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Diving In Arlington

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A Proper Tiki Lounge

Almost a century after famous establishments like Don the Beachcomer and Trader Vics introduced their Polynesian-themed good times to the West Coast, tiki bars...

Randi’s Last Resort: A Kind of Tiki

In the summer of 2013, I wrote about this place way out on Highway 80, past Doc’s Records and Vintage. Niles City Saloon was...

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...

Life’s Too Short to Live in Dallas

Arlington residents might have heard bullets whizzing overhead recently or at least caught the verbal kind of shots fired from Dallas back toward Fort...

Living the High(lands) Life

Week by week, the retail sprawl just oozes further in the Arlington Highlands Lifestyle Center. For reasons I may never know, one of the...

GloryHole

I’ll be honest. David Bowie’s death made it tough to write this column. I initially turned it into a long-winded tribute to the musician...

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...

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...

Diving In the Stockyards

A couple of friends visiting from Europe wanted the tourist experience, so we visited the usual Stockyards places, such as Leddy’s for hats and...

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...