• Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    If Memory Serves: Cepelinai

    Knutux​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining what's wrong with me.It's a common dish in Lithuania, though not one that really sells the cuisine.The dish consists of wet dough grated from raw potatoes, molded around gristly meat and boiled for however long it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Handle The Proof: Lithuanian Vodka

    ​If ever you get a chance to attend a traditional Lithuanian wedding, make up some excuse and send the couple your apologies.Not only can they be all day affairs, it is customary for just about everyone present to make a lengthy toast--and considered very rude for guests to eat or drink while thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Pairing Off: Latkes

    Patrick MichelsI say Latke, our artist says Latka​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.OK, much of what I know about Hanukkah and its traditions comes from Adam Sandler. But I'm also a big fan of the potato pancakes served in some Jewish ho ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Handshakes And Sissy Slaps

    People we'd like to shake hands with:The Addison city council, for voting to allow Sigel's to plant the 1950s-era sign, dismantled when the chain's Lemmon location closed, in the northern 'burb. Years ago I visited a spot in Lithuania where some rich guy had resurrected Soviet statues torn down when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2007

    The Highly Unofficial Unfair Park Mayoral Poll

    It does not get any easier than this. You have until 5 p.m. Friday, when the polls close and retire to Lithuania, to tell us who you think ought to be the mayor of our city. You can vote only once, and when you do, the results will be visible immediately. Enjoy. --Robert Wilonsky Web Polls - Tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    "They Treat Us Like We're Nothing"

    In lawsuits filed today, 10 children and their parents describe horrific conditions in the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility -- or prison, for short -- in Taylor. We told you it would happen yesterday, and it has come to pass: Today down in Austin, the American Civil Liberties Union filed law ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 7, 2003


    Who has the worst cuisine in Europe?

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Good Nut to Crack

    Ballet Arlington's staging of Tchaikovsky's Christmas classic is The Nutcracker to beat

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    From Russia, with Love

    Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    The Man of Ink

    Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero

  • Film

    May 20, 1999

    Star bores

    Don't believe the hype -- oh, like it even matters

  • Music

    September 10, 1998


    You got the Knack a long time ago, but Doug Fieger thinks you need it again

  • Calendar

    August 1, 1996