Heart of Town

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Just when you thought downtown had lost some of its luster, along come a handful of new 76102 joints to object soundly.

Shallow People

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Let’s talk a little about pretentiousness. At some joints, you expect it. Like at Reata Rooftop, Michael’s Ancho Chile Bar, and other hoity-toity hang-outs. Too many of their staffers and regulars (not all of them!)...

He is Here?!

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Every Sunday afternoon for the past few months, folks have been gathering at a local watering hole to have some brew and … praise sweet baby Jesus?

Nothing to See, Officer, Move Along

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‘Round midnight last Saturday, after hitting the usual downtown stops and doing some gaming – craps, poker, dreidel (a.k.a. kosher craps), gin-rummy – I peeked into my wallet and discovered (“Holy shit!&...

Hottest Club North of Havana

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Clubs ’round here typically don’t open with much fanfare. Restaurants, sometimes. Hang-outs, uh-uh.

The Number of the Bistro

Dallas has a city magazine, and it’s called, well, D Magazine. I’ve never studied it, but I’ve looked it over while waiting in line at Tom Thumb and, boy, what great society photos! The space between the cover...

Marquee Michelada

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In an even bigger example of my unwillingness to commit to anything, my favorite drink changes from month to month. Sometimes, I feel like beer. Other times, martinis. Even other times, Grade-A whole milk. At the moment, I̵...

Going for the Gold

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OK, I like the chutzpah in this idea, but I’m not sure what to make of it. Last week, a couple of dozen folks took part in the Second Annual 7th Street Pub Crawl. Didn’t know there was one last year, but whatever.

Not Rocking, But Rolling

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Back in the good ol’ days (read: the Clinton administration), my entourage and I always made time to swing by a joint that’s been all but wiped off the Clubland map.

Fly Me to the Moon

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Airports get a bad rap. Sure, there’s the waiting and the people and the security guards who look a little too frickin cheerful to be watching for terrorists, and the dreadful food and the waiting and the cramped quarters...