The importance, cultural relevance, and influential impact of Dallas' Latin music scene can not be stressed enough. Though often written off as a niche in the local market, tejano, cumbia, rock en espanol, and other Latin-centric genres are alive and thriving in Dallas. Which isn't all that surprisi ... More >>
As insanely dangerous as the event sounds--it consists of flimsy-looking stunt planes weaving through a series of large pylons at 200-plus miles per hour--there has been only one crash in eight years of Red Bull Air Races. It happened in 2010 in Perth, Australia during a practice run when 36-year-ol ... More >>
Chef Nicole Gossling has been bringing farms to tables for several years in Dallas. The vegetarian from Carrollton attended culinary school in San Francisco, but she landed a job as a corporate trainer at BJ's Brewhouse, where she spent her days training people on the fine science of preparing food ... More >>
Joyce And Gigi's opened quietly four weeks ago with four pyramid-shaped heaters casting towering flames to call to cars as they drive down Ross Avenue. Without the heaters you'd zip right past the restaurant. It's tucked into a recently renovated space on Hall Street. Joyce Stenvall and Gigliola ... More >>
From Craig Collins, the majority owner of Red Hot & Blue, comes Nazca, a South American concept opening this Friday. Located in the same plaza as Crossroads Diner at the intersection of Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane the new restaurant offers South American comfort food -- kinda. There's c ... More >>
One of the many events the weekend was Taste Addison. The fest, which celebrated its 20th birthday, served up bites from sixty-plus restaurants in the metroplex. Rhett Miller and his Hair was on hand, but photographer Jay Barker just grabbed a whole beef-truck full of food porn. Enjoy.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Lima, Peru, native John Nicholson has helped out a lot of DFW musicians over the years. His early gigs included Sound Warehouse, Bill's Records and label promotion for Polygram, A&M and V ... More >>
Walking towards the back of Marquee to interview Tre Wilcox, I spot him having a rather intense conversation with a guy in a suit about the menu. I grab a seat in a plush booth and wait. No more than a minute later he starts to walk over, but gets interrupted twice by two other employees with just a ... More >>
Maybe we need some context for this week's debate on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vs. the tree canopy. After a not-very-uplifting debate yesterday including the line, "Trees do not vote," our esteemed city council voted to allow a developer to decimate a vast swath of the urban forest for a new Walma ... More >>
Lauren Drewes DanielsCompany Café's second location is open, in a renovated building tucked behind Texas de Brazil alongside the Katy Trail. Its modern design is coupled with vintage flare where patchwork walls made from old barn wood contrasts with contemporary pieces, like metal chairs and ... More >>
Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>
Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the Best Indie Act, Best Jazz ... More >>
Along with malbec, Grenache, and cabernet franc, tempranillo is viewed by oenophiles as one of the up-and-coming red grapes in today's wine scene. It is often called the "noble grape" of Spain, and is used as the base for that country's magnificent Rioja reds. Almost black in color, temprani ... More >>
From the outside, 55 Degrees Wine Bar & Bistro doesn't appear to be anything special. Just the name on the rather dingy double-decker strip mall announces its presence, and there is no patio. Inside, however, is quite another matter. Sofas, comfy armchairs, and coffee tables greet you when yo ... More >>
There are probably single-subject food books still to be written. Nobody's yet taken on cucumbers, walleye or pumpkin preserves. But travel writer Mark Schatzker recently tackled steak, and I'm glad he did. Schatzker's written a terrifically entertaining romp through red meat that focuses no ... More >>
Photos by Robert BostickAs we learned from Smoke's Tim Byres earlier this week, he enjoys making his own charcuterie. The day we visited the chef he had just finished carving up half a hog for use in the restaurant's various barbecue recipes. And that was just for a single day's use. We w ... More >>
To celebrate Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, available this week, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be ... More >>
One has a lone white star on a blue background, flanked by large swaths of white and red. It represents a state whose football conference was saved yesterday. One has a lone white star on a blue background, flanked by large swaths of white and red. It represents a country whose soccer team p ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>
Sara KerensOnce known as a haven for large-chain dining, Carrollton is slowly changing, as more and more immigrants move there from Asia, and Central and South America. Drive down East Belt Line Road or Josey Lane and you will see taquerias aplenty, plus homey establishments that draw culinary i ... More >>
Photos by Sarah Johnson Grilled Lamb Chops Demonstrated by Domingos Noronha of Fogo de Chao Brazil is known for many things other than producing Victoria Secret supermodels. It has elaborate festivals, beautiful beaches,and here at City of Ate we thank the country for introducing us to churrasc ... More >>
Flickr user El Gran DeeTacos de carne deshebradaIn Venezuela, it's called Carne Mechada. In the Caribbean, it's known as Ropa Vieja. The Mexican version goes by the name Carne Deshebrada. In any case, shredded beef is an important component of the cuisines of several south-of-the-border countries. ... More >>
Thursday, December 17, at Trees
Bon appetit!So I'm out and about last night/this morning/feels like 20 minutes ago (y-a-w-n), and I realize "Damn, I'm hongree." Also hit me that I hadn't eaten dinner. But it was closing in on time for breakfast. A little compromise and - voila - Dinner Breakfast = Brinner. And wha ... More >>
LedelboyOn The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Ceviche is marinated seafood, so it should come as no surprise that Mexico and nearly every country in Central and South America with a coastline features it in their cuisine.In an article entitled 'The Many ... More >>
Fareed Zakaria speaks at the Fairmont
The LCC offers words to drive by
We know little of Venezuela, but know we dig Zaguan's food.
DFW International offers a Feliz Navidad
Have some yellowtail with those yellow cards
Oldtown gets its taste buds peppered and cranked
Scope some art at the LCC
Who says winter has to be cold?
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.
Goody Goody Liquor
How do Dallas bar patrons score free drinks?
La Duni Café serves up comfort food from down south ... way, way down south