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Smokers: Get Out of Our Hair

Steve Steward
I don’t smoke cigarettes. If you do, I don’t think you’re a bad person or anything, because it would be hypocritical for me to lecture anyone else about which types of self-poisoning are acceptable and which ones aren’t...


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Shucker’s: Hipster, Be Gone

Steve Steward
I recently watched about half of South Park’s most recent season, which includes an episode targeting gentrification called “The City Part of Town.” It got me thinking about the real estate and retail development on the N...



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Bar9Eleven: Honor or Disgrace?

Steve Steward
In the interest of timeliness and the edicts of calendars, I should probably hold off writing a column related to a bar named after 9/11 until September. But if it helps, this piece is slated for publication on May 11, 2016, wh...


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Trailer Park Boys and Girls

Steve Steward
I wouldn’t say my girlfriend is obsessed with Canadian mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys, but when we were watching the show’s main characters, Mr. Lahey and Randy, perform live at The Rail Club last Thursday, she was c...



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Carry On

Steve Steward
Here’s the most interesting post I found while searching for “bars fort worth” on Facebook Monday morning: “Ok, soooo, apparently BJ’s on Heritage Trace in Fort Worth has an establishment decision that you can open ca...


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Randi’s Last Resort: A Kind of Tiki

Fort Worth Weekly
In the summer of 2013, I wrote about this place way out on Highway 80, past Doc’s Records and Vintage. Niles City Saloon was named for a former municipality overlapping a square mile of the Stockyards which got subsumed by Fo...



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Forced Sobriety: Hard as Hell

Steve Steward
I’ve gotta hand it to full-blown alcoholics: Your struggle sounds brutal, and if you are able to overcome that dependency and save yourself from sinking to the bottom of a bottle and drowning, you deserve a medal of valor. I ...


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Celebrating Tanstaafl

Jeff Prince
Tanstaafl Pub has been serving up cold beers and mixed drinks for four decades, making it one of Arlington’s oldest and coolest bars. Owners Jim and Mary Ann LeRoy opened the little dive on April 21, 1976 at 409 North Bowen R...



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Mindfulness at Magnolia

Steve Steward
On Saturday, I tried to read this article on mindfulness, the practice of actively paying attention to one’s perceptions of body and surroundings in an effort to live a more patient, present, mindful state of being. I failed ...


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The Mid-Cities British Invasion

Steve Steward
Every so often, I get an e-mail from someone looking for a place to watch soccer. Typically I refer them to a place like Upper 90, Frankie’s Sports Bar, or Fox & Hound, under the assumption that those places would carry a...