Posts Tagged ‘features’
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City Life Is a Good Life, Once Again

Americans are reversing the flow to the suburbs, and Fort Worth’s a part of it.
Photos and story by ANDREW MCLEMORE
Night Riders regulars are easy to spot. They’re the ones who get to the Chat Room by 7 p.m., early enough to drink a beer or two before the group of mostly locals pedals their way down Magnolia Avenue toward the next watering...


There’s a Tex-Mex feast to be had at Mexico Real. Lee Chastain

Real Mexican

The food’s not fancy, just solid and comforting at Mexico Real.
STEVE STEWARD
When people think of comfort food, they often think of deep-fried or slow-roasted favorites, from donuts to pot roasts. Whether you call this cuisine “greasy spoon,” “diner fare,” or “New American,” it’s typically...



LastCall

8 a.m. Eight Ball

LAST CALL
Is there a good reason for drinking at 9 in the morning on a weekday? I’m sure there are several (some hospital folk don’t get off work until daybreak), but the only one that matters to me is because you can. I thought abou...


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Live Oak Grows Cooler

HEARSAY
The Near Southside’s Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge (1311 Lipscomb St., 817-926-0986) just got a much-needed infusion of youngblood in the form of Jamie Kinser and Aaron Knight, co-founders of the upstart Fort Worth booking...



School bully Alvin cowers behind Norman as he tries to read the incantation that’ll stave off the walking dead in ParaNorman.

ParaNorman’s Activity

This animated comedy for kids will scare you silly.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right! This is how I like my animated kids’ movies — intelligent, funny, and scary enough to keep you up at night. ParaNorman comes to us from Laika Entertainment, the same stop-motion animation studio that brought us t...


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Chipping Away

Fort Worth’s code of ethics is being rewritten — or gutted, depending on your point of view.
PETER GORMAN
Two years ago, members of the city’s little known and little used Ethics Review Committee found out what happened when you pissed off Mike Moncrief. The mayor tossed their board and major parts of the city’s ethical ruleboo...



Toni’s fried catfish is heaven on a plate. Tony Robles

Soul Kitchen

Hits and misses define the Southern-flavored Toni’s dining experience.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Some joints you just root for. You walk in whistling, thinking that either this place offers lip-licking tasties or, dang, it’s just another reminder of how cutthroat the family-owned restaurant racket can be. Here today. Gon...


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Schlitz and Giggles

LAST CALL
I wouldn’t say that the late, great Moon’s Sunday comedy night was the birthplace of Fort Worth’s recent comedy growth spurt, but it was definitely one of the more legit and better known venues for amateur and journeyman ...



Fort Worth Americana singer-songwrtier Kevin Aldridge will celebrate the release of his debut solo CD, The Viper Sessions, on Friday at Magnolia Motor Lounge.

CD Release Weekend

HEARSAY
The past 12 months or so have been pretty great for local musicians’ recorded output. Just look at all the albums and EPs on our 2012 Music Awards ballot. There were, like, 900. And a few of them (Burning Hotels, Some Easy Ma...


Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge's bacon bleu cheese burger.

And Dance by the Light of the Moon

CHOW, BABY
As a teenager, Chow, Baby dreamed of being a rock star. Despite having no musical talent, a singing voice that might attract stray cats, and no discipline for learning to play an instrument, I still spent many a night in front ...