Posts Tagged ‘features’
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No Frills Indeed

LAST CALL
I’d seen No Frills Grill & Sports Bar’s ads, and I’d driven past its locations in Arlington and Keller, but I’d never cared to step through any of their doors until this guy at a liquor store told me they had super-...


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Bad Choices

’Twixt the devil and a big hot world.
GWYNNE DYER
There are, we are told, only two options: We stop burning fossil fuels before our carbon dioxide emissions drive the planet’s average temperature up by a full 2 degrees Celsius, in which case we will push the world into the b...



Local youth get an introduction to a prairie. Jeff Prince

Persevering for Prairie

Part of the long-sought park is now protected.
JEFF PRINCE
Teenagers from a Fort Worth homeless shelter climbed out of a van and looked across what seemed a vast prairie to their urban eyes. They were at the Fort Worth Prairie Park to get some fresh air and a change of scenery. Leading...


The Fogg is one of the coolest-sounding new bands in North Texas.

New Wave

HEARSAY
Last weekend was all about the veterans. With Untapped Festival and a bunch of 4/20 shows, a lot of bands we all know and love got to enjoy the spotlight. This weekend is about the newbies. Just when you think you know all ther...



Enchiladas Olé is a contemporary take on traditional Tex-Mex. Adrien P. Maroney

Say Olé!

The gourmet sauces are the real stars of this little Mexican eatery.
JIMMY FOWLER
It takes a lot of courage to open a restaurant. It takes courage plus confidence to open an enchilada joint in a neighborhood east of downtown Fort Worth that’s already full of taquerias, tortillerias, and other traditional M...


Whiskey Folk Ramblers headline our next Friday on the Green, May 10.

2013 Friday on the Green Lineup

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thousands of music lovers piled into Magnolia Green Park on the Near Southside last Friday for the first edition of Friday on the Green, a free seasonal outdoor concert series put on by Fort Worth South Inc. and your friends he...



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The Legacy Grows

STATIC
Last week’s cover story (“Toxic Legacy,” April 10) stirred up more than just some bad memories. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Fort Worth-based Southern Anodizing/Technicoat Inc., hired teenagers for jobs that included il...


The food at Vee Lounge is actually pretty good for a nightclub.

Good Enough for Government Work

CHOW, BABY
It always strikes me as odd when people have to qualify their opinions about food based on where it’s served. As in, “For a bingo hall, the food’s not that bad.” Or, more likely, the left-handed compliment is to a night...



Operators of Red River Motorcycle Trails, an off-road park, are challenging EOG Resources’ request for a sand mining permit. Courtesy Red River

Sand in the Wind

A citizens group fears damage to human and aquifer health from a proposed mine.
PETER GORMAN
A proposal by oil and gas giant EOG Resources to open a sand mine in North Texas’ Cooke County has a small group of nearby families and businesses worried that their health will be put at risk and their water supply seriously...


Olga Kurylenko and Ben Affleck share one of many pensive moments in To the Wonder.

To the Wonder: Into Thin Air

Terrence Malick’s latest is a transcendent bore.
KRISTIAN LIN
Did we overrate Terrence Malick, or is he just regressing to the mean after The Tree of Life? Anyone who saw his Oscar-nominated cultural touchstone from two years ago will readily recognize the hallmarks of his style in his la...