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    August 27, 2014

    The Best Sunday Fun Days in Dallas

    And on the seventh day, God created Fun Day. Well, okay, maybe not, but really that should have been the case. After all, what better way is there to give the workweek ahead a defiant middle finger than to spend all of Sunday drinking irresponsibly? Damn be the consequences, we say; our temple of wo ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Dallas' 11 Best Patios for Drinking

    I don't want to jinx it, but if this cool spring weather pattern keeps up, we're going to have a lot of time to sip our beverage of choice out on the patio. We're almost halfway through April and it's still hoody weather after the sun goes down. Maybe that means May will bring some warm but not too ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Dallas' Six Best Bars for Day Drinking

    The list of excuses are endless: your boss is a jerk and you need some personal space to avoid going all Office Space on him: You've billed too many hours for the quarter and you can't work any more, anyway; it's greater than 72 degrees during a month that normally features ice and snow; your dog di ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Bacon, the Cat at Lee Harvey's, Took a 6 Day Homer-like Odyssey. Here's What We Know.

    Bacon is a cat. Lee Harvey's is a bar. Kaz is Bacon's keeper and Lee Harvey's social media authority. Bacon recently took an unannounced odyssey, leaving nothing but conspiracies in his wide, panicked wake. A well known local music critic, no one understood why Bacon would give up his fat, lazy, lus ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Five Dallas Bars (and One Doughnut Shop) That Aren't Having New Year's Eve Parties

    Most places get their fancy jazz hands out for New Year's Eve. And maybe that's your thing, which is so awesome, but for some of us, we just want a drink. We've pulled together a list of a five places that are taking it quasi low-key, but also offer solid drink options and mental space to reflect, ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 30, 2013

    The Nine Best Outdoor Venues in North Texas

    Now that the weather has turned to something other than scorching, we can turn our attention to catching a show outdoors. Although most promoters (and many in the crowds) don't seem to mind a show taking place in the middle of August, I sure don't mind having dehydration and hyperthermia being the e ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    17 Off-the-Beaten-Path Burgers in North Texas

    We first rounded up North Texas' off-the-beaten-path burgers almost a year ago, in an effort to provide some fun alternatives to the city's go-to spots -- the Twisted Roots and Off-Sites and Maple and Motors of the world. But this is a fluid situation, people. So, for your Labor Day festivities (or ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Mayor Mike's Plan to Keep "Extremists" from the JFK 50th: Does It Include Him?

    Plans for the 50th anniversary of the murder of President John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza in Dallas just got weirder by one whole magnitude. Yesterday Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings unveiled a process that will make security much tighter for the ceremony next November than security would be for a speech ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Bacon, the Cat From Lee Harvey's, Talks About Local Bands and Programs for Kids

    He's one of the quiet observers-from-a-distance of our local music scene. He knows local people both big and small, but judges no one. He's sick and tired of all the name jokes, and wisecracks about being eaten on a Lee Harvey's burger. He's the ultimate barfly, and wise observer of all things that ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    The 10 Best Jukeboxes in Dallas

    Jukeboxes serve a simple yet critical role in bars everywhere. They can help you cope after a breakup, relax you after a long day of work, remind you of what you love most or fire you up and give you something to dance to. A jukebox used to be the imprint of a bar's spirit, hosting a select set of ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Patio Drunk: Ten Of Dallas' Best Patios

    Editor's note: we originally published this list last fall, just as summer's swelter faded into blissfully cool September weather, but this guide works just as well for the spring. Get ready for the weekend, Dallas. Oh, and the first cold one is on you. Goodfriend (pictured above) OK, so the view i ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Here Are Some Dallas Places Where the American Camp Association Can Feel at Home

    Starting today, close to a thousand members of the American Camp Association will descend on Dallas in flanneled and Teva'd droves, for what is one of the largest gathering of camping professionals in the country. As participants prepare to debate the merits of double-stitched tent seams, quote grat ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment is Gone

    In October of 2010, Jane Bryant auctioned off the front door of Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald's one-time apartment at 604 Elsbeth Street in Oak Cliff. The door itself, with glass that had once been punched out by Oswald during an argument with his wife, was a testament to their brief and tumultuous t ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Can You Guess Where I'm Burgering?

    It's Burger Week at City of Ate, and poor old Lee Harvey is even in the spirit (see the blog nameplate above). I nearly killed myself running around town eating burgers this weekend, and will continue this week, but I had to share this poster I found in a little dive bar that seems an appropriate wa ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The Great Library-Inspired Bars of Dallas

    It's hard to not love a good dive. The Goat. Lee Harvey's. But sometimes a woman must "spend time with [her] fools," or be one, even if that means they've dragged her out of the warm solace of trusted neighborhood haunts into the sweeping unknown of fedoras and ascots. With the noted (and occasion ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Dispatch from The Cedars Food Park Event on Saturday (Spoiler Alert: They Nailed It)

    See also: Photos from the Cedars Food Park Grand Opening Saturday evening a surly red rooster greeted visitors at the entrance of the Dallas Heritage Village with an ungracious crow from its coop. Inside the Old City Park south of downtown, the bright green sloping lawns were speckled with picnic b ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Cedars Food Truck Park Opens This Weekend at the Dallas Heritage Village

    If you've been looking for the right time and opportunity to check out the Dallas Heritage Village, we may have found your opening. The late 19th century village will now be home to a food truck park. The inaugural Cedars Food Park event is this weekend, Saturday, July 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. In ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    January 26, 2012

    A Requiem for Cheap PBR

    I got a kick out of this picture from Lauren's Love Shack burger story earlier today. Maybe a decade or so ago, I used to buy an occasional six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon at a Giant grocery store near my place. I think I paid $4-something for that sixer. I know I paid less than $5. Half a case wasn't ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Five of Our Favorite Dallas Patios (Because It's Going to Be 70 Degrees Today)

    Editor's note: If you're thinking this item looks familiar, it is. I was talking with Rallo about how today's weather demanded an outdoor lunch, and like idiots we sat there for five minutes trying to think of good patios. Then we realized that we run a web site that exists solely to solve these qua ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Good Friday: Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival and the Rest of the Weekend's Shows

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival​If you've been keeping up with DC9 in any capacity over the last few weeks, or if you've seen the cover story of this week's Observer, then you know we're pretty psyched about Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival this weekend. Not only is there a carefully curated handful of brillia ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Closing Time For Jack's Back Yard in Oak Cliff

    Doug DavisThe bon voyage crowd at Jack's Back Yard yesterday afternoon.​One of the better bars in Dallas to feature live music came to a sudden close last night.  Well-located in Oak Cliff, just between the Oak Lawn and Kessler Park neighborhoods, Jack's Back Yard, a re-purposed complex of bu ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Shit List: The Worst Venue Bathrooms in Dallas

    You can find cats anywhere these days.​Public restrooms are never pretty. At best, they're clean, utilitarian, and stocked. Concert venues are, in particular, hot spots for awfulness in the public restroom arena. Even the cleanest, most well-stocked loo can turn into a soggy mess after visits from ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    See Some Cool Scooters and Bikes, Support Deep Ellum, Check Out Some Music and Maybe Get Famous at the 2011 Rockers Vs. Mods

    ​It's an annual tradition around these here pars, when those oh-so-hip folk with the leather jackets and motorcycles fake square off against the ones in square-framed glasses and their Italian scooters. Yes, it's Rockers vs. Mods weekend. And this weekend's festivities are once again quite full of ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    December 3, 2010

    What's Next, White Tablecloths? Lee Harvey's Starts Serving Steak Dinners

    Lee Harvey's is venturing into knife-and-fork territory with a new steak entrée. ​The 10-ounce rib eye, priced at $14.99, is served with fries. The bar's also adding a fried shrimp basket to its popular menu of sandwiches, burgers and tacos. "I just felt like we needed to do something diffe ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Get Happy With Moustache Rides For A $5 Suggested Donation At J. Black's

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: J. Black's Feel Good Lounge, 2409 N. Henderson Ave., 214-613-2525When: 4 to 8 p.m. daily an ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Good Friday: The Hood Internet, The Gourds, Air Review, Dead Meadow, The Eagles, Chicago, Femme Fest, The Orbans, Sir Silky, Early Republic, and others...

    Clayton HauckThe Hood Internet​The Hood Internet is playing The Loft tonight, and as Pete explained earlier in the week, "White people really like hearing their favorite rap lines placed over their favorite indie rock anthems," which is what The Hood Internet does really well. And since the theme ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Gig Alert: Get Covered With Xerofest at Lee Harvey's on Saturday

    ​You may (or may not) recall a story I did in the print edition a few months back where I chronicled the mass amount of cover/tribute acts that call Dallas-Fort Worth home. Well, several of the acts mentioned in my story will gather this Saturday at Lee Harvey's for something called Xerofest. You ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Winds Of Change Have Blown Through Tradewinds Social Club

    Sara Kerens​Where: Tradewinds Social Club, 2843 W. Davis St.When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through FridaysWhat: $2.50 well drinks and domestics. Additionally, the bar offers "Dinner and a B-Movie" at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, with pizza and two domestic beers or wells for $12 during movie screenings. ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Quittin' Time: Lee Harvey's

    ​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details and why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials.Where: Lee Harvey's, 1807 Gould St.When: 3 p.m. to closing time Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: People

    ​We all--well, most of us, anyway--like to group certain traits or people into easy shorthand definitions.For example, the French become "surrender monkeys," southerners are all "rednecks" and Eagles fans, that's unprintable. As the guys from Monty Python once pointed out, the only group ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
  • Dining

    November 12, 2009

    Dallas's Most Authentic Dive Bars

    Pull up a stool, order some cheap whiskey and don’t forget to duck when the beer bottles fly

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 20, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Beer Boobs Balls = Beautiful

    ​There are sports. There are athletes. And then, above below all else, there is Beer Pong. I'll be on the golf course Saturday morning. But quick as I can get there I'll then be at fabled Lee Harvey's for their first annual Beer Pong Tournament. Singles. Doubles. And, yes, a Bikini divis ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Lee Harvey's

    Seems like any one of the nights we do a Girl Drink Drunk would be a "girls' night out" but this one was officially a "Girls' Night Out." Like, I got an invitation. People RSVPed. There were boys around once we arrived, but hey, we were at a public bar and it's not like they clicked "Will Attend" or ... More >>

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    September 28, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    And You Tought Matthew JC And The Allstars Were Sellouts...

    Not too long after discovering (OK, with some help) that Matthew JC and the Allstars, was the new favorite band of all CBS 11 employees comes this: Oak Cliff-based blues band Bona Fide Blues is a finalist in Advertising Week's "Battle of the Ad Bands." The band, made up of employees of area ad agen ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    August 10, 2007
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    DJ Sista Whitenoise

    Recurring Saturdays and Sundays, Lee Harvey's

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    August 11, 2006

    Show Up, 8/11-8/12

    You read it here first: Thesis is gonna be huge. (Just in case.) Friday: Already said it in this week's And Another Thing column, but I can't impress upon you enough how exciting a prospect Thesis is to the city's R&B/neo-soul scene. Her demos are nothing compared to her live show, backed by one hel ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006
  • Culture

    December 1, 2005

    Pirates of Conspiracy

    The artists of Oh6 turn assassination into comic revelry

  • Dining

    May 20, 2004

    The Hole Thing

    What makes a dive a dive?

  • Music

    June 19, 1997

    One-man mayhem

    Homer Henderson keeps it wild

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