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Thanksgiving

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    A First Look of Grub Burger Bar, the New Budding Burger Chain on Greenville

    With so many burger bars, it's hard to come up with something that really differentiates a new joint from all the others. House-ground meat is an angle many places are taking these days. Some burger restaurants offer house-baked buns to raise the bar further. Awesome, personal service is a big talki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    A Dallas Cryotherapy Center Accidentally Froze a Woman's Arm, Lawsuit Says

    Many athletes, amateur and professional alike, swear by cryotherapy. The three-minute sessions, which take place in a chamber cooled to a chilly -220 degrees Fahrenheit, do wonders for muscle recovery, never mind the ambiguity of the scientific literature. It's like an ice bath, only better. So, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Miracle Whip Versus Mayo: What's Your Thanksgiving Sandwich Spread of Choice?

    The day after Thanksgiving is known for two things. For those with materialistic inclinations, Black Friday is a day to shop till your AMEX hurts. For those who prefer couches, televisions, magazines and food, this is the greatest sandwich day of the year. But the biggest question isn't what is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Rick Santorum's New Christmas Movie is Officially a Flop

    Shortly after former Senator Rick Santorum took the reins as CEO of Dallas' EchoLight Studios, he began pimping "The Christmas Candle," a holiday parable about the residents of a quaint English village protecting traditional values (a miracle-producing candle) against the forces of modernity (electr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    The Bread Pudding at Sissy's Is the Best I've Had in Years, So Why Not Start There?

    In Happy Endings, food critic Scott Reitz travels part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. This is the first in an occasional series. By definition, dessert offers a conclusion. Growing up, if we wanted dessert at home, we'd first have to finish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Five Places to Celebrate Tomorrow's Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

    I know you were planning on taking it easy the next few weeks. Thanksgiving in only a month away, and the gustatory excess always starts a few weeks early. Buttery baked goods, excess alcohol, sausage, gravy and the inability to say no to anything (unless it's green beans (unless they're covered in ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Joe Budden

    Saturday, November 24, at South Side Music Hall

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
  • Calendar

    November 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Where You Can Go To Make Your Thanksgiving a Slow Food Thanksgiving

    I'm an ideological sympathizer of the Slow Food movement (if I attach myself too closely, you'll all call me out on that dollar menu burger post from last week). Never-the-less, that's why we have Slow Food movement: to remind us (me) to tap my breaks (in the drive-thru), take a deep breath, think a ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Here's What an SMU Sorority Party Playlist Looks Like

    See also: Ten songs to accompany very specific dorm-room scenarios The first weekend of the SMU school year is here, which means some of our local co-eds, the ones blessed with those elusive hosting genes, will spend today pestering of-age classmates for booze, hiding their valuables and vacuuming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Nine Bucks? Lites and Gaglardi Drop Dallas Stars Ticket Prices to Reunion Arena Levels.

    Dallas StarsTom Gaglardi, at center, is new to town. He's trying to make a good impression. Jim Lites, at right, is helping him do that.​Dallas Stars President Jim Lites says: No, this was not his idea. He wants to be clear about that. Interim team president Tony Tavares was already working on a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    DISD Parents Can Vote on School Calendars, Both of Which Run Well Into June. Unless ...

    ​So much for that proposal to stretch some Dallas Independent School District students' calendars till July 26. Still: District parents have till Monday to vote on two calendar options, down from the five presented to trustees earlier this month, and on the surface, at least, both run longer than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Except For the 30 Percent of Dallas County Children Living Below the Poverty Line

    ​Shortly before Thanksgiving 2007, Timothy Bray and co-author Nathan Berg of the University of Texas at Dallas issued a report that hasn't aged a day since its initial publication: Access to Grocery Stores and Food Security in Dallas, which began the ongoing conversation concerning the so-called " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    Eat Pie First, and More Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

    I approach Thanksgiving with the full intent of it being a colossal eating event. Sleeves rolled up, I slide all my chips across the table and sit back with an air of indifference. Let's do this. It made me wonder, how much damage can we do in one day? So, I called the Cooper Clinic and spoke with ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    On the Road for Turkey, Pies, Burgers, Jams and Bail Bonds

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​This weekend we loaded up the wagon for a trip to Rhineland Farm, just a few miles south of Glen Rose, to pick up a heritage turkey for Thanksgiving. The Rebstocks raise chickens, quail, goats, sheep and guinea fowl; there's also a hen raising a duckling (their granddaugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Rudolph's Meat Market: Old-School Butchery Since Before the Art Was Cool

    ​A story that ran in the New York Times this week detailed the resurgence of artisanal butchery in New York City. I couldn't read it and not think about Rudolph's Market in Deep Ellum. While the new young butchers are fancying up an old world craft, Rudolph's has been breaking down meat since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Taste-Testing Two Pumpkin Beers: One's a Treat, The Other Must Be A Trick

    Jesse Hughey​We've already mentioned a handful of them, but today being Halloween, perhaps reading about one particularly excellent pumpkin beer will inspire some of you homebrewers not to waste the chunks of gourd left behind from carving your jack-o-lantern.On the other hand, the scary results o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Leon Lett Finally Apologizes for His Cowboys Blunders. Sorta. With a Snickers.

    ​Got this letter the other day, from "The Desk of Leon Lett": Even though I have three Super Bowl rings, made two Pro Bowl appearances and recorded 22 sacks during my 10-year NFL career, I'm only remembered for two mistakes. Including one monumental mistake I committed on an icy Thanksgivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    NFL Films, Snickers Get Leon Lett to Seek "Redemption" For '93 Thanksgiving Eff-Up

    ​No doubt you recall where you were at the exact moment Leon Lett cost the Dallas Cowboys a Thanksgiving Day victory over the Miami Dolphins in 1993. Me? I was icebound in Farmersville, cooped up with out-of-town family convinced it would be just fine to drive up to Collin County during a sleetsto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Labor Day 2011: Let's Work This Out

    ​One of the best things about being a sportswriter? Getting paid to go to games. One of the worst things about being a sportswriter? Working on holidays. Not that I'm complaining. I've got lots of media friends who are without full-time jobs, and there's nothing more stressful than trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Ming's Place: Great Fried Rice in the Heart
    Of a Tex-Mex Zone

    ​A couple of weeks ago, on an otherwise familiar route home from the gym, an unfamiliar sign caught my eye. There, next to the Potbelly and Starbucks on the corner of Lemmon Avenue and Inwood Road, was a Grand Opening sign for Ming's Place China Bistro. Hmm... While I will admit that a high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Hash Over: 'Tis the Season of Giving and Grease

    Photo by Jose Ralat Maldonado​It's always hard to go back to work after Thanksgiving, especially if you spent the last few days chilling out in your Snuggie like we did. Before you polish off that cherry pie, check out what's happening this week at these restaurants. We also have suggestions f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Saints 30, Cowboys 27: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The end of the modest two-game winning streak also means the end of the disappointing season. At 3-8 the Cowboys are officially dead. Tony Romo should be put on injured reserve today. 9. Down 20-3 there was no way the Cowboys were going to win. Then up 27-23 with Roy Williams headed towa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    The Scariest Thanksgiving Food Pile Ever

    foodnetwork.com via Random Good StuffHope your Thanksgiving didn't look like this. Or maybe it did, after you blended all the leftovers.​You may have already guessed what this is: Yes, this "pie" is a Paula Deen creation. The only thing more disturbing than the creamy pile in the photo of Paul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Banfi Vinyards Targets Growing Hispanic Wine Market with DFW Billboards

    ​Banfi Vineyards has put up Spanish-language billboards for Riunite wine around the DFW area, porque hay muchos mas hispanios beber vino. As recently reported by Advertising Age, wine consumption among Hispanics has surged in the past five years, growing at three times the rate of the general mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Keith Urban Fans Unite! At West Village. Tonight.

    ​You may already know about Australian country music star Keith Urban's upcoming Thanksgiving Day performance with the Dallas Cowboys, which kicks off of the 2010 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Apparently, it's supposed to get quite brisk tomorrow. Tonight, however, should be nice and balmy-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Five Things About Local Music to be Thankful For

    Hey, we're still excited about the Old 97's new record being great.​It's turkey time once again, but there are many other things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Here are five music-related items that North Texas residents should be thankful for having. ​ 1. The Old 97's finally ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Auctioning Off Seven Good Guys Goody Backpacks for North Texas Food Bank

    On the side of the hat it reads: "SEASON 1 DALLAS"; on the back it says, "Let's Go Bust Some Punks."​Before the auction, an update of sorts: This afternoon I got an e-mail from Michael Roach, the FOX Broadcasting publicist charged with publicizing The Good Guys. I'd sent him a note Saturday about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Stephan Pyles Thanksgiving Cooking Class: You'll Never Want Another Butterball

    Stephan Pyles​Among other things, the Thanksgiving cooking class at Stephan Pyles taught me that the main things I know about journalism are wrong. I had a journalism professor open his class with, "You think you're going to be happy? You're not. You think this career is going to be easy? I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Texas Winemaker Puts the Mad in Madeira

    ​Wine experts have pretty much given up the annual tradition of naming the perfect wine for Thanksgiving, acknowledging the array of flavors on the table -- and diverse palates assembled around it -- mean a good case can be made for just about any varietal. But if I was doing the beverage buy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Turkey Mole With Balls: Torchy's Tacos and Whole Foods Have You Covered

    ​Mole, complicated in both production and flavor, is one of Mexico's traditional sauces, so traditional, in fact, its name translates to sauce in English. Mole is also one of my favorite delicacies. It's a delicacy because its making is reserved for large family gatherings and celebrations in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Rounding Up the Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt Sightings This Holiday Season

    Patrick MichelsPinkberry's new pumpkin flavor will be around through the end of the year. Today's the greatest day of the year around City of Ate headquarters, where most of us are decked out in costumes of varying degrees of good taste, reminding everyone else in the building why they're sorry to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Six Fast Foods That Look Disgusting, Even In Their Professional Photos

    McDonald'sHappy returns, pork patty thing!​A very special time is approaching, a time of warmth and family-gathering. It will be a time of great celebration under the crisp autumn leaves: The nationwide return of the McRib on November 2nd. For the first time in 16 years, the shaped-pork patty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Hash Over: Norma's Has Another Reason to Celebrate, Taste of Texas Dinner, Tour of South Africa Wine Dinner, and more

    ​Norma's Café recently turned 54, and if a restaurant lasting more than 50 years wasn't enough reason to celebrate, they now have another reason to add to the list. Ed Murph, owner of the restaurant, was inducted to the Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor, winning the organization's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    A Picture of a Lewisville Lumber Salesman Sold For $26,000. But Those Merc Photos, Not at All.

    Heritage Auction Galleries/Hedrich BlessingThe drive-thru at the Friendly Mercantile, as seen amongst the 17 photos that can be yours for a steal​Richard Avedon's photo of Lewisville lumber salesman John Harrison and his daughter Melissa, taken in 1981 for In the American West, sold for $26,290. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Wednesday's Unverified Fact About Philadelphia

    ​The 'Boys venture into this Wilmington suburb on Sunday night. To help us all to know the cracked bell city a little better...In honor of Ben Franklin, the NFL's Philadelphia franchise was originally known as the Turkeys. They changed their name to the Eagles in 1973 after a Thanksgiving promoti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Running The Rock

    In 1990 I finished the White Rock Marathon. And it almost finished me. This year, I get my revenge: Back then I was a 26-year-old flatbelly, just a couple years removed from competitive cross country and a full-speed dork who would precede Saturday morning flag football at The Village Country C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Dude Food: Furr's Fresh Buffet

    Furr's Fresh Buffet 1540 Eastgate Drive Garland 972-682-8948 A couple weeks ago a family member informed me of the decision to forgo the traditional home cooked Thanksgiving meal in favor of eating out. Several reasons were cited, including--but not limited to--old age, convenience, disparate mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Jerking While Working, or: Swear, Lady, Those Are Just Ants in My Pants!

    Stories like this are why we've opted for the Termibot. Hell of a way to kill bugs. Courtesy Courthouse News Service this morning comes this story out of Plano: Laura Grant is suing Terminex in a McKinney courthouse, claiming that in March of this year a termite inspector named Mark Brackenridge "to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    The Perfect Christmas Gift, Obama’s First Mistake and Looking Ahead to 2012

    Hurry, there’s only 380 available! The first sip: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start filling out your Christmas wish list. And, as a reminder, who wouldn’t love a Cowboys end zone in their backyard? Yup, for a mere $500,000, you’ll get your very own end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2007

    No Place Like Home

    This note tonight, from Camp Taji in Iraq -- where it's just like home (complete with fast-food eateries and workout facilities) and so not at all like home. While the atmosphere at the dining facility was festive, it just wasn't the same as being home for many Soldiers who said they would rather ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006

    Is This a Collect Call?

    Once more, looks like someone's trying to put their chocolate in your peanut butter, only it just doesn't feel that right. There's a piece this morning in American Banker--which we only take because Lithuanian Lawyer folded, and this was the default replacement--about how cell phone and credit card ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 16, 2006

    Waddle Waddle

    Take a turkey trot in Richardson

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    Merry Xmas, But War Is So Not Over

    Normally around the holidays, an album title like, oh, Kill My Distant Relatives That Are Overstaying Their Welcome and Jacking With the Cat Because My Holiday Spirit Has Been Robbed of Me would be most appropriate. But we haven't even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, so we'll take a deep breath and stic ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    Liquor Rep

    What does your drink say about you?

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005

    And The Band Played On

    Take one Last Waltz at the Inwood

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