Posts Tagged ‘features’

Jamming at Gator’s

I’m just going to throw this out there: All the neon trim lining the eaves of the buildings on Race Street is kind of deceptive. It makes it look like the neighborhood between Sylvania Avenue and Belknap Street is lined with ...


Idolizing Ted

The Willis-Burton race for the Texas Senate has deep implications for Fort Worth.
There is an old axiom that says all politics are local. Well, that may have been true years ago, but the political landscape has changed dramatically with the birth of the Tea Party. Take the District 10 race for the Texas Sena...

Forget Willie and Waylon. The most talked-about Outlaw album is Willis Alan Ramsey.

Rocky Mountain Way

There are several good reasons why Willis Alan Ramsey’s sophomore album has taken 40 years to come out.
Willis Alan Ramsey was barely out of his teens when he released a remarkable debut album that sounded like a greatest-hits project from a veteran artist. Now, 40 years later, Ramsey is more famous for having never released a se...

Sophistication is the name of the game at Zambrano.

Fine Vintage

Cef Zambrano’s downtown bar and restaurant has withstood the test of time – and road construction.
Former Chow, Baby columnist Christy Goldfinch had a well-documented crush on restaurateur Cef Zambrano, who opened his eponymous wine bar/restaurant downtown in 2007. But the tides of fortune — and the ebb and flow of road co...


No Ragin’, Just Cajun

Chow, Baby developed a passion for Cajun cuisine as a college student. During my once-frequent trips to the Big Easy, while my friends were trying to drink Bourbon Street dry, I took more of an interest in the dark, intense sau...

Fou has finally finished its debut album, and frontman Jeevan Antony says there's more to come.

Not Fou-ing Around

Fou started recording the songs that would become its just-released debut album, Boy, nearly four years ago at a home studio in Fort Worth. And nearly four years ago, those songs were super-quiet, super-slow, and very precious....

Static 222

A Game of Creepfrog

Residents of the University West neighborhood just can’t get a break from the “TCU creep.” No, that’s not some weirdo performing lewd acts in public, but the nickname locals have given to the double whammy of steady enc...


How to Vote

Remember the rules for getting registered, getting ballots, and getting your vote to count.
There is a certain irony in the fact that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice as being cumbersome and discriminatory, you can vote by mail without the need...

The fare is tasty and plentiful at Pho District. Lee Chastain

Go, Pho District

Kenzo Tran’s newest eatery recalls the staples of his Southeast Asian youth.
With all those exotic sushi rolls that chef Kenzo Tran made famous at his Piranha Killer Sushi locations, you might wonder if he’s also going rogue with the Vietnamese chow prepared at Pho District, his latest venture. Tran, ...

Art Institute's section winner, Jonathan Ayala.

Best Of People & Places 2014

Thing Tarrant County Needs Critic’s choice: An Occupy the Shale protest group Can’t you see it? They show up every time a well is drilled or fracked next to a school or park. They record the noise and play it back outside c...