• Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    DC9 at Night Mixtape with Katalyst

    Katalyst has been a staple in the local drum and bass scene since the late '90s. Originally a death metal and punk drummer, his migration to the high-tempo breaks of drum and bass was a logical artistic progression. For the second installment of our new DC9 at Night mixtape series, Katalyst provided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    At Havana Cafe, Dessert Can Be an Event All its Own, and Should Be

    In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the sixth in an occasional series. "Did you save some room for dessert?" A preposterous question, yet one always posed, including by servers who h ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Jimmy Buffett is Coming to Texas, And We're Excited

    Listen, we know all your best pals who are cooler and funnier and have way more interesting lives than you do are going down to SxSW in a month. They're going to have the most amazing time getting hammered, getting hopped up on the Molly and probably making out with strangers who smell like they've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    The Latin Pig is Open in Plano and Here to Serve Your Cuban-Sandwich Needs

    If you were to throw together a list of cuisines that are underrepresented in the population of Dallas restaurants, Cuban would have to be near the top of that list. There are a couple joints scattered about, but only to the effect that they leave a tiny fingerprint in a city capable of accommodati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Machine Gun Kelly Got an On-Stage Blowjob From a Pornstar in Dallas: Video (NSFW)

    Of course, rapper Machine Gun Kelly always talks a big, lewd game, but he backed up his boasts during last Friday's show at the newly opened Monroe Lounge. Porn star Rachel Starr gave the fans in attendance a chance to make a sex tape of their own after she dropped to her knees in front of the rappe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 4, 2013
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    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Edward Snowden is Using the Rihanna Plane Method to Evade the Press

    As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the US government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Havana Cafe's Ropa Vieja Makes for a Damn Fine Sandwich

    Havana Cafe opened on Buckner Road in East Dallas two months ago to an enthusiastic group of diners who have apparently been longing for decent Cuban food in Dallas. According to LDD's post, one weekend evening offered standing-room only in a space that doesn't have a lot of standing room. The aqu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Restaurants Come and Go: Openings and Closing in September

    September was another churning month for the Dallas restaurant community. Sisu opened in Uptown, Ser took over the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole and Campo said goodbye. Read on for the full list of openings and closings and be sure to share tips about shifts in the scene in the comments section b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Havana Cafe in Casa Linda Plaza is Now Open

    A new Cuban restaurant, Havana Café, has opened at 1152 Buckner Blvd. in the Casa Linda Plaza. This small, family run spot affords only enough space for about 10 tables, which is quite unfortunate considering the crowd they're already drawing. Amidst the downpour Saturday night, it was standing roo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Gary Myrick on Working With Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wilson Pickett and Big Audio Dynamite

    Born and raised in Dallas, Gary Myrick found his greatest success after moving to California and forming The Figures. In 1980, Gary Myrick & The Figures released a self-titled album that featured the new wave hit "She Talks in Stereo." The song, along with another Myrick original, ended up in the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    DOMAXXIII: Announcing Your 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards Winners...

    Stephen MaskerErykah Badu headlined last night's DOMAXXIII. More photos in our slideshow: Scenes from the 2011 Music Awards ​Another year, another Dallas Observer Music Awards season down the drain. Gotta say, though, this year's season felt especially epic. Many thanks to the Toadies, the Old 97' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best Indie Act, Best Jazz Act, Best Latin/Tejano Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Indie Act, Best Jazz ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Dallas, You Are Now Free(-ish) to Fly to Cuba

    ​So says this just-posted AP piece, which notes that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has decided to allow charter flights to Cuba from eight new airports -- among them Baltimore, New Orleans, Atlanta, San Juan ... and Dallas-Fort Worth International! Till now, you could only fly out of New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Shredded Pork Sandwich at Mojitos

    ​ As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Zaguan Does South of the Border Right. No, Farther South. Farther...

    ​Once known as a city with a Tex-Mex establishment on every corner, Dallas and its burbs are now playing host to a virtual parade of Latin dining palaces. Here and there, you'll see Peruvian, Colombian, Caribbean, and even Ecuadorian places vying with El Fenix and Mi Cocina for Big D's dining dol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    On The Range: Habaneros

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Mad Cat, Insanity, Hogs Ass, Snake Bite, Idiot Boys. No, this is not the Granada's line up for February. Rather, they are names of hot sauces featuring the dreaded habanero chile, as listed by Chris McCarthy, food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Mint Juleps

    Few bartenders know how to make a decent mint julep and few people order the bourbon cocktail. There must be a connection.But which came first? It's a perfect cooler for blazing summer days (which seem unlikely to arrive anytime soon)--icy fresh, with a wicked punch--and one closely tied to the Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Quesa-D-Ya's

    Quesa-D-Ya's2820 Greenville Ave.214-823-3927Promised delivery time: 35 to 40 minutesActual delivery time: 29 minutesThe ScoreEarly delivery and pose for photo: 15Totally friendly phone dude: 10Cute D-Ya's work shirt (on delivery guy), printed packaging: 6Free chips and salsa: 33Questionable presence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    By December 10, Maybe the Council Will Have Its Head Out of Its Ash

    As you can see from the photo of Pauline Medrano here, council members spent the first 40 minutes of today's meeting of the City Smoking Ordinance Special Ad-Hoc Committee scarfing down sandwiches -- too busy to have a proper lunch, apparently, what with back-to-back meetings on the schedule. (And l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Dallas's Would-Be Burn Ban and Its Potential Effects on One Cigar Bar

    Never been to the Havana Social Club in Victory Plaza, recently tapped by D as the "Best Place to Roll 'Em If You Got 'Em." But the Austin outpost of Washington-based Americans for Prosperity recently made a trip to the joint, and today posted a video about how Dallas's proposed ban on smoking in ba ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006
  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Who says you need to go to Austin this weekend for a good concert or four?

  • Film

    July 7, 2005

    Could Be Verse

    A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Lost in Translation

    All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense

  • Dining

    April 14, 2005

    Little Havoc

    Little Havana will drive you to drink

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Drumroll, Please

    Dallas Observer Music Awards 2005

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004

    Sacred Sounds

    Long live the Duke

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Get FIT

    Independent theaters' home away from home

  • Film

    February 26, 2004

    Sizzle? Fizzle.

    For Dirty Dancing, the second verse is even worse than the first

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    Go West

    In the End, all is forgiven for three days of chow and music

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Feel the Heat

    Two events highlight Latin culture

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Talkin' Trash

    Earth Day needs schooling

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Waste of Good Air

    More thoughts on the Dallas Observer Music Awards

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • Film

    October 12, 2000

    Viva la Vistas

    We had lost faith in local film festivals--until this one

  • News

    September 14, 2000


    For immediate release

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    May 4, 2000


    Rock bottom; It's the money, honey Network TV, RIP Lovely Havana Invisible man Bunch of blarney

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rocket from the Cripps

    Joe Cripps leaves Brave Combo for brave new worlds

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Havana good time

    Brave Combo's Joe Cripps goes to Cuba, becomes friends with Peter Buck, and talks to Castro

  • Dining

    March 4, 1999

    One, two, three, kick

    The Samba Room looks -- and tastes -- marvelous

  • Dining

    August 13, 1998
  • Calendar

    February 12, 1998
  • Film

    April 18, 1996

    They shoot movies, don't they?

    Sydney Pollack does -- and his reliable, sturdy movies earn him this year's Great Director Award

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