Remember last summer, when Lakewood Brewing Co. hosted its first birthday party at Goodfriend? The front parking lot was packed and most cars were flagged into satellite lots. The patio was packed and inside the dining room, drinkers tipped back glasses elbow to elbow. Lakewood Brewer Wim Bens broug ... More >>
Mireya Villareal burst onto the local media scene this past spring with a CBS 11 I-team story revealing that people, some of whom live right here in North Texas, are doing naughty things on the Internet. It was a high bar for Villareal to set for herself, almost recklessly so, but she managed to cle ... More >>
Two years before Kennedy was shot, extremism was already burning in Dallas. Then the Morning News fanned the flames.
Since Hart Ward penned his classic "Dallas Blues" in 1912, the city has established a proud tradition in the blues genre with its performers, venues and documentarians. Today, Dallas' blues legacy remains in the hands of a smaller number of people than it has in years past. But some, like Wanda King ... More >>
It's not nearly as boring as it sounds.
If you happened to be passing the corner of Akard and San Jacinto Monday night, the huge, blue LED lights spelling out "IDLE NO MORE" might have left you nonplussed. It was no coincidence that the demonstration, known as a light brigade, took place within a stone's throw of the Canadian consulate g ... More >>
This weekend is the 56th annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at the southwest corner of Hillcrest and Alpha Road. They're kicking things off Friday with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., along with a chance to win a trip for two to Greece (throw my name in the ... More >>
Founder Kevin Carr plans to have Community Beer Company open in November, joining the ever-swelling ranks of Dallas and Dallas-area breweries that were little more than dreams just a couple of years ago. Deep Ellum, Lakewood, Peticolas and FireWheel brewing companies are already established and a ... More >>
Don O. has been spinning blues records on KNON since 1983, literally about a month after they went on the air. See, he was a listener of the pre-KNON station at that frequency, KCHU, from '75 until they were switched off in '77. Heartbroken at the station's demise and subsequent absence of blues on ... More >>
How did a humble neighborhood bodega become the city's sausage king? With a recipe restaurants couldn't resist.
For this week's cover story, Alice "The Cheap Bastard" Laussade provides an extensive and profane guide to, as she puts it, her "favorite restaurants in Dallas where cheap meets delicious (without meeting diarrhea)." It follows. Drive-Through Deals White Rock Coffee 4216 Abrams Road The Starbucks d ... More >>
The Box. Note the baby food. Yum.We all know that Dallas chefs are great at cheffing. So we thought it might be fun to give them a chance to show off their chef creativity and skills with a new challenge we'll be calling "The Box." Once a month or so, we'll invite a new lucky soul to attempt ... More >>
Alice LaussadeThe Dog Stop 6857 Arapaho Road 469-360-8370 Minutes I waited for my food: 7 Times I cursed the Chase ATM for charging me a $3 fee: 765 When you inevitably get hit with a real hankerin' for the taste of mashed, tubed-up lips and assholes, The Dog Stop has just the stuff you're ... More >>
Jesse Hughey"In Texas, malt liquor." Come on, TABC -- that's just embarrassing.OK, so the headline's a slight exaggeration -- it would take an album of photos to fully capture all the outdated laws and unfair advantages the giant (and foreign-owned, by the way) corporations of the beer world h ... More >>
Deep Ellum Brewing Company looks to be on pace to be the city's first non-brewpub microbrewery, but it may not be the only one for long. Attorney and homebrewer Michael Peticolas was looking into investing in a new brewery in another city. Yet the more he investigated, the more he wondered why Da ... More >>
Victoria beer, touted as "Mexico's best-kept secret," makes it debut in Texas today, months after its first stateside release in Chicago. While publicists call its Illinois launch "successful," Chicago brewhounds are slightly less enthusiastic. "I hadn't heard of Victoria beer before your me ... More >>
Jesse HugheyEarlier this month I spent a weekend in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest, where I was able to spend some time in the very cool Black Star Co-op brewpub and also bring back a few beers that I hadn't seen in Dallas. One of the Austin-made brews that really made an impression on me was Jester ... More >>
Photos by Jesse HugheyReal Ale's Barrel-Aged Lost Gold, poured at the Meddlesome MothIndia Pale Ales, or IPAs, have become a favorite beer style for craft brewers looking to experiment with flavors. The beers, which originated in Great Britain in the late 18th century for shipping to India, are d ... More >>
Old World Sausage Company Farmer's Market Shed #2 1010 S. Pearl Expressway 214-760-9000 oldworldsausagecompany.comEstimated Delivery Time: 60 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 75 minutes Not having to order Chinese food or pizza: 20 Friendliest service encountered during Knockers review: 40 Exce ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsMavs ManiAAC "One Love" puts the finishing touches on a "Popcorn Worm Fetish," an improvised exercise in contrasting flavors, including gummy worms and Vienna sausages.Each year Taste of Dallas gives everyday working Joes a chance to rub elbows with some of the best chefs in ... More >>
Flickr user ^riza^It's a long way, but the rendang is worth the trip.Anyone with the means can travel the villages of Tuscany, visit tasting rooms in Napa Valley or hit Belgium's chocolate shops. In fact, certain places are so well known as culinary destinations, even those with only the faintest ... More >>
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