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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...



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

ANTHONY MARIANI
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...


Happy Hours

ANTHONY MARIANI
Other than cheap hooch and a nonviolent crowd, a good happy-hour spot has to have a great view. For me, the only view that really matters is of the sunset. (Lame, I know. But. Whatever.)And I’m not talking about patios. O...



Sinister Beauty

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So I kept hearing about how great Winslow’s Wine Café is from a friend who lives nearby and often walks to the place for an evening. I live nowhere close, but I knew I was going to be in the neighborhood one Friday night...


Sinister Beauty

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
So I kept hearing about how great Winslow’s Wine Café is from a friend who lives nearby and often walks to the place for an evening. I live nowhere close, but I knew I was going to be in the neighborhood one Friday night...



The Rant

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Being objective about bars is kind of a stretch when you gravitate toward a particular kind. Here’s what I mean: If you prefer intimate dives with jukeboxes loaded with the likes of Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and some for...


The Rant

Steve Steward
Being objective about bars is kind of a stretch when you gravitate toward a particular kind. Here’s what I mean: If you prefer intimate dives with jukeboxes loaded with the likes of Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and some for...



The Plug

ANTHONY MARIANI
Big thumbs-up to Mark Irving, famous raconteur and former bartender-in-chief (at least according to me) at the recently shuttered Shamrock Pub (now Poag Mahone’s). Now starring behind the bar at Paddy Reds Irish Pub prett...


No Wine-ing

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I’m just not good with wine. I know what I like when I taste it. Conversely, I know what I want to spit out (and not in the tasting way). When confronted with buying wine, I’m usually the one standing there for minu...