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Local shops’ delectable Valentine’s Day offerings

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what’s inside

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NEW & NOTABLE ........ 6 ARTS & CULTURE ....... 8 Artist in Residence Lamberto Alvarez has found his creative niche in Southlake. By Lisa Martin

FOOD & DRINK ............ 12 Dinner and a Show Local restaurant dazzles with its dishes and cutting-edge design. By Rita Cook

LOCAL LUMINARY ...... 16 Outward Bound Dr. Ray Chancellor guides birding enthusiasts at the Bob Jones Nature Center.





By Lisa Martin

VALENTINE’S DAY ROUNDUP .................... 19 Say it With Sweets Area shops offer tempting options. THIS & THAT ................ 22 Around Town with Joy Donovan UPCOMING EVENTS ... 24 REAL ESTATE ............... 26 A look at Carillon DINING GUIDE ............. 28 PARTING SHOT............ 40

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from the publisher


elcome to the February issue of 76092, in which we celebrate

the start of the new year and offer a glimpse of what’s in store

for 2014. We visited the studio of Southlake painter/sculptor/ photographer Lamberto Alvarez to explore his diverse

portfolio, which is, according to the artist, both “decorative

and deep.” Another local treasure is Dr. Ray Chancellor, who hosts and guides hikes for birding enthusiasts at the

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and remains dedicated to documenting native flora and fauna. Del Frisco’s Grille has

been welcomed into the Southlake restaurant fold, with decor that rivals its stellar cuisine, under the direction of executive


Jerry Scott 817-632-8100, ext. 1101

EDITORIAL Editorial Director

Nancy Myers Art Director

Cynthia Wahl Contributing Writers

Rita Cook, Joy Donovan, Lisa Martin Contributing Photographer

chef Aaron Henschen. Several other businesses have debuted

Clare Miers

festive Valentine’s Day treats available for takeout at several

Carol Nuckols

as well (see “New & Notable”). We also rounded up some

local spots — Sprouts, Central Market, Elegant Cakery and Weir’s Country Store inside Weir’s Furniture Village.

Joy Donovan chronicles current happenings around town in

“This and That,” and we take a look at the city’s new Carillon

neighborhood, as well as some upcoming events. We hope you enjoy all of the content in these pages, and here’s to a great 2014. Look for our next issue in early April.

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ON THE COVER Cupcakes courtesy of Elegant Cakery are part of our roundup of local vendors’ Valentine’s Day offerings, and were photographed in Town Square. For more inspiration see “Say it with Sweets,” page 19. Photo by Clare Miers

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E L B A T E H T G N I V WITHOUT LEA DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE IS YOUR NEW HOT SPOT IN SOUTHLAKE. It’s where you can get together for shareable plates that you may just want to keep for yourself, or buy a round of handcrafted cocktails for your closest friends. So feast on flatbreads and filets and discover a wine list that stretches from A to Zin. Only at Del Frisco’s Grille.


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Restaurants Del Frisco’s Grille The upscale bar and grill features contemporary American cuisine, prime steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, numerous wine choices and specialty drinks. See “Dinner and a Show,” Page 12. 817-410-3777

A favorite from Jersey Mike’s Subs Photo courtesy of Jersey Mike’s Subs

Jersey Mike’s Subs Recently opened in Nolen Center, this fast-casual sub sandwich shop serves East Coast-style subs on just-bread. “At Jersey Mike’s, everything is quickly made to order for each of our customers, just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike’s nearly 60 years ago,” says Bryan Selden, who owns the restaurant with partners Jeff Worthen and Chad Huffhines. “We love getting to know our Southlake neighbors and helping out the community through fundraising partnerships with local organizations.” 2645 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 120 817-421-5300 Coming Soon Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine, 2801 E. Southlake Blvd. Opening date TBD. Chef-owners Raul and Olga Reyes come from the city of Alvarado, Veracruz, and fresh seafood is the order of the day.

Apeizza e Vino serves pizza and more. Photo by Ralph Lauer

Apeizza e Vino In addition to pizza, this recently opened restaurant in Cornerstone Plaza offers salads, pasta, antipasto, calzone and fresh bread. Pizzas are made in wood-fired ovens and utilize homemade mozzarella, sausage and San Marzano tomatoes. Apeizza e Vino’s Veneto private room is available for events, accommodating up to 80 people. The restaurant also offers several daily specials. 2777 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 100 817-406-0006

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The artist with Willie Nelson, Friend of the Earth, acrylic on canvas with edible elements, rice, beans, corn, dried bananas, weeds. The painting is signed by Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, David Allan Coe and others.

arts & culture


IN RESIDENCE Lamberto Alvarez has found his creative niche in Southlake. By Lisa Martin

The artist working on Jesus praying to his Father, acrylic over canvas. Concrete Buffalo, (at left) mixed media; concrete over stained wood

concrete bonefish. A commemorative sculpture of the world’s most iconic mouse. A portrait of Texas’s most beloved musical native son. The subjects of the artwork of 60-year-old Lamberto Alvarez defy any attempts at pigeonholing. Such a diverse portfolio once earned Lamberto detractors, particularly at the start of his now-flourishing career. Decades ago, a Time Magazine art director encouraged the effervescent painter/sculptor/photographer to pick a style and stick with it. “But why?” he says now from his Southlake home, which he shares with his February 2014


Top: God’s Molding of Eve, mixed media relied over stained wood; Get a Grip, assemblage of metal pieces, mounted over wood and concrete depicting a school of fish symbolizing Christianity; top right, My Father, me and the Fireworks, acrylic over canvas; and Willie Nelson, Friend of the Earth.

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wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Veronica; son Beto followed in his father’s footsteps and works as a graphic artist for the San Diego UnionTribune. “Why am I going to sacrifice the buttery feeling of paint or a beautiful piece of wood or the tactile texture of concrete?” Throughout his long career, Lamberto has followed his heart, a move that helped put him on the national stage. “I’m definitely not a one-trick pony!” he says with a generous laugh. During stints in the graphic art departments of various newspapers — including the El Paso Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News — the prolific artist also pursued freelance projects, including the creation of hundreds of book covers. Twelve years ago, when he and Elizabeth moved from Fort Worth to Southlake, Lamberto began concentrating almost exclusively on fine art. “I work in several rooms in the house, including the three-car garage for the larger projects,” he explains. He often moves outside to create his sculptural, acid-stained concrete pieces, which necessitate curing time between processes.



“The concrete is more complex than doing a painting,” he explains, “and I’ve learned most of it through trial and error over the years.” Lamberto has become widely known for his fossil images in relief; not long ago, he completed a commission for a Seattle-based CEO, an obsessive weekend angler for bonefish. “I love the fact that my concrete artwork is meant to be touched,” he says, “whereas most fine art isn’t.” When painting with acrylic or oils, Lamberto often embellishes his works with found objects. “I’ll ask my wife to save a tamale husk for me when she’s cooking,” he says. “Or I’ll use beans or dried bananas … anything that inspires me.” An accomplished musician, he also composes the music that accompanies the YouTube videos that

“Even today, I’ll see beauty in a puddle and take out my iPhone and snap a picture of it. Or I’ll look at a piece of wire and see possibilities.” — Lamberto Alvarez

Jesus praying to his Father, acrylic over canvas

serve as a virtual portfolio of his artwork. Since his childhood spent in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, Lamberto has found his creative fires stoked by people and places. His father introduced him to concrete as a medium, while his mother and a grandmother encouraged his earliest artistic pursuits. “As a young child, I was very aware of the beauty I was surrounded by,” he recalls. “Even today, I’ll see beauty in a puddle and take out my iPhone and snap a picture of it. Or I’ll look at a piece of wire and see possibilities.” Others continue to see possibilities in Lamberto. Legendary boxer Oscar De La Hoya commissioned the artist to create the invitations to his millennial bash. In 2004, Walt Disney Company invited him (along with celebrities like Tom Hanks and Kelly Ripa) to create a sculpture of Mickey Mouse in order to commemorate the character’s 75th birthday; Lamberto’s “El Mickey” exudes a decidedly Southwestern aesthetic. Two years ago, he collaborated with his wife, who edits the Texas Almanac, in order to put his portrait of Willie Nelson on the cover. (The legendary singer owns the original.) An avid baseball fan, Lamberto has worked since 2010 on a series of portraits of various players with the Texas Rangers. “My art is decorative, but it’s deeper than that,” he says. “Even the abstract pieces have a story to tell.” Fortunately, Lamberto shows no signs of running out of tales. February 2014


food & drink

Del Frisco’s Grille dazzles with its dishes and cutting-edge design.

Dinner and a Show By Rita Cook Photos by Clare Miers

Del Frisco’s Grille is not new to the metroplex. It is, however, new to Southlake, where the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group just opened a third Del Frisco’s Grille, this one in Town Square. General manager Sabrina Scully says this 8,000-square-foot building is the first stand-alone in North Texas, and she couldn’t be happier. Because Southlake is where Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has its home office and where many of its company employees enjoy living, “It was only natural for the company to expand there,” Scully notes. “We couldn’t ask for a better location and view, being on the corner and top of the hill off Carroll and Southlake Boulevard.” Key ingredients are locally sourced when possible; otherwise, the steaks are exclusively from Stock Yards in Chicago and the seafood is handpicked off the boat from Foley in Boston. The menu includes “American comfort cuisine,” regional dishes and an impressive wine list. Executive chef Aaron Henschen

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Previous page: Floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the restaurant’s open, airy feel. This page, clockwise from top left: Chocolate Molten Cake is among the Valentine’s Day offerings; hanging light fixtures feature exposed filament bulbs and LED candles enveloped in industrial, metal mesh and geometric casings; the Apt 5D drink; one of the restaurant’s two bars.

has been with the company for about a decade, so he gets the idea — a tempting mix that’s easy to share with a crowd. Wood-oven-baked flatbreads, cheesesteak egg rolls, truffle mac and cheese and ahi tacos are crowd favorites. And, while the Southlake menu is similar to that of the Dallas Del Frisco’s Grille, some items differ, such as the barbecue beef flatbread and the guacamole with plantain chips. “Del Frisco’s Grille is new, exciting and it is always changing,” says Henschen, whose favorite meats are slow-cooked with a light smoke. “Our food is seasonal, it is alive, it’s vibrant,” he adds. “I started with Del Frisco’s Grille in 2004 and worked my way up in the company, and I am always learning something from my colleagues every day. We can experiment with new dishes and ingredients daily.” The Del Frisco’s look is eye-catching, with a “blend of industrial and warm elements, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously stylish and relaxed,” says Scully. February 2014


Dinner and a Show The two-story restaurant features an exhibition kitchen, a private dining room overlooking the two-story entryway, a thoroughly modern gold chandelier, two bars and an expansive patio on each floor. The design was created by David M. Schwarz Architects, the same company that designed Del Frisco’s Grille in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square. Each Del Frisco’s Grille is designed so that no two look alike. For those who aren’t familiar with the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, the weekend brunch could be just the right introduction, with mouthwatering favorites like red velvet Belgian waffles with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese and chicken-fried steak and eggs with jumbo biscuits and chorizo gravy. “We can’t wait to welcome Southlake’s residents and show them what Del Frisco’s Grille is all about,” Scully concludes. “We’ve created a space that is inviting, a menu that is truly delicious and an atmosphere that is downright fun.”

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The restaurant’s design was created by David M. Schwarz Architects, and includes cylindrical amber glass lanterns (top left).

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local luminary

Dr. Ray Chancellor guides birding enthusiasts at the Bob Jones Nature Center.


outhlake is for the birds, which comes as high praise from Ray Chancellor. As founder of the Southlake Ornithological Society, this 71-year-old retired school superintendent also hosts monthly birding hikes at Bob Jones Nature Center, with the expressed goal of introducing residents to the some 250 species of birds that either call North Texas their permanent home or pass through on migratory flights. “I would say that for about every 100 people who attend these programs, only four or so have grown up in Southlake, which tells me that very few people moving into the area have close ties to the land,” explains Chancellor. He served on the committee in the early 1990s that ultimately established the nature center, which enjoys access to nearly 500 pristine acres of land. He adds, “It’s important to educate people on the natural history of the Cross Timbers ecosystem,” a vast and diverse swath of land that stretches from southern Kansas down to Waco, his

American Goldfinches populate the Nature Center.

Outward Bound By Lisa Martin

hometown. In the last several decades, development has altered the character of the prairie. Chancellor remains committed to documenting the ways in which native flora and fauna have changed as a result. “Back in the 1970s, the purple finch was as common as the American goldfinch is today, but right now they are nearly impossible to find,” he explains. “These birds and many others native to this area live in the undergrowth — low trees and bushes. Habitat destruction is the main reason they’re no longer around.” Chancellor has devoted 20 years to documenting February 2014


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Outward Bound the changing habitat of the area to the south of Lake Grapevine with his wife, Dinah, proofreading his work. The couple has two sons, both of whom played football at Baylor (their mother’s alma mater) and are currently practicing physicians in Texas. “I married into a birding family,” says Chancellor, whose artist father-in-law earned acclaim from the National Audubon Society for his realistic bird portraits. Chancellor credits his childhood on a farm in Waco with inspiring his lifelong passion for the outdoors. At Texas A&M, his early interest in science led him to pursue degrees in chemistry and physics. He ultimately earned his doctorate in education administration, rising up the ranks in various public school systems until ultimately becoming the superintendent in Denton. He still brings an educator’s passion for detail to his work, both on the page and in the field, where his “students” on the nature walks range from groups of Girl Scouts to active retirees like himself. The Bob Jones Nature Center boasts nearly 20 miles of trails, which Chancellor has covered in all types of conditions. “I have been out when it’s 19 degrees and there is ice and snow on the ground,” he says. “But I can honestly say I’ve never been out on a hike where I haven’t seen something new and wonderful.” Armed with a camera or binoculars, Chancellor might see anything from a red-breasted nuthatch and a golden crowned kinglet to a yellow-rumped warbler or a brown creeper. An inveterate naturalist, he also keeps an eye out for wildflowers, particularly in the springtime, along with the dragonflies and butterflies that often gather in abundance. He appreciates the seasons and how they bring with them a “whole new cast of actors out on that stage.” Chancellor also enjoys exploring other natural settings, such as in Costa Rica, where he and his wife traveled at the end of 2013. “I’m hobby poor,” he says with a laugh, while also admitting to abiding interests in astronomy and nature photography. “I find that there is always so much to do and to learn.”

Valentine’s Day

Say it with Sweets

Clockwise from top left: Valentine’s Day tart from Central Market; cupcake from Elegant Cakery; a mix of a mix of Valrhona Jivara and Guanaja chocolate blocks; and chocolate-covered cherries that come in white, milk or dark chocolate, both from Central Market; cherry sours from Weir’s Country Store, inside Weir’s Furniture Village

Some area shops offer tempting — and romantic — options

for Valentine’s Day. Whether

one’s craving is for cupcakes,

chocolates, decorated cookies or candies, make it a festive occasion. Central Market,

Sprouts, the Elegant Cakery and Weir’s Country Store are among the local sources for a

well-dressed picnic or gift.

By Nancy Myers Photos by Clare Miers February 2014


Say it with Sweets

Clockwise from top: Cupcake from Elegant Cakery; picnic arrangement with cupcakes from Elegant Cakery; Marich dark chocolate brandied cherries from Central Market

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Clockwise from top: Yogurt-covered pretzels from Sprouts; cupcake, sugar cookies and organic candy drops from Central Market February 2014



around town with joy donovan

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an umbrella organization for 26 national Now that we’re well into 2014 and sororities, remains one of the oldest and we’ve officially had time to blow every largest women’s groups. Members number last resolution we made for the new year, more than 4 million women at more than can we look in the rearview mirror for a officer with the Mid-Cities Panhellenic 650 college campuses and 4,500 alumnae minute? who oversees the local organizations’ chapters across the U.S. and Canada. Hottest ticket over the holiday party recruitment activities. Interest in joining The fact that the conference was founded season was at a new place. It was such a a national sorority is escalating, judging in 1902 doesn’t mean it hasn’t changed “must-see” that plenty of Christmas-party by the national and local numbers. The with the times ... interested senior girls hostesses had to await party-hopping Mid-Cities Panhellenic handled sorority (and their moms) can connect guests who started on Facebook at Mid-Cities their evening at Panhellenic. Del Frisco’s Grille’s opening. Now, I wasn’t Junior and senior girls who among the guests that are members of Southlake’s night, but the people chapter of National Charity I knew who scored an League are busy prepping for invitation were raving the group’s annual fashion about the restaurant show, set for 2 p.m. March and its food. 2 at the Hurst Conference Located at the Center. We now know they southwest edge of will take their turns on the Southlake Town catwalk wearing clothing from Square, Del Frisco’s Malouf’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Cache, Grille spotlights the Francesca’s, Gap, Girligirl fare of executive chef Aaron Henschen. Del Frisco’s Grille offers steaks but also more bistro-like offerings, such as flatbreads. Boutique, Impeccable Pig, Tyler’s, Whatchmacallit and Specialties include Photo by Clare Miers Golf Galaxy. a barbecue brisket Co-chairwomen Tina flatbread off the regular information for nearly 400 northeast Springer and Corinna Joy tell me all menu and a red velvet Belgian waffle for Tarrant County students last year. funds raised from the fashion show and Saturday and Sunday brunch. “The demand for sorority membership auction will go to local charities. Last is rising on almost every campus, and year’s event resulted in $70,000 distributed Looking forward to the fall, mothers recruitment is becoming more competitive of senior girls need to mark Feb. 9 on every year,” said Debbi, who has witnessed to local charities. Want to get in on this? Tickets, costing $65 each, are available at the family calendar. Invite your precious the increased interest. “It is important daughter, who has thoughts of leaving that young women send appropriate you for college (I know, I know … how information early in the game in order to New officers recently were elected for did she grow up so fast?), for an afternoon have maximum exposure.” the Southlake Historical Society’s next of mother-daughter bonding at the Just what information needs to be two years. Southlake historian Connie annual Mid-Cities Alumnae Panhellenic sent, when to send it and where to send Cooley will serve as president, with Emily Forum. Set for 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at First Baptist it will be among the topics addressed at Galpin assisting her as vice president of Church of Colleyville, the free forum is an the forum, with yours truly as master of membership and Tamara McMillan as vice opportunity for mothers and daughters ceremonies. In addition, the forum will to learn a lot about national Panhellenic feature a rush fashion show, with collegiate president of programs. The society’s first 2014 program, sororities and what is known as “rush” in members modeling appropriate attire, “History Out Your Window,” will feature some circles and “recruitment” in others. and a question-and-answer session where Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes Last year, almost 100 Southlake student daughters can cringe while their moms are as guest speaker at 2 p.m. March 30 at graduates pledged one of the allowed to ask questions about timelines, the Southlake library. A former Southlake 26 sororities that are members of the costs and recommendations. mayor, Fickes gets credit for creating the National Panhellenic Conference, The National Panhellenic Conference, historical society in 1992. In addition to his according to Debbi Schneider, an

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insight into Southlake’s past, this family-friendly afternoon will include a look at the group’s award-winning website, children’s activities and — hurrah for this — refreshments.

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Organizers of Southlake Women’s Club’s Art in the Square have chosen 2014’s featured artist. The artwork of T.J. Thompson, The T-shirt art for Art in the Square who describes himself was created by T.J. Thompson. as the painter of horses and the people they own, Photo courtesy of Southlake Women’s Club will be seen on T-shirts promoting the annual outdoor festival ( The Arizona artist’s work also will be seen April 25 through 27 during the family event at Southlake Town Square. Chairwoman Kris Nelson’s group of volunteers doesn’t have ink on the contract for the Saturday-night entertainment headliner, but I’m told the announcement could come shortly. Beneficiaries of the 2014 event will be announced Feb. 23 at Southlake’s city hall. The announcement party — a combo event sponsored by the Southlake Women’s Club, Apex Arts League and the city — is considered the kickoff to Art in the Square, now in its 15th year. Stay tuned. Hoping for good weather on May 2 are committee members for this year’s Relay For Life in Southlake. If you’ll remember, buckets of rain have interfered with the fun the past couple of years. This 2014 relay is set to begin at 6 p.m. that day and to end at 6 a.m. May 3 at Carroll High School, with Kristie Millican chairing the outdoor family event. A signature event for the American Cancer Society, the relay always begins with a lap around the track honoring cancer survivors and a second lap dedicated to their caregivers. The relay teams walk the track all night because “Cancer never sleeps,” said Brenda Ratcliff, the American Cancer Society’s staff partner. Entertainment, food and games help to keep the walkers energized through the night. To sign up a team, check out So you thought football is where Southlake showed its true might. Whoa, there. Pump the brakes. Literally. I mean it. Slow down and quit rolling through those stop signs. Southlake leads the pack, according to a recent study conducted by the Dallas Observer, in issuing traffic tickets. That would be the most tickets per capita based on trafficcitation stats from every city in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties. Calculations came to .73 tickets written per resident. Next closest was nearby Hurst, with a rate of .53 per resident, followed by Haltom City, with its rate of .49.

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upcoming events Get outside with the birds, run in the park or listen to great music. Compiled by Nancy Myers

Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland The Apex Arts League hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a kid-friendly concert, with the title work composed by Michael Gandolfi. An “instrument petting zoo” at 2 p.m. will precede the 3 p.m. Feb. 16 concert, at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd. Snacks in “Gepetto’s Kitchen,” sponsored by Central Market, will follow, during which the audience will have the chance to meet musicians from the symphony. 800-481-8914

Jazz Festival The sixth annual event will feature performances by bands from Carroll, Richland and Birdville. 7 p.m., March 1, White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd. 800-481-8914

Photo by Clare Miers

Backyard Bird Count The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve will host this event Feb. 15 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Naturalist Ray Chancellor (see “Outward Bound,” Page 16) will conduct a nature hike at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve to discover wintering birds. It’s part of the Great Backyard Bird Count, a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. The hike, on a flat trail, is intended for adults. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve 355 E. Bob Jones Road

Run in the Park Altrusa DFW will host its third annual Run in the Park and 5K/Family Fun Run at Bicentennial Park. The nonprofit is an international volunteer service organization of individuals dedicated to improving communities through personal service. 8 a.m., March 1.

Green Fest The Strokes of Art in the Square A free kickoff event that’s a prelude to Art in the Square will include visual arts, music, food and wine from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 23. Nine of the artists to be featured in the Square event in April — the top award winners — will be showcased in Town Hall for this event. (800) 481-8914

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Celebrating Southlake’s citizens’ dedication to being stewards of the earth’s resources, this event will feature various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future. Highlights will include entertainment, vendor booths and a raffle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 29, Southlake Town Square.

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Carillon is a new mixed-use development in 76092, designed to provide luxurious residences in the form of 232 grand, custombuilt estate homes with ample yards, plus 172 equally magnificent smaller-lot villas for those who are ready for less maintenance. Located in Southlake, just north of Texas Highway 114 and Carroll Avenue, the neighborhood offers a planned retail area —with shops, restaurants and entertainment — just steps away, as well as quick highway access for easy commutes to downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Neighborhood amenities include an exclusive-use swim pavilion and community center, the planned 12-acre Lake Carillon, and more than 68 acres of nature preserve areas, ponds and parks, featuring walking and biking trails, a sports court and a playground. Schools are in the Carroll Independent School District, which has earned an exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency. The district is recognized nationally for both its academic excellence and for its eight-time state championship football team, Carroll Dragons.

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Coming soon to your Southlake Central Market The Great Indulgence February 5-18 If you love chocolate as much as we do, come melt with us during our celebration of all things chocolate. We’re featuring more sinful selections of decadent gourmet chocolate than you’ll find anywhere, bar none. And, of course, we’ll have decadent truffles, treats, confections and creations to over-stimulate every chocolate lover’s sweetest tooth. You’ll even have the chance to meet the chocolate makers and artisan chocolatiers who create them and learn their most delicious secrets. And, of course, no Central Market event would be complete without a host of Cooking School classes designed to show you new ways to love chocolate.


Chocolate Ginger Crinkles

CHOCOLATE DEMONSTRATION with Taza Chocolatiers SUNday, FEBRUARY 9, 3-7 p.m. Free and open to all ages DEMONSTRATION. Taza chocolate-makers demonstrate how their stone ground chocolate is made from unrefined, minimally processed chocolate that leaves you with a bold flavor that speaks for itself.

Prep: 15 Min. Chill: 10 Min. Cook: 15 Min. • 1 stick Central Market • 1 tsp baking soda Organics unsalted butter • 1/2 tsp salt • 4 oz unsweetened • 3 large eggs, beaten chocolate, chopped • 3/4 cup candied • 1 3/4 cup granulated ginger, finely chopped sugar • 1/2 cup semisweet mini • 1 1/2 cups flour chocolate chips • 1/2 cup unsweetened • 1 cup confectioners’ cocoa powder sugar • 1 tsp baking powder

CHOCOLATE DEMONSTRATION with Vosges Chocolatiers THURSday, FEBRUARY 13, 3-7 p.m. Free and open to all ages DEMONSTRATION. Owner and chocolatier Katrina Markoff will be on hand to share her experience of founding the house of Vosges HautChocolat to create a luxury chocolate experience while bringing about awareness of the world’s cultures.

Servings: 10

In medium saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over medium heat, stir until smooth; cool 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk granulated sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk the eggs into butter mixture, stir into the dry ingredients until incorporated; stir in ginger and chocolate chips. Place the confectioners’ sugar in a wide bowl. Shape half of the dough into 1-inch balls, then coat with the confectioners’ sugar. Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake, switching and rotating the pans after about 10 minutes, until the cookies puff and crack, 14 to 17 minutes total. Cool for a minute before transferring to racks to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Melt with us at Central Market’s Chocolate Fest. Featuring more sinful selections of decadent gourmet chocolate bars than you’ll find anywhere. You’ll even meet the chocolate makers and artisan chocolatiers who create them and learn their most delicious secrets. Plus truffles, treats, confections, and creations to overstimulate every chocolate lover’s sweetest tooth.


FORT WORTH 4651 West Fwy. | 817-989-4700


SOUTHLAKE 1425 E. Southlake Blvd. | 817-310-5600 February 2014



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 ••••••••••••••• Cafe Express

This cafe offers fresh, flavorful and healthy throughout the day (7 a.m. – 9 p.m.). Menu choices include breakfast scrambles, frittatas, sandwiches, pastas, gourmet burgers and grilled and roasted entrees. 1472 Main St. 817-251-0063

Deb and Steve’s Cafe

Located inside a sports complex, the café is a popular stop for families whose kids participate in classes within the sports complex. Family-friendly options include grilled chicken and salmon, an above-average burger, wraps, salads and sandwiches. 280 Commerce St., #125 (280 Sports Building) 817-328-0091

Del Frisco’s Grille

The upscale bar and grill features contemporary American cuisine, prime steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, numerous wine choices and specialty drinks. 817-410-3777

Duff’s Famous Wings

This spot in Cornerstone Plaza claims to serve the best, most authentic chicken wings since the original opened in 1969. 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-421-8181

Red Dog Right

This sports bar offers specials nearly every day on cold beer, drinks and food. Its menu includes pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings and other favorites. 3311 E. Highway 114 817-289-7444

Snappy Salads

Founder Chris Cahlander’s concept has been expanded in Southlake to include crab cakes, sautéed scallops and flatbreads, while continuing to focus on entree salads. Beer and wine are served in glasses made from recycled bottles. The restaurant’s environmentally friendly décor is part of the draw. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., #180 817-251-8888

The Ginger Man

This popular family of pubs offers specialty brews in a pub-like atmosphere. From French-dip sandwiches to soft pretzels, the menu is mostly family-friendly fare. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-778-8846

TruFire Kitchen & Bar

Following the success of its Frisco debut, this American concept restaurant occupies a its 4,100-square-foot spot in Town Square, complete with patio. Mediterranean, Italian and globally inspired dishes with seasonal updates populate the dinner and beverage, lunch and gluten-free menus. 1239 Main St. 817-488-6280

Wildwood Grill

Upscale meets casual at this wood-fired grill. Take in beautiful surroundings while sipping one of 25 wines by the glass or enjoying grilled steak, fish, chops and flatbreads. 2700 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-2100

Asian/Sushi ••••••••••••••• Cowtown Sushi

Located at the corner of Southlake Boulevard and Davis, this sushi spot offers generous-sized sushi and sashimi plates, tempura, grilled orders, teriyaki and salads. 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., #411 817-310-0089

Gingerine Fresh Asian

Thai and Asian favorites, including many vegetarian dishes, are in a modern setting with reasonable prices. Red, green and yellow curries range from mild to over-thetop spicy. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-749-0998

Golden China

This classic Chinese-American restaurant has generous portions and attentive service. It also offers delivery service within Southlake. 2105 W. Southlake Blvd., #201 817-416-1185

Howard Wang’s China Grill

This new spot offers authentic traditional Chinese cuisine with full bar, lounge and patio dining. 1471 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-6667

I Love Noodle

This is the go-to spot for quickserved traditional Vietnamese pho (noodles made from white rice) dishes. Bowls of pho with various toppings come with a side dish of bean sprouts, limes, spikes of basil and sliced green chili. Smoothies and Chinese plate specials at lunch and dinner are also big draws. 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., #D 817-251-9237

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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 and sashimi are popular menu items. 1230 Main St. 817-416-6161


This recently opened build-yourown-sushi concept promises “sushi your way.” 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. V 817-421-2494

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Pei Wei serves freshly prepared Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese. This busy location also provides attentive service. Gluten-free and lower-fat menu items are available. 1582 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-722-0070

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 also offered. 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

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. Near the heart of Town Square. 1420 E. Southlake Blvd., #168 817-310-3191

Thai Chili

This spot offers a quiet environment in the middle of Town Square with traditional Thai cuisine with ample vegetarian options and multiple curry offerings. Dishes can be spiced up or toned down. 215 Grand Ave. 817-251-6674

Bakeries/Delis/Treats ••••••••••••••• Cheesecake Factory

This full-service restaurant was founded because of its cheesecakes, serving over 50 varieties today. Dine in, take home or have cheesecake delivered. Known for generous portions prepared with fresh ingredients. 1440 Plaza Place 817-310-0050

Corner Bakery Cafe

What began as a bread bakery has become the perfect spot to grab a pastry, muffin, cookie, cinnamon roll or sandwich, salad, soup or pasta. Quick, family-friendly service with a covered patio overlooking nearby Town Square. 100 State St. 817-329-1127

Einstein Bros Bagels

A quick casual cafe with efficient service serving reasonably priced bagels, sandwiches and baked goods. Einstein also specializes in lunch catering. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-749-0601

Elegant Cakery

This bakery offers tempting specialoccasion cakes including petit fours and cupcakes. The cakes are works of art, and services include special orders and wedding cakes. 535 Nolan Dr., #200 817-488-7580

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Known for quality ingredients in freshly prepared cold and hot sub sandwiches, salads and wraps. Have it Mike’s way with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. 410 W. Southlake Blvd., #130 817-488-9090

LePopcorn and Candy

Nostalgic candy shop meets 21st century with popcorn and candy buffets, popcorn tins and candy favors. Catering is available. 480 W. Southlake Blvd., #119 817-416-9700

McAlister’s Deli

Break the fast-food drive-through habit with fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, large salads, soups and sweets. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #109 817-310-5570

Milwaukee Joe’s

Known by some for having the best ice cream in town, this locally owned spot has nearly two dozen flavors that can be ordered in waffle-type or fancy cones. The homemade gourmet ice cream, sorbets and custards are served by the family that makes them. 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 with the finest quality ingredients, including butter, eggs and cream cheese. 339 N. Carroll Ave. 817-416-6228

Panera Bread

A bakery cafe with bread at center stage starring in made-to-order sandwiches and bread bowls for soup. The cafe also features stellar salads and house-made pastries. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #S 817-416-5566


Serving ultra-creamy freshly made ice cream with premium ingredients free of preservatives and chemicals. Dairy-free and sugar-free options available. 321 Grand Ave. West 817-416-2490

Rita’s Italian Ice

The tagline “Ice Custard Happiness” holds true. In addition to frozen custard Rita’s offers other cool treats including Italian ice, custard cookie sandwiches, milkshakes, gelati and more in a wide range of fruit and other flavors. 410 Southlake Blvd. 817-251-8811


This cupcakery bakes and frosts 18 signature flavors each morning from scratch, with seasonal and special-flavor recipes. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 106 817-912-1290

Snowflake & Crepes Cafe

Crepes are prepared on a massive flat griddle and come with a wide range of filling options including beef, ham, bacon, cheese and other ingredients, as well as dessert crepes. Snowflakes are shaved-ice concoctions. 3105 E. Southlake Blvd., #200 817-488-8988

Tasti D-Lite

Mooyah Burgers

Ice cream lovers will want to frequent Tasti D-Lite for a healthy, creamy, low-calorie frozen dessert that is also low in sugar. Heavenly deliciousness! 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #102 817-905-5288

Nothing but burgers — turkey, vegetarian and beef burgers in thin patties on house-baked buns, with sweet potato or French fries and shakes. 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., #475 817-421-2224

The Cakery


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


For those seeking a frozen-yogurt fix, this one offers a no-sugar option in five flavors, in addition to 40 regular flavors along with various fruit and dry toppings. 119 Grand Ave. 817-488-9864

Barbecue ••••••••••••••• Feedstore BBQ

A Southlake original and much loved family-owned barbecue store. Tender, juicy, slow-roasted proteins sold by the plate or by the pound. Burgers, salads and catfish also available. 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. 817-488-1445

Burgers ••••••••••••••• Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Sandwiches and hot dogs are also a part of this spot’s trans fat-free menu. Burgers are available in two sizes with a variety of toppings. 242 State St. 817-416-9726

Burger Shack

There’s a little something for everyone at the Shack. Specialty burgers range from hearty classics, like the Shack Burger, to seared ahi tuna or tilapia burgers served on wheat buns. Buckets of wings, onion rings and wings; shakes; and homemade chili are among the other menu options. Breakfast is served daily. 410 W. Southlake Blvd., #160 817-416-9100

Johnny B’s Burgers & Shakes

Burgers made with fresh, not frozen, Texas premium beef on a sourdough bun, hand-cut fries and real ice cream shakes are served at Johnny B’s, where there is much pride in the preparation. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #104 817-749-0000

Kincaid’s Hamburgers

Natural vegetarian-fed, preservative-free meat that’s cut and ground fresh daily makes for a superior burger in an old-fashioned family-friendly atmosphere. 100 N. Kimball Ave. 817-416-2573

The Snuffer’s menu offers homestyle platters such as fried chicken, chicken-fried steak, entree salads, sandwiches and burgers. The spot is perhaps best known for its cheddar fries. 431 Grand Ave. East 817-410-9811

Cajun ••••••••••••••• Copeland’s of New Orleans It’s like a tour of New Orleans cuisine, a blend of Cajun, Creole and American tastes twisted together in a festive upscale atmosphere in Southlake. 1400 Plaza Place 817-305-2199

Indian ••••••••••••••• Taste of India

The tandoori specials are a musttry at this family-owned Indian restaurant, offering traditional curry and masala dishes with multiple vegetarian options and just the right amount of spiciness. Perfect for a quick lunch. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #B 817-421-0305

Italian/Pizza ••••••••••••••• Aleda’s Pizza

A Southlake original, this familyowned and operated pizza parlor offers more than 19 specialty pizzas along with traditional toppings. Kids will love the heart- and butterflyshaped pizzas. 410 W. Southlake Blvd., #110 817-421-0707


In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers salads, pasta, antipasto and calzones. Cornerstone Plaza 2777 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-406-0006

Armend’s Restaurante

The family behind this familyfriendly pizza establishment — Mirxhan Seji, her husband, Asim, and son, Armend — consider it more reminiscent of Naples than New York, though it does pride itself on New York-style thin crust. Hot subs, homemade pasta and chicken and veal entrees are also part of the broad menu. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., #101 817-251-0270

Buco di Beppo

A lively atmosphere complements the authentic Northern and Southern Italian food of Buco di Beppo. 2701 E. Highway 114 817-749-6262

Brio Tuscan Grille

This popular place is perfect for locals and visitors alike, and during the summer months visitors are prone to sip a beverage on the patio or at the outdoor bar while dining on grilled meat or fish, decadent salads, flatbreads or inventive pastas. The dessert trio is a postmovie must-share. 1431 Plaza Place 817-310-3136

Campania Pizza

A wood-burning pizza oven aroma complements a lively patio with entertainment. Pastas, pizzas and desserts are made in-house daily with top-notch ingredients sourced from Italy to this locally owned spot. 291 Grand Ave. 817-310-3116

Coal Vines

MEDITERRANEAN ••••••••••••••• Zoe’s Kitchen

This modern fast-casual restaurant with Mediterranean-inspired comfort food boasts a broad menu, with fresh choices ranging from hummus plates to shrimp tabbouleh salad to specialty kebabs 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-5900

Mexican ••••••••••••••• Anamia’s Tex-Mex

Elegant and sophisticated atmosphere with a familiar Tex-Mex menu complemented by detailed service. Fresh quality ingredients and a Sunday brunch round out the reasons to visit Anamia’s. 2980 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-0100

This comfortable-yet-upscale wine bar features pizza and simple refined entrees such as spedini, roasted chicken and fish. Vegetarian options are available. Brunch served on Sunday. 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., #301 817-310-0850

Baja’s Bar and Grill


Chipotle is known for its handcrafted burritos, salads, and tacos both crispy and soft using sustainable meat and produce selections. Burrito bowls are also available. 3010 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-4745

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

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

Mama’s Pizza

This location, like the other Mama’s restaurants, specializes in an East Coast-style pizza with crust made fresh daily, then brushed with garlic butter and baked in hot brick ovens. Real-milk cheese, quality meats and fresh produce top the popular pies, which come in five sizes. Thin and gluten-free crusts are also options. 5445 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-421-2242

Patrizio Osteria

This addition to the North Texas chain represents a shift from lavish and grandiose to understated elegance. Though many favorites made the cut, guests are treated to a mostly new menu developed by executive chef Luciano Salvadore from northern Italy. 1281 E. Highway 114 817-251-8798

Pie Five Pizza

Every pizza is hand-assembled by pie-tech experts at this new Southlake spot. Sauces include Tuscan marinara, Alfredo and BBQ. 2645 E. Southlake Blvd., #180

Offering coastal Mexican cuisine, Baja’s features fresh fish and shrimp, fajitas and margaritas, plus a variety of combo plates. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-748-0022

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Cristina’s Fine Mexican

Authentic, home-style Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine is served in a lively atmosphere. Catering and private parties available. 2707 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-488-2095

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Originally launched in Fort Worth, Fuzzy’s serves baja-style tacos in soft and crispy styles, plus sandwiches, burritos, Mexican dinners and more. 480 Southlake Blvd. 817-488-2500

Mi Chula’s Good Mexican

Casual upscale dining spot offering mesquite grilled meats, fresh vegetables, warm flour tortillas and prickly pear margaritas, all handmade on site. Suitable for quick business lunches, family dinners or relaxing meals on the patio. 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., #551 817-756-6920

Mi Cocina

Located in the heart of Town Square, Mi Cocina is the place for refined, sleek surroundings featuring a contemporary Tex-Mex menu. 1276 Main St. 817-410-6426

Taco Diner

Celebrating both the Taqueria stands of Mexico City and the neighborhood diner, this café offers a variety of tacos, salads and fresh fish. 432 Grand Ave. W. 682-651-6427

Seafood ••••••••••••••• Bonefish Grill

Market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties meet neighborhood bar in this popular spot. The fish-centric eatery offers eight species on any given day, all flown in fresh and hand-cut daily. 1201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-421-3263

Daddy Jack’s

Similar to the Dallas and Fort Worth locations, this Daddy Jack’s menu features New England-style lobster, crab and other fresh seafood items. 355 N. Carroll Ave. 817-442-0983

Fish City Grill

This neighborhood seafood grill uses sustainable fish selections, serving classic Southern seafood items including shrimp and grits, fried pickles and bayou gumbo. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #130 817-748-0456


Located in busy Town Square, this seafood grill with serves a variety of dishes. Favorites include the shrimp basket, fish tacos and Alaskan salmon. 228 State St. 817-442-0131

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House

This spot caters to serious, sophisticated diners looking for fresh Florida stone crab, offering delivery from traps to table within 24 hours, as Truluck’s owns and maintains its own fisheries and works with dedicated crabbing professionals. An extensive list of wines by the glass or bottle and house-made desserts round out the menu. 1420 Plaza Place 817-912-0500

Steaks ••••••••••••••• Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse

Continuing the legacy of the original Kirby’s in Dallas, the Southlake location offers fresh seafood and daily chef specials in addition to its popular grain-fed aged prime beef. A private room will accommodate up to 80 guests, and the wine room holds 40. 3305 E. Highway 114 817-410-2221 February 2014



Jessica Bonanno, Broker Associate Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Nanette Ecklund-Luker, REALTOR™ Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Wynne Moore, Senior Vice President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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Marilyn Newton, REALTOR™ Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty Shelba Buyers, Owner Buyers Barricades Lezlee Liljenberg, Insurance Specialist Liljenberg Insurance-Allstate Whitney Cardwell and Tawanna Cesare, Attorneys Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. Amity Lynn Smith, M.D. Revolution Wellness and Prevention Clinic

A highly skilled doctor, an accomplished insurance specialist, a top-selling realtor. These are just a few of the outstanding local businesswomen we’re proud to feature in our Women in Business section, our annual look at a few good business owners, professionals and company officers who represent the leading role women have taken in the Northeast Tarrant business community. In the pages that follow, the Women in Business supplement offers business owners and executives a fresh venue to introduce themselves to both our readers and to other entrepreneurs. Ladies, let the networking begin.

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Amity Lynn Smith, M.D. Revolution Wellness and Prevention Clinic 601 Zena Rucker Road Southlake, TX 76092 817.488.2837

Revolution Wellness and Prevention Clinic is the unique concierge, Anti-Aging medical practice of Amity Lynn Smith, M.D. Dr. Smith is board certified in Family, Geriatric, and Hospice and Palliative (pain management) Medicine. Her new AntiAging practice holds bio-identical hormone replacement, lifestyle coaching, disease prevention and general family medicine as a priority for her patients. Dr. Smith’s career history has given her a passion to help her patients live amazing, fulfilling lives. Dr. Smith embraced the preventive approach that weight-loss clinics strived for in her past

medical director position. She quickly realized that treating patients’ weight gain only was not a permanent solution for her patients’ longterm health. She listened to the symptoms of her patients (lack of energy, poor metabolism, hot flashes, low libido, among many others) and knew she could not just address one problem but needed to treat all the underlying issues that caused the weight gain and their other symptoms. Anti-Aging medicine is a wellness and prevention oriented medical specialty that focuses on applying scientific and medical technology to help patients have an optimal lifespan and enjoy youthful vitality throughout their lives.

The emerging Anti-Aging medical specialty is the best answer for Dr. Smith’s patients. Revolution allows her to combine the skills developed in hospice, of truly listening to her patients’ symptoms and combining that with the latest technology, to find a real solution to help current patients feel great again. Whether a stay-at-home-parent, an executive, a fitness enthusiast or someone who wishes they had a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Smith can find the right combination of supplements, lifestyle counseling, and medications to fit your needs. February 2014



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Wynne Moore, Senior Vice President Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 112 State St., Suite 200 Southlake, Texas 76092 817.781.7060

Wynne Moore, senior vice-president of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, enjoys a well-established reputation as an expert in Southlake’s luxury real estate market. A Top Five individual producer with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s and a member of its distinguished Millennium Club since joining the brokerage in 2011, she attributes her success in Southlake to the many relationships she’s built with the city’s community leaders, business owners and residents. Named a D Magazine Best Residential Real Estate Agent and a Top Producer multiple times, Wynne has a proven track record of expertise and excellent client service. In 2012, she had $30 million dollars in sales volume. Homeowners trust her ability to wisely market their homes and to bring qualified buyers to the table. As a Southlake resident, Wynne thoroughly knows local neighborhoods and schools, even the best places to shop and dine. Time and time again, she matches buyers with homes ideally suited for their particular lifestyles. Her association with the numerous quality builders who serve the Southlake area gives her knowledge about building materials, home structure, architecture, style and amenities. That means Wynne’s able to provide clients with expertise on the actual home as well as the most effective marketing strategies. This same expertise also equips her to guide buyers to the right homes and to direct clients to sound contractors. In addition to her career, Wynne takes great delight in her family. As the youngest in a large family, she understands the value of a tightknit, hard-working, loving family. Wynne, husband Perry, and their four boys participate in several ministry opportunities at Southlake’s Gateway Church. February 2014


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Nanette Ecklund-Luker, REALTOR™ Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 112 State Street, Ste. 200, Southlake, TX 76092 817.235.8260

Nanette Ecklund-Luker is driven by a passion to serve others. That’s why she loves real estate; it provides a great opportunity to put her zeal for premier customer service to good use. “Clients are the heart of my business,” she says, “whether I’m working with first-time homebuyers or someone searching for a large estate. For me, real estate is all about serving people.” With her exceptional people skills, strong work ethic and commitment to integrity, Nanette enjoys a wellestablished reputation as a consummate professional with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty in Southlake, embodying the company theme: Expect the Extraordinary. She and husband Brian work together as the Nanette Ecklund-Luker Group. Named a D Magazine Top Producer multiple years, Nanette pours her years of experience and superior level of expertise into every transaction to ensure her clients all the best. As a result, 85 percent of her business rests with repeat clients and referrals. “I want to get on the phone and tell everyone I know to do business with the Nanette Ecklund-Luker Group,” says one client. Nanette showcases her listings worldwide, and her uncanny negotiating skills give clients the upper hand. She continues to add certifications, designations and the latest in technology to ensure her clients get the top service in the industry. In addition to their business, Nanette and Brian enjoy time with their family, four grown daughters and two grandsons — their pride and joy. And, they’re involved in several ministries at Southlake’s Gateway Church. 34 February 2014



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Jessica Bonanno, Broker Associate Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 112 State Street, Ste. 200 Southlake, TX 76092 972.559.4339

Jessica Bonanno is dedicated to providing a world-class buying and selling experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Award-winning customer service and a wealth of business and marketing knowledge give her the skills to help with all your real estate needs. Jessica began her real estate career in 2007 after a successful marketing stint with several well-known financial institutions, including Liberty Financial, Wellington Management, and Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss. With a bachelor’s degree in business management from Johnson & Wales University, she has a keen understanding of market changes and asset valuation — invaluable resources for clients looking to maximize their home investment. A mom to 11-year-old twins, Jessica knows the importance of having a well-designed home in the right community. She’s experienced in home remodels, and her passion for home design helps buyers with the values and estimated costs of making the perfect house a perfect home. Jessica and family have moved across the country more than once, giving her personal insight on the best steps for relocation. No matter the circumstances, she’s prepared to offer her expertise and guidance to clients navigating the real estate market. “I’m passionate about what I do, and I’m thrilled to offer my services to you and your family,” Jessica says. “I guarantee to put my training, experience and creativity to work for you, ensuring a smooth, enjoyable and rewarding real estate experience unmatched in DFW.” February 2014


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Marilyn Newton, REALTOR™ Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty 112 State Street, Ste. 200 Southlake, TX 76092 817.846.7600

Marilyn Newton, a licensed REALTOR™ since 1990, repeatedly is recognized as one of the area’s Top Producers, an acknowledgement of her great customer service and high level of expertise in understanding the real estate market. An agent with Briggs Freeman/Sotheby’s International Realty in Southlake, Marilyn keeps client needs at the forefront of her business and believes it is critical that each one receives superior service. “Undoubtedly, Marilyn’s years of experience in the real estate market give her an edge to recognizing trends, growth and investment opportunities. Her financial knowledge is 36 February 2014

impressive,” says client Deanna Rivera. “She’s sold homes in almost every area of the Metroplex and can speak with authority about the residential experiences DFW has to offer. “The quality of service Marilyn offers is top notch,” Deanna continues. “What sets her apart from other real estate professionals is her instinct about people. She gets to know you and your needs, and then guides you to right decisions. If you have a financial goal, she’ll stand beside you. If your journey is emotional, she’ll share your feelings. I’ve bought and sold multiple homes with Marilyn, and I recommend her to family, friends and colleagues. She’s a fabulous real estate

professional and wonderful person.” A native Texan, Marilyn received a bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of Texas in Arlington, giving her a unique ability to analyze property market values for clients who are buying or selling. In addition to her own sales business, she previously managed two real estate offices where she trained, coached and mentored agents in their day-to-day real estate business. A believer and supporter of United Way of Tarrant County, she’s helped organize several successful fundraisers, garnering more than $40,000 to help improve the lives of area residents.


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Lezlee Liljenberg, Insurance Specialist Liljenberg Insurance-Allstate 3105 W. Arkansas Lane Arlington, Texas 76016 817.999.2463 817.794.5887

Lezlee Liljenberg specializes in more than home and auto insurance with Allstate. In fact, that’s one of the things she likes best about working with the nationwide company — she can offer a variety of solutions to address her customers’ insurance needs with more than 200 of the top insurance carriers. “As a small-business owner, I understand the importance of building a solid foundation for the future and developing long-lasting customer relationships,” says the insurance agent, metal artist, author, cooking enthusiast, speaker and philanthropist. “That’s why I am committed to offering you the same level of service I expect. When you work with my agency, I want you to feel confident, informed, assured and satisfied.” With bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington, Lezlee holds both a Texas real estate agent license and a securities license. She puts her education and training to use to help clients make right choices when it comes to being a better driver, protecting their life or making good commercial insurance decisions. For that work, she’s won numerous awards from Allstate, including the coveted Honor Ring for five years as well as being named to Chairman’s Inner Circle, placing her in the top 1 percent of the company. She’s also known for her Quoting for a Cause program. You call in for an insurance quote, and she’ll donate $10 to a featured cause of the month. In addition to her successful career as an insurance agent, she enjoys fame for her metal sculptures and unique home décor and, if you enjoy cooking, you’ll find her cookbook, Salt of the Earth, full of great recipes. Currently, she’s working on a new book, I’m Just Sayin, which approaches “common sense issues in an uncommon sensed world.” Visit for more information. February 2014


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Shelba Buyers, Owner Buyers Barricades 7409 Baker Blvd. Richland Hills, TX 76118 817.535.3939

Most everyone’s familiar with the orange cones, barrels, and barricades that line streets, highways and surround construction sites, but a lot of folks don’t know that the company responsible for those traffic control devices is run by a woman named Shelba Buyers. Shebla’s husband, Steve, started Buyers Barricades in 1984 with nothing more than his ’65 Chevy pickup, a 16-foot trailer and the vow to run his new business by the golden rule. Shelba took over in 2004, creating the largest independently owned barricade company in Texas. Today the business consists of 68 employees and a second office in Houston. Shelba’s quick to point out that the success of Buyers Barricades comes in large part to its unwavering dedication to their customers and the relationships they have formed. They have been fortunate to be involved in major projects such as the North Tarrant Expressway in the Hurst/ Euless/Bedford area, the SH161 expansion in Grand Prairie, and of course, the ongoing construction of the new and expanding roadways in and around the DallasFort Worth metroplex. The company also has partnered with contractors responsible for the Omni Hotel, the Amon G. Carter TCU Stadium and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Buyers Barricades offers more than just orange cones and barrels for rent or sale. They are qualified to help meet Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) and Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification requirements. They have a staff dedicated to drawing traffic-control plans to meet state and city requirements, not to mention their state-of-the-art sign shop as well as a fleet of message boards, arrow boards and radar trailers. Along with all the traffic control items they can provide, Buyers also specializes in crowd control for special events such as the Main Street Arts Festival and many more. “We’re grateful for the success we have achieved” Shelba says. “And it’s important to our company to give back to the community by participating in organizations such as Susan G Komen, Ronald McDonald House and many others. Women in construction are doing more than ever, and not just when it comes to business. We are giving back, so those we serve can enjoy a better quality of life.” 38 February 2014


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Whitney Cardwell and Tawanna Cesare, Attorneys Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. 309 W. 7th St., Suite 815 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 817.255.9100

Whitney Cardwell and Tawanna Cesare are women at law, part of Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P., a firm that provides legal services and counseling in oil and gas, commercial lending and real estate, commercial litigation and family law. A graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio in 2000, Whitney joined the firm in 2006 when it opened its doors, making partner in 2009. She’s responsible for drafting and negotiating commercial real estate documents, including acquisitions, sales and leases of real estate; commercial/real estate lending; mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies; and formation and maintenance of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Whitney is a member of Women Steering Business and the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Group Sales Committee. Tawanna joined Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P. in 2007. A 2003 graduate of what is now known as

Texas A&M University School of Law, she focuses her practice on family law matters, handling complex, large-estate divorce matters and other domestic relations issues involving collaborative law, child support, custody, paternity, adoption and grandparent rights. She also has commercial litigation experience in insurance, banking, personal injury defense and contract disputes. Tawanna serves as board secretary of Family Pathfinders of Tarrant County and is a member and past president of the Tarrant County Black Bar Association. She is licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Both women are members of the Tarrant County Bar Association, co-chaired the Greater Fort Worth Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Casino Night and are members of the Sponsorship Committee for CREW Charities Powerful Purses.

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It might not be Rome’s Trevi Fountain, but Southlake Town Square’s fount is just as charming. Each time we pass by, we can’t help but dream about channeling Anita Ekberg and spontaneously frolicking in its glorious spray similar to the famous scene in Federico Fellini’s classic, La Dolce Vita. Whether or not you yield to impromptu acts of romance and impulse, here’s wishing you a sweet life this Valentine’s Day. — Rachel S. Peters

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