Mount Vernon

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Ted Cruz is Spending the Shutdown Picking Apples

    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 >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The Joule Has an Amazing Pastrami Sandwich

    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 >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012
  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
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    October 20, 2011

    Once Again, H.L. Hunt's Mount Vernon Is On the Market (This Time, Apparently, For Real)

    ​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 Then, not so much: Allman rescinded the listing, insisting that John and Teresa Amend weren' ...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 >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    City Hall's Kennedy Conspiracy

    Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Turn Out the Lights: Don Meredith Dies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Chef Tell: This Show is No Picnic

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Eggnog

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Handle The Proof: The Spirit Of '76

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004
  • News

    July 12, 2001

    The Little-People Tax

    Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Dr. Cop

    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

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Bo? Hell no!

    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.