Harland Sanders

  • Dining

    April 19, 2012

    Sissy's Serves Up Southern Charm the Texas Way: By the Bucket

    Get your bow ties ready: Garza's debut dresses (and tastes) the part.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Where and How to Drink Fernet in Dallas

    In a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, he and famed English chef Fergus Henderson bond over a shot of something called Fernet Branca, seated at a London sidewalk café for an afternoon pick me-up. "Steadying," Bourdain declares after shooting the dark brown, slightly ominous syrup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Three More Rare, Retro Culinary Game Shows

    From YouTubeThat's right, it's COLONEL SANDERS!​Our vintage game show point man, Adam Nedeff of, unearthed a few early culinary celebs in his archives. Here, three American food icons at their most confounding: 1. What's My Line? (1969) Rudolph Stanish was so well-known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Chick Fight: Popeye's vs. Pollo Campero

    Photo by Steven DoylePollo Campero takes the prize by a beak.​Toque to Toque has made strides this year, delving into various cultures and cuisines. Some of our favorites included the mussel challenge, the soup dumpling debacle and the souffle cook-off where we met a former president. A chef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    This Weekend, a Chance to Peep at the Coot. Oh, Wait, Sorry. That's "Coop."

    ​I'm on tour Sunday. Well, I'm not on tour. My wife is on tour -- part of the first annual "A Peep at the Coops: The Urban Coop Tour." I just work there. Actually, a guy named Victor works for my wife a lot in the garden, and then I work for Victor. My wife's new chicken coop, which I built for Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Observer Hires New Food Critic and It's Not Dude Food's Noah Bailey

    Not Hanna Raskin​It's no easy thing, hiring a food critic. There's the slogging through countless resumes and writing samples, the wining and dining of potential candidates, the follow-up phone calls and e-mails to find that one voice among the many whose writing pops off the page and knows what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Dude Food: Dr. Bell's BBQ

    Patrick MichelsIt came with three sliders, but priorities dictated eating one of these chip-filled mini-burgers pre-photo.​Dr. Bell's BBQ1404 Main St214-741-4552Dude Factor: 9, or Dr. House, on a scale of 1 (Dr. Phil) to 10 (Hawkeye)If you're looking for a meal of substance in the middle of the wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Top 10 Resolutions We'd Like To See Fulfilled

    Maybe in 2010, they'll just let us eat rabbits.​A new year, another chance to set things right.It's why some people announce personal goals this time of year, right? Few carry them through for the entire 12 months, however. In fact, only the easiest resolutions--add more flab, drink cheaper booze, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Top 10 Most Important Influences On Food In Our Lifetimes

    ​Consequences are near impossible to predict and rather difficult to judge, even in hindsight. For example, the Baby Boom generation, so interested in besting their elders in freedom of thought, turned into the kind of wimp-ass parents who dumb down education so every kid could pass. And you coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.3.09

    "Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said 'I'm too drunk to taste this chicken.'" (Ricky Bobby, as played by Will Ferrell, in Talladega Nights. Quoted because...what the hell, it's race weekend.)

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Picture Show: Southern Culture on the Skids at Sons

    Patrick MichelsSouthern Culture on the Skids brought their time-tested surfabilly sound to Sons of Hermann Hall Saturday night, with frontman Rick Miller strutting around the stage--like a Foghorn Leghorn-Colonel Sanders mashup who's just here to party--and bassist Mary Huff deftly balancing her bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Pairing Off: General Tsao's Chicken

    Forgive us if we've discussed this popular dish before--which we have. But the general does outrank Colonel Sanders and his non-spicy, unsticky, broccoli-less chicken. Although the spelling may vary, just about every Chinese restaurant with a delivery option cooks up some form of General Tsao' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007
  • News

    March 8, 2007

    Cool Cotton

    If anything, now is the time to embrace the Cotton Bowl

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Swing Low

    So we heal the north-south rift by electing Colonel Sanders mayor?

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    A Welcome Experiment

    Mission Giant makes art-rock that is equal parts spectacle and sound. Just don't call them Devo.

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    No More Wussies

    Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004
  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Protection Racket

    John Wiley Price has Bolton's back, and we all suffer for it

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Survival of the Flattest

    Maybe charter reform could at least get someone up off the floor at Dallas City Hall

  • Culture

    May 10, 2001

    You Jane

    Criminal Hearts races with great acting

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Coop de grace

    These British filmmakers do Chicken right

  • News

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    March 20, 1997

    Prophets Without Honor

    The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.