Hostess Twinkies

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    November 26, 2014

    50 Reasons We're Thankful We Live in Dallas

    Dirk. We have the highest concentration of the best sports personalities. The Orange Line to DFW Airport actually works pretty well, compared with other DART services, so flying to see relatives isn't too stressful, at least until you land. The Fair Park bike share program is either a small step ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Dallas' 6 Best Spots For Late Night Eats

    It may be hard to believe if you spend too much time in Dallas, but there are actually cities in this world that never go to sleep. Individual people may get a few winks here and there, but at any given hour the streets are breathing. You can get egg rolls at 4 a.m. as easily as you can get a steak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Watch the Fun Fun Fun Fest Taco Cannon in Action: GIF

    Among Fun Fun Fun Fest's many strange little wrinkles and amenities, the Taco Cannon stands alone. Sometimes, its appearance would be listed on the schedule, but sometimes it would just appear, at the end of a set, always soundtracked by the Mortal Kombat theme song. Its posse would appear, in masks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Mexican Coke Isn't Going Anywhere

    Here we go again. Every time a beloved consumable product is threatened with extinction the hoarding begins. Surely you remember Twinkies, which commanded prices you might associate with a sizable yacht when Hostess went under. You can get those on Amazon right now for six bucks. A similar fervor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Dallas Man Votes Despite Obvious I.D. Discrepancy!

    What a letdown. They allowed me to vote. Yesterday when I walked into the firehouse and plunked down my driver's license and voter registration card, I already had my mental dukes up, waiting for them to mess with me. I was hoping for a fight. In fact that's why I went. I didn't care about anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    The Twinkie Shall Return on July 15, Should Probably Synergize with Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Yesterday Candice Choi at the Huffington Post hit one out of Twinkie Park with an extensive overview of the Twinkie Revitalization Plan. Here's the crux of it: Twinkies will be back on the shelves July 15. See also: Jon Stewart on What Really Killed the Twinkie However, there are a few other impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Return of the Twinkie, Sans Union Labor

    Twinkie is risen from the ashes of its liquidated parent, Hostess, and will visit the shelves of grocery stores and gas stations once more on July 15. That means Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will return in what its new owners have dubbed "The Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever." Private equity firms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Last Night's Stewardship Dinner Featuring Joel Salatin Was A Big Success

    If you're a real food-nerd -- and I'm talking a Michael Pollan-readin', Farm Inc.-watchin', vegetable lovin', pro-farmer food nerd -- then you've likely heard about Joel Salatin. The sustainable agriculture guru, known for his advocacy for back-to-roots farming, got a lot of attention when he popula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    SMU Researchers Prove that Eating Organic Makes You Live Longer -- If You're a Fly

    There was a minor furor in the media last year when a study conducted by a researcher at Standford's medical school concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are no healthier than their conventionally raised counterparts. This wasn't quite as newsworthy as the headlines made it sound, since the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Unions May Be Kidding Themselves by Banking on Getting Jobs Back After Hostess Liquidation

    The bakers union's new president has finally broken his silence following the collapse of Irving-based Hostess, baker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies. It was the bakers, after all, who largely sat out the attempted restructuring in a New York federal bankruptcy court, then dynamited the negotiations by ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    February 7, 2013

    Hostess: Dead by Murder, Suicide, or Natural Causes? Uh ... Yes?

    In this week's cover story, we examine the demise of Irving-based Hostess, purveyor of Wonder Bread, Ho Hos, Twinkies and Ding Dongs -- basically all the stuff you should never put in your body. These days, pretty much everything is political, even the fate of snack food. Can blame for the company' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Twinkies May Have a New Home Soon

    News in Twinkie-world this morning is that Hostess Brands has "selected affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co. as the stalking horse bidder for the majority of the assets of the Company's snack cake business, which includes both Hostess® and Dolly Madison® branded produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Ten Predictions for 2013 That are Almost as Exciting as a Kardashian-West Baby

    1. Taco Bell rolls out the Cool Ranch taco shell, as posted on Facebook just this morning. Don't tease, Taco Bell. Please, don't tease.

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Burn It All Down

    Buzz looks back on 2012 before the memories go where they belong: up in smoke.

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    August 23, 2012
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    August 8, 2012

    Paul Quinn College Bans Bacon, Other Delicious Pork Products

    Update at 3:31 p.m.: Just heard back from Paul Quinn President Michael Sorrell who told me this is part of an ongoing effort to make the school's dining options healthier. They've added a grill and cut back on fried food in recent years, and there's the garden, of course. "The reality is that our s ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012
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    January 10, 2012

    Hostess Is Going Bankrupt. Again.

    Hostess, the Irving-based maker of beloved school-lunch snacks like the Twinkie and the Ho-Ho, is in financial trouble, according to the Wall Street Journal. A source tells the paper that the processed food giant will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this week. Hostess also owe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    The Stand on McKinney is Open and Has a Crazy Mac Daddy

    ​The Stand recently opened at 2916 McKinney, just where the street splits to one-way traffic. The name is a reference to a burger or hotdog "stand," and inside two Airstream trailers serve as such. The patio that wraps around the front of the restaurant could be a cool spot to hang on a nice d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul, Shit Hits Fan

    Last night, Texas' own Kelly Clarkson did something Americans do: She casually endorsed a candidate for President on her Twitter account. That person was fellow Texan Ron Paul. Cue Twitstorm. Today she clarified her stance, sort of: "I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    Things Got a Little Too Cheesy and Too Private This Week in Dallas Food

    ​This week in food blogs, some special people ate special meals, Dallas placed ahead of Anchorage but behind everywhere else, and someone finally thought to stick corndogs in cocktails. Read on. City of Ate Scott Reitz decides Wild Salsa is decent for its hit-or-miss selection of tacos, passa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Stormy Weather: A Disaster is Bad Enough, but a Disaster Without Rum? S.O.S.

    It's times like these in life that you finally realize: "I should have eaten more pie."​Boy, that was a doozy. Nothing like stuffing yourself in a closet with five other people plus a dog to put apple pie and mopping floors in perspective. (Of the former: Life's short and I should eat more; of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Eight Quick and Easy Rapture Meals

    If this is The End, we're getting KFC Double Downs.​The end of the world cometh this Saturday, right y'all? We figure, whether we believe that or not, better to be safe (and full of cheesecakes) than sorry. So, here's our list of eight quick and easy rapture meals your whole family can enjoy: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Of In-N-Out and Crabs...Our Inner 12-Year-Old Howls With Laughter

    He's dead! Shot in the head! Please pass the bread! Stay classy, Dallas.​It sounds like soft shell crabs and In-N-Out are finally coming to Dallas, so it's been a good week in Dallas food blogs. Read on. City of Ate Kristy Yang has some mixed feelings about Il Cane Rosso. She was disappointed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Bait & Switch: Have You Ever Been Conned by Good Restaurant Review?

    Horne & Dekker proves it: You can't trust the media.​You know the feeling you get when you read a music review, and the critic is all "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear!" and then you go buy the CD and it sucks and you feel like a chump? I had that feeling at Horn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Chocolatier Stephen Smith On Cooking With Mom and the Guilty Pleasure of Twinkies

    On Wednesday, we gave you the goods on chocolatier Stephen Smith of nib chocolates. Today, we asked Smith to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. ​I was raised in...a military family.   My friends say I'm...too laid back. Too relaxed.   My momma told me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Four Super Bowl Snacks You Should Get Store-Bought and One You Shouldn't​Despite City of Ate's obvious culinary prowess, there are some events that are better off catered by the freezer section -- the Super Bowl, for example. On February 6, you'll have a lot of football to watch and commercials to critique. Go ahead and buy these Super Bowl staples and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Huzzah! Renaissance Festival Recommends Healthier Fare

    This dude definitely needs to lay off the fried foods.​An event designed to celebrate tightly corseted wenches and bloodthirsty jousters isn't exactly synonymous with restraint, but organizers of this year's Texas Renaissance Festival are promoting the fair's healthy snacks. The festival, bil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Pie in the Sky: Is Fried Frito Pie Ready
    To Hit the Top of the Greasy Charts?

    ​Not satisfied with winning "best taste" honors at yesterday's Big Tex Choice Awards, fried Frito pie inventor Michael Thomas has implied he'd like his concoction to become a concession stand staple. "The deep-fried Frito pie is a game changer for fair food," Thomas told The Dallas Morning Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Labor Day: Fanfare for the Common Foods

    ​Labor Day used to be a really big deal. Back when a minimum wage was considered radical and child labor was the norm, workers turned out in fearsome numbers to march for their rights. More than 10 thousand workers joined the first-ever Labor Day parade in New York in 1882, many of them weari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Five Awesomely Easy Desserts for 4th of July

    We salute you, lazy asses!​Independence Day is coming up and you're in charge of bringing dessert to the office potluck, the familyfest or the epic drinkathon with your friends. Screw making a flag cake. Instead, assert your right to pursue happiness -- lazy = happy in our book -- and bring one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    In Case You Missed It, Dallas Was the "City" in Last Night's Chefs vs. City on Food Network

    ​Dunno why Food Network never sent out a heads-up that last night's episode of Chefs vs. City -- a sorta-kinda culinary Amazing Race pitting Aaron Sanchez and Chris Cosentino against two comers -- took place in Dallas. Good thing the 6-year-old who lives in my house likes to wrap up his Sundays wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Our Deep-Fried Decade: Ten Years Of Gluttony And Progress At The State Fair

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAfter 10 years, this is where we ended up: four deep-fried butter balls topped with garlic and grape sauce. How did we get to the point where we'd actually eat this?​In the early 2000s, we came to the State Fair of Texas with a doe-eyed, innocent kind of hunger. We'd get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Pluckers

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Pluckers 5500 Greenville Ave.(214) 363-9464 Promised Delivery Time: 60-75 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 80 minutes Scoring Summary: Entire order arriving with appropr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Short Orders: Go Go Burger

    Go Go Burger6129 Main St., Frisco214-472-2715Cute, the place is cute. So much so that it has a teenage girl atmosphere about it.In fact, five suburban kids sat gossiping behind me last time out. And I must say, teenage life in Frisco is really, really scandalous. Their hushed innuendos repeatedly bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Restraining Order for Ronald McDonald?

    Research suggests that early teens tend to super-size when fast food is within a tenth of a mile (roughly one city block) of their schools. The most interesting bit of information, in this story from NYPolitics, comes further down, when it says a quarter-mile distance between the two locations show ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    September 25, 2008
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    March 15, 2007
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    July 13, 2006

    ABBA Fab

    Mamma Mia! makes merry at Fair Park; All About Bette gets eyes rolling

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    February 17, 2005

    Purple Prose

    DTC is seeing Violet

  • Dining

    February 3, 2005

    Cooking With Class

    Soon, Dallas students can learn the restaurant biz in school

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004

    Daddy, Help!

    Big Daddy's Grill House is good, but bring a defibrillator

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    Faux Nosh

    At least the food's not fake at Josephine's

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Blue Note

    It's a smash hit

  • Film

    September 26, 2002

    The South Falls, Again

    Reese Witherspoon goes home to Alabama, and it ain't sweet

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    All These Years

    Early success was almost the end of Ray Wylie Hubbard

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Day for Knight

    Ray Wylie Hubbard is no longer up against the wall, redneck mother

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    August 22, 1996
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