This Sunday a hoard of runners will take off from downtown in the skin-hardening cold to compete in the Dallas Marathon. The weather may have turned antagonistic but they will run on undeterred, swaddled in Under Armour and bodyglide. Some people run marathons for the sense of accomplishment, some a ... More >>
In 1997, Nick Urata and his band DeVotchKa began playing background music for local burlesque dancers in Denver. Soon the band's unique combination of Eastern European folk music and indie rock began gathering the attention of critics and fans alike. With the release of How it Ends in 2004, DeVotchK ... More >>
Chris Wright, whom the Mavericks just signed to a 10-day contract in hopes of patching their depleted backcourt, first felt something go wrong in March 2012. The point guard was playing professional ball in Turkey after going undrafted out of Georgetown the year before. He was running sprints during ... More >>
So much food, so little time
Many of you may know him as Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, or even better, from his wedding portrait. When he's not developing his skills as a fine worker of wood or a classically trained theatrical actor, during Movember, Offerman will be taming his wild muh-staaashhhh. If you have a 'stash - ... More >>
Last week while I perused the aisles at Sara's Market & Bakery in Richardson, Zaid Bayan, one of the owner's son, excitedly directed me towards one of their most popular items in the store: sunflower seeds. Sara's is a cornucopia of unique items from the Middle East, plus it has a great old-school ... More >>
Farnatchi. It's a little Mediterranean joint tucked in between Jersey Mike's and City Cigars in Knox Park. Its menu spans Italy, Turkey and the Middle East with offerings that tempt your senses and push the boundaries of your average lunch. You can order zaatar bread followed by pasta pomodoro. Turk ... More >>
Cathedral of Hope on Cedar Springs has been doing what you might call God's work for 40 years now, ministering to the spiritual needs of LGBT Christians who have historically been shunned by mainstream churches. In 1993, CoH cobbled together a makeshift TV studio and eventually began broadcasting th ... More >>
This morning an editorial in The Dallas Morning News calls for a crackdown on ice cream vendors: "... the vendor's presence is rudely announced," the paper complains, "through loudspeakers blaring cheap electronic music like 'Turkey in the Straw' or 'The Entertainer.'" The editorial calls for to ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Old World Sausage Co. Sandwich: The Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwich ($6.95) Bread: Good old hoagie Toppings: Home-stuffed Italian sau ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Only for the last few weeks he blew off this very important assignment to attend to way-less-important ones, including getting married. Apparently he was a little excited because he filed about 4,700 words about a chicken s ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Nosh Sandwich: The Croque-Monsieur ($11) Bread: Empire Baking brioche sliced thicker than pre-natal Jessica Simpson Toppings: Bayonne h ... More >>
Heritage TurkeyIn college I had to take a communications class, which involved giving a persuasive speech. Luckily, I don't remember mine. But, I'll never forget the girl who persuaded us not to eat chicken. It worked. She did a standing ovation-worthy physical interpretation of a chicken wit ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Sid's Rainbow Grill The Sandwich: The Club ($6.75) Bread: Wheat seared by an angry toaster Toppings: Ham, Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, ... More >>
The NBA is locked out. Dirk Nowitzki is preparing to play for his home Germany in Olympic qualifying. League stars are pondering playing overseas in Turkey and Italy and Spain and such in preparation of missed games next season. But, alas, the tireless work of a dance team never ceases. The ... More >>
OK, admittedly this may be a tad premature. We've still got - what? - 4.5 months left of NBA regular season. But what happened last night in Miami was too delicious to bypass. Turkey comes Thursday. Monday night the appetizer was served. Last week I officially wished failure upon t ... More >>
City of Ate's already covered the dining options for World Series spectators. But what about the players, for whom choosing the right meal could mean the difference between a lifetime of championship ring-flashing and never-ending heartbreak? Here, a look at what a few highly successful players ate ... More >>
Justinsomnia.orgTime to enjoy your fruits, just maybe different ones?Right now, it's hot as hell outside. There's no stopping it: You're going to sweat and look uncomfortable. There's lots of options, of course, you could walk around without a shirt, wear breathable socks, or consume a series of ... More >>
Seems like forever ago that Plano-based Metromedia Restaurant Group shuttered Bennigan's and Steak & Ale -- but, nope, it was just July of last year. A few Bennigan's locations resurfaced shortly thereafter, when Richardson-based Bennigan's Franchising Company, LLC assumed the position and re ... More >>
In this back-to-school edition of Sloppy Seconds, we're recapping a hectic week that saw complications both technical and interpersonal as the City of Ate crew went about its business. Still, from wine classes to a little meta-analysis, last week saw plenty of learning opportunities for devotees ... More >>
Jimmy John'smultiple locationsDude Factor: 9, or Jerry Springer (paid for sex with a check), on a scale of 1 (Eliot Spitzer, resigned in shame after press conference) to 10 (Charles Barkley, returned triumphantly to TNT and T-Mobile endorsements)I'm gonna level with you bros. Unlike my Dude Food com ... More >>
Time magazine wonders this morning: "What's All That Secession Ruckus in Texas?" Um, Governor Rick Perry, maybe? And, natch, his very vocal support for House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, which, as we pointed out in February, states that the "81st Legislature of the State of Texas hereby claim[s] so ... More >>
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