Archive for July, 2014

The Usual Master of Time and Space

Last Call
If you’ve been to The Chat Room or The Usual, you’re likely familiar with Dave Mayer — he’s the guy with the longish hair, mustache, and aloha shirts who probably remembers your name and drink (especially if you tip wel...


Music Awards, Pandora, FWRA

Hearsay
Allow me to apologize in advance for the overdose of Music Awards mumbo-jumbo that commenced last week, but we want you to be well aware of the free nearly-50-band festival on Sun., Jun. 26, in eight venues in the West 7th corr...



Gallery

Artspace 111
Gallery
The subtitle of Artspace 111’s exhibit is Recovering the lost images of chivalry in the halls of memory, but it’s referring to chivalry in the original sense of the word as it relates to horses.


The Beaver: Talk to the Hand

Depression has a rodent’s face in this wispy indie drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sometimes when a star misbehaves in public, a perfectly blameless movie takes the hit. Such appears to be the case with The Beaver, an independent drama that so far has had trouble drawing viewers. The studio’s spin is that b...



Skateland: Brand New Key

This Texas-set indie drama idly spins its wheels.
KRISTIAN LIN
The makers of Skateland are all from Longview, and it was filmed mostly in Shreveport and Marshall. Texans will probably find that bit of quasi-local information more interesting than anything that happens in this earnest drama...


Ted E’s Burgers: More

Slinging specialty burgers in the heart of suburbia is a win for Ted E’s.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The sprawling suburbs and outlying areas of North Fort Worth haven’t been historically known as exciting culinary hubs. The restaurant landscape is dominated by national and regional chains. And all those fast food joints. It...



Gris-Gris a Go-Go

Chow, Baby
This is why Chow, Baby shops local: First, Joe at Woody’s Car Audio found the perfect stereo to fit the Chowbabymobile’s retro-mod looks as well as his near-zero console space. Then, after Chow, Baby’s heartwrenching cry ...


Van Cliburn Piano Amateurs

Big Ticket
Preliminaries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs get under way Monday in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, with 10 countries represented on the list of 73 contestants. The amateurs competi...



Chef Point Fills Tanks

Jimmy Fowler
After a few years of great foodie buzz, Chef Point Café in Watauga is now nationally known as the North Texas gas station that serves veal osso bucco, pecan-crusted corvina, and swordfish. This morning they partnered with a lo...


Fort Worth Woman Can’t Take Joke

Jeff Prince
Interesting YouTube video went up yesterday: An emcee at a comedy show in London starts rapping with some women on the front row, one of whom says she is from Fort Worth, Texas (although she speaks in an English accent). The wo...