Posts Tagged ‘features’
CHOWBABY

Other Side of the Apron

CHOW, BABY
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...


At 39, Kevin Aldridge seems to be just hitting his stride.

The Appraiser

Fort Worth singer-songwriter Kevin Aldridge makes a statement record.
ANTHONY MARIANI
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...



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Sucking It Up

Gas drillers are competing with ranchers, farmers, and cities for increasingly scarce water supplies.
GAYLE REAVES
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’...


Crawdaddy’s menu features such inventive items as a redfish couvillion over dirty rice with crawfish etoufée sauce. Vishal Malhotra

Shackin’ Up

In the wilds of Arlington, Crawdaddy’s whips up mighty fine Cajun cuisine.
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...



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Burnt Orange You Ashamed?

STATIC
You have to credit the University of Texas at Austin for being consistent — consistently sleazy. In June 2011, the school’s website described how UT’s Energy Institute would review the natural gas industry’s fracking pr...


Music

Killer or Filler?

Hop in the way-back machine to the early ’90s — and late ’30s.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
The Toadies’ Play.Rock.Music Let’s get this out of the way first. Play.Rock.Music, The Toadies’ fifth studio album since first forming in the late 1980s, doesn’t get off to a great start. The main problem: Leadoff track...



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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...