Any Given Sunday at Silver Leaf

Susie Geissler
I have a face that encourages men to explain things to me. Within minutes of sitting down at a typical cigar lounge, some guy will end up imparting unsolicited and often wildly inaccurate information about spirits, stogies, and...


Rodeo Tavern: Welcome

Steve Steward
I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing, but writing about dives makes me feel like a tourist. For starters, I don’t often go back to most of them, let alone become a regular. There are only so many hours in a week, a...

The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson

Hair of the Dog at Cane Rosso

Susie Geissler
As an old acquaintance of mine once slurred over his congealed hollandaise sauce, “a brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast.” My friends and I treated the meal back then as a drinking-related speed-dating event....


Pokémon, Go!

Steve Steward
Almost 20 years ago, when my brother Andy was 10 and I had come home for Christmas break during my sophomore year in college, he got super-mad because my dad asked a totally reasonable but 1,000 percent dadical question about t...


Cali via 44Bootlegger

Susie Geissler
At some point over the last few years, the Near Southside matured. While most West 7th Street bars tacked up silly dress codes and courted the college crowd, West Magnolia Avenue cultivated its role as a destination for vibrant...


Smooth Not Smoothie

Susie Geissler
I know Fort Worth has its share of mixologists and drink snobs. I assume they gather at mixology summer camp to grow beards and workshop casually dismissive ways to indicate how we should be happy they served us. But mostly, Fo...


From Danny’s to Applebee’s

Steve Steward
The good news: I’m taking a vacation from writing this thing for a couple weeks, in part because I need to give my liver a breather. I also need to rejuvenate my fervor for finding what the inside of sketchy bars looks like. ...


Mac in Time

Steve Steward
I went to another blue-collar dive in Arlington’s industrial area along Galleria Drive, north of the Six Flags Mall, or Plaza Central as it is currently known. What a treat it is to drive around that place and wonder what wil...


Smoke-Free Fort Worth Now

Steve Steward
I don’t want to make every one of these columns about smoking cigarettes –– this’ll be the last one for a while, at least until something interesting happens (which, mind you, could be two months from now) –– but I ...


Sunsetting at Augie’s

Steve Steward
I don’t know what the drive is like on a Sunday, but if you’re free on a Tuesday afternoon, I highly recommend heading to Eagle Mountain Lake for some lunch beers. I went last week after reading too many of those 978 Things...