‘Resource-guarding’ may require expert help

‘Resource-guarding’ may require expert help

By Dr. Beth Leermakers What do you do when your dog suddenly displays aggressive behavior? Two friends recently asked me that very question. Both dogs had been with their families for more than a year. The small dog began growling at the husband and grandchildren, biting the man when he corrected the dog. The large […]

Tamarind-Glazed Salmon

Tamarind-Glazed Salmon

  1 pound skin-on salmon fillets Glaze:  3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup tamarind concentrate (Indian-style) 2 teaspoons liquid aminos or soy sauce 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste Salt and pepper Chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional) Line a baking pan with foil or parchment. Place salmon on prepared pan.  […]

Even Louis-Dreyfus can’t save ‘Downhill’ from crashing

Even Louis-Dreyfus can’t save ‘Downhill’ from crashing

By Chic DiCiccio If Julia Louis-Dreyfus was not involved in “Downhill,” it would be an absolutely dreadful movie. Her timing, biting wit and charm are this movie’s saving grace, even when writers/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash send her into a women’s bathroom stall to, ahem, “relieve” herself. It’s a moment of slapstick, physical comedy […]

Celebrate Leap Day at huge party

Celebrate Leap Day at huge party

By Dini Plotkin  World Bhakti presents a three-day music and yoga festival featuring local musicians, artisans and yoga teachers. Headlining the festival is New Orleans based Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band. World Bhakti Festival takes place on Feb. 28, 29 and March 1 at Westside Wellness, located inside Central Christian Church, 4711 Westside […]

Renegades off to rocky start

By David Mullen “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” — Apple founder Steve Jobs. The takeaway from the inaugural XFL football game between the Dallas Renegades and the St. Louis BattleHawks was hardly memorable. The local team, and the league in general, is facing an uphill challenge. In football […]

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ brings fire to the house

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ brings fire to the house

By Shari Stern Goldstein Sometimes it’s a head-cleansing reality check to see a simple, not-too-deep, upbeat musical. A couple of witty hours away from 24-7 cable news, TV, radio, newspaper and today’s breaking news may be the best we can hope for after a month into 2020. “The Drowsy Chaperone,” now running at Firehouse Theatre […]

MoMo’s makes amour easy

MoMo’s makes amour easy

Cozy up at MoMo Italian Kitchen this Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner for two Feb. 13-15. In addition to the popular a la carte menu, MoMo Italian Kitchen will feature a 3-course menu for $80 per couple served with two glasses of complimentary sparkling wine. MoMo Italian Kitchen is located at 8989 Forest Lane, […]

‘And the Oscar (should) go to … !

‘And the Oscar (should) go to … !

By Chic DiCiccio If anyone told you back in October that “Joker” would end up with the most nominations at the 2020 Academy Awards, there’s a good chance you’d think that came from a crazy person. Well, 11 nominations and $335 million later, that zany prediction is now a reality. However, there aren’t many people […]

Elvis has left the building … and gone to Halcyon

Elvis has left the building … and gone to Halcyon

By R. H. Lannen Initially started in Austin, local Texas chain Halcyon, located on lower Greenville, has been open for a couple of years but is still as busy as ever.  The restaurant is serving up an (almost overwhelmingly) extensive all-day menu from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Halcyon also offers a full-service […]

Super Bowl LIV hard to chronicle

By David Mullen In a difficult-to-describe Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami Gardens, Fla., the Kansas City Chiefs came back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit with 21 unanswered points for a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Sports scribes in the team’s markets had a challenge to capture the elation and […]