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D Magazine December 2008

Cover Story

The Best Restaurants 2008

Some say it’s been a turbulent year in the Dallas dining community. But we prefer to see the wine glass half full and declare 2008 one of the city’s most savory years yet.
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SMU Goes for the Top

While the Legislature hems and haws over whether to fund a Dallas research university, SMU sets its own course to excellence.

Decoding Kim Gatlin’s Good Christian Bitches

Who’s who in the novel’s thinly veiled ‘Hillside Park.’
By from staff reports

Ron Chapman vs. Jody Dean

A ratings war is brewing between two oldies stations, and a controversial gadget might decide who wins.
By Tim Rogers

The Ad Agency for Sinners

Vice Squad, “sin’s ad agency of record,” aims to bring adult-oriented businesses back from the fringes.
By Stacey Yervasi

Confessions of a Male Fashion Model

One day I was an English professor. The next, I was still an English professor.
By Willard Spiegelman
Food and Drink

Eat This Now: Long Island Duck Breast

Chef Scott Gottlich of Bijoux

By D Magazine
Food and Drink

Review: Go Fish Ocean Club

Mike Hoque’s newest seafood offering upgrades the Go Fish formula.
By Teresa Gubbins
Food and Drink

Review: Shandiz Mediterranean Grill and Market

Enormous helpings of Persian fare make Shandiz a memorable dining experience.
By Jennifer Chininis
Food and Drink

Review: The Vault

The food makes this a worthwhile fantasy.
By Teresa Gubbins

Gift Shop

We scoured countless Dallas shops for exceptional presents. From fashion to food, we found something for everyone.
By D Magazine

The Year of Living Frugally

The Worthington family’s annual holiday newsletter testifies to the belt-tightening we all know too well.
By Laura Kostelny

Why Was This Woman Murdered?

Denise Stephens was beaten to death with a baseball bat by her ex-husband. The tragedy was that she saw it coming. But even after months of threats and harassment, the police couldn’t protect her.
By Pamela Gwyn Kripke

Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Enjoy beauty, sport, and relaxation at these two picturesque destinations set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
By Stacey Yervasi

The Burgeoning Dallas Gallery Scene

Our contemporary arts scene has grown enough to support its own magazine. How much more work needs to be done?
By Joan Arbery
Home & Garden

The Case of the Disappearing Benches

On the streets of downtown Dallas, someone has been stealing DART’s furniture. The business owners swear they’re innocent.
By Matt Pulle