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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
From the guys who brought you Medina, a new menu and a new neighborhood show a different side of Morocco.
Sara KerensOne 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 >>
Kristy YangEvery 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 >>
Marrakesh Chicken BreastIf 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 >>
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 >>
Farnatchi 3001 Knox St. 214-219-7200 www.farnatchi.com 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 >>
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 >>
A scene from our new favorite Internet short film: City of Dallas v. VSC, LLCAs 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 >>
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 >>
This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
Hatred's Two-Way Street, Brightest Star