Posts Tagged ‘coffee’
Chow baby

Coffee with the Codger

CHOW, BABY
Here’s a sad fact: Chow, Baby is getting older. The signs are there: I’m always in bed before 10 p.m., I avoid crowded places, and I enjoy watching Andy Griffith solve mysteries. But the biggest change in my advancing years...


Boos

KRISTIAN LIN
Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like this year offers up more Halloween events than usual, not just in numbers but in variety. You can go the traditional route with haunted houses like Hangman’s House of Horrors and Texas ...



Will Blair’s “Footloose”

Gallery
We’re always glad to hear more from coffeehouses with art shows. This Saturday Avoca Coffee is hosting an opening reception for artist Will Blair, whose canvases that mix encaustic, acrylic, oil, and spray paint will hang in ...


Avoca: Serious Beanery

Last Call
I’m going to be honest. I’m not a big coffee drinker. Time and time again, I’ve thought, maybe this cup of coffee will win me over. But unless I add cream, sugar, vanilla, chocolate, peppermint schnapps, and whatever else...



Healthy, Harmony, House

Last Call
The Health and Harmony House just feels welcoming. After walking through the front door, you may feel the stress of the outside world just melt away. The “house” (a fancy term for “storefront”) offers a full coffee bar,...


Isn’t This Better?

Big Ticket
Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb were introduced to each other in 1962, and their collaboration for the musical stage lasted even beyond Ebb’s death in 2004: A musical based on the Scottsboro Boys case opened Off Br...



Cat City Grill is Near Purr-fect

The new West Magnolia eatery’s fancy fare lives up to the hype.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The small storefront on Magnolia Avenue has been getting a lot of attention from local foodies: Vance Martin and Martin Thompson have more collective cachet than almost any other duo in town. Martin’s Lili’s Bistro, just up...


A Cup of Union

Local baristas say the fight for better conditions is uphill but necessary.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In late December, a small group of Starbucks employees blocked the drive-through window at the company’s coffee shop at Rosedale Street and 8th Avenue for about 20 minutes, in protest of the rising cost of their healthcar...



Beans of Wrath

You’ve got the whole world — or at least the lives of millions — in your cup.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In a five-bay garage tucked away in the shadow of Trinity Industries off Seminary Drive in south Fort Worth, the smells are a unique combination of grease and the heady aroma of coffee. Here, owner Marvin Rodak and his crew rep...


Eurotazza Coffeehouse

Not far fromone of the 800-lb. gorilla of caffeine’s new joints is a small, wonderful indie coffeehouse
JIMMY FOWLER
As one famous episode of South Park pointed out, it’s easy to bash Starbucks, and sipping an independent competitor’s brew does not necessarily equal moral virtue. Starbucks is clearly doing something right — millions of ...