Beer me!

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 7:25am

Five years ago, Dallas-Fort Worth was home to just two craft breweries: Rahr & Sons (opened in 2004 in Fort Worth) and Franconia (opened in 2008 in McKinney), both working in the German tradition. Now the area is home to more than a dozen craft breweries, pouring beer in styles informed by Belgian, American and [...]


Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 6:30am

Craft beers have become the rage in North Texas. What’s driving the trend?   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor When Eric Tschetter decided to renovate his Fort Worth pub The Pour House, he knew there would be a lot of changes: New floor, a game room, new furniture. He also knew he would be [...]

The sushi Olympics

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 6:15am

As Olympians gather in Russia, we evaluate what’s fishy in the gayborhood ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor So, Russia doesn’t think much of gay people, huh? Fortunately, there are plenty of restaurants in the gayborhood that feel differently. And several of them specialize in sushi. Hard as it is to believe, sushi was virtually [...]


Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 7:45am

While most of Dallas’ culinary world is plotting its Valentine’s Day specials, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck at the top of Reunion Tower is just getting around to celebrating the new year. Not 2014, but 4712 — the Chinese lunar new year, starting Jan. 31. To commemorate this Year of the Horse, Five Sixty’s on-site [...]

Drive-by tasting

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

One visit. One meal. One chance to get it right — Burger bar face-off edition ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Dallas is beefeater country, and I don’t mean that guards from the Tower of London vacation here. We like our steaks, but just as much, our burgers. So how does a local newcomer on [...]

Year in review: dining • Top 10 Tables

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 6:15am

We continue our look back at ’13 with a list of the people in North Texas arts and culture who helped define the year The standout new restaurants of 2013   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Unlike most other best-of lists, my best new restaurants — Top 10 Tables I call it — doesn’t [...]

Cafe des Artistes in One Arts Plaza closes

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 2:09pm

Cafe des Artistes in One Arts Plaza closes

TangoTab helps feed those in need — and you save!

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 8:10am

It’s that time of year when having a hot meal seems even more important. That’s a concern of Dallas-based TangoTab, too. The smartphone app has done something clever: Bridging the gap between giving diners deals and feeding the needy. Here’s how it works: Download to app (it’s free) and the next time you’re interested in eating out, [...]

Going off on a Lark

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 6:15am

Trendy newcomer Lark on the Park lack point of view ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Y­ou could probably start a cottage industry coming up with trendy ways to describe current food themes. “Raw vegan organic.” “Seasonal modern.” “Farm-inspired food.” And the most dreaded, “New American cuisine.” But here’s a secret truth: Nobody really knows [...]

PHOTOS: Chefs for Farmers

Posted on 04 Nov 2013 at 10:07am

Blaine Staniford’s braised pork cheek in pumpkin butter was outstanding, and Janice Provost’s spicy wild boar bolognese warranted seconds. Jon Stevens’ pumpkin fritter, Elizabeth Clapner’s liquid chocolate with carrot-lemon foam and Garreth Dickey’s butterscotch