James Johnson

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    1310 The Ticket's George Dunham Uses His Faith to Make a Difference with "A Presence"

    Some songs pop out of a writer's mind and onto tape in mere minutes. Other songs, however, require a journey with several stops in order to develop into the fully formed statement they need to be. Almost three years ago, during the Christmas season of 2011, popular sports-talk radio host George Dunh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    After a Greed Orgy, the Big Money Guys Get Repentant. Don't Trust Them.

    Wait. Time out. Take notice. We are experiencing a new form of national crisis. It can no longer be denied. The United States is now suffering from a crisis of Total Wrongness. Most people are going to think the trigger was a mea culpa speech a couple days ago on the CNBC money show, Squawkbox, by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Say Farewell to John Jay Shannon, Parkland's Chief Medical Officer

    Update at 1:29 p.m.:Dr. Shannon's email announcing his resignation, as well as board chair Donna Branson's responses to my questions, are below. Original post: Skip over to Parkland's website and scroll through the roster of senior executives and you'll notice it hasn't been updated in a while. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Week in Food: Things to be Thankful For -- And Others Not

    ​You might be stressed about cooking dinner next Thursday, but that's the kind of anxiety Dallas chefs breathe, sleep and eat for breakfast (slow-roasted and lavender-infused, naturally.) Some Dallas restaurants are closing for good, some are revamping their previously underwhelming menus, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Appetite For Instruction: Gazpacho With Jumbo Lump Crab

    Recipe Demonstrated by Executive Chef James Johnson of Pappas Bros. SteakhousePappas Bros. Steakhouse is known for meat. Dry aged in house for 40 days and seared to sizzling perfection, you'll find their Rib Eyes, New York Strips and Filets Mignon on just about any Dallas-area carnivore's Top 10 lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    A Little "Cheese" With Texas Wine

    Last Wednesday, the folks at the Texas Department of Agriculture (an organization that definitely deserves a cooler name) took over Pappas Bros. Steakhouse for a big ol' photo shoot to promote the Go Texan Restaurant Program. Showcasing restaurants serving Texas wine, produce, shrimp and other ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Road Wear

    Bye-bye, Volvo. Hello, Lola.

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Wilderness, Year Future, Parts & Labor

    Tuesday, May 2, at Rubber Gloves

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Frenchie Flash

    Loosen up and enjoy the ride at Paris Vendôme

  • Dining

    February 28, 2002

    Eat to Live

    New seafood spot to open this spring

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Dazed, not confused

    How Richard Linklater and the Bad Livers bucked the trend of soundtraxploitation

  • Music

    January 15, 1998

    Moscow on the Trinity

    Full-time jazz brought pianist to Dallas