Archive for July, 2014

Relationship Issues

Chow, Baby
A month ago, So 7 Bistro chef/owner Jean Michel Sakouhi announced that he was downscaling his fancy-Frenchy menu and rebranding as So 7 Bar & Grill (2401 W. 7th St.). His reasoning, as quoted by the Star-Telegram: “I thin...


Visionary Awards

Big Ticket
We at the Fort Worth Weekly are proud to announce our inaugural Visionary Awards to honor and celebrate local artists working in disciplines as diverse as visual arts, film, drama, performance art, literature, fashion, or multi...



Troubaderos, FM2865 To Face Off In Final Showdown

Jeff Prince
The Troubaderos edged out Dale Riley & The Last Train South at last night’s semi-final round of the Texas Music Showdown with KHYI’s Brett Dillon. Both band’s played entertaining sets, but the surprising c...


“Animals” and ‘Phibs

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” review of Amphibian Productions’ Animals Out of Paper – a Southwest premiere — can be summed up in one urgent sentence: Do not miss this terrific production. There are performances Thursday t...



The Best Movies of 2000

Kristian Lin
I did a similar version of this post at the end of 2009, but forgot to do it at the end of 2010 and figured I’d missed my chance. However, with my choice for best movie of 2000 coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray in a new Criterion...


Ridglea Theater Closes in on Historic Re-Zoning

Anthony Mariani
A couple of hours ago, Ridglea Theater owner Jerry Shults received a phone call from councilmember Zim Zimmerman, who said he doesn’t plan on blocking the theater’s historic re-zoning tonight at council. However, Shults sai...



City Coughs Up Rainbow Cash

Jimmy Fowler
Bravo to city leaders for settling with Chad Gibson and George Armstrong for more than $400,000 in the wake of the historic Rainbow Lounge raid, although I’m not sure they had a choice. My colleague Jeff Prince missed the poi...


Buddy Can You Spare A Trillion?

Jeff Prince
On my way to work this morning I came upon this car cruising down I-30. Note the message on the back window (“National Debt 14 Trillion”). The driver apparently wants to remind everyone that the United States is poo...



Zimmerman After Ridglea Theater Again

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth councilmember Zim Zimmerman is at odds with the people behind the new Ridglea Theater again.   Most recently, he was in favor of the restoration of the now “highly significant endangered” building on the West Si...


FW Man Gets New Face

Jimmy Fowler
File this under “So You Think You Got Problems?”: Last week 25 year old Fort Worth resident Dallas Wiens received the country’s first full face transplant at a Boston hospital. You may remember that he suffered severe hea...