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  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Let's Try to Make Some Sense of the Jerry Jones Lawsuit Dismissal

    The statement lawyer Thomas Bowers issued Thursday morning after the dismissal of his client Jana Weckerly's sexual assault lawsuit against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was precise: "Neither Jerry Jones nor the Cowboys organization has paid us any money." If you're the suspicious sort, you might be wo ... More >>

  • Film

    December 26, 2013

    The Stiller Carnival

    Walter Mitty is a clown's stab at a masterpiece.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Dallas Police Drop Aggravated Assault Charges Against the Mentally Ill Rylie Man They Shot

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown announced this afternoon he has ordered aggravated assault charges against 52-year-old Bobby Gerald Bennett to be dropped. Bennett is the mentally ill man shot on Monday by Dallas police officer Cardan Spencer. In an affidavit, DPD said that Bennett had approached of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2013

    How a Sports Talk Station May Also Be the Best For Music Fans: A Report From Ticketstock

    There is one radio station in DFW that takes the time to play an interesting mix of music every day. This same station also takes the opportunity to discuss and explore music in ways that all the other stations are sorely lacking. The thing is, this station just so happens to be the area's number on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    The Bottom Fell Out Of My Jerry's Wood-Fired Hot Dog

    The addition of Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs to the shopping center on Gaston Avenue, just north of Paulus Avenue, has me considering a petition the strip be officially called Junk Food Row. The hot dog restaurant joins Papa John's and the Philly Connection, and while the Cock and Bull may have a hummus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    A Completely Reasonable Response to the Cowboys Season: Blowing Up a Washing Machine and Tony Romo Jersey

    Even after the Cowboys capped off another disappointingly mediocre season on Sunday, there were some things to be thankful for. The team stayed in the playoff chase and kept things entertaining until the very end with an impressive string of come-from-behind victories. Dez Bryant exorcised his demon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Cowboys 27, Steelers 24: They're Going Streaking ... with Josh Brent on the Sidelines?

    We're going streaking! For the first time in many years, the Dallas Cowboys are on a roll. After gutting out a few wins against mediocre teams, the Cowboys have now claimed back-to-back victories against AFC playoff contenders. Anything can happen in the final two games of the season, but for now ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2012
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    October 18, 2012

    CiCi's Is America's Favorite Pizza Chain For People Who Like Bad Pizza

    Cici's Pizza grease buffet is an American favorite, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The article cites a study conducted by Market Force, a consumer research company based in Colorado. Other American favorites covered in the survey include Papa John's, Papa Murphy's and Take 'N' Bake Pizza.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Here's Jerry Jones Rapping His Way Through Another Papa John's Commercial

    Jerry Jones owns the Dallas Cowboys. He also really likes/has an endorsement deal with Papa John's. That goes some ways in explaining the existence of the above video, titled "Hip Hop Jerry," in which Jones proclaims his love for the pizza chain via a rap song. It's about what you'd expect from a wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    The Secret Chain Restaurant and Fast-Food Shame of an Englishman

    You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    The Best of the Worst in Pizza Dipping Sauces, Including a Sauce Cocktail

    Recently a few of us at the Observer gathered with the task of testing pizza-dipping sauces from five major chains. As we often do around here, we like to embrace food shame and, if the stars align, maybe discover a hidden gastronomic gem. Not everyone was up for this particular test though. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Pantry Raid: Six Snow-Day Meals

    Save the carrot. It may keep you alive.​Holy crap, it's snowing! Who could've seen that coming? (Shut up, Everyone's Parents.) We're excited for the snow day, but once the roads froze over we were a little concerned that a grocery run wasn't an option in the near future. So, it's time to bust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    A Week in Restaurant News -- And Not All Is Super Bowl-Related

    ​It was touch-and-go for a while, but it seems like In-N-Out Burger may finally be sprouting in North Texas. While we continue to wait patiently, Dallas is whipping itself into a Super Bowl frenzy. Read on. City of Ate Even in the middle of winter, Brownstone still turns out stunningly tasty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Super Bowl Goes Into Overtime? Why, That Means Free Pizza!

    We heart you, free pizza.​If your team's one of the 30 NFL teams down-and-out come February, you probably won't care who wins in the Super Bowl, so maybe you should start cheering for pizza instead. If Super Bowl XLV reaches overtime, you'll be a winner. Of course, the odds are stacked against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    It's Not Too Late to Make New Year's Eve Plans

    ​Still don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? You've only got three days left to plan the big night or risk spending Friday night ordering from Papa John's. On Monday, we gave you our top picks for NYE dining, and today we've got suggestions for where you can still find those prime 7 p.m. dinne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Keith Brooking: Motivational Speaker

    Just wanted to get your day off to a kick-ass start. Find yourself dragging? Remember, the stage is set and, yes, the lights are indeed on. Wait, the guy in his face and seemingly most hypnotized by Reverend Brooking is none other than Tashard Choice. Did Brooking shout some marching orders ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Five Douchebag Food Mascots

    There must be a hundred food items on the planet with marketing plans targeted at men. Some are diverse and creative, and others are just plain sexual pandering. We're guessing there's a boardroom somewhere filled with high-powered marketing Mad Men hatching some "perfect" look to grab male attentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: 4th Quarter Review

    ​Once Izmir captured all but two points in a stunning performance earlier this year, the Knockers leader board became a race of also-rans...or also-also-rans in this particular three month span.It was, without question, the most lackluster quarter in the storied history of How 'Bout Them Knockers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Domino's Pizza MichelsMy Domino's order: even hotter in real life. But online, the pizza was less like a greasy sponge.​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Dominos.comdelivered from 4420 Gaston Ave.Promi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Papa John's Pizza

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Papa John's PizzaDenton (2 locations)Promised delivery time: 30 minutesActual delivery time: 26 minutesScoring summary:All important phone courtesy: 9.7 Speed of delivery ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Top 10 Couples I'd Like to See on DWTS

    ​Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Texan Steak

    Patrick MichelsHere's a hot cooking tip for summer! Don't put Styrofoam in the microwave. Use the grill instead...Texan Steak4817 Ross Avenue214-521-7999Promised delivery time: 45 minutesActual delivery time: 35 minutesNovelty of concept: 15No menu online, or discernible storefront on street: -20Hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    The Jerry Jones Era: Yay or Nay?

    Okay, let's stop the belittling and the praising and the story-telling and get down to it. With his reign turning 20 today, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is coming under intense scrutiny. As in, will his legacy be positive or negative? There are, of course, pros and cons ... Positives *Three S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    7-Eleven and Blockbuster to Duke It Out Over DVD Rental-Box Business

    In June 2007, Jim Keyes took over as chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. -- after having been president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., for which he'd worked for years. And now, the circle is complete. Because last summer, Blockbuster announced that it would be installing in its stores DVD-r ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007
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    October 29, 2007

    Genghis Grill Now Cookin' With Gas

    Dallas-based Genghis Grill has some seven locations in the DFW, with another 10 scattered across the country; says here the company started franchising in 2001. But Jeff Sinelli's 9-year-old Mongolian barbecue chain, originally known as Genghis Khan's Mongolian Feast before Sinelli took ownership in ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003