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Texas / Wine R A Wine Tour of Tarrant County

Also in This Issue... Fort Worth Zoo’s fourth annual Beastro | Celebrating 20 years of Concerts in the Garden



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June 2010

F E AT U R E S • • • • • • Fine Texas Wine: A wine tour of Tarrant County.....4

Feed your wild side: Fort Worth

Zoo’s fourth annual Beastro.....8

Celebrating 20 years of Concerts in the Garden.....9

COLUMNS•••••• The Foodie Pages.....10

Kidding Around.....12

Entertainment..... 14




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Texas /

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A Wine Tour of Tarrant County


e love drinking wine in the summertime –– the Texas heat demands cooling off, preferably by a dipping pool. With at least a dozen different wineries and wine bars in Tarrant County, there are plenty of places to sample favorites that beat the heat. Plan a day on the patio at any of the area’s local wine stops featured here, or pick up a bottle to enjoy at home. A few local wine experts have even recommended some choices for your consideration.

Times Ten Cellars

“My personal summer favorite is actually a red,” said Madeleine Shero, one of Times Ten Cellars’ founding partners. “It’s a Grenache, a Spanish varietal. There are lots of raspberry and red fruits up front, and it has a nice spicy finish to it. It’s really good with pizza or Spanish tapas.” Times Ten opened in Fort Worth last fall to the delight of those seeking the atmosphere of a boutique winery without having to travel far. Located in the always-growing area of West 7th Street, Times Ten offers a dark, comfortable setting that’s easy on the eyes. This winery sources its grapes


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and makes most of the vino in-house. Shero’s Times Ten Grenache pairs perfectly with a pepperoni pizza from Rocco’s, which can be ordered in. 1100 Foch St., FW. 817-336-9463.

Zambrano Wine Cellar

“I really enjoy a good, bone-dry French rosé,” said Cef Zambrano when asked about his summer fave. “It is refreshing but also has the minerality that goes well with so many foods. You can serve it with salads and many seafood dishes.” Zambrano has a few French rosés on his extensive wine list at Zambrano Wine Cellar. His cozy bar opened

nearly three years ago downtown and has pleased the palates of local patrons and visitors. Try the towering Caprese salad or the signature, thickcrusted pizza with jamón serrano, artichoke hearts, and red peppers. 910 Houston St., FW. 817-850-9463.

Sunset Winery

“I generally prefer full-bodied, bold red wines,” said winemaker Bruce Anderson, of Sunset Winery. “These go really well with grilled foods, such as steak, butterflied leg of lamb, or salmon steaks.” Anderson has many recommendations for wine pairing

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and summertime grilling. With steak, try Sunset’s Twilight Tango, the winery’s malbec. Grilled lamb pairs well with Sun Ray Cabernet. Anderson even says dropping an ice cube or two in Pink Rainbows, the winery’s rosé, is perfectly fine to keep the light, crisp wine cooler longer. Don’t miss Sunset’s monthly “Wine Down,” featuring jazz music on the deck. 1535 S. Burleson Blvd., Burleson. 817-426-1141. www.sunsetwinery. com.

Lightcatcher Winery

Caris Turpen –– Lightcatcher owner, winemaker, and chef –– likes “a crisp, citrusy sauvignon blanc” for the summer. “It goes with lighter summer foods,” she said. “Everything from grilled sturgeon to pizza margherita, to sushi and salads.” Recently named one of Fort Worth’s best-kept secrets by Fort Worth Weekly, Lightcatcher offers dining amenities that set it apart from many other area wineries. Turpen creates a new dinner menu every weekend. A recent weekend featured halibut baked in a puff pastry with spring peas and cream, and a soy-ginger-grilled flank steak with smoked gouda and white truffle mac ’n’ cheese. 6925 Confederate Park Rd., FW. 817-237-2626.

Cross Timbers Winery

“My summer favorite is the Cross Timbers Viognier,” said owner Don Bigbie. “It’s served chilled, has a wonderful bouquet, and goes with all of the standard chardonnay food groups. It’s also delightful as a stand-alone.” Located in a house built in the 1870s, Cross Timbers features its namesake wines along with wines produced from its sister wineries in Mexico and Austria, including chardonnay, merlot, and cab from Casa Madero and Riesling and Grüner Veltliner from Winzer Krems. 805 N. Main St., Grapevine. 817488-6789. www.crosstimberswinery. com.


Other local wine stops: Wine Thief

This beautiful wine bar is a great spot for drinks before a night out, whether it’s dinner at neighboring Bob’s Steak and Chop House or during a stay at the Omni Hotel. Service is topnotch, and the hors d’oeuvre menu is yummy, featuring gorgonzola lamb chops and tenderloin crostinis. 1300 Houston St. inside the Omni Hotel, FW. 817-5356664.

Winslow’s Wine Cafe

Down the bricks of Camp Bowie in a converted old gas station is Winslow’s Wine Cafe. Winslow’s offers the perfect trifecta of excellent wines, sumptuous eats, and a comfy patio that offers cool breezes in the summer, and cozy warmth in the Fall by the fire pit. Ask the knowledgeable wait staff to pair a wine with the Caramelized GarlicTruffle Hummus, Butternut Gnocchi, or one of the delicious Wood Fired pizzas. 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd. FW. 817.546.6843. www.


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Loan Oak Winery

Creating buzz in Burleson, Lone Oak is known for Bordeaux-style big reds and a comfortable atmosphere. Lone Oak’s sangria, made with Lone Oak’s Dolce Rouge, is served all day on Thursdays with chips and salsa. Mark your calendar for Sun., June 13, for a performance by 3 Fools on 3 Stools. 2116 FM 731, Burleson. 817-4266625.

Delaney Vineyards

The award-winning Grapevine winery is a hot spot for tours, weddings, and events. Celebrating more than 20 years of business, Delaney Vineyards is a main attraction of Grapevine wine trail. Make plans for the annual grape stomp, scheduled for August 21. 2000 Champagne Blvd., Grapevine. 817-481-5668. www.

Homestead Winery at Grapevine

Visit this quaint wine-tasting room while perusing the streets of downtown Grapevine. More than a dozen wines are offered, all sourced from Homestead’s main production facility in Ivanhoe, Texas. 211 E. Worth St., Grapevine. 817-2519463.

La Buena Vida Vineyards

Also located in downtown Grapevine, La Buena Vida features Buena Bites (cured meats, paninis, and olive tapenade) and wine “cocktails,” including mojitos, mimosas, and the always-fun sauvignon blanc Jell-O Shots. Enjoy live music every weekend. 416 E. College St., Grapevine. 817481-9463.

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Feed your wild side

Let your inner party animal out at the Fort Worth Zoo’s fourth annual Beastro.


re you hungry for more? It’s time for Fort Worth’s wildest party. The Zoo’s fourth annual tasting event, Beastro, is scheduled for Friday, June 11, 2010, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts. Fort Worth’s finest area restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrées and desserts. In addition to the delectable cuisine, Beastro 2010 will feature multiple open bars throughout the park and live entertainment from the Spin Doctors and The Motion Band. Some Zoo animal exhibits are expected to remain open until sunset, and special appearances by the Zoo’s Wild Wonders Outreach animals are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Current participating restaurants include: Winslow’s Wine Café, City Kitchen Catering, Los Vaqueros Restaurant, The Covey Restaurant & Brewery, Daddy Jack’s Lobster & Chowder House, Fletcher’s Corny


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Dogs, Ferré Ristorante é Bar, Hot Chocolates, Chimy’s Cerveceria, Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Tommy’s Hamburgers, Texas de Brazil, Sweet Sammies, Mellow Mushroom, Starbucks Coffee Company at Montgomery Plaza, Chadra Mezza & Grill, Mac’s on 7th, Bonnell’s Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Cabot Creamery, EuroCater, Piranha Killer Sushi, H3 Ranch at the Stockyards Hotel, Blue Mesa Grill, Tillman’s Roadhouse, Tokyo Café, Margie’s Italian Kitchen, Wendy Krispin Caterer, Simply Fondue Fort Worth, Fred’s Texas Café and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Beastro tickets, $85 for nonmembers and $75 for Zoo members, include all food, drinks and entertainment. Attire is summer chic and comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the event requires walking throughout the Zoo. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo’s Guest Relations office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or online at Tickets may be purchased until June 11 at noon, and only a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the gate for $100 each. For more information, contact the Beastro ticket hotline at 817/7597373 or visit

A roaring good time: (top) Participating restauraunts will be located throughout the zoo grounds offering tasty treats; (bottom) The event features headline entertainment from the Spin Doctors.

Celebrating 20 Years of Concerts in the Garden:


ailed as one of Fort Worth’s best summer activities, the Concerts In The Garden Summer Music Festival offers 19 nights of outdoor concerts, May 28 through July 4. All concerts take place in Fort Worth’s beautiful Botanic Garden located on University Drive and Interstate 30. This series offers a variety of music for every taste, plus fabulous fireworks every night. From Texas’ own Asleep at the Wheel to the rockin’ cover band The M-80s to tributes to Elvis and The Eagles to Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture, there’s something for everyone. Plus, three nights of Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic on July 2, 3 and 4, featuring one of the best fireworks

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displays in the area choreographed music series is a great bargain for families. Children 10 and under to live music. Concerts In The Garden features are admitted free on the lawn if accompanied by an adult, and outdoor performances in a casual, children’s table tickets are available family friendly setting. Bring a picnic and relax on a blanket under the at more than half off the adult price in select areas. stars or reserve your own table for added comfort. Patrons may bring Gates open at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Performances begin at 8 p.m. their own refreshments, including Concerts are Fridays, Saturdays beverages, or purchase light refreshments on site. Then it’s time and Sundays, May 28 through July 4, with one Monday performance to relax and enjoy Texas’ best music on Memorial Day, May 31. All surrounded by the lush beauty of the Botanic Garden. performances end with a glorious fireworks display. Lawn tickets are only $16 in For a complete schedule and advance and $20 gate. Adult table to buy tickets log on to www. tickets are $23 - $43 in advance or call 817and $26 - $46 at the gate. Parking fwta0031_3.75x4.75_tre_FA.pdf 5/17/10 3:09:52 PM 665-6000. ranges from $10 - $20. The summer

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The Foodie Pages

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Cat City Grill


ance Martin, owner of Lili’s Bistro on West Magnolia Avenue, and Martin Thompson, former chef of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse downtown, have created a new venue for food and spirits, one that joins a solid family of award-winning independently owned restaurants lining the streets of the near South Side. Welcome, Cat City Grill. Though the restaurant is sleek and charming, with both dark woods and stainless steel tables and accents, the star is clearly the food. The open kitchen offers diners a view of all the action, and the cooks respond like the musicians in an orchestra, plating up entrées and appetizers bursting with color and flavor. The lunch menu offers “shareables” such as fried lobster bites with a zesty remoulade for dipping and simple yet surprisingly wonderful gorgonzola waffle fries with crisp green onions and a healthy pinch of freshly cracked pepper

–– a twist on your cafeteria cheese fries that will have you licking your paws while saying, “Why didn’t I think of this?” Follow those up with a signature sandwich, like the dripping-withsaucy-goodness patty-melt or the spicy, peppery Bánh mì, with thinly sliced, Asianspiced and roasted pork loin with fresh veggies. Nighttime is time for steak, seafood, and fine fair at Cat City Grill. The “shareables” list expands to include smoked salmon roulades, with salmon rolled in a secret special creamcheese mix, and escargot like you’ve never seen before, in a too-delectableto-feel-guilty-about garlic butter sauce with grilled portobello and parmesan cheese. Red-meat lovers will hover around the filet, rib-eye, and flat-iron steak, and the 10-oz., perfectly seasoned and grilled pork chop topped with an earthy yet tangy cherry compote and asparagus is outstanding. Seafood cooked to flakey perfection ranges from sea bass,

ahi, salmon, and tilapia. The mimosa shrimp-andscallops entrée features two poached scallops and three grilled jumbo shrimp in an orange-champagne butter sauce with bok choy and grilled asparagus, giving your palate a burst of wonderful flavors married purr-fectly.

Try something new: Cat City’s spin on a classic favorite, gorgonzola waffle fries.

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With their perfect summertime and namesake cookie sandwich, we welcome Sweet Sammies to town. What could be better on these hot summer days then a huge scoop of your favorite Blue Bell© Ice-cream sandwiched between two cookies of your choice? And we aren’t talking plain old cookies here. These are fresh baked every day with the secret recipe from grandma’s kitchen - serious gooey, chewy pieces of heaven. And with choices like peanut butter chocolate chip, chocolate coconut, cinnamon chip, sugar with sprinkles and more, you could have a different Sweet Sammie every time you go. Plus at just $1.75 each, you can afford to go every day. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the fresh taste of summer.

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The Foodie Pages

beat the clock Embargo

Time in: 11:45am

The setting: Downtown Fort Worth’s porthole to Cuba, Embargo has won several awards over the past several years for its beautiful bar (Fort Worth Weekly’s Best Bar Décor 20062009), and now the nightclub is open for lunch as a feast both for your eyes and appetite. The colors and styles of Cuba are conveyed through Embargo’s dark woods, bright walls, landscape murals, dark curtains, and even a bar counter made of Cuban-cigar boxes. The menu: Don’t be intimidated by the Cuban menu –– it comes with descriptions, and the staff is more than happy to answer any questions. You can’t lose with the torta Cubana, with ham, cheese, mustard, pickles, and homemade roast pork loin all pressed on a warm French baget –– the wonderful blend of juicy, peppery meats, salty and gooey cheese, and airy bread is pure heaven. Or try the tacos de la calle, with your choice of meat (spicy, smoky asada, the gyro-style paster, or the more common pulled-pork carnitas) served on corn tortillas. The meat melts in your mouth, and the crisp crunch of the onions is brightened by the tang of cilantro and lime. Sandwiches are served with fresh fruit and fried plantains, but other favorites are also available as sidecars, including Quesadillas and ceviche.

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The service: Simple: Order at the counter (where you can also ask for one of Embargo’s award-winning mojitos), get a cool retro license plate as your “number,” take a seat, and have your food delivered in a cigar box by friendly, knowledgeable staff. You are then left to bask in the beauty of your surroundings and dine on food put together with perfección. The verdict: If it is already one of your favorite places for happy hour or a night on the town, make it your next stop for lunch.

Embargo 2010 E. 8th St., FW. 817-870-9750 Open for lunch Tue-Fri at 11am. Late night menu Tue-Sun 10pm-3am.

Havanna style: Carnitas tacos are just a taste of the Cuban fare at Embargo.

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Kidding Around

for the young, and young at heart


une in Fort Worth is all about history, which is always good in an edutaining way. One place where history veritably lives is Log Cabin Village by TCU. On Fri., June 11; Wed., June 16; and Wed., June 23, the little ones can live as 19th-century Texans for a day, and, yes, it’s not as easy as it sounds: washing clothes by hand, carding wool, grinding corn, and weaving. On Thu., June 17, the camp’s skilled woodworker will introduce the basics of 19th-century woodworking techniques and help campers complete a project of their own. On Fri., June 18, there will be storytelling, with the featured story being Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and inspired by Henry “Box” Brown’s escape from slavery. And did you ever wonder what kids did back then to pass the time or have fun? On Sat., June 19, campers will be able to play with rolling hoops, Jacob’s Ladders, buzzsaws, graces, mancala, jacks, and more. For ticket prices and more information, visit www. The Old West will be alive onstage at Bass Performance Hall from Tue., June 8, through Sun., June 13, when Casa Mañana will present its production of Little House on the Prairie. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic yarn of life on the frontier will star Melissa Gilbert, who had played Laura for 10 years in the beloved ’70s-era television show. For more information, call Casa at 817-332-2272 or visit And until early September at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, you and the kiddos will be able


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to explore the world of wonder that is Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions and other creations, including “flying machines,” robots, submarines, underwater breathing gear, and solar-powered industries. He also laid most of the groundwork for the artificial heart valve and left us with some of the greatest paintings in the history of art, all with little formal education. If only he were alive today. For more, visit

From the plains to planes: (top) Casa Mañana presents Little House on the Prairie; (bottom) Da Vinci’s “flying machine.”


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jumpin’ and jivin’ in june J

une here means it’s time for the biggest celebration of Fort Worth music of the year. For the past 13 years, Fort Worth Weekly has been putting on the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival, a daylong showcase of some of the 817’s best artists that’s part of the paper’s Music Awards, in which readers all over Tarrant County and beyond can vote for their favorite local artists in categories ranging from indie-rock to country-and-western, jazz to blues, and all points in between. For the 2010 festival, on Sun., June 27, the Weekly is taking over the West 7th Street corridor. There’ll be six venues –– The Backyard at the Capital Bar, Fred’s Texas Café, Lola’s Saloon-Sixth, Poag Mahone’s, The Pour House, and 7th Haven –– and there’ll be six bands at each venue. Though the lineup isn’t finalized, just about every big band in town is slated to play, including The Burning Hotels, Calhoun, Dove Hunter, The Orbans, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, Stella Rose, Chatterton, Pinkish Black, Goodwin, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, KatsuK, The Dangits, Browningham, and literally dozens more. Maybe the best part? The event is free.

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Rock along, little doggies: (top right) Riders in the Sky; (bottom) The Burning Hotels.


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And while you’re there, be sure to pick up a copy of the Weekly’s annual Music Awards compilation CD featuring new or previously unrecorded tracks by Whiskey Folk Ramblers, The Dangits, Titanmoon, Ginny Mac, Pinkish Black, Chatterton, Christian L. Williams, Jason Worley, Alan: The UniversAL ANswer is Both, Clint Niosi with The Theater Fire’s James Talambas, and Browningham. Proceeds from the $5 sale of the discs will benefit the Music Awards’ charity sponsor, the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The music will be rolling throughout the summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Artists of various stripes will be performing this June as part of Concerts in the Garden. On tap are Pardis Gras, The M-80s, Crazy for Patsy: A Tribute to Patsy Cline Starring Julie Johnson, Bohemian Rhapsody: The Music of Queen with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Take It to the Limit: The Music of the Eagles (also with the FWSO), Riders in the Sky, Classical Mystery Tour (with the FWSO), Jail House Rock: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker, Best of the Big Bands: The Music of Glenn Miller and Friends, Star Wars and Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular, A Night at Woodstock, and the 1812 Overture. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. For ticket information

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and more, visit www.fwsymphony. org. One summertime tradition that we hope will continue is the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, now in its second season. The TCU-presented fest takes place on campus from early June until the 27th. On the boards this year are The Bard’s delightful Much Ado About Nothing and his dark Hamlet. For more information, visit www.trinityshakes. org. One of the coolest spots in town (in more ways than one), Scat Jazz Lounge also has a killer lineup of shows this June, stretching the boundaries of Jazz-with-a-capital-J. And probably rankling a few purists. Be sure to check out Fort Worth’s own Quamon Fowler, a smooth young saxophonist and two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award on Thu., June 3. Jump-blues veterans Big Daddy Alright will play on Sat., June 5; local crooner Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six on Fri., June 11; Fort Worth boy Red Young and his Organ Trio on Sat., June 19; Fort Worth’s Los Noviembres and their bossa nova-inflected vibe on Thu., June 24; and Brannen Temple’s Temple Industries, a North Texas jazz super-group of sorts, on Fri., June 25. Funk and soul will be filling

Smooth jazz and blue suede shoes: (top right) saxophonist Quamon Fowler; (bottom) Jail House Rock: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker.

the downtown nightclub’s room on Thu., June 17, with a performance by Dazey Chain, another super-group of sorts but one of a decidedly rock-ish stripe. Jeff Dazey, Josh Weathers, The Orbans’ Blaine Crews, “Big Mike” Richardson, Justin Barbee (Shuttle, Villain Vanguard), and Dino Villanueva (Villain Vanguard). For more info, visit Say what you will about how backward Fort Worth –– heck, all of Texas –– can be, you have to realize that one of the most progressive film festivals in the country is based here. For the past 12 years, Q Cinema has introduced North Texans to literally hundreds of gay, lesbian, bi, transgender films –– and will continue doing so from Thu., June 3 through Sun., June 6, at Rose Marine Theater (1440 N. Main St. by the Stockyards). Two movies –– Violent Tendencies and Children of JUNE 2010

God –– will be making their Southwest premieres. For more information, visit www. And up through Labor Day will be the splendid Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Housed in the lower gallery of the museum, the 3,000 square-foot exhibit features several O’Keeffes on loan from museums and private collectors from around the country, her camping gear, which has never before been displayed to the public, numerous sketches made while camping and hiking in northern New Mexico, selected pieces of her clothing, including the black hat familiar to her many fans, plus multiple photos taken of her while camping and many other images “documenting her affinity with the West,” according to the museum. Visit

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