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JULY-AUGUST 2018

TRAVEL

Family adventures in beautiful Borneo

COMMUNITY

Book your summer at the library

THE GIVE BACK

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FOOD & DRINK Cool recipes for chill summer vibes

Bright ideas

A Southlake family home gets a makeover that’s bursting with originality

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EDITORIAL Editorial Director

Marilyn Bailey Editor in Chief

Meda Kessler Art Director

Cynthia Wahl Editor

Babs Rodriguez Contributing Writers

Kathryn Hopper, Laura Samuel Meyn, June Naylor

NEW & NOTABLE 8 Restaurants and retail roundup

Contributing Photographers

Ron Jenkins, Ralph Lauer, Jeena Stephen

HOME STYLE 14 Little by little, a Southlake designer transforms a dated ’80s house with her singular vision

Copy Editor

Carol Nuckols Proofreaders

Jan Batts, Janna Franzwa Canard

FOOD & DRINK 30 Chilly dishes to help battle the heat

ADVERTISING Associate Publisher

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Sunday Leek

COMMUNITY 36 Book it to the Southlake library this summer

TRAVEL 54 A family finds paradise and adventure in Borneo

ESSAY 40 She scoffed at lawn people — until she became one

HAPPENINGS 58 Out and about

Brittany Goff, Kelly Fortune

DINING GUIDE 60

Lindsey Logan

PHOTO FINISH 64 Our parting shot

Kim Martinez

THE GIVE BACK 42 A Southlake grad bikes the West Coast for a cause

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or this issue, we loved touring the home of Dana Frieling, an interior designer with a unique point of view (“Simply Eclectic,” Page 14). Dana and her family — husband John, daughter Bryn and son Reed — live in an older house situated on a fabulous lot. Its best feature: a good-sized private pond, the site of much swimming, fishing and gathering with friends. Dana’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and in D magazine. Remarkably, interior design was a midlife career change from the mental health field, and Dana says her years as a therapist have informed her new calling. Her skill at reading people helps her when couples have conflicting tastes, for instance, or clients need to get over attachments to certain objects. Her own soulful house — modest in size and distinctive in style — is a work in progress, and we ON THE COVER This fun chandelier welcomes you inside a beautifully eclectic enjoyed learning its story. Southlake home. See story on Page 14. A newer Southlake Photo by Ralph Lauer neighbor, Cidonie Richards, moved here recently from Shanghai. The native Australian is an experienced traveler and style blogger who offered us a look at one of her recent family trips, to a resort in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo (“Monkeys and Memories,” Page 54). We welcome Cidonie to town — and to our pages. Elsewhere, food and travel writer June Naylor, who just released a new edition of her book Texas Landmark Cafes (find it at Buc-ee’s), whipped up four cool recipes for the hot days we’re mired in (“Cold Comforts,” Page 30). And essayist Kathryn Hopper relates her transformation from lawn-care grump to full-on yard obsessive in “Zen and the Art of Zoysia Maintenance,” Page 40). Stay cool, everyone.

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Compiled by Marilyn Bailey and Meda Kessler

DRAGONS NEWS You probably know, but we wanted to celebrate it again: Carroll High School has another statechampion sports team to brag about. The Dragons baseball team — with a season record of 35-6, ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 4 in the U.S. — prevailed 7-2 over San Antonio’s Reagan Rattlers to win the Class 6A title in June

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This summer, Southlake-area residents have a new way to keep cool: a trip to a new floating water park on Lake Grapevine. Altitude Trampoline Park, in partnership with Grapevine’s parks department, has opened Altitude H20 on the lake at Meadowmere Park. The colorful attraction is a 25,000-square-foot floating obstacle course made from a collection of giant inflatables, including slides, climbers, monkey bars, a trampoline and a balance beam. There’s an area you can rent for birthday parties, but note that the park is for ages 6 and up only, and minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Each ticket, $20, is good for a timed-entry session that includes 45 minutes of play and a 15-minute safety orientation. 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, altitudeh2o.com.


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SOUTHLAKE | NOW OPEN The co-working trend arrives in Southlake with the opening of Spaces in the Granite Place development on the northern edge of Southlake Town Square along State Highway 114. The bright space filled with modern furniture offers 190 desks for rent, as well as large and small meeting rooms, a computer lab and private offices. Amenities include bicycles for riding around the town square as well as an in-house coffee bar. Spaces is based in Amsterdam and has dozens of outlets in Europe; this is just the second in Dallas-Fort Worth. 550 Reserve St., Suite 150, Southlake, 682-712-1300, spacesworks.com/

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Christy and Brad Howard and a mass of mastiffs. Photo by Ralph Lauer

shop, only Diesel remains, but Christy and Brad have taken in three more rescue mastiffs. Christy also co-founded The Duke and Oliver Foundation, a nonprofit that provides funds for individuals and groups involved in animal rescue. And Three Dog’s annual food drive results in about $10,000 worth of

Photo by Aaron Dougherty

bakery kibble donated to rescue groups, while the annual Easter Begg Hunt at all locations draws huge crowds. For the noon to 4 p.m. party, look for an ice cream bar and other refreshments for people and dogs. “We’re collecting photographs from customers, many who have become good friends over the past 10 years, too,” says Christy.

Shops of Southlake, 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 323, 817-310-3364, threedogdfw.com.

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Hopdoddy’s interior includes table, booth and bar seating, an exposed brick wall and music-themed art. Photos courtesy of Hopdoddy Burger Bar


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RESTAURANTS San Daniele’s rooftop patio overlooks Main Street in Grapevine. Enjoy the view with a Negroni cocktail and a plate of black mussels. Photos by Jeremy Enlow

ChopShop Live ROANOKE | OPENING SOON The little city with a lively restaurant scene is about to get another eatery, this one with a 22,000-square-foot live-music venue attached. Roanoke ChopShop Live, with country star Randy Rogers as a backer, is opening in early July with a series of rock and country concerts. The music starts July 6 with Desperado and Forever Mac (Eagles and Fleetwood Mac tribute

San Daniele GRAPEVINE | NOW OPEN We’re late to this news, but San Daniele, a modern Italian restaurant that opened over the winter in downtown Grapevine next to Messina Hof Winery, has become one of the top spots in the area for patio dining. It’s a rooftop patio, to be clear, and in nice weather people have been flocking there for the view of Main Street and excellent cocktails like the Italian Sunset, which blends gin, Galliano and fresh lemon juice. A special patio menu includes shareable plates such as pickled peppadews stuffed with aged provolone, fontina wrapped in prosciutto with tomato jam and thin-crust pizzas baked in the upstairs kitchen’s wood-burning oven. In the main dining room, there’s a full menu of house-made pastas and classics like cioppino and osso buco. 129 S. Main St., Suite 130, Grapevine, 817-329-4340, sandanielerestaurant.com.

ChopShop Live (photographed while under construction) opens early July. Photo courtesy of ChopShop via Facebook

bands), and a grand opening party featuring country notable Wade Bowen, is July 14. The music venue will hold up to 1,500 fans, and the car-themed food menu features familiar Texas roadhouse fare such as wings, nachos and burgers. Roanoke ChopShop Live will be a larger sibling restaurant to ChopShop Carrollton. The new building is across the street from the popular Craft & Vine. 309 S. Oak St., Roanoke, chopshopsportsgarage.com.

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Del Frisco’s Grille likes to change things up seasonally, though the basics — modern steakhouse fare and good service — never change. This summer, it has rolled out new brunch and cocktail menus. Available both Saturdays and Sundays, brunch now features 10 new items, including a greens and grains bowl, smoked salmon tower, short rib hash and Nonna’s Pan Cinnamon Rolls topped with a bourbon-espresso-caramel sauce. The overhauled cocktail menu has a spicy Bloody Mary using horseradish-infused vodka, a watermelon frosé, a Spanish gin and tonic served stylishly with a juniper berry-infused ice cube, and Crack Coffee, made with chai spices and cinnamon whipped cream. 1200 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-410-3777, delfriscosgrille.com.

Keller is getting some great Latin flavor with Boca 31, scheduled to open this summer. It’s the second location of a popular restaurant in downtown Denton that features scratch-made empanadas (such as pork chile verde or guava and cream cheese) and street-style tacos (sweet potato, chicken pastor and barbacoa brisket are popular), as well as Latin sandwiches and rice bowls. Pulled pork tacos Chef-owner Andres Meraz turned some Photo courtesy of Boca 31 via Facebook heads in 2016 when he chose Denton for the first restaurant that’s all his own. The Californian was chef de cuisine at DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton in South Beach and also has cooked at Dallas’ Neighborhood Services and the three-Michelin-starred Akelarre in San Sebastian, Spain. Boca 31’s fare is simple, but for those who appreciate vibrant Latin street foods, it’s the real thing. Look for it in Keller Town Center near FNG Eats. boca31.com.

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The salmon tower, a new brunch dish Photo courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille


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There’s a lot of strong pattern in the entryway: the plaid feature wall; the doors, with those rectangles; and the open-step staircase. The monochrome palette makes it work. The sputnik chandelier Dana found at an outlet. “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted there, but I knew I’d know it when I saw it.”

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simply eclectic An interior designer applies her singular point of view to her own Southlake home, a quirky waterside retreat with personality to spare. By Marilyn Bailey Photos by Ralph Lauer

W

hen Dana Frieling and

her family decided to move to North Texas from the Austin

area five years ago, their house hunt was a trial. Armed with what they called a “dream list” of wants, they searched for months in an overheated market.

“We’d pick houses to look at, and by the time we drove up,

they were under contract,” Dana says. “It was so frustrating.” That wish list was part of it. Their son, Reed, was crazy

for fishing and wanted something like the neighborhood

pond he loved in Round Rock. Daughter Bryn dreamed of

Dana Frieling in front of the new entryway wall that’s like no other. She came up with the design, and husband John did the carpentry. The paint is Benjamin Moore’s Natural Cream, an off-white with gray undertones.

a treehouse. Dana wanted something modest in size and

architecturally interesting that she, a professional designer,

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The compact kitchen has been utterly transformed, with off-white custom cabinets, leathered-granite countertops and a lower bar.

simply eclectic

could put her stamp on. Her husband, John, had a new job in the SMU area of Dallas and wanted an easy commute. As the search dragged on, John moved up without the family at first. On the very day that Dana gave up and instructed their agent to find them a rental, an intriguing house in Southlake presented itself. It was a gated home that came with its own pond. There was a treehouse. It was very near State Highway 114. When Dana came up to see it, they had to wait in the driveway while other potential buyers toured with their contractor — nerve-wracking. When she got

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A fishing rod is always at the ready.


A pull-out table hidden in the island provides extra counter space when needed. Behind it, custom shelves make an attractive display.

One-of-a-kind open shelves are partially covered by innovative rolling screens designed by Dana and made by Josh Marten of Stal Timber in Argyle.

The bar is covered with wood slats that received a walnut stain and a black painted background.

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Above, Dana designed the floating vanity, which was executed by a local carpenter. She likes the rift-cut wood, which gives a contemporary feel because it provides uniformity in the grain. She didn’t want hardware, so she had the carpenter make little niches for hand pulls. The mirror is from Ikea, the countertops are Vicostone quartz, and the vessel sinks are from Signature Hardware. At right, hand sculptures used as towel racks inspired the design of the master bath.

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simply eclectic her turn, she saw a 1984 house that was just the right size, about 3,800 square feet, with plenty of quirks (she likes quirks) and some dated design features. There were big views of the pond from the living room, kitchen, dining room and master bath. She knew they could gradually turn it into a home that was “them.” Over the years, Dana and John have made changes little by little. The home isn’t done, but it now reflects both of their talents and the whole family’s interests. A fishing rod

The steel-framed shower wall reflects the view through the (uncovered) window. Dana likes to gaze at the pond’s ducks as she showers. She loved the vintage tub for its unusual shape, but chose straight-lay floor tiles to lend a modern feel to the room. The teak stools and tree stump illustrate another Dana signature: natural elements juxtaposed with industrial.


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Reed enjoys the pond (in a photo from 2015). Below right, ducks are ever-present.

simply eclectic leans just inside the back door; Reed, now 14, uses it too often to store in the garage. The pond and adjacent outdoor living spaces are the center of family life (though Bryn, now 16, outgrew the treehouse). John, VP of sales and operations for a home health company, is a skilled amateur carpenter who has made several stunning pieces that add to the house’s character. And everywhere are furnishings and fixtures designed by Dana. Her style is contemporary but eclectic. “I like to mix the old with the new,” she says. But she also leans toward minimalism. “Simple, clean and unique are my words.” The unique is on display everywhere, in pieces she custom designed, such as a bathroom vanity and some one-of-a-kind kitchen shelving, and in the wood projects by her husband. The mirrored wall and chandelier came with the house — Dana hasn’t found the right light fixture yet. She chose a high bench to lessen the mirror’s presence and likes the combo of the natural, live-edge table and the modern chairs.

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simply eclectic The first thing they did was paint. “I’m not a warm-color person,” Dana says, “so I toned it down to make it more contemporary.” Then, after a while, they tackled the bathrooms. When John first saw the house and called Dana, he specifically mentioned the downstairs powder room. “He said, ‘The house is great, but there’s one bathroom that kind of makes you feel violated.’ ” It had a glitter ceiling and was lined with mirrors, creating a kind of funhouse effect. “We had fun laughing at it for a couple of years,” Dana says. First they removed a coat closet to create space for a new shower with a frameless glass wall. Showing her penchant for rooms that look like no one else’s, Dana lined the shower with a pattern of subtly varied shades of concrete subway tiles. A metal rolling cart intended to be a temporary vanity became an arresting permanent fixture. The shiplap feel of the walls was a DIY job created from plywood sheets cut into strips. “It’s a less

Above, Dana keeps display shelves relatively spare, with a muted palette. The highly skillful drawings of family members are by her father. The stackedstone fireplace, right, was already here, next to picture windows that overlook a small pool and a large pond.

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expensive way to get the look,” Dana says. Next door, the guestroom, which once had dark commercial-grade carpet, became a light and bright retreat. Dana showed John a modernist headboard she liked and asked if he could make one like it. The master bathroom, which had floral wallpaper, heavy cabinetry and a big tub and shower wall, has been lightened up dramatically. The most striking piece is a steel-framed glass shower wall that Dana had custom-made by Coastal Shower Doors. Clean and minimal, it sets the feel of the room and makes quite a statement. “At the time, even though it was just a few years ago, there weren’t a lot of steelframe shower doors, and now they’re popping up everywhere. That was the design splurge, but I felt like we couldn’t achieve the overall look I was going for if we didn’t have the steel-frame shower.” There’s also a modern floating vanity that she designed and had made by a local carpenter and an old tub she found on Craigslist and had refinished. “It was painted blue on the side, and I think


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simply eclectic Dana and John had a beautiful bed and dresser that are now too traditional for their tastes. “But they are really good pieces,” Dana says, so she added the big black stripe to make them recede a bit (the dresser is at the other end of the stripe, topped by a black TV that recedes, too). The wood piece above the bed, from Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is a vent meant for the exterior of a house.

somebody had tried to wallpaper it at some point. I loved it because it’s an unusual shape.” The kitchen has more of her unique point of view. “Until we did the kitchen, I kept feeling like we were living in somebody else’s house,” Dana says. “It wasn’t until we put our stamp in the center of it that I felt that ‘ah.’ “ She worried that the room would be too small for the family. “Now that I’ve lived in it, I think it’s the best layout ever. The thing I was most scared of is one of the things I love the most.” Pantry space is scarce, “but I just shop for what we need — there’s not a lot of waste that way.” Dana designed new cabinets and drawers and gave them the same off-white paint color seen on

The desk in the master is a hand-me-down from John’s stepdad. “When we got it up here, he started telling us these stories about how his mom refinished it,” Dana says. “I think those things are what add personality to your house.”

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the kitchen and entryway walls. Dark leathered-granite countertops are textured but have a visual uniformity that lends a modern feel. The kitchen’s wow moment is two sets of industrialstyle open shelves that have an unusual feature: opaque glass panels that move on sliders and partially shield the shelves from view. “I was looking for something different. I like things not to look like everybody else’s house,” Dana says. She suggests it as an idea for people who want to try the openshelving trend but are nervous about letting it all hang out. Other unique features are a pull-out iron table that hides inside the island but can add table space and seating when there’s a crowd. A high bar was removed, and the remaining countertop-height bar is clad in panels inspired by the slatted walls inside Southlake’s The Hills Church, where the Frielings worship. “Every Sunday I sit and look at them. I told John I wanted to get those in our house somewhere, someday.” She wonders whether the home’s next owners will like them, but no matter. The entry hall sports another Dana design. John executed the diagonal plaidlike pattern by adding wood pieces to the wall. Overhead, the sputnik chandelier was a $200 find that she rehabbed, saving a bundle of money. Right away, visitors are introduced to the personality of this house. There are still a few things Dana doesn’t love. She hasn’t replaced the dining room chandelier, which is not her style, because she hasn’t yet found one she loves. So she stays patient. “It has to speak to me to end up in our house. I like things to be intentional, not just fluff.” The guest bedroom shows Dana’s minimalist side. John handmade the headboard, with nightstands, copying a design Dana liked. The mirror is from a Wisteria outlet, the bedside lamps are from Ikea, and the luggage stands may once have served in the Driskill Hotel in Austin. Penny, the family dog, enjoys hanging here.

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The living may be easy this time of year, but staying cool can take some effort. It’s not difficult, however, to bring the best of summer to your table while remaining chill in the process. Using favorite seasonal foods — such as mangoes, avocados, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, basil, peaches, watermelon and mint — we’ve come up with four delicious goodies guaranteed to beat the heat. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just enjoying summer nights with family, these are crowd pleasers with cooling elements to spare. By June Naylor Photos by Ralph Lauer Styling by Cynthia Wahl

WATERMELON GINGER MINT MARGARITAS

Your favorite frozen drink gets the full-on summertime flavor of watermelon, plus tingly boosts from fresh ginger and mint. Go ahead and double the recipe — you know you’ll wish you had. Serves 8 • 8 to 10 cups watermelon chunks, frozen • 2 cups fresh lime juice •½  to ¾ cup ginger-mint simple syrup (see note) • 2 cups silver tequila • Lime wedges for garnish • Mint leaves for garnish Combine frozen watermelon, lime juice, simple syrup and tequila in a blender and process just till smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime and mint. (You may need to make in two batches.) Note To make simple syrup, combine in a saucepan 1¼ cups water with ½ to ¾ cups granulated sugar (depends on how sweet you like your drinks), 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger and 1 handful chopped fresh mint leaves. Heat over medium flame and stir until sugar dissolves. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes; cool completely and strain out solids. Store in an airtight jar in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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PEACH ICE CREAM PIE

Nothing is more Texan and sweet in summer than local peaches. The Parker County crop is sold in most farmers markets in the area, and it makes a luscious ice cream flavor. For the crust, we like to use crushed cookies from Dallas-based Wackym’s Kitchen that you can find at Central Market, Whole Foods Market and Coppell Farmers Market. Ginger Orange is the preferred variety, but Lemon or Salted Caramel work well, too. Make up to two days ahead. Serves 8 • Nonstick vegetable oil spray • 11/3 plus ½ cup finely ground ginger-orange cookies, divided use • 1 tablespoon sugar • 2 pinches salt • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted • 3 pounds ripe peeled peach slices • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream (8 cups), softened • 2/3 cup chilled heavy whipping cream • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9-inch glass pie dish with nonstick spray. Mix 11/3 cups finely ground cookie crumbs with sugar and salt in medium bowl. Add melted butter and mix to blend. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of dish. Bake 10 minutes or until golden around edges; cool completely. While crust cools, place half of peach slices in food processor with half of the ice cream. Pulse till just blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining peaches and ice cream and add to the large bowl. Spread half of the peach ice cream into the cooled crust. Cover pie and remaining peach ice cream with plastic wrap and freeze both until firm, about 4 hours. At serving time, scoop peach ice cream into medium-size balls and arrange in a circle atop the frozen ice cream pie. Cover and freeze again until firm. Just before serving, use electric mixer to beat cream with brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy, with peaks. Sprinkle remaining cookie crumbs atop pie and serve sliced and topped with dollops of whipped cream. Decorate each piece of pie with an extra peach slice, if you like.

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SHRIMP-MANGO CEVICHE

Ceviche is the ultimate no-cook appetizer or salad course. Just let the citrus juices cook the shrimp, toss with sweet mango and veggies, and — voila! — you’re off to a cool start. Makes 8 appetizer portions • 2½ pounds medium-size raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, roughly chopped • 3 limes, juiced • 2 lemons, juiced • 1 orange, juiced • 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half • 2 cups diced mango • 2 serrano chiles, seeded and finely minced • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced • ½ cup diced red onion • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped • 2 avocados, diced • Salt and pepper, to taste • Tortilla chips, for serving In a wide, shallow glass dish, combine shrimp and juices from limes, lemons and orange. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 3 hours. When ready to serve, drain off all but about 1 tablespoon of the juice. Transfer to a bowl and toss with tomatoes, mango, chiles, cucumber, onion, cilantro, avocado, salt and pepper. Divide into serving bowls or salad plates; serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

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Krew Bullock, 4, gets ready to read during Baby Story Time.

Book Your Summer Southlake’s library is the cool place to be, and not just for the reading programs. By Kathryn Hopper Photos by Joyce Marshall

Kim Bullock reads with son Cam, 2, at Southlake Public Library.

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ith story times, puppet making and computer coding camps, workshops on yoga and writing family histories, plus the popular summer reading program, the Southlake Public Library is a summertime hot spot. “We provide lots of free programming for kids, from animal visits to magic shows to hands-on workshops,” says Stacy Wells, youth librarian. “These programs offer the community a great place to cool off in the summer.” Located on the first floor of city hall in the heart of Southlake Town Square, the library drew more than 46,000 visitors last June, July and August as local residents flocked to summer activities, including the popular reading program. Wells says the program was started in 2001 as a way to prevent “summer slide,” the tendency for students to lose some of the academic gains from the previous school year. The number of participating young readers has grown from about 1,200 to 4,000 through the years. This year’s program, dubbed Southlake Spies, runs through July 13 and offers new ways to earn prizes in addition to reading. “Each participant gets a field guide filled with missions to complete, such as visit a park, design your spy hideout, games of logic and so much more,” Wells says. “These get the mind working in creative ways.” Southlake resident Bianca deVries recently brought her two children — Andari, 8, and Tate, 6 — to sign up for the program for the first time. “It’s something to do over the summer,” she says. “They go through books like nuts. It’s less expensive than going to the

bookstore every week.” To help run the reading program, the library relies on teen volunteers, who help participants sign up, complete logs and track tickets. Wells says this summer about 150 teens will clock 1,700 volunteer hours helping out. In addition to the reading program, the library offers a variety of camps, classes and workshops. For example, on July 17, it hosts a two-hour Introduction to Ayurveda workshop spotlighting the ancient holistic system of natural medicine. A four-week class titled Writing Family Stories begins July 31. The offerings build on the library’s ongoing activities, including a variety of story times for infants and preschoolers and camps covering coding and the art of puppetry aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. Kim Bullock recently brought three of her children — Cam, Kade and Krew — to their first story time at the library, assisted by the family’s summer helper, Rebecca Horner, 15. “It’s so great,” Bullock said. “We’re always looking for things to do, particularly in the summer, plus we can stay out of the heat.” Library clerk Elizabeth Beamon has been leading the story times at the Southlake library for 17 years, long enough to see some of the toddlers and preschoolers she read to years ago turn into teenagers and young adults. “It’s fun when their parents bring them in and say, ‘Remember when you played Button, button, who’s got the button? with Ms. Elizabeth?’ “ Beamon remarks. “The kids say, ‘Oh, Mom,’ but then they nod and say, ‘Yes, I remember.’ It’s so much fun for me to hear that.”

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Clockwise from top: Librarian/storyteller Karen Jolley leads a group of children in Music and Movement. Claire Sims, teen volunteer and “spy handler,” signs up Bianca deVries and her two charges Tate and Andari Symons for summer programs. Librarians lead a group of children and their caregivers in Baby Story Time. Stacey Wuebben brings daughter Rylee, 6½ months, to Baby Story Time.

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Zen and the Art of Zoysia Maintenance

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By Kathryn Hopper

e’ve never been lawn people.

You know, the types who meticulously mow and edge verdant front yards free of weeds and brown spots, aiming to be the envy of the neighborhood. They can tell you the last time they aerated and dethatched and are known to debate rotary versus drop spreaders. But in the 16 years my husband and I have lived in Southlake, our goal wasn’t so much to have the perfect lawn as to avoid being cited by the city and/or homeowners association. During particularly brutal Texas summers that charred our St. Augustine sod, I even contemplated spray painting the brown blades a lively chartreuse. Or perhaps throwing down synthetic green carpet. Who would notice? Winters were a welcome relief from lawn shame. Everyone’s yard was dead and brown, so our neglected lawn didn’t stand out. But this spring we waited for the brown grass to turn green. And waited. By mid-April, the bulk of our lawn was still a brown, brushy fire hazard. It was time to call in the professionals. “Grubs,” offered a weed prevention technician. He told me we needed new sod and offered to hook me up with a grass expert. “Emerald zoysia,” the expert advised.

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“That’s all I’m putting in these days.” A quick trip to Wikipedia revealed that Emerald zoysia requires less water than St. Augustine and grows more slowly, so mowing can be less frequent. The listing noted: “When left unmowed, it forms a humpy convoluted surface which is sometimes used in [Asian] landscapes.” Great, so our unmowed grass would really just be a Zen garden. Two weeks and thousands of dollars later, our new lawn was installed. We even spent the extra bucks to smooth it over, renting a lawn roller — yes, rolling grass is a thing. Our efforts paid off, and by the end of May, our lawn had transformed from neighborhood eyesore to something akin to the velvet links of Augusta National. Dog walkers and drivers-by stopped to offer compliments. Some asked about the grass, and I found myself sounding like an expert, bandying around terms like “rhizomes” and “Tifway Bermuda.” Every morning my husband and I would wake to survey the health of our yard. Hoses were purchased to help with hand watering as we took turns keeping death at bay. We had become lawn people. Now the real pressure is on. Can we

maintain our lovely lawn in the face of triple-digit Texas temperatures, water restrictions and those pesky grubs? Can we ever return to being nonlawn people again? For guidance, I turned to poet William Wordsworth, who coined the phrase “splendor in the grass” in his poem “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind. English literature experts say the poem reminds us to see the beauty in everyday things and soak up simple pleasures, as we did in childhood. Perhaps it’s true that rolling around on the grass just isn’t the same once you’ve spent hours obsessing over the benefits of zoysia versus St. Augustine, the proper height of your mower blade and the horrors of grubs. But given our investment, I’m going to try my best to enjoy our lush landscape. I will find splendor in our grass. Kathryn Hopper is a Southlake writer.


EVERY MORNING MY HUSBAND AND I WOULD WAKE TO SURVEY THE HEALTH OF OUR YARD. HOSES WERE PURCHASED TO HELP WITH HAND WATERING AS WE TOOK TURNS KEEPING DEATH AT BAY. Illustration by Jennifer Hart

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HEROES on WHEELS Southlake’s Savannah Nauwelaers and friends are riding the Pacific Coast this summer to raise money — and hope — for victims of human trafficking. By Marilyn Bailey Photos by Ron Jenkins

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Savannah Nauwelaers at home in Southlake a few days before leaving for her epic ride.

ike many young people emerging from their college years, Savannah Nauwelaers finds herself undecided on a career path. But in her first post-college summer, the 22-year-old is making a bold and confident statement. “I wanted to do something big that’s about something big,” she says. Savannah, a Carroll Senior High School alumna and new University of Texas at Austin graduate, is participating in this year’s Pedal the Pacific, a six-week charity bike ride that is taking her and 10 other young women from Seattle to San Diego to raise


This year’s Pedal the Pacific team gathered in Seattle to start their journey. Below, Savannah (foreground) hits the road. Photos courtesy of Savannah Nauwelaers

money for and to raise awareness of human trafficking. Specifically, they hope to gather $250,000 to donate to Austin’s Refuge Ranch, a bucolic long-term recovery home for sex trafficking survivors that is scheduled to open this year. It will add 48 beds for girls (minors through age 19); Texas now has only 24 such beds. The Pedal the Pacific team, all beginners to serious cyclists, are carrying 30-40 pounds of gear each on a ride scheduled to last from June 17 to Aug. 1. They’ll talk to people on the way, hold fundraisers and drum up press (like this) in their hometowns, and be ambassadors for an issue they’ve become passionate about. The project was started last year by three Texas and Arkansas students who made the grueling trip as a mere trio and blogged about it as they went. Savannah had followed their story and was intrigued enough to fill out an application this year. She was invited to an interview, during which she learned much more. “I thought, ‘This is crazy — maybe I’ll do this. But I don’t know if I’m capable of this.’ That’s when I was really hooked.” After she was chosen, Savannah began training in February in Austin, learning to endure long, hilly rides. As of early June, she said she had not yet wiped out, although she did tip over once when she forgot she was wearing her new professional-looking toe clips and was attached to her bike. “Those were a learning curve. But I felt cool.” Back home in Southlake after graduation, she had already had her All-City Space Horse road bike shipped to Seattle when we met her at her family’s home. She left for Seattle shortly after our photo shoot for the start of the race. Savannah’s parents are enthusiastic; they seem more excited for her than nervous. “When she broached the subject, I said, ‘Go for it,’ ” says her mom, Ann Nauwelaers. “What better time to do it than the summer after college graduation? And I like that it’s a group of girls.” Savannah’s father, Eric, who is CEO of Frontier Meats in Fort Worth, runs marathons and also bikes. He has cycled from Milan to San Remo in one day, a distance

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HEROES on WHEELS of about 185 miles. “He’s always pulled her toward these things,” Ann says. Though Savannah had not done much biking before this year, she had more of an athletic background than the women who started Pedal the Pacific. They charmingly THE DETAILS Pedal the Pacific The ride, labeled themselves June 17-Aug. 1, benefits the “hilariously new Refuge Ranch in Austin, unathletic,” and which will provide long-term most of this year’s holistic care for young victims What do you need for a six-week bike ride? The Pedal the Pacific packing list riders are the same. of sex trafficking. Donate and for each biker: Savannah at least follow the cyclists’ blog at • leggings • bike lights • cycle socks • sleeping bag had been an athlete pedalthepacific.com. • puffy coat • zip ties • helmet • sleeping pad at Carroll, where • raincoat • saddle bag/handlebar • cycle gloves • tent she was a shooting • sweater bag • sunglasses • camping stove guard on the basketball team. • knife • panniers • water bottles • pots, pans, cup, plate, “I loved my team. I think having played • first aid kit • tech towel • spare tubes utensils basketball was helpful while training for this, • business cards • shorts • tire levers • cycle shorts especially the discipline. It’s easy not to train.” • toiletries • sweatpants • multitool • jersey It also helped that Savannah is an adventuress, her mother says. The way who’ll provide some meals. “It’s family — which includes siblings connections the girls made the first year — Andreas, 26, and Elisabeth, 24 — travels but we’re still looking for meal donations,” regularly to Belgium, where the parents Savannah says. are from, and to other destinations And they’ll still be seeking cash donations, in Europe. Savannah has been on a as well as talking up their cause, for mission trip to South Africa and spent which each young woman has become an a semester in Lyon, France, while at UT evangelist. (she majored in geography and minored Savannah reports having been “so mindin French). Before returning from that blown” when she delved into the issue of semester abroad, she spent six weeks of child sex trafficking. “You know it exists her summer volunteering on a dog-sled abroad, then you read it is happening in our farm in Iceland. own backyard.” Texas has a high number of “I love dogs,” Savannah says. Which cases, she says, and it was startling to learn The riders carry lots of gear for their six weeks in the saddle. is good, because the job was tending to that the people who get swept up in it are Photo courtesy of Savannah Nauwelaers the needs of 48 sled dogs. “You work not just girls who are “on the streets,” that from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., grooming and some come from the foster care system, for picking up poop.” That was pretty parks and eating campsite meals. instance. much it, she says, laughing. “That was hard Not every day will be equally tough. Each Savannah was impressed by her Pedal the work,” says her mom. day, two of the cyclists will ride in a car that’s Pacific peers and what they accomplished last She’ll need that kind of grit this summer. By accompanying them the whole way down. summer. “Seeing how three girls were able the time this magazine comes out, the Pedal The car will carry some of the groceries and to start so much communication about it was the Pacific team will be about halfway through supplies, and the women will take turns riding inspiring.” their ride, with three weeks to go. Aside from in it so that everyone gets a day of rest now and She wants other young people to take note. pedaling many hours a day through often hilly then. “It’s important to know that we have voices, terrain, they’ll be sleeping in state parks and RV They’ll also have a few hosts along the and they are powerful.”

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ATTORNEYS Presenting our annual list of the region’s best attorneys — in 44 specialties — as chosen by their peers

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op Attorneys 2018 is a nomination-based project in which we ask area attorneys to vote for other attorneys who exemplify excellence in a variety of different specialties. The Top Attorneys list provides a service to readers, giving them attorneys’ perspective on their peers. The list also is intended to allow readers to see and celebrate the achievement of their attorneys who make the list. Additionally, it gives those seeking legal information a place to see attorneys recognized for their expertise and reputation and help them select the right representation for their needs. It also can be a means for attorneys to make the community aware of their specific specialties and areas of expertise.

We take time and energy to ensure fair voting. We recognize that there are many good attorneys who do not appear on this list. This is only a sampling of the talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding attorneys in the area, and the results, therefore, are not objective. We certainly acknowledge that many excellent attorneys do not appear on the list for various reasons. 360 West magazine contracted with DataJoe Research to conduct nominations using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying the votes. DataJoe Research is a survey/research company specializing in data collection and verification. It conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers.


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What happens once nominations are received?

To create the list, DataJoe Research facilitated a peer voting process during the first quarter of 2018. DataJoe and the magazine reached out to both individuals and firms by various means encouraging entities to vote and circulate the online ballot. Each attorney could vote for up to three attorneys in each category. DataJoe reviewed and processed each ballot individually, checking for patterns or signs indicative of cheating.

DataJoe reviews each ballot to ensure fair nomination, isolating and potentially eliminating invalid ballots, ballots suspected of block voting (i.e. identical voting patterns across multiple ballots), duplicate voting, or other issues. After vetting, DataJoe provides a tallied list of most-frequently nominated attorneys to the magazine. Attorneys whose names are in bold type received 15 or more nominations in a category, and attorneys who are in bold italic received between 10-14 nominations in a category.

Nominations for attorneys who were licensed for five years or more in the state of Texas were separated from those licensed for less than five years. Within each sub-group, the top vote-getters in each specialty category were selected and verified. We verified with the state bar association that each winner had a valid, active license and that no winner had disciplinary action against him/her from the state. If we were not able to find evidence of the attorney’s being registered with the state bar association, that attorney was excluded from the list. Finally, DataJoe presented the tallied result to 360 West magazine for final review and adjustments.

How are the practice areas determined? The categories are very broad and are intended to reflect relevant practice areas in the region. We recognize that there are many specialty areas but cannot accommodate them all. If there is a strong and consistent request for additional practice areas, they will be considered for possible inclusion in next year’s nomination.

Do attorneys pay to be on the Top Attorneys list?

How are nominations obtained? The magazine and DataJoe Research reach out to both practices and individuals in the region via various methods, encouraging them to vote and distribute the ballot to other attorneys. We encourage attorneys who want to ensure they get to vote to send an email to surveys@datajoe.com so we can conduct a lookup and add their information if needed.

What information is required to make a nomination? Attorneys are required to provide a valid, active license number and basic contact information identifying themselves. This helps us ensure fairness in the voting process by verifying that each attorney completes only one ballot. The final results are aggregated, so attorneys’ ballot choices remain confidential.

Attorneys can’t pay to be on the list. After the list is finalized by DataJoe, it is given to the magazine’s advertising department, which invites attorneys to buy profiles. These profiles appear elsewhere in the magazine, labeled as paid advertising, in a section titled Attorneys Worth Knowing. But whether the attorneys advertise has no bearing on their being on the list.

What if I don’t see my attorney on the list? This list is by no means inclusive of all excellent attorneys in the area. If you don’t see your attorney on the list, and if he or she is someone you like and trust, you should stick with your attorney.

DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the data contained within the list are complete or accurate. DataJoe does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. All rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe. For research/methodology questions, contact Johnny Levy, President, at johnny@datajoe.com. For all other questions, contact Jerry Scott at jscott@360westmagazine.com. If you did not receive a survey ballot this year, please email surveys@datajoe.com to ensure we have your correct, updated information on file. Please include name, practice, address, phone, fax, and email in your message.

TOP ATTORNEYS 2018 Five Years or More in Practice Adoption Law Katherine Allen Leslie Barrows Heidi Cox Kelly Decker Eric Freeby Kellye Hughes Eric Labovitz Kathryn Morrow Susan Paquet Kimberly Stoner-Brock

Antitrust Law Chad Arnette Don Herrmann Marshall Searcy Bill Warren Appellate Law Marianne Auld Russell Barton Dabney Bassel Jerry Bullard John Cayce Jr. Daniel Collins Joe Greenhill Thomas Harkins

Steven Hayes David Johnson David Keltner Shelly Messerli Thomas Michel Karen Precella Jody Sanders W. Brent Shellhorse Coby Smith Joseph Spence Matthew Stayton Shelby White

Arbitration and Mediation John Brookman Jennifer Caldwell John Allen Chalk Christian Dennie Randy Hall Thomas Henry Kight Higgins John Hughes Bruce James David Keltner M. Krugler Mike McConnell Wade McMullen

Cynthia Mendoza David Seidler Len Wade Shauna Wright Attorneys for Non-Profit Thomas Brandon Cory Halliburton Jared Harrell Phil McCrury Darren Moore Dana Stayton Dee Steer

Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation Geffrey Anderson Stephen Howell Guy Riddle Howard Rosenthal KC Thompson Dan Vela Banking and Financial Paul Bradford Jonathan Cranz Charles Curry Elisa Fox


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TOP ATTORNEYS 2018 Five Years or More in Practice Elliott Garsek Brandon Hill Dan Lowry Matthew Luensmann Bruce McGee Nicholas Pappas Paul Penny Scot Pierce Sierra Quinonez (Dean) Dan Settle Bankruptcy John Bonds Joshua Eppich Bobby Forshey Mark French Katherine Hopkins H. Brandon Jones Matthias Kleinsasser John McBride Mike McConnell Ian Peck Mark Petrocchi Stephen Pezanosky Joseph Postnikoff Jeff Prostok Nancy Ribaudo Robert Simon Clay Taylor Behrooz Vida Carla Vida Business Law Chad Cacciotti Benton Cantey David Cook Mark Dugan Dirk Eshleman Zachary Garsek William Greenhill Constance Hall Justin Hoover Leslie Hunt Cal Jackson Evan Malloy Charles Milliken Jason Pierce Bryan Poole Vernon Rew Wayne Whitham Civil Law / Litigation Geffrey Anderson Michael Anderson Chad Arnette Daniel Bates Lars Berg Bryan Briscoe Kirk Bryant Christopher Collins Hugh Connor Michael Cooke David Dowell

David Drez Rebecca Eaton Jacob Fain Walker Friedman Douglas Hafer Alyson Halpern Timothy Howell Marshall Jacobini Bruce James William Jenkins David Johnson Roland Johnson James Key Lisa Lumley Brant Martin Matthew McLain Hunter McLean Thomas Michel Shayne Moses George Muckleroy Preston Mundt Marcus Mungioli Raymond Palmer Michael Peck Jackie Robinson Roland Schafer Marshall Searcy W. Brent Shellhorse Andrew Sims Brian Smith Mack Ed Swindle Stephen Taylor Joe Tolbert Christian Tucker Paul Vitanza Matthew Walton Bill Warren Jay Wieser Thomas Williams Civil Law / Transactional Douglas Clayton Adam Fulkerson Zachary Garsek Charles Milliken Jason Pierce Commercial Litigation Michael Anderson Joseph Cleveland Jeremy Coffman Christopher Collins Hugh Connor Mark Dugan Rebecca Eaton Brian Garrett Randy Hall George Haratsis Albon Head Timothy Howell David Johnson Roland Johnson

Dee Kelly Jr. James Key Hunter McLean Shayne Moses David Palmer Scot Pierce Roland Schafer Marshall Searcy Morris Sheats Andrew Sims Brian Stagner Mack Ed Swindle Stephen Taylor Philip Vickers Bill Warren Jay Wieser Eamonn Wile Construction Christian Dennie Christian Ellis Elisa Fox Stephanie Harrison Stephen Harrison Cara Kennemer Darren Keyes Sandra Liser Hunter McLean Matthew Motes Andrew Piel Bradley Rice Patrick Sheridan Joe Tolbert Ross Vitek Jody Walker Eamonn Wiles Consumer Debt James Foley Jerry Jarzombek Behrooz Vida Corporate Counsel Eric Alexander Amber Altemose Dee Kelly Jr. Danielle Needham William Pritchard Vernon Rew Jacob Smith Craig Woodcook Corporate Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions Blake Billings Benton Cantey David Cook Charlie Florsheim Adam Fulkerson Elliott Garsek Janet Hahn Justin Hoover Evan Malloy Charles Milliken

Jason Pierce Vernon Rew Andrew Rosell Jacob Smith Chelsea Wood Criminal Defense Bruce Ashworth Brandon Barnett Bruce Beasley William Biggs John Brender David Brissette Virginia Carter Daniel Collins Paul Conner Elizabeth Cortright Craig Dameron D. Mark Daniel Mark Daniel Lance Evans R. Evans Timothy Evans Abe Factor Taylor Ferguson Robert Gill Stephen Gordon Ryan Hardy Francisco Hernandez Andrew Herreth Jason Howard Scotty Jones Jeffrey Kearney Eric Labovitz Trey Loftin James Luster Gary Medlin Courtney Miller Brian Newman Justin Sparks Benson Varghese Luke Williams Education Neal Adams Ben Barlow Vianei Braun Cynthia Hill Thomas Myers Eric Ransleben Lynn Scott James Whitton

Elder Law Monica Benson Patricia Cole James Davidson Matthew Davidson Carolyn Dove Karen Johnson Steven Katten Phil McCrury Ricky Weaver Dana Zachry Eminent Domain Mary Barkley John Allen Chalk Christopher Mosley Adam Plumbley Joseph Regan Family Law Robert Aldrich Leslie Barrows Stephanie Beamer Tawanna Cesare John Clark Christopher Collins Paul Conner Anita Cutrer Paul Daly Kelly Decker Laura Delotto Kristina Denapolis West Lauren Duffer Nancy Gordon Tom Hill Robert Hoover Lisa Hoppes Marshall Jacobini Jessica Janicek Tracey Justice Heather King J. Steven King David Kulesz Eric Labovitz Trey Loftin Dana Manry Thomas Michel Charles Mitchell Tyler Monahan Kathryn Morrow Preston Mundt Jason Nash Gary Nickelson John Nickelson Elizabeth Parmer Alison Porterfield Richard Price Shannon Pritchard Paul Schneider Sarah Seltzer Justin Sisemore Curran Skinner Dwayne Smith

Attorneys whose names are in bold type received 15 or more nominations in a category, and attorneys who are in bold italic received between 10-14 nominations in a category.

Kathleen Smith Susan Smith Joseph Soto Lori Spearman Melissa Swan Jeff Whitfield Pamela Wilder Samantha Wommack Michael Wurtz General Practice Kirk Bryant Government and Administrative Christopher Gee Dee Kelly Jr. William Pritchard James Schell Health Care Law Neal Adams Vianei Braun Henry Robinson Carol Traylor Wayne Whitaker Immigration Law David Garza Francisco Hernandez Edwardo Meza Jason Mills Melissa Wilks Insurance Derek Anderson Henri Dussault Carter Ferguson Patrick O'Neill Eamonn Wiles Intellectual Property Rights Decker Cammack Clark Cowley Leslie Darby Charles Gunter Dave Gunter Cheryl Leb Geoffrey Mantooth Warren Norred Richard "Rocky" Schwartz David Skeels Jonathan Suder Mack Ed Swindle Brian Yost International Law John Allen Chalk


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TOP ATTORNEYS 2018 Five Years or More in Practice Labor and Employment Antonio Allen Paige Biggs Thomas Brandon Vianei Braun Russell Cawyer Karen Denney Rory Divin David Dowell James Griffis Laura Hallmon Caroline Harrison Cynthia Hill Chris Howe Leslie Hunt Michael Hutchens Susan Hutchison Gary Ingram Claudine Jackson Christopher Medlenka Lu Pham Henry Robinson Jay Rutherford Jason Smith Jennifer Sweeney James Tanner Christopher Troutt

Land Use / Environment Justin Light Marcella Olson Ray Oujesky Todd Spake Medical Malpractice / Defense Jennifer Andrews Henri Dussault Randy Hall Stephen Madsen John McChristian Jordan Parker James Stouffer Medical Malpractice / Plaintiff Geno Borchardt Gil Daley Gregory Jackson Darrell Keith Steven Laird Oil and Gas Prichard Bevis William Bredthauer Eric Camp Colby Crosby Jeff Grable Robert Grable Timothy Howell Raymond Kelly Jeffrey King Timothy Malone Mark Matula

Shayne Moses John Murphy Andrew Neal David Palmer John Parrish Sarah Powers Clark Rucker Brian Smith Shawna Snellgrove Rinehart Todd Spake John Thompson Richard Torlincasi Paul Westbrook Personal Injury Mark Anderson Seth Anderson Rickey Brantley John Cummings Dwain Dent David Flowers David Frisby David Hart Robert Haslam Andrew Hawkins Michael Henry Robert Henry Gregory Jackson John Jose Steven Laird Jesse Lotspeich Stephen Maxwell Christopher Medlenka Charles Noteboom W. Bradley Parker Anna Patterson W. Travis Patterson Donna Peavler Anthony Pettitt John Shaw Jason Stephens Christopher Stoy Tennessee Walker Scott Wert Coby Wooten Jamshyd Zadeh Product Liability Michael Anderson Chad Arnette Lars Berg George Liser Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense Roland Johnson Real Estate Kendall Adair Christopher Baker Prichard Bevis Mark Bishop

Tracey Butler Martin Garcia Noelle Garsek Zachary Garsek Timothy Harvard Alan Hegi Amanda Hernandez Joel Heydenburk Justin Huston Chad Key Joseph Kimball Jared King Veronica Law Matthew Luensmann John Lynch Pati Meadows Sharon Millians Gary Moates Gregory Monroe Mitchell Moses Frank Newman Russell Norment Sarah Powers Jeffrey Rattikin Andy Rogers Christopher Settle Kenneth Stogdill Jody Walker Ginger Webber Robert "Bob" West Securities Law Todd Baker Brian Barnard Benton Cantey Natalie Carlgren John Fahy Toby Galloway Justin Hoover Cal Jackson Michael King Robin Perras Patrick Reardon Wayne Whitaker Sports Law Christian Dennie David Skeels Tax Law Marvin Blum Sean Bryan James Creel Adam Fulkerson Kyle Harter Tom Hegi John Hunter Brandon Jones William Ratliff Ryan Scharar James Stripling G. Len Woodard

Technology / Virtual Nicholas Bettinger Leslie Darby Cheryl Leb Stephen Mosher Traffic Law Andrew Hawkins Justin Holt James Mallory Sommer Walker Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates Michael Appleman R. Appleman David Bakutis Marvin Blum Tommy Boswell Michael Branyon Cole Bryan Patricia Cole James Davidson Matthew Davidson Carolyn Dove Tena Fox Robert Gieb Catherine Goodman Ross Griffith Michael Grover Janet Hahn Shelli Harveson Kelcie Hibbs Amanda Holliday Leslie Hunt Lisa Jamieson Randall Johnson Michael Kaitcer Kevin Kuenzli Paul Lancaster Robert Loudermilk Jennifer Lovelace Phil McCrury R. Dyann McCully Scott Moseley Colin Murchison Amy Ott Rachel Saltsman Aaron Shutt Jimalee Splawn Dee Steer Louis Stefanos Michael Sweet Christstachia Tefera Kim Uskovich Melinda Watts Smith

Less than Five Years in Practice Adoption Law Kathryn Copeland Alyssa Jacobs Appellate Law Adam Arrington Caitlyn Hubbard Arbitration and Mediation Daniel Paret Aviation, Admiralty, Maritime and Transportation Andrea Palmer Banking and Financial Amanda Anderson Bankruptcy David Staab Business Law Amanda Anderson Jarratt Watkins Civil Law / Litigation Paul Elkins Adam Simmons Commercial Litigation Nicholl Garza Adam Simmons Construction Hannah Watkins Corporate Finance / Mergers & Acquisitions Tave Doty Nathan McCune Drew Neill John Phair Jarratt Watkins

Worker’s Compensation Paige Biggs Russell Cawyer Chris Howe

Attorneys whose names are in bold type received 15 or more nominations in a category, and attorneys who are in bold italic received between 10-14 nominations in a category.

Criminal Defense Adam Arrington Ashley Gilmore Phillip Hall Christopher Lankford Tobias Lopez Donald Norris Michael Schneider Veronica Veyhl Bryan Wilson Education Kathryn Hogan Family Law Kathryn Copeland Louis Freeman William Gardiner Jeffrey Nilsson Brian Singleterry Whitney Vaughan

Labor and Employment Lauren McDonald Hannah Parks Oil and Gas Seth Burt Nirav Patel Personal Injury Daniel Hart Kolter Jennings Real Estate Amanda Anderson Jarrod Cone Brett Epstein Kylie Rahl Robert Reeb Beth Thurman Hannah Watkins Tax Law Jacob Birnbaum Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probates Heidi Angel Lucien Franscini Maggie Hill Corey Williams


ATTORNEYS WORTH KNOWING

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Barrows Firm FAMILY LAW

In a legal battle, you need more than an attorney — you need someone who will FIGHT FOR YOU with the kind of tenacity and dedication you reserve for a member of your family. Someone with boundless energy and a determination to win. Someone who holds true to a simple concept: Family Matters. Southlake residents know a family attorney who fits the mold: Leslie Barrows. Specializing in family law, Leslie understands the issues families face: • Adoption • Divorce • Estate planning • Family counseling • Probate Leslie fights tenaciously for her clients’ rights. That’s why her firm was recently named 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. There’s only one way to hit ‘em with your best shot: Hire Leslie Barrows. Fort Worth Business Press, Great Woman of Texas 2017 Southlake Chamber of Commerce 2018 Small Business of the Year Leadership Southlake 2018 Graduate 360 West Magazine, Top Attorney 2017-2018 Fort Worth Magazine, Best of 2012-2018 Society Life Magazine, Top Attorney 2012-2017 Southlake Style Magazine, Best of Southlake 2012-2018

700 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 170 Southlake lbarrows@barrowsfirm.com 817.481.1583 www.BarrowsFirm.com


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Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice HART LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C.

The Hart Law Firm is the small firm the big firms hire when needing excellence in personal injury litigation. David Hart and son Daniel Hart care more about their clients’ cases than about making a name for themselves. David Hart, with more than 32 years of experience and a record of successful outcomes, sees the Hart Law Firm as a legal boutique — a handful of hardworking attorneys who provide clients with personal attention the larger firms can’t provide, rather than a personal injury “mill” that emphasizes numbers. David Hart, an AV-rated Texas personal injury lawyer, is one of the highest rated attorneys in the country. David has built his practice on the idea that his clients are people in need, not dollars walking through the door. Daniel Hart, who did odd jobs in his father’s office until he was admitted to the bar in 2014, has grown up believing in people over numbers. Daniel was named to 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2017, a testament to his commitment to giving his clients personal attention. David and Daniel have the experience and insider knowledge that insurance companies respond to. Insurance companies treat people who have legal representation differently from those who do not because they know having a lawyer means people are willing to go to trial. The Harts handle everything on their clients’ legal to-do list — the calls, the forms and everything else. All David and Daniel Harts’ clients have to do is get well.

Left to right, David Hart and Daniel Hart

6630 Colleyville Blvd., #100 Colleyville, Texas 76034 817-380-4888 thehartlawfirm.com


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Justice Law Firm, P.C. FAMILY LAW

The attorneys at Justice Law Firm provide clients with the confidence of professional, knowledgeable counsel in some of the most important areas of life: family matters, wills and probate, and business matters. The peace of mind that comes from having a trusted legal resource looking out for your best interests is invaluable. The Justice firm practices all phases of family law, easing the burden of difficult issues that come with divorce, marital property agreements, child custody and support, grandparent rights, enforcements, and modifications. The firm offers the option of collaborative law, which allows differences to be resolved outside of the courtroom. Justice Law Firm provides professional counsel in business law, including entity selection and formation, contracts, leases, asset protection, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employment, and buy-sell agreements. Founder Tracey L. Justice is certified to mediate all types of cases, including suits affecting the parent-child relationship. Justice focuses on family and employment law, probate, business law, and general civil litigation. Kristina Denopolis West focuses on family law, helping clients navigate the legal and emotional aspects of divorce, property and custody disputes, and terminations and adoptions. Marshall F. Jacobini focuses on family law, small business and employment law, consumer law, estate planning, and general civil litigation. Curran Skinner represents clients in all types of contested family cases. The attorneys at Justice Law Firm specialize in providing protection and peace of mind, avoiding problems as well as handling any that come up and provide the experience, knowledge, and dedication necessary to obtain the best possible results.

Left to right, Curran Skinner, Kristina Denopolis West, Tracey Justice and Marshall Jacobini

1100 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 400 817-421-0300 justicelawdfw.com


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Law Offices of Kate Smith, P.L.L.C. FAMILY LAW

Whatever the changes in your family, attorney Kate Smith is there to protect what is important to you and make transitions easier. She provides professional guidance when emotions run high and offers legal expertise to address future family events. Smith began her practice in Colleyville in 2005 and focuses on family law, divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, estate planning, wills and trusts. Smith gives you legal protection in issues involving adoption, child support and custody, grandparents’ rights, spousal support, prenuptial agreements and guardianship. Smith offers alternatives that make a contentious divorce more endurable, such as a negotiated settlement, mediation and collaborative law. Her litigation skills protect your rights to the fullest degree possible should your case go to trial. Smith earned an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law and graduated from Texas A&M University School of Law. She is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and earned the Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional achievement from Collaborative Divorce Texas in 2016. She was a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for Southlake (2008-2012) and was a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the city (2012-2017). Smith has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Super Lawyer by Fort Worth, Texas magazine (2007-2016), and is chair of the Collaborative Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association. Call Kate Smith for the best representation in family law matters, in the courtroom and out.

1205 Hall Johnson Road Colleyville, Texas 76034 4514 Cole Ave. Dallas, Texas 76205 817-479-0562 www.katesmithlaw.com


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Hoppes & Cutrer FAMILY LAW

Lisa Hoppes and Anita Cutrer initially made their mark in the legal field by establishing the first all-female law partnership in Tarrant County in 1999. Since then, they have used their ability and tenacity to build a successful family law practice that has helped many Texas families navigate divorce, child custody, child support, adoption and property issues. Whitney Vaughan, another top female attorney, came aboard in 2017 to complete this family law dream team. Lisa, Anita and Whitney each bring the most important criteria to the table when seeking an attorney: expertise, experience and ethics. The trio has more than 40 years combined experienced in family law. Clients can choose litigation, settlement, mediation or collaboration and know they are getting the best legal counsel. Their clients trust them because they break down the process, set realistic expectations, and give honest advice about the benefits and consequences for courses of action. Lisa and Anita are board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They have been selected numerous times for the Texas Super Lawyers list, an exclusive, annual honor only five percent of all practicing attorneys receive. Lisa, Anita and Whitney are recognized by their colleagues and local judges for their dedication to the law, ability to win cases, and doing the right thing for their clients.

Left to right, Whitney Vaughan, Anita Cutrer and Lisa K. Hoppes

959 W. Glade Rd. Hurst, TX 76054 817-283-3999 hoppescutrer.com


travel

A Southlake family finds stirring adventure in a resort off Kota Kinabalu in Borneo.

MON KE YS

Story and photos by Cidonie Richards

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At the Bungaraya resort, wild monkeys and their thieving ways were a delight for the whole family.

s an Australian mother of three who moved to Southlake after living in Shanghai for four years, I’m a seasoned traveler. I’ve been to nearly 50 countries around the world, and the family trips I like best involve learning how other cultures live while experiencing nature and adventure at every turn. That’s why we headed to Kota Kinabalu, the hub of tourism in Malaysian Borneo and capital of the state of Sabah. Most tourists come here to see the orangutans in their natural habitat, but they were just the icing on the cake in this gorgeous piece of paradise. We began our adventure at

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The author’s three children found plenty to amuse.

the idyllic resort Bungaraya, on Gaya Island, just offshore. “Bunga raya” is Malay for “the flower of celebration,” aka the hibiscus flowers that encircle this private hideaway. Bungaraya Island Resort is a naturally beautiful jungle property by the sea that brims with tropical flora and fauna. It’s a hidden retreat as languid and sultry as the lowlying mists that surround the hills, which house luxurious treehouses on stilts. Even the approach by boat is gorgeous, and we knew instantly that this would be a memorable vacation.


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As we settled in on our spacious timber deck, on rattan

lounge chairs overlooking the bay, the sounds of the jungle were immediately apparent. Despite the many varieties of tropical bird squawks, insect hums and animal chatter, it didn’t feel noisy but instead pleasantly relaxing and somewhat exciting. We were told not to feed the animals or leave food on the decks, as there are wild boars, lizards and monkeys around. We felt like the Swiss Family Robinson with an AmEx card. A big reason we chose Bungaraya is its two-bedroom accommodations. As a family of five, we find this a key consideration when we travel and quite a challenge when traveling in Asia. Our two-bedroom deluxe treetop villa with its spacious deck felt roomy even with our three children. It was a treat to feel like we were in our own house rather than separate hotel rooms. Though we were not supposed

to leave food out on the deck, we couldn’t help ourselves. We placed a few pieces of fruit on the railing one morning and waited to see if monkeys would appear. In no more than three minutes, there was rustling in the trees, and then a daddy monkey came straight onto the deck, without apparent fear,

Top, bungalows over the water at Bungaraya’s sister property, Gayana Marine Resort. Above, a guided nature walk included a close encounter with this poisonous guy. Left, Kota Kinabalu provided high adventure for the whole family.

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The trip was rich with great experiences for kids. Clockwise from top left: planting coral at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC); the pool at the ShangriLa; holding a starfish at the MERC; and buying local fruit at a market.

and grabbed some pineapple. It wasn’t long before the rest of his family appeared, and soon we had five or six monkeys helping themselves to our fruit. We kept our distance for safety, and they left almost as quickly as they came, but it was an absolute highlight of the trip for the kids. It was a privilege to be so close to the monkeys in their own habitat and nice for the kids to appreciate that we were indeed in the animals’ home, not the other way around. One piece of advice: Don’t leave anything like clothes or glasses on the deck when you’re away. We heard stories of the monkeys carting off sunglasses and shorts into the jungle, and one even picked up my teacup, drank the tea and made off with the cup. While this resort didn’t offer a kids club or

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special children’s programs, our kids were never bored. There was so much to do on the island that they never missed a man-made waterslide or fun park. One highlight was the chance to learn about the ocean environment and play marine biologist at the MERC — Marine Ecology Research Centre, at Gayana Marine Resort, sister resort to Bungaraya. We adopted some coral, which will be planted once it grows big enough, and learned what the resort is doing to preserve the natural marine environment. The passion of the staff and their work with giant

clams and coral in the region is commendable. Back at Bungaraya, we found all the activities you expect on an island, including sailing, snorkeling, diving, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and swimming in a gorgeous infinity-edge pool (a real one you’ll want to swim in that looks like it does in the promotional photos — too many times I’ve been drastically disappointed by a supposed infinity-edge pool that resembled a suburban backyard pool with a rock drop-off). The beach was clean, the sand super white and the water amazingly crystal clear for snorkeling straight

Mom enjoys a moment of serenity.


A white-sand beach on Gaya Island off of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo.

MO N KE YS AN D M E MO RI E S off the jetty — so much so that I dropped our GoPro while stand-up paddling (my husband was not impressed), and we were able to retrieve it because the water was so clear. We enjoyed a jungle trek with a local guide, who pointed out all sorts of flora and fauna, including a lovely green snake that reportedly would kill you in seven minutes if you were bitten. Comforting! Our kids loved the canopy walk in the treetops, and the zip-line flying fox gave a new meaning to being high in the trees. It was fantastic to give our kids a bit of adventure in the jungle and perspective on just how high the trees were.

It’s a leisurely boat trip to Jesselton jetty, where we spent a day exploring Kota Kinabalu town. While it’s not overly big, it was good to see the variety of markets. We spent some time exploring them, including food and commodity markets on the waterfront. It’s educational for kids to see what food is on offer and how locals sell and trade their wares. Sabah is known for fresh seafood, and at the markets, you can choose straight from the tanks what you’d like cooked. You

Orangutans are dazzling local stars.

can also indulge in Malaysian specialties, including laksa, banana leaf, satay and roti, or try something unusual like durian fruit or sago worms if you’re game. And, at last, the orangutans: There are approximately 45,000 left in Borneo, half the number of 60 years ago. Tourism helps fund the survival of these wonderful creatures, and it’s worth the plane fare just to look at them in action. You can see them in the wild or at one of many rehabilitation centers. We chose a reserve near Kota Kinabalu, on the grounds of the Shangri-La resort. These little guys were so amazing to watch, and cute doesn’t even begin to describe them. It was fantastic to see them in their natural environment. While there is no pumping nightclub, kids club, swim-up bar or glitzy designer outlets close by, a stay at Bungaraya allows you the freedom to get closer to nature and experience the environment at its best, in a gorgeous and peaceful setting. There have not been many locales in our travels around the world that we’ve longed to return to, but this place is like chicken soup — good for the soul.

THE DETAILS Bungaraya Island Resort and Gayana Marine Resort, echoresorts.com Marine Ecology Research Centre MERC, merc-gayana.com Shangri-La Rasa Ria Nature Reserve, Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, shangri-la.com/kotakinabalu/rasariaresort/about Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sabah, Northern Borneo, orangutan-appeal.org.uk/about-us/sepilok-rehabilitation-centre

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Compiled by Marilyn Bailey and Laura Samuel Meyn

GOOD CAUSES

EXHIBITS

Southlake Women’s Club School Supply Sale Visit southlakewomensclub.org/schoolsupply-sale. Have kids in Carroll ISD? Check school supplies off your to-do list for the coming academic year and benefit a good cause, too. The annual Southlake Women’s Club School Supply Sale offers the convenience of prepackaged grade-level school supplies for pre-K through middle school; the effort has raised more than $300,000 in 15 years to benefit participating schools. Order by July 15; supplies will be delivered only via UPS this year (there’s no pick-up option).

Elm Street Studio 139 S. Elm St., Keller, 817-562-2323, elmstreetstudiokeller.com. • Colie Ryan: Bright-hearted Emerging Fort Worth painter Colie Ryan uses palette knives to create dimension and sharp lines in her fresh and colorful minimalist landscapes. Exhibit, July 4-Aug. 23; reception, 6-8 p.m. July 27. Free. Grapevine Tower Gallery 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-410-3185, grapevinetexasusa.com. • Grapevine Rails: Rolling Through Time Explore Grapevine’s railroad history as well as its present and future (hello, TEXRail) through a model railroad display, a train yard play area, artifacts, games and more. Through Sept. 17. Free.

Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll Central Market, 1425 E. Southlake Blvd., playtri.com/hothatch.

Keller Public Arts Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, 817-743-4000, cityofkeller.com/publicarts. • Flight of Fancy Works by the Fort Worth Art Collective, established professionals from a variety of disciplines who create innovative art for (often) temporary spaces. Exhibit, July 5Aug. 22; artist reception, 7-9 p.m. July 12.

See Dream of Wheat by Colie Ryan at Elm Street Studio.

The 10th annual Hot Hatch Chile Run,

Photo courtesy of Elm Street Studio

Walk & Roll; the fun includes Hatch chile breakfast tacos, a course that welcomes wheelchairs and strollers, plus craft-beer

Southlake Historical Society Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., southlakehistory.org. • The Yanks Are Coming: How Texans Helped Win the Great War Nearly 200,000 Texans served in World War I, the “war to end all wars.” This exhibit tells the stories of local farmers, cowboys, tradesmen and small-town folk who contributed through a variety of artifacts exhibited in the town hall lobby and the Southlake Library. Exhibit, July 7-Aug. 30; reception 5-6:30 p.m. July 15. Free.

samples from Martin House Brewery after the run. Best of all, the event benefits the Neuro Assistance Foundation, which helps spinal-cord-injured and disabled Texans with equipment, technology and home modifications. Choose from 1-mile, 5K and 10K events. Aug. 25. Registration,

Dry Creek, ceramic with mosaic glass by Stormie Parker, is part of the “Flight of Fancy” exhibit at Keller Town Hall. Photo courtesy of Keller Public Arts

$20-$55 (free for handcyclists).

PERFORMANCES • Hazard County The Fort Worth-based country act is best known as one of the house bands at Billy Bob’s Texas. 7 p.m. July 12. Austin Street Plaza, corner of Oak and Austin streets in Roanoke.

• Escape This tribute band helps you Journey back to the arena rock heyday of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms” and “Any Way You Want It.” 7 p.m. July 21. Aria Amphitheater at The Marq​, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake.

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MasterWorks Listen in on the free, family-friendly community concert series. For more information, 817-283-3406, artscouncilnortheast.org. • Timeless Billed as the band that never goes out of style, these veteran musicians bring a full horn section and a repertoire of 300 songs, from Duke Ellington to Carrie Underwood and Bruno Mars. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Austin Street Plaza, corner of Oak and Austin streets in Roanoke.

• Me & My Monkey Come together for this beloved Beatles tribute act. 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Austin Street Plaza, corner of Oak and Austin streets in Roanoke.

• Whitehouse Harmony Old-fashioned mountain music from three generations of accomplished singers and instrumentalists. 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Austin Street Plaza, corner of Oak and Austin streets in Roanoke.

• Bucket List Jazz Band Get ready to dance: The Fort Worth big band specializes in Dixieland, or what it calls “happy jazz.” 7 p.m. Sept. 13. South of City Hall at 100 Main St., Colleyville.


FILM

Palace Theatre movies Take a seat for screenings of classic movies in the 1940s art deco-style theater at the Palace Arts Center. Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission, $6. 300 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-410-3100, palace-theatre.com. • Jaws It’s the 1975 shark epic that made an entire generation think twice about wading into the ocean. July 6.

Finding Nemo screens at Grapevine’s historic movie palace July 28. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

• The Sandlot Never seen it? Roger Ebert said this coming-of-age baseball film is like the summer version of A Christmas Story. July 14. • His Girl Friday Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell sling quips in this screwball comedy that might make you nostalgic for newspapers. July 20. • Top Gun Tom Cruise is on a highway to the danger zone in this biggest hit of 1986. July 27. • Finding Nemo Revisit the Oscar-winning Pixar classic that first swam into theaters 15 summers ago. July 28.

EVENTS

SummerBlast Lake Grapevine, grapevinetexasusa.com/summer. SummerBlast brings explosive 11-minute fireworks shows to Lake Grapevine every Friday night through Aug. 31. Watch from the top floor of the Gaylord Texan parking garage (1501 Gaylord Trail) or from any of several lakeside parks. 9:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery 701 S. Main St., Suite 103, Grapevine, 817-251-1668, vetroartglass.com. Summer Medallion Event: Select a color and a medallion design — T. rex? Train? Bunch of grapes? — then watch as a professional glassblower creates your medallion. At the end of the process, you get to torch it with fire yourself. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7. Cost: $20 per medallion.

Rec the Park Bear Creek Park, 400 Bear Creek Park Road, 817-743-4050, cityofkeller.com. In an effort to promote physical activity, sportsmanship and community, the city of Keller launched this new field-day event last year. The lineup includes food, an “H2O glow zone,” cornhole tourney, ballet class and beer garden on Friday night; and the farmers market and morning tournaments in kickball, pickleball and volleyball on Saturday. Gates open 5-10 p.m. July 6; 7 a.m.-noon July 7. Free general admission; some activities require a fee.

Kids get to torch their own glass medallions at Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Photo courtesy of  Vetro Glassblowing Studio

GrapeFest 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, 800-457-6338, grapevinetexasusa.com. It’s all about the wine — from Texas and beyond. Besides tasting opportunities, the 32nd annual GrapeFest is a family-friendly festival with live entertainment, children’s activities, grape stomping and more. Watch the website for details as the event nears. Sept. 13-16. General admission, $8 (discounts available). Nash Farm 626 Ball St. Grapevine, 817-410-3185, grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm. • First Fridays at the Farm Daily life was hard in late-19th-century Texas. Learn skills, methods and recipes of the era as you work alongside Nash farmhands. For ages 3 and up. All sessions 10 a.m.-noon. $3 per person. July 6, Keeping Cool: Learn how settlers managed in the Texas heat. Aug. 3, Meme’s Pickles: Make Meme’s Pickles with the last of the summer harvest. Sept. 7, Frontier Travel: Pack a truck for the farmhands’ journey. • Ice Cream Social A relaxing, all-ages evening of ice cream, Victorian lawn games and 1920s cars. The Lone Star String Band will play traditional music, and lawn chairs, quilts and picnics are welcome. 7 p.m.-dusk July 14. Admission, $5.

ItalianCarFest Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine, 817-410-3185, grapevinetexasusa.com. Fiats, Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis and Ferraris — the 15th annual ItalianCarFest features dozens of classic Italian vehicles. The Italian Car Club of the Southwest organizes the event, a prelude to GrapeFest. Held at Nash Farm; plan to tour the historic farmhouse, open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., while there. Event, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Free admission.

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This is a partial list of restaurants in the 76092 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. Also businesses that serve primarily dessert or do not offer complete meal service may not be listed due to space limitations. Great Scott In a space with a California wine-country feel, this “meatery” serves stellar charcuterie boards with house-made sausages and pickled vegetables. Small plates and entrees emphasize wholeanimal butchery and items grilled over wood or roasted in a woodfueled oven. Wine, craft beer and cocktails, too. 1701 Cross Roads Drive Grapevine 817-717-7701 greatscottrestaurant.com

AMERICAN/ECLECTIC ••••••••••••••• Another Broken Egg Cafe A big breakfast menu features six varieties of Benedicts and eight gourmet omelets, plus cinnamonroll French toast, signature “biscuit beignets,” shrimp and grits, and brunch cocktails. Lunch dishes, too. Open 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. daily. Bicentennial Plaza 410 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-912-1506 anotherbrokenegg.com BJ’s Brewhouse Casual dining for lunch and dinner with an eclectic menu that offers everything from steaks to glutenfree pizza. Pair your pick with one of the many craft beers. 2201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-796-9990 bjsrestaurants.com Black Walnut Cafe This popular family-dining chain offers a menu of all-American crowd-pleasers: big breakfasts, sandwiches, pastas, tacos, pot roast and steaks, with a kids menu and a full bar. 1205 Church St. Colleyville 682-235-5100 blackwalnutcafe.com/colleyville Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery The first Tarrant location of an old Dallas favorite, this big, upscale family restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, emphasizing baked goods and comfort foods (burgers, meatloaf, pork chops and breakfast fare all day). The connected Quarter Bar offers the same menu in a barroom setting. 3000 State Highway 114 Trophy Club 469-283-6903 breadwinnerscafe.com Bread Zeppelin This latest counter-service salad restaurant has a fun twist: You can order any entree salad (there’s a menu of 12, or build your own from dozens of ingredients) served in a hollowed-out baguette, making a zeppelin-shaped salad sandwich. 260 N. Kimball Ave. Southlake 817-251-1856 breadzeppelinsalads.com Cafe Express Fresh family-friendly spot with breakfast scrambles, frittatas, sandwiches, pastas, gourmet burgers, and grilled and roasted entrees. Southlake Town Square 1472 Main St. 817-251-0063 cafe-express.com

Mac’s on Main Find everything from prime rib and chicken-fried steak alongside new and lighter options, such as poached cod and grilled red snapper. 909 S. Main St., #110 Grapevine 817-251-6227 macsteak.com Feast on dressed-up grits at Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville. Photo by Ron Jenkins

The Classic at Roanoke An on-site garden helps ensure the freshness of ingredients in Charles Youts’ lunch and dinner menus. Enjoy everything from a mixed grill to the catch of day, and don’t miss the extensive wine list. 504 N. Oak St. Roanoke 817-430-8185 theclassiccafe.com Craft & Vine Taproom and Eatery In this new second-story spot along Roanoke’s downtown strip, an enormous tap wall features 72 brews and wines, while the bar turns out craft cocktails. Pair sips with charcuterie or a selection of thoughtful shared plates. The rooftop patio is a treat. 310 S. Oak St., #300 Roanoke 817-464-8181 craftandvine.restaurant Del Frisco’s Grille There’s something for everyone via the menu of prime steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, numerous wine choices and specialty drinks. Southlake Town Square 1200 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-410-3777 delfriscosgrille.com Duff’s Famous Wings Authentic chicken wings including some truly spicy versions. 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-421-8181 duffstx.com

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East Hampton Sandwich Co. Upscale Dallas-based sandwich chain offers an extensive menu of scratch-made fare including lobster rolls and fried-chicken sandwiches with interesting sauces such as garlic-sage aioli and bourbon mustard. Fresh chowders and salads, too, plus wine and beer. 2211 E. Southlake Blvd., #500 817-541-7394 ehsandwich.com FnG Eats Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from the extensive menu. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches go beyond the norm and the substantial entrees feature great price points. 201 Town Center Lane, #1101 Keller 817-741-5200 fngeats.com Great Harvest Bread Co. & Cafe In a homey modern country room, you’ll find an all-day oasis for house-made savory and sweet breads; morning muffins and scones; and sandwiches, salads and grain bowls at lunch and dinner. Locally roasted AVOCA coffee and craft beer and wine, too. 1241 E. State Highway 114, #160 Southlake 817-488-9313 ghsouthlake.com

Mangos Breakfast Brunch This breakfast cafe offers more than 15 omelet varieties, plus skillets, crepes, waffles and the like, and a huge selection of burgers, panini and other sandwiches for lunch. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-329-0123 Mason & Dixie The new location in downtown Grapevine offers more seating but the same from-scratch cooking in a comfortable space filled with homey touches. Open only at lunch for now; look for popular sandwiches such as the house-made pimento cheese and fig panini. Desserts are a must. 603 S. Main St., #303 Grapevine 817-707-2111 masonanddixietx.com Modern Market The emphasis is on health and nutritional disclosure, with inventive made-from-scratch pizzas, sandwiches and salads served in a light-filled dining room. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #260 682-651-7106 modmarket.com

Protein Fit Kitchen This counter-service spot features customizable healthy fare from executive chef (and Hell’s Kitchen and Tillman’s Roadhouse alum) Kalen Jane. Go for breakfast all day (grain bowls, steak and eggs, avocado Benedict); wraps, salads and protein plates with vegetable sides; and fitness drinks made with alternative milks. Everything is gluten-free. Park Village 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #390 817-329-2372 proteinfitkitchen.com Redrock Canyon Grill Roasted chicken from a woodburning rotisserie, smoked salmon, barbecue ribs and the big open kitchen are highlights at this spot that features big portions of American and Southwest fare. 2221 E. Southlake Blvd., #360 817-912-1510 redrockcanyongrill.com Seven Mile Cafe An outlet of a popular Denton restaurant, this breakfast and lunch spot in Keller’s old downtown has a large menu of specialty coffee drinks (using Stumptown beans), egg dishes, pancakes, burgers and sandwiches, with plenty of healthy and vegetarian choices. 110 W. Vine St. Keller 817-379-3186 sevenmilecafe.com Snappy Salads The focus is on entree salads, such as the popular grilled avocado and the yellowfin tuna, or build your own. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., #180 817-251-8888 snappysalads.com Trio New American Cuisine Chef Jason Harper offers an impressive and focused menu of specialty sandwiches and salads at lunch and eclectic appetizers and seasonal entrees at dinner. Now open Tuesday through Saturday, with a varied wine list. All desserts are house-made. 8300 Precinct Line Road, #104 Colleyville 817-503-8440 trionewamerican.com Wildwood Grill Upscale meets casual at this woodfired grill. Choose from 25 wines by the glass with grilled steak, fish, chops and flatbreads. 2700 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-2100 wildwoodsouthlake.com


ASIAN/SUSHI ••••••••••••••• Cowtown Sushi Expect generous-sized sushi and sashimi plates, tempura, grilled orders, teriyaki and salads. 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., #411 817-310-0089 cowtownsushi.com

Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundt cakes for all occasions are baked fresh daily and come in mini and full-size versions with the signature cream-cheese icing. 339 N. Carroll Ave. Southlake 817-416-6228 nothingbundtcakes.com

Golden China This classic Chinese-American restaurant has generous portions and attentive service. 2105 W. Southlake Blvd., #201 817-416-1185 goldenchinasouthlake.com

Rita’s Italian Ice In addition to frozen custard, Rita’s offers other cool treats, including Italian ice, custard cookie sandwiches, milkshakes and gelati. 410 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-251-8811 ritasice.com

H&H Noodle At this strip-shopping-center spot, the varied menu offers traditional Vietnamese pho, steamed dumplings and spring rolls. 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., #D 817-251-9237 hhnoodle.com Howard Wang’s China Grill Enjoy a varied menu of Asian and Asian-fusion dishes — from satays to stir fries to bulgogi to vegetarianfriendly dishes — in a stylish setting complete with cozy patio dining. Sample specialty cocktails at the sleek bar. Shops of Southlake 1471 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-4666 hwrestaurants.com Lava 10 Navigate a large menu of Asian and Asian-fusion specialties including sushi, curries, Thai soups, rice and noodle dishes and lunchtime bento boxes. 401 E. State Highway 114 Grapevine 817-329-5282 lava10.com Malai Kitchen A second location of the Uptown Dallas favorite brings stylish Thai and Vietnamese including drunken noodles, iron pot green curry chicken and Massaman braised lamb shank. Interesting brunch dishes and house-made beers, along with a full bar, too. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #220 817-251-9141 malaikitchen.com RA Sushi A very large selection of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes in a swank, loud, high-energy environment. Choose from the extensive cocktail and sake menu, too. Dine indoors or on the patio. Park Village 1131 E. Southlake Blvd., Bldg. L 817-601-9590 rasushi.com

Artichoke beignets are new to the brunch menu at Del Frisco’s Grille. Photo courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille

Sai Fine Asian Bistro The talented chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin (formerly of Bite in Fort Worth and Pakpao in Dallas) brings global Asian to Colleyville, with a menu that blends street dishes like fried rice and yakisoba noodles with upscale dishes like Massaman short rib, five-spice duck and shrimp lemongrass risotto. 5005 Colleyville Blvd., #240 682-325-4050 sai-restaurant.com Shogun Hibachi Entertainment and dinner are part of the package at Shogun. Guests gather around a large flat-top grill where dinner is prepared before them. Sushi and bento boxes, too. 2970 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0300 southlakeshogun.com Sushi Sam This beloved family sushi restaurant is a rare find in Southlake. Specialty sushi rolls are named for frequent flyers of the traditional sushi bar. 500 W. Southlake Blvd., #138 817-410-1991 sushisam.net Sushi Zen Japanese Bistro This modest Japanese fast-food restaurant originated in Wylie. Quick, quality Japanese cuisine comes with an ample wine selection. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-749-0900 gosushizen.com Sushi Zushi Indulge in a variety of generously sized sushi and Japanese items with Latin influences. An attentive staff complements Sushi Zushi’s food and upscale atmosphere. Southlake Town Square 1420 E. Southlake Blvd., #168 817-310-3191 sushizushi.com

Thai Chili Enjoy shareable appetizers such as veggie tempura or spring rolls along with filling entrees of curries, rice and noodle dishes at lunch and dinner. 210 S. U.S. Highway 377 Roanoke 682-502-4843 thaichilitx.com BAKERIES/ DELIS/TREATS ••••••••••••••• Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Colleyville residents are flocking to this import from Tennessee that offers Southern pies in full and miniature versions, including the bestselling I-40 (pecan, chocolate and coconut). Try the Cloud 9, a unique twist on a pie a la mode. 4712 Colleyville Blvd., #160 817-581-7437 buttermilkskypie.com Cinnaholic Luscious gourmet cinnamon rolls finished to order with your selections from a long list of flavored frostings and sprinkled toppings. Astonishingly, all ingredients are 100 percent vegan. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #102 817-749-0246 cinnaholic.com Corner Bakery Cafe What began as a bakery has become a go-to spot to grab a breakfast pastry, sandwich, salad, soup or pasta. Family-friendly service with a covered patio. Southlake Town Square 100 State St. 817-329-1127 cornerbakerycafe.com

Elegant Cakery This bakery offers tempting specialoccasion cakes including petits fours and cupcakes. The cakes are works of art, and services include special orders and wedding cakes. 2364 E State Highway 114 Southlake 817-488-7580 elegantcakery.com Gigi’s Cupcakes A cupcake mecca with about 30 varieties in rotation weekly, most with gourmet ingredients and decorations piled high. Design a custom batch for your celebration. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #208 817-320-1902 gigiscupcakesusa.com Main Street Bistro & Bakery Known for baked goods, decadent breakfasts and solid lunches. Dinner is an adventure. Look for everything from house-made gnocchi to roasted duck breast. 316 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-424-4333 themainbakery.com McAlister’s Deli Break the fast-food habit with fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, soups and sweets. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #110 Southlake 817-310-5570 mcalistersdeli.com Milwaukee Joe’s This locally owned spot has nearly two dozen flavors of homemade gourmet ice cream, sorbets and custards that can be ordered in waffle-type or fancy cones. Southlake Town Square 1417 Main St. 817-251-1667 milwaukeejoesicecream.com

BARBECUE ••••••••••••••• Feedstore BBQ & More A popular spot for hickory-smoked barbecue, Feedstore’s service line is fast and efficient. Eat in, on the patio or get your order to go. 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. Southlake 817-488-1445 feedstorebbq.com Meat U Anywhere BBQ Best bets on the by-the-pound menu include German or jalapeñocheddar sausage, St. Louis-style ribs and brisket. 919 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-251-1227; 91 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club 682-237-7854 meatuanywhere.com BURGERS ••••••••••••••• Five Guys Burgers and Fries Sandwiches and hot dogs also are available. Burgers come in two sizes with a variety of toppings. Southlake Town Square 242 State St. 817-416-9726 fiveguys.com Hopdoddy Burger Bar Upscale chain brings a big menu of burgers made with high-quality meats (Angus beef, Americanmade kobe, bison, ahi tuna) and interesting toppings. Enjoy local beers, cocktails and deluxe shakes. 1230 Main St. Southlake Town Square 817-310-6000 hopdoddy.com Kincaid’s Hamburgers Natural vegetarian-fed, preservativefree meat that is cut and ground fresh daily makes a superior burger. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #101 Southlake 817-416-2573 kincaidshamburgers.com

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This is a partial list of restaurants in the 76092 area. All listings are published on a space-available basis. Some fast-food and chain restaurants have been omitted. Also businesses that serve primarily dessert only or do not offer complete meal service may not be listed due to space limitations. LA Burger Inspired by the fusion food trucks of Los Angeles, this locally based chain brings Korean flavors (kimchi, bulgogi beef) to its signature K Town burger, Seoul dogs and fries. Classic burger styles and veggie options abound, too. 1540 Keller Parkway, #107 682-593-0890 la-burger.com

ITALIAN/PIZZA ••••••••••••••• Armend’s Restaurante This family-friendly pizza place is more like Naples but prides itself on New York-style thin crust. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., #101 817-251-0270 armends.com Brio Tuscan Grille Enjoy a drink on the patio or at the outdoor bar while dining on grilled meat or fish, substantial salads, flatbreads, or pastas. The dessert trio is a post-movie must-share. Southlake Town Square 1431 Plaza Place 817-310-3136 brioitalian.com

Snuffer’s Enjoy burgers or homestyle platters such as fried chicken. And don’t skip the cheddar fries. Southlake Town Square 431 Grand Ave. East 817-410-9811 snuffers.com CAJUN ••••••••••••••• Copeland’s of New Orleans Enjoy a mashup of Cajun, Creole and American tastes in a festive upscale atmosphere. Southlake Town Square 1400 Plaza Place 817-305-2199 copelandsofneworleans.com COFFEE/TEA ••••••••••••••• All About Cha The Korean teahouse offers all the coffee and tea standards plus delightful herbal teas served in glass pots so you can watch delicate botanicals such as chrysanthemum, jasmine or rose bloom. Light breakfasts and lunch/dinner dishes including wraps and sushi rolls. 250 Randol Mill Ave #140 Southlake 817-562-4222 allaboutcha-cafe.com Buon Giorno Coffeehouse & Roastery Modeled on old European coffeehouses, Buon Giorno embraces the slow way of doing things. It roasts its own beans and crafts its drinks with a rare handlevered espresso machine. Both locations are comfy hangouts. 2350 Hall Johnson Road Grapevine 817-421-7300; 1901 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-698-9998; bgcoffee.net Kimzey’s Coffee The colorful, whimsically designed cottage transports you right away, even before you’ve tasted the coffee from Denton’s West Oak Coffee Roasters, a quiche or glutenfree strawberry scone. 429 U.S. 377 South Argyle 940-240-1001 kimzeys.com

Buca di Beppo A lively atmosphere complements the authentic Northern and Southern Italian food of Buca di Beppo. 2701 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-749-6262 bucadibeppo.com Buon Giorno Coffeehouse uses a hand-levered espresso machine. Photo by Jeffrey Wooten

Kindred Coffee Co. This popular meeting site just off Davis Boulevard sources fair-trade beans and roasts them itself. House-made pastries include GF and vegan choices, and you can get made-to-order salads and wraps. 8700 North Tarrant Parkway, #109 North Richland Hills 817-581-4444 kindredcoffeeco.com Redefined Coffee House Reserve The Nook, toward the back, for a gabfest between friends. Enjoy locally roasted coffee such as AVOCA from Fort Worth, beautiful pastries from local bakers and specialties such as a lavender latte (with homemade syrup!) or a revved-up nitro cold brew. 220 N. Main St. Grapevine 817-488-2828 redefinedcoffeehouse.com Summer Moon Wood-Fired Coffee This Austin minichain finally arrives in Tarrant in the old Starbucks space in Keller Town Center. The beans are roasted over Texas oak in the Hill Country, the decor is Instagram-pretty and the sweet lattes are crafted with a must-try secret-recipe “Moon Milk.” Keller Town Center 1004 Keller Parkway, #104 817-421-2007 woodfiredcoffee.com/keller

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TeaJava Cafe This Asian teahouse (in the former Vertskebap space) is serving a variety of hot and cold teas, including colorful bubble concoctions and superfood drinks such as turmeric lattes. There’s a selection of rolled ice creams, too, plus banh mi, fresh spring rolls and noodle bowls. 2310 W. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-562-5533 teajavacafe.com INDIAN ••••••••••••••• Minerva Indian Cuisine The former Ista has reopened with a new name. Tandoori specials are a must-try, as are traditional curry and masala dishes with multiple vegetarian options. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #B 817-421-0305 minervasouthlake.com Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine Get fried samosas and all the usual curries here, but the menu ranges wider than that, with a list of lamb and goat specialties, sizzling tandoori platters and lentil dishes in many colors. Kids menu and wine, beer and cocktails, too, in an elegant redo of a former sports-bar space. 3311 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-0663 mughlaidfw.com

Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar Family-owned, this wine bar features thin-crust pizza prepared in a coal-fired oven, plus a selection of appetizers and entrees such as chicken Parmesan and fish. Gluten-free options are available. Shops of Southlake 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., #301 817-310-0850 coalvines.com Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine An all-new pizza concept inspired by Brazilian steakhouse service. Pay a set price and enjoy unlimited slices of pizzas such as crispy pancetta and grapes, steak and gorgonzola, and flambéed bananas with dulce de leche. Wine and cocktails, too. 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., #103 682-477-4040 delucca.com Farina’s Winery & Cafe Chill out with a glass of wine or beer and pizza. Or try one of the Italian specialties such as chicken Marsala or a substantial salad. The atmosphere is friendly. 420 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-9095 farinaswinery.com i Fratelli Thin-crusted pizza plus housemade marinara sauce, meatballs and salad dressings. Take it home or have it delivered. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0990 ifratellipizza.com

il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar Choose from a range of modern and traditional Italian specialties including carpaccio crusted with black pepper, old-school vegetable minestrone and pizzas. The entrees are substantial, ranging from grilled meats to a meaty pork shank. 1281 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-8798 ilcalabrese.com Loveria Caffe This Colleyville restaurant and emporium’s subtitle is Taste of Italy. Three natives of Ravenna, Italy, are serving up Italian-grandmother food such as pastas, meatballs made from sirloin and tenderloin, and grazing items such as salumi and flatbreads. Open for lunch and dinner. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., #410 817-893-5880 loveriacaffe.com Mellow Mushroom In addition to specialty and buildyour-own pies, this pizzeria offers calzones, hoagies and salads, plus a wide-ranging beer selection with local choices, gluten-free pizza crust and catering. Gateway Plaza 2820 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-1111 mellowmushroom.com Oliva Italian Eatery Enjoy ample portions of all your Italian favorites plus warm service, especially from owners Cynthia and Justin Loeb. Don’t miss their familyfriendly takeout specials if you can’t dine in. 12477 Timberland Blvd., #633 Fort Worth/Keller 817-337-6999 olivaeatery.com Ristorante Mulino This small neighborhood restaurant is an instant hit with big pasta plates, Neapolitan pizzas, a heavenly tiramisu and a BYOB policy. 1125 Davis Blvd., #450 Southlake 817-329-2071 mulinotx.com Ruggeri’s Italian Ristorante Expect classic food in a comfortable setting, from starters of baked oysters and toasted ravioli to hearty pasta dishes to specials including a meaty veal chop and sweetbreads with mushrooms. Service is smooth. 32 Village Lane, #100 Colleyville 817-503-7373 ruggeriweb.com


San Daniele Contemporary Italian fare includes house-made pastas, pizzas, and seafood and meat specialties such as cioppino and osso buco. The fab rooftop patio offers a light-fare menu and good cocktails, wine and beer. 129 S. Main St., #130 Grapevine 817-329-4340 sandanielerestaurant.com SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Choose from pizza, salad, panini and entree recipes from Kansas City celebrity chef Michael Smith. Pies are cooked in a wood-fired oven and incorporate artisan toppings. Local craft beers and house-made sangria fill the beverage menu. Southlake Town Square 1586 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-416-7746 spinpizza.com Taverna Rossa The energy is high at this popular new spinoff of a Plano favorite. Pair an artisan pizza — ingredients include locally made bacon and sausage, stout-braised brisket, and balsamic tomatoes — with a pick from the long list of craft beers. Park Village 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #300 817-809-4533 tavernarossa.com MEDITERRANEAN ••••••••••••••• Luna Grill Fast-casual service and Mediterranean staples like kebabs, falafel and wraps. Grass-fed, hormone-free meats, organic produce and vegetarian options are highlights. Park Village 1141 E. Southlake Blvd., #530 817-488-8811 lunagrill.com TruFire Kitchen & Bar Bistro setting with a menu of mainly Italian and Mediterranean dishes including pizzas, pastas and salads. Gluten-free dishes available along with craft cocktails. Southlake Town Square 1239 Main St. 817-488-6280 trufire.us Zoe’s Kitchen This fast-casual restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired comfort food from hummus plates to shrimp tabbouleh salad to specialty kebabs. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-5900 zoeskitchen.com

MEXICAN ••••••••••••••• Anamia’s Tex-Mex Dependable for its fresh, highquality ingredients; don’t miss the popular Sunday brunch. 2980 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-0100 anamias.com Anna’s Mexican Grill Homestyle Tex-Mex ranging from tableside guacamole to combo specialties. Brunch, lunch, dinner. 1009 Cheek-Sparger Road, #122A Colleyville 817-281-0747 annasmexicangrill.com Chiloso Mexican Bistro This quick-casual place offers build-your-own burritos, tacos and bowls, but also interesting specialties including the signature grilled avocados topped any way you want and served atop queso. Daily breakfast, too. 2251 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-488-7773 chilosomexicanbistro.com Chuy’s The Austin-based chain offers kitschy decor and specialties like stacked blue corn tortilla enchiladas layered with chicken and tomatillo sauce. 1221 E. State Highway 114, #100 Southlake 817-421-2489 chuys.com Cristina’s Fine Mexican Authentic, homestyle Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine is served in a lively atmosphere. Catering and private parties available. 2707 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-488-2095 cristinasmex.com Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano We can make a meal from the nachos menu, but then we’d miss out on the carne asada or brisket tacos. Located in a renovated home just off the historic district. 124 E. Worth St. Grapevine 817-481-4668 esparzastexas.com Gloria’s Latin Cuisine This outpost of a popular upscale Latin chain serves stylish plates — some with Salvadoran touches like yuca and plantain — in a bit of a nightlife atmosphere, at least at dinner. Lunch and brunch, too. Park Village 1121 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-305-0000 gloriascuisine.com

Mesa One of Dallas’ best restaurants expands to the suburbs, with a menu of Veracruz-style coastal Mexican fare including seafood dishes, a fantastic mole sauce, enchilada plates and a kids menu. Good cocktails and a large patio. 1000 Texan Trail, #130 Grapevine 817-329-1144 mesagrapevine.com Mi Cocina Upscale chain featuring refined, sleek surroundings and a contemporary Tex-Mex menu. Southlake Town Square 1276 Main St. 817-410-6426 micocinarestaurants.com Mi Dia From Scratch A blend of flavors borrowed from Santa Fe and Mexico City-style cuisine along with classic Tex-Mex cooking permeates the menu here, from stacked enchiladas to the cochinita pibil to the relleno stuffed with huitlacoche. 1295 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-4747 midiafromscratch.com Torchy’s Tacos There’s always a line at this outpost of the Austin chain with over-thetop taco fillings like fried avocado or guajillo-seared ahi tuna. Breakfast tacos, beer, margaritas and possibly the best queso in town, too. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-601-2880 torchystacos.com SEAFOOD ••••••••••••••• Bonefish Grill Market-fresh fish and other woodgrilled specialties are the main draw; the lively bar offers specialty drinks along with a select menu. 1201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-421-3263 bonefishgrill.com Fish City Grill This neighborhood restaurant serves classic Southern seafood items including shrimp and grits, fried pickles and bayou gumbo. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #130 817-748-0456 fishcitygrill.com Rockfish Seafood Grill Don’t miss the fish tacos or ahi tuna nachos. Or try a chef-inspired dish such as the seafood pot pie. Southlake Town Square 228 State St. 817-442-0131 rockfish.com

Shuck Me Fried seafood heaven, with big baskets of shrimp, oysters and catfish served in supremely casual digs. Grilled fare, chowders and tacos, too. 585 Randol Mill Ave. Southlake 817-748-2563 shuckme.net Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House Sophisticated diners look for fresh stone crab, quality beef and a fine wine list. Southlake Town Square 1420 Plaza Place 817-912-0500 trulucks.com The Wharf Steak and Seafood Chef-owner Erin Miller dressed this elegant space with a bit of Irish flair. The menu boasts crabcakes, a lobster bisque with cognac, luscious pan-seared salmon, and surf-and-turf and steak dishes. 310 S. Oak St. Roanoke 682-237-2444 thewharfsteakandseafood.com STEAKS ••••••••••••••• Bob’s Steak & Chop House Beef is king here along with classic steakhouse pairings: wedge salad, baked potato, creamed spinach and, of course, Bob’s signature big carrot. 1255 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-481-5555 bobs-steakandchop.com Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse Fresh seafood and daily chef specials in addition to its popular grain-fed aged prime beef. 3305 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-410-2221 kirbyssteakhouse.com Old Hickory Steakhouse Located inside the Gaylord Texan Resort, it’s a destination for those seeking out its signature Black Angus. You’ll need time to peruse the lengthy wine menu. Dinner only. 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine 817-778-2280 marriott.com Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Monster chops and prime steaks in a huge upscale setting. Tableside presentations, a much-awarded wine list and the beloved Bar 79 are hits. 2400 W. State Highway 114 Grapevine perryssteakhouse.com

Texas Bleu Steakhouse and Cellar The owners of Keller Tavern team up with chef Stefon Rishel. Enjoy Angus beef along with classic dishes such as chicken cordon bleu and farm-fresh produce in side dishes. 124 S. Main St. Keller 817-431-5188 texasbleu.com WINE BARS/PUBS ••••••••••••••• Brass Tap A Southlake franchisee is behind this craft beer bar with 68 taps and 140 brews in cans and bottles. Food includes pretzels, burgers and flatbreads, and wine and spirits are available, too. Open very late. 856 E. State Highway 114 Roanoke 682-237-7780 brasstapbeerbar.com/roanoke The Ginger Man Enjoy an extensive beer menu along with French-dip sandwiches and soft pretzels. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-778-8846 thegingerman.com Messina Hof Check out four wine-tasting spaces including a pair of wine bars with nine wines on tap. Relax in the lounge areas and sample white, red, rosé and dessert wines by the flight, glass or bottle, as well as small plates for snacking. Southlake Town Square 201 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-8463 messinahof.com Sloan & Williams Winery Enjoy award-winning wines along with a menu of imported cheeses and meats, coconut shrimp, crab cakes and rolls at both the original location and now the new addition of this Grapevine winery. 112 E. Texas St. 817-527-7868; 401 S. Main St. 817-527-7867 Grapevine; sloanwilliams.com Umbra Winery Settle in at the long bar or get comfortable on one of the sofas. Plates to share include bruschetta, antipasto, gourmet cheeses and hummus. 415 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-2999 umbrawinery.com

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Gooooaaaalllls! For a whole month this summer, sports fans across the globe are focused intently on one big event: the World Cup, the quadrennial international “football” tournament whose only rival in immensity is the Olympic Games. In the U.S., the Olympics remains the bigger draw, but you wouldn’t know that by the scene in Southlake in late June, when our photographer captured young soccer warriors training at Premier Dragon Soccer Camps at Dragon Stadium. In separate sessions for grades K-4 and 5-9, girls and boys honed skills that will take some of them to regional and state tourneys, and — who knows? — possibly the world stage. In 2026, North America will host the World Cup, and Arlington’s AT&T Stadium is a potential venue for the final match. We’re just sayin’. Photo by Jeena Stephen

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DRAGONS FOOTBALL 2018 SEASON PREVIEW This special issue of 76092 Magazine will be distributed via mail in August to every single-family household in Southlake, as well as at retail stores and high traffic locations. Produced by the publisher of 360 West and 76092 Magazines, readers will find a preview of the upcoming season, game schedule, rosters, and a look at this year’s returning starters and potential stars. Your advertisement in DRAGONS FOOTBALL 2018 SEASON PREVIEW will reach one of the most affluent audiences in the state. Fans of the Dragons are loyal, involved and committed to their team and their school. Don’t miss this opportunity to show your support for one of the area’s most respected high school football programs. Ad reservation deadline is Friday, August 8. To reserve your premium advertising position contact your account executive, call 817-632-8100, ext. 1101, or email jscott@360westmagazine.com.


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