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  • Film

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The Coachella 2013 Awards

    The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    A Sushi Roll Goes to Space (Video)

    A Washington, DC-based sushi chain recently released a promotional video about shooting a sushi roll into space. Getting sushi into the stratosphere should be easy enough. A weather balloon was used to take a chair into space for a very similar commercial. Still, the video seemed a little fishy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Cavalli's Prosciutto Panini is Certifiably Worth the Trip

    Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Cavalli Sandwich: Prosciutto Panini Bread: Pizza dough Toppings: Prosciutto, basil, tomatoes, "fresh" mozzarella, olive oil The Case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Café Express Tests New Pastas,
    Tweaks Menus per Diner Requests

    Photos by Elaine LinerCafe Express chef Greg Martin​Café Express has long been a fallback when I can't get anyone to agree where to meet for a quick dinner. The menu is diverse, dishes are reasonably priced (most are under $10) and there are enough options to satisfy carnivore-befriending veg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Pollo Con Mole
    At Carolina's Mexican Cuisine

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    So, Turns Out, the City Knew About that Sand Beneath the Calatrava Bridge All Along

    Uh-oh. I'm back in the sand. Just can't keep away from that stuff. I should see a doctor about my sand obsession. I will. Later.Right now I am staring at a table of Trinity River soil boring results I just received from the City of Dallas, and I am just aquiver with fascination. I see the smoke. I ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009
  • Film

    August 21, 2008

    Schoolhouse Rock

    Rainn Wilson comedy is more childish pop than hard-core funny

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Ashes to Ashes

    It's Ash Wednesday all summer at the DMA

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Go With Your Gut

    Do you really see a freeway somewhere out in that flood?

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007

    OK, You Brats, You Know Who You Are

    Next Wednesday the Magnolia Theater will screen a new film called Brats: Our Journey Home, a documentary about military brats and the experiences they had growing up all over the world, not to mention coming back to the U.S. of A. at some point. I have to go see it. The promotional material availabl ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    The Beatdown

    On-the-fly mixes ain't no thang for Mr. Carter

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003

    Drip Dry

    Mi Piaci is a still-fresh classic

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2001

    Sick, Not Twisted

    Moments of brilliance are few and far between in this year's Spike and Mike

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Out Here


  • Calendar

    July 22, 1999

    It's one "ele" of a show

    Save the elephants ... from these circus costumes