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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Drink Up

Booze ads don't affect how much you drink says University of Texas professor

By Jonathan Rienstra

Recent legislation in cities like Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco has banned alcohol ads in certain instances. However, important new research out of the University of Texas at Austin ...


It's Patio Time in Dallas

The best new patios in Dallas satisfy every outdoor craving

By Jonathan Rienstra

Spring has sprung, and with it, hordes of ravenous Dallasites hungry for some vitamin D. Thankfully, a bevy of new joints with patios have opened since the last time we ...


Best Team in Town

MLS leader FC Dallas is the best local sports team to watch right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

With expectations that the Rangers will be fighting to stay out of the bottom of the AL West, the Stars seemingly destined to miss the playoffs and the Mavericks looking ...


Links We Love

Corgis race to name royal baby, Peeps knowledge and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Feels Like Mayberry

New build in McKinney planned community has a certain throwback appeal

By Jonathan Rienstra

The home at 7204 Ripley St. in McKinney might have been built in 2011, but it could have come straight from Andy Griffith’s Mayberry. Built by Darling Homes, the ...


Hometown Drinking Glory

Dallas neighborhood ranks among best in U.S. for pub crawling

By Jonathan Rienstra

Uptown might be rife with pubs and clubs, but according to RealtyTrac, Deep Ellum and Expo Park offer a better ratio of bars to people, making the 75226 ZIP code ...


Coffee Buzz

Dallas coffeehouse reimagines pairing dinners in new monthly series

By Jonathan Rienstra

On any given week, local food enthusiasts can find a wine, craft beer or cocktail dinner to attend. Now they can put coffee dinners on the rotation thanks to Method ...


Hometown Glory

Dallas hits sweet spot where job opportunity meets affordable housing

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another reason Dallas is one of the best places to live in the country: It is one of the largest markets in the “Goldilocks Zone,” where robust employment and wage ...


Weekend Nesting

Totally renovated Cedar Creek lake house could be your weekend respite

By Jonathan Rienstra

A cozy little lake house on Cedar Creek Reservoir, about 70 miles southeast of downtown Dallas, is ready to be the weekend respite for one lucky local family. Although the ...


No, Two Fouls!

We call foul! Dallas earns mediocre standing among best cities for basketball fans

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas might be home to an NBA team in the hunt for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs and a No. 6 seed in the men ...


Links We Love

El-P gets attacked at SXSW, Nintendo puts Mario on iPhones and more links we love

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Drinking Diaries

Vinyl is the hook at Deep Ellum's Off the Record, but craft beer is just as vital

By Jonathan Rienstra

My mom likes to talk about how when I was 3 or 4, I asked her what the skinny books under the TV were, and why they couldn’t be ...


It's a Love Match

Virgin America really wants to rule Dallas Love Field with 2-for-1 travel deal

By Jonathan Rienstra

As part of its “All Fares Being Equal, Awesome Wins” campaign, Virgin America is offering two-for-one flights out of Dallas Love Field, and all you have to do is give ...


Brunch Or Die

Yes, Dallasites are food snobs, but other Texans are even snobbier

By Jonathan Rienstra

There’s a new list out by Travel+Leisure that ranks America’s top cities for food snobs, and Texas has three representatives out of 20. That’s the good ...


Irving On a Roll

West Coast sushi chain picks Irving megaplex for first Texas location

By Jonathan Rienstra

The Music Factory, Irving’s future entertainment megaplex, is filling up with more tenants. This time, it’s West Coast Japanese chain Kabuki, a casual dining spot with more than ...


Tech News

Homeland Security taps Dallas' Tech Wildcatters to drive innovation for first responders

By Jonathan Rienstra

Dallas startup accelerator Tech Wildcatters announced a partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Innovative Technology in advance of its third accelerator, Emerge, which is designed ...


Get on the Bus

Luxury motor coach expands commuter service from Dallas to Houston

By Jonathan Rienstra

Vonlane, a luxury motor coach company that currently shuttles businesspeople between Dallas and Austin, is adding a new route to Houston beginning April 20. Founder and president Alex Danza says ...


Links We Love

Zoolander's return, Girl Scout cookie battle lines and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Greek Mess

Dallas Jesuit grad pegged as leader of racist OU fraternity chant

By Jonathan Rienstra

The freshman leader of the racist University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity song that got the chapter kicked off campus has been identified as a graduate of Jesuit College ...


Drinking Diaries

The Library Bar stirs up fond memories of good times with great friends

By Jonathan Rienstra

It’s March 1, colder and icier than Dallas ought to be, and I’m sitting at the Library Bar inside the Warwick Melrose Hotel, thinking about how I should ...


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