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Harry Hines

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Gas Monkey Live Makes Play For Mid-Size Dallas Venue Gap

    The weird entertainment complex loop at the corner of I-35 and Northwest Highway is one of northwest Dallas' stranger places to visit. Not quite Bachman Lake, not quite Harry Hines, and not quite Irving, it's in a vortex all of its own. Technology Boulevard, as this loop is called, is marked by a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2014

    The Phuss Drummer Trey Alfaro Seriously Injured in Hit and Run

    Dallas isn't exactly renowned for being a bike-friendly city, but over the weekend that point was driven home to the music community when one of its own, drummer Trey Alfaro from the band the Phuss, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident while riding his bicycle Friday night. While Alfaro' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Five of Dallas' Best Breakfast Tacos

    All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. Check back for more interviews, essays and maybe a list or two. Or maybe four?Ah, breakfast tacos. They look so easy, right? Scrambled eggs are one of the first foods every kid learns to cook, just after he's mastered the ability to toast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The Fall of the Mecca, One of Dallas' Iconic Diners

    The Mecca, a diner with more than 75 years of plating greasy eggs and bacon, closed on Sunday after a tumultuous and short run at its location on Live Oak Street in East Dallas. The Mecca had been having financial difficulties since it moved from its long-time location on Harry Hines in the fall of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Club Schmitz, One of Dallas' Best True Dive Bars, Could Get Gobbled by RaceTrac

    First the terrible news as reported by the Morning News: Club Schmitz may very well be bowled over by the neighboring RaceTrac. The giant gas station/condom dispenser is conducting a feasibility study with an eye toward expansion of their location on the corner of Harry Hines and Webb Chapel. If the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Dallas Musicians' 8 Most Memorable Gigs: A Strip Club, and Art Museum and More

    Socrates once said, "Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    8 Ball and MJG Prove the Potential of Faded Dallas Gem Carnaval Night Club

    Dallas nightlife tends to get a little unsavory as you venture out towards Harry Hines and Northwest Highway. It would be fair to call Carnaval Night Club off the beaten path. Most people head out that way to peruse the seedy strip clubs and other adult themed activities that populate the edge of Fa ... More >>

  • 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

    November 26, 2013

    Pedestrian Dies After Two Drivers Leave the Scene of Car Crash

    On early Sunday morning, a man crossing Harry Hines Boulevard was stuck by a car, which then crashed into a second car. Both of the drivers took off, leaving the man to die in the road. The police could find no witnesses to the crash, but put the pieces together after finding the victim and some " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Texas Barbecue Made Me (Sort Of) American

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. When I first came to America I was a man adrift. Sure, I had a family I loved, but we lived, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Dallas' Best Brunch Gut Bombs

    As Americans, our love of brunch has been well documented. The combination of carbohydrates, fats, meats, sweets and eggs is completely intoxicating to us, even before you add in the liquor component. There's nothing better, really. Brunch is what makes Sunday awesome for a lot of us. In fact, you c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    The Feds Are Pretty Sure Parkland Hospital Won't Kill You Now

    Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Dallas County-run hospital, has had a rough go of it the past few years: the psych patient dying after being illegally restrained; the tainted vaginal instruments; the resident whose sexual assault of a patient was swept under the rug; the federal government's declara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Parkland Wants to Build an $18 Million Pedestrian Bridge Modeled after the Calatrava

    It was something of a surprise when Parkland Hospital officials announced that, though they're finishing construction on a brand new $1.27 billion facility, the decaying old campus across Harry Hines would need to remain open as an outpatient medical clinic. It was an costly proposition. Parkland w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The DEA Is Targeting Harry Hines Smoke Shops for Selling Synthetic Weed

    The stretch of Harry Hines Boulevard between Walnut Hill and LBJ would seem to be a smoker's paradise, packing at least three full-service smoke shops into a mile-and-a-half stretch of road. Each offers a wide array of tobacco and tobacco-smoking accessories, from cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    'Armed and Dangerous' Aryan Brotherhood Member Eludes Dallas Police Two Times in Three Days

    Twice in the past 72 hours, Dallas police have tracked down a known member of the Aryan Brotherhood, believed to be armed and dangerous, at local motels. Twice, he has managed to get away. The first encounter came Monday morning at 11:15 a.m. when officers came upon a suspicious-looking black 2011 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Pension Officials Have Done $1 Million of "Due Diligence" in Luxury Vacation Destinations

    The Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund stumbled into a PR disaster when it went all in on the allegedly-art destroying Museum Tower, but that was far from its only foray into real estate. At times, as Anna reported last year, as much of a third of the fund's $3 billion portfolio has been tied up in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Pension Officials Have Done $1 Million of "Due Diligence" in Luxury Vacation Destinations

    The Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund stumbled into a PR disaster when it went all in on the allegedly-art destroying Museum Tower, but that was far from its only foray into real estate. At times, as Anna reported last year, as much of a third of the fund's $3 billion portfolio has been tied up in l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    It's Hard To Argue With El Paisa's 75 Cent Taco

    The best part of researching Soleo, the subject of this week's review, was ducking into El Paisa, the tiny taqueria tucked into the back of a liquor store next to the Harry Hines Bazaar. This is where Maria and Roberto Velasquez started their first restaurant. Nine locations later they made their mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Mike Anderson's Sloppy Mike Is A Sloppy Gut Bomb And I Like It

    When I was working my way through my 100 Favorite Dishes I received many emails with list after list of recommendations. Some of them were good, and some were terrible, but it was definitely fun to explore Dallas through my readers' eyes. I didn't get through all of the recommendations, so when I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Video: Man Gets Pistol-Whipped, Mugged While Getting Gas on Harry Hines

    Ramiro Arriaga was getting gas at a Harry Hines 7-11 just after midnight on August 31 when a man walked up behind him, put a gun to his head, and pistol-whipped him. As the man held Arriaga to the ground, a second suspect, described only as a black woman, rifled through his pockets, finding a cell p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Pop-up Dinner Hosted by Chef Ryan Barnett this Thursday at My Private Chef

    As you all very well know, pop-up dinners are so hot right now. Joining the pop-up scene is chef Ryan Barnett, formerly of Neighborhood Services, Bistro 31 and Ormsby Catering. The second in his series of four pop-ups is happening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at My Private Chef in Deep Ellum. So why does B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Better Burgers Opens at Lemmon and Inwood, Because What This Town Needs is More Burgers

    Sam and Kathy Vergos, whose family also owns Original Market Diner on Harry Hines and the Circle Grill on Buckner, have opened a new spot, Better Burgers, at the southwest corner of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road. The menu has the standard sandwiches, like a single, double, chicken, mushroom, BLT a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    On National Pie Day, Dallas' Best Diners for Pie

    Norma's​Yes, it's National Pie Day. No, we don't know why it isn't a National Holiday. Yes, we're drafting a letter to address this degradation of our national food. In the meantime, we're offering up a few of our favorites to guide you through your four-hour lunch in which you try each place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Your First Look at Proposed Renovations for Historic Pike Park in Old Little Mexico

    ​Pike Park, on Harry Hines as you're heading into downtown, sits more or less in the shadow of the American Airlines Center; you've probably driven by it hundreds of times, even if you've never stopped once. Built in 1914 at the cost of a little more than $18,000 in what used to be known as the Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    On Thursday, "Occupy Dallas"

    ​There's a HuffPo piece this morning about how the pepper-spray-flavored Occupy Wall Street protests moved to the West Coast yesterday -- San Francisco, specifically, and the Bank of America building in the Financial District. Next Thursday, though, they hit a little closer to home. Without Radioh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Swingers Club, "Outreach Mission" -- Same Dif. Why, Just Look at the Photos From Inside.

    From the Playground party pics​After we broke the story about the Dallas City Attorney's Office going after The Playground, a Harry Hines swingers club operating with a house-o'-worship certificate of occupancy, Glenn Hudson or someone working for him had some of the club's websites taken down, am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Luna Tortilla Factory Opens a Restaurant. About Damned Time.

    Photos by Lauren Drewes DanielsIs it just us, or is that the best looking fried jalapeno ever?​Since 1924, the Luna family has been selling chips, tortillas, tamales and such through The Luna Tortilla Factory. And now, almost 86 years later, they have finally opened a family restaurant. And, g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011
  • Dining

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Toque to Toque: 99 Ranch Market vs. Super H Mart

    99 Ranch Bao​Years ago, few of my Caucasian friends ventured the into local Asian food markets, where they would have found incredible produce, fish so fresh it was still swimming, and meat counters with products that could stare back at you. It seems like white folks have gotten wise. And w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Institute for Justice's Attorney Makes His Case Against City's Storefront Sign Ordinance

    According to the Institute for Justice, these are the spots where Dallas has gone after violators of the year-old sign ordinance.​At this very moment, Matt Miller, executive director of the Institute for Justice Texas Chapter, is driving from Dallas back to Austin -- only after he made a pit stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Hole In The Wall To Get Out Of The Blues Biz

    ​Blues club Hole In The Wall on Harry Hines will return to its roots as a burger restaurant at the end of the month, as owner Tom Ford has opted not to renew the club's liquor license. Some of the area's most popular blues performers, including Jim Suhler (who performs tonight), Tutu Jones and Tex ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Family Karaoke

    Seriously, no idea who that is. Really.First of all, I realize some people don't like karaoke, that it ain't their thing and they'd prefer to sit there and just watch the fun. That's cool. But just trust that at Family Karaoke -- where parties of up to 25 can reserve private sound-proofed room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    More DPD Surveillance Cams are Coming. And Here's a List of Where They're Needed.

    The Dallas City Council's committees have plenty on their plates today -- everything from establishing a trust fund related to the NBA All-Star game to checking in on the Lancaster Corridor, which is in serious need of some upgrading, to parsing over crime stats (according to the Dallas Police Depar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    A Little Bike Humor

    Things not to say to a biker at the Spring Fling

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Video of the Week: Fang-tastic?!

       You've probably seen Twilight. You likely watched at least some of HBO's TrueBlood. And, considering it's suddenly trendy to be all vampirey, you've at least tinkered with the idea of checking out the new Vampire Lounge over on Harry Hines.    But, have you ever seen a real v ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 17, 2008

    Review: Strokers Ice House

    Get your motor runnin' at Strokers

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008

    See, It Is Slippery Out There

    Thanks to the Friend of Unfair Park, who this morning snapped this photo on his way to work whilst driving from northwest Richardson to Mockingbird Lane and Stemmons Freeway. Says our Friend, "This poor guy was on northbound Harry Hines in the FAAAARRRRRR left lane. Not sure what came out of this, j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Two Media Releases For the Price of One Blog Entry

    It was either a cool kid or Wentworth Miller -- so we went with a little something for the ladies. Today at 11 a.m., medical researchers from the Perot Family Center for the Care of Brain and Nerve Injuries at Children’s Medical Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center will announce that Dallas i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Rick's Cabaret Coming to Town. Sorry, Key Club.

    The city might have closed down the Penthouse Key Club for five big-friggin'-deal months, but, hey, lookie here: Says a press release sent out this a.m., the publicly traded (did I spell "publicly" right...yeah) Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to buy "an adult nightc ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Silver

    Silver City

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Faked Out

    Looking for counterfeit goods, sheriff's deputies go bargain hunting

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    August 29, 2002

    Cool Cucumber

    On Harry Hines, sea cucumbers and watermelon help an unlikely revolution at Chef Hsu

  • Dining

    December 14, 1995
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