Posts Tagged ‘arlington’
Last Call

Slowdown Showdown

LAST CALL
One thing I love about dive bars is their apparent immunity to the caprices of time. So often they’re locked in whatever decade they opened in, staffed by barkeeps who have poured drinks through multiple presidential administ...


Charles Bird King’s Tah-Col-O-Quoit is part of AMA’s Imprinting the West, part of Gallery Night.

The Art of the Night

BIG TICKET
The calendar says it’s still summer, but Fall Gallery Night is upon us anyway to herald the coming of autumn, inundating us with art and challenging us to make a complete meal out of amuse bouches. The biggest opening this we...



Chow

One Oldie, One Goodie

CHOW, BABY
The two sides of Chow, Baby’s family could not be more different. Dad’s side is all Texas — his parents survived the Depression in Aubrey and have never really come to terms with the fact that it’s over. Mom’s side is...


Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

A former Morning News reporter recounts a legendary local mobster’s wild ride.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from Dallas to Las Vegas. But Benny Binion was in many ways a true visionary, even if h...



Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.

Ansel Adams in the Zone

Arlington Museum of Art’s retrospective is breathtaking — and almost over.
LAURIE JAMES
This week is your last chance to catch Ansel Adams Masterworks, a series of original, spellbinding photographs curated by the legendary photographer during the twilight of his career. Along with some of his most recognizable pi...


TANDY HILLS WILDFLOWERS (photo by Don Young)

Arlington Parks Director Lemuel Randolph Gets Early Thumbs Up

Jeff Prince
The new parks director in Arlington has already earned a fan, and none other than Fort Worth nature lover, environmental activist, and hellraiser-when-need-be  Don Young. Young read Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Shirley Jin...



HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS (wikipedia photo)

Here’s Your Chance To Meet The Harlem Globetrotters

Jeff Prince
Seeing the Harlem Globetrotters perform their bizarre brand of basketball at Will Rogers Memorial Center back in the 1970s was a favorite childhood memory of mine (I still have the ticket stub). Now here’s a chance to get...


There’s a lot to love about this small family-owned eatery. Lee Chastain

All Aboard for Brodard

This Asian express is tiny but packs humongous flavors.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny, family-owned Vietnamese eatery Brodard Asian Express & Boba Tea looks as if it could be swallowed up any minute by the hectic retail space it inhabits on a busy section of Cooper Street in South Arlington. Inside,...



Last Call

Margarita Maddest

LAST CALL
My hunt for the perfect –– or at least the least gross –– margarita started in Arlington, specifically at J. Gilligan’s (400 E. Abram St., 817-274-8561), a downtown area sports bar that’s been around since at least ...


Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain

TJ’s Sizzles

The deep-fryers see a lot of action at this established Arlington sports bar.
EDWARD BROWN
There’s no denying that TJ’s Catfish and Wings is a sports bar. Nearly every inch of available space is covered in photos of famous players and team logos from all over the country, and there’s a TV — or three — where...