Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
Dallas native John Kleifgen took his first job at a restaurant as a teenager because a gig carrying mulch at Calloway's didn't provide much entertainment. So, when a friend told him about a kitchen job for the Lakewood Country Club, he weighed his options and wisely chose a country club scene instea ... More >>
Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13.
Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>
For all of you out there who are fretting over the remainder of the work week, just remember that's there's a glass of wine with your name on it. Actually, there are multiple glasses waiting for you because we've found three wine events you won't want to miss.
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Ginger ale doesn't sting the eyes quite like Champagne.With the Dallas International Film Festival in full swing and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival beginning today, you already have two reasons why you shouldn't be glued to your couch this weekend unless you're doing really well on your March M ... More >>
I recently had occasion to look up a menu from a town where I used to live, and was startled by how ostentatiously it flaunted the region's culinary biases. The menu was so obviously issued by a restaurant in this particular town that I'm pretty sure I could pick it out of a line-up of 100 me ... More >>
Aaron YoungSusie BuiYesterday, we gave you the goods on Susie Bui, co-owner of Lumi Empanada and Dumpling Kitchen. Today, we asked Bui to finish a few sentences for us. Tomorrow, she shares one of her small plate recipes.
I was born and raised in... Fort Worth, and I went to school in Arlington. ... More >>
Colleen MeeseyAt first glance, downtown McKinney and its approaching streets seem bucolic, picturesque, quaint even. Wooden frame houses line Louisiana street, giving a small-town feel to the place. When you reach the courthouse square, you will swear that you've entered Fredericksburg or some ... More >>
Dallas-based 7-Eleven's had a few proprietary wines on shelves for some time, among them Sonoma Crest and Thousand Oaks, but today comes word that the convenience store's actually in the private-label business thanks to a partnership with its Japanese sibling, Seven-Eleven Japan. And, whoa, Yosem ... More >>
Patrick Michels/BrokenSphereEach week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.I've commented already about the quick-service seafood chain's diabolical attempt to add a few years to my life, at least on paper. But the store I visited for this week's wine ... More >>
First the BCS pushes Texas into the also-ran category and now this. The 28th National Beef Cook-Off is asking home cooks to submit "Sonoma-style" recipes for this year's contest.That's right, think simple, light and (above all) colorful...which can probably be achieved by carving thin slices of meat ... More >>