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  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Paul McCartney Postpones Dallas Visit Until October

    It hasn't been a good month for Sir Paul McCartney. The 71-year-old icon and former Beatle fell ill with a virus while preparing to kick off a tour of Japan in Tokyo late in May, subsequently cancelling all of his scheduled appearances in Japan and South Korea. It had been hoped that McCartney could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    After a Frisco Child's Death, Her Family Wants Answers and Changes from Frisco ISD

    No one -- not her teacher, not her mom, not the school nurse, not the paramedics -- could initially explain why Meaghan Levy, an otherwise healthy kindergartener at Frisco's Corbell Elementary, suddenly collapsed to the floor as her class walked to the library on the morning of December 12. She had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys Coming to American Airlines Center in November

    Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    The Fox and the Bird's Midwest Tour Diary

    From February 26 to March 8, your 2013 Dallas Observer Music Award winners for Best Folk Act hit the road touring across the Midwest. In two weeks and eleven shows, The Fox and The Bird shared the experience of a lifetime together. From driving through the polar vortex to make it to a highly coveted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Grapevine Has Effectively Banned Child Molesters

    For a portrait of the Kafkaesque nightmare criminal residency restrictions can create, go read about the permanent sex offender camp that took root several years ago beneath Miami's Julia Tuttle Causeway. Thanks to a local ordinance barring them from living within 2,500 feet of any place that childr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Chef Dean Fearing on Thanksgiving, Eating in Dallas and Sharp Knives

    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more charming chef than Dean Fearing, the man behind Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Known fondly as the "father of Southwestern cuisine," he earned a world-class reputation as The Mansion on Turtle Creek's executive chef. He left that post in 2007 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    A Frisco Man Built an App That Gathers and Shares Restaurant Health-Inspection Scores

    Do health scores matter to you when you're making a dining decision? Maybe if they were easier to find they would. While restaurants in other cities, including New York and L.A., are required to display their scores prominently outside the building, the restaurants in and around Dallas have much mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Six New Craft Foods in Dallas to Help Celebrate Fall, Including Deep Ellum's New Beer

    1. Earlier this year we talked to the fascinating Mark Davis Bailey at Original Pancake House (OPH) about the five-day process involved in making their from scratch-pancakes. OPH will have house-made pumpkin pancakes (pictured above) on menu starting next week. With a cup of fresh Cuvee coffee, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    A Complete Guide to Craft Beer in North Texas

    In the Fall of 2012, we created an ever-evolving guide to North Texas craft beers. Less than one year later, it's time for an update. Following is an at-this-moment current-yet-still-ever-evolving guide to North Texas craft breweries. Breweries are listed based on the dates they were established, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Beyonce Adds a Second Dallas Date to The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

    Beyonce's massive world tour kicks off this week in Los Angeles and stops at American Airlines Center on July 6. That show is, unfortunately, sold out. But the Queen has just announced a second appearance in town this year: She'll be making her way back on December 9. Tickets go on sale Monday, Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Meet Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s New Head Brewer, Jeremy Hunt

    It's a struggle to find new ways to describe the local beer industry -- the "budding craft beer scene" just feels so repetitive and overused at this point. I think it's safe to say it has, indeed, budded. It's beyond "budded." It's blossomed. It's gone through the entire pollination process. Cross-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    The Feds' Latest Meth Bust Started with a Heavy Package and Ended at a Dallas Apartment

    To the naked eye, the UPS parcel contained nothing but an ordinary wooden folding chair and two paintings. Not precisely the "wooden frames" described on the shipping manifest, but nothing that isn't shipped across the country hundreds or thousands of times every day. But U.S. Customs agents at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Farmers Markets Ceviche Bars and Colorful Barbecue: This Week In Dallas Dining

    I think this might be the best spring I have ever encountered. There have been a few cold snaps here and there, but I find them invigorating. And these sunny days that are mixed in here and there are amazing. It's great weather for a vacation, which I intend to indulge in shortly after publishing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Could a Conspiracy Be Responsible for my Thin Mint Binge? Nope, They're Just Good Cookies.

    They're here. I'm sure you've seen them. Colorful rectangular boxes touting Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Samoas and more are taking over households all over America as we speak. Three boxes made their way into my kitchen, and last night while sitting on my couch I was horrified to discover that an entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Trophy Wives' Tony Ash: "Fugazi Was Actually My First Show Ever"

    Louisville, Kentucky four-piece Trophy Wives are giving DFW a treat this week. Not only are they playing Andy's Bar in Denton tonight with Bad Design, they're also playing Double Wide on Thursday with Nervous Curtains and Descender. They'll be previewing material from their album Old Scratch, so don ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Chaos in Tejas Brings Out the Tribes

    The scar ran from behind his right ear to the center of his cheek, pink and waxy in contrast with his dyed black hair. His skinny arms were covered with crude tattoos, and he was wearing a black t-shirt inside out, black jeans and black boots. He stood about 6-feet-1, which left me eye-level with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Happy Opening Day. Let's Predict Some Stuff.

    Oh, it's a Good Friday alright. Maybe the best Friday, if you happen to have a job that allows you escape the cubical farm and head to the nearest TV-and-frosty-beer-equipped bar with your fellow farmers. (For bar suggestions, mosey here.) Going to the game? Well, then, it's an Even Better Friday. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Chicago's Jason Scheff: "When the Music Is In Your DNA, It Finds Its Way Out Pretty Easily"

    Since 1967, some form of the band Chicago has been a part of the American musical experience. Formed as a jazz-influenced jam band, the early incarnation of Chicago bore little resemblance to the pop hit-making machine the band would become in the late '70s and early '80s. When singer/bassist Pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Peter Wolf Crier's All-Time Top Five Winning Priceline Bids While on Tour

    With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Top Chef: Texas Starts November 2 With Two Austin Chefs, None From Dallas and ... Pee-Wee!

    "Mecca lecca high mecca tiny bit more salt, please."​Finally time to see how your tax dollars were put to work by Bravo and its Magical Elves. As you'll recall, we reported back in July that Governor Rick Perry's office, that bastion of small government, spent $400,000 to promote the state's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Watch: Erykah Badu Joins My Morning Jacket to Sing a "Wordless Chorus" and Call "Tyrone"

    Among the many clips still posted online from last night's streaming My Morning Jacket album-release concert in Louisville, Kentucky, is the above clip of the band being being joined on stage, as expected, by one Erykah Badu, which, yes, is something we've seen around here before. Once again, the Q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Erykah Badu to Join My Morning Jacket As Guest For Streaming Tuesday Night Concert

    Once-in-a-lifetime events sometimes happen more than once, turns out. Next Tuesday night, when My Morning Jacket performs in its hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, to celebrate the release of their new album, Circuital, they will be joined on stage by one Erykah Badu, just as they so memorably were t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Whitt's End: 5.6.11

    Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    The Best Football Team in Dallas

    ​When ESPN debuted in the early 1980s, one of the network's time-filling staples was Australian Rules Football. I was obsessed. The giant, oval field. The fans with gigantic pom poms. The four - that's right, four - goal posts. The referees that signaled points by see ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    A Few Questions For the Out-of-Towners Wanting to Replace DPD Chief Kunkle

    Daniel RodrigueThe six DPD chief finalists meeting with city officials last night​Last night, the city of Dallas held a reception and dinner at the Trinity River Audubon Center where the six candidates to replace outgoing Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle underwent what City Manager Mary Suhm refer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Title Nein!

    I play sports because I love them. But I watch sports because I love to see done what I can't do. I watch Tiger Woods because I can't hit a 7-iron 210 yards. I watch Andy Roddick because I can't hit a serve 149 mph. I watch Kobe Bryant because I can't dunk. I read ESPN The Magazine's Rick Reill ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    Pie Quagmire

    Wade on in to Olivella’s pizzas. It’s worth it.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007


    Only a few weeks into her Anchorwoman gig in Tyler, and already everyone's giving Lauren Jones a hard time. A few media tid-bytes this a.m.: ESPN is launching ESPN Deportes Radio, an all-Spanish-language radio network making its bow in three hot spots: Dallas, Knoxville and New Jersey. Says here th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Zzzzz...Huh? Oh Yeah. That Mayor Thingy.

    Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    German Engineering

    Dirk Nowitzki, like the rest of us, can't believe basketball season's already here. He just wishes he were in Germany, not Denton. Let's hope Dirk Nowitzki's first official act as a member of the 2006-'07 Dallas Mavericks isn't an omen. During Monday's media day at the American Airlines Center, the ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Scantily Clad

    Simplicity is surprisingly lush at Craft

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006

    "Tyrone" One On

    If you want to hear how Erykah Badu sounds when interpreted by five white guys from Louisville, Kentucky, by all means go get My Morning Jacket's version of "Tyrone." Tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, South Dallas' prodigal daughter Erykah Badu will perform as part of the Sugar Water Fe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Hash Over

    Down by the Sea

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Hash Over

    No Fork over; Gorman gallops

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Family man

    Dallas restaurateur Dale Wamstad portrays himself as humble entrepreneur and devoted father. The family he abandoned in New Orleans has a bone to pick with that.

  • Dining

    December 30, 1999

    Eat these words

    The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999