Posts Tagged ‘features’
Wendy

Lots of Small Talk

STATIC
Fort Worth Weekly goes to print on Tuesday nights, so at press time Static didn’t know whether State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster would be successful or not. If all went according to plan, the Fort Worth Democrat didn’t s...


The Live Oak’s shaved rib-eye sandwich is “terrific all around.” Lee Chastain

In Full Bloom

Though known mostly as a music venue, The Live Oak is also quite the gastropub.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fancy bar grub is already a well-established genre on the local dining scene. But The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near Southside makes its small upscale menu seem like a well-kept secret, if only because the dining ...



chow

Moby Empanada

CHOW, BABY
Call me Chow, Baby.  I felt like I was chasing a white whale, but all I wanted to do was try the pork empanadas ($8.95) at Paco & John’s (1116 8th Ave.). I had seen the dish listed a while back on the little chalkboard m...


Static

A Win with Asterisks

STATIC
In state district court last week, an attorney for the Fort Worth school district called former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo a liar, a bully, and a racist. On Monday night, the school board voted 7-0 to ratify a settlement...



Metro

Caveat Rider

Ex-cabbies, bartenders, and customers say passengers who’ve been drinking sometimes get ripped off.
JEFF PRINCE
The drinks were flowing on a recent evening at a 7th Street area bar, and at closing time Chad Sessom decided it might be best to take a cab home. He lived only five miles away, just a straight shot down Camp Bowie Boulevard to...


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Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards 2013

That Low-End Rumble
ANTHONY MARIANI, Photos by Vishal Malhotra
First, thank you for supporting local music. As you’ve probably learned by now, the best stuff doesn’t always come from someplace else. Like, say, Brooklyn or Portland. Or Boise. Sometimes your backyard is as fertile an art...



Funky and chunky: DeVivo’s spaghetti and meatballs keep company with a stuffed artichoke. Lee Chastain

Mangia, ’Burbanites

The DeVivo brothers offer rustic comfort food with style.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Siblings John and Ralph DeVivo have combined skills they honed in previous careers to create the eatery that bears their name. John got his culinary degree and experience the hard way –– starting at El Centro College’s cu...


chow

F(r)oodian Analysis

CHOW, BABY
There I was on my therapist’s couch, wondering aloud how my unhealthy relationship with food got started. “Most of my fond foodie memories involve a safe place or a time in my life when I was carefree,” I said. “Like wh...



Last Call

Light My Fire

LAST CALL
In the wake of last week’s column (“Smoke Gets in Your ‘I’s”), the thought occurred to me (via the suggestion of my editor) that maybe Fort Worth is in fact coming around to the idea of banning smoking from all public...


Strickland: “I didn’t choose this work — this work chose me.” Lee Chastain

Protesting the Drug War

Pot law reformers include a mom who lost a child to drug violence.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The leaders of DFW NORML, a group that works for reform of marijuana laws, are used to being stereotyped. Some folks figured that their recent conference, for instance, would be filled with Cheech and Chong types. Others might ...