Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    The Definitive Ranking of Cokes

    Not all Coca-Colas ("Cokes") are created equal. On one end of the spectrum is an especially frothy Coke that comes fizzing from a fountain into a much-too-big red plastic cup loaded to the brim with ice, in a dark pizza parlor in the sweaty aftermath of an especially tense slow-pitch softball game t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Congratulations, Texas, You've Killed the Dr Pepper License Plate

    The Dallas Morning Newsbroke the news over the weekend that the state of Texas is planning to kill off its least popular specialty license plates, and we couldn't be more thrilled. Not because we take perverse pleasure in the notion that Highland Park ISD could only find 66 drivers to pay $30 per ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    How to Turn Dallas Beers into Summer Beer Cocktails That Don't Suck

    Even though the season won't officially change until later his month, I believe that the weekend after Memorial Day ought to be heralded and celebrated as the first weekend of summer. Hopefully, you all behaved appropriately by eating your first snow cones, re-organizing your closet, and dumpin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Chef Danyele McPherson Will Run The Remedy, a Mysterious New Spot on Greenville

    Last month, when Brian Luscher announced his ginger executive chef Danyele McPherson would soon cook her last meal at The Grape, details about her departure were foggy. That she was going to HG Sply Co. was clear, but her specific assignment was as murky as a sloppily prepared chicken stock. McPher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    The Worst Fast Food Trends of 2013

    At this point, nobody's surprised. It's an uncomplicated idea in the year of 2013 d.t. (doritus tacous): every month, or bi-weekly in some quick food places, a fast food restaurant will release an arm-bracingly intense challenge food, an Inceptiony food inside a food, or a Frankenstenian other food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Someone Stole an 18-Wheeler of Monster Energy Drink from the Dr Pepper Bottling Plant

    On Monday night, a fully laden 7-Up trailer, much like the one you see above, vanished from the the Dr Pepper bottling plant in West Dallas. It simply disappeared. No trace. One minute it was there, the next it was gone. So stealthy was the disappearing act that employees didn't discover it until h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Dr Pepper And Peanuts? Together? In a Glass? Get outta Here!

    Whoa, whoa, Nellllllly. BuzzFeed Food, the website dedicated to blowing your mind with viral insanity of all sorts (like this bacon fiasco), posted an article recently that has me a bit flustered. It reads: "In Texas (and other parts of the South), people put them IN THE SAME GLASS." "Them," my fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Dublin Bottling and Dr Pepper Doc Bottled Up Screening at USA Film Fest

    Remember the kerfuffle with Dublin Dr Pepper and Dr Pepper Snapple? It's a long story that started back in the '70s when Dublin-based bottler W.P. Kolster refused to switch over to high-fructose corn syrup, a cheap product that replaced pure cane sugar extensively in the American food industry and i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Real Honest Coca-Cola Ad

    Coca-Cola has a long history of capturing our imaginations through advertising. Polar bears and the northern lights. Olympic athletes. A rosy-cheeked Santa holding a glass of the elixir. However, recently Coca-Cola has stepped up to the scale and released their first anti-obesity ad. Coca-Cola s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Dublin Bottling Works is Back Online for the Retro Soda Fan on Your Shopping List

    If your mouth waters a little when you see one of those "I'm A Pepper" shirts, then you undoubtedly recall last summer when Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group decided to sue Dublin Bottling Works, the then-sole maker of the original-formula Imperial Cane Sugar Dr Pepper. Papa Bear said Baby Bear wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Apparently 17 Teaspoons of Sugar is What's for Breakfast at Taco Bell

    Last week Taco Bell introduced two additions to its First Meal breakfast menu: the "A.M. Crunchwrap Supreme" and "Mountain Dew A.M." The wrap is a hash brown patty topped with eggs, a tangy cheese-like sauce and sausage or bacon, all wrapped and toasted in a huge tortilla. The new beverage is an in- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Rita's Italian Ice Ice Baby

    Rita's Italian Ice, or Rita's Water Ice, or as the corporate website put its, Rita's Ice-Custard-Happiness, is a quickly growing frozen treats franchise out of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, (near Philly). In addition to their many names, they also have many many many combos. One can have a straight Rita ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Going Ape for Pookies Donuts

    Pink gorilla robot cheesesteak plus fresh, super-sweet doughnuts Alice. We're just grateful no one was injured in the frenzy at Pookies Donuts (6522 Lemmon Ave.). Other people count: 13 People-watching amazingness level: 2,310 When you see the giant pink gorilla robot waving at you in front ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Dublin Bottling Works Is Taking Over Velvet Taco's Soda Fountain

    Jeff Kloster has struck again. Back in January we told you about Dublin Bottling Work's move to bolster the Dublin soda industry. Maple and Motor still serves their sodas, and they're becoming more available by the day. Now Velvet Taco plans to add more of Kloster's offerings. They've been carrying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Dallas Director Who Captured Demise of Dublin Dr Pepper Raising Funds to Finish Documentary

    On the final day of 2011 -- "a slow Saturday" -- Don Merritt drove from Dallas southwest to Dublin. He used to make the 120-mile trek all the time and figured on this day he'd grab some footage in addition to some sugar-cane Dr Pepper. "We shot tours," he says now, "the soda shop." Merritt was think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Another Texas Icon's Caught Between Dublin Bottling Works, Plano-Based Dr Pepper: Big Red

    The set-up at Maple & Motor. For now.​Ever since Jack Perkins got his Dublin Bottling Works soda fountain at Maple & Motor, well, let's say I've had way too many cane-sugar soft drinks in recent weeks. (May I recommend mixing the Tart-N-Sweet Lemonade, Cherry Limeade and Dublin Lemon-Lime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Dr Pepper Be Damned, Dublin Bottling Works is Striking Back Against Big Soda

    Leslie Minora​Jeff Kloster, owner of Dublin Bottling Works, didn't sit on his ass and sulk after his company's settlement with Dr Pepper Snapple stripped him of his top-selling product, Dubin Dr Pepper. The day after the news hit, he says, he picked up the phone and did the same thing he's don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Dublin Dr Pepper -- Yes, The Actual Stuff from Dublin -- Returns to Maple & Motor's Tap

    As Scott mentioned earlier, Jack Perkins, founding partner of the Maple & Motor burger mecca -- and once a proud provider of Dublin Dr Pepper on tap -- is joining forces with Dublin Bottling Company to serve up the other sodas by the still-standing indie soda company. But that doesn't mean you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Dublin Dr Pepper is Dead; Maple & Motor and Oak Cliff's Soda Gallery are among the Mourners

    Jack Perkins, co-owner of Dallas burger institution Maple & Motor, appreciates that a swig of Dublin Dr Pepper is just the thing to wash down a delicious burger. Once every few weeks since he opened his Maple Avenue burger shack, someone from his restaurant has made the two-hour drive to Dublin, Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Buy Up All the Dublin Dr Pepper You Can, Because As of Today It No Longer Exists

    ​If you have but a single can or bottle marked "Dublin Dr Pepper," don't open it. It's a collector's item as of this very moment. That's because as of 5 p.m. today there is no more Dublin Dr Pepper: From here on out, per a settlement agreement just announced in the case filed by Plano-based Dr Pep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Five Nights of Drinking at Home: It's Not Alcoholism If There's Christmas Music On

    Flickr​Don't ask me out for a drink because, 1.) I'm cheap and 2.) at the height of holiday shopping insanity, I like to leave my house less than Sigorney Weaver in Copycat. So I stay home, watch TV, read and drink. My drink of choice is usually peppermint Schnapps in hot chocolate. Yes, I kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Dublin Dr Pepper Launches Legal Defense Fund in Legal Spat With Plano-Based Parent

    Photo by Brantley Hargrove​Brantley espied that giant check you see at right during his tour of the Dublin Dr Pepper bottling plant a few weeks ago; turns out, it was just seed money. We just received word that in order to keep pace with Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is suing the Dubl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    In God We Trust. Unless You're Dublin Dr Pepper, Says Corporate's Latest Filing.

    ​At the end of last week, Plano-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. filed its response to Dublin Dr Pepper's response to corporate's lawsuit filed in June, in which the mothership insists Dublin's violating a licensing agreement by selling The Imperial Pure Cane Sugar-y Good Stuff outside of a six-count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Dublin Dr Pepper Responds to Corporate HQ's Lawsuit With Quite the Legal History Lesson

    It probably doesn't help Dr Pepper's case that CEO Larry Young went on KERA's CEO in '09 with a Dublin sixer and touted it as "the original Dr Pepper formula with the Imperial sugar in it" with an "unbelievable" following.​Back in June, you no doubt recall, Plano-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Responds to Dublin Dr Pepper's Response to Corporate's Lawsuit

    Via.​Back to the Dr Pepper-on-Dr Pepper lawsuit ...Early this morning we posted Dublin Dr Pepper's response to the lawsuit filed in June by Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group, which is trying to limit Dublin's real-deal Imperial Sugar-spiked soda pop to a six-county area and alleges the oldest Dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Plano-Based Dr Pepper Wants Dublin Dr Pepper to Stop Selling the Good Stuff Everywhere

    Courtesy Flickr user Rich Anderson​Last night KXAS-Channel 5 had a most fascinating story: Dr Pepper v. Dr Pepper. Specifically, Plano-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up Inc. says the Dublin-based maker of The Real Thing (that is, a Pepper flavored with original-formula Imperial Pure Cane Sugar) is violatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Fergie and Dr Pepper Cherry: Full Brazilian Smooth?

    Um...this.​We've seen this board on our way to work for a while now and every time we drive past we think, "So, The Ferg and Dr Pepper both shave their pubies?" "Dr Pepper Cherry and Fergie, now as amazingly smooth as a baby's bottom." We're not the only ones who read the board this way. One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Truck Thefts from Texas Soda Distributors Make Dallas a Hub for Hot Dr Pepper

    Thieves drove off with two fully loaded trucks from this Wichita Falls Dr Pepper bottling plant last month, before abandoning the empty trucks near Dallas -- the third such theft recently.​A trio of truck thefts from Dr Pepper distributors around Texas in the last few months have all ended the sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    I'm a Geek Who Drinks...Root Beer?

    ​I've been totally jazzed about telling all you drinkers, girl and otherwise, about how bad ass Geeks Who Drink on Mondays at the Barley House is. It is just 2 weeks old, but it is outstanding. Geeks Who Drink, for those who don't know, is an organized pub quiz for teams of up to six, spanning pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Twisted Root Burger Co. Offers Humanitarian Program to Beat the Summer Heat: Free Popsicles

    ​Hard to remember the last time the temperature was less than 100 degrees. Aside from holing up in our air-conditioned house and jacking up our utility bill, we're starting to think there are no other means of keeping cool. But Twisted Root Burger Co. has given us another way of chilling out. Begi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    I'm Thirsty, Pass Me a Buffy The Vampire Slayer Blueberry​An American Tradition: having a cane- sugar soda with a big damn sub sandwich. I mean, that sandwich better have a good ladle of oil & vinegar, some ribbons of lettuce, and two fistfuls of meat. And golly, there is NOTHING better to wash it down than a Jone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    The Soda Gallery: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Heaven

    ​ Try: Rat Bastard root beer Don't try: spending less than 10 bucks here I was on a mission to find Henry Weinhard's root beer. I know that some shmancy grocery stores in town sell six-packs, but they're always sold out by the time I get there (because Weinhard's is the shiiiiiiit), so I nee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Dear Snapple: An Open Letter Concerning the Abandonment of Soda

    A Snapple soda bottle. The CLR is elusive.​Dear Snapple, You produce beverages -- allegedly with the best stuff on Earth -- with which many are satisfied. Some might say they even crave your drinks. Even 30 Rock has been generous with Snapple's product placement, with character Cerie going so far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Download: Neon Indian -- "Sleep Paralysist"

    Mountain Dew: Code Denton​As promised, DFW's own Neon Indian released a new single via Mountain Dew's new Green label Sound entity today, and the song's available as a free download through the label's site. The song, called "Sleep Paralysist," is pretty token Neon Indian, filled with blips, bleep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Days Gone Bite: RC Cola And MoonPies

    deepfriedkudzu​Few people write songs about pizza and beer, chocolate and peanut butter, or gin and juice. Foie gras and Sauternes? Forget it.Yet dozens--just a rough estimate--of hits and near hits have referenced the combination of tooth-decay inducing sugar water and tooth decay-inducing chocol ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Kids Eat The Darnedest Things: SodaStream Homemade Soda

    Mikal Beth HugheyCarbonating water with the SodaStream machine.  We hear lots of things in this office, such as last week's notice of a "New and Fun Drink Idea:" the SodaStream home soda maker. Well, while the idea of making soda at home was new to me, it's not exactly a new idea to the world, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "A lot of people have left the category. Also a lot of young people have not entered the category, so these ads may help Coke both recruit new, young consumers and recruit some lapsed consumers." (Beverage Digest editor John Sicher, clearly excited over the soft drink company's new marketing campaig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    In the Guns N' Roses-Dr Pepper Feud, Everyone's a Winner, Right?

    Two weeks ago Plano-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported a third-quarter drop; right, who didn't? Said Sgt. Pepper Larry Young on November 13, "Without a doubt, this is one of the toughest environments the beverage industry has faced in many years. With disposable incomes falling, consumers are th ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    It's Dr Pepper Time!

    As least for those bootlegging the sugar-sweetened stuff out of Dublin, Texas

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Oooh, It's What I Always Wanted for July 4: A Gold Split Comet!

    After the jump, the official announcement concerning the Fourth of July shindig at Fair Park, as previewed yesterday. Very catchy cumbersome name they've given the event, for which I hope the city made a pile in naming rights: Dr Pepper Snapple Group Fair Park Fourth. Happens, duh, July 4 from 5 to ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    I'm on the All-Carb Diet

    Record Grill doesn't give a crap about fat grams

  • Film

    March 24, 2005

    Love in Gloom

    Russia's stab at romantic comedy lands a tad on the dreary side

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Retro Candy

    Metro Retro

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Cold-Drink Store

    Ifs Ands & Butts

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Soda

    IBC black cherry

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best place to buy juice

    Whole Foods Market

  • Dining

    October 24, 1996
  • Dining

    August 15, 1996

    White-trash chic

    Behind a low-rent facade dwells a Blue Soul of great eats

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