It starts with a bang, or rather with a hell of an uppercut. Oil Boom's latest album, Red Metal, launches you into jangly jubilation with "45 Revolutions Per Minute," the band's highly praised single from last year. The New York Times singled it out as a highlight in the often-cluttered blues-rock g ... More >>
Former barista Liz Goulding drinks coffee around Dallas so her head doesn't hurt and so she can help keep yours from hurting, too. Got a place to suggest? Leave it in the comments. I have a confession: I've been pretending that Ascension doesn't exist. When I decide it's time to put on real pants a ... More >>
It's a long drive to the Omni Hotel downtown from the nearest Waffle House, which is three-fourths of the way to Farmers Branch. It's a sleepy one, too, when made at the typical Waffle House hour of 4 a.m. Nevertheless, an unidentified gentleman driving a 2004 Lexus SUV decided to undertake that vo ... More >>
Yes, select Waffle House locations will actually whip out nice white table cloths and candles for Valentine's Day this year, as it has done at some locations for several years now. All of which I think is absolutely awesome, for these reasons: 1) Those big white globe lampshades that can be seen ... More >>
The Atomic Tanlines received plenty of praise last year with their blend of punk, free jazz and soul. The Denton-based five-piece sat down with us at the Waffle House where they started to discuss their background in music. You can catch them this week at Le Bitch Manor on Thursday and at Dada on Sa ... More >>
I did an article about various area chain restaurant options a few months back because I was intrigued, as a stranger to these shores, by all the fanciful and mysterious options available to me. I still go to Waffle House all the time, and I don't care what people think. I just love hash browns. Ba ... More >>
You see all those chain restaurants, Dallas? All those bright shiny lights, beckoning you in to eat products of a questionable providence at a price so reasonable there's no need to go home and time-consumingly construct a meal for your baying, hungry, ungrateful family? You grew up around them (the ... More >>
When the Observer emailed me with the offer to, and I quote, "continue our gross exploitation of your heritage" by somehow shoehorning together the two subjects of the Olympics and food, how could I possibly resist? I suppose this allows me to tackle that thorniest of subjects, British "cuisine". ... More >>
Our inboxes fill each day with a metric shit-ton of offers, flash sales and discounts. Here are some of this week's foodfull best. Waffle House: FREE PIE Well, sometimes while waiting for food deals to arrive via email, one greasy little freebie falls in my lap. That's what happened here. Turns out ... More >>
In mid-October we predicted that the hearing before the Permit and License Appeal Board over whether the club Afterlife should have its dancehall license revoked would probably be the most exciting thing that's come before the board in a very long time. In hindsight, that was probably an under ... More >>
Scott was really hoping for first place.The Association of Food Journalists met in South Carolina over the weekend, presumably engaging in heated debates over critic anonymity and restaurant-review waiting periods and whether a large slab of bacon should be carved into Mount Rushmore. (Of cou ... More >>
With their second album, Peter Wolf Crier has established themselves as a legit indie-band and not the mere side-project they seemed to be when they released last year's well-done Inter-Be. The new album, Garden of Arms, isn't just another stellar release from Jagjaguwar this year, but it's a major ... More >>
That's why he keeps on hurting himself and his team.
The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.
We're almost sure it was a coincidence.
OK, here she probably smelled like blood and semen...According to fragrance industry insiders, Lady Gaga has requested that Monster, the perfume she is developing, smell of "blood and semen." Frankly, that's a head-scratcher for us -- it sounds more like a Bloodhound Gang scent, or perhaps a Load ... More >>
In just four years, Two Door Cinema Club have gone from a group of high school buddies to rocking thousands at festivals all over the world. That much isn't necessarily surprising: The band's sharp, dance-infused indie rock has drawn comparisons to Passion Pit and Hot Hot Heat. And, while they may n ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThird-ranked Pat Bertoletti claimed the world waffle eating title at the State Fair of Texas back in 2007. He's back eating sandwiches this Sunday afternoon.It's tough to know just how to feel about this year's competitive eating lineup at the State Fair of Texas. On one hand, on t ... More >>
If you like talking about women in terms that make it sound like you're discussing a game of Risk with all the delicate spoken nuances of a redneck buck hunter, I'm guessing I don't have to tell you who The Asian Playboy is. No doubt you have already abandoned all hope of developing an actual per ... More >>
Jesse HugheySalmon and hummus small plates at Nova.Last night, as Rob Shearer at Go Oak Cliff reported, North Oak Cliff added yet another restaurant to its roster as Nova, at the former location of Kavala (1417 W. Davis St.), had its soft opening. Our hopes were high for the self-proclaimed gastr ... More >>
Flickr user joshuahellerWaffle House WafflesIt has been claimed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (probably by the egg lobby), and I am not one to disagree. While most of us grew up on Cocoa Puffs and a variety of toaster pastry, it was the Sunday morning breakfast feast that ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>
How would you like to slice into these everyday? Lobsters are easy. We mean that in a culinary sense. Bind up the pincers, drop them in water and commence to melting some butter. Likewise steak: a dash of salt, another of pepper and a crackling grill—that’s all there is to it, pretty much. In f ... More >>
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