Posts Tagged ‘ice’

Big Miracle: Fish Story

Three whales trapped in ice; moviegoers trapped in sentimentality.
KRISTIAN LIN
Last fall we saw the release of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, a terrific thriller that took in a single event (a global pandemic) from the points of view of a wide array of characters affected by it. The cuddlier and well-in...


The Usual Master of Time and Space

Last Call
If you’ve been to The Chat Room or The Usual, you’re likely familiar with Dave Mayer — he’s the guy with the longish hair, mustache, and aloha shirts who probably remembers your name and drink (especially if you tip wel...



Hey, Mother Earth, Send More Ice

Jeff Prince
The snow and ice storm that closed down schools and businesses for days on end earlier this month is a memory. Temperatures are now in the 70s. I actually sweated this afternoon while sitting in my truck at a traffic light with...


Dazzling Fireside Pies

This locally owned chain’s new West 7th location is popular, for good reason.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There are plenty of restaurants in the West 7th Street corridor, so when my party of five walked into Fireside Pies to be told there was a 20-minute wait, we were a little surprised. Sure, it was a Friday night, but there are, ...



BlackFinn Aims to Please

There’s a little something for everyone at the Southwest Arlington saloon.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour (4 ’til 8 p.m. daily), everything but the fancy liquor and bottled beer is half-o...


Something Special

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In Spanish, “algo” translates into “something.” And the menu at Mi Tierra Latin Fusion Restaurant is literally full of algos. Every section is preceded by “algo”: “algo to start,”...



Everyfamily

Kultur
New York audiences were understandably abuzz when Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth debuted way back in 1942. Wilder was already considered an innovative American dramatist on the strength of 1938′s Our Town a...


Chasing the Cool Stuff

Chow, Baby
Boy, what an astoundingly terrible two days Chow, Baby had, the kind of days that make optimists look forward to the rest of their lives (it’s only going to get better!) and make pessimists never want to leave the house a...



Ice Age

KRISTIAN LIN
The image of Thornton Wilder as a folksy and homespun playwright is almost entirely down to the unceasing popularity of Our Town. Most people, however, forget that this fourth wall-breaking, non-realistically staged 1938 play r...


Mr. Friday Night

Chow, Baby
After promising itself for forever, Chow, Baby finally made it to the legendary Friday-night lamb & seafood buffet at Chadra Mezza (1622 Park Place Av.).