Deen’s new restaurant perfect spot for a getaway with friends

By Shelia Huffman Moms, with summer winding down and school about to start, are you and your girlfriends ready for a “Mother’s Day Out?” Better than butter, and a short drive from Lakewood, is Paula Deen’s new restaurant and retail shop, “The Family Kitchen,” in Fairview. Whoever did “The Lady’s” merchandise design is a marketing […]

Olive Oil Roasted Eggplant with Tahini

Recipe and photograph by Sara Newberry 2 large eggplants, about 2 pounds each, cut in half lengthwise 1/2 cup tahini 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup water Olive oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Cut a diamond pattern into the flesh of the eggplant, going almost all the way to the skin. Generously […]

Rose Byrne’s performance in ‘Juliet, Naked’ irresistible

Rose Byrne’s performance in ‘Juliet, Naked’ irresistible

By Chic DiCiccio The romantic comedy is on life support. The last one that was both critically and financially successful was “Trainwreck,” which isn’t exactly in the same vein as the Hugh Grant or Julia Roberts hits of the 1990s. It’s highly unlikely that “Juliet, Naked” beats Tom Cruise, Marky Mark or a giant shark […]

Help is just a house away for women in need

Help is just a house away for women in need

By Meredith Jones North Texas Giving Day is turning 10 years old and there is a lot to celebrate, including many White Rock Lake-area nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, The Magdalen House, is participating for its ninth year: Located in Dallas for more than 31 years, The Magdalen House moved to Little Forest Hills 22 […]

Trinity trash should be Dallas’ wake up call

Trinity trash should be Dallas’ wake up call

By Naïma Hill As we walked the edge of the levee overlooking the Dallas skyline, I looked out at the Trinity River and thought, oh, are those ducks? Quickly, I realized the objects floating by on the river was consistent and crowding every inch of the water, impossible to be any life form. It was […]

Lake Highlands site of pooch pool party

Lake Highlands site of pooch pool party

Lake Highlands North Pool is going to the dogs for the last swim of the summer on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 2-5 p.m. Bring your four-legged friend for some fun in the sun, including a swimsuit competition and a distance “splash” competition. The cost is $5 per dog; people are free! Be sure to bring […]

Focus is in the kitchen at Pho Hanabi

By Sara Newberry Tucked in a busy strip mall, Pho Hanabi is easy to miss. But next time you find yourself hungry and near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Lake Highlands Drive, treat yourself to a delicious Vietnamese meal. You’ll be glad you did. Walking in, the space feels somewhat cavernous, especially during off […]

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers In my last column I wrote about a few indoor activities to entertain your dog when it’s too hot to spend time outside. Cat parents face this challenge year-round. Bored cats can become stressed and destructive. What can you do to stimulate your cat, mentally and physically? Enrichment activities allow cats […]

Pride part of local actor’s performances

Pride part of local actor’s performances

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Hey Mikey, he likes it,” theater directors say when working with Texas native Mikey Abrams. Some people are just meant to take the stage, and such is the case with this triple-threat. You might call him a comedic actor, dramatic leading man, dancer, singer or drama queen. He is all of […]

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