• Calendar

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    A Bill of Rights for Texas Diners

    First, some backstory: Earlier this week, Pete Wells, the food critic at The New York Times, got his man panties in a bunch over bread service at New York City restaurants. According to Wells, the practice of serving bread as a complimentary act of welcoming has been slowly receding into restaurant ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
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    February 13, 2014
  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Global Street Feast in Harwood District Serves Up Multi-Cultural Fare And Giant Yahtzee Tomorrow

    Before you head over to the Brewfest this weekend, you might want to check out the Global Street Feast in the Harwood District from noon to 7 p.m Saturday. The multicultural affair will have a variety of food truck vendors, along with Twister on the grass and huge Yahtzee game, which means you can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Weekend, January 17-20

    Stalley, Ace Mitch, Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -Topic, KO Boyz Saturday, January 19, at The Prophet Bar, $18 Maybach Music Group rapper Stalley was busy in 2012, mostly with the release of his popular mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, featuring heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Curren$y, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Jack Perkins' ocaTaco Should Open Wednesday

    The good people of the UT Southwestern campus are about to be slapped in the mouth with slow-cooked meat. Jack Perkins and part of his Maple and Motor team expect to open his new taco assembly-line concept, ocaTaco, sometime this week. (According to Facebook, it's looking like Wednesday.) And yes, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011


    Friday, December 9, at AllGood Cafe

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Great City Attractions Rolls Back its Proposal For that Downtown "Observation Wheel"

    Flickr user antwerpenRGreat City Attractions's Wheel of Dublin​This just in: U.K.-based Great City Attractions, which was working with Dallas County and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau to drop that giant Ferris wheel in Founders Plaza, has opted to roll away -- for the time being, at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Rolling Stones Ready Plans To Theatrically Release Film of 1978 Fort Worth Concert

    ​No date has yet been announced -- just a "Coming Soon!" promise -- for the stateside release of the new Rolling Stones concert film, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas. But, starting early next month, the United Kingdom and Ireland (followed shortly by Denmark, South Africa, Cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Sigel's Crazy Wonderful Irish Cheese Lady

    In 1940's Belfast, Ireland, there lived the Magee family. Six daughters were born one after the other, followed by five sons all squeezed into a two-bedroom row house. The neighbors on one side were the McCormicks, who had 10 kids. On the other side were the Dunnigans, also with 10 kids. All told, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    All Aboard the Cheese Bus!

    ​In 1964, Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters hopped into a brightly painted bus and traveled eastward in a hallucinogen-inspired stupor with the hopes of expanding their perceptions of reality. This Saturday, in a slightly less psychedelic but far more delicious bus trip, Dallas' Scar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Q&A: The Meatmen's Tesco Vee Talks Offensive Humor, Old-School Punk and Life After It.

    ​There wasn't a more offensive punk band in the early '80s than The Meatmen. Even in a market cluttered by hardcore bands popping up in droves in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the Lansing, Michigan, band, led by Tesco Vee (a third grade teacher born Robert Vermeulen), distinguished itself wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Upcoming Beer Events, With Varying Degrees of Relevance To St. Patrick's Day

    ​Thank God we thought better of the notion of giving up beer for Lent. Not only would "grouchy and mean-spirited" be an understatement in describing what our attitude would be if faced with more than a month without a pint, but we'd miss some great events coming up -- not to mention the Meddlesome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The Common Table Sets "St. Crafty's Day" Beer Lineup

    Live Oak Primus is one of eight specialty beers to be tapped at The Common Table's "St. Crafty's Day."​As far as beer drinking goes, Saint Patrick's Day is generally known more for quantity than quality. And if it's not cheap, domestic and dyed green, chances are it's Guinness, as the historic Dub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV: Suite Deal

    ​My Super Bowl XLV itinerary looks thusly: Blogging Super Bowly all week. Broadcasting on 105.3 The Fan from radio row all week. And finding time to squeeze in some partying Tuesday (NFL Media at House of Blues), Wednesday (Aces & Angels at Fair Park), Friday (Pamela Anderson at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Just In Time For the Super Bowl, Dallas Is Making One Last Push to Wipe Away Graffiti

    Photos by Patrick MichelsDallas is cleaning up its image before the Super Bowl. We'll start with Dealey Plaza.​As quiet as Dealey Plaza's been since the truth-bearing publishers were cleared out, you could forgive a few tourists for being concerned this morning to find the place crawling with cops ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Last Night: Rodrigo y Gabriela at House of Blues

    Rodrigo y GabrielaHouse of BluesOctober 19, 2009 Better than: anything else in the flamenco-meets-rock-meets-mariachi wheelhouse ​ I'd heard about Rodrigo y Gabriela's ability to harness the power of a six-piece band with just two acoustic guitars, but seeing the phenomenon live was nothing sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Short Orders: Malarkey's Tavern

    The kitchen is partly green.​Malarkey's Tavern 4460 Trinity Mills 972-931-7300 I had only been in the place for about ten minutes before the inevitable happened. That's right, in a pub listing some 100 beers from all over the world a guy sits down and asks if they carry Bud Light on tap. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Hophead: 'Liquid Aloha' From Kona Brewing Co.

    Jesse Hughey When you think about brewing hot spots, what come to mind? Some obvious international destinations include Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the Czech Republic. As for the U.S., craft breweries are everywhere, but we think of the West Coast--especially Portland and Seattle. There's alw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Dude Food: The Idle Rich Pub

    The Idle Rich Pub2614 McKinney Ave.214-965-9926Dude Factor: 7, or "Mr. Burns," on a scale of 1 ("Donald Trump") to 10 ("Bruce Wayne")As much as I love The Old Monk, I hadn't really thought of it or its sister bars (The Dubliner, Blackfriar Pub and The Idle Rich Pub) as Dude Food destinations--partic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    10 Questions: Tracey Maddox

    She pours beers at Frisco's bit of Ireland, otherwise known as Lochrann's. That, of course, means pint after pint (well, not pint--it's the U.S.--but you get the point) of Guinness, that time-consuming, two-stage pour. Fortunately, Lochrann's owner worked for the famous Irish brewery for 15 years. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Irish Spring Flings

    As with other holidays, local restaurants are going all out with special St. Patrick's Day offerings for their customers on Tuesday. Urban Taco may not be the obvious choice for St. Patrick's Day revelry, but it's throwing its hat into the green ring for its lucky customers, serving a special St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Bravo Max - "Losing Her"

    Bravo Max is a very recent entry on the Dallas music scene. Consisting of Johnny Beauford, Daniel Beauford, Steve Vanderheide and Ben Gastright, the quartet is just now getting out of the rehearsal space and hitting the area clubs.Bassist (and former CD Source employee) Ben Gastright was nice enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    SXSW Announces First Round Of Scheduled Performers For '09 Fest

    OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007
  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Looking at America

    Flogging Molly's Dave King left Ireland for a career in rock, but he couldn't escape his roots

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005

    Green Living

    Everyone's Irish, even Gumby

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Sports Event

    Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Snow Patrol, Eisley

    Wednesday, October 13

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Heads Up

    Is there a correct way to pour beer?

  • Music

    April 8, 2004


    dios (Star Time)

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    There's shearing and cheering at St. Baldrick's Celebration

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Bein' Green

    Don't Mess with Erin

  • Dining

    April 3, 2003

    A Twist of the Wrist

    Aren’t wine drinkers sissies?

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Stayin' Alive

    Avanti Ristorante survives the McKinney Avenue curse

  • Dining

    May 2, 2002

    Monk Spunk

    The Old Monk is mostly about beer, but its mussels aren't bad either

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    Hard Rock

    New global tapas bar opening on McKinney Avenue

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    Bistral Cursed

    McKinney Avenue is in the grips of a gustatory curse

  • Dining

    July 12, 2001

    Something to Brag About

    The Tipperary Inn gets a makeover

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Rough Ride

    Deirdre Panas pushes long odds to become Lone Star Park's first successful female jockey

  • Dining

    March 15, 2001

    The Pub's the Thing

    What’s the Difference Between British Pubs and Irish Pubs?

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    When Irish Eyes Frown

    Grim and comic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane mines stereotypes for nuggets of truth

  • Dining

    October 28, 1999

    Hash Over

    Beeson goes; Irish jig; List watch

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Rory in the sky

    The long-coming canonization of an Irish hero

  • Film

    February 20, 1997

    Wonderful World

    Even a literary barbarian can find love in Dan Ireland's Whole Wide World

  • Dining

    January 30, 1997

    Fusion fireworks

    Anzu proves anew that whatever works, works

  • Film

    October 31, 1996

    Guerrillas in their midst

    Neil Jordan's passion fuels Michael Collins

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