Mike Portnoy has had an extremely productive career after leaving the band he co-founded, Dream Theater, a few years ago. With stints in Adrenaline Mob and Avenged Sevenfold, he's found success with bluesy pop-rock trio the Winery Dogs. Matched with vocalist/guitarist Richie Kotzen and bassist Billy ... More >>
Saxophonist Dave Hillyard followed a girl to New York City back in 1992 and ended up joining an up and coming ska band called The Slackers. Some two decades later, Hillyard remains in the band as it crisscrosses the country several times a year playing a potent blend of rocksteady, reggae, soul and ... More >>
Chef Nicole Gossling has been bringing farms to tables for several years in Dallas. The vegetarian from Carrollton attended culinary school in San Francisco, but she landed a job as a corporate trainer at BJ's Brewhouse, where she spent her days training people on the fine science of preparing food ... More >>
I'm certainly ready for the weekend. The weather is perfect for patio drinking, farmers market shopping, and I think there might be a parade around here somewhere, too. Don't get too excited yet, though. We've got a week to wrap up first. This week I wrote about Desta, the Greenville Avenue Ethiopi ... More >>
With the big game this weekend I was trying to find some interesting and gluttonous fast-food options. Nothing insane stuck out, but I came across a few items of note, both in the States and from around our big fat globe. Some of them are good, others awful. Well, actually, they're mostly awful. F ... More >>
Wednesday, January 30 Libertine and Saint Arnold's Beer Dinner Tonight the Libertine is serving up plates alongside five pints of "rare Saint Arnold beers." The five-course menu, created by chef Roe Dileo, includes lamb spanakopita, smoked skirt involtini and a truffled cheesecake with bourbon cher ... More >>
With a 4 p.m. deadline on the horizon, T.R. Sullivan wasn't hopeful at daybreak: "The word Wednesday morning was that the Rangers' optimism has waned a bit." Sources have been saying in recent days that Japanese pitching sensation and magazine cover boy Yu Darvish wanted a five-year deal, the Tex ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
Burger BusinessEarlier this year we approximated the possible future of Japan McDonald's bizarre Big America 2 campaign, which features four Hulk-fist sized America-themed burgers (the "Texas 2" burger featured "flavors of the Lone Star State with spicy chili beans"). Our own product pitches ... More >>
japaneseicecream.blogspot.comMmm, seafood ice cream.You probably ate a lot of food this Fourth of July. We're not judging. We did the same thing. But while you were gorging yourself on hot dogs and that questionably warm potato salad, we made a dessert that's sort of nutritious, but more impo ... More >>
We'll admit that when we see a kid selling lemonade in the neighborhood we have to buy a cup and give the adorable rascal an extra dollar. It's going to be hard to resist emptying your wallet at the lemonade stand that will be in the Science Building lobby at the Museum of Nature and Science ... More >>
Ok, just one bite.With so many restaurants now doing their own pickling, there's a great opportunity for fruits and vegetables besides cucumbers, onions and carrots to enter the favorite pickle pantheon. We present here five terrific pickles that surely deserve a spot in the nation's culinary mai ... More >>
Right now, the force is with eating local. More and more documentaries, nutrition-based magazines and hard-hitting food journalists are attacking the mass-processed nonsense that floods major-chain grocery stores. So what's the solution? Back in 2008, Jesse Hyde reported for us on the Slow Food Mo ... More >>
This is our final working Friday of the year. The decade, too, I guess.Yep--taking the 25th and 1st off. The 24th and 31st, too. We're gonna lounge around at home, drink quite a bit and pass out on that futon we hope to buy at Target if we managed to save enough cash after that last Goody Goody ... More >>
Sara Kerens This week Dave takes a trip to Japan, or something like it, with a few visits to Geisha House, where sushi, oyster shooters and, yes, real chopsticks come together under one roof. As he writes, some visits to the Uptown spot left him more inspired than others.The furniture's bound to ... More >>
Dallas-based 7-Eleven's had a few proprietary wines on shelves for some time, among them Sonoma Crest and Thousand Oaks, but today comes word that the convenience store's actually in the private-label business thanks to a partnership with its Japanese sibling, Seven-Eleven Japan. And, whoa, Yosem ... More >>
Two peeps play everyone in history
Wilhite drops The Bomb on us
Watch as the South meets the East
Personally, I'm rooting for Snøhetta to get the museum gig -- if only because it designed this building, which is scheduled for construction in the United Arab Emirates. It seems ... I dunno ... very Dallas. This just in: At 2 p.m Tuesday at the Victory Park Sales Center, reps from the Museum of Na ... More >>
Friday, May 25, at Rubber Gloves
Wednesday, May 2, at Hailey's, Denton
Trey Hillman, currently managing the Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan, is a candidate for the Rangers' gig. We were hoping for Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. My Lil' Rangers birdies this morning are chirpin' about Trey Hillman being a legit candidate to follow Buck Showalter as Texas Rangers manager. Not surpr ... More >>
Fort Worth-based FUNimation is handling Afro Samurai, which, oddly, was my nickname in Hebrew school. The 2006 Asian Film Festival of Dallas kicks off at noon today with screenings at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village; the fest runs through next Thursday and, like I said in the paper version ... More >>
Saturday, April 29, at Hailey's
It's nice to know my good buddy G. Craige Lewis is alive and well, preaching the evils of hip-hop to the Japanese. I heard he hated my story on him, which I couldn't really figure out since every other e-mail I got about the piece came from some preacher who wanted to book him to smash up some Ja Ru ... More >>
Experience living tradition and celebration
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Is it right to produce alcohol in the wrong country?
Lazarus returns home with more than postcards
Why does karaoke still exist?
Princess Mononoke is beautiful, but is she worth the wait?
Maybe Guthrie's needs a seance
The Nation of Nitwits rolls along with the Republican Revolution