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D Magazine April 2007

Cover Story

The Best Chicken-Fried Steak in Dallas

Our chicken-fried steak expert braves “frozen patty syndrome” and “loose sockiness” so you don’t have to. Thanks to his tireless efforts, you have all the information you need about who has the best chicken-fried steak and why.
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Cover Story

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Mayoral Race

It seems as though there are more people running for mayor than there are registered voters. With 21 candidates (so far), why aren’t we more excited about our options?
By Rod Davis
Publications

Where’s Your Property Tax Cut?

Local politicians are grabbing it before you can. Only your legislator can stop them.
Publications

Artist Tom Pribyl Takes a New Look at an Old Form

Dallas artist Tom Pribyl wanted to try something different. For 10 years, he’d painted interior scenes. Now he wanted to branch out, to challenge himself. The solution: paint-by-number.
By Jenny Block
Publications

Bluffton, South Carolina

This getaway has it all: luxurious digs, flawless services, fine dining—all in an eco-friendly environment.
By Nancy Nichols
Food and Drink

Eden

By Nancy Nichols
Publications

Essay: Like Father, Like Son

Taking a second-grader’s science project can be hazardous to a marriage.
By Tim Rogers
Publications

Family of Film Directors

We begin with the beautiful Amanda Peet. The Hollywood starlet knows Amy Talkington, a native of Dallas, who two years ago in L.A. had a script in need of actors.
By Paul Kix
Publications

From Colleyville to the Catwalk

Ali Michael didn’t plan to model until two years ago when a friend’s mother suggested she attend open casting at Dallas’ Kim Dawson Agency. The agency was impressed but told her to come back for its local model search competition, when her braces would be off.
By Stephanie Quadri
Fashion

Homegrown Beauty Blends

Primp to perfection with these homegrown beauty blends.
By D Magazine
Publications

How the Internet Saved the Comic Strip

Scott Kurtz’s web site is—gasp—really funny.
By David Hopkins
Publications

I’m H-P Public Enemy No. 1

Why Michael Roberts is a thorn in a computer giant’s side.
By Eric Celeste
Publications

Invested

A Dallas author spends a year in the life of the most over-caffeinated stock.
By Eric Celeste
Fashion

Mod-ern

Prepare to show some leg, ladies. The hemline is on the rise thanks to minidresses and above-the-knee skirts.
By Stephanie Quadri
Publications

Not Your Average Butcher

He brings more to the community than prime rib.
By Rod Davis
Food and Drink

Review: Cru

Cru was conceived as a hip destination to experience fine wine through fun, if gimmicky, flights of red and white wine, with names like Sexy Reds and Better Blends.
By Jennifer Chininis
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Food and Drink

Review: Park Cities Prime

Dallas’ newest steakhouse needs to beef up its efforts, and it says it will, if it wants to avoid being put out to pasture.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Review: Tillman’s Roadhouse

A facelift and new menu for the dining darling of the Bishop Arts District—and Dallas.
By Teresa Gubbins
Food and Drink

Review: Tucker

Tucker is the kind of restaurant for which you root.
By Jennifer Chininis
Publications

School of Rock

At Zounds-Sounds, teachers tell students to turn it up to 11.
By Paul Kix
Publications

Super Wicked Action Television

SWAT teams are a California invention, and there are 1,600 such outfits in the United States. So how come Dallas’ SWAT became the focus of two—count ’em—two reality television shows? 

Best Lists

The Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas

Our exclusive list of the top 147 pediatricians in Dallas.
By D Magazine
Crime

The Innocent Suspects

Dallas County leads the country in DNA exonerations. One reason all those men were wrongfully convicted: the police lineup.

By Paul Kix
Fashion

Where to Get Your Skin Ready for Spring

Spa services that are sure to make you happy.
By Stephanie Quadri
Publications

Why Richard Hamburger Quit DTC

Who would have thought Taming of the Shrew would be Richard Hamburger’s farewell production at the Dallas Theater Center? Certainly not Hamburger.
By Glenn Arbery
Food and Drink

Josephine’s Wine Bar & Bistro

Josephine’s adds a touch of class to Frisco thanks to owners Chris and Cynde Gangi.


By Teresa Gubbins
Publications

Inside Your Child’s Brain

Have a kid with ADD or ADHD and unsure about Ritalin? Don’t underestimate the healing power of listening to a cowbell or standing on one leg. PLUS: our exclusive list of the top 147 pediatricians in Dallas.


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