Every now and then Food & Think, the edacious blog of Smithsonian Magazine, delves deep into the history of some food thing and the results are usually good. Just a few weeks ago they devoted a column to the history of the kolache in Texas. Today they tackle the history of nachos -- ballpark nachos ... More >>
With Zest Fest on the horizon, my eyes are a little more attuned to chili-related news. A post on the Smithsonian Food and Think blog seems a perfect primer to the upcoming festivities.
-Zest Fest Returns to Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
-I Ate the World's Hottest Pepper This We ... More >>
The Smithsonian's American History Museum will feature Dallas-based El Chico as part of a look at how new immigrants have shaped the American food culture. The new exhibit, dubbed Resetting the Table will explore how social and cultural movements affected what's on the table in America.
The El Chic ... More >>
Last month, Dallas businessman Joseph Haggar Jr., the founder of the eponymous apparel company and the father, for better or worse, of the term "slacks," died at 87 of heart disease. One of the many things I learned about Haggar from reading his obituary was that LBJ, onetime leader of the free worl ... More >>
Blog Cabin VillageI used to have a blast as a kid going to the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. Dad and I would load up in his lumbering, early '90s model Chevy "Suburbasaurus" and head out to Fort Worth for a woodsy day of living history. Of course, my fascination with the place mainly centered ... More >>
Once upon a time, the City Attorney's Office had hoped to get the Museum of the American Railroad outta Fair Park by August 1. But that was way back in February -- before the myriad court hearings and legal filings that ultimately led to Judge Martin Hoffman setting a January 2011 trial date in t ... More >>
These are detail shots of the A26A before restoration from Franklin Poole on Vimeo.Thanks to an early-morning e-mail from Friend of Unfair Park PeterK, I spent the better part of the last hour getting a history lesson on the the Douglas A-26 Invader, which first took flight to fight in World War II ... More >>
Jeff Scott's Object Of AuthorityOn this bargain-hunting Wednesday, a note concerning one hell of a steal for art collectors: From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on August 16, Jeff Scott's going to unload a major hunk of his Elvis Presley artwork at Studio 1019. One reason: Scott had been showing in Gerald Pete ... More >>
You want to show your dad you really love him? Well, stop being a cheap ass and buying those lame hallmark cards. Get your dad a gift that makes up--at least a little--for all the shit you gave the old guy. Here are some music-related gift ideas that are guaranteed to have pops thinking he raise ... More >>