Author: Arnold Wayne Jones

You can vote for S4’s Jamie Ortiz for best bartender

Jamie Ortiz is well-known enough as a mixologist that he was named  “sexiest bartender” in the 2016 Readers Voice Awards, but it’s more than bedroom eyes that keep him pouring — he’s also adept at coming up with a lovely cocktail. So the fact his “Key West Flaming Orange” concoction is in the running for “fan favorite” in the 5th Annual Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic comes as no surprise to us. But being a fan favorite, he needs your vote. If you want to support Jamie, and Dallas’ bar scene in general, please click here to vote (you...

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Just desserts at Five Sixty

It always bodes well for a restaurant when local chefs get to flex their culinary muscles Once upon a time, an internationally-familiar celebrity chef who has opened a new Dallas restaurant made me retake every press photo prior to a review I was writing because the on-site executive chef — the one who the owner had entrusted with supervising the dishes — was in all the pictures. The celeb chef wasn’t even in town, so it’s not like he could step in. And he didn’t care if anyone else (a waiter, a busboy) posed with the food … just...

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Unlocking the ‘Beast’

Moll (Jessie Buckley) alibis Pascal (Johnny Flynn), but is he a serial killer? Low-budget British drama is more psychological mystery than crime thriller ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Moll is 27 but still lives at home under the oppressive thumb of her mother. She’s considered high-strung — she once attacked a classmate in a fit of rage — but we’re not sure what’s the cause and what’s that effect: Does Mom keep her bad instincts in check, or is she turning baby girl into Norma Bates? There’s evidence for both. A series of murders of local girls on...

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WATCH: Queen feature film, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ drops poster, art, trailer

The road to a biopic about Queen — which, let’s face it, is basically a biopic about its frontman, Freddie Mercury — has been a tortured one, with one director replaced, another director (the beset, openly gay Bryan Singer) fired more than half way through, then the originally director coming back on board. It pushed the release date by nearly a year. But we finally have proof it is actually on the way. Bohemian Rhapsody stars Emmy winner Rami Malek as Mercury, and I have to say, based on the materials, he looks like he will really embody the look of...

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