Although most of Texas is better. For the full interactive version, go here.
Suggestion: If you have shopping to do in the area, do it today.
Here you see an old picture of a Dallas resident whose name you know. Recognize him?
All (ever-popular) Roman calendar humor aside, only a few days remain in our Best of Big D Readers’ Choice: Food and Drink poll. We’ve seen a record number of votes this year, as readers are taking advantage of the chance to cast a ballot up to once an hour for their favorite restaurants.
We’re shutting down the vote at the stroke of midnight on Monday morning. So get to it while you can.
I had a moment of slightly hysterical panic this morning, because if you recall Monday’s post, most of my friends are in Tokyo. But they’re safe, though two of them are temporarily stuck in an anime museum. Which made me laugh, so things are a-okay in Liz Land. And hopefully in your land, too.
‘Tis (almost) the season for backyard frolicking. Bone up on your barbecue skills with free grilling demonstrations from TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market. Along those same lines, if you’re keen on spring cleaning or just interested in spiffing up your humble abode, the Texas Home and Garden Show starts today and continues all weekend. DIY experts Ty Pennington and Jason Cameron (plus hundreds of others) will be around to answer all your burning design questions.
As one door opens, another closes. I find the old adage to be particularly true with plays, since Travesties at Theatre Three and the Dallas Theatre Center’s excellent Arsenic and Old Lace both wink out this weekend. But Dividing the Estate, DTC’s entry into the Horton Foote Festival about an oil-rich Texas family going cablooey, opens tonight with a pay-what-you-can performance. There are only 34 tickets left, so hurry.
Makes sense to me.Â Congress has failed utterly in reforming our antiquated immigration laws. So why shouldn’t Texas protect businesses and immigrant workers with a program of its own?
Heads up: Any bar dedicated enough to dye our drinks green makes the cut. Our rundown for after Saturday’s main event.
Greenville Block Party
Why you should go: No one here is sorry for partying. Plus, it’s basically a one-stop shop. Each of the bars and restaurants from Stan’s Blue Note to just south of The Grape will host its own shindig, which usually includes $5 beer. Expect a few surprises like wine slushes at The Grape, limited edition green bottles of Bud and Bud Light at Blue Goose, and burgers at San Francisco Rose. Ten bucks gets you over the border.
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Sometime D Magazine contributor and CBS golf analyst David Feherty signed a new contract late last year with CBS that pretty much makes him, like, the Irish Oprah. A few details came out earlier this year about a show he’ll be doing for the Golf Channel as part of the new agreement, but in a FrontBurner exclusive that’s so exclusive that it almost stings he’s talking for the first time about his expanded duties.
It breaks down like this: in addition to doing golf analysis, Feherty will also make appearances on 60 Minutes, The Early Show, CBS Sunday Morning — even perhaps Final Four broadcasts. Don’t expect to see him on the court, though. “I’m not going to be an analyst for a sport where the damn hole is in the air,” he says. Instead, he might produce a taped feature that would air during the broadcast. He says it depends on which teams make it to the Final Four and whether a story emerges that tickles his fancy. (For an idea of what such a Feherty presentation might look like, read the transcript of the bit he did about the Elderly Football League prior to the Super Bowl.)
Feherty’s new contract also allowed him to negotiate his own deal with the Golf Channel (which is owned by Comcast). As part of his gig there, he has created a show called, simply, F, about a fictional golf network. Fred Willard will star as his boss. Feherty says, “It’s a show about not having a show,” and that a blow-up doll of Betty White is involved. The first episode of F is slated to air April 23.
So. How about the terms of the new deal? Feherty put it this way: “I was getting paid a stupid amount of money before. Now I’m being paid an amount that is twice as stupid for slightly more work. It’s a great country.”
Greenberg Out? This morning brings us word that Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg will be resigning, possibly as early as today. The Star-Telegram says he will resign, the Dallas Morning News says he’s being replaced.
Science Is Hard. Listen, I’m no rocket scientist, so maybe that explains why I do not understand how a motorcycle with no rider would stay upright long enough to fly at 100 mph down I-20 in Arlington. If you can explain, please do so in the comments. Show your math.
Pony Up. Or Something. The NCAA, in its infinite fairness, accepted SMU’s self-imposed penalties for secondary recruiting violations involving texting potential recruits.
What’s On Your Mind? Word of advice for the weekend: If you’re gonna go kill an 11-foot alligator illegally, you might not want to take to Facebook to brag about it later.