Alex Gonzalez has been a contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2018. He is a Dallas native whose work has appeared in Local Profile, MTV News and the Austin American-Statesman. He has eclectic taste in music and enjoys writing about art, food and culture.
2 days ago | Openings and Closings
Phoenix-based Postino WineCafé will open next spring in Deep Ellum, offering a selection of wines, appetizers, light sandwiches and soups. With each location, Postino aims to fit into the surrounding community, so says the CEO. As the “uptowning” ...
6 days ago | LGBTQ
Although the Dallas neighborhoods Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs are technically part of Uptown, the potential “uptowning” of the gayborhood is imminent. Mike Ablon of real estate development giant PegasusAblon is looking to take The Strip to the next...
13 days ago | First Look
Hot off the butcher block is a concept boasting duality in downtown Plano. By day, Bar-Ranch Steak Co. is a quaint little butcher shop where you can grab a sandwich and a beer for lunch. But by night, it's transformed into a luxury steakhouse. Bar...
14 days ago | Festivals
We may not be able to graze through Dallas Heritage Village this year to taste creations by Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite chefs, but Chefs For Farmers is bringing the food and fun to socially distanced settings throughout the city. Chefs For Farmer...
15 days ago | Arts & Culture News
Anyone who’s ever applied for a job might have taken one of those personality tests that confront takers with a hypothetical problem and solution and ask them to respond by choosing one or two words: “Agree. Disagree. Strongly agree. Strongly disa...
17 days ago | Film and TV
You may catch Julio Cesar Cedillo on your screen, but you won’t catch him living in Hollywood. This Texas-bred actor has a deep love for his Latin roots. Cedillo was born in Durango, Mexico. His father, a truck driver from Hebbronville in South Te...