Blog Archive

Fri

Feb 15

2019

Off the Eaten Path: Five Asian Restaurants Worth Trying

It may sound like a cool new Vin Diesel-Duff Goldman vehicle, but Off the Eaten Path is my new series on the food spots at which you must dine in Denton. I’m taking a break from my Love Guru ways to tell you where to find the hidden gems of Denton cuisine. We all know […]

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Mon

Feb 11

2019

Denton Dates: Create Your Own Valentine’s Day Adventure

Have you seen the new Black Mirror? If not, save it for after Valentine’s Day — it’s not exactly romantic. But it is fun, in part because you have agency: You get to decide what to do and, in effect, create your own adventure. That’s what this blog is about. Valentine’s Day is not a […]

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Wed

Dec 19

2018

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? Your Guide to a Celebration in Denton

There’s something special about a New Year’s Eve in Denton. Maybe it’s the music; maybe it’s the food. Maybe it’s a combination of both. Spoiler alert: it’s *definitely* a combination of both.  Many of your favorite cool craft beer and culinary haunts will be hosting parties, soirees, fiestas and fun events, and there’ll be music […]

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Wed

Dec 12

2018

Denton Dates: A Market, a Beer and a Whole Lot of Holiday Cheer

‘Twas the week (or so) before Christmas, and all through the town the wassail cups were empty, and no one felt down But alas, you need ideas for your partner or friend To make sure the Christmas joy never, ever ends So you’ve come to me: the Denton love guru To ensure your love is […]

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Tue

Nov 27

2018

Denton Holiday Shopping Guide: Jewelry Edition

The turkeys have been eaten, the stockings have been hung and Christmas has officially begun. You know what that means: It’s time for wassail! Oh, and shopping, too. Okay, so maybe shopping should come before wassail. We’ll call shopping 1a, and wassail 1b. Luckily, Denton makes it easy to enjoy both. That’s because — just […]

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Wed

Oct 17

2018

Denton Dates: A Geezer, a Brew and a Park Walk, Too

The most wonderful time of the year has finally arrived, my fellow Dentonites, and I don’t mean Christmas. No sir, it’s sweater season: the few months of the year where I can rock my ridiculously stylish, dad-esque pullovers alongside my sweater-loving fiance. That also means it’s time to get outside for another beautiful Denton Date. […]

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Wed

Sep 26

2018

Denton Dates: Ring in the Fall with Food, Football & a Must-See Festival

There’s something in the air around these parts. Is it love? UNT football hype? Or just a calming fall breeze? As it turns out, it’s all three! I usually reserve my enthusiasm and energy for wise, Denton-inspired dating advice, but Cupid has pierced me straight through the heart with a green-tinged, football-shaped arrow. Besides — […]

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Thu

Sep 06

2018

Arts and Autos is the Ultimate Dentoning Experience

My first car was a hand-me-down Ford Explorer: an old, rugged eyesore. The bumper sagged, the headlights were dim at best and years of wear and tear had turned the car a mysterious greyish color. Nevertheless, I loved that car, and I drove it like it was a classic bright red convertible jetting across Route […]

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Wed

Aug 22

2018

Denton Dates: Funnel Cakes, Rodeo and Music, Oh My!

This is the third column in an ongoing series by our Love Guru in Residence, Tyler Hicks, For other sage wisdom, guidance and romantic recommendations, read on here and here. No, Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore — we’re in Denton, where, as the resident love guru, I have the lowdown on anything and everything […]

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Wed

Jul 25

2018

Denton Dates: Grub, Fun and an Escape from the Sun

This is the second column in an ongoing series by our Love Guru in Residence, Tyler Hicks, For other sage wisdom, guidance and romantic recommendations, read on here and here. As anyone who has gone outside in the last, oh, two months knows — it’s hot. Not typical Texas hot — unbearable, nigh unfathomable hot. […]

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