• Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    The Battle for Preston Hollow's Soul

    Luke Crosland stands at the window of his seventh-floor office and looks out across Preston Center. In the foreground, a tangle of luxury SUVs battle for access to a shabby, two-story parking garage that seems to deteriorate before his eyes. The garage is ringed by a jumble of aging retail strips th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Snap Kitchen Keeps Invading Dallas

    Snap Kitchen has been slowly invading Dallas since this summer, opening its first location in Uptown and then opening three more around the city since. Another location is planned for Fitzhugh. The latest location to open is on the corner of Preston and Royal, in the same shopping center and Royal C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Mark Cuban Wants to Turn Several Preston Hollow Estates into Office Buildings

    Last we checked, Mark Cuban was in "no rush to do anything" with the block of five estates he's bought up over the past quarter century behind Ebby Halliday's little white house at Preston and Northwest Highway. But something's changed in the past eight months. In September, Cuban closed on a sixth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    A Brief Primer on Why Preston Center Sucks

    Anyone who's attempted to navigate the intersection of Preston and Northwest Highway at rush hour will have had ample opportunity while sitting through multiple cycles of the stop light to contemplate one of North Dallas' most enduring paradoxes. Here, at the spot where the Park Cities and Preston H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    A Woman's View of Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks, nestled at Gaylord and Preston in Frisco, is a place I have driven past hundreds of times -- it stands between me and my beloved local Starbucks -- but whose threshold I have never breached. I decided to go, and to report back, in case a fellow woman is ever faced with entering such a pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Pera Wine & Tapas Is Open in North Dallas, Makes Really Nice Use of an Old Taco Bueno

    Ah, yes, Taco Bueno buildings. Such distinct architecture, so difficult to mask. But dammit if Habip Kargin, chef and owner of Pera Wine and Tapas, hasn't tried. This particular former Taco Bueno, near the corner of Belt Line and Preston, has been reincarnated several times over the years. It's been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    So Why's Mark Cuban Buying Up Lots at Preston and Northwest Highway?

    There's a lot of buzz right now in Preston Hollow over a plan to redevelop the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, currently home to an oddly dumpy apartment complex and rows of considerably less-dumpy town homes, into a few hundred luxury apartments. Most of it is negative. "Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Walk in Dallas

    You're speeding out of work with a cell phone in one hand and can of Coke between your knees, trying to make it home before the Chihuahua you keep locked inside all day shits the carpet again, when suddenly, one of those small, panicked dots appears in the distance, in the middle of the road. "Why i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Dude, Sweet Chocolate Opens New Location in Preston Center and Fort Worth Next Week

    Dude, Sweet Chocolate has just opened a second location at 8304 Preston Center Plaza Drive, between Taco Diner and R&D Kitchen. And another spot is set to open next week at 2925 Crockett (just south of Seventh, near Fireside Pies) in Town of the Cow. Prior to becoming a chocolate-dealer, Dude Kath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Bowery Opens, Screen Door Closes and More From a Very Busy July

    Another very busy month has come and gone, and with it several Dallas restaurants have opened while others have closed their doors for good. Read on for the full list and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at Opening ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012

    The Rise of Dallas' New Pioneers

    And the fall of everything Schutze wastes his time bitching about.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Houston-based Becks Prime to Open at Forest and Preston Soon

    Houston-based Becks Prime Restaurant is opening its first Dallas location at 5931 Forest Lane (at Preston) soon. The Thrillist reports that pending the city's approval, the restaurant's cooks could be flipping burgers as soon as this week. The first Becks opened on Kirby Drive in Houston in1985, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza at India Chaat Cafe ... Say Whaat?

    The words "Desi-style pizza" beckoned me with a neon glow from the front window of India Chaat Café, a small, brightly lit restaurant tucked into a strip mall at Preston and Frankford. I walked in expecting Americanized, watered-down food, or maybe the Bollywood version of Pizza Hut, and was surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Tootie Gourmet Cafe Opens in Allen, Plus an Update on the Dallas Location

    Tootie Pie opened a new café in Allen last week. Which made me think, what's up with the location at Preston and Royal? It's still an empty shell. Randy Graybill, business development director at Tootie Pie Inc. down in Boerne, says they're still trying to work out some issues with the landlords ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Nando's Is Open at Preston and Royal

    Nando's opened a couple of weeks ago at the southwest corner of Preston and Royal (specifically, the opposite end of the strip from Gazebo Burgers where Le Rendezvous used to be). The chef is from the landmark Original Mexican Café in Galveston. At Nando's entry is a bar with a fancy chandelier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Tomato Pie Pizza Brings St. Louis-Style Pizza to Preston and Forest (Photos)

    Tomato Pie Pizza recently opened at 11661 Preston Road, on the southwest corner of Preston and Forest, just down the sidewalk from Panera Bread. Owner Ryan Noles relocated, along with a few family members, from the Midwest to test his St. Louis-style family-owned joint in the metroplex. The thin cru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Flip the Double-Bird to Swimsuit Season with Nosh's Croque-Monsieur

    Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Nosh Sandwich: The Croque-Monsieur ($11) Bread: Empire Baking brioche sliced thicker than pre-natal Jessica Simpson Toppings: Bayonne h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Fishing Around Lands a Keeper at Taco Taco

    This week, Cheap Bastard rolls the dice and finds she loves the crunchy fish taco (heh, heh, she said crunchy fish taco) at Taco Taco, 5954 Royal Lane, 214-750-4420.) Other diners in the restaurant besides me count: 0 Times I laughed when I realized that I recommend the crunchy fish taco: 2 When m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    If You Ever Wanted to Own Valley View Center, Well, Now's Your Big Chance

    ​The place: the north side of the George Allen Courts Building, below the overhang. The date: February 7. The time: between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.That's your invite to the foreclosure auction for Valley View Center, which, since August 2010, has been in the hands of LNR Partners out of Miami, who took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    A First Look at Meso Maya, the Latest Addition to Dallas' Actually-Mexican-Mex Scene

    Lauren Drewes DanielsCarne Asada at Meso Maya​Meso Maya, the new Mexican restaurant at Preston and Forrest, describes its food as an "adventure into the roots of regional Mexican food." Don't let that scare you off, though. No, the plates aren't covered in melted orange cheese, but I think we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Truckin' for Lunch With Ssahm BBQ And Other Mobile Eateries

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​It's hot out there -- especially in a cookin' truck. Let's show these kids some love today: Gandoflo's is in the Dallas Arts District at 2121 Pearl St. between Flora and Olive from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jack's ChowHound is at the Knox Place Building from 11 a.m. to 2: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    So, They're Chopping Up Valley View ...

    Click to embiggen the proposed divvying-up of Valley View Center per next week's plan commission agenda.​Rumors have long been circulating that something's up with Valley View Center. Not sure what, exactly; no one's returning calls (paging Greg Maloney). Even local commercial Realtors aren't exac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    At the Corner of Preston and Spring Valley Roads, What Remains of Mount Pisgah Baptist

    Photos by Jeffrey Liles​Mount Pisgah Baptist built its first church at the corner of what's now Preston and Spring Valley in the late 1800s; the structure that sits there now is a rebuild that dates back to 1945. But in 1981 the church bought property on Webb Chapel near Forest, a stone's throw fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Chick Fight: Popeye's vs. Pollo Campero

    Photo by Steven DoylePollo Campero takes the prize by a beak.​Toque to Toque has made strides this year, delving into various cultures and cuisines. Some of our favorites included the mussel challenge, the soup dumpling debacle and the souffle cook-off where we met a former president. A chef ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Dish Extra: Preston's

    Sara Kerens​Dish this week features colorful dishes of Preston's by Mark Stuertz. He pretty much enjoyed everything except the black cod. Too bad. The photo made us drool over our keyboards. Take a look at Sara Kerens photo coverage of Preston's in our slideshow.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Question Of The Week: Why Do Some People Scorn Chains Yet Rave About Mi Cocina, Houston's, Etc.?

    ​Sure, Houston's is better than, say, Applebee's or Red Lobster, but it's still a nationwide chain. And if you admit to dining at Mi Cocina or Taco Diner because of the quality of their cooking, you might also like Chili's.So what's going on? If we love one and hate another, doesn't that suggest t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Ladies in the Locker Room. With Coach Joe?

    ​So Coach Joe lures all these women into the locker room and then ... Actually, no, it's not a scene-setter for the most bizarre porn on the planet, it's Football 101 for Ladies. And it's not a bad idea. Not bad at all. The premise is that Joe Avezzano and his three Super Bowl rings know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    First Look: Roasters New York Deli

    ​Of all the perceived gaps in Dallas' huge, yet largely homogenous selection of restaurants, none has received such passionate attention as the absence of a true New York-style deli. Acceptable and even exceptional versions have come and gone, and one passable local deli-style restaurant is pack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Here And Gone

    Looking to hit some new restaurants this weekend? There are a few to choose from. And one you can cross off your list. Named for the sparkling wines of Spain, Cava Restaurant, in the old Les Rendezvous spot at Preston and Royal, uses olive oils, fresh seafood, plenty of vegetables and fruit for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Pairing Off: Big Mac

    Revisit your old grade school or the patch of neighborhood grass where you played football as a kid and you'll likely find the once-vast expanses, um, seriously shrunken.Maybe it's the workings of global warming. Or perhaps the earth contracts naturally as it spins through space--I don't know. But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    George & Laura Who? Ooooh, Right.

    Friends of Unfair Park I like to call "Mom" and "Dad" suggested this photo op on Meaders Lane, where, from the looks of our drive last night, damned near every house between Preston and Inwood Roads appears to have one of these signs planted in the front yard -- on purpose, even. They're branching o ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    Walk Away

    Jessi Klein's "Walk of Shame Shopping" article in Paper this month tells the women of New York City where to buy last-minute pre-work clothes after a night of shacking up. Why should the sexually satisfied ladies of Dallas not have a similar guide? First, for the unititiated: Shacking up: (n) Spend ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Rough Landing

    You'll need to make a couple of laps around Osaka's buffet table

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Martini

    Terilli's Restaurant and Bar

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2001

    New Year's Eve Guide

    Don't be caught at home when 2002 arrives

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best health food store (tie)

    Whole Foods Market & Roy's Natural Market

  • Dining

    December 31, 1998

    Let 'em eat loin

    1998 was a year of lusty carnivores, raw fish, and orgiastic indulgence

  • Dining

    July 9, 1998

    Is 'good for you' ever good?

    The 'clean food' at Preston's comes close

  • Dining

    May 14, 1998

    Heading south for dinner

    Americus spins Southern cuisine

  • News

    November 20, 1997
  • Dining

    June 20, 1996
  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Power Houses

    A celebrity home tour of Dallas' rich, famous--and all too often tasteless--movers and fakers

  • Dining

    May 16, 1996
  • Dining

    November 16, 1995
  • Dining

    November 17, 1994

    Out to pasture

    The Hungry Jockey--a North Dallas institution--fades in the stretch

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