Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers in ways both highly profitable and usually illegal.
Eleven is a skinny list. There are actually about 20 great hot sandwiches in Dallas ... well, maybe 100. Thing is, you can't really screw up rich butter smeared over fresh bread, then grilled with gooey cheese. Here are some to use as inspiration on this chilly day. Grilled Cheese with Roasted Por ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. When Gretchen and Sonny Williams bought the Highland Park Pharmacy in 2006, they agree ... More >>
It was uncomfortably warm inside the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym on Friday afternoon, and the air wasn't moving despite the industrial-sized fan rattling loudly in a corner. No one noticed. They didn't pay any mind either to the bags hanging motionless from the ceiling or the or the TV news camera set o ... More >>
Earlier today, when she formally accepted our offer to become the Observer's next music editor, Audra Schroeder included in her email the above video, along with this message: "Feel free to blast this in the office to get people ready. I'll work on somersaults/tear-away pants." I wish that was al ... More >>
Via.John Quincy Adams by Ed Alstrom, 2003 Once again Unfair Park's cross-the-street neighbor Heritage Auction Galleries finds itself caught between two parties claiming to own historical missives -- in this case, letters written by John Quincy Adams, which are currently being kept in a vault on M ... More >>
Lyric Stage's production has brassy bawls; lots to see at Uptown Players' Pride Fest.
Asador's Dean James MaxSome people just end up doing the things they are meant to do, and the lucky ones end up being successful at it. Dean James Max, concept chef at the new Asador Restaurant in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, is one of the lucky ones. What he's dreamed up for Asador is what ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
This week, Veggie Girl braved the crowds of plastically enhanced Women Who Lunch to try out Houston's. Rumored to have one of the best house-made veggie burgers in Dallas, Houston's is part of the Hillstone Restaurant quasi-chain that includes R D, across the street in Preston Center, and a few ... More >>
We already reminded you once, but what the heck, let's do it again: Sunday is Mother's Day. Remember it. Write it in permanent ink on your hand. Don't spend the next year in the doghouse with mom, because, really, moms rock. Now, onto some actual rock. As always, let's lead with the show's we'v ... More >>
UPDATE: Our Village Voice sister paper in Palm Beach will be live blogging from the game tonight. Pop Quiz: A) I'm jazzed about tonight's BCS National Championship Game, pitting the two best teams in college football this season. B) I'm mildy interested, even though I think Southern Cal, Texas ... More >>
Frédéric Fekkai, who cuts Scarlett Johansson's hair -- yours, someone else will do at the same price. Oh, ladies. Big news, apparently, courtesy Women's Wear Daily: Frédéric Fekkai is coming to town. To Highland Park, actually, beginning Monday. Surely, you know who the eff-eff Frédéric Fekkai ... More >>
Yesterday we learned that Palm Bay, Florida, got our former fire chief. Today, we discover Dallas gets in return the assistant county administrator from Palm Beach, Florida -- a gentleman named Ray Waznie, and you might want to write down the name. He'll be working in the city's Development Service ... More >>
Grotto serves typical Dallas Italian. Too bad.
The churrascaria king expands his dominion
"We want to be the P.F. Chang's of steakhouses," Texas de Brazil founder and COO Salim Asrawi said when the first Texas de Brazil churrascaria opened in Addison in 1998. Churrascarias are those Brazilian grills where skewered meats are roasted over open pits and continuously cycled through the dinin ... More >>
The North Texas New Music Festival was good. But it needs to be better.
Grab your paintball guns and bottles of liquor--it's time to party, Deep Ellum style
The truth about Deep Ellum crime
How can Phil Romano, the "Steven Spielberg of the food business," become even more successful? By opening more restaurants, making more money--and feeding the homeless.
One side or the other broke the law in a messy city council race, Dallas' top election official says
Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt keep abreast of crime in Heartbreakers
Great Expectations' beauty is only skin deep
With the overlong, sometimes funky Jackie Brown, Tarantino looks for direction