Queer Career

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:40am

Horticulturalist Kyle Harger on potting — and pot! — and the dirty job he loves While many of us spend the Texas summer in an ice-cold office with the A/C cranked up, 24-year-old Kyle Harger spends his workdays getting hot, dirty and sweaty … and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s a greenhouse [...]

Tasting notes

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:35am

New flavors at Malai; Knife begins brunch Malai Kitchen has been a fixture in the Uptown dining scene for four years, but the West Village restaurant known for its fusion of Thai and Vietnamese flavor profiles hasn’t stopped evolving. With craft brewing all the rage, Malai has added its own beers to the menu. The [...]

Sous-lebrity chef

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:30am

Jeweler Joe Pacetti puts bling in the kitchen as sous to a culinary star for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Dinner ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor _______________________ TASTE AMERICA DINNER Hilton Anatole Tower, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. Sept. 26. 7 p.m. JBFTasteAmerica.org. _______________________ Most people pay for meals at restaurants to have someone [...]

Fall gay getaways

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:25am

7 gay-friendly off-season destinations that are easy on the wallet Summer has bid us adieu, but that’s no reason to put your luggage away. There are lots of great LGBT-friendly destinations to consider this fall, many of which are more affordable than they were just a month ago. (Resort communities hate the term “off-season,” but [...]

Drawing Dallas

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:20am

Elliott Puckett was born to dance — sometimes in drag MARK STOKES  | Illustrator Name and age: Elliott Puckett aka Perry Ellis, 21. Occupation: Server and dancer. Spotted at: Cedar Springs and Reagan. Born to dance: Originally from Harrisburg, Penn., Elliott, moved to Ennis (just south of Dallas) at age 5 with his parents and [...]

Disc-ussion: Reviews of new music from Ariana Grande and Counting Crows

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:10am

Ariana Grande, My Everything.  Ariana Grande doesn’t wanna be your “next Mariah Carey.” Shattering the classic-Carey image, she somehow became known for (aside from a honeyed coo here and there, I still don’t get the comparison), Grande’s likable-if-weightless sophomore album, My Everything, signals her transition from buzz-worthy Disney wonder to major mainstream mainstay. A sizable [...]

Hercules and Love Affair: Up & Andy

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:05am

Andy Butler, the openly gay founder of the edgy electronic dance music project Hercules & Love Affair, talks about live performance vs. studio work, influential DJs and support (or lack thereof) from the gay press ___________________ HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR Club Dada, 2720 Elm St. Sept. 24. 8 p.m. $17. DadaDallas.com. ___________________ As a student [...]

Guitar shero

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 5:00am

Openly gay musician Ruthie Foster brings her soulful Texas blues to the Metroplex __________________ RUTHIE FOSTER Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. Sept. 26. 8:30 p.m. Free. LevittPavilionArlington.org. __________________ Ruthie Foster — out blues diva, Grammy Award-nominee and native Texan — isn’t in the habit of letting much time pass between studio recordings. Her newest [...]

Best Bets • 09-19-14

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 09.20 DJ Patrick Kuzara spinning Pride weekend Adore Delano may be the featured entertainment at the Red Party Friday, but she’ll be join at the event by New York DJ Patrick Kuzara. If you aren’t able to catch him there, however, there’s another chance to see him spin. Kuzara joins DJ Casey Alva at the Dick’s After [...]

Summer Shuffle

Posted on 18 Sep 2014 at 5:15am

An iPod with limited functionality is a virtual mix tape on a beach getaway ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor I received an iPod Shuffle as a gift about a year ago, but I never used it. I didn’t see the point. My iPod Touch still worked, and had all the music I needed there. [...]