On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.
Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.
Would you quail at eating quail?Eating too much turkey's become a November tradition, but quail was once the fowl of choice for diners set on overindulging. As David Wondrich notes in his splendid new book, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, 19th-century sports were terri ... More >>
Fine -- so that's overselling it by just a bit. Nonetheless, great filmmakers zoom in on the little details -- beads of sweat, shifty eyes, restless hands and, now, bouncing feet. Over the weekend, whilst waiting for Plano boy Josh Evans to bust out of the 2007 World Series of Poker, which has nearl ... More >>
Grown (Hardcore Casual)
Friday night was not a good time to get dealt in at an underground poker game. According to Friend of Unfair Park Dan Michalski--and a bunch of eyewitnesses posting their accounts to Dan's Web site, Pokerati.com--Dallas SWAT busted three cardrooms on Friday: Jackie's, JB's and Ace-High (the latter o ... More >>
Pokerati.com This is our friend Shane. He got into the WSOP after winning La Riata. The guy's adorable, isn't he? If you need to find me tomorrow around, oh, 3 p.m., I'll be here: playing poker at the La Riata Gala & Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at Union Station. The thing ain't cheap, but, of c ... More >>
Because they were more interested in playing poker with Phil Hellmuth--who I once told to "shut the fuck up, seriously," which makes me the 482nd person to do that last year alone--than beating the Mavericks. At least, that's the impression The Poker Brat gives in this piece appearing today in the L ... More >>
Dan Michalski/Pokerati.com In the "Really, That Did Not Happen" Department, Observer art director Mike Simmons stares down 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer. If you happen to see 2004 World Series of Poker main event champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer around town this week, you'll probably be tempted to ask ... More >>
Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan show poker's Aces and Kings
Poker and Monday Night Football go hand in hand at Firewater
Poker's crybaby's had his share of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws
Clonie Gowen, Dallas-based poker maven
Free poker tournaments at The Lodge
Plus: Lush Ladies; Kill Your Tv
David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough
Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?
You gotta know when to hold ’em
More square than Rounders, our columnist finds new friends who'll take his poker money
We've become a poker nation, so deal me in
Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX