1. An ice storm wiped out the shelves at local grocery stores.
See our full slideshow from Sunday's Meat Fight right here. Sometime on Saturday I started prepping my wife for her first Meat Fight, the annual barbecue competition organized by our long-time columnist, Alice Laussade, and her husband, Mike. It's more meat than you realize, I cautioned. You don' ... More >>
Editor's note: In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. To start, we asked our own Alice Laussade, James Beard Award winner and co-fou ... More >>
Update: They sold out in 5 minutes. We told Alice to have it at AAC but no one ever listens to us. Tickets for Meat Fight went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning. The third annual event, with a guest-judging appearance from Nick Offerman, goes down at Four Corners Brewery on November 17. All proceeds ... More >>
Meat Fight is an annual celebration of meat, meat, and meat that raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The event started just three years ago as a back yard barbecue, then graduated to a bigger space that would allow for more meat for more meatheads last year. Just three y ... More >>
A few years back, our Cheap Bastard Alice Laussade, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award and narrowly regarded as the best columnist in Dallas, threw a barbecue competition in her backyard and called it, logically, Meat Fight. Last year, she invited some of Dallas' best chefs, opened it to th ... More >>
We're the Millers' outsiders would detest their own square movie.
We all had "Mom is tired of your shit" night, yes? It was also called Sloppy Joe Night. That weekly or monthly event when she plopped a pound of ground beef into a pan and poured some sauce on it, stirred it up and threw a bag of Mrs. Baird's buns at your face and made herself an old-fashioned. No? ... More >>
So, weirdest thing happened late yesterday. I was starting to write an item about the AFI Dallas International Film Festival entry The Go-Getter -- featuring a cameo appearance from former Denton legend John "Corn Mo" Cunningham -- when the phone rang. On the other end was a woman who identified her ... More >>