We've got some good ones for ya this week--a nice, healthy blend of genres and artists, ranging from gigantic pop stars to local unknowns; Young DJs to old classic rock legends. This week in April, Dallas is yours for the taking.
-The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List
-The Ten Most ... More >>
We're living in the golden age of Texas beer. Seriously, we are -- there are craft breweries popping up all around the state, our major cities are seeing growler-filling shops opening up and giving us the chance to take home brews that aren't available in bottle or cans, and we're being graced by mu ... More >>
When you go on the 35 Denton website, it becomes clear that most of the bands sent in their own descriptions. Some are standard musical lexicon-run-of-the-mill "Such and such band emerged from the Bumville scene in 19-dickety-two and have been playing since blah blah blah..." type of stuff. Some are ... More >>
Bloc Party, The Burning Hotels
Tuesday, December 11, at House of Blues, $30/$35
Bloc Party are coming to town after the release of their fourth full-length earlier this year, appropriately titled Four. The band reverts back to the guitar-centric sounds of its past, recreating the same feel as their ... More >>
This has nothing to do with Dallas, except that Dallas and Lubbock are both in Texas, but a Friend of Unfair Park passed along an article from a local TV station about a proposed tax increase in Lubbock County. More specifically, it's about County Judge Tom Head's reasons for asking for a tax increa ... More >>
Yaser Khalaf, owner of Medina and Baboush in the West Village, traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe as a child. Then in college, he traversed America, Route 66-style, in a van in which he literally blew the engine. His life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a s ... More >>
There was a time in the 1980s when Bill Maher was little more than a modestly successful comedian for whom small roles on big television shows were considered the mark of having Made It. His early résumé reads like a Nick at Nite who's-who, with roles on Alice; Murder, She Wrote and Newhart amo ... More >>
Gloria Corrall, the author of the newly self-published Barbecue Lover's Guide to Austin was happy to talk to me when I called this morning: She just had to finish chewing a piece of smoked turkey first.
Corrall's eaten plenty of smoked meat since she moved from San Francisco to Austin to be ... More >>
The New York Times op-ed page today has a big essay on anonymous blog comments and what to do about them: "Where anonymity breeds contempt," by Julie Zhuo, a "product design manager" at Facebook.
So how do you feel about anonymous comments, fellow Unfair Park Anonymati? Me, my own feelings are ... More >>
City of Ate readers earlier this week didn't take kindly to my saying that "barbecue isn't very good in Dallas," suggesting my assertion must mean I'm an agoraphobic Californian.
Wrong on both counts, but their ire brings up an interesting question: What constitutes a barbecue town? Do a few ... More >>
Blue Moon TalentA Lexington, Ky.-based dueling piano bar has received the city's go-ahead to open a location in Uptown.
According to Dallas city records, the Penguin Dueling Piano Bar has been granted a certificate of occupancy, allowing its troubadours to start tinkling near the corner of C ... More >>
Walk into Smoke early on any Saturday afternoon and you'll get the sense that the year-old restaurant hums along effortlessly. Simple preparations, a small, amiable kitchen crew, a mastery of the menu. Truth is, the food takes hours to prepare and there is meticulous care in the execution of wh ... More >>
The scourge of kudzuSoutherners rue, curse and unhappily abide kudzu, but few of them ever eat it.
The Internet's awash in recipes for steamed kudzu leaves and powdered kudzu root starch, yet most folks who live where the Japanese vine's transformed once-recognizable landscapes into undulating h ... More >>
Snow's BBQ516 Main St.Lexington, TexasNoah W. BaileyThe line at Snow's. At 10:20 a.m.Dude Factor: 10, or Billy Joe Shaver, on a scale of 1 (Beth Toben) to 10.On a recent weekend trip to College Station to visit my fiance's parents, I found myself with a few free hours on a Saturday while my lady ... More >>
Patrick MichelsEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.Back in 1982 I took off with a friend on summer long road trip up and down the east coast, from Montreal to Atlanta and many, many points in between.It was a good trip. We walked the rout ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October?
But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards?
You know, the top ... More >>