Last night in Houston two masked men, armed with a revolver and a shotgun, stormed a Denny's and raided the cash register. The same scene has played out on security footage at dozens of Houston-area IHOPs and Denny's, albeit occasionally with bloodshed. Houston police officer James Taylor, testifyi ... More >>
Michael Pyeatt has been watching music go down in Dallas for a long spell. If you rewind far enough into Club DaDa's history, it was Michael running the door (often wearing an IHOP dress, according to his own recollection). As you'll read, Pyeatt is also apparently sitting on some golden video foota ... More >>
I'm doing you a flavor favor. You're welcome. I work on commission though, so accordingly, I'll need you all to send me a dollar. This is a steal because I've saved you at least $6, which is almost two gallons of gas that could get you out to Joe Pool Lake to stare at the murky shore line, weep ... More >>
Oh snap! Pizza Hut is trying to steal some thunder from IHOP by giving away free pizza on National Pancake Day. Now all day we'll argue with ourselves, "Pizza! No, pancakes! Well, maybe pizza. No, pancakes! Both!" Both, of course. Always go for both. IHOP gives away free hotcakes on this day eac ... More >>
Late Sunday night, at 10:37 p.m., 911 operator received a call from a storage facility on Willowbrook Road, a dilapidated stretch of office and warehouse space in Northwest Dallas. The caller, 22-year-old Trevis Henderson, said he was in a fight with two men who said he owed them money. The operator ... More >>
Last year, October was Vegetarian Awareness Month. This year, it is once again. Because clearly, the fight to recognize that Vegetarians are among us is still not over. We must be aware. We must make others aware. We will prevail! Celebrating Vegetarian Awareness Month is easy! Just be aware that V ... More >>
You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>
In pancake-related news that's already gone national, four Muslim men of Arab descent are suing IHOP, claiming they were all fired from their managerial positions at DFW-area locations because of their ethnicity and religion. In the suit, filed Tuesday in federal court, Hussein Chamseddine claims ... More >>
By 7:15 on Thursday night, women were already crying. By 7:30, a few were speaking in tongues, their arms raised heavenward, or kneeling in the chilly concrete aisles of the Dallas Convention Center's Area Hall C. Onstage, a muscular, clean-cut guy with sandy hair and a black V-neck T-shirt strummed ... More >>
You've likely noticed a vexing pattern in a particular genre of movies lately. The plots always suggest post-apocalyptic worlds where greed and gluttony have trumped Mother Nature. The culprit of these films is mankind's self-indulgence and detached ignorance. And while technology and fabrication ar ... More >>
Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Chef David Trubenbach got his first job at an IHOP when he was 17 as a way to save money for a car. However, it turned out to be the beginning of culinary career. After high school he enrolled at Johnson and Wales and from there moved to Orlando, Florida, whe ... More >>
It's National Pancake Day. Sort of like when it was National Tater Tot Day at the Ore-Ida factory a while back. Actually, according to one website, February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day and yesterday was Kahlua Day (can't believe I missed that). Everyday is something. (Heads up: Frozen Food ... More >>
I recently took a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Maybe you've heard of it. It's called The City of Shit I Lost All My Money Again Ooh Look There's An ATM. What you might not know about Las Vegas is that it is also home to Serendipity 3, a restaurant that specializes in hangover-cure food that's as big ... More >>
Perhaps even too much beer. But probably not.
Jason Maddy is the executive chef at the recently opened Oak in the Design District. Maddy grew up in Austin and, after attending culinary school in New York, worked at David Bouley's Danube, then the Driskill in Austin. A few years ago he was recruited by John Tesar to work at the Mansion, where he ... More >>
Nothing says toned and sexy like endless piles of free pancakes. But at least this order is stacked up for charity. IHOP announced that Laura Kaeppeler, recently crowned Miss America, plans to serve as spokeswoman for IHOP's annual National Pancake Day celebration on Tuesday, February 28. T ... More >>
Mike Bickle runs a multimillion dollar religious organization without a phone line.For folks with a direct line to God, the prayer warriors behind Rick Perry's rapidly approaching Houston prayer rally are some shitty communicators. Calls and emails to the event's leadership team go unanswered ... More >>
Mike Bickle had to shut down classes at his IHOP University because the spirit took over the building.We're sure that you've been shocked (shocked!) to hear that many of the leaders and endorsers of Rick Perry's upcoming prayer-palooza, The Response, are people from organizations who really disap ... More >>
The in-box is filled this morning with more news concerning Rick Perry's "day of prayer and fasting" in Houston next month -- you know, The Response. Let's begin with this: Several Friends of Unfair Park have forward a piece I first saw this morning on Startlegram great Bud Kennedy's Facebook feed: ... More >>
Fat Tuesday is next week, but you can do some training for the gluttonous holiday today at IHOP (multiple locations). Today is National Pancake Day, and guests will receive a free short stack of flapjacks at participating locations. The folks at IHOP ask that in exchange for the free fluffy ... More >>
Want to eat good and do good? Here are some opportunities this week. This week, your love for soup and pancakes automatically earns you a few extra karma points. Check out some charitable eating options going on this week. The Place: Panera Bread North Dallas in Preston Forest Shopping Center T ... More >>
Jesse HugheyEach week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Buzzbrews, 4334 Lemmon Ave., 214-521-4334 When: All day Monday, 3 to 7 p.m. ... More >>
Gratis grub is gratis grub, no matter how revolting. The last week has seen food outlets embrace this mantra with abandon. Whataburger and IHOP won't be left out of the party. Today is Whataburger's 60th anniversary. To celebrate it, the company is holding "Orange Night Out," for which Dalla ... More >>
Photos by Sarah Johnson Wisconsin Trio Fondue Demonstrated by Ron Meola Here at City of Ate, we love food, and we love random, wacky holidays that celebrate food. Not too long ago we celebrated National Pancake Day with a free stack of buttermilk pancakes at IHOP. We're anxiously counting the da ... More >>
Flickr user Pink Sherbet PhotographyThese colors don't run, and you won't either, once you're loaded down with free pancakes.We're starting to believe that there is a holiday for everything under the sun. For example, April 7 is International Beaver Day and November 19 is World Toilet Day. So do ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangI haven't enjoyed Chinese New Year, aka Vietnamese Tet, since I was a child, when there was nothing to worry about except counting the monetary contents of the shiny red envelopes given to kids as part of a good luck ritual by their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and fa ... More >>
What can you say about a week where one commenter uses the word "yum," another lets "yucky" slip into a post and someone else writes "to die for"? Oh, and to top it off, djs added the phrase "I like beets" to a story.Weeks like this make us want to drink distilled beet juice.OK--so it wasn't suc ... More >>
Fight NightThe Schoolhouse, DentonSeptember 5, 2009Better than: shooting bourbon in an actual schoolhouse.Danny FulgencioGiggle Party, along with a baker's dozen of other acts, played The Schoolhouse on Saturday. Peruse our slideshow of the day's events. Nestled away from the venues of Denton's i ... More >>
Ever wonder if the steaks served at Texas Roadhouse--or any other restaurant, for that matter--were actually raised in Texas? Restaurant-goers in Upstate New York and Vermont, rightly proud of their famously pure, high-quality maple syrup, have come to expect the best, even when they go to IHOP. T ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
When Go Fish moved--and moved up market as Go Fish Ocean Club--the owners picked Derry to run the kitchen.She may look fresh-faced, but Derry's been in food service for some time. Before she finished high school, the Houston native became the youngest person to manage an IHOP. She then attended cook ... More >>
Having missed the first half of Cowboys-Rams due to prior obligations, I didn't get to see the already-legendary Tony Romo scramble -- now an IHOP breakfast special, if I am not mistaken -- till later in the day. Now, I've seen it, oh, 49 times. Why not make it one more? Like Eightball says: "You do ... More >>
Local rock legends reunite
Since Monday, I've been parked on an unforgiving bench in the 297th District Court in Tarrant County, watching the trial of Andrew Wamsley, the 21-year-old Mansfield man (and my fellow Mansfield High School alum) who is accused of corralling his girlfriend, her best friend and the manager of a local ... More >>
Pleasant Grove needs a drummer, the Oasis of Hope needs your support,and Tom Heinl needs a cigarette
Rick and Suzanna Wamsley were strict with their children. Police say their son paid them back with murder.
Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?
Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story showcases the important thing--the music
Being a punk in the Panhandle was never easy. But when Brian Deneke crossed paths with an angry mob of football jocks, he never imagined it could get him killed.
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.