Posts Tagged ‘features’
Fort Worth’s Tony Saladino abstracts one particular historic district in his painting “Fort Worth Stockyards Revisited II.”

The Art of Preservation

“Cowboys and culture” may be suspect, but it’s still relevant.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Beneath the violet glow of dusk and across a dark, empty parking lot, a closed Costco megastore spills funnels of soft white light downward, creating angular, sinister shadows all around. Facing the building on horseback is a m...


chow

Beer-ology

CHOW, BABY
Wine-and beer-tasting dinners are just not Chow, Baby’s thing. Having a thoughtful selection of drinks with dinner is great. Providing some education for the burgeoning class of foodies is fine. But the last thing I want to d...



Wendy Davis

Davis Gets Help

STATIC
Not many people gave Democratic candidate Ann Richards a prayer of winning the Texas gubernatorial race in 1990 against the deep-pocketed Republican rancher Clayton Williams. But Richards pulled off a victory and became only th...


last call

Wondercrust: Watch and Riff

LAST CALL
When Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuted in 1988, did anyone mention that the show owed a huge debt to The Muppets? Because when I was a kid, every time I saw the silhouette of Joel Hodgson and his pair of wiseass robot sideki...



Duell does “cheeseburger rock ’n’ roll” very well.

Kings of the Stone Age

Fuzzy, loud desert rock gets taken to new heights by Duell.
ANTHONY MARIANI
North Texas was covered in snow. It was late February, in the thick of the blizzard. Forrest Barton dragged himself from the cozy confines of his Haltom City retreat to the nearest liquor store to buy some beer and a bottle of ...


BBQ Ranch owner Mike Fisher, left, and pitmaster Donald Phillips run a family-friendly place. Lee Chastain

Roadblocks

A bridge construction project puts a local business owner’s dream in peril.
EDWARD BROWN
The opening of The BBQ Ranch last year marked a personal milestone for owner Mike Fisher. Three years ago, a family tragedy nearly ended his lifelong dream of building a barbecue eatery on his family’s ranch outside Loop 820,...



Austin's Black Angels are among the headliners at this year's Clearfork Music Festival, this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion.

Clearfork Time!

HEARSAY
It’ll be hot. It’ll be sweaty. It’ll be loud. And it’ll be madness, but Clearfork Music Festival will be fun. To be a homer first, there’s a wealth of underground Fort Worth bands on the bill that are worth the price ...


The Stockyards certainly saw its share of discreet gambling back in the day, but no casinos. Jeff Prince

Gambling on History

Stockyards supporters fear that a new zoning scheme could open the door to casinos.
JEFF PRINCE
The man with the big cowboy hat who manages Leddy’s boot store in the Stockyards presents a sharp figure. Mark Dunlap’s clothes are starched and ironed. His white hat is clean, creases sharp. The store is immaculate. He run...



With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo

Wonderful World

A big indie-rock band and talented newcomer come together in a likely place.
ANTHONY MARIANI
High-waisted Wranglers: bringing musicians together since, well, since two months ago. It all started at the Near Southside watering hole The Boiled Owl, where Austin Jenkins, guitarist in the major- label Austin/Fort Worth/Dal...


Mo’s pastrami sandwich is “packed to bursting.” Lee Chastain

Eat at Mo’s

This deli/Italian/Middle-Eastern joint isn’t fast, but it sure is tasty.
JIMMY FOWLER
To be honest, Mo Zaben was a little grumpy last Saturday morning when he unlocked the door to start the business day at Mo’s Best Eatery, his deli carry-out and Italian/Middle Eastern spot in South Arlington. His place has st...