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Happy Barfday, Shampoo

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I woke up Monday morning thinking it was Tuesday. I’m sure you’ve done this before for various reasons. Maybe you had Friday off, and the long weekend threw off your schedule. Maybe you went into a coma on a Monday and woke...


Remembering Billy Miner’s

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The closing of Billy Miner’s Saloon last Thursday was the end of an era, one that stretched back 27 years, to the birth of one of the most popular neighborhoods in town (and nationwide model for urban redevelopment), Sundance...



Rahr Roofed and Ready

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Last winter’s snowstorm is a distant memory for most of us, with so many months of brutal summer having come in between. Not so, however, for the folks at Rahr & Sons Brewery, where they’ve just finished fixing what the...


Jerry World Goes Purple

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The thought of going to Jerry Jones’ overly expensive monument to himself was never within my realm of possibilities. Every time I drive through Arlington, I curse the monstrosity. I swore I would never go to a game at Cowboy...



Buffalo Bros. Transcends Wings

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In the summer of 2001, I made my initial foray into the bar biz at a New Orleans-themed “tavern and daiquiri bar” or, if you prefer (and I do), “a daiquiria.” For about six months, I worked the door, a thankless task in...


Skeeving Down Unda

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Just to let you know, this is another column about the White Elephant and Lola’s Saloon. I know I write about both of these bars a lot, and I also know there are plenty of other places in town to talk about. Thing is, all tho...



A Capital Idea

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Ever been to the Capital Bar? I mean, you probably have — it’s been open for almost a year, and from what I’ve seen, it gets pretty busy. I’d been there one time last fall on a Friday, when the place was elbow-to-elbow ...


Blarney Baloney at Delaney’s

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What do you get when you combine baloney Irishness, deep-stained oak, shitty service, and a bar that reeks a little? If you answered, “The old Bennigan’s downtown!,” you’d be right, but you’d also be living in the pas...



Finn MacCool’s Expands

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Have you been by Finn MacCool’s lately? Well, hurry it up, and when you go, be sure to say something nice about the bar’s new addition — Finn’s has expanded into the recently vacated storefront next door on 8th Avenue, ...


Bright Lights, Big Rooster

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I forget where we started out, but we ended up going to The Wild Rooster Bar, a relatively new joint on that little peninsula between Camp Bowie Boulevard and West 7th Street, occupying the space where Asel Art Supply used to be.