Today the Asador in the Renaissance Hotel announced the arrival of new executive chef Brad Phillips. Phillips has worked his way up the chain of chef Dean Max's restaurants, including 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and, most recently, the Brasserie in Grand Cayman, where he mixed produce ... More >>
Are the food and beverage holidays getting old? Does it feel forced sometimes? For the most part, it seems we all benefit. Free pie, chicken-fried steak and now free tequila shots. No harm in that, right? Well today, July 24, is National Tequila Day. La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff is giving out free s ... More >>
Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Chef David Trubenbach got his first job at an IHOP when he was 17 as a way to save money for a car. However, it turned out to be the beginning of culinary career. After high school he enrolled at Johnson and Wales and from there moved to Orlando, Florida, whe ... More >>
With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>
Can a restaurant in a hotel lobby make its mark?
It may not feel like it today, but spring is officially here, but that's not the only change we saw in March. Restaurants and bars looking to capitalize on patio grazers opened their doors, most notably the Katy Trail Ice House, which received lots of buzz during its soft opening last month. ... More >>
Dean James Max, a James Beard nominee who was crowned "King of American Seafood" at this year's Great American Seafood Cook-off and earned our sister paper's endorsement as the "Best Chef in South Florida", is developing his first Dallas restaurant. The not-yet-named restaurant is scheduled ... More >>
The in-box is filling up with NBA All-Star Weekend party announcements -- no actual invites, though, which is just as well, as that's the weekend I'm planning a spiritual retreat or a lost weekend of drinking, either/or. The most recent: a three-day "epic extravaganza" spread out at the Ghostbar ... More >>
Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.
How the library could affect the ledger
Alice Walker opens her heart
After his younger brother died of AIDS, Joseluis Partida dedicated his life to warning people about the disease. But the politics of being gay and Hispanic made it tougher than he ever imagined.
October 22 - 28, 1998