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    August 7, 2014

    A Woman's View of Wild Pitch

    Butt cleavage. I knew there was no way I'd get through this series without finding myself surrounded by it at some point. And darned if we aren't starting right here at Wild Pitch. Formerly Third Base, the sports bar sits between Stonebriar Centre mall and Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. What do famil ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 30, 2013
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    March 29, 2013

    How to Pull Together a Cheap Last-Minute Easter Basket

    Last year it wasn't until 10 p.m. the night before Easter Sunday that I remembered it was absolutely definitely time to round up some Peeps and chocolate peanut butter eggs to fill baskets, which is partially on account of me not wanting to spend money on things that will be obliterated within one h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Photos: The State Fair Food That Will Be Clogging Your Arteries This Summer

    See also: 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards: Did Someone Say Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll? The 2012 Big Tex Choice Awards, which is a sophisticated way of saying All That Fried Goodness at the State Fair of Texas, were announced yesterday. It included such chest-graspers as Fried Bacon Cinnamon Roll, Fried P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    This Week's Best Reddit AMA Was Not with Obama but a Former Texas Prisoner

    On the sprawling "social news" website Reddit, there are pages and pages of user-created discussions and links, ranging from funny to poignant to vile. One of the site's most fascinating sub-sections is r/IAmA , also known as "Ask Me Anything," or AMA. AMAs are question and answer sessions with un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    In Pleasant Grove, Building A Playground and Bringing an Abandoned Church Back to Life

    At dawn yesterday, the lot behind the former New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church was mostly empty, save for dust, rocks and scrubby grass. Although the Pleasant Grove church still looks normal from the street, it too has been empty since going into foreclosure earlier this year. By April, the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Way Out West For Meatless Monday

    I'm an unflinchingly loyal Fuzzy's fangirl. The bright pops of neon on the aluminum walls, the funky T-shirts, the large souvenir cups (which make up my entire drinkware collection), the feta on everything -- I'm completely drunk on the marketing Kool-Aid. So when I sauntered into the newest locat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
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    July 2, 2012

    DC9 at Night's Favorite Summer Songs

    The summer I bought The Breeders' Last Splash on cassette at the mall was the summer I dyed my hair with Kool-Aid, and woke up with ants on my pillow. It was the summer I lost my grandfather, though my mother swears that was him making our lights flicker every once in a while. It was the summer I sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    White Denim - The Granada - 4/5/12

    White Denim, Hundred Visions, Soviet The Granada Thursday, April 5 White Denim has a history of stealing the show for me. I first saw them what feels like one million years ago at Pastime Tavern. The Internet tells me this was actually 2009: I got there early to catch openers PVC Street Gang, but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    We Gave Trailercakes a Big Box of Crap and They Made Us Two Glorious Cupcakes

    Can Dr Pepper Ten and Red Vines equal crazy-delicious?​​Once a month or so, we invite a new lucky soul to attempt to conquer The Box. Their challenge: To create something awesome out of whatever ingredients are in the box. It's like Chopped plus Punk'd, only less terrible. This month, Traile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Can Trailercakes Save Katy Perry and Russell Brand's Marriage? Probably.

    Somehow, Trailercakes will turn this box of crap (and Jack Daniels) into two awesome cupcakes.​Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, The Grape's Brian C. Luscher turned our box of crap into a badass quail egg terrine. This time the cupcakers at Trailercakes will get a chance to turn a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    City of Ate's Holiday Gift Guide

    Get lit with this drinking fountain from Nostalgia Electrics. ​It's getting late. There are only eight shopping days left before Christmas. If you're doing your shopping online, you should blow off work the rest of the day and get to it. We've compiled a list to guide you. These unique items w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Un-Fried at the Fair: Brain Freeze, Frogurt and Sweet Tea Pickles

    Frozen yogurt, why have you not fried yourself?​We've talked a lot about the fried food coma the State Fair of Texas will be offering up this year, and we figure it's time we mention a couple of new vendors who are stepping up the unfried fair fare. (If only to ask them why they have yet to fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Velvet Taco Blogging Frenzy: Don't Believe the Hype

    ​Bloggers be crazy. Myself included. Pegasus threw up a headline yesterday announcing that the much-hyped Velvet Taco restaurant (destined to become a soul-sucking chain) is open. The story itself says the restaurant will open this weekend, and links to a series of other stories drinking the PR Ko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. Now, Pass the Tums.

    ​Should you be the sort to stick blueberries and strawberries on top of a pound cake and call it patriotic, or arrange crudités so they look like fireworks, get out now. Realize that blue cheese isn't as terrifically blue as everyone likes to say it is, so we ask that you stop crumbling it on top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Pat Bertoletti Claims Major League Eating's Wingstop Title With, Officials Say, 288 Wings

    Photos by Patrick MichelsTop-ranked eater in the world Joey Chestnut ate 8 pounds of wings in 12 minutes last night -- good enough for third place.​Last night at Victory Plaza, Major League Eating finally made good on its promise to bring the country's top eating talent to Dallas for a wing-eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Whether City Hall's Worried or Not, Another Taxi Drivers' Strike Starts Today

    Photos by Patrick MichelsAt least 200 cabbies marched around the reflecting pool at City Hall this morning to kick off another strike over preferential treatment for CNG-powered cabs.While that box of files might've stolen their thunder this morning, at least 200 sign-toting cabbies were back at Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Heard Through the Grapevine: Who Deserves Credit for Great Dining Finds?

    Who cares how you know? Just tell us where the good stuff is.​Is restaurant scouting an open source activity? That's essentially the question underlying local barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn's frustration with Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner's new list of the top barbecue joints, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Somtimes a Pickle is More Than Just a Pickle

    ​Taking a cue from pickle-happy high-end chefs, a few fast food chains are reassessing the role of the once-humble dill. The obligatory pickles slapped on burgers by the nation's leading chains have long been thin, watery afterthoughts. But Wendy's this week announced its planned line of prem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Taco Cabana Commemorates National Taco Day with Street Taco--Wait, Isn't Every Day National Taco Day?

    ​In the last few years, the taco has become a mad scientist's laboratory. Many well-intentioned Vincent Prices -- whether from south of the border or homegrown -- have sought to elevate the taco, fusing it with disparate parts. Their experiments are to be commended; the masses that have dipped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    When Beef, Cheese and Bacon Go Wrong: Reviewing the State Fair Fried Goods, Part Two

    Photos by Stephen MaskerThe chicken BLT. Why?​City of Ate this week set out to sample all the new fair foods that didn't make the Big Tex competition finals. Here, part two of our deep-fried review. Check out part one here, and see more food in our opening week slideshow. 1. Chicken BLT It's ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 19, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    18 Foods That You Look Stupid Eating

    Justinsomnia.orgTime to enjoy your fruits, just maybe different ones?​Right now, it's hot as hell outside. There's no stopping it: You're going to sweat and look uncomfortable. There's lots of options, of course, you could walk around without a shirt, wear breathable socks, or consume a series of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Today In Music News: Drake Love Him Some Kanye, Johnny Marr Gets His Ax Back And Xiu Xiu Love You In That Special Way

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, February 23, 2010...Drake says the new Kanye West album will be "the best hip-hop album of the last 10 years."  Sounds like someone has been drankin' the Kool-Aid!Johnny Marr got his prized guitar back after it was stolen 10 years ago.Xiu Xiu ... More >>

  • Music

    February 4, 2010
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    November 9, 2009

    Damm Cancer

    ​Hate to bring the room down in the wake of Cowboys 20, Eagles 16, but I'm sitting here crying. Tears streaming down my face. Off my cheeks. Onto my keyboard. I shit you not. A year ago I was introduced to one of the bravest, most courageous men I've ever met. Steve Damm was, like a lot of us ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009
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    May 5, 2009

    Nuggets-Mavs: Irrationally Optimistic Game 2 Preview

    Danny Bollinger Dirk Nowitzki has a case of the old-school Bird Flu. Certain that my prediction of Thuggets in 5 is spot on, my head is bursting with pride. But desperately wanting my Mavericks to pull the upset, my heart is breaking with pain. Before tonight's pivotal Game 2 at De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: ANTM Edition

    In the quest for girl drink knowledge, I looked, this time, to my past--to the bottles that I remembered (from high school, mind you) containing a deceptively refreshing alternative to yucky, stinky boys' beer.Ladies, remember the dawn of Sprite-like malt beverages? Yeah, well so do I. Before I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Toldja the Cowboys Should've Hired Norv Turner

    A week into the healing process, how are your wounds? Mine are as raw and nasty as today's weather. Had lots of Cowboys-related thoughts while examining Dallas' autopsy and consuming Wild Card Weekend. Like: *Special teams coach Bruce Read was fired. Better late than never, I guess. *Jason Garr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    The 10 Worst Sports Mascots of All-Time

    It was the worst of times. It was the best of times. In that order. There is a God. One who, of course, loves sports. And one who, when peering through the hole in the roof, hates what the Dallas Cowboys' ridiculous mascot does to his favorite team. In other words, Rowdy has been banned. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Fear Factor

    Stupidity reigns at Nokia

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    May 28, 2008

    This Just In: Dallas Moving to Arlington.

    The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    "Booty Juice," By Popular Demand

    Got a couple of e-mails this morning asking about the words to "Booty Juice," the poem by Militant X Amerikkan that I reference in this week's column on local poetry slammers. I didn't quote the piece in my article, since I don't really know how to handle the phrase, "There is nothing better on this ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Baby Love

    The Modern goes all night with Pretty Baby

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Pool Queue

    Which music personalities are heading for the great recording studio in the sky? Our intrepid critic predicts.

  • Music

    May 18, 2006
  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Surrender Now!

    My prediction: That's the advice McKinsey's going to give the council

  • Dining

    August 19, 2004

    Think Pink

    Do any wines go well with summer heat?

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Happy Campers

    Summer lovin' with Wet Hot American Summer

  • Dining

    September 18, 2003

    Eddie's Red Adventure

    Eddie Merlot's is a cliché with elegance

  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Beer Bust

    It's better to come to BJ's with a thirst than an appetite

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Terrorist's Cookbook

    A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    More, Please

    Quick, someone buy the county's juvenile authorities a copy of Oliver Twist

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best place to buy juice

    Whole Foods Market

  • Culture

    June 24, 1999

    Cool your eyes

    The art world's take on things past can be groovier than the original

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    August 1, 1996
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