The reclamation of a Taco Bueno.
It's impossible to discuss the magnitude of the Denton music scene without including Robert Gomez as one of its pivotal players. Since 1993, Gomez has been everywhere from Denton to Istanbul, and the list of musicians he's played with include Norah Jones, Philip Glass and Tico da Costa. He'll perfor ... More >>
Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant — and still beloved. Why?
A restaurateur flees the high rents of Manhattan for Texas, and Far North Dallas is all the better for it.
Last week while I perused the aisles at Sara's Market & Bakery in Richardson, Zaid Bayan, one of the owner's son, excitedly directed me towards one of their most popular items in the store: sunflower seeds. Sara's is a cornucopia of unique items from the Middle East, plus it has a great old-school ... More >>
M83Thursday, October 11, at Palladium BallroomThis must be some kind of record. The three most anticipated shows coming to town in the next year belong to M83. The two taking place at the Granada Theater later this month are sold out already. I wonder how long it will take for these tickets to disap ... More >>
They Might Be Giants Granada Theater Thursday, February 2 When nerds sell out a show, you know you're in for it. Scanning the crowd at the Granada last night, I could tell there were quite a few folks paying babysitters until 11 p.m., who were maybe a bit pudgier than when they first got into the N ... More >>
So, maybe you noticed: On Monday we checked in to see how progress, or whatever, was going with efforts to redo 1401 Elm Street. That's the George Dahl-designed building Mike Sarimsakci was going to spruce up with $30 million in TIF money from Dallas City Hall. Except, turns out, the Turk's parte ... More >>
This morning I called Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the city's Office of Economic Development, about something more or less related when he mentioned the "Turkish Trump." Say what now? Ah -- turns out, he thought we wrote this piece about Mike Sarimsakci, the developer who came to the city with big p ... More >>
Café Istanbul has been in the Inwood Village Shopping Center on Lovers Lane for over 15 years, but this summer regulars found their go-to Mediterranean spot closed for renovations. When the restaurant reopened in mid-October, customers returned to a more slightly modern vibe, with new dark wood acc ... More >>
Jenny BlockOn Wednesday, we gave you the goods on Kelly Dennis, executive chef at Bliss Café and Elixir Bar. Today, we asked Dennis to finish a few sentences for us. Later today, she shares one of her sweet recipes. (Note: Dennis' words are after the ellipses.) My friends say I'm... a rare type ... More >>
Now that the 2010 KRLD Restaurant Week list of participating establishments has been officially released, reservations and plans are busily being made all over Dallas. This year's list includes a staggering 130 participants, and it seems that there are fewer places not choosing to participate ... More >>
Dallas Cowboy by Kit NelsonTexas Rangers fans know, sooner or later, Tom Hicks will no longer own the club -- probably not before the trade deadline, not in time to get Cliff Lee, but some day. Soon. Ish. And besides, for now, there's an 11-game win streak to cushion the blow; even better when it ... More >>
Photos by Sarah Johnson Smoked Prawns with Heirloom Tomato and Pancetta Vinaigrette Demonstrated by Mark Young of Bijoux Dallas' Bijoux is a restaurant hidden away at Inwood Village located at Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. No, seriously, it's really hidden away. On our first visit there, we walke ... More >>
From La Grange's Facebook page So, it is the Continental Club or La Condesa? You be the judge come tomorrow.A very good Friend of Unfair Park was in Deep Ellum last night and noticed the sign: The King Bucks and The O's at La Grange on December 30. Turns out, tomorrow is opening night for the lat ... More >>
Saturday, October 31, at House of Blues
LaGrange is but one of a handful of new joints slated to open on Elm Street before year's end.While perusing the City Plan Commission agenda for Thursday I stumbled across some further good new for Deep Ellum: Two more joints are inching closer to opening on Elm Street, both right across the stre ... More >>
On a walk down Elm Street while heading to last week's Slowride Reunion at Elm Street Tattoo, I noticed that the doors were open at 2826, and a few people were buzzing about. The club isn't yet open, mind you--but owner Frank Maldonado, a couple booking agents and some artists who were working on ... More >>
austrini, via FlickrAllen at its most scenicTake a look at that grid of little boxes. Just like East Dallas, really--with newer homes and fewer trees. And no backyard chicken farming.Just this afternoon we received a note from Brian Rudolph, urging us to visit his Holy Grail Pub (an Old Monk spin ... More >>
In this back-to-school edition of Sloppy Seconds, we're recapping a hectic week that saw complications both technical and interpersonal as the City of Ate crew went about its business. Still, from wine classes to a little meta-analysis, last week saw plenty of learning opportunities for devotees ... More >>
Word that Sambuca decided to shutter their Addison location stirred little reaction. It had been relegated to the ranks of karaoke bar, after all. Then Omega's locked up and Fedora appeared to follow suit. Suddenly it looked as if Dallas had hit the skids.Oh, the recession cut into profit margins ac ... More >>
Not that I socialize much, but when I returned from my stint in Europe, two questions--approaching from different perspectives, but essentially the same--kept popping up in conversation: "are you glad to be back?" and "do you miss it?"Neither is easy to answer. Every city has its own set of positive ... More >>
Only a handful of people have so far watched this Youtube clip of the Women's Chorus of Dallas performing "Istanbul (Not Contsantinople)": Let's fix that; this is a damn fine performance. Well done, ladies. --Pete Freedman
Falling in Love-40 with a tennis temptress
Where can you find belly dancing in Dallas?
How Maná won the war for its reputation--without even trying
Ted and Laura team up, which is a deeply unnatural thing
The worst of the worst
To achieve the stillness and symmetry that define his art, Hermann Sigg had to burn a big bridge
Worldwide Food, Inc.
John Bloom has taken his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, and gone Hollywood. But watching America's favorite drive-in movie critic on television these days, a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself
This season's Christmas album offerings
Cafe Istanbul offers an exotic bazaar