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D Magazine September 2006

Cover Story

Hard Truth, Dry Times

If Dallas and North Texas do nothing in the next 50 years to replenish our water supplies, half of us could die of thirst. That’s why we have to dam the Sulphur River and drown parts of Northeast Texas.
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Andalucia, Spain

Sip sherry and flamenco dance in the lively Andalucia region of Spain.
By Julie Blacklidge
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BUSINESS: Driven

When she first came to Dallas, Brigette Brown could barely afford to put gas in her car. Now she’s one of the largest auto dealers in the state—and she’s never borrowed a dime.

By Jenny Block
Best Lists

Dallas Shops!

Whatever your reason for shopping—bad breakup, lousy day at work, or maybe you actually need a new pair of Miss Sixtys—we’re here to help. We know the specialties of the best boutiques almost as well as we know our own names. Here’s to retail therapy.
By Jennifer Chininis
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Food and Drink

Deborah Rogers Loves Her Goats

The former model still practices what she picked up in France: making cheese.
By Nancy Nichols
Fashion

Fashion File

Our style editor talks with Ruffian’s designers in this web-only feature.

By Stephanie Quadri
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LAST HURRAH: The Raccoon Wars

I am fighting the axis of evil in my own backyard.
By Tim Rogers
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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Is John Wilder Nuts?

The TXU chairman wants to build 11 coal-powered plants for an already-polluted North Texas. But his critics need a lesson in geology.



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Pulse

Michael Hinojosa gets it done at DISD, AIS may be to blame (again), and a Richardson J.J. Pearce alum hits it big in Hollywood. PLUS: we rename North Texas!
By Paul Kix
Food and Drink

Review: Cafe Pacific

This Highland Park mainstay is a neighborhood place that also feels special occasion.
By Jennifer Chininis
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Food and Drink

Review: Grotto Ristorante

Yes, it’s corporate. But Grotto Ristorante, from the folks who brought us Landry’s, is a good bite for the buck.
By Nancy Nichols
Food and Drink

Review: Margarita Ranch

A less ambitious restaurant might simply sling margaritas and quesadillas and call it a day. Margarita Ranch aims higher.
By Teresa Gubbins
Food and Drink

Review: Saffron House

Prices match the snazzy decor at this Indian restaurant in Addison.
By Teresa Gubbins
Food and Drink

Review: Sage

Perhaps simplicity will give chef Chris Svalesen more than one life to live.
By Nancy Nichols
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Review: Shinsei

Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing are married to celebrity chefs. How surprising, then, that their new place is such a delight.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Food and Drink

Review: The Alligator Cafe

Owner Ivan Pugh is a former caterer with Louisiana roots, which means what you get here is the real thing.
By Jennifer Chininis
Food and Drink

Review: The Palm

The Italian-accented steakhouse exudes casual, brash, big-city confidence. But no one appreciates absentee service.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Review: Yutaka Sushi Bistro

The sushi cult is already all over Yutaka Yamoto, whose new spot in Uptown has shot to the top of the list of essential sushi stops.
By Teresa Gubbins
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The Cattle Baron’s Ball Etiquette Guide

It’s September. In other parts of the country, folks are celebrating Labor Day or Rosh Hashana. But our attention is focused on the Cattle Baron’;s Ball. Emily Post must have overlooked this peculiar little Dallas occasion. We’ happy to help.
By Laura Kostelny
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The Seeders Family Business

Police say they ran the biggest burglary ring of its kind in Texas history. And they might never have been caught if it weren’t for one stubborn small-town cop who had a hunch.


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THEATER: The Odd Couple

Thanks to Cara Mía’s David Lozano and Jeffry Farrell, there’s something happening in Dallas theater that’s not happening anywhere else. PLUS: Sweeney Todd like you’ve never heard it before.
By Glenn Arbery