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D Magazine January 2021

Cover Story

The Dawn of the North Texas Distillery Golden Age

In just over a decade, North Texas spirits have come of age. Hit the distillery trail to find history, black-eyed pea martinis, and the best bourbon in the world.


Natasha Bowdoin (b.1981), Seedling, 2019

14 Things You Must Do This January in Dallas

Gallery exhibitions, live streams, and a few distanced in-person events kick off 2021.
By D Magazine
Chris Trevino

The LiquorHound Has the Finest Palate in Texas

How a postal carrier became the palate and nose for North Texas’ most promising distillery.
Yesenia Lopez Yes Yes Tamales

The YesYes Tamale Way: Hot, Fresh, Delivered, and Marvelous

Yesenia Lopez wants to be your modern tamale lady. (Plus, a recipe so you can make your own.)
Harlan Crow's 15-ton bell named Horatio
Local News

Dallas Is Now Home to the Fourth-Largest Bell in America

Harlan Crow didn’t necessarily intend to build a nearly record-setting bell. But he had a tower to top.
By Tim Rogers
Billy Earl Dade Middle School

The Most Important School in Texas

Dade Middle School was a disaster. Then it showed legislators what education reform (and testing) can achieve.
By Jim Schutze
Local News

At CitySquare, Larry James Harnessed the Wealth of the Poor

The outgoing head of CitySquare invented a new bottom-up approach to philanthropy by investing in an overlooked resource: the people he served.
By Peter Simek

How Dallas Really Got Its Name

Alas, we have solved a mystery.
By Vic Prosper
Health & Wellness

New Year, New You

Consider 2021 a rare opportunity to make a second first impression.