Posts Tagged ‘West 7th’

The West 7th Vortex

Chow, Baby
Restaurants come and go. That’s just the nature of the business. I’ve worked in and have written about the biz long enough to know not to get too attached to a place. But every once in awhile I’m taken aback when I hear t...


The Whiskey Garden: Shallow End?

Steve Steward
I don’t know what you know about The Whiskey Garden, but if it’s based on its Yelp page, I can only say you should probably see what it’s like for yourself –– assuming you can get in. As a white guy, I had no problem ...


Diving into West 7th

Steve Steward
Welp, after not even a year, Uptown Tavern is no mas, making it the third bar to occupy that Camp Bowie/West 7th space since — what, 2010? I don’t really have an opinion about the closing. Of course I feel bad for anyone pu...


Long Dallas Shadow

Maybe my mentality is just different from the average Fort Worthian’s. I’m not from a twin city, and until relocating here 12-plus years ago from Houston (via New York City via Philadelphia via Pittsburgh), I never lived in...


Rack Your Super Bowl Options

Last Call
It’s hard to believe that the Super Bowl is already upon us, but come Sunday, people will be packed into bars eagerly waiting to see if halftime star Katy Perry has wardrobe malfunction. If her top “accidentally” flies of...


Color it Meaty, Matey

Growing up, I used up more than a few crayons on those coloring pages that restaurants hand out to keep kids quiet. The one that hung on the Chow, Family fridge the longest was of something called Burger Town, showing a lush ki...

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Mad Hatter: Short and Sweet

Is February the time to open a new bar? Because there are at least three I’ve been to in the last few weeks that aren’t even a month old. I’m not entirely sold on all them. I’m loath to go to the West 7th corridor anywa...


Hello, New Pour House

I remember this one Sunday evening a year or so ago — I’m pretty sure it was in October, but it could’ve been April — when the weather was absolutely perfect. I’d gone to The Gold Standard (R.I.P.) on West 7th Street ...

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Velvet Taco To Take Over Gold Standard Space

Eric Griffey
Addison-based Front Burner Restaurants has finally confirmed the long-standing rumor that its Velvet Taco restaurant will take over the space currently occupied by The Gold Standard. Last month, Gold Standard co-owner Brad Hens...


Deliciously Deductible

If the Fourth of July is Cowboy Christmas because of all the rodeos going on, then surely April 15 must be Food Writers’ Fright Night. My dining room table looks like Russell Crowe’s wall in A Beautiful Mind. Still, each on...