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  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    It's Been A Terrible Season for Crawfish, and Now It's Almost Over

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Former Kimball/SMU Star Quinton Ross Not Actually Dead, Just Living In Desoto

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    How to Do a Backyard Crawfish Boil in Dallas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    LSU Brought Great Tailgating Food, and Then Students Trashed the Place

    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 >>

  • Dining

    July 25, 2013
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    July 17, 2013

    Marcia Ball Knows the Blues, Loves the Blues and Lives the Blues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Get Off Jefferson's Lawn: On Election Day, an Ode to the Free, Diverse, Annoying Press

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Wicked Po'Boys Set To Open In Richardson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    A Look at a New Food Truck: Cajun Tailgaters

    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 >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Purple Hazed

    Pledge took beating, not oath, to become Omega Psi Phi.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The Free Man Cajun Cafe Brings Cajun Food, with a Side of Jazz, to Deep Ellum

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Rocco's Last Stand: After One Last Night, the Mansion Bar Mixologist Leaves for Private Social

    Rosemont website​You 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    LSU Tailgating: It's All About the Food

    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 >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011
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    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Raising Cane's Gives the Finger
    To Greenville Avenue

    ​Raising Cane's (multiple locations) 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Handshakes And Sissy Slaps

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Subdivided and Conquer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006
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    May 8, 2006

    Dropping the Ball

    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 >>

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Where there's a Will

    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

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Another Night in Paradise

    Laying bare the lives of Dallas' Strip Club DJs

  • Dining

    July 15, 2004

    Big Shucking Deal

    Do different oysters really taste different?

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    The Weary Boys

    January 31

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Everybody Loves Romano

    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.

  • Dining

    January 10, 2002


    Order the coffee black; you'll need it at the dull Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Mose's better blues

    A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland