During Julieta Venegas' twenty year artistic career, the Tijuana-via-Long Beach songstress has been described as both "mainstream" and "alternative," but both are been misguided ways to the describe Venegas. After finding cult-like support with her first two autere releases, Buenviento and Aqui, b ... More >>
Just off one of the finest little town squares in North Texas, a recurring series of free gigs are starting to draw a real following. At 5:30 p.m. on every other Tuesday, an insanely early time for a gig in Denton, some unlikely heroes take to the stage in the form of a Herb Alpert and His Tijuana B ... More >>
Luck Ducky Dogs, the "silly truck with serious food," will be at the Dallas Arts District (2403 Flora) todayuntil 2 p.m. giving out 100 free "Hangover Part III" dogs, as an ode to the film that will be released Friday. Make haste! That spreadsheet can wait. Next is the character-based menu per t ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
See also: *The Cheap Bastard's take on La Banqueta (and butt crack). Out front of La Banqueta three panhandlers sat in the sun. One asked me for change, while another cleaned his fingernails with the corner of a scratch-off lottery card. The third sat silently and gazed out towards Bryan Street. In ... More >>
Rock and Roll Tacos, previoulsy just a food truck, has completed their non-hostile take over of the kitchen and dining room at La Grange in Deep Ellum. The owners of La Grange wanted out of the kitchen (admitedly not their specialty) and the owner of Rock and Roll Tacos wanted a non-mobile kitchen w ... More >>
John T. Edge wrote about Tostilocos in Wednesday's New York Times and describes the Mexican street food as Tostitos corn chips topped with shaved jicama, pickled pig skins and stumpy tamarind candies in one instance. Sounds a little like the Frito Pie we wrote about a few weeks ago, right? Could our ... More >>
It was early Saturday morning, and I had a lot lined up for the day, so I was looking for a fast portable breakfast. Nothing seems more fast and portable to me then stuffed pastries, preferably with eggs or meat or both. And one of my favorite all time stuffed pastries are gorditas; tacos' overloo ... More >>
Stephen King made a rare appearance at the 6th Floor Museum recently, touting his new novel, 11/22/63, which was nominated last week for an annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award by the Literary Review. We understand that bad sex might not be the only reasonable gripe about King's Kennedy-era thriller, ... More >>
The Texas Medical Board is putting off until April a vote on how to regulate adult stem cell therapy, which involves using tissues from one's own body rather than controversial stem cells cultivated from human embryos. We don't blame 'em. This issue is thornier than a Texas mesquite thicket, ... More >>
I had the luck to attend one of chef David Anthony Temple's Underground Dinners. Temple began his career in Louisiana and traveled around the world before settling here in Dallas, where he started working with Tom Spicer. His passion is using the best local and regional ingredients to make di ... More >>
Photo by Hanna Raskin(Editors' note: Technically speaking, Hanna is NOT a dude, but since she's capable of riding a bike from downtown Dallas to downtown Grapevine to eat a bowl of chili, we're not going to be the one to tell her. She might kick our asses.) Peace Burger 1228 William D. Tate ... More >>
On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.No matter that you haven't read the strip in many years, or even if you've never perused the comic that has been a staple of the funny papers across the country for over 70 years, you still probably know that Dagwoo ... More >>
As a rule, high-end food photography is supposed to make you hungry. Give the food some soft light, frame it carefully and from just the right distance and it'll look even better on film than it does on your plate. But then there's the strange alternate reality of album covers, where diesel #2 stand ... More >>
Recipe Demonstrated by Chef Peter Gray of Cretia's on McKinney Cretia's on McKinney, the bistro-slash-bakery-slash-live music venue, reopened in March after a nine-month hiatus to, um, refresh and regroup. In addition to moving just up the road to the former Tijuana Bar and Grill location, a b ... More >>
Google MapsTacos Chano's934 W. Jefferson Blvd.214-948-1846Dude Factor: 6, or "Cheap Floor Tiles" on a scale of 1 ("Montezuma's Revenge") to 10 ("Cheap Prescription Meds")One of my favorite things about visiting Mexico is haggling over the price of souvenirs. There's nothing like the rush of taking h ... More >>
UTD hosts some heady art
An Anglo fool and his money are soon parted
A ban on Spanish at work? Probably legal. Certainly dumb.
Folk legends play the Bass
Thursday, October 4, the Palladium Loft
Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.
Storytelling gimmicks can't save vapid puzzle-film
Latin food without the lard? It's better than you think.
Che opens in June
Guthrie's has a great cookbook collection. Too bad they're on the shelf.
Venus fades away
Los Tigres del Norte have become legends by singing the immigrant's song
The boxed set of Charles Mingus' Atlantic years
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