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One of the Best Burgers in Town Is in Southern Dallas at Wingfield’s

5 hours ago by Philip Kingston
Former Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston knows food, likes the Observer and has been known to voice strong opinions on rare occasions. So when he offered to write about food for us, we said hell yeah. In his seminal interview with me known as “Hot Dish,” my colleague Brian...
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XFL Brings Minor-League Football Back to Dallas, Same as It Ever Was

5 hours ago by Stephen Young
Everything about Dallas' new XFL team is warmed over. It's participating in a once-defunct league in a stadium — Globe Life Park — that would be defunct if not for the XFL saving it from implosion. Its coach, ballyhooed as his prospects once were, won his only college football national...
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Public Dollars Turn into Private Business, Then Hip Hop Away in Car Wash Case

5 hours ago by Jim Schutze
Maybe this would be funny. If it were funny. I mean, the first time the city set up a “Public Improvement District” or PID to fight crime along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Dallas, the PID collected property taxes in the six figures, turned all the money over...
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Attorney General William Barr Comes to Dallas to Promote Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

5 hours ago by Meredith Lawrence
Attorney General William Barr appeared with Senator John Cornyn to promote safe neighborhood program while side-stepping the issue of wide-spread gun control.
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Please, No More Woodstock Reboots

5 hours ago by Garrett Gravley
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”— Proverbs 26:11 Now that the 50-year anniversary of Woodstock and its attempted celebration have both passed us, no foreseeable Woodstock revivals lurk on the horizon. In a perfect world, it would stay that way forever. But it won’t. Nostalgia...
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Brotherly Bands Ottoman Turks and The 40 Acre Mule Are a Dallas Roots-Rock Family

5 hours ago by Kelly Dearmore
On Friday, two of the most exciting bands in Dallas will release their first albums on the same record label. Adding to the chummy nature of the event, the pair of bands will headline a dual album release concert celebration at the Granada Theater on the same night. And let’s...
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Meach Pango’s New Video Deals with the Hopelessness of Trying to Help the Hopeless

5 hours ago by David Fletcher
“Give me half a chance / I can prove to you / This life is worth living.” So begins “Off the Ledge,” the second single from Fort Worth alt-rock band Meach Pango’s highly acclaimed second album Distractions. A song about not being able to prove the brighter side of life...
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Get Rich or Drink Trying with the Brazillionaire at Te Deseo

5 hours ago by Susie Oszustowicz
Te Deseo's The Brazillionaire cocktail will enrich your life ... and not just thanks to the fake money on the rim.
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Okrapalooza Features a Far-Afield Dinner and Chef’s Competition in Princeton

5 hours ago by Taylor Adams
I formally met Elizabeth Dry about a month ago. I had known her name for years through the work she does with Promise of Peace Community Gardens and public education. So when I saw her at my neighborhood market one Sunday, I took the opportunity to get to know her...
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Brunch at City Hall Bistro Is a Success (Mostly)

5 hours ago by Daniel Rockey
Wedged in the Adolphus Hotel, City Hall Bistro fills a distinct modern style that pairs against the historic design of the surrounding space. Windows allow light to pour in against white subway tile and warm caramel, leather seats. It is an excellent place to be for a summer brunch —...

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