They are among the highest echelons of pedestrian fare, joining burgers and nachos in the holy trinity of bar food. Chicken wings have been making stool-bound drunks smile saucy Ronald McDonald grins since they were invented in Buffalo in 1964. Now they're served with such fervor their price outpace ... More >>
Nancy! You can't publish things like this! Your experience with chicken wings sucks because you've been eating shitty wings. If you're going to be a food critic who appeals to the masses you have to enjoy this bar food classic -- it's imperative. And I promise, if you find the right ones, you'll see ... More >>
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
The best part of waking up is heart palpitations and hearing colors, right? It is according to a recent NPR discussion about a brand of coffee from upstate New York called Death Wish. Yes, Death Wish. Surely the drink du jour of every touring Norwegian black metal band (there's one called Thorns!), ... More >>
It was moments before kickoff, the sun was beating down and the AC ran full blast, belching cool air out of gaping garage doors flung open to bring the outdoors in. A gentleman to my right ordered four Nodding Donkey Punches and a Miller Lite, reminding me where I was, and also making me question th ... More >>
News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>
Jonathan Colley is one of the resident barkeeps and beer nerds in the basement at West Village (aka Union Bear). He got into the beer biz by frequenting his neighborhood watering holes in Oak Cliff, where he met the ambitious Spillers Group. When they recently opened Union Bear, they hired Colley, w ... More >>
A few weeks ago I spoke with Chris Bishop, otherwise known as the man behind the great website Garage Hangover, which recalls obscure '60s garage-rock bands so you don't have to. After a few visits in recent months, I wondered: What fuels his interest, especially given the amount of Dallas bands ... More >>
Saturday, November 12,at the Prophet Bar.
Mitt Romney CampaignConcerns have been raised over Mormonism's decision to move to Cleveland. Because, you know, it's Cleveland.Last month evangelical leaders gathered in D.C. for the Values Voter Summit, where disciples of the Pissed-Off Jesus harrumphed and yammered about how much America sucke ... More >>
And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?
Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.
Speaking from a McDonalds in Independence, Kansas, Galib Singh, guitarist for New York's Cattle Drums, is as polite is he is laid back. "I'm inside so I better be careful about what I say." Thankfully, his band doesn't follow suit. Brash and irreverent, the music of Cattle Drums is a hodgepodge of ... More >>
Sunday, April 10, at The Loft
Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morningTo the Dodge Ram driver who was futilely spinning his wheels on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit ramp this morning; the Lexus driver who locked her brakes and whirled her car across Maple Avenue; and the Ford 150 driver who ... More >>
Snowy, sleety weather calls for cassoulets and shepherd's pies. But unless you've already stocked your pantry, it's unlikely you'll be able to throw together an impromptu blizzard menu: Risking the streets to buy a duck leg seems silly, which is why perfectly good stay-at-home, cooking days end up w ... More >>
U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall says that despite evidence to the contrary, why, sure, he's willing to take a few courses in "climate science." Because as he said during an Energy & Environment subcommittee hearing only last November, "Reasonable people have serious questions about our knowl ... More >>
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park wonders: What in the wide, wide world of sports is up with this job listing on the Texas Workforce Commission's Web site:Experienced Journalist / Reporter(s) with work experience in the greater Dallas - Fort Worth market. Prefer 10 or more years experience in journalism, b ... More >>
On Saturday night, Rhett Miller will headline the third annual cystic fibrosis research benefit show at the Granada Theater, which will also feature performances from local favorites The O's and Shibboleth. In this week's paper, I caught up with Rhett, who last night ended a tour in the UK opening ... More >>
Chances are he's looking for Miles Austin.10. Say what you will about the Cowboys' lack of execution, their enthusiasm and effort was impressive. Keith Brooking. Jay Ratliff. Tashard Choice. They didn't always play well, but you can't say they didn't play hard. ... More >>
Ever wonder if the steaks served at Texas Roadhouse--or any other restaurant, for that matter--were actually raised in Texas?adamr.stone, via Flickr Restaurant-goers in Upstate New York and Vermont, rightly proud of their famously pure, high-quality maple syrup, have come to expect the best, even ... More >>
The past few weeks have seen plenty of discussion about House Resolution 875, the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009. Some of the extended blog panic includes allegations that Tyson and Cargill, among others, had a hand in drafting the legislation. Whether or not that's the case, there's le ... More >>
What you see at right is a reproduction of Willliam Adolphe Bouguerau's Notre-Dame des Anges (Our Lady of the Angels), painted in 1889 in France; this version sells here for $15, though, at the moment, it's on sale for $11.99, so act now. It might look especially familiar to locals: Not long ago it ... More >>
ELVIS COSTELLO / RADIO, RADIOby Sunnychopper82A Friend of Unfair Park points our attention to Rochester Institute of Technology new-media professor Michael Saffran's newly published study in which he reveals that Dallas residents are "largely dissatisfied" with the local radio. The study's got a Fio ... More >>
One thing you can't expect every new year? Another record from Dallas' own The New Year—which is just part of why The New Year is such a crowning achievement.
This morning's Wall Street Journal ticks off "plenty of unusual ailments that are quite real," with Foreign Accent Syndrome topping the list. And, as it turns out, there's a significantly local connection to this rare ailment, which involves folks with brain injuries (most of the time, anyway) rathe ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger
Frozen River may lay it on a bit thick, but Melissa Leo nails the role of a struggling single mom
Those crazy kids have built our li'l skate rink into a huge international sport
Bill Murray is an aging Don Juan revisiting former loves in Broken Flowers
Some Dirt and a Crash highlight the eclectic 35th USA Film Festival
Our critics survey the local art scene
Our critics survey the local art scene
Why am I an X Games convert? Because they're sick.
Campcharms, but it needs less talking and more singing
You Can Count on Me is a modest but brilliant treatise on modern relationships
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
New Arts Six and Langston Hughes celebrate a stirring Black Nativity
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Last Seduction star Linda Fiorentino revels in bitchiness