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January 2011

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nside Fort Worth is a monthly magazine (formerly known as DowntownFW) that now focuses on the entire Tarrant County area. With dozens of neighborhoods booming in and around Fort Worth, Inside Fort Worth adapted and now reflects the various personalities of our neighboring communities such as West 7th Street, Fort Worth South, the North Side, the Cultural District, the Stockyards,

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few years ago, if you asked random Fort Worthians what Arlington had to offer, most of them might have mentioned Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, the Rangers’ Ballpark in Arlington, and maybe the University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington has long been underestimated by folks who don’t live or work there. But it’s always had an amazing variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. Too bad so many people judged the city based on the chain restaurants and car lots visible from the freeway. Many observers felt that the City of Arlington’s luring of the Dallas Cowboys to town might put Arlington on the map. And they were right. When Super Bowl XLV hits Arlington this February, the little-city-thatcould will become the epicenter of the sports world. But the big game is about much more than sports to Arlington –– and North Texas. The money that the event will bring into the area will create a mini-boom, one that many economists believe will surpass the money generated by the World Series and NBA all-star

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Cowboys Stadium (left) will be the site of Super Bowl XLV, Sun., Feb. 6, 2011. A view from Omni Hotel - Fort Worth (below) will greet the AFC representatives.

CNN will broadcast live from the Arlington Convention Center (above), The Omni Hotel - Fort Worth (right) will house the AFC represntatives.

! N W O D TOUCH game (both of which were played in Arlington) combined. A California-based marketing firm estimated that the Super Bowl will generate $611.7 million in the area, of which an estimated $374.7 million will come from out-of-town visitors. Though many economists are skeptical that the numbers will be that high, no one doubts that the big game will net big dollars –– and vault Arlington into the national spotlight. The City of Arlington has gone to extraordinary lengths to get

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ready for the game. The city has widened I-30 and created a special committee to handle the deluge of people (an estimated 150,000 out-of-towners) converging on North Texas. Area businesses have been on a hiring spree to prepare for the throngs. The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, the committee formed to coordinate the different events around the game, has compiled a list of area hotels, restaurants, bars, and other businesses to help orient visitors and locals alike at www.

northtexassuperbowl.com. CNN will broadcast from the Arlington Convention Center. Fort Worth, specifically Downtown, will benefit as well. ESPN will broadcast directly from Sundance Square, and the team representing the AFC will stay at the Omni Hotel-Fort Worth. But the real winner of the Super Bowl cash-grab is Arlington. And thanks to some good planning and cool area businesses, Arlington is finally ready for its close-up.


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elcome to Fort Worth, Elvis! Since 1982, Elvis shrines have graced a wall or two at Chuy’s restaurants, and now we have one to call our own. The recently opened Chuy’s in the So7 development in the West 7th corridor features the expected over-the-top interior design elements and the Tex-Mex fare that Chuy’s lovers have enjoyed for almost 30 years. The first two-story Chuy’s, Fort Worth’s is jam packed with Art Deco/Mexican motifs: bright pink walls, car trunks (!), an elevated train track, plus an entire wall upstairs covered with painted portraits. Upon entering the restaurant, you can’t miss the semispiral staircase going up to the exposed second floor with enough seating for a restaurant of its own. One of the areas downstairs is lined by two-story windows while the other has a hubcap ceiling. The bar area is scattered with a number of high-top tables for a more casual feel or quick bite. No matter where you sit, you have

enough to look at to keep you busy between conversations. Service at Chuy’s is excellent. Anytime a wait staffer can tell you what ingredients are in the menu items, you know that intense training went on, because the restaurant prides itself on service. Plus a “no meat” icon helps vegetarians navigate the menu before asking their server any questions. Salads, soups, and taco plates are good options for Chuy’s newbies to start. The Baja tacos consist of Chuy’s famous flour tortillas –– freshly made onsite –– stuffed with fish or shrimp, cilantro, red cabbage, and Chuy’s special creamy jalapeno sauce (that’s not too spicy but totally delish). The fish arrived lightly fried, tender, and devoid of any salty/fishy aftertaste. The veggie enchiladas can make you feel so healthy that you don’t need to even bother working out for a few days. Nutrient-high foods such as spinach, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell peppers, corn, and more pack these hearty

Chuy’s Big As Yo’ Face burrito lives up to its name. delicacies, delivered in homemade blue corn tortillas and covered in fresh, tangy Ranchero sauce. And, of course, Chuy’s “Big As Yo’ Face” burrito lives up to its name and always satisfies, but don’t feel bad if you can’t finish it in one sitting –– not many people can. So help us welcome Chuy’s to the neighborhood by swinging by for a quick lunch, dinner date, or happy hour.

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Mellow Mushroom started out with the simple philosophy that people (especially college students) love pizza and beer. After perfecting its pizza and offering varieties of beer, the little shack in Georgia soon became a laid-back empire spanning 15 states, with more than 100 restaurants. The one thing Mellow Mushroom-heads need to know is that there’s more to the restaurant than just killer pizza, dude. We are talking seriously scrumptious food such as tomato bisque, hummus, calzones, and hoagies filled to the brim with fixings. The Italian hoagie is a toasted and mouth-watering assemblage of ham, pepperoni, and salami, topped fresh mozzarella cheese, mayo, basil, a spring mix, caramelized onions, and Mellow Mushroom’s herb vinaigrette. Though piled high with ingredients, the hoagie was surprisingly light-tasting, and the flavors and textures –– salty and sweet, chewy and refreshing –– proved to be significantly complementary to one another. Oh, and veg-heads be thrilled –– a tempeh hoagie is offered as well. Mellow Mushroom | 3455 Blue Bonnet Cir, FW, 817-207-9677 | 11am-9pm Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm Fri-Sat

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The setting: Sitting on a prime corner smack in the heart of superhipster hangout-land, West Magnolia Avenue on the Near South Side, Spiral Diner and Bakery stands out for not only its trailblazing organic vegan menu but also its community involvement. Spiral is everything you’d expect from a vegan restaurant in, say, San Francisco. The décor is decidedly ’50s retro, abounding with shiny metal and lots of angles, and the place also sells packaged organic foods and recycled and environmentally friendly products. Vegan cooking classes are offered, and a portion of Spiral’s profits are donated to local grassroots organizations fighting causes close to its heart (environmental and animal and human rights). The menu: Here is the real reward for going to Spiral Diner –– the food. Of course, you can get a veggie burger or salad here, but once you get into the “meat” of the menu, you realize your options are pretty limitless as a vegan. Spiral has some of the best hummus around, so while you sort through your entrée options, make sure you order a batch of the dip along with chips or tortilla strips (or both!). The Parmigiana

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A serious subject for many folks, barbecue can define a region or even a state. Passion for specific cooking methods combined with the flames of a smoke pit is almost enough to ignite a culinary civil war among pit masters. Fort Worth is host to its own prestigious share of Texas barbecue joints, and this is your guide for navigating through all the brisket, ribs, and chopped-beef sandwiches.

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ANGELO’S BAR-B-QUE

2533 White Settlement Rd, FW 817-332-0357 Opened on St. Patrick’s Day in 1958, Angelo’s is more than 50 years old and still serves hickory-smoked barbecue the same way Angelo George did when he first opened. The ice cold beer is served in frosted mugs, so cold that ice chips form along the sides and fall into the beer. Like a mountain lodge, deer heads and other prized game are showcased throughout the restaurant. Angelo is no longer alive, but his son Skeet and grandson Jason can be found daily at their favorite table by the bar, meeting and greeting their customers. Stop by to say hello and thanks for the award-winning ’cue.

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BAILEY’S BARBEQUE

826 Taylor St, FW 817-335-7469 Folks who don’t live or work downtown may not realize there’s a hidden barbecue gem just across from the Federal Building on Taylor Street. Bailey’s has been in business since 1931 in a tiny, red brick building now squeezed between high-rises. The line at this sandwichand lunch-only spot forms early, and the ladies behind the counter work fast to get each lunch sack stuffed and into the customer’s hands. You’ll find pulled pork here with an orange-tinted spicy sauce. Condiments, including pickles, relish, onions, and sauces, are selfserve. Grab a metal table in the narrow outdoor dining area when the weather’s cooperative.

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COOPER’S OLD TIME PIT BAR-B-QUE

301 Stockyards Blvd, Stockyards 817-626-6464. Joining us from Llano, Texas, Cooper’s in the Stockyards is the second location of this Hill Country enterprise. With more than 26,000 square feet, Cooper’s Fort Worth is huge and features a patio that can accommodate 200. On the menu, find the usual smoked suspects, as well as cabrito (goat “kid,” a specialty to Llano), pork chops, pork

loin, and prime rib. Desserts include a variety of cobblers, and all meals come with complimentary pinto beans, onions, pickles, jalapenos, and bread.

COUSIN’S

Six Tarrant County locations Visit www.cousinsbbq.com Cousin’s first location opened on McCart Avenue in 1983. The restaurant has since grown into a Tarrant County-based chain. There are six locations now, including two inside DFW International Airport. But don’t let Cousin’s chain status fool you. The barbecue is impressive, and no shortcuts are taken in preparation. In fact, Cousin’s recently won Best Ribs and Best Sausage in Texas Monthly magazine’s BBQ Festival held in Austin last year.

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RAILHEAD SMOKEHOUSE

2900 Montgomery St, FW 817-738-9808. Dedicated customers will tell you that Railhead has the best barbecue in Fort Worth. A hot spot for older TCU fans (you’ll always find the game on here), Railhead boasts St. Louis-style pork ribs basted in barbecue sauce and slow-smoked. Specializing in smoked sausage, turkey, and combination dishes, Railhead provides a variety of options to please any barbecue fan.

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SAMMIE’S BAR-B-Q

3801 East Belknap St, FW 817-834-1822 This little spot just northeast of Downtown offers catfish, chicken strips, and fries, but pit-smoked barbecue has been the restaurant’s claim to fame since opening in 1946. A popular place for bikers, Sammie’s hosts nightly specials, including all-you-can-eat ribs on Mondays. Sammie’s will also cater events from 50 to 350-plus.

Belknap, The Smoke Pit doesn’t get quite the publicity as local barbecue big shots like Angelo’s and Railhead. But for more than 50 years, this man’s man joint has offered smoke-ringed specialties to loyal lunch and dinner crowds. Many come for the brisket, but we think more come for the bikinisporting waitresses. (Tuesdays only.)

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WILSON’S BAR-B-Q

6513 Brentwood Stair Rd, FW 817-907-7690. Believe or not, Leroy Wilson was an IT guy before embarking on his barbecue dream. He cooked for company events, and when coworkers told him he should open a restaurant, he did. You’ll find him at area festivals, too, like Jazz by the Boulevard and TCU tailgate parties. The chopped beef is lean, and his sweet potato pie is not to be missed.

OTHER NOTABLE BARBECUE SPOTS: BARTLEY’S

413 E Nortwest Hwy, Grapevine 817-481-3212. Cajun turkey and po’ boys mix up the menu offerings here.

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LONGORIA’S BBQ

100 Christopher Dr, FW 817568-9494. In addition to smoked meats, you’ll find house-made beef jerky here.

OFF THE BONE BBQ

5144 Mansfield Hwy, Forest Hill 817-563-7000. Owner Eddie Brown says customers don’t need teeth to eat his fall-off-the-bone meat.

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SMOKEY’S BARBECUE

5300 E Lancaster Ave, FW 817-451-8222. Part of the Eddie Deen family of restaurants.

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anuary is when the biggest event in Fort Worth happens every year. From Fri., Jan. 14, through Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will take place, featuring rodeo action, livestock shows, daily live music, good-for-your-soul food, four acres of shopping, and, of course, lots of kid-friendly activities, most at the carnival midway. Located on the east side of the Will Rogers Coliseum, the midway spreads across six acres and offers a little bit of everything. There are thrill rides, most notably the MegaDrop (a 140-foot plunge), and there are also old-fashioned amusement park rides, including the largest traveling slide in North America, a tilt-a-whirl, merry-go-round, and Ferris Wheel. The midway is also chock full of games of skill and chance and also food –– gotta love those turkey legs, funnel cakes, and candy apples. The stock show ticket office is open for phone and walk-up orders at

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3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Cultural District, 817-877-2420. For more information, visit www.fwssr.com. January is also time for the postholidays blues. To combat them, break some bread at any one of Fort Worth’s numerous kid-friendly restaurants. And by “kid-friendly,” we mean a place has a lot of bells and whistles to keep the little buggers occupied while you nosh. One hot spot is Central Market (4651 W. Fwy. at Hulen, West Side, 817989-4700). The playground out back can provide your kids with hours of energy-draining activity, and, of course, CM’s gustatory delights and selection of libations are topnotch. Nearby is every parent’s go-to kid-friendly spot, Purple Cow (in the Chapel Hill Shopping Center, 4601 W. Fwy., Ste 140, 817-737-7177), serving American cuisine and cold, frosty beverages (wink, wink). By TCU, there’s Mellow Mushroom (3455 Blue Bonnet Cir., 817-207-9677),

Buffalo Bros. (3015 S. University Dr., 817-386-9601), and Dutch’s (3009 S. University Dr., 817-927-5522). In the West 7th corridor, you’ve got Love Shack So7 (817 Matisse St., 817348-9655), where the kids can write in chalk all over the place, and the West 7th Movie Tavern (2872 Crockett St., 682-503-8101). One last thing: At Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St., Sundance Square) on Mon., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. will be Corbian the Dinosaur, a tale of an introspective little dinosaur who goes on various adventures, encountering many different types of creatures and learning right from wrong, good from bad. As a theater experience, Corbian is one of a kind, told in electroluminescent crayon-like lights across a fantastical stage. For more information, contact the Bass Hall box office at 817-212-4300.


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o celebrate the New Year –– and your resolution to expand your horizons –– take a few hours to drop by Fort Worth’s museums and big galleries, all of which have monumental exhibits on display. Perhaps the most intriguing show that’s just opened is at the Kimbell Art Museum (3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Cultural District, 817-654-1034). Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness & Magic collects 36 pieces by the criminally underappreciated 17th century Italian painter. True to the show’s title, most of the pieces manifest Rosa’s fascination with science and magic, action and danger –– his landscapes are untamed expanses dotted by lurking bandits and hermits, his portraits are colored by mystery, and his mises en scene are full of witches and the dark arts. Truly ahead-of-his-time stuff. Bandits, Wilderness & Magic hangs through March 27.   The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St., Cultural District, 817-7389215) also recently opened a spectacular show. Focus: Erik Parker is an assemblage of the Brooklyn artist’s wacky, vibrant, psychedelic, cartoonish portraits and tableaux. Parker has described his work as “fragmented samples of our culture,” though his work is devoid of references, cheap or otherwise. Shades of blue, red, yellow, orange, pink, and

purple swirl and create unique amorphous geometric shapes, and every piece contains a word or phrase, often the title of the piece. Focus: Erik Parker hangs through February 6.   Houses, both representational and abstracted, form the visual theme of New Paintings, a collection by Fort Worth artist Carol Benson. Hanging at William Campbell Contemporary Art (4935 Byers Ave., West Side, 817737-9566) through January 15, New Paintings contains more than 15 works that, according to the gallery, “explore the house form as a metaphor for the human mind and its trappings.” Most of the houses are simply boxy shapes bereft of windows and doors and abstracted through prisms of color or familiar patterns. “Protected” is simply a translucent roofed box on a blue background while “Tapestry II” is an outline of a roofed box sprouting colorful flowers. All sorts of ideas about stability, comfort, and “emotional fortitude” are wrapped up in Benson’s New Paintings.   And at Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s satellite gallery at 5201 Camp Bowie Blvd. (Cultural District), there’s Fort Worthian Eric K. Stevens’ spellbindingly photorealist naturalist paintings. His landscapes are airy but dense, and his close-ups of primitive tools (a nail, an arrowhead, a horseshoe) are rich yet delicate.


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ort Worth may never be any busier than it will be this January. Not only will town be buzzing in anticipation of Super Bowl XLV in Arlington at Cowboys Stadium (Sun., Feb. 6), but Fort Worth also will be hosting the 115th annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, running from Fri., Jan. 14, until Sat., Feb. 5, the day before the big game. The Stock Show will kickoff with Ranching Heritage Weekend presented by Western Horseman and wrap up with Champions’ Saturday, when numerous winners –– from the Junior Sale of Champions to the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo championship finals –– will be honored. There also will be numerous special events, including Gary P. Nunn will perform on Wed., Jan. 26, as part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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the All-Western Parade (11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 15, downtown), Dickies Free Grounds Admission (Tue., Jan. 18), WFAA Spirit of Texas Weekend (Jan. 21-23), Stock Show Goes Pink: Celebration of Breast Cancer Survivors (Tue., Jan. 25), Military Appreciation Day (Mon., Jan. 31), Best of Mexico Celebración (Sun., Jan. 16, hosted by fourth generation charro Jerry Diaz and featuring rodeo events, music performances, and dancing exhibitions), and Cowboys of Color (Mon., Jan. 17), offering relay races, “mutton bustin’,” and many more traditional professional rodeo events featuring Circle L5 Club and La Guadalupana side saddle riding team.   But everybody knows that the Stock Show is more than just bucking broncos. In addition to premier livestock and horse shows, there’s also four acres of shopping, kid-friendly exhibits, and the carnival midway, six acres of rides of both the vintage amusement and thrill varieties and also lots of games –– plus the always-awesome carnival food (funnel cakes, turkey legs, corn dogs). There also will be live music daily/nightly at the Rodeo Roadhouse, located just north of the Will Rogers Auditorium in Tower Plaza. Slated to perform are some of Fort Worth’s –– and Texas’ –– finest honkytonking or pop-rocking acts, including Mark Powell & Lariat (Fri., Jan. 14), Trio Loco (a ZZ Top tribute band) (Thu., Jan. 20), Le Freak (disco covers) (Thu., Jan. 20), Back in Black (an AC/DC tribute band)

(Thu., Jan. 20), Chaz Maries Band (Fri., Jan. 21), Lantana (Sat., Jan. 22), Maren Morris (Mon., Jan. 24), Mark McKinney (Mon., Jan. 24), Jody Nix (Tue., Jan. 25), Gary P. Nunn (Wed., Jan. 26), Texas Renegade (Thu., Jan. 27), Jack County (Fri., Jan. 28), Railhead (Sat., Jan. 29), Monte Montgomery (Sun. Jan. 30), Johnny Cooper (Mon., Jan. 31), Jeff Allen Band (Tue., Feb. 1), Professor D (Thu., Feb. 3), Zack King Band (Fri., Feb. 4), and Voodoo Blue (Sat., Feb. 5), among many others. (All performances are subject to change.) Admission to the Roadhouse is free with daily grounds admission, that day’s rodeo ticket, or Stock Show souvenir pin ($30 each; good for grounds admission for all 23 days of the Stock Show’s duration). Otherwise, cover charge is $10. The Roadhouse is open 4-11 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Thur., and noon-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat.   Coming to Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St., downtown) on Sat., Jan. 22, is a crooner whose silky sweet voice has been melting hearts since the 1950s. Though best known for “Chances Are” and “Misty,” Johnny Mathis has produced albums’ worth of incredible vocal performances. He sounds just as natural in uptempo numbers (“Wonderful! Wonderful!,” “What Will My Mary Say?”) as in ones that are melancholy (“Misty Roses,” “Wild is the Wind,” “It’s Not For Me to Say”) or operatic (“Love Story,” “Maria”). For his Bass Hall show, Johnny –– and we’re all on a


The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo will celebrate its 115th iteration Jan. 14th - Feb. 5, 2011. first-name basis with him –– will be backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.   Music of a decidedly poppier sort will be ringing through Bass Hall on Fri., Jan. 7, when the FWSO presents The Music of Michael Jackson, featuring Las Vegas showman James Delisco. Expect to hear all of the hits, through Jackson’s early days with the Jackson 5, through Off the Wall and Thriller, and up to Bad. For more information on either or both the Michael and Johnny shows, call the Bass Hall box office at 817-212-4300.   Opening on Fri., Jan. 21, right down the street from Bass Hall at Jubilee Theatre (506 Main St.) will be Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery, a story about a young black girl’s coming of age in the South during the 1960s, sharing stories about how the

women who raised her –– some blood relatives, some not –– prepared her for adulthood. The show runs through Sun., Feb. 20. For more information, call the Jubliee box office at 817-338-4411.   And at Stage West (821 W. Vickery Blvd., South Side) on Thu., Jan. 13, This (that’s the whole title) will open. A “bright, witty, un-romantic comedy about a poet and single mother and her not-so-helpful best friends’ backing their way into middle age,” according to the company, This was named the best new play to open Off Broadway by The New York Times. The show will run through Sun., Feb. 13. For more information, call the Stage West box office at 817-784-9378.

Mark McKinney (above). will perform on Mon., Jan. 24th, as part of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

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