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    October 15, 2014

    Al's Beef, a Respected Chicago-Style Dog, Is Coming to Dallas. How Well Will It Travel?

    Earlier this week, news that Chicago-based Al's Beef would set up multiple locations in the Dallas area bubbled up like oil droplets in a pan of simmering jus. Much like Five Guys hired former Redskins player Mark Moseley to head up the burger chain's expansions, Al's Beef turned to Chicago Bears le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Southwest Airlines Owes Passengers 5.8 Million Free Drinks

    Two years ago, Southwest Airlines abruptly changed the rules of its Business Select program, which allows travelers to breeze through security, get to the front of the boarding line, earn extra reward points, and, most importantly, get free booze. Before August 1, 2010, could use their free drink v ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Dallasites Find "Dewey Defeats Truman" Paper in Garland Storage Shed

    Mary Padian and Moe Prigoff are regular cast members on "Storage Wars: Texas," the Lone Star spinoff of the A&E reality show chronicling the odd souls who bid on the contents of abandoned storage units. He's an antiques dealer, she's a free-spirited collector, and both run shops in the Design Distri ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    The Chicago Tribune Visits "Emerging Dallas"

    Wendy Donahue's Chicago Tribune dispatch from her recent trip to Dallas begins with her family driving their rental car across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the "symbolic hub of Texas-sized ambitions." She notes the breeze passing over the grasses along the Trinity and that the bridge is otherwise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    City of Ate is the First Loser in the Association of Food Journalists Awards

    Scott was really hoping for first place.​The Association of Food Journalists met in South Carolina over the weekend, presumably engaging in heated debates over critic anonymity and restaurant-review waiting periods and whether a large slab of bacon should be carved into Mount Rushmore. (Of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Food Taxes Alone Won't Keep Us From Becoming Fat Asses

    Would you eat less if this burger was taxed?​Between double brunches I thumbed through the Sunday papers, hunting for relevant food news so you don't have to. Most papers are slathered with stories about the heat, but there were a few food gems ... The Morning News re-printed a Chicago Tribun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    From Baltimore Sun's Files, Even More Photos From the Texas Centennial Exposition For Sale

    From the archives of The Baltimore Sun​Twice now we've been fortunate enough to discover photos from the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park being disposed of on eBay by the Tribune Company. Now there's a third stack of old Baltimore Sun photos consisting of four shots, each one a nightt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Just Remember, We Were Warned: The Arts District Wasn't Going to Be "A Way of Life"

    ​Even before the AT&T Performing Arts Center was finished, we were told: "Dallas might have to accept the arts district as a successful destination, not a way of life." That was more than two years ago. After that, the hits kept on coming, with the most recent being this deep dig outta Chicago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    If You Can't Wait Till Tomorrow Night to See The Good Guys, Here Are Seven (!) Clips

    FOX has been sneak-peeking The Good Guys all over town in recent days -- at the Lakewood Theater Sunday, at a cast-and-crew viewing party last night -- in advance of its early-look tomorrow night. Early reviews have been good: Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker gives it a B-, but writes "it could set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    St. Vincent and Neon Indian Land On Pitchfork's Best Tracks of '09 List.

    Don't act surprised, Annie. You knew this was coming.​Even more accolades for Dallas' St. Vincent today--plus some for the similarly Dallas-bred Neon Indian, too.Both acts, already clear 2009 darlings in the eyes of Pitchfork, landed on the taste-making site's Best Tracks of 2009 list this morning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Dallas News Publisher Jim Moroney Really Wants to Stress, "Our Content Isn't For Sale"

    News publisher Jim Moroney​Late this evening, Dallas Morning News publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney called to discuss editor Bob Mong's memo concerning the paper's new "business/news integration," which has some of the paper's section editors reporting directly to newly assigned ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Further Fallout From State's Investigation of the Execution of Cameron Todd Willingham

    Cameron Todd Willingham​At 6:20 p.m. on February 17, 2004, the state of Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham of Corsicana. His crime, per the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: "On December 23, 1991, Willingham poured a combustible liquid on the floor throughout his home and intentionally set the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    ESPN to Intercept Dallas Sports Coverage?

    So says The New York Times on this morning's front page in advance of ESPN's Monday-morning announcement that it's this close to launching a Web site dedicated solely to Dallas sports. The Worldwide Leader's actually muscling into three markets after testing the product in Chicago, with Los Angeles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Food For Thought 5.8.09

    "To be honest, back then, it was more about meeting a certain type of woman at these kind of restaurants--it was about free love, and it was a cool time, and the women didn't wear bras! And that was as big an appeal as the food was. You went to meet hippie girls." (Richard Melman, founder of Lettuce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.1.09

    "Every patched pothole comes with the Colonel's very own stamp of approval." (Roger Eaton, president of KFC, announcing the fast food chain's plans to fill potholes in at least four American cities, free of charge. In return, the company gets to stamp its brand on each patch--which you will notice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Plastic People

    The state of some food these days is enough to make a man go hungry rather than risk consuming the contents of many processed and pre-packaged items. If it's not salmonella-tainted peanuts, it's energy drinks that turn your blood into syrup. Health Canada recently found that 96 percent of sodas on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    Toasting Dallas's Wine Curmudgeon

    Scattered among the local news and notes found on The Advocate's blog, you'll also find Jeff Siegel's wine reviews -- like, from today, this item about the Domain du Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne 2007. But Jeff's true affections lie with the more locally grown flavors of vino, as evidenced by DrinkLoc ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008
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    June 6, 2008

    Cuban and the Cubs: One Step Closer

    At the bottom of this bad-news story concerning cutbacks, on staff and actual news, at Tribune Company-owned newspapers, among them The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune , it also mentions the Trib's impending sale of the Chicago Cubs. It notes that the books will be sent to prospective owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    The Chicago Cubans? Say It Ain’t So

    Enough with the flirting. Dear Mr. Cuban, Please don’t do it. I know you love baseball and the spotlight and you have more money than Sri Lanka, but don’t buy the Chicago Cubs. I know you’re more than thinking about it. You want it. And I don’t blame you. It’s one of the coole ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Wherein Jim Schutze Introduces His New Blog ... Waitaminute.

    The decline and imminent death of daily newspapers is always on my mind, for reasons that should be understandable since I spent the first 25 years of my working life at them. But last week was especially devastating. Sam Zell, the white knight of Tribune Company, announced a very un-white-knightly ... More >>

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    January 2, 2008
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    December 21, 2007
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    November 29, 2007

    Chocolate, With a Side of Hog

    Notes from the lunch-time feed bag, which is more like a grab bag: Over-priced and over-rated NOKA Chocolates of Plano announced today that it's getting a primo spot in Harrods' Food Halls -- otherwise known, says here, as "one of the most luxurious and indulgent gastronomic experiences known to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Of Cubes and Cubs

    Mark Cuban went to Wrigley Field last night, sat in the right-field bleachers and spent part of the game text-messagng Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti. The writer insists Cubs fans want Cuban to buy their team, and from the tone of his love letter to Cuban -- not to mention their back-and-f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007

    Forever Young

    Rub it in, dude, rub it in. In today's Chicago Tribune, columnist Phil Rogers -- a former Dallas Times Herald man, I might add -- offers up his mid-season baseball honors, and as far as he and the stats are concerned, there's no better pitcher in the National League than a former American Leaguer by ... More >>

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    June 22, 2007
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    April 3, 2007

    How Many Times Does a Guy Have to Say "No," Anyway?

    At this moment, 836 people want Mark Cuban to own the Chicago Cubs; it's science, you can look it up. Now you can add to that list Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, who this morning goes where Radar Online's has gone before: to the Cuban's buying the Chicago Cubs well. See, yesterday the Tribune C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2007

    So, Mark Cuban's About To Buy...The Chicago Cubs? What Happened to the Pirates? So Confused.

    That's what Radar Online is reporting, so we're taking it with a pillar of salt. Nonetheless, says here that "the tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner is set to offer $625 million to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co., according to a source familiar with the matter. 'Mark is desperate to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Long-time Listener, First-time Caller

    If nothing else, Richie does give us an excuse to run this pic of the future Mrs. Mike Modano. She seems very bendy. Thanks for taking my call. Unfortunately, the previous caller stole my thunder. I'm learning you gotta get up pret-ty early to beat certain blog editors (rhymes with "Killonsky") to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    And He Sounds Like Such a Nice Boy on the Radio...

    Garrison Keillor discovered some folks in Dallas don't want them damned foreigners to have any rights. Took him an hour to figure that out. Not bad. Garrison Keillor, the man with the pleasant voice and sharp temper, writes in his Tribune Media Services-syndicated column about how the Senate has adi ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006
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    August 21, 2006

    I Give This Idea One Thumb Up

    As you no doubt know, Chicago Sun-Times film critic and thumbs-upper Rogert Ebert is recovering from June surgery to tend to salivary cancer in his jaw, which necessitated the removal of part of his jaw bone. He's expected to be out several more weeks, at least, and posted last week to his Web site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Dunkin' Dallas

    Have trouble finding a Dunkin' Donuts in Dallas. Give it a while. You're about to see one on every block. Oh. Joy. In its effort to take down Starbucks as the nation's provider of overpriced coffee, Dunkin' Donuts has decided to expand from 4,400 to 15,000 stores across the U.S., which would make it ... More >>

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    June 14, 2006

    Wading into Rough Waters

    Looks like Dwyane Wade did not forget his balls last night. What, you didn't think your Dallas Mavericks were going to sweep the Miami Heat; who are you, anyway, Tim Cowlishaw? And weren't you getting just a little bored with this series? Wasn't that the kind of game you wanted and expected--a thril ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006
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    June 6, 2006
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    May 10, 2006

    Food for Thought

    So, this sounds like one hell of a score. If it's true. The Chicago Tribune's reporting this morning that the Food Marketing Institute's trade show is leaving Chicago after next year. Sounds real sexy, right? Well, it does when you consider this stat: "The trade show, one of Chicago's biggest for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    Flying Squirrels

    Jay Ryan rocks the pencil

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    March 9, 2006

    Flying Squirrels

    Jay Ryan rocks the pencil

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    November 17, 2005
  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Queu's Who

    How do you get past a bouncer?

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Long Gone

    Do more words make a story better? No. Unless they're my words, of course.

  • News

    May 17, 2001


    The Morning News sells its, uh, soul for Boeing

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    March 29, 2001

    Brave New World

    What's new, CueCat? A redesign, a rediscovery and re: layoffs.

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    June 22, 2000

    Sleeping with the enemy

    Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News

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    August 12, 1999


    The official word from the DMN on its arena investment

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    November 9, 1995
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