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  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The Best North Texas Country Shows in August

    Be warned, fans of country, folk and Americana music: you're going to be rather busy in August. Narrowing down the list of worthy country-ish concerts to catch to only five is almost futile, as the list for August could've easily been far more. But we're here to have some fun and lists that we can a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Your North Texas Guide to Record Store Day 2014

    Between 4/20, Easter, and Record Store Day, we're celebrating three of the holiest high holidays in one weekend this year. Record Store Day falls on Saturday, and with it comes a huge number of highly anticipated special releases and reissues, and a score of record stores hosting big day parties. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Potato Flats, a Chipotle-Style Potato Bar by Phil Romano, Planned for Trinity Grove

    Around the end of one year and the start of another, most food blogs focus on two types of posts: the best things of the previous year and what will maybe be the biggest news of the next year (i.e. fortune-telling). Most food writers have probably missed the soon-to-be-biggest trend of 2014 though: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Arlington's Eddie Deen Crossroads Barbecue Has Bonus Brisket Tacos and Backwards Bikes

    Eddie Deen is a big name in the local catering business that's been around for almost 20 years. The Dallas-based company has pushed plates of barbecue at a bevy of swank and high-profile events including the state Capitol, the Olympics and Washington D.C., where in one night they catered three of Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Dickey's Would Be OK for Fast-Food BBQ If It Were 75 Percent Cheaper

    For every gourmet $20 cheeseburger, there must be a McDonalds. For every independent Mexican restaurant that cooks fresh to order, there must be a Taco Bell. For every $40 steak, there must be ... a really cheap steak. You get the idea. So, barbecue food is popular round these parts. By what I am go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Lyle Lovett And His Songs About "Girls"

    Lyle Lovett is a modern legend. His laid-back vocal delivery offers a flirtatious wink at the listener and is as identifiable as his wild-ass hair has been, since he began performing in the early '80s. The 54-year-old troubadour could sing the words to a Panda Express menu and it would be an instant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 19, 2012

    Finding Consolation In a Bowl Of Soup -- In A Shopping Mall

    Maybe you've been there. You're all excited to check out the latest blockbuster at the NorthPark Center theater, and after spending 10 minutes jockeying around the lot and shunning the valet to find your own parking, you approach the ticket booth and your show is sold out. Not just the 7:05 p.m. you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Panda Express At NorthPark Center May Have Over-crisped Their Eggrolls

    Egg rolls may be a little harder to come by in the future at the NorthPark Center. The Dallas Morning News first reported a two-alarm fire that broke out this morning at 10:30 a.m. in the Panda Express, located in the food court. Twitter users have begun posting pictures of a significant amount of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Your Comprehensive Guide to Band Names as Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    About Those Meaningless Food Terms: Can "Gourmet" Get the Boot, Too?

    ​ A post on food terms that no longer carry their weight has gotten some love. While we picked on "all natural," "fun size" and "cage free" (can you see me doing dramatic "air-quotes" at my desk?), commenters chimed in with their own over-abused terms. James Scott penned my favorite: I've bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Panda Express Goes "Koreanish"

    ​The measure of a food's success isn't how well it's generally prepared, but how frequently it gets screwed up. A dish enters the mainstream when dilettante cooks start messing with it, producing their own pitiable versions of a food that seemed fail-safe in expert hands. When top chefs years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: New Big Wong

    Patrick Michels"Using the moon's gravity, we'll slingshot you back to rendezvous with the dumpling here."Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.New Big Wong2121 Greenville Ave214-821-4198Promised delivery time: 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Breaking The Chains?

    Driving around DFW, you have to take notice of the seemingly endless strips of six-lane traffic and the stores and restaurants on either side. Yeah, local dining hasn't suffered as much as in other parts of the U.S. But with Bloomberg reporting today that restaurants have a greater chance of failing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Muy Mall

    I'm no grade-A shopper, so this might sound a little ignorant to readers who own one or more credit cards, but what in the hell happened to NorthPark Center? I drove up on Saturday to get my once-every-six-months clothes-shopping expedition out of the way, so I figured I'd pop in, visit the mall's l ... More >>

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  • Dining

    November 15, 2001

    Heavy Metal Nosh

    The Mercury stands tall above its food court neighbors