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  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    I Ate Pizza Patrón's Controversial La Chingona Pie, and It Was Definitely Offensive

    A few weeks ago, we told you about Pizza Patrón's latest pizza, a spicy number topped with nearly 100 slices of jalapeño-stuffed pepperoni and then, just to drive things home, finished off with a little diced jalapeño. This pizza was badass, according to its creators. This pizza was La Chingona. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Introducting Indie Band Oregon Trail, The Hardest Videogame Ever

    MECC's elementary school computer lab classic The Oregon Trail probably taught its users relatively little about American History. The lasting impression the game did leave was the idea that choices have consequences and that, sometimes, bad things just happen, regardless of how well you plan for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Local Man Really Likes Smoking His Liquor

    Broderic Allen, aka Ballen, aka B.A., is an aspiring Dallas rapper and member of local hip-hop collective The Chaos Theory. But it's not his music that's landed him on TV, and on AOL News, and in the U.K.'s Daily Mail. All that stems from his drinking habits or, more accurately, his getting-drunk ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Burning Questions with Marc Cassel of 20 Feet Seafood, on Books, Beef-Eating Vegans and Old-School Taco Bell

    In this week's issue of Burning Questions, in which we quiz a chef about cookbooks, worst meals, food shames and whatever else comes to mind, we hear from Marc Cassel, the man behind 20 Feet Seafood Joint. What are a few of your favorite cookbooks? The Internet has made the cookbook question sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Ten Funniest 35 Denton Band Descriptions

    When you go on the 35 Denton website, it becomes clear that most of the bands sent in their own descriptions. Some are standard musical lexicon-run-of-the-mill "Such and such band emerged from the Bumville scene in 19-dickety-two and have been playing since blah blah blah..." type of stuff. Some are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Is Hopdoddy Just A One-Off Burger Concept, Or A Sign Of Better Food To Come

    It was the Smackdown that lead me to reviewing Hopdoddy. I couldn't believe how much work the small chain put into burgers they charged so little for. Most customers will likely spend a little more on burgers topped elaborately with gourmet cheeses and toppings, but if you want, you can get a plain, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    The Philosophy of Playdough

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. Check out Hunter Hauk's bonus audio interview here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Rangers Announce Doritos Topped Nachos And Boomstick Eating Conest

    If you've having trouble selling a menu item, your best bet may be to put Doritos on it. The Texas Rangers just announced the latest snack to follow the much lauded boomstick. Totally ROSSome Nachos will boast tortilla chips covered in white queso, pico de gallo and a choice of shredded meat heaped ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    One Hundred Million Tacos With A Side Of Burlesque: This Week In Where The Hell Is My Lipator

    Summer is picking up and that means the arrival of tomatoes that taste like nature intended. Not those lifeless cottony numbers picked while green and sprayed with ethylene, but those glorious summer orbs ripened right on the vine and delicious enough to be eaten all on their own. It's a good time t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Forget Taco Bell: The Fast and Portable Gorditas at Doña Tota are Great

    It was early Saturday morning, and I had a lot lined up for the day, so I was looking for a fast portable breakfast. Nothing seems more fast and portable to me then stuffed pastries, preferably with eggs or meat or both. And one of my favorite all time stuffed pastries are gorditas; tacos' overloo ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012

    Can Accused Killer Seth Winder Stay Sane Long Enough to Stand Trial?

    For the friends and family of Richard Hernandez, justice seemed imminent -- until his accused killer's medically induced competence slipped away.

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    The Ten Most-Read City of Ate Stories of 2011

    We made it. Another year of writing, bitching and photo-taking, primarily centered around stuffing our faces. Only a few days remain before we strap ourselves in and start the whole process again. Before we welcome 2012, though, let's take a look at what we've done with 2011. Here are City of Ate's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    The Five Most Annoying Current Fast Food Trends

    ​Caught an article over on Adage this morning on Domino's revamp of their "cheesy bread." In an attempt to capture what marketing executives must think are idiot foodies, the pizza chain is selling "gourmet" varieties of cheese bread (with spinach and feta and bacon and jalapeño).After blacking o ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Why is Mexico Such a Dump?

    And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    OK Sweetheart

    Home Self-released

  • News

    May 5, 2011

    Who is More Mexican?

    And why would an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe cause so much controversy?

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Super Bowl Haters: Here are Five Shows (Plus Appetizer Ideas) for You

    Animal PlanetThe winner of the Puppy Bowl gets the Ruff Lombardi Trophy. Ah, We're Sorry.​February 6, you could get together with a bunch of friends to eat wings and yell at the Super Bowl on Fox. Or, you could not. If you're anti-Super Bowl, here's a list of five other shows you could watch, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Tiffany Derry Finds a Home at Uptown's Upcoming Private Social

    ​Tiffany Derry, the former Top Chef contestant who was left unemployed when Go Fish Ocean Club closed last month, has accepted the executive chef position at a new uptown restaurant. Derry is now developing the menu for Private Social, the first restaurant from longtime Dallas wedding industr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The 10 Crazy Fast Food and Chain Restaurant Releases of 2010

    KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.​On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Imaginary Cheese Cubes Could Help You Lose Weight

    Think about eating this cheese, and you won't want to. Call it the Taco Bell Effect.​A new study showing the benefits of imaginary eating could help explain why few food writers are fat. The research, published in this month's Science and reviewed on the front page of today's New York Times' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Pizza Hut Proves: If You Want the Customer's Trust, Better Get Your Dancing Shoes On

    The P'Zone is reason enough to be seriously suspicious of Pizza Hut's motives, but the results from survey in The Economic Times of India carried a reminder that the brand we Americans all know as The Hut is the most trusted name in the Indian dining world -- and has been for six years running. Whi ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Staff Trax: Delorean, Wintersleep, Tripping Daisy, Das Racist, Them and The Boss.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    It's North Vs. South in the Battle for Best Tacos Al Pastor

    El Si Hay wins the great taco smackdown.​ There are very few foods that can elicit fondness and memories like the taco. From mom's boxed Old El Paso version, to the lame version from Taco Bell, to the decidedly un-American street food version found throughout the delicious Mexican states, th ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantanamo's Final Days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008
  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Family Shattered After Oscar Sanchez's Murder

    Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    Test My Balls of Fury

    You want answers to last week's quiz? We got answers.

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Absolutely Fabulous

    It's a fashion jungle out there unless you have the right guide

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2006
  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Life After Death

    Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake

  • Dining

    September 23, 2004

    Marking Time

    Figaro Cafe keeps us waiting...and waiting

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Rock Star Olympics

    Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.

  • Music

    February 19, 2004


    "We have mortgages, high cholesterol, and I swear I have arthritis in my fingers. Our sixth CD is due out this summer."

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Resistance is Futile

    Despite new state and federal regulations, mentally ill Texans are still dying while being restrained by the very people they turn to for help

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    Chin Up

    Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    Chump change

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Food to Go

    Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Houses Divided

    A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism

  • Culture

    August 17, 2000

    Hot wheels

    Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Horror story

    Thirteen-year-old Chris Beamon ended up in jail because of a homework assignment. Now the adults who put him there are trying to get their stories straight.

  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Size matters

    For the world premiere of Blind Lemon to work, either the production needs to be smaller or the space needs to be larger

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Nobody Noticed

    Marilu Dennis lived in Lakewood for 36 years. One hot July day, she died alone in her home. For 15 months, the grass grew. The mail piled up. The bills went unpaid. Nobody saw Marilu. Nobody noticed

  • Dining

    July 24, 1997

    Keeping the pita puffed

    Hedary's Lebanese Oven & Grill offers reverent interpretations of ancient dishes

  • Music

    March 27, 1997

    Reign of toads

    The Toadies tell why Bush deserves to die

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    Who the Hell is Wild Willie?

    An up-from-nowhere theme-park promoter has set off a land rush in tiny Canton - and he's just gotten started with his crazy schemes

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Another view

    What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena

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