Posts Tagged ‘features’
Green chile lasagna (front), Venezuelan paella (left), Caribbean shrimp salad — and a Leenero — beckon you to Mijo’s Fusion. Tony Robles

Fusion by Mijo’s

This new joint brightens up the Near South Side.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
To the ultra-trendy Near South Side and the space formerly occupied by Junsuree Thai House comes Mijo’s Fusion, the youngest, prettiest sister in the Mijo’s family of Tex-Mex restaurants. For 15 years, the original location...


It’s Tim Love’s world; we just live here.

He’s Left Love All Over Us

Chow, Baby
It’s springtime, and Love is in the air. I mean, everywhere, like pollen. I’m not talking about the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when the person of your dreams lifts the restraining order. No, I’m talking about Fort Worth ...



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Figaro into Three Decembers

The Fort Worth Opera Festival marches on with two more superb productions.
Leonard Eureka and Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth Opera general director Darren Woods has a leg up in finding fresh young talent; since he serves off-season on the jury for the Metropolitan Opera’s regional auditions and directs a summer opera workshop for young s...


The guys in Fort Nox now have kids as old as they were when they first started rapping.

Fort Nox: Golden Years

Fort Worth rapping trio challenges you youngsters to battle
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The three rappers in Fort Worth’s Fort Nox have always had timing on their side. They might be older cats, compared to some of the young MCs now just coming into the Fort’s oh-so-fragile rapping scene, but Desmond Anderson,...



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Black, Brown, and Seeing Red

The fight for North Texas’ new congressional district has become downright entertaining.
JEFF PRINCE, BETTY BRINK, and ANDREW MCLEMORE
Not since Dallas’ John Wiley Price dubbed Fort Worth the “Aunt Jemima capital of the world” has a politician from the Far East pissed off people in Cowtown so badly. Dallas attorney and politician Domingo Garcia is seekin...


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Flashy Tokyo Samurai

Glimpse hibachi done right at this Colleyville standout.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Let’s face it. Hibachi joints have become a cliché. These strip-mall fixtures, with their round-robin seating, lamely punning chefs, and overpriced fish dishes have really overstayed their welcome, right? Most of them? Maybe...



Pinkish Black’s debut album has been a long time coming and is well worth the wait.

Killer or Filler?

The 817 welcomes auspicious debuts from local doom giants, veteran Americana songwriters, and poppy newbies.
Fort Worth Weekly Staff and Contributors
By the time you reach the end of Pinkish Black’s self-titled LP, your brain feels like it’s been forced to take a journey perilously close to the event horizon of a black hole, as if skirting its edge is the only way to mak...


Stop by India Café for the masala wraps. Vishal Malhotra

Bollywouldn’t

Except for India Café’s outstanding masala wraps, there’s not much here.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Recently, on one of my customary library crawls, I passed an Indian restaurant on the corner of a strip mall in Watauga. Alternately intrigued and suspicious, I looked up India Café online from the safety of the nearest bookca...



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Fort Rock

This town is brimming with indie talent — and everyone wants a piece.
Anthony Mariani
In the late ’00s, an independent label based in New York City, Norton Records, put out a three-volume set of songs from Fort Worth’s “teen scene,” a short period in the mid-to-late 1960s when teenage boys picked up musi...


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A Valuable Crop

Private prison companies are getting rich off tough immigration laws they’re helping to push.
Peter Gorman
The Johnson County Jail in Cleburne, at the end of a short country road off the town’s main street, is a complex of imposing cinder-block buildings painted the color of tapioca. When it held only Johnson County prisoners, the...