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Bathtub Gin’s: Big and Comfy

Steve Steward
Do you or someone you know own or have the ability to acquire five or six dogs of various breeds, all of which are trained well enough to sit still while a photographer recreates one of those “dogs playing poker” paintings?...


Lt. Blender: Down Periscope

Steve Steward
When I saw the top story of Monday’s Star-Telegram, I initially mused about how it must have been a slow news day. But then I realized that it took precedence over the inevitable “return of Romo” article, so I sat up and ...


Philadelphia Gold

Steve Steward
I’ve been out of town for the past week and a half, lugging my rock ’n’ roll hopes and dreams around the Midwest, the South, and the Mid-Atlantic, playing to tens of people, choking down bad food, and trying not to get co...


Way Fun at the Wayside Ballroom

Steve Steward
Last week, I intended to write about Wayside Ballroom’s show on Halloween Eve (or Devil’s Night, if you’re a resident of some dying Rust Belt town where people set things on fire and throw raw eggs at them every October 3...


Beneath the Cellar

Fort Worth Weekly
How old was the Cellar? Because when I first went to it in the fall of 1999 (the semester at TCU when I was newly 21), I’m pretty sure it was still called the Hi-Hat. I had only been in Fort Worth for a few years prior to tha...


Shot Out of a Cannon

Eric Griffey
I’d like to apologize to the couple sharing Cannon Chinese Kitchen’s dining room with four drunken guys and a drunken me the other night. We’re not usually that obnoxious, and we almost never get blasted on a school night...


Mary’s Outpost: Clean Divin’

Steve Steward
You’ve seen Bar Rescue, right? If you missed it (the last new episode aired in June of ’14), this Spike reality show was about a blustery bar consultant who would blow into one ailing dive or another, pick apart everything ...


Tow the Line at Arts Goggle

Steve Steward
I don’t know the attendance or sales metrics, but from my observations (a series increasingly beery ambles between The Boiled Owl, The Chat Room Pub, back again, and then back again to the Chat), Arts Goggle 2015 was the bigg...

Photo by Steve Steward

Cheddar’s: Facepalm Beach

Steve Steward
You know how people make enthusiastic, passionately committed plans to do a particular activity (“We should rent kayaks/go to the State Fair/sneak into this abandoned sawblade factory/haunted insane asylum”) only for them t...


Blu Crab: Happy Hour Delight

Steve Steward
I went to New Orleans in April for a buddy’s bachelor party. Besides some incredible meals (first time eating rabbit!), we did the usual Bourbon Street staggering, met a few French Quarter characters (dreadlocked white girl s...