• Dining

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Thomas Avenue Beverage Company Has Closed

    The Thomas Avenue Beverage Company has served its last beer in Uptown. A series of signs on the doors indicates non-payment of rent followed by a note from owner Russell Hayward that the spot is now closed. Hayward has dabbled in a variety of local restaurants, including Tom Tom and Lazare in the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    In Uptown, Residents Square Off Against Restaurants and Saloons Over Parking

    There's trouble brewing in the land of lofts, bros and trolleys. Owners of Uptown spots such as Thomas Ave. Beverage Company, The Nodding Donkey and Si Tapas say they're getting squeezed by irascible homeowners who've had whole swaths of Thomas Avenue and Allen Street designated for residents only, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Flops

    Patrick MichelsDrinks at Lazare.‚ÄčNo one relishes disaster.Take that back. No one relishes disaster in their own community. While wary of competition, restaurant owners also know that a popular venue opening nearby helps drive traffic, and traffic means potential profit.Yet sometimes man's reach ex ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006


    Will the Rangers strike out against Jennie Bueno?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    If Only the Rangers Tried This Hard On the Field

    A lawsuit stemming from this ugly incident in Oakland in 2004 is so nasty it makes this photo of the brawl look almost quaint. This almost unbelievable item comes to Unfair Park courtesy our sister paper in Oakland, the East Bay Express, which today breaks the news that a lawsuit involving Your Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Guys Playing with Dolls

    Two Dallas actors and directors have acquired the rights to adapt Valley of the Dolls into a stage production. Yeah, we're surprised it hasn't already been done too. "You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls." That's just one of the great/bad lines from Jacqueline Susann's ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 20, 2004

    Tom Tom Croak

    Preston Center noodle house closes

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    We're Watching You

    Want some privacy? Don't leave your house.

  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    Missile Crisis?

    Nikita is sticking around

  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    Ring Toss

    Royce Ring anxious to cut ties with Triple R

  • Dining

    February 13, 2003

    McKinney Transfer

    Frankie Carabetta makes a move to Routh Street

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Diverging Brands

    Carlson's decision to dump its upscale restaurant division scarcely bothers its founder