Starbucks Corporation

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Starbucks' New Beer Program Isn't Coming to Dallas, Which Is Fine by These Four Shops

    If you haven't heard, Starbucks is looking to slip a little somethin' somethin' in your latte. Not exactly -- they would never do anything that cool -- but they are starting alcohol programs in select stores in six metro areas, none of which are Dallas. Beer and wine will be available, and because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Early 2014 Fast Food News Indicates We Actually Live Inside a Stuffed Dorito

    We're nearly three months into the new year, and the most commonly used suffix must be "pocalypse." So, send in Godzilla: these things have all happened in the year-to-date. We've got: - Cinnabon-scented air fresheners - Tacos named after extra, extra large t-shirts

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The Jig Is Up for L.A.'s Dumb Starbucks, but its Legal Dance Has Just Begun

    If you spent much time on Facebook over the weekend and have any "friends" from Los Angeles, you were likely peppered with posts and pictures about Dumb Starbucks. A coffee shop bearing the corporate java giant's logo, prefixed with the word "dumb," opened in Los Feliz, giving away free coffee and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Dallas' Biggest Food Fights of 2013

    As 2013 comes to a close, we could focus on all of the peace and goodwill toward men that we wish for in the coming year. We could put aside our differences, invite some vegans to a barbecue and toast a gluten-free beer with our friends. Or we could look back on a few of the juiciest, richest Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Gun Advocates Carried Rifles and Shotguns (and Kids) to an Arlington Starbucks Last Night

    If you were driving south on Green Oaks Boulevard in Arlington on Thursday around 7 p.m., your headlights might have caught a glimpse of a group of people walking along the sidewalk carrying what looked like rifles and shotguns over their shoulders. No, the fading dusk wasn't messing with your visio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Starbucks Politely Asks Gun Owners Not to Bring Guns into its Cafes

    Earlier this year, we told you about Starbucks' stance on gun laws. The company allows customers to carry firearms in stores and cafes where local laws allow. But the stance has, in a way, backfired. Gun-ownership advocates now descend on Starbucks on regular "appreciation days," locked and loaded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Gun Advocates Have Started Descending on Starbucks En Masse for Some Reason

    There's an interesting showdown that involves a volatile combination: gun advocates, upset moms and caffeine. This past weekend the Sioux Falls Business Journal reported on a South Dakota Open Carry march that meandered along some quiet city streets before taking a break at a Starbucks, which was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Tom Vincent of Texas Coffee School Delivers the Most Fantastic Cup of Coffee

    Tom Vincent opened the Texas Coffee School in 2011 to teach the world how to make great coffee. And that might sound a little crazy. But, Vincent perhaps is a little crazy. After being laid off as a creative director at an ad agency several years ago, he decided to pursue his passion for a great cup ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    DeSoto SolJazz Festival at DeSoto Eagle Stadium

    Saturday, June 9, at DeSoto Eagle Stadium

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Stupid Starbucks Raises Its Stupid Prices: 10 Better Uses of Your 10 Cents

    Starbucks is raising their prices, y'all. I had no idea brown water could cost as much as it already does, and now they're raising the price? This is a bunch of bologna sandwich. The Wall Street Journal says that the change "raises the cost of a 'tall,' or 12-ounce, coffee in some New York City st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Five Dallas Coffee Shops to Help Break Your Starbucks Habit

    As Alice mentioned earlier, Starbucks announced Tuesday that they are raising the cost on some of their products. A "tall" or 12-ounce coffee will increase by 10 cents to $1.85. But why drink Starbucks anyway? Here are five better local coffee shops, no matter the cost. 5. Mercantile Coffee House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 Worst Fast Food Trends of 2011

    Denny's Mac and Cheese Big Daddy Melt, which was part of their "Lets Get Cheesy" Menu​Last year, Planet Earth sorrowfully asked mankind "Why, dear peoples, why?" after the invention of something sinister and bizarre: KFC's Double Down. Well, congratulations, 2011: You are the mind-fuck of a fast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Introducing The Starbucks Singing Barista Dude

    Alice LaussadeSinging Barista Dude: The chipperest mother fucker ever.​You find yourself in the drive-through line at the Starbucks. You're not necessarily proud of choosing Starbucks over White Rock Coffee or Pearl Cup, but it's early, they're convenient and you're an un-coffee-ed bitch who needs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Five Shirts To Buy After Your $85 Starbucks Coffee-Stained Shirt

    ​To celebrate its 40th year nuking our insides with caffeine, Starbucks has worked with designer Alexander Wang on an $85 T-shirt that looks like you spilled coffee all over it. NBC DFW reported yesterday that the shirts are available at Nordstrom's, or Starbucks obviously, where they'll throw in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sifting Stars at Starbucks

    With the Borders on McKinney closing, I'm reminded of how my hockey player date once prepped at the book store before our first date. I met this guy in an elevator as I was leaving a book club meeting. He asked if I lived in the building. I replied no and told him that I came there for book club on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Starbucks Bite Size Desserts: Low-Cal Reasons to Support Coffeemaker's World Domination

    For years I hated Starbucks. I sensed they were plotting a world takeover starting with the invention of their own sizing scheme, which to this day I refuse to adhere to (it's a small not a tall). I would accuse anyone who drank their coffee as a co-conspirator and kept their name on a secret list, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Starbucks Cap'n Crunch: Why? Because Meth is Illegal, We Guess.

    ​Starbucks has been roasting and serving coffee for 40 years now, and has picked up a few extra menu items along the way. One such creation, which has become a staple item for the company, is the blended, frozen, dessert-in-a-cup, known as the Frappuccino. The blended treat has been all the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    It's A Grind Coffee House Still Grinding Away, Banking On The Green Line

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​Yes, It's A Grind Coffee House is a real coffee franchise and not just a fake coffee shop where the drones on Weeds grab their morning cup to go. But, until this morning, Roasted had yet to visit the It's A Grind in Deep Ellum. Despite having heard from friends and co-wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Giveaway: A Pair of Tickets to See Clem Snide At Doublewide Tomorrow Night

    Boston-based indie band, Clem Snide has been on the verge of breakthrough for almost two decades. If you've ever watched an episode of NBC's, Ed, or spent anytime in a Starbucks, chances are you've heard a variety of their "art-country" tunes.It's been an up-and-down ride: Their career has been ridd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Black Forest Bakery and Black Forest Coffee: A Tale of Two Cups

    Daniel Rodrigue​After an early pre-breakfast trip on Saturday to the behemoth that is Northwest Highway Half Price Books, Roasted couldn't resist walking across the street to Henk's European Deli & Black Forest Bakery. It was just after 9, and the tables in the quaint restaurant/bakery/deli an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Roasted Gets Buzzed On Danny's Motor Oil

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​When it comes to getting a major jolt from a single cup of straight, black coffee, there's really nothing in Dallas that gives you a bigger caffeine bang for a buck than a 12 oz Styrofoam cup full of what's known around the Lakewood/Lower Greenville area as "Danny's Moto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Roasted: Our Take On Dallas Coffee Culture, Starting With Drip Coffee's Fine Morning Brew

    Photos by Daniel RodrigueActual coffee. Because sometimes the virtual kind just isn't enough to get you going.Wake up Dallas and smell the coffee. Oh, that hot, cup of pluck--it's just what we need to get the heart racing and the morning going in one wired adrenal-pumping shot. Though, honestly, tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.6.09

    "Speculation that Starbucks is losing retail market share to competitors has been grossly exaggerated. Our customers are not trading down." (Howard Schultz, chairman of Starbucks, announcing lower pricing on certain items in some markets to combat slower sales. The Seattle-based chain reported a 77 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    At Your Fave Starbucks, the Holiday Season Just Got a Little Grinchier

    Those local Starbucks targeted for shuttering over the summer are still open -- dunno for how long, though, as the Seattle-based coffeeteria stages the closings in waves. ("Could be any time," says one Lower Greenville barista.) And, more bad news, as it looks like Starbucks won't rake in the big bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008
  • Dining

    October 2, 2008

    Time to Make the Doughnuts

    Zales Corp. smells sweet success in expanding Dunkin' Donuts

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Sorry, Elizabeth Marshall, But Your Starbucks Is on "The List." Yours Too, Magic Johnson.

    Late yesterday, Starbucks released the official list of store closures -- "in the spirit of transparency with our partners, customers and communities." And, yes, among the nine Dallas locations is the Greenville Avenue hot spot that Elizabeth Marshall tried to save with an online petition. And it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    Wait, You Mean I'm Not Getting My Own Personal Starbucks Location?

    So much for there being a Starbucks on every corner. Because today the company announced it's shuttering "approximately 600 underperforming company-operated stores" in the U.S. -- only, it hasn't announced where, not yet. That may come in a few minutes: At 4:30, Pete Bocian, the coffee seller's chie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    Finally, A Cup of Starbucks Coffee Is Worth the Price

    A public-service announcement, courtesy a press release: Beginning at 11 a.m., Starbucks will be giving away 8-ounce cups of coffee -- which is awesome, if you love your coffee just the wrong side of burnt. Alas, it's the company's new Pike Place Roast, so named for the company's original Seattle lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    'Sup Hey Hollywood?

    The group of early 20-somethings in Hey Hollywood has been taking Dallas stages for more than a year, and now is ready to give up day jobs and the like to live out the rock 'n' roll life. With the release of the band's EP Giants this week and an impending tour in January, Hey Hollywood sat down with ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Is the Arts Magnet Naming a Wing After You?

    On Monday afternoon, the Advisory Board of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is getting the peeps together for a big announcement at the Belo Mansion. First off, in the first major update since construction started on the new Arts Magnet last year, they're going to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007

    Norah Jones Catches Arcade Fire

    I know, I just posted some Norah Jones the other day, but I just came across something that oughta up her hipster factor (or, um, not) amongst those who think her nothing but the siren of Starbucks. As I am not entirely fluent in Italian -- everything I learned about the language came from Chico Mar ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2007


    Sushi Sakana is a strip-mined gem

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Dunkin' Donuts Back in Dallas? That's So Last Year's News.

    You see this story in The Dallas Morning News yesterday, about the fact Dunkin' Donuts plans on opening up to 125 locations in the area as soon as it can get off its jelly-filled ass? Well, like, that's all well and good; dunno if they're going after the Starbucks crowd, as Dallas' Only Daily insist ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007

    Looking for Adventure?

    FMPAT offers musical and comical Love

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Heavy Medal

    For her next trick, Carly Patterson attempts to trade in somersaults for singing

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    Look, All I Want's a Cup of Coffee

    Do you wanna have coffee with Mitch Albom? How about with his books? Yeah, not so much. Barnes & Noble Booksellers is a book store that sells Starbucks coffee. Starbucks is a coffee shop that, beginning next month, will sell books. Why not? It already sells CDs (including Starbucks-only product from ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
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    September 20, 2001

    Best Kids' Bookstore

    The Enchanted Forest--Books for Children

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Bean Waiting

    This just in: Starbucks' global march reaches the Cliff

  • News

    March 22, 2001


    Java jive

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Critic's circle

    WFAA movie reviewer Gary Cogill is guru and matchmaker for a caffeinated crowd of film buffs

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Fowled Out

    Does City Hall's rooster ban signal the end of old Oak Cliff? Rose Farley goes to the front lines of a cultural war that threatens to turn the 'hood into something truly heinous...North Dallas

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • Dining

    May 23, 1996
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    February 29, 1996

    Making the rule

    Cosmic Cup is one giant exception to everything Dallas

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