Posts Tagged ‘features’
Fort Worth Weekly
After working so hard last year to diminish minority-voting power, the Texas Legislature received two black eyes from Uncle Sam last week. Federal courts struck down the state’s new redistricting maps for not protecting minor...
Dusk was on its way when I got to the Stockyards Music Festival on Sunday. I immediately hit the bar, a long, narrow, plastic oval under a huge tent situated between two rows of food trucks. Of course it was crowded, and of cou...
The Longshots have the right attitude and sounds — and pedigree.
In many ways, The Longshots are your typical roadhouse-rocking throwback band. Just four young dudes playing dirty rock ’n’ roll, looking grungy, and drivin’ all the ladies crazy. But there’s more to these cats than jus...
The church that ate Arlington Heights
The contentious meeting was winding down; a church official and architect were wearying after listening to neighbors vent frustrations for an hour. Fort Worth’s Christ Chapel Bible Church is big and getting bigger, expanding ...
Muang LAO Cuisine avoids the pan-Asian muddle excellently.
For many restaurants, the downside of serving pan-Asian fare is that the different ethnicities can become a mediocre blur. The family-owned strip-mall eatery known as Muang LAO Cuisine in far north Fort Worth indeed dabbles in ...
On invectives, Chick-fil-A, and politics
Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this month. To...
Back when I made my living in the food business, I kind of resented Restaurant Week, when local eateries create a prix fixe menu for $35 and donate some of proceeds to charity. I viewed it as amateur night — lots of people wh...
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Kevin Aldridge makes a statement record.
To say that Kevin Aldridge has just made the record of his career is a bold statement. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter has been churning out his particular brand of elegant, sophisticated, country-tinged Americana for more th...
Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin V Ranch near Weatherford. He’s got a couple of gas wells on the land too, and he’...
In the wilds of Arlington, Crawdaddy’s whips up mighty fine Cajun cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Crawdaddy’s Shack is inexplicably located in southwest Arlington, in a fairly hard-to-access strip mall. I say inexplicably because I don’t think there’s a large contingent of head-sucking, tail-pinching folk out that way...