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Tea

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    A Love Letter to Gypsy Tea Room, Despite its Flaws

    Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 15th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Here, our nightlife columnist remembers the Deep Ellum venue that won nearly every DOMA it was nominated for. Nostalgia is not my favo ... More >>

  • 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

    February 28, 2013

    Eden's Shameful Pass at "High Tea" Tempts an Englishman to Sin

    Sometimes a brisket-loving expatriate Brit just needs a taste of home, so we've sent our Englishman in BBQ Sauce on a trek to sample Dallas' version of cream tea. We hope Anglo-American relations will withstand the stress. Deep down, I knew that Maudee's, with its understanding of appropriate tea a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Dallas Does Cream Tea? Bad Mistake, Dallas.

    Cream Tea. It's very important to British people. That's why I capitalized each of the two delightful words that make it up. It's also extremely straightforward. Upon possession of English Breakfast Tea (which we just call "tea") and acquisition of a scone (I'm not sure what level I need to be descr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Hey UTA! Here's Your Guide to Cheap Grub in Arlington

    Classes at UT Arlington started late last week and everyone is excited about the new fancy-pants $160 million College Park District, which includes a 7,000-seat center for sports, concerts and general hoopla (like commencement ceremonies). The 20-acre area on the east side of campus also has new dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Kombucha is Alive and On Tap in Dallas

    The Wall Street Journal shines light on kombucha, a fermented beverage made from freshly brewed tea, bacteria and yeast. The preparation, popularized by health nuts, is slowly becoming a trendy alternative beverage and ingredient at bars and restaurants everywhere. Joel Levin, the service manager a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Rating Two New Stone Brewing Co. Collaborations

    All (phone) photos by Jesse HugheyCherry Chocolate Stout​With its gargoyle logos and its cocky slogans and beer names, not to mention its intensely bitter IPAs, Stone Brewing Co. -- which celebrated its 15th anniversary Tuesday -- may try to maintain a bad-ass image. But a couple of new collaborat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    We've Spent Way Too Much Time Watching Honest Tea's Hidden Downtown Camera

    ​OK, Honest Tea. You win. You too, Kat Kirsch, sender of press releases. Because for the past way too long to admit, we've been riveted to the tea company's livestream from Akard and Main, where that unmanned kiosk's been set up to see if people will leave a dollar, as requested, or just walk away ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Tea and Spice, Actually Nice

    ​I'm skeptical of the value of pepper spray and sending people to the hospital, two things that appear on the resume of capsaicin, the active component in chili peppers. So when I found Prometheus Springs Capsaicin Spiced Elixir, a bottled tea whose quirkiness and individuality hinges on the s ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 21, 2011
  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Ah, Frisco, the City of Love -- and Crepes

    ​Who knew you'd be driving to romantic Frisco to experience some crepes this Valentine's Day? But that's where you need to go if you want to try the tasty sweet and savory crepes at Café Flair and pretend you're eating in Paris, the City of Love. While Café Flair, located in a Frisco strip ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    More Than a Drink With Jam and Bread

    ​Tea at Christmastime tends to be a Victorian affair, complete with jam cakes and velveteen trimmings. But Farmers Branch Historical Park is this month reminding visitors that Brits don't have the monopoly on hot tea service. A traveling exhibit on global tea traditions, curated by Tea in Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    School Lunches: How Can Something That Taste Like One be so Hard to Make?

    Low-sodium sauces​Editor's note: Apparently, feeding kids is a lot more complicated than tossing them a box of Pop-Tarts and a 3-liter jug of root beer. Who knew? For the breeders among you readers, here's a wrap-up of newsy, nutritional items Hanna shipped in from the School Nutrition Associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Basket Case: Kazy's has giant balls. Of tapioca.

    Alice LaussadeHey There, Sugar Balls​Kazy's Gourmet 9256 Markville Drive 972-235-4831 Try: Meiji fruit drop candy Don't try: Konpeito sugar balls I was out of rice wine vinegar, so instead of going to Tom Thumb to pay a zillion dollars for it and wait in the self-checkout line for eight hours w ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 17, 2009
  • Dining

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Review and Gallery: Tea Thyme & Tisane

    Sara KerensChili Rellenos with shrimp, rice and black beans​ Dave visits Carrollton's Tea Thyme & Tisane this week for the Obsever's Dish review, which combines a shop celebrating tea culture and an all-out restaurant with a down-home menu.For a close-up look at the dishes, the teas and the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Quit The Day Job, Open A Tea Cafe In Carrollton--Sounds Like A Plan

    Karen Kitchen, Benjamin Andrade and owner Charles Dean Bowen of Tea Thyme & Tisane.​Say you wanna open a restaurant. You envision yourself cooking and smiling and rainbows are shining and somewhere in the distance a chorus of angels is singing. Or a chorus of Harleys--depends on what makes ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Cliff Cafe

    Through all my phases, from finicky meat-eater to cheese-hating vegetarian to vegan, I've never had a server actually encourage me to complicate my order. But at the Cliff Café last Friday our server, Ryan H., did--even after my "girly lunch" group had finagled a table on the sunny, secluded back p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Have a Cuppa

    Pass the scone; hold the dick

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008
  • Dining

    April 10, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Tea for Texas

    Burton's art is Good and Sweet

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2007
  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007

    Tea for Texas

    Sip icy goodness for charity

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

    Barry Annino just shot us this one-sentence missive concerning the fate of the Gypsy Tea Room's space: The Door signed a lease for the Gyspy Tea Room yesterday. Salvation, thy name is Russell Hobbs? --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Plugging Myself. Right in the Head.

    If you wanna see me looking like an aging alternarock bum (yeah, great day to wear the Flaming Lips T-shirt and gray hoodie) whilst going on a lengthy, had-to-be-crazy-ass-sounding harangue about the state of Deep Ellum, by all means tune into KTVT-Channel 11 tonight at 10. Jay Gormley just left aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    Wherein We Learn the Fate of the Gypsy Tea Room

    On Friday, the Gypsy Tea Room's bankruptcy case, which had been sitting in U.S. District Judge Harlin DeWayne Hale's courtroom since October 2005, was dismissed after all parties agreed to make it go away. What does that mean, precisely? Well, says one attorney representing a creditor owed money, "t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006

    Needling the Camel

    Whit Meyers is trying to make sure Green Room and Jeroboam and the Gyspy Tea Room don't go the way of Trees. After reviewing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan put forth last month by the Entertainment Collaborative's bankrupt Gypsy Tea Room, Green Room and Jeroboam, we can safely say we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2006

    Yeah, But How Was the Music?

    These two people were at the Gypsy Tea Room. Apparently, just being around them makes people very, very horny. No idea why. Anybody who thinks this music gig is loaded with perks wouldn't necessarily be mistaken, but one of those wasn't a ticket to the Justin Timberlake concert at the Gypsy Tea Room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    The Scene Not Heard

    Last week I got an e-mail from a guy asking me if the term "wolf pack" meant anything to me. I vaguely recognized the name at the bottom of the letter, and then it came back to me: It had been an inside joke from, of all places, driver's ed (something to do with not driving on the highway in close p ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Tim-berrrrr!

    Trees to close its doors to the public on January 2, 2006

  • Music

    October 27, 2005
  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Deep Picks

    The North Texas New Music Festival overwhelms Dallas this weekend; make sense of it with our suggestions.

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Court Action

    Gypsy Tea Room faces civil suit in Deep Ellum beating

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Rock in a Hard Place

    With the arrest of skinhead Jesse Chaddock, rumors abound about thestate and safety of Deep Ellum

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Fight Songs

    A father took his two teenage daughters to the Old 97's show. He endedup in the hospital with serious injuries. What really happened?

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Movie Magic

    Outdoor pictures offer a trip back in time

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Live Music Venue

    Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Hip-Hop Hooray

    Final Friday's growing fan base sends showcase to a larger venue

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    A List of Lists

    Counting down 2002

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Live Music Venue

    Gypsy Tea Room

  • Calendar

    December 31, 1998
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