Starbucks Corporation

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    A Dallas Man Claims He Drank a $55 Dollar, 60-Shot Coffee Drink at an Uptown Starbucks

    Proving that the American workforce is increasingly bored at their desks these days, a $54.75 Starbucks order propelled a Dallas man into Internet fame yesterday. Inspired by a previous unsubstantiated record in which a customer ordered what he called the "Quadriginoctuple Frap," Twitter user Andrew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    At Highland Park's Number One Coffee, Blue Bottle and Snickerdoodles and Lots O' Juice

    One-time barista Liz Goulding drinks coffee around Dallas so her head doesn't hurt and so she can help keep yours from hurting, too. Got a place to suggest? Leave it in the comments. I didn't think I'd like Number One for a few reasons, namely its address in the Park Cities (because I'm a Bizarro S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Vodka, Natto and the Dallas Farmers Market: The Week That Was in Dallas Dining

    With Lakewood's anniversary party coming up Sunday, you've got plenty of reasons to drink a lot of beer, and you should. But not before we wrap up this week's food news. This week I visited the Russian Banya in Carrollton. Check out the review, and if it sounds like the kind of place you could get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Three Rules to Follow to Pay Proper Respect to Handcrafted Coffee

    It's the week of July 4th, which means it's time to celebrate our freedom in vague ways that suggest many of us have no idea what freedom really means. One of the ways many of us celebrate our self-conceived notion of freedom is by doing whatever we want, whenever we want. But being able to do whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Store and Patio Starting June 1

    In a move that once again pushes smokers further to the periphery, Starbucks will invoke a new law of the land, which forbids smoking within 25 feet of their stores. That means enjoying a smoke on the patio is no longer allowed. You'll have to move it to the parking lot, behind a stinky trash bin or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Starbucks Responds to Questions About Free Coffee, Plans to Move Trailer

    Earlier this week, we responded to a Facebook post that claimed a Starbucks trailer had set up a trailer just around the corner from the downtown location of the Pearl Cup Coffee shop. What's worse is they were giving the coffee away for free. Crystal Johnson, a manager for the local business, said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Starbucks Wars: Chain Sets Up Free Coffee Trailer Close to Downtown Pearl Cup (Let's Call it Java the Hut)

    Crystal Johnson noticed business was a little slower than usual this morning, but she didn't think much of it until a customer came in and told her about the Starbucks trailer that was parked on the same block as the downtown coffee shop. The trailer was giving away free coffee on the corner of San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Patience Is A Virture In Matters Of Pour-Over Coffee

    "So you really brew every cup by hand?" I asked the petite barista wrapping up her shift at Mercantile Coffee House. She told me it was the only way they could do it, so I pointed to the two massive drip machines perched on the counter, prompting her honesty. "Gotta have some reason to keep people f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Localizing Love Field's Food Options

    ​Love Field is trying to soften the blow of travel delays, Southwest cattle calls and rubbery, sometimes inedible food by classing up the joint. In the middle of its facelift , Love Field will add four new dining options known -- three that are native to Dallas. Campisi's Restaurant, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Cymbals Eat Guitars' Matthew Whipple's Top Five Ideas for All-Time Top Five Lists

    ​We've really been getting a kick out of learning what many artists consider to be their all-time top five things of various topics are since we kicked off this recurrign feature a few months back. It's a simple enough concept: For the most part, we look to connect a top five list with the artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Brain Freeze: Our Panel of Experts Samples New Summer Coolers

    Lauren Drewes DanielsArby's Jamocha Oreo Shake, a summer drink worth fighting for.​Being bored for extended amounts of time builds character. Everyone (kids, in particular) needs to stare at the wall so long that it makes them crazy. Then go outside and stare at the hot grass. Then lie on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    A Fuzzy Empire, Rare Puns and More This Week on Food Blogs

    ​If you like lists or food trucks (and who doesn't?) it was a good week to be a Dallas blog reader. Nancy Nichols ate a bunch of steak, a blog post inspires readers to plug their iPods into onions, and Fuzzy's Tacos shops are popping up like.... Something that pops up quickly and all over. Lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Cold "Oatmeal" is Hot With Trendy Breakfast Eaters

    Oatmeal, once derided as dull, is now so trendy that at least one Dallas-based restaurant chain's slapped the name on a dish of uncooked rolled oats, yogurt and fruit. ​The sweet breakfast snack is officially muesli, but - after nearly a decade of name-tweaking --Corner Bakery now sells it as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2010

    Zaguán Latin Café & Bakery's Known For Food, But The Coffee's Damn Good Too

    Photos By Daniel Rodrigue​This morning, after hearing very good things about the coffee and espresso at Zaguán Latin Café & Bakery from several of the folks around the bullpen at Observer HQ who regularly visit the establishment, Roasted finally headed across the street for an early-morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Starbucks Coffee a Cocktail Alternative?
    What Have They Been Drinking?

    Nothing soothes like a cup of coffee...except maybe a slug of booze.​Starbucks has joined the growing list of chains intent on bowdlerizing adult beverage traditions, suggesting today that flavored coffee's a good substitute for alcohol. Earlier this week, City of Ate chronicled the new low-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    At This Weekend's Republican Convention, A Showroom Full of Fabulous Merchandise

    Photos by Patrick MichelsMay his legacy live forever on women's tote bags.​The good people with the Republican Party of Texas are just beginning to get their biennial convention locked and loaded into the Dallas Convention Center, where the next few days promise a wealth of political theater, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Naked Man on John Carpenter Freeway Billboard Stops Traffic. Ya Think?

    If Elaine knew she was going to see a naked guy on a billboard today, she would have brought a better camera.​Our own Elaine Liner had a whole different flavor of Theater Jones moments ago on southbound John Carpenter Freeway near the Regal Row exit -- right across the street from The Fan's HQ, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Inside Dallas News's Price-Hike Strategy

    ​The Dallas Morning News's circulation is way down -- by 30 percent since 2007 -- which is just what A.H. Belo higher-ups expected when they decided to start upping the price of the paper. In a "special report," Editor & Publisher details just how the News came up with the decision to charge $ ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Today In Music News: Pavement's Not Making New Songs, Brendan Mullen Dies and Carly Simon Hates Starbucks

    Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, October 14, 2009...Sorry kids: Pavement won't record any new material when they reform and tour next year.L.A. punk pioneer Brendan Mullen has died.Carly Simon is suing Starbucks for failing to properly promote her album This Kind of Love on its ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Dallas Does Need More Outdoor Hangouts

    Several Friends of Unfair Park have asked: Why is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Construction cam still showing a photo from 9:36 a.m. ... yesterday? Says Frank Librio at Dallas City Hall, via e-mail, "The link is down due to to wx," by which I assume he means ... weather? But fret not, fresh photos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Food For Thought 3.20.09

    "Dunkin' Donuts has always appealed to the 'Everyday Joe.' We really appeal to a broader psychographic and not so much a demographic--everyone from a company CEO to a construction worker." (Casey Corrigan, spokeswoman for the doughnut chain, on the continued popularity of their coffee. While Starbuc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    At West Village This Weekend: Wii Got The Beat

    Dear rare Dallas music fan who wouldn't mind being seen in Uptown this weekend, According to this blog post I just stumbled across, there's gonna be some sort of Wii Music demonstration thing with street performers and stuff tomorrow and Sunday at West Village. Might be cool. Dunno. But it shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Poll Position

    [Editor's note: Apologies to Friends of Unfair Park who tried to post comments earlier this morning; they were stuck in a dead server, which also delayed posting and which has since been repaired. So I've been promised.] Took all of three minutes to vote this morning at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    GameStop Makes a Fistful of Money, Then Watches Stock Plunge

    Dallas-based Blockbuster has its problems; so noted. But Grapevine-based GameStop's doing all right, all right, all right for itself: Today, the seller of video game stuffs posted ginormous second-quarter income figures -- $57.2 million, or damned near three times what it brought in this time last y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    7-Eleven Looking to Fill Every Square Inch of North Texas, Thank Heavens

    Maybe if Starbucks just sold Slurpees and Big Gulps, they wouldn't be shuttering 600 locations throughout the U.S. and A. -- including novelist Brendan McNally's favorite Lower Greenville location. Because this morning brings news that Dallas-based 7-Eleven, Inc. is looking to expand the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2008

    How We Spent the Fourth

    Merritt Martin Above, one of Merritt's photos from the Fair Park Fourth -- a review of which is available here, where, um, "Pdiddy" deems the event's debut a success but also "a mixed bag." Some of us opted for a less stressful in-and-out: the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road, fro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    A Different Animal

    Polk presents her own Gaza Zoo

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    The Silver Lining in the Gold Rush's Summer Vacation

    Jim Schutze's favorite blog points out that the sad inevitable is upon us: The Gold Rush Cafe is taking its summer break, starting, oh, now. But Jeff Siegel does come bearing good news: He says that come the cafe's August reopening, proprietor George Sanchez will have installed "a Wi-Fi connection, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2007

    Dallas, Together We Can Be Grande

    Tom Leppert's got a new spot appearing on yer local affiliates -- and on his Web site too -- and it turns out his vision for Dallas includes...a Starbucks on every corner. That is so The Onion, circa 1998. My vision for Dallas? It’s a Dallas that’s the safest city in America -- a city known for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Mr. Sandman Jr.

    Connick plays Nokia

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Bits and Pieces

    Greenville gets a boost

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006

    Kroger: Take That, Central Market

    I started thinking about ranch dip Sunday night. With no sour cream, Hidden Valley dip mix (the only ranch I trust) or chips immediately available in my home, I was able to fend off the craving for a little while with a healthy not-even-close-to-being-a-substitute snack, Kashi. Yesterday around lunc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Dunkin' Dallas

    Have trouble finding a Dunkin' Donuts in Dallas. Give it a while. You're about to see one on every block. Oh. Joy. In its effort to take down Starbucks as the nation's provider of overpriced coffee, Dunkin' Donuts has decided to expand from 4,400 to 15,000 stores across the U.S., which would make it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Why a Low-Rent "Us" Calls Us

    In case you, like, didn't know already, Kevin "Coattails" Federline will be at the new Club X this weekend--and he might even bring his knocked-up sugar mama. An editor for Life & Style Weekly even called the Observer offices Wednesday, desperately seeking that well-connected someone who could tail ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mark Gardener

    Tuesday, October 4, at Trees

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Bob Dylan

    No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (Sony)

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Whiz Biz Kids

    Dallas' young entrepreneurs live by their creed: Just do it.

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Hamming It Up

    Walk the mall to help the hungry

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    October 23, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Downtown Redevelopment

    Stone Street Gardens

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Allison Moorer

    Miss Fortune (Universal South)

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    You Retard

    Plus: Bring on the Crackpots, Stoney Babe, Speaking Her Mind

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best place to spend money

    Highland Park Village

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best kids bookstrore

    Enchanted Forest

  • News

    May 27, 1999
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    March 25, 1999
  • Dining

    December 7, 1995
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