Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’
Call

Once More to the Nerdcore Show

LAST CALL
I think there comes a point when, if you’ve consistently been under the influence of various intoxicants for awhile, you have to stop the party wagon for a moment and ask yourself, “Whoa! Am I fucked up, or is that Sonic th...


chow

Diving for Dumplings

CHOW, BABY
Not all small-town mom-and-pop restaurants are created equal. Chow, Baby is often guilty of romanticizing such joints. I can’t help it. I just imagine that some nice family is living out their restaurateur dream: Grandma is i...



Hearsay

Closing the Lid on Box of Rock

HEARSAY
I’m guessing that not many local, original musicians listen to mainstream classic rock on a regular basis. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of them say, “Yeah, I was listening to Lone Star Ninety-Two-Five the other day...


Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

The tall, skinny Texan leaves an indelible mark on local culture.
LEONARD EUREKA
Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition is named, and major arts patroness Nancy Lee Bass, whose name, along with that o...



Hensarling: “The days of the mom-and-pop liquor store are gone.” Lee Chastain

Liquor by the Big Box

The booze business is getting chained up in North Texas.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Just a few weeks ago, empty shelves at the Majestic Liquor on Camp Bowie Boulevard gave the long-standing retailer the look of a sad, picked-apart grocery store just before a natural disaster. Now a design crew is hard at work ...


San Antonio mayor Julián Castro.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 27 San Antonio mayor Julián Castro gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last summer, occupying the same slot that Barack Obama used eight years before as a springboard to bigger things. The ri...



BFF mixes French/Vietnamese, sushi, and some Korean and Thai — the menu might actually be too big. Tony Robles

BFF!

You’ll be best friends forever after one visit to this pan-Asian bistro.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BFF Bistro offers an eclectic mix of Asian cuisine while also housing an on-site bakery and — wait for it — a disco lounge. On a recent Saturday afternoon visit, said lounge, near the front of the restaurant, was particular...


Fort Worth pop-jazz-blues singer-songwriter D. Anson Brody will release a song a week for a year.

D. Anson Brody: A Song a Week for a Year

ANTHONY MARIAN
Now that major record labels have become the sole province of mega-stars, local musicians are coming up with creative ways to release new music. For example, instead of putting out an album per year or less frequently, the root...



PHILLIP MUSTAPHA KNOCKED DAVID RICHARDS OUT ...

Action Packed Golden Gloves Tourney In Town

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Regional Golden Gloves tournament presented three dozen fights last night at the John Justin Arena in the Will Rogers Memorial Center complex, and most were action-packed. The younger age groups fight 45-second r...


Chow

Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...