On Tuesday morning the Business and Commerce Committee convened at the capitol in Austin to discuss, among other things, the future of beer in the state of Texas. In the front of the room, some of Texas' most powerful state senators sat behind their nameplates at a long curved table. Facing them in ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
Five Best Performances 1. Jennifer Hudson Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>
C'mon, guysIt's been quite a year enduring the Top 40 in "The Problem With....". Looking back at the year and my reviews, I've noticed three things about music that I loathe and think need to change. Too many collaborations (feat. Rihanna, Lil' Wayne, Pitbull, Jay-Z...) The less we talk abou ... More >>
10. Bigger Giants' ass-kicking: New York 41, Cowboys 35 or San Francisco 11, Rangers 7? The football Giants ran off 31 unanswered Monday night in Arlington. The baseball Giants erased an early two-run hole with eight consecutive runs in the middle innings. Either way, ouch. Dare I say toni ... More >>
It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>
Maria May at the AT&T Performing Arts Center just sent over a release announcing the 2010-'11 seasons of the Brinker International Forum, TITAS and JAZZ ROOTS -- quite the trifecta, especially when you look at the roster for the Brinker International Forum. The whole kit, along with the atten ... More >>
Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>
Roma Express 1601 Main St. 214-747-1236It takes a big pair of pepperonis to make "Best Pizza In Dallas" your motto. But after trying the calzone at Roma Express, I plan a return visit to test that claim. And considering the not very dude friendly stretch of real estate it occupies...I initially plan ... More >>
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