• Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Kitchen LTO and Six Other New Restaurants Slated to Open in Trinity Groves This Fall

    Those first two months threw you a curve-ball didn't they? June and July were unexpectedly forgiving, which made August's swelter all the more unbearable. And even though the equinox is so very close, the hot days continue queue up day after day. It's been such a long summer; soothe yourself with so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Fork Fight Round I: The Inaugural Forking

    Last night was the first Fork Fight battle over at Trinity Groves. The contenders in the first round of friendly competition were from incoming restaurants Casa Rubia and Souk.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Farnatchi Oven Briefly Closed and is Now Reopened as the New Old Farnatchi

    In late December one of our frequent fliers, TwinWillow, contacted the tip line to report that something was awry at Farnatchi. Turns out the small Mediterranean restaurant in Knox Park, home of the popular Farnatchi burger, briefly closed at the end of the year and is reopening today under new old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Baboush Chef Yaser Khalaf on How to Make it in America (It All Starts in Lexington)

    Yaser Khalaf, owner of Medina and Baboush in the West Village, traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe as a child. Then in college, he traversed America, Route 66-style, in a van in which he literally blew the engine. His life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a s ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 20, 2011

    Conquering Marrakesh with the Baboush's Condiment Kings

    From the guys who brought you Medina, a new menu and a new neighborhood show a different side of Morocco.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Garlic and Yogurt, Together Forever at Baboush, the Subject Of This Week's Review

    Sara Kerens​One of the first restaurants I patronized in Dallas after taking my job at the Observer was Medina, the Mediterranean restaurant in Victory Park. I had no clue where to eat and another staff writer recommended it. So there I was, eating lamb and vegetables and hummus with my new fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Go Moroccan at Medina Oven & Bar's Happy Hour

    Kristy Yang​Every week we highlight a different restaurant happy hour food menu. This week: The Moroccan happy-hour fare at Medina Oven and Bar. Where: Medina Oven and Bar, 2304 Victory Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75219 When: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Scene: HH is available throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Make Your Way to Medina for a Dreamy Night Moroccan Style

    Marrakesh Chicken Breast​If you're in the Victory Park area the intimate space at Medina Oven & Bar makes it a good choice for a date.  My date and I ate there after Dallas' recent snow and ice storm while it was still too cold to eat on the patio. The hostess sat us at a small table as far ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Hash Over: Screw Your Quiz, Go to Artopia
    And Cook with Dean

    Though Thanksgiving is still weeks away, stores are already stocking the shelves with holiday lights and Christmas ornaments. You could be like our neighbors and put out the inflatable snowman right now, or you could enjoy what little time you have left before it's all turkey talk and last-minute sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Uptown Pizza with a Moroccan Flare

    ​Farnatchi 3001 Knox St. 214-219-7200 Promised delivery time: 45 minutes Actual delivery time: 30 minutes Interesting appetizers including Turkish meat pie: 40 Pricey pizza toppings: -10 Homemade desserts: 30 Faster delivery than Domino's: 30 Total Score: 90 Living nea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    City, Tow and Storage Company's Attorneys Square Off In Supreme Court of Texas

    A scene from our new favorite Internet short film: City of Dallas v. VSC, LLC​As mentioned Monday, the city had one of its attorneys -- in this case, Charles Estee, joined by one of the state's lawyers -- down in Austin yesterday presenting oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Texas in a lon ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    From The New York Times, a Tribute to the Texas Country Reporter

    The great Bob Phillips This bleary-eyed, storm-clean-up a.m., a Friend of Unfair Park does us the most solid of solids and sends along our first story of the day: this New York Times profile of Bob Phillips, better known as the Texas Country Reporter -- a fixture of our childhood, natch, dating back ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Seriously Kinky

    This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you

  • News

    November 14, 2002


    In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers

  • News

    September 27, 2001


    Hatred's Two-Way Street, Brightest Star