In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. After Michelle Obama visited Dallas' public schools in 2012, Dora Rivas, the district's ... More >>
Yesterday I published a post that took a quick look at Grub Burger Bar, which recently opened in Greenville Avenue. The menu touted buns baked on the hour, and while they were certainly much better than stale, old buns, they left a lot to be desired compared to artisan loaves. It was my use of the ... More >>
It goes without saying that most bread in this town is a massive let down. The most disappointing loaves can be found at grocery stores where blonde baguettes with a soft, almost waxy crust fill the bread baskets next to the even more terrible loaves branded simply as French or Italian. A baguette ... More >>
Oh, Dallas. Something is fishy at our sushi restaurants. Katharine Shilcutt at the Houston Press has been digging through a new Oceana Study, and it doesn't say very nice things about the sushi we're eating. That snapper you covet, sumptuously draped over carefully seasoned and packed rice, may ve ... More >>
The bakers union's new president has finally broken his silence following the collapse of Irving-based Hostess, baker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies. It was the bakers, after all, who largely sat out the attempted restructuring in a New York federal bankruptcy court, then dynamited the negotiations by ... More >>
Or was it all three?
In this week's cover story, we examine the demise of Irving-based Hostess, purveyor of Wonder Bread, Ho Hos, Twinkies and Ding Dongs -- basically all the stuff you should never put in your body. These days, pretty much everything is political, even the fate of snack food. Can blame for the company' ... More >>
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we should try, leave it in the comments, or email me. Not every sandwich has to be a full-service gut bomb. Sometimes you just want a little ... More >>
This video tells the amazing story of the Tenacious D reunion. With that reunion comes a new album, Rize of the Fenix, and a massive tour that will pass through Dallas. On Friday, July 20, Tenacious D and opening act The Slights will be at Palladium Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m ... More >>
You just invented the Opti-Grab just like The Jerk's Navin R. Johnson, or possibly hit it big in what many now may consider their only chance at retirement, the lottery. What would you do with all that loot after buying a ration of fine automobiles and country estates? Well, you could join th ... 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 >>
Sambuca2120 McKinney Ave.214-744-0820Sambuca is still around.It still has one of the more sophisticated courtyard spaces in Uptown and still brings in live entertainment. But the room appears somehow stale.As a restaurant slips into middle age--about four years without a makeover--pressure builds on ... More >>
Dallas is now home of the Twinkie. Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the Wonder Bread and Hostess host that had been in Chapter 11 since September 2004, is no longer in bankruptcy -- or, for that matter, its longtime home of Kansas City, where IBC started baking in 1930. It's moving its HQ to Dallas, ... More >>
Actually, this question came to us as your basic "who will win the Super Bowl" sort of thing, presumably hoping for some insight from our crew's most recent has-been athlete. (See photo).But we're charged with covering the food scene. And since an incident last week--of which we have no recollection ... More >>
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Main Street Blues Room leaves you singing "Hallelujah"
Noodleswing Thai Cafe aims for the fence--and misses
Big Daddy's Grill House is good, but bring a defibrillator
Bronx Restaurant & Bar
Italian Cowboy's fare ranges from good, to bad, to ugly.
If Wilderness Grill's dismal food is the best nature has to offer, then thank God for civilization
Sore losers say the white establishment bought and sold Ron Price. Don't believe it.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame offers a dangerous Disney innovation: authentic emotion
Stage West's Season's Greetings is a hilariously caustic Christmas card