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Thing Tarrant County Needs

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Public DebatePublic officials are supposed to be, for lack of a better word, public. That means our elected officials need to be responsive to the voters, both in terms of being available to answer concerns and being able to ar...


Unsung Local Artists

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Critic’s choice: Early Fort Worth fringe artists Dickson Reeder, Bror Utter, Blanche McVeigh, Kelly Fearing, Cynthia Brants, and other artists of the hallowed Fort Worth Circle get most of the attention as cutting-edge Mo...



All-Star Barbecue

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Ribs: Burnt bits of sugar glaze fuse with juicy meat to yield heaven on a bone at Old School Barbecue, 5500 Brentwood Stair Rd., FW. Sausage: These spices sneak up on you, bash you on the back of the head, and steal your wallet...


All-Star Mexican

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Drink: Homemade horchata, fortified with lime, almonds, and lots of cinnamon, at Cachito’s, 2119 Harwood Rd., Bedford. Chips & salsa: Can’t get hotter, fresher chips than at this to tilleria, which also makes i...



On the Town

Weekly Staff
Happy Hour Readers’ choice: Blue Mesa, 1600 S University Dr, FW Staff choice: Blue Mesa Blue Mesa kicks happy-hour butt by offering more than just drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m. The TCU-area Tex-Mex restaurant also has a...


Good Grub

Weekly Staff
Breakfast Readers’ choice: Ol’ South, 1509 S University Dr, FW Staff choice: Scotty’s Deluxe Diner, 5100 N Beach St, FW This neat, 50s-style, blue-collar diner is a blast from the past with Marilyn Monroe, Jam...



Getting and Spending

Weekly Staff
Place to Run Up Credit Cards Readers’ choice: New Orleans Nights, 7101 Calmont Av, FW Staff choice: Target, several locations You go in for toilet paper, milk, trash bags, and socks and end up spending $50. Plus, this was...


Arts and Culture

Weekly Staff
Outdoor Cultural Event Readers’ choice: Main Street Arts Festival Staff choice: Taming of the Shrew, Latin Arts Alliance On several evenings last May, the Latin Arts Alliance produced a bilingual version of the Bard’...



People and Politics

Weekly Staff
TV News Reporter Readers’ choice: Jane McGarry, NBC 5 Staff choice: Robert Riggs, CBS 11 Riggs has done it all – covering the White House, the Pentagon, wars, and corruption – and he just keeps plowing ahead. ...