Lemony Salmon and Caper Pasta

Lemony Salmon and Caper Pasta

4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 6 garlic cloves, lightly smashed 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup capers, rinsed and patted dry Zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound dried spaghetti 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 tablespoons […]

‘Joker’ an impeccable film you’ll only want to see once

‘Joker’ an impeccable film you’ll only want to see once

By Chic DiCiccio Director Todd Phillips has done something incredible with “Joker.” He’s made a movie that’s unbelievably crafted, shot, written and acted … that you absolutely only need to watch once. “Joker” is an incendiary culture bomb that should be praised for its moviemaking brilliance but stop short of lionizing the main character as […]

Favorite foods, new finds await Fair visitors

Favorite foods, new finds await Fair visitors

By Richard Lannen The State Fair of Texas is the mecca of fried foods and a haven for hungry and adventurous eaters alike. With so many choices available and dozens more added every year, it can feel daunting to decide what to eat. Some people try their best to taste every new addition and Big […]

‘Ad Astra’s’ journey to self-discovery visually spectacular

‘Ad Astra’s’ journey to self-discovery visually spectacular

By Chic DiCiccio “Ad Astra” is an understated, quiet and thought-provoking $100 million space epic. It moves at a steady, if not slow pace, but is packed with beautiful imagery, heart and humanity. With all that being said, it’s a virtual certainty to fail at the box office.  Just like his last film, “The Lost […]

Hinodeya unique, delicious

Hinodeya unique, delicious

By Richard Lannen The interior of Hinodeya is much like any Japanese restaurant in Dallas. It is clean and straightforward, with plenty of wood paneling and, at 6:30 p.m., already slammed with a severe dinner rush. Word has gotten around town about lower Greenville being the home to the next spawn of the famous 130-year-old […]

Grain-free diets threatening dogs’ health

Grain-free diets threatening dogs’ health

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Grain-free dog food has been considered the gold standard for canine nutrition. Recently, however, grain-free diets have been linked to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a serious and often fatal heart condition in dogs. Is a grain-free diet causing this serious medical condition? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating whether diet […]

Roasted Barramundi with Tomato-Olive Relish

Roasted Barramundi with Tomato-Olive Relish

4 (6- to 7-ounce) barramundi filets 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup pitted castelvetrano olives, halved 1 cup corn kernels 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup pesto, either prepared or homemade Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Line two sheet pans with parchment or foil.  Brush both sides of the filets with olive […]

‘Hustlers’ full of heart, humor and fierce determination

‘Hustlers’ full of heart, humor and fierce determination

By Chic DiCiccio It’s hard to believe, but Jennifer Lopez hasn’t been in a memorable movie in roughly 20 years. After “Selena” and “Out of Sight,” she seemed destined for movie stardom.  Not only does “Hustlers” wash away the stink of Lopez clunkers like “Monster In Law,” it establishes itself as a bonafide Best Picture […]

Local woman admits to being ‘junkaholic’

Local woman admits to being ‘junkaholic’

By Jeanne Spitler Guerra Saturation has been reached … to the point of bursting.      Not one more single solitary trinket, knickknack, tchotchke, picture, print or objet d’art will fit into my house. Not one more piece of furniture, large or small. Not one. But does that stop me? Nope. I’m still addicted. The […]

Award-winning actor brings talents to Bath House

Award-winning actor brings talents to Bath House

By Shari Goldstein Stern Congratulations to Jennifer Kuenzer on her recent honor of receiving the Dallas/Ft. Worth Critics Forum Award for her performance as Catherine Givings in “In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” with Imprint Productions. Kuenzer exemplifies Dallas’ wealth of talent in live theater.  Next month, the actor will appear with Susan […]