It's happened. Ted Cruz, mere months after joining the U.S. Senate, has transcended grubby terrestrial politics and ascended into the realm of celebrity. Want proof? This puff piece by People magazine should provide all you need. In it, we learn that Cruz is a "self-described 'movie buff,'" wears ... More >>
It's been haunting me for weeks now. The memory of perfect pastrami, tucked between two slices of perfectly toasted rye, with sharp mustard that had a serious bite. I've sampled a number of different house-cured deli meats around Dallas, and many of them have been pretty good, but this sandwich, ser ... More >>
In early April of last year, word went out that Realtor Allie Beth Allman was listing H.L. Hunt's sprawling 10-acre Mount Vernon estate overlooking White Rock Lake on Lawther for $32.5 million -- a steal! Then, not so much: Allman rescinded the listing, insisting that John and Teresa Amend weren' ... More >>
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
Very sad news. One of my first/favorite memories as a snotty-nosed little kid was sitting atop Dad's shoulders at the Cotton Bowl, watching Bob Hayes race under beautiful bombs from a Dallas Cowboys' quarterback named Don Meredith. Meredith, by way of Mount Vernon and SMU, was a two-time Pro ... More >>
After two episodes with chefs deucing out thanks to shitty dessert offerings, it came as no shock -- to me or any sane person watching Top Chef -- that last night's Quickfire Challenge would be for sweet teeth. But somehow the cheftestants were surprised. My first instinct was to desire ... More >>
Why would you do this?Although we can't pinpoint the exact moment--or fathom the circumstances why--someone first mixed cream, eggs and alcohol together in one bowl, there's surprising agreement on the likely origins of eggnog. Cocktail scholars...sorry, daydreaming for a moment...believe it sta ... More >>
Ben Franklin and John Adams, possibly discussing where to go for booze, in 1776.In the musical 1776, Stephen "Old Grape and Guts" Hopkins bursts into the Continental Congress' meeting room each morning demanding rum before getting down to the day's business. Of course, there may have been some licen ... More >>
Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.
John Mullen is a modern-day action hero straight out of television, a full-time emergency room physician who fights crime and solves murders on the side
Chicken king Bo Pilgrim wants to bring a new plant and new jobs to East Texas. But East Texans say they want no more of his filthy business.