Soft Drinks

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    That DFW Airport Hero Was Not Paul Rudd but Some Guy Named Ben Something

    To the disappointment of the whole of the Internet, the blurry good Samaritan in the now infamous video of an apparent homophobe getting what was coming to him after attacking a man at DFW Airport is not actor Paul Rudd. Despite now retracted reports from Wonkette and D Magazine the man is, in fact, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Is the Mexican Martini Really Texas' Signature Cocktail?

    Last week Buzzfeed unilaterally matched cocktails with US states, giving just a vague description of its research -- "a combination of state of origin, popularity, and exclusivity." Some of them made sense, earning their names from the state's university, an infamous citizen or a major city. The Saz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    12 Things You Need to Know About the New Whole Foods in Addison Photos

    The newest incarnation of groceries stores has been born at 5100 Belt Line Road (southwest corner of Belt Line and the Tollway). As all other Whole Foods locations, it offers local, organic and sustainable groceries and plenty of ready-to-go meals, drinks, coffee, etc. And, of course, there's that b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Snapple Press Release Is Stupid. I Am Sad/Angry.

    Plano's Dr Pepper Snapple Group sent us a press release today because they had nothing to say. No, really. This is their new marketing push. Celebrate nothing, because nothing is better than Snapple. Philosophically, this is a confusing proposition at best. While the press release steers clear of De ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    The Pimm's Cup: An Ode to Summer Drinking And How To Make A Great One

    I don't want to jinx it (I'm about to) but this late spring weather has been phenomenal. Sure, there's some humidity in the air, but my windows have been open much more this year than last. While the dog days aren't here yet, I know they're coming, so I'm skipping ahead and looking forward to what I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Doing Mountain Dew's New Morning Drink, KickStart -- Let the Kicking Start

    Last week Mountain Dew announced a new breakfast drink, KickStart, and through a website offered free samples. Brown dropped mine off yesterday afternoon. Mountain Dew has been dabbling in the breakfast business recently. Recall last year, Taco Bell tested Mountain Dew A.M., which was a mix of or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Ranking Dollar Menu Burgers: Don't Deny it, You Know You Eat Them

    The City of Ate has spent the past week parsing and pummeling through the Dallas burger scene. We can all personally attest to the wide girth of our coverage, which includes buns, off-the-beaten-path burgers, Korean burgers, smackdowns and more. See Also: Burger Week But, if we're really going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Start is Open on Greenville (Photos)

    Without the neutral colors, sleek design and healthy food, Start could be a Raising Cane's, or (gasp!) even an Arby's. Diners order and pay at a register, grab drinks, and sit to wait for their names to be called. The open kitchen delivers food in a fast food-style, with labeled stainless steel chut ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Dr Pepper Boycott Spreads to the West Coast

    Facebook​Over the weekend I dropped into the office to jot down some thoughts on a recent meal and checked out the #boycottdrpepper feed I've been keeping an eye on. This tweet popped up just as I was watching: ​DrPepper @Galcos pulls all Dr. Pepper/Snapple products from shelves after @ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    We Gave Trailercakes a Big Box of Crap and They Made Us Two Glorious Cupcakes

    Can Dr Pepper Ten and Red Vines equal crazy-delicious?​​Once a month or so, we invite a new lucky soul to attempt to conquer The Box. Their challenge: To create something awesome out of whatever ingredients are in the box. It's like Chopped plus Punk'd, only less terrible. This month, Traile ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Central 214's New Summer Menu Celebrates Texas

    Central 214's Blythe Beck.​Central 214 has rolled out its new summer menu. And, as chef Blythe Beck explains, "It tastes like Texas. I'm all about it. I love it." The menu keeps some 214 faves, like Beck's signature chicken and waffles (spicy fried chicken and buttered waffle with jalapeño gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    With a Tailgate Party Like This, Who Needs a Game?

    Lauren Drewes DanielsRathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen served up buffalo sliders, white cheddar cheese, Dr Pepper barbecue sauce and spicy bread & butter pickles.​Well, everyone played nice. There were no incidents of belligerence to report. No picket lines were formed. No stones were thrown. Inste ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Dr Pepper Thefts Are Probably a Local Job, Says One Cargo Theft Expert

    ​If police have any new leads in that statewide run of Dr Pepper truck thefts, they're not saying much -- days of phone messages left with Fort Worth PD spokesmen and detectives have gone unanswered. (As if they've got more important things to do.)I was, however, able to reach Sherman Police spoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Whitt's End: 3.25.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Like me, do you think the Texas Rangers are kinda getting caught with their pants on the ground with their pitching staff exposed? The time to go get a reliable closer is not next year, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Ste Genevieve Red: Not Bad, If You're Broke

    ​Gallo. Robert and CK Mondavi. Beringer. Kendall-Jackson. Franzia. You know them as the 800 pound gorillas, the Two Buck Chucks, if you will, of the wining world. They take up voluminous amounts of space on the grocery store shelves with their bottles, magnums and boxes of mass-produced ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2010
  • Dining

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Soda Lovers Unite, Coke is Sending Freedom Your Way

    Coming soon to somewhere near you.​From the "trivial things newcomers notice" file: It's ridiculously easy to find strawberry Fanta in Dallas. I always grouped strawberry Fanta with those esoteric soft drinks that take a good Internet tip and a full gas tank to find, but in Dallas, strawberry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Timeless Greaseballs and Frosty Brews Down At the Dairy-Ette

    Photos by Patrick Michels​Dairy-ette 9785 Ferguson Road (214) 327-9983 Dude Factor: 9 (or Bodacious), on a scale of 1 (Ferdinand the Bull) to 10 (Bevo).After a long weekend soaking up culture down in Ennis, and sun out at the FOE pool, yesterday's return to traffic, cubicle walls and that car alar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Cowboy Chow

    ​In testing out the theories and recipes and perfect stomach liners for this column, I've realized (I actually always knew, but epiphanies are so much more on trend these days) that due to the "event" quality of a girl drink, we can drink fewer of them than just any ol' regular mixed drink or beer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Smoke

    The Texas Strawberry Sweet Tea and cute Sharpie menu​Dearest Smoke,On two separate occasions you have wooed me and my posse with food and drink divine. I'm not even going to get into discussing the hominy casserole for fear I'll abandon all responsibility and drive to you to eat it now. But the dr ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Things I Just Won't Drink

    ​We can all come up with a list of drinks we deeply regret trying. Some of them were probably part of our repertoire at one point in time. For example, back when I was a high school n'er-do-well, groups of us sneak bottles of Cold Duck or, worse, Malt Duck for weekend bashes. If you're not familia ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Mango Thai

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Mango Thai Cuisine4448 Lovers Lane214-265-9996Promised delivery time: about 45 minutesActual delivery time: 48 minutesFriendliness of the guy on the phone: 11Ease of perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Short Orders: Pizza By Marco, Addison

    This isn't the Addison sign, but I don't carry a camera.​I'll just say, straight off, that what I like about Pizza by Marco is their beverage price list. The new suburban branch of Dallas' most storied pizza joint opened not long ago along Belt Line in Addison. Here you can purchase wine by the gl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Now Selling for Five Figures, the Recipe, Perhaps, For a Friendly Pepper-Upper

    Used to be a time when procuring a real Imperial Pure Cane Sugar Dr Pepper meant hoping that case of bottles you ordered from Dublin arrived mostly intact; though, years ago, my old man bought a few cases of the 12-ounce cans from a guy in a parking lot on 183, seedy. Now, of course, they're availab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.14.09

    "Stevia is supposed to offer a non-dangerous natural alternative to sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, and that's why it's supposed to do well. It doesn't have the calorie punch of sugar; it doesn't have the bad image of HFCS." (Marcia Mogelonsky, senior research analyst with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.8.09

    "Coke's messages were totally unacceptable, creating an impression which is likely to mislead that Coca-Cola cannot contribute to weight gain, obesity and tooth decay." (From a statement released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission regarding an advertising campaign run by the Atl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Carbonated Beverage Sales Going Flat

    Carbonated beverages sales are fizzing out, with reports showing 2008 as the fourth consecutive year of decline. Amidst a recession, fears of childhood obesity and the recent findings of BPA in soda cans, a 2009 comeback doesn't look like a very safe bet, either. With sodas long thought to be rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Guns N' Roses' Attorney to Dr Pepper: You "Ruined" Axl's Big Day

    On Friday, we mentioned how Axl Rose had sicced his attorney on Dr Pepper, claiming that the Plano-based beverage maker had broken its promise to the American peoples when it failed to dispense a soda to every man, woman and child in the U.S. following the release of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008
  • Dining

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Dr Pepper's Ahead of the Advergame!

    Jesper Juul of the University of Copenhagen recently published the comprehensive history of the "match-three" game -- a la Bejeweled, Luxor and Chuzzle. Which is apropos of nothing, except this morning Dr Pepper and Dallas-based Imaginuity New Media -- which is actually an online ad agency that hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007
  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    The White Stripes

    Icky Thump (Warner Bros. /WEA)

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    You Better You Bet: Why Miami Wins This Time

    There's one reason I go to Miami...OK, two, because I really should mention the in-laws: the Cuban sandwiches from Versailles in Little Havana. Turns out, those beloved sandwiches--made of pork and ham and cheese and a sweet-soft bread I've been unable to find anywhere outside of Miami--are part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2006

    The Unfriendly Skies

    I was on the fence about the whole Wright Amendment thing till yesterday, when I got on an American Airlines flight that lasted three hours and felt like a lifetime. It's hard to figure which was worse: the flight attendant who pretty much threw a can of Coke at the poor guy sitting next to me (whil ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Mexican Soda

    Jarritos Tamarinda

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    October 14, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Root Beer Float

    Prince of Hamburgers

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    KRBV's change in format causes barely a ripple in the airwaves

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Dry Spell

    At Piccola Italia, the only hooch is in the rigatoni.

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Cola kids

    Public school students become a captive audience for corporate advertisers

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