• Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    The State Fair of Texas: This Year's 11 Best Concerts

    Another Texas State Fair is upon us and when you're not trying to stuff as much fried, doughy goodness into you or riding any number of spinning rides hoping said dough won't unexpectedly leave your body, you might want to take a breather and listen to some music. It's just like food, except when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Deep Fry Masters. It's a Show About Deep Frying Things. They Want You to Fry Things.

    I've been dreaming about this day. The day when fried food and reality TV finally make a TV show baby. And it's finally freaking here, people. Yesterday, I received an email from one of my most reliable deep-fried connections (yes, I have connections in the deep-fried world, and I'm absolutely bragg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Jammin' at Jamaica Gates

    Did you know there's a reggae remix of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"? Neither did I, until I went to Arlington's Jamaica Gates to eat jerk chicken. The skanked-up Titanic anthem poured out of crackling speakers as I sipped my Jamaican lemonade -- thirst-quenching and not too sweet, it's made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Alligator Cafe's Voodoo Sauce Burned My Face Off, But it Was Worth It

    I recently mentioned to a friend that I was on a quest to hunt down the best spicy foods in Dallas, and he implored me to visit Alligator Cafe to try their Voodoo sauce, mentioning that they'd appeared on Food Network's Heat Seekers in January. (That's the show where my boyfriend chefs Aaron Sanchez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    I Ate the Hellfire at Hypnotic Donuts and Lived to Tell About It

    "That's the one." I tapped the glass with my finger, pointing to a lone, menacing-looking doughnut behind all the rest. This one was topped with a mound of emerald green and vivid orange pepper slices, in sharp contrast to the others so innocently adorned with pink frosted animal cookies, M&Ms and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Valet Parking, Dr Pepper and Enchilada Porn: This Week In Fatness

    Is it quitting time yet? We're close. ZestFest is going down at the Irving Convention Center this weekend. Make sure you stock up on your TUMS, and avoid hospital trip inducing capsaicin extracts. It's also shaping up to be a fine weekend for patio drinking, but before you go we've got a week to wr ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Five Awesomely Easy Desserts for 4th of July

    We salute you, lazy asses!‚ÄčIndependence Day is coming up and you're in charge of bringing dessert to the office potluck, the familyfest or the epic drinkathon with your friends. Screw making a flag cake. Instead, assert your right to pursue happiness -- lazy = happy in our book -- and bring one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Dude Food: Sonny Bryan's

    Sonny Bryan's2202 Inwood Road 214-357-7120Dude Factor: 9, or Nolan Ryan, on a scale of 1 ("Tom Hicks") to 10 ("Tom Landry")Sure, Sonny Bryan's is a Dallas institution, but I can't say I ever darkened the original's door until the Observer moved to our current offices at Maple and Oak Lawn some four ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Veggie Girl: "Fourth Sunday" At Veggie Garden

    On the fourth Sunday of every month, an assortment of vegetarians--police officers, an airline pilot, animal activists, nurses and all manner of otherwise normal people--gather for all-you-can-eat vegan Sunday brunch at Veggie Garden in Richardson. The restaurant is small and casual, occupying an un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Soulja Boy Teams Up With Arlington's Yums For His Own Flavor of Shoe

    Anyone who knows me knows how much I covet my Yums. I possess all the freshest graffiti-streaked flavors, from Lemonade to S'mores, with my Tum Tums kept in the closet vault till only those most special of occasions. (Because, frankly, they aren't cheap -- $125 a pair, goddamn.) So good news today o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    The Holy Land Foundation and the Case of the Crunchy Con

    Rod Dreher, always one to point out Hamas-lovers at every turn. This is what I do on Sunday mornings: With one hand I grab my Dallas Morning News Points section, so I can read the latest drivel from right-wing editorialisto Rod Dreher, as though I were clutching up a big glassful of really bad-tasti ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Eat This

    A million here, a million there--shoot, it's not the council's money

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Mates of State

    Friday, February 11

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Home Sweet Home

    After getting the boot, outspoken apartment tenant finds new place tohang his hat

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Keeping It Unreal

    Tom Dunning gets all rapped up

  • Dining

    March 18, 1999

    Plano puzzle

    "Texas-French" Joshel has many pieces. Some don't fit

  • Calendar

    June 27, 1996