• Tasting Gold Along the Margarita Trail
    July 21 at 9:22 a.m. by Sarah Schumacher

    Everyone ate, drank and danced the night away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 during the Margarita Trail Finale held at Seven for Parties. The margaritas were sweet, smokey & spicy as was the music and people there. Tortaco took home the award for best…

  • Getting Drunk on National Ice Cream Day at Ice Cream Wasted
    July 16 at 4:01 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Ice Cream Wasted open their doors at their grand opening in Bishop Arts District on Sunday, July 16, 2017. All photos by Kathy Tran.

  • The Dallas Bake Off Brings Out the Best Goods
    July 10 at 11:06 a.m. by Hannah Ridings

    Baker competitors came together at Fair Park on July 8, 2017 to show of their best work. Cupcakes, cakes, macarons, cookies and other delicacies were available for viewing and tasting. Photos by Hannah Ridings


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  • Chowing Down at the Brass Knuckle Corn Dog Beatdown
    July 5 at 8:23 a.m. by Mikel Galicia

    There was plenty of competition for the 9th annual Brass Knuckle Corn Dog Beatdown champion, but of the dozen eaters at The Libertine on the 4th of July none could compete with the returning champion Corey Schiller. In 2016 he won the competition…

  • The Girls of the Twin Peaks Bikini Contest
    June 29 at 6:48 a.m. by Mike Brooks

    Twin Peaks girls from around the country gathered in Dallas to choose Miss Twin Peaks 2017, but in the end we all won. Photos by Mike Brooks

  • Who Needs Plates? Not Dallas Restaurants, Apparently
    June 28 at 4 a.m. by Beth Rankin

    We're all familiar with the metal tray of barbecue or a greasy burger served in a little red basket at our favorite dive, but in all styles of Dallas cuisine, the plate seems to be increasingly passé. Lately, creativity is spilling out onto the…

  • Revolver Taco Lounge: Ambitious and Well Balanced
    June 27 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    Revolver Taco Lounge got its name, according to one story, from the carefully handcrafted designs of legendary gunmaker Arturo Rojas, whose handiwork can be spotted in the back room of the restaurant founded and operated by his son Regino. Balance…

  • Splashback to the '90s at the W's Summer Sundaze party
    June 26 at 11:36 a.m. by Roderick Pullum

    The 90's were back at the "Summer Sundaze" 90's Pool Party at the W Hotel Wet Deck on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

  • The Best New Dallas Restaurants of 2017 (So Far)
    June 12 at 3:35 p.m. by Beth Rankin

    It's been a big year in Dallas dining, and it's only half over. Local concepts are expanding, top-name chefs are betting on the Dallas market, hot neighborhoods like Deep Ellum are seeing greatly expanded dining options and the city's international…

  • Best Summer Pools for Drinking in Dallas
    June 12 at 10:50 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    In a city that gets as hot as Dallas, it’s cruel that our region is so short on easily accessible swimming holes. Almost equally as cruel: the proliferation of fancy hotel swimming pools, often with rooftop views and killer cocktails, that cater…

  • Meating High Expectations at Taste of Dallas
    June 11 at 8:42 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    The 31st annual Taste of Dallas featured over 250 participants from all over the city for attendees to try. BBQ, Burgers and Beer were the most popular items drawing the biggest crowds at booths.

  • Midnight Rambler Tiptoes Through the Tulips With Floral-Inspired Menu
    June 6 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    Midnight Rambler, the cocktail den tucked beneath The Joule's opulent lobby, took a flowery approach with its spring 2017 cocktail menu, which focuses on florals with "floral essential oils, hydrosols, extracts, honeys, pollen, roots, and dried…

  • Chaat Room — Delicious Indian Street Bites in DFW
    June 6 at 4 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    We’ve highlighted some of the best dishes from four terrific restaurants in Dallas and Irving. They all have other, equally scrumptious snacks to order, but this is a starting point, an inspiration to go exploring. Go forth, now, and chow down on…

  • A Tasty Time at Texas Theatre's Tampopo Ramen Pop-Up
    June 4 at 10:06 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    On Saturday evening Texas Theatre hosted a screening of the classic Japanese comedy Tampopo, which was recently restored and released. To match the film's plot about a pair of Milk truck drivers who help a small restaurant owner learn how to cook…

  • One Ale of a Time at Brewhaha 2017
    May 21 at 7:35 p.m. by Mikel Galicia

    Dallas' Brewhaha 2017 brought together established microbreweries and homebrews for an afternoon of beer, food, music and a market in the cedars. Operating on a lawn adjacent from the brand-new home of Four Corners Brewing, attendees also got a…

  • STIRR: Trendy in Deep Ellum with a View
    May 17 at 10:56 a.m. by Alison McLean

    It's clean, safe, trendy and in Deep Ellum. The drinks are fruity, sweet and not challenging. It also has a great view. Photos by Alison McLean

  • Sumo Shack: A Late Night Delight
    May 4 at 4:48 p.m. by Kathy Tran

    Sumo Shack, the sister restaurant to Wabi House, opens on May 4 and will serve food until 4 a.m. on weekends. With dishes like Tokyo Dogs, matcha ice cream in a deep-fried bun and burger bao, this should prove to be a popular late-night snack spot…

  • Tillman's Roadhouse Cleans Up with a Facelift
    May 2 at 10:51 a.m. by Kathy Tran

    The concept of the new Tillman’s Roadhouse is a Texas roadhouse, but “elevated.” The wood-paneled interior fairly glows red under the neon light of a Dallas Pegasus, and on busy nights, it's very loud. But the food has upgraded. Photos by Kathy Tran

  • Taco Libre — Wild with Flavor and Luche Libre Matches
    May 2 at 10:38 a.m. by Brian Maschino

    Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Taco Libre brought flavorful tacos from more than 20 Dallas taquerias, offered Tequila, and presented interesting luche libre matches for spectators to indulge in. It was a festive day at the Dallas Farmer's Market on April 29,…

  • Iron Fork Serves Up a Delicious Time
    April 28 at 12:04 a.m. by Alison McLean

    This year's Dallas Observer Iron Fork at Fair Park was the best one yet – lines were short, food was stellar and 2,500 people ate and drank their fill. With ample supply and short waits, pretty much everyone got to try bites from the dozens of…



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