Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

By Karissa Condoianis Calling all Fair-food fanatics out there — the time is finally here! Tickets are now available for purchase to the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fans will soon have the chance to serve as taste-testers for the 10 finalists in the Fair’s coveted culinary competition. This will also give guests a […]

Everyone’s favorite action hero is back in ‘M:I – Fallout’

Everyone’s favorite action hero is back in ‘M:I – Fallout’

By Chic DiCiccio     In “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” Tom Cruise hangs from a helicopter, leaps from one London rooftop to the next, and goes full throttle on a motorcycle around the Arc de Triomphe. Please keep in mind it’s all being done by a 56-year-old human being who carries this entire movie franchise […]

Tortas flying under the radar

Tortas flying under the radar

By Sara Newberry During the past couple of years, taquerias have popped up all over town. From the traditional like La Banqueta to the more upscale like Revolver Taco Lounge, there is a taco for everyone. But there are two other Latin dishes that get overlooked sometimes, which are just as satisfying as tacos that […]

Dollar Days are back

Dollar Days are back

The drawn-out, sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, the garden is offering $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August. Dollar Days […]

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

By Shari Goldstein Stern When faced with adversity, some shrink. Others drink. Many go dark. But precious few become energized. Deanna Zuniga is one of the latter. According to the two-time cancer survivor: “I think one emerges from something like cancer one of two ways; either bitter or thankful. Personally, I refuse to be a […]

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

‘The Equalizer 2’ leaves Denzel, and audiences, uneven

By Chic DiCiccio The prologue of “The Equalizer 2” is set onboard a passenger train in Turkey where Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall is disguised as a Muslim bookworm. He’s sporting a kufi and wearing what is quite possibly the fakest beard in American movie history. This opening seems like it wants to set McCall up […]

Home town heroes using success to benefit others

Home town heroes using success to benefit others

By Max Black  Pentatonix, an accapella group from Arlington, TX, has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15 million subscribers, yielding more than 3.3 billion video views. Most recently, Pentatonix released the first collection […]

PTA auction departs for NYC on Nov. 9

PTA auction departs for NYC on Nov. 9

By Sarah Gantt Lakewood transformed into the city that never sleeps today. The theme of this year’s auction party was unveiled at Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade with a NYC skyline-themed float. The Manhattan entourage rolled down Lakewood Boulevard’s concrete jungle, exciting the crowds with bits of Frank Sinatra and Jay Z playing in the […]

Chefs ready to compete

Chefs ready to compete

Fifteen celebrity chefs will bring their talent and heart to the table in support of the Promise of Peace Gardens (POP) as they compete for the most “out of this world” okra dish in Dallas. The POP Emanuel Community Garden is hosting this year’s Okrapalooza on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. POP gardens […]