• Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Samson's Hot Dogs "Wants You to Show Them You Weenie" (Sic) (Sick)

    When you receive a press release that says, in all caps, "SAMSON'S WANTS YOU TO SHOW THEM YOU WEENIE," you simply cannot look away. It's not just the all caps, it's the "YOU WEENIE" part that really interests me. Was it the fear of using the wrong "your" in this piece that drove the artist to avoid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Five of Dallas' Best Breakfast Tacos

    All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. Check back for more interviews, essays and maybe a list or two. Or maybe four?Ah, breakfast tacos. They look so easy, right? Scrambled eggs are one of the first foods every kid learns to cook, just after he's mastered the ability to toast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    The State Fair's 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards Were Sad, So Let's Please Change Them

    I love the State Fair of Texas. I also love fried things. Which means I have a deep, undying love for the Big Tex Choice Awards. And for the last few years, I've been so excited to go to the competition to get a chance to try all the new fried ridiculousness. This year was different. None of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Congressman Steve Stockman Files Bill to Protect Kids Wielding Gun-Shaped Baked Goods

    Since Congress started wrestling with stricter gun control laws early this year, school officials around the country have been on edge about how to handle threats of violence from students. There have been a lot of draconian responses in the last few months. In one case, a eighth-grader in West Virg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Dallas Beer Kitchen Opens Tonight With 30 Beers on Tap, Big Lebowski Burgers and Pop Tarts

    The new craft beer-inspired restaurant, Dallas Beer Kitchen, opens at 4 p.m. today at 1802 Greenville Ave. Joe Scribner and Bryan Kaeser, who run a blog called Best Damn Things, have been carefully crafting this spot, which will have 30 beers on tap. The duo plan to marry craft beer, comfort food a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Great Deep-Frying Minds Think Alike: Twisted Root Debuts Fried Pop Tarts

    Sara KerensThis is how Isaac Rousso fries Pop-Tarts​Deep-fried Pop-Tarts are now available to eaters who don't want to splurge on a State Fair of Texas ticket -- if they're willing to settle for Chef Jason Boso's version of the treat. Boso, executive chef of Twisted Root Burger Co. and Cowboy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    School Lunches: How Can Something That Taste Like One be so Hard to Make?

    Low-sodium sauces​Editor's note: Apparently, feeding kids is a lot more complicated than tossing them a box of Pop-Tarts and a 3-liter jug of root beer. Who knew? For the breeders among you readers, here's a wrap-up of newsy, nutritional items Hanna shipped in from the School Nutrition Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Top 10 Foods We Really Miss

    ​How long has the Hershey's bar occupied grocery shelves? It's just a sheath of inferior chocolate, but you can pick one up just about anywhere. Meanwhile, far more interesting treats disappear from the shelves.The way we eat and our taste in foods is subject to whims, nudged by marketing campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    10 Questions: Michael Weinstein

    About a year ago he came up with the idea for a line of all natural salsas, often using fruit. It happened by accident, but now Dread Head Chef products--including dessert chips--fills shelves at Green Spot and Jimmy's Food Store.Not bad for a brand new company. Of course, Weinstein had a head start ... More >>

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    July 28, 2005
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    August 5, 2004

    Variety Pack

    As seen on TV: American Idols Live!

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    March 13, 2003


    Stoveside with D's homeskillet

  • Culture

    May 30, 2002

    Speed Kills

    Ground Zero Theater just says yes to a dark and funny play about druggies