• Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Rocco Milano on the Changes at Private|Social

    Private|Social, or P|S, or whatever it's called now has been a shifty restaurant as of late. After Tiffany Derry left the kitchen at the start of the year, Najat Kaanache was announced as the follow-on chef. Kaanache brought global flavors and a whimsical approach to the menu that didn't impress Les ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Area Bartenders Named For Tales Of The Cocktail Event Featuring Texas Mixology

    Back in March, we told you the North Texas chapter of the Bartenders' Guild was preparing to send a group of bartenders to Tales of the Cocktail, an annual convention hosted in New Orleans that draws industry professionals with interests in spirits and mixology. The group is sponsoring an event to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    At the Windmill Last Night, Dallas Bartenders Got Amped for New Orleans' Tales of the Cocktail

    Tales of the Cocktail will kick of its tenth year this July in New Orleans, and in addition to drawing professionals from around it's catering specifically to Texas bartenders. Ann Teunnerman, the founder of the growing cocktail gathering, hosted the event. Next she's headed to subsequent events i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Remembering Coach Joe Avezzano: Cowboy and Music Fan

    So many got to know former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Joe Avezzano as a hard-nosed, foul-mouthed, award-winning special-teams coach during his days roaming football sidelines, which began in 1968 and ended yesterday, after Avezzano died of an apparent heart attack while in Italy coaching the Sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Has Anyone Seen My Toddy?

    ​'Tis the season for cliche. I could do with fewer references to chilly weather and the warming bowls of soup I'm reading on food blogs lately. How about booze? How about hot booze? That's the stuff to warm up with. Observer bar-and-clubs guru Daniel Hopkins came to my office this morning to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Dallasites are Full of Beans, According to

    ​The locals here either have a thing for rice and beans - or an underdeveloped habit of using to order food for delivery. The website recently released its city-by-city tally of the foods ordered most frequently in 2010. According to its calculations, eaters in Seattle tend to dine i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Kent Rathbun: So Many Restaurants, So Little Reality TV That Doesn't "Suck"

    Courtesy of Jasper's​Kent Rathbun's résumé is too extensive to quickly gloss over. Like most chefs, Rathbun started his career as an apprentice working at La Bonne Auberge, a five-star French restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri. Rathbun then moved on to work in the kitchens of Mr. B's in Ne ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2002

    Romano Flies Solo

    Eatzi's founder breaks from Brinker International

  • Dining

    July 11, 2002

    Salve! Succumbs

    McKinney Avenue Italian restaurant calls it quits

  • Dining

    April 13, 2000

    Stumble onto it

    Salve! proves Dallas can do Italian

  • Dining

    July 22, 1999


    Terrefazione perks up the cafe set but skimps on sustenance

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    The Stink Bomber

    From his raccoon-infested headquarters, Phil Thomas besieges enemies by fax and phone. He says he's fighting for ghetto kids. His targets say he's just bizarre.

  • News

    November 16, 1995

    The Chief, the Scotsman, the Swindler, and the Killer

    David Pasztor unravels a tangeled tale of death and international intrigue