Our 2013 Best of Dallas award winner, and Observer writer, Michael "Grubes" Gruber, is renowned for nicknaming Rangers players. In fact, if you follow him on Twitter (@tweetgrubes) like thousands of other people do, then his Diamond Tweets covering the Rangers games are largely incomprehensible with ... More >>
Would you believe that if you had a dollar for every Dorito consumed on Super Bowl Sunday you'd have enough money to buy a spot during halftime? Sure you'd believe it. But I just made that shit up. Folks eat up statistics about Super Bowl ad spend, but do they eat up the foods advertised during the ... More >>
Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>
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Deep Eddy pool in Austin is the oldest man-made swimming pool in Texas. According to the Friends of Deep Eddy site, in the early 1900s locals flocked to this natural pool where a large boulder in the Colorado River created a natural eddy. Springs from the banks of the river pushed in fresh cool wate ... More >>
So, this is definitely a top-five weekend in North Texas music annually. We're flush with bands this time of year, what with the mid-size tour Mecca four hours south and four days away. But much of what's going on in the Metroplex in the coming weeks owes at least as much of its awesome to our own d ... More >>
Using the Schrodinger equation, in conjunction with a quantum harmonic oscillator to efficiently fuse two non-sentient objects together, we here at DC9 at Night have created a giant-ass list. Please be cautious when reading, as prolonged exposure can lead to headaches, extreme diaphragm tensio ... More >>
Bro Fest 2012 Club Dada Sunday, March 18 Five years in the making, Parade of Flesh's Bro Fest doesn't seem to show any signs of wear. Sunday's overcast morning only helped set the stage for a full day of growling, screaming and headbanging spread across three stages and twelve hours. As I approache ... More >>
Late yesterday I got a call back from Dallas Water Utilities Director Jody Puckett, for whom I'd left a message about Irving and the North Texas Municipal Water District's need to buy water from the city. We set up a time to chat this morning, and just got through visiting for a little while abou ... More >>
Elotes. My new friend. I loved the street food, but it left me thirsty. Thankfully, aguas frescas were available just inside the Oak Lawn grocery store. El Rio Grande Supermercado offered at least 10 versions while I was visiting, ranging from the simple and refreshing lime and cucumber, to a ... More >>
Indoor grilling: It ain't the same, but it'll do.When the warm weather reminds me of barbecues I had with family and friends growing up, I start craving that charred, smoky flavor. But since I can't have an open flame (apartments -- ugh), I started searching for grilling alternatives. Here ... More >>
In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape. Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>
Sure, the Oscars have already passed and the Emmys are still a couple of months away, but that doesn't mean award season is taking a breather. This Thursday, July 22, the Flavors of Passion Awards will celebrate world class excellence in Latino cuisine. The Flavor of Passion Awards will reco ... More >>
Delfi's World [In Focus], via FlickrA couple of notable news items came across the desk this weekend while you were out grillin' with Dad. Time to play catch up:Last Friday, June 19th, Nestle USA announced a voluntary recall of nearly four dozen Toll House refrigerated dough products. The action ... More >>
Chubby's Family Restaurant7474 S. Cockrell Hill RoadDude Factor: 8, or "Jack Palance in City Slickers" on a scale of 1 ("Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones And The Crystal Disappointment") to 10 ("Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven")Of all the billboards on the way to and from work, Chubby's Family Restaurant ... More >>
"They gave PCA glowing reviews. The company was selected by PCA, paid by PCA and realized that if they didn't give PCA a glowing review, they were not going to get hired again." (Representative Henry Waxman, a California Democrat and chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on the ... More >>
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
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Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumping water nearby. Under the state's "rule of capture," he has no right to complain.
Disney's Hercules is all brawn, no brain