To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Like most close relationships, my affection for the deep-fried bird appendages sold at Lak ... More >>
Compile a list of Dallas ISD's best elementary schools, the ones that convince affluent young parents to forsake the lure of private schools or the suburbs, and Lakewood Elementary will rank at or near the top. Spend a moment browsing through the Texas Tribune's public schools explorer. Its students ... More >>
The Lakewood Advocate has reported that a thirdLiberty Burger location will open in the Lakewood Shopping center where the old Catalina 5G Boutique (1904 Abrams Road) and the School of Contemporary Ballet used to live. Proprietor Mariel Street has signed a lease on both those spots and will tear dow ... More >>
We love dives. It's the feel of these places: the flaking-away booth chair, the wobbly stool, the Exile on Main Street on the juke box. And, oh sweet yes: late-night corn dogs. So, eat this Food Network: we sent our contributing photographer Jay Barker to capture one of Dallas' most lovable drunk ch ... More >>
Got a note a little while ago that said Tommy Stanco is having trouble keeping the doors of the Balcony Club open -- so much so that come September 14, that might be that. Which is ... unthinkable. But true, says Tommy, who bought the joint in '91, three years after it first took its place in the ... More >>
Sam Merten'Is there a lake in Lakewood? Maybe we can put up a bridge...'La Calle Doce's Lakewood location will finally reopen its doors today--officially--after the August fire that shut down the beloved Mexican seafood restaurant. To help celebrate the restaurant's Grand Re-Opening, Mayor Tom Leppe ... More >>
Last weekend, I set off on my bike. I would save gas, stay close to home, and kill like three birds with one stone by brunching at the promising-sounding Garden Café, on Junius Street in Lakewood. I'd been there as a pre-vegan, and I remembered a lovely garden in the back. The garden, as it tur ... More >>
As the above poster shows, looks like the Lakewood Theater (and not the Lakewood Bar & Grill, as previously reported) is proving a viable option...
Seems my favorite garage/punk/alt-country band from Cowtown, The Cut*Off, is keeping busy with a plethora (love using that word) of activities. First off, the band hits Lakewood Bar and Grill this weekend on a bill with The Slack and Salim Nourallah. Then the Cut*Off will be on Channel 4's Good Day ... More >>
Looks like the recent trend of 1990s music reunions isn't limited to bands. On Saturday, April 18, The Lakewood Theater will hold a reunion for The Basement, the venerable metal nightclub that rocked out on the corner of Greeenville Avenue and Park Lane from the mid 1980s until it closed its doors i ... More >>
Joan Baez played a rollicking show at the Lakewood Theater last night, and from the looks of things, she pulled it off without spilling her glass of water.Check out shots from the evening with the folk legend, from our photographer Caity Colvard, in our slideshow here.
A friend went out this a.m. in search of post-Christmas deals and found few -- and about as many shoppers too, much to her surprise (these folks' too). Then again, buying new is so 2007; we're the Garage Sale Nation now, sucking up the second-hand and the slightly worn for pennies on the dollar. In ... More >>
TV On The Radio, The Dirtbombs Lakewood Theater October 29, 2008 Better Than: Trying to find some parking around the theater. Talk a bout a beating. Download: UPDATE: We now have a slideshow for your perusing pleasures, with Dylan Hollingsworth's excllent work behind the lens. TVOTR's Tunde Adeb ... More >>
So I return from the Memorial Day holiday to find a surprising announcement in my mailbox: Yaz has reunited for the first time in 25 years and is coming to the Lakewood Theater. Yeah, that Yaz (or Yazoo in the UK). Like, Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke (also of Depeche Mode and Erasure). As in, “S ... More >>
Texas Association of School Boards I wish Wilonsky would take the amazingly long list of comments on my recent Woodrow Wilson High School item, bind them in pigskin and publish them as an anthology. Taken together, the whole package is a fascinating specimen of blogography. The original item was ... More >>
A hearty "mazel tov" is in order for Jim Schutze's favorite blog (not including his own, natch): Back Talk Lakewood's Friday item, about how the Clinton campaign appears to have paid a couple of guys to hold signs at Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue, was picked up yesterday by Daily Kos. (Lead sent ... More >>
I opened my front door this morning and found my monthly copy of the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate magazine hanging on the doorknob. On the cover is a really genius story about the Trinity toll road showdown, which you can go see online. It’s exactly the kind of smart but objective look at the pr ... More >>
The members of Sorta have requested we pass along this info for those who knew Carter Albrecht or just wish they had: Tonight at 8 p.m., there will be an informal get-together at Kitchen 1924 on Abrams Parkway in Lakewood; it's easy to find. Folks will gather "to hug and remember Carter," says the c ... More >>
Ottmar Liebert visits Lakewood
From fireworks to pie, it's a "Celebration"
From fireworks to pie, it's a "Celebration"
Lakewood bids adieu to Café Brazil
It's a three-hour ride on the Gump truck
The Lakewood Calendar Girls bring back the glamour of yesteryear
An all-day tribute to batter-dipped meat on a stick
Go back to school with Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Gold Rush Café
Ace Hardware Lakewood
Cheapskates unite and go to the movies
Lakewood Country Club
Age doesn't matter