Howard Johnson

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Newest Menu Items at Leading Chains Not Designed for Teetotalers

    ​Corporate kitchens are continuing to add wine and spirits to their dishes, apparently angling for sophistication and increased perceived value. Olive Garden is now pushing a pasta dish with shellfish "sautéed in white wine" and a stew "simmered in light white wine." Red Lobster's developed ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    And The Winner Is...

    ​We're already stockpiling prizes that we probably won't give away until the end of the year, if at all. Great prizes, too--such as 8 oz. flasks with the Dallas Observer 'Best of' 2006 logo (which kinda makes them collectibles and thus quite valuable). And if we can ever find someone to produce " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: Howard Johnson's Fried Clams

    ​In the '60s and '70s it was almost impossible to travel any distance without spotting a bright orange roof and that Simple Simon weathervane. There were close to 1,000 Howard Johnson's restaurants back then, each of them serving 28 flavors of ice cream and platefuls of fried clams.The clams were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Pairing Off: Popcorn Shrimp

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.As a kind of homage to Howard Johnson's, I really wanted to find a box of Mrs. Paul's breaded clams. They were a staple back in my grad school days...well, that's probably the wrong choic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Who Knew There Were Residents at the Delux Inn? No Matter. It's Going Bye-Bye.

    I didn't know till I looked at the Dallas City Council's addenda for this week that for the last couple of months, the city's been the proud owner of the Delux Inn on Stemmons Freeway. (The expenditure was approved last September, for $3.18 million in 1998 bond money.) Alas, don't get too excited: S ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2008

    Murder at the Howard Johnson's Serves Up Flavorful Fare

    Also: Collin College kicks up heels with Li'l Abner and unfunny Nipples at Hub

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Lonely ladies

    They're beautiful, charming, and came prepared to hang out. Where were you?

  • Culture

    October 22, 1998

    Sweet stench

    Fumes from Undermain's haunting Thrse Raquin will get you high

  • Dining

    October 24, 1996

    TV diners

    Big Shots makes eating in front of the tube a guilty pleasure