Posts Tagged ‘room’

Upward to The Cellar

Last Call
One night, probably two or three years ago, I was leaning into the railing around The Moon’s porch, about four whiskeys deep into a soapbox speech about what kind of bar I’d run if I ever had the capital to open one, when I...


Skin I Live In: Hide and Sick

Pedro Almodóvar rediscovers his twisted side. Cool!
KRISTIAN LIN
OK, here’s one of the more messed-up things I’ve seen in a while, and I mean that mostly in a good way. Much of the chatter about The Skin I Live In has been about Pedro Almodóvar’s reunion with Antonio Banderas, his hab...



Sweet Salvation

Chow, Baby
When the original Chow, Baby (a.k.a. Christy Goldfinch) recommended a restaurant for me to review, I jumped on the idea and also invited her to come along.  (At first I wasn’t sure if we were allowed in the same room tog...


No Overtime for Bikinis

Last Call
Here’s the thing: I love dive bars and all, but every so often, one’ll give me a case of the willies strong enough to make me turn tail and head for some place presumably safer. I like to call it my stabby sense, and the ot...



Water: Lighter than Booze?

Last Call
My parents live about 90 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, and so their summer weather experience is slightly different than that of folks around here. I say “slightly” because Lodi still gets hot as balls. The main...


T&P Tavern Delivers

Last Call
The last time I went drinking at the T&P Tavern downtown in the historic T&P Railway Station was a little more than a year ago. While the bar was cool, so was the night air –– the tavern sat in an open-air lobby, pr...



Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...


High Class Haunting

Some of the best scares in the country are happening right here.
Peter Gorman photos by Byrd Williams IV
Brent James is a fireman and a paramedic in the city of Glenn Heights, which straddles the Dallas and Ellis county lines. But for a couple of months each year, he has another gig: He’s a madman with a chainsaw in a parking lot.



Rooster, Delaney’s Work

Though heavy on kitsch, both bar/restaurants deliver.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Is there a spate of new bars that happen to have good eats? Or is this phenomenon really a spate of new restaurants conveniently doubling as bars? Fort Worth is home to a few taverns boasting better-than-usual bar fare: 8.0 in ...


Merkin

Scatology (Self-released)
Ken Shimamoto
It might not matter to anyone else, but it does to me: Merkin was the last band I watched grow up onstage at The Wreck Room. That’s what’s fun about following local music: seeing assemblages of kids who are frankly not that...