Around Fort Worth

Jersey Mike’s Subs Help Fight Cancer

Anthony Mariani
From Sun., Feb. 14, until Thu., March 11, all 11 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in North Texas will contribute 25 cents from the price of every regular sub and 50 cents per giant sub to Wipe Out Kids Cancer, a Dallas nonprofit ...


820 Unofficially Renamed H820

Jeff Prince
I hate NE Loop 820. Every time I head in that direction cars are bumper to bumper, especially around Rufe Snow Drive. From this point forward, all references to the loop in these posts will be described as “H820.” H...



Two New Weekly Newsletters Out Now

Anthony Mariani
Last Tuesday, we began e-mailing a weekly local food-related newsletter called Food News & Booze, a column of sorts that features tidbits on local happenings in the Fort Worth food scene –– and lots of giveaways. Yester...


Butterfly Connection Crew Call

Jimmy Fowler
The multi-arts collaborative The Butterfly Connection is producing a new four-part satirical web series called “Illegal Gringo Crossovers,” directed by Adam Dietrich. They’re seeking crew members to fill key tech position...



Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Gets First Bands

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, and The Orbans, and two tribute bands –– Me and My Monkey (The Beatles) and Protect and Swerve (The Police) –– are the first of several 817-area bands to commit ...


Black Keys Frontman Produces Cadillac Sky’s New LP

Anthony Mariani
Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Cadillac Sky’s new album, Letters In the Deep, is now set for a summer release. You can catch the trad-bluegrass-rock band –– featuring frontman Bryan Simpson from Fort Worth ...



Artsy Monday, Boozy Tuesday

Jimmy Fowler
Now that another work week has begun, how will you cope? The Fort’s contemporary theater troupe Amphibian Productions comes to the rescue. Monday (February 8), check out their 7pm staged reading of Lanie Robertson’s “Woma...


FW Director Wins Top Prize

Jimmy Fowler
Congrats to Fort Worth writer-director Tom Huckabee for winning ”Best Narrative Feature” at this weekend’s seventh annual Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi for his dark comedy ”Carried Away.” (“The Scenesters,”...



Weekender: Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

Anthony Mariani
I haven’t written about Goodwin in a while, but let’s just say that Tony Diaz and company had better be in the studio –– tracks from their last CD, the now-classic Goodwin 2 (one of the best local albums of the decade, ...


Rocket Summer in Cosmo Girl

Anthony Mariani
Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer, dishes on his prom days in Cosmo Girl. Among other profundities, Avary tells the magazine for future MRS degree seekers, “Prom can really suck for some people, and rule for others.” No...