Oak Lawn

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    How Scotch & Sausage Came to Be (Interview)

    It seems as if someone is opening a new restaurant every couple of days in Dallas, and the city's rapidly evolving culinary scene is attracting some talented restaurant pros tow town. Sometimes, though, the city's old-school culinary fixtures are doing the innovating, like Phil Romano's Trinity Grov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    A Sneak Preview of Scotch & Sausage, Which Opens Today in Oak Lawn (Photos)

    After months of taunting Oak Lawn with its contemporary design and one-two punch of a name, Scotch & Sausage (2208 Oak Lawn Ave.) finally opens its doors today at 11 a.m. The causal restaurant and beer garden offers more than 20 varieties of sausage "sandwiches" (which are basically like giant, more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    An Oak Lawn Car Burglar -- Or Someone -- Lost a Sex-Toy Duffel Bag Tuesday Night

    Overnight Tuesday, a couple of minor mysteries struck an Oak Lawn apartment complex. The first: Who took the Louis Vuitton luggage and iPad from the gold 2010 Lexus parked for the night in the 4300 block of Gilbert Avenue? A neighbor awoke to a car alarm at about 6 a.m. and caught a glimpse of a wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Five Ways to Celebrate National Cheese Lover's Day

    And while we suggest you avoid calling the day "cheesy," we've compiled a list of ways to celebrate the fake food holiday. Because this is a food blog.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Checking In On The Newly Remodeled Oishii

    Everything looks settled in at Oishii. The Oak Lawn restaurant had been closed for nearly a year after a fire damaged the dining room and neighboring Sal's pizza. But while a year-long closure is surely tough on a business, the neighborhood favorite pan-Asian spot looks all the better for it, now. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Oishii, an Oak Lawn Sushi Standby, is Almost Back After Last Year's Fire

    Could this be the year where the signs hoisted in front of Asian restaurants are measured by the size of their chopsticks? On Fitzhugh Avenue, Dalat's recently installed pho-beacon reaches up into the clouds with bright red utensils . Now Oishii is set to build on the trend with another sign outfitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Five Ways to Eat Local Food and Have a Great First Date

    Planning a date is tricky business, especially if you are actually interested in the person you are dating. You want to stand out from other potential suitors, but not in a creepy or bad way. And then there is deciding what angle to take: romantic and schmaltzy or fun and adventurous? Food is the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Monica's Aca y Alla No Longer Has Monica, but the Deep Ellum Fave Presses On

    I was in a car on my way to Austin, tweeting about kolaches and blissfully ignoring my work email, when the DMN story on Monica's Aca y Alla popped up on my phone. I promised myself I wouldn't work while I was gone, but couldn't resist the temptation to at least skim the piece. Long story short: M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Save All Your Dollars for Sunday Night Oysters at TJ's

    Owner Jon Alexis will begin hosting Dollar Oyster Night every Sunday evening, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the new TJ's Fresh Seafood Market & Grill at 4212 Oak Lawn. Alexis said all varieties of oyster are game and "the music will be little louder and the beer and wine should be flowing." See Also: ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012
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    October 2, 2012

    Italia Express Coming Soon to Oak Lawn

    Italia Express has been stealthily moving into Oak Lawn, receiving only a small write-up in the Dallas Voice that pointed to an unrelated restaurant with the same name in the Design District. The recently installed sign is anything but quiet, though. A massive red, white and green marquee emblazon ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    Oak, Sissy's, Javiers, Tacos: This Week In Dallas Eats

    What a hot week. Monday started with news of a fire at the Panda Express in NorthPark Center. I just got off the phone with an employee there and they told me the location would be reopening this weekend. Greasy shopping mall egg rolls will be back to normal soon. With that out of the way, let's wra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Chef Ryan Carbery of Nosh Bailey's Prime Plus on Growing up as a Fourth Generation Chef

    Chef Ryan Carbery was raised in a family of chefs four generations deep. As a teenager, Carbery worked for his uncle David Slay of ParkAve in Orange County and his aunt Lisa, who owns restaurants in his hometown of St. Louis. After culinary school in Chicago, Carbery eventually made his way to Dalla ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 17, 2012

    Manuel's Creative Cuisine is a Worthy Find, If You Can Find It

    An Oak Lawn newcomer tries to recapture the Centrum Building's spotlight.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    WhataFail: How Some Dallas Restaurants Treat Their Employees

    Restaurant Opportunities Centers United has released a new restaurant guide. The 52-page guide makes no mention of food quality, ingredient sourcing, or a customer's dining experience, but instead focuses on how well restaurants treat their employees. Wages, benefits and advancement opportunities ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Lose Brunch, and Pick Up Breakfast: That Mimosa Sucked Anyway

    flickr​I don't love brunch, but I understand its appeal. Why sit down to black coffee, two eggs over-easy, some bacon and toast when you can gorge on eggs Benedict and wash it down with a mimosa that's endless and sweet? Why poke at a single pastry when you can sample a bread basket and sip a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    It Was So Hot Yesterday We Tried Cooking Bacon and Cookies in the Car

    All photos by Nick RalloPretty sure we violated a few health codes.​So, a question for all of your doctors out there: If you eat bacon that cooked on the dashboard of a car parked outdoors in the midday, 100-plus degree heat, will you experience health issues?Ah, hell, never mind -- that ship's pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Daiquiri's To Go, To Go

    Click to embiggen the Daquiri's To Go menu​You've been to Daiquiri's To Go, no? Most of our staff has -- something, methinks, to do with its proximity to Unfair Park HQ (it's more or less at Oak Lawn and Market Center Boulevard). That, or there's just something about booze in a cup in a bag -- and ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    When It's Too Hot Out For Coffee, Just Grab Buli's Naughty Toddy

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​Not everybody had a Memorial Day spent reveling in work-free, care-free bliss; for many of us the holiday was pretty close to the same ol' daily grind. And, not naming names, but a handful of us showed up at Observer HQ on Monday. By noon, Roasted had already finished off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    La Duni's Too-Good-To-Be-True Brunch

    ​Cocktails, brunch, and perfect spring patio weather. What a civilized way to start the week. My wife and I have been indulging our food fetish alfresco as of late, since last winters freeze has retreated, and the all-too-brief-in-Texas good weather of bluebonnets and Blue Bell ice cream gives wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Getting Your Morning Shot of Kinky Friedman at Urban Dog Coffee

    Photos by Daniel RodrigueUrban Dog owner Brady Cottle doses a shot for Kinky.​Whether it's a morning cup of wake-up, a mid-day java jolt or a final fix of fresh-brewed for the drive home, many of us rely on our regular close-to-home/office coffee haunts to fuel us through our daily grind. And, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Make Cyclone Anaya's Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Nachos Yourself, and You Can Call Them By Any Name You Want

    Photos by Sarah Johnson​Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Nachos Demonstrated by Jose Cardenas of Cyclone Anaya's It's becoming more common for an athletes, both active and retired, to switch hats and become restaurateurs. For example, the Dallas dining scene has the popular sports-inspired Hully & Mo Res ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2010
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    December 18, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Things We Miss

    ​You leave any era with some regret. It can't be helped, really, for there are moments that pass and places that disappear. The vibe inside Sense when it first opened, before crowds moved elsewhere, that brief period of silliness when places from Paris Vendome to Nana began serving Kobe burgers, k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    A Halloween Party Retrospective, In Two Parts

    Justin TerveenZombies, take a seat.​Gloria LevarioA relatively tame moment from Oak Lawn Saturday night.​Halloween's still a few days off, but last weekend there were plenty of chances to take the costume for a spin, especially for zombies in Deep Ellum last night, and for every other thing you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Moving On Up

    ​Some places we covered this week are punching above their weight, for better or for worse, and others are aiming purposefully low. The best of City of Ate this week covers a handful of spots toying with a new social place.The Week in Review(s): Your own Dallas Observer: Dave tries slumming it at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Eatzi's

    A hat tip to the writers of Dude Food, who this February ensured that good ol' meat-eatin' men could dine successfully at Eatzi's. So, it turns out, can veggie-eating types. Eatzi's is one of those Oak Lawn institutions whose charming perks have given it staying power. It could be the outdoor pat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Dude Food: Eatzi's

    Eatzi's3403 Oak Lawn Ave.214-526-1515Dude Factor: 5, or Thurston Howell, III, on a scale of 1 ("Carlton Banks") to 10 ("Jed Clampett")  From the moment the Observer first moved to Maple and Oak Lawn in 2005, lunch runs to Eatzi's became a frequent occurrence around here, but honestly, this d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Coffee And Community

    It's been over two months since Urban Dog Coffee reopened its refurbished doors on Oak Lawn, and the renovated digs are well-worth a visit. The café now includes two rooms of tables, plush chairs and free wireless in a space complete with paintings by local artists and music by local musicians. "We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Yumi To Go

    Yumi To Go5200 Lemmon Ave.214-528-9864Promised delivery time: 25 minutesDelivered in: 21 minutesThe ScoreCojones of phone order guy: 20Driver beating the odds: 65Degree of difficulty: 9 (no one likes driving on Oak Lawn or Maple)Stoicism of driver: -8Bonus because he had reason for suspicion: 4Thai- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008
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    March 5, 2008

    That's What Friends Is For

    From The Washington Post this morning comes this story, which tries to explain why Hillary Clinton is "the Grace Adler to [the gay community's] Will Truman." And it does so from the great Gun Barrel City, a short drive to the south of Dallas, where you'll find one of the 50 Greatest Gay Bars in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Haaaay Ride

    Last night, Dallas Observer clubs editor Rich Lopez and I ventured to Reverchon Park, lured by a sign advertising $3 "haunted hay rides." It's right across from the Observer's Oak Lawn offices, conveniently located smack dab in the middle of the gayborhood. So it wasn't long before we realized that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2007

    An Iron Chef Moves to the Stoneleigh

    The Stoneleigh Hotel -- pardon, the The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa -- today announced that some fine new folks have come over to run the joint, which is currently in the midst of a $28-mil makeover, and if their names aren't familiar, their former places of employ certainly are. New Managing Director Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Business in the Front

    The old Parkland's now without windows, giving it a far less sinister vibe just in time for the holidays. Ladies and gentlemen, you have been lied to. And it's my fault. Not deliberately, of course, because nearly a year ago, I told you that a guy named Byron Head was gonna buy the old Woodlawn Hosp ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2006

    The Undiscovered City

    This morning, I took a drive with my favorite tour guide, Preservation Dallas' honcho Dwayne Jones, who offered me a sneak peek at the list of Dallas' 11 most endangered properties, which he is releasing tomorrow. Though it won't be official till then--there are still facts to be checked, etc.--lemm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    Walk Away

    Jessi Klein's "Walk of Shame Shopping" article in Paper this month tells the women of New York City where to buy last-minute pre-work clothes after a night of shacking up. Why should the sexually satisfied ladies of Dallas not have a similar guide? First, for the unititiated: Shacking up: (n) Spend ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Kitty Has Two Daddies

    Intrepid journalist sets out to resolve feline custody dispute

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Men's Consignery

    Gent·ly Owned Men's Consignery

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    March 1, 2001

    The Lady Vanishes

    Saying goodbye to Priscilla Davis, the non-socialite

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    The Doctor Is Out

    A Dallas activist helps lead the charge against Dr. Laura

  • Dining

    October 8, 1998

    Drab fab

    Fabulosa! doesn't live up to its punctuation

  • Dining

    November 27, 1997

    Skyscraper chow

    Yorkshire Club thrusts fine fare into thin air

  • Dining

    May 8, 1997
  • Dining

    February 15, 1996

    Bread and circus

    Despite upscale pretensions, Eatzi's aims for a lowbrow market. Will it fly?

  • Dining

    August 10, 1995
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