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    April 17, 2014

    Happy Easter! I Hate Peeps.

    If you've never had a Peeps, know this: It's like eating a tablespoon of sugar lovingly dusted atop a mouthful of your gramma's cellulite. Pretty sure those are the two main ingredients, just behind yellow dye number gross. This is punishment candy. It's the equivalent of getting a turd in your stoc ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Four Corners Brewing Is Now Canning its Beers, and with Fully Removable Lids

    Four Corners Brewing Co. will hit the friendly retail shelves for the first time this weekend. The brewery in Trinity Groves with the proud rooster painted on its not-so-broad-side has been busy canning all three of its All Day Ales, which will be available in 12-ounce six-packs featuring a new can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    The Loon Is Moving to Make Room for CVS, But Not Before a Proper Goodbye

    Yesterday morning news broke that The Loon is looking for a new location. One of the most revered bars in Dallas is being pushed aside to make room for a CVS. While the relocation is sad news for anyone who's spent any time at the decades-old bar, I was secretly, if momentarily, delighted: I had a ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2013

    Dallas' Unfair Fight to Crush Uber

    City Hall does the taxi industry's dirty work to kill competition.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Sprinkles' Cupcake ATM is Now in Service Plans for the Sprinkles Ice Cream Parlor

    And on the 4 billionth day, God created a cupcake ATM. Sprinkles in the Plaza at Preston Center (4020 Villanova Drive) plugged in their cupcake ATM last night. Now the people of Dallas can handle-up on their cupcake fix, just like their cash fix, 24 amazing hours of the day. This is only the th ... More >>

  • News

    May 9, 2013

    Sex Ed the Texas Way

    Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.

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    May 8, 2013

    Of Murder, Cupcakes and a Silly Way of Looking at How We Should Grieve

    Michael Vincent Moore, 57, arrested in the murder of his niece, 16-year-old Alicia Moore of Greenville, can still turn out to be utterly innocent, uninvolved in any way, when the wheels of justice slowly turn. But I have a smaller thing to talk about. The cupcakes. Last time I saw this guy -- last ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013

    How Medicare Became a Thieves' Bazaar

    In Dallas and across the country, hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation’s sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.

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    March 28, 2013

    Chef Burning Questions: John Franke on Salads from Walgreens and a Bad Black Jambalaya

    Each week (or thereabout) we ask a local chef three burning questions about their favorite culinary reads, food shames and best (or worst) meals. Front Burner's corporate chef, John Franke, is in charge of menu development for Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco, The Ranch at Las Colinas, Red Dog Right and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Here Are the Songs They Play at a Middle School Dance

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Shea Serrano first appeared on L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound music blog. By Shea Serrano 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I'm going to be chaperoning a middle school dance. The dance is fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    A Missing Teenager's Texas Getaway

    When a teenage girl from small-town Minnesota disappeared with a man 12 years older, everyone knew where they went. So why didn't anyone look?

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Kanye West's "Theraflu," Explained

    America loves hip-hop music, but we don't always understand the meaning behind the message. We love to dance awkwardly to "Rack City" in the comfort of our homes while throwing imaginary ones in the air, but seldom take the time to break down a song line by line to derive its true meaning. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Thanks to a Nationwide Adderall Shortage, an SMU Dealer Says, Profits Are Up, Up, Up

    As midterms approached on the SMU campus, as the dual stenches of Red Bull and coffee drifted through university libraries and the bars fell quiet, Jennifer, clad in an oversized sweatshirt and yoga pants, looked like an average college student cramming for midterms. Yet, as she sat at her usual t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Cheapskate's Guide to Redbox: Codes for Free Rentals

    I know what you're thinking: "Redbox is already as cheap as it gets. There's no way that you can secure a movie rental for less than $1.20. Besides, how pathetic are you?" Answers: Free, and very. I feel bad about using the movie kiosks to begin with; I know that it feeds a system that supports b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    One Man's (Somewhat Frantic and Almost Failed) Hunt for Emergency Contraceptive

    One night late last year, Jason Melbourne walked into a CVS pharmacy in Mesquite, hoping against hope to walk out with an emergency contraceptive, or "the morning-after pill." It wasn't the morning after. He and his wife had their "accident" a few days before, and the 72-hour window in which EC is m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Quintron & Miss Pussycat Maraca In the New Year at Zubar

    Quintron & Miss Pussycat Zubar Saturday, December 31 Better than: Puking behind a Walgreen's dumpster at 2pm the day after Lights All Night. Sound issues and a general weird vibe prevented Quintron & Miss Pussycat from reaching their full potential Saturday night. Sure, it was New Year's Eve -- s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Holiday Crimes and Holiday Punishments

    Christmas Depression: It's enough of a thing that terrible Photoshops exist for it.​The holidays season is nigh. It's a festive time when we get actual mail instead of just bills and Brookstone catalogs, when we can drink and eat to excess with minimal judgment, and we finally, hopefully get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    In Effort to Remind Folks Rodeo Bar and Grill's Still There, Adolphus Needs a Nice New Sign

    Commerce and Akard as it appeared in the 1920s, left, and in the 1940s and '50s​Speaking of big, bright signs ...Today the Landmark Commission will take a long, hard look at a proposal from the Adolphus Hotel, which is concerned that the Rodeo Bar & Grill is languishing at the corner of Commer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Recession-Proof Drinking: Taste Testing Three Off-Brand Beers

    ​Never in the dozen-plus years that I've been of legal drinking age have I seen beer as cheap as the $2.99 six-pack of Big Flats 1901 I espied at Walgreen's the other day. Not even the Schlitz, Natty Light or Beast we drank in college was that cheap. There was no way it could be good, but for 50 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Solid Lunch Options on Wheels

    Jack's ChowHound The meatball garlic toast kabob. ​Jack's ChowHound will be filling up bellies at the International Design Center on Turtle Creek, in the Design District.   The Crazy Sisters are at Grubbs Nissan in Bedford for lunch.   Gandolfo's NY Deli is at the ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Truckin' for Lunch With Ssahm BBQ And Other Mobile Eateries

    Lauren Drewes Daniels​It's hot out there -- especially in a cookin' truck. Let's show these kids some love today: Gandoflo's is in the Dallas Arts District at 2121 Pearl St. between Flora and Olive from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jack's ChowHound is at the Knox Place Building from 11 a.m. to 2: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Nammi on Fitzugh, Jack's Chowhound in the Arts District, and More Food-Truck Tracking

    Lauren Drewes DanielsNammi's nummy chicken bowl. ​Last night we tracked down the crusin' Vietnamese-fusion food truck Nammi and tried both the beef bahn mi sandwich and chicken bowl. Everything was fresh, flavorful and spicy, and the portions are generous. Today Nammi will be at Sigel's at 32 ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Let Us Be Your GPS for a Food-Truck Lunch

    ssahmBBQ.comKorean BBQ tacos.​If you're looking for something fabulous for lunch today, the SSahm BBQ foodtruck will be in the Dallas Arts District peddling gourmet Korean tacos. Then, if you're hungry for more tonight they're at the Walgreen's off Belt Line Road in Addison. • Gandolfo's i ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    February 8, 2011

    Valentine's Gift Ideas For Foodies (By Base)

    Jack HarnerBecause romantic sports metaphors never go out of style.​Valentine's Day. It's about love and romance and red dye #5. It's about making your sweetheart feel special. But, more than that, Valentine's Day is about trading gifts for lovin'. To make things easy this year, we've put together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Green Papaya: Don't Ever Let Them See You Sweat

    Green Papaya's bo luc lac​Green Papaya on Oak Lawn was the first restaurant I ate at when I moved to Dallas nine years ago. My dad had driven with me to Dallas only to find out my apartment wasn't ready yet, so he suggested we stay the night at the Melrose Hotel because it was in walking dista ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Six Ways to Super Bowl Rickroll Party Guests With Appetizers

    Patrick MichelsThe Taco Bell Six Ply Appetizer.​Super Bowl parties are awesome -- unless you're a fan of the team the host hates. You're a Packers fan but you're headed to a party that'll mostly be Steelers fans. Or you're a Steelers fan headed to a party that's going to be Packers-heavy. And ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Q&A: Eyehategod's Mike Williams Talks Playing Around Christmas, Going Through Bass Players and Liking The Carpenters

    For over 22 years, Mike Williams has led the New Orleans metal band Eyehategod. And, in that time, the singer has endured numerous protestors at shows, a constantly revolving situation with bass players and even some time in jail in 2005 on a narcotics charge. Through it all, Williams has remained c ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    February 10, 2010

    Where Have All the Candygrams Gone?​Valentine's Day plans? Sure, there'll be dinner, maybe a little dancing. And every Walgreen's and Albertson's this side of Hell is decked with pink and red and little naked dudes pimping waxy chocolate. Central Market even wants you to learn how to make chocolate. There are flower de ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    April 29, 2009

    The Bucket Raid is Not at All Like a Bucket List. Unless You're Looking to Steal ATMs With Bulldozers Before You Die, In Which Case ...

    At 4 a.m. on Tuesday, two men drove a few blocks in a bulldozer to the Walgreens on 1306 N Beckley Avenue. They backed it up, and then rammed the 'dozer into a side wall, sending hundreds of goods flying off the shelves and creating a cloud of dust. See for yourself after the jump -- we've got two v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    7-Eleven and Blockbuster to Duke It Out Over DVD Rental-Box Business

    In June 2007, Jim Keyes took over as chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Blockbuster Inc. -- after having been president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc., for which he'd worked for years. And now, the circle is complete. Because last summer, Blockbuster announced that it would be installing in its stores DVD-r ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    September 29, 2006
  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    Give 'Em the Boot

    Why don't more people like Italian liqueurs?

  • News

    March 16, 2006
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    December 1, 2005

    Hotel Katrina

    While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends

  • News

    November 17, 2005

    Money for Nothing

    A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Waiting for Erykah

    A decade after her SXSW debut, Badu returns a star and a sage

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Dynamite Dave

    David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough

  • News

    February 5, 2004
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    January 29, 2004

    What a Pill

    A Denton pharmacy's moralizing leaves Buzz feeling queasy

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Think Pink

    How Mary Kay got its groove back

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Anatomy of a smear

    When people started asking why Dallas' finest were losing the war on slumlords, someone reached for the bag of dirty tricks

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    Help wanted

    A shortage of workers spells happy times for job-seekers and college graduates

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    September 11, 1997

    Rumors of war

    A fight over rezoning has some northeast Dallas homeowners talking recall