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Indie shops are brewing a sense of community — and great cups of joe

HOME STYLE A Westlake family’s hoop dreams

TRAVEL Cuba reveals its secrets in a Sister Cities tour

HELLO, NEIGHBOR A&M Parents of the Year are Aggies to the Corps

ESSAY The life-changing magic of cleaning the garage

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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, Beatriz Terrazas Contributing Photographers

Ron Jenkins, Beatriz Terrazas, Jeffrey Wooten Copy Editor

Carol Nuckols

NEW & NOTABLE 10 Eateries debuting in Southlake and Colleyville, coming soon in Grapevine


Jan Batts, Janna Franzwa Canard


FOOD & DRINK 12 Indie coffeehouses make a good cup of joe

General Manager

Robert Granfeldt

HOME STYLE 24 An indoor basketball court with attached lounge has the whole family playing

Sherry Miles, Holly Redmon, Toni Stevens

HELLO, NEIGHBOR 31 These Southlake Aggies are Texas A&M Parents of the Year

Marti Andring, Brittany Barr, Amy Howell

Senior Account Managers

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TRAVEL 34 A look at Cuba through a Sister Cities International excursion

Shawna Haught-Norrid Business Manager

Kim Martinez

COMMUNITY 40 S.C. Gwynne discusses Quanah Parker at the Keller Library


Advertising Art Director


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ESSAY 42 A clean garage sparks joy HAPPENINGS 44 DINING GUIDE 60 PHOTO FINISH 64 Our parting shot

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like Starbucks just fine and stop in fairly often.

But it’s happy news to those of us who like to support local

businesses that Southlake is getting a branch of minichain Buon Giorno, which first opened a decade ago in Grapevine as an

exceptionally inviting and grownup hangout. This prompted us to send food writer June Naylor to check out the area’s

other notable indies (Page 12), from Argyle to Grapevine to

just over the North Richland Hills line. If you didn’t already

know that the greater Southlake area is rich with locally owned coffeehouses, you’ll enjoy giving some of these a try.

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photographer Beatriz Terrazas, who took advantage of the

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ON THE COVER Shannon Nevins, manager of Kindred Coffee Co., creates a good cup of coffee — as well as an experience — for her customers. See which other places are part of this growing coffee culture on Page 12. Photo by Jeffrey Wooten

bestselling advice on decluttering to her own life. I found

Kondo’s book nuts at times, especially the part about cutting back on books (um, no way). But Kathryn — as a mother of

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OPENINGS Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine Southlake Now serving The building that once housed the sports bar Red Dog Right has been transformed into something startlingly different: an elegant Indian restaurant with a finedining spirit. Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine is the second outlet of a popular and much-lauded Dallas restaurant owned by Kadhai Goat — a stir-fry with bell peppers, tomatoes and onions — is one of Southlake residents several popular goat dishes. The garlic naan makes a satisfying side. Javeed and Sonia Khan. They’ve remade the large dining room, which cocoons diners in a soothing atmosphere of low lighting, dark walls and a rich palette of golds and burgundies. The menu of mostly northern Indian dishes (Mughlai cuisine is a blend of Indian and Central Asian styles) has fried samosas and chicken tikka masala, to be sure. But it also features several goat dishes and more than 10 “tandoori sizzlers,” platters that come out sizzling and hissing like fajitas but taste so much better. Entrees don’t come with rice or bread — you have to order those separately, but the variety of breads is impressive. Try the naan with rosemary or the paratha garnished with mint or fenugreek leaves. Offerings include a children’s menu and wine, beer and cocktails. 3311 E. State Highway 114, Southlake, 817-251-0663,

Reshmi Kebab, marinated minced chicken with onions and cilantro, is cooked in a tandoori oven and comes out sizzling.

Mughlai’s ambience: All traces of the former sports bar are gone. Photos by Ron Jenkins

Salmon Miso Truffle: Grilled salmon with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms in a miso truffle cream sauce Photo by Kevin Marple

Sai Fine Asian Bistro Colleyville Now serving The talented chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin (formerly of Bite and Kin Kin Urban Thai in Fort Worth and Pakpao in Dallas) is trying again. His high-concept restaurants have mostly been praised for their food, but they’ve tended to close before their time. Now “Chef Eddy” is bringing global Asian to Colleyville, with a menu that blends street dishes like fried rice and yakisoba noodles with upscale plates like Massaman short rib, five-spice duck and shrimp lemongrass risotto. Sai Fine Asian Bistro, which opened quietly in March, is BYOB for now. 5005 Colleyville Blvd., 682-325-4050,

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Southlake Now that Southlake has new stores devoted to cupcakes, vegan cinnamon rolls, French macarons and gourmet ice pops, it’s time for another round of sweets shops to open. Tiff’s Treats, a bakery specializing in hand-delivered warm cookies and brownies, was started by two University of Texas students baking in an apartment kitchen in Austin. It now has more than 25 locations, and Southlake’s will open in the fall at State Highway 114 and Carroll, Photo courtesy of Tiff’s Treats Peace, Love and Little Donuts, a chain from Pittsburgh, has a hippie vibe and slightly out-there flavors like Salted Chocolate, S’mores and Raspberry Lemonade — more adventurous than Dunkin’ but tame compared with Fort Worth’s FunkyTown or Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut. Look for Peace, Love and Little Donuts soon at the Village at Timarron, 601 E. Southlake Blvd.,

Grapevine People are already streaming to Grapevine for some of the area’s best barbecue at Meat U Anywhere, for one. Now Grapevine is getting the first real North Texas location of the legendary Hill Country barbecue mecca The Salt Lick (let’s not count the version at DFW Airport). Salt Lick Grapevine will open in a new building north of Grapevine Mills Mall, where it’s creating an indoor-outdoor dining space on 10 wooded acres. But we’ll have a long wait for our Central Texas-style barbecue experience: The target opening date is sometime in fall 2018. In the meantime, you’ll just have to visit Driftwood or Round Rock. With less fanfare, another company that touts its Central Texas approach to ’cue is also preparing to open in Grapevine. Ten50 BBQ, which was first opened in Richardson in 2014 by Chili’s founder Larry Lavine, is coming to 1333 William D. Tate. The lines will almost certainly be shorter, though Ten50 has developed a serious following at its original location.

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LOCAL PERKS June Naylor spills the beans on Southlake’s new independent coffeehouse and other great tea and java joints — no green mermaids in sight. uilding a community within a community is what makes gathering places compelling. Buon Giorno has been going strong in Grapevine for more than a decade, and now has opened doors to a Southlake outpost. Its coffee culture has paved the way for other independent spots in Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Argyle and Keller. Just as generations before us met over cups of joe in oldschool coffee shops and diners, we spend quality time talking, sharing and reading in a worthy selection of homegrown places — but over a finer cup of coffee. Here’s where to go now and what’s being served. Photos by Jeffrey Wooten

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Coffee culture BUON GIORNO

Singling out someone to thank for

Buon Giorno in Southlake continues the vibe of the Grapevine original opened in 2006 — a place where people enjoy coffee in an atmosphere geared to gathering and working. Vintage Fiat art showcases the coffeehouse’s embraceable, everyday personality.

introducing us to the authentic coffeehouse experience, we must credit David Clarke. He opened Buon Giorno in Grapevine in 2006, and we’ve been spoiled ever since. Clarke set a high standard for independent coffee hangouts, establishing a place where people could gather over coffee made from freshly roasted beans (Buon Giorno has always roasted its own), crafted by baristas using the rare handlevered espresso machine. His Fort Worth location opened in 2010, and now Clarke oversees a spanking-new Southlake location. “I became a keen coffee fanatic at the age of 18, when I visited Italy for the first time,” says Clarke, a native of Manchester, England, who eventually worked in Dubai for a Dallasbased company. He wound up living in North Texas, yearning for the coffee experience he’s always loved. “I wanted to bring coffee from around the world and create a community where people could just sit and talk, as they do in Europe.” Drinking exceptional coffee must lead to deepening relationships, as Clarke tells stories of businesses birthed at Buon Giorno’s tables and weddings taking place in the coffeehouse among couples who initially met there. The mood is one of ease and comfort, with couches, tables and chairs arranged in groupings. That pure coffee scent found only where just-ground fresh beans are brewed intertwines with the friendly sound of engaged conversation. Travel posters from the 1960s and photos of vintage Fiats — the car that symbolizes

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LOCAL  PERKS Green is good ROOTS Opened in 2009 across the street from Tarrant County College, this

mainstay on the North Richland Hills-Hurst line offers a fresh burst on each of its wooden tabletops, thanks to minipots planted with bright succulents. Sitting next to vintage water bottles and glasses, these small gardenlike settings show thoughtfulness extended by owner Janice Dotti Townsend, who says Roots’ “environment feels like a friend’s home, with spaces oriented around conversation and community.” Vibrant eating and drinking is found in the brilliantly green matcha tea soda and a lovely new breakfast offering, a veggie tart. In the evening, clientele now enjoy wine and beer selections, too.

9101 Texas Highway 26, Suite 101, North Richland Hills, 817-503-7344,

David Clarke is the owner of Buon Giorno.

an everyman spirit, nothing fancy or too modern — serve as artwork on the walls. Guests can choose from a wide variety of espresso-based drinks, and there’s hot chocolate crafted with chocolate from France and Belgium. The syrups used in flavoring drinks are French, and some of the pastries come from French-accented Main Street Bistro & Bakery in Grapevine. Clarke’s happy with his three locations and doubts it’s wise to open more. “We don’t want to compromise efforts. We’re about sustaining and enhancing the culture, creating something so authentic, the people coming here will tell others about it.” Buon Giorno, 2350 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine, 817-421-7300; 1901 W. Southlake Blvd.;

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Roots, a North Richland Hills fixture for eight years, provides cozy areas for friends to share coffee and stories.

Kindred manager Shannon Nevins enjoys connecting with customers and co-workers with the same enthusiasm she shows for creating latte art.

The barista life KINDRED COFFEE CO. Large yet cozy with intimate seating

areas where regulars camp for hours on end while studying, reading and networking, this popular meeting site opened in 2014 to establish its deserved reputation for craft coffee drinks. Sourcing fair trade beans from around the world, Kindred roasts its own coffees and employs a Swiss water process for its decaf coffees, too. Shannon Nevins, an admitted “people person,” is one of Kindred’s managers and a creative whose passion for coffee excellence matches her barista artistry. Her favorite coffee? “The Guatemalan has the best flavor — it’s a bright cup that I can drink all day long.” Any of her beautiful renditions pairs well with house-made pastries, which include gluten-free and vegan options, and made-to-order salads and wraps. Not into coffee? Try the signature Turkish tea incorporating cardamom seeds. In a rush? Text your order to 817-818-0722 and park curbside to grab and go.

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The Nook is the coveted comfy corner seating space at Redefined Coffee House in Grapevine.


Toward the back of this favorite hangout just north of downtown

Grapevine is a fabulous corner booth called The Nook, a space that begs a gabfest between besties or catching up on a double date. Comfy with tufted upholstered walls and stylish with a sparkly chandelier, it’s the prime seat in a room filled with good spots for chatting, reading or catching up on email over a delish lavender latte (with homemade syrup!) or a revved-up nitro cold brew, left. Jorik Blom says he and his wife opened their shop “to be a place that cultivates community and family … one that feels like home, where you meet, work and share or simply find rest by yourself. For us, it’s about connecting with each person who takes time out of their day to stop by.” Clientele even include travelers who come from the airport with a few hours between flights. Locally roasted coffee like Avoca from Fort Worth and beautiful pastries from local bakers — some are gluten-free, naturally — make the visit even more memorable.

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Of fairy tales and java KIMZEY’S COFFEE Might Alice have made her journey through the looking glass in search of exquisite coffee? Perhaps, particularly if her destination was this delightful new arrival in Argyle. The colorful cottage, with its roof seemingly shingled by Snow White’s dwarfs and curvy chimney probably constructed by elves, transports you to another dimension for your coffee interlude (the goods are from Denton’s West Oak Coffee Roasters, by the way). Upon ordering, you’re given a whimsical card with the likes of Thumper or Dumbo to take to your table. Finding a seat among students bearing down on homework, twosomes working on fundraisers and new business plans, and moms taking the kids out for a treat, you’re lucky to park by a window to gaze outside at flowerbeds. On pretty days, take that espresso milkshake outside to a patio table to enjoy with gluten-free strawberry scones, quiche or a yummy plate of pigs in blankets. 429 U.S. Highway 377 South, Argyle, 940-240-1001,

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Almost too beautiful to eat LOVERIA CAFFE The most authentic tastes from Italy now reside at this uber-modern and comfortably chic new place in Town Center Colleyville. Arriving recently from their hometown of Ravenna, near the Adriatic Sea in the Emilia Romagna region, the husband-wife team of Andrea Matteucci and Stefania Bertozzi brought partner and chef Michele Ragazzini along to show us what it is to eat and drink pure Italy. To that end, they offer exquisite Italian pastries made in-house to serve with espresso, which guests enjoy either while reading the newspaper or Italian art books in Loveria’s front lounge area or at cafe tables. The glass shelving in the front emporium is stocked with espresso you can brew at home, too. Just don’t forget to have a few of those pastries boxed up to take away, as well. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 410, 817-893-5880,

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an outpost from a minichain in Oklahoma. Light spills in through expansive windows, washing over tables filled with pairs of customers engaged in work over laptops and others just catching up on family news. Most eye-catching, however, are the beautiful glass teapots showcasing colorful botanicals used in brewing organic green tea blends. The prettiest include chrysanthemum, marigold, jasmine and/or rose blooms. Just as fetching are the brilliantly hued lunch and dinner salads.

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Modern farmhouse GATHER CAFE & COFFEE What’s not to love about this newbie, opened in January on the Fort Worth-Keller line? Owner Scott Gonzales says he and wife Morgan wanted their guests to feel like they’re congregating “at your best friend’s house … that comfortable place where kicking your shoes off and staying awhile is not only accepted — it’s encouraged.” You almost suspect that Joanna Gaines had a hand in the decor, with its clean and chic farmhouse vibe. Victorian birdcages hang from the ceiling, along with light fixtures influenced by yesteryear. A long community table lends itself well to groups meeting over school projects and Bible study, while smaller tables let moms visit with each other while tending to small ones along for the ride. Whether solo or with pals, guests are digging breakfast/brunch goodies like migas and avocado toast, as well as coffee and chai drinks and handmade cold beverages.


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SLAM DUNK DESIGN By Marilyn Bailey

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e’re used to the professional athletes who live in

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not surprised when we learn they’ve added batting cages or lap pools to their properties. But one Westlake family incorporated a beautiful basketball court in their home simply to accommodate Dad’s sheer amateur love of the sport. In the hands of designer Stephanie Nix, that cavernous playroom became a stylish, multipurpose space where all four family members gather with friends and pursue their passions.  Dad loves his hoops — the family owns the same fearsome basketball-shooting machine that NBA teams use — and some serious sports watching goes on in the well-appointed lounge next door. But these gleaming hardwood floors are home to much more than basketball.

The lounge makes smart use of space with a flat-screen embedded in a kitchenette wall. Industrial materials mingle with warm woods and cozy accessories like vintage trophies. Designer Stephanie Nix calls the look “modern industrial schoolhouse.” When the homeowners liked all the tile samples they were presented with, including a stainless steel penny and a metallic porcelain, Nix decided to combine them in a custom pattern. The tri-color hexagonal porcelain floor tiles keep things “funky and fun,” she says. May-July 2017 25

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SLAM DUNK DESIGN The lounge’s other big feature wall is an enormous piece of art that Nix designed: a mural-scale image of a basketball split into three floating panels. It looms above the man-cave sectional sofa like a giant rising sun — a strong statement that helps balance the enormity of the adjacent room. At right, the concrete farmhouse sink is paired with a Brizo Artesso collection faucet that was the first object the designer chose for the project. It’s inspired by early 20th-century factories, and she says it set the tone with its warmer, more refined take on the industrial aesthetic.

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hello, neighbor A Southlake couple is named Texas A&M Parents of the Year, thanks to their whole maroon-loving brood.

Olivia Moss wrote the application, but each of the Moss children contributed in getting their parents named Texas A&M Parents of the Year.

Corps Values By Kathryn Hopper

They met on April 21, a day those who bleed Texas A&M

maroon know as Aggie Muster. Rodney Moss had noticed that a car in the parking lot of his Birmingham, Alabama, apartment complex sported a Texas A&M Century Club decal and decided to place a handwritten invitation on the windshield. After all, it’s a tradition to gather with fellow Aggies on Muster Day to celebrate the university’s special rituals and remember those who died over the previous year. “We went together, and we’ve been together pretty

much ever since,” says Shelly Moss, who was the owner of the car Rodney spotted that day in 1991. The two had attended Texas A&M at the same time, graduating with bachelor’s degrees in 1987 — he in mechanical engineering and she in marketing. “That’s the thing about Aggies; there’s just this bond that we have,” Rodney says. “Even when you’re 600 miles from home, you know you have a relationship, a trust there.” Their relationship deepened, eventually leading to

The Moss home has a lot of Aggie memorabilia. Photos by Ron Jenkins May-July 2017 31

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marriage and four children and a home in Southlake. As fate and perhaps a bit of encouragement would have it, those four children have also embraced the Aggie lifestyle. Daughter Hannah is a senior education major at A&M. Son Ian, a junior, is a member of the Corps of Cadets and a yell leader. Last year, he served as mascot corporal handling Reveille, the beloved collie who is a general, the highest-ranking member of the Corps, and known as the first lady of Aggieland. Daughter Olivia recently finished her freshman year as a biomedical engineering major, and now the youngest member of the family, Sophie, is preparing to start her freshman year in College Station after she graduates from Carroll Senior High School in June. Now Shelly and Rodney are sharing a new Aggie honor: being named Texas A&M’s 2017-18 Parents of the Year. They began their duties this spring, helping hand out Aggie rings at a recent ceremony. It was Olivia who nominated her parents for the honor, a tradition that began in 1919 to celebrate Aggie moms, then in 1974 evolved to honor both moms and dads. In her nomination letter, Olivia praised her parents for “showing me what it means to not only be a student here, but a member of the Aggie family. There is no greater school and no greater parents.” Shelly, who grew up in Richardson, had originally committed to going to the University

Rodney and Shelly Moss helped hand out Aggie rings this spring. Photos courtesy of the Moss family

Corps Values Busta, one of the Mosses’ three dogs, sports an A&M collar. Photo by Ron Jenkins

of Texas at Austin, but a trip to College Station late in her senior year changed her mind. Rodney, a native of West Texas, opted for Texas A&M over Texas Tech. On campus, they were active in the Greek system — he was a Sigma Chi and she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma. The Mosses continue to spend many weekends in College Station and recently invested in a house there for the kids. Back home in Southlake, Shelly is actively involved in service groups and serves as director of admissions at an academic institution. Rodney works in risk management at a global insurance corporation. Shelly says they didn’t put any pressure on their kids to follow in the family tradition and attend A&M. But growing up cheering on the Aggie football team at Kyle Field, where the family has season tickets, didn’t hurt. “Rodney said he would pay for any school that was academically superior to A&M but was not going to pay for a school that wasn’t,” she says. “I told them I wanted them to go to the best school they could get into, wherever it was, except for UT,” he adds, noting A&M’s in-state rival. “By the time they started applying, the choice was obvious.”

Ian and Sophie are all-A&M on Christmas morning. Hannah hangs out with Reveille, A&M’s well-known mascot.

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Sophie Moss, second from left, joins her older siblings Olivia, Ian and Hannah at Texas A&M in the fall. Last year Ian, as mascot corporal in the Corps of Cadets, was in charge of handling the university’s collie, Reveille. May-July 2017 33

HIDDEN CUBA A tour with Fort Worth Sister Cities International captures the island’s colonial history, natural beauty, stellar arts — and, oh, those vintage cars. Story by Beatriz Terrazas Photos by Beatriz Terrazas and John M. Doty

Top, an old fort and lighthouse along Havana’s malecon (sea wall) can look like a painting in the light of dawn. The malecon is popular with walkers and runners in the morning — you just need to be careful of the waves that crash over the wall or you’ll get drenched. Above left, American vintage convertible cabs and their drivers wait for customers by Havana’s Central Park. Above right, viola player Fidel Ramos performs with the Cienfuegos chamber orchestra, Concierto Sur.

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Many of the streets in Old Havana aren’t much more than alleys, but they’re lively and colorful, often with vendors offering all sorts of souvenirs and folk art in the building doorways.

uba. Has any other country felt so far away despite being just 90 miles from our shores? Does any other country bring to mind more evocative images — architecture, classic cars, cabaret — from a bygone era? I went there as a journalist in 1998 and always wanted to return. News headlines focus mostly on U.S.-Cuba relations, but I wanted to know more about the culture, the people. So when Fort Worth Sister Cities International offered its second educational tour last February, my husband and I decided to go. Fort Worth has no sister city in socialist Cuba. But Mae Ferguson, the organization’s president and CEO, says exploring “cutting-edge locations so we get to see them firsthand and bring the information to the community” fits the group’s mission of promoting Fort Worth and enriching our local community through international education, exchange and commerce. Following U.S. government guidelines, you could probably set up your own people-topeople tour. But our guide, Oscar Fernandez, says Cuba’s travel regulations, and its lack of advertising and infrastructure, make it more difficult to arrange on your own some of the activities we enjoyed. “If you go on your own, you only scratch the surface. To really embrace the culture, you have to do it this way.” Indeed, we found our guided tour the perfect way to learn about Cuba’s history, arts and natural resources. May-July 2017 35


CUBA INSIDER TIPS • Take plenty of cash to exchange for Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUCs) — American credit cards won’t work in Cuba. Euros will get you a better exchange rate, but we took dollars and were fine. • Things that are hard to come by — pens, pencils, toothbrushes, aspirin, even old tennis shoes — are greatly appreciated as gifts by Cubans. We stocked up at Dollar Tree before traveling. • Don’t buy cigars from street vendors — they’re not the ones Cuba is famed for. Ask your guide for reputable stores, or buy them at the duty-free shop on the way home.

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Top, morning breaks over Havana, casting golds and pinks on the seascape. Left, members of Habanas Compás Dance perform for the Fort Worth Sister Cities delegation during its February visit to Cuba. Cultural tours to Cuba provide Americans with opportunities that tourists wouldn’t otherwise have. Bottom left, a group of tourists chats outside a restaurant near the main plaza in Trinidad. Bottom right, some of the Fort Worth delegation opted for a carriage ride back to their casa particular after exploring parts of Trinidad in western Cuba.

HIDDEN CUBA Past and present

In central Cuba, the village of Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is steeped in colonial history. There, mansions of the era have been restored and turned into museums. Among them, the Museo de Arquitectura Colonial features the area’s colonial architecture, and the Palacio Cantero exhibits artifacts from Trinidad’s history. Cuba’s emerging entrepreneurship is evident in the pastel-painted casas particulares, private homes offering bedand-breakfast lodging. The government still provides Cubans monthly subsidies but now allows them limited private enterprise to make ends meet. Many Cubans work in the tourist industry with casas particulares and privately owned restaurants called paladares.

A mountain hike

Though long known for its beautiful beaches, Cuba has mountains, too, that are worth the visit. We made a day trip to Parque Guanayara in the Topes de Collantes nature reserve. Located in the Escambray Mountains, a range hugging the southern coast and dotted with coffee farms, the national park features a popular hiking trail called Centinelas del Río Melodioso (Sentries of the Melodious River). Getting to the park’s tourist center meant a bus ride over a curving mountain road with expansive vistas; from there, old Russian army trucks retrofitted with passenger seats ferried us the rest of the rutted, bone-jostling way. The 3-mile trail requires basic physical fitness, a sturdy pair of shoes and a close eye on the ground. We were accompanied by the rushing sound of the river and waterfalls along the way. Midhike, some of our group took a dip in Pozo del Venado, an idyllic natural pool under one of the falls.

Oh, the arts!

Top, architecture is always an attraction for tourists visiting Cuba, especially in Havana. There’s lots of restoration going on, so look beyond what may appear to be crumbling facades. Above, in one of Old Havana’s plazas, girls leaving school for the day step out into the sun.

Cienfuegos’ chamber orchestra, Concierto Sur, opened our eyes to Cuba’s world-class performing arts. Led by violist Fidel Ramos, the group enchanted us with a private performance that our youngest traveler, May-July 2017 37

travel 12-year-old Virginia Arthur, a viola player herself from Washington state, called “classical, but also sometimes with a twist — and happy!” In Havana, the group Habana Compás Dance showed us its take on Cuban rhythm. With a mix of drums and colorfully painted wooden chairs, this group of mostly young women performed a meld of percussion and modern dance none of us had seen before. Also in Havana, worldrenowned Cuban musicologist Alberto Faya gave us a rundown of 500 years of Cuban music, with examples played by his trio. Particularly moving was a haunting prayer in the style of African slaves brought to Cuba. It was a stark reminder of their unimaginable hardship. A last-minute addition to our schedule was a performance of Giselle by the Cuban National Ballet. A recent New York Times story marvels at the “beautifully trained classical dancers” in this company, which is well known in the dance world. The writer wasn’t wrong. The performance brought us to our feet.

One of the things that visitors to Cuba have long enjoyed are the rides in the vintage car cabs. Top, the Cathedral of St. Christopher in Old Havana’s Cathedral Square as seen through one of the arches in the plaza. Right, newlyweds make their way through streets near Havana’s Central Park on the back of a vintage car.

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And don’t let anyone tell you there’s nothing to buy in Cuba. Havana boasts beautiful art galleries. At 331 Art Space, the walls are hung with contemporary photographs, paintings and drawings by Adrian Fernandez, Alex Hernandez and Frank Mujica. We also visited the studio and workshop of ceramic artist Beatriz Santacana. Glazed tiles, plates, figurines and necklaces were exquisite collector’s items.

The cars and the food, of course

While hiking in Cuba’s Guanayara National Park, visitors can take a break for a refreshing dip in Pozo del Venado, or Deer Pool. The park is part of the greater Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve. Right, Fort Worth Sister Cities International ambassadors cross a small bridge over a stream during a hike in the park.

No Cuba story would be complete without the cars. Candy-apple red, bubblegum pink, lime green — the vintage Fords and Chevrolets are popular cabs in Havana. We quizzed our drivers: No, most don’t have original engines — only RESOURCES one driver said With enough demand, his car had the Fort Worth Sister Cities original sixwill make another trip. cylinder in-line Contact Mae Ferguson engine. Yes, they at 817-632-7100 or require continuous care — one driver said he has a painter and a mechanic for engine repairs. And they’re big cars. We comfortably got five people into one. One lovely evening, our guide Oscar Fernandez surprised us with a convoy of convertibles for a ride along the malecon (the grand esplanade and seawall along Havana’s waterfront) on our way to dinner. Speaking of food, meals were delicious. Most paladares offered chicken, pork and fish. Lobster was on every menu. Rum being a staple, we never lacked for a mojito or a Cuba libre. At Havana’s luxurious Parque Central Hotel, breakfasts featured such an array of food, it would’ve taken weeks to sample everything. Vegetarians: Black beans and rice abound, but fresh produce does not. “Salads” often include canned vegetables. You won’t starve, but if you’re picky, pack some protein bars. Overall, the balance of scheduled activities and free time on this tour felt just right. As one of my fellow travelers said, “This was not a vacation. This was an experience.” May-July 2017 39



questions with author S.C. Gwynne

➊ I’ve heard you say that Quanah Parker was a great American and that too few people know much about him. Why should we learn more? He bridged the two worlds — between a free and unfettered life on the plains and living first on a reservation and then on allotted land — and did it more successfully than anyone.

THE DETAILS Keller Reads: One Book, One City This year’s selection is Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in History by S.C. Gwynne. For more information about the program, • 4 p.m. June 7 Book discussion and signing with Gwynne at Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. • 6 p.m. June 7 Dinner at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club, 600 Promontory Drive, Keller. Tickets are $35 at

Quanah and one of his wives: He had eight of them, seven during the reservation period — an unusually high number. Most were quite attractive and not always happy to share their husband. Photo courtesy of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Joseph E. Taulman Collection

The city that reads together ... The One Book, One City movement, which started in Seattle in the 1990s, now has

participants all around the nation. Locally, the idea — getting a whole community to come together through reading and discussion of one book — has been embraced most prominently by Friends of the Keller Library. Its “Keller Reads: One Book, One City” sessions attract readers from all over DallasFort Worth, which makes us think maybe more cities should start their own programs. This year’s book is a gripping work of essential Texas, and American, history: S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in History. Published in 2010, it was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The book fits firmly into the category of pageturning nonfiction. Gwynne honed his prose style as a journalist for Texas Monthly and The Dallas Morning News. The story he tells is astonishing. It’s stirring in part because the events seem so recent: Ferocious, grisly battles between U.S. forces and Comanches were happening on our familiar plains and prairies Cynthia Ann Parker and her just a few decades before they were dotted with DQs daughter, Prairie Flower. Taken and truck dealerships. And the names resonate: We at A.F. Corning’s studio in Fort Worth, probably in 1862, the drive through a place called Quanah on the way to photo became famous on the Amarillo; Parker County was named after Quanah’s frontier and beyond. Note her uncle, Isaac Parker. large, muscular hands and wrists. The Comanches’ horseback raids were so terrifying Photo courtesy of the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (and so close to where you’re likely now sitting) that Wise County lost population in the 1860s, Gwynne tells us: Settlers were retreating from the frontier en masse when he picks up the story. We asked him to answer five quick questions about his book. — Marilyn Bailey

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➋ Tell us just a bit about who Cynthia Ann Parker was. She was the most famous white captive of her era, in large part because she refused to return. She fully assimilated to Comanche culture, married a powerful war chief and had children with him, one of whom became the last and greatest chief of the Photo by Corey Arnold Comanches. ➌ It’s incredible to think how dangerous it was to settle on the Texas frontier until relatively late in the 19th century. What’s your assessment of the Comanches? They were the greatest masters of the horse on the plains. Their abilities with horses shifted the balance of power in the West. By the time white Texans encountered them, they had hammered out a 250,000-square-mile empire that they had fought for over almost two centuries, a block of power that determined pretty much everything that happened in the American Southwest. ➍ The violence people lived with is incredible — and tough — to read about today. Your story is not for the squeamish. Nope! I put in only a small percentage of what I could have put in. I wanted to show people how brutal it was, but not clobber them over the head with it. ➎ How will people understand American history differently after reading your book? There is a myth that Native Americans were simply victims of the westward-booming American empire. The truth is more nuanced than that. Comanches wielded great power until late in the 19th century.



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By Kathryn Hopper

inimalism is in, so I’ve heard. Perhaps after binge-watching too many episodes of Hoarders, more Americans are ditching their possessions and adopting a more Spartan lifestyle.

Maybe there are even some Southlake folks embracing the trend. I know that the city library has a copy of Marie Kondo’s bestselling manifesto The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up because I checked it out. Thanks to auto-renewals, I think I kept it for about a month somewhere under my bed with the good intention of tackling my home’s overstuffed closets, dreaded junk drawers and, if I really got ambitious, the garage. Kondo’s method, dubbed KonMari, involves culling out everything except those items that “spark joy.” If an item doesn’t make the cut, thank it for its service and get rid of it. The goal is to leave yourself only a few very important items that are easily accessible. At that point, you reach some sort of housekeeping nirvana and never have to clean again. Surveying my cluttered closets, I discovered the remnants of homecoming mums and garters, a decade of Green Out T-shirts in various sizes and an entire wardrobe of bedazzled Dragon

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mom attire and tailgating essentials, including a beloved Dragons cowbell. I had to accept the fact that with three of our four kids out of the nest, I didn’t really need a lot of this stuff. I made progress on the closets and junk drawers and felt confident to tackle the garage. I started off strong. In just an hour, I had a nice pile of in-line skates, football pads and lacrosse sticks ready to head to the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) Donation Station.  That’s when I saw it — the bicycle trailer. It had been a sore spot between my husband and me for years. He didn’t see the need to hang on to something our kids outgrew a decade ago. I kept making excuses for why it remained essential.  “I’ll use it to get groceries at the Tom Thumb,” I told him. “That’s what they do in Europe, right?” “This isn’t Amsterdam,” he said. “And what if there is a zombie apocalypse, and there’s no gas for the cars, and the only way we can escape

death is to throw our bug-out bag in the trailer and bike our way to a safe zone?” He shook his head and walked away. I continued the purging process. In one dark corner I found some bolts of mauve fabric I’d once used to make curtains for the apartment I lived in back in the 1980s. There was also a box of cassette tapes and postcards from a trip to Telluride from the same era. That meant I had actually moved this stuff four times over the last 30 years. Was it really bringing me joy or just holding me back? I looked over the items and summoned my inner Marie Kondo. Thanking them for their service, I placed them in the purge pile. Finally, I’d cleared out pretty much everything except one item — that bike trailer. It was the moment of reckoning.  I grabbed my camera and took a few photos of the trailer. I would remember the good times, pedaling my kids to the pool that week our minivan broke down. I would buy a small basket for my bike to carry groceries. I would work out another way to survive the zombie apocalypse. As I dropped off the trailer at GRACE, I thought about the young family that would be delighted to have it this summer for outings at the park or pool. Then, arriving back home, something magical happened. I managed to fit all our cars in the garage. That was truly a moment that sparked joy. Kathryn Hopper is a Southlake mother of four who finds that even a minimalist lifestyle can use more cowbell.


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Left to right: John J. Martini, Patricia Blakemore, Perry Moore, Wynne Moore and Tonia Beard


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he Luker Group embodies the Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty mission, Expect the Extraordinary. Nanette Ecklund-Luker and Brian Luker have both been named D Magazine’s Top Producer for multiple years due to their premier customer service and superior expertise in luxury real estate. Eighty-five percent of their thriving business comes from repeat clients and referrals. Nanette Ecklund-Luker, Senior Vice President of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, is driven by a passion to serve others. Her zeal for service makes the real estate industry the ideal career for Nanette.

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rom couples seeking a fresh start, to families relocating from other parts of the world, to clients whose housing needs have changed, Nicole uses her 20-plus years of proven expertise and unmatched market knowledge to turn her clients’ goals and dreams into reality. Renown for her relationship-focused approach, Nicole is certified to handle the most complex home buying and selling scenarios. She keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the market by staying up to date on critical designations including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Accredited Buyers

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Representative (ABR), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and Real Estate Divorce Specialist (REDS). And it’s her passion for people and impeccable attention to detail that extends well beyond the transaction. “I really care about the people I work with. I’m their go-to person for referrals and recommendations within our community.” A 5th generation Texan and lifelong metroplex resident, Nicole graduated with honors from Texas Wesleyan University. She learned early on that being a good listener is critical to success and says keeping clients informed is paramount. “Understanding the data and maintaining ongoing communication is key. I make sure to keep my clients well-informed throughout the entire process so they are well equipped to make one of the most significant financial decisions of their lives.” Nicole leverages the power of a globally recognized brand Sotheby’s to bring exclusive marketing resources and opportunities to her loyal clientele.

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ith 17 years in the real estate industry and over $320 million in sales, Nancy has proven her commitment to meeting her clients’ needs. Nancy consistently ranks among the top producers nationally for Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty and is honored to receive multiple local awards for impressive sales production. Nancy’s dedication and commitment are evident in all aspects of her work. COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE Integrity. Expertise. Commitment. These are the core values that define Nancy Dennis and serve as the hallmark of her reputation as a leading real estate professional. Nancy’s extensive market knowledge, coupled with her commitment to providing exceptional service to her clients, have earned Nancy a reputation for excellence. INTEGRITY Nancy approaches all things in life, especially her work, with the utmost integrity and professionalism. A trusted advisor and partner, Nancy places great emphasis on building strong relationships with her clients and understanding their needs to ensure she delivers the highest level of service. EXPERTISE Having graduated with a BA in Accounting, Nancy leverages her background in Finance, Accounting, and Tax to provide a definitive edge in the real estate realm. COMMITMENT Nancy has built a reputation on selling her properties, not just listing them. By leveraging the world’s premiere luxury real estate brand, Nancy will obtain the highest price for your property in the least amount of time. Effectively utilizing social media, print and digital publications, and community and public relations, Nancy will bring to bear her vast knowledge, experience and industry connections to aggressively market your home.

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Senior Vice President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 950 E. State Hwy. 114, Suite 105 • Southlake, 76092 817-992-7889 •


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ecently selected by D Magazine as a D-Best Top Producer for the second straight year, Robert Tyson has taken his 30 years of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market and forged an astounding reputation for service and dedication to his clients as a Vice President with Brigg Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. He continues to raise the bar with sales figures that should top $20 million in 2017 and has recently been named an individual Top Producer in the Southlake office. Robert has earned a reputation for protecting his clients’ interests, and is tenacious about advising them on all facets of the listing and buying process — from contract to inspections, construction to lending, appraisals to close. Those successes have resulted in magazine cover invitations that include Society Life, Living Magazine, and most recently, the cover of Luxury Home Magazine featuring his extraordinary 20 Million dollar listing of an Iconic 43.5 acre estate in Colleyville, TX. “Client service is at the heart of my business,” says Robert. “Keeping my clients informed and educated allows me to navigate through the ever-changing marketplace and achieve extraordinary results.” Honest and hard-working, Robert spent the first 25 years of his career in the real estate appraisal business. Having co-owned a sizable Fort Worth appraisal company, he worked closely with the area’s largest builders, developers, mortgage lenders and title companies. Today, he leverages that experience to offer critical knowledge that gives his clients a clear advantage. “It’s important to truly serve your client’s needs and understand their vision, both during and even after a sale. For me, meeting those needs, developing relationships and lasting friendships goes much further than any one transaction,” he explains. Thanks to his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business, Robert not only maximizes opportunities for his clients but often guides them to positive outcomes they never knew were possible. Robert currently lives in Colleyville and is the proud father of four beautiful daughters. He has lived and built homes in several parts of the area including Fort Worth, Aledo and Possum Kingdom Lake. Robert has served on several committees to satisfy his passion for analyzing market conditions and staying on top technological innovations. Robert is an active member of Gateway Church in Southlake where he volunteers for the Yearly Men’s Summit and Men’s Brigade, which serve the needs of single moms and the disadvantaged through various construction, cleanup and remodeling projects.

Robert Tyson

Vice President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 950 E. State Hwy. 114, Suite 105 • Southlake, 76092 817-980-0683 •


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arrie’s experience, insightfulness and expert negotiating skills have made her one of the most respected Top Producing Realtors in the DFW Metroplex. She proudly represents both Buyers and Sellers, offering unrivaled market knowledge, a collaborative spirit and the highest level of personal commitment. She is passionately devoted to making sure her clients receive First Class Service. When you buy or sell a home with Carrie she’ll be right beside you throughout the entire process. “I purposely work with just five or six clients at any given time for one simple reason — so that I can provide exceptional hands-on service. When a client entrusts me with what is most likely their most expensive sale or purchase, I want them to feel like they’re my only client”. Ninety percent of Carrie’s business is with past clients and referrals. Carrie attributes such a high percentage to her business plan of quality over quantity and “being blessed to work with the BEST clients!”

Carrie Smith

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 950 E. State Hwy. 114, Suite 105 • Southlake, 76092 817-905-4559 •


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T The Jeff Watson Group

Jeff Watson and Cheryl Staley Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 817-501-1923 • 817-939-7131 •

oday’s real estate market is about much more than buying a home. It’s a complex blend of economic climate, educational opportunities, business development and area growth, but more importantly, it’s about lifestyle and finding the best fit for each individual client. Together Jeff Watson and Cheryl Staley are providing professional real estate and marketing services primarily in Westlake, Southlake, Colleyville & Northeast Tarrant County. Jeff & Cheryl teamed up to create the Jeff Watson Group under Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty to bring more than 24 years of specialized service employing a personal approach with clients searching for the best property.

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ammy Gill specializes in helping clients find the house and neighborhood that feel like home and taking the stress and guesswork out of relocating. Tammy works almost completely by referral because people she’s helped before know the confidence and trust their friends and family can have in her expertise and knowledge of the Southlake-Grapevine-Northeast Tarrant County area. Tammy has watched that fast-growing part of the metroplex change from pasture to one of the most desirable areas in Texas. She knows the schools, the vibe, the values of different neighborhoods and can help clients find the place where their family will feel most at home. Tammy’s skill in serving clients is known and recognized by her peers. She delivers superior customer service over and over. That’s why clients recommend Tammy Gill when they’re asked who’s the best realtor they know.

Tammy Gill

JP & Associates REALTORS ® 817-845-9481 •

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eal estate is far more than putting a sign in someone’s yard. Understanding your clients’ needs, managing a live business transaction concerning one of their biggest investments requires trust and knowledge. Veronica Baughman provides the tools you need for the process to be smooth and successful.

Veronica Baughman Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.

Certified Luxury Home Specialist • CRS, SRS, ABR, e-PRO Certified New Home Specialist • 817-707-6844


In today’s fast-paced world, she still believe in old-fashioned values. Her strong work ethic is defined by her willingness to work until the job is done — consulting, selling, marketing, networking, staging, purchasing. Veronica gives back to the community by volunteering. She has more than 40 years in Scouting and is a member of Colleyville’s Chamber and Colleyville Woman’s Club. Her children attended Grapevine-Colleyville schools, and she resides in Colleyville and works in the community. “It is delightful doing business in my own backyard,” she says. Whether you are buying or selling, it is always Veronica’s honor to assist you and her pleasure to get to know you. Personal attention and quality service is what clients expect and deserve. She’s built a business by delivering those qualities.

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Left to right: David Mihollon and Mike Carter

eritage Land Bank opens the door for Fort Worth area families like yours to be able to enjoy rural peace and quiet through its property

loans. Heritage focuses on financing rural and recreational property, which makes the land bank the natural lender for city folk who love the land and have a country spirit. The land bank makes loans for second homes, large tracts and improvements on property.

Heritage Land Bank

David Mihollon, Vice President Lending Mike Carter, Vice President Lending 301 Commerce St., Suite 1380 • Fort Worth, 76102 817-986-0910 •

You can get long-term loans with up to a 30-year fixed rate, an attractive option for those who want to enjoy the outdoors with their family. Heritage Land Bank is different from other banks in that borrowers are also the owners, so you will have a voice in what the land bank does. As a stockholder, you will be paid a patronage dividend when the land bank does well. In 2015, Heritage paid borrowers a total of $2.6 million in patronage. The more you borrow, the greater your share of the earnings. Not surprisingly, Heritage believes in working with people, not account numbers. If you like doing business with people who know your name and consider you a partner, Heritage Land Bank is the place to see for your rural property loans. They’ll treat you right.


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DRAGONS FOOTBALL 2017 SEASON PREVIEW COMING IN AUGUST The free-standing DRAGONS FOOTBALL 2017 SEASON PREVIEW will be distributed via mail in August to every single-family household in Southlake. 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 2017 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 4. To reserve a premium position in DRAGONS FOOTBALL 2017 SEASON PREVIEW contact your account executive, call 817-632-8100, ext. 1101, or email


dining guide

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.

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 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 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 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 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 Cafe Express Choose fresh and flavorful and healthy including breakfast scrambles, frittatas, sandwiches, pastas, gourmet burgers and grilled and roasted entrees. Southlake Town Square 1472 Main St. 817-251-0063

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 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 Duff’s Famous Wings Authentic chicken wings including some truly spicy versions. 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-421-8181 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 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 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

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Great Scott In a space with a California wine-country feel, this “meatery” serves stellar charcuterie boards with housemade 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 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 Mason & Dixie Tucked inside an antique mall, the cafe’s menu delights with rotating daily specials, be they brisket tacos or a fig-proscuitto panini. Help yourself to ice tea and water. And don’t skip dessert even if you get it to go. Lunch only. 1641 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-707-2111 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., #260 817-442-0123 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. Dinner and Sunday brunch only. 2221 E. Southlake Blvd., #360 817-912-1510 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

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 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 housemade. 8300 Precinct Line Road, #104 Colleyville 817-503-8440 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 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 Golden China This classic Chinese-American restaurant has generous portions and attentive service. 2105 W. Southlake Blvd., #201 817-416-1185 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. 817-488-6667 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

Kobeya Japanese Steak & Sushi A large- or small-party full-service destination restaurant serving quality Japanese food. A tender Kobe filet mignon and fresh sushi menu items. Southlake Town Square 1230 Main St. 817-416-6161 Lava 10 Navigate a large menu of Asian and Asian-fusion specialities including sushi, curries, Thai soups, rice and noodle dishes, lunchtime bento boxes and more. 401 E. State Highway 114 Grapevine 817-329-5282 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. 817-251-9141 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 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. 817-601-9590 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. It’s BYOB for now. 5005 Colleyville Blvd., #240 682-325-4050

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 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 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

Loveria Caffe Dessert, Italian-style Sometimes at Italian restaurants, it’s hard to get past the antipasti, primi and secondi with any desire left for dolci. At Loveria Caffe, we advise you to plan ahead — even when faced with that alluring plate of lasagna alla Bolognese — so you won’t miss out on the sweets made in-house daily. The restaurant’s tiramisu, above, is the traditional Italian dessert made of sweet mascarpone cream and coffeesoaked savoiardi cookies (also known as lady fingers). The not-too-sweet version is prepared in individual glass dishes and dusted with cocoa

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 817-251-6674 BAKERIES/ DELIS/TREATS ••••••••••••••• Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Colleyville residents are flocking to this new 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 using locally made ice cream. 4712 Colleyville Blvd., #160 817-581-7437

for an elegant presentation; it typically sells out each night. For just a little something sweet, share a plate of the biscotti; the twice-baked cookies come in traditional almond or chocolate with pistachio versions and are satisfyingly crunchy. Enjoy them with a glass of aromatic dessert wine, like the pictured Malvasia delle Lipari, with notes of honey, pear and allspice. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., #410, 817-893-5880,

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. 1420 E. Southlake Blvd., #168 817-310-3191

Photos by Jeffrey Wooten

The Cakery Edible art found here in madeto-order custom cakes, pastries, cookies, petits fours and cupcakes. 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., #111 817-310-3377

Cheesecake Factory This full-service restaurant was founded because of its cheesecakes, serving more than 50 varieties today. Opt for more substantial from the regular menu. Southlake Town Square 1440 Plaza Place 817-310-0050 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 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 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. 535 Nolen Drive, #200 Southlake 817-488-7580 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 Main Street Bistro & Bakery Known for baked goods, decadent breakfasts and solid lunches. Dinner is an adventure. Look for everything from housemade gnocchi to roasted duck breast. 316 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-424-4333 McAlister’s Deli Break the fast-food habit with fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, soups and sweets. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #109 Southlake 817-310-5570 May-July 2017 61


dining guide

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.

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 Nothing Bundt Cakes The name says it all — Bundt cakes, for all occasions, in nine flavors. Cakes 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 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 Southlake Blvd. 817-251-8811 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 Meat U Anywhere BBQ Best bets on the by-the-pound menu include German or jalapenocheddar sausage, St. Louis-style ribs and brisket. Sandwiches are huge and lines are long. 919 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-251-1227; 91 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club 682-237-7854; BURGERS ••••••••••••••• Five Guys Burgers and Fries Sandwiches and hot dogs also are are available. Burgers come in two sizes with a variety of toppings. Southlake Town Square 242 State St. 817-416-9726

The prosciutto and fig pizza from SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Photo by Thaddeus Harden

Johnny B’s Burgers & Shakes Burgers are made with fresh Texas premium beef on a sourdough bun. Fries are hand-cut and shakes are made with real ice cream. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #104 817-749-0000 Kincaid’s Hamburgers Natural vegetarian-fed, preservative-free meat that is cut and ground fresh daily makes for a superior burger. 100 N. Kimball Ave. Southlake 817-416-2573 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 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 INDIAN ••••••••••••••• Ista Indian Cuisine The tandoori specials are a must-try as are traditional curry and masala dishes with multiple vegetarian options and just the right amount of spiciness. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #B 817-421-0305

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ITALIAN/PIZZA ••••••••••••••• Armend’s Restaurante This family-friendly pizza place is more Naples than New York but prides itself on New York-style thin crust. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., #101 817-251-0270 Brio Tuscan Grille Enjoy a beverage 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 mustshare. Southlake Town Square 1431 Plaza Place 817-310-3136 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 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

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, partly due to the cozy feel enhanced by the brick and woodwork. 420 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-9095

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

iFratelli Thin-crusted pizza plus housemade marinara sauce, meatballs and salad dressings. Take it home or have it delivered. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., #110 817-749-0990

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

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 Loveria Caffe The subtitle of this winning new Colleyville restaurant and emporium is Taste of Italy. Three natives of Ravenna, Italy, are serving up Italian grandmother food such as signature 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 Mellow Mushroom In addition to specialty and buildyour-own pies, this pizzeria also offers calzones, hoagies, salads and a diverse mix of appetizers, plus a wide-ranging beer selection with local choices, gluten-free pizza crust and catering. 2820 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-1111 southlake 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

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 something from the long list of craft beers. Park Village 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #300 817-809-4533 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 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 Verts Mediterranean Grill This fast-casual cafe puts its spin on Turkish kebabs offering beeflamb or chicken cut to order from spits; crispy, crunchy falafel; or vegetarian, all served in a pita or tortilla wrap or as a salad. 2310 W. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-431-0203

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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. 125 E. Worth St. Grapevine 817-481-4668

The Texas Martini from Chuy’s Photo by Kathryn Hopper

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine 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 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, too. 1000 Texan Trail, #130 Grapevine 817-329-1144 Mi Chula’s Good Mexican Casual dining spot offering mesquite grilled meats, fresh vegetables, warm flour tortillas and prickly pear margaritas, all handmade on-site. 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., #551 817-756-6920 Mi Cocina Upscale chain featuring refined, sleek surroundings and a contemporary Tex-Mex menu. Southlake Town Square 1276 Main St. 817-410-6426

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 Taco Diner Fast, fresh and dependable appeals to diners of all ages. Enjoy a variety of tacos, salads and fresh fish. Southlake Town Square 432 Grand Ave. West 682-651-6427 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 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

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 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 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

PUBS/WINE BARS ••••••••••••••• The Ginger Man Enjoy an extensive beer menu along with French-dip sandwiches and soft pretzels. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-778-8846 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. 201 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-8463 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. 817-416-9371; 401 S. Main St. 817-421-9463 Grapevine; 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

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 817-778-228 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 May-July 2017 63

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He’s got heart and soul. Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum is one talented guy — the Grammy award-winner has toured with musicians like Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, and has more than two dozen solo albums to his name. The most recent, #LOVECOVERS, rose to number two on the Billboard jazz chart shortly after its April debut. (Not to be missed: his renditions of Stevie Wonder’s “Have A Talk With God,” or Beyoncé’s “Love On Top.”) But the ordained minister has never gotten too busy to play the gigs that matter. This spring he headlines the inaugural Links Jazz & Blues Fest in Southlake, a fundraiser hosted by the local chapter of The Links, Inc., a volunteer organization of professional women of color. The event helps raise money for STEM and scholarship programs. For details, turn to Page 45. Photo by Anna Webber

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NOT EVERY AD DOLLAR IS THE SAME. Magazines have long been known as the most influential of all media, and now, reliable third-party research proves that they are also the best place to drive sales.

MAGAZINES: Highest Return on Advertising Spend $4.50

Nielsen Catalina Solutions analyzed 1400 campaigns across measured media types and results show magazines yield the HIGHEST return on Advertising Spend (ROAS), with an average return of $3.94 for every dollar spent on advertising.


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When it comes to publications based in Tarrant County, one magazine is the clear circulation leader. Advertisers and their agencies turn to industry auditor Circulation Verification Council to provide an independent and unbiased comparison of average issue circulation. Most recent CVC Audit data shows that 360 West is the circulation leader with more than double the circulation of the city magazines in Fort Worth or Southlake.

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SOURCE: Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Multi-Media Sales Effect Studies from 2004-Q4 2015. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen Catalina Solutions.





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SOURCE: CVC Audit data for 360 West (June 2016), Southlake Style (December 2016), Fort Worth Texas Magazine (June 2016), Fort Worth Business Press (December 2015).

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