D Magazine February 2018
The Best Cheap Eats in Dallas
Plus: Fine dining for less, Chinese takeout, all-you-can-eat buffets, gourmet tacos, sandwich steals, independent drive-thrus, and more.
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The Rogue Shepherd
After his first wife’s death, Daron Babcock started picking bar fights and snorting rails of coke. Then he did something even crazier. He started a farm in South Dallas.
By Kathy Wise
Take a Downtown Dallas Art Walk
Downtown is home to statues and sculptures and other aesthetic points of interest. You just have to know where to look. Here’s your guide to an alfresco gallery experience.
A Dream Distilled
Eight years ago, two guys from Fort Worth quit their day jobs and started making whiskey. Now they’re opening the largest distillery west of the Mississippi—on a golf course.
By Zac Crain
Internet Cafe Two Serves Coffee With a Shot of Irony
Part coffee shop, part art installation, the new Oak Cliff cafe is a 300-square-foot riddle wrapped in lighthearted sarcasm and millennial pink.
By Caitlin Clark
Luxury Romance Concierge Wants To Bring Intimacy Back to Your Marriage
Therez Fleetwood has become Dallas’ bedroom whisperer with a service that helps couples reconnect on adventurous date nights.
Uptown and Gomorrah
A Dallas neighborhood is struggling with its burgeoning popularity, as residents complain about drunken invaders and late-night nuisances. Haven’t we been here before?
By Matt Goodman
The Best Restaurant Playlists in Dallas
Music can be a restaurant’s most important off-menu item. We talked to some chefs and restaurateurs to find out how they chose their playlists.
Samantha ‘Rat’ Rios Is Always Up To Something
The musician, actress, and writer finds herself in a pastoral role—this time, shepherding the audience—as the Singer in ‘We’re Gonna Die,’ the existentialist cabaret musical.
By Lyndsay Knecht
The Love Stories Behind 5 Dallas Boutiques
These couples prove that sometimes love and business really do mix.
By Caitlin Clark
11 Honoré Is Making High Fashion Available to All Sizes
An SMU alum launches an online shop dedicated to designer wear for women sizes 10 through 20, with plans for a brick-and-mortar shop to come.
Food & Wine
Eat This Now: Ham and Gruyère Bread at The French Room Bar
You’ve had an average ham and cheese sandwich. This is not that.
Jalisco Norte Hides Its Charms In Plain Sight
The new Mexican restaurant in Oak Lawn looks like another trendy place to get skinny margaritas. But that’s just a disguise.
The Statler’s Overeasy Has the Soul of a Diner and the Ambition of a Chef
Near-perfect omelettes, along with perfect biscuits and eggs, are being served up at the downtown diner from Graham Dodds.
At Desta Ethiopian Restaurant, All Hail the Spice
Desta rules with its spice blends, achieving dimensions other Ethiopian restaurants simply do not.
Missy Shorey Has the Most Impossible Job in Dallas
Two years ago, the GOP in Dallas County nearly went broke. Can this former PR exec make it relevant again?
By Eric Celeste
Why Can’t Dallas Artists Succeed in Dallas?
After his gallery here failed to pay the bills, Kevin Rubén Jacobs moved to Berlin. What does his early success there say about the state of our arts scene?
By Peter Simek
Dallas: Big Things Happen Here!
One man’s struggle with Dallas’ ‘B G’ signs.
By Tim Rogers