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The Kroger Company

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    September 3, 2014

    Searching for a Happy Ending with the Whiskey Cake at Plano's Whiskey Cake

    In Happy Endings, we travel the part of the globe that says "Dallas" in search of great desserts and great places to eat them. When a restaurant names itself after one of its desserts, you don't ask questions -- you just order it. Especially when it involves the words "whiskey" and "cake." So it ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    An Arlington Kroger Manager Was Fired For Body-Slamming a Shoplifter [Video]

    Kroger, according to the wisdom of online shoplifting forums, doesn't have a firm "no-chase" policy, at least not one that's routinely heeded. Leave the store without paying, and you may well have a store manager on your tail. Claude Medlock did. The 51-year-old -- a seasoned veteran of taking othe ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    A Virus Is Killing Baby Pigs and, Even Scarier, Threatening to Cause a Bacon Shortage

    You've probably read about other food shortages that are causing serious problems across the country. Limes are damn near a dollar each these days, and that's driving up the cost of everything from margaritas to tacos. Now, though, something a whole lot worse is happening: A serious illness in pigs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Dallas' Plastic Bag Fee Will Bring Dire Consequences, Kroger Warns

    If the Dallas City Council thought its baby-splitting compromise on single-use shopping bags (a $.05 cent fee, not a ban) could stave off the bagpocalypse of free market prophecy, they were sorely mistaken. As Kroger rep Gary Huddleston eagerly explained to WFAA on Thursday, the consequences once t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    To The Glory of Vietnamese Coffee

    One thing I have discovered since moving to America, besides that pile of barbecue I consumed last year, is just how amazing Vietnamese coffee is. The one above is from Pho Bistro in Carrollton, at 3052 Old Denton Rd, but they're the same all over. It's basically one of the most delicious things ima ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Nine of North Texas' Best Stores for Craft Beer

    Breweries, festivals, filling stations: It's a golden, foamy age for craft beer in North Texas, and nothing is shepherding us though it more than the small shops that help cater to the craft beer lover. These shops have endless lists of local, national and international brews for the connoisseur t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Grocery Stores Have Begun Their Effort to Kill Dallas' Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

    When City Council member Dwaine Caraway proposed a ban on single-use bags (paper and plastic) earlier this year, it seemed like another of the sweeping but ineffectual campaigns he fixes onto every so often. Sort of like the sagging-pants thing, except less entertaining. But then, in June, the measu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    An 83-Year-Old Richardson Woman Sickened by Tainted Cantaloupe Sues Over Listeriosis Outbreak

    Helen Pigg was still relatively spry back in 2011, at least for an 81-year-old. She was healthy and active, the historian for an association of retired Richardson school teachers and a supporter, online at least, of various progressive causes from the abolition of nuclear weapons to attacks on Chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Police Say This Dallas Man Stole a Little Debbies Truck and Sold the Snack Cakes Inside

    It's an urge that all but the most upright among us have fought at one time or another. The unoccupied snack-cake delivery truck idling in front of the store, its unprotected cargo beckoning. Surely no one would miss a box or two, you tell yourself before dismissing the thought, deciding that, howev ... 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

    June 4, 2013

    Rice and Wheat Opens, Mockingbird Taproom Closes and More Restaurant News from May

    Another month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in May, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at dish@dallasobserver.com. Openings: Rice and Wheat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    No Worries People, Lays Potato Chips Are Healthy Now

    I just got a great news release. Not more than two weeks after The New York Times published a story on the science behind the junk food that's poisoning us, Lay's has announced a new line of potato chips with 50 percent less sodium and the same great taste. See also: - Snack Food Scientists Have B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Walmart Reportedly Wants to Buy Hostess, Get Stranglehold on World's Twinkie Supply

    The idea that the Twinkie, so long a staple of America's culinary landscape and fat kids' lunch boxes, would disappear forever once Hostess went bankrupt was always laughable. And now that the company is officially in the process of shutting down, a clearer picture is emerging of who might inherit H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Yes, There Are More Burgers and Even A Meat Maelstrom: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Did someone say Wintervention? Looks like a nasty cold front is on its way. Time to break out those dutch ovens and braise some lamb shanks, I'm thinking. Or maybe a hearty beef stew is more your style. Whatever you plan on cooking, cold weather dishes make your kitchen smell amazing and always have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    East Hampton Sandwich Company Has Some Stand Up Doughnuts

    Remember the upscale doughnuts at Rosemont? Tracy Miller drops a dense batter in hot oil, resulting in pastries that resemble a sweet, fresh version of the cake doughnuts you buy in bags at the grocery store. The doughnuts at East Hampton Sandwich Company in Snider Plaza are served in a bag, but the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    There Will Be a Bloodied, 10-Foot-Tall Pig at Walmart Today. Just So You Know.

    Speaking of pork, the nonprofit, one might say PETA-like, organization Mercy For Animals, is none to happy with where Walmart gets theirs. Which at least partially explains why the group plans to have a caged, bloody pig at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at Central and Hall Street this morning at 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Former Pink Slime Beef Processors are Dropping Ammonia and Picking Up Their Knives

    When the pink slime fervor began, Beef Products Inc, the largest national producer of what it prefers to call Lean Finely Textured Beef, halted production at a few of its plants. They claimed that free-falling demand, caused by Kroger, McDonald's and other large scale retailers' rejection of the amm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Maple Avenue's New Kroger Fresh Fare Store Channels HEB in One of Dallas' Food Deserts

    Recently a new 73,000 square foot Kroger Fresh Fare grocery store opened at 4901 Maple Avenue in what is considered an "economically distressed Census tract." It is also adjacent to two food deserts as defined by the USDA, a designation that indicates limited access to groceries, particularly fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Where Is All This Pink Slime Anyway?

    A number of articles have been published in the last few days as Safeway and Kroger have announced their intentions to stop selling ground beef products that contain lean finely textured beef. The ammonia treated additive has gotten significant attention after receiving the nickname "pink slime." I ... 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

    April 18, 2011

    City Wants Cityville at Cityplace Back on Track

    ​Perhaps you recall: We had a pretty good back-and-forth back in December '09 over city staff's thoughts on Cityville at Cityplace, the mammoth mixed-use development that's been planned for the former Loews Cityplace site since forever. After Kroger asked for that variance to sell beer and wine cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lower Greenville to Lose Its Blockbuster

    ​Avi Adelman's just posted over on Barking Dogs that Lower Greenville's losing its longtime Blockbuster on Richmond Avenue -- which probably comes as no surprise, given the state of the bankrupt downtown-based videos-n-such rentalist that could be in the hands of new owners as early as next week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Dallas Is Now a Whole Lot Wetter

    ​For the hell of it, I ran a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission report this morning to see how the off-premise beer-and-wine permitting process was going -- seeing as how on New Year's Eve, only a handful of applicants could sell spirits in formerly dry parts of town. And as you'll see from the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Kroger Seeks Federal Dough to Redo Elliott's Hardware; Lancaster Project Nabs $3.3 Million, Heads to Council Committee for Approval

    City of DallasA model of the Lancaster Urban Village proposed development at the corner of Ann Arbor Avenue and South Lancaster Road in South Dallas.​ If you're not familiar with the Dallas Development Fund, well, neither were we until we discovered it would be spending this afternoon in the base ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Dallas PD, Sheriff Roll Out Holiday Initiatives

    ​Local law enforcement agencies have scheduled two press conferences this week -- one at the Jack Evans this morning, another at the Kroger on Mockingbird at Greenville Wednesday. Long story short: DPD wants to get the word out two programs coming down your chimney at this, the most wonderful time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Dallas Is Getting Wet, And It Ain't the Rain

    ​It was way back in February that Gary Huddleston, the Dallas market's director of consumer affairs at Kroger, first made it known he was leading yet another effort to get Dallas all wet and make it possible to buy beer and wine wherever citywide. Nine months later, the treasurer of Keep the Dolla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    North Texas Food Bank Looks to Set Can Collection Record

    The North Texas Food Bank is on track to set a record for most cans collected during the State Fair of Texas. Canstruction 2010​Today's the third "It's a Fair Deal" Wednesday, on which three canned food items are redeemable for $2 admission. The food bank's haul last week was a record-breaking 64 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Drink in the End of "Dry America" In Advance of Keep the Dollars in Dallas's Press Conference

    ​Tomorrow Keep the Dollars in Dallas, the Kroger-led group hoping to get Dallas wet, will hold a press conference and lunch, during which it'll announce some endorsements and hand out Ray Perryman's study insisting, among myriad other things, that allowing off-premise sale of beer and wine citywid ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Progress Dallas Says Let's Get Wet and Spend the 10 Million Bucks in Extra Tax Dough on Fixing Potholes

    Daniel Rodrigue​Today, in the foyer of the Kroger at 5665 E. Mockingbird Lane, Progress Dallas officially launched its effort to collect the 68,846 signatures needed to call a local option election giving residents the chance to vote for the elimination the dry areas of Dallas, as well as endi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Hash Over: Kroger Gets Into The North Texas Furniture And Jewelry Market And Three Restaurants Offer Wine Dinners

    If this is on your grocery list and you live in Frisco, you're in luck. ​Just the other day, we were in a supermarket in Frisco and thought, "You know, all this food is nice, but it sure would be great if we could pick up a diamond pendant for the wife and maybe an end table and some throw pillows ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    December 16, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: Fruitcake

    Andra DuRee Martin/Manitou Springs COCA fruitcake tossing competition.​Everyone's heard the doorstop joke, as well as the one about a single fruitcake being regifted over the centuries. Yes, and if you blast through the outer layer, you find strata that would fascinate geologists.And they are anci ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Hash Over: Little Debbie Does Dallas, Tillman's Goes West, Smashburger Donates And More

    ​Tomorrow, UNT students with the munchies are going to have, like, the best day ever, man. The Little Debbie Cupcake Cars arrived in the Dallas area today, and will be giving out free samples of Little Debbies as part of the Share-A-Thon Tour. They'll be in various Dallas locations today through W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    For Many Reasons, the City Staff Is Not Fond of Proposed Cityville at Cityplace. At All.

    Click to expand for a better view of the proposed development on the former Loews Cityplace site.​One month ago we broke the news that Kroger is looking to set up shop on the desolate site formerly occupied by the former Loews Cityplace. Only, well, there's one small problem: Kroger wants to sell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Former Loews Cityplace to Become a Kroger. With or Without Booze, That is the Question.

    View Larger MapWell, at least now we know what they're planning to build on the site of the former Loews Cityplace, which has been shuttered for almost two years: It's slated to become a Kroger. So says this morning's briefing to the council's Economic Development committee, which now has to wrestle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Soy Milk

    ​Truth be told, not all soy milks are created equal. I still remember my first experience drinking a brand purchased from a bio-shop in Spain that almost resulted in me losing my lunch...or breakfast, as it were. Granted, I was very much a fan of dairy at the time. But I'm willing to bet my exp ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Pairing Off: Pork Rinds

    Patrick Michels/foodistablog​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.There's gonna be a moment when you think "this is the low point--it can't get any worse." Of course, intellectually you know it can get much worse. But the little speech, how ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Not Taking The Cake

    Patrick MichelsThe 33 KDAF's Rebecca Miller dresses up her cake.In a scandal very much like the one where French and Russian figure skating judges fixed Olympics results, I was robbed this morning of a cake decorating crown that was--by at least one account--rightfully mine.But first, the important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    The State Fair? So Far, Fairly Empty.

    The State Fair of Texas is on. So where is everybody? On Monday afternoon the midway was empty. Nobody was throwing too-big basketballs at too-small hoops to win a stuffed critter. There was no line for chicken-fried bacon. No line for Fletcher’s corny dogs. And that’s weird. Maybe it’s gas p ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Meat Avi Adelman

    Say what you will about Avi Adelman, but far as one employee at the Kroger's on Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue is concerned, the man is a bona fide hero. Guess it's what happens when you grow up the son of grocers, as the Barking Dog did. Jump for the confirmed story of Avi's heroism, which, ... More >>

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    July 23, 2007
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    May 17, 2007

    Sip This

    Some Coppolas get drunk

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    October 17, 2006

    Kroger: Take That, Central Market

    I started thinking about ranch dip Sunday night. With no sour cream, Hidden Valley dip mix (the only ranch I trust) or chips immediately available in my home, I was able to fend off the craving for a little while with a healthy not-even-close-to-being-a-substitute snack, Kashi. Yesterday around lunc ... More >>

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    August 18, 2005
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    May 27, 2004

    Time to Howl

    WolfDance two-steps into Sundance Square

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    September 20, 2001

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    My Secret Closet

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    September 21, 2000
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    June 3, 1999

    Night & Day

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