• Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    The Battle for Preston Hollow's Soul

    Luke Crosland stands at the window of his seventh-floor office and looks out across Preston Center. In the foreground, a tangle of luxury SUVs battle for access to a shabby, two-story parking garage that seems to deteriorate before his eyes. The garage is ringed by a jumble of aging retail strips th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Despite Neighbors' Pleas, Collin County Judge Rules Living-room Synagogue Can Stay Open

    A synagogue operating out of a Far North Dallas home has won a preliminary victory over neighbors who want it shut down. Collin County District Judge Jill Willis this morning denied the Highlands of McKamy homeowners association's request for a temporary injunction against Congregation Toras Chaim, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Supreme Court Needs Cake in the Break Room

    If you're a human with a computer or maybe just a smartphone or maybe just a head with a brain inside of it, you are likely privy to the Defense of Marriage Act and the Supreme Court hearings this week. Or maybe you changed your profile picture because UGH, SUPREME COURT. It started with this, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Mazel Tov Mondays Are Now A Thing

    The Standard Pour in Uptown decidedly un-standard. Their menu is full of "cravings:" seemingly haphazardly chosen apps, entrees, sides and desserts with cutesy titles like "conversation starters" and "centers of attention." There are Asian tastes, Mexican tastes, Italian tastes, French tastes and Am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Dallas Has a Kosher Food Truck. Don't Let it Pass You Over. (BOOM.)

    You finally have a decent place to take the Jewish grandmother in your life without sacrificing your coolness, thanks to Dallas' newest food truck: K-Wheelz, a new kosher food truck by Dallas-based Simcha Catering. Simcha specializes in a large array of kosher platters for anything from corporate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    100 Holidays Ranked By Deliciousness

    Known: Thanksgiving is one of the best food holidays ever. So, where do the other 99 holidays we could think of rank? We're so glad you asked. 1. Day After Thanksgiving: All the food, none of the family. Plus you get Leftovers Sandwiches. Choose to deny that this is the best food holiday of all foo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    The Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Spindrift

    Friday, October 14, at the Prophet Bar (Big Room)

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Listomania: Seven Debut Albums Not Worth Being Saved By God

    You're going to do what with my blood?​We're already started on a big weekend, folks. Earth Day and Good Friday are both happening now. Plus, Sunday is Easter. Oh, and Passover ends next Tuesday. Which brings us to this post. In the original passover story, Jewish families would sacrifice a lamb t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Bubbe's Matzo Ball Soup: For Those of Us Who Won't Be Eating Easter Ham

    ​Passover is upon us, which can only mean one thing: It's officially time to make matzo ball soup. Making matzo ball soup can be a very straightforward proposition. You can even buy matzo balls premade or buy a mix for it, although there's little more than matzo meal in it. To my mind, makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Yosef Schwartz and George Shepherd, Stars of the Fresh Diet, Share Recipes With City of Ate

    Mushroom Crowns Filled with Pesto Chicken​In part one of this week's Three Course Meal, we shared a profile of Executive Chef and Chief Culinary Officer of The Fresh Diet, Yosef Schwartz, as well as a short bit about Dallas head chef of The Fresh Diet George Shepherd. In part two, we asked Sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The Not-So-Tragic Demise of the Opinionated Apron

    ​There's a growing number of apron collectors who scour eBay and antique shops for pretty, frilly pinafores. But apron expert EllynAnne Geisel says there still isn't much interest in what she calls "opinionated aprons." "I think there are too many beautiful designs out there," says Geisel, au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Bring a Towel, as Mark Davis is Set to Explode with Righteous Indignation

    Last night's Passover seder no doubt kept some of you from attending the Dallas Tea Party planning session in advance of next Wednesday's rally in front of Dallas City Hall, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. -- and, do note, the time's been changed as the group says it's "been notified that a national news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Casey at the Palate

    Anthony Bourdain thinks very highly of the "dangerous" Casey Thompson. After what felt like a two-month break between new episodes, Top Chef last night returned, offering a smörgåsbord of delights. Local girl Casey Thompson, executive chef at Shinsei, won the Elimination Challenge with what appear ... More >>