Posts Tagged ‘features’
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 ...



Steak, shrimp, and chicken fajitas are waiting at Flamingo’s. Lee Chastain

Flamingo’s Takes Flight

This newish Northside eatery transcends narrow labels to achieve unique culinary heights.
JIMMY FOWLER
The recently opened Flamingo’s, located on the North Side just south of the Stockyards, specializes in recipes from the area of Acapulco and the state of Guerrero on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The surprise isn’t that the men...


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MAF’13 Lineup Announced

HEARSAY
Here’s the lineup for Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival (MAF’13), taking place on Sunday, June 23, at eight venues in the West 7th corridor. Admission to the festival is freeeee. If you’re the kind o...



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Smoke Gets in Your “I”s

LAST CALL
I’m kind of tired of hating on Dallas. If you live in Fort Worth, bitching about Big D is practically a God-given right or at least a tacit, public oath of fealty to Panther City’s banner, but c’mon: Maybe give it a rest....


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Fort Worth: On the Map

HEARSAY
Every “local” talk radio show you listen to, every “local” newscast you suffer through, every scrap of national media that pops up on your smartphone or computer –– their creators mostly all see Fort Worth and Dalla...



Dead to rights: Patriot purveys true singer-songwriter music.

Patriot: Fire, Brimstone

There are two sides to singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Shortly after singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic graduated high school in spring 2009, he packed his bags and moved from Fort Worth to Nashville. Some friends and fellow musos he’d hung out with at a coffee shop in Burleson, wh...


Herman, left, and Fox couldn’t fit their presentation check into carry-on luggage, but the proceeds will fit nicely into their business. Photo by B.J. Lacasse, courtesy TCU

Profit and Virtue

International TCU program honors student business ideas for “doing good while doing well.”
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Dylan Fox and Zach Herman made their first-ever trip to Texas on April 18. When they checked in at their hotel near Texas Christian University that night, they were wearing shorts and t-shirts and carrying minimal luggage — e...



Elote co-owner Cynthia Loeb has a plate of fresh Tex-Mex and some ’ritas with your name on them. Adrien P. Maroney

Elote Is Elite

This little eatery specializes in semi-healthy Tex-Mex.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The words “gluten-free” and “Tex-Mex” combine in a way that makes your average cowboy grimace. In reality, Mexican cuisine, like most Western regional cuisines, is heavy on green veggies, beans, and corn, all of which l...


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Round up the Usual Suspects

STATIC
Static is working hard on a new filing system. For example, the file marked “Not At All Surprising But Still Disappointing” is filled with news bits relating to Arlington Heights High School. Though Fort Worth Weekly has sp...