Louisiana native David Anthony Temple (aka Chef DAT), a pioneer of sorts of for the local pop up dinner scene, has been hosting his Underground Dinners since January of 2009. He grew up cooking with his family, but honed his skills (both in terms of cooking and ingredients) while working at places l ... More >>
Strawn's Eat Shop first opened in Shreveport in 1944 as a diner serving home-style burgers, fried chicken and strawberry ice-box pie. The latter has garnered national recognition and a slew of salivating fans from far and wide. I didn't know about the pie hoopla of Shreveport until I got an email ... More >>
Saw that AP piece this morning about how Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are looking at connecting Dallas-Fort Worth to Shreveport-Bossier City, which would involve inserting a stop at the Trinity Railway Express's CentrePort/DFW Airport station. But the piece isn't clear: Shoul ... More >>
Photos by Jay BarkerLet's give credit where it's due: you can't ever accuse PETA of letting cold weather, common sense or good taste ruin the opportunity for a perfectly good publicity stunt. As promised, the group returned to their favorite downtown street corner, Main and Akard, this morn ... More >>
While browsing this morning's list of Academy Award nominees, I came across one very familiar name: Brandon Oldenburg, beneath the heading Short Film (Animated). For years, of course, he was best known as one of the bright young minds behind Deep Ellum-based Reel FX. Then he became known as the man ... More >>
If there's ever a zombie attack or outbreak of some mutated virus that turns most of the population into blood-thirsty cannibals, we hope we don't survive because we're not equipped to kill the undead. Plus we've learned from movies that no one usually lasts too long. Who knows how many people will ... More >>
I had the luck to attend one of chef David Anthony Temple's Underground Dinners. Temple began his career in Louisiana and traveled around the world before settling here in Dallas, where he started working with Tom Spicer. His passion is using the best local and regional ingredients to make di ... More >>
The ResidentsA couple of days ago, Jesse Hughey did a great job cluing you in on all the great concerts coming to our area in the coming weeks, but if I may take a moment to point you in the direction of one he missed: Avant-garde legends The Residents are playing the Granada Theater on February ... More >>
With the calendar year about to turn, we're coming up on three years of Fair to Midland promising new material and not coming out with it. So when I spotted frontman Darroh Sudderth not too long ago at Trees, I asked him what was up.His response? "It's a process," he said with a shrug.Lucky for ... More >>
Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>
Along with live performances by Peer Pressure, Loose Cannons, Fritz Floyd and the DOMA-nominated Dem Southernfolkz, this month's Final Friday showcase at the Liquid Lounge also features SHO. SHO., born Justin Hill, is a relative newcomer to the local hip-hop scene, having moved from his native Loui ... More >>
KKDA 104.5-FM afternoon drive-time jock DJ A Bay Bay is a pretty big deal--and not just locally, but, y'know, nationally. The former Shreveport DJ is, after all, the namesake behind the Shreveport rapper Hurricane Chris' 2007 massive 2007 single "A Bay Bay". So, there's that.Since moving to the ... More >>
Says here that on August 22 at Mountain View College, the American Basketball Association's Dallas Generals will hold it final tryouts and a combine -- seriously, the ABA returneth? Dunno how we missed it, and I've yet to find mention made anywhere else, but at the end of May, the ABA announced that ... More >>
Patrick MichelsHell with all this 'mixologist' talk. After 16 years behind a bar, Bryan calls himself an inebriation specialist.The Grapevine's longstanding early shift bartender--he signed on in 1998--knows most people in the joint by name...or he will, if you show up again. His casual, chatty and ... More >>
Weekend time!First, the shows we already hipped you to...Tonight, there's Marcia Ball at the Granada, Dale Watson at the Pearl Dancehall and Saloon in Fort Worth, Lou Gramm at the House of Blues, and, finally, at the Double Wide, there's a nice bill with Johnny Lloyd Rollins, Bridges & Blinking ... More >>
Welcome to my dark, dank, little out-of-the-way catch-all corner.In here every Friday afternoon you'll find those cumbersome little pieces parts, fleeting thoughts and mind crumbs I couldn't crowbar into other posts. It's where I'll come to clear my head, and to clean out my notebooks.Whether ... More >>
See Sally Struthers in Steel Magnolias
Take a trip north or east on the road to riches, maybe
Quincy Carter's fall from America's Team to Shreveport sideshow
Queen of the Factory and '60s Beauty #1 gets the superficial biopic treatment
Plus: Liberal Libations
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with Team White Leopard
If the talk doesn't rock, then you must walk
More square than Rounders, our columnist finds new friends who'll take his poker money
Plus: Double D'oh, Bolly Wanna Poppadum?
How do we deal with the staggering number of prisoners re-entering society? Ned Rollo thinks he knows. He should. He's been there.
Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.
Sambuca has all the requirements of a jazz club
In 1946, a serial killer haunted sleepy Texarkana, stalking his victims under the cover of night. Investigators wonder if he died decades later in a Dallas rest home--or simply disappeared.
On Edgeclub and a new compilation, DJ Merritt proves he is one of electronic music's Torchbearers
Dragonfly darts with a tedious buzz
Chicken king Bo Pilgrim meets his critics on his home turf
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance