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Refusing the Right to Serve

The Grotto’s Swan Song

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University Pub’s Facelift

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Diving In Race Street

Recently, a couple of couples in our friend group moved into the up-and-coming Oakhurst neighborhood around North Sylvania Avenue. This area’s housing prices are...

Blackland Distillery Arrives

Contractors were busy at work when Blackland Distillery owner Markus Kypreos and head distiller Ezra Cox met me for a tour of their new...

Uno Mas, Americado

It seems like I read the words “authentic tastes of Mexico City” on an improbable number of bar and restaurant marketing materials. I have...

Hit the Bar at Hopdoddy

At the risk of tossing away any street cred I’ve amassed: I dig restaurant bars. With the exception of a few outstanding craft cocktail...

Heim’s Whiskey Bar

If you delight in the abject misery of other people, this year is a playground of schadenfreude. Chances are you have friends or family...

R.I.P. to the Old Downtown Scene?

Not to be maudlin, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about dying. I’m turning 40 in a week, but that is not causing...

Solving Mysteries at The Winchester

More than a decade ago, I was living in downtown Fort Worth and was a regular at the first location of the now-defunct Paddy...

A Spring Break at Heim

Lately, life’s been throwing me a few curveballs. Realistically, you can’t be a human being in your fourth decade and avoid being hit by...

Downtown Arlington’s Brew

High-dollar celebrity bars and restaurants aside, there’s been a food and booze renaissance in Fun City. Having lived in Arlington off and on for 25...

Eastside Cantina for Enchiladas Olé

Advice is usually free for a reason. Back in 2004, when I moved to Fort Worth, many a well-meaning native told me to avoid...