Rawlings named Grand Marshal of parade

Rawlings named Grand Marshal of parade

By Christine Finnegan Forty shades of green will envelope the City of Dallas on March 16 at 11 a.m. as the Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival presented by the Dallas Mavericks will celebrate and commemorate four decades of fanfare and revelry. The Greenville Avenue Area Business Association (GAABA) is rising up to the […]

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

By Chic DiCiccio The 2019 Academy Awards are this Sunday night so that means it’s time for the obligatory Oscar predictions, complete with what movies, actors and actresses were ripped off.  Quick preview: there will be many mentions of “Hereditary” in this column. The fact that anyone could prefer anything about the train wreck that […]

One-Pan Bratwurst and Vegetables with Gravy

One-Pan Bratwurst and Vegetables with Gravy

1 head green cabbage, cored and chopped 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 onions, peeled and sliced 1 pound bratwurst 1 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons flour Olive oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper and spread […]

Brit crosses pond for Dallas’ vibrant art scene

Brit crosses pond for Dallas’ vibrant art scene

By Shari Goldstein Stern From Shakespeare to film to TV, Alan Brent has done it all during his 40-year acting career. Brent relocated from York, U.K. to East Dallas in 2004 after hearing from colleagues in his British acting community about their wealth of experience with Dallas’ performing arts. “There are so many brilliant opportunities […]

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ far more fun than most RomComs

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ far more fun than most RomComs

By Chic DiCiccio It’s a clever trick for a movie to satirize an entire film genre while, in fact, fully embracing it. Go too hard and you’ve got a sour, angry movie on your hands. Take it too easy, well, then you don’t have too much of a satire. “Isn’t It Romantic” almost pulls that […]

Havana Cafe satisfies Cuban cravings

Havana Cafe satisfies Cuban cravings

By Sara Newberry Havana Cafe has been open for a few years now, and I attempted to review it when it was first open. Unfortunately, my experience was not a positive one, so I did not write about it. I put Havana Cafe on the back burner and visited other spots around town. Finally, I […]

Local actress takes risks in ‘High Dive’

Local actress takes risks in ‘High Dive’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Who has ever, while perched on a high diving board, trembling with fear, and with a knot in your stomach, wished no one would see you if turned around and retreated back down to the safety of your beach towel down below? For White Rock and East Dallasites, maybe you were […]

‘What Men Want’ isn’t what anyone needs in a movie

‘What Men Want’ isn’t what anyone needs in a movie

By Chic DiCiccio How many movies would you pick for a remake before you got to 2000’s Mel Gibson-starring “What Women Want?” One hundred? Five thousand? One million? If someone has been counting towards that exact figure, your work here is done, my friend.  On the surface, flipping the gender from “What Women Want” to […]

Laughter the way to their hearts

Laughter the way to their hearts

By Jan Norton Give the gift of laughter to your special someone this year! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Backdoor Comedy Club located inside the Doubletree Hotel at 8250 N. Central Expressway in Dallas. And if you don’t have a date that evening, don’t cry about it; laugh it off at Dallas’ longest running stand-up comedy […]

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for crisper cookies) or light brown sugar (for softer cookies) 1 egg 1/4 cup plain M&Ms Coarse sea salt or kosher salt Heat oven to 350F.  In a bowl, stir together the peanut butter, sugar and egg until combined. Stir in M&Ms. Scoop out 1-inch balls […]