Before the Dallas Plan Commission got to what is almost certainly the most controversial matter it has ever deliberated on -- whether and how the city should drill for natural gas -- it spent more than an hour on the positioning of a wooden fence and a gazebo in relation to the street in a neighborh ... More >>
The debate over Ursuline's soccer field jumped the shark a dozen years ago when an outcry from the school's Preston Hollow neighbors convinced the City Council to reject the school's request to install lights. The defeat sent Ursuline back to the drawing board. Last May, it unveiled a new, more mode ... More >>
This past Friday amidst the mansions of Preston Hollow, Steven Stodghill (you might have heard of the burger named after the prominent lawyer at The Porch) hosted one heck of a party to mark the release of Daniel Vaughn's new book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat. Justin and Diane Fortune brought smoked ... More >>
Downtown's new Mexican joint plays it safe and dull.
My excitement for Meso Maya quickly withered after dining at the restaurant two times. The food isn't bad. In fact, some of it is quite good. What's disappointing is what's left on the table when multiple locations of the same restaurant open in one city. It's boring. See also: - Meso Maya Misses T ... More >>
There's a big Associated Press story making the rounds now, based on work at MIT and elsewhere, all about the permanent loss of many high and better paid jobs like meter reader and travel agent, gone forever because those posts have been filled by robots and software. Good jobs are gone forever and ... More >>
Yesterday was the deadline for state and local candidates to report their fundraising totals for the last six months of 2012, which meant a flurry of last-minute clicks on the City Secretary's website. The reported figures first real glimpse at candidates' fundraising prowess and a suggestion of whi ... More >>
Owners Maria and Roberto Velasquez started with a taco cart. Now they're in Preston Hollow.
Christmas is just eight days away, so people are rushing to get last-minute gifts. iPhones are always popular, and one can never go wrong with cash. Of course, everything's so much cheaper when you just take it, as demonstrated by this weekend's police calls. Even Santa got in on the action. Saturd ... More >>
Last Friday Spoon announced a November 9 opening date. John Tesar's latest fine dining experience is one of three high-profile restaurant openings in Dallas this fall, including FT-33 and Stampede 66. A website is up and even though Open Table is accepting reservations as early as Wednesday, Novemb ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 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. I may never find another cochinita pibil dish as good as the one I had in Austin, but ... More >>
Last December, with Texas in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record and with lake levels dropping to worrying lows, the city of Dallas implemented Stage 1 water restrictions, meaning residents and businesses could only drench their grass twice per week. Even as North Texas was emerging fro ... More >>
Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, a 22-year-old Saudi national and former Texas Tech student, was convicted in federal court today of plotting to acquire a weapon of mass destruction and blow up home of former President George W. Bush, among other targets. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney' ... More >>
In case you haven't been paying attention, the race for the 33rd Congressional District is still a pissing match likely to end up in a runoff between between Domingo Garcia and Marc Veasey for the Democratic nomination. A quick recap: Garcia called big SUVs un-American, which led Veasey to proclai ... More >>
Oak Cliff's newest burger house is still searching for its identity
Central MarketCentral Market announced today that its new store, at Preston and Royal in the old Borders location, will open on Wednesday, February 15 at 8 a.m. This will be the ninth store in the Texas-based chain. CM's serpentine-flow, European-style layout and bountiful selection of produc ... More >>
A while back Wilonsky told you that El Fenix honcho Mike Karns and the Firebird Restaurant Group LLC were gobbling up the old Luna's Tortilla factory. Conventional wisdom was that another El Fenix outpost would slide into the spot, but it turns out Karns has another concept in mind for the s ... More >>
Click to enlarge this look-see from this afternoon's council briefingA couple of months back the council's Economic Development Committee got a look at Dallas's workforce and jobs courtesy the Office of Economic Development, which asked: Does the city have the "wrong workforce or the wrong jobs?" ... More >>
Princi Italia tries to please everyone and ends up pleasing -- everyone but us, it seems.
Oh, Dough. I wanted to love you, but something wasn't quite right. After splitting two apps and two pizzas between three people, and leaving a bloated, tired shell of my former self, I started thinking about Neapolitan pizza. The Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) has been certifying pizzerias fo ... More >>
No doubt you've at least heard about KTVT-Channel 11's story that aired last night, in which the CBS owned-and-operated reported that a homeless man from Mexico made it past those security gates and all the way to George W. Bush's front door. Said Channel 11, which has since yanked the piece from ... More >>
My friend, Song Wii, owns Sushi Star Restaurant in Preston Hollow. I worry about him. Having watched my father work 12 hours a day behind a hot wok for years, I understand too well the pressures of running a restaurant. Unless impending bankruptcy or a natural disaster forces a restaurant to ... More >>
The New York Times has just posted a tribute to the Preston Hollow manse Philip Johnson designed in the early 1960s for Henry and Patricia Beck -- which, for those interested in a lengthy history-of, is prominently featured in the book Philip Johnson & Texas by Frank Welch. Patty put the plac ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThis cheesecake dreamed of L.A. every minute it spent baking in Lewisville.The first one showed up around 6 a.m. Sunday, and by noon the line stretched down Travis Street and into the Sur La Table parking lot: hundreds of homemakers, grillmasters and amateur chefs waiting ... More >>
Courtesy Elliott's HardwareVanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales has a lengthy "Web exclusive" about the post-presidency of George W. Bush -- specifically, how he's looking to "reshape his legacy," both alone and with the assist of former White House colleagues. From Bush's March 17 speech ... More >>
What's a white liberal to do?
If citywide planning means more apartments and strip retail, let's not plan
Stuck in Squalor Numbers Racket Sex Crime Myths
Plano group wants FCC to get a handle on breasts
A nasty neighborhood battle is brewing between McMansion-dwellers and self-righteous homeowners in the M Streets
It's time for the wealthy to pay their fair share
Hunky's serves up a great burger--hot buns, too
A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers