In recent years, the Top 40 Country Music charts have been littered with an increasing amount of songs that now fit easily into an even more specific, sickening realm of modern country music - "Bro-Country." With frat-boy bravado and an even greater emphasis on sophmoric, ignorant cliches than usual ... More >>
It's Friday night, and after leaving work a bit later than you had hoped to, battling the traffic to get home, and finally making out the door again to head out for a night of steam-blowing revelry, mapping a night out is often more daunting a task than you'd prefer. It's late to the point where vis ... More >>
And we're not (just) talking about the Voodoo.
Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourThe Cibus Benedict features creamy Parmesan sauce and, supposedly, crab.Sunday morning, as downtown restaurants were brimming with Super Bowl brunchers, the Man O' The Hour and I headed north into the sweet, consumerist bosom of North Park Center. There, ... More >>
Photos by Andrea Grimes and ladyfriends.The Dream Cafe's disappointing mimosa.For as long as I've lived in Dallas -- off and on for five years now -- I've put off going to the Dream Cafe because the name strikes me as powerfully lame. The whole "eclectic" and "global" shtick sounds like the kind ... More >>
Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourPepe and/or Mito's huevos rancheros excellentos.Trying to suss out ownership based on the many incarnations of the name of Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe online, on menus, and on the restaurant itself, is a copy editor's nightmare--is it Pepe's and Mit ... More >>
Photos by Andrea Grimes and Man O' The HourReata Bloody Mary, really satisfying.Someone, anyone, 'splain me the mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a monkey riding a pig that is Fort Worth's Sundance Square. It's a tourist trap that feels authentic. It's easy to park in and around. Locals see ... More >>
Photos by Man O'The HourThe Holy Blood ...y Mary.A Google Maps search for the Holy Grail this Saturday turned up a location at the intersection of 121 and Preston Road in Plano. Very clever, Joseph of Arimethea. Very clever. Hide the chalice of our Lord in a prefab, pop-up shopping center smack d ... More >>
KolachesTo further my Texan food education, I ventured out this weekend past where my bike could carry me, making a red-meat pilgrimage to the state's 'cue capitals -- and meandering just enough to make the acquaintance of a few other worthy foods. I'm still reeling from the chicken-fried por ... 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 >>
An old shot of the new chef. I...um...forgot to bring my camera last night.Chef Bruno Davaillon is eager to know what Dallas wants for dinner. At least that was the sentiment echoed by the wait staff and marketing department last night at a media dinner at the Mansion on Turtle Creek.The Mansio ... More >>
Gloria's5100 Belt Line, Addison972-387-8442Gloria's, if everybody wants you...The formula for success in the restaurant industry depends upon...well, let's stop there. Several formulas exist, But if a restaurant wants to draw steady crowds and surpass margin of income averages, it seems to hinge on ... More >>
P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli3839 McKinney Ave.214-720-2227Dude Factor: 8, or "Jimmy Johnson," on a scale of 1 (Jack Johnson, the musician) to 10 (Jack Johnson, the boxer)Ah, P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli. From the first day we ventured into the old McKinney Ave. location, we knew we'd found a dude-frie ... More >>
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