Mireya Villareal burst onto the local media scene this past spring with a CBS 11 I-team story revealing that people, some of whom live right here in North Texas, are doing naughty things on the Internet. It was a high bar for Villareal to set for herself, almost recklessly so, but she managed to cle ... More >>
Let me enter these facts into evidence: I enjoy the Super Bowl Halftime Show well enough, and I love the Andrews Sisters. One more: I think the 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show, featuring the indestructible Beyonce, is liable to be the strongest show in--well, since your favorite of the aging rock star ... More >>
Bulgogi meets tacos, and nachos, and hot dogs, and more.
In need of weekend plans? We've got the best food events to keep you sated over here, but before you head out of the office, we've got a week to wrap up. This week I reviewed Start, a new fast food concept on Greenville Avenue. If you're looking for a quick meal that doesn't leave you hampered with ... More >>
Korean comedian/musician PSY's track "Gangnam Style" became a global viral hit over the summer and served as an example of the Hallyu, or Korean wave. This week, Schoolboy Records (the crew behind Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen) picked PSY up for releases in North America, the most high-profile ... More >>
In my ongoing series on cities smarter than Dallas, please allow me to add Seoul, South Korea, another place we need to send a team to right away. Yesterday the Dallas City Council heard an awe-inspiring presentation by Guillermo Penalosa, a leading-edge planner whose work has helped transform citi ... More >>
Victor Tango chef Greg Bussey is a chef's chef. By that, I mean so many other cooks in Dallas mention Bussey's tables as one of their favorites to dine at. After meeting the soft-spoken, quick-to-smile chef, it's easy to understand why. After attending the California Culinary Academy, Bussey spent ... More >>
While researching Tto Tto Wa Bistro, the subject of this week's review, I read everything I could on an Asian delicacy that's become a personal obsession: Korean fried chicken. The earliest reference I could find to the stuff served in the States was in John T. Edge's book Fried Chicken, published ... More >>
Occasionally we identify interesting local folks who are as obsessed with food and restaurants as we are, and share some of their thoughts on Dallas' dining scene and food in general. This is one of those occasions. What food reminds you of your childhood? Soft pretzels! I'm originally from St. L ... More >>
If Greenville Avenue's latest wants to conjure Korea, it needs to turn up the heat.
This week I take a look at Rhost, the newest only Korean outpost on Lower Greenville Avenue. I loved the restaurants layout, but the menu was a hard sell. Dishes that boasted tasty flavor components lacked something in execution. Dishes that were cooked well, boasted quirky flavor components. ... More >>
After months of drooling over the hedonistically obscene images of burgers, tacos and other meat and carb pornography my friends had been sending me, I finally had the chance to check out the source of their obsession: LA Burger.Along with a whimsical selection of traditionally western burgers, ... More >>
Kristy YangTree House's bibimbap, a perfect blend of textures and flavorsI found myself on a bibimbap bender last week after my friend Sam had recommended two of his favorite restaurants in Koreatown. In the spirit of holiday overindulgence, I felt justified in visiting both places in the sam ... More >>
Pasaporte (Lo-Fi Tofu)
Little things mean a lot: Seoul Garden's small plates -- banchan -- are perfect for a big appetite. It took me a while to warm up to Korean food, to the chagrin of my many Korean friends. For inexplicable reasons, Korean food seemed to me to be the most foreign and odd of Asian cuisine. I sus ... More >>
All photos courtesy of the Office of the MayorLeppert and the trade delegation make a stop during their trip to Daedeok Innopolis (Hmm ... seems familiar)From the looks of the photos sent along by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, it appears as though Leppert and the other 21 memb ... More >>
Super-sizing the sushi bar the Texas way
A little more than one year ago, Dr. James Shin was a Southlake resident and a family man and the Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Then, on September 17, 2007, officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement cybercrime unit discovered "nume ... More >>
Lone Star Funds' chairman John Grayken ain't happy today. It doesn't appear Dallas-based Lone Star Funds will ever forget its trip to South Korea. Today a court there ruled that the Harwood Street-based investment firm, once the largest foreign investor in South Korea, owes $27 million in that case ... More >>
Following the film's lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this massively dumb movie
Ah, here's that other photo of Lone Star Fund-er John Grayken. Maybe the head of Dallas-based Lone Star Funds should have requested offering his testimony via speaker phone in South Korea's case against Lone Star Funds, as John Grayken's short trip is quickly turning into a hostage situation. Last w ... More >>
Lone Star Funds' chairman John Grayken For damned near two years we've been mentioning, off and on, the mess into which Dallas-based Lone Star Funds got itself in South Korea -- long story short, it bought Korea Exchange Bank for cheaps, then tried to sell for big dough without paying taxes to the l ... More >>
"They're not dead exactly"
Sample the wonders of Asian cinema
Ellis Short is co-founder and vice chairman of Dallas-based Lone Star Funds -- you remember, the company that can't seem to get out of trouble with the South Korean government over the Korean Exchange Bank. Turns out, Short, who was a wanted man in South Korea only a few months ago, is also the owne ... More >>
Well, if nothing else we found a different pic of Lone Star Funds' honcho John Grayken. For months, Dallas-based Lone Star Funds has insisted it did nothing wrong when it bought at a low, low price of $1.5 billion the Korean Exchange Bank, which it intended to offload to South Korea's largest financ ... More >>
Korean box-office monster emerges to Host slime-ball fun fest
Lone Star Funds' CEO John Grayken says his people ain't flying to Korea unless they can come back to Dallas, which is unlikely to happen--arrest warrants being what they are and all. Almost from day one, Unfair Park's been following the doings--and undoings--of Lone Star Funds in South Korea; here' ... More >>
Lone Star Funds Chairman John Grayken asks the question, "Why is everybody always pickin' on me?" Or something like that. Since late March, we've been following the troubles of Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, which has been in hot water with the South Korean government over the sale of Korea Exchange ... More >>
Yesterday, South Korean prosecutors raided this building, the Korean Exchange Bank, for a second time--which apparently means all's going well in Lone Star Fund's sale of the joint. Go here for a brief history of how Lone Star Funds got into trouble with the South Korean government in March. The sho ... More >>
Lone Star Funds' founder John Grayken, at a press conference in Seoul last month to defend his Dallas-based companies in South Korea We've noted a few times in the past how downtown Dallas-based Lone Star Funds wound up in trouble with the South Korean government, which raided Lone Star's offices in ... More >>
At the end of March, we reported about how downtown Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a powerful international investment firm and equity fund, landed in some kinda big trouble in South Korea. There were myriad allegations of tax evasion and embezzlement and other dirty deeds to the tune of a few billio ... More >>
Wuh-oh. Looks like downtown Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, a powerful international investment firm (to the tune of $13 billion, which I think is a lot), is in some kinda big trouble in South Korea. Something to do with tax evasion, embezzlement and "other allegations," which cannot be good. Apparent ... More >>
Ssssh. Hear that? Is it butterflies peein' in a cotton field? Vince Young's gears turnin'? Bode Miller's Olympic medals clanging together? Nope, just the hollow clamor surrounding the World Baseball Classic. Chalk up another one for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. First, despite a moun ... More >>
How far can a video-game champ go? Ask Matt Leto.
Korea's Kim Ki-duk transforms social philosophy into visual poetry
Pssst, wanna see a movie that isn't out yet...legally?
Never mind the World Cup, it's all about the mohawk
Though exciting and effective, Shiri suffers from many flaws
Seoul Garden blooms
Next year will be better