You with the Instagram camera. Taco Bell is looking at you. The latest idea that came down from the YUM brand Olympus: In the style of the Arlington-born Super Chix, KFC's anti-Chick-Fil-A spot, Taco Bell will launch a hip, Instagrammy restaurant called U.S. Taco Co and Urban Taproom. Basically, i ... More >>
Walter Mitty is a clown's stab at a masterpiece.
Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
It is impossible to miss Rudy's Chicken as you drive down Lancaster Avenue through southern Dallas. The overwhelming aroma of chicken and grease will hit you long before you see the peeling red and orange paint that marks the storefront. The string of ruby brake lights are a beacon, guiding you, oh ... 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 >>
Last week Top Chef contestant and chef John Tesar hired an executive pastry chef for his high-end seafood restaurant in Preston Center, Spoon Bar & Kitchen. For the job, Tesar tapped David Collier, who previously worked with him at The Mansion. Collier is moving back to Texas this month after work ... More >>
For the friends and family of Richard Hernandez, justice seemed imminent -- until his accused killer's medically induced competence slipped away.
One of the best photos we've ever posted to Unfair Park was this February 16, 1968, snapshot of Angus Wynne and Jimi Hendrix taken at Love Field, shortly before Dallas experienced the man and his band at the Fair Park Music Hall. That picture, of course, accompanied an audience recording of the J ... More >>
We're still waiting to see whether a judge thinks we're entitled to more details on how the producers of Top Chef will spend the estimated $400,000-plus the state paid to see its brand integrated into the show, which the show has thus far accomplished with lots of boots, Texas flags, and dish ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenMike Rawlings and Roger StaubachMike Rawlings formally announced his candidacy for mayor this morning to a group of approximately 150 supporters in front of Dallas City Hall, claiming he'll utilize public-private partnerships to protect both the city's infrastructure and i ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, when a visit to Ba Le in Garland proved disappointing, I teased that I would be trying out the much more highly recommended outpost in Arlington. The two restaurants couldn't be more opposite. While the Garland location is a small deli take-home type of establishmen ... More >>
Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourHattie's Bloody Mary, homemade.Sprawling mega-churches dot our fair, smooth-plained Dallas landscape, so you'd think you'd see more of the blessed and baptized while out to Sunday brunch, this clearly being Our Lord and Savior's municipality of choice an ... More >>
The P'Zone is reason enough to be seriously suspicious of Pizza Hut's motives, but the results from survey in The Economic Times of India carried a reminder that the brand we Americans all know as The Hut is the most trusted name in the Indian dining world -- and has been for six years running. Whi ... More >>
Not Hanna RaskinIt's no easy thing, hiring a food critic. There's the slogging through countless resumes and writing samples, the wining and dining of potential candidates, the follow-up phone calls and e-mails to find that one voice among the many whose writing pops off the page and knows what ... More >>
dominos.com/Patrick MichelsMy Domino's order: even hotter in real life. But online, the pizza was less like a greasy sponge.Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Dominos.comdelivered from 4420 Gaston Ave.Promi ... More >>
Noah W. BaileyEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Pollo Camperomultiple locationsDude Factor: 8, or Jaime Viñals, on a scale of 1 (Sergio Andrade) to 10 (Daphne Zuniga)The logo for Pollo Campe ... More >>
Jesse HugheyOf all the fast-food chicken places in my neighborhood, Popeyes is by far my favorite. Williams Chicken is OK. I used to work at a KFC and have pretty much had my fill for this lifetime while Church's makes me question the existence of God. Problem is, my daughter isn't a fan, and my wif ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Looking back on an all too brief year matching wines with everyday foods--you know, things from cans, boxes, fast food joints, and so on--it occurs to me the experts consulted each week performed admirably.Suspiciously so, as if they had already guzzled rose with their Taco Bueno takeaway on several ... More >>
You are getting sleepy...and kinda goofy
Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly goes Troutt fishing in this week's issue. Last summer came word that local billionaire Kenny Troutt was spending a small chunk of his estimable fortune to bankroll two youth AAU basketball teams, both called the Texas Titans. (One's made up of third-graders; the othe ... More >>
Benny Barnes was no Dallas Cowboys spare. He played 11 years with the team--from 1972 through the 1982 season, for a total of 139 games--as a defensive back, and he was the subject of a controversial call involving a Terry Bradshaw pass to Lynn Swann in Super Bowl XIII in 1979. (Ya know, the game du ... More >>
Our restaurant critic travels to China to unravel the riddle: Why can't Dallas do Chinese?
Playwright Tracy Letts gets the last laugh on Dallas
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee
Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground
Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll take a beating at the Festival of Independent Theatres
Michelle Mullins trains winning horses. Oh, yeah--and she's a woman.
Vance Miller lives in a Highland Park mansion, carries weight in the GOP, and parties with high society. He owes you, the taxpayer, $26 million, and he ain't paying.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
It took a tender Texan to get the Cleveland Indians into the World Series