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 >>
Plus, a gabacha finds signs of love.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sad Philadelphia story in the morning papers: The company that publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com 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 >>
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 >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
...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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
(Enlarged to show texture)Tomorrow night Florida meets Tex...um, those other guys...in 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 >>
Wagonwheel Blues (Secretly Canadian)
Friday, September 12, at Lola's Saloon, Fort Worth
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 >>
You're My Lover Now (Park the Van)
Tackle sushi hands-on
Wednesday, October 11, at Hailey's, Denton
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 >>
Diplo's baile-funk production style is hot. His interview skills? Not so much.
Asleep at the Wheel channels Bob Wills at Bass Hall
Tuesday, August 2, at Hailey's
The killer Unicorn is corralled
In Our Lifetime Vol. 2 (Fenway Recordings)
A Love Song For Miss Lydia
Explore new worlds, places, and times from the comfort of your own home
There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.
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.
And, yes, you can travel on your stomach--if it's iron-plated