• Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    BREAKING: I Ate Domino's "Chicken Specialty," AKA Chicken Nuggets with Pizza Toppings

    IT STARTED, as it often does, with an online order of a Domino's Chicken Specialty. First, there were important questions to solve before punching in the credit card information: Do I want the jalapeños and pineapple on the Chicken Specialty "normal," "light," or "none"? I went with "normal," bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Top Chef Will Cast for Chefs in Dallas Next Month

    In not-so-shocking news, Bravo announced that it will pick up Top Chef for a dozenth season. This is great news, because that means we're only a few months away from watching re-runs of the current season at the gym. Season 11's winner will be announced next week during the season finale in Maui. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Craft Beer Fans Rejoice With Two Big Events

    Two major local beer events are slated for the next ten days that beer drinkers of all shapes, sizes and manner will certainly be excited about. The Big Texas Beer Fest is Saturday at the Fair Park Automobile Building, where 100 different breweries, including 20 from Texas, will be pouring more th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Brewery-Inspired Henry's Tavern And American Grill is Now Open in Plano

    Henry's Tavern opened this week in the Shops at Legacy in Plano (5741 Legacy Drive). A Portland import, this is only the second location of the brewery-inspired restaurant, which seats more than 500 guests and pours more than 100 different local, regional and national beers. The menu is mammoth wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Here's the Updated, Official Beer List for BrewFest

    See also: Buy Tickets to BrewFest It's happening tomorrow, rain or shine. Over 250 beers will be flowing for our BrewFest beer party in the Arts District. ICYMI, doors open at 6:00 p.m. for VIP and and 7:00 for General Admission (it's 21 and up obviously), and there'll be food and music from Cody ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    A Dispatch From the Untapped Beer and Music Festival

    See also: The people of Untapped Festival Listen: Dallas, Texas has become unstuck in time. At least that's how it felt in the short break between the shot glass full of beer and the guy in front of me wearing a Vonnegut jersey that bore the number five. That's a Slaughterhouse Five reference, rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Five Awesome Food and Drink Events, September 5 to 9

    Round 'em up, we have some of the best deals and treats this city's food and drink industries have to offer. From a meet and greet with one of the city's best craft brewers to food for fashionistas and an indie rock/indie beer extravaganza, here's where it's happening in food this coming weekend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    How a Dallas Couple Turned Their Courtship Into an Ad For an Airport Parking Shuttle

    Four years ago, Cheri was on a parking shuttle at DFW Airport on her way home after a long trip to New York. The shuttle was operated by The Parking Spot, which seems irrelevant but is important to the story, probably more so than it should be. Anyways, the driver got called to pick up another passe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    BeerFeast Was a Truckload of Fun

    Every time I go to a Flying Saucer beer festival, or BeerFeast or whatever they want to call them, I ask myself, "Why don't I go to these more often?" And then I remember -- distance. My fantasy is that the chain opens an outpost in Dallas proper within walking or at least biking distance from my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    The Big Texas Beer Fest is Coming to Fair Park, and Sounds Like it Just Might Work

    ​Remember when a husband-and-wife team planned a beer festival in Fair Park and everyone was all excited about it but then it got canceled and everyone, aside from a few told-ya-so-sayers, was bummed? Well, once again, a husband-and-wife team is organizing a beer festival in Fair Park. And, wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Franconia Preparing To Bottle, Host Donnie Nelson Meet-and-Greet Saturday, and More Beer News

    His dad may be banned from bringing beers to press conferences, but Donnie Nelson can have one with you.​Dirk Nowitzki may have grown up just a few minutes away from Franconia brewmaster Dennis Wehrmann's hometown in the Franconia region of Germany, but it will be a different Dallas Mavericks pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Breckenridge Brewery Dinner Slams Screen Door, Holy Grail Gets Smoked Out, Urban Crust Hosts Dinner and More Beer Events

    A rare chance to enjoy 120 Minute IPA Saturday.​Busy week for Breckenridge Brewery in Dallas: After a cask-tapping of 471 yesterday at the Meddlesome Moth and a Brewsday Tuesday at the Common Table the day before, Breckenridge Brewery is featured tonight in a 7 p.m. beer dinner at the Screen Door. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    The Ginger Man Branches Into Plano Operating Under the Business Model of More Beer

    ​All pubs are not created equal. Typically, a Dallas pub, whether of English, Irish, or generic extraction, will have a wide selection of beers and ales on tap and in bottles, plus a sufficient selection of eats. You can usually count on fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, maybe nachos, and a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    For Asians in Dallas, There's No place Like Home--Other Than an Asian Market

    Last week, my friend Rona hosted her parents who where visiting from Maui. They were staying for the whole week, and being of Filipino descent, they wanted to know where the nearest Asian supermarket was. And when my aunt from Taiwan arrives next month, she will be asking me to take her to the neare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Where Are Kenneth Copeland and His Private Fleet Spreading the Good Word Today? That's Hard to Say.

    Flickr user jacksnellAmong the Kenneth Copeland Ministries planes with hidden flight plans: a 1953 North American T-28B Trojan​Say what you will about Kenneth Copeland, but the Wise County televangelist isn't one to over-share. Copeland, with wife Gloria, was one of six televangelists ha ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
  • Dining

    January 15, 2009

    Hibashi Teppan Grill and Sushi Bar

    Super-sizing the sushi bar the Texas way

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Old People Just Love J.J. Pearce's High School Reunion!

    TV Land And by old people, of course, we mean the 40-54 demographic, which TV Land's wooing with its reality mini-series about those former J.J. Pearce Mustangs reliving their, um, glory years whilst stranded in paradise. According to TV Land's media release after the jump, the show's not pulling ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007


    John Doe is more than the old flame of his old band

  • News

    November 30, 2006
  • Dining

    September 21, 2006

    Island of Calm

    Kona's tasty happy hour won't break the bank

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006

    Whoa, Nellie?

    Don Nelson's getting back to basketball. Coulda sworn he quit forever when he left Dallas. Hunh. So now we know exactly how much Don Nelson disliked Mark Cuban. After quitting the Mavericks and saying he was just tired of the travel and ready to settle down with his wife on a beach, the former Dall ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    What good would a 20-year punk scene reunion be without a scuffle?

  • Dining

    August 17, 2006


    A few glowing embers can be found at Firehouse

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Assist, Nellie

    Transformation started by Mavs' Godfather finally finished

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2006

    Beat Off

    I've received a couple of tidbits since this week's look at the fall of Last Beat Studios hit newsstands. First was a phone call from Bob Suffolk, a British record studio designer who has called Dallas home for so long that he was one of LB's original designers. "I've been there tearing out doors an ... More >>

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Beat No More

    Deep Ellum's largest recording studio, after lingering in limbo for months, is finally sold for parts

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2006

    Gooooo, Nellie!

    You saw the picture here on Monday. Now you get the details. Seems 65-year-old former Mavs coach Don Nelson is having a life the rest of us only dream about. That is, assuming you fantasize about getting drunk with Owen Wilson, acting in shows directed by George Clooney, sitting in A-list seats at ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 13, 2005

    Grecian Formula

    After a decade, Ziziki's still going strong

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003


    June 29

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    American Sex Tourist

    Caught in the act of molesting young boys in Thailand, Coppell businessman Nicholas Bredimus came up with a last-ditch defense: obstruct justice

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The talking penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • News

    October 23, 1997


    With Mavericks Coach Jim Cleamons and GM Don Nelson, life's a constant battle for position

  • News

    July 3, 1997

    The son almost rises

    Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Less than a stranger

    She said it was abuse. He said it was manipulation. By the time a Denton court got through with this messy custody battle, a good mother would lose her kids forever.

  • Dining

    December 5, 1996

    False alarm

    Firehouse's hot food gimmick masks a creative bistro