Posts Tagged ‘good’

Cal’s State: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

A great cast saves this romance from itself.
KRISTIAN LIN
Not so long ago, a movie like Crazy, Stupid, Love. would have been released at the height of Oscar season and touted for awards. This dramedy set squarely in middle-class American life recalls the 2000 Best Picture-winning Amer...


A Widow Needs A Little Help

Jenna Fischer finally gets the starring role in this indie drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Steve Carell isn’t the only star of TV’s The Office with a movie out this week. Jenna Fischer charmed millions of viewers portraying the sweetly downtrodden receptionist on that show, but she’s never come close to having ...



Chancy Hacienda San Miguel

Opening now may be risky, but this West 7th eatery might have the goods to thrive.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There’s some winnowing out going on in that hot West 7th Street corridor — Delaney’s Irish Pub and So7 Bistro are gone. But that hasn’t kept Dallas-rooted restaurant companies from sending up new shoots in the area. A f...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 22 Because sickle-cell anemia sufferers often need blood transfusions, Remington College is hosting a blood drive specifically geared toward minority donors, especially African-Americans. The organizers estimate that each...



First and Last Words

Static
Let the honeymoon begin: Betsy Price takes over as Fort Worth mayor in a few weeks, and she’s made a point of telling people she expects city government to be open and transparent. What that really means is that residents and...


Dear Chow, Baby

Editor’s note: Despite Christy Goldfinch’s departure from the role, Chow, Baby goes on. See page 27 for this week’s column.
John Q. Reader
Oh no. Say it isn’t so. I’m very disappointed. Having kicked my weekend off with your column for years now, I will miss my Chow, Baby very much. Once I even went to an Asian place on East Berry Street called “Ho” becaus...



Breaking News: Lege Does Good

Static
It’s like one of those heartwarming scenes from a disaster: Firemen saving a baby from the burning building. Volunteers pulling survivors from the tornado’s wreckage. Or, in this case, a state senator getting a good bill th...


The Memory of Pie

Chow, Baby
Hate when this happens: Chow, Baby ate at Fireside Pies (2949 Crockett St.) more than a month ago, but the review kept getting pushed back for higher priorities, like filling an entire column with a rant on smashed burgers. Now...



2500 to 4/20

Last Call
The marquee outside of the bar dubbed it the best biker bar in Texas. I have no clue as to whether that’s even close to the truth. I don’t even really like motorcycles, so why would I go to a biker bar?


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 13 “I was in a cab in New York. The cab had a sign ‘Please do not smoke. Christ is our unseen guest.’ … I figure if he could overcome being nailed to a cross, I don’t think a Marlboro Light’s gonna faze him th...