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.
18 hours ago | Eat This
We might not be able to go out and about in the streets right now, but Crushcraft Thai Eats is still serving some tasty dishes. Plus, many of the items are under $10 and make for filling, comforting meals. Your safest bet is home delivery, but if ...
4 days ago | Things To Do
It’s spooky season in Dallas, and as if this year hasn’t been horrifying enough, Halloween events are still happening. While this year’s Halloween festivities may look different from the drunken, scantily clad dance parties that many of us look fo...
5 days ago | Arts & Culture News
Immigration is an issue this election season, and a group of Dallas-Fort Worth artists and storytellers is looking to continue the dialogue by focusing on immigration in the community. Rock Your Heart Out will take place Saturday, Oct. 17, beginni...
12 days ago | Openings and Closings
The space that was once home to Bolsa is alive again, this time through the lens of Encina. Chef Matt Balke and co-owner Corey McCombs took inspiration from the former’s hometown of Uvalde for the restaurant. “Encina” is Spanish for “holm oak,” wh...
14 days ago | Food News
The 2020-21 school year looks different from anything we could’ve ever imagined, but several people are working behind the scenes to ensure the wellbeing of students. In Dallas ISD, chef Juanita Mejia has the role of bringing nutritious food to th...
15 days ago | Film and TV
As a child, Merced Elizondo had an affinity for cinema. The Oak Cliff native found inspiration through interactions with his Mexican-American family, but didn’t really see much of himself reflected on screen. Now, the 26-year-old is committed to p...