• Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Eagulls Brought a Moody Angst for Their Dallas Debut

    Eagulls With Twin Peaks and Sealion Three Links, Dallas Friday, May 23, 2014 For any band who's accustomed to playing extremely large venues, it can be a test to see how well they perform when they step down to a much smaller stage. Eagulls, a five-piece from Leeds, have played with titans like Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    The Eight Best Shows in DFW this Week, October 24 to 30

    Halloween is the best holiday, and that is just a fact. Christmas presents and Thanksgiving dinner are all well and fine, but how often do you get to get shitfaced wasted at a block party dressed as Miley Cyrus or a Ninja Turtle? Probably not enough. This weekend, the holiday festivities are in full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Josh Homme Is Dead To Me

    Some people might hold up Josh Homme as a kind of savior of modern rock music, what with his riffs, and his arms (he has nice arms), and things like that. And I suppose that I did too, once. Around the time when Kyuss ended and QOTSA began, when they rode that wave from bad Kyuss album into the blud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    House 34 Coming to Uptown by the End of May ... Maybe

    If you've dined on the front porch at Belly and Trumpet recently, you've likely noticed some construction in progress on the lot just to the south. Nothing complements perfectly seared branzino and a white Burgundy like whirring saws and the staccato rapport of a pneumatic framing nailer. The patio ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Dallas ISD Names Mike Miles, Reform-Minded Military Vet from Colorado, Lone Finalist for Superintendent Job

    Prediction: The next few weeks may not be a ton of fun for Mike Miles. Miles, the superintendent of Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, was named the lone finalist for the top job in Dallas ISD at a meeting this afternoon. The board, which voted 8-0 (with Carla Ranger abstaining), now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Henk's European Deli Splits a Polish Sausage and Pairs it with Eggs, Just So You Know

    Alex Nham travels the globe, mainly the part with Dallas on it, in search of new places to eat breakfast. I wasn't in search of anything particular to eat this week; the days were long and I just wanted some eggs and fat. I could have gone to some diner down the street to quell my urges with some b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Say Farewell to Cafe Noir's Gale Hess, Who Made Some Extraordinarily Beautiful Music

    Word began to spread late last night: Gale Hess, said friends, died two days ago. Cancer is to blame, say those who've been close in recent years. Gale was young -- young enough to have been first violinist in the W.T. White Symphony Orchestra in 1973, at least. And she was among the most talented m ... More >>

  • Film

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Gefilte Fish: Tracking Heritage
    Through Boiled Balls of Fish

    ​Gefilte fish, perhaps the most maligned food on the traditional Jewish High Holiday table, encodes its maker's ancestry as surely as hand-me-down stories and immigration papers, a local fishmonger says. Jon Alexis of TJ's Fresh Seafood Market in Preston Forest Village claims he can almost al ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    News Editor Bob Mong: New Business-Editorial Arrangement Won't "Cross the Line"

    ‚ÄčLate this morning, Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong called Unfair Park to discuss, at great length, Wednesday's memo in which Mong formalized what he refers to in the missive as "business/news integration," which involves some section editors reporting directly to advertising-side general mana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    You know, we had a winner selected. It was a comment posted by someone on DMN's blog. Unfortunately, we came up empty when we went to look for it today.Either someone deleted the comment or we completely misremembered just where we first saw it. (Both are distinct possibilities.) So, after searching ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Sloppy Seconds: Summertime, and the Living's Easy

    Even these dark, ominous skies looming all around us, don't make it less true: today is May 1, and summer's right around the corner. That means patios, pools and mint juleps (or Cheladas) -- and another week of highlights from City of Ate.The Week in Review(s):Your own Dallas Observer: A few trips t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Burning Question: Are Classic Cocktails Back?

    The other day we were sitting around contemplating happy hour options when our editor stomped in to remind us of the morning editorial meeting--for which we were apparently quite late.Now, one of this job's few perks is that "reading" magazines counts as research. So we hastily reached for the disca ... More >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2008

    Young Adult Fiction

    High-school heroes and zeros roam the halls of Nanette Burstein's "documentary," American Teen

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    "Dallas, You Merciless Universe!"

    On April 2, 1978, the cultural tsunami that was the TV show Dallas debuted with an episode titled "Digger's Daughter" -- and, of course, the hard-drinking, hard-fighting and hard-effin' Ewings may be far more responsible for the fall of communism than the Afghani fighters who beat the Russians court ... More >>

  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    Thou Shalt Not Be Too Funny

    And on the seventh day, God created sketch comedy

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    Hotels and Restaurants That Are AAA-OK

    Aurora Maison de Cuisine is among AAA's Four Diamond eateries. I don't think the Metro Diner placed as high, which is a travesty. Never get behind a car with a AAA sticker on its bumper, at least if you wanna get to where you're going sometime that week. That said, the AAA seal of approval's worth a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Realty Check

    Coldwell Banker has issued a sorta study that proves what most of us have known for a long time: Dallas is just affordable enough to be attractive to the average homeowner, but also just expensive enough to drive you broke before you know it. Yesterday, the realtor released its Home Price Comparison ... More >>

  • Music

    January 26, 2006


    Thursday, January 26, at the Cavern

  • Dining

    April 28, 2005

    Savor Sever

    Savory says goodbye

  • Dining

    May 27, 2004


    Legal Grounds pair to launch restaurant, bar and market

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Vice Grip

    In Dallas restaurants, 2003 was all about smoke. The future may be all about hooch.

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    In the Ghetto

    Polanski returns to Poland, this time as The Pianist

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002


    Does atmosphere affect our appreciation of a drink?

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Birthday Bash

    Arts Magnet High School is throwing itself a party

  • Dining

    April 25, 2002

    French 101

    Le Rendezvous offers a respite from the flashy and the fancy

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    Endurance Test

    Arthur's has had more than its share of restaurant trials

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Too Old-Fashioned

    Does anybody drink classic cocktails anymore?

  • Dining

    April 26, 2001

    Food to Go

    Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere

  • Film

    March 8, 2001

    Blood Simple

    The gory 15 Minutes is like TV news: flashy, fun, forgettable

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Sinful Sustenance

    What are the guilty pleasures of Dallas' top chefs?

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Touching Story

    Businessman Jim Blythe lends a hand in the wrong places, employees say

  • Dining

    June 15, 2000

    Eurotrash pickup

    Avanti Euro Bistro proves that a little smarminess isn't all bad

  • Dining

    June 1, 2000

    Old war-horse

    The Old Warsaw is sagging and limp

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Naked eye

    Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival

  • Film

    March 9, 2000

    The devil's playground

    Roman Polanski can't understand why anyone would take his new movie seriously

  • Dining

    October 7, 1999

    Hash Over

    Silenced partner; Mixed Hash

  • Calendar

    March 25, 1999
  • Dining

    September 17, 1998
  • Dining

    December 11, 1997

    Pleasure chained

    Mediterraneo at the Quadrangle is even better than itself

  • Music

    November 20, 1997

    Bewitched, bothered, bewildered

    What to make of Erykah Badu's latest album

  • Calendar

    October 3, 1996
  • Dining

    February 29, 1996

    In the shadows

    Cafe Bianco offers charm amid Oak Lawn's new glitz

  • Dining

    December 28, 1995

    Wicket food

    What's good about the Bombay Cricket Club is everything is

  • Dining

    September 21, 1995

    Cattle call

    Looking for a good, reasonably priced steak? Texas Land &Cattle Co. has your beef

  • Dining

    April 6, 1995

    Sea no evil

    Plano's Sea Grill angles for greatness

  • Music

    January 12, 1995
  • Dining

    November 24, 1994

    Ghost of restaurants past

    Maple Avenue Cafe is haunted by its ill-fated predecessor, J Pinnell's

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