Posts Tagged ‘817’

Grady Spears Last Shot?

Love him or hate him, the former celebrity chef is back with a new restaurant and new hope.
Jeff Prince
Cowboy cook Grady Spears is opening a chicken-fried steak café in the Stockyards next month, and, since the joint holds only about 60 diners, don’t be surprised if a line forms outside the door. A few folks in line might hav...


Eminent Dough-Rain

The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...


Under Par

As the golf world converges on Fort Worth this week, the wrecking ball looms over legend Ben Hogan’s childhood home.
Karen Gavis
Fort Worth is the center of the golf universe this week. That’s because the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, one of the oldest stops on the PGA Tour, is in full swing. But while everyone will be keeping an eye on defend...

Lopez: “Richland Hills would be taking on debt when we had no voice in it.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Throw Mama from The T

Richland Hills and Blue Mound are worried they’ll be on the hook for part of an $800 million line.
Eric Griffey
TEX Rail, a 27-mile commuter rail project that would connect downtown Fort Worth, downtown Grapevine, and the north entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, seems like a great deal for North Texas. The feds are foot...

Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Race Redux?

Signs point to an extended revitalization in Riverside.
Jeff Prince
How many times can a phoenix rise, for chrissakes? Fifty years ago, Race Street became a thriving business district serving East Fort Worth at the so-called Six Points intersection, where Riverside Drive and Race and East Belkn...


Wok the Line

Chow, Baby
I was recently complaining to a friend about how there are precious few great, fast, cheap Chinese food places in town. Sure, you can go to any of the pervasive chains and have a decent meal, or you could take a trip to Haltom ...

Ryan Page, Joshua Kumler, Brooke Verbois, and Greg Dulcie head down the Yellow Brick Road in Casa Mañana’s The Wizard of Oz.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 29 - A pivotal event in the history of reggae music was the 1972 film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff plays a Jamaican man trying to escape a life of crime for a life as a musician. The film helped popularize reg...

Stockyards stakeholders say, “What in the Sam Hill is going on?” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Stockyards Secrets

Well, that went over like a cow chip on a wedding cake. Last week at River Ranch in the Stockyards, about 100 people, a city official or two, and a paid consultant gathered to talk about Stockyards architecture and design. The ...


La Perla Negra: Culinary All-Star

Chow, Baby
I can’t pretend to be unbiased about Le Perla Negra (910 Houston St.), a new Latin eatery in the downtown space formerly occupied by Zambrano Wine Cellar & Bistro. The ownership group reads like an all-star team of area r...

Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...