Dallas City Councilwoman Vonciel Hill: steadfast opponent of LGBT rights, veteran race baiter, lover of poorly designed inner-city freeways, and ... passionate advocate for walkable urban spaces? So it seems. During a lengthy City Council discussion this afternoon on a pilot program aimed at revolu ... More >>
If you're tired of Henderson Avenue, here's your way out.
Congratulations, Dallas. Your never-ending quest to become "world class" has finally paid off. Not in the sense that Dallas will now be mentioned in the same breath as London and Paris or transformed into a international tourist hotspot. But you have finally succeeded in scrubbing the redness the re ... More >>
Chef Norman Grimm's work was highly praised at Kitchen LTO, but all good things must come to an end, and at LTO it happens fast. After a four-month stint at the newly-opened pop-up spot in Trinity Groves, the 23-year restaurant industry veteran accepted the executive chef position at Hotel St. Germa ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Chefs from DijonSchool lunch reformers this past weekend salivated over a CBS Sunday Morning dispatch from Paris showing schoolchildren munching on ratatouille turnovers and mussels. Fresh, organic, local produce is the norm in French schools, says the city of Dijon's spokesman Fabian Forni, ... 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 >>
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 >>
I'm working on a new theory of life. I used to think the City of Dallas was obviously the big cheese in the region -- the wheel -- and that all of the little surrounding municipalities were sort of cheese wedges. Maybe I had it wrong. Maybe Dallas has cheese for brains, and all of the communities ... More >>
Deck the halls with bombs of Xenu
Lon Tinkle's book The Key to Dallas has probably been out of print since its publication in 1965. Copies of the slim tome -- written for now-defunct publishing house J. B. Lippincott & Co.'s "Keys to the Cities" series, which also included books about New York City, Rome, Paris and London -- can be ... More >>
As promised, the Museum of Nature & Science today announced the architect who will build the $155-million facility at the northwest corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and N. Field Street -- and it's none other than "the bad boy and angry young man of Los Angeles architecture" hisself: Pritzker Prize- ... More >>
Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?
The Fab...Six? Trini Lopez joined The Beatles and French singer Sylvie Vartan at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in January 1964. Last week, The Dirty Dozen's returned on DVD in a double-disc special edition--which wouldn't mean much to Unfair Park (well, it is one of my dad's favorite movies) except i ... More >>
Volf Roitman, the artist whose work is at the center of the federal lawsuit involving the MADI Museum and the Kilgore & Kilgore law firm about which we've been writing, sent an e-mail today detailing the birth, and possible death, of his creation in Uptown. In his missive, the Argentine-born, Florid ... More >>
Take a good look at the MADI Museum. It may not be around much longer. If you were to visit the Web site of Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC--the 58-year-old law film specializing in, among other things, cases dealing with intellectual property and personal-injury class actions--you will see seven serious-lo ... More >>
The lock on hockey could be a big blow to Dallas restaurants
Figaro Cafe keeps us waiting...and waiting
Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.
Who has the worst cuisine in Europe?
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