• Film

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    A First Look at Monkey King Noodle Co., Deep Ellum's New Late-Night Noodle Shop

    Thursday was an overcast, muggy day in Dallas, probably not the ideal day to order a bowl of warm, soupy noodles. But the promise of a good, hand-pulled noodle and a dumpling or two lured me and a few friends into Monkey King Noodle Co., Deep Ellum's new late-night Chinese food haunt. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Monkey King Noodle Co., a New Noodle and Dumpling Spot, is Open in Deep Ellum

    Deep Ellum has an interesting new restaurant: Monkey King Noodle Co. has taken over and transformed the stand-alone building at 3014 Main Street that use to house Santiago's. Andrew Chen is the "noodle master" and chef of this new spot, and he says they're already rolling into soft-opening phase ("s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    At the Purple Onion, a Universal Question: Who Needs a Plate When You Have a Skillet?

    This week, the Cheap Bastard eats at the Purple Onion, 1838 Irving Blvd., 214-747-0101. The place has a picture of a Viking on the wall, yet she neglects to make any Spam-Spam-Spam jokes. That's it, then. Alice is out of the audio-video club. Number of pictures on the wall of guys in Viking helmets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Getting Thirsty? Then Pour Yourself a Sneak Peek of 7-Eleven's Game Day Beer.

    ​It must be follow-up Monday -- because, in a moment, a peek at the new-and-improved corner of Elm and Harwood. But first, regarding Sunday's heads-up about 7-Eleven's getting into the beer biz, earlier today 7-Eleven spokesperson Margaret Chabris sent along The Official Press Release, which follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    7-Eleven To Unleash Upon this World a Great Beer. Ya think?

    From Unfair Park​Throw out those 30 Stones getting frost burn in your crisper--a new beer is coming. As Unfair Park just released, 7-Eleven is producing a new "premium" beer called, that's right everyone, Game Day. We can imagine the commercial now: a mustachioed cross between Tom Selleck and Mik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2010

    Report: 7-Eleven's Brewing Up Its Own Brand of Budget Beer Called Game Day

    Kevin Dean​Back in November came news that 7-Eleven was getting into the private-label wine business with Yosemite Road, which sold for $3.99. Dave Faries, alas, was not impressed -- "somewhat palatable" is hardly a viable slogan. So, then, how to greet news of this latest pour: The One Arts Plaza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    SMU's Meadows Museum Gets a Head

    ​That's it at left: Jaume Plensa's Sho, which stands 13 feet tall by 10 feet wide and weighs 660 pounds and appears to enjoy traveling in its spare time. The university announced the acquisition yesterday, noting that it's "the most important acquisition of a work by a living artist into the Meado ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    Bidding a Doo

    Apparently, the new bid for the Calatrava bridge includes building the thing outta PVC pipe and a cylindrical steel frame. Which isn't exactly what Santiago had in mind... On FrontBurner, Tim Rogers comments with obvious satisfaction on word today that the city has come up with a bid for the first C ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 9, 2005

    The Nanny Diarios

    At WaterTower Theatre, Living Out shines; The Nerd's life of leisure suits the Pocket

  • Dining

    March 3, 2005

    Hooked Fish

    Big Fish Little Fish space to get big makeover

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    Tutto Two

    Joseph Gutierrez takes over old Watel's space

  • Culture

    September 16, 2004


    DTC kicks it up a notch with Anna in the Tropics; area critics honor the year's best stage work

  • Dining

    June 13, 2002

    Bagel Boil

    New cafe to take the place of Bistro K

  • Dining

    December 13, 2001

    Ellum Tremors

    America's Pub coming to Big D

  • Dining

    October 11, 2001

    Born-again Baja

    Baja California Grill transforms itself again

  • Dining

    July 19, 2001

    We Oui Warp

    Fired Up installs a New Orleans grubbery in We Oui's old shell

  • Film

    June 17, 1999

    To Cuba and back

    A trip to Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club is nothing short of heavenly

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Lost in Translation

    Dallas judges say unqualified Spanish translators are hindering the course of justice, but county commissioners are hearing another story altogether

  • Music

    November 7, 1996
  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Alicia Comes Home (Part II)

    How a determined father found his abducted daughter