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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Warpaint on Music Videos, the Beastie Boys, and Falling in Love with Being in a Bad

    Ten years ago this past Valentine's Day, Warpaint formed and slowly but surely the music world got hip to this psychedelic dream-pop quartet from Los Angeles. Critical acclaim poured in from all corners for their debut EP, Exquisite Corpse, in 2007, and the band's 2010 full-length debut, The Fool, c ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Off-Site Kitchen In the Trinity Groves Could Open this Fall With Very Extended Hours

    Off-Site Kitchen opened in its first tiny home on Irving Boulevard on Valentine's Day in 2012, and only then did we know that Cupid was real and his cute girth was because he loves smashed cheeseburgers. With a renewed belief in angelic archers, we dove into this new relationship fearlessly. Two yea ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Irving's Everest Restaurant Is a Worthy Trek

    Traversing Himalaya in search of something big, bold and BYOB.

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    February 14, 2014

    Dallas' Seven Best Restaurant Bars for Eating by Yourself

    Another Valentine's Day is upon us. And if you're one of those people who forgot to book a table for your loved one, I have no sympathy for you. Perhaps you can snag a table at Red Lobster, or pick up one of those heart-shaped steaks at Whole Foods. This post is for the people for whom I do have sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Lucy Kaplansky: "I Don't Know What a Good Place for a Folk Singer is anymore"

    Not many musicians can make the claim of being a clinical psychologists and a singer. As a matter of fact, Lucy Kaplansky may be the only one. Hailing out of New York, Kaplansky has been making quality folk music since 1978. Yet after making initial commercial inroads, Kaplansky went back to school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Martin House Brewing Announces Toadies Concert to Celebrate New Toadies Beer

    Last week we told you the marriage of local beer and music in Fort Worth, the happy couple being Martin House Brewing Company and The Toadies. All of this is in commemoration of The Toadie's re-release and subsequent tour of the platinum-selling album Rubberneck. Band members Vaden and Rez worked wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Next Month, Dallas Will Be Able to Stream Live Broadcast TV Online

    Aereo, an online television streaming service backed by Fox television network creator Barry Diller, launched in New York City on Valentine's Day 2012. Two weeks later, the major networks -- ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, Univision, and, yes, PBS -- banded together and asked a federal judge to shut down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    If You Really Love Your Mother, You Should Blow Off Mother's Day Brunch

    Ah, Mother's Day -- the one day of the year that actually surpasses the restaurant dog and pony show that is Valentine's Day. According to the National Restaurant Association, it's the busiest restaurant day of the year. If you don't believe them just ask anyone you know who works in the industry if ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Valentine's Fall Out, Tacos and Pho: This Week In Dallas Dining

    Well you made it through Valentine's Day. In case you're interested in reliving the carnage, here's a slide show of sexy dishes you may have encountered on your big night out, and a story on why many chefs hate to make them. Of course if you really want to depress yourself check out why you should n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The Fifteen Worst Make Out Records Ever

    It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    NOOOOOOOOOO! Crystal's Pizza is Closing

    I heard a rumor that they were closing. Instantly, all the best pizza parties of my youth flashed before my eyes and I said, "Bullshit." It was bad enough when the Crystal's Pizza across the street from Jesuit closed, but the one in Irving was supposed to exist forever. Forever and ever and ever. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, February 11-14

    The xx Wednesday, February 13, and Thursday, February 14, at The Granada Theater Achingly hip Londoners the xx have a two-night stay at The Granada this week, meaning twice as many Dallasites will be swept away by songs from their now-ubiquitous debut album and the recently released Coexist. We're k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Joyce And Gigi's Is Off to a Great Start in East Dallas

    Joyce And Gigi's opened quietly four weeks ago with four pyramid-shaped heaters casting towering flames to call to cars as they drive down Ross Avenue. Without the heaters you'd zip right past the restaurant. It's tucked into a recently renovated space on Hall Street. Joyce Stenvall and Gigliola ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    Charles Anthony Jones, Your "Erection Connection," Indicted for Selling Fake Boner Pills Over the Internet

    Things were going well for Charles Anthony Jones last Valentine's Day. Business was good, he had $3,000 cash in his front pocket and enough anti-impotence medication in his car to kill a stallion. But that's when things started going down hill. Irving police arrested him later that day and took the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Dallas Center for Architecture to Argue: "Bright Lights, Great City?" Should Be Illuminating.

    ​Long before the downtown Omni opened we were treated to a sneak peek of its light show, which folks either think is the right shade of shiny or plain tacky, a debate that becomes especially heated when you add in the new-look Reunion Tower and all the other lite-brites decorating downtown. And sp ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Love Train

    Friday, February 17, at the American Airlines Center

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    February 15, 2012

    -Topic's New Songs About P___y Spells It All Out

    Dallas emcee and producer -topic definitely perked my ears with his latest 12-song project, Songs About P___y (no relation to Big Black's Songs About Fucking), explained on his Bandcamp page as "a collection of the personal, emotion-related struggles of men, my perception and thoughts on the man/wom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    In Defense Of... Rihanna's "You Da One"

    Those of us who aren't distracted by novelties like "significant others" on Valentine's Day like to think up odd rituals to pass a lonesome day decorated with buttocks-shaped stationary, candles and boxes of chocolate. My odd Valentine's Day tradition is having a nice, home-cooked, candle-lit dinn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    GetEQUAL TX Will Occupy County Records Building Once a Month For Marriage Equality

    The bride wore a strapless dress in shades of blue and white. The other bride wore a battered leather jacket, a shiny, pale pink tie and a snug gray beanie. Hendrix Scott and Jennifer McCluskey rode up to the second floor of the Dallas County Records Building on Main Street this morning to ask John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    This Week's Best Food Deals, Starring Cakes in Jars, Fish and Lots of Chocolate

    SokolataYou look pretty good, for a vegan.​Foodbitch's inboxes fill each day with a metric shit-ton of offers, flash sales and discounts. Here are some of this week's foodfull best. Living Social: 4-Course Chocolate-themed Meal for 2 at NCuisineIt must be close to Valentine's Day, the way res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Upcoming Beer Dinners, Bier And Brats 101, And Just What, Exactly, Is A Starkbier?

    Be sure to wear proper attire when hoisting your stein at Starkbierfest.​As usual, Brian Brown over at Plano Craft Beer Examiner has a good round-up of the week's events for beer lovers. A couple of highlights include tonight's tap night at Flying Saucer on the Lake featuring Sierra Nevada Oak-Age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Lumi's Happy Hour's Enough to Make You Forget About the Parking

    ​Each week, Happy Eating highlights a different restaurant happy hour food menu. This week, it's dumplings and empanadas at Lumi. Where: Lumi, 3407 McKinney Ave. When: Monday-Thursday, 4-7 p.m., and reverse happy hour from 9-11 p.m. The Scene: Happy hour is available throughout the whole re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Picture Show: The Grand Opening of the Eight-Track Museum in Deep Ellum

    All photos by Danny HurleySee the rest in the slide show.​Last night on Twitter, the hashtag "heart shaped pizza" was trending nationwide for Valentine's Day. Over here in Dallas, as Pete Freedman teased in his recent cover story, Bucks Burnett celebrated Valentine's Day by opening an eight-track ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 10, 2011
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    February 10, 2011

    Cane Rosso Ready to Bloom On Valentine's Day

    ​Arguably the most beloved pizzaiolo in Dallas -- certainly a City of Ate favorite -- Jay Jerrier has suffered obstacles opening a brick-and-mortar version of his mobile Neapolitan pizza-making operation, Il Cane Rosso. But these will be over on Monday, February 14 -- that's right, Valentine's Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Seven Valentine Suggestions for That Special Some-Guy in Your Life

    It ain't V Day without a laser-sighted cross bow.​It's time the guys got a little attention on Valentine's Day. The pressure to fork over for chocolates, roses, diamonds, a week's salary on a "special" V Day prix fixe meal that many would consider highway robbery weighs on a brother. After all, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Celebrate February Holidays With Beer On Saturday

    Kinda looks like a heart, doesn't it? Hell, close enough. ​Unless you're a school kid enjoying the surprise days off, February is indisputably the worst month of the year. And this has been an especially bad one in the Dallas area, what with the ice storms making us look like cheap clueless hicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Troy Dungan to Appear On ... Channel 11? Yes.

    ​So, about that local TV news rumor to which I alluded below ... Earlier today we got a call that Troy Dungan, the longtime WFAA-Channel 8 weatherman who stepped down in July 2007 after 31 years on the air, has been seen loitering around the KTVT-Channel 11 studios in recent days, briefcase in ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 21, 2011

    A Video Tour of the Eight Track Museum

    Several Friends of Unfair Park have sent me today's Paste piece on Big Bucks Burnett's Eight Track Museum in Deep Ellum. So let me note: Pete posted the details concerning the Official Grand Opening on DC9 yesterday. Takes place Valentine's Day, with The O's and the Tom Tom Club in attendance. Inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Bucks Burnett's Eight-Track Museum To Hold Grand Opening on Valentine's Day With Some Help From The Tom Tom Club and The O's.

    ​Turns out the Christmas Day opening of Bucks Burnett's Eight-Track Museum at 2630 E. Commerce St. in Deep Ellum was just a soft one. The grand opening, we now know, will take place on another holiday -- Valentine's Day, which, in case you've somehow forgotten, takes place on Monday, February 14.A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Don't Wait Till Valentine Day for Lovers

    ​All right, I know it's not Valentine's Day, but for those of you who like to plan for the future, I have a theme date for you. The first two words are Lover's Pizza. I recently shared a booth with a date at the great place on Lovers Lane. If you're going to a place with "lovers" in the title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Speaking of the City's Graffiti Ordinance ...

    ​Well, maybe you weren't. But the city council's Quality of Life Committee is right about now, because, as it turns out, the city's graffiti ordinance is, in some spots, in conflict with recently enacted state law dealing with graffiti removal. As in: State law demands owners adios-mofo that tag w ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
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    February 12, 2009
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    February 12, 2009

    Through A Bed Of Roses

    Walk amongst beauty, don't waste it

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    How Will The Happy Bullets Make Out?

    Yesterday, over on FrontBurner, we saw a post by former Observer music editor Zac Crain, purporting that The Happy Bullets (who have a history of making some great videos) were going to attempt to break the world record for most people making out in one place at one time during an upcoming video sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    "You're So My First Buddy."

    Courtesy the Obama-Biden Transition Project -- which I keep confusing with the Alan Parsons Project -- this photo from Friday's press conference during which the president-elect named former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk the chief U.S. trade representative. Already made it my wallpaper. And Valentine's Day ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Help for the Valentine's Day Mixtape

    It's crunch time, people. You've got just mere hours until meeting up with that "special someone" or "that hot chick" or "the boyfriend," and if you haven't figured out something rad for them yet, you're not screwed. No. We encourage you to pilfer our list of 20 Songs for Valentine's Day and make a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    Culinary Training

    The dinner horn's a-blowin'

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    February 8, 2007
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    February 1, 2007
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    January 19, 2007

    Yeah, But Why Don't They Sell Bagel Holes?

    While picking up some grub at the nearby Lemmon Avenue Einstein Bros. bagelry, a recent mystery was solved for a regular customer. It had something to do with those tasty candy cane holiday bagels the shop put out during the holidays. Turns out, they were just the regular ol' potato bagels, dyed and ... More >>

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