• Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Live Blog: Winter Storm Cleon Is Coming For All Of Us

    Welcome to the Winter Storm Cleon live blog, where will be constantly updating you about a storm that is potentially the apocalypse, another damp squib, or somewhere in between the two. As you are no doubt aware, the Weather Channel's harbinger of sky death, Jim Cantore, is on the ground in Dallas. ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: Andre Natera on Favorite Cookbooks, Food Shame and Ketchup Flavored Pringles?

    In this new feature, each week (or thereabout) we'll ask a local chef three burning questions about their favorite culinary reads, food shames and greatest (or worst) meals. Today the new executive chef at Village Marquee, Andre Natera, tells us about an unfortunate queso incident and his love for W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    The Universal Food Shame Scale

    Damn. Eating that freezer burrito made you feel like an awful human being. But, exactly how awful? Wish there was a way to know exactly how much shame you should feel when you eat a horrible, awful food? Wish. Effing. Granted. Above is our very helpful, very scientific Universal Food Shame Scale: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    "I Am a Whore," and Other Things Anthony Bourdain Said in Dallas Last Night

    ​Not even Game 6 of the World Series could keep local food fetishists from getting their Anthony Bourdain fix last night. The author-speaker-cook-TV-host-and-more took the Majestic stage to a nearly packed house last night, for a talk and Q and A sponsored by City of Ate. (Read my interview wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Before Anthony Bourdain Visits Dallas, He Chats with City of Ate About Bad Food Critics and Evil Truffle Oil

    ​Anthony Bourdain comes to Dallas this Thursday, visiting the Majestic Theater to share what will no doubt be candid and curse-filled insights into his life's work, travels and food. Since City of Ate is sponsoring the event, I spoke to Bourdain recently, asking about his new show, the food sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Remembrance of Blizzard Meals Past

    Snowy, sleety weather calls for cassoulets and shepherd's pies. But unless you've already stocked your pantry, it's unlikely you'll be able to throw together an impromptu blizzard menu: Risking the streets to buy a duck leg seems silly, which is why perfectly good stay-at-home, cooking days end up w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Dude Food: Zaguan

    Tequenos.​Zaguan2604 Oak Lawn Ave.214-219-8393Dude Factor: 7, or Devendra Banhart, on a scale of 1 (Devendra Banhart, NSFW version) , to 10 (Devendra Banhart, circa 2008--way to go, dude, way to go).Granted, Zaguan is definitely not the first place that comes to mind when most people think of "Dud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Pairing Off: Most Graphic Moments Of The Second Quarter

    Once again we pause to reflect upon the previous three months, in which we paired wine with Cheez Its, nachos from 7-Eleven, frozen taquitos and other delicacies.Twice during this span we encountered nearly inedible items. But not once did our intrepid graphic artist, Patrick Michels, flinch. Not ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Pairing Off: Pringles

    Patrick MichelsWhen these things hit the market sometime back before disco--maybe even before streaking--Pringles canisters told a whole creation story: how machines shredded potatoes into a near liquid paste, reconstituted this mass into wavy wafers and such. It was all very appetizing.The process, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Food For Thought 6.2.09

    "While in many respects [Pringles] are different from potato crisps and so they are near the borderline, they are sufficiently similar to satisfy that test." (Britain's Value Added Tax and Duties Tribunal, presenting their case that Pringles are indeed potato chips. Procter & Gamble UK, makers o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

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  • Culture

    March 8, 2007

    Without a Hitch

    Dyed, fried and double-wide, Trailer Park Musical rolls dirty; Jukebox rocks