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Darth Raider

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No matter how cool some people think they are, we all have our geeky tendencies. My most charming bent (or annoying, according to my friends) happens to be an enormous collection of action figures, amassed mostly in the 1980s, ...


Opening Day Eye-Openers

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You know what? There’s just not enough day-drinking going on in Fort Worth. You go to Austin, and you’ll see hipsters cracking open cold ones before Whataburger even stops serving breakfast. Same in Big D.



Froggy’s and Horny Toads?

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A couple of weeks ago, one local club owner changed the name of his establishment – for the fourth time in two years.


Roadhousin’

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A couple weekends ago, a friend of mine dragged me to Bedford, a nice little bedroom community but not exactly my first (or ninth) choice for a night out on the town.



Roadhousin’

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A couple weekends ago, a friend of mine dragged me to Bedford, a nice little bedroom community but not exactly my first (or ninth) choice for a night out on the town. I’m more martinis and shiny shoes than, say, beer and ...


St. Paddy’s Day Survival Guide

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Don’t you just hate your popular friends? I mean, while you’re sitting at home every weekend staring at the phone and wondering why it’s not ringing with offers to go out, your popular friends are as busy as 9...



My Dinner With Barbie

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When I first heard of Hooters back in the early 1990s, I often wondered what kind of people – what kind of men, naturally – went there.


Go East, Young Man

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East Belknap Street has never been thought of as a party district. It’s been more like a place you desperately want to avoid.



A Whole New World

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I have an intense fear of karaoke bars. I always have. Well, at least since my high school days, when my mother and my older brother Mikey helped bring the “art form” to the unwashed.


Babes? Vodka? No Thanks

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‘Member when you were in college, and every weekend, you felt like something cool was going on while you were stuck at home watching bad tv?