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Grapevine’s Christmas Break

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The bar’s smoky, the beer’s cheap – and cold – the shtick on the wall is boys’-tree-house-and-sports-bar-y, and the regulars I’ve seen are pretty diverse and decidedly unpretentious. And sitt...


Teed Off

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Allegedly in golf parlance, the final approach is the part of that whack-the-little-white-ball game when you’re within spitting distance of that little patch of grass that’s been scalped and is stuck through the mid...



Teed Off

Steve Steward
Allegedly in golf parlance, the final approach is the part of that whack-the-little-white-ball game when you’re within spitting distance of that little patch of grass that’s been scalped and is stuck through the mid...


Off-Season Shopping, Summer-Style

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Like doing Christmas shopping in July – don’t laugh; some people are that anal – shopping around now for good deals on, of all things, margaritas might be worth your while.Just ask me, the gal who doesn’...



Be Cool

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“Dennis,” according to Dennis, was once, a long time ago, a superstar pool hustler in Las Vegas, a quaint little locale you may have heard of. “I was so good,” he said, “no one would shoot me.̶...


When in Sansom Park …

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t’s official. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, we’re in a recession. “Finally!” says I. After all, we’ve only been talking about it for a year now. Long have I been waiting to...



When in Sansom Park …

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It’s official. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, we’re in a recession. “Finally!” says I. After all, we’ve only been talking about it for a year now. Long have I been waiting t...


Where the Boys Are

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I don’t get out much during the week, but I would have felt bad blowing off my buddy Tom, who told me I just had to check out Overtime Sports Bar & Grill. The “O/T” cozies up to the Tarrant/Johnson county...



Where the Boys Are

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I don’t get out much during the week, but I would have felt bad blowing off my buddy Tom, who told me I just had to check out Overtime Sports Bar & Grill. The “O/T” cozies up to the Tarrant/Johnson county ...


Go to Fubar (Just Not When I’m There, Please)

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As much as I want mom-and-pop bars and restaurants to succeed, I’m also a selfish bastard who hates crowds. See, every once in a while, I’ll come across a joint that’s awesome but is having some problems, as t...