Tag Archives: Dining

Drawing Dallas

Texas native Zjon Roberts returns to his home state — hot (Van) Damme! MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Zjon Roberts, 19 Spotted at: Buli Virginia slim: With his sparkling eyes, lithe frame, and smooth gait, it’s hard … Continue reading

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One last look at Honey Shack

When someone had the brilliant idea of opening a Hooters-like breastaurant in the gayborhood, they probably never imagined their cute sign would end up here. Ladies in short shorts and body hugging tops with sports on TV is a fine … Continue reading

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Get into the season with free pumpkin yogurt

Thanksgiving is more than a month away, but you can whet your appetite for pumpkin pie with a trip to Pinkberry today. From 4 to 7 p.m., Dallas area stores are introducing the new pumpkin frozen yogurt  flavor by giving … Continue reading

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'Top Chef Masters' goes into final without a gay chef

The final six celebrichefs who competed for the title of “Top Chef Masters” contained two gay cooks: Oprah’s chef Art Smith (who I interviewed about five years ago — sweet guy) and Advocate magazine food contributor Anita Lo. Last week, … Continue reading

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And the winner of "The Next Food Network Star" is…

As you probably know by now, Lisa Garza of Dallas’ Suze restaurant was in the final three of the Food Network competition series. So did she win? Nope. Aaron won. Bad choice, but oh well! At least you read it … Continue reading

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Easy come, easy go

I’ve really enjoyed Scene, the restaurant in Downtown’s Mosaic loft building from chef Blaine Staniford. At least I did until it closed suddenly two weeks ago. Now comes word from Staniford that his and partner Michael Bratcher have also left … Continue reading

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Does Oak Lawn need an official cocktail?

Louisiana recently recognized the Sazerac — a mix of rye whiskey, bitters, absinthe and lemon — as the official cocktail of the City of New Orleans. Hearing this got me thinking: What makes a particular drink the beverage of an … Continue reading

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When will Dallas' foodie cred reach the coasts?

In the latest Forbes magazine, Dallas is listed as the fourth most billionaire-populous city in the U.S., and ninth overall in the world. Makes sense: Dallas is a high-tech mecca, an oilman’s paradise (Houston didn’t make the top 10) and is … Continue reading

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Big news in food: Aurora goes more affordable

Avner Samuel, the temperamental genius behind Oak Lawn’s most elegant — and perhaps priciest — restaurant, Aurora, has announced a change that might seem negligible to some, but trust us: It’s a big deal. Aurora, which specializes in French-style cuisine … Continue reading

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