• Film

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Bobbadiction, The Snow Cone and FroYo Hybrid with Boba, Is About To Hit Dallas

    There's a new culinary creation hitting the streets of Dallas soon. Bobaddiction is a Taiwanese-inspired dessert drink that is a hybrid of frozen yogurt and shaved ice with boba. Three industrious Dallas guys found the dessert at night markets of Taipei and came back to Texas to realize the options ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Zakti's Creators Let Tea Out of the Bag

    motograv, via FlickrTea is often overshadowed by the stronger, more caffeinated coffee. But there is way more to tea than ordering it sweetened or unsweetened. If you felt like it, you could geek out over the origins, flavors, and steeping methods of tea for the rest of your life. Pam Miller and her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The Texas Rangers Have Signed Manny Ramirez

    If you're a fan of the web site Deadspin, you've been mesmerized at least once this year by Manny Ramirez and Taiwanese baseball, which seemed to have a pretty fun marriage going. But that's over now, because your Texas Rangers have signed Ramirez to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    One Year Out: An Interview with Jack MacDonald of Jack Mac's Swill and Grill

    Jack Mac's Swill and Grill opened on Preston Road in North Dallas last year, right on the heels of the explosion in the local craft beer movement. Jack and Amy MacDonald's restaurant has a strong local focus that supports not only Texas breweries, but wineries and distilleries as well. The drinks ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Too Hot to Eat is Too Hot to Think Much About Eating, Apparently

    Hungry burger fans mob the opening of Dallas proper's first In-N-Out. No, wait. They don't.​Even though a new In-N-Out opened, the only things hot this week were Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" peppers and the puzzling chains on Michael Costa's The Office Grill. Read on. City of Ate Welcome to ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Blogger in Taiwan Jailed for Calling Food "Too Salty"

    Members of the Taiwan Restaurant Critics Association after they paid an ill-advised visit to T.G.I. Friday's in Taipei.​Remind us not to write about the food in Taiwan. On Tuesday, a blogger in Taiwan was sentenced to a month of detention and two years probation for writing that a restaurant's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Asian Temptations for the Fat Girl Inside

    The fat girl inside needs more icing. MORE ICING, DAMMIT!​Although I'm a rehabbed fatty, the inner fat girl inside of me lives on, which can be problematic when I return to old stomping grounds, i.e. the Asian grocery store. The days of a pigtailed me gallivanting through an Asian grocery stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Rolling in Dough at Noodle House

    Photos by Kristy YangNoodle House's custom-made dough-roller.​It's 1 pm when I receive a phone call from an anxious voice on the other end of the line, asking me where I am. It's Sky Kuo, owner of Plano's Noodle House, and he's wondering if I am still coming by to snap pictures in the restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Noodle House Keeps It All in the Family -- And That's A Good Thing

    The bounty of Noodle House.​After my first visit to Noodle House last fall, I knew I'd have to return with my parents, seeing as how they are big fans of the restaurant's sister eatery in Houston -- San Dong. A couple of weeks ago, I finally got that opportunity, but was joined only by my m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Chill Bubble Tea Joins with Crow Collection to Instruct North Texas About Trendy Drink

    ​Fans of bubble tea consider their favorite beverage an everyday drink, but a local purveyor's seizing the opportunity provided by the Chinese New Year to expose more potential customers to the trendy tea. Chill Bubble Tea, a Chicago-based company with four locations nationwide, is partnering ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    West Meets East and Comes Back
    With a Full Stomach

    All photos by Kristy YangAt the Food Court in Thailand​I've been away for the past few weeks tending to some family stuff in Asia and have been a tad too busy to do any blogging. I'm sure the editor's ulcer will be relieved to know that I'm back now with my one measly post a week. While away, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Four American Dishes Intended to Honor Other Countries -- and How the Honored Countries Received Them.

    Me So Hungry Burger King's new Pizza Burger probably doesn't appease Italians.​Americans have a habit of co-opting and recreating global cuisines, arbitrarily assigning ethnic labels to dishes unknown in their purported homelands. In the process, of course, they've created some very good - if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    99 Ranch Market: Go to Shop,
    Not to Eat at the Food Court

    ​My first experience at the brand new 99 Market Ranch in Plano was not a pleasant one. The Asian supermarket chain opened its first location in North Texas last week to much buzz. I paid a visit to the monstrous market during its soft opening on the hopes that I would avoid any crowds. No su ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Basil Chicken at Genroku

    ​As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Bubbles You Don't Blow or Burst, but Chew (And Where to Find Them)

    ​A major gripe amongst my Asian friends and me is the lack of bubble tea shops in Dallas. When the trend hit fever pitch a few years ago in other major cities, I figured it was only a matter of time before Dallas jumped in on the craze. Unfortunately for us, the drink never caught on like other s ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    For Asians in Dallas, There's No place Like Home--Other Than an Asian Market

    Last week, my friend Rona hosted her parents who where visiting from Maui. They were staying for the whole week, and being of Filipino descent, they wanted to know where the nearest Asian supermarket was. And when my aunt from Taiwan arrives next month, she will be asking me to take her to the neare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Return to Sushi Yama: Enough with the Sushi--Bring on the Chicken Gizzards

    ​I look back in regret at the first time I ever tried sushi.During one of my visits to Taiwan as a teenager, my part-Japanese auntie took us to a sushi restaurant. Taiwan was a Japanese colony for 50 years, and when the Japanese left, they left behind much of their culture, including a food influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 7: Yeahdef

    ​This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth, North of the Dial style, with Denton-based, eclectic party-DJ, Joey Liechty aka Yeahdef. Liechty has been DJing for the past 7 years, and is the founder of  '90s night, one of Denton's hottest dance nights, bringing people from Denton and Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    It's Not Vegas or Taiwan, but You can Get Some Authentic Japanese Food at Sushi Yama

    ​While DFW boasts significant Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese populations, one is hard pressed to find more than the random Japanese person every now and then, much less an authentic Japanese restaurant. Most sushi restaurants in our area are owned by either Vietnamese or Korean proprietors.Unles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    At May's Ice Cream, A Heavy Helping of That Old Taiwanese Flavor

    Photos by Kristy YangSpicy beef noodle soup at May's​The combination of rainy weather and sweat pants days defeated all efforts in healthy eating, causing me to crave a fattening blast from the past: Taiwanese food. I invited my equally fed-up-with-dieting boyfriend along for a meal I presume ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Pho From Home: Dim Sum (And Memories) At Kirin Court

    ​If you don't mind, I am straying off course this week. Thank you, in advance, for indulging me. If you're frustrated that I have yet to visit your preferred pho burb of Garland, Carrolton, or Haltom City, please remember that this is a long-term weekly blog about one very specific bowl of nood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Dosa Cafe

    View Larger Map If Frank and I had ever dated, our first date would have been the time he invited me to eat real, honest-to-goodness Taiwanese food in Richardson. I've been a Chinese-and-related food hater for most of my life, with the exception of this one vegetarian place in L.A. where I haven't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Philly Connection

    Philly Connection6334 Gaston Ave., Dallas214-828-9070Promised delivery time: "Around 8"Actual delivery time: 8:10Flawless execution of the scheduled delivery: 20Would not deliver beer, so I had to leave the house after all ("I'm sorry, they don't let me do that."): 0Genu-wine Philly-made Tastykakes: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Yo La Tengo Is Not Afraid Of MS, And They Will Beat Its Ass

    It was just last spring that legendary indie rockers Yo La Tengo graced our area with a sublime acoustic concert at the Dallas Museum of Art. Fans might also recall the ear-shredding performance the band gave at the Granada Theater on Easter in 2007. Well, now Yo La Tengo frontman Ira Kaplan sends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007
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    March 22, 2007


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  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    East Meets Old West

    Hui Chuan offers fresh and delicate flavors

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    March 2, 2006
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    October 20, 2005
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    February 3, 2005

    Get Hitched

    Gifts not required for Tony n' Tina's Wedding

  • Dining

    October 7, 2004

    Pair o' Dice

    If this restaurant is really heavenly, then let's go commit some sin

  • Culture

    June 3, 2004

    Girl Power Mystique

    Jin-Ya Huang's photos inscribe the feminine in-between

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Banned Books

    SMU presents an exhibit to die for

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Eye! Caramba!

    The Pang brothers want to feed your horror hunger, but some of their smorgasbord's stale

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Wave On

    Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial

  • Film

    March 21, 2002

    Time Well Spent

    The loneliest people are lost, and in love, in a crowd

  • Dining

    March 14, 2002

    Asian Bowling

    The fast-casual kid sibling of P.F. Chang's makes a good showing

  • Film

    April 26, 2001

    Slow Motion

    Yi Yi's ultraleisurely pace is, for the most part, worth the wait

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus

  • Film

    March 18, 1999

    All that Heaven allows

    Majid Majidi's new film extends Iranian cinema's fascination with children

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    May 21, 1998

    Magical regionalism

    This Tex-Mex fable breathes new life into the romantic comedy

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    July 18, 1996

    KERA's fading signal

    Richie Meyer prepares to leave behind a struggling public radio station

  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    Home front

    Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web

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