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NEW & NOTABLE 9 Restaurants, retail and development roundup MILESTONES 14 Southlake Town Square, a true village center, turns 20. Here’s a trip through all its changes. COMMUNITY 34 Carroll clay shooter Charlie Williams takes aim at cancer, his teammates by his side.
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STYLE 40 What’s your summer vibe — California brights, Hamptons blues, Tulum boho or Hawaiian flora?
Marilyn Bailey Editor in Chief
Meda Kessler Art Director
ESSAY 50 Writer Kathryn Hopper savors the rural spots still found in Southlake.
Cynthia Wahl Style Editor
Cidonie Richards Contributing Writers
Anna Caplan, Joy Donovan, Kathryn Hopper Contributing Photographers
Ron Jenkins, Ralph Lauer, Joyce Marshall Copy Editor
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FACES 53 Erika Bushee’s slate-and-river-rock art is a hit at Art in the Square.
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GARDEN TOUR 56 Peek Behind the Garden Gate with the Perennial Garden Society’s biennial tour.
HAPPENINGS 58 Out and about
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outhlake Town Square opened exactly 20 years ago, in March 1999, changing life in this city. In honor, we decided to look at the center’s history and its present — and near future. See writer Anna Caplan’s report, “Southlake Town Square at 20,” beginning on Page 14. Style editor Cidonie Richards looks ahead to spring/summer and warmer weather in this month’s shopping spree. Browsing exclusively at Southlake Town Square for this edition of her fashion feature, she found all the clothes and accessories you’ll need to outfit the whole family for a beach or lake getaway; see “Here Comes the Sun,” Page 40. It’s almost time for Art in the Square, the city’s biggest spring celebration. We’re always impressed by the quality of the art for sale here; it’s ON THE COVER Southlake Town a great place to shop for Square opened 20 years ago. Story begins on Page 14. unique pieces for your Photo by Ron Jenkins home. To get you excited for the prospect, we profiled one of this year’s featured artists and learned about her fascinating process. See Meda Kessler’s “Natural Beauty,” about artist Erika Bushee, beginning on Page 53. Elsewhere, we profile courageous young man Charlie Williams, a Carroll clay-target shooter who’s staring down a health challenge, in “Pulling for Charlie,” Page 34. And we celebrate nature in a look at some stops on the Perennial Garden Society’s tour coming up in May (“Glorious Gardens,” Page 56) and in Kathryn Hopper’s elegiac essay on Southlake’s remaining undeveloped landscapes (“Call of the Wild,” Page 50). Get out there! Happy Spring,
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Top, chunks of fair trade cocoa butter next to sampling sticks. Above, bar soap sold by the pound.
Lush Cosmetics OPENING | SOUTHLAKE A couple who met in a British beauty salon (in Poole, England, to be exact) found an audience with their homemade herbal hair products. After a few fits and starts, they took on new partners and opened Lush in a small shop in Poole that is still in business. Lush, now a global presence, opened its first Tarrant County store Lush uses fresh vegetarian ingredients. Here, oats in early February, its are displayed next to the Oatifix face mask. fourth in North Texas Photos by Ralph Lauer (NorthPark, Galleria and The Shops at Willow Bend are the other locations). Bins, baskets and shelves — made of reclaimed wood from Lush’s woodshop in Vancouver, Canada — are full of colorful bath bombs, scrubs, shampoo bars, soaps and more. The store is quite a sensory experience. But don’t worry: A well-trained staff is there to help, and signage is everywhere. Know that all products are handmade, 100 percent vegetarian and from ethically sourced ingredients, with no animal testing. Select products are vegan, preservative free and package free. Want to sample something? Ask an employee, who’ll lead you to one of several sinks in the shop. Testers and samples are available at most displays, too. Need a gift? There are packaged sets, and we love the Knot-Wraps, reusable fabric in bold prints used in lieu of wrapping paper. Southlake Town Square, 1431 Main St. (next to Starbucks), 817-329-6087, lushusa.com. Coldwater Creek This national women’s apparel chain closed all its stores in 2014 but has recently reopened its brick-and-mortars after a brand overhaul. 418 Grand Ave. West, 817-857-6919, coldwatercreek.com.
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IN THE WORKS Eddie Bauer The outdoorsy retailer has temporarily moved to a nearby location in Gateway Plaza as its STS location is being remodeled for new tenants. Eddie Bauer will return in a new location between Jos. A. Bank and Columbia Sportswear later this year. Johnny Was Look for boho-inspired womenswear in luxe fabrics such as velvet and silk, along with comfortable cottons and linens. Bold prints and intricate embroidery also are hallmarks of JW designs. 330 Grand Ave., johnnywas.com. TravisMathew Casual leisure and performance wear for men, from apparel to accessories, in Eddie Bauer’s former corner space. 402 Main St., travismathew.com. Sugarboo & Co. With its popular art prints, pillows and garden items, this Georgia-based retailer dubs itself a “dealer in whimsy.” Bonus points for the jewelry selection and cute stuff for babies and kids. 408 Main St., sugarboo.com
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COMING SOON | SOUTHLAKE The first Texas location of Oklahoma favorite Coolgreens has set a date. Its grand opening is scheduled for March 25 in the former Kimball Oaks location of East Hampton Sandwich Co. Coolgreens is a quick-casual stop that emphasizes healthy fare: salads, wraps, quinoa bowls and flatbreads, all chemical and preservative free. The build-your-own options come with a choice of more than 50 ingredients. 2211 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 500, coolgreens.com.
Herencia NOW OPEN | SOUTHLAKE Its name means “heritage,” and this new restaurant in the Shops of Southlake (in the former Mi Chula’s space) relies on a conceptual bit of heritage for its “Texican” cuisine. The concept is based on a short story, one about a mother who journeys from Latin America to Texas, keeping note of what she eats along the way, then comes up with dishes inspired by all the regions she traveled through. So along with the enchiladas, tacos and chile rellenos, there are such offbeat twists as a grilled meatloaf with beef, pork and roasted jalapeño accompanied by sofrito sauce; mariscada, a brandy-andshrimp caldo with blue-crab claws, whitefish and andouille sausage; and mesquite-grilled quail with an apricot-chamoy glaze. Separate vegetarian and “gluten-avoidance” menus — the restaurant Top, Herencia’s decor has “Texican” touches cantreduce the amount of gluten in select dishes (the “H” suggests a cattle brand) — much — are available. There is also heritage to spare like the menu. Above, the asados traditional. among Herencia’s partners, including careers that Photos by Ron Jenkins date back more than 40 years to when some of the partners were servers for the original Pappas in Houston; they later helped found Uncle Julio’s. The fictional traveler began cooking at her Hill Country ranch, supposedly handing her recipes down to Herencia’s founders. The restaurant’s design is inspired by that story, with its woodand-stone interior, patio landscaped with desert plants and a brandlike “H” logo overlooking the bar area. The bar has a strong tequila and mezcal list, as well as a bourbon menu reflecting Texas’ growing status as a bourbon state. 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 551, 817-873-8800, herenciarestaurant.com. — Robert Philpot
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A fish-of-the-day plate at Next Bistro, one of the restaurants participating in Dine to Donate Benefiting GRACE. Photo courtesy of Next Bistro
NOTABLE Dine to Donate Benefiting GRACE March brings an excellent way for food lovers to support one of our community’s most heroic charitable organizations. Enjoy a night out March 22-March 31 at select independent restaurants, breweries and wineries, and a portion of your tab will go to GRACE. Dine to Donate restaurants in Grapevine and Colleyville (Boi Na Braza, Next Bistro, Mac’s on Main and others) will offer a three- or fourcourse prix fixe dinner for $39 or $49 ($7 and $8 donations); some will offer a two-course lunch for $20 ($4 donation). New this year is Sip to Donate, which lets wineries and breweries give, too, with wine flights at Messina Hof and Umbra wineries and beer deals at Malai Kitchen and Hop and Sting Brewing Company. Mention Dine to Donate when you make reservations. See the choices at facebook.com/dinetodonategrapevine.
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A peek at Champions Clubâ€™s engaging design. Come out April 6 to see for yourself. Photos courtesy of Champions Club
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OPENING SOON | SOUTHLAKE The long-awaited community recreation facility for residents is almost here. April 6 is the grand opening for Champions Club at The Marq Southlake. From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., members and nonmembers may take tours, try the equipment or join a fitness class. This new phase of The Marq is a state-of-the-art fitness center for the whole family, with classes and activities, and a slew of modern amenities. Those
include the latest cardio and strength machines; a two-court gym; indoor and outdoor turf areas; an indoor pool with lap lanes, a lazy river and slides for the kids; an indoor track (from which you can watch the kids in the pool or on the court); and more. Paid memberships are available for city residents; corporate memberships are open to employees of Southlake businesses. 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. Membership sales: 817-748-8955, experiencesouthlaketexas.com.
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NOW OPEN, OPENING SOON | GRAPEVINE Dallas-Fort Worth’s anemic public transportation system took a leap forward in January with the opening of a new commuter train service between downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport. For Southlake residents, the nearest access to TEXRail is Grapevine/Main Street Station at 801 S. Main. Going east, it’s just two stops to the airport station at Terminal B, but many may be more interested in this as a pleasant way to get to Fort Worth. The next step in the development is equally exciting: Next year, the complete downtown Grapevine train All aboard! A new commuter train complex will open at Main Street stops in Grapevine. Watch for a cool and Dallas Road with a five-story, new train station complex next year. vintage-inspired station complete Photos by Ron Jenkins with food hall; Hotel Vin, a sixstory boutique hotel; and a large, landscaped plaza with public art pieces. Stay tuned.
OPENING SOON | NORTH RICHLAND HILLS One of the nation’s more interesting theater chains is about to open its first Tarrant County location 2 miles south of Southlake on Davis Boulevard. Austinbased Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a movie grill that loves movies as much as it loves selling you food and drink (it’s famous for its strict no-talking policy and for the cheeky, geeky custom content that runs before your feature starts). Alamo officials say the NRH theater will likely open by the end of April. Watch for more details in our next issue.
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The Apple Store was key. So was Brio and the nearby plaza on Grand Avenue. Hereâ€™s how a new kind of shopping development grew into our cityâ€™s beating heart.
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SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE AT
t started with a simple dream: To swap out 130 acres of farmland for a small town in this nexus of highways in northeast Tarrant County.
Twenty years later, it’s where Apple, Trader Joe’s, Shake Shack and other big-name brands reside — along with residents who occupy the nearby multistory homes in the 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use development. When Southlake Town Square opened in March 1999, it was less than a quarter of the size it is now, at around 250,000 square feet, and it featured just a handful of retailers, as well as a city hall complex. “[The late developer Brian Stebbins] wanted to build a town from scratch,” said Jason Kasal, vice president/ senior leasing director with Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI), the owner and leasing manager for Southlake
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Town Square. “He saw the city hall component, the retail component … and wanted to make it a full ‘downtown.’ ” Stebbins and his business partners, Peter Cooper and Frank Bliss, were the driving forces behind Southlake Town Square, envisioning a vibrant lifestyle center where homeowners, retail tenants, and city and private workers could coexist. Stebbins had had success with shopping developments in Australia, New Zealand and Houston before he set his sights on Southlake. Once architect David M. Schwarz (Sundance Square
The parks and plazas of Southlake Town Square are true gathering places.
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SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE AT
The decision to place Town Hall and the Southlake LIbrary in the center of the development boosted its role as the true town center.
Plaza, American Airlines Center in Dallas, Parker Square in Flower Mound) signed on, the project crystallized. Attractive brick buildings with big windows, wide sidewalks with streetlights and tree-lined avenues were created, helping lure many of the first retailers to the scene. The Gap, The Container Store, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma were among the first to sign leases. In addition, a cadre of locally owned businesses like Animal Crackers and Magic Moon made the move to the development, New retailers such as Lululemon and Peloton help Southlake Town Square maintain its broad appeal. Kasal recalls. But Stebbins and Cooper knew retail wasn’t the leasing the space, which Kabal says still has room to be built out. RPAI only key to success, and the developers persuaded the city of Southlake also runs several neighboring developments to Southlake Town Square. to relocate its town hall to a prime spot on Main Street. This shopping “Within every parking lot and buildings, [there is that capacity to add center’s streets have familiar, friendly names, too. on],” he says. By 2006, RPAI took the reins, buying the attractive portfolio from While the development has undergone eight or nine expansions, Cooper & Stebbins. The Illinois-based company is now responsible for according to Kabal, it was the addition of Grand Avenue in 2006, and
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one store in particular, that was the real turning point. “Apple was a game changer,” he says. It was the tech behemoth’s entree into Tarrant County — the University Park Village location in Fort Worth wouldn’t open until 2008 — and it drew customers to Southlake Town Square in a way only Apple could. (The store recently received a massive makeover.) Brio, the popular Italian restaurant, holds a prime spot near one of the town square’s mini parks along Grand Avenue, as do Anthropologie, Sephora, J.Crew and Lululemon. Another plus: The street was not only an economic gateway; it also served as a connector to State Highway 114, effectively granting the center an entrance from the north and the south. In 2008, forbes.com mentioned Southlake Town Square as one reason the city earned the ranking of most affluent neighborhood in the country. But over the past 20 years, retail has whipped through innumerable trends, perhaps none bigger than the influx of online brands into a bricksand-mortar world. In response, Southlake Town Square has made way for nontraditional brands, such as Tesla and Peloton, which carries only minimal inventory. At least one larger-format store, the 4,000-square-foot-plus Eddie Bauer, is moving to a new location so its former space can be divided into smaller units, catering to the new kids on the block. But the mix remains a wide-ranging one, with Brooks Brothers coexisting with Buckle. And who might the new kids be? Think no further than eyewear upstart Warby Parker or Bonobos, a menswear brand, and you’ve got the picture. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the bath and body emporium, opened in January. Women’s retailer Johnny Was, known for its luxe boho looks, and men’s casual lifestyle brand TravisMathew are scheduled to open soon. Home goods and whimsical art can be found at Sugarboo & Co., also in the works. While Kasal can’t yet reveal who’s signing next at the center, he’ll say that in the next quarter, four more brands will be announced for Southlake Town Square. All of which means it’s an exciting time for what is now the elder statesman of northeast Tarrant mixed-use properties. “It feels like just now we hit our sweet spot,” Kasal says. “But the best is yet to come.”
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The Apple Store, above, and a Tesla showroom, left, are on opposite sides of Grand Avenue, a street that opened in 2006, connecting the center with State Highway 114 and helping draw in even more customers.
By the numbers
While retail and restaurants make up the majority of tenants, Southlake Town Square also features a bookstore, Barnes & Noble, still a proven draw; a movie house, Harkins Theatres; a Hilton hotel; and a dance studio (Dance With Me). The restaurants range from casual (Corner Bakery) to big ticket (Truluck’s). Parking is plentiful, with garages strategically placed along with numerous pull-in spots on the streets. The number of nonfranchised shops has dropped as the retail climate — and consumer tastes — have changed. For a map, store directory and other information, go to southlaketownsquare.com.
Number of stores 105 Number of restaurants 24 Number of offices 53 Total square footage 880,307 (owned by RPAI; more than 1.2 million square feet over the 130 acres) Annual events 4 Art in the Square, which is celebrating 20 years in April; Home for the Holidays; Oktoberfest; Stars & Stripes
W Southlake Town Square
opened in 1999, many
commentators talked it up as an example of the New
Urbanism, the philosophy that embraces walkable, mixed-
use neighborhoods that blend
housing, workplaces and retail.
The Brownstones at Town Square launched the centerâ€™s residential component in 2006. Eventually, there will be 100 homes between the townhouses and the forthcoming condominiums.
The retail component grew
and grew, but the center is a notable success on another
level, too: It really does function as effective public space.
Residents have embraced it as surely as any organically grown, quaint small town
(developer Brian Stebbins told some that it was copied from
his favorite square in Savannah, Georgia).
People really do use the
lawns and plazas of the town center as hangout spaces
in their everyday lives. Go
on a Friday night when the
weatherâ€™s fine, and youâ€™ll see kids romping on the grass and around the fountains,
couples strolling, bands of teens gathering at the Starbucks and inside the Barnes & Noble.
But the promise of living
within walking distance of all
Life in the Square
these amenities was a key part of the New Urbanist dream.
That dream has come true for
the residents of Southlake Town
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Townhome and (soon) condo owners enjoy vibrant city living right outside their doors. By Marilyn Bailey Photos by Ron Jenkins
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Square’s three phases of housing (admittedly, the residences are high-dollar and not many retail workers are likely homeowners here). In 2006, the Brownstones welcomed their first residents in neat rows of townhouses stretching east from Central Avenue around a grassy, sharply sloped park — the park may be small, but walking your dog here is a workout. One early resident was painter Deanna Kienast, who lives in a 3,100-square-foot townhome and loves being in the middle of it all. She told 76092 in 2012, when we wrote about her first batch of renovations (including extensive custom metalwork inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright) that she and her husband like to wave to passersby on the sidewalk outside on Main Street. “It’s like having a window seat at a restaurant day in and day out!” In 2014, ground was broken on a new phase of townhouses in the Garden District around the lovely Brian R. Stebbins Memorial Park, named after the developer, who died in 2012, and filled with architectural elements, native plantings and benches that give it warmth. These houses have vintage-look exteriors that aren’t hugely different in feel from the original retro-style Brownstones, but inside, their kitchens meet more contemporary tastes, and the interior courtyards with plunge pools pay more attention to indoor-outdoor living. We’re about to enter a new era with the center’s (and Southlake’s) first flat condos. No one could have missed the Parkview Residences condo block under construction along Central Avenue behind the former Cafe Express. Most are sold, except for two of the six penthouses and a handful of two- and three-bedroom units on lower floors. The super-luxe condos boast private terraces, high ceilings, Wolf/SubZero appliances and premium quartz-slab countertops, smart-home features and optional car chargers. Common amenities include a rooftop terrace, a club room and an owners’ lounge. But the best amenity of all is right outside the front door: a village full of shops, restaurants, green spaces, movie screenings and ready-made friends.
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Businesses Worth Knowing On the pages that follow, youâ€™ll find profiles of businesses that call our area home. Weâ€™re proud to feature these local professionals because they truly understand and value their customers. They serve their friends and neighbors in the community we all love. We encourage you to support local by buying local.
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oey Shashy, Guy Boutilier, Kyle Pitts, Antonio Hernandez and Jerry Green imagine a traveler making a gastronomic pilgrimage from Latin America through Mexico to Texas, collecting recipes and cooking methods from the rich and varied cultures along the way. Herencia Texican Restaurant is the culmination of this enticing culinary adventure, offering what the restaurant owners call Texican Cuisine, a blending of Texas and Latin America.
Herencia Texican Restaurant 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite 551 • Southlake 817-873-8800 • herenciarestaurant.com
Herencia means heritage. At this restaurant, you will find legendary culinary creations prepared from scratch daily with fresh ingredients, using Mexican and Texas spices. The menu includes tempting entrees such as Grilled Quail en Chamoy; Pollo Con Hongs, with Asado chicken, cotija cheese, cilantro rice, sautéed baby spinach and bella mushrooms; and Chile Chocolate Fudge Cake to finish. There is a strong presence of Tequila, Bourbon and Mezcal at the bar. Year-round patio seating offers a fresh, intimate dining experience for couples or small groups up to six. The warm and welcoming dining room can accommodate parties up to ten people. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Herencia’s owners believe in the kind of food they would serve their own family, the kind of food that takes time to prepare and has a distinctive flavor. Experience their passion for food people love to eat.
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hile anyone who walks through our doors is immediately aware of our unwavering commitment to quality, we are honored to announce that Complete Care recently received the 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey. What makes this accolade so special is that Press Ganey bases the award on patient satisfaction survey results, benchmarking some of the most well-recognized and reputable providers in the country. The Guardian of Excellence Award has grown to become a nationally recognized symbol of outstanding achievement in healthcare. The award is only given to select organizations that consistently perform in the top 5% of the United States for an entire year. Both Dr. Jeffrey Peebles, Medical Director, and Rob Morris, CEO, beam with pride. Morris commented, “Thousands of healthcare organizations across the country partner with Press Ganey to monitor patient satisfaction. Only a select few earn the Guardian of Excellence Award for consistently delivering an exceptional patient experience. It’s an honor for Complete Care Southlake to get this recognition. I feel lucky to be part of this team, and I’m proud of what we mean to our community.” The next time you or a loved one has an emergency, Complete Care is ready to help you. While we hope you never need us, you can find comfort knowing we are waiting to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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he Kitchen Source provides premier custom design and remodeling services for kitchens, baths and outdoor living spaces. A family-owned company in business 29 years, The Kitchen Source works with architects, interior designers, builders and homeowners to provide turnkey service that focuses on selecting quality products that will stand the test of time. The Kitchen Source team puts a combined 300 years of experience to work for clients, giving expert guidance for every project. They take
The Kitchen Source 2356 E. State Highway 114 • Southlake 817-857-4001 • thekitchensource.net
ownership from beginning to end to ensure clients experience nothing less than complete satisfaction. The Kitchen Source carries Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinets and Subzero, Wolf and Miele appliances. There are nine talented designers on staff, ready to create the look and feel clients dream about, whether the project is small or large. Their goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing living space that will provide enjoyment for years to come. The Kitchen Source has showrooms in Fort Worth and Dallas and is excited to announce the new Southlake location. “Clients are an extension of our family,” says Jennifer Johns, the third generation in the business. “We are here because of them, to provide the services they need.”
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ower Pilates Southlake is proud to offer multilevel group classes (up to 12 persons per class) as well as semiprivate and private instruction at a level that sets the standard in every class. Our reformer-based Pilates Studio encompasses EXO chair, springboard, TRX Suspension, mat and so much more in our exquisite one-of-a-kind 2,500-square-foot studio. We work out hard and have loads of fun! Owned by Laura Means (Certified Pilates Instructor) and Glenn Means, we are active, on-site owners that bring our customers a unique one-ofa-kind experience. Every class is taught by our highly trained, passionate
Power Pilates Southlake 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., Suite C • Southlake, 76092 817-329-9996 • powerpilatessouthlake.com
Professional/Certified Instructors, each of whom choreograph classes for women, men and teens. You will feel and see optimal results. Often our clients/members refer to our studio as “their home away from home” and the reasoning is simple. Seven days a week we welcome everyone with a heartfelt hug, keep track of each individual’s progress and offer classes that create and maintain a healthy mind-body connection that is for ALL-Bodies in our large array of fun, dynamic and results oriented classes. Our method allows each class to be fresh and new so that you never experience the same class twice. We are supportive of each individual’s goals, ensuring that we not only assist you in reaching each one, but we are sure to help you exceed them! Call or visit our website today and begin taking the first step in prioritizing your health and wellness with the method that brings optimum results, and receive our current special pricing of $169 per month for an Unlimited Monthly Membership!
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tretch Zone offers a revolutionary take on physical well-being that provides relief from stiffness and soreness, increases range of motion and enhances physical and athletic ability. You will wonder why nobody thought of this before! CPA Rosalee Hacker, a Southlake resident, has a passion for physical fitness and exercise. She knew stretching was good for her,
Southlake Town Square 405 N. Carroll Ave. • Southlake 817-612-1666 • stretchzone.com
but she didn’t do enough of it on her own. When she discovered Stretch Zone, she realized the tremendous benefits practitioner-assisted stretching could provide everyone. She opened Stretch Zone in Southlake in February. The benefits are spectacular, but the process is simple: You relax on a comfortable table and the practitioner does the work. It’s that simple. The remarkable practitioners at Stretch Zone Southlake have experience as personal trainers, chiropractors and physical therapists and some have degrees in kinesiology. They provide stretching techniques for all ages and fitness levels. They work with the stretch reflex and principles of neuromuscular behavior using patented equipment that stabilizes the muscles scientifically. All you have to do is enjoy. Call or email email@example.com to schedule a free introductory stretch. You’ll find flexibility has never felt so good.
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efore Southlake was Southlake, Bill and Phyllis Lafavers called the community home. They opened Feedstore BBQ in 2001 and began a family tradition that has made the renowned restaurant a bucket list destination for barbecue fans who know the-best-there-is when they taste it.
Feedstore BBQ 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. • Southlake 817-488-1445 • feedstorebbq.com
“My mom and dad set the standards and quality we have today,” says son Mike. “Everything about us is because of what they did.” Feedstore BBQ has it all, from tender pork ribs to succulent brisket, turkey, sausage and jalapeno links. Burnt ends are featured favorites on Mondays and Saturdays. If you’re in the mood for sizzling fried catfish, they’ve got it. Bigbowl salads, too, with choices of Plain Ol’ Salad, Smokehouse Pulled Chicken and more. It’s near impossible to choose between the flavorful banana pudding and the hot cobbler of the day. And their catering menu can’t be beat. Feedstore BBQ pitmasters start smoking the meat the day before, carefully watching until it is perfectly done. Go see for yourself why customers have said for years, “You’ve never tasted better barbecue.”
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he Floor Source’s superior selection of products for your home improvement project comes with advantages you won’t find anywhere else: personal supervision of every job and expert knowledge about the products and applications, which can make or break the appearance of your home. You will remember the bitterness of
The Floor Source & More 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 465 • Southlake 682-477-4275 • thefloorsourcetx.com
poor quality long after the sweetness of low prices. Trust the experts at The Floor Source to provide quality that will last for years. After 40 years of experience, we know the pros and cons of all types of products and the details of applications that make your investment worthwhile. We emphasize excellent customer service and are available when you need to talk about your project. If you’re looking for quality installation of all types of countertop surfaces, flooring, cabinetry or custom showers in a variety of price points, The Floor Source is your store. The reviews on the website tell detailed stories of satisfied customers who were hoping for a flooring and cabinetry expert they could trust. You will find that and more at The Floor Source.
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he team at Glazer’s Realtors is well known for helping home buyers and sellers in North Texas, but it’s their love of finding homes for four-legged creatures that distinguishes these real estate professionals from others. Steven Glazer, Myra Schaufele, Valerie Harris and the team at
Glazer’s Realtors 4204 Shorecrest Drive • Dallas 214-680-4550 • Glazersrealtors.com
Glazer’s Realtors donates a percentage of every sale to help needy animals. They have been involved in animal rescue and adoption for decades. It just seemed like the right thing to do to bring their love for animals into their business, which is committed to helping clients find the perfect place to live or sell a property they formerly called home. Glazer’s Realtors believes in giving back to the community in a tangible way. The team at Glazer’s is passionate about finding good homes for animals and providing care that many owners cannot afford. They even have been involved in international rescue efforts. They hope those looking to buy or sell a home will be a part of giving back to the community by remembering Glazer’s Realtors when they have a need for real estate services.
Charlie Williams on the shooting range during a Southlake Carroll meet. His family and teammates have rallied around him as he battles leukemia. Photos by Mitch Hagy
A young man from Indiana fit in perfectly on the Dragons clay-target shooting team. Now it is cheering him on as he battles cancer.
Pulling for Charlie
By Meda Kessler
rowing up in Indiana, Charlie Williams had done a little hunting before, but had never shot target clays. When he moved to Southlake with his family in 2017, he got involved in lifeguarding and Young Life. And then he went to an organizational meeting for the high school’s clay target shooting team and immediately was hooked. “Charlie has a mind made for physics and calculus. Shooting clays made sense to him,” says Judy, Charlie’s mom. She also credits the patience and work ethic of the team’s coach, Kevin Ball, for making the program both fun and a success. Carroll High School started the co-ed program in 2013, and it has been a success since the start, racking up tournament wins on
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Charlie with parents Judy and A.J. Williams
every level, including state and national. Charlie found himself drawn to trap shooting, one of three disciplines of claytarget shooting. (The other two are skeet and sporting clays.) In trap shooting, the targets are launched by machine away from the shooter; shooters are members of a five-person squad. And while he wasn’t able to make the trip to Ohio for the 2018 championships last July because of a Young Life camp commitment, he was excited for his friends and teammates. Now, they’re rooting for him. The team’s annual fundraiser has been called Pulling for Dragons in the past. This April’s event has been rechristened Pulling for Charlie. Life changed dramatically for Charlie and his family last Thanksgiving. “We thought he had the flu,” says Judy. “Instead, Charlie
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was diagnosed with leukemia.” He ended up staying at Children’s Medical Center Dallas for 10 days. Today, the 17-year-old continues to fight the disease with weekly daylong chemotherapy treatments. His compromised immune system has him housebound; he does his schoolwork online and with home visits from a teacher four hours a week. “He’s continued his coursework in English, math, physics and an AP course in U.S. history,” says Judy, who says Charlie is on schedule to graduate next year. Speaking over the phone, Charlie finds it difficult to describe how it feels to be told you have cancer. “It’s strange. I went to the hospital thinking I would be home in time for dinner.” He credits the Carson Leslie Foundation for being a lifeline when he needed one. Carson was a Dallas boy who battled brain cancer for three years before dying in January 2010. The foundation named in his honor funds Carson’s Charlie at a meet with coach Kevin Ball Corner, which supplies newly diagnosed cancer THE DETAILS patients at Children’s Pulling for Charlie The Southlake Carroll Medical Center with a Target Team is raising money for yearly special backpack filled expenses and to return to the nationals with supplies. tournament this year in Ohio to defend “Since I wasn’t its 2018 championship title. This annual fundraiser, normally called Pulling for Dragons, expecting to check in has been renamed Pulling for Charlie in honor to the hospital, I didn’t of team member Charlie Williams, a junior at have anything with Southlake Carroll who was diagnosed with me. And then a nurse leukemia last Thanksgiving. Funds also will handed me a backpack go to the Carson Leslie Foundation, Charlie’s with really soft pajamas, favorite charity, which provides support and a blanket and other enrichment to teens battling cancer. The stuff,” says Charlie. sporting clays tournament includes lunch and “Those are still my awards. Registration: $150 for individuals, favorite pajamas.” $750 for five-person teams. 10 a.m. April 16; Looking past his senior Dallas Gun Club, 3601 S. Stemmons year, Charlie is thinking Freeway, Lewisville. Contact Meg Kieda at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. of college. His brother and sister both attend the University of North Texas in Denton, and he plans to stay local, too, because of doctors’ orders: He needs to be within an hour’s drive of the hospital. And he definitely plans to shoot again. “We worked with my surgeon to place my chemo port on the left side so it wouldn’t be affected by the shotgun,” says Charlie.
yle and Stephanie Hansen, owners of The Glass Guru, are passionate about providing customers in Southlake and the surrounding area with glass and mirrors for their homes or businesses at a reasonable price. They specialize in repairing or replacing foggy windows. They are experts in table-top glass, cabinet glass, decorative glass, plus repair and replacement of windows, mirrors and screens. They also provide gym mirrors for homeowners turning media rooms into workout spaces and pet doors that fit in windows, sliding glass doors and French doors. There is no better place to find top-quality glass and mirrors and unexcelled customer service than The Glass Guru in Southlake.
The Glass Guru 2211 E. Continental Blvd., Suite 190 • Southlake 817-424-3500 • Theglassguru.com/southlake/
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he 2019 DFW Auto Show, sponsored by Belo Media Group and Cars.com, invites auto enthusiasts to “get in gear and go” to the 38th annual auto extravaganza at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Don Herring, Jr., Show chairman, predicted it will be an exciting event with vehicles that even the most serious autophile may have never seen! “With many 2020 vehicle unveilings happening in Detroit and Chicago already this year, some of these cars and trucks will make their way toward Dallas to take center stage in their respective manufacturers’ displays. It is always fun to see what they have in store for the future,” Herring said. A variety of 2020 models will be showcased this year including: Chevrolet Silverado HD; Ford Explorer, Mustang Shelby GT500 and Super Duty; Hyundai Palisade; Jeep Gladiator; Kia Soul and Telluride; Lexus RC F – Track Edition; Lincoln Aviator; Mercedes-Benz GLE350
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and GLS450; Porsche 911 Carrera S; and Volkswagen Passat. In addition, Toyota will present the Texas debuts of the TRD Pro Sequoia, Supra and Tacoma TRD Off Road, and Lexus will present the US debut of the 2019 Lexus IS Special Edition Black Line. There also will be dozens of all-new or totally redesigned 2019s featured as well, including: Audi e-tron, Chevrolet Blazer, Hyundai Kona, Genesis G70, Honda Passport, Lincoln Nautilus; Nissan Maxima, Porsche Macan, Ram Heavy Duty and Subaru Ascent.
The High End area will surely excite visitors with stunning vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren and Rolls-Royce. Thirteen manufacturers, including Acura, Chevrolet, FCA (Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram), Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen, will surround the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, with opportunities to test drive a myriad cars, trucks and SUVs. â€œThe DFW Auto Show is a full experiential event. Product specialists are available inside the
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Show to discuss all the bells and whistles of their vehicles and, outside, Show attendees can get assistance on their car-buying decisions by taking a test drive through the streets of downtown Dallas. And to be able to choose from approximately 75 different vehicles in one area is quite remarkable,” Herring said. The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is bringing its Discover The Ride program to the DFW Auto Show – giving attendees the chance to experience the thrill of 2-wheels and take their first step to becoming a motorcyclist. This immersive program includes a New Rider Course that gives attendees, 16 years and older, a chance to ride an electric
Zero motorcycle, that is modified for a new rider, with the guidance of a certified trainer. Kids, 3 years to 75 pounds, can also get a feel for 2-wheels in the Kids Zone on Stacyc electric balance bikes. Vintage bikes, custom bikes, and more will also be on display to give attendees a comprehensive view into the world of motorcycling. “After the overwhelming success we saw from incorporating Discover the Ride in the 2018/2019 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows tour, we’re thrilled to bring the program to the DFW Auto Show, reaching an even wider audience of auto enthusiasts,” said Tracy Harris, Senior Vice President,
Powersports, UBM. “The DFW Auto Show is a natural extension for Discover the Ride, branching out from a motorcycle-specific audience and helping more people experience what it is like to ride on two wheels. We are truly excited to continue the momentum we’ve built throughout the tour.” The CBS 11 Classic Car Corral will return this year as well. David Hershey, CBS 11 vice president of Creative Services, said that show guests will get to see beautiful examples of automotive style, innovation and power from nearly every decade. “This year, we will celebrate the evolution of the Ford Mustang, Mercury Cougar and Chevy
About the DFW NCDA The Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA) is a trade association that is comprised of approximately 200 franchised new car dealerships in 11 North Texas counties that represent more than $10 billion in new and used car sales annually. The DFW NCDA serves both dealers and consumers through legislative issues, education and training, and community relations, with an emphasis on building a strong future for its dealer members and a rewarding shopping experience for their customers. The DFW Auto Show at the Dallas Convention Center and the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth are two of the nation’s premier auto shows that are developed, presented and showcased by the DFW NCDA. Visit www.dfwncda.com for more information.
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March 27-31 Corvette. And, if Pontiac is more your style, stop by and see a replica of the 1977 black Trans AM Burt Reynolds drove in the movie ‘Smokey and the Bandit,” Hershey said. In addition, the Aftermarket Area will feature a variety of products and services for the car and home, and the Community Service area in D/E Hall Lobby will spotlight such worthwhile organizations as Straydog, Inc., the Dallas Police Department’s Safelight Program and the Girls Scouts who will sell their cookies. Hours of the show are: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 27; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29 and 30; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for senior citizens 65 and older and children ages 6-12, $10 for military with ID, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit DFWAutoShow.com.
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As we head into the first days of spring, itâ€™s easy to start imagining vacations filled with palm trees, sandy toes and salty hair. Whether warm weather will have you relaxing poolside in Southlake or in an exotic location far away, weâ€™ve got the trends to help you get sunshine-chic for all those brilliant days that lie ahead. Cidonie Richards is a Southlake-based writer, traveler and stylist. Instagram: @threadsandtravel
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INSPIRATION California dreaming means surf culture, vibrant colors and a sun-loving attitude. If you’ve got a passion for the outdoors, play sports in summer and enjoy a great neon nod to the ’80s, you’ll love the bright colors hitting stores this season. Roxy girls seaside frill bikini, $44.99, Tyler’s Slide sandals, $38, Francesca’s
Sunset Red net bag, $39.99, Tyler’s; Key Lime, Honey Trap, Rose Lollipop lip balms, $10.95 each, Lush; Dead Sea Minerals citrus face mist, $14, Francesca’s
Sun Bum SPF 30 sunscreen, $9.99, Francesca’s
Corkcicle tumbler, $24.95, Francesca’s Brightside bubble bar, $12.95, Lush
Men’s palm-print board shorts, $89.50, and kids fish board shorts, $55, Vineyard Vines
Ban.do round watermelon towel, $68, Altar’d State Sunglasses, $15, and multicolored round beaded earrings, $24, Apricot Lane
Zinka colored nosecoat, $7.99 each, Tyler’s O’Neill hibiscus one-piece, $79.99, Tyler’s
RESOURCES Altar’d State Southlake Town Square, 1450 Main St., 817-778-4411, altardstate.com Apricot Lane Boutique Southlake Town Square, 218 State St., 817-912-1777, apricotlaneboutique.com Francesca’s Southlake Town Square, 214 State St., 817-424-5353, francescas.com Lush Cosmetics Southlake Town Square, 1431 Main St., 817-329-6087, lushusa.com Tyler’s Southlake Town Square, 1420 Civic Place, 817-488-2008, tylerstx.com Vineyard Vines Southlake Town Square, 251 Grand Ave., 817-442-9332, vineyardvines.com 76092magazine.com
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Men’s striped board shorts, $89.50, and flip-flops, $39.50, Vineyard Vines
Striped travel cosmetic bags, $45, Vineyard Vines
O’Neill kids cap, $21.99, Tyler’s
The nautical trend is always right for summer. It’s classic, crisp and clean. Whether you take these pieces to a resort, a yacht or a pool, graphic stripes and navy-and-white combinations are essentials that never go out of style. Girls striped shift, $65, and bow headband, $22, Vineyard Vines
Seafolly girls one-piece, $57.99, Tyler’s
Knit top, $42, Apricot Lane; Layla sunglasses, $24.95, Altar’d State
Ruffle-tie one-piece, $124, Everything But Water
Sea Spray hair mist, $15.95, and Sunny Day hair detangler, $20.95, Lush Blue circle earrings, $22, Apricot Lane
Navy-andwhite-striped shorts, $49.95, Altar’d State
Woven wedge sandals, $48, Apricot Lane
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RESOURCES Altar’d State Southlake Town Square, 1450 Main St., 817-778-4411, altardstate.com Apricot Lane Boutique Southlake Town Square, 218 State St., 817-912-1777, apricotlaneboutique.com Everything But Water Southlake Town Square, 1447 Main St., 817-421-9798, everythingbutwater.com Lush Cosmetics Southlake Town Square, 1431 Main St., 817-329-6087, lushusa.com Tyler’s Southlake Town Square, 1420 Civic Place, 817-488-2008, tylerstx.com Vineyard Vines Southlake Town Square, 251 Grand Ave., 817-442-9332, vineyardvines.com
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RESOURCES Altar’d State Southlake Town Square, 1450 Main St., 817-778-4411, altardstate.com Apricot Lane Boutique Southlake Town Square, 218 State St., 817-912-1777, apricotlaneboutique.com Everything But Water Southlake Town Square, 1447 Main St., 817-421-9798, everythingbutwater.com Francesca’s Southlake Town Square, 214 State St., 817-424-5353, francescas.com Lush Cosmetics Southlake Town Square, 1431 Main St., 817-329-6087, lushusa.com Tyler’s Southlake Town Square, 1420 Civic Place, 817-488-2008, tylerstx.com Vineyard Vines Southlake Town Square, 251 Grand Ave., 817-442-9332, vineyardvines.com
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Seafolly girls tankini set, $57.99, Tyler’s
When natural and eco-inspired style is on your radar, these boho and carefree options are perfect for your getaway. Let woven baskets, wooden accessories and a neutral color palette transport you to your faraway paradise.
America and Beyond woven beaded pineapple tote bag, $78, Everything But Water
Buffy body butter, $12.95 each, and Sun perfume, $36.95, Lush Baby Bum coconut balm, $9.95, Tyler’s
Wood bead bracelets, $26 each set, Francesca’s
Laney bow sandals, $49.95, Altar’d State
Natural brown woven belt bag, $34.95, Altar’d State
Soulstar men’s floral shirt, $49.95, Tyler’s
Straw hat, $54, Francesca’s L Space by Monica Wise color block bikini top, $79, and bottoms, $75, Everything But Water
Beaded earrings, $28, and long leather necklace, $35, Apricot Lane
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Corkcicle tumbler, $24.95, and Skinny & Co. raw coconut oil with lavender deodorant, $12, Francesca’s; Turtle Immersion bath bomb, $7.95, Lush
Men’s Quicksilver straw hat, $19.99, and Mr. Zogs surfboard wax, $1.99 each, Tyler’s
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Aloha style is not just about Hawaiian shirts. For anyone who loves a bright and bold floral print, this season, think lush tropicals inspired by palm trees and the soothing aqua colors of ocean waters.
Hari Mari girls flip-flops, $39.99, Tyler’s
Roxy aqua sun protection shirt, $28.99, and Zinka colored nosecoat, $7.99 each, Tyler's
O’Neill palm tree one-piece, $89.99, Tyler’s
Chubbies pineapple men’s board shorts, $64.99, and men’s Reef leather flip-flops, $64.99, Tyler’s Shade Critters kids pom pom one-piece, $41.99, Tyler’s
RESOURCES Francesca’s Southlake Town Square, 214 State St., 817-424-5353, francescas.com Lush Cosmetics Southlake Town Square, 1431 Main St., 817-329-6087, lushusa.com Tyler’s Southlake Town Square, 1420 Civic Place, 817-488-2008, tylerstx.com
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elucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine has it roots in the gaucho’s land of South America. Italians immigrating to South Brazil found themselves sharing tables, food and wine with native gauchos who had their passion for rustic cooking and abundant food enjoyed in an exuberant family-and-friends atmosphere. Delucca’s brings these hearty food offerings and warm, friendly atmosphere to Southlake. For one fixed price, enjoy continuous dining
Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., Suite 103 • Southlake 682-477-4040 • delucca.com
with no menu. Start your culinary adventure with a charcuterie and antipasto platter with imported cheeses and salamis, olives, greens and roasted vegetables, followed by a fantastic house-made lobster bisque. Then, servers come by your table with the unique and exotic pizzas, straight from the wood-fired ovens. Sample and repeat as many as you wish. Among the tempting pizza creations are Soppressata with Lavender Honey; Cream of Spinach and Bacon; Turkish Lamb with Sumac Onions; House-Made Organic Sausage with BBQ Sauce and Jalapenos; and Mexican Elote. Accompany the feast with the house specialty caipirinha, a great glass of wine, beer or drinks to sip. And then come the incredible gourmet dessert pizzas! Come to Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine and enjoy life!
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xecutive Director Amy Hayes says Sylvan Learning offers much more than just helping kids play catch-up. Sylvan gives students the tools they need to succeed and even surpass expectations for their grade level. Amy, with husband Marc, owns Sylvan Learning in Southlake/Keller. The Southlake staff includes Amanda Saganitso, Education Director/ Reading Specialist, who builds bridges with classroom teachers to benefit students, and Chelsea Beener, Center Director, who works with parents and students to assess their needs and build personalized programs to ensure success. Sylvan provides affordable programs that focus on math, reading, writing, study skills and college prep. Call today to find out how to maximize your child’s potential.
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ark City Club’s premier offerings begin with the stunning panorama of the downtown Dallas skyline from the 17th floor, an unequaled backdrop for business and social functions in an atmosphere of elegance and superb service. The club is ideally located in the heart of University Park, Highland Park and Preston Center. Park City is a dining and social club known for award-winning cuisine and tenured staff. Many have been serving members for more than 25 years. The club is an outstanding venue for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and family gatherings, whether the event is small or large. Park City Club offers members access to more than 200 reciprocal clubs worldwide along with Corporate and Young Professional memberships. See our website for more information about our services.
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ennifer Fuller has a passion for the ACT test and it shows in her students’ results. One LogicMax student recently increased her ACT composite score from 18 to 31 points and science score of 13 to 30. Other students increased from 23 to a perfect 36 in English, 24 to 36 in science, 13 to 34 in reading, 14 to 33 in math. The list of LogicMax student improvements is long and impressive. Scholarships, even full-rides, follow scores like these. Just knowing information and being a good student isn’t enough. The ACT is testing to see if a student is an outside-the-box logical thinker. Jennifer’s coaching and custom calculator programs can be the springboard for your child’s future. Test-taking is a skill that can be taught. Call Jennifer and put your child in the forefront of achievement right now.
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Call of the Wild Savoring Southlake’s unmanicured spaces
By Kathryn Hopper
ometimes I like to wave to the cows I pass each day while taking my son to school. Someday, the pastureland where they graze could suddenly be turned into another subdivision or shopping center. When that happens, I will miss them. I know that many folks consider these changes progress, but something in me relates to those last vestiges of Southlake’s rural past and those remaining bits of native habitat.
The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a prime example and is one of my favorite places in town. The city of Southlake recently assumed the management and operation of the 750-acre facility, and the city’s website promises to continue popular programs like the summer camp and preschool program that introduced kids to native flora and fauna. I am so thankful to the dedicated volunteers and donors who recognize and support the nature center and understand the need to preserve our untamed spaces. Going to the preserve is my perfect antidote to a stressful day, a place where my troubles seem to melt away with every call of a northern cardinal or bobwhite quail. I get that it’s tempting to tidy things up, kind of like Marie Kondo-ing the landscape. Overgrown vines and shrubby trees may not spark joy for all, but they provide precious habitat for many forms of wildlife that add to our ecosystem’s diversity.
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Just recently, the city cleared the brush and undergrowth in and around a treed area across from our elementary school. The city-owned space had once been a possible location for the library but in recent years had grown a bit untamed. Hawks were spotted atop the taller trees, and neighborhood kids built makeshift forts amid the briars and brambles. On the Southlake Parents Facebook page, some residents lamented the cleanup effort, with one saying, “Our kids loved playing in the forest. We loved the wild.” This winter, I have not been able to get out and enjoy the open spaces of the nature center as much as I would have liked. But I do feel that a bit of the wild has come to me anyway. During an early morning walk, I spied a silver fox ambling down our subdivision’s sidewalk. Neighbors said it was likely part of a fox family whose members had been captured on security cameras dashing past welcome mats on front porches. We’ve also had bobcat sightings down
by the creek and coyotes wandering around the golf course. All that plus a red-tailed hawk that has taken up residence along with a group of owls, which I recently learned is called a parliament, has me and other owners of small pets keeping our little ones close. I considered hiking with my miniature dachshund, but only if he could fit in our old baby sling. The wild can be a dangerous place, and some people would rather be rid of these pesky varmints than risk a run-in, even though wildlife experts say these creatures are more afraid of us than we are of them. But I hope Southlake will always be a little bit wild. I also hope those who own acres of pasture and forested land won’t sell out anytime soon. We are lucky to have our remaining remnants of wild places and open spaces here and need to treasure and protect them. I’ll still wave to the cows tomorrow, just in case. I think they have gotten used to it. Kathryn Hopper is a Southlake mother of four.
GOING TO THE PRESERVE IS MY PERFECT ANTIDOTE TO A STRESSFUL DAY, A PLACE WHERE MY TROUBLES SEEM TO MELT AWAY WITH EVERY CALL OF A NORTHERN CARDINAL OR BOBWHITE QUAIL. Illustration by Jennifer Hart
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Flower Mound artist Erika Bushee with Wubby, her 15-year-old Peke, and one of her signature slate-and-river-rock art pieces, River runs thru it.
haring a paintcovered leather chair with Wubby, her 15-year-old Pekingese, artist Erika Bushee rummages through a pile of broken slate on her work table. She finds a piece she likes, Erika hand shapes each piece of slate. trims the edges with special scissors and then lightly sands the edges. After sheâ€™s satisfied with its shape, she adds it to one of the many metal bowls filled with more thin slivers of slate, all shaped like perfect feathers of different
Natural Beauty Using bits of slate and stones shaped by rushing water, artist Erika Bushee creates multidimensional landscapes that make you want to look â€” and touch. By Meda Kessler
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Rainbow river complements the earthy decor in this home. Photo courtesy of Erika Bushee
Shaped slate is laid out by size and color on her studio’s worktable. Below, a mosaic in progress also features metal trays and a trio of inlaid pieces of chrysocolla, a bluish-green mineral.
THE DETAILS Erika Bushee See samples of her work and learn more at artrocksstudio.net. Art in the Square Just as Southlake Town Square celebrates 20 years this April, so does this annual event. A fundraiser for the Southlake Women’s Club, the three-day festival draws a big crowd and is family friendly. April 26-28; artinthesquare.com. Art This juried show draws national, regional and local artisans, from jewelry makers to painters to sculptors. Check out the 165 participants — selected from more than 700 applicants — booth locations and samples of their work online. The Youth Art tent offers young talent a chance to exhibit and sell their work. Works by featured artists, who have exhibited multiple times, are on display now at Southlake Town Hall. Stop by and vote for your favorite. Entertainment Enjoy everything from a Prince tribute band to classic country on the Main Stage. Check out local talent and family-oriented fare on the Gazebo Stage. The give back Money raised at the event goes to grants to support 32 nonprofits.
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sizes and colors. Erika repeats this task over and over until the bowls are full. She wipes dust off her hands and surveys the scene. “People always ask me how long it takes to create one of my pieces. I tell them it takes two months. This is why,” she says. “The prep work is critical.” Her business is named Art Rocks Studio, inspired by her use of river rock from Colorado along with the slate and occasional gemstones. She also sleuths out driftwood for special projects. “In Colorado, no one wants to go hiking with me because they know I’ll make them carry wood and rocks.” In February, she traveled to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, one of the largest in the world, to find a few treasures to take home. Erika has been busy this winter getting ready for Southlake’s Art in the Square, which is April 26-28. A featured artist for this 20th year of the festival, Erika was first selected for the juried exhibition in 2002. Her mother, Arlene Voelker, who lives in Plano and also is an artist, has been part of the show five times. While Erika always sells well in Colorado, where she lives part of the year, she has cultivated an appreciative audience in North Texas. Most days find her in the Flower Mound studio in the back of her home on the northern edge of Grapevine Lake. Filled with raw materials and works in progress, the Bushee’s work is inspired by nature. In Skipping stone, acrylic, oil, silver leaf shop has been made cozy with a television and a solitary rock are coated in epoxy resin. and a dog bed for Wubby. A power saw sits Photo courtesy of Erika Bushee
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Sunburst takes advantage of the various colors of slate. Photo courtesy of Erika Bushee
at the ready outside the back door. In the driveway, Erika’s trusty Sprinter van is full of wrapped pieces ready for delivery. “My first project involved fitting a broken pool table into my little car so I could use the slate. The weight of the thing broke the axles.” Today, she uses slate floor tile sourced from various retailers. “I use slate from India, as it’s easier to work. It has more iron, which makes it flakier.” Using a chisel, she breaks down each tile into thin layers, which are used to create the feather shapes. Bigger pieces of tiles are cut and chiseled to give the edges a more free-form and natural look. Then there are the piles of river rock, scattered in and around the studio. She splits the smooth stones, making them easier to attach to the base board. “When I first started, my work was much more geometric and angular. I used glue, but now I use resin, and it has become part of the artwork, too. The stones look like they’re sitting in water.” Before she begins setting a single piece, she sketches the design on paper. The resin gives her about 12 hours of working time before it sets. Most of the large works are done in panels, making them easier to transport and hang. The multidimensional artwork is tactile; it invites the viewer to move in closer to see the marbled colors in the layers of slate, the hints of glitter Frankie baby is an example of one that fill in nooks and crevices, the of her more geometric works. curved paths of stones she has created to look like rivers. “Sometimes I like to add a little color using a gemstone such as labradorite. For custom work, clients have asked me to use rocks that are special to them.” Erika was inspired early on by her mother. “As a girl, I went to a private school where French nuns were the teachers. It had a great art program.” While her mother works in oils, predominantly making paintings of birds, Erika always has loved the mixed medium. “It’s hard work, especially on the hands. When I need to relax, I paint.” Her husband built a large easel that sits on a flat clearing on the hilly lot. “Sometimes it’s nice to finish something quickly,” she says with a smile. “When it comes to the rock art, I’m a perfectionist.”
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oth children and gardens need tending. Grapevine physician Pat Stanton tends to both simultaneously. He teaches horticulture as a volunteer at The Novus Academy and invites students to help in his lush, expansive home garden. Their handiwork will be on display for all to view May 5 with Peek Behind the Garden Gate, the 2019 edition of the Perennial Garden Society’s biennial tour. Stanton’s English-inspired garden — highlighted by a koi pond, raised beds and picturesque bridges — will be one of seven on the tour. There will be lots to see and love at the other homes, too: three styles of fairy gardens, plus greenhouses, fabulous pools, sunny yards and shady patches, hardscapes and more. The garden club’s selection committee works year-round to zero in on the participants, and competition is keen. This year’s gardens were chosen for their variety and uniqueness. Native and drought-tolerant plants will be showcased, along with the club’s beloved perennials. “Perennials are important because they provide consistency without replanting,” says Susan Schleppegrell, garden society president. The society promotes perennials suitable to North Texas that attract butterflies and other all-important pollinators. In Stanton’s Thursday-afternoon garden class at the academy, the curriculum covers everything from bees to cuttings. “We learn all kinds of things out of my yard,” he says. “It’s the high point of my week. The kids love the garden class because we talk about everything from the history of gardening to using mathematics in laying out a row.” A close-up peek at Dana McGrath’s Southlake garden As the president of Photos courtesy of Perennial Garden Society Novus Academy’s board, Stanton has invited third- through fifth-graders to make gardeningeducation presentations to tour guests. “We provide education at every house,” says Schleppegrell. “You know, I’ve been doing it for nine years, I think,” Stanton says with a chuckle. “They lead me to believe they all still love gardening, and that tickles me to death.”— Joy Donovan
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Glorious gardens Southlake’s biennial green-thumb tour is here.
The iris, top, and lovely trellis above are stars of Dr. Pat Stanton’s garden in Grapevine.
Dana McGrath’s display includes a fairy garden, near right. Far right, a view of Bea Wilson’s deepgreen Southlake backyard.
THE DETAILS Peek Behind the Garden Gate The Perennial Garden Society’s Southlake garden tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. $15 in advance; $20 day of tour, on sale April 5 at garden centers and at perennialgardensociety.org.
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March 22 to March 31
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happenings Compiled by Marilyn Bailey
Celebrate Southlake is March 23. Photo courtesy of city of Southlake
Keller Fest The festival expands to three days this year, with live entertainment, vendors, food and family activities including a Saturday-morning Easter egg hunt, a hot-dog-eating contest and a cornhole tournament. Saturday evening, there’s a beer and wine garden and the music from a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. April 12-14. 400 Bear Creek Parkway, kellerchamber.com.
Celebrate Southlake The Community Dinner gets things started at 5 p.m. on the terrace, with a variety of cuisines available to purchase; blankets and lawn chairs permitted. The celebrations continue with performances and activities at the Aria Amphitheater. 6-9 p.m. March 23. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, experiencesouthlaketexas.com.
Easter in the Park (above) is April 13 at North Park. The Miracle Eggstravaganza follows the next day. Photo courtesy of city of Southlake
Easter in the Park Get a jump start on Easter by playing outdoors. The family fun includes a petting zoo, crafts, inflatables and egg “scrambles” for different age groups (check website for times). 9 a.m.-noon April 13. North Park, 200 E. Dove Road, Southlake, experiencesouthlaketexas.com. Miracle Eggstravaganza The city partners with Miracle League Southlake for this seasonal event, created last year for special-needs children and their families. Enjoy egg hunts, sweet treats, balloon art and photos with the Easter bunny. 1-3 p.m. April 14. Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, Bicentennial Park, 450 W. Southlake Blvd., experiencesouthlaketexas.com. Family Fun at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve The entire family can learn about the Cross Timbers ecosystem through this morning of hikes, group activities, scavenger hunts and crafts. Snacks will be available. 9-11 a.m. April 27. 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake, experiencesouthlaketexas.com.
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Friends of the Colleyville Public Library Bargain Book Sale A wide variety of books (hardcovers $1, paperbacks 50 cents), CDs, DVDs and videotapes go on sale to benefit the library. At 9 a.m., Friends members get private shopping. The main event is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4. 110 Main St., Colleyville. For information: 817-503-1150, friendscolleyvillelibrary.org. Lunch with the Girlz Annual Fashion Benefit Luncheon Colleyville Lunch with the Woman’s Club hosts its Girlz features 34th annual fundraiser. professional The event features runway models. the work of four local Photo courtesy of fashion designers in a Carol Wollin professional runway show; one will also show her new children’s line, with young models to help. The event includes silent and live auctions, too; proceeds go to charitable organizations in Tarrant County. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; doors open at 10 a.m.; lunch is at 11:30 a.m. April 12. Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, 817-358-1805, c-w-c.org. The Southlake Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Shootout Take a Friday off to golf — it’s for a good cause. The annual Southlake Chamber event raises money for scholarships for Carroll ISD students. Registration and breakfast buffet, 6:30 a.m.; shotgun start, 8 a.m. April 12. Cowboys Golf Club, 1600 Fairway Drive, G rapevine, southlakechamber.com/annual-golf-shootout.
FILMS AND PERFORMANCES Movies at The Marq This free and family-friendly outdoor movie series has just two films this season; bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers (no alcohol or glass); events begin at 8 p.m. The lineup is Incredibles 2 (March 10) and Christopher Robin (March 24). Aria Amphitheater, The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, themarqsouthlake.com.
Texas Chamber Music Project The Apex Arts League partners with Texas Chamber Music Project for a free program titled “Unity Through Music.” The 30-piece volunteer orchestra will perform music chosen for its ability to leap across cultural gaps and bring people together. 7 p.m. March 21. Legends Hall at The Marq, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake, apexartsleague.com.
MasterWorks: Big City Outlaws A free, family-friendly concert from the city of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast stars Big City Outlaws, a countryrock party band. Bring lawn chairs, coolers (no alcohol) and bug spray. 7 p.m. April 20. Aria Amphitheater, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake, 817-748-8019, experiencesouthlaketexas.com.
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 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 anotherbrokenegg.com BJ’s Brewhouse Casual dining for lunch and dinner with an eclectic menu that offers everything from steaks to glutenfree pizza. Pair your pick with one of the many craft beers. 2201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-796-9990 bjsrestaurants.com Black Walnut Cafe This popular family-dining chain offers a menu of all-American crowd-pleasers: big breakfasts, sandwiches, pastas, tacos, pot roast and steaks, with a kids menu and a full bar. 1205 Church St. Colleyville 682-235-5100 blackwalnutcafe.com/colleyville Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery The first Tarrant location of an old Dallas favorite, this big, upscale family restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, emphasizing baked goods and comfort foods (burgers, meatloaf, pork chops and breakfast fare all day). The connected Quarter Bar offers the same menu in a barroom. 3000 State Highway 114 Trophy Club 469-283-6903 breadwinnerscafe.com Bread Zeppelin This latest counter-service salad restaurant has a fun twist: You can order any entree salad (there’s a menu of 12, or build your own from dozens of ingredients) served in a hollowed-out baguette, making a zeppelin-shaped salad sandwich. 260 N. Kimball Ave. Southlake 817-251-1856 breadzeppelinsalads.com 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 the day, and don’t miss the extensive wine list. 504 N. Oak St. Roanoke 817-430-8185 theclassiccafe.com
Craft & Vine Taproom and Eatery In this new second-story spot along Roanoke’s downtown strip, an enormous tap wall features 72 brews and wines, while the bar turns out craft cocktails. Pair sips with charcuterie or a selection of thoughtful shared plates. The rooftop patio is a treat. 310 S. Oak St., #300 Roanoke 817-464-8181 craftandvine.restaurant Del Frisco’s Grille There’s something for everyone via the menu of prime steaks, gourmet burgers, seafood, numerous wine choices and specialty drinks. Southlake Town Square 1200 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-410-3777 delfriscosgrille.com Duff’s Famous Wings Authentic chicken wings including some truly spicy versions. 2787 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-421-8181 duffstx.com FnG Eats Whether it’s brunch, lunch or dinner, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose from the extensive menu. Appetizers, salads and sandwiches go beyond the norm and the substantial entrees feature great price points. 201 Town Center Lane, #1101 Keller 817-741-5200 fngeats.com Great Harvest Bread Co. & Cafe In a homey modern country room, you’ll find an all-day oasis for house-made savory and sweet breads; morning muffins and scones; and sandwiches, salads and grain bowls at lunch and dinner. Locally roasted AVOCA coffee and craft beer and wine, too. 1241 E. State Highway 114, #160 Southlake 817-488-9313 ghsouthlake.com Great Scott In a space with a California wine-country feel, this “meatery” serves stellar charcuterie boards with house-made sausages and pickled vegetables. Small plates and entrees emphasize wholeanimal butchery and items grilled over wood or roasted in a woodfueled oven. Wine, craft beer and cocktails, too. 1701 Cross Roads Drive Grapevine 817-717-7701 greatscottrestaurant.com
Mac’s on Main Find everything from prime rib and chicken-fried steak alongside new and lighter options, such as poached cod and grilled red snapper. 909 S. Main St., #110 Grapevine 817-251-6227 macsteak.com Mangos Breakfast Brunch This breakfast cafe offers more than 15 omelet varieties, plus skillets, crepes, waffles and the like, and a huge selection of burgers, panini and other sandwiches for lunch. Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-329-0123 Mason & Dixie The new location in downtown Grapevine offers more seating but the same from-scratch cooking in a comfortable space filled with homey touches. Open only at lunch for now; look for popular sandwiches such as the house-made pimento cheese and fig panini. Desserts are a must. 603 S. Main St., #303 Grapevine 817-707-2111 masonanddixietx.com Modern Market The emphasis is on health and nutritional disclosure, with inventive made-from-scratch pizzas, sandwiches and salads served in a light-filled dining room. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #260 682-651-7106 modmarket.com 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 Southwestern fare. 2221 E. Southlake Blvd., #360 817-912-1510 redrockcanyongrill.com Seven Mile Cafe An outlet of a popular Denton restaurant, this breakfast and lunch spot in Keller’s old downtown has a large menu of specialty coffee drinks (using Stumptown beans), egg dishes, pancakes, burgers and sandwiches, with plenty of healthy and vegetarian choices. 110 W. Vine St. Keller 817-379-3186 sevenmilecafe.com
Snappy Salads The focus is on entree salads, such as the popular grilled avocado and the yellowfin tuna, or build your own. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd., #180 817-251-8888 snappysalads.com Trio New American Cuisine Chef Jason Harper offers an impressive and focused menu of specialty sandwiches and salads at lunch and eclectic appetizers and seasonal entrees at dinner. Now open Tuesday through Saturday, with a varied wine list. All desserts are house-made. 8300 Precinct Line Road, #104 Colleyville 817-503-8440 trionewamerican.com Wildwood Grill Upscale meets casual at this woodfired grill. Choose from 25 wines by the glass with grilled steak, fish, chops and flatbreads. 2700 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-2100 wildwoodsouthlake.com ASIAN/SUSHI ••••••••••••••••••• Cowtown Sushi Expect generous-sized sushi and sashimi plates, tempura, grilled orders, teriyaki and salads. 2225 W. Southlake Blvd., #411 817-310-0089 cowtownsushi.com Golden China This classic Chinese-American restaurant has generous portions and attentive service. 2105 W. Southlake Blvd., #201 817-416-1185 goldenchinasouthlake.com H&H Noodle At this strip-shopping-center spot, the varied menu offers traditional Vietnamese pho, steamed dumplings and spring rolls. 2120 E. Southlake Blvd., #D 817-251-9237 hhnoodle.com Howard Wang’s China Grill Enjoy a varied menu of Asian and Asian-fusion dishes — from satays to stir-fries to bulgogi to vegetarianfriendly dishes — in a stylish setting complete with cozy patio dining. Sample specialty cocktails at the sleek bar. Shops of Southlake 1471 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-4666 hwrestaurants.com
Lava 10 Navigate a large menu of Asian and Asian-fusion specialties including sushi, curries, Thai soups, rice and noodle dishes and lunchtime bento boxes. 401 E. State Highway 114 Grapevine 817-329-5282 lava10.com Malai Kitchen A second location of the Uptown Dallas favorite brings stylish Thai and Vietnamese dishes including drunken noodles, iron pot green curry chicken and Massaman braised lamb shank. Interesting brunch dishes and house-made beers, along with a full bar, too. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #220 817-251-9141 malaikitchen.com RA Sushi A very large selection of sushi and Japanese fusion dishes in a swank, loud, high-energy environment. Choose from the extensive cocktail and sake menu, too. Dine indoors or on the patio. Park Village 1131 E. Southlake Blvd., Bldg. L 817-601-9590 rasushi.com Sai Fine Asian Bistro The talented chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin (formerly of Bite in Fort Worth and Pakpao in Dallas) brings global Asian to Colleyville, with a menu that blends street dishes like fried rice and yakisoba noodles with upscale dishes like Massaman short rib, five-spice duck and shrimp lemongrass risotto. 5005 Colleyville Blvd., #240 682-325-4050 sai-restaurant.com Shogun Hibachi Entertainment and dinner are part of the package at Shogun. Guests gather around a large flat-top grill where dinner is prepared before them. Sushi and bento boxes, too. 2970 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0300 southlakeshogun.com Sushi Sam This beloved family sushi restaurant is a rare find in Southlake. Specialty sushi rolls are named for frequent fliers of the traditional sushi bar. 500 W. Southlake Blvd., #138 817-410-1991 sushisam.net
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dining guide Sushi Zen Japanese Bistro This modest Japanese fast-food restaurant originated in Wylie. Quick, quality Japanese cuisine comes with an ample wine selection. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-749-0900 gosushizen.com Thai Chili Enjoy shareable appetizers such as veggie tempura or spring rolls along with filling entrees of curries, rice and noodle dishes at lunch and dinner. 210 S. U.S. Highway 377 Roanoke 682-502-4843 thaichilitx.com BAKERIES/ DELIS/TREATS ••••••••••••••••••• Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop Colleyville residents are flocking to this import from Tennessee that offers Southern pies in full and miniature versions, including the bestselling I-40 (pecan, chocolate and coconut). Try the Cloud 9, a unique twist on a pie a la mode. 4712 Colleyville Blvd., #160 817-581-7437 buttermilkskypie.com Cinnaholic Luscious gourmet cinnamon rolls finished to order with your selections from a long list of flavored frostings and sprinkled toppings. Astonishingly, all ingredients are 100 percent vegan. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., #102 817-749-0246 cinnaholic.com Corner Bakery Cafe What began as a bakery has become a go-to spot to grab a breakfast pastry, sandwich, salad, soup or pasta. Family-friendly service with a covered patio. Southlake Town Square 100 State St. 817-329-1127 cornerbakerycafe.com Elegant Cakery This bakery offers tempting specialoccasion cakes including petits fours and cupcakes. The cakes are works of art, and services include special orders and wedding cakes. 2364 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-488-7580 elegantcakery.com Gigi’s Cupcakes A cupcake mecca with about 30 varieties in rotation weekly, most with gourmet ingredients and decorations piled high. Design a custom batch for your celebration. Park Village 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., #208 817-251-0834 gigiscupcakesusa.com
Main Street Bistro & Bakery Known for baked goods, decadent breakfasts and solid lunches. Dinner is an adventure. Look for everything from house-made gnocchi to roasted duck breast. 316 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-424-4333 themainbakery.com McAlister’s Deli Break the fast-food habit with fresh sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, soups and sweets. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #110 Southlake 817-310-5570 mcalistersdeli.com Milwaukee Joe’s This locally owned spot has nearly two dozen flavors of homemade gourmet ice cream, sorbets and custards that can be ordered in waffle-type or fancy cones. Southlake Town Square 1417 Main St. 817-251-1667 milwaukeejoesicecream.com Nothing Bundt Cakes Bundt cakes for all occasions are baked fresh daily and come in mini and full-size versions with the signature cream-cheese icing. 339 N. Carroll Ave. Southlake 817-416-6228 nothingbundtcakes.com Rita’s Italian Ice In addition to frozen custard, Rita’s offers other cool treats, including Italian ice, custard cookie sandwiches, milkshakes and gelati. 410 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-251-8811 ritasice.com BARBECUE ••••••••••••••••••• Feedstore BBQ & More A popular spot for hickory-smoked barbecue, Feedstore’s service line is fast and efficient. Eat in, on the patio or get your order to go. 530 S. White Chapel Blvd. Southlake 817-488-1445 feedstorebbq.com Meat U Anywhere BBQ Best bets on the by-the-pound menu include German or jalapeñocheddar sausage, St. Louis-style ribs and brisket. 919 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-251-1227; 91 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club 682-237-7854 meatuanywhere.com
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BURGERS ••••••••••••••••••• Everest Burger This chain from California is not just about burgers. Comfort-food basics are the things here: patty melt, sloppy Joes, breakfast plates, Tex-Mex standards — the menu is as huge as the portions. 2325 W. Southlake Blvd. 682-223-2333 everestburgers.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries Sandwiches and hot dogs also are available. Burgers come in two sizes with a variety of toppings. Southlake Town Square 242 State St. 817-416-9726 fiveguys.com Hopdoddy Burger Bar Upscale chain brings a big menu of burgers made with high-quality meats (Angus beef, Americanmade kobe, bison, ahi tuna) and interesting toppings. Southlake Town Square 1230 Main St. 817-310-6000 hopdoddy.com Kincaid’s Hamburgers Natural vegetarian-fed, preservativefree meat that is cut and ground fresh daily makes a superior burger. 100 N. Kimball Ave., #101 Southlake 817-416-2573 kincaidshamburgers.com LA Burger Inspired by the fusion food trucks of Los Angeles, this locally based chain brings Korean flavors (kimchi, bulgogi beef) to its signature K Town burger, Seoul dogs and fries. Classic burger styles and veggie options abound, too. 1540 Keller Parkway, #107 682-593-0890 la-burger.com Shake Shack The cult has landed in Southlake, and with it elevated fast-food style burgers and dogs, simple crinkle fries, and heavenly frozen-custard treats in inventive flavors, including a rotating concoction made with a pie from Dallas’ Emporium Pies. Southlake Town Square 125 Central Ave. 817-809-8545 shakeshack.com Snuffer’s For those missing the venerable Snuffer’s in Southlake Town Square, head to the parking lot of Whole Foods in Colleyville for your nearest fix of cheddar fries and a Dr Pepper BBQ bacon burger. 4717 Colleyville Blvd. 682-325-3625 snuffers.com
Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine offers pizza for dessert, including lemon-blackberry. Photo by Ralph Lauer
CAJUN ••••••••••••••••••• Copeland’s of New Orleans Enjoy a mashup of Cajun, Creole and American tastes in a festive upscale atmosphere. Southlake Town Square 1400 Plaza Place 817-305-2199 copelandsofneworleans.com COFFEE/TEA ••••••••••••••• All About Cha The Korean teahouse offers all the coffee and tea standards plus delightful herbal teas served in glass pots so you can watch delicate botanicals such as chrysanthemum, jasmine or rose bloom. Light breakfasts and lunch/dinner dishes including wraps and sushi rolls. 250 Randol Mill Ave #140 Southlake 817-562-4222 allaboutcha-cafe.com Buon Giorno Coffeehouse & Roastery Modeled on old European coffeehouses, Buon Giorno embraces the slow way of doing things. It roasts its own beans and
crafts its drinks with a rare handlevered espresso machine. Both locations are comfy hangouts. 2350 Hall Johnson Road Grapevine 817-421-7300; 1901 W. Southlake Blvd. 817-912-1483; bgcoffee.net Kimzey’s Coffee The colorful, whimsically designed cottage transports you right away, even before you’ve tasted the coffee from Denton’s West Oak Coffee Roasters, a quiche or glutenfree strawberry scone. 429 U.S. 377 South Argyle 940-240-1001 kimzeys.com Kindred Coffee Co. This popular meeting site just off Davis Boulevard sources fair-trade beans and roasts them itself. House-made pastries include GF and vegan choices, and you can get made-to-order salads and wraps. 8700 North Tarrant Parkway, #109 North Richland Hills 817-581-4444 kindredcoffeeco.com
Redefined Coffee House In 2018, this Grapevine indie moved into its own building a short distance from its original location. Enjoy locally roasted coffee such as AVOCA from Fort Worth, beautiful pastries from local bakers and specialties such as a lavender latte (with homemade syrup!) or a revved-up nitro cold brew. 200 W. Northwest Highway Grapevine 817-488-2828 redefinedcoffeehouse.com Summer Moon Wood-Fired Coffee This Austin minichain finally arrives in Tarrant in the old Starbucks space in Keller Town Center. The beans are roasted over Texas oak in the Hill Country, the decor is Instagram-pretty and the sweet lattes are crafted with a must-try secret-recipe “Moon Milk.” Keller Town Center 1004 Keller Parkway, #104 817-431-2007 woodfiredcoffee.com/keller
INDIAN ••••••••••••••••••• Minerva Indian Cuisine The former Ista has reopened with a new name. Tandoori specials are a must-try, as are traditional curry and masala dishes with multiple vegetarian options. 2140 E. Southlake Blvd., #B 817-421-0305 minervasouthlake.com Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine Get fried samosas and all the usual curries here, but the menu ranges wider than that, with a list of lamb and goat specialties, sizzling tandoori platters and lentil dishes in many colors. Kids menu and wine, beer and cocktails, too, in an elegant redo of a former sports-bar space. 3311 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-0663 mughlaidfw.com
ITALIAN/PIZZA ••••••••••••••••••• Armend’s Restaurante This family-friendly pizza place is more like Naples but prides itself on New York-style thin crust. 2315 E. Southlake Blvd., #101 817-251-0270 armends.com Brio Tuscan Grille Enjoy a drink on the patio or at the outdoor bar while dining on grilled meat or fish, substantial salads, flatbreads or pastas. The dessert trio is a post-movie must-share. Southlake Town Square 1431 Plaza Place 817-310-3136 brioitalian.com Buca di Beppo A lively atmosphere complements the authentic Northern and Southern Italian food of Buca di Beppo. 2701 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-749-6262 bucadibeppo.com
Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar Family-owned, this wine bar features thin-crust pizza prepared in a coal-fired oven, plus a selection of appetizers and entrees such as chicken Parmesan and fish. Gluten-free options are available. Shops of Southlake 1251 E. Southlake Blvd., #301 817-310-0850 coalvines.com Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine A pizza concept inspired by Brazilian steakhouse service. Pay a set price and enjoy unlimited slices of pizzas such as crispy pancetta and grapes, steak and Gorgonzola, and flambéed bananas with dulce de leche. Wine and cocktails, too. 2001 W. Southlake Blvd., #103 682-477-4040 delucca.com
Farina’s Winery & Cafe Chill out with a glass of wine or beer and pizza. Or try one of the Italian specialties such as chicken Marsala or a substantial salad. The atmosphere is friendly. 420 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-442-9095 farinaswinery.com i Fratelli Thin-crusted rectangle pizza plus house-made marinara sauce, meatballs and salad dressings. Take it home or have it delivered. 2600 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-749-0990 ifratellipizza.com il Calabrese Ristorante and Bar Choose from a range of modern and traditional Italian specialties including carpaccio crusted with black pepper, old-school vegetable minestrone and pizzas. The entrees are substantial, ranging from grilled meats to a meaty pork shank. 1281 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-251-8798 ilcalabrese.com
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dining guide Mesa This outpost of a Dallas favorite brings Veracruz-style coastal Mexican fare including seafood dishes, a fantastic mole sauce, enchilada plates and a kids menu. Good cocktails and a large patio. 1000 Texan Trail, #130 Grapevine 817-329-1144 mesagrapevine.com
Loveria Caffe This Colleyville restaurant and emporium’s subtitle is Taste of Italy. Three natives of Ravenna, Italy, are serving up Italian-grandmother food such as pastas, meatballs made from sirloin and tenderloin, and grazing items such as salumi and flatbreads. 5615 Colleyville Blvd., #410 817-893-5880 loveriacaffe.com
Mi Cocina Upscale chain featuring refined, sleek surroundings and a contemporary Tex-Mex menu. Southlake Town Square 1276 Main St. 817-410-6426 micocinarestaurants.com
Ristorante Mulino This small neighborhood restaurant is an instant hit with big pasta plates, Neapolitan pizzas, a heavenly tiramisu and a BYOB policy. 1125 Davis Blvd., #450 Southlake 817-329-2071 mulinotx.com Ruggeri’s Italian Ristorante Expect classic food in a comfortable setting, from starters of baked oysters and toasted ravioli to hearty pasta dishes to specials including a meaty veal chop and sweetbreads with mushrooms. Service is smooth. 32 Village Lane, #100 Colleyville 817-503-7373 ruggeriweb.com Taverna Rossa The energy is high at this popular spinoff of a Plano favorite. Pair an artisan pizza — ingredients include locally made bacon and sausage, stout-braised brisket, and balsamic tomatoes — with a pick from the long list of craft beers. Park Village 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., #300 817-809-4533 tavernarossa.com MEDITERRANEAN ••••••••••••••••••• Luna Grill Fast-casual service and Mediterranean staples like kebabs, falafel and wraps. Grass-fed, hormone-free meats, organic produce and vegetarian options are highlights. Park Village 1141 E. Southlake Blvd., #530 817-488-8811 lunagrill.com Next Bistro At one of Colleyville’s best restaurants, chef Ying Aikens’ cuisine is ecelectic enough to include sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna and a French onion wagyu Salisbury steak. Monday-Tuesday paella nights are back by popular demand, and the wine list is awardwinning. 5003 Colleyville Blvd. 682-325-4046 nextbistrotx.com
Mi Dia From Scratch A blend of flavors borrowed from Santa Fe and Mexico City-style cuisine along with classic Tex-Mex cooking permeates the menu here, from stacked enchiladas to the cochinita pibil to the relleno stuffed with huitlacoche. 1295 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-4747 midiafromscratch.com
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TruFire Kitchen & Bar Bistro setting with a menu of mainly Italian and Mediterranean dishes including pizzas, pastas and salads. Gluten-free dishes available along with craft cocktails. Southlake Town Square 1239 Main St. 817-488-6280 trufire.us Zoe’s Kitchen This fast-casual restaurant offers Mediterranean-inspired comfort food from hummus plates to shrimp tabbouleh salad to specialty kebabs. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-488-5900 zoeskitchen.com MEXICAN/LATIN ••••••••••••••••••• Anamia’s Tex-Mex Dependable for its fresh, highquality ingredients; don’t miss the popular Sunday brunch. 2980 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-748-0100 anamias.com Anna’s Mexican Grill Homestyle Tex-Mex ranging from tableside guacamole to combo specialties. Brunch, lunch, dinner. 1009 Cheek-Sparger Road, #122A Colleyville 817-281-0747 annasmexicangrill.com
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Boca 31 Seek out this simple counterservice spot in Keller Town Center for vibrant Latin street food such as yucca fries, chicken pastor tacos, and empanadas filled with pork chile verde or guava and cream cheese. 101 Town Center Lane, #117 Keller 682-593-8111 boca31.com Chiloso Mexican Bistro This quick-casual place offers build-your-own burritos, tacos and bowls, but also interesting specialties including the signature grilled avocados topped any way you want and served atop queso. Daily breakfast, too. 2251 E. Southlake Blvd., #140 817-488-7773 chilosomexicanbistro.com Chuy’s The Austin-based chain offers kitschy decor and specialties like stacked blue corn tortilla enchiladas layered with chicken and tomatillo sauce. 1221 E. State Highway 114, #100 Southlake 817-421-2489 chuys.com Cristina’s Fine Mexican Authentic, homestyle Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine is served in a lively atmosphere. Catering and private parties available. 2707 E. Southlake Blvd., #100 817-488-2095 cristinasmex.com
Esparza’s Restaurante Mexicano We can make a meal from the nachos menu, but then we’d miss out on the carne asada or brisket tacos. Located in a renovated home just off the historic district. 124 E. Worth St. Grapevine 817-481-4668 esparzastexas.com
Torchy’s Tacos There’s always a line at this outpost of the Austin chain with over-thetop taco fillings like fried avocado or guajillo-seared ahi tuna. Breakfast tacos, beer, margaritas and possibly the best queso in town, too. 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-601-2880 torchystacos.com
Gloria’s Latin Cuisine This outpost of a popular upscale Latin chain serves stylish plates — some with Salvadoran touches like yucca and plantain — in a bit of a nightlife atmosphere, at least at dinner. Lunch and brunch, too. Park Village 1121 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-305-0000 gloriascuisine.com
SEAFOOD ••••••••••••••••••• Bonefish Grill Market-fresh fish and other woodgrilled specialties are the main draw; the lively bar offers specialty drinks along with a select menu. 1201 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-421-3263 bonefishgrill.com
Along with enchiladas, tacos and chile rellenos, find such offbeat twists as a grilled meatloaf with beef, pork and roasted jalapeño accompanied by sofrito sauce. The ranch-y interior, patio landscaped with desert plants and a brandlike “H” logo are mighty Texas, and the bar is strong in tequila, mezcal and Texas bourbons.
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Fish City Grill This neighborhood restaurant serves classic Southern seafood items including shrimp and grits, fried pickles and bayou gumbo. 2750 E. Southlake Blvd., #130 817-748-0456 fishcitygrill.com Rockfish Seafood Grill Don’t miss the fish tacos or ahi tuna nachos. Or try a chef-inspired dish such as the seafood potpie. Southlake Town Square 228 State St. 817-442-0131 rockfish.com
Shuck Me Fried seafood heaven, with big baskets of shrimp, oysters and catfish served in supremely casual digs. Grilled fare, chowders and tacos, too. 585 Randol Mill Ave. Southlake 817-748-2563 shuckme.net Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House Sophisticated diners look for fresh stone crab, quality beef and a fine wine list. Southlake Town Square 1420 Plaza Place 817-912-0500 trulucks.com The Wharf Steak and Seafood Chef-owner Erin Miller dressed this elegant space with a bit of Irish flair. The menu boasts crabcakes, a lobster bisque with cognac, luscious pan-seared salmon, and surf-and-turf and steak dishes. 310 S. Oak St. Roanoke 682-237-2444 thewharfsteakandseafood.com
STEAKS ••••••••••••••••••• Bob’s Steak & Chop House Beef is king here along with classic steakhouse pairings: wedge salad, baked potato, creamed spinach and, of course, Bob’s signature big carrot. 1255 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-481-5555 bobs-steakandchop.com Boi Na Braza A long-running Brazilian steakhouse, with succulent cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork stylishly served “gaucho” style (roving waiters continuously tempt you with more). 4025 William D. Tate Ave. Grapevine 817-251-9881 boinabraza.com
Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse Fresh seafood and daily chef specials in addition to its popular grain-fed aged prime beef. 3305 E. State Highway 114 Southlake 817-410-2221 kirbyssteakhouse.com Old Hickory Steakhouse Located inside the Gaylord Texan Resort, it’s a destination for those seeking out its signature Black Angus. You’ll need time to peruse the lengthy wine menu. Dinner only. 1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine 817-778-2280 marriott.com Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille Monster chops and prime steaks in a huge upscale setting. Tableside presentations, a much-awarded wine list and the beloved Bar 79 are hits. 2400 W. State Highway 114 Grapevine perryssteakhouse.com
WINE BARS/PUBS ••••••••••••••••••• Brass Tap A Southlake franchisee is behind this craft beer bar with 68 taps and 140 brews in cans and bottles. Food includes pretzels, burgers and flatbreads, and wine and spirits are available, too. Open very late. 856 E. State Highway 114 Roanoke 682-237-7780 brasstapbeerbar.com/roanoke The Ginger Man Enjoy an extensive beer menu along with French-dip sandwiches and soft pretzels. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd. 817-778-8846 thegingerman.com Messina Hof Check out four wine-tasting spaces including a pair of wine bars with nine wines on tap. Relax in the lounge areas and sample white, red, rosé and dessert wines by the flight, glass or bottle, as well as small plates for snacking. Southlake Town Square 201 S. Main St.
Grapevine 817-442-8463 messinahof.com Sloan & Williams Winery Enjoy award-winning wines along with a menu of imported cheeses and meats, coconut shrimp, crabcakes and rolls at both the original location and now the new addition of this Grapevine winery. 401 S. Main St. 817-527-7867 Grapevine; sloanwilliams.com Umbra Winery Settle in at the long bar or get comfortable on one of the sofas. Plates to share include bruschetta, antipasto, gourmet cheeses and hummus. 415 S. Main St. Grapevine 817-421-2999 umbrawinery.com
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Dog day afternoon Sunny afternoons at Southlake Town Square have a lovely rhythm to them. Walk the dog. Sip a latte. Read a book. Our photographer caught dog sitter Morgan Emmert as she enjoyed the beautiful waning light on a springlike winter’s day. Rio, a 1 ½-year-old golden doodle, helped himself to a chair, too. He looks like he’s on top of things, including social life in our town center. And this intersection and this corner (you know the one) is the place to be. Photo by Ron Jenkins
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