Posts Tagged ‘places’

What Will the Kids Get?

The Texas that remains after the ecological plunderers pass through may not be a thing of pride.
E.R. BILLS
About 470 years ago, famed Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and his men got lost in the Texas panhandle. They floundered there for three weeks.


Hey, Sailor, Want to Share Some Cow Brains?

Chow, Baby
I am a taco slut, always have been. I’m not talking about the kind of tacos you get at gringo-friendly margarita-sopapilla-raise-the-flag Tex-Mex places (though I adore them too). I mean the real deal: tacos filled with assor...



Happy St. Stephen’s Day!

Last Call
Last year, my favorite boozy companion, Emily, led a group of women in revelry celebrating St. Stephen’s Day. Em, who has more than a bit of Irish in her, told us that in the British isles, Dec. 26 is a day of drinking at eve...


They Vant to Suck Our Blood

Static
If you like to get plastered over the July 4 weekend and you’re a fan of the Twilight series, you’re in luck — you might be starring in your own version of the vampire fantasy flick. Tarrant County law enforcement officer...



Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things

Ken Shimamoto
The jazz myth of Chicago is powerful, dating back to 1922, when King Oliver summoned Louis Armstrong from New Orleans to change the world. It continued in the ’60s and ’70s, when players who’d germinated in th...


Grouchy

Last Call
Here’s the thing: I applaud anyone who opens a business right now, especially if the business is in booze. Economists look at the construction industry as a means of gauging the health and well-being of the nation’s...



Wailing Wall

Chow, Baby
Praying before the Wall seemed an appropriate first step in preparing for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement (this year beginning at sunset Sunday), which Chow, Baby has turned into its own ritual of revisiting restaurants...


All Jacksboro’d Up

Last Call
If variety is the spice of life, then I’m-a one spicy a-meat-a-ball. Lately anyways. And as it only applies to the places where I drink. Don’t get me wrong. The bars on West 7th are great, I dig West Berry, I left m...



Best Of

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Dream Weaver

Arlington singer-songwriter Beth Wood’s nighttime visions have led her to success and a new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
More than a dozen years ago, musician Beth Wood was your typical student struggling to earn a degree in literature from the University of Texas.