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Co-owner Glen Keely says that the response to Poag’s new policy has been overwhelmingly positive. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Smoke-Free Poag’s: Success

Steve Steward
A few months ago, I wrote a pair of columns (one in May, the other in June) about Smoke-Free Fort Worth, the new nonprofit campaigning for a comprehensive ban on smoking in the workplace. In the interest of judiciously utilizin...


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A Little Pain and Fermented Grain

Susie Geissler
I’m precariously perched atop an unwelcoming bar stool, waiting out steel blue thunderheads, and drinking a jalapeño martini as Tom Waits growls, “I like my town with a little drop of poison” into my frontal lobe. Not th...



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Last Call

Steve Steward
The Hideout: Not too Hidden Per my fascination with suburban watering holes, I stopped in this place in North Richland Hills called The Hideout the other day, a bar I’d noticed while trying to get to Northeast Mall. If you li...


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Del Frisco’s Grille Is Safe … -Ish

Susie Geissler
Not to get all Marathon Man up in here, but whenever I venture somewhere new, I have a feedback loop in my brain that says, “Is it safe?” It’s not like the places I check out for this column offer dental surgery behind a ...



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Fill ’er Up at Daiquiri Daddi

Steve Steward
I kill a lot of time driving around, and for whatever reason (nostalgia, imagined nostalgia), I gravitate to the ruins of ancient strip malls and shopping centers, the ghost towns of vacant office suites and “For Lease” sig...


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Any Given Sunday at Silver Leaf

Susie Geissler
I have a face that encourages men to explain things to me. Within minutes of sitting down at a typical cigar lounge, some guy will end up imparting unsolicited and often wildly inaccurate information about spirits, stogies, and...



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Rodeo Tavern: Welcome

Steve Steward
I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing, but writing about dives makes me feel like a tourist. For starters, I don’t often go back to most of them, let alone become a regular. There are only so many hours in a week, a...


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Hair of the Dog at Cane Rosso

Susie Geissler
As an old acquaintance of mine once slurred over his congealed hollandaise sauce, “a brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.” My friends and I treated the meal back then as a drinking-related speed-dating event....



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Pokémon, Go!

Steve Steward
Almost 20 years ago, when my brother Andy was 10 and I had come home for Christmas break during my sophomore year in college, he got super-mad because my dad asked a totally reasonable but 1,000 percent dadical question about t...


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Cali via 44Bootlegger

Susie Geissler
At some point over the last few years, the Near Southside matured. While most West 7th Street bars tacked up silly dress codes and courted the college crowd, West Magnolia Avenue cultivated its role as a destination for vibrant...