Clubs

Drafting

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OK, I get it, Mellow Mushroom. I can read between your lines. I mean, your menu is probably not the only menu that calls appetizers “munchies,” but it is probably the only one in town with a wizard on it (never mind...


Purple Reign

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We’ve pretty well covered the fact that TCU students are feared and loathed by bar and restaurant owners up and down South University Drive and West Berry Street. My compadre Steve Steward works at a bar over there, and i...



R.I.P. Fred’s University

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When I moved down here in 1990 from the land where the rivers burn and smoke from the steel mills turn the sky orange, I needed to learn about my new home city and state. Of course I went to the Stockyards, and, while sitting i...


Close Encounters of the Knurd Kind

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I went on a goose chase recently, trying to find a thank-you gift for a hard-to-buy-for co-worker. His beloved said he likes something called Molson Golden. I don’t really like the taste of beer, and I’m allergic to...



Second-Hand News

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There’s nothing worse than a dry drunk, they say, except for a reformed smoker. I quit smoking back in May, toward the end of the month. I’d just gotten back from a trip to New Jersey to see my folks. My old man, wh...


In Search Of … A Great Notion

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One thing I hate about ’80s rehashing is that a lot of the people doing it were in diapers back then, when ironic poses weren’t ironic at all but sincere. But then there’s my iPod’s Recently Played list:...



Here’s a Tip …

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My sweetie and I recently went to J.R. Bentley’s Restaurant & Pub in Arlington, where she used to cocktail in a previous life (post-divorce, saving money to go to Australia). The occasion wasn’t special, just bu...


Jazz Haven

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A Fort Worth tradition recently expired with nary a whimper. Back in March, Lola’s Saloon-Sixth pulled the plug on its Sunday-night jazz jam, a get-together of some of the best straight-ahead jazzbos in town. The sessions...



Bar Trek: To Boldly Go …

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“I can’t believe you guys went to that bar on Hemphill!” That’s what Griffey’s girlfriend said to me as I slid her beer across the bar.


Keys to Success

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A live-music/neighborhood bar that’s been around in one form or another for about 30 years is currently undergoing a makeover. Keys Lounge co-owners and veteran bluesmen Bobby Counts and Danny Ross have expanded the South...