Richard Gras is the sort of newish chef at Oak in the Design District. Gras grew up in Troy, New York, then earned his culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, where he also cut his teeth in some high-profile kitchens like Empire, which received one of Conde Nast Trave ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. The message that rolled into our inbox earlier this week was upbeat. A "juggernaut of marijuana bills" is rolling its way through ... More >>
Earlier this summer a bad plate of oysters at Acme F&B left a bad taste in my mouth. Poorly shucked oysters at Chesterfield left me feeling burned, too. At nicer restaurants, oysters from northern waters can run up to $3 a shell and when they aren't perfect they can be a big disappointment. A few ... More >>
Summerland TourSaturday, July 7, at Billy Bob's TexasThis tour consists of bands that have, at one time or another, annoyed the hell out of everyone in the Western world. The lineup -- all platinum selling artists -- consists of Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground.
Saturday, March 24, at Queen City Hall
Starring Stephan Pyles, John Tesar, Katherine Clapner, Kent Rathbun, Teiichi Sakurai and a dozen other local chefs.
Rhode Island's ramshackle band of rockers, Deer Tick, has been rather prolific since the release of 2007's War Elephant. That album that won fans with the literate, country rock stylings of lead singer and songwriter John McCauley III. It wasn't before everyone was ready to lather the stickiness of ... More >>
Tiferet Israel's kosher chili cook-off returns this weekend for the 18th year -- a milestone that's the Jewish timekeeping equivalent of a silver anniversary, thanks to Hebrew numerology -- with its biggest-ever field of contestants. Cook-off chairman Scott Janco reports 47 teams have regist ... More >>
A busy, busy Thursday evening tonight as the weekend cranks up a day early. SXSW crossover travel is certainly adding to our own scene's musical hustle and bustle...
It's not often that, when you call up a band for an interview, the conversation gets kicked off by the interview subject asking the interviewer what to do with a vegetable that "looks like an old lady's finger." And yet, when I recently caught up with Tokyo Police Club drummer Greg Alsop in advance ... More >>
Last year's Bro Fest poster.A little over a week ago now, we passed along the early-announced list of performers scheduled to play the 2011 version of Parade of Flesh's now-annual post-South by Southwest bash, Bro Fest, which this year will take place at Club Dada on Sunday, March 20. And, hell, ... More >>
It's another hopping musical Thursday evening around town with a show for just about everyone.
The official participant packet for the Association of Food Journalists' annual conference in Santa Fe this week includes a list of restaurant suggestions to supplement the included meals from more than a dozen local eateries. All of them specialize in chiles and blue corn. That makes sense, ... More >>
Dtrap via WikimediaAn Autocrat coffee milk.When we were just knee-high to a grasshopper, Granny and Mamaw would make us special drinks that made us feel like grown-ups. As the 'dults drank from the ever-ready pot of hot coffee, we'd get a tiny cup containing milk, sugar and really, just a splash ... More >>
The Low AnthemHailing from Providence, Rhode Island, the three members of The Low Anthem are all Ivy League-educated, classically trained musicians whose band is receiving a healthy critical and commercial buzz. The band's sophomore release, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, has drawn praise for its hig ... More >>
At least, that's the assessment from the brain trust behind Tina Brown's The Daily Beast, which has posted its list of America's Smartest Cities and put Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 48 ... out of 55. Commenters have taken issue with how the list was assembled (using such things as the percentage of r ... More >>
Fruit Bats, Death VesselThe LoftSeptember 1, 2009 Better than: Staying at home watching the Rangers sweep a double-header from the Blue Jays. With temperatures hanging blissfully in the upper 70s, the deck of The Loft was certainly a nice place to spend a Tuesday evening. The view was ... More >>
Ben Franklin and John Adams, possibly discussing where to go for booze, in 1776.In the musical 1776, Stephen "Old Grape and Guts" Hopkins bursts into the Continental Congress' meeting room each morning demanding rum before getting down to the day's business. Of course, there may have been some licen ... More >>
Weeks after completing its latest round of penny-saving layoffs, which were preceded by pay cuts and benefits trims, A.H. Belo this morning reported its first-quarter '09 results -- and they are significant. The publisher of The Dallas Morning News reports a first quarter net loss of $103.1 millio ... More >>
Belo Corp. -- the Dallas-based broadcaster that, of course, counts WFAA-Channel 8 among its 20 owned-and-operated TV stations around the country -- announced this morning that on April 30, it will release its first-quarter earnings. Bloomberg today reports it could be an especially interesting read ... More >>
Classic lineup is back together, and that's about all that remains the same
Cobbled together from better movies, Carell's latest is another miss
BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub
Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes
Friday, November 4, at Granada Theater
Hypermagic Mountain (Load)
More flamboyant than Liberace, Turbonegro has come to reclaim the States
"Big Steve" Shein ready to make his departure
DMN welcomes staff introspection
In light of recent nightclub tragedies, Gypsy Tea Room takes action
Are Belo stupid or are we spiteful? Yes.
Irene lets rubber-faced freak Carrey on one more time
The Farrelly brothers explore their soft sides by going Outside Providence
After learning how to do it herself, local harpist gets signed
Premiere of romantic comedy Fat Freddy's Blues disappoints