Any Puerto in a storm

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:25am

Puerto Vallarta along the Mexican Riviera is vibrant, warm … and very gay-friendly It’s hard to name a gay resort destination in North America that has more going for it than Puerto Vallarta, a fast-growing city on the Pacific Coast’s fabled Mexican Riviera. PV’s historic downtown (El Centro) is hemmed in by the verdant slopes [...]

Kid tested, mother approved

Posted on 09 Jan 2015 at 7:20am

Popes to parents to anyone in between will revel in the beauty of Mercedes’ ML400 CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer My mother drove my grandmother around in her Mercedes for years, so she knows what a world-class German car is like. But because my father worked at General Motors for 30 years, she’d never owned [...]

Best Bets • 01-09-15

Posted on 08 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 01.10 Drag Racer Bianca blasts into The Brick She was the first out-and-out comedy queen to take the top prize on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and you can see why when Bianca del Rio brings her shtick back to Dallas for the monthly Second Saturday at Joe’s/The Brick. Don’t expect lip synching or gymnastic dancing [...]

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 [...]

Ask Howard

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 7:30am

How to do what’s wrong right HOWARD LEWIS RUSSELL  | Special Contributor Dear Howard, My partner lost his job a few years back; once his unemployment benefits petered out, he “jokingly” suggested we try performing online as an S&M master/slave team for private subscription viewers — only once a week, he said, to keep our [...]

2014 Year in Review: The way we were

Posted on 02 Jan 2015 at 7:25am

  Play ball! Native Texan Michael Sam comes out … then comes to Dallas (for a little while, at least) to play for the Dallas Cowboys, while Tom Daley, Jason Collins, Britney Griner and others make gays in sports a real thing, finally. Chippin’ Dale: Dale Hansen defends Sam’s decision to come out before the [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 01 Jan 2015 at 11:30pm

Billy looks back on an eventful 2014 It’s that time again: A time of reflection, a time of hope, a time to laugh, a time to weep. Turn, turn, turn. In the close to two decades I’ve been writing this column, this has been one of the most eventful years. The year started with someone [...]

2014 Year in Review : Fort Worth dining highlights

Posted on 01 Jan 2015 at 12:15pm

A pair of Cowtown eateries we enjoyed in 2014: Pegaso Diner, pictured. We’re always happy to see Monica Greene back in a nearby kitchen, and her TCU-area counter-style eatery — stealing a name from her pioneering Downtown Dallas restaurant and a process from her closed Oak Cliff enchiladeria BEE — is an ideal entry back [...]

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:25am

Still trying to figure out what to do on Dec. 31? Consider these food, drink and party options.   RESTAURANTS Dish: Offering a $60 prix fixe mention with optional wine pairings and champagne toast at midnight. Dish-Dallas.com. …  Steel: Two seatings — early (5:30–6:45 p.m.) for three-course dinner ($50) and gala (7–11 p.m.) for four-course [...]

Year in Review 2014 : Tube – Tube socks

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 7:20am

The best (new) things on television in 2014   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Television — as we have come to know it — is both the greatest and the worst medium. With streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime … even YouTube) and premium cable, we have literally every imaginable moving image at our fingertips. And yet [...]