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Morning After’s Just About 2 Weeks Away (and It Can’t Come Quickly Enough)

Out of the food events the Observer does, I hear many people talk specifically about how they love the brunch event. Morning After takes over part of the Dallas Farmers Market to bring us some fantastic bites from a meal that’s become a highlight of our week. Even if you’re not *that* into brunch (I […]

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Chef Gabriel DeLeon Looks to Travel, Ingredients and His Father for Cooking

If you live in the suburbs, you’ve probably dined at Mi Dia from Scratch. And with locations in Flower Mound, Grapevine and Plano, Mi Dia’s Latin cuisine is worth the drive, even if you live in Dallas proper. Chef Gabriel DeLeon focuses on regional Mexican cuisine, and with Mi Dia, he aims to bring more […]

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Creepier Than Fiction: The Top 10 True Crime Documentaries

Murder is bad, but the business of murder has never been better. The category of true crime, once limited to the occasional documentary collecting dust on a video store shelf, is now a billion-dollar industry. True crime podcasts are played during our daily commute, the ID Network recounts every grisly detail of past murders around […]

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Growing Pains: Stress Is Killing Farmers, but These Texans Keep Plowing Ahead

Last fall, for the second year in a row, Kenneth McAlister mowed down his entire cotton crop rather than sell it. Destroying the crop and collecting insurance money made more financial sense than trying to sell the measly yield. Even the insurance adjuster who came out to inspect McAlister’s fields agreed. He told McAlister to […]

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After FDA Crackdown on Juul, Disposable Knockoffs Take Over

Customers of Dallas vape shops looking for Mango Juul cartridges are finding empty shelves and heavy markups. Instead, they’re turning to Puff Bars, a nearly identical product that skirts the new rules by fusing the liquid-filled cartridge to the pen-sized stem. Users consume the liquid — which can last from a few days to over […]

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Songwriter Turned Sports Writer Levi Weaver Will Play His Last Show to Benefit Refugees in Texas

For the last four years, Levi Weaver has been a name that fans of the Texas Rangers have become keenly familiar with. As the Rangers beat writer for The Athletic, the 40-year-old Weaver has been praised for his ability to offer insightful columns on even the most mundane games over the grueling course of the […]

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Cochon 555 Is More Than a Food Event to Snack All Night

Cochon 555, the nose-to-tail culinary event supporting family farmers and educating buyers, returns to Dallas on Sunday, Feb. 9 with a list of chefs that will surely give us something worth writing about. This tour started in 2008, aiming to spread word about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs: The meat is recognized […]

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As Impeachment Trial Begins, It’s Hard to Find a Texas Republican Who Thinks Trump Did Anything Wrong

They should just come out and say it. Everything would be so much easier if Texas Republicans would just admit what they, their constituents and their fellow travelers know to be true: They don’t care whether President Donald Trump did what he’s alleged to have done in the articles of impeachment over which he will […]

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What a Mom in Her 40s Wants You to Know About Mac Miller’s Circles

In 2018, when Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) passed away from an accidental drug overdose, I had been immersed in his fifth studio album, Swimming. I was teaching at the time, chasing around my own kids and, generally, carrying on in a mom-ish way, despite what my playlist might suggest. I was intrigued by Swimming, and […]

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