Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Fred’s: Blazing Saddles

CHOW, BABY
I like to think of the story of Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St.) like a dramatic Hollywood movie. For years, the ramshackle burger joint was a culinary beacon in the then-barren West 7th Street area, charming customers wit...


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JPS Under Microscope

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Some local business owners are saying that JPS Health Network doesn’t want to work with minority-owned businesses. “JPS spends millions of dollars monthly on all types of  contracted services and less than one-tenth of one...



All aboard with Droidekka! Next stop, nostalgia.

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Specializing in vintage videogame music, Droidekka generates 8-bit brilliance.
EDWARD BROWN
As long as there have been video games, there’s been videogame music –– and there have been video games for nearly 35 years. The genre’s nascent effervescent bleeps and bloops are what inspire Droidekka, a Fort Worth in...


Jason Caswell (left) and Shawn Corley are re-imagining a pool hall into Arlington's first indie-rock venue.

Chuggin’ Monk: Indie Music to Arlington

HEARSAY
Arlington is a lot of things: rollercoaster capital of North Texas, home of JerryWorld, chain-restaurant wasteland. What the city has never been is a place for recurring indie-rock shows. But hold on to your Rangers caps. Into ...



The Lab Rack, a flight of shots, is served in a smoking beaker.

Capacitor in Flux

The Science Lab Bar & Grille is still a work in progress.
STEVE STEWARD photos by Lee Chastain
Back in October, The Food Network’s restaurant rehab/rebranding show On the Rocks visited ailing TCU bar and grill XII (originally Whiskey XII, later XII Whiskey), making it over from a cavernous, purple-painted sports bar in...


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Tacos to Ease the Pain

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby was sad when La Media Naranja (961 W. Magnolia Ave.) closed its doors earlier this year. The tiny taqueria/juice bar was never that busy, perhaps because the building is set back from the road and thus failed to attr...



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Beer Week Is Here

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Do you like beer? How do you feel about weeks? If you’re a fan of both, North Texas Beer Week is right up your alley. Starting Saturday, a ton of your favorite tap houses on both sides of the Tarrant-Dallas county divide (and...


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Conserving Compassion

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Back in the 1990s when George W. Bush was governor, he made “faith-based initiatives” and “compassionate conservatism” his buzzwords for welfare reform. The buzzwords sounded good, but what they really meant was that Te...



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GRO-ing Up

HEARSAY
Somewhat quietly, Green River Ordinance has become Fort Worth’s most famous rock export not named The Toadies. The band has been around for an eternity in rock years (over a decade), having formed when all five members were n...


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Killer or Filler?

There are lots of genres and lots of genre music in yon towne of Cow.
EDWARD BROWN, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
The problem with genre music is that it all tends to sound alike. Well, if it sounded like anything else, it wouldn’t be part of a genre. It’d be just music. But some people like adhering to formula, and there’s nothing w...