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Memorial Day

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    The American Holidays Ranked by a British Guy

    While I forever mourn the loss of Bonfire Night (Google it, be prepared for effigy burning), and Burns Night (involves no actual burning) that doesn't mean I haven't gotten on board with American holidays, and also the use of the non-word "gotten." Some of these holidays are better than others, thou ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2014

    The Death of the Star Wars Universe

    Why millions of fans have felt a great disturbance in the Force.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    You, too, Can Be up White Rock Creek, with or without Your Paddle

    I have a column in the paper, at least for the first part of this week, about paddling my canoe up White Rock Creek. I know what you're thinking. "So why haven't you been fired?" No, listen. It has a lot of important stuff in it. I hat-cammed it, so there's a video that's even more boring than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 5/27 - 6/1

    Memorial Day makes for a short week this week, which should come as a relief even if it does make Tuesday into something of a de facto Monday. (Can't win 'em all, am I right?) As we all trek back from our weekend getaways and shake off those barbecue-induced hangovers, we might as well steady oursel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Tell The Mother of Meat Fight Where She Should Eat Her Last Meat Meal

    I've decided to go vegetarian for a month. Which wouldn't really be that big of a deal, except that I love meat so hard. I love meat so much, I helped create a barbecue competition called Meat Fight. What drove me to this meatless idea? The taste of Matt McCallister's Christmas Tree. After eating ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014
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    May 20, 2014

    Dallas' Five Best Places to Buy Food to Eat Outside, Which Is a Thing People Do

    Usually summer in Dallas is ushered in with 100-degree-days, slicks of perspiration and a general sense of suffering experienced whenever you walk outdoors. As this Memorial Day weekend approaches, though, it is surprisingly gorgeous out. Who knew such things were possible? Maybe summer in Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Movement Electronic Music Festival Pre-Party Hits Dallas This Weekend

    By Mwanza Dover Over the month of May, Detroit's world-famous Movement Electronic Music Festival is holding pre-parties building up to their annual Memorial Day weekend blowout. Local promoter Source 20/20 is behind the Dallas edition of official pre-parties at The Green Elephant this coming Saturd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    The Ongoing Explosion of Dallas' Power Trip

    "Whiskey and yummy snacks." Thus ends the rider for Dallas hardcore/thrash band Power Trip, whose recent ascent hasn't left a lot of time for fleshing out a list of things the band would like in its green room. Concert offers from Australia and Asia are coming in, in addition to three sets in four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Tarrant County Woman Charged With Murder After Missing Husband Found Buried in Yard

    Neola and Ervin RobinsonNeola Robinson told police that she'd last seen her husband on Memorial Day 2010, when he'd left their Tarrant County home and run off with another woman. That wasn't entirely far-fetched. Ervin "Shorty" Robinson had already been married several times when he and Neola got to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Soundgarden - The Palladium Ballroom - May 26, 2013

    When Soundgarden first emerged from the grunge scene way back in 1984, they were the odd stepbrother to the Nirvana/Pearl Jam dynamic duo. Chris Cornell and crew had neither Nirvana's crude power nor Pearl Jam's over earnest muse. Instead, Soundgarden were the muscle-headed stoners who knew every Le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Remembering Levon Helm

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Dallas Book Dealer Foils Theft of $100K Book of Mormon

    On Memorial Day, two Mormon missionaries stopped by Rare and Out of Print Books and Art in Mesa, Arizona, to have their picture taken with a first edition of the Book of Mormon that was kept there. But when store owner Helen Schlie looked in the fireproof box where she had stored it three days earli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    New River Rules in New Braunfels Are Puttin' the Big Hurt on Tube Rentals on the Comal

    Twice in my life I thought I was going to die. Both times were on the Comal River in New Braunfels at the exact same place about 20 years apart. For those of you who haven't been, along the river is what appears to be a completely docile 3-foot waterfall that looks like part of a ride at Hurricane H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall Defeats Super PAC, Tea Party, Old Age and the Sky

    All you need to know about U.S. Representative Ralph Hall's decisive win in the 4th Congressional District Tuesday night is that he went skydiving on Memorial Day. He wore a jumpsuit printed with undulating American flags and fell from the plane, plummeting briefly in free-fall, his arms flapping sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    How Dallas Chefs Grill: The Tools, the Meat and the Techniques

    We tracked down a few Dallas chefs to get a little insight on how a Memorial Day cookout in their backyard might look, taste and smell. From grills and smokers to favorite cuts of meat, plus some tips for the novice, let their words serve as inspiration as grilling season officially begins this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Kinky Friedman on Man In Black Tequila and Winning the Battle Even If You Lose the War

    Earlier this week Kinky Friedman was in town at Sigel's promoting his new Man in Black line of tequila. Jasper Russo (with Sigel's) sent me the picture above, and I sent him back a few questions for Kinky, since they were so chummy and all. Seven people and two days later, between flights and workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Hofmann Sausage is Bringing Snappy Grillers to Dallas

    News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Dallas PD Says It's Made Another Arrest in Memorial Day Shutdown of Central Expressway

    Dallas County Sheriff's Department​Moments ago, the Dallas Police Department sent a note telling media types to head to its Facebook page for a very special announcement. OK. Let's see ... Ah. "Dallas Police Make Second Arrest in Biker Incident." And by "biker incident," of course, the DPD's refer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    It's National Doughnut Day. UPDATE: Homer Simpson Weighs In. Seriously.

    No specials on bacon doughnuts? Anyone?​UPDATE 1:53 p.m.: We called FOX Broadcasting Company to see if Homer Simpson wanted to weigh in. We got a response. This is what Homer (THE Homer Simpson) had to say:"In honor of National Donut Day I will take a moment to remember all the brave donuts that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    If, For Some Reason, You're Not Watching The Mavericks Tonight...

    ...we've got two show-going options for you.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    From the '36 Centennial Expo to the JFK Assassination to the SMU Death Penalty, Hundreds of Short Moments and Memories

    ​Below, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK was wondering in the comments what newsreel footage of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition looked like. So he set off in search of some. And what he came back with last night was an extraordinary find -- a 42-clip collection consisting not only of short glimps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Picture Show: Salim Nourallah and Nicholas Altobelli at AT&T PAC's Patio Sessions

    Taryn WalkerNicholas Altobelli at the ol' Patio. ​Yesterday's weather was perfect for bumming around, grilling, Kung Fu-ing, Mavericking, Whirleyballing, or patio sessioning. In last week's Patio Session, Tiger Darrow and Cary Pierce played under a staticky-gray sky. Last night at the AT&T PAC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Good Friday: Memorial Day Weekend Edition!

    The Twilight SingersSam Holden​This week, since we won't be around on Monday, we're going to include Monday's shows in this here weekend round-up of sorts. And it just so happens that what may be the biggest show of the weekend is on Monday: The Twilight Singers and Margo & The Nuclear So & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Well, That Didn't Take Long: Welcome Back, Josh and Nelson

    ​Yesterday I surmised that the Rangers' offense would suddenly improve with the returns of sluggers Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz. But not me -- nor even Texas -- thought it would happen that fast. Or that far. Fresh off the disabled list, Hamilton homered in his first at-bat and Cruz ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    White Rock Coffee Finally Opens
    New Express Location

    Daniel RodrigueWhite Rock Coffee's new "Express" kiosk looks a lot like a smaller version of this, the original location, only with more drive-through windows.​Roasted's been following the progress of White Rock Coffee's new kiosk at the northeast corner of Abrams Road and Mockingbird Lane for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    When It's Too Hot Out For Coffee, Just Grab Buli's Naughty Toddy

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​Not everybody had a Memorial Day spent reveling in work-free, care-free bliss; for many of us the holiday was pretty close to the same ol' daily grind. And, not naming names, but a handful of us showed up at Observer HQ on Monday. By noon, Roasted had already finished off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Mozzarella Company: Pick up some Texas-made cheese that's totally makeout-worthy.

    Alice Laussade​Mozzarella Company 2944 Elm St. 214-741-4072 Try: Prosciutto Mozzarella Roll I spent my Memorial Day just like everybody else: First I woke up and kissed the soil, high-fived my freedom and gave big ups to all the soldiers past and present who have fought to keep this country so g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Recapping the Rangers' Week That Was (in Court), and Reviewing the Lengthy Legal Docs

    Sam MertenWas this press conference just one week ago today? My, how time flies.​This morning in the Sports Business Journal, Daniel Kaplan recounts the wild doings in the Fort Worth courtroom where, at the end of last week, the Texas Rangers, their creditors and Major League Baseball squared off ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    The Thrill of the Grill From Brazil

    Photos by Sarah Johnson ​Grilled Lamb Chops Demonstrated by Domingos Noronha of Fogo de Chao Brazil is known for many things other than producing Victoria Secret supermodels. It has elaborate festivals, beautiful beaches,and here at City of Ate we thank the country for introducing us to churrasc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Scenes From Police Memorial Day Cermonies

    Photos by Kevin Todora​According to the Dallas Police Department, 78 officers have been killed since the department's inception in 1881; the first to die was C.O. Brewer on May 24, 1892. Each year, the DPD pays tribute to its fallen dead during Police Memorial Day ceremonies, which took place toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Before Giants of the Savanna Opens, Dallas Zoo Introduces Elephants to Their New Home

    Kevin TodoraJenny and Gypsy, now in their new home at the Dallas Zoo​Early this morning, Dallas Zoo officials sent word that they'd moved all six elephants to the  Giants of the Savanna habitat, which officially opens to the public Memorial Day weekend, and maybe we'd like to come take some p ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    May 21, 2009
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    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Play Baaaaaaalllllllllll!

    No time to dilly-daddle this morning, as I'm headed out to Arlington for Texas Rangers' Opening Day. Gotta get there in time to beat some traffic, smell the fresh-cut grass and, of course, see former Prez George W. Bush throw out the first pitch. I know it'll never happen, but wouldn't Dubya's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Greggo: After The Show

    The Hard Line. Same as is it ever was? Thanks again for everyone’s patience, and feedback. I appreciate it. If you have any lingering questions about the story or want me to expound on something from the piece – How many times did I try to interview Corby? How did the station/show respon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2008

    Rather Than Offer a Simple "Sorry," Fantroy Instead Chooses Prison

    Former city council member James Fantroy, who chose prison over apology. This just in from KTVT-Channel 11, for those spending time indoors this Memorial Day: Former Dallas city council member James Fantroy, found guilty in February of embezzling about $21,000 held in trust for Paul Quinn College's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Ennis Fun?!

    The National Polka Festival hits the big 4-2

  • Dining

    February 8, 2007

    No Snowshoes Required

    Ascolese returns to Texas

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    Stock It To Ya!

    Mark King: He's out. In July. Till then, it's $53,000 a month for him. Merry Christmas. In all those stories written yesterday and today about the, ahem, resignations of Affiliated Computer Services CEO Mark King and CFO Warren Edwards in the wake of the back-dating stock option scandal, one thing' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006

    Accordion Days

    The Polka Fest returns for another year

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    It's an annual rite of spring. On April 15--at precisely 11:59 p.m., if you're like me--we do our taxes and write off the Texas Rangers. This year seemed no different. Before the season even started, prized pitcher Adam Eaton injured his finger. New leadoff man Brad Wilkerson started striking out mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006
  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    Chinese Cookie Torture

    Why don’t fortune cookies tell our fortunes anymore?

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