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T-shirt revival ell-worn clothing will find new life during Tuesday’s workshop at SCRAP Denton, “Re-use and Re-Fresh With Natural Dyes.” Instructor Sarah Westrup will teach participants how to transform “faded thrift clothes into precious garments” by using surface design techniques and natural dyes, according to the class description. The class, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., costs $35. Westrup, a fiber artist, has taught classes for Cardo’s Farm Project, a local community
farm and education center, and Oil and Cotton, a creative space in Dallas. Her fiber art was recently on exhibit at SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery, which displays works created from at least 75 percent reclaimed and reused materials. Westrup owns a business called Sunbeam Operations. “I teach natural dye workshops throughout the North Texas area hoping to show other creatives the potential of utilizing natural materials and techniques,” she said. “Materials such as prickly pear, hibiscus flowers and av-
Old fabrics get dyed to be reborn and reworn
ocado pits are my source for color inspiration in my fiber work that explores Texas border identity.” Class attendees should bring up to three white or light-colored textile pieces made of natural materials, such as cotton, silk, wood, linen or hemp. Students will receive wooden panels, rubber bands, an instructional handout and blank booklets for storing dye swatches during the class, and they’ll take home swatches and dye instructions. Donna Gregory, director of
SCRAP Denton, said it’s encouraging when people can walk out of a class with something that’s ready to use and wear. She hopes participants learn a skill that’s helpful to them in the future and with other projects. “It may be a first effort for people into the use of natural dyeing,” Gregory said. SCRAP Denton is located at 215 W. Oak St. For more information, visit www.scrap denton.org or e-mail donna @scrapdenton.org. — Britney Tabor
Denton Time ON THE COVER TWILIGHT TUNES Lisa Markley and the Ne’er-Do-Wells play Twilight Tunes on the Square last July. This year marks the 20th season for the free Thursday night music series. (Photo by David Minton) Story on Page 9
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MOVIES Reviews and summaries. Page 7
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EVENTS THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 4 to 5 p.m. — Mother’s Day craft time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 4 to 10 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Ride passes cost $20, or $15 in ad-
vance through Friday at Lake Dallas City Hall and at www.lakedallas.com. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/ carnival.html. 5 to 7 p.m. — “It’s in the Bag: Belles, Bags & Bellinis,” a silent purse auction benefiting the Greater Denton Arts Council, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-2787. 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Thursday Twilight Tunes, Denton Main Street Association’s free concert series, presents the Poor Kings on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Bring a blanket or chair. Call 940-349-8529. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society
meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. This month’s meeting will feature a round robin of member experiences. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com.
FRIDAY 4 to 11 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Ride passes cost $20, or $15 in advance through Friday at Lake Dallas City Hall and at www.lakedallas.com. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/ carnival.html. 4:30 p.m. — Mother’s Day craft time at Emily Fowler Central Library,
502 Oakland St. For chidlren of all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 p.m. — Concert featuring Walfredo Reyes Jr., drummer of the band Chicago, with a professional jazz band and the Liberty Christian School band at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets are available for $5 at www.liberty christian.com. 7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com. 8 p.m. — Movies in the Park:
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ll Shook Up continues this weekend at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Music Theatre of Denton presents this jukebox musical, which features 28 songs made famous by Elvis Presley with a book by Joe DiPietro. This lip-curling, hip-shaker of a show finds a quiet and soul-dead town where music, dancing and public displays of affection have been rendered illegal. Cue the dashing roustabout named Chad, whose bike breaks down in town. The ladykilling singer revives the town’s broken-down jukebox, and music-inspired madness ensues. Performances are at 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. For reservations, call 940-382-1915.
EVENTS Continued from Page 2 Wreck It Ralph at Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland St. Marshmallow roast and crafts start at 8 p.m., movie starts at 9 p.m. Free; concessions will be sold. Call 940-349-7275.
SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Passes cost $20. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call 940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/ carnival.html.
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Dr. Who 50th anniversary party at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Dress as your favorite character. For fans of all ages. Free. Call 940-3498752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.
SUNDAY 1 to 9 p.m. — Mighty Thomas Carnival at Lake Dallas City Park, on Hundley Drive at Shady Shores Road. Passes cost $20. Individual ride tickets will also be available. Call
940-497-2226, ext. 132, or visit www.lakedallas.com/carnival.html. 2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents All Shook Up at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.
MONDAY 6 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
TUESDAY 8 a.m. — RSVP Golf Classic and Silent Auction, benefiting Retired and
Senior Volunteer Program: Serving Denton County, at the Golf Club at Champions Circle, 15801 Championship Parkway in Fort Worth. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Entry fee of $150 includes cart and greens fees, continental breakfast and luncheon. Visit www.rsvpgolfclassic.com. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www. dentonlibrary.com. 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For teens in grades 6-12. Free. Call Juli Gonzalez at 940349-8741 or visit www.dentonlibrary .com.
7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.
WEDNESDAY 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Read-Along Story Time for beginning readers at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. A librarian will read A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer while each child follows along. Best for children in pre-K through second grade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www. dentonlibrary.com.
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Purses to be auctioned in tonight’s “It’s In the Bag” include, clockwise from left: “Setting Sail” by Beverly Fetterman; “A Curtain Up” by Kay Lamb of Denton Community Theatre; and “Floral Quilted Backpack” by the Qrazy Quiltster.
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Bag claim lutches. Hobo bags. Cross-body messenger bags. There’s probably a purse for every taste and purpose under the sun, and a creative cluster of Denton dames have dreamt up their own designs for the annual Greater Denton Arts Council fundraiser “It’s in the Bag.” This evening, the ladies who lunch will gather at “Belles, Bags & Bellinis,” which will put embellished and handmade purses on the silent auction block. This year’s collection of bags is big. What’s in? Roomy, floppy fabric totes with comfy shoulder straps. What’s cool? Someone fash-
EVENTS Continued from Page 3 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — UNT Sculpture Collective opening reception at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Exhibit runs through June 5. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub
Purses go to highest bidder for art’s sake
ioned a purse out of a bar shaker and a martini glass. At least one basket is made up to look like a watermelon, and it seats an intimate picnic for two (with room for a bottle of your favorite bubbly). Take note: There are some canvas bags perfect for shopping. One is printed with a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull, and another one is wearing its Texas pride. Tickets cost $20. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. For tickets, call 940-3822787.
Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940566-5483. The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band, 10:30pm. Fri: Burton Tyler, 7-9pm; Gravity Feed, Good Shive Low, 10pm. Sun: Open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, 7pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “Retro Active” ’80s and ’90s music; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. Andy’s Bar Fri: The Wee-Beasties, Fab Deuce, S. Good, Ghost Daddies, $8-$12. Sat: Jet Set Rifle Club. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Link Chalon, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Allison Maurine and Big City Tumble, 8pm; Levi Cobb and the Big Smoke, 10pm. Sat: Jordan Gheen (jazz), 6pm; Bonfire Music fundraiser benefiting Querencia Community Bike Shop with Sol Tax, Mary Walker, Biographies,
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8pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-5651638. www.dentonbanter.com. Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free; Ola Podrida, Daniel Hart, Chambers, 10pm, $7-$10. Fri: Charlie Parr, Burnt Sienna Trio, Warren Jackson Hearne, 10pm, $10-$13. Sat: Cornell Hurd and Friends, 8:30pm, $12. Sun: Shannon Whitworth, 8pm, $7. Mon: Spooky Folk, 9pm, $7-$10. Wed: Riggs/Slater Jazz Experience, 5:30pm, free; Zach Nytomt (CD release), Cody Culberson, 8pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com. Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Sat & Sun:
Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm. Sun: Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Tues: “Second Tuesday Tunes and Tales,” 7-9pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dsdonuts. com. Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichousedenton.com. Fry Street Tavern Fri: Sayre Henley. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226. The Garage Fri: Keith Owens. Sat: Manny Trevino. 113 Ave. A. 940-3830045. www.thedentongarage.com. Gerhard’s German Restaurant Each Fri, Ron & the Finkensteiners, 7pm. Each Sun, brunch with accordionist Quentin Bohrer, 11am-3pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723.
www.gvrestaurants.com. The Greenhouse Mon: Zach Forsyth. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton. com. Hailey’s Club Thurs: The Dominant Complex, Moon, Johnny’s Big Red Rocket, West and the Grooves, 9pm, free-$5. Fri: Sol Tax, Reinventing Jude, Criminal Birds, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: The BoomBachs, Band Nerds, 10pm, $5-$7. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-3231160. www.haileysclub.com. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com.
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This one goes out to the moms Bach Society presents ‘high baroque’ concert he Denton Bach Society celebrates the art of the Elizabethan and Jacobian eras in its Mother’s Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Denton, 2200 N. Bell Ave. The two eras produced poet-
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ry, music, dance and drama. Royalty and others at court participated in and encouraged the creation of plays, songs, and consort and dance music. All of the art forms were influenced by developments on the European continent, but the courts and artists fashioned a distinct British style that would become a major hallmark of the “high baroque.” The society, including the Denton Bach Choir and the Denton Bach Players, presents
DENTON PARKS & RECREATION
La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.lowbrows. us. Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Sat: Miss Cinco de Mayo, 9:30pm. Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940566-9910. Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001. Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Kevin Fowler, Curtis Grimes, 8pm, $12-$15. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockin rodeodenton.com. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Ralph White and Friends, Brent Best, Kirkland James, William Bryan Massey III, 9pm, $8-$10. Fri: Midnite Society, Cerulean Giallo, Curvette, 10pm, $5-$7. Sat: The Gary, Aan, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Natural Child, Birdcloud, Endless Thoughts, 9pm, $10-$12. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-3877781. www.rubberglovesdentontx. com. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Tyler Mire Big Band. Tues: Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Ron Fink, Lou Carfa). Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrill andtavern.com. Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net. UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. http://untonthe square.unt.edu. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.
a performance by the Killdares at 7:45 p.m. Food and beverages will be sold. Visit www.lfdpipesanddrums. com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents All the Great Books (Abridged) at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for ages 65 and older or 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit www.glct.org.
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6 p.m. Friday — Keep Tradition Alive Jam Session on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Event includes more than 300 firefighter bagpipers and drummers, and
a program of vocal and instrumental music with the dramatic texts of William Shakespeare. The program includes works by John Bennet, William Byrd, John Dowland, Tobias Hume, John Jenkins, Robert Johnson and Thomas Morley, performed on recorder, flute, viola, bass viol, harpsichord and voice. Denton choreographer Janice LaPointe-Crump will teach audience members how to dance a pavane, a European
Tweens can join Junior High Jamz from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. For $4 per tween, participants can enjoy a DJ, concessions, pool, air hockey, foosball, pingpong, arcade games and basketball. Calhoun, McMath, Crownover, Harpool, Navo and Strickland middle school students must show their school ID to get in. Students from other middle schools can show their school ID. Home-school and private school students can get in with a parent showing documented verification of their schooling. For more information, call 940-349-8575. ■ Join a mud volleyball tournament at 8 a.m. May 18 at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The six-on-six, doubleelimination tournament will be played on three courts to determine the top coed mud volleyball team. Register by Friday for a cost of $130 per team; after that,
7:45 a.m. May 18 — DATCU Dash, a 5K run/walk benefiting United Way of Denton County, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Early
register by May 16 for $150. Individuals can register for $20 each. Teams can have a maximum of 10 players, ages 16 or older, and each team must have at least two women. A mandatory team captains’ meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 17 at North Lakes Recreation Center. Entry fee includes a Tshirt, and medals go to the top three teams. Register online at http://bit.ly/14KgOA2. ■ Register by today for junior angling instruction from 6 to 8 p.m. May 16 at the south dock at South Lakes Park, off Hobson Lane. The one-day course is for ages 7-17; participants who are 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. A Texas Parks & Wildlife Department instructor will teach about species, tackle, casting and fishing. Cost is $8 per fisher. Those who complete the course earn a junior angler pin. To register or for more information, call 940-349-8136.
registration by Friday costs $25; after Friday, cost goes up to $30. Discounts available for students and families. Visit http://bit.ly/11hGxz1. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 — Guys Operating as Leaders (GOAL) soccer tournament at Denton High School, 1007 Fulton St. Club soccer teams from Denton middle schools will play. Free. Call 940-369-0154 or e-mail email@example.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — Ryan High School mattress sale fundraiser from in the school cafeteria, 5101 E. McKinney St. Proceeds go to Ryan High Grad Night for the class of 2013. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 — Fajita
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slow, processional dance for couples. Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children. — Lucinda Breeding
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EVENTS Continued from Page 5 dinner fundraiser benefiting Denton ISD’s Mariachi Dorado, at Calhoun Middle School, 709 W. Congress St. Dinner catered by Mi Casita Mexican Food, with music by Mariachi Dorado and Mariachi Quetzal. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 5. Call Miguel Cantu at 940-234-8580 or the Denton ISD Bilingual/ESL Department at 940-369-0150. Noon to 6 p.m. May 30 — Community blood drive at Harpool Middle School, 9601 Stacee Lane in the Lantana area. Conducted by Carter BloodCare. Call Jennifer Hutson at 940-369-1700 or e-mail jhutson@ dentonisd.org. Noon to 5 p.m. May 30 — Community blood drive at Stephens Elementary School, 133 N. Garza Road in Shady Shores. Conducted by Carter BloodCare. Call Stephani Short at 940-369-0804. Noon June 17 — People Helping People Golf Tournament benefiting United Way of Denton County, at Denton Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For registration and sponsorship information, visit www. unitedwaydenton.org.
LITERARY EVENTS Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712. North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756. ● Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mon ● Computer classes Call 940-3498752. ● Secondhand Prose Friends of the Denton Public Libraries’ fundraising bookstore is open 9am-3pm & 5:308:30pm Mon, 9am-3pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun. ● North Branch Writers’ Critique Group Writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, 7pm Tues. South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8251.
Tyler Mire Big Band came together in 2012 and is releasing its first album in June. Mire (center, with his core ensemble) and his group will play Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday night.
Big band, big dreams Swing, rock or hip-hop — jazz band does it all he Tyler Mire Big Band gets its turn on the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday night. Mire, a University of North Texas College of Music gradu-
ate, honed his performing, composing and arranging chops in the One O’clock Lab Band and under the tutelage of faculty jazz composer and arranger Richard DeRosa. Mire studied trumpet under Jay Saunders. Mire is the band leader of his namesake ensemble, which got together last year. The
group’s repertoire is classic big band music and original tunes — with improvisation and solos. The group recorded a ninetrack album due out next month, thanks to a crowdsourcing fundraiser. Mire and musicians put together a record that takes on rock, hip-hop, funk, swing,
sambas and ballads. Finely tuned jazz ears will pick up on Mire’s influences — Thad Jones, Count Basie and Maria Schneider, to name a few. The Tyler Mire Big Band plays from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday on the patio at Sweetwater, 155 S. Elm St., and there’s no cover charge. — Lucinda Breeding
POINTS OF INTEREST The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/ bsh. Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the BaylessSelby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam. Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities.
Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520 or e-mail email@example.com. www.bethlehemindentonco.com. Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.denton
county.com/chos. Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free, and handicapped accessible. Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm MonFri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations required. 940-898-3644. Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane.
Free. 940-565-1945. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Winter hours: Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644. UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in
UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu.
SENIORS American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298. Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonsenior center.com.
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MOVIES ton lightens up from heavier drama as the love of his life, a daddy’s girl whose daddy — a stern federal judge played by David Alan Grier — naturally doesn’t approve. Screenwriter and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism crafts a predictable Meet the Parents riff. Rated PG-13, 95 minutes. — The Associated Press
THEATERS Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www. cinemark.com. Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com. Rave Cinemas 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.ravemotionpictures.com. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-3871957. www.silvercinemasinc.com.
OPENING FRIDAY At Any Price (★★) Ramin Bahrani co-wrote and directed this loosely knit film filled with an excess of subplots and diversions. Dennis Quaid plays an Iowa farmer and seed salesman who may have broken an obscure law about selling tainted seeds. His son (Zac Efron) wants to race cars, until he doesn’t want to anymore. A save-the-farm, race-the-cars melodrama fails to grip at all, leaving a viewer only to ponder the countless plot holes. Rated R, 105 minutes. At the Magnolia in Dallas. — Boo Allen Midnight’s Children (★★★) For this epic tale that covers almost the entire 20th century, Salman Rushdie wrote the screenplay from his sprawling novel about two boys born at midnight Aug. 15, 1947, when India gained its independence. A wellmeaning nurse switches the boys, letting the rich one grow up in poverty while the other enjoys great benefits. Director Deepa Mehta keeps the film moving and mostly engaging. Not rated, 146 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas. — B.A. No Place on Earth (★★★) Janet Tobias directed this documentary, or docudrama, about a Jewish group in Ukraine who escaped the Holocaust by hiding in caves. When a local man discovers the caves’ entrance, it sets off a chain of events leading to the film as well as to an eventual reunion at the caves of the few remaining
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el Brooks’ Blazing Saddles — starring Gene Wilder, left, and Cleavon Little — will ride back onto the big screen at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cinemark Denton, 2528 Wind River Lane. Blazing Saddles (1974) is the tale of a corrupt political boss who appoints a black sheriff in the hopes of ruining a Western town. That sheriff soon becomes his most formidable adversary. It’s a broad comedy in the style of Brooks’ hit The Producers. The film is the final screening in the latest Cinemark Classic Series. The multiplex franchise selects movies with historical significance or a large following. For a list of participating locations, advance ticket purchases and more, visit www.cinemark.com.
survivors. Touching human interest story that uses re-enactments. Rated PG-13, 84 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas. — B.A. Peeples (★★1⁄2) The people of Peeples make a better impression
than most collections of oddballs in the weary mold of comedies centered on meeting the prospective in-laws. This is broad comedy, but nowhere near as boorish and shrill as producer Tyler Perry’s own family adventures
(there are screechy relations here, but Perry’s Madea isn’t among them). Craig Robinson moves up from caustic supporting player on The Office to show himself an engaging romantic lead, while Kerry Washing-
The Big Wedding A long-divorced couple are forced to pretend otherwise for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding when his ultra-conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway around the world to attend. With Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Rated R, 90 minutes. — Los Angeles Times 42 A biopic about the legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Rated PG-13, 128 minutes. — LAT Home Run After a DUI arrest and a team suspension, a pro baseball player is sent to his hometown in the sticks, where he is forced to coach a local youth team and enter a recovery program. With Scott Elrod, Vivica A. Fox and Dorian Brown. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes. — LAT Iron Man 3 (★★) Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man in this jumbled piece of candy by director and co-writer Shane Black. When not trading quips and trying to be cuddly, Stark faces off against another industrialist/inventor (Guy Pearce) and his genetically enhanced superhuman army. Loud, often incoherent narrative unaided by routine special effects and jumbled action sequences. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — B.A. Mud (★★★1⁄2) Matthew McConaughey stars as the title character,
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Wreck it again, Ralph Outdoor movie series gets started with Disney flick What happens when, inside of an arcade game villain, beats the heart of a hero? Wreck-It Ralph tells the story of a lumbering buffoon who gets tired of bashing, bending and breaking everything good in Fix-It Felix, the video game universe where he lives. The 2012 Disney animated feature is the first free screening in the Movies in the Park series this
summer. Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) decides to go AWOL from his support group and his job to become a hero. The consequences are harsh, though. Can the video game universe survive without a destroyer? Rated PG, 108 minutes. The free event starts at 8 p.m. Friday in Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Attendees can enjoy a marshmallow roast and crafts, followed by the film at 9 p.m. on a giant screen. Coming up on May 17: Brave. — Lucinda Breeding
Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) helps out some less fortunate video game characters in “Wreck-It Ralph.”
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Good enough ‘Gatsby’ By Boo Allen Film Critic firstname.lastname@example.org
While never taking his eyes off what made the original work of art so enduring, director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann delivers a film for today. In his new The Great Gatsby, the visually alert Australian director understands he is dealing with an American treasure, while also recognizing its cinematic appeal for a modern audience. Clocking in at nearly two and a half hours, this Gatsby covers most of the ground laid out in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. But what might surprise the author is how well Luhrmann and his impressive technical crew have
MOVIES Continued from Page 7 Mud, in this third film from Austinbased writer-director Jeff Nichols.
Luhrmann lavishly interprets Fitzgerald’s take on the American dream
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visually translated the trappings and settings of 1920s New York and Long Island, complete with a huge Gatsby mansion that could only have been created with computer-generated imaging. To complement Gatsby’s lavish parties and the era’s extravagant dress, Catherine Martin’s costumes and production designs sparkle through a rapidly revolving succession of quick scenes consisting of short shots from cinematographer Simon Duggan. Luhrmann also deftly mixes Craig Armstrong’s often
lush musical track with snippets from Bach, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jay-Z and many others. Overall, the special-effects team succeeds in creating a fantasy world, one that encompasses the rough areas of Long Island as well as the people whose mystery is only surpassed by their beauty. Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway, a Wall Street neophyte who tells in flashback the story of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), his neighbor in Long Island’s West Egg. Carraway’s shrink (Jack Thompson) advises
Nick to write it down, and as such, the words actually flow upon the screen as Luhrmann pays homage to Fitzgerald’s seamless prose — even as it’s delivered by the bland Maguire. Gatsby remains a man of mystery as the story unfolds of his one-time love for Carraway’s cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan), now married to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). But amid Gatsy’s lavishly animated parties, he stands aloof, the center of various rumors and wild fabrications. Sticking close to Fitzgerald, Luhrmann fleshes out Gats-
by’s life story, making him even more interesting. In telling this tragic love story, Luhrmann never loses sight of Fitzgerald’s acute perception of the destructive quest for the American dream. And only in such a wildly original film could such a dream be realized. It may not be a great Gatsby, but it is a pretty darn good one.
Mud hides on a deserted island from the police when two local boys help him escape and also find his lost girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon). Before long, the hunt becomes violent and frighteningly intense. Moody and atmospheric, with plenty of surprises.
Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. — B.A. Oblivion After humans have evacuated a decimated Earth, one of the last drone repairmen on the planet has a startling encounter that causes him to question the past. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga
Kurylenko. Rated PG-13, 124 minutes. — LAT Pain & Gain (★★1⁄2) Michael Bay’s comedic drama is based on real-life events involving 1990s Miami bodybuilders who stole from rich clients in an escalating scheme that involved
kidnapping and torture. This might have been a hopeless mess if not for the talented cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and the reliable Tony Shalhoub. Rated R, 130 minutes. — San Francisco Chronicle
Rated PG-13, 143 minutes. Opens Friday.
Crowds bigger than ever as Twilight Tunes hits 20th year By Lucinda Breeding Staff Writer email@example.com
little Texas heat — OK, a lot of it — hasn’t kept the crowds from gathering outside the historic Courthouse on the Square on Thursday evenings for 20 years now. Twilight Tunes, a free weekly concert for all ages in late spring and early summer, began as both a celebration of Denton music and an attraction to bring people out to the city’s revived downtown Square. “We are seeing about 500 people each week,” said Denton Main Street representative Christine Gossett. “Julie Glover started this event in 1994. I started working on it in 2003. I used to think it was a great night when 150 people showed up. Now, 400 people is normal.” The Twilight Tunes formula is fairly simple: Bands from Denton and the Dallas-Fort Worth area perform on the courthouse lawn at sunset. Gossett said the trick is to recruit bands and artists who have a broad appeal. Today brings a pop act — the Poor Kings — to the stage. Next week, local Tijuana Brass tribute act A Taste of Herb will make rock-pop trumpet cool again. “There is a certain genre of music that works for Twilight Tunes,” Gossett said. “It tends to be a little of country music, a little folk and some pop. It has to meet broad tastes. “We like to expose an audience to something they haven’t really heard, and we do like the focus to be on the area.” In recent years, the series has added Latin music to the mix. Denton’s Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos have attracted hundreds to the concert. Gossett said Main Street officials attribute the surge in Twilight Tunes’ popularity to a few factors: the growth of the city and county, word of mouth and social media. “A lot of people have moved here and found out about it,” she said. “I have to say that I noticed a difference when we got on Facebook. I noticed it getting mentioned a lot more.” Gossett said presenting sponsors have made the event more welcoming, too. The University of North Texas athletic department started bringing its bounce house out to some of the concerts about three years ago. That’s been a hit with children. People can check the Main Street website to see when the bounce house will be
A pair of bicycles lean against a tree as their owners claim a spot on the lawn during a Twilight Tunes show last summer. The music’s back on the Square on Thursday evenings. David Minton/DRC file photo
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EVENTS Continued from Page 6 Ongoing activities: ● Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5. ● Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda. ● SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60. RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.
ACTIVITIES Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Call 940-5659331 or e-mail donnasgregory@ gmail.com. Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720. Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248. The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 214-288-6883.
VISUAL ARTS Banter Bistro 219 W. Oak St. 940565-1638. Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com. The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom. com. A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-3875386. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.ds donuts.com. Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 940686-2396. www.farmersand merchantsgallery.com. Gallery 010 in the TWU student
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Tunes out at the show. “We’ve also been featuring our presenting sponsors more. If the sponsor for that night is a restaurant, they might bring a booth out to the concert,” Gossett said. “The only thing that has kept Twilight Tunes going for 20 years is our sponsors. I don’t think a lot of people think about that. Our sponsors are a huge reason for this event being here as long as it has, and we couldn’t have grown without them.” Sponsors provide the means to pay the musicians and to provide the sound system for their performances. Ben Holt, drummer of the Poor Kings, said the Denton band was all too happy to get the Twilight Tunes gig. “For us, this is going to be like a reintroduction to Denton,” he said. Holt and Poor Kings keyboardist Michael Armstrong have played in big venues. Both have toured, and a number of the band’s musicians have been first-call studio players. Lead guitarist Erik Herbst owns Panhandle House recording studio in downtown Denton and has produced Grammy-winning albums. Though the Poor Kings’ lead singer, Mike Marshall, is probably the least experienced in playing for bigger crowds, Holt said today’s concert should be “pure fun.” “A lot of us in the band go into restaurants and venues where the sound is turned down, and the management is telling you what to play. At Twilight Tunes, we don’t have the sound restrictions, and we can play what we like to play,” Holt said. union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free. Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com. Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-3823399. Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100. Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery
What: Free music for the whole family, presented by Main Street Denton Where: In May, concerts are on the Elm Street side of the Courthouse on the Square lawn. In June, concerts move to the Locust Street side of the Square. When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through July 4 Details: Select concerts include a bounce house for kids. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and visit downtown restaurants for take-out on the courthouse lawn. Concerts happen rain or shine. To find rain-out venues, check www.dentonmain street.org.
The Poor Kings will perform this evening on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. “For us, this is going to be like a reintroduction to Denton,” drummer Ben Holt said.
May 9: The Poor Kings (singersongwriter/pop) May 16: Jeff Glover, Joe Pat Hennen and Brian Houser (Texas singers and songwriters)* May 23: A Taste of Herb (Herb Alpert tribute band) May 30: Chris Watson (Southern soul)* June 6: Charlie Shafter Band (American roots/acoustic rock) June 13: Gravity Feed (jazz/ funk/pop)* June 20: The Fun Addix (’70s and ’80s classic rock)* June 27: Bonnie & Nick Norris Band (country/acoustic) July 4: Sol Tax (folk/rock), 12:30 to 2 p.m. for Fourth of July only
They like to play music with a commercial sound, Holt said, and with familiar themes: love, life and women. “We don’t cross the line,” Holt said. “We say we play pop because we lean toward songs about love and life. We aren’t political or anything like that. We’re looking forward to this show. We’re like, ‘This is DENTON, the best small town in the United States!’ We’re stoked.” Gossett said the event has been popular among bands and
musicians. “Oh, we get bands calling us really anxious to get a spot on the schedule,” she said. “We have more bands interested than we have dates.” Case in point: Last year, Brett Coleman, the man behind Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers, announced how pleased he was to get the band on the Twilight Tunes stage for the first time. “I’ve been knocking on their door down at Main Street for years,” Coleman said during an
interview last year. “This is a big deal for us. Huge.” Gossett said Twilight Tunes has become a tradition for some locals. “I know people who go every week and bring eight people with them,” she said. “And that’s what we want. We want this to be a good time for everyone.”
211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org. TWU Blagg-Huey Library MonThurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library. TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appoint-
ment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/ visual-arts. UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu. UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 940-565-4005. UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http://
untonthesquare.unt.edu. UNT Union Gallery Level 3, UNT Union, 400 Ave. A. Mon-Sat 8am10pm, Sun noon-10pm. 940-5653829. Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.
* indicates the University of North Texas bounce house will be set up, weather permitting.
DINING RESTAURANTS AMERICAN CUISINE Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940-3239464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a beltbusting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys bar.com. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. www.hooligansonline.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.loopholepub .com. Pourhouse Sports Grill Classy sports bar and restaurant boasts large TVs and a theater-style media room and serves burgers, pizza, salads and generous main courses. Full bar. Smoking on patio only. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11midnight. $. 940-382-4227. www.roosters-roadhouse.com. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. Treehouse Bar & Grill 1512 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11am-2am, Sun noon-midnight. 940-484-7900. www.thetreehousedenton.com. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.
ASIAN Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Diner 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940387-6666. Little Asia 7650 S. I-35E, Corinth. 940-269-1110. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese,
Thai and even Indian food. Offers a plethora of tasty appetizers and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-382-5437. Royal East Hefty Japanese offering (including sushi bar) plus Korean and Chinese dishes. Pleasing Fire Mountain Roll. Fish tastes very fresh and firm. Mochi ice cream is a dessert unlike anything else. Beer, wine and sake. No smoking. 1622A W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940383-7633.
BARBECUE Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful barbecue sauce. Tender, well-priced chicken-fried steak. Hot sausage sampler has a secret weapon: spicy mustard. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940591-1652. Old House BBQ 1007 Ave. C. 940383-3536. The Smokehouse Denton barbecue joint serves up surprisingly tender and juicy beef, pork, chicken and catfish. Good sauces, bulky sandwiches and mashed potatoes near perfection. Good pies and cobblers. Beer and wine. 1123 Fort Worth Drive. SunThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940566-3073. Sweet Y Cafe 511 Robertson St. 940-323-2301.
BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso, plus traditional Spanish tapas (small savory dishes) by reservation only. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10ammidnight. $. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. No smoking. 2430 I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. www.bochys.com. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. www.cachettebistro.com. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-5919475. www.chestnuttearoom.com. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999. www.sidewalk-bistro.com.
BRITISH The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub
Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.
BRUNCH Cups and Crepes Eatery serves up both traditional American and European breakfasts and lunch. Get biscuits and gravy or test a crepe filled with rich hazelnut spread. Specialty coffees. Smoking on patio only. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm. $. 940-3871696. Loco Cafe Casual breakfast/lunch cafe that’s a sister restaurant to the Greenhouse Restaurant across the street. Signature plate is the Loco Moco: stacked hash browns topped with eggs, cheese, salsa or gravy with a fresh biscuit. No smoking. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Royal’s Bagels & Deli 503 W. University Drive. Daily 6:30am-2pm. $. 940-808-1009. www.facebook. com/RoyalsBagels. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www. sevenmilecafe.com.
CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. No smoking. 2251 S. Loop 288. Mon-Thurs 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-0888. Chinatown Cafe Bountiful buffet guarantees no visit need taste like another. Good selections include cucumber salad, spring rolls, orange chicken, crispy pan-fried noodles, beef with asparagus, steamed mussels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940-3828797. Golden China Small restaurant boasts quick and friendly service. Nice selections on buffet tables include wonton and egg drop soups, teriyaki chicken and hot pepper chicken. Beer and wine. 717 I-35E, Suite 100. Daily 11-10. $. 940-566-5588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871. 299 Oriental Express 1000 Ave. C. 940-383-2098.
ECLECTIC Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.ds donuts.com. All About Mac This “macaroni and cheese emporium” near UNT offers more than two dozen flavors. 1206 W. Hickory St. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11am-3am. 940-808-1003. www.all aboutmacrestaurants.com.
FINE DINING The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Dinner: Daily 5-10pm. 940-891-4700. The Greenhouse Restaurant Casual dining atmosphere complements fresh seafood, beef and chicken from the grill. Even vegetarian selections get a flavor boost from the
woodpile. Starters are rich: spinachartichoke dip, asiago olives. Refined cocktails and rich desserts. Patio dining available. 600 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri 11-11, Sat 12-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Steaks get A-plus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. www.hannahsoffthe square.com. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919. www.dentonwildwoodinn.com.
FROZEN YOGURT Yogurt Fusion 209 W. Hickory St. 940-597-6367. www.yofusion.com. Yogurt Story 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 393. 940-898-0131. Second location: 2700 W. University Drive, Suite 1080. 940-484-5407. www. yogurtstory.net.
GERMAN Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com.
GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Michael’s Kitchen Family-owned restaurant offers a Greek/Lebanese menu — hummus, gyros, dolmas and kafta — plus American food, for all three meals. Breakfast buffet weekdays. BYOB. 706 Fort Worth Drive. Daily 5:30am-10pm. $. 940-382-3663. www.michaelskitchengreek.com. Yummy’s Greek Restaurant Small eatery with wonderful food. Tasty salads, hummus, falafel, dolmas and kebabs. Good veggie plate and gyros. Yummy cheesecake and baklava. BYOB. 210 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-383-2441.
HAMBURGERS Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. Burguesa Burger 214 E. Hickory St. 940-442-6113. www.burguesa.com. Cool Beans Funky atmosphere in old building. Menu offers foodstuffs that go well with a cold beer — fried things, nachos, hamburgers, etc. Veggie burger too dependent on salt, but good fries are crispy with skin still attached. Full bar. 1210 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-7025. Denton County Independent Hamburger Co. Custom-built burgers with a juicy, generous patty, fresh fixings on a worthy bun. Also
available: chicken sandwich and limited salad bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11-9. 940-383-1022. 2nd location: 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. 940-382-3037. $. No credit cards. Beer at 2nd location. Mr. Frosty Old-timey joint has all your fast-food faves but with homemade quality, including its own root beer. Atmosphere and jukebox take you back to the ’50s. 1002 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Sun 11am-11pm. $. 940387-5449. RG Burgers & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 172. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. 940-383-2431. www.bochys.com/ rgs.html.
HOME COOKING Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Betty’s Cafe Diners get buffet selections of homestyle standards: catfish, fried chicken, meatloaf and barbecue ribs. Homemade rolls and pie are available to go. Also: Mexican dinner buffets on Thursday. Breakfast buffets made to fill you up, and kids ages 1-5 eat for $2. 710 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Mon-Sun 6am-2:30pm, Wed-Fri 5-8pm. $. 940-365-9881. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940-383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. www.cartwrightsranchhouse.com. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. Krum Diner Offers homestyle cuisine, seafood and Italian food, along with Greek and assorted desserts, and sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates and more. 145 W. McCart St., Krum, Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 9am-2pm. $. 940-482-7080. OldWest Cafe As winner of the Best Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2012, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, baby-back ribs, buffalo burgers, chicken-fried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 940-4409760. www.phtexas.com.
ICE CREAM Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on premises. Soups and sandwiches at lunch. 117 W. Hickory St. Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs 11-10:30; Fri-Sat 11-11:15; Sun noon-10pm. 940-384-1818.
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DINING Continued from Page 11 Unicorn Lake location: 2900 Wind River Lane. Mon-Wed 11-9; Thurs 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11; Sun noon-9pm. 940-5911010. www.bethmaries.com.
INDIAN Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. www.bawarchi biryanipoint.com. Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. No smoking. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-566-6125.
ITALIAN Bagheri’s 1125 E. University Drive, Suite A. 940-382-4442. Don Camillo Garlic gets served straight up at family-owned restaurant that freely adapts rustic Italian dishes with plenty of American imagination. Lasagna, chicken and eggplant parmigiana bake in woodfired oven with thin-crusted pizzas. 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 103, Corinth. Mon-Wed 11-2:30, 5-9; Thurs-Sat 11-2:30, 5-10. 940-321-1100. Fera’s Excellent entrees served bubbling hot. Rich sauces, firm pastas and billowing garlic rolls. Dishes served very fresh. Desserts don’t disappoint. Beer and wine. No credit cards. 1407 W. Oak St. 940-382-9577. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. Genti’s Pizza and Pasta 4451 FM2181, Suite 125, Corinth. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-4975400. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Romantic spot in bed and breakfast serves Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine. Beer and wine. 821 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs, 11-2, 5-9, Fri 11-2 & 5-10, Sat 5-10. Sun 10:30-2. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New York-style pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes, from $3.95 pasta lunch special to pricier meals. Nifty kids’ menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 940-591-1988.
JAPANESE Avocado Sushi Restaurant 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-9812. I Love Sushi 917 Sunset St. MonThurs 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am-3pm & 5-10:30pm; Sat noon-10:30pm; Sun 12:30-9pm. $$. 940-891-6060. J Sushi 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. 940-387-8833. jsushibar.com. Keiichi Sushi chef Keiichi Nagano turns eel, fluke, squid, salmon, yellowtail and tuna into sashimi. Daily fish specials and pasta dishes served with an Asian flair. Homemade tiramisu and fruit sorbets. Reservations recommended. Wine and beer. 500 N. Elm St. Tues-Sat 5-11. $$-$$$. 940382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-382-
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7800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.
KOREAN Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940383-2387.
MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Casa Galaviz Comfortable, homey atmosphere at small, diner-style restaurant that caters to the morning and noon crowd. Known for homemade flour tortillas and authentic Mexican dishes from barbacoa to menudo. BYOB. 508 S. Elm St. MonFri 7-7; Sat-Sun 7-5. $. 940-387-2675. Chilitos Delicious guacamole; albondigas soup rich with chunky vegetables and big, tender meatballs. Standout: savory pork carnitas. Attentive, friendly staff. Menudo on weekends, breakfast anytime. Daily lunch specials. Full bar. No smoking. 621 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-321-5522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-2pm. $. 940-2431313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 11-11. $$. 940-566-5575. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eatery stakes claim of wide variety in local taco territory. Soft and crispy tacos available with shrimp, fish, chicken, garlic shredded beef and veggies. Breakfast burritos too. Beer, wine and margaritas. 115 Industrial St. Mon-Wed 6:30am-10pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri 6:30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am, Sun 8am-10pm. $. 940-380-8226.
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La Mexicana Strictly authentic Mexican with enough Tex-Mex to keep locals happy. Chili relleno is a winner, with earthy beans and rice. Chicken enchiladas are complex, savory. Also available: more than a dozen seafood dishes, and menudo served daily. Swift service with plenty of smiles. Beer. 619 S. Locust St. Daily 9-10. $. 940-483-8019. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-3828470. Los Toreros 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-390-7693. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican dining includes worthy chicken enchiladas and flautas. Fine standard combo choices and breakfast items with reasonable prices. Quick service. Beer and wine. 1928 N. Ruddell St. Tues-Fri 11-9:30, Sat 8am-9:30pm, Sun 8-4. $. 940566-1718. Mi Casita Mexican Food Fresh, tasty, no-frills Tex-Mex at good prices. Tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, chalupas and more plus daily specials and breakfast offerings. Fast and friendly service. Beer and wine. 110 N. Carroll Blvd. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. $. 940-891-1932. Mi Casita Express: 905 W. University Drive, 940-891-1938. Mi Casita: 2221 S. I-35E, 940-891-1500. Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant The basics: brisk service, family atmosphere and essential selections at a reasonable price. Sopapillas and flan are winners. Beer and margaritas. 1412 N. Stemmons St., Sanger. 940458-0073. Mi Ranchito Small, family-operated, authentic Tex-Mex spot with $5.50 lunch specials Tues-Fri. Beer. 122 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sun 11-10. $. 940-3811167. Raphael’s Restaurante Mexicano Not your standard Tex-Mex — worth the drive. Sampler appetizer comes with crunchy chicken flautas, fresh guacamole. Pechuga (grilled chicken breast) in creme good to the
last bite, and beef fajitas are juicy and flavorful. Full bar. 26615 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-440-9483. Taco Lady 1101 E. McKinney St. 940-380-8188. Taqueria El Picante 1305 Knight St., Suite A. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 8-5. 940-382-2100. Tortilleria Tierra Caliente 1607 E. McKinney St., Suite 800. 940-5916807. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 201 Dallas Drive. 940-382-0720. Veronica’s Cafe 803 E. McKinney St. 940-565-9809. Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant 12000 U.S. 380 East, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940382-6416.
MIDDLE EASTERN Green Zatar Family-owned restaurant/market does it all from scratch, and with speed. Meats like gyros and succulent Sultani Kebab, plus veggie combo and crunchy falafel. Superb saffron rice and sauteed vegetables; impressive baklava. BYOB. No smoking. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-383-2051. www.greenzatar.com.
NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Daily 11am-10pm. 940-383-2695. http://thebowllery.com. Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe Cozy cafe inside food store serves things the natural way. Winning salads; also good soups, smoothies and sandwiches, both with and without meat. Wonderful breakfast including tacos, quiche, muffins and more. No smoking. 200 W. Congress St. Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940387-5386.
PIZZA Crooked Crust 101 Ave. A. 940-5655999. J&J’s Pizza Pizza lovers can stay in touch with their inner-collegiate selves through cold mugs of premium draft. Bountiful, homemade pizza pies, in N.Y. style or deep-dish Chicago style. Salads, hot and cold subs, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti. Beer. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. MonSat 11-midnight. $-$$. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-323-1100. Palio’s Pizza Cafe 1716 S. Loop 288. 940-387-1900. TJ’s Pizza Wings & Things 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 102. 940-3833333.
SANDWICHES New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823. New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. Broccoli and cheese soup is impressive; “All Stops” features almost every cold-cut imaginable. $. 906 Ave. C. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-10. 940-383-3213. Other locations: 1400 S. Loop 288, Suites 102-2, in Denton Crossing; Mon-Sun 10:30-10; 940383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Vigne Wine Shop & Delicatessen 222 W. Hickory, Suite 103. 940-566-
1010. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7. 940-566-5900. www.weinbergersdenton.com.
SEAFOOD Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen 2303 S. I-35E. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-898-1404. Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Plenty of Cajun standards and Texas fusion plates. Everything gets plenty of spice — sometimes too much. Sides like jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice are extra. Beer and wine. 1925 Denison St. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-9:30. $$. 940-243-2126. Hoochie’s Oyster House 207 S. Bell Ave. Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, ThursSat 11am-10pm. 940-383-0104.
STEAK Ranchman’s Cafe Legendary cafe sticks to old-fashioned steaks and tradition. Oversized steaks and delicious chicken-fried steak. Homey meringue pies; order baked potato ahead. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-479-2221. www.ranch man.com. Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. $$. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.
THAI Andaman Thai Restaurant Extensive menu continues trend of good Asian food in Denton. Fried tofu is a home run. Pad Thai noodles have perfect amount of sweetness. Homemade coconut ice cream, sweet rice with mango. Beer and wine. No smoking. 221 E. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 4-9:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-9:30pm. $$. 940-591-8790. www.andamanthairestaurant.com. Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Siam Off the Square Fresh flavors set curries apart at comfortable dining spot. Winning starters: shrimp satay, Tum Yum Gai and Tom Kah soups. Excellent Thai seafood, including tilapia fillet. BYOB. 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Lunch, Mon-Fri 11-2; dinner, Mon-Sat 5-9. $-$$. 940382-5118. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Sukhothai II Restaurant 1502 W. Hickory St. 940-382-2888. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. No smoking. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-5666018. www.thaiochadenton.com.
VIETNAMESE Viet Bites 702 S. Elm St. 940-8081717. Mon-Thurs 11-8:30; Fri-Sun 11-9. www.vietbites.com.
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