• Calendar

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    CBD Provisions' Cuban Sandwich Has Reaffirmed My Love for the Cuban Sandwich

    One of these days I'm going to find a way to create a sandwich ranking system that stacks the world's best sandwiches in order of deliciousness. I'd have already done it but I can't figure out how to take the provincial nature of sandwich love into account across an entire globe's worth of sandwiche ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2013

    Get Your Mexican Soaps in English

    Plus, a gabacha finds signs of love.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Here Are Four Food Pioneers Who Just Might Inspire You

    Gloomy weather got you down? Need a heart-warming pick-me-up? Check out this video produced by the Natural Resource Defense Council. It highlights the four recent recipients of this year's Growing Green Awards -- an annual celebration of some pretty special food people. One of them you'll know for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    That Bomb Threat That Grounded DFW-Bound Plane? Just a Hilarious Birthday Prank.

    This morning, law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip that liquid explosives had been carried onto a U.S. Airways jet bound from Philadelphia to DFW. The plane was in mid-flight when it was called back to the Philly airport, where it was immediately surrounded by heavily armed police. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Pizza Patrón Offers Free Pizza to Spanish-Speakers. Sounds Bueno to Us!

    Yesterday, Pizza Patrón announced a new pizza promotion: On Tuesday, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., Spanish speaking customers get what every Spanish speaking customer desperately craves -- free pepperoni pizza. The press release tried to preempt any possible backlash by doing its best to invoke a jov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Forget T.G.I.Friday's®: Nova's Smoked Salmon Potato Skins Rule

    Potato skins really got a bad wrap. While the history of this iconic bar food is as debatable as the Genesis of buffalo chicken wings or the origins of the Reuben sandwich, it's impossible to deny the popularity of T.G.I.Friday's spin on the dish. It's a shame because their potato skins are terrible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    The Best Treatment for a Dying Newspaper -- Euthanize It. Been There, Done That.

    Sad Philadelphia story in the morning papers: The company that publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and is negotiating to sell all three entities to a cabal of rich, powerful politicians. In a heart-rending op-ed piece in The New York Times, veteran Philadelph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Tom May of The Menzingers Talks Joe Biden, Being Irish and Playing Pure Punk Rock

    On the Impossible Past, Philadelphia quartet The Menzingers' new third effort, is a wail of an album. Angry, passionate and, best of all, literate, the songs resonate with the kind of pure punk spirit that made bands like Black Flag and The Misfits so important to the American indie scene. Speaking ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2011

    Let It Bleed

    Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Dark Dark Dark's All-Time Top Five Favorite Museums To Visit While Touring The World

    Minnesota's Dark Dark Dark is a chamber-folk collective that fills any stage they're on with their varied and engrossing sounds -- much as they do with their eight band members. Employing instrumentation ranging from cello to clarinet to the gorgeous, slightly dusky vocals of the intricately inked-u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Wanted: Authentic, Delicious, Crunchy Carnitas

    Flickr ​ I'm stumped. I realized looking for a true Philadelphia hoagie in a town so far from Pennsylvania might be tough, but surely my favorite taco filling would be prolific in Dallas. Where are the real-deal carnitas? So far, piquant picadillo and and sweet pastor dominate the porcine taco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Sushi Star: Just a Happy Little Neighborhood Sushi Bar

    ​Happy Eating highlights restaurant happy hour food menus, pointing you to the best deals out there. This week, we're doing happy hour neighborhood restaurant-style at Sushi Star. Where: 5956 Royal Lane When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday The Scene: This is Preston Hollow's quiet neighbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Five Gelato Flavors Capogiro Should Offer at Central Market

    No, we're thinking bigger.​Capogiro Gelato, the Philadelphia-based dessert-makers we mentioned in December for offering a gelato-of-the-month club, has just informed us that their gelato will soon be available at Central Market. Lorenzo Merlo, who's in charge of wholesale at Capogiro, says Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Aural Ambush: Eisenbergs Skatepark Loves Free Energy

    ...or if Youtube is your flavor, click here.It's that time again. Like clockwork, Aural Ambush has made a resurrection. If your not familiar with it, here's how it goes: We grab a song from an act stopping through town, pick a spot in the metroplex where we'll force people to listen to that band, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Giveaway: Three Pairs to Monday Night's Good Old War Show at The Loft

    It's somewhat surprising that Philadelphia's Good Old War's self-titled, second album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseeker chart this week--but not entirely. The band's rootsy, folk-inspired singalongs are highly enjoyable--and their 2008 debut, Only Way To Be Alone, which featured the above ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Poster Of The Week: The Coathangers with Giggle Party & Leg Sweeper Tonight at The Cavern

    ​Feast your eyes, flesh and teeth on this week's gig poster selection. Submitted by John Iskander over at Parade of Flesh, this poster was beautifully created by Sam Heimer of Philadelphia (where it's always sunny, or so I've heard, contrary to the look of his posters).After the jump, my reasoning ... More >>

  • Film

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Friday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    ​The 'Boys venture into this series of dismal, dimly lit exits along I-95 on Sunday night. To help us all to know the King of Prussia mall city a little better...A recent government study cited Philadelphia as the city with America's highest rate of alcoholism. In a footnote, this same study point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Wednesday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    ​The 'Boys venture into this Wilmington suburb on Sunday night. To help us all to know the cracked bell city a little better...In honor of Ben Franklin, the NFL's Philadelphia franchise was originally known as the Turkeys. They changed their name to the Eagles in 1973 after a Thanksgiving promoti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Monday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    ​The 'Boys venture into this rust belt wasteland on Sunday night. To help us all to know the City of Brotherly Love a little better...The Philadelphia cheesesteak was actually invented in Trenton, New Jersey. Restaurants in Philadelphia adopted the sandwich because it was a handy way to rid their ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Poster Of The Week: St. Vincent At The Granada Theater

    Gorilla Vs. Bear contributor David Bartholow created this poster using an image from Land of Nicholas Copernicus by Michal Rusinek and featuring photos by Magdalena Rusinek-Kwilecka. "I typically gather a few images that I believe are appropriate for the particular show, apply the type treatments, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Five ... Five Dolla ... Five Dolla Foie Gras

    When times get tough, people need comfort food. But with BPA in soda cans, blood thickening energy drinks and stroke-inducing alcohol, what can we safely eat to feel guilty and gluttonous at the same time? Answer: Foie gras. Nothing says "comfort" like an overfed liver. The downside? It's damn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Show Announcement/Giveaway: A Pair Of Tickets To See Man Man On April 24

    Here's a little show announcement you won't see elsewhere (not even in our show announcement post from earlier today): Philadelphia's always buzzing experimental gypsy rock act, Man Man, is coming to The Lounge on April 24, just a day before the band heads to Oklahoma for the Norman Music Festival. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Pairing Off: Triscuits And Cream Cheese

    (Enlarged to show texture)Tomorrow night Florida meets, those other college football's finale. This weekend, the NFL playoffs continue as the clock winds inexorably toward the Super Bowl. In other words, it's that time of the year when party snacks creep into the food pyramid. N ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    The War On Drugs

    Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)

  • Music

    September 11, 2008

    Dr. Dog, Delta Spirit, Seth Kaufman

    Friday, September 12, at Lola's Saloon, Fort Worth

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    "Dandy" Don Meredith Has a Cowboys Fight Song He'd Like You to Hear

    And it'll only cost you $100, or thereabouts ... With the Cowboys set to kick off the regular season in Cleveland Sunday, there really is no better time to get in the mood -- even better if your flavor of football soundtrack skews toward the triumphant exultations of the marching band. Because back ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    The Teeth

    You're My Lover Now (Park the Van)

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2007

    Roll Call

    Tackle sushi hands-on

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Man Man

    Wednesday, October 11, at Hailey's, Denton

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    Getting Our Philly

    Our old pal and colleague John Gonzalez, who abandoned the paper version of Unfair Park for Boston magazine, sends this missive about the doings in his hometown of Philadelphia, where, word has it, there is some kind of big football game to be played this weekend. John? "Eagles fans are frightenin ... More >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Not-So-Fresh Prince

    Diplo's baile-funk production style is hot. His interview skills? Not so much.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2006

    Big Balls in Cowtown

    Asleep at the Wheel channels Bob Wills at Bass Hall

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Need New Body, Pit Er Pat

    Tuesday, August 2, at Hailey's

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    June 12, 2003
  • Music

    October 31, 2002
  • News

    October 24, 2002

    At Last, Justice

    The killer Unicorn is corralled

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Various Artists

    In Our Lifetime Vol. 2 (Fenway Recordings)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Production

    A Love Song For Miss Lydia

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2001

    ESP in TX

    Explore new worlds, places, and times from the comfort of your own home

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Untamed Lion

    There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    A Killer Abroad

    In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999
  • News

    March 5, 1998
  • Dining

    April 17, 1997
  • Dining

    January 23, 1997

    Home is on the range

    And, yes, you can travel on your stomach--if it's iron-plated

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