• Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    'Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names

    In the coming weeks, you will start to see everything from the sleeve on your coffee cup to the jerseys your wife-beating running backs wear in the National Football League turn a Pepto-Bismol shade of pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You'll also start to see restaurant prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Hacienda on Henderson Has Closed

    Hacienda on Henderson, a staple on Henderson Avenue for five years, shuttered over the weekend. CultureMap broke the story. When Hacienda opened across the street from Capitol Pub in 2009, our food critic at the time noted it had mediocre food, bad service and a great, but very empty patio. He gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Coffee and Sugar

    People take their coffee very seriously, or at least take their coffee ritual very seriously. For me, coffee is a part of the rhythm of my life. Drinking coffee is my first order of business every morning without exception. I begin looking forward to that first sip of coffee in my dark kitchen befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Annie's Culinary Creations, Queen of the Elaborate Event Cake, Is Moving to Henderson Avenue

    For the past five years Annie's Culinary Creations has been churning out impressive baked goods in Murphy, just east of Plano. In that time they've produced wedding cakes that put the traditional white tiers to shame (seriously, check out this Halloween one with bride and groom chest-bursters from A ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    At Mesero Miguel, Great Plates Lost in the Crowd

    Mico Rodriguez's latest tries to do too many things to communicate any of them well.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Walk in Dallas

    You're speeding out of work with a cell phone in one hand and can of Coke between your knees, trying to make it home before the Chihuahua you keep locked inside all day shits the carpet again, when suddenly, one of those small, panicked dots appears in the distance, in the middle of the road. "Why i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Black Forest Biergarten, a New German-Style Biergarten, Is Slipping in Next to The Slip Inn

    Right now, it's three walls, a roof and a lot of rubble. But next year, the empty space between The Slip Inn and Form, near The Pearl Cup off Henderson Avenue, will be home to Black Forest Biergarten, a German-style beer garden owned by Blake and Di Ann Bogus. "We're super excited," says Di Ann. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Get Ready To Get Your BonChon On

    You're about to get very excited whether you know it or not. Mike Hiller has a post on his blog, Escape Hatch, about the pending arrival of BonChon Chicken. The Dallas location will be the corner of Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue, and if they produce the same product that they do across the North ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Fifteen Restaurants and Bars in DFW That Play the Best Music

    Many moons ago, I worked at an Applebee's Bar & Grill. It's been a while since I threw in the apron, but to this day I still cannot listen to a handful of songs that were on a torturous loop at the neighborhood bar and grill, including "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles, "Joy to the World" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    A Lamborghini and Ferrari Crashed into Each Other in Fort Worth on Sunday

    The chances of a Lamborghini and Ferrari crashing into one another on a random stretch of Fort Worth highway have to be remote. But it appears the accident yesterday, at I-30 and Henderson, suggest it wasn't exactly random. Judging from reports on DFW Scanner, both cars appear to have come from an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    30 Of the Most Kick-Ass DJ Residencies In DFW in Every Genre

    It's nearly impossible to list them all, but what you will find below is a list of more than 15 awesome DFW-area DJs and musicians with 30 collectively kick-ass DJ residencies in your city. These residencies span almost every single day of the week and feature damn near every type of music imaginabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The Best Food and Drink Events in Dallas of the Weekend, February 13 through 19

    Thursday, February 14 A Valentine's Day gift set actually worth tracking down, other than those tent sales in front of gas stations and grocery stores ... Pogo's Wine & Spirits has a gift set that includes Casa Dragones tequila paired with custom-made perique truffles from Dude, Sweet Chocolate. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    The Drinks Fail to Deliver at Snack

    Located in the seemingly doomed Henderson Avenue strip where Horne & Dekker, Fish City Grill and Urbino all met their maker, Snack seems to be the unfortunate red-headed stepchild of the otherwise successful ventures from dynamic duo Avner Samuel and Jon Stevens. It's been panned by critics and Yel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    The Sushi Axiom on Cedar Springs is Closed

    Sushi Axiom (formerly Fin Sushi) at 4123 Cedar Springs Road closed for good yesterday in a combined decision of the owners and business partner Monica Green. The spot will be combined with an adjacent space, which is owned by the same group, and will reopen as a Mexican concept. Sushi Axiom on Hen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Knox-Henderson Keeps Shedding Restaurants

    Just three weeks ago, we reported that Horne & Dekker had closed abruptly, on the heels of other failed restaurants in the area. H&D, Redfork and Alma all closed in less than a year, and I wondered if Knox-Henderson was a tough neighborhood for the service industry. Or maybe their food just sucked. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Three Holiday Drink Recipes for the Festive Boozehound in You

    FlickrGive your eggnogg a cocoa makeover.​Whitney Filloon, our resident pastry chef/booze correspondent, took the week off from drinking to bring you these winter cocktail ideas. We have her assurances that she was sober when she wrote them. I enjoy a $12 cocktail as much as the next Dallas g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Spend 20th Anniversary of Times Herald's Demise With Von Erichs, Dabney Coleman

    I asked Schutze yesterday: "You know what tomorrow is?" His response: "Um, Thursday?" Well, yes, that -- and the 20th anniversary of the death of the Dallas Times Herald, which was bought by The Dallas Morning News on December 8, 1991, for $55 million, and then shuttered after 103 years in existence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Italian Eats, Stackhouse Love, and a Cheap-Ass Sandwich: This Week in Dallas Grubbing

    ​Ugh. On the heels of a massive bowl of Pho with a Dallas Super Yelper (more on that next week), I'm ready for a quiet night at home. I wonder how many minutes I'll last alone on my couch before I get the bug to get out and look for something to interesting to eat. I give myself till 7:30 tops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Hack Saws and Fried Guacamole. Who Else is Proud to be a Texan?

    ​ This week in food blogs, a Dallas chef milked cows and wielded a hack saw to win $10,000; El Bulli closed; and we gave you an arsenal of excuses to eat and drink. Read on. City of Ate If you're looking for Ethiopian food that is as nonthreatening as it is tasty, Scott Reitz suggests Ibex E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Beauty Bar To Host "Unofficial" Girl Talk After-Party. Plus, It's The New Home For Cool Out.

    I see what the Granada Theater is doing, and I like it. For the second time this month, after hosting a big draw on a Thursday night, the venue has decided to throw an unofficial after-party the way of DJ Sober and his weekly Big Bang! event at Beauty Bar. Tonight's "unofficial Girl Talk after-party ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011
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    May 20, 2011

    A Steel of a Deal at Anvil Pub

    ​Quittin' Time brings you tips on where to spend your happy hour drinking money. Where: Anvil Pub, 2638 Elm St. What: $1 off all liquor, most beer. Service industry Monday, half price food Tuesday, Texas booze Wednesday. When: 4pm-8pm Monday through Friday. Additional discounts all night Mond ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 31, 2011
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    October 20, 2010

    What the Dead Eat: A Día de los Muertos
    Party Menu

    ​Halloween is so passé. It's nothing more than Christmas, a commercial boon for cheap decorations, terrible eats and overdone getup far removed from its cultural and religious foundations. What people, especially those with an unending love for Mexican food, should celebrate is Día de los Muerto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Common Table Drops Beer Prices, Declares Tuesday "Brewsday" With Mikkeller Single Hop Series

    Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin IPA, one of four from the brewer's Single Hop series available tonight at The Common Table.​Good news for cash-strapped beer lovers who were having a bit of trouble justifying a $15 pint (imperial 20-oz pour notwithstanding) at The Common Table: General manager and beer exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Listomania: The 30 Best Songs About Genitalia

    The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.​If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Embarrassments

    ​Probably should issue this caveat to start: Unless you're speaking of Paris Hilton or Tex Cobb, the label of embarrassment implies the person in question possesses some talent.Nobody is perfect, of course. The Rolling Stones recorded Emotional Rescue, Babe Ruth lost half a season due to a "bellya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: People

    ​We all--well, most of us, anyway--like to group certain traits or people into easy shorthand definitions.For example, the French become "surrender monkeys," southerners are all "rednecks" and Eagles fans, that's unprintable. As the guys from Monty Python once pointed out, the only group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: People Who Shook Things Up

    Meredith L. MooreSome of the wares at Tei An.​We started off thinking about innovators, but...well, sometimes innovation comes in the form of foams, deconstruction or other overwrought foods and we didn't really want to dwell on the subject.But there are always people who shake things, either by n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Night Moves: A Winter Wonderland

    Ray and Peter LekThe scene at Lizard Lounge Friday night​ GLO on Henderson hosted L.A.'s DJ Colette Friday night, and our nightlife photo crew caught up with her before heading out to Lizard Lounge for British DJ Rusko and Austin's Bird Peterson, spinning with the usual suspects in the Dallas Dub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Review and Gallery: Hacienda On Henderson

    Sara Kerens​In this week's Observer, Dave takes a few visits to Hacienda On Henderson, where a great patio and a happening location serve as backdrops for the troubled kitchen's Tex-meh cuisine.Though all is not well in the house of Hacienda, Dave writes that a recent visit suggested changes were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Dude Food: The Porch

    Holy shit, dudes.​The Porch2912 N. Henderson Ave.Dude Factor: 10, or The Stodg, on a scale of 1 (The Great Pyramid of Giza) to 10. This Dude Food is being filed from the home office, where I'm currently enjoying a productive birthday staycation. In honor of this momentous occasion (alas, the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Last Night: The Dandy Warhols at The Granada Theater

    The Dandy WarholsGranada TheaterSeptember 8, 2009 Better than: the recession, for one. If the lights behind The Dandy Warhols on stage weren't alone enough of a reminder that the slick psych-rock outfit came prepared to offer its fans a show worth the price of admission, frontman Courtney Taylo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Pairing Off: Bratwurst and Sauerkraut

    When Charles de Gaulle famously moaned "how can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese," the Frenchman who best defined national vainglory hoped to excuse political chaos in his country.Geez, the Germans manage orderly governance (and the occasional foray into France) with mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    10 Questions: Blythe Beck

    She is something of a force on the local dining scene, equal parts chef and personality adding up to 200 percent.Beck apprenticed with Dean Fearing at The Mansion then stepped into the sous chef role at Hector's on Henderson, essentially running the kitchen until finally appointed to the executive r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Pairing Off: Chicken Fried Steak

    Texas should be ashamed of itself.In the old days this state produced larger than life heroes--men like James Fannin, Clyde Barrow and "Hollywood" Henderson. But now, after two from the Bush clan (three if you count Neil), a Rove and the guys at Enron, all we can cling to is our national dish.And ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Burning Question: Is It OK To Drink From The Well?

    Yeah, yeah. Red state, blue state, Sunni versus Shiite, McCain battling against his "maverick" past--big deal.These are but minor little spats compared to the one issue that threatens to rend our social fabric, set brother against brother and perhaps even topple our sacred devotion to progress: in t ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    Hollywood Henderson Will Sack a Neighborhood Activist, If He Has To

    Down in Austin -- Central East Austin, to be specific -- they're wrestling with how to keep giant McMansions from over-running a neighborhood filled with small lots and smaller houses, which doesn't sound familiar at all. Yesterday the Austin American-Statesman profiled a neighborhood group trying t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2007
  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Doyle Bramhall, Bugs Henderson

    Friday, August 11, at the Granada Theater

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Danger Zone

    Tom Clancy plays spy games

  • News

    April 3, 2003


    A half century later, witnesses insist little greenor maybe brownmen crashed in New Mexico

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    "Today, a Generation Died."

    Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history

  • Dining

    September 16, 1999

    Hash Over

    Grapes of glory; Coming and going

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999

    Hash Over

    Fish story; Real blarney; Flipping out of burgers

  • Dining

    April 29, 1999

    Thin line between love and hate

    Cork is a promising wine bar that's plugged its excitement for the drink

  • Dining

    November 12, 1998
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    May 30, 1996

    Moctezuma's revenge

    No matter the name, this local Tex-Mex institution serves memory well

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