Vitamins and Supplements

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Dallas Fish Nerd Jon Alexis on How to Buy, Prepare, and Eat Excellent Seafood

    Buying fish can be hard. The selection at grocery stores is often lacking in terms of both variety and sustainability, and the quality often leaves a lot to be desired. I've dropped a bundle of cash at Whole Foods or Central Market on supposedly fresh fish that has actually been chilling in a freeze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    The FDA Says a Dallas-Made Bodybuilding Supplement May Be Causing Hepatitis

    Here's the good news for customers of Dallas-based USP Labs. Its dietary supplements are no longer linked to fatal heart attacks. The FDA made sure of that this summer when it made the company destroy $8 million worth of product containing dimethlyamylamine, or DMAA, a compound that had been linked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    FDA Makes Dallas Supplement Maker Destroy $8 Million Worth of Bodybuilding Powder

    USP Labs' Dallas headquarters doesn't actually look much like a laboratory. It's more of a nondescript warehouse in a sea of nondescript warehouses off Stemmons Freeway and Northwest Highway. That's where the company keeps its stock of its bodybuilding supplements for shipping to retailers like GNC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Cowboy Josh Brent Failed a Drug Test, so He's Probably Headed Back to Jail

    Two weeks ago Josh Brent's attorney managed to keep his client out of jail by convincing a Dallas County judge that, even though the alcohol monitor around the Dallas Cowboy's ankle had detected booze, it didn't mean Brent had actually consumed any. Court documents filed in the case today show what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    The Best Placenta Recipes on the Internet!

    I'm currently building a baby, and I realize that in addition to the gift of life, I've got this awesome placenta that's brewing in me, too. I'm told I have some choices to make about what I want to do with it when it, uh, comes out of the smoker. I'm all about the locavore movement, and it doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    The Mango Creme: New Girl Scout Cookie or STD?

    It's known that I love Girl Scout cookies pretty hard. But, seriously Girl Scouts? Mango Creme NutrifusionTM cookie with vitamins in it? You thought that would please the masses?

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    State, Federal Officials Insist Zebra Mussel Threat Confined to Lake Texoma. For Now.

    ​Zebra mussels are really Schutze's thing; he likes his with saffron and a white-wine broth, though of late he's taken to the far more exotic variation with aquavit, tarragon and cream. And per a release just dispatched by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    The Dog Stop is Bitchin'

    Alice Laussade​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Five Meaningless Food Terms We're Ready To Start Chucking Off the Grocery Shelves

    ​Going through the grocery aisle, it's easy to get serious tired-head from the various terms used on food packaging. Lots of food and drink producers figure that the more confusing catchphrases they can sling at you, the more apt you are to give up on brain activity and just shovel them into y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Do Melatonin Brownies Actually Do Anything? An Unfair Park Special Report.

    No pot references here, no sir.​"You're going to eat that now?" the guy at the head shop asked. He looked worried. "That's not a good idea. I don't take 'em in the daytime. It renders me non-functional."Well, shit. It was Friday afternoon, and I was about to drug my co-workers.A little background, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Eating Healthy at Asian Markets: All You Need is Willpower and a Taste for the Unusual

    Bitter melon is good for what ails you, if you can stand it.​As exhibited by my tribute to junk foods post last month, I don't always have the best buying habits whenever I make my Asian grocery store visits. Fortunately, aside from the occasional evil treats, Asian market aisles can also harb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Five Bestsellers From Tajmahal Imports

    Tadoor dal (pigeon peas)​Go on in. Don't be shy. If you're not sure what's what inside Tajmahal Imports, the all-vegetarian Indian grocery at 501 W. Beltline in Richardson, ask for Mr. Shah. That's Pramod Shah, the owner of this expansive food, spice, knickknack, religious statuary and cookwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Foods the FDA Should Recall

    Andrea GrimesVegan Activists Protested Factory Farms In Egg-streme Heat​The recent food recalls of eggs and beef (and their subsequent protests) got us thinking about food recalls that would better serve humanity. Herein, we provide a list of foods that should be taken off the market. One is worse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Wow, Dark Chocolate,
    You Sure Are Sluttin' It Up

    A little advice for those of you tuning in from work: Don't do what we did and Google images for "dark chocolate slut."​Dark Chocolate, you are such a candy aisle whore now. I love you, Dark Chocolate, but you used to be special. On Halloween, I used to get all hyped to see Hershey's Special ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Down On The Grass-Fed Farm: The Beef May Be Better, But It's Still Damn Hard Work

    Jayme RutledgeMarguerite Robbins with her cattle.​ Sweat pours down Marguerite's sun-baked face. She feels briars scratching through her dusty jeans. The buzzing and biting of mosquitoes is maddening. So is the old fence lining one of the back pastures. It's broken again. Marguerite stops wha ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009

    Stay Hungry, Live Longer: the Science Behind the Calorie Restriction Diet

    An SMU biologist thinks the secret to the fountain of youth may be found by putting fruit flies on a diet.

  • Dining

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Stampede to the Border

    Couple of local mentions in the new issue of Forbes, as in: We're the home to "vitamin" beer and $100 bills being illegally trucked into Mexico by smugglers now biding their time in Laredo prisons. Amazingly, these stories are not related. The first one's about Lawrence Schwartz's Stampede beer, whi ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2007

    Go Away

    Rainy days and Coldplay always get us down

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007

    To-Go List

    Patricia Schultz plans your road trip

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    The Next Mayor of the City of Dallas Will Be...

    If this picture were at all legible, you could make out the four mayoral candidates gathered yesterday for small talk and lox yesterday at Temple Emanu-El. I wouldn't consider it an entirely wasted Sunday morning. There were free Einstein Bros. bagels, after all, and lox and cream cheese; hell, tha ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Dog Food Selection

    Canine Commissary

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Newsletter

    The North Texas Skeptic

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Health-food Store

    Ann's Health Food Center

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Dubya, We Knew You When...

    With a homeboy headed for the White House, a handful of his Dallas pals have hopes of making their mark on Washington

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best health food store (tie)

    Whole Foods Market & Roy's Natural Market

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Desperate Measures

    Tim and Emilie Sherrod, parents of twin autistic boys, will do anything to find a cure -- even spend $14,000 to inject their sons with a hormone from pig entrails