• Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Newcomer Chef Brooke Egger's First Four Dallas Dining Destinations

    Moving across the country to take an executive chef position at one of the country's only permanent pop-up restaurants doesn't exactly leave a lot of time for leisure. When chef Brooke Egger of Kitchen LTO made the trek from California to Texas, she had no idea what to expect about the city, its din ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Redflex, DFW's Favorite Red Light Camera Company, Is Accused of Passing Bribes in Texas

    For the past year Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., one of the two big players in the red-light camera industry, has been embroiled in a bribery scandal in Chicago. The company, according to news reports, treated a senior transportation official to lavish vacations and had an unusually close relationsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Denton's Snarky Puppy Won a Grammy Last Night: Watch Their Acceptance Speech

    The Grammys were last night. Maybe you heard about how the machines are taking over or the flying hair of Taylor Swift. But the most interesting part of the Grammys is everything that happens outside the five or ten most popular categories. Because that's where people who don't already hog the cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Get Outta Here, Congressman Steve Stockman, You Zany Guy You

    Buzz wants to give a big shout-out and thanks to The Washington Times, the super-conservative other paper in D.C., for clearing up a misconception many people have about Tea Partying Congressman Steve Stockman, who recently announced that he'll challenge Senator John Cornyn in next year's GOP primar ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2013

    The 50 Most Interesting Restaurants in Dallas

    Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Five Places to Celebrate Tomorrow's Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

    I know you were planning on taking it easy the next few weeks. Thanksgiving in only a month away, and the gustatory excess always starts a few weeks early. Buttery baked goods, excess alcohol, sausage, gravy and the inability to say no to anything (unless it's green beans (unless they're covered in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 37: Babe's

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Your 2013 Dallas Restaurants Bucket List

    Moving is a strange thing. Flashy and exciting visualizations of the road ahead overstimulate, while a library of warm memories prompts longing as you realize you will never have those experiences in the same way again. Sure, you can buy a plane ticket and revisit plenty of them, but those experienc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Five of the Best Fried Chicken Dishes in Dallas

    When Buddha said life is suffering and suffering was the path to nirvana, I'm pretty sure he was talking about fried chicken. Think about it. Eat your way through this list and you will undoubtedly suffer. But you'll also experience moments of bliss that transcend the discomfort. Enlightenment in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Tripping On Babe's Chicken-Fried Steak

    Well, I finally made it to Babe's. What kind of food critic lives in Dallas for nearly two years and doesn't check out the chicken fried steak blessed by Sam Sifton himself? I didn't stop by the Roanoke location like the former New York Times food critic recommended, but I did follow his direction t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids: "We Were Doing it Just to Get Some Beer and Meet Chicks"

    Back in the mid '80s, you couldn't find a more fun experience than catching Southern Culture on the Skids. Rick Miller's psychobilly/surf rock creation could turn even the most modest of crowds into a seething, food throwing collection of fools that seemed to feed on the music's trailer park charm. ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Watch Airplane Crash Into SUV As it Lands at Denton County Airport

    William Davis is just learning to fly an airplane, so his wife was filming as he brought a 2005 Cessna Skyhawk in for a landing Saturday at Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke, Texas. Then, an SUV drove in his way. He hit it, the plane crashed, and you can see it all on the video above, courtesy o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Chef Jason Boso Closes Cowboy Chow and Reopens as Tacos & Avocados in Roanoke

    Chef Jason Boso of Twisted Root fame has shuttered Cowboy Chow out in Roanoke and opened a new concept in its place called Tacos & Avocados. Boso spent 50 grand giving the place a makeover and is bringing a touch of Dallas to the country with art from Brian Gibb's gallery in Deep Ellum, the Publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Twisted Root's Jason Boso to Open Up a New Taco Spot

    Jason Boso, the owner of the growing Twisted Root burger chain just announced he's taking the taco business for a test drive. Boso is closing his Cowboy Kitchen location in Roanoke for a few weeks to renovate and re-brand the space. When he's done Tacos and Avocados (101 South Oak Street) will open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Pam Chittenden Is Raising the Bar on Bar Food

    Pam Chittenden has served up dishes to North Texas for almost 30 years. In the last 10 years or so, she's offered her culinary talents to some of Denton's local taverns, and added a mix of cheap beer and four-star meals. Those meals, which are known as either Guerrilla Cafe or Pamfood, started in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Morning News and John Cornyn: A Match Made in Fantasyland

    An "op-ed" page in a newspaper -- the page opposite the editorials -- is supposed to be a kind of village square for diverse voices, but does that mean it should be a billboard for lies? The case in point today would be the op ed page of The Dallas Morning News, given over to an especially sleazy pi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Thar She Blows: A Great Idea Rises at City Hall. Fetch the Harpoons.

    Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Good Friday: Eisley Returns To Dallas, Plus The Rest of This Weekend's Shows

    Eisley plays Granada Theater on Saturday​It's not the strongest weekend we've seen here lately, but there are still some worthwhile shows to get out and see. Namely, Eisley, who'll perform at the Granada Theater along with their kid sister, Christie DuPree, and The Narrative. This will be their fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Five CSAs That Aren't Just For Earth Day

    ​Earth Day is this week's cause celebre. Everyone from food trucks and arts institutions to television networks and giants of industry has jumped on the green bandwagon. Come Monday, many will have forgotten the simple message of how each of us can do our part to protect our planet. One method ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    "Regionalism" Just Means Dallas is Going to Get Drilled When It Comes to Fracking

    ​So-called regionalism is a rip-off, a scam and a hoax designed to neuter cities and sell them down the river to the damned suburbs. A few weeks from now the Dallas City Council will take up the issue of fracking, the kind of natural gas drilling in which drillers pump millions of gallons of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Chef Daniele Puleo on Surfing Trends
    While Staying True to Heart

    Daniele Puleo​Chef Daniele Puleo and his fiancée are having dinner when we arrive at Daniele Osteria. When I called to let him know we're stuck in traffic, he tells me to take my time. "We'll go ahead and order," he says. I don't know who he's talking about at the time. But I am nervous to di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Great Deep-Frying Minds Think Alike: Twisted Root Debuts Fried Pop Tarts

    Sara KerensThis is how Isaac Rousso fries Pop-Tarts​Deep-fried Pop-Tarts are now available to eaters who don't want to splurge on a State Fair of Texas ticket -- if they're willing to settle for Chef Jason Boso's version of the treat. Boso, executive chef of Twisted Root Burger Co. and Cowboy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    U.S. Attorney Sends Word of 19, Most Locals, Indicted For "Massive Cybercrime Conspiracy"

    ​After the jump, in its entirety, is a release we just received that offers sketchy details involving 19 people -- most of them locals -- who were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for their involvement in what the U.S. Attorney's Office calls a "massive cybercrime conspiracy." We will fo ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Revolving Doors: A Howling October

    ​Seems there's always much ado about little in the restaurant news. So it was in October: Lazare became Lemon Bar and will, most likely, become something else before long. Ten 15 Elm (or 1015 Elm, I was never sure) decided to call itself Thrive instead. The ballyhooed Jean-Michel's, coming to down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Hash Over: Bonus Jack Is Back, A New Cowboy Chow, Pluckers To Burn Good Morning Texas And More

    The Bonus Jack of fantasy...​Jack In The Box has reintroduced the Bonus Jack burger, which is a sandwich made of two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese and pickles on a triple-decker bun. For some reason, that ingredient listing is prompting a serious case of deja vu. Where in the world ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Mike Davis

    Davis is kinda like Richard Petty or the New York Yankees, at least in the world of competitive barbecue.Since he began working the pit in 1994, this Marietta, Oklahoma, native has claimed 66 grand champion titles, including last year's World BBQ Cook Off in Munich. He's even featured on the cover o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Former Dallas Cowboy Terry Glenn Arrested in Irving on Multiple Charges

    His health in question, Terry Glenn is out of football. His personal life in turmoil, Terry Glenn is out of jail. For now. According to Irving police, Glenn, the Dallas Cowboys' leading receiver in 2005 and an integral part of their 2006 playoff team, was arrested at a hotel last week on charges of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Beating A Dead Mustang

    WFAA-Channel 8 Sorry to disappoint, but I’m talking about this deceased equine, not that one. As I wrote in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, Dale Hansen’s role in the 1980s SMU pay-for-play scandal made him more pariah than Peruna. He broke the story, which, coupled with the death o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Lord of the Pings

    This is the Byron Nelson most of us never knew--the young, strapping champ on his way to becoming the legend with whom we were all familiar. There's plenty of other news in the sports world than what Terrell Owens was or wasn't trying to do 36 hours ago, though you wouldn't know it from today's Dall ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    Come Home

    A family dysfunction

  • Dining

    July 15, 2004

    The Sweaty Hereafter

    Pandora to open in Purgatory

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Greasing the Wheels

    How Texas Motor Speedway got Denton County to pay for a freeway exit to nowhereexcept, that is, to the speedway

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fried Chicken

    Bubba's Cooks Country

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Road Warrior

    Texas Motor Speedway needed property to build a road. Someone forgot to tell the landowner.

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Unlocking the Gong

    A group of Falun Gong, the outlawed Chinese spiritual movement, travel from Dallas to D.C. on an urgent rescue mission, sending out righteous thoughts and cultivating Xing Xing along the way

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Check out the, uh, interesting artwork on Lift to Experience's debut album

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Butthole is back

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Red, red whine

    Red Onion Bistro is not so layered

  • Dining

    March 12, 1998

    Grub at earth's end

    A stop at The Classic Cafe means eating well where the highway ends

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Less than a stranger

    She said it was abuse. He said it was manipulation. By the time a Denton court got through with this messy custody battle, a good mother would lose her kids forever.

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Cat Fight

    When a couple of wealthy benefactors took on the founder of the Texas Exotic Feline Foundation, they found themselves in a cat fight

  • Culture

    September 21, 1995

    Big men, big houses

    For one sports star, home is where the bowling alley is