky City of Ate reader. Or rather, for the purposes of this contest, "one unlucky City of Ate reader" would be more accurate. Winning the tickets would be fortunate, but it will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Smoke Gets in Blogs' Eyes, and Sister Cookies Are Doin' It for Themselves

    Where's there's smoke, there's...um...more smoke.​This week, Dallas food blogs are tittering about what's new and exciting. We have equal rights for cookies, a new gadget for barbecue, more angles on the possibility of food trucks and (predictably) a new list of places of restaurants willing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Jeffress Goes on CNN to Defend "Grinch List"

    ​Speaking of stealing Christmas ...Two days after First Baptist Church of Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress debuted his Grinch Alert website -- because he will "not bow to the strident voices of a minority who object to the holiday" -- he went on CNN's American Morning to discuss the naughty-or-nice l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Chanukah Doughnuts: Fried, Sweet
    And Straight from a Can

    Jenny Block​Celebrating Chanukah means two things when it comes to food: latkes and doughnuts. I have a little trick for making doughnuts that I don't know where I learned, but that has served me very well. It couldn't be any easier. I use refrigerated biscuit dough, the flaky Pillsbury kind t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Gift Ideas for Cooks When a Dreidel Isn't Enough

    Since Chanukah's not traditionally a gift-giving holiday (it's a minor festival trumped up to keep assimilation-minded Jews from celebrating Christmas, but I'll save that screed for another day), I typically don't bother making a wish list. As a kid, my loot usually consisted of dreidels and socks, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    A Slab of Beef That Would Make Mom Proud: The Chanukah Brisket

    Jenny Block​Two nights ago was the first night of Chanukah, and I decided it was time I made my first brisket--traditional holiday fare. I had no idea the best way to attack a brisket, and, after scouring the Internet, I only felt more confused. So, I did what I should have done in the first place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Bloggers to Your Computers: Let the Festivities Begin

    The future of Ketchup is upon us.​Now that we're through with Thanksgiving, Dallas food blogs and food writers are warmed up and ready to get going with some serious holiday eating. The party started this week with Chanukah, and we expect it to keep gaining momentum right through New Years. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Fake Chanukah, Real Potato Latkes:
    An Accommodation

    Photos by Adam DonaldContemplating the meaning of Fake Chanukah for a kid...presents​Deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the Jewish people is the potato latke. Born of the shtetl and carried to this country on the taste buds of immigrants, the potato latke, a.k.a. the potato pancake, is ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 15, 2010

    And The Libertine Ommegang Beer Dinner Winner Is...

    ​Thanks to all the creative City of Ate readers for the excellent winter beer ideas in the Libertine Ommegang Dinner giveaway. Shane, obviously a fan of the classic comedy A Christmas Story, had several tasty ideas with witty names, particularly the Yellow Snow quad with orange peel and Thai chili ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    November 19, 2009
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    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Not Making This Up: Hitler's Stuff For Sale Tomorrow at Dallas VFW

    A Friend of Unfair Park and M.O.T. forwards us this link to tomorrow's big auction at the VFW Hall on S. Smith Street, off Walton Walker. Looks like Randall Hill Auctions, based in La Coste, is selling off some 1,000 pieces of World War II memorabilia -- including, oh, pistols and medals and bayonet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Soulja Boy Teams Up With Arlington's Yums For His Own Flavor of Shoe

    Anyone who knows me knows how much I covet my Yums. I possess all the freshest graffiti-streaked flavors, from Lemonade to S'mores, with my Tum Tums kept in the closet vault till only those most special of occasions. (Because, frankly, they aren't cheap -- $125 a pair, goddamn.) So good news today o ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Light It Up

    Celebration lacks dreidels but not spirit

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    December 6, 2007

    Holidays in Song

    Hear singing elves of various sizes

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    The Old 97's Come Down the Chimney

    Noticed on our music blog yesterday that the Old 97's have a new Christmas song available for purchase on the iTunes. As I am currently saving all my shekels for the Hanukkah -- and, admittedly, a little afraid of any song in which Rhett Miller sings the word "suckled" right out of the gate -- I am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    For the Special P1 In Your Life

    Courtesy our Friends here, we're reminded that it's never too early to start shopping for holiday gifts for that very special Greg Williams fan on your list. I mean, Hanukkah starts in a couple of weeks, so get to it. Perfect for Festivus, if nothing else -- because, apparently, some of you have gri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Avi Adelman: The Next Lars von Trier?

    Because it's early and we have a long day ahead of ourselves, we'll leave it to you to read precisely why Barking Dog Avi Adelman and Whisky Bar owner Jim Slaughter have a beef with each other. Us, we're not really that interested in the whys and hows, only in the fact their love affair now results ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006
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    December 7, 2006
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    December 5, 2006

    Buy the Friendly Skies

    Brilliant idea? Hustle? Yes? Looks like Southwest Airlines is selling gift cards this holiday season. Yup, just like Target, Starbucks, you name it -- a little plastic gift card with a relatively large price tag, which you can pick up on your way out of Kmart and Wal-Mart. (It's also one hell of an ... More >>

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    January 26, 2006

    Dog Days

    The Crow ushers in the Chinese New Year

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