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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rick Nielsen and his quintuple-neck guitar, which is perhaps one of the reasons writer Darryl Smyers refers to him as "uber-nerd." Last week, Sony Legacy released a 30th anniversary edition box set of At Budokan, Cheap Trick’s remarkable entrance into popular culture. Sure, the Illinois quartet ... More >>
Two peeps play everyone in history
Wilhite drops The Bomb on us
Watch as the South meets the East
Friday, May 25, at Rubber Gloves
Wednesday, May 2, at Hailey's, Denton
Sensuous (Warner [import])
Experience living tradition and celebration
Dragon Quest VIII is the biggest thing from Japan since Godzilla.
Gardens grow in Temporal Screens: Photographs from Kyoto
Is it right to produce alcohol in the wrong country?
Lazarus returns home with more than postcards
Why does karaoke still exist?
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
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