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  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    The Best Places in Dallas to Go When You're Stoned

    Texas may not be Colorado, but hell, that's never stopped us from being awesome. That's just kind of a rule of thumb for life in general, but it's particularly appropriate when it comes to, you know, marijuana. Getting high. Baked. Stoned. Keyed. Whatever the hell lingo you happen to prefer, point i ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Dallas, Trashed by Outside Magazine, Gets Last Word With Victorious, Eighth-Best City Ranking in Forbes Listicle

    When Outside magazine named Dallas the least outdoorsy city in America, as Eric reported this week, the insult felt personal. The magazine not only failed to notice local outdoorsy favorites like White Rock Lake and Klyde Warren Park, it also accused us all of wearing unfashionable "ten-gallon hats. ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Top Ten Places to Grab Grub and Catch a Concert in One Spot

    It's Friday night, and after leaving work a bit later than you had hoped to, battling the traffic to get home, and finally making out the door again to head out for a night of steam-blowing revelry, mapping a night out is often more daunting a task than you'd prefer. It's late to the point where vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Five Sixty Chef Patton Robertson Explains How Dallas' Dining Scene Keeps Turning

    The fancy spinning show 560 feet above Dallas just got a little fancier. Along with the new observation deck, GeO-Deck, the restaurant Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck also got a little facelift, including the opening of Cloud Nine, a casual daytime dining spot. The space, which is one level above the Ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    How Billy Bob's Remains a Texas Treasure for Die-Hards and Tourists Alike

    For anyone whose grown-up in the Metroplex, Billy Bob's Texas is as synonymous with this region as the Dallas Cowboys, Six Flags Over Texas or Reunion Tower are. Since opening in the equally iconic Ft. Worth Stockyards in 1981, the cavernous space has been the go-to spot for Country stars touring th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2012

    The Fans of Lights All Night: Photos from the Day One [UPDATED]

    Update January 1: Photos from night two are up. Right here. Man, seems like just a few minutes ago that we were telling you about the Spin Off at Artopia for Lights All Night, which would turn the Dallas Convention Center into a buffet of spinning DJs. Well, here we are. Lights All Night, which ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    The Dallas Observer 2011 MasterMind Awards

    The winners of our second annual art awards delve into the past and personal loss to bring new visions to Dallas

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2011
  • Dining

    July 14, 2011

    In-N-Out Vs. Whataburger: A Petty Patty Smackdown

    In the beef between Whataburger and In-N-Out fans, you win by not playing.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    From the '36 Centennial Expo to the JFK Assassination to the SMU Death Penalty, Hundreds of Short Moments and Memories

    ​Below, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK was wondering in the comments what newsreel footage of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition looked like. So he set off in search of some. And what he came back with last night was an extraordinary find -- a 42-clip collection consisting not only of short glimps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *There's probably some heart-over-head at work here, but I'm picking Rangers in 7. If Neftali Feliz doesn't blow a save and if the Rangers can avoid letting the Yankees' mystique force a mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    A New Model of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park ... This Time Done in LEGO! And: With Jedis!

    Click to embiggen this model of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park​Joanna Singleton, who handles PR for the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, was kind enough to send us this photo of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park fabricated, as you can see, out of LEGO bricks. (I like it better than the actual thing myself.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2010

    A Few Do's and Don'ts Learned During the 2010 Republican Party of Texas Convention

    Photos by Patrick Michels​Happy Sunday, Friends! While you were out having a nice, relaxing weekend full of neighbors and sun and beers and loveliness, I was at the 2010 Texas Republican Party Convention having a blast talking about 'Murka and stuff. It was a fun- and camo-filled two days, but I'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Lake, the View, the Burgers, the Beer: Livin' is Easy at Stan's Lakeview Taphouse & Grill

    ​In Downtown Dallas, Pegasus and Reunion Tower are the reigning icons. In Fort Worth, it's the Stockyards. Plano residents dote on their lovely restored downtown. The Colony has a lake. No, make that The Lake, as in Lake Lewisville, which dominates the vistas for miles around. In perfect spring w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Year/The Decade: Best Chefs

    ​Best is a matter of degrees, whether you're talking about the top chefs over the course of months or years.Certainly this city's kitchens are staffed with more than competent sorts: Brian Luscher, Jean-Marie Cadot, Marc Cassel, Joel Harloff, Graham Dodds...we could go on and on. So in defining ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Vacation Scorecard: Dallas v. Seattle

    Took this pic out my airplane window. I was not flying over Dallas.Spent the first half of my vacation in the Pacific northwest. Seattle, to be exact. I'd been there several times, covering Cowboys-Seahawks and Mavericks-Sonics after my initial trip in 1987 for, would you believe, Dallas ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    The Revolving Doors of Dallas: February

    Our monthly wrap-up of  restaurant openings and closings around Dallas. See what's been canned, what's new and what's sizzling on the back-burner in local restaurant news. Entered Nick & Sam's Grill: a casual spin-off of Nick & Sam's Steakhouse recently opened in Uptown. It replace ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
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    August 24, 2008

    Last Night: My Morning Jacket At Palladium Ballroom

    My Morning Jacket Palladium Ballroom Saturday, August 23, 2008 Better Than: Any show where MMJ just covers "Tyrone." The big news, is, at this point, old news, really. Yes, Erykah Badu performed with My Morning Jacket last night. Yes, it looked like this. Yes, it was a once-in-a-lifetime-type ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Where You Probably Will Not Find Fred Baron on October 23

    That'd be at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's 9th Clinical Team Conference, which kicks off on October 23 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas downtown. And, look, that's just a guess. We don't have access to the guy's datebook; could be the Dallas attorney already has his tickets (if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    DOMA XX: Best Funk/R&B Act Nominees

    With our DOMA ballot online and ripe for your votin', we figured we'd give you some help: a daily breakdown of each category's nominees. Best Funk/R&B Act Bobby Patterson Shibboleth Erykah Badu Carmen Rodgers Cas Haley So...Erykah Badu and the Pips? Maybe. But that doesn't mean Ms. Badu's competit ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

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    June 25, 2008
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    June 10, 2008

    Sure, They'll Raze Reunion. Only, the City Can't Afford the Wrecking Ball?

    Reunion Arena isn’t on the gallows just yet, but the hangman has reached the cell door. Today, the city council's Economic Development Committee unanimously passed a motion recommending City Manager Mary Suhm close the 28-year-old arena and generate a financing plan for the structure’s demolitio ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Cowboys' and Mavericks' Premature Evacuations Disappoint

    Early playoff exits have Big D disappointed, devastated and downright dysfunctional

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Norman Mailer Never Did Like Dallas

    Norman Mailer, the man who gave this chain of newspapers its name, died this morning of kidney failure at the age of 84. I had the good fortune to interview him on several occasions during his various visits to Dallas, first in 1991, when he came to promote his CIA novel Harlot's Ghost. I ran into h ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Choke On It

    North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    A DOMA Good Time

    Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Bobby ... Patterson! It will be slow going around Unfair Park HQ for a while, as we try to get the ringing out of our ears from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony at the Granada. Christ, what a special night -- and one for which we can take no credit. It bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Pictures of You (Or Someone You Like?)

    A beautiful duet: multi-Dallas Observer Music Award winner Sarah Jaffe and photographer Hal Samples A few more notes from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ... Throughout the day Hal Samples will be uploading to his store all the photos he snapped at last night's shindig. The proceeds from ... More >>

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    August 15, 2007

    The Awards Show That Took Us

    No one could do it better: Picnic of PPT, performing with Shibboleth at last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony As the fog lifts and the pounding dissipates, a few more things from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ... First off, yes, after the jump is a complete list of winners. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    DOMA Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

    We hear ya, kids, and next year, the only three bands allowed to be nominated for Dallas Observer Music Awards are Faux Fox, Record Hop and Nouns Group. (Speaking of the latter, "All My Daughters Are Named After Wars" is both the second-best song title in the world and the third-best local song of t ... More >>

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    November 29, 2006
  • Dining

    July 20, 2006

    Head East

    Alessio's is Euro-friendly

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2006

    Open Letter # 19328471

    To: The West End Historic District From: Andrea Grimes, Rick Kennedy and Matt Pulle, Dallas Observer staff writers Dear West End, Last night began fabulously at the Sixth Floor Museum with a Scotch tasting hosted by Chivas, at which Grimes re-re-affirmed her love for non-Chivas whiskys. Pulle, mean ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Don't Bet on It

    Your money, plus city council, plus gambling--it's enough to make your skin crawl

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006

    Building Dallas

    Big D could use a man like Gehry

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    June 30, 2005
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    June 23, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Game On

    And clothes off

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    Fete Feats

    What are the most unusual dining experiences in Dallas?

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Forgot About D.O.C.

    The D.O.C. is ready to take on the world. And he's bringing Dallas with him.

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Bad Breakup

    We knew it had to end. But not like this. Not without one last fling.

  • Calendar

    July 16, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 16 - 22, 1998