Hungry for crawfish? It's gonna be a while.
Timing has never been kind to me. So it was just my usual temporal bad luck that Rice and Wheat opened its doors for business last Thursday. After seven years of living next to the building that now houses this new Vietnamese/Thai/Sushi restaurant, I am bidding adieu not only to the Maple-Medical Di ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
In honor of the supposed impending apocalypse, we reached out to DJ/musician Wanz Dover and asked for his ideal apoca-mix. Says Dover: "I went kind of cinematic with my end-of-the-world mix, complete with epic love story at the end of the world." And it's a pretty great mix, featuring This Heat, O ... More >>
Khanh Nguyen had a successful career as a local attorney when he decided to take a little time off, a sabbatical of sorts, between projects. During that time, he immersed himself in traditional Vietnamese cooking, spending months trying to perfect various recipes, mainly concentrating on pho, which ... More >>
Chef Braden Wages of Malai Thai in the West Village is originally from upstate New York. He and his wife, Yasmin, who is from Weatherfod, met while in school at Cornell. Running a restaurant was a long-term dream for both of them. But the concept for that place was based on a what sounds like an epi ... More >>
The winners of our second annual art awards delve into the past and personal loss to bring new visions to Dallas
Last minute invitations often result in accidental food discoveries. Last night a friend asked me to join her for dinner, which turned out to be the "soft opening" of a new restaurant in her downtown neighborhood. As City of Ate reported back in January, the creator of Steel is bringing a Vi ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangThree years have gone by since Saigon Block first opened to mass crowds, and although the hysteria has died down, it continues to be a must-go destination for fans of the restaurant's two most popular dishes: the indulgent seven courses of beef and the beastly baked whole ... More >>
As much as we hate to admit it, technically, the Super Bowl is being held in Arlington. So in honor of the big game in the little city west of us, here's a list of some Asian eateries to visit in Arlington. For banh mi: This is a toss up. Most locals are loyal to Ba Le on Browning. Indeed, ... More >>
It was dark and cold yesterday morning when I biked past the empty storefront alongside Press Box Grill, so I elected not to check out the brand new permits posted in the window. But D Magazine's Tim Rogers is obviously a better -- or at least warmer -- cycling newshound than I am, since he s ... More >>
I recently had occasion to look up a menu from a town where I used to live, and was startled by how ostentatiously it flaunted the region's culinary biases. The menu was so obviously issued by a restaurant in this particular town that I'm pretty sure I could pick it out of a line-up of 100 me ... More >>
Andrea Nguyen's presentation at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium this weekend was bound to be a bit contentious, as the award-winning cookbook author was slated to explain to a roomful of proud Southern eaters and cooks that the Vietnamese crawfish tradition rightly belongs to Califor ... More >>
All photos by Kristy YangAt the Food Court in ThailandI've been away for the past few weeks tending to some family stuff in Asia and have been a tad too busy to do any blogging. I'm sure the editor's ulcer will be relieved to know that I'm back now with my one measly post a week. While away, ... More >>
Photos by Kristy YangSoup at Saigon KitchenIs it safe to come out? Someone's writing sure did bring about a lot of ire last week, but I've always felt food, like puppies and babies, is a unifier not a divider. So let's get started again. Like many food finding expeditions I've had in the past w ... More >>
Last week we put the biscuit in the basket with this rare look back at the Dallas Texans, our first pro hockey team. Which is why Friend of Unfair Park PeterK sends this latest look back at yet another beloved golden oldie on the auction block: the Dallas Tornado, three members of which -- from l ... More >>
My affair with our I-45 rival can be best described as a love/hate relationship, heavy on the hate. Past trips I've made to Houston consistently involved cursed adventures and unlucky mishaps with scars--yes actual scars--to prove it. From the time a two inch nail left a lifelong mark in my ad ... More >>
Pho Hung, Ho Chi Minh City.In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area. This time, we wrap up our excursion through Vietnam. Next week, we ... More >>
In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area.As a little Vietnamese kid in a primarily white world, I never thought these three letters wou ... More >>
Despite drinking enough syrup to kill a small horse, Lil Wayne is actually quite calculated
Tuesday, June 17, at House of Blues
There were tons of people at the Billy Joel show. Unfortunately, we sat behind them all. (Merritt Martin)Billy Joel December 4, 2007 American Airlines Center Better Than: Seeing Movin’ Out. My best friend has loved Billy Joel since approximately the age of 3. She even has a small bust of Joel ... More >>
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates five years
Alessio's is Euro-friendly
Our restaurant critic travels to China to unravel the riddle: Why can't Dallas do Chinese?
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Tragic, so it must be good
Dallas dining is largely controlled by men. Seven women are trying to change that.
Love it or hate it, few will be able to look away from Phillip Noyce's provocative Greene adaptation
Pacing, lengthiness slow down Green Dragon
Followers of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese sect with frail tendrils in Dallas, say their time has come to spread the word. Just ask Victor Hugo.
Vertical Ray brightly illuminates Vietnamese family life
Together is a bittersweet look at '70s commune life in Sweden
The Vietnamese son of a black American soldier faces a long trip "home"
The twain date and mate at a Fort Worth dating service
How many silly story lines can one movie hold? Fewer, clearly, than Catfish stuffs in.
Steel feel; Web wine unsnarled?
Tony Bui shows a country looking to regain its identity
In Dallas' cantinas, where the company of pretty young meseras is doled out by the drink, a killer lurks
In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter
Delight is in the details at Saigon Bistro
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.
Saigon Savour brings a rich Western touch to Vietnamese