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  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    We Gave Carnival Barker's a Big Box of Crap and They Made Us This Hot Dog Ice Cream

    We gave Aaron Barker of Carnival Barker's Ice Cream (at the Truck Yard) a big ol' box of crap and asked him to make us hot dog ice cream. He said, "OK." Every ingredient from The Box had to be used, and he could choose to either split the items into two dishes, or to make one ice cream dish of deli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    George Strait Was My First-Ever Concert

    I'm in my late 20s, and when you hit that period of your life suddenly things start to change. You might have worse hangovers, the bands you liked in college most likely broke up, everyone is getting married, you desperately try to make the things you liked as a kid cool again, and you might be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    There Are More Ways Than Ever to Get Fat at the Snuffer's on Greenville

    Just a few months after Mike Karns took over Snuffer's, he has announced his first round of changes to the long-standing cheddar fry chain. Say goodbye to Pepsi; Coca-Cola products will now dominate the soda dispensers at all locations. And while Snuffer's has always offered Bud Light, they're now d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Museum Tower vs. Nasher: Let's Peel Away the Junk and Get Back to Science

    Time out. Wait a minute. Maybe it's my fault. Now we're all over the map and flying blind on the Museum Tower/Nasher Sculpture Center thing, headed for outer space. Let's see if we can't steer this ship back toward Mother Earth. The protracted, very bitter dispute between two buildings in the downt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The City Is Marching Toward a Plastic Bag Ban

    In a weekend story previewing the City Council's discussion today on single-use plastic bags, the Dallas Morning News ran a photo of a tattered Kroger bag snagged on a barbed wire fence, downtown Dallas looming as a backdrop. "What I want to hear is who's going to go get these bags off this barbed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    A Music Lover's Advice for Dealing with the Brutal Texas Summer

    Even though it may seem to you that the summer has been replaced by a wind tunnel and a hyperactive dry ice machine, you know what's coming. It's going to be warmer than the surface of the sun (I am aware of the logical impossibility of this statement), and promoters are still going to schedule outd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    How the Feds Took Down a Large Dallas Meth Ring, Five Years After Bungling Their First Try

    In 2007, the Dallas Police Department and DEA were on the cusp of taking down a major drug distribution ring, or so they thought. Nine months of undercover work had yielded evidence that large quantities of meth and cocaine were being smuggled from Mexico to a house at 2737 Seevers Avenue for distri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Brookhaven Student Sues Coca Cola Over Spring Break Beating on South Padre Island

    Back in March, Derek Madrigal, a 21-year-old student at Brookhaven Community College, was viciously beaten and stabbed by around a dozen people after he tried to defend a woman who was being harassed. The group of men beat Madrigal with cooler lids and stabbed him nine times, landing him in the ICU. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Where and How to Drink Fernet in Dallas

    In a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, he and famed English chef Fergus Henderson bond over a shot of something called Fernet Branca, seated at a London sidewalk café for an afternoon pick me-up. "Steadying," Bourdain declares after shooting the dark brown, slightly ominous syrup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Most Exciting (Non-Football) Super Bowl Moments!

    TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Ba Le in Garland Lays It on Thick

    It always surpsrises me when I return home from Vietnam a few pounds lighter. Keep in mind that the nation still is a third world country, and the general mindset of the Vietnamese isn't as diet-fanatical as it is here. Although I've traveled back to Vietnam quite frequently over the past decade, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Soda Lovers Unite, Coke is Sending Freedom Your Way

    Coming soon to somewhere near you.​From the "trivial things newcomers notice" file: It's ridiculously easy to find strawberry Fanta in Dallas. I always grouped strawberry Fanta with those esoteric soft drinks that take a good Internet tip and a full gas tank to find, but in Dallas, strawberry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Cats and Dogs Living Together, Mass Hysteria As Coke, Dr Pepper Sign Distribution Deal

    On a related note, I bought this from a guy for $4 outta the back of his truck a few weeks ago. The box was a wreck, but the glass Dr Pepper logo was worth it.​That's the word out of Plano this morning: Legacy Drive-HQ'd Dr Pepper Snapple Group issued a press release moments ago announcing that Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Concerned Council Will Derail Long-Planned WPA Pergola Redo

    Courtesy the Old Oak Cliff Conservation LeagueThe WPA pergola as it looked in 1945 ...​Schutze wrote the other day that Oak Cliff gets stuff done despite Dallas City Hall. Which is fine, until City Hall does get involved: The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been out and about in recent weeks warni ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Chewing The Fat: Wednesday Ground 'Round

    Here are some of the leftover bits from the past few days. Officials in Marin County, Calif., are considering the potential benefits of turning food waste into an energy source. The city already does something similar with sewage, but adding food apparently assists the process, according to St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008 Center Could be Rock 'n' Roll... Right?

    “Hey dude, you going to Superpages to see Rush?” That doesn’t sound too rock 'n' roll but that’s the official new name of the Smirnoff Music Centre as of yesterday. Actually make that Center, which signed a multi-year contract with LiveNation for the venue. LiveNation region ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Big Brother does Dallas

    Jim Schutze unmasks the Orwellian Dallas Plan Inc.

  • Dining

    August 6, 1998

    Protein's protege

    Unlike the calmness of Al Biernat the man, Biernat's the restaurant is a bit schizophrenic

  • Dining

    August 15, 1996

    White-trash chic

    Behind a low-rent facade dwells a Blue Soul of great eats

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Just don't call them nelly guys

    In a town that knows cheerleading, folks are flipping for a relentlessly upbeat gay squad

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Games Grownups Play

    Recruiting violations. Cutthroat competion. Big money. Larger egos. It isn't NCAA football. It's kids' soccer, Dallas style.

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Jack the Knife

    Texas' Jack Crain helps Hollywood's heroes slice and dice the bad guys