Beyonce is somewhere near her eighth outfit of the night, and the fabric of this one is made to look like so many brass pipes. She's singing "Crazy in Love," which is appropriate, because no one has ever resembled a human horn section as much as Beyonce on "Crazy in Love." This is the grand finale ... More >>
Why weird old rich people are so nuts over the 50th assassination anniversary.
Everything looks different if you're John Barr. The mayor has released his investigation of city officials who worked to help Yellow Cab of Dallas combat an incursion into the Dallas marketplace of Uber, an app-based car-ride system that operates outside taxicab laws. Brantley has reported all of t ... More >>
On today's Dallas Morning News opinion page, Maxwell L. Anderson, chairman of the Dallas Arts District Foundation, and Catherine Cuellar, executive director of the Dallas Arts District Foundation, writing about a controversy over reflected light from a new condo tower and its affect on the Nasher Sc ... More >>
Damn. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings got me last night. I resisted, but he got me. Anyway, I finally found the answer to a question that has long nagged me. When he does that affable dumb jock routine? Yeah. He's about to take you for a whirlwind visit to the cleaners. My wife was already falling out ... More >>
The brunette in the backward pink mesh trucker hat and booty shorts grabs a megaphone and addresses her fellow campers. "WECOME TO COOOOACHEELLLA." The congregation of twenty 20-somethings lustily applauds. It's Thursday night, a dozen hours before the festival officially begins, and the rules ar ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Update/Correction/Apology/Literary Forehead Slap: The premise of this column is a stupid mistake on my part. For some time I have labored under the impression that Lucy Crow Billingsley, a daughter of Trammell Crow, was an early partner with John Sughrue in the development of Museum Tower. That's wr ... More >>
Michael Ehlert moved to Texas from New York City in 2011, where he worked at DBGB, one of Daniel Boulud's concepts. In Dallas his first kitchen home was at The Chesterfield in downtown. Last month, he moved over to Campo, where he is now the executive chef. We sat down last week to discuss his culin ... More >>
I just get a little tummy ache every time I see the Nasher Sculpture Center back in the news again treated like it's holy Bethlehem. Please. The stuff in there is art, not the preserved teeth and hair of the saints. Renzo Piano, the architect, is on the front page of the official government newspap ... More >>
Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain comes to Dallas this Thursday, visiting the Majestic Theater to share what will no doubt be candid and curse-filled insights into his life's work, travels and food. Since City of Ate is sponsoring the event, I spoke to Bourdain recently, asking about his new show, the food sc ... More >>
Michael Signoretto is 73, and as of today the Dallas man faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his role in defrauding two British telecommunications companies out of of more than $60 million. Signoretto, who was just found guilty by a federal jury, didn't do this alone. He had plenty of co-c ... More >>
Couple years ago I alerted you to a tennis phenom in our midst. At the time, Keller 14-year-old Mitchell Krueger was just trying to find his way onto the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids. Over the weekend, he came this close to winning the French Open. Not the French Open. That c ... More >>
Yesterday, we gave you the goods on Jean-Marie Cadot, owner and executive chef of Cadot. Today, we asked Cadot to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, he shares one of his recipes. (Cadot's words are after the ellipses.) I was raised in...Paris My friends say I'm...a hard worker. They w ... More >>
Pardon this blurry screengrab from one of Heinbaugh's iPhone videos. Next time I should just go with.(Note to self: Stop. Watching. Baseball.)OK, then. Just received the latest postcard from Chris Heinbaugh, who's tagging along on Mayor Tom & Co.'s trade mission to Europe. It follows. But lon ... More >>
Memoryhouse, Twin Sister, SLEEP ∞ OVERThe LoftAugust 25, 2010 Better than: ironing out the kinks of that new Windows XP installation. Derek O'DonnellMemoryhouse. Expect a full slideshow from last night's show later today.Each of the two non-Texan touring bands who took the stage last night a ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickWith the crush of talented wizards working magic in Dallas kitchens, it pays to know just who is behind the saute pan at your favorite eatery. To help you keep track, City of Ate brings you Three-Course Meal, a three-part chat with some of the best, most inventive chefs ... More >>
This week we turn our behind the booth sites to half of experimental electronic outfit FUR, Bryce Isbell. Isbell has only been DJing for a couple of years, but is hardly an amateur. Over the past two years, alongside creative partner Gray St. Germain Gideon, Isbell has had a couple weekly DJ ni ... More >>
Photos courtesy of The Cake Ball CompanyFor more views of cake balls, macarons and whoopie pies, click here to see our recent slideshow.What would our diets be without humanity's lemming-like habit of chasing the latest food fads? The acai berry would remain in the swamp lands of South Ameri ... More >>
PixiesA huge thanks to the Friend of DC9 who emailed this morning to pass along a note he'd noticed while scoping the Pixies' MySpace page today: This morning, the Pixies announced via a blog post on the social media site that they will be touring again come the fall, hitting 11 U.S. cities and s ... More >>
Daniel IacofanoDaniel Iacofano -- the "I" in MIG, Inc., which the city hired to develop the latest downtown master plan -- was at the Dallas Convention Center a couple of weeks ago collecting wish-list items from stakeholders and civilians; more than a few Friends of Unfair Park have offered sugg ... More >>
Deck the halls with bombs of Xenu
Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?
Figaro Cafe keeps us waiting...and waiting
Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.
Ethniko swimming in mediocre waters
Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere
Avanti Euro Bistro proves that a little smarminess isn't all bad
The Dallas scene was everywhere -- and nowhere -- in 1999
Cork is a promising wine bar that's plugged its excitement for the drink
in Belgium, anyway. But some West-Coast horse lovers have Texas' meat men--the guys who supply the little-known equine slaughter industry--on the run.