Cocktail ramblin’

Posted on 28 Oct 2016 at 7:20am

Dallas’ cocktail culture is as craft-centric as its chef-driven restaurants ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Ever since news broke that Leann Berry — one of the most popular (and acclaimed) bartenders in North Texas — would be taking a break for a few months, desperate alcoholi… err, “savvy cocktail enthusiasts” have been faced […]

Scene • 01-09-15

Posted on 08 Jan 2015 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Jan. 9–15: Alexandre’s: The Fliter Kings on Friday. Shelia P and Infinity on Saturday. Karaoke with Lil Chalupa on Sunday and Tuesday. Mi Diva Loca on Wednesday. Alicia Silex on Thursday. Brick/Joe’s: RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca del Rio appears at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Changes: Cowtown Leathermen meeting […]

Boy, oh boy

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 at 6:15am

Boy George really doesn’t want to hurt you. Really. Before Boy George, the ’80s music  icon, sits down for an interview, his handlers offer specific instructions: Fill out this form. Do not discuss his most famous decade. Do not discuss his personal life. Or his Grammy-winning stint in the band Culture Club. They could have […]

Mix master

Posted on 21 Jun 2013 at 9:45am

Mikey Nguyen shows off his mixing skills in Palm Springs Earlier this year, TMC mixologist Mikey Nguyen was the clear favorite in our annual Readers Voice Awards poll in the category best local bartender. Well, turns out he’s not just the best local bartender — he may be the best in the nation. Nguyen was […]

Dance in the dark

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 at 6:15pm

Lord Byron’s Panoptikon dance parties provide a high-energy alternative for Deep Ellum clubgoers Panoptikon sounds like a dark, mysterious empire borne out of Star Wars or 19th century Utilitarians. Conjuring an industrial, aggressive image, there’s nothing to say it isn’t — save for Byron Laszlo. His weekly dance night in the old Club One space […]

Chi Chi lately

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:12pm

If you haven’t seen Miss LaRue recently, prepare to be amazed HALF THE GAL SHE USED TO BE | Her hair’s still as big as Texas, but the porn goddess and DJ has dropped 150 lbs. STEVEN LINDSEY  | Contributing Writer …………………………. CHI CHI LARUE Drama Room, 3851 Cedar Springs Road, 10 p.m.–midnight, Tin Room, 2514 Hudnall St., midnight-2 a.m., […]

Boy wonder

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 at 5:12pm

Patrick Mikyles brings a decidedly masculine vibe to S4’s drag stage NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR | Mikyles raised eyebrows when he was named newcomer of the year, defeating more than half a dozen female impersonators. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice)   DRACONIS VON TRAPP  |  Intern Patrick Mikyles raises the roof Thursday nights at the Rose […]

Mix Master

Posted on 18 Aug 2011 at 5:02pm

Blaine Soileau brings old-school philosophy to modern DJ techniques HE GOT THE BEAT | Dallas’ Blaine Soileau has perfected his DJ style after years of practice, but spinning still challenges and interests him. (Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas Voice) RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Blaine Soileau wouldn’t say that his DJing is about his image. The beefy arms, […]

BEEFCAKE WEEKEND: Porn stars to pack ’em in

Posted on 03 Mar 2011 at 7:30pm

Samuel Colt, left, and Chris Porter Ricky Sinz Maybe you could call it ironic that the weekend before Fat Tuesday, Dallas is being inundated with lots of muscle. It also gives those gays who head down to Cedar Springs something to repent during Lent: Lustful feelings will be top on the list. Over at The […]

Bellying up to the bar: Leatherman Payne and partner dive into club ownership with Eagle

Posted on 03 Mar 2011 at 7:03pm

MEN OF DENIM | Ostmeyer, Payne, Johnson, Frazier and Roy now all own the Dallas Eagle. ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Until about a month ago, everything Jeffrey Payne knew about a bar was how to order a Sprite in one (Payne doesn’t drink). Maybe how to cruise a guy during happy hour. […]