Unfortunately, crawfish season is equally as fleeting as that beautiful weather the Texas spring brings with it. The season for everyone's favorite Cajun delicacy starts just after the Super Bowl in Louisiana, and typically lasts until mid-to-late June. Unfortunately, according to Jon Alexis of TJ's ... More >>
You might have heard the news yesterday: Quinton Ross, the former Kimball and SMU basketball standout-cum-NBA journeyman, was found murdered, his body found stuffed in a plastic trash bag and buried in a shallow grave in Queens. It was certainly news to Ross when he woke up Monday morning at his De ... More >>
That up there is Chad Sour. He's from Louisiana, but he lives in Dallas, and every year he throws a crawfish boil in his backyard. Because I want to eat more crawfish off of more folding tables, I asked him to walk us through How to Throw a Backyard Crawfish Boil. Read along and throw one yourself, ... More >>
My son and I had tickets to the Rangers game Saturday evening, so I suggested we walk through the notoriously epic LSU tailgating festivities at AT&T Stadium prior to the baseball game. LSU notoriously fans bring with them hands-down the best tailgating food ever, and I thought I'd let the kid exper ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
Marcia Ball At 64, Marcia Ball could well be considered the queen of Texas blues. No other female performer has captured the transcendent mixture of swampy, New Orleans style piano blues and the more acoustic form exemplified by the likes of Lightnin' Hopkins better than Ball. Over a career that h ... More >>
Op-ed piece by Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse in this morning's New York Times argues the real loser in this election cycle was the truth. Kruse marshals instances on both sides of the line but comes down clearly in the camp that sees Mitt Romney as the biggest fattest pants-on-fire liar ever. ... More >>
Husband and wife team Joey and Lan Chi Le are set to open Wicked Po'Boys, a casual Cajun inspired restaurant on Greenville Avenue in Richardson, this Wednesday. The menu features po'boys stuffed with crawfish, BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, fried oysters and soft shell crab. They had a soft opening today ... More >>
There has been an steady stream of new food trucks in the DFW area recently. And it seems the scene is, for the most part, taking shape. Last weekend both Dallas and Fort Worth hosted food truck parks or parties and customers kept the meals on wheels busy. A few of the newbies include Potato Potah ... More >>
Pledge took beating, not oath, to become Omega Psi Phi.
Lauren Drewes DanielsCranberry wheat bread pudding at The Free Man.The other day I drove past The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge in Deep Ellum, where Sol's Taco Lounge used to be at 2626 Commerce, and later Googled them to see what the buzz was. One reviewer wrote that they had the best bread ... More >>
Rosemont websiteYou could hear the soft sounds of Mr. Pink the second you broke the seal on the restaurant's front door. No need to ask for directions, just follow the music and you'll find the party. The Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek is a polished place, but this weekend several variables ... More >>
Lauren Drewes DanielsTigers getting warmed up for their first game of the season. LSU tailgaters were out in full force on Saturday, hitting Lot 14 on the south side of Cowboys Stadium before the Tigers' first game of the season against the Oregon Ducks. This particular lot, designated for RVs, ... More >>
Raising Cane's (multiple locations) www.raisingcanes.com Dude Factor: 7, or House's cane, on a scale of 1 (Michael P. Fay) to 10 (Caine). We had never darkened the door at a Raising Cane's until the new Greenville Avenue location opened, tempting us with its promise of "chicken fingers" on ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:Jason Williams, from the cradle of NFL superstardom and Harvard of the Midwest--yep, Western Illinois University. Home of the fighting Leathernecks. WIU is many time almost-champion of 1-AA (they tend to falter in the playoffs, even when ranked #1), the team that ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
Um, Terrell Owens, we found at least one "original 81" who ain't you, pal. Response to last week’s homage to Blackie Sherrod was, well, yummier than a plate of scratch biscuits and red-eye gravy. So, yes, in fact, I’ll make this a weekly staple. Riddle me this: Buffalo’s Terrence McGee fields ... More >>
Got a missive yesterday from a Little Forest Hills resident who reminds us to mark the calendar: January 3. A little early still, but the reason's a good one: That's when University of Texas-Dallas new media and emergent communications professor Dean Terry's documentary Subdivided debuts on KERA-TV. ... More >>
On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>
When is no news conference news? When the No. 16-ranked high-school basketball prospect in the country decides he isn't quite ready to tell folks where he's going to school. (Same thing happened to me; I get it.) That's what happened today when power forward Darrell Arthur of South Oak Cliff nixed h ... More >>
Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success
Laying bare the lives of Dallas' Strip Club DJs
Do different oysters really taste different?
How can Phil Romano, the "Steven Spielberg of the food business," become even more successful? By opening more restaurants, making more money--and feeding the homeless.
Order the coffee black; you'll need it at the dull Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland