Archive for April, 2014
Kebabs like the Kafta (grilled lamb and beef) dominate Saffron Sky’s menu. Tony Robles

The Sky’s the Limit

With a little help, this new Mediterranean eatery could really shine.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a small strip mall on Donnelly Avenue, a side street in the shadow of Ridglea Theater on the West Side, there’s a welcome sight for fans of Mediterranean cuisine. The neighborhood already has Hedary’s, a Fort Worth insti...


Joshua Bell plays at Bass Hall, Mon.

Listen to the Bell

BIG TICKET
At 45, Joshua Bell is no longer the boy wonder of classical violinists like he used to be, but he has kept busy with a fascinating and varied career that has included playing on the soundtrack for the film The Red Violin, takin...



Stars

Dallas Stars Considering Moving Training Camp to Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
There wasn’t much of a training camp for the Dallas Stars this season, thanks to the National Hockey League’s lockout. The team’s recent camps have been held in Frisco.  But  D Magazine‘s Frontburner r...


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Casting Call For People With Gas Drilling Stories

Jeff Prince
Lights. Camera. Raise hell! FWCanDo is looking for folks willing to go on camera and share stories about how urban gas drilling has affected their lives. A TV new crew from Italy is working on a story about urban gas drilling a...



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Getting Screwed At The Gas Pump

Jeff Prince
A gas station on Jacksboro Highway offers regular gasoline at 5 cents a gallon cheaper than most other stations, so I stopped to take advantage of the savings. Except that, when I finished filling the tank on my 2005 Ford F-150...


bacon

Bacon: Enough Already

Chow, Baby
Before I get too far into this post, I’d like to make it clear that I really like bacon. It’s delicious, fatty, versatile, and can add a ton of flavor to a lot of dishes. But, c’mon. I logged on to MSN today a...



(flickr photo by andyarthur)

Valentine’s Day Opportunity To Impress Your Date

Jeff Prince
Valentine’s Day is Thursday, and what better way to swoon your sweetie than to have lunch at Avoca Coffee, stare deeply into said sweetie’s eyes, and say, “My darling, a January analysis by the state’s elect...


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Um, Hurray for Lunchbox?

JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of people think Texans are a monolithic population. You know, we all wear cowboy boots, rope dogies, and such. But Texas is a big state –– so big, in fact, that a native North Texan like myself can be a totally cluele...



Churchill

Mac Churchill’s Side of the Story

Eric Griffey
Yesterday I shared an AARP The Magazine story about an 83-year-old man who was allegedly swindled by Mac Churchill Acura. Robert Jones went into the Fort Worth dealership to redeem a free gift he’d received in the mail. H...


RIVER PHOENIX.

Dark Blood Oozes Closer To Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
                        The mysterious movie that River Phoenix was making at the time he overdosed on drugs in 1993 is finally coming to America — 20 years late...