Mireya Villareal burst onto the local media scene this past spring with a CBS 11 I-team story revealing that people, some of whom live right here in North Texas, are doing naughty things on the Internet. It was a high bar for Villareal to set for herself, almost recklessly so, but she managed to cle ... More >>
On New Years Day, listeners tuning their radio dial to 730 AM were treated not to the typical mix of old-school R&B and soul but a stream of unintelligible foreign syllables. Visiting the website informed them that KKDA, which had served southern Dallas for 42 years had, abruptly and unceremoniously ... More >>
Bulgogi meets tacos, and nachos, and hot dogs, and more.
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
In need of weekend plans? We've got the best food events to keep you sated over here, but before you head out of the office, we've got a week to wrap up. This week I reviewed Start, a new fast food concept on Greenville Avenue. If you're looking for a quick meal that doesn't leave you hampered with ... More >>
As I type this, Mayor Mike Rawlings is in a room at Shanghai's Purple Palace Hotel, 7,000 miles away and 13 hours ahead of us. That makes it about 1 a.m. over there, so you might expect him to be sleeping, resting up for another big day at the U.S.-China Mayors Conference, or, if Mayor Mike rolls th ... More >>
In my ongoing series on cities smarter than Dallas, please allow me to add Seoul, South Korea, another place we need to send a team to right away. Yesterday the Dallas City Council heard an awe-inspiring presentation by Guillermo Penalosa, a leading-edge planner whose work has helped transform citi ... More >>
Victor Tango chef Greg Bussey is a chef's chef. By that, I mean so many other cooks in Dallas mention Bussey's tables as one of their favorites to dine at. After meeting the soft-spoken, quick-to-smile chef, it's easy to understand why. After attending the California Culinary Academy, Bussey spent ... More >>
While researching Tto Tto Wa Bistro, the subject of this week's review, I read everything I could on an Asian delicacy that's become a personal obsession: Korean fried chicken. The earliest reference I could find to the stuff served in the States was in John T. Edge's book Fried Chicken, published ... More >>
Tale of two cities on today's front pages: Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times, presents a big-canvas panoramic of Rio Park in Madrid, Spain, where they entombed a highway to bring a river back to life. Linking Madrid's vast and wonderful new park to trends in Europe and Am ... More >>
If Greenville Avenue's latest wants to conjure Korea, it needs to turn up the heat.
This week I take a look at Rhost, the newest only Korean outpost on Lower Greenville Avenue. I loved the restaurants layout, but the menu was a hard sell. Dishes that boasted tasty flavor components lacked something in execution. Dishes that were cooked well, boasted quirky flavor components. ... More >>
After months of drooling over the hedonistically obscene images of burgers, tacos and other meat and carb pornography my friends had been sending me, I finally had the chance to check out the source of their obsession: LA Burger.Along with a whimsical selection of traditionally western burgers, ... More >>
Kristy YangTree House's bibimbap, a perfect blend of textures and flavorsI found myself on a bibimbap bender last week after my friend Sam had recommended two of his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. In the spirit of holiday overindulgence, I felt justified in visiting both places in the sam ... More >>
Pasaporte (Lo-Fi Tofu)
I found myself on an eating mission last week with Cathy, my ever present best friend in gluttony. After some random driving around, we found ourselves at the Super H Mart shopping center in Carrollton. It was destined to be, as we have had a long overdue date with Omi Korean Grill and Bar. Hav ... More >>
Little things mean a lot: Seoul Garden's small plates -- banchan -- are perfect for a big appetite. It took me a while to warm up to Korean food, to the chagrin of my many Korean friends. For inexplicable reasons, Korean food seemed to me to be the most foreign and odd of Asian cuisine. I sus ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThis morning, crews were removing the most famous sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Don't worry, kids: It returns in a year or so.On his way into the office this morning, downtown dweller Patrick Michels stopped by the Nasher Sculpture Center, where he espied crews with cra ... 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 >>
All photos courtesy of the Office of the MayorLeppert and the trade delegation make a stop during their trip to Daedeok Innopolis (Hmm ... seems familiar)From the looks of the photos sent along by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, it appears as though Leppert and the other 21 memb ... More >>
In the high-ceilinged shadows of the old Pump House at White Rock Lake, Bud Melton clicks through PowerPoint slides of apartment complexes, shopping malls, even public schools. Underneath them, he explains, is a crisscrossed network of the creeks and streams that used to be part of Dallas's landscap ... More >>
Korean box-office monster emerges to Host slime-ball fun fest
Lone Star Funds' CEO John Grayken says his people ain't flying to Korea unless they can come back to Dallas, which is unlikely to happen--arrest warrants being what they are and all. Almost from day one, Unfair Park's been following the doings--and undoings--of Lone Star Funds in South Korea; here' ... More >>
Yesterday, South Korean prosecutors raided this building, the Korean Exchange Bank, for a second time--which apparently means all's going well in Lone Star Fund's sale of the joint. Go here for a brief history of how Lone Star Funds got into trouble with the South Korean government in March. The sho ... More >>
Lone Star Funds' founder John Grayken, at a press conference in Seoul last month to defend his Dallas-based companies in South Korea We've noted a few times in the past how downtown Dallas-based Lone Star Funds wound up in trouble with the South Korean government, which raided Lone Star's offices in ... More >>
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