Posts Tagged ‘features’
The fellowship of the brick: Wyldstyle, Emmet, and Vitruvius take a ride in the Batjet in The Lego Movie.

Hit the Bricks

When The Lego Movie builds up laughs, everything is awesome.
KRISTIAN LIN
You’re right to be suspicious of a movie based on a set of wildly popular children’s toys, and yet The Lego Movie is far more than a cynical extension of the Danish brand that conquered the world. It’s an early front-runn...


Tina’s tasty tacos are only $1.99 a pop. Lee Chastain

Tina’s Cocina: Mex-Mex

Finally, authentic and affordable Mex-Mex comes to the bustling Near Southside.
LAURIE JAMES
Tina’s Cocina occupies space in one of the few strip malls on West Magnolia Avenue, and owner Juan Solis didn’t spend much of his capital improving the dining room. That’s fine. What comes out of the kitchen is good enoug...



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Feats of Clay

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby used to spend a lot of time at Lambert’s Steak, Seafood, & Whiskey (2731 White Settlement Rd.) and was sad when it closed in March 2012. It was my go-to restaurant bar. I loved the staff, the Texas bric-a-brac,...


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Hello, New Pour House

LAST CALL
I remember this one Sunday evening a year or so ago — I’m pretty sure it was in October, but it could’ve been April — when the weather was absolutely perfect. I’d gone to The Gold Standard (R.I.P.) on West 7th Street ...



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It’s Not Nice to Backhand the Supremes

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Julia Trigg Crawford, manager of her family’s Red’Arc farm just outside of Paris, has been at war with TransCanada ever since the gigantic Canadian energy company decided to take a slice of her northeast Texas farm via emin...


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Fuzzy But Impressive

Is Wendy Davis’ fund-raising making Abbott sweat?
DAVE McNEELY
Democratic governor candidate Wendy Davis has jabbed for months at her Republican rival, Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott, for things like defending in court the Texas Legislature’s slashing of school spending. He has ignored her. With...



Get ready for big flavors in this little shop.

Fork in the Road: Sparks Will Fly

Specializing in sandwiches and craft sodas, this small Arlington eatery delivers on flavor.
EDWARD BROWN Photos by Lee Chastain
Within a five-mile radius of the University of Texas at Arlington is a vast patchwork of ethnic restaurants (Thai, Indian, Chinese, you name it). The area is also now home to Fork in the Road, a small eatery that isn’t ethnic...


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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Station

LAST CALL
Lately, whenever I’ve gone out drinking at places where I don’t know any of the employees (and there are some, not many but some), I wonder if the person popping the top on my beer is a member of Life Behind Bars, a Faceboo...



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Fromholz’ Last Waltz

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This week’s death-filled Static column is kind of a downer, unless your name is Grim Reaper, in which case you’ll be thrilled! The family of Texas Music singer-songwriter Steven Fromholz is inviting the public to a memorial...


Singer-songwriter Jason Eady's new album throws back to the past for inspiration -- but just how far?

Jason Eady: Daylight and Dark

HEARSAY
The first song is about whiskey, specifically about drinking it in Oklahoma, and is one of two tracks with “whiskey” in the title. The next song is set in Abilene and is about possibly leaving a lover. Driving along a highw...