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The Quest

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I feel like I’d actually need a phone book to do this (and possibly a Spanish translator), but one of my goals in life is to visit every bar in Fort Worth. I mean, shit, I’ve been writing this column for a long time now, an...


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NASCAR BAR

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I read this Harper’s essay a while back called “Southern Culture on the Skids,” in which writer Ben Austen examines the recent decline in NASCAR’s overall popularity from its dominant spot in the American zeitgeist of a...



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No Tappa Kegga Brew

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A while back, some off-duty bartenders and I were comparing notes about the ups and downs of making drinks for a living. We all held similar views about jerks, pukers, cheapskates, creepers, drama queens, pretentious a-holes, b...


Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

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Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...



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Queen City: Coming Up

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I don’t want to suggest there may be a glut of live music venues relative to the number of people who actually enjoy live music, because 10 years ago or so, there used to be only a handful of places you could play,. But still...


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Niles City: Ever Heard of It?

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I got this from a bar’s website, a cyber-place festooned not only with a Getty Image of people drinking martinis, which I later discovered has absolutely nothing to do with said bar’s actual interior, but also with clip art...



Ol’ South Pancake House, 1509 S University Dr, FW. 817-336-0311.

Pancake Landing

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I’m not one of those people who say “no regrets,” because there was one time I passed up the opportunity to meet George Lucas and not the one who looks like a fussy, retired Santa Claus. I’m talking the George Lucas of ...


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Witten’s Brightens Hurst

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Like Arlingfun, the Mid-Cities tend to receive an unfair amount of disdain, especially from people who live in Fort Worth. People like me, for example. Contempt, however, is relative. For every one Cowtowner looking down his or...



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Once More into the Bar

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I recently spent my 35th birthday at Lola’s trying not to get too effed up to pay attention to the bands. I left before that happened, keenly aware (like I am every year on my birthday) that things change and life is short. B...


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Light My Fire

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In the wake of last week’s column (“Smoke Gets in Your ‘I’s”), the thought occurred to me (via the suggestion of my editor) that maybe Fort Worth is in fact coming around to the idea of banning smoking from all public...