We asked a handful of North Texas chefs about the worst things they've ever eaten, found in the back of the walk-in or basically anything that induced a gag reflex or created a stench that permanently singed their nostrils. Braden Wages of Malai Kitchen has traveled extensively, and so we asked him ... More >>
We first heard about 17-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that there was a ... More >>
The Beer Institute (BI) released data on your drinking habits (yes, they're watching you. Always watching you). In an annual state-by-state analysis, the BI found that overall beer consumption in the U.S. rose 1.5 percent in 2012, pointing to "above normal winter and spring temperatures" as the culp ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
A hundred years ago (in Internet Time), we posted about the epic burgers of Dallas. We return now, at the turn of the year that was supposed to be a zombie apocalypse or something, to update you with burger photos that are currently blowing our socks clean off our feet. Our contributing food photogr ... More >>
Life is a cabaret at Hotel ZaZa's joint.
There's quite a bit of an international flavor to the musical offerings in our area this evening, which is one of the more interesting Monday nights we've seen in a while.
Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>
McDonald's via Wall Street JournalLast week, Japan McDonald's debuted their Big America 2 campaign that featured four Hulk-fist sized, America-themed burgers. The four burgers, named Idaho, Manhattan, Miami, and Texas 2, clock in at more than 500 calories each, and range from nearly tasty-looking ... More >>
The cows certainly are happy in California.Southern cheesemakers were shut out of the Good Food Awards, a new initiative to recognize the best-tasting artisan edibles made in accordance with sustainable principles. In a weekend ceremony hosted by Alice Waters, eight awards were given in the c ... More >>
Brooke NottinghamWe managed to snap a couple of pictures of freebies before the Central Market Stasi busted us.During a dinner shift a few weeks ago, I returned with a guest's drink and asked if he'd like to start with a cup of soup or an appetizer. He stared at me. Then he said, "Do those c ... More >>
I know just where my folks were on October 24, 1987 -- sitting in the fifth row for Frank Sinatra's concert at Reunion Arena, as Mom boasted only this morning. And so we wrap this year with a sound track perfect for any New Year's Eve wingding. Or maybe I shouldn't have stopped to watch the end o ... More >>
Matt & KimFor the past year, Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino of Brooklyn dance-punk duo Matt & Kim have been quietly making a case to replace Mates of States' Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel for the title of indie rock's reigning "It" couple. But don't call them "cute."With their songs "Good ... More >>
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Grace Potter and the NocturnalsPalladium ShowroomSeptember 23, 2010Better than: well, not beholding the power of music that can make a white man try to dance.Sharon Jones and her Dap-KingsLast night, an audience of about 600 people at the Palladium Showroom (former ... More >>
This weekend marks the third annual (and biggest yet) Dia De Los Toadies Festival.Each year the location of the festival changes, so The Toadies and nine other Texas bands will take over Whitewater On The Horseshoe in New Braunfels tonight, and all day tomorrow. This year's most exciting new addi ... More >>
Photos by Jesse HugheyMagic Hat Hex OurtoberfestYou wouldn't know it from the life-sapping heat here in Dallas, but Oktoberfest is less than a month away. Already, Oktoberfest beers are starting to pop up on retail shelves and bar taps. As they did last year, Magic Hat from Vermont kindly sent th ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Residual Echoes, Fungi GirlsThe NightmareAugust 5, 2010Better than: giving in to the heat and staying at home in your air conditioning.Happy Birthday No one, it seemed, was in a rush for things to get started last night at The Nightmare, where a powerful triple-bill of the Sub Pop ... More >>
Jesse HugheyHarpoon Belgian Pale AleA few new offerings from Harpoon Brewery should be making their way into North Texas: the New England company's first offering of a Belgian Pale Ale, a new Imperial Red (as part of its Leviathan series) and the annual return of Harpoon Summer Beer. Harpoon is a ... More >>
Harry WilonskyMy wife thinks Pete Delkus needs to lay off the Twitter, to which he posted an hour ago: "oh my gosh!!! the world is ending!!! snow in march in texas!!" No, Harold Taft would not be amused. Still, he had his revenge. The boy, incidentally, wanted to take some photos this morning, so ... More >>
Never pretend to a friend. --From the underside of the bottle cap of a Magic Hat #9 sample.In a sign of both the growth of Vermont's Magic Hat Brewing Company and that of the market for craft beers in the area, Magic Hat's flagship #9 is now available in Texas for the first time.*Magic Hat #9 is mar ... More >>
For the Whole World to See (Drag City)
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>
That old "last man on Earth" setup? It really works.
Fearing (but no loathing) in Uptown
Monday, October 15, at the Palladium Loft
Haute cuisine battles with nightclub bombast at N9NE
Artists' secret riders reveal true character, fascinating pickle relish fetish
Mug down on mudbugs during Crawfest 2004
It's Howard's party; buy if you want to
O.A.R. went from school at OSU to touring the U.S.A.
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11
Are expensive butters really worth it?
Over the years, little has changed at Gershwin's
In a small town, folks swallow Hollywood's American bull
What Lies Beneath is my head on the movie theater floor, snoozing through this film
New releases from Last Beat, Darlington, Centro-matic, and Lift to Experience; Black Sabbath tribute night
Or: Learning about pot-smoking, gas-passing presidents can be fun!
January 7 - 13, 1999
Spotless Rigatoni offers ample helpings of fresh Italian food
Stick to liquid refreshment at The Copper Tank