Arlington is getting a new chef-driven restaurant with a truly locally inspired menu. R Bar and Grill is concept from Lonnie Schiller of the Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group -- as in Robert Del Grande, the James Beard-winning chef of Cafe Annie in Houston. Schiller "assisted with this concept." ... More >>
Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion. Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>
Before you click the comment box, I know, I know: I missed some phenomenal eating opportunities this week. I was on the road reporting a feature story, which meant interviews and transcription sessions took precedence over meals. Had I structured my itinerary around restaurant visits, I surel ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>
This week, Top Chef finally got interesting. That's not to say it wasn't totally bassackwards, but it was almost intense, and I officially started my yelling at the screen. I still haven't gotten the names of all the cheftestants straight, but that time is nearing.At QuickFire, the chefs found To ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsIf not for the pies, a roomful of people in white plastic ponchos might have seemed strange.Stepping into the big white tent next to Grapevine's Embassy Suites, the first thing you noticed last night was that it smelled great inside. The air hung thick and fruity, and as ... More >>
Says this sneak preview of the city council's Economic Development Committee agenda next week, Dallas is considering forking over an economic development grant to Hilton Hotels, which is looking to relocate a regional headquarters to Dallas. Office of Economic Development head Karl Zavitkovsky, a ... More >>
Chef Brian Luscher, one of the big winners.Ah, bragging rights. Everyone wants to claim them, over your brother, a co-worker, the guy you battle for a parking space every morning. Now two Dallas restaurants hold them over the entire city.Nana was just inducted into the Nation's Restaurant News 2 ... More >>
We all know the NFL's ultimate game will be played at Jonestown Coliseum on Feb. 6, 2011 - or 633 days from now. But, after yesterday's grand gala in Arlington, here's the roster of Super Bowl XLV's other coming attractions: NFL Headquarters: Hilton Anatole Hotel NFC Team Hotel: Omni ... More >>
Sam MertenCouncil member Ron Natinsky debated Anne Raymond about the convention center hotel in Farmers Branch. While his colleagues assembled at City Hall, council member and Build the Hotel'er Ron Natinsky spent yesterday morning at the Farmers Branch Recreation Center selling the convention cente ... More >>
glynisphotography.comJessie FryeArlington-based singer/songwriter Jessie Frye has been seeing all these lists of Dallas area bands who are playing this year's South by Southwest Festival and she wants folks to know she's heading south as well. "I think I am the only artist that is invited who is fro ... More >>
Dallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsLarry James, president and CEO of Central Dallas Ministries, posted this announcement to his blog this a.m.: Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will deliver the keynote address at this year's 14th Annual Urban Ministries Prayer Breakfast, set f ... More >>
(Helping Dallas secure a convention center hotel earned DCVB President and CEO Phillip Jones a bonus larger than most people's paychecks./Sam Merten) When Harlan Crow launched a petition drive to give Dallas voters a say in publicly financing a $525 million convention center hotel, proponents of th ... More >>
I actually love the way news pops up in The Dallas Morning News. I pick up the paper every single morning and feel as though I'm visiting a foreign city for the first time. Every story, even the most mundane, is a forehead-slapper, because I have no idea what they're talking about.Today, for exampl ... More >>
Just how safe are taxpayers in the convention center hotel deal? Good question.
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