We asked a handful of North Texas chefs about the worst things they've ever eaten, found in the back of the walk-in or basically anything that induced a gag reflex or created a stench that permanently singed their nostrils. Braden Wages of Malai Kitchen has traveled extensively, and so we asked him ... More >>
Dallas County recently discovered its sixth person to test positive for the West Nile virus this year, in a season that's seen one death. It's a much less troubling situation than last year, when there were 400 human infections and 20 deaths. The Dallas Morning News has an easy explanation for the ... More >>
Thursday, January 31, at The Granada Theater
There's a lot of hubub about the tacos served at Stampede 66, but I'm having a hard time embracing the enthusiasm. First of all, they start at $4 a piece, pricy no matter how good the service is at Stephan Pyles' latest restaurant, but they also lack the authentic, gritty edge I've come to expect fr ... More >>
On Thursday, a newly formed panel will meet to discuss future aerial mosquito spraying in the Dallas area and specifically how it affects the local food system. The panelists include veterinary entomologist Larry Boyd; Susan Pollard of the Texas Honey Bee Guild; Lea Fudge, of Citizens against Pestic ... More >>
Some bees in France are producing blue honey, and the bee people have traced the source of the Smurfness to a nearby biogas plant that processes waste from an M&M factory. The bees are producing blue and green honey because they're picking up the bright-colored, sugary waste. I believe it's called ... More >>
I'd say that Saturday's Dine Around Uptown was a success. And of course, I define success as a solid buzz peppered with bites of delightful food and a celebrity sighting (Paula Deen popped out of a limo at ZaZa), all while being whisked from place to place by paid DDs. The North Texas Food Bank de ... More >>
Dallas was already having its worst-ever year for West Nile at the end of July, but things were only going to get worse, as August would prove to be the outbreak's worst month. The number of confirmed human cases in Dallas County jumped by 10 or 12 or 19 per day, and an average of two people were dy ... More >>
Great. So tonight the government sprays us with piperonyl butoxide. To reassure us, the TV news last night shows us a guy from the company doing the spraying who tells us just not to worry. I say worry. The airplanes tonight will be spraying us with a compound called "Duet" You have heard already ... More >>
Remember last time Mayor Mike Rawlings went to Facebook to ask for feedback on a controversial topic of citywide import? And how he ignored the overwhelming majority of comments and pledged his full support for the Trinity Parkway? Well, he's put out another call for feedback on Twitter and Facebook ... More >>
So on the radio this morning I hear all about the spike in West Nile deaths in Dallas and how the county health department will be on the job tonight protecting us by sending the pesticide trucks through three more neighborhoods, this time in North Dallas. I just hope we all understand the spraying ... More >>
In this week's review I take a look at Komali, the contemporary restaurant that promised big Mexican flavors but delivered only timid tastes. When Anastacia Quiñones took over the pass earlier this year, I was excited to see how things would change at the restaurant. Previous meals presented Mexica ... More >>
When the weather drops below 50, most honeybees cluster in the hive. So with winter (technically) upon us, there aren't a lot of bees buzzing around right now. But, when you meet with Brandon and Susan Pollard of the Texas Honeybee Guild, there's no telling what bees will do. The February day I met ... More >>
Perhaps even too much beer. But probably not.
Life is a cabaret at Hotel ZaZa's joint.
Dan LandsbergChef Dan Landsberg, who spent four years helming the kitchen at Tillman's Roadhouse, has moved on -- but his former employer's been slow to make the changes promised in the wake of his departure. Landsberg left Tillman's late last year, telling Pegasus News' Teresa Gubbins he'd ... More >>
It must have been a heck of a honeymoon. Grant Morgan, who'd planned to return to his executive chef post at Dragonfly when his honeymoon ended on Sept. 14, has announced his departure from the Hotel ZaZa dining room. His resignation is officially effective next Saturday. According to a pre ... More >>
Round Rock artist Todd Slater designed this week's featured poster, which promotes tonight's bill of Built To Spill, Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow and the Missingmen at The Granada. Look closely and you'll see that the ants crawling all over the woman's face; the design was inspired by the lyric to ... More >>
Patrick Michels Phoenix's Thomas Mars.Like a black hole located at the far west end of Zilker Park, it seemed that just about everything at ACL was being drawn to Phoenix's set yesterday in the four o'clock hour. Unruly crowds tussled about the outer realms of the masses that extended som ... More >>
Bee Girls invade the Angelika
Trader Vic's returns in nostalgic glory
Things change, and that's fine, but can we get some love for the good bands?
Get out the magnifying glass. It's time to burn a game.
Where are the best places to go if you're looking to get laid?
Yoga gets creative with art
These insects were made for lovin' you, baby
Dragonfly works to avoid the bug zapper
Jeff Moschetti joins team ZaZa
World of Pets
New Maguire's to open in November
Americans may have tasted all there is to taste
A collection of Texas artists hits the trifecta of bad feminist art
How to pass a restaurant health inspection with a gentlemanly C
Fish stink; Dragonfly dunk
Size does matter at this biggest cockroach contest
In the corner pocket
How two urban Texans got back to nature--without giving up pizza