To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2014 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Pizza is one of the most abused foods Americans are subjected to. For generations we've ta ... More >>
Earlier this year, Yum Brands, the corporate giant behind the processed food trifecta of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, opened a test restaurant called Super Chix. The fast food restaurant looks like a blatant attempt to steal customers from Chick-fil-A. They're even open Sunday. Now the company is ... More >>
Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC and creator of things like Doritos Locos Tacos, opened a new chicken concept in Central Arlington Wednesday called Super Chix (612 W. Park Row). This test store is the only one of its kind in the country, and while the two main menu items, chicken strips and ch ... More >>
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wears many hats. He's a "man's man," a pizza lover, a terrible actor, the titular head of a major American city. He is also, you might be surprised to learn, a distinguished journalist. So says the University of North Texas' Mayborn School of Journalism. It has named him ... More >>
For nearly twenty years, the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom has done the symphonic, melodic death metal thing with passion and power to spare. Long considered one of Scandinavia's best metal outfits, Children of Bodom have never resisted change. Proof of such is the band's recently issue ... More >>
Hungry? You will be eventually. And when those grinding stomach noises rise up from within, you'll have this list printed out at the ready. Here are 10 restaurants that I've dined in, reviewed, or otherwise written about and enjoyed in recent months. Put them in your regular rotation, and never g ... More >>
At this point, nobody's surprised. It's an uncomplicated idea in the year of 2013 d.t. (doritus tacous): every month, or bi-weekly in some quick food places, a fast food restaurant will release an arm-bracingly intense challenge food, an Inceptiony food inside a food, or a Frankenstenian other food ... More >>
Mayor Mike Rawlings' recently launched crusade against domestic violence has been earning praise from local media since it was announced it a couple of months ago. Now, after traveling to the Big Apple to speak on the issue alongside Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Michael Bolton, he's gathering attenti ... More >>
Oh snap! Pizza Hut is trying to steal some thunder from IHOP by giving away free pizza on National Pancake Day. Now all day we'll argue with ourselves, "Pizza! No, pancakes! Well, maybe pizza. No, pancakes! Both!" Both, of course. Always go for both. IHOP gives away free hotcakes on this day eac ... More >>
It's known that I love Girl Scout cookies pretty hard. But, seriously Girl Scouts? Mango Creme NutrifusionTM cookie with vitamins in it? You thought that would please the masses?
First of all, a salute to all the hard-working pizza men and women out there who show up to strangers' homes in sketchy neighborhoods carrying cash and delicious foodstuffs. It's thankless work, and dangerous. Take last night, for instance. At 10:30 p.m., a Pizza Hut driver was delivering some pies ... More >>
1. Taco Bell rolls out the Cool Ranch taco shell, as posted on Facebook just this morning. Don't tease, Taco Bell. Please, don't tease.
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Cici's Pizza grease buffet is an American favorite, according to Nation's Restaurant News. The article cites a study conducted by Market Force, a consumer research company based in Colorado. Other American favorites covered in the survey include Papa John's, Papa Murphy's and Take 'N' Bake Pizza.
Did you ever think it would be totally awesome to have your very own fire truck and instead holding water, it held beer? And that you could drive your shiny big red truck around town and throw the most amazing parties, cementing the fact that you are the coolest guy or gal ever? Then, at night you'd ... More >>
Just a few weeks after announcing the P'Zolo, which is a Pizza Sandwich the size of The Rock's forearm, and then being hosed by The Black Keys, Pizza Hut has gone ahead and announced their newest Pizza Thing: the Garlic Bread Pizza. They just didn't want to sit on it any longer, you know? Also, the ... More >>
Just like everything Pizza Hut makes, Planet Earth now comes with a stuffed crust, after 300,000-plus wheels of gorgeous and delicious Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese were lost in a 6.0 Earthquake this past weekend. Last year, we watched Scardello crack a 90-pound wheel of Parmesan-Reggiano, the ... More >>
Foodbitch's inboxes fill each day with a metric shit-ton of offers, flash sales and discounts. Here are some of this week's foodfull best. TravelZoo: $79 for dinner for two at The Crescent Club I've been to The Crescent Club for a charity event, and let me just say it's a seriously fine dining expe ... More >>
Via.Speaking of local sports venues ...A Friend of Unfair Park sends this dispatch concerning FC Dallas's Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, which will no longer be called Pizza Hut Park. Leigh Anne Gullett, director of public relations for the MLS franchise, confirms: After North Dakota State and Sam Hou ... More >>
Speaking of signs... Before we all stuffed our bodies with Thanksgiving last week, Congress declared pizza a vegetable. Only not really. Tomato paste, which is obviously associated with pizza, was declared a vegetable. We'll leave it to the Washington Post to sort out the nutritional madness. Meanw ... More >>
Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony Sons of Hermann Hall October 29, 2011 Better than: losing your buddies at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Brayden OlsonDas Racist The three members of Das Racist stepped up to grace Sons of Hermann Hall's' blue-curtained stage at just about ... More >>
Photo by Taryn WalkerDrill, maybe, drill.As chair of the city's gas drilling task force, Lois Finkelman has a pretty tough job, directing task force meetings, guiding discussions, fielding calls and emails from concerned citizens. (Did we mentioned she doesn't get paid? Strictly voluntary.). ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanMike Rawlings is the new mayor of the city of Dallas, besting David Kunkle by some 7,000 votes: 30,487 to 23,853 with all but a few precincts having reported in. Anna Merlan, one of crack newcomers, is at the Meddlesome Moth. She files this:Rawlings said he just got off the ph ... More >>
Only a handful of city council members have so far stayed away from offering their endorsements in the mayor's race, among them Angela Hunt and Ann Margolin. But that changes today: Mike Rawlings's camp sends word that the District 13 (meaning, Rawlings's) rep has thrown her support behind the fo ... More >>
The county just posted its early-voting numbers, and it's Mike Rawlings with the early lead -- and quite the lead at that. Of the 29,688 votes cast during early voting, the ex-Pizza Hut CEO got 42.75 percent of 'em -- which translates to 12,693 votes, for those bad at math. Former DPD Chief David ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenLeft to right: Mayoral candidates Mike Rawlings, Edward Okpa, Ron Natinsky and David KunkleFormer Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle came out swinging at Tuesday evening's mayoral debate at the Fairmont Hotel, with most of his barbs aimed at ex-Pizza Hut CEO Mike Rawlings. Th ... More >>
Kunkle, Natinsky and RawlingsA couple of weeks back we got Mike Rawlings's first big-money mailer -- a slick meet-the-candidate flier highlighted by quite the '70s 'stache -- accompanied by the first of what's proved to be a series of good-looking short films starring the mayoral candidate. (The ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenCarol ReedPolitical consultant Carol Reed answered questions about the battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Dallas mayor's race, the 2012 Republican presidential primary and an assortment of local and state issues last night at a meet ... More >>
Sam MertenMike RawlingsIt's the least surprising political announcement of the week, no doubt: Dallas Park Board President Mike Rawlings is running for Dallas mayor. The formal announcement, sent from Mari Woodlief, follows in full. In the release -- which names Joe Haggar Jr., former CEO of Hagg ... More >>
More restaurants than ever are extending their participation in KRLD's annual restaurant week this year, opening their reservation books for a three-day preview and two-week add-on period. But a columnist for CBS's business blog warns that might not be a bright idea. Writing about the 170 Ne ... More >>
Ok! You can officially ignore MTV. Aside from vintage Pizza Hut commercials, YouTube has become the newest, best, most badass way to show off one of two things: your music with lyrics set in scrolling Comic Sans or your music under some cool, never-before-seen animator / puppeteer's work. Back i ... More >>
Carmine's Pizzeria 2006 San Jacinto 214-220-9039Quote Time: 45 minutes Actual Time: An impressive 35 minutes Pricey: -20 Coupons: 10 Interesting Specialty Pizzas: 25 Health Conscious Low-Fat Mozzarella: 15 Crispy Bacon!: 15 Fresh Toppings Selection: 15 Basic Pasta and Appetizer Selecti ... More >>
Alex FloresPizza can be a scary subject, but one that I am not easily shaken from. For this week's challenge I felt the need to be slightly scientific in choosing the correct opponents. I randomly asked strangers for their ideas on a perfect Dallas pizza.. I polled about 40 people from the sup ... More >>
Sam MertenMike RawlingsMike Rawlings and Mike Faenza of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance briefed the City Plan Commission this morning regarding the city's goal of diverting those living in homeless shelters into 700 new units of permanent supportive housing. Their appearance was timely af ... More >>
Eight or nine years ago, it was Louie's or nothing for pizza aficionados. Then along came Fireside Pies and...And that inspired Jay Jerrier, a man with a taste for pizza and far too much time on his hands. He built an oven in his backyard, baked as a hobby for two years, then plunged into the restau ... More >>
Patrick Michels It's opening weekend at the new Trinity River Audubon Center, and with free admission this Saturday and Sunday, it seemed like an opportune time to size up the nature reclamation project that's been 10 years in the making. Upwards of $40 million has been poured into making the wil ... More >>
Dallas sports legends don't get much bigger than Dallas Texans owner and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt. Dallas sports icon Lamar Hunt is said to be in grave condition in a local hospital, his family desperately holding out for miracles at this point. In a year that's already seen us lo ... More >>
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