Archive for April, 2014
The cherry-wood smoked bacon, prosciutto, and Eagle Mountain gouda sandwich is available at Magnolia Cheese Company.

Love on a Plank

CHOW, BABY
There are only three things in life that Chow, Baby can count on: death, taxes, and my inability to find a good cheese plate in this town. I love cheese in ways my therapist disapproves of. But it seems like every time I order ...


Cindee Mayfield (right), Brandi Andrade, and Elias Taylorson make not-so-strange bedfellows in Theatre Arlington’s current production.

Existential Excellence

Theatre Arlington’s cast shines in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I have ambiguities that you have yet to fathom!” angrily shouts overeducated, understimulated Marjorie to her husband, Ira, a retired ear-nose-and-throat doctor. By all rights, many audiences should find Marjorie supremely...



What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

Family Friendly

Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...


Anitra Blayton’s “Standing Ovation”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
Between Love Field’s modernization and DFW Airport’s commissioning new artwork, UTA is putting on a show spotlighting these highly visible examples of public art. The exhibit opened back on the 14th, but its opening recepti...



Emmanuelle Riva plays piano in her home before illness strikes in Amour.

Amour, Quartet: Old Wave

Two movies about seniors (and classical music) redress the balance.
KRISTIAN LIN
Movies tend to neglect seniors as subjects. This is neither a recent phenomenon, nor is it a Hollywood thing. Filmmakers and audiences everywhere have been entranced by the passions of youth or the assurance of vigorous middle ...


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Buying American

The U.S. marijuana business is so sophisticated that there’s even a college for pot growers.
JEFF PRINCE
The bar is well stocked at J.R.’s house, nestled quietly in a well-to-do neighborhood not far from downtown Fort Worth. Booze is in short supply — three dusty wine bottles sit forlornly on a shelf. This bar’s bounty is gr...



The raw oysters are firm and tasty at Texas Pit Oyster Bar. Chase Martinez

Texas Pit: Bottom Highs

Lofty flavor abounds in catfish and mollusks.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There aren’t many places around here to go for raw oysters. J&J’s Oyster Bar in the Cultural District and Big Fish in Grapevine are the only two that readily come to mind. Landlocked Fort Worth isn’t as far as you can...


Radu Lupu at Bass Hall, Tue.

The New Radu Lupu

BIG TICKET
Wait, Radu Lupu plays Debussy? When did this happen? Actually, he’s been doing it for a while now. The Romanian pianist, trained in the old Soviet Union, has pretty much confined himself to the German repertoire that runs thr...



HOUSTON, YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM -- YOU'RE NO FORT WORTH (flickr photo by L. Marie)

Cowtown Is Wowtown To Larry McMurtry

Jeff Prince
The notoriously grumpy guy (Larry McMurtry) who wrote the greatest Western novel of all time (Lonesome Dove) has something sweet to say about my favorite city (Fort Worth). The February issue of Texas Monthly shares an essay by...


DALLAS SKYLINE (flickr photo by Ken Lund)

XTO Gets PO’d At Big D

JEFF PRINCE
Dallas is being much more cautious than Fort Worth when it comes to dealing with the natural gas drilling industry. The drillers came first to Fort Worth, where a powerful and persuasive mayor with deep ties to the oil and gas ...